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NEW Gamble Rogers Need Your Help!!!
We currently have proctor sign-up for the month of April. Click on the link to sign-up www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0949ABA82BA7F49-april
. If you’re proctoring in April please view the information below and bring in the signed FSA Agreement with you if possible.
 If not we will have hard copies for you to go over before testing begins.

              Proctor Training Information

                  14-15 Proctors Training
                        FSA Agreement
Thank you for your continuous support at Gamble Rogers, we couldn’t do it without you!

NEW Gamble Rogers Middle School is considering instituting an after-school YMCA Program and wishes to survey its parents to gauge interest and participation. PLEASE take a moment, it is simply 5 multiple choice questions, to let us know of your thoughts.

Here is the survey link:


2015 Testing Schedule
do not schedule appointments during testing times.
March 5-6
March 9-10
March 11-12
March 23-24
March 26-27

Date                                      Test
March 2                                        FSA Writing 
April 13 & 14                     6th Grade Reading
April 16 & 17                      7th Grade Reading
April 20 & 21                      8th Grade Reading
April 23, 24 & 27                      6th Grade Math
April 29, May 1 & 4                 7th Grade Math
May 5, 6 & 7                    8th Grade Math
End of Course Exams
 Exam                                        Date
     7th Grade Algebra                                  May 11 & 12
    8th Grade Algebra                                  May 11 & 12
8th Grade Geometry                                  May 13
     7th Grade Civics                                    May 18 & 19  
Date            ________              Test
  April 30                                        8th Grade Science

Please don’t schedule appointments during testing times.
Florida Standard Assessments

Please take a moment to complete our survey.
Your input and feedback is important to us.
Parent SAC

Deadline to complete survey 3/31/15
GRMS SAC Chair, Tracy Melgard


This year through a new app called Remind 101
I will be sending text updates to our community about important class information.

See directions below on how to set up the app:
To sign up for GRMS notifications, please visit

Thank You,
Greg Bergamasco
                  School Access Form
You MUST complete the form above if you plan to enter the school building before and/or after-school for any conference, lunch with a student, or meetings, etc.

  We are pleased to offer the following clubs at GRMS:
Student Government- Mrs. Bohanan
Drama- Ms. Kissling
Environmental- Mr. Gamble
Robotics- Mr. Radaker
Intramurals- (volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball)  Coaches: Hall, Heffner, Livingood, Summerall
Guitar- Mr. McGough & Mr. Ginn
                Environmental Club
                    Drama Club
                   Running Club
                Student Government
                     Guitar Club

Sports Corner… 
Football Tryouts schedule: (must attend all 4 days)
All current 6th, 7th grade and returning GRMS Football Players

                     Monday, April 27th
                     Tuesday, April 28th
                     Wednesday, April 29th
                     Thursday, April 30th
All students interested in trying out for football must register in the SJMSAA website! 
                 Registration closes on April 26.

Here is the link:
After-School Study Hall:
2:00pm – 3:00pm/Tryouts: 3:05pm – 5:15pm
Players must tryout in the spring in order to play in the fall. We will only hold summer tryouts for players that have recently moved to the area. Following April 30th practice the players will be notified if they made the team. Spring Practice will start Monday, May 4th.

Any questions about tryouts for the 2015 football season should be directed to head coach Matt Potak at 904-315-2778 or email at  or m_potak@yahoo.com or matthew.potak@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

NEW Volleyball Intramurals
When: March 26th – May 7th
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: Gym

* Must have a signed permission slip to participate.
* Must have transportation home.  
2015 Baseball Schedule               
                      Game Time: 3:30PM
    2015 Girls Softball Schedule
                 Game Time: 4:00pm

March 10th GRMS vs Sebastian @ St. Augustine Little League Complex

March 12th GRMS vs Pacetti Bay @ SALL Field
March 24th Valley Ridge vs GRMS @ Davis Field
March 26th GRMS vs Fruit Cove @ SALL Field
March 31st Pacetti Bay vs GRMS @ SALL Field
April 2nd GRMS vs Landrum @ SALL Field
April 14th GRMS vs Swiss Point @ SALL Field
April 16th Sebastian vs GRMS @ SALL Field
April 21st Pacetti Bay vs GRMS @ SALL Field
April 23rd GRMS vs Valley Ridge @ SALL Field
April 28th Fruit Cove vs GRMS @ Aberdeen Field
May 4th GRMS vs Pacetti Bay @ SALL Field
May 5th Landrum vs GRMS @ Davis Field
May 7th Swiss Point vs GRMS @ Aberdeen Field

3/12: Valley Ridge @ Treaty Park 4:00pm
4/2: Sebastian @ Treaty Park 3:30pm
4/9: Murray @ Marsh Creek 3:30pm
4/16: Pacetti Bay @ Treaty Park 3:30pm
4/23: Valley Ridge @ Treaty Park 4:00pm
5/7: Murray @ Treaty Park 3:30pm

Pedro Menendez High School’s Magic Dance Team will be holding try-outs April 7th and 9th. There will be an informational meeting on March 31st at 5:30PM at PMHS. Please contact Jessica.lengyel@stjohns.k12.fl.us with any questions.

