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Newsflash        NEW Incoming 6th Grade Open House
        Thursday, May 7th @ 6:00PM 
             Gamble Rogers Need Your Help!
We currently have proctor sign-up for the month May. Click on the link to sign-up www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0949ABA82BA7F49-april

                         $25 SAIRA Gift Certificate
              * First Week Winner: Teresa Dillinger 
              * Week 2: Jordanna Billeter
              * Week 3:  Leigh Ann Concha
           * Week 4:        

For each day you proctor during our FSA testing window (4/13-5/8), your name will be entered in a drawing for a $25 SAIRA gift certificate. PTO has donated the SIARA GIFT CERTIFICATES—one name will be drawn on Friday of each week. Maybe you will be the lucky recipient!

A small THANK YOU for your continuous support at Gamble Rogers, we couldn’t do it without you!
          Proctor Training Information

                       14-15 Proctors Training
                           FSA Agreement
Attn: Rising 6th grade parents,

Subscribe to the Stingray Chronicle as a 6th Grade Parent” so you can begin receiving middle school information. Also, as you make all your summer appointments, please note that rising 6th graders (current 5th graders) need 2 Varicella vaccines before entering middle school. You can either provide the elementary with the proper documentation or provide the middle school with the information over the summer. Thank You.
                      Dazzlers Dance Team
                      Application and Information
                 T-Shirts for Makinley 
                               Order Form

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.

Date                Test
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 

Florida Standard Assessments

NEW Attention 8th Grade Students & Parents!

May 8
th – Gradventure Trip
Islands of Adventure
1:30pm – 2:00am

May 16th – 8th Grade Celebration
Fire and Ice

     May 19th – 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
                            By Invitation Only 

Recieve GRMS updates from Mr. Bergamasco via text:
To sign up for GRMS notifications, please visit

                      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… 
                      Cold Cow Fundraiser
                              for the 
                     GRMS CHEER TEAM
             Wednesday, May 13th @ 5pm-9pm

2015 Girls Softball Schedule
                  Game Time: 4:00pm

 May 4th GRMS vs Pacetti Bay @ SALL Field
                 May 5th Landrum vs GRMS @ Davis Field
             May 7th Swiss Point vs GRMS @ Aberdeen Field

           5/7: Murray @ Treaty Park 3:30pm
           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 herefor 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


              Dates to Remember

May 4th-8th
Staff Appreciation Week

May 7
Incoming 6th Grade Open House

May 11th – 20th
End Of Course Exams

May 19th
SAC Meeting @ 3:30pm

(Beth Sweeney, Legislative Liaison, SJCSD in Tallahassee)
PTO Meeting @ 4:30pm

May 20th – June 4th

June 4th
Last Day for Students

Report Cards Issued

                                    June 5th
                          Last Day for Teachers

                ***************2015-Model-PLC-School        Gamble Rogers Middle School RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL
One of About 200 Schools and Districts in the US and Canada
to Receive This Honor                   
                    For more information, please contact:

                                  Name: Michelle Davis
                          School: Gamble Rogers Middle School
                    Address: 6250 US 1 South, St. Augustine, FL 32086
                                   Phone: 904-547-8700
                         Email: michelle.davis@stjohns.k12.fl.us


About 2015-2016 School Year

Making the Move to 8th Grade
Click Here


In honor of our 20th Anniversary this year, every student will receive a FREE yearbook.

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

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***************Type to LearnTo 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 2015 Summer Program/Camps
The ARC Elementary Camp 

The ARC Middle School Camp

The ARC High School Camp


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.
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