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Gamaliel Elementary News

Play March 23, 24 25th March 23, 24 & 25th the Monroe Youth Theatre Presents ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD   BY George Brant

Monroe Youth Theatre Presents


March 23, 24 & 25th

Click here to see Rehersal Photo

school closed No School Monday, March 12, 2018

There will be no school Monday, March 12, 2018 due to inclement weather. This will be MCSD@Home Day 7

MCCares Announcing the 2018 CARES Poster and Letter Writing Contest

The theme is "Everyone Deserves to Breathe Clean Air: The Importance of Smoke-Free Environments."

Carnival Spring Carnival - BETA Fundraiser

The GES BETA Club will be hosting a spring carnival this Friday, February 23rd.  Students who would like to attend can pay $10 for one hour of play time or $5 for thirty minutes of play time.  


Concessions will be sold seperately that afternoon.  

Safety First New Safety Procedures for GES

We are initiating changes to increase safety of students and staff members while they are at school.  As you know, policies and procedures often need to be specific for different levels of school (elementary, middle, and high).  While some of the changes may seem drastic, please consider the reason behind the changes and know that our utmost concern is keeping your children safe while they are in our care.  




spaghetti dinner Spaghetti Supper - BETA Fundraiser

Spaghetti Dinner &

 Cake Auction

Gamaliel Elementary

 School Gym

Friday, March 9th

6:00 pm

$10.00 per plate

Tshirt GES T-shirts are now on sale!

GES will be selling t-shirts as part of our BETA fundraising efforts for the National Junior BETA Convention in Savannah, Georgia.


These short sleeve shirts will be purple with gold lettering.  If you are interested in a T-shirt, please fill out the bottom portion of this note and return to school by Friday, February 23rd with payment.


Cost per shirt - $12.00 (for sizes Youth Small – Adult XL)

School Delay School Delay

There will be a 1 hour delay for Monroe Co. Schools on Monday, February 12,  2018.  Drive safely.

There will be no school in Monroe Co. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Friday will be MCSD@Home day 6. No School

There will be no school in Monroe Co. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Friday will be MCSD@Home day 6.

There will be no school in Monroe Co. on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Thursday will be MCSD@Home day 5. No School

There will be no school in Monroe Co. on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Thursday will be MCSD@Home day 5.

No School Monday, January 15 No School Monday, January 15, 2018
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, there is no school in Monroe County on Monday, January15, 2018.
Immunization Requirements New Immunization Requirements

Effective July 1, 2018, ALL students in kindergarten-twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

no school Friday January 12, 2018 No School

There will be no school tomorrow, Friday, January 12, 2018. It will be MCSD@Home Day 2

No school today, Monday, January 8th, 2018, due to Black Ice. No school today, Monday, January 8th, 2018, due to Black Ice.

No school today, Monday, January 8th, 2018, due to Black Ice.

Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report

Assessment of the School's Nutrition Report

wellness District Wellness Assessment

Check out the results of our recent Wellness Assessment

Image of security changes at ms and hs campus Changes to through traffic at the MS and HS campus

Campus Safety Improvements at MCHS and MCMS

Beginning December 8, 2017


  • During school hours access to Monroe County High School and Monroe County Wellness Center will be from Old Mulkey Rd.
  • Access to Monroe County Middle School will be from Gamaliel Rd. 
  • Chains will be up from 8:00am to 2:30pm. 
  • This will allow us to have better control of the traffic on the MCHS and MCMS campuses which will provide a safer campus for our students and staff.
  • We have experienced drivers using the campuses as an access road from Gamaliel Rd. to Old Mulkey Rd.  During the school day we have students who use the area between the schools for physical education and other activities.  To reduce the risk of someone getting hurt, we are closing access from Gamaliel Rd. to Old Mulkey Rd. during school hours.
  • In the near future, we will be installing a check-in station at the entry of MCHS.  This will allow us to monitor who enters and exits the student parking lot.  
A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education

A Message from the Monroe County Board of Education.


