Watch Mr. Bouwman on the Weather Channel
Check out Gibraltar's own Jeff Bouwman when he was live on the Weather Channel for teacher appreciation week. We are proud of how Jeff keeps #gettingsciencedone here in the Gibraltar School District.
Take a look at our commercial highlighting some of the outstanding programs going on in Gibraltar School District. Click on the link below.
SMS Book Fair
Shumate Middle School is hosting a Book Fair from May 13- May 17 in the Media Center. Click here for more information.
SMS Spring Sports Schedule
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News from Mr. Cassie
For updates, announcements and news from Mr. Cassie, click here.
Order Your Year Book Today!
Click here to access the school store and year book page.
Student and Staff of the Month
Each month one student per grade and one staff member of Shumate earns Student/Staff of the Month. Click here to view the past winners. Congratulations and keep up the good work, Seahawks.
Mr. Bouwman, Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations, Mr. Bouwman, named Teacher of the Year by Michigan Science Teacher Association! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students and our school! #GettingScienceDone #GSDPride
Click on the image above to watch a short video honoring Mr. Bouwman.
Mr. Liptow Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Shumate Middle School teacher and varsity baseball coach, Chad Liptow, was recently selected to be inducted into the Carlson High School Baseball Hall of Fame. While in high school, Chad played four years of varsity baseball under Dave Sontag at Jefferson High School as an outfielder and catcher. Unfortunately, a sliding injury left a metal plate and eleven screws in his ankle and ended any chance of finishing his senior year. After graduating, Chad coached at Jefferson for ten years before being hired as a fourth grade teacher at Chapman. In 2003, he moved up to teach eighth grade history at Shumate and was hired to coach varsity baseball in the spring. Coach Liptow is a graduate of the University of Toledo and also worked on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company for five years. He has coached six years of JV football, as well as two years at the freshman level, and three years at the eighth grade level with a record of 61-19-3.
Chad was hired to take over the varsity baseball program in 2004 and has compiled a career record of 263-244-9. Coach Liptow now ranks #1 in career wins in Carlson Baseball history!
During Chad’s tenure as varsity baseball coach his accomplishments include:
- Construction of dugouts and press box
- Fencing enhancements
- 60 stadium seats
- Hitting shell
- Storage building
- 10 flip seats
- 38 visitor seats
- Turf in hitting net/bullpens
- Field drag
- Sound system
- Upgrade equipment/uniforms/field/pitch count
- Over $100,000 fundraising
- Construction of website documenting program history
- 15 years running youth clinic
- 11 years spring trip to Cincinnati
- 2006, 2009, 2011 championships
- Form Hall of Fame/alumni game
- Support/help formation of Mini Marauder League in 2014
- 16 players sign to play college baseball
- 13 years summer league / organize league 10 years /summer wooden bat champs 2012 and 2014
- Played or practiced at 9 different college fields
- Scoreboards (school purchase)
- Coached two All-State players, four players who competed in High School All-Star game and former player selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft - currently rostered with the Detroit Tigers.
Congratulations to Coach Chad Liptow for being the 2018/19 Baseball Hall of Fame selection.
PSAT Information and Resources
On October 10th, 8th grade students took the PSAT at Shumate Middle School. It's a chance for them to start exploring their path to college and beyond.
We encourage students ages 13 and older to set up a College Board account. It makes it easy for them to access their scores and provides useful tools for every step of their journey to college. Just remind them to link their parents' email to their account when they sign up, so they'll also get reminders and college planning guidance from the College Board.
For more PSAT resources, click here.
Students, tell us your thoughts on PBIS rewards!
We would like to hear from you! Please provide us with any suggestions of different rewards you would like to win when we draw weekly positive action tickets.
Click here to complete the survey. Thanks!
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