2020

  • March

    Middle School Washington D.C. Trip Cancelled

    As an administrative team we have been and continue to monitor guidelines and best practices surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, Head of School Kathy Kenny has been in regular communication with Dr. Robert Salata, Chairman of Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Dr. Salata recommends cancellation of all nonessential domestic and international travel. As a result, Gilmour Academy has made the difficult decision to suspend all scheduled school-sponsored travel, which includes our Middle School trip to Washington, D.C. This decision was not made lightly, but ultimately, the safety and well-being of our students and faculty is of the utmost importance.
     
    Rest assured that we are actively working to unravel the many logistical and financial details surrounding this decision. We ask for your patience, as this will take time in the coming days and weeks.
     
  • MS Advisory Olympics Results

    The torch has been extinguished but the memories of the Middle School Advisory Olympics continue to echo throughout the Middle School hallways! Congratulations to Dr. T's eighth-grade advisory and Mr. Kazel's seventh-grade advisory, who tied for gold!
  • An Introduction to College Exploration

    Upper School college counselor Mr. DeCrane and Middle School counselor Mr. Kazel will be educating the Middle School students during Community Block over the next few weeks as they discuss all aspects of the college exploration process. The presentations will cover:

    - importance of Middle School in the college process
    - terminology
    - transcripts
    - GA profile
    - college majors
    - scenarios
    - admission process simulation
  • February

    "Beauty and The Beast" Schedule For Cast, Crew and Band

  • "Beauty and the Beast" Ticket Information

    We hope that you will ‘Be Our Guest’ and join us for Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." More than 80 students in Grades 6 through 8 are working hard to make this show come to life. Be sure to mark your calendars. Performances will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5 - 7 at 7 p.m. The Middle School will run a special performance for the Lower School students on Thursday, March 5 during the school day.

    General Admission tickets can be purchased (cash or check made payable to Gilmour Academy) starting this Monday, March at the theater prior to performances. The Box Office opens at 6 p.m. and the theater at 6:30 p.m. Parents and students can also purchase tickets from Mrs. Massey in the Middle School main office between 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. next week.
  • Progress Reports Available

    The first progress reports for the Spring semester have been published for Middle and Upper School students and are available online. To access, select the Progress tab on your student's portal page and click on Report Cards under "Performance." If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Gutowski at gutowskij@gilmour.org or (440) 473-8138. 
  • Beauty and the Beast

    We hope that you will ‘Be Our Guest’ and join us when the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders perform Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." More than 80 students are working hard to make this show come to life.

    As the school’s first main stage performance in T
    he Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts, "Beauty and the Beast Jr." is not one to be missed. Be sure to mark your calendars. Performances will run Thursday, March 5 - Saturday March 7 at 7 p.m. The Middle School will run a special performance for the Lower School students on Thursday, March 5 during the school day.
  • MS Rehearsal Schedule

    Please note that all rehearsals & performances are mandatory unless you contact an administrator/teacher in advance. Schedule is subject to change. 

    Saturday, February 22
    12-2 p.m. - Anyone who is in "Belle"
    2-4 p.m. - Anyone who is in "Gaston"
    4-6 p.m. - Anyone who is in "Be Our Guest" 
     
    Tuesday, February 25 
    3:30-5 p.m. - Ruby, Belle, Beast. Transformation scenes
     
    Thursday, February 27
    3:30-5 p.m. - All Cast. Run-through of all scenes
     
    Saturday, February 29
    12-2:30 p.m. - Cast, Band and Crew.  Sing through music with band
    2:30-5 p.m. - Cast only. Work through show onstage
     
    Monday, March 2
    8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Cast and Crew. Tech through show with scenery and lighting
    *Students with self-assessments or conferences will be excused.
     
    Tuesday, March 3
    3:30 - 8 p.m. - Cast and Crew only. First dress rehearsal
    *Dinner will be provided from 6 - 6:30 p.m.
     
    Wednesday, March 4,
    3:30 - 8 p.m.- Cast, Crew and Band. Final dress rehearsal
    *Dinner will be provided from 6 - 6:30 p.m.
     
    Thursday, March 5
    TIME TBD - Performance for LS students during the school day with notes to follow
     
    Please note that the Ribbon-Cutting for The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts will occur at 5:30 p.m. Please allow for more time to get to the theatre. All families are invited.
     
    Cast should arrive by 5:30 p.m.
    7 p.m. - Opening Performance #1
     
    Friday, March 6 
    Cast should arrive by 5:30 p.m.
    7 p.m. - Performance #2
     
    Saturday, March 7
    Cast should arrive by 5:30 p.m.
    7 p.m. - Closing Performance #3
  • Support the Middle School’s Production of Disney’s "Beauty and the Beast, Jr."!

