In partnership with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), CPS will host a free “Ending the Silence” presentation to educate middle school students on the early warning signs of mental health conditions and the steps to take if they or a loved one are showing symptoms. A one-hour presentation will be offered on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. through Zoom during the student support day.
The GBMS Health and PE department is promoting and offering extra credit to students who participate in the following event. Students will register for the event through their Health/PE teacher or by clicking the link below . Students will complete an exit slip in the assembly and forward a received email of the completed exit slip to their Health and PE teacher for extra credit.
We encourage everyone to promote this event.
William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education’s enrichment programs are thrilled to announce the 2021 Virtual Summer Enrichment Programs are now published and ready for registration for high ability students in grades 2 – 12. They will offer 2 weeks of opportunities with courses available in the morning and afternoon each week. They will have virtual courses available in the areas of robotics, civics, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. Please see their Summer 2021 brochure for more information.
- William & Mary’s SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to replace the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able children to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and the arts. Click for More Information.
- Summer 2021 SEP registration is now open for high ability students in grades 2-12. William & Mary’s Center for Gifted Education is excited to offer 2 weeks of virtual opportunities with courses available in the morning and afternoon each week. We have virtual courses available in the areas of robotics, civics, STEM, coding, writing, social science, and many more. Please see our Summer 2021 brochure for more information.
Message from GBMS PTA: We have an amazing staff at GBM! To help our teachers and teacher assistants during this challenging year, you can Adopt-a-Teacher! Using the link below, you will see teachers’ names, and what they would like to receive. We gave them an opportunity to pick something fun to enjoy for themselves, supplies for their classroom, or both. Many have chosen gift cards to use toward supplies and extras for students, some chose a well-deserved treat, and others opted for a meal or coffee to enjoy during the workday. Let’s help brighten their day!
There is a new feature in ParentVue web access and mobile device app for parents and guardians to have the opportunity to report their student(s) as absent or tardy electronically. The Report Absence feature allows parents and guardians to report absences up to seven days in advance and can accommodate single-day and multi-day absences. For each absence reported, parents and guardians must provide a short note to explain the reason. This note will help school attendance secretaries select the correct attendance code for the absence/tardy. If a doctor’s note or other documentation is available, there is an option to upload that resource when parents report the absence or tardy. This is the new preferred method for parents to report absences and tardies. This electronic notification would serve as the written notice required for student absences and tardies.
For further information and directions, click the link below.
The Chesapeake Public Schools Equity Council is proud to announce a student visual arts contest and exhibition. The Equity Council is seeking artwork that is powerful, thought-provoking, and inspired by the theme: Lift Every Voice. Students from all grade levels and artistic abilities are eligible and encouraged to show their creativity and their talent. Students must submit their artwork virtually by Friday, February 26, 2021. Submitted artwork will be organized into a virtual art gallery and selected original works will be on display in public venues throughout the district. Select student artists will also be recognized at the March 22 School Board Meeting and celebrated in the Superintendent’s Spotlight. For more information, please click the links below.
Fall picture proofs have arrived from Lifetouch and will be going home this week with your child. Please consider supporting this important school fundraiser. All sales will be online at lifetouch.com. Please do not send any payments to the school.
At this time, we do not have a make-up picture date available, but if a date becomes available after the holidays, we will notify families promptly.
Parents of Option 2 students may pick up their proof during regular school hours, 8:15-4:00 starting Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the security desk.
Wildcats, did you know that The Wildcat Chat PAWdcast is now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify? A podcast is a form of digital audio, much like a radio show, that can be downloaded or streamed anytime and anywhere.
The Wildcat Chat PAWdcast is about life at GBMS! It is created and co-hosted by GBMS students and topics are selected by the students which are meaningful to their middle school experience. Join in the fun as we discuss a day in the life of a GBMS Wildcat. You will hear from students, teachers, and GBMS community members too.
How do you listen? You can subscribe today by searching for the Wildcat Chat PAWdcast on the Apple Podcasts App or Spotify.
The first episode dives into the student perspective of their “new” learning environment, GBMS news and events, and holiday traditions.
We hope you subscribe and enjoy The Wildcat Chat PAWdcast! Feel free to click the links below as well.
Please download the Box Top App, scan your receipt, and choose GBMS as your school of choice. Ten cents per item will be donated to the GBMS library.
Hi GBMS families! If would like to support GBMS but do not wish to participate in traditional school or PTA fundraisers, then be a part of the Wildcat Den! Please click the below for more information and to join:
All families (Options 1 & 2), should review all of the information outlined in the slide deck below. This information includes important instructional updates, checklists families should complete now, and other important health and safety protocols families should incorporate into their daily school routine.
Haga clic aquí para ver una versión en español.
