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Intramural Basketball Intramural Basketball
Girls on the Run Girls on the Run
Bookstore After School Holiday Hours Book Store
Making An Impact Gray bookstore

A group 7th grade students at Gray Middle School is taking part a Service Learning project with the help Mrs. Kristi Ives. They opened a student run bookstore that donates its profits to a different charity every month. The students interviewed for CEO, store manager, cashier, media specialist, inventory clerk and floor workers. The students are in charge of running the store and they decide what products to order and what specials to run. Their "Be the Change" theme has impacted charities like Wounded Warrior Project and The Water Project.

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Ryle Incoming Student Informational Meeting Raider
Shrek Jr Tryouts Shrek Jr
Now Accepting Ignite Applications ignite

To inspire learning for youth and adults by unlocking minds to the adventures and wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts; ultimately opening imaginations and elevating opportunity for all in our region. That is the mission of the Ignite Institute (opening for the 2019-2020 school year).

We are now accepting applications! To apply go to: https://www.igniteinstitute.org/

Gray Middle School Holiday Drive 5K gray 5k

Runners and walkers braved the chilly temperatures to take part in the 4th Annual Gray Middle School Holiday Drive 5K walk/run! Students, parents, and community members helped raise money for the GMS Holiday Drive. The program assists students and families from GMS who need a little help with holiday gifts this year. They raised $2500 to help 20 GMS families!

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Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

FilmRaiser for the Holiday Drive FilmRaiser Instant Family
Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair
Fall Play Midsummer Night
GatorsForOthers Instagram Instagram Gator
GMS Spirit Wear (Holiday Drive) Holiday Spirit Wear
Picture Retake Day Lifetouch
Basketball Spirit Wear Sale B-Ball Spirit Wear
"Hope & Well-being for All" 5K Run running

The Boone County Education Foundation is sponsoring this 5K event to support the Boone County Schools' social and emotional learning efforts, ensuring hope and well-being for all 21,000 students in the district. Funds are being raised to support programming and instruction that build grit, perseverance, resilience, mental wellness, and leadership in all students, as well as promote healthy life choices.

GMS Holiday 5K Gator Logo
Lego League Meeting Lego
Basketball Tryouts Basketball Goal
Go Pantry Food Drive 9/17-9/21 Go Pantry
Picture Day Lifetouch Picture Day
Archery Information Archery Target
Open House Open House
GMS Spirit Wear Sale Gator Logo
Ryle XC (Middle School Male Info) Raider
Buzzer Entrance Video Buzzer Entrance
Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.

Gatorama Tues Aug 7th 4-7 GMS logo
Stuff The Bus stuff the bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

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Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
 
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
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LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Youth Mental Health First Aider training, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Advanced Math Placement Test Advanced Math Placement Test
Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    

Important Upcoming Dates for Incoming 6th Grade Students 6th Welcome

The following are important dates to add to your calendars for our incoming 6th Grade Students:

Monday, August 6th 9:00 - 11:00 - Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students. Register Here.

Tuesday, August 7th:   Gatorama (Schedule, fees, etc.)  Times are as listed based on Last Name Alphabet Ending with:

O - Z 4:00-5:00     

A - G 5:00-6:00     

H - N 6:00-7:00

Thursday, August 9th 11:00-1:00 - Alternate schedule pick up in the front lobby. No access to the building. 

 

                                           

2018 Student Art Show 2018 Student Art Show
8th Grade Promotion Information 8th Grade Promotion Information
Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!

Union Flag PBL Winners Union Flag PBL Winners
Choir Try-Outs Choir Try-outs
Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

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GMS Dance for Current 5th, 6th and 7th Graders

Who: Current 5th (must be registered to be attending GMS next year), 6th and 7th grade students.

When: Friday April 27th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: GMS Cafeteria and Gym

Cost: $5

Concessions: Pizza, soft drinks, water and candy are available for purchase for $1.00 each.

Dress Code: Appropriate shorts (bermuda length), no sleeveless tops/spaghetti straps.

Drop Off: Doors open no earlier than 6:55 PM.  5th graders will be dropped off and picked up on the bus loop side of the school (side facing Ryle).  All current 6th and 7th grade students will use the gym doors as usual.

Pick Up: Promptly at 8:30 PM, 5th graders will be picked up on the bus loop side of the school (side facing Ryle). 6th and 7th grade students will exit the front of the building as usual.  If your child needs to leave before 8:30 PM, you will need to come into the building to retrieve them.

Permission Slip: All 5th grade students must have a completed permission form in order to attend the dance.  A copy of the permission form can be found in the Orientation Night Packet, or by clicking the following link.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation

Gray Middle School will be hosting a Parent Orientation for all Incoming 6th graders for the 2018 - 2019 school year tonight Monday, April 23rd.  We look forward to seeing all of new Gator families tonight from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend, the handout provided at the event can be found by clicking on this link.

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20% Activities Cancelled Cancelled
PBL Open House pbl open house

Gray Middle School hosted its first 8th Grade Science PBL (Project Based Learning) Open House. There were over 100 projects on display, all dealing with natural hazards in the community. The students identified hazards, collected data and developed mitigation plans.

SBDM Elections SBDM Elections
Goodbye Gators Class of 2018 T-Shirt Sale Goodbye Gators Class of 2018 T-shirt
Spring Pictures Spring Picture Day
International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

Chicago T-shirt Sale Deadline 3/23 Chicago T-shirt
School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

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GMS Awarded 2017-2018 PLTW School of Distinction

Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

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Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Yearbook Sale Yearbook Sale
GMS Student Showcase Gators

Come join our students and staff to see how Gray Middle School students learn.

