School Announcement

DECA

  • Attention DECA Members: Interested in becoming a DECA officer for the 20-21 school year? See Ms. Marchetti with any questions.

 

 


 

 

Spring Sports tryouts have been postponed until Monday, March 30.

 

 


 

Georgetown Royal Sports Boosters Clothing Drive

Event Date

Saturday March 28th High school lobby from 9a-3p.

Collection location during drive

Georgetown Middle High School or drop items off at Savers in Plaistow NH and let them know it is for the Georgetown Royals Boosters Fundraiser on 3/28.

Details about the fundraiser

Georgetown Royals Sports Boosters is a 501(c)3 organization of parents of students and student-athletes at Georgetown Middle High School. Our mission is promoting a positive image of GMHS sports and to support the teams that represent the school and our community. Our goal is to support all the athletic programs at GMHS, identify and prioritize the needs of the athletes and provide suggestions and solutions.

We Can Accept

All items must be clean and in good, clean and sellable condition.

Clothes (bagged) – men’s, women’s and children’s – shoes, fashion accessories, belts, purses, bags, backpacks

Household Textiles (bagged) – blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains

Small Household Goods (boxed) – kitchen items, decorative items, knick-knacks, toys and games, small electronics -CD player, toasters, Radios

Kitchen – Pots, Pans, Utensils, China cups, Vases, Dishes and Glassware

Media – Hardback & Paperback books, Records, Tapes, CD’s, DVD’s and Videos

We Cannot Accept

Mattresses, large furniture, chemicals, auto parts, tires, flammable material, strollers, car seats, building material and appliances.

 

If you cannot make the above dates let us know and we will work with you to obtain your items – Contact Lisa: klcherwek@gmail.com

 

 


 

 

GMHS Band Pops-  POSTPONED

  • Originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th @ 7pm in the auditorium.

 

 


Art News

  • Congratulations to Aida Deweese-Boyd, Autumn Dionne, Janelle Eaton, Marc Ferraguzzi, Nicholas Sexton, and Alaya Shaw for representing Georgetown Middle High School at the Congressional High School Art Competition held at Montserrat College of Art 23 Essex Street Beverly, MA.  The Exhibit runs from March 14-21st and the reception  is Saturday, March 21st, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

 

 


 

 

March 19, 2020 High School Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Ups.  CANCELED

Due to the heath concerns, Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled for March 19, 2020 have been canceled. In lieu of the conferences, teachers will be available for phone conversations with parents during a time and date both parties will agree upon. Please reach out to our teachers to schedule a phone conference. Thank you.

Staff Directory

 

 


 

 

Grade 7 Kieve

  • There will be a Kieve Workshop for students held at GMHS on April 8th and 9th.  Permission slips were sent home.  If you have any questions, please contact olearyc@georgetown.k12.ma.us.

 

 


FROLIC

  • Frolic April 3, 2020 6-9:30 is going to be A Night in the City this year with a food truck serving chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, french fries and fried dough.  We will also be having a Sign Up Genuis (see the link below) asking for the following donations of small waters, small desserts such as cookies, brownies, mini cupcakes and napkins . Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Grand March will be held at 6:00pm in the auditorium followed by formal pictures for those who would like them. Tickets are $30 (check payable to the Town of Georgetown or cash accepted) and will be sold during lunches Tuesday 3/31 and Wednesday 4/1. Feel free to ask your class officers and make sure to pay your dues.  Emergency contact and Handbook sign off sheets are also required.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE2CA0FE3-ghsfrolic

 

Class Dues

Freshman Class are $30. Please make the checks payable to the Town of Georgetown, and write “Class of 2023” and your child’s name on the reference line

 Sophomore dues are $40. Please make the checks payable to the Town of Georgetown, and write “Class of 2022” and your child’s name on the reference line

 Junior Class Dues are $40. Please make the checks payable to the Town of Georgetown, and write “Class of 2021” and your child’s name on the reference line

 Senior Class Dues are $40.  Please make the checks payable to the Town of Georgetown, and write “Class of 2020” and your child’s name on the reference line

PLAN AHEAD!

