Principal's Message


Monica Emery





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



Update for the week of March 25, 2019

Hello, Gotha Families! 

I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing Spring Break and that the students are ready to finish this school year STRONG!  Monday we begin our final nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year. With the end of the year and testing quickly approaching, I have some important information to share:

  1. We are making a switch from general morning subject area tutoring to teacher specific tutoring.  You can access the schedule by clicking on this link, however you will need a Google account to do so.  The schedule will also be published on our website and is attached to this email.   If you do not see your teacher’s name listed, please contact the teacher directly.   Q4 Tutoring Schedule.pdf 
  2. All students will take the writing portion of FSA ELA on April 2nd.  This is the first state assessment of the year for most kids. The students have been working hard and I know the teachers have ensured that they are ready.  I have attached some useful information about the assessment and what the students will be asked to do next Tuesday to this email as well.  ELA_ ESSAY FORMATS AND DETAILS.docx 
  3. We will be incentivizing perfect attendance for the last nine weeks.  It’s important for the students to remain engaged in learning all the way through the end of the year.  Each Friday afternoon I will be rewarding 15 students, 5 from each grade level, who have perfect attendance for the week.  Students who are here each day will be eligible to win free Fun Spot tickets, gift cards and other fun prizes. Please make sure your students are getting to school each day on time.

Our PTO is sponsoring PTO on the Patio this Thursday, March 28th, from 6-8PM at NYPD Pizza.  This is a great opportunity for current and future Gotha parents to find out more about the PTO, meet some staff members, and talk to other parents about the school and what we offer.  

NYPD Pizza
2589 Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL 32835

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend!  I look forward to meeting many of you there!


Wednesday 3/13 -  Gotha Gear Day! You can purchase Gotha Spirit Wear right online?  Go to

Thursday 3/28 - PTO on the Patio

Please make sure your student is continuing to read.  Reading will only help build their vocabulary and stamina as we head into testing season.  Students who are able to focus on reading for an extended period of time can often persevere through high stakes state testing with greater ease than students who are not used to doing so.   

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Gotha Middle School


Remember to keep your kids reading at home - it’s their Language Arts homework!  

Please stay connected to the school.  Follow us on Social Media. We update with information almost daily.  

Remember, as always, IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A GRIZZLY.

Monica Emery








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