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District Announcements
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Be advised - road closure April 30!
Road Closure April 30!
In order to ensure the safety of students and staff who will be participating in Glenwood Middle School’s 6th Annual Triathlon April 30, a portion of County Highway 40 (Chatham Road, between GMS and Glenwood Intermediate School) will be closed for a 20 minute time period at approximately 9:15 a.m. In the event of inclement weather on April 30, the event will take place May 1 with the road closure occurrence at 9:15 a.m. for 20 minutes. For more information, contact the middle school at 483-2481.

Glenwood Athletic Booster News
Athletic Boosters Plan “Takeover Night” at Buffalo Wild Wings April 27
The Glenwood Athletic Boosters are planning a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on April 27th.  Present a ticket from the attached flyer and Buffalo Wild Wings® will donate 15% of all pre-taxed food sales, for dine-in and carry-out orders, to the Athletic Boosters. Guests must present a ticket in order for their food purchase to count towards our donation to the boosters. One check per ticket. For example, if a family of four pays on one check, they only need to have one ticket.
Takeover Night groups may not pass out tickets to guests who are arriving or who are already in the restaurant (this includes the parking lot and any BWW property in general); this is considered solicitation and it is prohibited. Any solicitation that occurs on Buffalo Wild Wings property will result in forfeiting of the donation from the Takeover Night. 

Fundraiser for Language Arts
Mark your calendars - Parade of Pigs is Back!

BCEF's Parade of Pigs Fundraiser Coming in May

The Ball-Chatham Educational Foundation's spring fundraiser aims to help enrich the creativity and innovative potential of our students by collecting donations in piggy banks specially painted by some of the district’s most talented artists! Monies raised will help fund each school's art program.  The ceramic pigs are now placed at the host sites until May 22nd to collect donations from our generous community. The host sites are: 


 

  • Island Bay Yacht Club
  • Chatham Library
  • INB-Chatham
  • UCB-Chatham
  • BOS-Chatham
  • County Market-Chatham
  • Powerworks Fitness
  • Edgar's Coffee House
  • Casey's General Store, and
  • All Ball-Chatham schools
On May 29th, the banks will be auctioned off at a cookout on the patio at Island Bay Yacht Club. 

This year's sponsors are: O'Shea Builders; Maddox Dentistry; Shelley Ebener; Jane Hay Sales & Staging; Ed Clark Photography; Chris and Joan Parks; Dr. Sarah Fowler & Chris Chambers; Formea Insurance Group; Steven Koch, CFP, Ameriprise Financial Services; and Kevin Floyd, DDS. In-kind supporters are: China Towne, Frye-Williamson Printing, and Ben Ladage Auctions.

Contact BCEF Director, Julie Nortell-Briggs at BCEFDir@chathamschools.org if you would like to purchase tickets to the cookout at Island Bay on May 29. $25 per person.

2015 GHS Summer Sports Camps
Glenwood Sports Camps Announced!
The Glenwood High School Sports Camps have been announced for this summer! Click here for details on all the camps and the registration form. Registration is due by May 8. Registrations received after May 22 are subject to a $5 per child late fee.

Village of Chatham Summer Program
Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program Announced
The Village of Chatham Summer Recreation Program information is now available! There are programs for children and adults alike. Also included this year are the GHS Summer Sports Camps details. Click here for details!

School Announcements
GMS STAFF APPRECIATION


Let’s Celebrate!
 
It’s time to get ready to celebrate our fantastic teachers and staff at Glenwood Middle School during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 4th-8th.  The PTO would like to give our teachers and staff members a delicious continental breakfast on Tuesday, May 5th and a fabulous Hawaiian Luau themed luncheon on Thursday, May 7th.  Please take a minute to look at our sign-up sheet and find a way YOU can help show the teachers and staff members how much you appreciate what they’ve done for our children this year!  If you are unable to send in a food/drink item or volunteer your time and would still like to contribute, monetary donations may be sent in an envelope marked Staff Appreciation (checks payable to GIS/GMS PTO).
 
