Wow!!!! What an amazing community we have at Garfield! Thank you to all who came out to show support of our staff as they congratulated our kids on the completion of a very unique year. With over 50 vehicles (many with multiple staff members) in the parade, you made us all feel special. You are all so awesome! Thank you, and Go G-Men!
Happy last day of school, GMS! As the year comes to a close, we celebrate all of our triumphs and all of the new lessons we have learned. #1JAG
Now available - Summer Learning Resources Teachers across the district have compiled a list of learning resources and activities to stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months. Explore these resources by visiting https://5il.co/gse0
Staff Parade - This Thursday, June 4th! The parade will leave JAG at 4:30pm. The route can be found by visiting https://5il.co/guw9
Reminder: Celebrate the class of 2020 today starting at 1pm. Visit https://youtu.be/I_vNu9efRD4 to view the celebration!
The parade is running about 15-20 minutes behind schedule. Thanks for your patience.
Graduation can be viewed on Sunday. The celebration begins at 1pm with the official ceremony to start at 2pm. Subscribe to the Bureau on YouTube to view: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdYD2yKNxkTWgu7cLpylL7Q It will also premier at facebook.com/jagschools at 1pm
Graduation can be viewed on Sunday. The celebration begins at 1pm with the official ceremony to start at 2pm. View on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_vNu9efRD4 It will also premier at facebook.com/jagschools at 1pm
GMS chromebook and textbook drop-off will be June 8 from 10-12 and 5-7. Please contact the office at 330-527-2151 or email Mr. Hatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. #1JAG
This Friday the class of 2020 will be touring the 53 square miles of our district! Their parade will leave the school at 5pm and last about 2.5 hours. View their route here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11HyNheo2hhw40PV3rCvk_tGRiLX6RKuGQHtof1QUg7w/edit?usp=sharing
Senior Student Parade - Friday, May 29 @ 5pm View the parade route and details by visiting https://5il.co/g6i2
A special thank you to Mrs. Schaefer, Mrs. Scirocco, Mr. Pfleger and Mr. Pfleger, Mr. King, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Gilmer, and Miss Shafer for helping distribute student belongings yesterday. Any GMS student who still needs to pick up their locker items can do so on June 8. #1JAG
Student belongings from lockers have been placed in labeled bags. Families can pick up these items on Thursday from 10-12 and 5-7 pm. Please drive to the Event Entrance and stay in your vehicle. We will bring the belongings out to you. Call the MS office with questions.
Attention Seniors and Parents, We are looking for pictures to include in the senior slideshow. Please send them to email@example.com. If they are of when they are younger, please include their names.
JAG Covid-19 Update - May 8, 2020 Impact of State Budget Cuts on JAG https://www.jagschools.org/article/244411
GMS families will be able to pick up student belongings from their school lockers on May 14th, from 10- noon and from 5-7 pm. Please drive to the Event Entrance and wait in your vehicles. We will bring out student belongings to your car. Please call the office with questions.
JAG is very proud of our seniors. We want to show each one how much we care about them. Join us during the month of May to celebrate our seniors each week with the special events we have planned! https://5il.co/fvnh
Guidance for online learning from May 4-June 4 can be found by viewing our grading guidance, FAQ document and grading scenarios found in the following link: https://www.jagschools.org/article/239089
JAG Covid-19 Update - April 29, 2020 - grading & resources https://www.jagschools.org/article/239089
Check out this YouTube video from the STEM goes Red for Girls event that occurred in March. Thank you to Mrs. Giammo for attending with 8 great GMS students! https://youtu.be/ZQfWoccoCGk #1JAG #STEMGoesRedPortage
The MVPs are in need of people to run for office for next year. While you are welcome to run for any position, at this time the following positions need to be filled for next year: Vice President and Secretary. We would like to collect a list of those who are interested in running. We are in the process of figuring out how to run an election. If you are interested in running or have questions regarding any of the positions, please call Holly Gedeon (330) 842-0622.
Important Senior Graduation Information: https://www.jagschools.org/article/236198 JAG Seniors - We WILL find a time to celebrate you! #2020Seniors
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Seventh graders Kylee Neer and Tyler Lutz and eighth graders Morgan Soltis and Kaid Turnbull were selected. Thank you for being academic leaders! #1JAG
Citizens of the Month who lead the way at GMS: Hannah Stepic and Emma Scherick. Thank you for being such positive role models! #1JAG
The Alternative Learning Plan 3.0 is now available online and can be viewed by visiting https://5il.co/fcc0 Paper/Pencil packets will be available for pickup tomorrow (4/21).
