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GBMS April Update


Calendar Reminders

  • Wednesday, April 18 – Third Marking Period ends.
  • Wednesday, May 2 – Spring Choral Concert
  • Thursday, May 10 – Spring Instrumental Concert
  • PARCC Testing – May 9, 10, 14, & 15
  • SCIENCE Testing (Grades 5 & 8 ONLY) – May 22 & 23

8TH GRADE PARENTS – We will be holding an informational meeting about the Washington DC trip on Thursday, May 17.  The meeting will be held in the GBMS auditorium at 7:00 PM.  If you are not able to attend, please contact Ms. Wetzel and information can be emailed to you.

PARENT ACADEMY – Wednesday, April 11


GBMS performs at a NJ Devils game

The Green Brook Middle School Wind Ensemble and Senior Band performed at the New Jersey Devils game on March 27th, 2018. Their performance took place on the Main Concourse during the second intermission, and by all accounts, it was an outstanding performance. The students’ performance and conduct represents our school and music program in such a manner that makes the school and the entire community proud. Their director, Mr. Vincent Sorensen, could not possibly be any prouder of his students and their accomplishments.


On March 23rd the cast, crew, and staff of Green Brook Middle School’s Seussical ended their incredible production with a show-stopping final performance. This musical included Green Brooks biggest cast yet involving over 75 cast and crew members in the process. From the sets to the singing, from the choreography to the lighting design, the show was nothing short of spectacular!
Seussical follows the story of Horton the Elephant (played by Ahir Verma) trying to save a small world made up of Whos. Ahir made his musical debut in this lead role and was both genuine and endearing as he perfectly sang us through his hopes to save Who. We laughed along as the Cat in the Hat (Jordan Pincus) narrated us through the twists and turns of this incredible tale based on the characters of legendary children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Jordan’s portrayal of the Cat was hilarious and impressive as she belted through her narration with ease. We watched as Gertrude (Erin Ptack) found her confidence. Erin fit her role perfectly as she stole the hearts of the audience with her beautifully sung “Notice Me Horton” and “All for You”. The Sour Kangaroo and Little Kangaroo (Mia Hionis and Lea Anthony) teased Horton throughout the show. Mia did an excellent job of conveying the sass and attitude of Kangaroo through her Mariah-like vocal runs. JoJo was played by 6th grader Aria Anthony. Aria really shined as she dared the audience to dream big with her as she sang “It’s Possible”! The role of Mayzie was played by Rhea Cariappa who absolutely nailed her Mean-Girls-esque character and wowed the audience with her songs “Amayzing Mayzie” and “How Lucky You Are”. Mr. and Mrs. Mayor were played by Daniel Zhang and Abby Wighard who did a truly excellent job of “parenting” JoJo and beautifully sang their duet “How to Raise a Child”. The singing from the entire ensemble was breathtaking, especially that from the Bird Girls who nailed their 3 part harmonies throughout.
The final show concluded with a wonderful cast party enjoyed by all 75 cast and crew members which is hosted by a group of fantastic parent volunteers. The show was directed by the school’s chorus and orchestra teacher Mr. William Alzaher. The backstage crew was managed by Mrs. Erin Ferrara and the choreography was done by former GBMS grad, Jaclyn Priore. Mr. Alzaher is so incredibly proud of all the students involved! He would like to thank the parents who volunteered with supervision, the cast party, set help, photography, t-shirts, publicity and more. Another big thank you to the teachers, staff, administration, and Board of Education for coming out to enjoy the show and support the hard work the directors, cast, and crew have put in over the last 3 months.
Bravo to the cast and crew!

GBMS Artwork was exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art

The month of March is Youth Art Month (YAM) in New Jersey.  Selected artwork from students from every county are displayed at different galleries and museums across New Jersey. The theme this year was, Building Community Through Art.  Artwork from the following GBMS students was exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.

Grade 5:

  • Alexandria Battaglia
  • Suki Chen
  • Oskar Gaebele
  • Valeria Mesa
  • Savannah Murphy
  • Angela Sun
  • Grace Wang
  • Gabriella Yanes
  • Gabriel Zhao

Grade 6: 

  • Jason Wu

Grade 8:

  • Elaina Gaito
  • Jordan Pincus
  • Mia Hionis
  • June Yin
  • Sydney Zeszotarski