Thank you!
The GIS/GMS PTO
 
GMS Triathlon
TRIATHLON

Wednesday, April 29th:  Triathlon Equipment drop-off
                                        3:30 - 6:30 North Gym

Thursday, April 30th:  GMS ANNUAL TRIATHLON

Thursday, April 30th:  Triathlon Equipment pick-up until 5:30

Friday, May 1st:  Triathlon Rain Date


                                 
Jazz Band Dance
“All That Jazz” Theme of Upcoming Jazz Band Dance
     Chatham – Don’t miss a delightful evening of outstanding jazz and delicious desserts in the Glenwood High School Commons from 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. The Ball‑Chatham Glenwood Middle and High School jazz bands will perform their annual Jazz Band Dance under the direction of Dennis Marcotte and Gina Coonrod. Door Prizes will be awarded. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens & students at the door. This popular emceed event raises money through the Band Boosters for Ball-Chatham Glenwood band programs.
GMS CHEER

GMS CHEER INFORMATION


CHEER APPLICATIONS
 Due April 22
 
CHEER TRYOUT CLINICS
  April 27, 28 AND 30
 3:45-5:00 at GMS South Gym
 
CHEER TRYOUT PARENT MEETING
 April 27
3:45-5:00 at GMS South Gym
 
GMS CHEER TRYOUTS
 MAY 1 AT GMS South Gym
GMS Dress Code
Welcome Warm Weather!  Please encourage your student to follow the GMS dress code as found on page 23 of the student handbook.  We have been making weekly announcements to remind students of the guidelines that include examples of unacceptable attire that includes clothing that reveals undergarments, tops that expose the shoulders, cleavage, or midriff, short shorts and skirts.  If a student is in violation of the dress code, a parent/guardian will be contacted to bring in acceptable attire. Progressive  discipline will be assigned for repeat offenders.  Please contact the GMS administration if you have any questions.

Weight lifting

GMS WEIGHT LIFTING


Weight lifting is available for GMS students on Tuesday and Friday each week after school.  A bus will transport the students after school to Glenwood High School.  Please arrange to pick them up from the High School at 5:00 pm.
Fin-Tastic!


“We may be different, but in this school we swim together!”
Glenwood Middle School’s Theme this year is based on Fish! , a book written by Stephen C. Lundin.  Students and Staff are working on the following components, which support the PBIS philosophy:
 
 
Choose Your Attitude-The attitude you have now is the one you are choosing.  Is it the one you want?
Be There- Be fully engaged in the moment
Make Their Day- The world becomes a better place the moment you act on an intention to serve.
Respectful Play-It’s not just an activity, it is a state of mind that brings energy and sparks creativity.
 
Check out all of the Fish on display at GMS as we “reel” everyone in to practice these healthy habits!
 
 
What is TPH or Titan Power Hour?
  • Time to receive interventions, which may include academic, social, or emotional support.  In other words, interventions that help further teach strategies that may include math skills, reading skills, or even classroom skills like staying focused and keeping organized
  • Titan Time activities that focus on character education and the PBIS goals of be respectful, responsible, and safe.
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SCHOOL LUNCH
The GMS Cafeteria offers a variety of lunch items each day, including a la carte items.  Please be aware that a la carte items are not part of a "Type A" lunch.  Any student who wishes to eat a la carte items will be charged for them.



END OF DAY RELEASE PROCEDURES

In order to ensure that students are following staff directives and to further facilitate student safety, we have changed the end-of-day release. Our new procedures are as follows:

·               All students who participate in extra-curricular activities, walk home, or are picked up from school will be dismissed at 3:32 p.m. 
 
·               Students who ride a bus home from school are to stay with their ninth hour teacher until an announcement is made that their bus has arrived.  
 
Please know that students are being monitored so that they have enough time to go to their lockers, get their materials and get to their buses on time.  We appreciate your support in relation to these new procedures.
 


DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS
 

In order to ensure an orderly and safe environment, the delivery of balloons, flowers or other similar items to students is not allowed.

 

    

 

Regular School Day hours are 8:29 a.m. - 3:32 p.m.
Students can be dropped off after 7:45 a.m.

 

School and District Information:
GMS 2014-15 Supply List

GMS Course Book
GMS Student Activities
GMS School Lunch Program
2014-2015 Student Handbook



GMS Newsletter
     

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