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ChromebookgraphicWelcome back packets mailed Aug. 28

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year, Middle School families! Look for your family’s welcome packet arriving in your mailbox within the next few days. It contains the PRINTED DISTRICT CALENDAR, the Middle School’s new MOBILE DEVICE USAGE POLICY, and Mr. Reed’s WELCOME LETTER, among other important information. See you soon!

MS front entrance photoGet to know the Middle School ... Walkabout!

Just a couple more weeks until the start of school! GFMS is getting ready ... and we invite you in to take a look around!
5th Grade Walkabout will be August 25th and August 27th from 9-3
5th Grade Ice Cream Social is September 1st at 6 p.m.
6-8 Grade Walkabout is August 26th from 9-3.

GF arrowhead graphicSchool supply lists for 2015-16 available here

Can’t wait for the first day of school in September? Neither can we! Get a jump start on the new year right now by collecting the supplies your child will need. The 5th Grade list is available [ HERE ]. The list for grades 6—8 is available [ HERE ].

Photo of students/staffPrehistoric shark sighted in GFMS cafeteria—all 55 feet of him!

Megalodon, the prehistoric shark, has taken over the Glens Falls Middle School cafeteria. It was "shark week" for the 6th and 7th-graders in the middle school's summer jump-start program, designed to give students a boost in their core subjects for an even more successful year, come September. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicCheerleading open gym and important dates

Every Monday in the month of July (starting July, 13th), there will be open gym for Cheerleading at Kensington Road School from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Any questions please feel free to contact Coach Ring at rtreceno@gfsd.org. Also, please note these important dates for any student-athlete planning to try out for Cheer [ HERE ].

GF arrowhead graphic2015-16 School calendar

A one-page printable version of the calendar that includes school breaks, holidays, and Regents exam days can be downloaded
[ HERE ]. The full district calendar will be available in August.

Photo of students/staffMiddle School “three-peats” as an Essential Elements School to Watch

New York State Regent Beverly Ouderkirk and many other dignitaries helped Glens Falls Middle School celebrate a prestigious accomplishment on Thursday—re-designation, yet again, as an Essential Elements School to Watch. Only 17 schools in New York State currently hold the honor, which is fewer than one percent statewide. [ MORE ]

GF arrowhead graphicReminder: Adults must accompany MS students

Middle School student spectators must be accompanied by a parent or other adult at all games and athletic contests.

GF arrowhead graphicEducator scores available to parents and guardians

Under education law, parents and guardians of students may request the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for each teacher and the principal of the school to which their child is assigned for the current school year. Read the process to request APPR ratings and scores [ HERE ]