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7th Grade Field Trip

7th Grade P.J. Hoffmaster State Park (Muskegon, MI) Field Trip

 

We are pleased to announce that the seventh grade will take an educational field trip in May to the P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon by charter bus. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the largest freshwater coastal dune ecosystem in the world. Students will rotate through 4 stations as they explore how dunes are formed and the adaptations that plants and animals use to survive. 

 

DATE OF THE FIELD TRIP:  Tuesday, May 28, 2024 (7 WHITE)     OR      Thursday, May 30, 2024 (7 BLUE)

For students who are across teams, they will attend the trip with their ELA Teacher

 

COST:  $25.00

  • This non-refundable fee includes the pre-paid charter bus rental to and from the park. 

  • Payment can be made by exact cash, check (payable to Gull Lake Community Schools w/ student’s name in the memo line), or via E-Funds (see QR code below).

  • If you are experiencing financial hardship please check HARDSHIP below and we will try to cover the cost

  • If you are interested in making a donation (for 7th graders with financial hardship) please feel free to send it in with your permission form and money. Thank you!

 

DUE DATE:  Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • Return form and payment to your child’s ELA teacher no later than Thursday, March 21, 2024. 

  • Late permission slips and payments will not be accepted, resulting in your student not being able to attend. 

 

BRING:

  • Students must bring a lunch and a drink

  • Students may bring a simple snack to eat on the way, but it must fit inside their lunch bag

 

FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE:

  • 7:30 AM – students will load charter buses in back of school (will not attend classes)

  • 7:45 AM – buses depart from GLMS

  • 9:45 AM – arrive at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

  • 1:45 PM – load buses to prepare for departure back to GLMS

  • 2:00 PM – buses depart from P.J. Hoffmaster State Park

  • 4:00 PM – arrive back at GLMS (students will need own transportation home and will need to be picked up on time)

 

CHAPERONES:  We are in need of 10 chaperones per team (20 total) 

  • This will be based on sign up AND having the Volunteer Background Check Information completed. 

  • To sign up, please complete the following form:  https://forms.gle/vzjUuSKgmXjAPGTUA  

  • Please call the GLMS Office if you are unsure if you have a Volunteer Background Check on file

This field trip is viewed as a privilege and it is our goal for all students to attend these trips to enhance their learning experience. However, GLMS students will lose the opportunity to participate in their end-of-year grade-level field trip if a student receives a major referral between the start of the 3rd Trimester (March 11th) through the date that the field trip takes place.

8th Grade Field Trip

8th Grade Field Trip to Michigan’s Adventure, Muskegon, MI

Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 7:45am-4:00pm

Permission slip & money are due Thursday, March 21, 2024 by 3pm. 

Cost:   $65 (non-refundable fee includes charter bus rental, admission ticket, and lunch) 

If you’re interested in donating for 8th-graders with a financial hardship please feel free to send it in with your permission form and money.  Thank you!!!!

Additional Information:

  • Money and permission slips are due by Thursday, March 21st, 3:00 pm to each student’s advisory teacher. This is a FIRM deadline as we have to buy tickets and reserve buses in advance. 

  • Buses are leaving the back of GLMS PROMPTLY at 7:45 AM. It is IMPERATIVE that you get to school this day on time. 

  • We will be at Michigan’s Adventure from 10 AM - 2:15 PM. 

  • Buses are leaving the gates of Michigan’s Adventure PROMPTLY at 2:30 PM. It is IMPERATIVE students make it back to the buses by this time. 

  • Unfortunately, the waterpark is closed at this time when we will be going. The water park will not be an option on this trip. 

  • GLMS dress code will be in effect the entire trip. 

  • Lunch will be provided at Michigan’s Adventure from the food tent. Students will get a ticket and will need to hold onto it until lunchtime.

  • No coolers, blankets, pillows, or pops are allowed on the bus. Students are responsible for their belongings. 

  • Prescription medicine in the GLMS office will be taken on the day of the class trip and held by a teacher. 

  • Chaperones are not needed for this trip but parents/guardians may meet at the park and pay their way at the gate.

  • Lockers are available for rent at the park to store clothes or items.

  • Students will be expected to travel around in small groups during the day and to check in with their assigned teacher at least once during lunch. 

