Good Evening Panther Families, We hope everyone is excited for conferences and Thanksgiving this week. Our update will be a bit shorter this week with no school for students. 

Upcoming events: Parent-Teacher Conferences this week. No School for students.

District Calendar: The school district calendar for the 23-24 school year is linked here:

Upcoming Winter Sports Games: Our wrestling schedule is linked here:

New Updates:

Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 20th & 21st are our parent-teacher conferences. Parents can view the sign-ups for each teacher here: It is organized by grade. The timeframes for the conferences are: Monday 11/20: 8AM-7:00 PM and Tuesday 11/21: 8AM -11:00AM. Families can sign up for in-person, phone, or Zoom conferences with each teacher individually for 10 minutes. This provides the families with flexibility with scheduling and to be able to meet with whom, when, and how best works for them. When signing-up, please indicate in the comment section if your conference will be in person, phone, or Zoom; and if a translator is needed for the conference.

Scholastic Book Fair:  Gunning Bedford will host a Scholastic Book Fair the week of December 4.  We need parent volunteers to help make this event a success.  Please use the link found HERE to sign up for a time to volunteer.  All volunteers must have an accepted volunteer application through the Colonial School District website.  Visit our official book fair site HERE.  Parents can check out what books will be available in addition to directions for setting up an e-wallet for their student.

School Pictures Order Form: Linked here is the form to order pictures of your student from picture day.

Back to Basics Tutoring: Please see flier here: 23-24 SY Back to Basics Learning Dynamics Colonial Revise Flyer.png

Updates from Grade Level: Please see updates from our grade level administrators and staff here:

6th Grade:      7th Grade:        8th Grade:

Basketball Tryout Information:  For students that  signed up for basketball tryouts and handed in their DIAA physical, tryouts are the following dates: Girls are November 29, December 1st and 6th: Boys are December 8th, 12th and 13th. For questions about sports, please contact our athletic director, Mr. Brelick via email, here:

Community Events:

Save the Date: Math Family Game Night PreK-12 is Wednesday, Nov 29th from 6:00-7:30 for our students & families! The flier has an RSVP for families.

YLI Leadership Recruitment Flyer (12).pdf Youth Leadership Institute, a program for middle school students in New Castle County, Delaware. Please see attached flier and application link. Registration link is here:

Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program. Join a full-day workshop for an introduction into the immersive program. Students will learn about design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality and social entrepreneurship. The program takes place over a full-day science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workshop on December 2, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm. See link with flier for more information and to sign up. OpenHouseFlyerFall23.pdf

Rolling Updates

GB Gear: Please see link here to order GB clothing & apparel. I purchased 2 sweatshirts this week and they are great quality!

Emergency cards: Emergency Card 2023-2024.pdf If you have not submitted an Emergency Card, please do so ASAP. If you need one, it is linked above. Any new information from medical, to emergency contacts, to new phone numbers can all be updated on the emergency card. 

2023-2024 Yearbook Order Form: Linked here if interested in pre-ordering.2024 Yearbook QR Code Order Link.pdf

Support Links for Families: –Please use this link for more information & FAQ about Home Access CenterTo update the contact information you have on file please fill out the form linked here:  

Grade level Administrators & Counselors: The names and contact emails for our grade level assistant principals, student advisor and school counselors are listed below. They are your go-to contacts for supporting your student. 

Administration School Counselors

6th Grade AP:  Dr. Thomas-Brown                   

6th Grade:  Ms. Sheppard             

7th Grade Interim: Ms. Robinson                  

7th Grade: Mr. Arent     

8th Grade AP:  Mrs. Nowell

8th Grade: Ms. Pine        

ILC Administrator: Mrs. Eger               

Principal: Mr. Johnston

Have a great rest of the day and remember, you can’t hide that Panther Pride!


Mr. Johnston


Gunning Bedford Middle School