2019

  • May

    Summer Reading

    Read this letter from Ms. Kominek detailing the summer reading assignment.
  • Eighth Grade Service Trip

    The eighth-grade class journeyed to Light of Hearts Villa, a faith-based senior care center in Bedford, to visit and participate in an activity with their residents. This intergenerational experience was joyful and deeply meaningful and we will not forget it! See photos from their visit.
  • Rite of Passage

    Tuesday, May 28, 8:30 a.m., Chapel
    The Grade 8 Rite of Passage will be followed by a reception. Reminder: There are are no classes for Grade 7.
  • Cedar Point Trip

    Wednesday, May 29, 8 a.m.
    Just a reminder that the bus will pick up students at the Middle School arches at 8 a.m.  They will be back at Gilmour at 9 p.m.
  • Seventh Grader Helps Lead Her CYO Track Team to City Title

    Amy Weybrecht ’24 and her CYO track team (Saint Paschal Baylon) won the CYO Track City Championship Tuesday evening. Amy won two gold medals and one silver medal. She won the mile in 5:23 and the 1/2 mile in 2:30. She anchored the 4x200 relay to a 2nd-place finish. Congratulations Amy!
  • Mulan Jr.

    Thank you for your support of the arts and Mulan Jr. It was a wonderful evening. Take a look at the pictures here.
  • Celebration of the Arts Presenting “Mulan, Jr.”

    Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., Lower School Dominican Dining Room
    Please join us for the Middle School’s production of the beloved Chinese folktale, “Mulan.” This is a collaborative effort featuring band, choir and art students. Every Middle School student is featured in this unique and exciting creative endeavor. We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate achievement in the arts with the school community.
  • Grade 7 and 8 Greeting Lower School Students

    The seventh grade greeted the students at the Lower School last Monday morning. The eighth grade will go this coming Monday. Eighth-grade students will meet at the Middle School arches at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20 and a bus will take them across campus. After greeting the students, the bus will return them to the Middle School by 8:30. All participants can enjoy breakfast in the Commons.
  • Cedar Point

    Wednesday, May 29

    The Middle School is planning our annual trip to Cedar Point. Please read this email from Mr. Ryzner with all the details including the permission slip that must be signed and returned the Middle School office with a check made payable to Gilmour Academy for $45 by Monday, May 13. This price includes admission to Cedar Point and Gilmour bus transportation. There are no classes on May 29, so if your child is not attending the Cedar Point field trip, they are to stay home.
  • Celebration of Arts Presenting “Mulan, Jr.”

    Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., Lower School Dominican Dining Room
    “Tradition is much like a mountainside…move one rock, and you might create an avalanche.”  -Confucious

    Please join us for the Middle School’s production of the beloved Chinese folktale, “Mulan.” This is a collaborative effort featuring band, choir and art students. Every Middle School student is featured in this unique and exciting creative endeavor. We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate achievement in the arts with the school community.
  • Nashville Trip

    The Middle Schoolers had an educational and enjoyable experience in Nashville last week. With a keen focus on the performing arts, the students took in a live concert at the Ryman Theater, recorded at Studio B, line danced at the Wildhorse Saloon and toured the Grand Ole Opry. Learning more about the history and culture of Nashville made this trip all the more memorable. 
  • Used Uniform Sale

    Friday, May 10, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Athletic Center Wellness Room
    The Gilmour Measles and Global Health Initiative is hosting a Used Uniform Sale this afternoon and tomorrow. Gently used uniform shirts, skirts, pants, sweaters and blazers are available. All proceeds benefit the Measles and Global Health Initiative. 
  • Eighth Grader Places First in Robotics Competition

    This past weekend Dean Stephens ’23 placed first in the Northeast Ohio Robotics competition at Lakeland Community College. He and his friend, Walker Glime, worked on this project since September and beat some tough competition. Congratulations!
  • Grade 7 Scheduling

    Seventh-grade students met with Mrs. Fowler last week to choose classes for their eighth-grade year. Course sheets will be going home for parent signatures. Please take a look at your student’s choices and feel free to discuss and make adjustments. Please sign and return sheets to Mrs. Fowler by Monday, May 6.
  • April

    Boat Float

    Monday, April 29, 8 a.m., Pool
    Come enjoy one of the most exciting events of the year! Watch as the eighth graders take their cardboard boats across the pool in their quest to be the fastest boat. Hope to see you there!
  • Grade Seven Scheduling

    Seventh-grade students met with Mrs. Fowler this week to choose classes for their eighth-grade year. Course sheets will be going home for parent signatures. Please take a look at your student’s choices and feel free to discuss and make adjustments. Please sign and return sheets to Mrs. Fowler by Monday, May 6.
  • Middle School Enjoys College Day

    On Thursday, seventh- and eighth-grade students met with Assistant Director of College Counseling Mr. Dan DeCrane for personalized activities designed to get them to start thinking about the college process. The event featured a variety of activities.