  • Parents/guardians must pick up your student at 4:00pm SHARP at the back of the middle school. Parents/guardians may sign your student out at MI Adventure and bring them home if they are attending. If parents/guardians are planning to bring another student home that is not their own, we MUST have a note from the individual student’s parents before the day of the trip that is turned in with their money to their advisory teacher. 

If you are experiencing financial hardship please send in the form (please indicate by checking HARDSHIP below on this form), and we will try to cover the cost.    

The field trip is viewed as a privilege and it is our goal for all students to attend these trips to enhance their learning experience. However, GLMS students will lose the opportunity to participate in their end-of-year grade-level field trip if a student receives a major referral between the start of the 3rd trimester (March 11th) through the date that the field trip takes place. 

Field Trip Expectations

2023-2024 GLMS Grade Level Field Trip Behavior Guidelines


Our Gull Lake Middle School end-of-year field trips are quickly approaching. These field trips are viewed as a privilege and it is our goal for all students to attend these trips to enhance their learning experience. 

However, GLMS students will lose the opportunity to participate in their end-of-year grade-level field trip if a student receives a major referral between the start of the 3rd Trimester (March 11th) through the date that the field trip takes place. 

Not every behavior referral is considered a major referral. 

Examples of major behavior referrals include but are not limited to:
  • Use or possession of alcohol/drugs/tobacco/vape/weapon
  • Threats of violence/fighting (or instigating the same)
  • Property destruction/theft
  • Inappropriate location/skipping school/class
  • Harassment/Abusive Language/Sexual Conduct
  • Bullying
  • Repeated (typically 2 or more) minor referrals, such as:
    • Disruptions, Defiance, and/or Disrespect
    • Inappropriate Language
    • Targeted Mean Behavior
    • Physical Contact/Aggression
    • Academic Dishonesty
    • Technology Violations/Property Misuse
    • Lying

(tardies do not equal a major referral, but absenteeism or truancy would)


Please contact the Dean of Students for more information regarding concerns. 

6th Grade Field Trip

 

Sixth Grade Field Trip to IMAX Theatre and John Ball Zoo (Grand Rapids, MI)

 


FIELD TRIP:  Gull Lake Middle School is offering an educational field trip for all sixth grade students to IMAX Theater and 

          John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids.  

 

DATE:  Tuesday, June 4, 2024

 

COST:  $30

  • This non-refundable fee covers the costs of pre-paid chartered buses & pre-purchased entrance fee for the IMAX Theater & John Ball Zoo

  • Payment can be made by exact cash, check (payable to Gull Lake Community Schools w/ student’s name in the memo line), or via E-Funds (see QR code below).

  • If you are experiencing financial hardship please check HARDSHIP below and we will try to cover the cost.

  • If you are interested in making a donation (for 6th graders with financial hardship) please feel free to send it in with your permission form and money. Thank you!

 

DUE DATE:  Thursday, March 21, 2024

  • Return form and payment to your child’s Science teacher no later than Thursday, March 21, 2024. 

  • Late permission slips and payments will not be accepted, resulting in your student not being able to attend. 

 

BRING: 

  • A disposable brown bag lunch

  • Dress for the weather 

  • Extra money, if desired, for the gift shop and concession stand.

 

FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE:

  • 8:00 A.M. – chartered buses depart from GLMS 

  • 9:30 A.M. to 10:15 A.M. – IMAX Theater (Grand Rapids) to watch a 45-minute 3D movie.   

  • 10:30 A.M. – Arrival at John Ball Zoo. Upon arrival at John Ball Zoo we will eat lunch first before entering the zoo. 

  • 2:00 P.M. – chartered buses arrive back to GLMS 

 

CHAPERONES:  Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us at John Ball Zoo to chaperone

  • Due to limited seating, the IMAX Theater can only accommodate students and staff.  

  • Chaperones will need to drive or carpool separately and plan to purchase a ticket to enter John Ball Zoo.  

  • A Volunteer Background Check form MUST be completed to attend.

  • If you are chaperoning you MAY bring your student home from the zoo. Sign him or her out with the staff chaperone based on the bus they ride. Please note, all students MUST ride the bus to the field trip.

  • If you are planning to bring another student home that is not yours, we MUST have a note from their parent.   

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This field trip is viewed as a privilege and it is our goal for all students to attend these trips to enhance their learning experience. However, GLMS students will lose the opportunity to participate in their end-of-year grade level field trip if a student receives a major referral between the start of the 3rd Trimester (March 11th) through the date that the field trip takes place.

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