Importance Of Extracurricular Activities
Research shows that students who are involved in school activities are academically more successful. Participation allows students and teachers to interact on a more personal level than the classroom allows.
Available Clubs and Activities at GMS:
Advisor: Kim Burton
Advisor: Jessie George
Drama Club (Spring musical)
Advisor: Jennifer Flynn
Lifetime Sports Club (6th grade only)
Advisor: Kathy Brabant
Student Government Association
Co-Advisors: Holly Cook & Jillian Kremler
Co-Advisors: Michelle Szmarz, Liz Trerise, and Amy Romeyn
Advantage After School Program
The Gloversville Middle School Advantage After-
School Program strives to provide parents with a safe after-school
environment for their children to improve their social, emotional and
academic competencies, as wells as reduce negative youth behavior. The
program is held Monday-Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. each day school is in
session until 2:30 p.m. Students are provided a meal and time to
complete homework with staff assistance before participation in other
activities. All activities take place in the school building or on
The program seeks to work closely with parents so that students feel supported and encouraged by family and staff. Parents attend meetings and complete written surveys to provide input for the continuous development of the program. Parents are always welcome to visit and urged to volunteer. Parents and family members are invited to events that range from playing games, making crafts and discussing topics of interest.
Students are presented with a wide variety of activities and experiences, which focus on the development of middle school youth. These include recreational activities presented as various “clubs” such as cooking, science, math, journalism, computer, etc. These activities are designed to be fun and interesting while providing opportunities for your child to socialize with their peers, improve grades, make good decisions, set goals, and feel better about themselves. Youth eligible for the Gloversville Middle School Advantage After- School Program must attend the middle school, transportation is not provided. For more information on this program please call Program Coordinator Melissa Geier at 775-5720 ext.9007.
Teen Town is for all Gloversville Middle School students. The goal is to provide a safe, fun, atmosphere for students to get together socially. It is held on select Friday nights and offers food, a DJ, and activities such as basketball.
Only students presently attending Gloversville Middle School will be admitted to Teen Town. Teen Towns are scheduled on select Fridays from 6-8 p.m. Students may not leave the building during that time unless accompanied by a parent. No student will be admitted after 7:00 p.m. unless a note is brought from home. Any chaperone, with permission from the school administrator, may turn away or eject a student displaying inappropriate disorderly conduct. Parents will be contacted and the students will not be allowed to attend Teen Town for the rest of the year. Students who are suspended or who are absent the day of a Teen Town function are not allowed to attend.