Gilson Middle School

Success is the Only Option

Welcome to GMS

  • Hello and welcome to another exciting school year at Gilson Middle School.  We currently serve the educational needs of Valdez students in grades 6 through 8.  Our staff is friendly, caring and firmly believes . . . "SUCCESS IS OUR ONLY OPTION"!

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    For the 2022-2023 school year, the Child Nutrition Program will be required to charge for meals. For the past two years, the USDA granted waivers that allowed students to eat at no charge. Those waivers have expired. Please click HERE to fill out an application for your student to receive Free or Reduced meals.

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  • STATE TESTING:  The Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development (DEED) recently announced a new statewide summative assessment.  AK STAR will replace the Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) assessment for the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  AK STAR will be administered to students in grades 3-9 to assess their understanding of the Alaska ELA and Math Standards adopted in 2012. Students in grades 5, 8, and 10 will also take the Alaska Science Assessment using the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) testing platform. The VCS Assessment Information page has information and links to resources regarding Alaska student assessments. 

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