School Announcement

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

  • If you are interested in applying for the AFL-CIO Scholarship please visit www.massaflcio.org/scholarships for an online application.  Priority is given to students who have union affiliation but this is not a requirement to apply.  The deadline to apply is December 20th and applicants will be required to take a Labor History exam on February 10th.

 


 

 

Grade 8 Whittier Field Trip

  • The Whittier Field trip has been rescheduled to December 12th.

 

 


 

 

Sports News

  • MS boys basketball will start on 12/16 at 2:30pm in the Perley gym.

 

 


 

Senior Celebration Committee Parking Spot Raffle

  • Class of 2020 is raffling a GHS parking spot for the 20-21 school year. These raffle tickets are for the current junior class of 2021, and will guarantee your parking spot for your senior year.Winner will be picked at random on Dec 18.  The parking spots are limited for the large upcoming class!  Winning this raffle will secure your on campus parking spot! No more park – n – ride dreaded walk to school!!!  Tickets are available online at https://ghs-senior-celebration.square.site

 


 

 

DECA’s 1st Annual Shoe Drive

  • It is time to clean out those shoe closets! GHS DECA is hosting their first annual shoe drive from November 1st through January 3rd. As part of their Community Outreach Goal for 2019-2020 the DECA club is broadening their reach by partnering with Funds2orgs. The shoes donated will be shipped overseas to 23 developing nations. Funds2org will train individuals in those nations to become entrepreneurs. The micro-enterprises serve as a way to develop jobs and skills for the citizens of those nations. We will accept ALL sizes (infant, youth, and adult): sneakers, heels, work boots, cleats, dance shoes, baby shoes, casual shoes, baby shoes, flip-flops, sandals, birks, boots, and slippers. Anything with a hole, broken heel, or blade will NOT be accepted. You can drop off your gently worn or new shoes to any of the donation bins located in the main lobby of: Perley, Penn Brook, and GMHS. If you have too many shoes to transport please email Ms. Marchetti @ marchettil@georgetown.k12.ma.us to arrange for DECA to pick them up. Our goal is to collect 7,500 pairs of shoes! Together we can hit our goal, thank you for helping us get there!

 

 


 

 

Music Program Fundraisers

  • Yankee Candle – Gifts for the holidays, birthdays or treat yourself.  The online store is open until January 8, 2020.  Limited paper packets will be available in Mr. Blackman and Ms. O’Mahoney’s rooms.   https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm  

 

 

 

 


 

 

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
  • 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 in the cafe
  • SADD will be meeting this on Thursday mornings at 7am in the guidance office
  • Photography Club meeting will be on Mondays at 2:20 pm in room 1240.
  • Anime Club will meet on Thursdays at 2:15 in Room 3210
  • National Art Honor Society meeting will be Mondays at 2:20 in room 1240.
  • ADL peer leaders: meetings held on Thursday mornings at 7am in the library
  • Peer Mediation Thursdays at lunch in Room 3120
  • Arabic/Middle Eastern Culture Club will meet after school on Wednesdays in Mr. K’s room (1320)
  • Middle School Student Council
    • 8th Grade Wednesdays at lunch in Room 3150
    • 7th Grade Thursdays at lunch in Room 3150

 

 


 

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

 

 


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/.