Lunch Accounts MySchoolBucks Program - Lunchroom Accounts

If you currently use the MySchoolBucks program to add money to your child's lunchroom account, please note that the processing fee is being increased from $2.00 to $2.49.  This fee increase is the result of an increase in card schemes fees and will be effective as of December 11, 2017.  This fee is not through the Monroe County Board of Education but from the company Heartland School Solutions that handles the MySchoolBucks accounts. 

Schedule 2017 Fall Festival

Gamaliel Elementary's Fall Festival Activites are scheduled for November 3rd and 4th

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Neon Clothing and Sunglasses Day

Wednesday - Super Hero Day

Thursday - Wear Red Day

Friday - Sports Team Day

v Veterans Day Program at GES

The Veterans Day Program at Gamaliel Elemetnary will be held on Friday, November 10th at 12:30 in the gym.  We invite all our parents, families, community members and Veterans to join us. 

MCCares Town Hall Meeting - Is Your Family Affected By Drugs?

Learn How To Protect Youth In Today’s Drug-Filled World, at the Monroe Co. Family Wellness Center. Free BBQ door prizes.

Hee Haw Grandparent's Day Program

Our Grandparent's Day Program is this Friday, September 29th at 12:00 in the gym.  We hope all of you can join us for the show. 

Truck Pull "Pulling to Feed the Kids" Truck Pull

3rd Annual "Pulling to Feed the Kids" Truck Pull
Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:00pm
Tompkinsville Fair Grounds
Sponsored by the Gamaliel Lions Club

Parent Information Night Parent Information Night - "Keeping Parents in the Know"

Please make plans to attend our Parent Information Night, where our goal is to keep you informed about what is happening at GES. I am sure there have been times that your child has come home and told you about an activity, program club, or behavior plan with which you are unfamiliar. This informational night will help give you the information you need to foster those conversations at home and give you all the background knowledge you need to fully know and understand what your child is working on at school.

Sessions will include:
Reading Plus and Lexia
Study Island and Rocket Math
Literacy Group
PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive System)
Principal Question and Answer Session
Clubs; BETA and STLP
MAP Assessment

Parents will chose which 4 topics they want to learn more about and attend those sessions. (Mom and Dad do not have to attend the same sessions but can decide to split up in order to learn more about the happenings at GES.

ALSO: iPad Tickets will be given out for parent attendance at this event. Mom can earn 1 ticket, and Dad can earn 1 ticket. To earn a ticket, parents mush attend the welcome at 5:00 and 4 of the sessions each.

Notes will be sent home with students closer to the time of the event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Eclipse Additional Eclipse Information - Attendance, Eclipse Viewers

Students planning to stay home the day of the eclipse for viewing will need to fill out an EHO form.

If parents plan to check their children out of school on the 21st to view the eclipse, there are two scenarios:

A.) Student checks out of school, views the eclipse, and then returns to school - this will be a school approved check in/out.

B.) Student checks out of school to view the eclipse and will be out the reaminder of the day - this situation will require an EHO. 


Each student will recieve a bag from NASA that will contain the eclipse viewers.  If your child plans to watch the eclipse from home, or in a public viewing area, please let your child's teacher know so the bag can be sent home with the child.  You can also pick your child's NASA bag up at school on the 21st if you check them out early. 


Parents, we ask you to communicate with your child's teacher your intentions for your child if they are different than what the school has planned.  We want to be able to get the materials to you if your child will need them at home, yet have them here at school if they are viewing the eclipse with the Monroe County School District. 

Reminder:  4th - 12th Grades will view the eclipse at the GES campus with a signed waiver.

K-3 Grades will view the eclipse via live stream from the NASA website. 

Students who do not have a signed waiver will also watch the eclipse from the NASA website at their designated schools.


Please call, email, or text us any further questions you may have.

Solar Eclipse Day Infomation Solar Eclipse Day Information

Information Video for Solar Eclipse Day, August 21, 2017, Click Link to watch information video.

Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse

Gamaliel Elementary will be in the path of totality on August 21, 2017.  The eclipse will begin at 12:00 pm and will reach totality at 1:29 pm.  Totality will last for approximately 1 minute and 29 seconds. 

