School Announcements

 

 

CANDY GRAMS

  • Happy Holidays from SADD!  The best way to spread holiday cheer is to buy your friends candy grams!  Candy grams will be sold at lunches and delivered the Friday before vacation.  The cost is 1 for $1, 3 for $2, and 6 for $5

 

 


 

Join us for our first event of the New Year, Kentucky Derby Casino Night, hosted by the Georgetown PTA.

Grab your DERBY HATS and BOW TIES, as we enjoy a night of mock gambling, raffles and dancing while we raise money to support our school district.

Kentucky Derby Casino Night

Saturday, January 26th 2019

7:00 – 11:00pm

The Black Swan Country Club, Georgetown

Admission is just $25 per person, which includes starting chips and appetizers

Purchase your tickets at http://www.georgetown-pta.com/product/casino-night-2019/

Kentucky Derby themed attire is encouraged, but not required (jeans are absolutely allowed)

Interested in Volunteering?

Check out the below link to see volunteer opportunities. Help us make sure that the tables are full with dealers and keep the chip flowing! If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Jenna Connors at jenna.connors@me.com.

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844adad2aa4ff2-kentucky


PSAT SCORES 

  • If your son or daughter took the PSAT in October please be advised that the scores will be released online starting this weekend.  High schools are no longer receiving paper copies to distribute to students so they must go online to view their scores. The guidance department held an assembly for all students who took the PSAT to go over how to access and interpret scores.

Below are step by step instructions on how to access your child’s PSAT scores online.

How Do I Access My PSAT/NMSQT® Scores and Reports?

  1. Log in to an existing College Board account (junior students who took the PSAT last year will already have accounts) or create a new one at: studentscores.collegeboard.org
  2. Click “sign up” under the Sign In spaces.
  3. Input your personal information under “Create Your Student Account”
    1. Use your birth certificate name, NO NICKNAMES!!! This will alleviate any miscommunication during the college application process.
    2. Please make sure to keep the login and password information required to set up the College Board account in a safe place as this is the ONLY account that will be used for future SAT registration.
    3. Be advised, Georgetown Middle- High School guidance counselors do not have access to this account or password information.
  4. Log In

 

For more information on interpreting PSAT score reports and where to go from here please view the attached power point presentation and handout.

 


 

Sock Drive

  • The Middle School Student Council is looking for new socks to help those in need.  Please drop off socks to Room 3090 or Room 3150 by December 19th.

 

 


KEY CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Toilet-Tree

Key Club is sponsoring a Toilet-Tree Drive through the next three weeks. Students and staff can donate essential toiletries (toothpaste/brushes, soap, shampoo, etc.) for Our Neighbors Table in Amesbury. Donations can be made in the lobby.

  • Canned Food Drive

Emmaus House asks for students/staff donate these four essential food items: canned tuna, canned chicken and peanut butter and jelly. Donations can be made in the boxes in the school lobby. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.

 

 


 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Eighth Grade Students:

  • Although Georgetown Middle and High School students share the same building there is a period of exciting transition for students when they enter the ninth grade and enroll in high school academic courses and activities. We would like to invite the parents and guardians of our eighth grade students to an informal coffee hour! The parent coffee hours will take place on January 9th at 8am in the Royal Brew Café. The purpose of these coffee hours is to acknowledge and celebrate the transition from middle to high school and to showcase the many academic, extra-curricular, and athletic opportunities available to high school students. I look forward to working together to make the high school years academically challenging, productive, and personally satisfying. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Julia Robinson Guidance Director.

 

 


 

 

CHORUS CONCERT

  • The Middle High School Chorus, Chorale, and a Cappella Concert is on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  All students are called no later than 5:45pm. Donations help support our music program! Contact Ms. Kaitlin Donovan with any questions (donovank@georgetown.k12.ma.us)

 

 


 

 

STAND UP COMEDY CLUB

  • Students interested in the Stand-up Comedy Club will meet Thursdays from 2:20 – 3:00 pm in Mr. Murphy’s room (2240). Any high school students who would like to learn to write and/or tell jokes are welcome to attend.

