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.


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  • 34th Annual Student Art Show, CHS Casey Hall

    Carmel Central School District
  • NYS Math Assessments, Gr. 3-8

    Carmel Central School District
  • 7pm, GFMS PTA Mtg., GFMS Library

  • GFMS Career Day

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question people have been asking children for decades. Unfortunately not everyone can be an astronaut, cowboy or ballet dancer! However, many of our students have no idea what career path they want to follow; in fact they may not know much about careers at all. The solution? Career Day. The GFMS PTA is excited to introduce the inaugural Career Day for our 8th Grade students. This is an opportunity to expose our students to a wide variety of occupations.

  • NYS Math Assessments, Gr. 3-8 (make-ups)

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Special Events

 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,

 May is upon us and we are rounding out the school year starting with the NYS Assessments and more.  Please see the outline below for important “Dates to Know”. Also check our field trip schedules for May and June.

May 2, 3 and 4 - NYS Math Assessments; we will follow a 2 hour delay schedule after the tests

May 4 - PTA Meeting at 7 pm in the Library

May 5 - Gr. 5 and 6 Field Day events right after school until 4 pm

May 11 - 4th Grade Parent Orientation at 6:30 pm (for students/parents entering GFMS in the Fall 2017)

May 19 - Quarter midpoint

May 22, 23, 24 - Honor Roll Breakfasts for grades 6, 7 and 8 respectively. Recognition for three quarters on the honor/high honor roll (by invitation)

May 26 & 29 - Memorial Day recess - no school

As always, we welcome your continued support for our students and your participation in community activities. 

 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 


Attention all 6th graders:  The Middle School offers a selective Studio Art program for grades 7th and 8th. This is an enrichment program for students in the visual arts.  Please review the memo that was sent home to all 6th grade parents with the requirements and deadlines for entry into the this program.  See the link here  Studio letter 2017.pdf 

Washington Trip

Washington DC Trip for 8th graders - May 15-18

Parent Meeting is Wednesday, April 26 at 7 pm in the Auditorium.  Information regarding the Washington trip is linked below:

 Itinerary ALX 2017.doc      Itinerary ARL 2017.doc 

 What Should I Bring - Girls List2017.doc       What Should I Bring - Boys List.doc 

Parent Agreement.pdf             Permission slips and Medical History/Prescriptions  Washington trip forms.pdf 

8th Grade Events

June 16 - 8th Grade Graduation Dance

Graduation is Thursday, June 22.  There are 2 sessions - 11:15 am and 2:00 pm determined by Homeroom.

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

MATH Corner

NYS Assessments are May 2, 3 and 4


All concerts start at 7:00 pm

 Grade 5 - June 14

Grade 6 - June 12

Grade 7 - June 7

Grade 8 - June 8

Music Fundraiser -  t-shirt and bottle order form - music fundraiser.pdf 

We have a newly established protocol for the music ensemble groups. Please be aware that if you withdraw from band, orchestra or chorus, the deadline for grades 6,7, 8 is September 16; grade 5 deadline is September 30.  If you consider withdrawing from one of these groups after concerts, please contact the Ensemble teacher directly.


Yearbook orders  - Order your 2017 GFMS Yearbook!  $52.02 INCLUDING tax  -  You can order in school with cash or check payable to GFMS - orderform Dec 2016.pdf 

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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