NO TARDIES (get to school on time!)   Don’t be late!

 Tardy rules apply on Frolic day so if a student earns their fourth (4th) or  more unexcused tardy on Friday       April 3rd they cannot attend the Frolic.

 Any question- please contact

Shaye Matthews matthewss@georgetown.k12.ma.us

Sandra Schwarzkopf   schwarzkopfs@georgetown.k12.ma.us

 

 

 


 

 

Grade 8 Kieve

  • The trip is scheduled for May 26th-May 28th.  The final payment will be due May 8th.  The cost of the final payment will depend on the number of students attending.  Please make checks payable to Town of Georgetown.  If you have any questions, please email olearyc@georgetown.k12.ma.us.

 

 


 

 

Middle School Yearbook

  • Order forms were sent home on.  Deadline to return orders is March 31, 2020. $17 per book.  Checks payable to Hockmeyer with Barksdale or pay by credit card at www.hockstudio.com

 


 

KITCHEN SUBSTITUTE POSITIONS AVAILABLE!!

  • Are you looking for a little something to stay busy while the kiddos are in school? We have the perfect job. Monday-Friday, hours may vary depending on the needs of the department. Duties may include preparing food, serving students meals, ringing the POS, cleaning and sanitation. Must be reliable, flexible, and able to work in a team environment. $12.75/hr. Call the Food Service Office for additional information. 978-352-5777 x105

 

 


 

Spring Fling

  • The GEF “Spring Fling” will be on Sat. March 28th at Peirce Farm in Topsfield.  You can purchase tickets at www.gef-kids.com This is a fun, informal evening out that includes good food, cocktails, raffles, auction items, music, and more! Please come out and support their efforts to raise money for all the Georgetown schools!

 

 


 

 

 

Food Service Announcement:

  • Please check your child’s meal account balance, all balances must be paid in full. Payments can be made at www.myschoolbucks.com or in the cafeteria with cash or check.  Please feel free to contact the Food Service Office with any questions.  978-352-5777 x105 x106

 

 


 

 

Buy your High School yearbooks online at www.jostensyearbooks.com

 

 


 

 

Community Service Opportunity

  • Seniors!!   All community service hours and forms are due by 2:15 on May 15th**

    On April 1st, there will be a spelling bee held at Penn Brook. Please see Mrs. Colten to sign up to help be a door monitor or to support participants.

    Windrush Farm is looking for volunteers for their Therapeutic riding classes.

Please see Mrs. Colten in Guidance to sign up or for ideas on other community service opportunities.

 


 

 

 

Homework Club

  • Homework Club is from 2:25pm-3:25pm Monday through Thursday in the library.  All are welcome.  Students will need to sign in at the desk on arrival.

 

 


Makerspace

  • Makerspace Supplies needed! The GMHS Makerspace is in need of magnets, velcro, spray bottles, buttons, corrugated plastic, wooden dowels, tin foil, and sewing needles for current and upcoming projects.  If you have any of those supplies laying around and would like to donate them, please drop them off to the main office labeled Makerspace.  We appreciate every donation we have received and have been able to make some incredible things so far with them.  More on that coming soon! Email Ms. Marchetti @ marchettil@georgetown.k12.ma.us with any questions regarding the Makerspace.

 


 

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.

 


 

For students bringing their own iPads to school, a list of all the apps that teachers have requested can be found at this link:

 

 


 

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.

LOST AND FOUND: 

  • Located in the Middle School Office is a Lost & Found bin. If your child has lost anything, please have them take a look to see if it is there.

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 7:25a.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.

Upcoming Dates:

September 5  Open House

September 20th  No school Professional Development Day

October 9th      ½ day dismissal at 11:02am-Yom Kippur

October 11th      ½ day dismissal at 11:02am Professional Development Day

October 14th     No School-Columbus Day


 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
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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/.