All medications must be picked up by 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
A Gettys Middle team of 3 students is heading to Dallas, Texas this week to compete in the largest robotics competition in the world, The VEX Robotics World Championship. The team of 8th graders qualified for the tournament by winning the 2023 State Championship in Columbia on March 4th. Advancing to the world competition is GMS Team 77240G which consists of: Calder Adams, Kathrin Patterson, and Wyatt Reeves. The team is coached by Mr. Jeff Tharpe, STEM instructor. Good luck Team 77240G! Read the feature on the team published online at: https://bit.ly/GMSrobotics
Thanks to all of our families and guests that attended our Moana Jr musical this weekend. We appreciate all of your support of the Arts. Our next shows will be Friday, March 31 at 6:30 pm and April 1 with shows at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets available online at: https://gettysmiddle.hometownticketing.com/embed/all
Congratulations to our Jazz Band! The GMS Jazz Band went down to Newberry College to perform at the SC Jazz Ensemble Performance Assessment and received a rating of Superior (the highest possible rating) from every judge! Also, Santiago Lozada was selected as Outstanding Soloist for Gettys Middle School. Thank you also to Mr. Young and Mrs. Myers for their work and leadership!
We are so proud of our award-winning Strings students. Ms. Atkins and the 7th and 8th Grade Strings students went to the Concert Performance Assessment where our performance was rated by a panel of judges and they earned an Excellent rating and brought back a trophy to GMS! Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Robotics Team and Mr. Tharpe for being State Tournament Champions and qualifying again for the World Championship. Our Team 77240G won in Columbia and were also Design Award winners! Winning Saturday were: Calder Adams, Kathrin Patterson and Wyatt Reeves. STEM greatness at Gettys!
Gettys loved having Easley's 5th grade students visiting with us today! Can't wait to see the greatness they bring to Gettys Middle. Hope all of you enjoyed your tours and look forward to serving all of our Easley families!
The GMS Newsletter is here: https://www.smore.com/hn012
Our Robotics Team 77240G earned the Excellence Award, VEX Robotics highest award, for the third straight week in a row and this competition was against high school teams. By winning the Excellence Award for the third time, they have tied for the highest number of Excellence Awards in a season in Gettys Middle history. That team consists of Coach Tharpe, Calder Adams, Wyatt Reeves, Anders Mickelson and Kathrin Patterson, which qualified them for the state and national Vex Robotics competitions!
This summer, the School District of Pickens County is excited to be able to host a three-week summer camp from June 5-23, 2023, called ArtsVenture for current 4th - 8th grade students. The camp will focus on the areas of Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music (Strings), Instrumental Music (Band), Theater/Drama, Visual Arts. For more information, click here - https://bit.ly/3YUDDhe
Thank you to the Easley community and workforce for your support of our 7th grade Job Shadowing Day today. We appreciate all that hosted our students at their job sites and for those that visited GMS and spoke to our students to help prepare them for future careers! Pictured are Easley Fire Department and Easley High School NJROTC. Special thanks to CDF Ms. Bigsby, Mr. Nichols, Counselor and Mr. Rice 7th grade Assistant Principal on their work preparing students for college and career readiness! 8th grade Job Shadow Day will be Feb. 24.
Our Robotics team is "Making Gettys Great" with a number of award-winning performances recently. The team led by Mr. Tharpe, STEM teacher, and Team 77240G earned the Excellence Award, VEX Robotics highest award, for the second straight week in a row. That team consists of Calder Adams, Wyatt Reeves, Anders Mickelson and Kathrin Patterson, which qualified them for the state and national Vex Robotics competitions! In addition, we had 6 teams make it through the qualifying rounds and into the Round of 16 at Walhalla last Saturday. In addition, three teams made it into the quarterfinals. STEM success at GMS, preparing students for careers and beyond!
The Gettys History Club had a very informative meeting with Pickens County Council Chairman Chris Bowers on Wednesday, January 18. Students learned about the work of the County Council, including its areas of jurisdiction, and the many rules and regulations needed to govern the county. We appreciate Chairman Bowers for taking time out of his busy schedule to come meet with us. We also appreciate our teachers, Mrs. Bishop and Mr. Crawford, for their work in our History Club!
Congratulations to our 8th grade Boys Basketball team on their victory tonight as we honored our 8th grade student athletes and their supportive family members at our 8th grade Recognition Night for our student athletes! Thank you to Coach Ferguson and Coach Frazier!
Thank you to all of our 8th grade Girls Basketball Team, Coach Cooper and our 8th grade parents for your support of our 8th grade Recognition Night. We are proud of our student athlete's dedication and commitment to Gettys Middle School both on and off the court!
3K and 4K Application Process is Open for the 2023-24 School Year! SDPC is now accepting applications for our 3K and 4K programs for the 2023-24 school year! For more information, please visit our Pre-K website at www.pickens.k12.sc.us/page/pre-k-information-page. Note: 5K Registration will begin on January 11.
Gettys Middle appreciates all that have poured their hearts and work into our students in a great first semester! Dr. Hall, Assistant Principal, says "thanks" to one of those groups: our bus drivers and the Easley Bus Office!
The GMS Boys Basketball game originally scheduled for Thursday, 12/15 has been rescheduled to GMS Boys at McCants Middle on January 26, 2023. McCants Middle has a high volume of medical absences and the game will not be played tomorrow night.
The GMS December News Update is here: https://www.smore.com/ztfwm
Under the Carolina Moon Spirit Night Dec 13th!