School Announcement

The Girls soccer teams will be playing today at 4:00(JV) and 6:00 (Varsity) against their rival Manchester Essex.

It is also our youth GAA night and they will have fun contests during halftime. We will also have a great raffle for our New England Sports Basket we will be raffling off at Pomodoris on Wed. Oct 23rd at 6:00 pm (you do not need to be there to win). Please see Ms. Arrigo and Ms. Gibbs if you would like to purchase a $5 raffle ticket ( of course after school:)) See below for details on the New England Sports basket….We will also have the snack shack open for pizza, drinks , snacks and baked goods.

Thanks for all your support!!!
Go Royals!!!!

Courtney Arrigo and Colleen Gibbs


Attention Seniors

  • Yearbook Superlative lists, senior square quotes, and senior portraits must be given to Janelle Eaton, Autumn Dionne or Ms. Dodge by NOVEMBER 1st. This is the absolute last day you can make any changes to your senior square. All yearbook questions should be sent to the yearbook email address at ghsroyalsyb@gmail.com.

 


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS

  • There will be a financial aid seminar on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm in the Georgetown Middle-High School Auditorium. An experienced representative from MEFA, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, will provide an overview of the college financing process, the types of financial aid, how to apply, and financing options for your family. In addition, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the application form used to apply for federal student aid, will be reviewed. We hope you will be able to attend this very informative and important program. Please contact me at 978-352-5790, x3137, if you have any questions. Thank you. Sincerely, Julia Robinson Guidance Director

 

 


AP Students

  • AP students please don’t forget to register for your AP exam in the guidance office from Oct.15-Nov. 1. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Georgetown in the amount of $94 per exam.  Please contact Mrs. Robinson in the guidance office if you have any questions.

 

 


 

 

 

GAA Basketball for grades K-8

Registration is open from 9/20/2019-10/31/2019.  Click here for more info.

 

 

 


 

Fall Dance at GYCC – Grades 7/8

Please join us on for a Fall Dance on Friday October 18, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the GYCC.  Open to students in Grades 7 and 8.

DJ Dimitri will be there to spin the tunes… meet up with your friends and join us on the dance floor or come to hang out and listen to the music.   There will be snacks and treats available.

The cost for the event is $5 to cover the DJ.  We look forward to seeing you!!

In case you have not come to an event at the GYCC, we are located at the Perley School.  The dance will be in the Gym.

Parents: if you want to help out with volunteering to set-up or clean-up or donate some treats, there is a sign-up genius.  https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c094caaac2baafa7-gycc

 


 

NEW FALL program series to Help Youth Thrive

The Essex Country Asset Builder Network (ECAB), in partnership with the GeorgetownCARES Coalition Committee, is excited to offer a NEW FALL program series to Help Youth Thrive: “Supporting Parents Supporting Kids” to Georgetown residents! With timely topics such as “Tech in Check,” “Overcoming Isolation,” “Changing the Game (youth sports),” and more, facilitated by professionals and renowned authors, you don’t want to miss these special events! Check them out yourself at http://ecabnetwork.org/events/

 

 


 

PSAT’s

  • All sophomores and juniors taking the PSAT this Saturday Oct.19 should be at the school by 7:30am.  Room rosters will be posted throughout the hallways and students should report directly to their testing rooms.  Students should bring a calculator, a drink, and a snack. The test should conclude around 12pm.

 

 


Unity Day

  • Attention staff and students: October 23rd is Unity Day: a day in which we show our support for National Bullying Prevention. The marketing class at Georgetown has designed a new white and blue T-shirt to support this important initiative. You can purchase a t-shirt to wear on Unity day by picking up an order form in guidance or see Mrs. Marchetti. Order forms are due on Friday, October 4″

 


 

 

 

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.

