School News


November Students of the Month
6th grade: Hagan Kennedy; 7th Grade: Cassidy Keene & Lester Bacon; 8th grade: Jack Shuman, Caitlyn Lowe, & Tyler Clay; Not pictured - 6th grade: Anthony Ray



There is a New Georgia Assessment called Georgia Milestones. This video describes the new assessment. It shows how your student will be assessed at the end of the year in each class. Watch this short GA Milestones Video Here.

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!

Join the GMS Booster Club 


$125 Annual Corporate Membership

(Includes 4 Gate Passes and 2 Bulldog Seat Cushions)

$75 Annual Family Membership

(Includes Gate Passes for up to 4 Family Members living in same household – Additional passes for members in same household can be purchased for an additional $10 each)

$45 Annual Family Membership

(Includes Gate Passes for 2 Family Members living in same household)

$30 Annual Individual Membership

(Includes Gate Pass for Individual)

Booster Membership Form & Flyer-2014-2015-Color.pdf
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

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3-12  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.
Learn more about
GA Milestones...
Watch the video on YouTube.

Tattnall partners with Kelly Services for substitutes and employee leave...

Click here for video ---
Introduction to KES Video

KES is dedicated to helping districts save money and operate at peak capacity by fulfilling all staffing needs.  As a complete education staffing solution, KES manages substitute teachers and after school programs, as well as non-instructional staff such as custodians, cafeteria workers, administrative assistants, school nurses, and more. 

Employee Quick Start Guide.pdf
Kelly Services Employee Guide
Kelly Services Administrator Guide 
Becoming a Substitute
Read more...

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

Our School/Community Family

Safe & Drug Free Schools Program & the FY15 Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0

Tattnall students will be participating in the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 for grades 6-12 and the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 for grades 3-5 between November and February 27, 2015. Responses to the questions will not be identified and anonymity will be maintained.  Parents/guardians may opt out (decline student participation) by contacting the school principal no later than December 5, 2014.

Read more...
Passive Permission letter.pdf
Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce provides for families in need at Christmas.  The application can be downloaded here and returned to the business offices indicated on the application.
Christmas at Home.pdf

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is now available.  If you are a parent of a student attending Tattnall County Schools, please respond to this survey of 24 questions. You may use your personal computers, smartphones or iPads.  We encourage you to participant because data will be used to calculate the School Climate Star Rating.  However, there is no mandatory participation rate for parents.  Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.  The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.

 

Georgia Parent Survey:   http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 22
Christmas Break
Tuesday, December 23
Christmas Break
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Break
Thursday, December 25
Christmas Break
Christmas Day

Weather

Today, 12/22/2014
High: 59 Low: 54
Rain likely
71% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/23/2014
High: 68 Low: 58
Rain showers
82% chance of precipitation.