Gettys Middle School's Back-to-School family newsletter is available at: https://www.smore.com/0438d
We recommend families update your student information at the Back to School Gateway and pay the $25 tech insurance fee for your child's device prior to our Meet the Teacher Event on July 28. In addition, we recommend rising 7th grade families drop-off your required TDap vaccination documentation during summer office hours prior to July 28. See your email with additional information.
Mr. Young and Mrs. Myers' 7th grade band performed for our community by learning several patriotic songs to put on two Memorial Day performances for our Easley community: one at The Retreat at Easley and one at the Foothills Retirement Community. What a blessing to play for our seniors and our proud patriotic songs!
Volleyball summer practice dates and times have been published in the Athletics section of the GMS website.
Academic Award Nights by grade level will be Thursday (5/12) for 8th grade, Monday (5/16) for 7th grade and Tuesday (5/17) for 6th grade at 6 pm in our auditorium. Parking areas that can be used include the main entrance lot, Pendleton Street lot, bus loop and school fire lane road behind cafe and library. See purple areas in map photo. Students receiving awards were invited by mail on April 26 and with a paper invitation provided to students in homeroom the same week. If you did not receive an invitation but believe you should have please call our guidance office for review during school hours prior to the event.
Gettys Robotics is at the Vex Robotics World Championships this week! Mr. Tharpe, STEM teacher and Team 77240G earned this national invitation. Team members this year are: Calder Adams, Anders Mikkleson, and Wyatt Reeves. Calder and Anders were able to attend this World Championship and so far have been victorious against teams from the United Kingdom, California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Oregon, Colorado and Maryland! Our Team 77240G is showing the world Gettys Greatness and we wish them continued success this week!
Congratulations to Dr. Yemothy, STEM teacher, who has been selected as 1 of 15 teachers from across the nation to be named an Albert Einstein Distinguished Teacher Fellow for 2022-23. The Department of Defense K-12 STEM Office of the Air Force Space Force has selected her to be their 2022-23 Fellow. This honor and work will provide an opportunity for Dr. Yemothy to apply Gettys Middle classroom experiences to federal, congressional, and executive branch offices over the eleven month internship engaged in the national STEM education arena. Dr. Yemothy will benefit from being exposed to the broader perspectives on national education issues that can be applied to her Gettys Middle classroom upon her return. We look forward to her continued leadership in the STEM field.
Yearbooks are almost gone!
Coach Morgan leading Gettys Cheer on our first day of tryouts and launching Breaker spirit for 2022-2023! Good luck to all participants.
SDPC celebrated our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation this week with lunch, gift cards and tumblers provided by SDPC, Chick-fil-A and 5 Points Church. Mrs. Karla Kelley, SDPC board member, joined in the teacher celebration today at Gettys Middle. Thanks also to our PTO for a great week of appreciating educators! GMS thanks our community for all of their tremendous support!
Gettys car line will only be open for school arrival and school dismissal. It will be open from 7:30 to 8:45 am (arrival) and 2:00-4:00 pm (dismissal). Closed all other times so please review new traffic pattern map for routes at other times. Thanks
Gettys Middle Spring Newsletter is available: https://www.smore.com/rwn21
We are hiring! Do you know anyone searching for positions such as teachers, custodial staff, summer camp workers, guidance counselors, coaches, and more? Please share these opportunities with them. There are immediate opportunities for custodians at Easley High School and Clemson Elementary. Visit pickens.k12.sc.us/page/join-our-team to apply online. Join our SDPC team!
We will have Fall sports parent meetings this week in the GMS auditorium. Our GMS Volleyball Parent Meeting will be Tuesday night 4/12 at 6 pm. Our GMS Football Parent Meeting will be Thursday night 4/14 at 6 pm. Interested student athletes and their parents should attend.
Our Spring Fine Arts Concert Series begins Monday night, April 11, with our Chorus performing at Easley First Baptist Church at 7:30 pm. Our Strings Orchestra Concert is April 26 at EHS auditorium at 6:30 pm. Our Band Concert is April 28 at GMS Gym at 6:30 pm. See you there!
Thank you Gettys Middle School students, our families support and our volunteering teachers and staff! You set a Gettys record dance attendance of 701 students! Unbelievable tonight as it was nearly two years since our last dance and our great students deserved it! Great to be together again at Gettys Middle!
Gettys reminder of our dance Friday, March 18. Information is at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xl_okmsruBCNNLa-Y5EoNQZ1X1mY5FM1/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100714366667310874717&rtpof=true&sd=true
Gave our first Gettys Greatness recognition to two East End students that Dr. Cory witnessed serving others by taking the initiative to help clean up lunch tables at Merrell's Pizza. Thank you Nolan Oglesby & Aadyn Jenkins for showing great character and #GettysGreatness today!
Loved having all of our 5th grade elementary students visit GMS today for a tour! Easley schools working together to prepare them for 2022-2023. 5th grade parents invited to Parent Night on 3/10 at 6 pm or Makeup Night 4/5 at 6 pm.
Students performing Aladdin Jr. at Gettys Middle and the historic W.M. Scott Auditorium tonight! Shows also Saturday at 2pm and 6:30.