JAG is very fortunate to have a School Resource Officer, Emily Ahrens. As a reminder, Officer Ahrens is available as a resource to conference with students, staff or families during our closure. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-527-5631. #1JAG
When: April 16th 9:30-10:30 AM FREE! Online discussion group on how to help your child solve problems & get along with others. Participants must be registered at least one day prior to the session starting to receive the login link that allows you to join the session. Contact: Lori Pamer 330-389-8345 email@example.com
Good afternoon JAG Nation! The Alternative Learning Plan 2.0 has been placed online and can be found by visiting https://5il.co/etuc Paper packets/resources will be available for pickup tomorrow (4/8) at the front of the elementary (PK-6) and high school (7-12).
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Video Slideshow #2 is now ready! Enjoy the memories, and thank you to all who submitted photos! Until we meet again.... https://5il.co/epcj
Has your situation changed due to Covid-19? JAG is here to help.....learn more and apply now! http://www.jagschools.org/article/226630
Attention Students & Guardians: Two weeks have passed since we introduced the Alternative Learning Plan Activities created by our teachers. Let us know your thoughts and provide us some feedback as we begin to plan for an extension of this plan: https://tinyurl.com/vwpm3kp
Hello, GMS! Remember to check your school email accounts for important messages. Also, make sure that you are checking in with your teachers regularly and submitting your completed work. Thank you! Go G-Men!
We are shut down, but we are still G-Men. Together we will survive and thrive! We miss seeing all of you and look forward to when we are back in our school building. Keep up the great work and keep in touch. #1JAG
Welcome back, GMS! This week will operate like the week before Spring Break. Make sure to continue to email your teachers. More details have been sent to your school email accounts. We hope to see you soon. Keep up the great work, keep communicating, go G-Men! #1JAG
Thank you for contributing to the "Picture is worth a thousand words" challenge last week! Here is the first video YOU created. May this provide you with some encouragement and hope until we can be together again! https://5il.co/e127 #1JAG #JAGSTRONG
Happy Friday, GMS! Just a quick reminder to check your school email accounts and your Google Classroom accounts. Teachers have posted and will continue to post information in Google Classroom. Enjoy your Spring Break next week!
"A picture is worth a thousand words but the memories are priceless!” if you have a picture you would like to share of a memory from this school year, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org We are building a slideshow of what makes us G-men. Pictures can be from any school/district event. #JAGSTRONG
Contact one of the following numbers to sign up for a HOT lunch, DELIVERED from the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, during the week of Mar 23-27. There is no cost! Hot meals will be delivered daily between 11am and noon. Interested in helping deliver meals? Contact 330.527.2055 Lunch requests: 330.592.1170 or 727.215.0508 or 330.842.1482
Alternative Learning Activities have been posted and can be found by visiting the following link: http://www.jagschools.org/article/211192
The Middle School's Alternative Learning Plan, which will guide students over the next three weeks, has been sent to each student's school e-mail account. We will post a copy on the website soon, too. If you have questions, please email Mr. Hatcher.
Information is now available regarding school meals being provided to all students. Details can be found by visiting http://www.jagschools.org/article/210652?org=jag-local-schools
Kindergarten registration scheduled for Monday, March 16 has been postponed so our staff can meet with their students and explain our Alternative Learning Activities.
Spectrum Internet Assist Program offers affordable Internet to those in need: https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
Thank you to those parents who have filled out the Family Climate Survey that was sent last week. If families have not filled out the survey, the survey will be open until Friday, February 28. The survey is here: https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/6H0000y21m0
Order any extra large or small pizza from Garrettsville Domino's on Friday, February 14th and the MVPs earn a percent of the profits. Offer good on carryout, dine in or delivery!
Niagara Falls Trip Update: Today students will bring home an envelope with information about the trip. Final balances, a certified birth certificate, and the required permission form will be due back to the school by February 21. Contact the school with any questions. #1JAG
Please help the MVPs raise money when doing your online shopping. Simply follow the link, select our school and start shopping! Our organization will start to earn money! https://www.schoolstore.com/cgi/SSCHomePage?orderid=30058431120191204
We would like all students and parents to have completed Final Forms by Monday, September 16. Final Forms contains important contact information and permissions. Please contact the Middle School office if you have questions (330) 527-2151. Thank you! #1JAG
Middle School Pictures will be next Friday, September 13th. Paperwork was sent home. If you would like to place an order online the website is www.inter-state.com/order Order code 41890GA
The Portage County Health Department will be hosting an immunization clinic on September 9th from 9-11:30 at the James A. Garfield Middle School office. We have several students that still need the required TDAP immunization for 7th grade. Paperwork is available on our website.
Many exciting events happen at our school! This link will take you to our recent newsletter. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R_PJeTXFZNSD2ulxHqt_5Nk3LqugxEKN
Practice for Middle School throwers is cancelled for today.
