WHEN:  Monday, March 9 – Friday, March 13 from 7 - 9 pm - Tickets are $5 at the door.

Students will have the opportunity to dress according to the Spirit Day.  Spirit days may include dress days such as Pajama Day, Twin Day, Clash Day, Crazy Hat Day, etc.. and spirit colors for Family Fun Night.  Students will listen to the announcements to find out what to wear on each spirit day.   Spirit week culminates with Family Fun Night sponsored by the G.O. and the GFMS PTA.  This year 5/6 and 7/8 grade students and staff will play in a fun-filled basketball game on Friday, March 13th.  The game is from 7 pm - 9 pm in the GFMS gymnasium.   Tickets will be sold at the door and will be $5.00.  Refreshments will be sold.   Students and Staff from 5/6 are on the BLUE team, and Students and Staff from 7/8 will be on the RED team.  Come out and support your team!


Applications are now available.  All interested participants can submit their application to Mrs. Malheiro in room 268.

2 application 2014-2015.doc

GFMS 2015 Yearbooks are on sale now! Get a good deal.    Yearbooks cost $46 (price does not include the cost of personalization or sales tax.)  You can order online until May 31 at  If placing an order in school, make checks payable to GFMS, return the order form and payment to the main office to the attention of the yearbook advisors.  Click here  for order form.

 There is a limited quantity  available for sale in school.  Sorry, yearbooks are not free for 8th graders.

T-Dap Immunizations

All students 11 years of age are required by NYS law to have their Tdap immunization. If you receive a letter of reminder, please submit proof of the immunization.

Math Grade 7 Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 7th grade Accelerated Math. 


Earth Science Acceleration Criteria

The link below will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Earth Science. 

EartSciWebPost (2).pdf

Grade 8 Algebra Acceleration Criteria

Please check here in the next few days for the link that will take you to all of the selection criteria for 8th grade Algebra. 


Please refer to the tab What's Happening at GFMS and grade 8 for Washington trip information.


Today, 3/3/2015
High: 28 Low: 28
Snow likely
76% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/4/2015
High: 40 Low: 21
Chance freezing rain
40% chance of precipitation.

To Report a Student Absence

To report a student absence, please call
845 225-8441, ext. 454.

Message from the Principal

 Grades 5 - 8   "Teaching Children; Building Futures"

February 25, 2015 

Hello Students, Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

Congratulations are in order to the GFMS 'Robotic Rams' who recently took first place at the Lego League Regional Tournament.  Winning team members are Ben Gormley, Matt Wilcha, Ryan Calhoun, Chris Figura, Owen Carmody, Danielle Shanny, Michael Shanny, Renaldo Stroud, Will Groundwater,  Joe Henshaw, and Haily Sango.  We also say a special thanks to their coach, Mr. Sottile.

In addition, 5th grade student Juliette Cox was selected as one of ten winners of the Storyworks essay contest from the November/December 2014 issue.  Juliette’s essay was inspired by an article about rescue dogs that was used in our 5th grade ELA classes.  Please click here to see Juliette’s award letter and essay. 

Congratulations to all of you on these great accomplishments!

With Regards,

John Piscitella, Principal

George Fischer Middle School

(845) 228-2300


Principal- Mr. John Piscitella        
Asst. Principal - Mr. Ed LoPresti  
Asst. Principal- Mrs. Wendy Gentile
Dean of Students- Mr. Chris Barrie 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 3
Board of Education Budget Work Session, CHS Library
NOTE:  The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.  The public portion of the meeting is expected to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Cycle 2
Wednesday, March 4
Cycle 1
Thursday, March 5
Cycle 2
Library, 7:00 pm
GFMS/MPES Market Day Pick Up
Lg. Cafe., 6:00-7:00 pm