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Hamilton Trip 2023

Hamilton Trip

The Garfield Middle School community had an unforgettable experience as 50 of our talented students were given the opportunity to attend the $10.00 Hamilton the Musical Broadway performance, thanks to the generous grant provided by the Hamilton Education Program for all Title 1 schools.

These lucky students were able to attend the show after earning their tickets through rigorous research and hard work in writing their performance pieces. Their dedication paid off; they were thrilled to be part of this fantastic opportunity.

A huge round of applause to Dr. Bugge for spearheading this fantastic initiative and ensuring our students had access to such a wonderful experience.

The excitement didn't end there as our students were treated to an after-party at Applebee's of Garfield, where they were showered with swag and prizes. We want to express our gratitude to Applebee's for hosting our group and making this event extra special.

Special thanks to Proud Images of Garfield for providing excellent print materials and the Cato Institute for overnighting free copies of the Constitution for each student.

It was a truly unforgettable experience, and we are grateful to everyone who made it happen. We hope to "be in the room where it happens" again next year!


Congratulations to the following students listed below. 


They were recognized and rewarded with commendations by our Bergen County Executive, James J. Tedesco, III and our Bergen County Commissioners; Thomas J. Sullivan, Germaine M. Ortiz, Mary J. Amoroso, Steven A. Tanelli, Joan M. Voss, Ramon M. Hache, and Tracy Zur., for their participation in the "Unity in Bergen" Sticker Contest. 


Garfield Middle is very proud of these students and commends their creativity!


Juliana Alfonso Olivia   Jachym
Michelle Barba Waseem Jamhour
Sara Bogeska Jina Jordan
My'yair Bostick Daniella Jovanoski
Emilia Buczek Kristine Jvaridze
Mateo Calderon Nil Dila Kizilirmak
Arianny Cando Natalia Lapczynski
Adrian Carrazzone Wendy Mahmutllari
Liliana Czerepak Megan Martinoski
Ryleigh D'Angelo Emily Repasy
Lylah Davila Kevin Rodriguez
Kenya Delgado Emily Sudol
Juliana Escobar Omar Toubasi
Katerina Filiposka Savier Triado
Rashel Fuentes Thomas Villamil
Ethan Gonzalez Nazahri Williams
Diana Grytsiv

Library Open House

Welcome, GMS students, to our Library Open House! Every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm, we are excited to provide you with an immersive experience that combines technology and creativity. Come and join us on Wednesdays to step into a virtual world with the Oculus virtual reality headset, play games, and relax with some coloring. Whether you're a tech enthusiast or simply looking for a fun way to spend your Wednesday evening, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So come on in, get comfortable, and have some fun every Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm!

GMS Dress Code for 2022-23

Dress Code

2022-2023 School Year Dress Code


Grade 6 Dress Code - Gray

Counselor: Ms. Kunz x3291


Grade 7 Dress Code- Navy Blue

Counselor: Mr. Cipollone x3296


Grade 8 Dress Code- Green

Counselor: Ms. Porco x3295


GMS School Schedule 2022-23

Full Day Schedule
Period Begin End
8:45 AM 9:39 AM
2nd 9:41 AM 10:35 AM
Homeroom 10:37 AM 10:49 AM
3rd 10:51 AM 11:45 AM
4A 11:47 AM 12:15 PM
4B 12:19 PM 12:44 PM
4C 12:45 PM 1:13 PM
5th 1:15 PM 2:09 PM
6th 2:11 PM 3:05 PM
One Session Day Schedule
Period Begin End
1st 8:45 AM 9:25 AM
2nd 9:27 AM 10:07 AM
Homeroom 10:09 AM 10:18 AM
3rd 10:20 AM 11:00 AM
4A 11:02 AM - 11:22 AM
4B 11:23 AM - 11:43 AM
4C 11:44 AM - 12:04 PM
5th 12:06 PM 12:46 PM
6th 12:48 PM 1:28 PM
Delayed Opening Day Schedule
Period Begin End
1st 10:00 AM 10:44 AM
2nd 10:46 AM 11:30 AM
Homeroom 11:32 AM 11:37 AM
3rd 11:39 AM 12:23 AM
4A 12:25 PM - 12:47 PM
4B 12:48 PM - 1:10 PM
4C 1:11 PM - 1:33 PM
5th 1:35 PM 2:19 PM
6th 2:21 PM 3:05 PM

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Recent News & Upcoming Events


Rich Rigoglioso- Principal
Amy Sabani- Vice Principal
David Gray- Vice Principal
Anna D'Agostino- Language Arts Curriculum Supervisor 
Liz Mierzewjewski- Math Curriculum Supervisor 
Lisa Porco- Guidance 
Jessica Piskuloski- Chair
Christian Cipollone- Co-Chair 
Frannie Schoch- Language Arts
Kelly Notar- Language Arts
Jon Piela- Math Teacher
Mark Pieklo- Math Teacher

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Dean of Students

Christopher Caiazzo
[email protected]
973.272.7020 ext. 3284

GMS Anti-Bullying Specialists

Nadia Kotsev
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David Gray
GMS Vice Principal
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District Anti-bullying Coordinator

Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
[email protected]
973.272.7020 ext. 3297

State School Safety Coordinator

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