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

  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Pam Chateauneuf at 7/16/2015

    AHOY MATEY! Aargh YOU READY FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR?

     

    We are ready to embark on a new school year, and are eagerly awaiting your arrival on deck. It is an exciting time and maybe a little afeard! GMS is moving ahead with blending learning, BYOD, personalized learning, and PLUS teachers and time. Shiver me timbers! With all the great things going on it will surely be an adventure.  

     

    It is a pleasure to welcome back our returning Gator Hands, and I am also proud to welcome our new Gator Sprogs! We are ready to weigh anchor as we begin another incredible voyage, and our journey will not be complete without you, me hearties! We look forward to your arrival at GMS on Monday, August 24th. The treasure map (your schedule) is in Skyward, so study it carefully! Additional information is listed below.

     

    I am thrilled about beginning this new journey! I have no doubt that the 2015-2016 school year will be an exciting one filled with adventures, challenges, and victories. An’ I with my spyglass and scruffy old crew, will be watching in the crow’s nest for ‘me buckos’ to return.

     

    Yo-ho-ho,

    Captain Chateauneuf

     

     

    Additional Information:

    • Your schedule is available in Skyward or you may pick up a copy of your schedule at the school between the hours of 9am-3pm (12:30-1pm lunch) on Monday – Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays. Click here for a schedule change request form for the 2015-2016 school year. The schedule change request form must be properly completed to be considered for a schedule change. Schedule change requests will not be made without a parent signature. Schedule changes will be made only if a class was scheduled in error. All schedule changes may not be honored. You may fax (352-429-7959) the form to guidance, or bring the form to the Front Office by the end of the day on August 14th. Your cooperation will ensure a smooth start of school for all Gators. 

    • I am also proud to welcome our new students to Gray Middle School. You are about to embark on a great adventure, and we want you to enjoy every minute. We are all about excellence at GMS! We are offering a special event, Gator Camp, for our incoming sixth graders. It will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at GMS from 9-11:00am. You should have preregistered for this event.

    • We will be offering a Meet the Teachers on Thursday, August 20th from 10:30am-12:00pm. This will be a great time to meet your teachers, pick up a supply list (this is also on our website), purchase a binder and tabs ($10.00), talk with a transportation specialist, and pick up a schedule. Looking forward to meeting you at this event!

    • The cost of a school lunch is $2.15 and breakfast is $1.25. More information will be available on the Lake County website at http://lake.k12.fl.us/parents

    • I also want to remind our seventh grade students that certain immunizations are required for you to start school on August 24th. You must have the Tdap booster prior to the start of the school year. Please drop off the required paperwork in the clinic during Meet the Teachers on Thursday, August 20th.

     

     

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  • 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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