Spirit Week will be December 1 – December 4!
Dec. 1 – Hat Day: Wear your favorite hat.
Dec. 2 – Superhero Day: Dress up as your favorite superhero, real or fictional.
Dec. 3 – Decades Day: Throwback to your favorite decade.
Dec. 4 – Green and Gold Day: Show your Wildcat Pride and wear your green and gold!
The Chesapeake Public Schools Science Department is seeking parent and community input for the citywide adoption of the new K–8 science textbooks. Citizens are invited to examine the proposed textbooks and provide feedback. The window of opportunity to submit community feedback on science textbooks extends from November 23, 2020 through January 15, 2021. Please click the link below for more details and how to participate.
The Book Fair is coming to GBMS from 12/1-12/14! Students will be visiting during English classes. We will be open on Mondays for families to shop.
Students may also shop online from 11/25-12/8/20!
A message from our PTA: We want to let the staff know just how much we appreciate them, especially at the holidays! To spread the holiday cheer, the PTA is putting together a holiday ornament drive. Our goal is to collect an ornament for every staff member. As you shop, please consider donating an ornament for the staff. A drop off bin is located in the entryway. All ornaments need to be in by December 10. The sign up is below. Thanks so much!
Chesapeake Public Schools is proud to host three academies in three of our high schools. Middle school students across our district can apply to the International Baccalaureate program at Oscar Smith, the Governor’s STEM Academy at Grassfield High School, or the Science and Medicine Academy at Deep Creek High School. The application window for all three academies opens Tuesday, December 1, 2020 and closes Friday, December 18, 2020. For more information on each of these high quality programs, please review our 2021 Academy Informational Video.
A second informational video directed at student applicants and their parents highlighting information on the application process will be shared online on November 30, 2020.
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.
A little thank you note goes a long way. During the month of November, please feel free to fill out the form below to send a GBMS staff member a note of gratitude.
Impact Aid cards were mailed out, Friday, Nov. 6th. When you receive your card, please complete the card, sign, date, and return it in the pre-addressed, stamped envelope provided by Friday, November 13th. Remember that you will need to complete a card for each student in the household. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 482-5128. Thank you for your support!
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.
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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.
Beginning Monday, September 14th from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m, GBMS will be having our very own Library Curbside Checkout. Please follow the guidelines below.
- Locate the book(s) you would like to check out in our online catalog, Destiny, by clicking the link below: Destiny
- Email one of the librarians with the title and author of the book(s).
- The librarians will pull the book for you and schedule a time for you & your parent to drive by and pick up the book.
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.
Take advantage of the different ways to stay connected with all things happening at Great Bridge Middle School.
- GBMS Website: https://cpschools.com/gbm/
- Subscribe to the GBMS Website: https://cpschools.com/gbm/subscribe/
- GBMS Twitter: @GreatBridgeMid
- GBMS Instagram: @GreatBridgeMid
- GBMS YouTube Channel
- CPS Twitter: @cpschoolsva
- Click here for GBMS Peachjar eFlyers
Common hashtags that we use are:
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