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Principal's Message

Welcome to Gotha Middle School!

Gotha Update - Week of 12/6/2021

Monica Emery

Hello, Gotha families!  

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  We have a lengthy update this week as we're heading into the end of the first semester.   

We’d like to give each student a pair of fuzzy socks this holiday season! Hopefully they will enjoy wearing them and smile when they think about their school community and know they are loved.  Thank  you to all of those who’ve donated socks already.  To date, we have over 100 pairs.  We need approximately 1,100 pairs, so spread the word!  The socks do not need to be holiday themed.  If you are shopping, fuzzy socks can be given to Mr. Zanegood at the front desk.  Click here for a fuzzy sock Amazon wish list!   The School Pay option is now open for small donations.  Even $1 will help!   https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Fuzzy-Socks/ScsA7hM?p=yes&fbclid=IwAR2WVx7S87DlKbdO-C9A5Wxn8n1ySMgxDP6h1Dx8PO0F5dqq--AFXwaH4yg

Basketball Tryouts are coming soon!  Basketball Tryouts-

Girls Basketball Tryouts- Wednesday January 5th (3:15 -4:45), Thursday January 6th (4:15 -5:45), & Friday January 7th (4:15 – 5:45)- All players who have their completed forms turned in by the December 16th 4:00 P.M. deadline will meet the coach in the gym when they are dismissed after school over the announcement. Any questions please contact Coach Johnson- [email protected]

Boys Basketball Tryouts- Thursday January 6th (7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.), Friday January 7th (7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.), & Monday January 10th(7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.) – All players who have their completed forms turned in by the December 16th 4:00 P.M. deadline will meet the coach at the gym doors that are located off the car drop off loop no sooner than 10 minutes before the start. Any questions please contact Coach Leverett- [email protected]

Our 2021-2022 yearbooks and ads are for sale! Yearbooks are currently $35 and can be purchased online via our school website by clicking on “Students” and then “Yearbooks”. Families can also purchase an ad to celebrate their 8th graders’ achievements, as well. If you wish for your child’s pictures to not be used in the yearbook, please email Mrs. Miller.

We begin our middle of the year testing this week and will be on an altered bell schedule each day.  Monday students will report to 7th period in the morning.  I have included the TESTING SCHEDULE .  Please encourage your students to give each test their best effort.  Students who show growth from the beginning of the year iReady diagnostics will receive an incentive in lunch next week!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK - 10 Days of Gotha Holidays! 

Mon. 12/6    Testing in 7th Period; Holiday Hat Day; Girls Volleyball

Tues. 12/7    Testing in 1st Period; Flannel Day; Band Concert

Wed. 12/8    Testing in 2nd Period; 

Wear Blue for Water Day; 

Picture Retake Day 

Thurs. 12/9     Testing in 3rd Period; Ugly Sweater Day

Fri. 12/10    Testing in 4th Period; Festive Friday - wear anything fun & festive

 

As always, be safe, be kind, and remember - It’s a GREAT day to be a grizzly.

Monica Emery
Principal

 

Reminders:  

  • SchoolPay should be used for all payments to the school.

  • Visit our Gotha PTO at https://gothapto.ptboard.com/.  Become a member and purchase spirit wear!  Every Wednesday is Gotha Spirit Day!   

  • Our Gotha PTO has released the November edition of their newsletter - The Gotha Grizzlies Gazette.  Check it out!

  • For all athletic information, please go to our athletics website.

  • For all of our students interested in trying out for basketball, those athletic physical packets are due December 16th @ 4:00pm.  Remember that the athletic packet includes a physical by a doctor.  The packet must be complete in order to be eligible.  The packet can be found on our website at https://gothams.ocps.net/athletics

  • 2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale! They are currently $30 and increase in price as the year progresses. Yearbooks and ads can be purchased on the Gotha website, by clicking on “Students” and then “Yearbook”. If you have any questions or do not want your child featured in the yearbook, please email Mrs. Miller at [email protected].  

www.ocps.net

  

Office Hours
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. Daily

School Hours
9:30a.m. - 3:57p.m. (MTRF)
9:30a.m. - 2:54p.m. (W)

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