    They started by brainstorming about what they already know about the college process and then looked at what a high school transcript looks like, what a GA transcript means to colleges and analyzed student performance over the course of a high school career by comparing sample transcripts.

    The students reflected on their current interests and discussed how they can continue to develop them throughout high school and into college. They looked at the factors that colleges value when determining whether to admit a student.

    Seventh graders completed a questionnaire detailing their college preferences with regard to location, size, housing options, public/private, fields of study and more.

    Eighth graders enjoyed a Q&A session with former GA MS students and soon-to-be graduates Sophia DiPierro ‘19 and Abby Bartlett ‘19, who shared their college selection process and provided helpful tips for the eighth graders as they head to high school. Finally,
    the group completed a search on the College Board's Big Future College Search Database. Students selected the criteria they would prefer in a college. From there, a list of colleges was created. Students then selected a college to do an in-depth search on by answering pre-selected questions provided by the college counseling department. Students were tasked with finding a list of majors, graduation and retention rates, percent of female-male students, number of in/out of state students, athletic teams, intramural and club sport options, lists of a college's clubs and organizations, overlap schools, and important requirements in that college or university's admission requirements.

    Many thanks to Mr. DeCrane for providing such valuable information for our Middle Schoolers!
  • Boat Float

    Monday, April 29, 8 a.m., Pool
    Engineering and building is in full swing for Boat Float! The eighth graders are using their knowledge and understanding of buoyancy, density and engineering design to construct a vessel made entirely of cardboard and duct tape in their quest for the fastest boat. Hope to see you there!
  • Grade 7 Service Project

    In connection with the seventh-grade service project "ministry to children," the class journeyed to St. Adalbert School to join their community for Mass and to engage in a Palm Sunday-inspired lesson and craft with their third graders. The day was one of fellowship, crossing borders and coming together as family. We won't forget our new friends and look forward to seeing them next school year.
  • Nashville Service Waiver

    This week, students were given a Youth Volunteer Waiver. for our service activity at Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville. Please make sure that those are signed and returned to Mrs. Massey by next Wednesday, April 17.
  • Grade 7 Brainstorming Art Designs

    The seventh graders have been brainstorming ideas for designs for the Middle School hallways and rotunda area. After working through several design ideas and gathering images, they presented three designs to Mr. Ryzner as possible options. After discussing their process and explaining which design they thought best represented Gilmour, a final design was chosen. Seventh graders will now create the design using Photoshop and Illustrator before eventually printing it on large vinyl wall clings.
  • Math Contest

    The Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCCTM) contest is on Saturday, April 13 at Hawken School. It consists of four events - Six Places to Start, Mental Math Hurdles, Hurdles and The Pile. The seventh-grade participants are Cedric Li '24, Zoe Wolfe '24 and Rachael Stasick '24. There are two eighth-grade teams. One team includes Andrew Lewis '23, Justin Wen '23, Chiara Bilant '23 and the other features Deaglan Bryant '23, Nicky Lasecki '23 and Marcus Berrios '23. Good luck to all!
  • National History Day

    Gilmour Middle School students once again participated in NHD. The 45th annual National History Day Region 3 competition was held on Saturday, March 16. Students chose historical topics related to the year’s theme, Triumph and Tragedy, and conducted extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. Close to 600 students presented more than 300 research projects as either exhibits, performances, websites, papers or documentaries.  Abbie Edmondson '23 and Lauren Kish '23 constructed an exhibit called Crash: Federal Triumphs over Market Tragedy. Nicky Lasecki’s '23 exhibit, Bomb: Human Tragedy or Technological Triumph, was about the bomb, its construction and its effects.  

    These students were inspired by class units to delve deeper into learning about the specific moments in history they chose. Students utilized rich and varied resources such as the National Archives and the Hoover and FDR Presidential Libraries to research their topics. Three additional students - Marcus Berrios '23, Logan DeWeese '23 and Troy Domen '24 did not compete, but did extensive research on their topics and will present their projects at the Middle School Symposium.  
  • Spring Orientation

    Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m., Our Lady Chapel
    Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to Upper School Spring Orientation next Wednesday. This is a chance to meet your new classmates as well as hear from current Upper School students and faculty members. Afterward there will be an ice cream social and LancerWear will be available for purchase.
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An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-grade 12.