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GFMS "Drill Day" Update - Today, we utilized our half-day of instruction to complete three separate emergency drills.  We completed a lockdown during period 2 with the assistance of the NYS Police, the Kent Police and the Putnam County Sherrif's Department.  During period 3, we completed an evacuation drill.  Due to the cold weather, we did not simulate a full campus evacuation (as was planned).  During period 4, we conducted an emergency weather shelter drill, which would be used if a severe weather outbreak posed an imminent threat to the building (ex. tornado warning).  We will have an additional write up in the Sunday newsletter.

GFMS Grade 8 Trip Information & Zoom Meeting (11/15)

November 2022 6-Day Calendar (updated 10/27)

GFMS Modified Sports Registration

Grade 5 Welcome Back Letter

Grades 6-8 Welcome Back Letter

GFMS Grade 5 Parent/New Parent Zoom Meeting  - RECORDING

GFMS Events Calendar

Daily Announcements (updated)

Latest GFMS Headlines

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Through Art

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Grade 8 students in Sandra Swarm's art classes at George Fischer Middle School created mixed media sun/moon glue drawings.
     
    The work is inspired by the ancient peoples of Mexico, some including the Aztec and Maya. In modern times, these designs can be found in a variety of home goods, textiles and pottery.
    George Fischer Middle School News
  • How High Can a Marshmallow Go?

    George Fischer Middle School students in Denise Scaperotti's class recently conquered the Marshmallow Challenge where they worked in teams to build the tallest free-standing marshmallow and spaghetti noodle tower with limited resources! See photos from the Marshmallow Challenge lesson.
    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Sleuths Save the U.S. Constitution

    Students in Mrs. Bowe's Grade 7 & 8 Social Studies classes at George Fischer Middle School used their critical-thinking & collaboration skills to decipher puzzles in a Constitution-themed Escape Room to bring our country's most-treasured document back safely. Read more about this Constitution-themed lesson.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • All Smiles for Laptop Distribution

    It was all smiles from Grade 5 students at the recent laptop distribution where students received their district-issued devices for the year. All students in grades K-12 receive a district-issued device as part of our 1:1 laptop program!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Creating Future Video Game Geniuses

    Students in the Future Genius Beta Masters program at George Fischer Middle School this summer used their creativity and critical-thinking  skills to plan & develop a video game with environmental conservation and sustainability in mind.

    Read more about the student-designed games this summer.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Fifth-Grade Students Study Animal and Plant Adaptations

    With the help of a naturalist from Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES’ Center for Environmental Education, fifth-grade science students at George Fischer Middle School reviewed and discussed several diverse types of animals and plants, and their unique traits for survival, during a recent science lesson. Read more about the adaptation lesson.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Artists Featured in 94th Assembly District Art Show

    In late May, artwork from nine students in Grade 6 and 7 at George Fischer Middle School students was featured in the 94th Assembly District Art Show and Competition hosted by the Putnam Arts Council and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne. See photos from the art show!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle Schoolers Get Creative with Pillows

    Draw. Pin. Stitch. Stuff. Fluff. For sixth-grade Family & Consumer Science students at George Fischer Middle School, those 5 simple steps sum up a recent sewing project making pillows that represented their unique qualities! Read more on the pillow project.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • GFMS RAMtv: Season 7, Episode 7

    Digital Media students at George Fischer Middle School present the latest episode of RAMtv, full of interviews! In this episode we learn what the favorite video game among students was this year and what select staff members would do if they won $1 million dollars. The episode also features a special interview with Mr. Keenan, the director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, at the school. View the latest RAMtv episode.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Students Learn About Environmental Conservation

    Eighth-grade students at George Fischer Middle School are now empowered to take an active role in protecting and improving the environment after a recent lesson on the importance of environmental conservation. Read more about the lesson.

    George Fischer Middle School News
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Calendar of Events

  • Band Room

    Clarinet Choir

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Orchestra Room

    Select String

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Band Room

    JazzBand

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Tech Lab3

    Robotics/Technology Club

    Program a robot & other technology projects. 

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Chorus Room

    Rock Ensemble

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • 267

    Chess Club 6, 7, 8

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Room 271/234

    Dignity Club

    Dignity Club is a Safe and Inclusive Space for Students of All Identities. We promote the Carmel 6 C's of Citizenship Through Pride & Diversity; Communication Through Listening & Speaking; Creativity Through The Arts; and Critical Thinking Through Reflection. All are welcome! 

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Room 259

    Safe School Ambassador Meeting Grades 5/6

    Safe School Ambassador Meeting Grades 5 and 6 with Mrs. Molison in room 259.  You must have a permission slip to stay.  See our TEAMS page for more information.

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Auditorium

    Drama Club

    If taking late bus (till 3:15)

    If parent pickup (till 4:30)

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • GFMS Library Smart Classroom 1

    Yearbook Club Meeting

    All students need a permission slip to stay.

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
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