 


IRISH CLUB

  • The Irish club will meet on Friday, December 14th at 2:15 in Madame Hayes’ room, room 3250. Everybody is welcome to attend this club.

 

 


 

 

VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT

  • The Visual Art Department needs your help to restock our donated supplies. We are in desperate need of newspapers, magazines, plastic cups, small plastic containers (yogurt & fruit containers), and cheap plastic tablecloths. We could also use donations of small wire tools or 35mm cameras (in working condition). Contact Martha Dodge at dodgem@georgtown.k12.ma.us if you have any questions.

 

 


 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

  • SNOW REMOVAL – This coming winter, help out a member of your community by shoveling snow! Some senior citizens are no longer physically able to remove snow on their own and hiring helpers can be quite expensive.If you need community service hours and you are willing to help, please see Ms. Sinclair!

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  • HELP NEEDED AT WRESTLING MEETS  Do you need community service hours?  Consider helping run the concession stand and sell raffle tickets at an upcoming wrestling meet!

    Two volunteers are needed on each of the following days:

    Saturday, Dec 29th – 8:30 AM –  approx 4 – 5 hours – GHS Big Gym

    Thursday, Jan 3 – 6:30 PM –  1- 2 hours – GHS Big Gym

    Wed, Jan 9 – 6:30 PM – 1 – 2 hours GHS Big Gym

    Saturday, Jan 19th – 8:30 AM – 4-5 hours – GHS Big Gym

    Wed, Jan 23rd – 6:30 PM – Perley

    *If interested, email Kathy Birmingham at  kathybirmingham@gmail.com  to sign up!

 


 

 

 

SADD (STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS) CLUB

  • The SADD Club will be meeting on Thursday mornings at 7am in the guidance conference room.  New members welcome!

 

 


ABUNDANT FOOD PANTRY

  • The Abundant Food Pantry  is very low on food and could really use the communities help in restocking their shelves with non perishable items such as:
    • Peanut butter, Jelly, Pasta, Pasta sauces, Mac n cheese, Canned meats (tuna/chicken/ham),Cereals, Canned veggies, Protein /cereal bars

Can be dropped at door in bins in the bench anytime at :
The New Life Church, Rt133, Georgetown Ma.  Any questions can be directed to me Kathy Hogan-Ouellette at ouellette.kmt@gmail.com


 

CIVIL RIGHTS CLUB

  • The Civil Rights Club will meet every Tuesday morning at 7:00 am in Room 2271.

 


MODEL UN CLUB

  • Model UN Club will meet every Thursday morning at 7:00 am in Room 2271.

 

 


Class Dues 

  • Please make checks payable to “Town of Georgetown”
    • Senior Dues: $45.00
    • Junior Dues: $35.00 before 1/1/19, $40.00 after 1/1/19
    • Sophomore Dues: $35.00 before 1/1/19, $40.00 after 1/1/19
    • Freshmen Dues: $30.00

 

 


 

Middle School Art Club

  • Meetings will be held on Wednesdays after school in the art room (1170) from 2:20-3pm. Bring your creative brain and ideas!

 


 

Middle School Homework Club

  • There will be HOMEWORK HELP after school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Library from 2:20 – 3:20 pm.

 


CHESS CLUB 

  • Chess Club will meet on Wednesday afternoons at 2:15 in Room 3210.

 


QUIZ SHOW

  • HS Quiz Show/ Academic Decathlon Team will meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 am in Room 3210.

 

 


SENIOR CELEBRATION

  • Attention all parents/guardians of a senior! The senior celebration committee has a Facebook page that will be updated throughout the year with our fundraising plans to help offset the cost of the senior trip. Please ask to be invited to the “2019 Senior Celebration Committee” facebook page so you are aware of all the plans. For further information please contact Barbie Linares at bml@nii.net.

