Please click on the link entitled Honor Roll at the top of this page for a list of 3rd Quarter Gaffney Middle School Honor Roll students. Congratulations to these students for a job well done!!
Abraham Duenas, a local artist and member of KNOW(2), was the guest speaker at Gaffney Middle School Exploratory Art classes. Duenas, a Gaffney metalsmith, works with various types of metals and made the gates for the Cowpens Battlefield, the huge copper medallion hung in the Department of Public Works, the ladybug and dragonfly for Hatcher Park, as well as many other beautiful works of art. More photos may be seen by clicking on the Art link at the top of this page.
Gaffney Middle School yearbooks are now for sale through the school! The cost of each yearbook is $49.00. You may see Mrs. Threadgill in Room 202 for an order form, and all checks should be made payable to Gaffney Middle School. Remember to order your yearbook as soon as possible, as there is a limited amount! Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Threadgill or any member of the GMS yearbook staff.
10. Select a consistent place to study. Some people need total quiet while others can study well with music in the background. The key is to find a comfortable place and study there regularly, such as the kitchen table, a desk, a favorite chair, bed, etc.
9. Don’t wait until the last minute. Study a little every night instead of cramming late the night before the test. A good night’s sleep helps. Bleary eyes and a tired body do not.
8. Buy an agenda book and use it. Most students have an agenda book, but they don’t write anything in it. On Monday, write down all of the week’s assignments. Most teachers have them posted in the classroom.
7. Dedicate a space for every class in your book bag. In the department store aisles, there are boxes and boxes of binders, folders and organizational tools. For every class, dedicate a binder, folder or notebook. There should be a place for class notes, handouts and homework assignments. Some of the larger binders can accommodate all classes. It is really a matter of personal choice; just keep papers separated by class.
6. Stay organized throughout the year. Most students have many binders and folders, but they do not use them. Many stuff every single paper from school into one binder. Half of their papers become misplaced or lost. Do not use the “shove” method when papers are returned, i.e. shove everything in one binder. Place them in the correct folder.If you are using a three-ring binder to keep papers organized, take the time to open the metal prongs and place them securely in it. If someone helps you organize your papers, take the time to continue putting everything in its place.
5. Make study cards. On the front of a note card write the word or idea. On the back, write the definition or important information. Have a friend or parent ask you about the word and/or provide a definition.
4. Make your own study guide.
3. Talk about assignments with friends. Discussing assignments with friends is another great way to study. This is very helpful when studying for novel tests. Friendly discussions about books help deepen understanding.
2. If you are struggling, ask for help. Start by talking to the teacher. The guidance counselor generally has a list of tutors in the area. Some high school students need to complete community service hours to be in clubs or in honor societies. You may be able to get a free tutor.
1. Make academics a focus in your life. Studying takes time and effort. Get organized, ask for help and put forth effort aimed at improving your study habits now.
THE FEATURED CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE MONTHS OF APRIL/MAY IS
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia and the Dream Maker
6th Grade After School Academy
The GMS 6th Grade After School Academy is held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. All students who are members of the Academy are encouraged to attend every day when possible.
Students need to be picked up promptly at 5:00 p.m. at the keyhole entrance in front of GMS.
The last day for our After School Academy is May 9th.