Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

Middle Minutes 5-31-19

To the parents of 5th grade band members, from Mrs. Patterson:

Mark your calendars!  Our concert will be Thursday June 6, 2018 in the Middle School cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. Attendance is required.  Thank you.

Dance 6/7/19

***Volunteers Needed – Especially until 10:00pm for the 8th graders***

The last dance of the school year, our annual dress-up dance, will be held on June 7th.  Please review the student dress code policy.  Shoes must be worn the entire evening.  Admission to the dance is $8.00.  Snacks and drinks will be available for sale.  The dance will be from 6:30-9:00p.m for the 6th and 7th graders.  8th graders, only, are invited to attend the dance from 6:30-10:00p.m.  Parents and guardians, if you are willing to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate your time and energy.  Please contact Mr. Hogan ( or Mrs. Dacko (, if you are available.  Thank you.

DC Trip 2020

Attention seventh graders! Are you interested in seeing the Nation’s Capitol and learning about our Country’s history? Join Ms. Roddy on the 2020 Washington DC trip! For four days we will explore multiple Smithsonian museums, visit national monuments, and participate in exclusive tours and events. 7th grade students who are interested in attending the 2020 Washington DC trip should plan to register before June 10, 2019. After that date, the price will increase. 

Please reach out to Ms. Roddy with any questions regarding the trip.

Appropriate Dress Reminder: 

As warm weather approaches, we would like to remind all students to wear appropriate clothing to school. What students wear in the summer may not be appropriate for school. Please refer to our Student Handbook on the GNGMS website for specific details. Thank you for helping your student make good choices!

Lost and Found:                                                          

There are many miscellaneous items in the lost and found rack outside the office.  If your student is missing something, please ask him or her to check the lost and found area before the end of the school year. 

8th Grade Recognition Assembly

On June 20th at 8:00 a.m. we will be having an 8th grade Recognition Assembly.  Parents will be notified and invited to attend if your student is receiving an award.  These awards include the Secretary of State’s Citizenship Award, the Principal’s Award, the Acorn Award, and the Presidential Awards.

News from the Library

All Library materials are due back to the library on Monday, June 17th.  Please encourage your student(s) to return materials.

Check out your local public library’s website or give them a call for summer reading programs.    This is a great way to encourage your student(s) to read over the summer.  The Portland Public Library is also available to any Cumberland County residents. 

Note from the School Nurse

Please pick up medications from the Health Office by Thursday, June 20th.  All medication forms as well as physical forms can be found online for the start of the school next year.  Medication administrations forms must be updated yearly.

Remaining Breakfast/Lunch Balances

Please be reminded that all lunch balances must be paid in full prior to the last day of school.  If you have any questions about your child’s balance, please contact the Middle School cafeteria or Wendy Ordway

8th Graders that will be Freshman next year interested in sports…

Registration for the SUMMER 2019 SESSION is OPEN for Gray-New Gloucester High School.  Enrollment is now done on line through the website.  The Summer Season begins during the week of June 17th and runs through the last week of July.  The Programs offered are Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Football, Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Cheering, and Boys and Girls Basketball. Each program has a different practice and game schedule that you will receive directly from the Coach.

The FALL Session will be open sometime in August.  Enrollment will also be done on line at

Enrollment for Middle School Fall Sports                                                                                      

The registration process will be open on August 28th for the Middle School Sports on line at  I have attached instructions for the on-line registration.   The  Programs offered for 7th and 8th graders are Soccer, Field Hockey, and Cheering.  Cross Country is open to 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades.   Athletes must have all information completed online with a current physical on file with the school.  The physical must have been done within the past 2 years.  You can bring a copy to the office or have your doctor’s office fax a copy to 657-5219.  Football sign-ups are handled by the Patriot Grandstand Club or access online at:  Each program has a different practice and game schedule, which you will receive directly from the Coach.