Dear Parents,

Here is an update on the schedule for the last few weeks of school:

Algebra regents on June 13; Earth Science regents on June 15    

Friday June 16 is a busy day at GFMS:   Grade 5 Bronx Zoo trip ; 8th grade BBQ periods 8 & 9; 8th grade dance from 7 -9:30 pm

 Monday, June 19 - dismissal at 10:15 am            Tuesday, June 20 - dismissal at 10:15 am      Wednesday, June 21 - dismissal at 10:15 am      

Thursday, June 22 - Last day of school - Grades 5, 6 and 7 report to school and are dismissed at 9:45 am; 8th graders just report to graduation at 11:15 or 2:00 according to team assignment.

John Piscitella, Principal


Science and Technology Fair  2017 RESULTS.pdf   

 PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST WINNER - JULIETTE COX    Picture reflections winner 2017(1).png 

Hello! I'm Juliette Cox and am so appreciative to have won the State Finals for the Reflections Art Contest.  This year's topic was  "What is your story?" and this was mine.  The inspiration for my work, Snapshots, came from my life.  Life can be full of feelings, changes, and occurrences and we can't prevent the bad stuff from happening.  We all improve from our experiences, and whether it's a good day, a bad day, or in between, we have to push on and stay positive.  My journey throughout the contest has been incredible; I'd never imagined to get this far.   It's amazing to have my work recognized on such a significant level and I'm so ecstatic to share it all with you.  One thing I hope you all take out from my work is to pusyh through the bad days and appreciate the good one.  I thank everyone affiliated with this contest, for this opportunity and journey.


GFMS Ram TV, Jr.


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 Field Trips

Grade 5 - Bronx Zoo - June  16

Grade 6 - NY Hall of Science Museum - May 16, 17 and 23

Grade 7 - Cold Spring, NY trip - May 22, 23, 24

Grade 7 - Civil War Day at GFMS- June 9

Grade 8 - Washington DC trip - May 15, 16, 17, 18


Good Day Parents,

Well, we are in the home stretch for this school year and it remains quite busy at GFMS.  June finishes up with concerts, final exams, regents exams, trips and Civil War day for grade 7.  We would like to remind you that the quarter 4 ends on June 22, which is the last day of school.  Report cards will be mailed on on Monday, June 26.  Each day of the last week of school students will be dismissed early.   Please check the times on the calendar or in the NEWS section of our site.

On behalf of our administrators and staff, I would like to thank everyone for their support for our students during this school year.  We can say that we have been successful in many ways by looking at all of our student accomplishments.  

Once again,  if you have any concerns or comments, please get in touch with administration or staff.   We will all work together towards success.

Enjoy your summer !


 John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School Principal

845-228-2300 ext. 525

The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.







The Guidance Department would like to share with you the PowerPoint presentation that was viewed at the Parent Orientation for 8th grade parents whose students are going to Carmel High School in September. on February 1.   Please take a moment to look at it.   8th Grade Parent Meeting 2017.pptx 


Summer School registration is June 29 from 8:00 - 1:00 in the GFMS Guidance Office.  For dates and times of summer school, see the packet below.

If a 5th or 6th grader fails 2 or more subjects, they are required to go to summer school.

If a 7th or 8th grader fails 1 or more subjects, they are required to go to summer school.

Summer School Registration packet -  Registration Packet 2017.pdf 

Information Packets for the summer

Check back during the summer months for the important information you need to know before school starts in September.

2017 Washington DC Trip Photos

8th Grade Events

June 16 - 8th Grade Graduation Dance  -7:00 - 9:30 pm -  Details attached  8th grade dance.pdf 

Graduation is Thursday, June 22.  There are 2 sessions - 11:15 am and 2:00 pm determined by Homeroom. - Details attached   8th grade graduation 2017.pdf 

NYS Assessments

ELA Testing Dates - March 28, 29, 30  Makeup dates - April 3, 4, 5

Math Testing Dates - May 2, 3, 4 Makeup dates - May 8, 9, 10

Summer Reading Corner

Summer is around the corner and with all the fun activities ahead, we encourage all to enjoy the world of reading.  The Middle School has required reading and a packet for each grade level.   Click here and take a look at what the requirements are for the summer of 2017.


Notes from the Nurses

Reminder :  All medications must be picked up by Tuesday,  June 20 or they will be discarded.


Yearbook orders  - Order your 2017 GFMS Yearbook!  $52.02 INCLUDING tax  -  You can order in school with cash only to GFMS, while they last.

Information Packets

Forms to be returned to school include - handbook page and emergency early dismissal information page, summer reading log, no photo request, Stay in Touch...

 Student Handbook Agendas 16-17.pdf  ( Includes 2 pages to sign and return)      Code of Conduct Summary 2013.pdf  (updated 2016)

 2016-17 No Photo.pdf        Stay in Touch.pdf 


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