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Gamaliel Elementary News

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.

Theatre Monroe Youth Theater Presents a The Curious Savage

Click to see flyer and pictures

Yearbook 2016-2017 Yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are now on sale.  Cost of each yearbook is $25.00.  See Mrs. Tootie in the front office or contact your child's teacher to order yours today. 

Spaghetti Spaghetti Dinner BETA Fundraiser

Gamaliel Elementary School's BETA Club will be having a Spaghetti Dinner in the gym on Friday, March 24th at 6:00pm to raise money for their trip to compete at the National Junior BETA Convention in Orlando, Florida.  Cost per meal is $10.00 and will include spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, and various homemade desserts. 

We will have BETA projects on display that night and our special talent group will perform. 

Please call the school to reserve your ticket or contact any BETA student, parent, or sponsor. 

Children Preschool/Kindergarten/Head Start Sign Ups Scheduled

Date set for April 21st

Basketball Congratulations to our Lady Falcons! They advanced to the regional finals Sunday at 3pm

Advanced tickets will be on sale tomorrow from 8am to 12pm at the Wellness Center. The price is 6 dollars cash only.  Lady Falcons play at 3pm Sunday at Diddle.

Admins present at GRREC District Admins Present at GRREC

Monroe County School District administrators presented information to educators from across the GRREC region about standards-based grading.

Advanced Tickets On Sell for 2nd Round of Region Advance Tickets on Sell for 2nd Round of Region

The MCHS Lady Falcons basketball team will play in the second round of the regional tournament tomorrow night against Metcalfe county at Diddle Area in Bowling green.  Game time is 6pm.  Advance tickets can be purchased tomorrow from 8 am to 2 pm at the Monroe County Wellness Center.  Tickets in advance are $6 and $8 at the gate.  Also, Coach John Petett will going around to each school tomorrow selling tickets.  Good Luck to our Lady Falcons!

BETA GES BETA Club is headed to Disney for the National Junior BETA Convention

Gamaliel Elementary's Junior BETA Club competed at the State BETA Convention this past week February 15th - 17th, and we came home with several winners! 

Arts Sweepstakes 3rd place
Jack Holland 1st place Social Studies Written Assessment
Kaden McMurtry 3rd place Woodworking
Jack Holland 1st place Recyclable Art
Ava Wilson 3rd place Wreath
Technology Video 1st place
Robotics 2nd place
Banner 1st place
Living Literature 2nd place

The BETA Club will get to advance in the above categories to the National Junior BETA Convention that will be held at Disney in Orlando Florida in June, 2017.

Congratulations to all BETA members and sponsors, Ellen Tandy, Jessica McPherson, and Kathy Taylor.

No School February 16 - 20, We will return February 21 No school

There will be no school from tomorrow Thursday, February 16 through Monday, February 20th. We will return to school on Tuesday, February 21st

Monroe County Meet With Safe Schools Monroe County Meets with local officials and KY Safe Schools

MCSD Administrators collaborated with local officials and KY Safe School representatives to ensure we have the safest schools for our students.

Due to Illness No School February 9th & 10th, will be MCSD@Home Days two and three.

Due to illness, tomorrow and Friday, February 9th & 10th, will be MCSD@Home Days two and three.

Internet Safety Tips Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips for Children and Teens

Personal Information: Don’t give out personal information without your parents’ permission. This means you should not share your last name, home address, school name, or telephone number. Remember, just because someone asks for information about you does not mean you have to tell them anything about yourself!

Academic Team GES Academic Team Advances to Regional Competition

Congratulations to the GES Academic Team for placing second overall at the District Governor's Cup.

Quick Recall - 2nd place
Future Problem Solving - 3rd place
Jack Holland - 1st place, Social Studies
Kensley Stinson - 2nd place, Wriiten Composition
Carter Fox - 4th place, Written Composition

GES also received the Katherine C Hume Sportsmanship Award. This award was voted on by all teams competing at the competition.

Congrats to coaches Debbie Elrod, Taylor Myatt, and Jaime Pare along with all GES Academic Team members. Way to go, Tigers!

Nurse Get a Head Start on Next Year

Physicals and Immunizations needed for next year.

Relay for Life Relay for Life - Spirit Week

GES will be participating in a Relay for Life Spirit Week, February 6th - 10th. 

Students who would like to donate $0.25 a day to the Relay for Life can dress up each day of that week.  To dress up the entire week, cost to students would be $1.25.  If you would like to make a larger donation, you would be free to do so. 

Monday, Feb 6th - Hat Day

Tuesay, Feb 7th - Pajama Day

Wednesday, Feb 8th - Favorite Book Character Day

Thursday, Feb 9th - Wacky Tacky Day

Friday, Feb 10th - School Spirit Day

Coaches vs. Cancer Game will be Tuesday, February 14th 5:30 at Monroe County High School.  Cancer survivors will be recognized at the game. 

