News & Announcements

 Feb. 15th, 2019 Day Cycle -->2019Feb6daycycle.pdf 

In case you haven't heard, GFMS is in a grant contest to win an outdoor PE center worth over $20,000.  All Staff and Students who are at least 13 years old can vote once per day PER EMAIL ADDRESS.  The link to vote is right on the GFMS Homepage. 

Session 3 Art Club will begin on Wednesday, March 6th.  If you have signed  up for Session 3 Art Club, please stop by room 234 to pick up a permission slip.  You must have a signed permission slip in order to attend our first session on March 6th.

 The Science and Technology Fair will be held on February 23rd.   

Do you have talent?  Do you want to showcase it?  Consider auditioning for our 9th annual talent show which will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 in the auditorium.  Sign-ups for auditions will begin tomorrow outside of room 185.  Audition dates are Monday, March 4th through Thursday March 7th.  Any questions please see Ms. Pellino in room 185.

There will be a 7th grade French cooking class on Tuesday, February 19th.  We will be making Belgium waffles!  Make sure to bring your permission slip to Madame Murphy as soon as possible.






Help GFMS win a $20,000 grant for Physical Education equipment!
Vote EVERY DAY - FEBRUARY 2-28, 2019
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Dear Parents/Guardians,

Cold and flu season is in full swing in and around the Carmel community.  Today, we spoke to students about the following:

1. Do not share food and/or drinks with classmates
2. Wash and/or sanitize hands frequently
3. Keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth

Students may keep small bottles of sanitizer in their lockers which then gives them multiple opportunities during the day to quickly sanitize their hands.  Please stress the above points of emphasis with your children at home.  We thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.


John Piscitella, Principal   

845-228-2300 ext. 525


Grade 5 - Principal - J. Piscitella  

Grade 8 - Assistant Principal ext. 507- C. Barrie   

Grade 7 - Assistant Principal ext. 511 - M. Kirk

Grade 6 - Assistant Principal ext. 503 - N. Cyrus


    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 2:30 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). 



Please use the links below to access summer remediation:

Grade 5 Math -

Grades 6-8 Math - 

Grades 5-8 ELA, Science, Social Studies -


The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.






GFMS Events

  • GFMS 38th Annual Science & Technology Fair

    George Fischer Middle School
  • 5-7pm, Continuing Ed Spring Registration, CHS Cont. Ed Office

    Carmel Central School District
  • 5-7pm, Continuing Ed Spring Registration, CHS Cont. Ed Office

    Carmel Central School District
  • GFMS 3rd Quarter Midpoint

    George Fischer Middle School
  • Staff Devel. Day--All Schools Dismissed Early

    CHS dismissed at 10:15am

    GFMS dismissed at 11:05am

    Elementary Schools dismissed at 12:00pm

    Carmel Central School District
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Attention Band, Chorus and Orchestra Parents,  If you are considering dropping band, orchestra or chorus, please send a note to the ensemble teacher so that they can keep a record of the change.  The teacher will contact the schedulers to make any changes.

The last day to drop BOC in the first semester for grades 6-8 is Friday, September 21st.  There will be another "window" to drop the first week of February for semester 2.

The last day to drop BOC in the first semester for grade 5 is Friday, September 28th.  There will be another "window" to drop  the first week of February for semester 2.





If you are considering dropping any ensemble after the concerts, please contact the music teacher.  The teacher will make a recommendation to keep or drop the course.   Deadline to make this change is through the end of quarter 2, January 25

 We will not drop these courses after these dates. 



Math Corner

Math is EVERYWHERE…look around you ! It is crucial for students to keep exploring numbers and patterns, and thinking about mathematics. Click for some resources to support and motivate your child. Students should choose a variety of games and activities to enjoy throughout the year. Your child will be better prepared for school and to take on the challenges in math that a new school year brings.


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 Grade  8.  There are applications available in the 8th grade administrator's office or the main office.


Please review the information regarding physicals and the requirements under the  NURSES' NOTES.  This is a new policy.   district physical letter 5-18.pdf 


Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities

Here is a list of the GFMS extra-curricular clubs and intramural sports for 7/8 graders.  Details are posted in the Resources and Clubs and Activities section.

Art Club  Dignity Club Drama Club  
FBLA G.O. Go Green Jazz Band
Living History Club Math Counts Robotics Club Rock Ensemble
Select Strings Small Chamber Ensemble Spotlight Yearbook
Intramural Golf Intramural B/G Basketball Intramural Tennis  



Code of Conduct

The code of conduct signature page/emergency page are listed below.  Refer to these pages with questions for disciplinary actions.  If you need further explanation, contact the grade level administration - Mr. Barrie, gr 8; Mr. Kirk, gr 7; Mrs. Cyrus, gr 6;  Mr. Piscitella, gr 5                                                           

web page Code of Conduct.pdf

web page DASA page.pdf  

  web page ROCK page.pdf 


New to the District?  Registration packets are now available online by clicking here.  If you are unable to print the registration packet, you may pick one up in the main office or by calling the building Registrar, Debbie McIntyre, at (845) 228-2300, ext. 530.