GMS Gator

Welcome to GMS - Home of the GATORS!
 
At GMS, our gators receive a challenging, college and career curriculum, highly qualified, caring teachers, and innovative teaching and learning. They develop and grow within a safe and effective learning environment. This is the product of a deep commitment to world-class, student centered excellence by teachers, staff, parents, community and leadership; and the results are clear.
 
GMS is ranked among the Best Middle Schools in Lake County. GMS has been amongst the top performing schools in the past nine years. More than forty percent of our student pursue one or more advanced classes each year.
 
Our success goes beyond academics. Our students excel in each of the four A's: academics, activities, arts and athletics, while also developing a moral compass that will guide them after middle school-in high school, college, their career and life.
 
The faculty, staff, and administration will do everything we can to help our gators become empowered for excellence.
 
Pam Chateauneuf
Principal 
 


Announcements

  • Bring Your Own Device to School (BYOD)

    Posted by Pam Chateauneuf at 6/12/2015 9:00:00 AM
    Technology has provided our students with a social, collaborative world.  They thrive on teamwork and figuring out things with their friends.  The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program creates a technology-rich 21st century learning environment for our students.

    BYOD has many very powerful educational impacts.  Students are:

    • more engaged and motivated.
    • accountable for their learning by being able to take charge.
    • able to continue learning outside the classroom walls.
    • given the opportunity to tap into their individual learning preferences (Personalized and Blended Learning).
    • able to identify skills that will make them life-long learners.

    We have attached the GMS BYOD Agreement, Classroom Procedures, and Q&A for you to peruse. 

     
     
     
     
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  • 8th Grade End of Year Activities

    Posted by Webmaster at 5/13/2015
    The 8th Grade Promotion Letter went home with students on May 7, 2015.  The letter can be found here: 8th Grade Promotion Letter.
     
     
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  • Florida State Science and Engineering Fair

    Posted by Webmaster at 3/24/2015
    On Monday, March 23, 2015, Lake County School Board recognized Lake County students who are participating in the 60th Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, FL on March 31st – April 2nd. GMS is proud to announce Bryce Buchanan! His project “Which Solar Collector Absorbs the Most Heat?” earned him this esteem honor. Bryce will represent GMS and Lake County Schools during his spring break in Lakeland. Bryce was in attendance and recognized at the School Board meeting on Monday, March 23rd. His parents and sister were also in attendance. We are so very proud of Bryce and his accomplishments and wish him well at the Fair!
     
     
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  • Congratulations to all of our Lake County Science and Engineering fair participants!

    Posted by Webmaster at 3/23/2015
    Julia Mausser, Alice Flynn and Alex Bedford made us proud by presenting great projects in their categories.
     
    Michael Berger was awarded an honorable mention in Chemistry.
     
    Donovan Maynard placed first in the Chemistry division, and Bryce Buchanan placed first in the Environmental Category.
     
    Bryce has also been invited to represent Gray Middle School and Lake County in the State Science and Engineering Fair in March.
     
    All of these 6th graders made Gray proud and represented us well!
     
    Lake County Science and Engineering Fair  
     
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  • 2015 Stakeholder Survey

    Posted by Webmaster at 3/13/2015
    The 2015 Stakeholder Surveys are now available and you are invited to participate in these surveys to provide important information that will be used to improve schools and the district. All responses are confidential. These surveys are done through AdvancED, the district’s accrediting agency. District staff members do not have access to identify respondents. Your input is valued and appreciated! Surveys will remain open until Friday, May 1, 2015.
     
    Parent Surveys
     
    Student Surveys
     
    Business and Community Member Surveys
     
     
     
     
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  • 2015 Livestock Evaluation at the Strawberry Festival

    Posted by Webmaster at 3/11/2015
    The GMS FFA Livestock Evaluation team consisted of 4 members: Kyle Pridgen, Ashton Clark, Breann Ellis and Andrea Robinson. The team competed in the state contest Friday March 6th at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City. After placing 6 classes of animals, completing 50 animal science questions and answer questions on 2 of the placing classes, the GMS FFA team placed 2nd overall in the event, only trailing first place by 5 points. It was a close contest and the team worked extremely hard. Kyle Pridgen was the 5th high individual in the state and Ashton Clark was 6th in the state ranking for the event. We are very proud of the team. They will be recognized on state at the Florida FFA State convention in July.
     
    FFA Livestock Strawberry Festival  
     
     
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  • Health Sciences Collegiate Academy

    Posted by Webmaster at 3/9/2015
     
     Health Sciences
     
     
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  • New! Testing Information Tab

    Posted by Webmaster at 2/27/2015
    Please see the Testing tab near the top of the page for more information regarding testing.
     
    Letters went home earlier this week regarding the FSA Writing Assessments for March 3, 4, and 5.  These letters can be found on our Testing section of our school website, along with a Testing Calendar.
     
     
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  • GMS Spelling Bee

    Posted by Webmaster at 2/9/2015
    Gray Middle School hosted its first Spelling Bee during Celebrate Literacy Week this past January.  A big congratulations goes out to our Spelling Bee Champion, Morgan Meyer and Runner-Up, Joshua Nebar!  Morgan will be advancing to the Lake County Spelling Bee on February 27, 2015.  Read more about the Bee in the South Lake Tablet here: http://sltablet.com/news7
     
    Spelling Bee
     
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  • FFA Students Make Us Proud

    Posted by Webmaster at 2/9/2015
    Our FFA Food Science team recently placed 4th in the state. The team consisted of 4 members:
     
    • Emily Stewart
    • Andrea Robinson
    • Austin Edmundson
    • Kassidy Larson
     
    Emily Stewart was also the 6th highest score in the state for the event. The team had to take a written exam, identify differences in taste of items, identify food items based on aromas, answer customer complaint letters and develop a product and present it to a panel of judges.
     
    FFA Food Science
     
    We also had a Horse Judging team compete in the state contest. They also placed 4th in the state out of 37 teams. The team consisted of 4 members:
     
    • Ashton Clark
    • Elyse Kelly
    • Sarah Peterson
    • Morgan Myer

    All 4 members of the team placed within the top 25 out of 148 students, they had to evaluate 3 classes of horses, answer questions on the horse classes and identify 100 items related to the equine industry (breeds, tools, equipment & uses).

     
    Horse
     
     
     
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