School Announcements

FBLA NEWS

  • FBLA will meet EVERY Wednesday in Mrs. Ryer’s room until State Competition.  Next meeting is Wednesday, February 27th.  Look at the competition folder on www.gtownfbla.weebly.com

 


 

MCAS Dates

ELA

April 9

April 10

Make ups April 11 and 12

 

MATH

May 7

May 8

Make ups May 9 and 10

 

STE – Grade 8 only

May 14

May 15

Make ups May 16 and 17

 


 

Spring Sports Signs – March 6th


GIFT CARD CALENDARS

  • The senior class is selling gift card calendars to go along with March Madness.  The cost of the calendar is $10. Daily prizes are awarded. If you would like to sell some calendars or like to buy a calendar, please contact lynneswensen@comcast.netPlease see the attached calendar

 

 

 


 

GEORGETOWN ROYALS SPORTS BOOSTERS 

  • Calling all parents, coaches and supporters of the Georgetown Athletic Programs!  The next Georgetown Royals Sports Boosters (GRSB) meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 pm in the GMHS Library.  Fundraising Meeting will meet at 6pm.  Meetings are less than an hour! We would love to see some new faces!  Come learn more about the GRSB program and how you can help support the athletic program.  The goal of GRSB is to help support the GMHS Athletics Program while enhancing community and school spirit.  All welcome! Please contact Shannon Dow at shannon.dow@comcast.net to learn more or stay connected through our Website www.georgetownrsb.com. Twitter – @GeorgetownRSB Facebook-  GeorgetownRSB Instagram – GtownRSB. More information in our flyer attached. Let’s Go Royals!

 

 


YEARBOOK NEWS

  • Parents of Seniors – Parent Messages for Yearbook.  It’s hard to believe, but in a few short months, your child’s time at GHS will be a memory. Senior Parent Messages are a tradition among families of graduating students that allow families to congratulate their child.  You know your child is amazing – now you can share your sentiments in this year’s yearbook by purchasing a Parent Message. Parent Messages are located in the back of the yearbook and come in four different sizes. There are two ways to purchase these very popular messages. Deadline is March 1st.  See the attachment for more details.

 

 

 


Flatbreads Pizza Fundraiser for the Senior Class

  • Tuesday, February 26th 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    A portion of proceeds from ​all​ flatbread sales will be donated to the Georgetown Senior Class of 2019 for its end of year celebration trip. Take-out included! The Flatbread Company is located at The Black Swan Country Club 258 Andover Street, Georgetown

     

 


HYPNOTIST SHOW

Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the GHS auditorium.

The Georgetown Senior Celebration Committee is excited to announce the return of everyone’s favorite hypnotist, Steve Wronker! Come and watch as volunteers from the audience fall into a trance and take part in hilarious activities on stage. This is a family friendly show, appropriate for all ages. Buy tickets today!  $10 for students and $12 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the high school lunches and by members of the Senior Celebration Committee. For easy tickets mailed or delivered to you, email us at: ghsseniorfun@gmail.com


 

GEA Spring Fundraiser

  • Save the date for the GEF’s spring fundraiser on Friday, April 5th at 7pm at Peirce Farm at Witch Hill in Topsfield. There will be a great DJ, snacks, raffles and festivities. Join us as we award the grant recipients and honor teachers and community members, have a lot of fun, and raise some money for the Georgetown schools! www.gef-kids.com

 

 


SENIOR CELEBRATION

  • If your senior is planning on attending this years senior trip, please send in a $100 deposit.  Make checks payable to GHS senior celebration. All checks can be dropped off at the front office.  Thank you.

 

 


 

Georgetown Baseball/Softball

Georgetown Baseball (T-ball through Babe Ruth) registration is now open!  More info and registration for all levels can be found at: http://www.georgetownathletics.com/baseball

 

Georgetown Softball (Grade 1 through Grade 8) registration is now open!  More info and registration for all levels can be found at: http://www.georgetownathletics.com/softball

 


 

GAA youth lacrosse registration is open. 

 

 


 

 

 

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!

 

  • CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUMThe Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport is looking for high school interns to give tours and help at events.  This is a great way to learn professional skills and get community service hours! See the community service bulletin board or visit thechmm.org for more information.
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  • SPELLING BEE AT PENN BROOK! The PTA is seeking volunteer judges for the Spelling Bee at Penn Brook on Wednesday, March 27th. Three shifts are available:  4pm to 5:30, 5:30pm to 7 or 7pm to 8:30. If interested, see Ms. Sinclair 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!

 

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: $40.00
    • Sophomore Dues: $40.00
    • Freshmen Dues: $30.00

 

 


 

IRISH CLUB

  • The Irish Club will meet every Wednesday at 2:15pm  in Madame Hayes room (3250).

 

 


 

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.

 


 

 

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.

 


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.