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Wow! What an incredible few weeks we’ve had! We want to express our appreciation for your  support of the “Giving Tree  Project”. Everyone’s commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to make some of our students holiday season a little brighter. Your assistance means so much to us but even more to the Giving Tree Project. Please know how much we appreciate it.   Happy Holidays!

We NOW have a live weather station here at GRMS!
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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

Gamble Rogers is implementing a new policy for students who arrive tardy to school (this means checking in after 7:50 AM) multiple times during a Quarter. Any student who accumulates more that 5 Unexcused Tardies during a Quarter will serve Lunch Dentention for each tardy thereafter during that Quarter.

Detentions will either be served in the In-School Suspension room or in the Overflow room of the cafeteria under the supervision of our school’s Resource Officer, Deputy Harrell.


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 this form if you plan to enter the school building before and/or after-school for any conference, lunch with a student, or meetings, etc.
Sports Corner…       NEW 2015 Basketball Schedule
                            ( Girls: 5:30pm/Boys: 6:30pm )

           Date              Home               Away 
          Jan. 12                    GRMS                      Sebastian
Jan. 14                    Pacetti Bay                 GRMS
            Jan. 21                    GRMS                      Valley Ridge
            Jan. 22                    Murray                      GRMS
            Jan. 26                   Fruit Cove                  GRMS    
            Jan 28.                    GRMS                      Landrum
Feb. 4                     GRMS                      Swiss Point
            Feb. 9                   Patriot Oaks                  GRMS
            Feb. 11                  Liberty Pines                GRMS
                               Feb. 18 -March 2     Play-offs

Check It Out
SJMSAA Spring Sports at Gamble

 Baseball and Softball:
Registration opens December 8, 2014
Tryouts in January

Registration and Tryouts in February

Registration opens in January
Tryouts in February

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 Brick 

Gamble 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

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


  After-School Clubs
Drama Club
Running Club
Student Government 



Dates to Remember

December 22nd – January 2nd
Winter Break

(No School)

January 6th
Classes Resume for Students
2nd Semester Begins

January 4th – January 9th

8th Grade D.C. Trip

January 13th
PMHS visits Gamble Rogers 

January 15th
Academy Night at Pedro Menendez @ 6PM

January 20th
SAC Meeting @ 3:30PM

PTO Meeting @ 4:30PM

 2015 DC Trip Information

 DC Trip Itinerary

The Stingray Chronicle is a quarterly newsletter that highlights the upcoming news, events, and important reminders at Gamble Rogers. By signing up, you will receive the Chronicle in your email inbox.

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  Time to Think…High School
Dec. 11th –
High School Showcase, 3:00 – 8:00pm 
                   World Golf Village Convention Center
Dec. 11th – Online application opens for students NEW to the Programs of Choice
Dec. 22nd – Jan. 5th Winter break…No School
Jan. 15th – PMHS Academy Night/Open House
Jan. 22th 11:59PM – Deadline for ONLINE ONLY Application

Feb. 2nd – (In-service) SJCCA Auditions
Feb. 6th – Notification of acceptance mailed out to each applicant
Feb. 18th – Deadline to Accept the invitation to join ONLINE ONLY

Academy Nights/Open House for upcoming 8th grade:
Jan. 12th – St. Augustine & St. Johns Tech
Jan. 14th – Nease
Jan. 15th – Pedro Menendez

To learn more about the academies, visit: http://academies.stjohns.k12.fl.us/

Click here for Programs of Choice

Florida Standards Assessments


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. 
  Message from the School Nurse…
  When Do You Keep A Sick Child Home? 

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have:
* Fever greater than 100 degrees
* Chills
* General tiredness or not feeling good
* Frequent congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
* Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

Stomach symptoms are not a part of cold or flu symptoms  but for good health sake follow these guidelines for staying home and preventing spread of disease:
* Vomiting (even just once)
* Diarrhea
* Symptoms of cold or flu

A cold or flu spreads most easily during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until the fever has been 100 degrees or lower for 24 hours. Usually, antibiotics are not given for simple colds and flu. Strep throat or ear infections may require antibiotics. A child taking antibiotics should be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school. A child may awaken with unclear complaints, which could be a cold or flu. If this happens, it is wise to observe him or her at home for an hour or two before deciding whether to bring him/her to school. Many of you do this already!

Consider keeping children at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have: 
* Very stuffy or runny nose, and/or cough
* Mild sore throat (no fever, no exposure to strep throat)
* Headache

A child should be physically able to participate in all school activities when returning to school.
Keeping a sick child at home will help reduce the spread of colds and flu in the classroom. It is a very long day for a child who is sent to school sick. 

For additional information, we recommend the following websites:

                                    * KidsHealth.org
* WebMD.org

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 feel free to contact Karen Evans, Guidance Secretary at Karen.Evans@stjohns.k12.fl.us or call 904-547-8696 for more information.

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


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