Newcomers Group

Welcome to GAMS Newcomers Group


The guidance counselor at the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School will be running a “Newcomers Group,” for all students that are new to the district in grades 6-8  this year.


The group is formed to support the students during what can be a very difficult time. The students are given time to ask questions and receive information that is important for their success, it also gives the students a feeling of belonging. Research shows that when students feel like they belong, their chance of success is much higher.

  • We will meet every Wednesday for the first four weeks of school. 
  • Our third meeting will be a field trip exploring the wonderful historical sites around Greencastle. It will end with a stop at Mike’s Ice Cream for free Ice Cream! The trip is sponsored by Marty Boscolo, owner of Mike’s Ice Cream.  
  • We end with a “pizza party,” on the 4th meeting.  
  • The guidance counselor will continue to run the group throughout the remainder of the year on a less frequent basis.

Newcomers' Meeting Dates:
During Lunch and by Grade

Week of August 24 
Week of August 31 -  Ice Cream
Week of September 7 -  - Pizza

Permission Form here.

For more information, please contact: 

Mr. Fred Yelton 
Guidance Counselor
717-597-3226 ext.  20521