During the solar eclipse, all Monroe County students in grades 4th - 12th will be transported to Gamaliel Elementary School to participate in activities and view the period of totality.  Families wishing to have their child(ren) in 4th - 12th participate in the viewing will need to sign and date the waiver going home with students today.  Click here to download a copy of the waiver. 

Students in grades K-3 will have the opportunity to view the solar eclipse from NASA's live stream via technology in the classroom.  This will allow our primary students to safely view the event with their peers. 

Any student who does not have a signed waiver in grades 4th - 12th will view the eclipse from the NASA live stream inside their school building. 

Due to the number of students that will be on the GES campus, there will not be any parking or space for public viewing.  However, there will be various spots throughout the community of Gamaliel for public observation. 

Parents wishing to watch the eclipse with their child(ren) may choose to check them out of school to view the eclipse at one of the public viewing areas prior 10:30 am at each school's location. 

Theater Monroe County Youth Theater Presents

A mystery dinner theater at Joe Harrison Carter Elementary.

Art Community Education Acrylic Painting Class

Classes are starting, get your brushes ready!


School Calendar can be found by clicking the Student or Parent tab.

Health Requirements Health Requirements for 2017-18 School Year

What you need to know for this year.

Soccerball The MCHS Girl's volleyball team
The MCHS Girl's volleyball team will have a coach/player meeting from 9am to 10am at the MCHS gym on Wednesday, July 12th. For more information please contact the Board of Education and ask for AD John Petett at 270-487-5456.
Student Enrollment Student Handbook and Enrollment Forms

2017-2018 Student Handbook

2017-2018 Student Handbook - Spanish

2017-2018 Enrollment Forms

Feel free to download the enrollment forms and bring them with you to Open House on August 3rd, 5-7 pm. 

Fire on the Playground Small Playground Fire

The small playground caught fire on Friday, June 2, 2017 at approximately 1:50 pm. Thankfully, no one was hurt.  However, our school did have quite a bit of damage to the entire west wing of the building. 


As a result our Summer STARS program was postponed to begin on Monday, June 12th. 

Supply List Supply List 2017-2018

Supply list are now ready for the 2017-2018 school year.  This list will also be included in the homeroom teacher's letter that each child will receive in July. 

Graducation MCHS Graduation Streamed Live & Broadcasted via Mediacom & SCRTC

The Graduation will be broadcasted via both Mediacom (channel 16) and SCRTC (channel 94) tonight. You can also stream it live via youtube using the following link:




NOTE: If you are a Mediacom subscriber it is possible that you will need to disable "Surround Sound" on your TV's audio settings. This information is per Mediacom.

Graduation Cap The Monroe County Middle School 8th Grade Graduation

The Monroe County Middle School 8th Grade Graduation will be broadcasted live via the the following link. Please remember that technical difficulties may arise that could prevent this from taking place.


Art Picture Acrylic Art Show

Beautiful artwork will be on display

Drama Summer Drama Camp

Great opportunity for students to attend summer camp

Pep Rally KPREP Pep Rally - Friday, April 28th

We will have our KPREP Pep Rally this Friday, April 28th. Our theme is "KPREP - We are going to SHINE!" Students are encouraged to dress up in bright beach clothes and accessories!

Some suggestions or ideas for dress up could include Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, sundresses, sunglasses, beach hats, tank tops,
swim suit cover ups, swimming trunks, etc. (Bathing suits must cover the stomach.)

The note shown below will be going home with students today.

Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will begin the KPREP assessment on Tuesday, May 2nd.

MCHS Practice Football Field Plans MCHS Football Team will be getting a new practice field!


The Monroe County Falcon Football team will soon be getting a much needed practice football field thanks to the generosity of Cleary Construction Inc. and  Rock Solutions, LLC and Precision Engineering, LLC. Construction  on the field will begin in the near future. The new practice field will be located behind the stands at Darrell Carter Stadium.  Above is a drawing of the work that is going to be performed.

Election Day Site Based Decision Making Parent Elections

Nomintations and elections to be held soon.

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