T. Benton Gayle Middle School

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    • Nov. 23-25        Thanksgiving Holiday- NO SCHOOL
    • Nov. 29-Dec. 1  NWEA MAP Growth- all grade levels (must have fully charged Chromebook)
    • Dec. 6               Beginning: Band, Chorus & Orchestra Concert
    • Dec. 9               7th & 8th grade Snow Dance
    • Dec. 13             Intermediate & Advanced Band Concert
    • Dec. 14             Intermediate & Advanced Chorus & Orchestra Concert
    • Dec. 20             End of 2nd Quarter
    • Dec 21-Jan 3   Winter Break
    • Jan. 4               No school- Teacher workday


    Stafford County middle schools are open to students from 9:10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We would like to remind our car rider and walker families that A.M. Drop-off is from 9:10 - 9:25 a.m.  First block begins at 9:30 a.m.  

    For the safety of our students, we cannot allow students to wait unsupervised on campus prior to the 9:10 a.m. start of the middle school day.  School staff are not on duty to monitor students prior to 9:10 a.m.  The safety of our students continues to be a top priority at Gayle Middle School.  Unsupervised students are a safety risk and liability to our school community.  

    Please refrain from leaving your student unsupervised on campus prior to 9:10 a.m.  Families will be called and asked to return to campus to wait with their students for the start of the middle school day.   

    Car riders are welcome to wait with their families in their vehicles until school staff is on duty to direct traffic and supervise students at 9:10 a.m.  If you need your student’s bus information, please use the following link: Find My Bus Assignment

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this important matter.   


    Boys basketball and Wrestling tryouts will be on Monday, Jan. 9 through Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 4-6:00 p.m. 

    In order to try out, your student must have a current Virginia High School League sports physical VHSL Physical Form (this physical is different from the school physical) dated May 1, 2022, or later. The coach must have this form by Jan. 9 in order to allow your student to participate in tryouts. 

    Please have your student wear appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle. Wrestling participants will need to be prepared for both indoor and outdoor conditioning. 


    Gayle's Student Council Association (SCA) is hosting their annual canned food drive to benefit Stafford's American Legion Post 290. Food will be collected from November 18, 2022 to December 6, 2022. The 1X class with the most items collected will earn a special treat before Winter Break. 


    Apply to Join a 2023 School Board Advisory Committee

    Would you like to join a school board advisory committee for the 2023 calendar year? Apply to be a part of the Capital Improvement Plan, Career and Technical Education, Citizens' Budget, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Gifted, School Health, Special Education, Technology, Transportation, or Visual and Performing Arts Advisory Committees before December 1, 2022.


    Calling all GMS artists! Create your own unique design for Autism Awareness with the theme “Shine a Light on Autism”. Contest deadline is December 1. Please click this flyer for more information.

    7th and 8th grade SNOW DANCE

    The Snow Dance will be on Friday, December 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (8th grade only 3:30-4:00 p.m.) Admission is $3.00 and will go on sale Dec. 5 (Y day) and Dec. 6 (X day) during P.E. class. Students will also need to provide a signed permission slip. Please click on the link: The Snow Dance for more specific information and the permission form. 


    The next PTA meeting will be Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in the Library. The PTA will not be meeting in December.

    If you would like to reach out to the PTA with questions, you may contact them directly at gmpta@staffordschools.net

    We would like to invite you to join Gayle’s 22-23 PTA. Please click on the following link to become a member - JOIN GAYLE'S PTA The cost to join is $3.75. 


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