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    Latest Middle School News & Announcements
    Meet & Greets planned for new GRMS Principal Dr. Jennifer Wirt

    GRMS Summer Office Hours
    Glen Rock Middle School summer office hours are: Monday-Thursday 8AM-3PM & Friday 8AM-2PM. †Please call the office before visiting. 201.445.7700 x8930.
    2016-2017 Student Supply List
    Click the link below to see the 2016-2017 student supply list. †
    Middle School Supply List
    Summer Reading Lists
    Below are links to the MS Summer Reading & Assignments for 2016. As the lists become available, they will be posted here. Students are responsible for completing the required work during the summer in preparation for the 2016-2017 school year. †Many of the books listed can be purchased at "The Curious Reader" in downtown Glen Rock and a percentage of the sales will be donated to the Middle School HSA.
    - 7th Grade Reading List†& Assignment
    - 6th Grade Assignment
    - 6th Grade Additional Reading List
    - 8th Grade Fiction Reading List
    - 8th Grade Fiction Bookmark
    - 8th Grade Nonfiction Reading List
    National Jr. Honor Society Requirements
    The Middle School National Junior Honor Society is open to all seventh and eighth grade students with an overall grade point average in the core academic classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language) of 3.75 or higher during that academic year. Students who meet this requirement will get an application to join in May and must write an essay that shows they have leadership, service, character and citizenship qualities as well as proof of at least 3 hours of community service. A faculty selection committee reviews each candidate's qualifications, and the principal provides final approval.
    78th Fourth of July Parade
    Calling all kids! We need your help! The 4th of July Parade is a wonderful event for everyone. Especially for the Kids! Because of that, we are bringing back the Decorated bikes, scooters and strollers. A top prize for each category will be awarded. Decorate your bike or scooter and Moms & dads can decorate the strollers and wagons. We are going to gather and line up at the high school around 9am. You are the finale to the parade!! Click here for more info.
    Glen Rock Teachers of the Year 2016-17

    The Glen Rock School Districtís Teachers/Educational Services Professionals of the Year were recognized at the June 13 Board of Education Meeting: (from left) Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paula Valenti, Byrd School Grade 1 teacher Andrea Groszew and principal Dr. Linda Weber; Coleman School ESL teacher Jennifer DiLoreto and principal Dawn Cappadona; Glen Rock Middle School Principal Edward Thompson and Grade 6 Block teacher Amanda Carullo; Glen Rock High School Principal John Arlotta and Physical Education teacher Kelly Dowell; Central School Grade 1 teacher Heather Frank and principal Krista LaCroix; Hamilton School Kindergarten teacher Katy Lau and principal Irene Pierides; and Glen Rock Board of Education President Sheldon Hirschberg. †
    Glen Rock Tribute Run
    This year's Glen Rock Tribute Run will be held on July 4th. This 5k run through town is held right before the 4th of July parade and is run to benefit G.R.A.C.E (The Glen Rock Assistance Council and Endowment). To learn more visit www.glenrocktributerun.org, or email†events@racefaster.net†to volunteer.
    May 2016 GRMS Newsletter
    Click the following link to read the latest edition of the GRMS Newsletter. †May 2016
    Summer Enrichment through GRCS
    The Glen Rock Community School is again offering several programs for middle school students this summer:
    Middle School Success
    For students entering 6th grade $99
    August 15-19, 1-2 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School

    The transition from elementary to middle school can be a daunting one. This course offers practical solutions and preparation tips to make it easier.†Click here for more information.

    Math Enrichment
    For students entering grades 6-9 $225
    Start school with confidence! This is a good way to get a math "tune-up" for Septemberís challenges! Review of Math 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra or Geometry. Older students will cover PARCC problems and PSAT warm-up.Click here for more information and complete schedule.

