Congratulations to a Former Eagle…Current Bulldog!!

Goochland High School senior, Monique Morman, has studied under Mrs. Melissa Black in the Student Athletic Training program for the past four years. On Wednesday, March 16th, she attended the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) competition in Williamsburg and earned 4th place in the Sports Medicine category. You GO, Monique!

Former Eagle and current Goochland Bulldog, Monique Mormon, plans to attend JMU in the fall for Athletic Training. (photo credited to Bea Cantor)

GMS Curriculum Fair

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, we held our very first curriculum fair for rising 6th grade students and their families. The objective was to give those students/parents the opportunity to learn about GMS, tour our school, meet our teachers, and ask questions about courses. As I wandered through the halls after Ms. Rainbolt’s informational meeting, I encountered an abundant amount of excitement as students navigated the hallways from classroom to classroom to meet their teachers!

A HUGE thank you goes out to Ms. Rainbolt for heading up the curriculum fair and to the many GMS teachers who manned their classrooms! Much gratitude goes out to Mrs. Carter for promoting the GMS PTA!

(Disclaimer: I had such fun roaming the halls and visiting my rising eagles that I forgot to take pictures! I was lucky enough to capture the few remaining folks below as the fair came to a close! :-) )

Mr. Summitt at the GMS Athletics table selling spirit wear! Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Elliott promoting the GMS PTA! Mrs. Norris and Mrs. Melton manning the snack table. Two young ladies that agreed to smile for the camera! Future Eagle family members that were good sports and posed for a picture!

And the GMS 2013 Teacher of the Year is (drum roll, please!)…….


Mrs. Burdette congratulates Mr. Jones!

Mr. Jones is not only adored by his students, but it seems that his colleagues feel the same way.

Mr. Jones was chosen as GMS Teacher of the Year by his colleagues because he “is a steady, kind, and knowledgeable teacher who always has time for kids and coworkers,” “puts in extra time after school to do tutoring,” “blogs regularly, allowing (another teacher) to access the material he is reviewing and to collaborate more efficiently,” “is an all-around nice man who is concerned about each and every one of his students despite their differences.” Mr. Jones also “gives to our students by coaching track.”



Marking Period Tests

Due to the snow, marking period tests have been changed as follows: 

Wednesday, March 13th (Math and English) Day 2

Thursday, March 14th (Math and English) Day 1

Friday, March 15th (Make Up Day: All classes will meet. No tests given.)

Monday, March 18th (Science and Social Studies) Day 2

Tuesday, March 19th (Science and Social Studies)  Day 1

For our rising 9th graders… (Our Eagles will be Bulldogs soon!)

In preparation for the transition to high school, GHS is hosting a rising 9th grade parent information night on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30pm in the GMS/GHS auditorium.  Information on class registration, graduation requirements and credits, extra-curricular opportunities, and high school policies will be covered.  Please join Mrs. Hartley, 9th grade counselor, and Mr. Newman, GHS principal for this important meeting.

One WAY COOL Bulldog!

Former GMS Eagle, Nathan Adams, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Eastern Michigan University on a full scholarship to play football! GO, NATHAN!!!

“He has done well both in class and on the field. Nathan is a great example of the hard working students here in Goochland,” said Patrick Gordon, GMS Math teacher and GHS football coach.

Calling ALL Eagles…!!!

GMS is holding a Rising 6th Grade Meeting and 6th-8th Grade Curriculum Fair!

When: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: 6:30pm in the auditorium for the Rising 6th Grade Meeting

7:00pm throughout the entire GMS building for the Curriculum Fair

Why? to obtain information about GMS 6th grade expectations, tour the building, and to talk to teachers about our curriculum from core classes to our brand new Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes

Mark your calendars and see you then!

And the winner is…

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After posters were hung, orations completed, and overall campaigning ended, students voted for their SCA officers and representatives. Today, the winners were announced via Eagle News 3!

GMS SCA Officers

President: Tevin D.

7th Grade Vice President: Maddie G.

6th Grade Vice President: Sydney M.

Secretary: Sam T.

Treasurer: Cierra O.

Class Representatives: Myranda B., Hannah B., Jessica D., Grayson E., Riley P., Mason S., Savannah S., and Alexis W.!

Congratulations, Eagles! 



Olweus Bully Prevention Kick Off!

For the third year in a row, GMS students and teachers have embraced our bully prevention program and officially begun our campaign against bullying! A few weeks back, Ms. Rainbolt gathered our Olweus Bully Prevention Committee student representatives to prepare for the kick off. They worked hard planning and it finally came to fruition yesterday afternoon! Students will be pledging to help those who are bullied by signing banners in the cafeteria during lunches today and tomorrow.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a research-based program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying in elementary, middle, and junior high schools. OBPP is not a curriculum, but an on-going program that addresses bullying at the school-wide, classroom, individual, and community levels. We have implemented the program at the school-wide, classroom, and individual levels over the past two years, refining the program in relation to the needs of our students. This year, Ms. Rainbolt will be focusing on the community piece and has started reaching out to the community by creating a #NoBullyZone twitter account you can find here: GMS Rainbolt

And now for the kick off pictures (courtesy of Bea Cantor. Thank you, Bea!):
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Hello, All.

The GHS/GMS complex was evacuated earlier this morning. Dr. Gretz, acting superintendent, sent the following message via SchoolMessenger:

“Good morning families of Goochland County Public Schools students. This is Pete Gretz, acting superintendent of schools, calling to let you know that students at GHS were evacuated this morning when the fire alarm sounded. Fire & rescue staff completed a thorough inspection and concluded that a water line ruptured, causing a sudden decrease in water pressure which triggered the alarm.

Students were displaced from the building to the stadium where they had access to rest rooms.
There was no emergency and no fire and we are extremely thankful for the rapid response and support from the Fire & Rescue and Sheriff Department and school staff.
We are currently working out a plan to provide lunch to students and return their school day to normal as quickly as possible.”
PLEASE KNOW THAT: 1. The Title 1 Parent meeting WILL be held at 5:30pm tonight at GMS in room R228.
2. The PTA Back to School Night WILL be held at 7pm at GMS in the auditorium.