April is designated as month of the military child to recognize and thank children from military families for the sacrifices they make living the military lifestyle. Purple Up is the campaign that propels activities throughout the Month of the Military Child to honor, acknowledge, and support military connected kids in our schools and communities.
A military connected kid is a child or adolescent with a close family member serving in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, and any status, Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard. Military connected youth face unique circumstances living the military lifestyle, which can be challenging, or opportunities for growth.
“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Wearing purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Purple indicates that all branches of the military are supported; Air Force blue, Army green, Navy blue, Marine red, and Coast Guard blue all thought to combine together as a single color, purple.
Purple Up Day will be held on April 22nd! Feel free to post pictures to Instagram or Twitter using this hashtag below:
Hello GBMS Community! We have posted the faculty office hours to the faculty page. Please click here to view the office hours for faculty and staff.
Don’t forget to pre-order your yearbook today! Pre-order cost is $45 until May 22. There are less than 250 yearbooks left! Distribution details will be coming at a later time.
Due to the school closing for the remainder of the academic year, our “Spring Into Safety Fundraiser” has been cancelled. Those that turned in money prior to the closure have already been contacted. If you have any money at home that was collected, please return it to customers as soon as it is safe to do so. At this time, we are unable to collect money and turn in order forms given the current situation. This has been a difficult time for many of us, and we are all in this together. The priority right now is for everyone to stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding.
Hey Wildcats! We are asking you to participate in our first ever Virtual Spirit Week next week! Feel free to post to Instagram and Twitter using these hashtags:
Spirit Days March 31 – April 3
- March 30: My”Selfie” Monday – Post a pic of yourself with a pet or stuffed animal!
- March 31: Too Cool Tuesday – Dress to Impress! Wear a fancy outfit!
- April 1: Wildcat Wednesday – Create your own hat using green and gold supplies!
- April 2: Throw it Down Thursday – Lip sync to a school appropriate song!
- April 3: Family Friday – Post a pic of you and your family!
Hello Great Bridge Middle School community! First and foremost, we miss seeing you at GBMS and we hope you are all staying safe and healthy. We also would like to take a moment to share with you some resources and ways to stay connected with CPS and GBMS.
The Chesapeake Public Schools website is constantly being updated and we encourage you to check that frequently. Here are a few links important from CPS that you might find helpful:
Chesapeake Public Schools
GBMS also has ways for you to stay connected as well, including our NEW Instagram account! Here are some links and resources from GBMS that you might find helpful:
Great Bridge Middle School
- GBMS Website
- Chesapeake Public Library
- Student Access Card YouTube Video
- Username: CPS student number
Password: Month and day of birth in numbers (ex. January 2 is 0102)
- **NEW** Instagram @GreatBridgeMid
- Twitter @GreatBridgeMid
Please feel free to share the ways you and your child/children have been experiencing learning opportunities and are staying connected through our Instagram and Twitter accounts using these hashtags: #StayConnectedCPS and #StayConnectedGBMS.
We hope this message finds you well and that we continue to #StayConnectedGBMS during this extended closure.
Chesapeake Public Schools is committed to providing engaging learning experiences for students during a district closing. The Division of Teaching & Learning has developed Emergency Learning Plans for priority content areas to ensure students remain engaged with course content during extended school closure.
These plans provide a variety of “at home” learning experiences for students to apply prior knowledge of course content. Students may provide evidence of completing the activities in the Learning Plans upon returning to school. We encourage students to work on these activities at a pace that works best for your family. No additional work will be assigned and no grades will be posted to Synergy during the closure period.
CPS communication tools (Synergy and email) may be used to maintain contact with teachers.
Message from CPS at 5:45 pm on March 13,2020
“Hello, this is an important UPDATE from Chesapeake Public Schools. At 2:30 p.m. today, Governor Northam ordered that all K-12 schools be closed for a minimum of two weeks in response to the continued threat of COVID-19. As a result, Chesapeake Public Schools will close for ALL STUDENTS beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27, 2020.
We are working to compile information for our families with specifics on how we will ensure the continuity of services while students are away. In order to prepare for this extended closure, ALL EMPLOYEES will report on Monday, March 16, 2020, or take appropriate leave.
This remains a rapidly developing situation. We are committed to keeping our school community informed and will provide updates as new information becomes available.
Thank you for your support as we work to ensure a healthy environment for our students and staff.”
Congratulations to the GBMS Forensics Team who placed 1st at the CMSL Forensics Tournament. Zion Anderson placed first in Prose and Chanera Brown placed first in Original Oratory. Way to go Wildcats!
The GBMS G.I.R.L. Power Club was honored recently as the special guest of Chesapeake Delegate Jay Leftwich during a recent visit to Richmond. The gracious, itelligent, respectful ladies in leadership” toured the state Capitol Building and surrounding monuments, and sat in on a General Assembly Session where Delegate Leftwich recognized them on the House floor during proceedings. The group also had some interesting and intense discussions on the political process with Delegate Leftwich, Senator John Cosgrove, and Senator Louise Lucas. It was an inspiring, empowering and enriching experience for our club.
On Sunday, Feb. 3 2020, it was was announced from the VDOE Superintendent of Public Instruction, James Lane, that Timur Bolukbas from Great Bridge Middle School was one of 13 winners selected of the Computer Science in Your Neighborhood competition.
The competition is a joint project of the Virginia Department of Education, the Science Museum of Virginia and CodeVA. The contest challenged students to create digital products including videos, websites and applications about their interest in computer science and the role it plays in their daily lives, families and communities. Submissions were received in November and December from 135 students and classes.
Timur created a video that took 5 days to make on what is Computer Science using Windows Movie Maker and Adobe Video Editor. Timur stated that has even built his very own computer! We are very proud of Timur and this great accomplishment. Timur will receive a certificate recognizing his achievement and a laptop computer provided by CodeVA.
The Virginia Department of Health requires a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine before entering the 7th grade. Please bring in an official copy of your child/children’s Tdap shot record to the school nurse.
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 Public Schools Virtual Instruction Program 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
- CPS Twitter: @cpschoolsva
- Click here for GBMS Peachjar eFlyers
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