Congratulations to GMS 8th grader, Jack Rado, who qualified for the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Ohio State Competition! The Bee will be held on March 29th, and Jack will compete against 99 other top students in Ohio. #UNITE #1JAG
Use this link to see our most recent newsletter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qHhtEsXnPv5ysROCIjxqE-qgupjr4p2p/view?usp=sharing
We are pleased to announce our STEM Club, which will begin meeting second semester. Miss Wallack will be the leader of the club. Check out this link to find out more: https://sites.google.com/jagschools.org/jagmsstemclub #1JAG
You're invited to support the Schwan's Cares fundraiser for the Middle School MVP's. All money raised through Schwan's will support JAG MVP's - use code #41204 Visit schwans-cares.com/c/41204. 5% of all sales goes back to the MVP's. Thank you!
Are you in need of a new G-Men hat, hoodie, or t-shirt? Visit http://www.villagerprinting.com to check out the new styles of spirit wear that are available! Flyers are also available in the Middle School Office. Go G-Men!
Middle School Conferences are November 8th and November 13th. Sign ups are available by going to https://tinyurl.com/y8nnks5g or by calling Mrs. Schaefer in the office.
Correction: We have one last weekend to sell items for the fall fundraiser. Deadline is Monday, October 15th. Please send in order form and money collected to the office. Thank you for your support.
The Middle School Principal Fundraiser is in full swing! Extra Packets are available in the office. If a student sells 15 items, he/she can go to Fun-n-Stuff for an afternoon with Mr. Hatcher! Deadline for fundraiser is October 15th.
Five days left!! You're invited to support the Schwan's Cares fundraiser for the Middle School MVP's. All money raised through Schwan's will support JAG MVP's - use code #41204 Visit schwans-cares.com/c/41204. 20% of sales and 40% on egift cards go back to MVP's. Thank you!
Middle School Pictures are next Friday, September 14th. Picture forms were sent home earlier in the week. Extra forms are available in the office or you can order online. https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/31500EA
You re invited to support the Schwan's Cares fundraiser for the Middle School MVP's. All money raised through Schwan's will support JAG MVP's - use code #41204 Visit schwans-cares.com/c/41204 Thank you for your support!
The students at GMS had a fabulous first day! We will have a wonderful school year! #UNITE
If your child is entering the 7th grade, they MUST have a TDAP immunization and the first dose of the meningococcal vaccine prior to the 1st day of 7th grade. Documentation can be sent into the office.
7th grade girls top Valley Christian 28-6. #1jag
The Middle school will be open until noon if you need to get materials for mid terms or assignments. Stay Safe!
Student spotlight: Ryan Stoller Ryan loves animals and playing sports. His favorite sport is baseball. His favorite school activity is PE because Mrs. Rossi makes it fun. Ryan says all the teachers make JAG a good school district. Ryan would like to be a professional athlete but his back up plan is to become an architect. Respect means the most to Ryan as if you show him respect, you will get it back from him. He feels that respect shows you have manners and are a great person.
8th grade boys basketball defeated Rootstown 36-28.
Student spotlight: Bailey Walsted I am a competitive gymnast at Emeth Gymnastics. I also enjoy socializing with my friends. I appreciate the hospitality of the staff at GMS. I am interested in joining the Coast Guard after graduation and am also interested in a career as a writer. The core value of kindness means the most to me. I believe this is something we need more of in the world.
Student spotlight: Magdalena Shafer (Maggie) Family is a priority to me and I enjoy learning new things and doing interesting activities. My favorite school activity is language arts and math. I would like to be a journalist when I grow up. I plan to pursue a degree in writing. The core value of loyalty means the most to me.
Students of the month breakfast! Congratulations Max May, Cheyenne Recklaw, Kierstin Williams, and Jenna Smith.
8th grade girls top Crestwood 35-13!
Student Council Food Drive - Great job to all students that participated in the food drive this year. Over 3,000 cans were donated. Mrs Rossi's class was the winner of the pizza party.
Thank you MVP’s for the wonderful dinner last night. It is great to see so much parent involvement and support!
Austin Roman is our student spotlight. Austin was diagnosed with cancer at 8 months old and is a true fighter that is now cancer free! He enjoys weightlifting and football. He looks forward to playing football in High School and college and hopes to be in the NFL some day. We appreciate Austin for his willingness to serve others. He regularly volunteers to help out in the cafeteria. Teamwork is a core value that means the most to Austin.
Since the start of the new school year the GMS student council team has jumped right into business. The student council has elected their new officers. President:Alivia Selander; Vice President:Kierstin Williams; Secretary: Madeline Shirkey; Treasurer: Cameron Edwards. The GMS student council is currently preparing for the homecoming parade where they will be designing and creating posters. Look for us riding our own float on the 29th!