 


 

 

Makerspace

  • The Makerspace is in need of the following items if you have anything lying around your home and would like to donate them:
    • Cardboard – any shape and size.  Toilet paper, paper towel, and wrapping paper rolls are very helpful
    • Foam – any shape, size, or color will work.
    • Wooden Skewers
    • Spray paint – leftover can that you used but never finished! We need silver but will take other colors if you have them.
    • Misc craft supplies – ribbon, wire, scrap booking materials, buttons, fabric, stickers, etc. Pretty much anything you could buy at AC Moore or Michael’s!

 


 

 

NEWS FROM THE NURSE

  • Please provide a copy of your 7th and 10th grade student’s most recent physical exam and immunization record to the nurse if you have not done so already. Hearing, vision and BMI screenings will be done for students in those grades if not performed at their physicians office. If you do not want the nurse to screen your child for the above, please notify her with a written note. Thank you.

 


 

REGISTRATION FORMS:  If you have not done so, please fill out a Registration Form for your child(ren) and return it to the Main Office.  A Registration Form is attached.


HANDBOOK SIGN-OFF FORM:  All students are required to read the High School Handbook located on the Georgetown Middle High School website and sign the Handbook sign-off form located on the back of the handbook.  Parents must sign the form as well. Please have your child drop off the form at the Main Office.


PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION

  • The GMHS Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides opportunities for parents/guardians to be involved.  Information, including how to join the PTA, can be found at http://www.georgetown-pta.com/.  The PTA has a twice monthly newsletter called The Blink that you can access through https://simplycircle.com (use invitation code 99DBEF).  You can also visit their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Georgetown MAPTA/.

 


STUDENTPLUS AND PARENTPLUS

  • ParentPlus and StudentPlus are GMHS’s online student information systems.  Student schedules, report cards, progress reports and teacher assignments are posted to your student’s private account.  Families who do not have internet access should call the Main Office at (978) 352-5790 to make arrangements to pick up student reports.  ParentPlus and StudentPlus Portal can be accessed through the GMHS website at https://www.gssapp.org/GeorgetownPublicSchools/gmhs/  Select the “Schools” menu and then “Georgetown Middle/High School”, on the left hand side of the page under “Quick Links” is the “Student/Parent Portal”. If any student needs assistance with their school email or accessing the portal, he/she should see Mr. Swaim in the library.

 

 

ITEMS DROPPED OFF:   If your child forgets something at home and it is dropped off at the Main Office, please make sure that the child’s full name is on the item.  Please note that an all-call is made throughout the school at 10:41 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. calling the students to the Main Office to pick up their item.  We do not interrupt classes for individual students.


DISMISSAL PROCEDURE:  If you need to dismiss your child for any reason, please have your student drop a dismissal note stating the time, date and reason for the dismissal at the Main Office first thing in the morning. The dismissal will then be put on the attendance which is emailed to teachers.  At the time of dismissal, the student just needs to come down and sign out at the Main Office. The parent does not need to come into the school. TELEPHONE DISMISSALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  If you need to dismiss your student unexpectedly, you must come into the school and show ID.  All dismissals due to illness must go through the school nurse.


TARDY PROCEDURE:  If a student comes in tardy after 7:30 a.m., they must have a note or a parent must call in the tardy to the absentee line.  You must have a reason for tardiness. If no reason is given, even if the parent excuses the student, the student will be marked unexcused until a reason is given.


Dress Code

The following standards of dress will apply to all students at Georgetown Middle School:

  1. Students will wear clothing appropriate to a working environment in the classroom. No clothing will be allowed which advertises or promotes drugs, tobacco, alcohol or which contains obscene messages or any message(s) which disrupts the educational process.
  2. Shirts with statements that promote or condone substance abuse of ANY kind will not be allowed.
  3. Shorts and skirts must be at an appropriate length for a school setting.
  4. No half shirts, tank tops, or shirts with that reveal undergarments will be permitted. Students will be asked to change/parent may be called.
  5. Outerwear jackets/coats are not to be worn in class unless permission is granted by the classroom teacher.
  6. No clothing that hinders mobility or safety will be allowed.
  7. The wearing of hats or hoods in the middle school is not allowed anywhere; this rule applies to corridors and classrooms.

Please refer to the Middle School Handbook for further information.