Technology Helpline Beginning next week, the evening Technology Help Line schedule will change. For the remainder of the school year, the Help Line 304-586-4946 will be operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
about 3 years ago, GWMS
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams as they advance to the Championship Games for the Black Diamond Conference Tournament. On Saturday the Girls play at 2:00 at GWMS. Boys play at 7:00 at Chapmanville. LETS GOOOOO!!!!!! Attendance Guidelines still apply.
about 3 years ago, GWMS
commpe.pictavo.com Order Your Yearbook Here Go to the website and enter school ID number 95004. Click or Tap "Shop My School" Find your product and click "Add to Cart" Enter the student information and complete your purchase. The cost is $21.
about 3 years ago, GWMS
Spring Sports: Practices begin March 22. Students need to check with Mr. White to make sure physicals and other school paperwork is completed. If a student has participated in a sport at GWMS this school year, then they will be eligible to begin Spring Practice. Details regarding each sport will be provided in the near future. We offer Baseball, Softball and Track
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Spring Break Meal Distribution: GWMS will do our best to provide take home meals for our students to cover 3-5 school days over Spring Break Week (March 29-April 2). In-Person students will be able to receive their take home meals on Friday, March 26 at the end of the day. Virtual students can pick up their meals on Friday, March 26 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am by the kitchen door.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
7th and 8th Graders, see the following letter about the Governor's Stem Institute Program. https://5il.co/pu4i
over 3 years ago, GWMS
School Excuses: School excuses need to be dropped off in the main office first thing in the morning on the day students arrive back to school from being absent. There is a box labeled School Excuses. Bus notes are also dropped off in the main office.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Please see this letter for GWMS parents regarding helpful strategies while students are remote learning. https://5il.co/pcjp
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Please remember that GWMS does not open the doors for students until 7:50 AM. We do not want our students standing in the cold, and teachers do not arrive until that time. Thank you for your help with this.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
January 29th, 2019 will be a remote learning day for students. Students do not report to school. This is due to the vaccination of staff members.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS COVID-19 CASE CONFIRMATION On January 22, 2021, Putnam County Schools was notified that an individual at George Washington Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was last in school attendance on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The individual testing positive is not permitted to return to school until cleared by the Putnam County Health Department (PCHD). In accordance with privacy laws, information specific to these cases will not be released publicly; however, details are being made available to keep the community informed of the transmission of COVID-19 locally. Putnam County Schools is working closely with the PCHD. The PCHO investigates each positive COVI0-19 case to identify and notify those known to be in close contact with a confirmed positive individual. As a result, 20 individuals have been asked to quarantine at this time. PCS continues to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 Outbreaks in Schools as outlined by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) such as additional cleaning protocols. For more information about COVID-19 and to view the WV DHHR's guidelines, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone is urged to follow best health practices as issued by the Governor's Executive Orders and outlined by the WV DHHR and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) guidance. This includes, but is not limited to, properly wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, properly and frequently washing hands, and cleaning regularly. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. For details about the WVDE and WV DHHR guidance documents, visit https://wvde.us/COVID19. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always our top priority at Putnam County Schools. We will continue to work jointly with our local health officials to monitor this situation.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
We are excited to see the return of In-Person students on Tuesday January 19. Please know that we are doing our best to create a safe environment for all staff and students. Virtual students will maintain their Virtual schedule. There will be no changes to those who have continued to remain in the Virtual Instructional model. The January 19th return date, only refers to In-Person students. Parents of virtual students please contact the school if you are wanting to have 5 day boxed meals. In-Person students make sure to bring the following items: laptop fully charged, water bottles, gym clothes, band instruments, library books, novels from language class, etc. Tutoring for In-Person students will begin next week. In-Person tutoring runs Tuesday for 6th grade, Wednesday for 7th grade and Thursday for 8th grade. All days are after school until 5:30. We have bus transportation and snacks. Virtual tutoring is available on each of those days for all students from 3:30-5:30. For those students struggling academically we are making a big push as we move toward the second semester. Please reach out to the school regarding any concerns. Please remember that Monday, January 18th there is no school as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Putnam County Schools has established an Emotional Support Phone Line for families and students in need of emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Phone Line number is (304) 586-4947 or extension 1960. Feeling isolated, overwhelmed, or alone? Need to talk? Do you or does your family need emotional support during the COVID 19 pandemic? The Putnam County Schools Emotional Support Phone Line provides resource referrals for students and families experiencing emotional distress. Student support staff are available to talk, offer resources, and provide referrals to other local agencies if needed Monday thru Friday 10am to 6pm. If you are experiencing an emergency crisis, please contact the West Virginia Children’s Crisis Line at 1-800-HELP4WV (1-800-435-7498) or call 911 immediately. West Virginia Children’s Crisis can also be reached on their website: https://wwwhelp4wv.com/ccl .
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Congratulations to Cole Whittington for winning this year's Spelling Bee!
over 3 years ago, GWMS
FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PCS STUDENTS: This meal service is free of charge and available for ALL students, whether or not enrolled in the meal benefit program. Therefore, we encourage all families to take advantage of this opportunity. Daily pick-up times for meals are from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at each school. Families will pick-up meals at their students’ home school location, curbside while remaining in the vehicle. If transportation is a problem, families may contact their home school to request meal delivery assistance.
over 3 years ago, John Hudson
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone has a great break. As a reminder, there will be no class meetings or new assignments required during the break.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
CONGRATULATIONS, to our volleyball team on becoming Back to Back Conference Champions! On Saturday they defeated Madison for the Black Diamond Conference Championship! Way to go girls!
over 3 years ago, GWMS
2020 GWMS volleyball team
2020 GWMS volleyball team
Virtual and In person learning: The Window to switch from Virtual to In Person Learning or In Person to Virtual is open from October 19th - October 23rd. The start date for the new placement will begin on Wednesday Nov. 4th. Requests made outside of this window may not be guaranteed. To change placement call the school and ask to speak to our counselor Mrs. Gatens. Device Insurance: The enrollment period for device insurance expires on October 30, 2020. A form is attached on our Schoology page. Winter Sports: Girls basketball officially begins Nov. 2nd and Boys basketball and Wrestling begins Nov. 9th. In order to participate all paperwork must be completed and turned in before the first day of practice. Our school website and facebook has information on the appropriate forms. Sports packets can also be picked up outside the main office. Upcoming Games: We are currently Yellow for all sports events which means we can have households and grandparents attend our football games. Volleyball games can only have parents attend because of limited seating capacity. Tickets are presold by our coaches.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Shirts and masks are available for sale in the main office. Shirts are $12 dollars up to an extra large and $15 for 2XL and up. Masks are $10 and neck buffs are $15.
over 3 years ago, GWMS
Shirts for $12 and Masks for $10
To parents of all 7th grade students at GWMS: State law requires additional immunizations for all students beginning 7th grade. The vaccines required are a booster dose of Tdap ( which is the tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria vaccine) and a vaccine for meningitis or the meningococcal vaccine. Please send these to our school nurse, Jayne Duncan as soon as possible. You may fax to our school at 304-586-3037 or email to jwduncan@k12.wv.us Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
over 3 years ago, GWMS