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To Encourage, to Engage, to Educate,
to Empower!

Larry Walker, Principal
Jessica Chastain, Assistant Principal
Gina Eaton Nichols, Counselor

Information below for our rising 7th graders

Check out what's happening 
during the month of May! 

Our Amazing May at GMS! 2018

Our April Students of the Month
Sitting Left to right: Madison Chastain, Abby Taylor, Juana Tercero, Riley Kendrick
Standing: Cristian Pablo Iquic, Zachary Byess, Cheyenne Novitch
Asst. Principal Jessica Chastain and  Principal Larry Walker

 All students will now receive free breakfast everyday! Due to Provision 2, breakfast will now be provided to all students free of charge.  We still strongly encourage parents to complete the free/reduced lunch forms as this only includes breakfast meals and not lunch.  Forms will be distributed to your child during the first week of school, or you may fill them out online at the Gilmer County Schools homepage.  

To request a hard copy please
call 706-276-5030 and ask for Angie Strawbridge and we will send you one.

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Lunch Information:
Student breakfast FREE for all students! 
Student lunch $2.10 & .40 Reduced
Adult breakfast $2.25
Adult lunch $3.50
Visitor Meals $2.75 breakfast/ $4.00 lunch

        MAP Testing Explanation: 

                 Parent Letter

            Quick Reference Guide

               MAP Test Info. & Practice Test:
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Gilmer Middle Sc
1860 South Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone 706-276-5030
FAX 706276-5035 

GMS would like to sincerely thank
the following sponsors for their 
generous donations to the Family
Engagement Program for the 2017-
2018 school year.
Chili Dog, Coca Cola Bottling Co., 
Dairy Queen, East Towne Cinemas,
Ellijay Telephone Co., 515 Lumber 
Supply, Food Lion, Ingles, Longhorn
Steakhouse, Mike's Ellijay 
Restaurant, Mr. P's, Shane's Rib
Shack, Sumner Custom Homes,
United Community Bank, and 

GMS would like to give a big 'ol 
shout out to Wendy's and Thomas 
the manager for providing free 
Frosty's to our 5th and 6th graders. 
We are blessed with generous 
community support. Thank you for 
helping to make our end of the year special for our kiddos!

Check out the programs available
through the Boys and Girls Club 
during the summer!

Parents: Please take a moment
to fill out our survey below.  Your
input is very important to us!
Thanks for your help.
2017-2018 GMS Title I 

We would like to send out a huge 
thank you to all of our parents and participants for a successful and 
fun car show! The kids had a blast. 
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful community to support 
us here at GMS! We are so thankful! 

Congratulations to 5th grader 
Samuel Fontenot who was chosen 
by Dr. Farist as the WLJA Student 
of the Week!

Put a little spring in your 
step and come to school
everyday! Attendance 
Images from Google Images and Pinterest

Parents, check out Camp Highland.  
They are one of our collaborative partners.  They offer excellent 
programs for kids!

Welcome to Cats Corner!  Kids
can earn a trip to shop with good 
attendance and good behavior at
school.  Names will be pulled every
Friday and announced towards the
end of the day.  We encourage
all students to do their best and
be at school everyday!  We love to 
see all of your smiling faces! 

Be sure to check out our scrapbook
page for pics every week of our

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