    Traditionally, parents support our productions by purchasing space in our program to wish their children success and to let them know how proud the family is of their efforts. It is also a way to advertise your business to our traditionally sold-out audiences. 

    SIZES AVAILABLE: 
    All ads will be full-color.
    Full Page:  $50 (8.5 x 5.5 inches)
    ½ Page:  $25
    ¼ Page:  $15
    All copies must be submitted by email to Mrs. Massey at masseyr@gilmour.org.
    Copy should be appropriate size and submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    PAYMENT:
    Checks should be made out to Gilmour Academy and can be dropped off in the
    Middle School Main Office.

    DEADLINE:
    All copy and payment must be in before the end of the school day on February 24.

    SAMPLE:
     
  • 7th Grade PSAT Results

    According to College Board, online accounts to view scores are unable to be created until the student reaches the age of 13. If you find yourself in this position and would like to receive a hard copy of your son's/daughter's PSAT results, please contact Mr. Kazel at kazelj@gilmour.org
  • 8th Grade Amazing Race

    Friday, February 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Upper School
    Next Friday, eighth graders will race around the campus stopping at various locations to meet and greet Upper School teachers to help familiarize themselves as they prepare to transition to the Upper School. After the race, the students are encouraged to attend the home basketball games and help welcome the newest members of Lancer Nation. 
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Tuesday, February 18 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 18 - MS girls basketball uniform return
    Wednesday, February 19 - MS boys 8th Grade Tournament Final Four at Old Trail, times TBD
    Monday, February 24 - MS boys basketball uniform return
    Tuesday, February 25 - MS Spring Sports Mandatory Player/Parent Meeting, 4:45 p.m., Our Lady Chapel
  • Middle School Musical Rehearsal Schedule For Cast

  • Seventh Grade Trip to Cathedral

    On Tuesday the seventh and second graders traveled to St. John the Evangelist Cathedral for an educational tour and Mass. The trip tied into the theology curriculum in both grades and was a great opportunity for the seventh graders to exhibit leadership.
  • Washington DC Trip Payment Due

    Just a reminder that the second payment of $200 was due yesterday for those attending DC trip. Please drop off payment at the Middle School Office.
  • Summer Camp Job Openings!

    Gilmour Academy is pleased to offer summer camp employment opportunities for our students. As an integral part of preparing students for their transition into real world experiences, we require applicants to complete an application, participate in an interview and, if selected, attend a training sessions prior to the start of summer camp.
     
    This week at Convocation, students who have worked camp in the past, as well as our camp directors, described the responsibilities of a summer camp junior counselor and explained the hiring process. All information that was presented during Convocation can be found in the portal under “Resources.”
     
    We want to partner with you and your student. We ask that you guide your student as he/she completes the job application, secures references, prepares for the interview, and, after hiring, completes W4, I9 and work permit forms. We ask that parents do not do it for them, but rather, help as they navigate the process.
     
    Camp Gilmour runs for nine (9) weeks from June 1 through July 31. The commitment is for a minimum of three (3) weeks. Please talk with your child about their ability to make this kind of commitment. Have them look at family vacations, summer camps, sport commitments, travel teams, transportation, medical appointments and the stamina required to work with children ages 3-12 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
     
    Camp requirements
    Education or experience: High School diploma must be received or in progress. Previous experience working with children in a structured environment of some capacity desired.
     
    Other qualifications or skills:
    - Must be 14 years of age or older
    - Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
    - Ability to relate with one’s peer group
    - Ability to accept supervision and guidance
    - Ability to assist in teaching activities
    - Good integrity, character, attitude and adaptability
    - Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
    - CPR/First Aid Certification (provided during Counselor Training)
    - Know and understand ALL emergency and safety procedures associated with the camp program (includes but not limited to being responsible for campers’ safety and whereabouts at all times - taught during Counselor Training)
    - Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games and activities.
    - This is a paid position ($8.70/hour). A minimum of three (3) weeks of commitment to the camp program is required. Must disclose during the interview process if a vacation or other commitments have been planned.
     
    All information about summer camp positions and the summer camp employment application can be found on the portal under Summer Camp Job Documents.
     
    All applications are due Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at midnight.
     