 


 

Club Meeting Info

  • Irish Club– Wednesdays @ 2:15pm room 3250 with Madame Hayes
  • Quilting Club  For HS students, Thursdays @ 2:20-3:30pm in the Maker Space.  All are welcome even if you didn’t sign up
  • Model UN will be meeting on Thursday mornings at 7AM in Room 2271
  • Civil Rights Club will be meeting on Tuesday mornings at 7AM in Room 2271
  • Class of 2022 officers will be meeting on Friday mornings at 7AM in Room 2271
  • High School Quiz Show  Tuesdays at 7 am in Room #3210
  • Chess Club Wednesdays 2:15 pm  in Room #3210
  • MS STEM Club Tuesdays from 2:20pm to 3:20pm in Room 3160 (Makerspace).   All welcome even if you did not sign up.
  • Builders Club 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month in Mrs. Girard’s Rm 3260. We are “building” leadership skills, coming up with project ideas for the youth center, helping out at Kiwanis Thanksgiving and Pancake events, and having a ton of fun! Come see what it’s all about, if you like it, join! We will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 2:30-3:30. Check it out at buildersclub.org
  • Middle School Art Club– will meet in room 1170 on Wednesdays from 2:20- 3. Bring your creative brain!
  • Middle School Criminal Justice Club Thursdays from 7:00am-7:30am
  • SADD will be meeting this on Thursday mornings at 7am in the guidance office
  • Photography Club meeting will be on Wednesdays at 7 am in room 1240.
  • Anime Club will meet on Thursdays at 2:15 in Room 3210
  • National Art Honor Society meeting will be Thursdays at 2:20 in room 1240.
  • ADL peer leaders: meetings held on Thursday mornings at 7am in the library

 

 


 

Class Dues

  • Freshman Class are $25 (if paid before December 31), or $30, If paid after January 1, 2020. 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 Class dues are $35 (if paid before December 31), or $40, If paid after January 1, 2020. 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 $35 (if paid before December 31), or $40, If paid after January 1, 2020. 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 $35 (if paid before December 31), or $40, If paid after January 1, 2020. Please make the checks payable to the Town of Georgetown, and write “Class of 2020” and your child’s name on the reference line

 

 


 

Community Service Opportunity

  • Northshore Packathon- Saturday, October 26th at the Christ Church of Hamilton & Wenham

  • GYCC Town Hall Meeting- Monday, October 28th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at GMHS (Babysitters needed!)

  • Rachel’s Challenge Event- Tuesday, November 12th from 5:45-7:45 at GMHS (Babysitters needed!

    Please see Mrs. Colten in Guidance to sign up ASAP!

 

 

 


GHS Senior Celebration Fundraiser 

  • Join us for our Flatbread Benefit Night! We will earn $3.50 from every large pizza and $1.75 of every small pizza ordered on Tuesday Oct 22th from 5pm-9pm. Dine in and Take out apply!

 

  • Pizza Paint Night! Hosted by Senior Celebration Committee.  Join local artist Lisa Durkee of The Sea By Me on Tues, Oct 22 at 6:30pm at Flatbread Pizza Sign up by email: GtownSeniorClass@gmail.com or via https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49adaf29aafd0-class  Space is limited, so sign up soon!  Cost is $30 per guest, payable that night, to cover paint materials. All proceeds to benefit the Senior Class Celebration Trip.  Join us on this same date from 5-9PM for our Pizza fundraiser in the restaurant!

 

 


 

 

Georgetown Holiday Fair @ Penn Brook School

  • Holiday Fair at Penn Brook is almost here! Save the date, Saturday, November 2nd from 9am-2pm. Come get all your holiday gifts taken care of in one day! Georgetown’s very own Blue Crew Super Store will be in the same spot this year, located in the cafe. The Blue Crew Super Store is the student run business enterprise that is run by the DECA students at GMHS. We will have Youth – Adult sizes available to purchase in all items including: hoodie sweatshirts, pajama pants, winter hats, umbrellas, ornaments, shorts, stickers, and many more items. New items this year are Royals Nike Headbands for $12 and 01833 Tumblers for $15. See the attached flyer for pictures. Come support Georgetown Public Schools ~ all proceeds from the sales at the school store go directly back into the schools and fund many initiatives throughout the year. It’s a win, win! Any questions about purchasing Georgetown apparel or goods through the school store can be sent directly to Ms. Marchetti at marchettil@georgetown.k12.ma.us. Checks are always the preferred method of payment but cash and credit cards will be accepted at the Holiday Fair.

 


 

Message from the Nurse

  • Parents/guardians: All 10th graders are required to submit an updated physical.
  • Parents/guardians:  All 7th graders are required to submit an updated physical.  The nurse will be conducting hearing and vision screening on the 7th grade students who have not been screened by their doctors. If parents do not want the vision hearing screening please inform the nurse in writing by the end of September.

 

 

 


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/.