    Study Skills Essentials
    For students entering grades 5-8
    August 8-12, 1-2:15 p.m. Glen Rock Middle School $125

    This program provides the necessary tools that are imperative for success in middle school and beyond, including organizational skills, time management, following directions and other key skills important for school success.Click here for additional information.
    Summer Reading Activities at GR Library
    Registration is now open for the 2016 Summer Reading Club held at the GR Public Library. Visit glenrock.bccls.org†or click here for more info on fun summertime activities for the whole family.
    New Jersey Teachers Magazine Highlights GRMS
    GRMS was featured in the April issue of New Jersey Teachers Magazine. †Check out the article here:
    GRMS STEEM DAY
    Mrs. Carullo (center)
    Mrs. Carullo Wins GRMS Bergen County Teacher of the Year
    This afternoon, it gives us great pleasure to announce the Glen Rock Middle School Bergen County Teacher of the Year Award for the 2015-2016 school year. The award is given annually to a teacher who is creative and innovative in the classroom, employs effective instructional techniques and develops a love of learning in students. The winner was chosen from her peers as well as parents and administrators.
    This teacher has been with us for 11 years. She continually demonstrates excellence in the classroom and is well respected by students, her peers, parents and administrators alike. She formerly served as a Special Education teacher and can now be found in 6th Grade Block. She devotes considerable time outside the classroom serving as an advisor to a great many clubs and athletic teams. This year, she serves as a Student Council advisor and a Canteen advisor. Always placing her students as her priority, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 2016 Bergen County Teacher of the Year †Mrs. Amanda Carullo.
    Vox Pantherarum
    Click here to access the online edition of the Vox Pantherarum, the G.R.M.S. newspaper.
    April 2016 GRMS Newsletter
    Click the link below to read the newest edition of the Glen Rock Middle School Newsletter.
    APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER
    G.R.M.S. March Newsletter
    Click the following link to read the 2016 Glen Rock Middle School March Newsletter.
    Middle Years Newsletter
    The Middle Years newsletter contains useful information for students and their families on how to be successful in Middle School.
    -Middle Years†March†2016
    Congratulations Geography Bee Winner Tomas Collado
    GRMS Geography Bee finalist Tomas Collado (1st Place Winner) and Ryan Lazev (Runner Up) pictured with Mr. Pepe, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Blatt and Mrs. Sculfort. †Congratulations to all 573 GRMS†students that participated this school year.
    Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
    There is relatively new legislation regarding Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB). Our district has always taken student misconduct seriously, in all forms, and will continue to do so. We support the goals of the law and will fully implement its requirements. The legislation requires reporting of suspected HIB, investigation and determination of whether the behavior is HIB or not. It defines specific reporting and follow-up activities. Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or technological threat whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, going to and/or from school, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils. The district policy and contact information for the Anti-Bullying Coordinator is available on the district website.
    The Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist is Mr. Jeff Kurland.
    He can reached at (201)-445 7700 or via email at kurlandj@glenrocknj.org.
    The Middle School Safety Team:
    Amy Cook, Teacher
    Andrea Dray, Teacher
    Monica Fontao, Teacher
    Jeff Kurland, Chairman & School Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Stephanie Nerney, School Nurse
    Emily Sadowski, Parent Rep
    Lauren Slattery, Teacher
    Ed Thompson, Principal
    Middle School Activity Fee (Payment Directions)
    There have been some changes regarding he activity fees at the Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year. †First off, the fee has been reduced to $75. †Secondly, the fees will no longer be paid through the parent portal in†Genesis†and†checks will no longer be collected.††Instead, fees will be paid on-line using either a credit card or†Pay Pal.††This will be part of the athletic packet for those students involved in sports and†can be paid via the link below for clubs (Please note: the clubs listed to choose from are being updated to Middle School clubs over the summer - to make payment choose any club from the list):

    MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTIVITY FEE LINK
    2015-2016 Student Handbook & Code of Conduct
    Use the link below to access the Glen Rock Middle School Handbook.
    2015-2016 Student Handbook and Code of Conduct
    Middle Athletic Forms
    Click the following link to complete and print the Athletic Forms needed to try out for a Middle School sport.
    ATHLETIC FORMS
    Policy, Regulation & Process for Parent Complaints
    Click the following link to see the policies, regulations & process for parent complaints.
    CLICK HERE

    Upcoming Events

    8/24/2016
    8/29/2016
    9/12/2016
    9/15/2016


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