School Announcements

 

Georgetown Cares

  • In November, the Georgetown PTA will collaborate with Georgetown CARES to bring you a live performance by the Rhode Island-based group COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) of their play “Four Legs to Stand On.” This experience is geared toward adults and middle school students. This performance will be a raw, truthful look at what happens to a family when someone struggles with addiction. The performance will be at the GMHS auditorium on November 8th @ 6:30pm.

 

 


 

 

GAA Basketball Registration

 

 


 

 

Winter Sports Signups

  • November 7th from 5:30-7:00pm

 


KEY CLUB 

  • The next Key Club meeting will be held on October 24th at 7:10 am in the library.

 


 

 

Ski Club Information

  • The ski club is sponsored by the Georgetown PTA.  Sign-ups will be held on Monday, November 5 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Georgetown Public Library. Click here for more info.

 

 


 

River Rival Youth Wrestling

  • River Rival Youth Wrestling is seeking new teammates in grades 1-8 (boys & girls).  We develop future wrestlers for the high school teams of Triton, Pentucket, & Georgetown-Ipswich.  Try the sport free through November.  Payment is not due until December 3rd.  Registration for the Winter Season is currently open.  Go to www.riverrivalwrestling.org or e-mail riverrivalwrestling@gmail.com

 


ATTENTION SENIORS

  • Have you made a difference in your community through volunteering in the last year?  If so, you may be eligible for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. After completing an application, one student will be selected to compete against other students at the state and national level.  Awards include $1,000 and an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC! Please see Ms. Sinclair in the guidance office by November 2nd for more information on how to apply. You can also apply directly at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.  Click on the “Apply Now” link and follow the onscreen instructions.  Once you have completed your online application and the student/parent agreement, go to the “Certification” page and print and bring the instructions to Ms. Sinclair.

 

 


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 Wednesdays at 2:15 in Madame Hayes’ room, room 3250. Everybody is welcome to attend this club.

 

 


SEUSSICAL

  • If you are interested in auditioning for Seussical, this year’s musical, you can sign up and get more information in the theater room. You must attend one audition slot on either Tuesday, October 23rd or Thursday, October 25th. Both middle and high school students are welcome to audition. See attached.

 

 


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.

 

 


 

CREATIVITY STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

  • All freshmen and students enrolled in Creativity are asked to save the date of Wednesday, November 7th for the Annual Creativity Showcase from 6-7 pm.  All are invited. Students are expected to arrive by 5:45 pm.

 

 


Anime Club

  • Anime will be meeting on Friday’s at 2:15 in the High school guidance conference room.  Please see Ms. Daly in guidance with any questions.

 


 

 

Holiday Fair

When:  Saturday, November 3, 2018

Where:  Penn Brook Elementary School

Time:  9:00 am- 2:00 pm.

Bring your family and friends! Over 50 vendors, come sit on Santa’s Lap, make crafts in the kid’s craft room, Granny’s Attic (yard sale items), face painting, food, music, raffles, Staff Bakery and the PTA Cookie walk!

 


 

 

Senior Celebration Fundraiser 

  • The Senior Celebration Committee is offering Thanksgiving Day pies made fresh by Mann Orchards and delivered to you!  Orders must be placed by November 7th for local delivery Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Please see attached flyer for more information.

 

 


 

Winter Coat Drive

  • The Georgetown Boys Soccer team will be helping with the Georgetown Winter Coat Drive. New and gently used coats of all sizes can be brought to our Senior Night Game Friday October 19th between 4:30 and 7:30.

 


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


PLEASE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY

I am working on a community project with Faith Lutheran Church in Andover to help families who have been impacted by the fires in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover. The past few weeks have been extremely difficult for our community and have impacted many tremendously. Currently there is a critical need for the following items:

Shampoo/Conditioner                                              Clothing, all ages – especially:

Soap                                                                              warm socks

Deodorant                                                                    hats/scarves/gloves

Razors/Shaving Cream                                             coats

Toothbrushes/toothpaste                                         baby clothes

Batteries/flashlights

Baby items – diapers, wipes

Small fleece blankets

Please drop off your items in the labeled boxes near the main office. The deadline for donations is November 9th.

Thank you for your help and support!

TJ Hartman

Grade 8


YEARBOOK NEWS FOR SENIOR PARENTS

  • Yearbook Staff needs your help getting the yearbook ready for printing. Throughout the year we will post announcements, including deadlines for photos, yearbook orders, and parent ads. Our first deadline is October 31st for the senior section.   We will need your son or daughter’s senior portrait, a baby photo (not required, but suggested), a Then & Now or Then photo (not required), and your son or daughter’s written senior square information.

 


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

 

 


 

PICTURE RETAKES

  • Picture retake day will be Wednesday, October 24th.  Hockmeyer Studios will be in the auditorium from 7:30am until 9:30am.  Order forms will be available in the Main Office around October 11.

 


 

 

Middle School Art Club

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

 


 

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.

 


 

 

Wrestling News

  • Georgetown-Ipswich Wrestling wants you!  With a 5 year record of 81-27-1, the wrestling team looks to continue its success this winter.   We focus on the “Student-Athlete” motto and have won five straight MIAA Academic Achievement Awards as a team.  Wrestling offers opportunities for kids of all sizes and athletic abilities.  We do not “cut” kids.  With a low injury rate, we offer a safe, positive environment for kids to succeed.  For more information, please reach out to Head Coach Ryan Archambault at coacharch89@gmail.com or (978)423-3286.

 


 

 

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!

 


 

 

Message from the Nurse

  • Parents/guardians:  All 7th graders are required to submit an updated physical.

 


MUSIC PARENTS AUCTION

  • The Music Parents Auction will be held on November 16, 2018 and we need your help to make it a great night.  This auction is held every 2 years and proceeds benefit the town’s music program.  Please click the link to see items needed for this years auction. We are also offering Corporate Sponsorships this year.  Please reach out to GTNMusicParents@gmail.com for more information.  We will also be looking for volunteers that night to help with a variety of activities, so please SAVE the date!!!  Come join us for a night of friends, laughs and lots of bidding!!!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fa5a72ea2ff2-auction

 


 

 

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.

GEORGETOWN SPORTS BOOSTERS

  • Please join us at these GSB meetings and help support the GMHS Athletic Programs!

    Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm at the GMHS – GSB Meeting

    Come learn about the GMHS athletic budget, fundraising ideas and how to support our Athletic Program!

    More info? Contact Shannon Dow – Shannon.dow@comcast.met

 


 

 

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.