Friday, February 16, 2018

Valentine's Day means our 7th graders get to share their stories at our local elementary schools.  This is a great 7th grade tradition.
 The new GMS goats were a huge attraction at PAWS for Fun today.
 GMS Spring Pep Rally was lots of fun.  
The band is always awesome...
 Tug-of-war between teams.  
Not sure how those 8th grade boys won?
 Boys basketball motivating audience to cheer them on.  They have a few more games.  Come cheer them on. 
Valentines also means its time for another Dance.  
Always fun to see the students dress-up for this event.

Don't forget there NO school Monday.   See you back here Tuesday.

Friday, February 9, 2018

GMS Choir participated in the 2018 TMEA Choir contest.  
22 of the 42 students placed in the event.
6th Grade Poetry and Pie Annual Event.
Students getting ready for band concert tonight.
 7th grade basketball teams had huge wins over O'Henry.  The A time went into triple overtime!
Look who finally arrived....We are all so excited!
All week we honored our counselors Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. Hodges, and Ms. Oh!

Next week is the Valentine's Dance for 7th & 8th graders.  Volunteers are needed.  More information on the GMS website.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Thank you Ms. Oh, Mrs. Hodges and Mrs. Ryan for the awesome job you do at GMS!

GMS is excited to announce the new Teacher of the Year...Ms. Prepster!!


 Seems everywhere I went this week there was some great acting going on.

This was Mr. Gutierrez' 7th grade TX History class debating who was the better president...Houston or Lamar.
 Journalism class interviewing students on what they would rather have happen to them...Hopefully we learn in an upcoming Gnasher News.
 Mrs. Huerta's 6th grade theater classed performed their monologues. 


Today was wear red to be healthy.  There was red everywhere.  Today is also the first practice for the Cap 10K.  Its just a mile today so hope to see you there. 


Tuesday is GMS Choice Sheet Night.  Counselors and elective teacher will be available to answer questions.  More details on the GMS website.  

Have a great Super Bowl Weekend. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

GMS had an awesome 8th Grade Career Fair.  The students did a great job asking questions.




Please don't forget to take the AISD Parent Survey, which can be found on the GMS website.

If you would like to have some say in the menu for cafeterias, complete the survey at www.tinyurl.com/AISDfoodsurvey

January 30th is the next Parenting Series on Love and Logic at 6:30 in the library.

Registration for the Cap 10K is open.  This is a tradition for Gorzycki and we are looking for our largest group yet.  Practice begins next Friday after school.  Hope to see you there.

The Geo Bee winners are Colin D - 1st; Isabella M - 2nd; and Griffin M - 3rd.  Congratulations to all who competed.

Choice Sheets come out next week.  Be on the look out.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Short weeks are so much fun.   I had the great fortune of being serenaded by the boys choir today.  They did an awesome job. 
It was also the finals for the GMS annual Geo Bee.  I don't know the winner yet so stay tuned next Friday.

Career Day is next Wednesday.  If you were thinking of participating but forgot, there is more information on the GMS website or email carrie.ryan@austinisd.org

Have a great weekend.
 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Welcome Back!  Hope everyone had a great and relaxing break.  GMS is already in the swing of spring semester. 

We would like to begin by thanking our AISD School Board Representative, Yasmin Wagner for the support she provides GMS.

Fellow Christian Athletes (FCA) had a guest speaker this week.  An ex-player of Coach Napoli's shared his experience with members. 
GMS hosted the Spelling Bee finals this week.   Where spelling is not my strong suit, I was totally impressed with the students but especially the last three standing!

 Team 6-1 honored their new students of the 6 weeks. It is always so much fun watching them walk into this meeting where all their teachers and administrators are and then realize it is for something great. 

 I also had the opportunity to cover woodshop.  It impresses me how much the students learn and how creative they are with what they create.
Today was the first episode of Gnasher News.  I watched it in my office with some of the student council members.  Mr. Keller and his students did a great job!
Middle of the Year benchmarks are beginning.  Please see the school calendar for specific tests and dates.

New seasons of basketball and soccer have started.  These dates can also be found on the website. 

Monday is a holiday, so see everyone on Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Diane Gorzycki, the band director our school is named after, started an amazing tradition.  The day before winter break she had the Fine Arts students perform for the school and provide them lunch.  Just to say thank you for everyone's support of the Fine Arts Department.  Here are some pictures of the performances.
Theater Arts
 Orchestra
 Art
 Steel Drums
 Band
Tiger Drill
 Guitar
Tiger Dancers
 Tigerettes
 Choir
Here are a few more pictures from this week's events.
7th grade science class.
 6th grade field trip to Houston's Museum of Natural Science

NJHS students purchase gifts for Brown Santa


I wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season.  We will see you back January 3, 2018