Welcome to Grayling Middle School!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year at GMS, where "the Good Stuff''s in the Middle." As a Class B school, we house grades 5-8 of the Crawford AuSable School District. We encourage our students' intellectual growth through our curriculum, cultural growth through our fine arts offerings and physical fitness through our athletic programs. After checking out all our programs and activities, we are sure you will agree that "the Good Stuff's in the Middle" of the Crawford AuSable School District!
We recently updated our class schedule to a 7-hour day to allow for more reading and writing practice time during school hours. We start at 8:10 a.m. and dismiss at 3:11 p.m.
GMS Identified as High Performing School in 2019 CAP report
Grayling Middle School was named by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy as a high performing school in the 2019 Context and Performance Report Card.
The CAP report ranks over 2,000 public elementary and middle schools across Michigan. GMS ranked in the 90th percentile and was given a grade of “A” in this year’s rankings. It was also ranked in the top 100 for Sustained High Performance.
“This recognition is a reflection of the efforts of our entire K-12 staff and the tremendous support we receive from our communities,” said Superintendent Justin Gluesing. “The successes at our elementary school are carried forward into middle and high school, each grade level building on the efforts of the prior year.”
Other Important Information for Parents and Students:
This document provides a description of all courses offered at GMS.
To provide a gradual transition from elementary school to high school addressing academic, physical, social and emotional needs where the staff and facilities are focused on a positive learning environment for all students.
Note to Parents of Athletes
GMS's policy on all extra-curricular and conference programs is the "PWP" (Pass While Participating) policy, which mandates students must be passing all classes in order to participate or compete in these programs.
Homework Lab -- a quiet environment for students to work on their assignments and get assistance from a GMS teacher -- meets every Tuesday - Friday (except the last day before a vacation). Students must be in the Media Center by 3:10 p.m. and stay until Homework Lab is over at 4:10 p.m. Parents need to make their own arrangements for student pick-up.
Office: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Day: 8:10 a.m. - 3:11 p.m.
Early Dismissal: 12:30 p.m.