Falcons Win All A Classic Falcons Win!!!!! Let's celebrate their accomplishment tonight at 5pm at MCHS

Falcons win All A Classic

Lady Falcons Advance to the final round Lady Falcons Advance to the final game!

The Lady Falcons advance to the final game in the All "A" Classic in Frankfort!

Lady Falcons Advance Lady Falcons Advance

Congrats to Lady Falcons & Little League Basketball News

BETA Bash BETA BASH - Friday, Feb. 3rd


$5.00 - 30 minutes of play, $10.00 for 1 hour

Concessions will be sold separtely:  Hotdogs $1.00, Cokes $1.00, Popcorn $1.00


8:00-9:00 Kindergarten

9:00-10:00 First/Second

10:00-11:00 Third

12:00-1:00 Fourth/Fifth

1:00-2:00 BETA Students

Attractions Include:  Bouncy House, Face Painting, Tattoos, Connect Four, Air Hockey, Bean Boozle, Tug of War, Beaded Jewelry and More

100th Day of School 100th Day of School at GES
Lady Falcons Advance in All A Classic Congratulations to our Lady Falcons!

Congratulations to our Lady Falcons 

Lady Falcons Good Luck, Lady Falcons! GES is proud of you!

Gamaliel Elementary would like to wish the Lady Falcons the best of luck as they compete in the Class A State Tournament. The Lady Falcons will play Holy Cross at the Civic Center in Frankfort, Kentucky at 9:00am central time on Wednesday, January 25th.

Students who attend the game on Wednesday can be school approved as long as they get their name on the list Mrs. Hilary Lee will be keeping at the game.

Basketball Changes for January 6th and 7th Basketball Changes for January 6th & 7th

Varsity basketball games scheduled for tonight (1/6/17) have been moved to tomorrow 1/7/17.

Lady Falcons will play at 4:00 at MCHS and the boys game will follow.

Little league basketball for Saturday, January 7th has been cancelled.

No School Jan 6, 2007 No School Friday, January 6th

No school on Friday, January 6, 2017. It will be our first MCSD@Home day of the school year. Complete two activities for day one.

Jack Holland Gamaliel Elementary has our FIRST Reading Plus graduate!

Gamaliel Elementary is proud to introduce you to Mr. Jack Holland, the first 5th grade student in Monroe County to graduate Reading Plus! This means Jack is reading and comprehending above a 12th grade reading level. At the beginning of the year, Jack set a goal to graduate Reading Plus before Christmas. Today, he accomplished that goal. This is a phenomenal accomplishment, and we are so proud of him!

Reading Plus is an online reading program that focuses on improving comprehension, reading rate, and vocabulary.

iOS10 iOS 10 Workshop

Do iOS 10 updates on your device have you confused?

Would you like to know more about new features that were added in the update?

GES STLP is having a workshop to help!

When: Tuesday, December 6th at 3 PM
Where: Gamaliel Elementary School Library

MCSD@Home Logo Mrs. Thompson is interviewed about MCSD@Home days



November Newsletter November Newsletter

Click here to read our November Newsletter! 

Don't forget - no school November 23rd - 25th. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cast MCMS Students to Present a Play

The King Who Couldn't Be Fooled

Veterans 25th Annual Veterans Day Program

Please join us at Gamaliel Elementary School for our 25th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday November 11th, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.


We would like to extend a special invitation to all veterans, current military servicemen and women, parents and community members, families of veterans, past and present, as well as all patriotic citizens. This year our program is focused especially on reverencing the sacrifices made by Americans - from the Revolutionary War that won our independence as a nation, to the sacrifices of our current men and women serving our great nation. This year’s ceremony is specifically aimed at teaching our students about all that the USA has fought for, the great losses suffered in the name of freedom, liberty and independence, as well as the personal cost to our veterans and their families. We want our students to understand that the great freedoms we enjoy in America did not come without great cost. And we want to honor those who paid that price. Please take time to join us for this important program.

Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week - October 24th - 28th
Next week, GES will participate in Red Ribbon Week. Students are encouraged to dress up each day.
Monday - Pajama Day - "Put Drugs to Sleep"
Tuesday - Neon Day - "You're Too Bright to Do Drugs"
Wednesday - Super Hero Day - "Let's Join the Fight Against Drugs"
Thursday - Wear Red Day - "Rally in Red Against Drugs"
Friday - Sports Team Day - "Team Up Against Drugs"
Glow Party Glow Party - BETA Club Fundraiser, October 25th

Glow in the Dark Party

When:  October 25th during class specials

Cost:  $5.00 for 55 minutes of play

GES Beta Club will be hosting a Glow Party to raise funds for their upcoming trip to BETA Convention.  All GES students will have the opportunity to attend.  Students are encouraged to dress in neon colors. 

Glow toys, glow in the dark punch, and jewelry will be sold seperately. 

Raffle Ticket Raffle Chances for Fall Festival Baskets

Gamaliel Elementary Fall Festival will be held on Friday, November 4th for students during the school day and on Saturday, November 5th for the community from 4:00-7:00.

