School News

Georgia Parent School Survey
A growing body of research indicates that schools with positive school climate ratings have better test scores and higher graduation rates.  School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. Our students and teachers have taken the survey. We would like our parents to take the survey too.  Take the survey and let us know how we are doing. 


Parent Survey
http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp
(The Spanish version is available at this same web page, click español
at the top)


GMS Summer Football Calendar
2015GMSFootballCalendar.pdf

Do you know about dual enrollment opportunities for upcoming 9th-12 grade students?  Dual enrollment courses provide opportunities for GA high school students to take college-level courses and earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree.  Questions about dual enrollment please contact our counselor, Sherri Anthony or visit:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/Transition-Career-Partnerships.aspx


Click the BI-LO Logo below and register your card today! Our school code is: 55445Hometown Educational Rewards -- Register Your BONUSCARD® Today!

Register your Harveys Card by clicking the Harveys picture below. Our school code is 47990. Harveys Hometown Educational Rewards -- Register Your Rewards Key Today!

Don't forget to collect Box Tops for Education off of the products you buy from the store. The more Box Tops we collect-the more free educational equipment we can get!

Parents, don't forget to register on our website.
You can keep up to date on your child's homework, tests, and upcoming school events.
Detailed directions are listed in the resources.
If you registered in the past, you will need to re-register for this school year.

From the Principal

Hello everyone! On behalf of the GMS faculty and staff I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for entrusting your child to our care. We are dedicated to making sure your child receives the best middle school experience possible. Our faculty and staff perform their duties and responsibilities to the best of their ability each day with pleasure, but that alone cannot guarantee student success. We need your help in making sure that your child realizes that with maturity comes increased responsibility. The teachers have high expectations for student success and have indicated areas where you can provide assistance. First, please make sure your child attends school every day, for the entire school day, as much as possible. Nothing can replace the direct instruction that the teacher provides each day. Second, your child must take responsibility for learning by completing ALL assignments to the best of his/her ability and by having the assignment readily available during class. Third, your child must attend to the lesson being taught and seek clarification immediately if he/she doesn’t understand any concept. Fourth, your child should develop and utilize effective study skills to include preparing homework each day, preparing for upcoming tests, and reading as much as possible in order to increase reading skills. Finally, your child should participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports or clubs, if possible.  While not all inclusive, we believe the aforementioned responsibilities will definitely promote student success.  We invite you to visit GMS to see all of the wonderful learning experiences taking place. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call.


GMS Shows PRIDE!

"Motto: Whatever it Takes!" Mission
The Tattnall County School District is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure a quality education that affirms ALL students’ value and worth and will lead to a high school graduation and productive citizenship.

Vision
The Tattnall County School District will utilize innovative strategies to ensure ALL students will be successful today and prepared for tomorrow.


Student Corner


District News

Kindergarten Registration 2015-16
K Registration flyer 2015-16 (EN-SP).docx
Pre-K Registration 2015-16

 

PreK Registration flyer 2015-16 (EN-SP)_REV1.docx
Experience Online Testing
Use this site to learn to use navigation menus and buttons within the new online test application.  
Go to http://experience-ga.ctb.com/
Login with the guest account.

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3-12.   Read more...

School calendar for 2015-16 has been approved by Board of Education.
Copy of Tattnall Calendar 2015-2016 FINAL approved 032315.pdf
Tattnall partners with Kelly Services for substitutes and employee leave...
Click here for video ---
Introduction to KES Video

Read more...

School Improvement Status Announced
Tattnall County is pleased to announce that no school has been named "Priority", "Focus", or "Alert" in the yearly status evaluation of Title I schools.  Read more...
Priority Alert Focus 2104 letter001.pdf
El Condado de Tattnall se complace en informarles que ninguna de sus escuelas ha sido nombrada "Prioridad", "Enfoque" o "Alerta" durante la evaluación anual de las escuelas de Título I.  Leer más….
Priority Alert Focus 2014 letter (Spanish).pdf

Great News!

National Agriculture Week contest winners include two Tattnall County students!
As part of National Agriculture Week, the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Agriculture recently held a series of contests for students. The essay contest, poster contest, and coloring contest shared a theme: “Agriculture in my county and state: What does agriculture do for me?” More than 1,000 students from across the state participated, and a total of 12 winners have been selected. We are very proud of our winners- Peyton and Erica!
Read more....

Our School/Community Family

On behalf of WeCare@Clyde’s Charitable Foundation, starting on June 1st, all Tattnall County Clyde’s Market convenience stores will be raising money to support Tattnall County elementary schools. The beneficiary school list will include the following elementary schools: Reidsville Elementary; Glennville Elementary; and Collins Elementary Public Schools. Total number of elementary teachers to benefit from this Fund Raiser will be 101. The grades included in the Fund Raiser will be PreK – 5th grades. Read more...

Free access to digital books all summer!

myON Reader has partnered with the Get Georgia Reading Campaign to provide every child in Georgia with FREE access anytime, anywhere to a library of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports — over the entire summer. Access the books and find more information at the link above.


Read about Georgia's initiatives to engage parents...
Summer Newsletter 2015 - Extended.pdf
Tattnall County---Together……We Count!

2015 Census Test takes place March 23 through May 31. Please login to the website and complete your census information.  http://www.Census.gov/2015

Tattnall County Together.docx
Bus Transportation Update
bus letter 001.pdf
New Messaging Service
We are in the process of implementing a new messaging/alert system for parents/guardians of students in all Tattnall County Schools. This system will allow us to send voice calls, texts, and emails to the phone number provided by the parent/guardian. We will utilize the system to inform parents/guardians of activities at the schools, as well as issues of which they may need to be aware, such as late buses. In order for this system to be effectively implemented, we will need current contact information for each student. Please provide the following information to your child’s school by returning the letter sent home on Friday, March 6, 2015Read more...

In Georgia, vaccinating all school children is the law.  For more information on immunization guidelines, go to the state information website:
http://dph.georgia.gov/schools-and-childcare

Public Announcement

Help for homeless youth...see brochure below.
Homeless.pdf

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 1
Football Workouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 4
Football Workouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, June 8
Football Workouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 11
Football Workouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday, June 15
Football Workouts
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Weather

Today, 5/27/2015
High: 88 Low: 67
Chance thunderstorms
31% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/28/2015
High: 88 Low: 65
Slight chance thunderstorms
17% chance of precipitation.