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International Festival International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival is coming up on March 24th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

Chicago T-shirt Sale Deadline 3/23 Chicago T-shirt
School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

GMS Awarded 2017-2018 PLTW School of Distinction GMS Awarded 2017-2018 PLTW School of Distinction

GMS Awarded 2017-2018 PLTW School of Distinction

Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

Yearbook Sale Yearbook Sale
Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

GMS Student Showcase Gators

Come join our students and staff to see how Gray Middle School students learn.

GMS Spirit Wear Sale GMS Spirit Wear Sale
INTRAMURAL SIGN UP Intramural Basketball
• Bullying • Intimidation • Harassment • Weapons • Drugs • Other Report It!!!!
Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Drama's Audition Workshop December 9, 2017

Please click on the below ilinks for additional information. 

Audition Workshop Flier!                                           
Audition Workshop Registration Form!


Additional dates include:
Dec 1 Friday Night Drama to watch Hairspray!

Dec 12-14 Auditions for Hairspray, Jr  sign ups on wall by Ms. V’s room 160-1!




The Drama Club will be performing "12 Angry Jurors" on Friday, Nov. 3rd @ 7pm and Saturday, Nov. 4th @ 2pm & 7pm.  All performances will be held in the GMS Library.  Come enjoy the show and support the GMS Drama Club.  Click here to see the flyer of information.

Home Energy Efficiency Kits from Duke Energy

Duke Energy

National PTA Reflections Within Reach Contest Within Reach

Are you ready to explore your talents? Are you ready to express yourself? Then the National PTA Reflections program is just for you. Gray Middle School is calling for entries inspired by this year’s theme “Within Reach”.  Reflect on the theme and get creative in one or more of the six categories listed below. Since 1969 the Reflections program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Now you can be a part of Reflections and explore, express and inspire.  Entries must be completed and returned to school by 8:00 a.m., Friday, November 3rd.  Click her for addional information.

2017 Gray/Ryle/Cooper Fall Spirit Wear ON SALE NOW GMS Spirit Wear

All of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the annual GMS Holiday Drive.  Orders can be placed now through November 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  No orders will be accepted after this date/time.  If you have any questions, please email Kara Nixon at kara.nixon@boone.kyschools.us

Link to order:  https://ibsports.tuosystems.com/stores/gmsfallsale2017


GMS Holiday Drive 5K Walk/Run 5K

Please join us at Gray Middle School on Saturday, November 11th for our 3rd Annual GMS Holiday Drive 5K walk/run! This is an event coordinated to get students, parents, and community members involved in a morning of physical activity and to help raise funds for our Holiday Drive. The program assists students/families from GMS who need a little help with holiday gifts this year. The proceeds contributed from last year’s 5K totaled $3,018. Various school groups donated their time and money to help 84 children and we are hoping to raise funds to help the program grow. Please help support your GMS community and make our 3rd FUN walk/run a great success!  You must pre-register to be guaranteed an event t-shirt, which you will receive at the event check-in table. Registration Form.


Parent Background Checks Parent Background Check

If you plan to help at school or attend any field trips a background check must be on file.  Forms will only be sent to Frankfort on October 27, 2017 and February 23, 2018.  We will collect forms and money until noon of those two days. If you miss the October 27th date your form will not be sent until February.  Background checks done while at GMS will be good for your child's duration at GMS. Example - if done in 6th grade will expire at the end of 8th grade.  Background check forms can be found on the GMS website under For Parents and School Forms.  You can also print a form by clicking the link below. Background Check

8th Grade Annual Chicago Trip Picture of Chicago

The annual trip to Chicago has been scheduled for April 26-28 2018. This is a wonderful 
opportunity for your child to see world class museums and celebrate the culmination of 
middle school. We will visit The Field Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, Willis Tower, Medieval 
Times Dinner Theatre, Blue Man Group and have lunch in the jungle of the Rainforest Cafe. 
A tentative itinerary is attached
.   Itinerary



Art Club

Art Club


Please join us in our annual GO PANTRY food drive September 11-15!!! GO PANTRY is a non profit outreach which provides food for hungry Boone County kids on days that school is not open.





If you were not able to make GATORAMA the next chance to pay fees and get your schedule will be Thursday, August 10th 11am - 1pm.   This will be a pick up only, no access to the building.  If not able to come on Thursday, August 10th students will have to wait until the first day of school to pay fees and get schedule.

Just a reminder that you can pay fees on line using your parent portal log in.

A New Student Tour for 7th & 8th graders will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 1pm.

Click here to see the flyer about Gatorama & New Student Tour.


2017-2018 School Supply Lists
2017-2018 Summer Reading Assignments Books
Important Upcoming Dates for Incoming 6th Grade Students

The following are important dates to add to your calendars for our incoming 6th Grade Students:

Monday, August 7th (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Orientation for all incoming 6th grade students. Register Here.

Tuesday, August 8th:   Gatorama (Schedule, fees, etc.)  Times are as listed based on Last Name Alphabet Ending with:  A – F   4-5pm,  G – N   5-6pm,  O – Z   6-7:30pm             


Parent Orientation Packet

If you were unable to attend the Incoming 6th grade Parent Orientation, the handout provided at the event can be found through this link.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation

Gray Middle School will be hosting a Parent Orientation for all Incoming 6th graders for the 2017 - 2018 school year tonight Monday, April 24th.  We look forward to seeing all of new Gator families tonight from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend, the handout provided at the event can be found by clicking on this link.

GMS Dance for Current 5th, 6th and 7th Graders

Who: Current 5th (must be registered to be attending GMS next year), 6th and 7th grade students.

When: Friday April 28th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: GMS Cafeteria and Gym

Cost: $5

Concessions: Pizza, soft drinks, water and candy are available for purchase for $1.00 each.

Dress Code: Appropriate shorts (bermuda length), no sleeveless tops/spaghetti straps.

Drop Off: Gym Doors open no earlier than 6:55 PM.  5th graders will be dropped off and picked up on the bus loop side of the school (side facing Ryle).  All current 6th and 7th grade students will use the gym doors as usual.

Pick Up: Promptly at 8:30 PM, 5th graders will be picked up on the bus loop side of the school (side facing Ryle). 6th and 7th grade students will exit the front of the building as usual.  If your child needs to leave before 8:30 PM, you will need to come into the building to retrieve them.

Permission Slip: All 5th grade students must have a completed permission form in order to attend the dance.  A copy of the permission form can be found in the Orientation Night Packet, or by clicking the following link.