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June 2023 6-Day Calendar (updated 6/1/23)

GFMS Graduation Ceremonies - We have two graduation ceremonies at GFMS.  Both will take place on Thursday, June 22nd.  Team 8A and PACE will have the 1:30 PM ceremony.  Teams 8B and 8H will have the 4 PM ceremony.  If you are unsure of your child's team, please check the Parent Home Access profile.  There will be a letter e-mailed and posted here soon with detailed instructions. For this year's ceremonies, we are able to do four tickets per family.  Due to Fire Code restrictions, we cannot exceed four tickets per family.

GFMS will host all current Grade 4 parents for an informational session on Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in the GFMS Auditorium.  This is a parent/guardian-only evening and is not intended for incoming students.  If you have child-care issues, they can always be with you in the audience, but should not be sitting with friends.

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  • Business-Minded Middle School Students Raise Money for Local Animal Rescue Organizations

    Recently, students from George Fischer Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club hosted a bake sale that raised nearly $800 for two local animal rescue organizations – the Putnam Humane Society and the Wolf Conservation Center in North Salem – and the students were invited to visit both locations to see the efforts that their fundraising supports.

    Read the full story and see more photos from the FBLA student field trip!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Students Learn to Understand the Perspective of Others

    How much do you really know about someone? 

    Learning to understand people for who they are as individuals and taking the time to get to know them without judgment were some key lessons that George Fischer Middle School students learned during a recent assembly from Dr. Mykee Fowlin, “You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me.” 

    The packed middle school auditorium was buzzing throughout Fowlin’s performance, which was part lecture and part comedy show with many interactive components. Through his use of humor and open conversation, Fowlin’s messages resonated with the students, and the positive energy he brought to the conversations left students thinking about his message even after the assembly ended. 

    Read the full story about the assembly!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Local History Comes to Life for Middle School Students

    George Fischer Middle School students took a step back in time during a recent walking tour that brought to life the rich local history of Carmel and Putnam County that was the focus of recent in-class lessons under the direction of RTI teachers Denise Santalis and Lucy Weidenhamer.

    Dressed in replica uniforms from the Revolutionary War period, 45 students were led by social studies teachers Robert Buccheri (Carmel High School) and Keith Reilly (George Fischer Middle School) on a historic hike through the Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary. Accompanying the group were several Carmel High School student-mentors. 

    Read the full story and see photos from the walking tour trip!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Gaining Confidence Through Reading

    George Fischer Middle School reading classes had recent special visitors: LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs!

    Our super reading students had the opportunity to meet, pet and read to comfort dogs Leah, Abraham and Beloved during the visit.

    "It was amazing. The students read to them with such confidence!" said RTI teacher Denise Santalis.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Students Discuss the Dangers of Vaping

    During recent early dismissal days, George Fischer Middle School students attended an in-school assembly led by our community partners at The Prevention Council of Putnam and CoveCare Center on the dangers of vaping and using e-cigarettes. The presentation series, CATCH My Breath, discussed the negative consequences and health hazards associated with e-cigarette use, the use of flavor chemicals and their role in e-cigarette marketing and how they can make smart decisions for their developing minds. 

    Read more about the assembly.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Creative Art Collages Honor Black History Month

    Seventh-grade students at George Fischer Middle School honored Black History Month through creativity in art class, creating collages of individuals who have had a positive impact on black history in our country.

    See the collages our students made honoring individuals who have had a positive impact on black history in our country.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Spreading Love Through Words of Affirmation

    During the week of Valentine's Day, classrooms in George Fischer Middle School participated in a doorway decorating contest organized by the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) team. Teachers and students decorated around the doorways of classrooms using words of positive affirmation to promote self-respect and kindness to ourselves and others.

    See a video slideshow of the many decorated doorways throughout the school.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School "Goes Red" for Heart Health

    Staff and students at George Fischer Middle School participated in "Go Red Day" sponsored by the American Heart Association in February. Participants were asked to wear red to bring awareness to living a healthy lifestyle and being good to their hearts.

    There was also a bulletin board in the building hosted by the Family and Consumer Science Department where students and staff could post their healthy recipes.

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Middle School Science Fair Highlights Students’ Research Interests

    The ponderings of young scientists at George Fischer Middle School were highlighted at the annual science fair on February 4. Tables lined the gymnasium space as students presented scientific wonders, interesting experiments, and amazing findings on diverse topics including soil erosion, the power of light, the weathering of limestone, mold growth and others. More than 60 projects were submitted for this year’s science fair by students in grades 5-8 in the categories of Biology, Earth and Space, Physical Science, Technology and Mathematics. 

    Read more about the student projects and see photos from the fair!

    George Fischer Middle School News
  • Carmel Creativity at All-County Music Festival

    February 3-4, George Fischer Middle School welcomed students from school districts across Putnam County for the PCMEA All-County music festival.

    Student musicians are selected to be a part of the All-County weekend based on their previous spring NYSSMA solo festival scores. Students prepared for All-County with weekly afterschool rehearsals to prepare for working with a guest conductor at the festival.

    Congratulations to all the musicians and teachers on an amazing All-County weekend!

    George Fischer Middle School News
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Calendar of Events

  • 234

    Last Day of Art Club

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • GFMS Civil War Day

    George Fischer Middle School
  • Band Room


    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Orchestra Room

    Select String

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Band Room

    Clarinet Choir

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Chorus Room

    Rock Ensemble

    GFMS Clubs & Activities
  • Gr 7 Honor Roll Breakfast 7am

    George Fischer Middle School
  • 269

    SSA Meeting

    SSA meeting for all of Mrs. Molison's and Mrs. Schwark's students in room 269 on 6/13th. Permission slip is needed and is posted on Teams.
    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
  • Gr 8 Honor Roll Breakfast 7am

    George Fischer Middle School
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