Each grade level is currently selling chances on baskets to be given away at the close of the festival on November 5th. Chances are $1.00 each.
Preschool - Gas Grill
Headstart - Cart of Groceries
Kindergarten - Garden Supplies
First Grade - Fire Pit
Second Grade - Pioneer Woman Basket
Third Grade - iPad Mini with Accessories
Fourth Grade - Outdoor Event
Fifth Grade - Smart TV and Chromecast


Visit Gamaliel Elementary's Facebook page to see pictures of each basket. 

Modern Woodmen Savings Account Fundraiser Opportunity Through Modern Woodmen of America

$20 – Initial Deposit
$20 – Bank Match from Modern Woodmen
$20 – Annual Deposit from Modern Woodmen
$25 – School Donation for GES BETA for EVERY student who participates

How it works……
1. Open a youth savings account for your child through Modern Woodmen with a $20 deposit (your money). The guardian then is sent an email notification for their child to take an online quiz about saving for the future.
2. Once the quiz (five questions) is completed, the student will receive a $20 deposit into the savings account from Modern Woodmen.
3. Once the account has been verified as open, Modern Woodmen will then donate $25 per student back to GES BETA Club.
4. Every year after the account is open, the guardian will receive another notification telling the student it’s time to take another five question quiz. When the student completes the quiz again, Modern Woodmen deposits another $20 into their account. This can continue through their senior year of high school.
5. Withdrawals from the account can be taken any time and deposits can be made just as any regular savings account.

Brad Turner will be set up at GES at Parent/Teacher Conferences (Thursday, October 20th) to discuss any questions you may have or to assist you in signing up if you are interested.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, October 20th 3:00-6:00

Don't forget that parent/teacher conferences will be held this Thursday, October 20th from 3:00-6:00pm at GES.  Report cards will go home at that time. 


Support your school's effort to stop bullying.

Bringing Home the Gold KPREP Celebration - We Are Bringing Home the GOLD!

Please make plans to join us at GES Friday, October 14th at 12:30.  We will be celebrating the highest KPREP scores we have earned!  Our parade down Main Street will begin at 12:30 with a medallion ceremony to follow in the gym.  We ask that you help to pack Main Street for our parade and proudly wear your PURPLE AND GOLD!

KPREP Newsletter KPREP Newsletter

Our scores are here, and we couldn't be prouder.  Check out our latest newsletter by clicking here for more information about our KPREP scores! 

Recent Vehicle Theft Stolen Vehicle - $500 Reward

On Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 a black 2002 GMC Yukon was stolen after bolt cutters were used to enter the bus lot of Monroe County Board of Education.  The individuals were seen driving in the county with the vehicle.

On Monday morning October 10, 2016 a black Nissan truck was stolen and driven through the gate at approximately 3:55 A.M. according to surveillance cameras.  Monroe County Board of Education is offering a $500 reward that can lead to a conviction of the person or persons involved in these thefts.  If you have any information, please contact the Tompkinsville City Police or the Monroe County Sheriff’s office.


A 5K/Fun Run/Walk

Football Tonights MCHS Football game played at 6:30 central standard time.

Tonight's away MCHS Football game against North Hardin will be played at 6:30 cst.

Legislative Page Attention 5th Graders - "Legislative Page" or the Day

Attention 5th Graders:

Have you ever wanted to spend the day in Frankfort at the State Capitol?  If so, now is your chance.  Students from all over the state in grades 5th - 12th have the opprotunity to be "Legislative Page" for the Day.  If selected, you will spend the day with various state government representatives from your region to assist them with various jobs.  If you are interested, please complete this attached form and return to school no later than September 29th.  If you have any questions, please contact Glenna Geralds.  If chosen, transportation will be the responsibility of the student's family. 

T-Shirt Sales T-Shirt Sales

Order forms will be going home with students today for school t-shirts. We have not sold shirts in several years, so we feel like it's time to make up an order! Money from these sales will be used to purchase Google Chromebooks for each grade level. Our goal is to purchase each grade their own classroom set of laptops/Chrome books over the next two years.

The deadline for t-shirt orders will be September 14th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at GES!

Red Ribbon Week Watermelon Festival Art Show

We would like to invite all students to pariticpate in the Watermelon Art Show.  Please click below for the entry forms and rules. 


Entry Form

Watermelon Art Show Rules

Swim Team Swim Team Sign-ups for grades K-12

Sign-ups are now underway for the local USA/High School Swim team.  If your child would like to be a part of the team you can go by the Wellness Center and pick up a packet and return by August 29th.  Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15-5:00 for grades 7-12 and Tuesday and Thursday for grades K-6 from 3:30-4:30.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dawn Cleary at the Middle School or Kim Smith at the Board of Education.

Back Pack Back Pack for Kids Fundraiser

Don't miss this exciting event for a great cause!