Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

School Picture Re-take Day is October 24th!                                                                                        

If you need a form, your student can pick one up at the office.  There is also a form attached.

Note from the School Nurse

The GNGMS flu clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 15th.  Permission forms are available in the office, in the Middle Minutes attachments or on the school website.  Please submit flu clinic forms by Thursday, October 10th.  As always, feel free to contact Shelley Blake or Cristie Barone, RN at the school health office with any questions or concerns. 

To the parents of 7th graders:  If your student has not yet received the newly required meningococcal and TDAP vaccines, please make an appointment with their provider to have that completed as soon as possible and fax the updated shot record to the health office at 657-5219.

Please remember, students requiring medication at school must have an annual medication form signed by their physician as well as their parent.  All medications must be checked in at the health office by the parent.  Some students can carry an inhaler or epipen with parent/physician and school nurse approval.  Please call or stop by the Health Office if you have questions.  Our fax # is 657-5219.

Aim High 2019 – Application deadline:  Friday, 9/20/19

Do you like to hike and camp?   The Aim High Program is coordinating a 4-day camping and hiking trip to Mr. Katahdin in Baxter State Park.  Students will travel to the highest peak in Maine from Monday, September 30th to Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.  For more information and an application, see the attachment or contact Mr. Lynch. 

Cafeteria News

Starting on Monday morning, Sept. 30th, GNGMS has a new “On the Go Breakfast Cart”.  Second Chance Breakfast!

Middle school students will now have an alternative breakfast option from our grab-n-go breakfast carts beginning on Monday, September 30th!   The carts will be accessible to students mid-morning to provide an additional opportunity for a nutritious breakfast or snack.  We will offer a variety of items including fresh fruits, low-fat milk, whole grain breakfast items, low-fat yogurt, and much more!

Join the “Figure it out Club”

Do you know that there is a cool math problem to solve every week?

Go to Google Classroom and enter this code:  fjq4jf.  Prizes are awarded every Friday during the announcements.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Carbonneau at: scarbonneau@sad15.org.

First Social & Dance – Friday, September 28th

GNGMS invites students to the first social and dance next Friday, September 27th. 5th and 6th grade students only, can attend the social from 2:00-4:00pm.         During this time, students may participate in activities in the gym and/or play games in the cafeteria.  Refreshments will also be sold.  Admission is $4.00 and a permission slip to attend is required.  Permission slips will be distributed several days in advance.

Grades 6,7 & 8th students may attend the dance.  The dance will be held in the MS gym from 6:30-9:00pm.  Admission to the dance is $5.00.

Regular dress code and rules apply during all school functions.  Please review the dress code and note that shoes must be worn for the entire evening.  Students must be picked up promptly at 9:00pm.

If you are a parent of 6th, 7th, or 8th grader and you would like to volunteer and you have completed a volunteer form and submitted it for approval, please contact the office at 657-4994.  Volunteer applications are available in our main office or online on the middle school website.

Activity Bus Schedule

The middle school offers an activity bus to transport students who stay after school for co-curricular or school-related activities.  To ride the bus, your student must have a completed Activity Bus Permission Form filled out and turned into the office.  The activity bus service is not door to door.  You will pick the best cluster stop for your child that is nearest the location.  Bus route charts are located on the MSAD15 website.  The bus is only available on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and leaves the middle school at 4:30pm.  Your child will be reminded in announcements on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s mornings to sign up on the list if they are taking the activity bus.  Forms are also located on the website. 

GNGMS Intramural Offerings

We are thrilled to be offering a variety of intramural and recreational opportunities for students throughout the school year.  Most of the offerings are on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  There may be more sporadic programming during the winter sports season due to indoor space.  These programs include; volleyball, mountain biking and floor hockey.

All programs run from 2:00-4:00 or 4:30 depending on the program.  All programs are subject to change due to staffing as well as available space.  Changes will be sent to parents by email and communicated to the students through announcements after school.  Outdoor activities may be cancelled if weather and conditions are not favorable for the activities. 

Programs will be open to students in grades 5-8.  When possible, students will be placed in groups based on age and abilities.  There is no cost to participate in these programs.

*Requirement:  Please contact Mr. Welch at dwelch@sad15.org for more information and/or sign up on the registration link: https://forms.gle/ygDLKnUJDVm4bH25A

Sincerely,

Geoffrey K. Robbins,  Kristin Dacko

Updated September 20, 2019