    * If your child worked as a junior counselor in 2019, they have received an email with information to apply for the 2020 season. The response to this email is due Friday, February 14 at midnight. Returning junior counselors will only need to complete the 3-hour training specific to the 2020 season.
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Monday, February 10: MS boys basketball game at Mandel, 4:30/5:30 p.m.
    Monday, February 10: MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 11: MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 11: MS girls basketball tournament at Lipman, times TBD
    Wednesday, February 12: MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Thursday, February 13: MS boys basketball (7th Grade) Tournament at Old Trail, times TBD
  • Middle School Musical Rehearsals: Week of February 10

    Saturday, February 8 - Mrs. Potts, Belle, Beast, 1-2:30 p.m., All Castle Characters, Belle and Beast, Casey and Callie 2:30-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Tuesday, February 11:
    Belle, Beast and Mrs. Potts, 3:30-5 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Thursday, February 13: All Castle Characters, Belle, Callie and Casie, 3:30-5 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Saturday, February 15: All Castle Characters, Belle, Beast, Casey and Callie, 1-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
     
  • Middle School Parent Coffee

    Tuesday, February 11, 8-8:45 a.m., Athletic Center Classrooms
    Parents of Middle School students in Grades 7 and 8 are invited to join the Middle and Upper School counselors for coffee to discuss the transition process for our students entering eighth grade and high school. We will also be talking about the PSAT, participation in extracurricular opportunities, summer leadership opportunities and even the college exploration process! Please RSVP today if you are interested in attending!
  • January

    Congratulations To Ben Lindley '24!

    The Klondike Derby is a huge competition held at the Beaumont Scout Reservation in Ashtabula County. Ben and his boy scout troop worked together in patrols through a series of seven events, including first aid, a compass course, ice rescue, a rope bridge challenge and cooking a trail lunch. The patrols score points based on how well they do in the various challenges, including points for teamwork. Ben's patrol, one of two from Troop 620 at Gesu, placed first out of 48 total patrols. The troops competing were from all over NE Ohio, and some from Pennsylvania. Last year, Ben's patrol finished a close third place, so they were thrilled to move up to champions!
  • Middle School Parent Coffee

    Parents of Middle School students are invited to join the counselors from the Upper and Middle Schools for coffee on Tuesday, February 11 from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Athletic Center Classrooms. During this event, we look ahead and will discuss the transition process for our students entering the 8th and 9th grades. Additionally, we will engage in conversation about the PSAT, participation in extracurricular opportunities, summer leadership opportunities and the college exploration process! Please RSVP today if you are interested in attending!
  • MS Musical Rehearsals: Week of February 3

    Attention Parents! Please disregard the schedule that was sent out in December and only follow the schedule posted here weekly and in the remind app. If you have not joined the remind group, please do so here.
     
    Please also have your child listen to the recordings be sure they are off book BEFORE rehearsal on February 15.
     
    Tuesday, February 4 - Gaston, LeFou, Silly Girls, Casey Callie, 3:30-5 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Thursday, February 6 - Gaston, LeFou, Silly Girls, Casey Callie, 3:30-5 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Saturday, February 8 - Gaston, LeFou, Silly Girls, Casey Callie, 1-2:30 p.m., All Castle Characters, 2:30-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
    Tuesday, February 11 - Cast TBD (check the remind app), 3:30-5 p.m.
    Thursday, February 13 - Cast TBD (check the remind app), 3:30-5 p.m.
    Saturday, February 15 - All Castle Characters, 1-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Monday, February 3 - MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 4 - MS boys basketball game (8th only), 5:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, February 4 - MS girls basketball game, 4:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 5 - MS girls basketball game, Lancer Gymnasium, 4:30 p.m. 
    Wednesday, February 5 - MS boys basketball game (6th and 7th), Lancer Gymnasium, 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, February 5 - MS boys basketball game( 8th), Lancer Gymnasium, 6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 6 - MS boys basketball game, 4:30/5:30 p.m.
    Friday, February 7 - MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
  • Middle School Basketball Triple-Header in Lancer Gymnasium!

    On Wednesday, February 5, all three Middle School basketball teams will play in Lancer Gymnasium at the Upper School against Ruffing Montessori. We encourage everyone to attend and support our Middle School basketball players. Girls play at 4:30 p.m., followed by 6th- & 7th-grade boys at 5:30 p.m. The 7th- & 8th-grade boys team will finish off the night with a game a 6:30 p.m. Come on out and support our Middle School basketball Lancers!
  • 8th Grade Trip to Temple

