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Music Fundraiser!

Onsite Shredding Event - February 24th

GRMS Music Fundraiser


It's a new year and time to get organized!  Our onsite secure shredding event will be held on Saturday Feb 24th from 9:00-12:00 noon in the GRMS main parking lot.  The cost per box is $10 and monies raised will support the GRMS music program. Please do not fill any boxes that are larger than banker size boxes (12x10x15) with your unwanted paper documents.


Contact Gail Trenerry with any questions.

SRVUSD Math Night Presentation

Please click here to view the SRVUSD Math Night Presentation.

Infinite Campus Tutorial Screen Cast



2018-2019 Course Selection


Tuesday, March 6- DVHS counselors will visit our 8th grade Science classes to discuss choosing classes for next school year, graduation requirements, and transitioning to life at high school.  Course Selection Sheets will be due in the GRMS Counseling Office.  Mrs. Zotter, GRMS Counselor (former DVHS Counselor), will be available to answer questions regarding Course Selection during Tutorial for the week of March 5 (sign up required).

Wednesday, March 7 at 5:00PM, DVHS Main Gym- Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night-  an informational meeting about transitioning to high school in the fall. *Athletic Night will follow at 6:00PM in the Auxiliary Gym. Information regarding participating in athletics, tryout procedures, etc. will be covered.  This is the only opportunity to talk to and meet some of the DVHS coaches and athletes before 8th Grade Promotion- league rules do not allow contact with 8th grade students and coaches prior to them exiting middle school.    


Chinese Placement Test:

A Chinese placement test will be offered to determine initial placement into our district’s language program for 9th graders who have not taken Chinese at the middle school.  All students must complete an application in order to take the test.

Note: The highest level into which a student can place is Chinese 2.  Students currently enrolled in Chinese 1A/1B in middle school cannot take this test- they will be placed into a Chinese class next year, per district policy. 


The incoming 9th graders' Chinese placement test is scheduled at 3:10 pm on March 9, 2018 at Dougherty Valley High School, Room 4209. 


After submitting an online application form (see link below), students will receive an email informing them of the testing location.


The last day to submit the application is 3:00 pm, March 7, 2018.


Please contact Mrs. Shuen with any questions ( 


Korean Placement Test:


Who:   Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders who are interested in taking Korean 2 next school year


How:    Fill out and submit the application form (attached to this message) by email to Ms. Boohyun Lee  ( by Monday, March 5.


When:   Test will be administered from 3:10 pm – 5:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.


Where:   Room 4106, Dougherty Valley High School


Skills tested:  The test includes grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing, and speaking proficiency.


Test Requirements:

  • There is no requirement to take Korean 1.
  • In order to enroll in Korean 2 next school year, a student is required to take the placement test equivalent to the final exam of Korean 1, and receive the grade C or better on the test. The test questions are based on the current Korean 1 textbooks and workbooks, Sogang Korean 1A & 1B.


Please contact Mrs. Lee with any questions ( 


24th Annual "Youth to Youth" Middle School Conference Registration is Now Open!


When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:45AM-10PM

Where: Castro Valley High School, 19400 Santa Maria Ave., Castro Valley

To register: Click here to register and for more info


This AMAZING conference is an opportunity for middle school teens to spend the day with high school leaders who believe in themselves and making healthy choices and decisions such as being drug, alcohol, and tobacco free. But this conference is about so much more than drug and alcohol prevention it's about leadership, self-confidence and empowering young people to make positive choices that impact their future.


This fun filled all day event, consists of games, team building activities, inspirational speakers, workshops, small groups sessions, and so much more all focusing on helping teens to make positive choices in their lives. The days ends with an awesome DJ and dance!


We look forward to inspiring your teen at this amazing conference. This conference will no doubt sell out, so make sure you register early and get the early bird discount.


Please pass this info on to your child's friends. We wouldn't want them to miss out on this life changing experience! 



Kim Gallagher, Y2Y Conference Facilitator


SRVUSD recognizes that some students want to challenge themselves academically beyond the classroom.  Course advancement is one opportunity available for our students.  Students may enroll in an approved math, science, or world language (Spanish, French, or Chinese) course of study outside of SRVUSD that may lead to course advancement.  We also recognize that advancement is not for all students.  Families must determine if their student(s) can manage the fast pace curriculum delivery. 


Update:  SRVUSD is making many changes regarding math advancement (different than the past).  Please see the district website below for the most accurate information and deadlines:


Principal's Message


Principal's Message


Dear GRMS Families,


February is an important month here at Gale Ranch.  Not only is it Black History Month, it is also a time to consider how the words we use matter.   Words Matter Week is a time when we do some reflecting on how what we say can have a positive (or negative) effect on the people around us.  Celebrating the diversity on our campus is just one way in which we foster our philosophy that every person is important and has the ability to contribute greatly.  The GRMS community is one that is so special; we recognize that every person is an integral part of our greater good.  We understand that we are connected by our humanness and made stronger by the kindness we show to one another.  My hope is that February is not the only month we recognize the greatness of the contributions made by so many in our nation’s history, but that we celebrate them daily.  In honor of Black History Month, here are just a few of the  activities we are having:


Video Production: Each week highlights an influential African American person who has helped to positively impact our country.


CORE: We are working on historical fiction. The read aloud focus is African American history, so all students are being exposed to those ideas. Many students are choosing to read about the Civil Rights Movement. We are creating a website with questions and learnings from our unit that we are sharing with all 3 core classes.


Library: Our librarian  works with all the CORE teachers by coordinating text sets around the African American experience and creates a visitation space in the library.


Science: Showing Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and discussion


Tech:  classes will be having a discussion later in the month surrounding the amazing women from “Hidden Figures.” Here’s the link I’ll be following-


SDC: Will be discussing influential individuals. We will pick one a week and do writing/projects based on them after we learn about them:

Harriett Tubman: create a class freedom quilt

George Carver Washington: write instructions on how to make a peanut butter sand-which

Ruby Bridges: compare/contrast book vs movie

Rosa Parks: make a bus book

MLK: big words


Other important dates in February include;

  • Talent Show - Feb 13th 7pm

  • Michael Pritchard Anti-Bullying Assembly - Feb 14th

  • President’s Day (No school) - Feb 19th

  • Saturday Shredding Fundraising Event - Feb 24th

  • Conference/Minimum Days - Feb 28, March 1, 2



Sue Goldman, Principal


Upcoming Events

Safety Reminders During Student Pick-up & Drop-Off

Greetings Parents and Students,

We want to thank our entire Gale Ranch Middle School community as we exercise patience and safe driving practices. We need a combined effort from the entire Gale Ranch ...more

Climate Survey Results

If you would like to see the results from the 2016-17 survey, please click here

For more information on SRVUSD's bullying policy and the form for suspected bullying click here. 

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