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GCMS Spartan Happenings Thursday October 24, 2019

Today is...

Thursday, October 24, 2019

It is a "C" Day


There are late buses today.  

The Spartan Way Every Day

Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Hard Work 

Upcoming Events: 

  • October 28 - November 1, 2019 - Red Ribbon Week 
  • November 1, 2019 - 6th Grade Social, Middle School Cafe 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • November 5, 2019 School Picture Make -Up's
  • November 13-15 Middle School performing "The Wizard of Oz" 

Morning announcements: 
1. Art Club is on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in the art rooms after school. You must have your permission slip in to attend the meeting. 


2. If you're interested in being part of the Wizard of Oz stage crew, you will need to submit an application by Friday, October 25, 2019. Pick one up on the music wing bulletin board. 


3. Red Ribbon Week - October 28- November 1, 2019. Click here for more details on Red Ribbon Week


4. PASA Club will be having a flower sale Wednesday, October 30, 2019 before 1st period in the cafeteria. Flowers will be sold for $1 each. If you are interested in buying flowers, come immediately to the cafeteria after getting off the bus. 


5. Come to the informational meeting for this year's Talent Show! It's on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in room 14 at 3:00pm. Come learn about how you can be involved in the years show! See Mrs. Marciano with any questions! 


6. Attention Ski Club kids the 1st deadline for registration in Friday November 1, 2019. 

Book Commercials 

"Wait till Helen Comes" by Mary Downing Hahn

book art

Contests/Outside Activities:

Fall Family Fest - Thursday November 7, 2019 5:50-7:30 PM in the GC Feild House Click here for more information on the Fall Family Fest 

GCMS Agape Club is collecting items for an organization called Operation Christmas Child. Show your Spartan compassion by donating small hygiene products like toothbrushes, hair brushes, wash cloths, and hand towels. Scrunchies, head bands, and school supplies are also needed. There are collection boxes in the community offices and the cafeteria. Thank you for helping the less fortunate this Christmas!

Attention 8th graders if you are looking for a fun way to volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life, you might want to check out the TIES Program.
Please contact the TIES Program Coordinator at 585-764-1390 or email

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services’ is once again hosting the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.”  
The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten–Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Special Education. New York State winners will be displayed in the 2021 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered into the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest.
More information on the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” can be found on the contest web page at Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to
Don’t miss out!  The contest entry deadline is December 9, 2019.

Other Information:  

Drop off and Pick up location is at Door #9 behind the school by the cafeteria. You can be dropped off beginning at 7:35 am. In order to be on time to first period, which starts at 7:58 am you need to be dropped off no later than 7:45 am. 

If you have lost any items such as clothes, shoes, lunch pail, water bottles, books, backpacks, etc... Please check the lost and found in the Cafe!

Click here for PTO information and dates for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Volunteer Opportunities at GCMS see attached any questions please contact Ms. LaManna.

Click here for Volunteer information

Click here for the Volunteer Form 

Wellness Wednesday Message is brought to you by the Health Department:

Did you know that being exposed to second hand smoke can be harmful to your health? If you have a family member or friend that smokes ask them if they could smoke outside and not smoke in the car with you. It's okay to be proactive about your health. 

 Library News:

The Library is closed after school on Tuesdays.  
All summer reading books are due now. If you still have not returned yours, please swing by the library or return it to your English/ELA teacher as soon as possible. Thank you!

Happy Reading


GCMS Intramural days will be by community. Monday's will be for Amerks only, Wednesday's Redwings only, Thursday's are Rhino's only, and Fridays all communities are welcome. Sign up on your day during your lunch period. Friday's sign up is before homeroom and spots will be limited. 

Fall Sports are in full swing! Show your Spartan Pride and attend a game. As a reminder, any Middle School student who wants to attend a sporting event after school, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click here for the event schedule for the week of October 21, 2019

Word of the Day:

lament; to express grief, to mourn or to regret deeply

Yoko would often lament her mother's death. 

Upstander Phrase of the Day:

Your amazing just the way you are. Be determined to be an Upstander!

Artist of the Day - Eliezer 8th grade