8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Gladeville Middle School is opened and we are so proud to be a part of the Gladeville Community. Please check back regularly for updates and announcements regarding School events, athletics & our clubs/programs.
GMS 5th Grade Preview
We sure LOVED meeting our newest Wildcats today. Class of 2028 - you are something special! Thank you to the Wilson County Transportation and Food Services departments and for the staff members of GES and RES for helping us make today’s 5th Grade Preview Day a reality!
GMS SCHOOL SPIRIT WEAR SALE...GOING ON NOW!
Click the link below to see all the amazing items we have on sale. The sale ends May 24th, so don't miss out.
Mrs. Wilson sends out the Gladeville Gazette to give parents and students updates on what's going on at GMS. She will share news, insights, events and recognitions as they arise. Please click this link to see all our Gladeville Gazettes. Gladeville Gazette 4-25-21 We will post here anytime there is a new Gladeville Gazette released.
WCHS Girls Basketball Tryouts will be •June 7-8, 2021•. Please make sure to bring current sports physical dated after 4/15/21, come dressed ready to play and bring your own water bottle.
Just a heads ups to mark your calendars for these testing days. We have the best Wildcat Students and Parents!!!
Attention all 8th Grade students! We are so ready and excited to celebrate YOU!On Friday, May 21st we will be hosting our very first 8th Grade Day on campus. This event will be full of recognition, celebration and FUN!VLP Parents: Please be on the lookout for an email from Blackboard later this week regarding registering your 8th grade student for this exciting event!
MAY 10TH, 2021, 5:30pm - 7:30pm GMS Football Night of CHAMPIONS! Mark your calendar to come and enjoy the night of champions, we will have concessions and lots of fun. Come support our awesome football players.
Health & Safety Protocols
Even though the traditional model will make social distancing impossible, we will continue to be vigilant about enforcing all other health and safety protocols, including universal mask wearing while on school buses and in school buildings, sanitizing desks and surfaces between classes, daily temperature and symptom checks, notification and quarantine of close contacts, and strict classroom and lunchroom seating charts.
Keep Sick Students Home!
Now more than ever it is essential that students exhibiting symptoms such as fever, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, congestion, body aches, nausea, and fatigue are kept home. If a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19, please call the school immediately. Please make sure to turn in documentation of all illness and submit parent notes for any additional absences within three days of the absence.
Morning Traffic & Arrival
Our arrival process will be similar to what we have done all year. However, we will be making one minor morning change due to the increased volume of car traffic on campus. Starting at 8:15, staff members will be directing a gradual release of the “first sweep” of car riders in the back parking lot, and students in these cars will be directed to enter through the north set of doors closest to our auditorium. We will repeat this procedure until buses are done releasing all students; then we will roll cars up through the normal car line. Please follow the directions of staff members on morning traffic duty.
Afternoon Traffic & Dismissal
Our afternoon dismissal process will be changing a bit in order to get students out of the building as quickly as possible. We will be starting by dismissing all bus riders at 3:40, followed by car riders a few minutes later. Car riders will continue to exit out the north doors by the auditorium and make their way through the back parking lot to waiting cars. If needed, we will do more than one sweep of cars while we wait for buses to fully load. We will adjust this process if needed in order to increase efficiency.
Class Changes, Lockers, & Bathrooms
With double the number of students on campus, we will be relaxing our hybrid protocol of regulating bathroom usage between class changes. Students will be able to change classes and use the restroom freely as they did last year. However, bathroom monitors will be posted in the hallways outside bathrooms to make sure we do not have too many students in the restroom at the same time. Additionally, teachers will be in the hallways to ensure that students keep moving through the hallways and do not cluster up in groups. We will not be assigning lockers to students due to the increase in traffic and the challenges this would cause if we had to move to Remote Learning at any time.
