Friday, April 20, 2018

Our students did awesome on the Vision and Voice contest.  Check out the submissions and winners at  http://visionandvoice.org/2018/03/01/and-the-winners-are/

Next week is vision and hearing screenings on campus for some of the students.  If you are interested in having your child re-screened, please contact the nurse.

The district budget survey will close soon.  Feedback is greatly appreciated.
https://www.austinisd.org/budget/survey2018

Awesome picture of the halos around the sun taken by Mr. De la Garza.

 So proud of Coach Fourmy in creating the first GMS Golf Team.  They took first place this week.

There is a golf tournament and track meet next week.  Hope to see you at one of the events. 

Want to thank our amazing PTA for the staff luncheon.  It was delicious and the flowers were beautiful.

Next week is Administrative Professional Week.  Please help GMS show our Office Staff how great they are.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 13, 2018

As I reflect on this past week, it seems like things have been relatively calm.  Of course it was STAAR week and keeping things calm and quiet is a focus.  As many of you heard, there was a hiccup with the writing online STAAR, which is how our 7th graders took the test.  But the students did great, we re-adjusted lunches, and by the time lunch was done, the test was back up.  Again, so proud of our students and staff for rolling with this glitch.  There are a few weeks until the next STAAR testing begins and we will be prepared! 

Next week GMS is aligning the General PTA meeting and parenting class on April 19th at 6:00ish .  PTA will be voting on our new board and I am excited with the candidate slate.  Hope to see everyone there. 

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 6, 2018

It was UIL Choir this week.  Our teams earned superior ratings on their performances and site reading.  


If your watching the news this Sunday, be on the lookout for the GMS Cap 10K team.  We will be in neon orange. 

The PTA is offering two scholarships.  One is the Julie Adler Scholarship which will provide tuition for one of our Tigers to go to orchestra camp this summer.  There are also scholarships available for graduating seniors who attended GMS.  Please visit the GMS PTA webpage for more information and donating. 

Next week begins STAAR for 7th and 8th graders.  Please remember visitors are not allowed on campus. 

GMS is only at 67% registration for next year.  Please make sure that you do this and remind your friends and neighbors.  This completely impacts the number of courses we offer. 

Heard it was getting cold tomorrow. So stay warm and have a great weekend.

Friday, March 23, 2018

It doesn't matter what time of day I walk the campus, there are always opportunities for me to see students involved in learning. 

Our Robotics Competition this year. 

Theatre I students created their own performance and acted it out. 

Dancers practicing for their upcoming performance. 

 Skills for Living learning how to sew pillows. 

 The GMS cheerleaders identified a problem at school that they wanted to work on which was being more inclusive.  Led by Sarah D, the cheerleaders designed and implemented an assembly for 8th graders.  It was awesome to see such great leadership among our girls.  


  • Remember that starting Monday there are new procedures for eating with your child during lunch.  The GMS website has the specific procedures. 
  • If you haven't registered for next year, now is  the time.  It is also a great time to add other names to that registration form - like family who might want to eat lunch with your child.  
  • If you have a 7th grader, today is the last day to sign up for Health next year.  
  • The Incoming 6th grade Transition Camp registration has opened.  Please sign-up on the GMS website. 
Next week is just a 4-day week.  No school Friday.  Have a great weekend. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

GT Students explore Bob Bullock's Gaming Exhibit
 And lunch outside.
 Baby Goats and now baby chicks.  What's next?
 Favorite Kid Day of the Year, Tiger Day!  Thank you PTA for hosting this event for our students.

Have a great Spring Break.

Friday, March 2, 2018

7th grade I Search Projects are coming in.  I love seeing the creative projects.  Students do such a great job on them
 Ex-GMS students who are now at Bowie came back to demonstrate their competition robot.

GMS Lady Tigers take another district championship.  That is 9 years in a row.
Did you know that we have students that participate in the Superintendent's Round Table?  What a great way to have our students' voices heard.  
Colin D will be going to the State Geo Bee competition!
Kole M's recevied 1st place for his submission in Vision and Voice.  
So proud of all these Tigers!

There are still 3 performances for Annie.   I even have a cameo appearance in one.  See school calendar for specific times.  

Don't forget to register for next year.  GMS is NOT at 100% yet.

PTA needs help with Tiger Day next Friday.  Please check their website for sign-up.

Have a great weekend. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

This was our last 6th grade field trip of the year to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is a great tradition here at GMS.


GMS students conducted a walkout this morning.  Students gathered in the courtyard in remembrance of the 17 students and staff who died last week in a school shooting.  The event was student organized and led.  Staff was just on hand to ensure the safety of the participating students.  The students did a great job conducting themselves in a manner that makes me proud to be their principal. 


Gorzycki Middle School is seeking donations to support a new scholarship program.  The Julius Adler Music Scholarship Award was created to honor Julius Adler who passed away on November 26, 2017.  He left his mark on Gorzycki Middle School as a passionate musician and to celebrate his love for music this scholarship has been created to send fellow lovers of music to summer camp. Attending a summer camp can be transformational for middle school students as they bond with fellow young musicians from across Texas, stay in a college dorm and ramp up their mastery of their instruments. This scholarship will send its awardee(s) to the Texas State String Camp. 100% of your donation will be used to provide scholarships to deserving students. Check the PTA webpage for more information

Couple of reminders for next:
PTA is looking for board members
Applications for NJHS need to be completed
Applications for Counseling Aide are due
Tryouts for track and tennis

Have a great weekend.