Friday, October 19, 2018

Mrs. Russell has created a pumpkin contest.  I encourage you to learn more about it below. 
 Band students are practicing for competition.  Part of their practice sheet has been playing to me.  Not sure I am the best choice, but I have loved listening to them.

 Our last regular football game this week was a cold one.  Playoffs begin next week.
With a rainy weekend upon us, it is a great time to complete your PTA Reflection Project!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Homecoming Week is so much fun.

Homecoming Pep Rally...
The Homecoming Football Game against Bailey...of course we won!
Our band was outstanding...
The Dance Teams came....

GMS PALs students participate in the Superintendent's Roundtable..

And we ended the week with PJs and Popcorn.  Thank you GMS PTA!!!!
Remember Monday is a student holiday.  See you Tuesday.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Did you know that there is a Boston School trip planned for 8th graders? The following link has more information.

Monday is the first Pep Rally of the season.  It is also Homecoming week and full of Spirit ending with the Homecoming Dance Oct. 5th.  Prizes will be handed out to students who dress in the best GMS spirit clothes.

Monday - "Spirit day" war GMS spirit clothes
Tuesday - "Crazy for the Tigers" (socks, hair, and clothes)
Wednesday - "Pink out" for the Tigers
Thursday - "Double up on the Bears" Twin Day
Friday - "Put the Bears to Rest" wear your PJ's

Report cards come out next week.  Check the parent cloud to make sure you have indicated how to get them. 

Library Facts for September
In August, 1,163 books were circulated!
In September, there were 3,395 total individual student library visits!
Mrs. Russell taught 41 classes.
After completing inventory, we found that we are only missing 33 books!
*fist pump*

Way to go, Tigers!
YOU are why we have such an amazing library program!

One of the online reading programs we have at GMS is MyOn.  Karen M had the most summer reading hours for GMS.  So proud of her.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Don't forget NO SCHOOL for GMS Monday!!!!

Band celebrated the end of their fundraiser with the student selling the most in each band slamming pies in the face of their directors. 

We ended the week with the 6th grade annual Glow Dance.

Have a great weekend and see you Tuesday.

Friday, September 14, 2018

  7th grade ELA students creating stories using a particular point of view.

Students in Spanish learning about Mexican Independence Day. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended the first PTA meeting.  Dr. Brooks had some great strategies in how to balance screen time. 

Next week is the first CAC meeting of the year.  It is in the library at 4:00.  These meetings are always open to the public. 

Today was our first Popcorn Friday.  For someone who forgot their lunch today, that popcorn was a definite welcome.  Thank you PTA.

If you are looking for things to do, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday GMS usually has some sporting event going on.  Come out and watch.

September 21st, the our annual 6th grade Glow Dance.  Make sure your 6th grader has a wristband. 

Have a great weekend and stay dry!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Have you seen the library yet this year?  Mrs. Russell has done an amazing job welcoming students into the library.  There has been over 862 student visits since the first day of school.  She has created a mini-lab, maker space area, and cozy reading spaces.  You can follow Mrs. Russell on twitter at  @gorzyckilibrary
Make sure you stop by and see the library at BTS Night.  

Don't forget to sign-up for my twitter account, @GMSTigers 
Teachers are doing a great job posting activities from their classroom.  
This is Ms. Mielke's World Cultures class. 

Don't forget Monday is a holiday.

Back-to-School Night is Tuesday.  Remember that parking is horrible!!!!! See website for specific times, and don't forget your child's schedule. 

Have a long deserved weekend!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Welcome Back.  It has been a great first week.  Thank you to all the parents who helped deliver supplies.  I think the process went much smoother this year.  Plus having 6th grade parents come up after school to help their child organize their locker was great. 

It was great to walk classrooms this week and see so much learning happening.  

A few important reminders:  
  • Schedule changes happen next week only.  Students need to complete a form which will be available in the counseling office.  
  • There are still 36 7th graders without current immunizations.  These students will not be allowed in class starting Monday.  
  • Sporting events start next week.  Remember that students must be picked-up within 10 minutes of the event ending.  For volleyball games, it is best 2 out of 3.  This means the games could end within an hour.  Our girls are really good.  
Hope it was a great first week for you as well.  See you for week two!