School News


February Students of the Month
6th Grade - Jose Martiniez-Castro & Jaycee Hinson; 7th Grade -  Brien Beverly & Sarah Melton; 8th Grade - Storm Caswell & Abigail Mauldin


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)


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



Parents we need your help with our Online Auction! If you own a business or make a craft, can you donate a gift card, gift basket,or other item for our auction?
Ideas:
Donate a gift certificate to a local restaurant, hair salon, or other place of business.
Donate an item jewelry, electronic, wreath for a door, etc.
Donate a themed gift basket.
All ideas are welcome. Any and all donated items are welcome and can be tax deductible.

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

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

Our School/Community Family

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

Thursday, April 23
Baseball Game-Collins-Away-4:00
Tuesday, April 28
Baseball Playoffs-1st Round
Thursday, April 30
Baseball Playoffs-2nd Round
Saturday, May 2
Baseball Championship
Thursday, May 7
Athletic Awards Ceremony

Weather

Today, 4/18/2015
High: 83 Low: 66
Chance rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2015
High: 81 Low: 65
Chance rain showers
46% chance of precipitation.