   St. Augustine Volleyball Association Volleyball Rec League
                  Location: Pedro Menendez
Wednesdays, for 6 weeks
                   *April 8th – 6:00-7:30pm
       *April 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th – 5:00-6:30pm
                   *May 6th – 5:00-6:30pm
For more information and registration form click here

Early Checkout Procedure…

 As indicated in the Student Handbook 2014-2015:

As a safety precaution, students will only be released to the parent/guardian or the Emergency Contact listed on the Emergency Card. A current driver’s license or state issued ID must be presented in the front office to check a student out early. The following procedure will be strictly enforced: NO student may be signed out after 1:30 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The latest early checkout on Wednesday is 12:30 p.m. Parents must arrive in the front office no later than 1:30 p.m. (or 12:30
p.m. on Wednesday) in order to sign their child out early.
               Empowering Excellence in Educators
triple-eLearn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
 *****************               Stingray BrickGamble Rogers Middle School will celebrate its 20th year throughout the 2014-15 school year. Personalized $25 Engraved Pavers are available for purchase.
For more information contact Isabelle Pitcher @ 407-417-1633 or

   Click here for a Stingray Legacy Brick Order Form 
             Helpful Websites…                  


St. John’s Middle School Athletic Association

The Paperless Classroom

Parents’ Guide to Student Success


Literacy Resources

Tips Reading and Math

The Florida Parental Information
and Resource Center of FIND


School Book Reading

Focus on Health

Local School News

 Pedro Menendez High

Congratulations to all the Recipients!
“Of the Year” Winners!!!

Kevin Gamble…Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Melissa GaspardRookie Teacher of the Year
Rookie of the Year 

Lisa Kilbride…School-Related Employee of the Year
Support Staff of the Year 

Dates to Remember 

Spring Break
No School

March 17th
SAC Meeting @ 3:30pm (Cancelled)
PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm

March 27th
Report Cards Issued

March 30th
6th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition


Glance Ahead


Good Friday
No School

April 9th
Volunteer Brunch @ 9:00am

April 20th
Interims Issued

April 21st
SAC Meeting @ 3:30pm (will be held: Ameris Bank 4070 US 1 South)

PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm

April 12th – May 8th

May 8th
Gradventure Trip

May 16th
8th Grade Celebration

May 19th
SAC Meeting @ 3:30pm
PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm

May 11th – 20th
End Of Course Exams

May 20th – June 4th


In honor of our 20th Anniversary this year, every student will receive a FREE yearbook. 
NEW Attention Parents!!!
Making the Move to 8th Grade
Information for 2015-2016
Click Here

  Summer Marine Science Program

Pre-applications for the summer Marine Science Program were sent to all elementary and middle schools in the district to be passed out during the week of February 23rd. However, if your child did not receive a pre-application, they may still apply. You can download a pre-application, get all parent information, and view a video of the program by going to the Gamble Rogers Middle School website and clicking on the Marine Science link. Any questions can be answered by emailing John Gordon at john.gordon@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

This summer program is available to all students currently in grades five through eight and has been sponsored by the school district since 1982. All instructors in the program are St. Johns County School District teachers.

Three 8 day sessions are held at Gamble Rogers Middle School School with bus transportation provided. The three sessions are June 8th to June 18th, June 22nd to July 2nd, and July 6th to July 16th. Small classes of 12 – 14 students are separated by grade level.

The Marine Science Program is a carefully designed experience for responsible students who are interested in learning about our local marine environments. Learning is “hands on” in the field. Students access various marine environments while kayaking, canoeing, boating, hiking, biking, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, and SUP’s (stand up paddle-boards).

If your child is selected for the program, a final application form will be mailed out from the district office in April.
Youth Sailing Summer Camp
        June to August
       9:00AM to 2:00PM
Click below for a chance to attend the camp for FREE.
             Essay Contest Scholarship

         For more information call 904-810-1966 or sparssailing@gmail.com visit their website at www.sparssailing.org.

We NOW have a live weather station here at GRMS!
Click Here


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            Click here to go to our PTO page.
Type to Learn

To access Type To Learn 4 use this account code 156587. Your student recieved their user name and password from their homeroom teacher. 
 Home Access Center provides online access for parents to view attendance, grades, buses, report card, etc. Please read the instructions first. Now you are ready to log in. If you have any questions, please call 904-547-8696 for more information.

 SJCSD Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
Please visit the website for updated information

Parent ESE Survey
The Florida Department of Education is working with school districts to gather information on how well parents think their child’s school is partnering with parents of students with disabilities, and would like to include your input. Your responses will help guide efforts to improve services and results for children and families. All parents of children with disabilities and a current IEP (PK to 12th grade) are invited to participate in this survey.  The survey is opened from February 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015. Please visit http://www.esesurvey.com/Login.php to complete the survey.
          Information on Common Core
                Common Core at a Glance
                   Common Core FAQ’s


Are you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in abandoned buildings; or living with friends or relatives due to an economic hardship, are you a teenager and living independently or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian; then you may be eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Contact Computer Operator, Martha Fulford or your Homeless Liaison – Mr. Chris Stone @ 904-547-7589 for more details. You may also visit

The Gifted Parent Advisory Council meets four times a year to inform the school district about ways in which we can improve our efforts in serving the gifted students. Parents of K-12 gifted students from throughout the district are encouraged to come to all of the meetings. 

Tuesday, 05/12/15, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Pacetti Bay Middle School Auditorium

NEW St. Augustine Volleyball Association Volleyball Rec League
Location: Pedro Menendez
Wednesdays, for 6 weeks

*April 8th – 6:00-7:30pm

*April 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th – 5:00-6:30pm
*May 6th – 5:00-6:30pm
For more information and registration form click here

ABCs of Nease


 NEW Beach Volleyball Clinic
April 6th – May 11th
Monday Nights, 5:00 – 6:30pm or 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Click here for more information


 Character Counts