Each month we’ll post our most recent update for you here.
Great Falls News
Our News page will keep you updated on all the latest going on with the Great Falls Hawks. We will post student and staff kudos, important parent reminders, and articles to help parents and students succeed. Check back often for all the latest.
Make sure you are checking out our latest updates on the left side of our News page. Each month’s issue gives updates on each grade’s progress. We are excited to share our daily learning with you!
Rising Ninth Grade Student and Family Night
On June 12, 2018, we invite incoming ninth grade students and parents to Turner Falls High School for Rising Ninth Grade Student and Family Night. Join us for a short presentation on course offerings, graduation requirements, and making a four-year plan for success. The meeting will be in the library on the second floor at TFHS from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We hope to make this a smooth transition to high school, and we want your student to know about all the amazing academic, elective, and extra-currivular opportunities our school has to offer.
7th Grade Social Studies
As part of a community service-learning long-term project in their social studies class, two guests visited our 7th graders from the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community. Through the visit, students were able to ask questions about their community service research projects. Some of the topics covered were substance abuse and addiction, mental health and suicide awareness, diversity and acceptance. They covered other topics and ideas that included stress and trauma and how to cope with them. Our students had great questions and were happy to hear from community members about topics that are both personal and important to them. Students said they learned the importance of community in helping support and lift one another through difficult times.
New Online Literary Journal
Great Falls Middle School is proud to announce the launch of Hawkeye, its online literary and creative arts journal. Please visit our site to view the writing and art of our talented middle school students.
Check out what's on the menu below for lunch in May!
Congratulations, Green Team!
Huge congratulations to the Great Falls Middle School green team and the whole school for a massive reduction in lunchtime landfill trash as part of waste wars last week. Waste wars is a competition organized by Mahar students, and our green team did an information campaign at morning meetings and organized a barrel brigade at lunch each day. By refining their approach to waste sorting each day, they were able to achieve a reduction from 65 pounds down to seven (yes, seven) pounds of non-recyclable, non-compostable trash on Friday, April 13. Way to go!
Vending Machine Transition
Our cafeteria is transitioning to vending machines for the sale of extra items. Students will need to bring cash to purchase these additional items that do not come with lunch. Please read the letter from our food service director for more information about the changes.