Welcome to Gordon Lee Middle School

Principal's Message

My name is Benny Ashley and I am very proud to be the principal of Gordon Lee Middle School. Twenty-three years ago, I became a teacher because I loved being around young people and watching them succeed.  When I was a coach, I constantly stressed to my players that in order to win the championship, you had to have confidence in your ability to do it.

Now in my 10th year as an administrator, my conviction is that Gordon Lee Middle School can be the best in the nation, and our staff and faculty are dedicated to making that possible for all our students. The Chickamauga City School System’s motto says “Working Together to Ensure a Tradition of Excellence Continues,” and we all know that even great schools that don’t continue to improve will eventually be left behind.

At GLMS, we will do what it takes to continue on the right course towards helping students succeed. We hope that this website will help keep parents and students informed about all the great things that are going on at Gordon Lee Middle so that our entire school community can be part of our successes.

 

 

 

Hello.  My name is Randy Barker.  It has been my honor for the last 37 years to have served the students in this area as a teacher, a coach, and principal of both Gordon Lee Middle School and Gordon Lee High School.  Now partially retired, I have been afforded the opportunity to continue my service to the Chickamauga City School System as the assistant principal of Gordon Lee Middle School.

Upon my arrival in July 1978, I quickly discovered the "best-kept secret" - Gordon Lee.  As with all who are fortunate to enter, I quickly learned what it means to be "a trojan".  While here, students learn the life lessons that become the cornerstone of who and what they will become.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve your children.  I will assure you that your child's safety comes first and I pledge to provide each of them witht the best education possible.

"The tradition of excellence" continues . . . 

 

 

 

School News

A message from Superintendent Day:

I want to personally thank the citizens of Chickamauga for taking the time to vote on the school bond issue—whether you voted yes or no.  There was a large turnout which indicates the voters were engaged, and I feel confident the outcome of the election is representative of the desire of the majority of the community.  I do feel the appropriate decision has been made to ensure our school system has a long future, and our students have safe, secure facilities that are efficient and effective.  Although there is tremendous emotion associated with this decision, I think it was made by asking, “What is best for the students?”  If we do that, I think we are always doing the right thing.

 


6th Grade Summer Reading and Supply Lists
7th Grade Summer Reading and Supply List
8th Grade Summer Reading and Supply List
CCS Recognized as a Digital School District

The Chickamauga City School District is very excited to be recognized as a Digital School Districts Survey winner by the Center for Digital Education. 

Press Release from CDE


Georgia Department of Public Health Zika Advisory

The Georgia Department of Public Health has issued an advisory letter addressing the spread of the Zika virus. To read the full letter, please click the link below:

Zika Advisory Letter


Tuition Rate for 2016-2017 School Year

The Board of Education has set the tuition rate for the 2016-2017 school year.  Out of city Georgia residents will pay $800 per student with a family maximum of $2,400.  The Board strives to keep the tuition rate in line with what a Chickamauga city resident will pay in property taxes for an average home.  Last summer the millage rate was raised to 14.25 mills so that the school system would not lose state equalization funding, but at that point in time the Board opted not to change the tuition rate a month before school started.  This increase will balance the county tuition rate to approximate the increase in property taxes the city residents received last year.  Hopefully, the advance notice of an increase for the upcoming school year will allow families the opportunity to budget their finances accordingly.  Tuition must be paid in full before students are allowed to attend any classes.


CCS: Several Teachers Receiving Commendation Letters

Below is a list of the teachers in the Chickamauga City School District who viewed over 500 pages of student data and resources within the Georgia Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) over the course of the 2014-2015 school year. These teachers are receiving a commendation letter from the Georgia Department of Education for their use of the Georgia SLDS.


CCS BOE: 2015 GSBA Exemplary School Board Status

Chickamauga City School District is proud to announce the achievement and status of the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) 2015 Expemplary School Board recognition.


ATTENTION: PARENTS AND STUDENTS

The 2016-2017 System Calendar is subject to change depending on the outcome of the May 24th  Referendum.  If there is a change in the calendar, Fall Break, October 10-14, will remain the same.

The 2016-2017 System Calendar can be found under the top menu bar under the "Calendar" heading.