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    Monday, Oct 16 - Day 3

    Tuesday, Oct 17- Day 4

     Wednesday, Oct 18- Day 5

    Thursday, Oct 19- Day 6

    Friday, Oct 20- Day 1

    George Fischer Middle School
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    This vaccine is now required for students in grades 7, 8 and 12. Please call your child's Doctor with any questions.

    George Fischer Middle School

    George Fischer Middle School
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    George Fischer Middle School

Daily Announcements

6 Day Cycle Calendar    6day Oct2017.pdf 

TODAY IS Friday, October 20, 2017  Day 1

Innovation Day Saturday, 10/21 at George Fischer Middle School from 9:00am to 12:00pm - Did you participate in the Science Fair last year? Would you like to share your project & showcase it at Innovation Day? If so, see Mrs. Schmidt in Room 250 during homeroom or Room 218 during the day for details.

G.O. Event Halloween Party Friday, Oct. 27 for 5th and 6th Graders from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. Students will report back to their homerooms & will be escorted tot he dance by their teachers. Students will be picked up in their homerooms at 4:00pm. Students need to submit a permission slip and $5.00 to their homeroom teacher.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

G.O. Event Halloween Party Friday, Oct. 27 for 7th and 8th Graders from 7:00 - 9:00 pm and tickets will be sold at the door. Music, face-painting & dancing are some of the fun activities. Halloween attire (black & orange) is appropriate, but costumes should not be worn. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Leadership 101 second workshop in the gym, Monday, 10/30. 6th and 7th graders only are invited to this next meeting. Pick up permission slip in Mrs. Gentile's office. Space is limited.

Homework Club runs Mondays thru Thursdays. Applications can be found with your guidance counselor or administrator. They must be filled out and returned in order to participate.

Wrestling any 7th or 8th grade student interested sign up in the gym.

8th Grade Tutors permission slips are due in Mrs. Gentile's Office asap.

Book Club Members The new books for the next meeting are here! Please pick them up in the library. Remember to sign in with the book club group on Yammer, if you haven't done so already.

GO Green Club is collecting plastic and Styrofoam egg cartons for a project at the Kent Public Library. There is a collection box in the main office or cartons can be dropped off in Miss Lynne's Art Room.   


Modified fall sports   and     coaches are:

Girls Tennis – Rick Bishop      Mod Volleyball – Nicole Rollo       Mod Girls Soccer- Stefanie Sabatini 

Mod Boys Soccer- Vasiliy Shevelchinsky       Mod Cross Country- Dana Schwark and Elizabeth Matrician

Mod Field Hockey- Lisa Palmieri




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A new beginning ...

 Home Access is the way to see your child's attendance, grades and assignments.  The  login and password are case sensitive and unchangeable.   If you have any questions, please contact any administrators' office for help.


Our year is off to a great start.  We are lucky to have such great weather and this enables us to practice our emergency drills.  We will be doing these drills to ensure that all students and staff are aware of what to do and where to go in an emergency.


Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year.  Students must be in the building by 8:04.  We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04.  Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline.  In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.


A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM.  From 2:20 to 2:33 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency.  In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.


I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist.  Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300). 

Grade 5 – Mr. LoPresti, ext. 503

Grade 6 – Ms. Gentile, ext. 511

Grade 7 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507

Grade 8 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525


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.







This club will meet Monday through Thursday from 2:35 - 3:20 pm in the classrooms listed below.  The Homework Club is supervised by our teaching assistants and is an academic privilege for our students.  The Student Code of Conduct that is in effect during the regular school day is also in effect afterschool during the Homework Club. The Homework Club is a great opportunity for students to be able to work quietly on their studies in a supervised setting.  However, it is not a time when students will receive one-on-one instruction.  If you would like your child to participate in Homework Club, please register with the Guidance Office.  Attached is the permission slip.  Homework Club Permission Slip.docx 

Grade 5 - room 110; Grade 6 - room 208; Grade 7 -  room 265; Grade 8 - room 217; Computer access will be in room 159 / Library

School Pictures

October 17 and October 18 School pictures will be taken during PE classes.  If your child has PE on an even day, pictures will be on October 17; if your child has PE on an odd numbered day, pictures will be on October 18.  You may order your pictures online at mylifetouch.com   The Picture day ID is RI297057Q0    Picture package brochures were mailed home by the picture company, Lifetouch the beginning of October.  We have copies in the main office if you did not receive one or click the link attached.   Lifetouch packages and order form.pdf  Picture re-takes are on November 28during the lunch periods.

Supply Lists, Photo Permission, District Stay in Touch...

Summer Information packets are now available

  Photo Permission-English 17-18.pdf 

Photo Permission-Spanish 17-18.pdf  

Stay in Touch -Spanish.pdf                           

Stay in touch-English.pdf 

Supply lists for each incoming grade level 2017-2018

 Supply Ltr Gr 5.pdf         

 Supply Ltr Gr 6.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 7.pdf          

Supply Ltr Gr 8.pdf 

Code of Conduct

Refer to these pages with questions for disciplinary actions.  If you need further explanation, contact the grade level administration - Mr. Piscitella, gr 8; Mr. Barrie, gr 7; Mrs. Gentile, gr 6; Mr. LoPresti, gr 5 

web page Code of Conduct.pdf

web page DASA page.pdf  

  web page ROCK page.pdf 


The Guidance Department is available for incoming new registrants.  Appointments can be made by calling 845-228-2300 ext 530.


Students in band, orchestra or chorus participate in two performances throughout the school year.  If there is a reason to consider dropping these courses, we have set up specific dates to do so. The dates for dropping BOC are:


Grades 6-8: 2 Full Rotations (Sept. 20th)

Grade 5: 3 Full Rotations (October 2nd)

 We will not drop these courses after these dates. 



Science Corner

It is never too early to think about your project for the Science Fair.   This year's science and technology fair is February 24, 2018.   Attached are the rules and regulations of the fair and an application.   Science Fair rules and application 2017-2018.pdf          Science Fair application 2017-2018.pdf 



HONOR ROLL for grades 6, 7 and 8

To achieve Honor Roll recognition, a student would need an 87 overall average, with no single grade lower than 85.   to achieve High Honor Roll status, a student would need a 93 overall average, with no single grade lower than 90.  This system is weighted based on "seat time," calculated as: 1.0 - for courses that meet daily and .5 for courses that meet every other day (i.e. PE, possibly ensemble classes)

National Jr. Honor Society (NJHS) has been established at GFMS for Grades 7 and 8.  We expect to have it operational later this year.


Check back for information from Jostens, our yearbook publisher regarding the 2017-2018 yearbook.

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