Principal's Message


Monica Emery





Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community.



Hello, Gotha Families.  This Monica Emery, the principal of Gotha Middle School, with a very different  Gotha update for this week.

I am asking for your help.  With most middle school students, this is the time of the year when things start to get tougher.  We are mid way through the second quarter, expectations are high, and some students being feeling some anxiety.  This is the time in your student’s life when I need you to stay connected. We are teaching the students to be kind and to be responsible, and I am asking for you to do the same at home.  

Did you know that all Gotha students have weekly reading assignments?  Our students should ALWAYS be reading something, and their Language Arts teachers are assigning them a very brief journal entry each week.  Many of our students are not completing these assignments. Please follow up with your student and find out what they are reading.

Please monitor your student’s grades by going to  Here you will be able to monitor missing assignments and quiz and test scores.  There is no reason for any child’s grade to be suffering because of missing assignments.  If your student is unable to complete assignments in class or at home, tutoring is available Monday - Friday mornings in our Media Center.

The world we live in now is very different than the world in which we grew up.  Because of the accessibility of information through TV and social media, kids are losing sight of their childhood before many of us did.  It is going to take a village to remind them that it’s okay to be kind, it’s okay to be respectful. We are building that culture at our school and want ALL of our students and families to be a part of that!

Please stay connected to the school.  Middle school years are years of transition for all students, and they need to be reminded that we all believe in them and that we all want what’s best for them.  Follow us on Social Media. We update with information almost daily.

You can also sign up for PTO reminders by texting @gothapto to 81010.  You can also go to to purchase the 2018-19 PTO Discount Card for local businesses for $10.  Gotha SPIRIT GEAR can also be purchased.

Thank you for remaining engaged in your middle schooler’s education.  This is the time when they need to own their actions - both personally and academically, but they still may need a little coaxing by the grown ups in their lives.  We believe in our students - all of them - and we know they will rise to the challenge, even if the expectations are high. Remember, IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY.


Monday 11/12 - Volleyball at SunRidge, 5:30 PM; SAC Meeting, 5:30, Media Center

Wednesday 11/14 - Volleyball at Bridgewater, 5:30 PM

Friday 11/16 - Q2 Progress Reports

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I hope everybody had a great weekend!Remember, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY.






Don't forget to sign up for reminders for your child's grade level.

6th- text @gm2025 to 81010

7th- @gm2024 to 81010

8th- @gm2023 to 81010

PTO- @gothapto to 81010

Need before or after care? See the YMCA section under the school information tab.

Stay informed with our PTO! Click this link to fill out the form. 

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Want to know what your student is doing in digital learning?

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