About GAMS

Welcome to About GAMS Information Area 

The Greencastle-Middle School was built in 1967 and houses grades six, seven and eight. Greencastle-Antrim Middle School's programs are designed for student success relative to each student's abilities. Concern is expressed for the students at this transitional level as they experience physical, social, emotional and intellectual changes in their lives.

Students belong to a grade level team: 

Sixth Grade Level
At the sixth grade level, we have two-person teams. One teacher concentrates in math and science. The second teacher concentrates in language arts and social studies.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Levels

At the seventh and eighth grade levels, we have four-person teams which are comprised of a language arts, mathematics, science and social studies teacher. In addition to these core teams, our students receive educational programming through our specials team. Specials include family and consumer sciences, technology education, art, music (vocal and instrumental), environmental education, reading, math enrichment, and wellness. Students will participate in three specials courses per year.

GAMS encourages student involvement in its varied extracurricular activities.

In addition to band and choir which are offered for all three grades as academic subjects, students may participate in show choir, jazz ensemble, Boyz Noyz, Sweet Soundsations, and the marching band front. Other extracurricular opportunities exist with student council, assembly programs, school publications (yearbook and newspaper), and our library. Student council hosts a varied program of activities throughout the school year. Intramural and interscholastic athletics are also available. The middle school has developed a "modified block" schedule. This schedule better prepares the students for entry into the high school.

The school day for students in the middle school begins at 7:30 a.m. Parents of students who are self-transported (or who walk) should arrange to have their child arrive at the middle school fifteen (15) minutes before starting time. All students, upon arriving at the middle school, should go directly into the building and not loiter outside. Students may not leave the school property without administrative approval.

The middle school instructional day ends at 2:24 p.m.; however, students may remain for the activity period during which there are meetings of clubs and student organizations and opportunities to meet with teachers for extra help, makeup work, etc. There are no athletic team practices during this activity period. Students may be held in detention during this period; however, written notice or a telephone call must be given to the parents advising them of the detention. An after-school homework support program is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 p.m. until 3:50 p.m.