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Latest Middle School News & Announcements
Middle School Daily Announcements
To see the Glen Rock Middle School daily announcements, please click the link below:
February 26, 2015
Yearbook Happiness Ads
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase a yearbook happiness ad for your 8th grade child with a special message to them! Below is the order form with instructions and sample ads. The deadline for ordering is Friday, March 13th.
- Yearbook Happiness Ad Order Form
7th Grade Dance Information
Please click the link below regarding the upcoming 7th Grade Dance.
7th Grade Dance Information
Student Council Fundraiser Thank You
The Student Council and Francesca's Fundraiser for The Litvany Family was supported by many!  Please click the link below to read a thank you note from GRMS Student Council and find out how much money has been donated-
Litvany Fundraiser Thank You
Updated 2015 PARCC Testing Dates
GRMS Family Members,

Please see the letter attached from Mr. Thompson for important information regarding the updated PARCC testing schedule for all Middle School students.  
2015 Middle School PARCC Schedule
Early Dismissal March 2
Due to the Challenge Success professional development program, the MS and HS will have a one session day on March 2nd. The school day for MS/HS will end at 12:26.
Glen Rock M.S. February Newsletter
Click the link below to read the February newsletter from Mr. Thompson and Mr. Pepe.
February 2015 Newsletter
GRMS School Report Card
 
Click here for the Glen Rock Middle School Report Card.
Statewide Parent Advocacy & Leadership Conference
On Saturday, April 18, 2015 The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Parent’s Anonymous, the New Jersey Education Association and the National Institute for Family Success will host our biennial Statewide Parent Advocacy and Leadership Conference: “Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change!” This conference is for and about meaningful parent leadership across all of the systems serving NJ’s children and families, including: education, health, mental health, family support, human services, disability services and child welfare. For more information about the conference and how to contribute, please see the following flyer.
- Statewide Parent Advocacy & Leadership Conference
NJ ASK Science Info for Parents
The New Jersey Department of Education distributed a guide which will be sent home with your child with tips on how to support your child during the NJ ASK. I encourage you to review this manual and discuss it with your child.
- NJ ASK Science Letter from Principal Thompson
FBI Parent Presentation on Internet Safety 2/11/2015
All Middle School parents are invited and encouraged to attend at presentation on internet safety on Feb. 11, 2015.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.
FBI Parent Presentation on Internet Safety
Letter to Parents from Mr. Thompson (1/20/15)
Please click the link below to read the letter sent home to all parents from Glen Rock Middle School Principal, Mr. Thompson.
Hookah Pen Information
SAVE THE DATE: March 2

Challenge Success: Journey to Somewhere

Nationally acclaimed educator Denise Pope, Ph.D. will speak with educators, parents, students and the general public on 
"The Well-Balanced Student" Monday, March 2, 7 PM, Glen Rock High School auditorium


Dr. Pope is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education and co-founder of Challenge Success. She will share research-based strategies designed to create healthier home and school environments for children. Please click here for more information about this dynamic speaker and the interactive event you won't want to miss! You can visit the Challenge Success website at www.challengesuccess.org/


 

Middle School January Newsletter
Click the link below to read the Glen Rock Middle School Newsletter from GRMS administration.
January Newsletter
GRMS National Geography Bee
Congratulations to George Heidkamp for winning the 2015 Middle School National Geography Bee School Finals and to Tomas Collado the runner up and all the middle school students who participated this year.
Middle School December Newsletter
Click the link to see the December GRMS Newsletter from Mr. Thompson and Mr. Pepe.
December Newsletter
Important Information About the PARCC
Beginning this spring, students in grades 3 through 8 will be taking the new computer-based PARCC state assessments. The PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) will be given two times and is intended to measure students’ performance in both Language Arts and Math. The PARCC exam will be replacing the NJASK. Please see the following letter for more info.
- PARCC Letter to Parents
After School Enrichment
Study Skills Essentials  
Grades 5-8  

Are you struggling with organization and time management? Are you losing track of assignments that you know you completed? If so, Study Skills Essentials is the course for you. Successful students require a strong foundation in executive functioning skills. Study Skills Essentials provides students with the necessary tools that are imperative for success upon entering middle school and beyond. Topics include organizational skills, time management, test taking skills, following directions and long term planning. In addition to acquiring these essential skills, students will gain valuable tips on how to
maintain these skills throughout their educational careers.
Class meets Wednesdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 25, from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in the Glen Rock Middle School
​Instructor: 
Anthony Cece

Registration through the Glen Rock Community School begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5  and can be made online, via phone to 201-389-5011 or in our office at 600 Harristown Road, in the lobby of Glen Rock High School.
Vox Pantherarum
Click here to access the online edition of the Vox Pantherarum, the G.R.M.S. newspaper.
Middle Years Newsletter
The Middle Years newsletter contains useful information for students and their families on how to be successful in Middle School.
-Middle Years February 2015
Middle School November Newsletter
Click the link below to see the November Middle School Newsletter from GRMS Administration.

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Drop Off & Pick Up Traffic Pattern
Click the link below to learn more about the drop off and pick up traffic pattern at the High School and Middle School.
DROP OFF / PICK UP INFORMATION
School Dances
Our student council has several dances planned for the 2014-2015 school year. Our first dance will be Friday, October 24th, 2014. This dance will be for GRMS 6th and 7th graders only.  Parents and students should  read the following memo from Principal Thompson for more info on the dates, times, and rules for each dance.
- Dance Letter to Parents
Middle School Magazine Sale
Click the link below for information regarding the Middle School Magazine Fundraiser Sale.
Quick Reference Question and Answer Sheet 
Bicycle Safety
All students are reminded that wearing a bike helmet is required for all children under the age of 17. Recently, several of our students have been observed riding bicycles throughout town and not wearing this equipment. Kindly remind your child that their safety is our number one concern and to respect the rules of the road!

Please see the following letter about bicycle safety and school policy with regards to riding your bike to school.
- Bicycle Letter from Principal Thompson
Common Core Info for Parents
The New Jersey Department of Education has created a toolkit of resources designed to help parents regarding the Common Core State Standards. The following document has resources, facts and other information parents may find useful.
- Common Core Toolkit for Parents
GRMS Student Handbook Available Online
The 2014-2015 student handbook is now available online.  Click the link below to review information students need to know about Glen Rock Middle School.
2014-2015 GRMS Handbook
2014-2015 Middle School Clubs
 For information about clubs and advisors, please see the following list:
2014-2015 GRMS Clubs/Actvities
2014-2015 Integrated Pest Management Notice
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
There is relatively new legislation regarding Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB). Our district has always taken student misconduct seriously, in all forms, and will continue to do so. We support the goals of the law and will fully implement its requirements. The legislation requires reporting of suspected HIB, investigation and determination of whether the behavior is HIB or not. It defines specific reporting and follow-up activities. Harassment, intimidation or bullying means any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or technological threat whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents that takes place on school property, at any school sponsored function, going to and/or from school, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils. The district policy and contact information for the Anti-Bullying Coordinator is available on the district website.
The MiddleSchool Anti-Bullying Specialist is Mr. Jeff Kurland.
He can reached at (201)-445 7700 or via email at kurlandj@glenrocknj.org.
Upcoming Events

3/2/2015
3/3/2015
Repeating Event - MS Musical Production
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3/4/2015
Repeating Event - MS Musical Production
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3/5/2015
Repeating Event - MS Musical Production
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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