UPDATED BELL SCHEDULE:
Beginning October 12, 2020, the daily middle school bell schedule will change to accommodate the on-campus continuum shift.
Great Bridge Middle School Blended Learning Schedule
Beginning Week of October 12
Tuesday – Friday
Option 1 & Option 2
|6th Grade||7th Grade||8th Grade|
|Bell 1||8:55-9:45 (50 min)|
|Bell 2||9:50-10:35 (45 min)|
|Bell 3||10:40 -11:25 (45 min)|
|6th Grade lunch
11:30 – 12:05
|Bell 4||12:15-1:00 (45 min)||11:30-12:15 (45 min)||11:30-12:15 (45 min)|
|8th Grade lunch
12:20 – 12:55
|Bell 5||1:05-1:50 (45 min)||12:20-1:05 (45 min)||1:05-1:50 (45 min)|
|7th Grade lunch
|Bell 6||1:55-2:40 (45 min)|
|Bell 7||2:45 -3:30 (45 min)|
Don’t forget to view our COVID-19 Resources Page located in the main menu. There are many helpful links that direct you to CPS specific resources such as a Schoology and Other Troubleshooting document, CPS Schoology and One Login Resources, links to webinars and much more! Click the link below to view the page.
OneLogin for Students Updated
Chesapeake Public Schools is using OneLogin, which provides a single login for CPS users across CPS systems and Google. For your child to set-up OneLogin, please click here for the updated directions.
Parent/Guardian Schoology Access
- Parent Access codes will be emailed by students’ homeroom teacher.
- Click here for directions on how to setup your Parent/Guardian Schoology Access.
- Student access will begin September 8th.
If you missed one of the CPS Schoology demonstrations for families, there is a recording now available on the CPS YouTube Channel. You can also find more Schoology resources and information on the CPS website by clicking here.
All Grades (6, 7, and 8)
- #2 pencils
- Black/blue/red ink pens
- Colored pencils, crayons, or markers
- Loose-leaf paper (wide-rules)
- Glue sticks
- Ruler (English & metric measurements)
- Index cards (3 x 5)
- Scissors (blunt edge)
- Three-ring binder
- Dividers with tabs
- Spiral notebooks (non-perforated)
- Zippered pencil bag with notebook holes
- Report folder with fastener and pocket
- Box of tissues
- Marble black composition notebooks
- Combination lock
- Protractor (for home)
- Compass (for home)
Virtual and/or Online Learning Supplies
Supplies listed below are optional, but are recommended for student success:
- External mouse and extra batteries
- USB storage device
- Blue light blocker glasses to help reduce eye strain
- Power strip for a charging station
- Printer and supplies (ink, paper)
- A phone or tablet scanner app to create PDF documents using the device camera
- Daily planner or calendar
- Alarm clock/timer to alert students when it is time to login for a scheduled teacher-led video conference
Online and/or Virtual Tips:
Having a dedicated space that is comfortable, free from distractions, organized, and equipped with the appropriate furniture (chair and desk) creates an environment conducive to learning.
Online/virtual learning will have a schedule similar to being in a traditional oncampus school day, it is essential for students to develop routines and have access to tools that will allow them to complete work efficiently.
Great Bridge Middle is proud to be recognized as a “Purple Star” School by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact for Military Children. The Purple Star designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated their commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. Congratulations GBMS!
GBMS stands behind our military families! GBMS supports our military students transition in various ways. Click here to find out more and see all of our military resources that are available!
Welcome to Chesapeake Public Schools! We look forward to enrolling your child/children into our division. Click here to register your child/children online!
Once your registration information has been reviewed, Great Bridge Middle School will email you a link to schedule a final enrollment/scheduling appointment at GBMS.
The Chesapeake Online offers high school students the opportunity to take fully online courses as part of their normal course schedule.
Students who are interested should contact their guidance counselor and please click the links below for more information.
Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) has been humbled by the outpouring of support received since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018. Many parents and community members have contacted us to ask how they can help support our safety and security measures through monetary donations. In response, CPS has developed two ways you can help.
Please click the links below for more information:
- Ways Make to Contribute to School Safety
- School Safety Letter
- Keeping our Buildings Safe Throughout the Day Letter
Would you like to support Great Bridge Middle School’s students and teachers?
Chesapeake Public Schools provides a service for parents that enhances communication by delivering important information, such as delayed school openings or emergency closings due to weather, via SMS text messaging. This service is intended to enhance our existing means of communication and will not replace any existing form of communication.
To participate in the service you must register your mobile phone number. Registration is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.
- To Register: Text the word subscribe, optin, or yes to 67587
- To Unregister: Text STOP to 67587
- For Help: Text HELP to 67587