Masks & Classroom Seating
Students will be required to wear a properly fitting mask or face covering at all times, except when eating or in an outdoor setting where social distancing can be maintained. Since students will now be sitting in close quarters in classrooms, it is now more important than ever that their entire nose and mouth are covered by a face mask/shield.
Lunch & FOCUS Changes
Due to the hybrid schedule, we are adding an additional lunch time slot for 7th grade. Some students will have an adjusted lunch time starting on Tuesday. Teachers will communicate that to students tomorrow. Additionally, we will be making some adjustments to FOCUS class rosters based on student learning needs. If a student is moved to a different FOCUS teacher, he or she will be moved to a teacher on that student’s team.
Extracurricular & Athletic Events
Pursuant to Governor Lee’s most recent guidance, Wilson County Schools will remain at 50% capacity for all sporting events. We will continue to require masks and temp checks at all athletic contests. Students will be permitted to participate in both virtual and in-person club and extracurricular events. Field Trips will still be prohibited.
Visitors & Parent Meetings
All IEP & 504 Meetings will continue to be virtual, and we will not allow parents or other unnecessary visitors to enter the school building beyond the main office. The main office vestibule will continue to be used for drop off and pick up of items.
Academic & Social-Emotional Impact of Traditional
We know how much many of our students have struggled with the social-emotional and academic impacts of the hybrid schedule, and mitigating these effects is the main reason 6-8 students will return to the traditional schedule next week. Our students will get a huge increase in teacher support and be able to see both A Day and B Day friends at school. Please prepare your students for the shift and make sure they get on a solid sleep schedule. We expect them to be very tired their first few weeks back!
GMS 2020-21 HEALTH and SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Below you will find the 2020-21 Health and Safety Protocols at Gladeville Middle School. The first is an introductory letter from our administration explaining our priorities in keeping students and staff safe. The second is a detailed document describing our health and safety protocols for arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, classroom transitions, and clinic visits. The third is an infographic that helps to lay out these considerations in a visual form.
We know that all of our families are contemplating many factors when deciding whether to send students back to school on a traditional schedule or enroll their children in the virtual school option. I hope that these details will help assist you in making your decision.
Whatever you decide – sending students to the school building or enrolling them in the virtual program – I can assure you that every staff member at GMS will do all in our power to provide a supportive, responsive, caring, and academically rich environment for your child. These are not easy times, but WE ARE GLADEVILLE, and together we will have a great year!
A Year In Review
2019-2020 This was our first year at GMS and we could not be more blessed and proud of our Faculty, Staff and especially our Students! As this school year has come to an end we wanted to share our adventures, successes and smiles from all of us at Gladeville Middle School...Wildcat Nation!
What's Up Wilson!
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a Special Called Meeting on May 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wilson County BOE Administrative & Training Complex, 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087. The purpose of the meeting is to have a Preliminary Budget Work Session. No votes will be asked for and no votes taken.
Wilson County Schools will allow Zone Exemptions for current Stoner Creek Elementary School students and 2021-2022 Stoner Creek Elementary Kindergarten students until May 7, 2021. Click the link above for more information and a copy of the request form.
The Wilson County Board of Education will meet in a Special Called Meeting on April 29, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wilson County BOE Administrative & Training Complex, 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon, TN 37087. The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the contract to lease portable classrooms. The regular scheduled Work Session will follow at 5:00 p.m.
Wilson County Schools is very pleased to announce that W.A. Wright Elementary and Green Hill High School are recipients of 2021 Tennessee Valley Authority STEM Grants. These two schools are among 200 schools throughout the seven-state TVA coverage area to receive these grant funds. The competitive grant program provided teachers an opportunity to apply for funding up to $5,000. W.A. Wright Elementary received $3,500 and Green Hill High School was awarded $5,000 of STEM grant funds. Click the link above for more information.
It's time for another "Academic Minute!"
This week Wiley talks about the "Imagination Station STEM Bus" and the big plans it has for activities beginning in August of this year! It's never too early too get excited about STEM and Wiley is all in - your child will be too after you watch this!