GMS Spirit Wear Sale GMS Spirit Wear Sale
INTRAMURAL SIGN UP Intramural Basketball
SWAMP SQUAD T-SHIRTS Swamp Squad
• Bullying • Intimidation • Harassment • Weapons • Drugs • Other Report It!!!!
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Drama's Audition Workshop December 9, 2017

Please click on the below ilinks for additional information. 

Audition Workshop Flier!                                           
Audition Workshop Registration Form!

 

Additional dates include:
Dec 1 Friday Night Drama to watch Hairspray!

Dec 12-14 Auditions for Hairspray, Jr  sign ups on wall by Ms. V’s room 160-1!

 

 

Home Energy Efficiency Kits from Duke Energy

Duke Energy

DRAMA PRODUCTION

The Drama Club will be performing "12 Angry Jurors" on Friday, Nov. 3rd @ 7pm and Saturday, Nov. 4th @ 2pm & 7pm.  All performances will be held in the GMS Library.  Come enjoy the show and support the GMS Drama Club.  Click here to see the flyer of information.

2017 Gray/Ryle/Cooper Fall Spirit Wear ON SALE NOW GMS Spirit Wear

All of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the annual GMS Holiday Drive.  Orders can be placed now through November 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  No orders will be accepted after this date/time.  If you have any questions, please email Kara Nixon at kara.nixon@boone.kyschools.us

Link to order:  https://ibsports.tuosystems.com/stores/gmsfallsale2017




 

National PTA Reflections Within Reach Contest Within Reach

Are you ready to explore your talents? Are you ready to express yourself? Then the National PTA Reflections program is just for you. Gray Middle School is calling for entries inspired by this year’s theme “Within Reach”.  Reflect on the theme and get creative in one or more of the six categories listed below. Since 1969 the Reflections program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Now you can be a part of Reflections and explore, express and inspire.  Entries must be completed and returned to school by 8:00 a.m., Friday, November 3rd.  Click her for addional information.

GMS Holiday Drive 5K Walk/Run 5K

Please join us at Gray Middle School on Saturday, November 11th for our 3rd Annual GMS Holiday Drive 5K walk/run! This is an event coordinated to get students, parents, and community members involved in a morning of physical activity and to help raise funds for our Holiday Drive. The program assists students/families from GMS who need a little help with holiday gifts this year. The proceeds contributed from last year’s 5K totaled $3,018. Various school groups donated their time and money to help 84 children and we are hoping to raise funds to help the program grow. Please help support your GMS community and make our 3rd FUN walk/run a great success!  You must pre-register to be guaranteed an event t-shirt, which you will receive at the event check-in table. Registration Form.

 

Parent Background Checks Parent Background Check

BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE DONE TWICE A YEAR.          
If you plan to help at school or attend any field trips a background check must be on file.  Forms will only be sent to Frankfort on October 27, 2017 and February 23, 2018.  We will collect forms and money until noon of those two days. If you miss the October 27th date your form will not be sent until February.  Background checks done while at GMS will be good for your child's duration at GMS. Example - if done in 6th grade will expire at the end of 8th grade.  Background check forms can be found on the GMS website under For Parents and School Forms.  You can also print a form by clicking the link below. Background Check
 

8th Grade Annual Chicago Trip Picture of Chicago

The annual trip to Chicago has been scheduled for April 26-28 2018. This is a wonderful 
opportunity for your child to see world class museums and celebrate the culmination of 
middle school. We will visit The Field Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, Medieval 
Times Dinner Theatre, Blue Man Group and have lunch in the jungle of the Rainforest Cafe. 
A tentative itinerary is attached
.   Itinerary

 


 

Art Club

Art Club

GO PANTRY!! FEEDING HUNGRY KIDS GO PANTRY!

Please join us in our annual GO PANTRY food drive September 11-15!!! GO PANTRY is a non profit outreach which provides food for hungry Boone County kids on days that school is not open.

GO PANTRY FLYER!





 

ALTERNATE SCHEDULE PICK UP & NEW STUDENT TOUR INFORMATION

ALTERNATE SCHEDULE PICK UP

If you were not able to make GATORAMA the next chance to pay fees and get your schedule will be Thursday, August 10th 11am - 1pm.   This will be a pick up only, no access to the building.  If not able to come on Thursday, August 10th students will have to wait until the first day of school to pay fees and get schedule.

Just a reminder that you can pay fees on line using your parent portal log in.

A New Student Tour for 7th & 8th graders will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 1pm.

Click here to see the flyer about Gatorama & New Student Tour.

 

2017-2018 School Supply Lists
2017-2018 Summer Reading Assignments Books
Parent Orientation Packet

If you were unable to attend the Incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation, the handout provided at the event can be found through this link.

GMS, SBDM Elections for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Please consider running for a position on the GMS SBDM Council!

Site (school) Based Decision Making councils promote shared leadership among those who are close to the students. Membership of each council includes parents, teachers, and an administrator to the school. The council has the responsibility to set school policy and make decisions outlined in KY statute, which should provide an environment to enhance student achievement. 

Parents or Guardians of Gray Middle School students going into the 7th or 8th grade and/or incoming 6th grade, who are interested in running for a position on Site Based Decision Makeing (SBDM) Council, are encouraged to express interest and declare intent. Please see attached flyer for more detail.

GMS SBDM Council Election Flyer

 

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