FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PM is the Talent Show for George Fischer MS.  Tickets are $5.00 at the door.   Come and support your friends! 

GRADE 6 TO 7 WORLD LANGUAGE SELECTION  Recently a memo went home to all 6th grade parents requesting that they select a world language for their incoming 7th grader for 2015-2016.  Please see the attached link to download the form which should be returned to homeroom teachers by May 29.

Parent Letter 2015.pdf


Due to a scheduling conflict,George Fischer Middle School Grade 5 Orientation Night for parents of our current 4th graders has been moved to Thursday, May 21st.  The program is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. and will conclude at 7:30 P.M. 


Please take a look at the attached brochure  provided by the NYS Department of Health and sent to us from our State Senator, Dr. Terrence P. Murphy. This brochure outlines important  facts about preventing and identifying illnesses to help safeguard the health of our families. Lyme Disease information.pdf


All 5th, 6th and 8th grade students are required to have a scoliosis exam.  If your child has had an exam since July 1, 2014, please provide proof of this exam as soon as possible.  You can fax us at 845-228-2323.   An email went home stating that the chiropractors will be doing exams in the school on Friday, June 5.  Any student who has not had this exam will be screened by these doctors.  If you need to speak to a nurse, please call 228-2300 ext 513 and leave a message. 


Our 8th grade graduation will take place on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:15 am and 2:00 pm.  The following is the list of homerooms scheduled for each time.


Grad letter and dance letter 2015.pdf


Our Studio Art enrichment program for students in the visual arts is for 7th and 8th graders in  the 2015-2016 school year.  All current sixth graders interested in being considered for this program must submit artwork to Miss Lynne.  Please review the requirements listed under the tab above marked "Student Resources", then Studio Art.  An emailed memo will be sent to all current sixth grade parents with this information as well.  If you have any questions, contact Miss Lynne at


Attention parents of students who went to Washington:  If your child brought medications on the trip to Washington, please pick up these meds in the Nurses' office as soon as possible.  All medications must be picked up by the end of the school year.

Check out the SCIENCE FAIR 2015 RESULTS on the "Student Resource" tab under Science and Technology Fair.  Congratulations to all participants...job well done!

Join us in our efforts to raise healthy heart awareness and to support the American Heart Association.  Our Walk for Heart event is the week of May 11-May 15 during physical education classes. This year you are able to create a personalized page at  and share it with friends and family to help raise awareness and earn "ducks" and prizes. The top earning homeroom will receive a VIP party!  And that's not all.. GFMS has been chosen to participate in an exclusive program.  When you create a page and send 15 emails, you receive a "surprise" duck and spread heart awareness to 15 more people!!!

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE (3/16/15) - Please note that there are several bus routes that are filled to capacity and will not be allowed to take new passengers. 

These routes include:  route and number on the bus: 116 (298), 124 (332), 128 (335), 108 (299), 131 (354), 118 (370). 


For other bus routes, if an emergency situation, and only an emergency situation, arises for a particular day, a student should bring a note to the Main Office at the beginning of the day.  Notes should request permission (state reason for request) to ride another bus (indicate bus number they will be riding) and a contact name and phone number.  A pass will be authorized in an emergency only.

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.


Today, 5/26/2015
High: 83 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/27/2015
High: 80 Low: 64
Slight chance thunderstorms
22% 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"

May 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to a scheduling conflict, the May 6th George Fischer Middle School Grade 5 Orientation Night for parents of our current 4th graders has been moved to Thursday, May 21st.  The program is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. and will conclude at 7:30 P.M.  Below is the itinerary for the evening:

From 6:00 – 6:45, the music department will be having an instrumental music performance/orientation for all students interested in joining band, chorus and/or orchestra.  There will be some time for questions.

From 6:45 – 7:00, the administration will be discussing the general academic program of Grade 5 and GFMS.  During this time, we will discuss topics such as scheduling and programming, school resources, expectations, the music program (including instrument rental information), and others.  In addition, student leaders from grades 5 through 8 on hand to help answer any parent questions. 

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, May 26
Board of Education Mtg., CHS Library, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: The Board is expected to enter into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and the regular public meeting is expected to resume at 7:30 p.m.
GFMS Event
Cycle 2
Wed, May 27 - Fri, May 29
NYS Science Performance Exam, Gr. 4 & 8
Wednesday, May 27
CHS Spring Concert
Symph. Orch., Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, GFMS, 7:30 pm
GFMS Event
Cycle 1