Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ont.

Jun 27, 2014

Have a great Summer!

It has been our sincere pleasure to serve the community over the past four years.  Carol and Rod leave you in the very capable hands of Principal Dennis Pare and Vice Principal Julie Chouinard. Have a safe and happy summer. 

Jun 10, 2014

GMS "Mathletes"


Congratulations to our latest award winners. Our GMS Mathletes have demonstrated their ability to perform with Canada's brightest math students. Three of our students scored in the top 25% range in Canada on the International Math Kangaroo contest in May. Alex A, Samantha L and Patrick JW shared in this distinction. Wendy H scored in the top 10% of Canadian contestants and was awarded a Bronze medal. Kevin F was our highest achiever, finishing third overall in Canada. What an incredible accomplishment. Well done everyone!   

Jun 6, 2014

Summer School Info.

OSTA Transportation Route Schedules

Many of our new parents were curious about transportation next year. Here is the information you requested from OSTA

All 2014-2015 Transportation Route Schedules will be posted on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority website by mid-August.

In addition to the bus route schedules being posted, please note that there is also a “Stop Locator” feature on our website. This feature allows parents to access bus stop information for their children starting in mid-August when it will be updated with the 2014-2015 bus route schedules. The “Stop Locator” feature returns bus stop and route information for eligible students who are assigned to regular “yellow school bus” service or for eligible students who are assigned to OC Transpo Service.

OC Transpo route schedules will also be made available through the OSTA website or can be found directly through the OC Transpo website. More information on routes to specific schools can be obtained on OC Transpo’s Quick Planner under High Schools and Middle Schools.

Jun 3, 2014

Immunization Authorization Notice

Please see this file regarding changes to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). Effective July 1, 2014,  the meningococcal vaccine usually given in grade 7 will now be mandatory for school attendance for all students over the age of 12.  It provides information to parents about how and where they can obtain the vaccine if they did not receive it during grade 7 or grade 8.

Any parent or guardian questions regarding school-based immunizations should contact Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 or email to ]

May 27, 2014

Ski Club items...

One last note for the year…  located in school Lost and Found box outside office:

One Adult cross country ski boot.  Size 10. “TechoPro”.  Mainly black with red and white markings.

Three pairs of ski goggles:
uvex with blue strap
Carrera with yellow lens
Bolle with pink lens 

Please check with the office to claim any of the above items.

Upcoming Events & Details

It's that time of year again when things get very busy. In addition to the regular annual June events (Track & Field, Soccer, Bill Mason class trips, etc.),  here is a quick update of what is to come...

May 27 & 28 - Immunization Clinic by Ottawa Public Health in the library.

May 28 - Hudson Sgt. Relay is an all day event for many GMS track and field students.

June 5 - Grade 6 Parent Information Night from 6pm-7pm. An open house for incoming parents/students. Come and see all GMS has to offer from classrooms, science and computer labs, and sample musical instruments.
June 5 - The annual GMS Stock Market Day is an all day event exercise for grade 8 students.

June 6 - PD Day (no classes) - Teachers will be at school but school will be closed.

June 21 - The School Council has once again organized a Grad Dance for our Grade 8 students. For details, click here.

June 24 - All grade 7 students will be attending Upper Canada Village for the day.

June 25 - The 2014 leaving ceremony will be held at Sir Robert Borden HS. Students should be dropped of at SRB at 930 for a 10am start. The ceremony will last for about 75 minutes.

June 27 - Last full day of school for the year.