Students in grades 6 through 8 have an opportunity to work on our three middle school publications during extended activity lunch periods every Wednesday and Friday.
Our GFS middle school newspaper has been in existence for many years,but last fall, The Corner became an online publication. Student editors, photographers, cartoonists and reporters are totally in charge of our four annual issues that capture the spirit and interests of our student body. Sarah Detwiler and Rhonda Levy facilitate the newspaper which utilizes a blogging format, but every word in the publication including the design and layout are generated by our talented students. Read a copy of our latest issue at (http://gfscorner.com/)
, our award winning literary magazine, has long been a mainstay of middle school life. The first annual edition of Graffiti was created in 1999. Since then it has received excellent and superior ratings from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines. Under the advisory of English teacher, Robin Nourie and art teacher, Bob Reinhardt, Graffiti staff members hone their Photoshop, layout and design skills. The result is a phenomenal publication. The art, photography and writing is submitted by 6th through 8th graders during the year from both personal and classroom work. The staff selects the artwork and writings that are submitted from all interested students in the division and then undertakes the time-consuming process of laying out the magazine from the cover design down to the smallest details such as font selection and alignment. The results of their combined efforts is amazing. Read the Graffiti 2011-2012
Probably the most humorous of all our middle school publications, the Middle School Yearbook
, is again the result of year long efforts by our students working in Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. In the fall, the yearbook staff selects a theme around which the publication will be based. Themes in the past have included board games,movies, fairy tales and last year's circus theme. Working with Will Terry and Rhonda Levy, the yearbook staff has the opportunity to learn photography, layout and copy while at the same time expressing their creativity and spirit.
Not only does the success of this publication rely on the many talented students who participate, but also we rely on the faculty who have been consistently good sports about supporting the publication in enumerable ways. Have some fun perusing our 2011-2012 yearbook with the theme of Main Street GFS. Enjoy!