    On Tuesday, the eighth-grade class journeyed to Congregation Shaarey Tikvah for a dynamic educational experience focused on remembrance, relevance and responsibility. Dr. Tagliaferro, Ms. Fantelli and Ms. Richardson accompanied the eighth graders to Shaarey Tikvah Temple, where students heard presentations from a Jewish Rabbi and a Holocaust survivor. A mini-museum experience allowed the students to learn about the chronological history of the Holocaust. The students were able to engage with volunteer docents, some of whom are children or grandchildren of survivors. Small group discussions aided the cirricular programming, allowing students to make connections between the events of the Holocaust and racism and prejudice still present in our society. The eighth-grade English, social studies and theology classes will continue the discussions started at the Shaarey Tikvah Temple back in the Gilmour classrooms.
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Monday, January 27 - MS boys basketball (7th grade) game vs. Ratner, 4:30 p.m.
    Monday, January 27 - MS girls basketball game vs. Ratner, 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 28 - MS boys basketball games vs. Ruffing 4:45/5:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 29 - MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Thursday, January 30 -  MS boys basketball (8th grade) game at Hawken, 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 30 -  MS girls basketball game at Laurel, 4:30 p.m.
    Friday, January 31 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
  • Middle School Musical Rehearsals

    Saturday, January 25  Ensemble (including Belle, Gaston and LeFou), 1-2:30 p.m./Castle characters (including Belle and Beast), 2:30-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts (pick-up at Pender Circle)
    Tuesday, January 28 - Belle, Mrs. Potts, Beast, 3:30-5 p.m., Middle School Assembly Room (pick-up at Middle School Arches)
    Thursday, January 30 - All Castle characters, Belle, Gaston, LeFou, 3:30-5 p.m., Middle School Assembly Room (pick-up at Middle School Arches)
    Saturday, February 1 Full Cast, 1-4 p.m., The Lorraine and Bill Dodero Center for Performing Arts (pick-up at Pender Circle)
  • Registration for Camp Gilmour Summer Camp Offerings Is Open!

    Camp Gilmour offers Preschool Camp (ages 3-5), Day Camp (ages 5-12), sports and experiential camps such as nature, outdoor adventure, robotics and theater camps, and more.

    Camps offered June 1-July 31.

    Enrichment courses available. Optional complimentary enrichment or tutoring offered each morning for day campers. 

    Before/After Care available - 7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Report Cards

    Semester 1 report cards for Lower, Middle and Upper School students will be available online by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. If you have trouble accessing grade reports, please contact Jim Gutowski at (440) 473-8138 or gutowskij@gilmour.org.
  • 8th Grade Trip to Temple

    On Tuesday, January 21, the eighth-grade class will journey to Congregation Shaarey Tikvah for a dynamic educational experience focused on remembrance, relevance and responsibility as they pertain to the events of the Holocaust. The exhibit provides a chronological history of the Holocaust wherein students will engage with volunteer docents, some of whom are children or grandchildren of Holocast survivors. As an interdisciplinary field trip, the experience will allow students to create connections between their English, social studies and theology lessons. 
     
    All eighth-grade students are responsible for turning in $10 for the field trip to Mrs. Massey. If you have not yet turned in your money, please bring it Tuesday morning. 
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Tuesday, January 21 - MS boys basketball game vs. Cornerstone, 4:45/5:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 21 - MS girls basketball game at Cornerstone, 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 22 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Thursday, January 23 - MS boys basketball game at Old Trail, 4:30/5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 23 - MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Friday, January 24MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
  • Middle School Musical Rehearsals Calendar

    Tuesday, January 21 - Mrs. Potts, Belle, Madame Grande, Beast, Gaston, LeFou, 3:30-5 p.m. Pick-up at Middle School Arches
    Thursday, January 23 - All Ensemble members from 3:30-5 p.m. (BASKETBALL PLAYERS EXCUSED). Pick-up at Middle School Arches
    Saturday, January 25 - Full cast practice from 1-4 p.m. Pick-up TBD     
  • Welcome back!

    The Middle School team is excited to have the students back for another semester of growth, learning and development. We are also excited to announce that we have two new students joining us this semester - Jerry Zhu '24 and Sam Luan '24. Welcome to both Jerry and Sam! 

    This week our Gilmour Act of Courage is to “Get off to a great start this semester.”
  • Annual Middle School Trip

    Please note that the second payment of $200 due for those attending the D.C. trip is due on Thursday, February 13 since there is no school on Friday, February 14. 

    You may view the itinerary here

  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Monday, January 13 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Monday, January 13 - MS girls basketball game at Mandel, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 14 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, January 14 - MS girls basketball game at Canton Country Day, 4:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, January 15 - MS boys basketball game vs. Canton Country Day, 4:30/5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 16 - MS boys basketball game (7th Grade Only), 5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, January 16 - MS girls basketball game vs. Lippman, 4:30 p.m.
     
  • Get Gritty Cleveland

    Saturday, February 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., RedSpace Cleveland (2400 Superior Ave., Cleveland)
    Area girls in Grades 7-11 are invited to participate in this day of empowerment and inspiration for teen girls. For more information, visit the Get Gritty webpage.
< 2020

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34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

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