Barbara Poole: Building Principal
Dave Cordone: Associate Principal
Congratulations Jayden Johnson - Winner of the Geography Bee
Daniel Shaw was our runner up!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSHUA WILK - WINNER of SPELLING BEE
Top 3 student finalists (left to right): Assir Elmanharawy, Josh Wilk and Darriel Chestnut
This past Monday, December 9, thirty-six students from North Syracuse Junior High School, Roxboro Road Middle School and Gillette Road Middle School gathered at the North Syracuse Central School District Administrative Office building to compete in a district-wide spelling bee.
The talented youth, from grades five through eight, were challenged with a variety of words ranging from simple spellings such as “frump” and “arrow” to more difficult spellings such as “monochrome” and “carcinogen.” All students came to the competition after completing written and oral exams within their schools.
All students did very well in the spelling bee and the final two competitors, Assir Elmanharawy and Josh Wilk battled for top honors for more than 10 rounds. In the end, Josh Wilk, a 6th grade student at Gillette Road Middle School, won the competition by correctly spelling the words “decrepitude” and “unattainable.”
The top six competitors from the North Syracuse Central School District spelling bee will advance to The Post Standard/WCNY 2013 Spelling Bee written test on January 18, 2014 at Onondaga Community College. Those finalists are:
- Josh Wilk, Gillette Road Middle School 6th Grade – 1st Place
- Assir Elmanharawy, Gillette Road Middle School 5th Grade – 2nd Place
- Darriel Chestnut, Roxboro Road Middle School 7th Grade – 3rd Place
- Jacqueline Cupoli, Roxboro Road Middle School 6th Grade – 4th Place
- Adam Rein, Roxboro Road Middle School 7th Grade –5th Place
- Christian Bourdon, Gillette Road Middle School 7th Grade – 6th Place
GILLETTE ROAD PTG IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND OFFICERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.
If you are interested in volunteering or interested in becoming an officer, please contact the school at 218-3000.
April 10, 2014
Remember to Sign up for the 35th Annual Swamp Rat Road
race! You can get a registration form at the security desk. Please submit
completed forms and payment to your homeroom teacher. Support Gillette and sign
Orders are still being taken for DVD's and posters for
Yearbooks are on sale until next week. Hurry and order
yours, they are going fast!
Anime will begin after school Today in dining room B
Attention all students!!
It is time!!
Chorus with Ms. Werbeck will start up again next week.
Rehearsals will be after school from 245pm-410pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Returning members and new chorus students are all welcome!! See you
the Festival of Arts is THIS SATURDAY, April 12th
TODAY IS A DAY 4/10/2014
DJ Villnave, a 5th grader here at Gillette was the recipient of the Youth Service America Award for collecting blankets for the Rescue Mission.
He donated the grant he won back to the Rescue Mission.
Check out the link to the story here!
Families from our Military Support Group marched in the Veteran's Day Parade at the fairgrounds on November 9th. Click here to see more pictures!
Our own Ms. Gleason and Mackensie Simon appeared on Bridge Street morning show on Wednesday, October 2nd. Click here to see the video.
School Picture for the Yearbook!
We don't look so big when we are all on the basketball court!
Accelerated Science Program
According to District Policy, all cell phones are required to be turned off and placed in the student's locker during the academic day. Any student who has their cell phone with them during academics will have their cell phone confiscated; their parents will be contacted to come into school to pick up the cell phone. A second cell phone issue will result in disciplinary consequences.
Parents - When your student is absent from school, the Attendance Office will contact you at one main number. This typically defaults to your home phone number. If you prefer a different primary number be used, please notify the school in writing.
Gillette Road Mission Statement
As a member of Gillette Road Middle School, I promise to do my personal best, be an ideal role model, and actively participate in my school. Using my strengths to improve my weaknesses, I will approach each task with a positive attitude. When I experience challenges, I will work with members of my school community and family to be successful.
The Dignity for All Students Act is a law. This law was effective September 2012. “The Dignity for All Students Act” was created to ensure that elementary and secondary school students have a right to attend school in an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment and bullying.. For information go to this link have the handout be the link
Click below for Prescription Authorization Form
1. Students must be absent for 2 days before homework requests will be submitted to teacher. (See Homework Policy 4730)
2. You must call by 9:00 a.m.
3. After 9:00 the requests will not be submitted, no exceptions.
4. Homework cannot be sent home with another student.
5. You may pick up between 3:15 to 6:00.
Thank you for your cooperation.