Friday, August 18, 2017

GMS is so excited to have students back on campus Monday.  With the support of our awesome PTA, the staff will all be wearing new shirts.  Students will now be able to recognize all the teachers.

If able, please print, copy, or take a picture of your child's schedule.  If you are unable to do this, first period teachers will help.

As you know Monday Austin will experience a partial eclipse.  The eclipse will begin at 11:41 and continue through 2:39.  While this is a unique experience, it is the decision of individual teachers whether or not to teach about the eclipse based on their curriculum.  Viewing of the eclipse will be determined if teachers have sets of approved eye wear.    Please remind your students that is it NOT safe to look at the eclipse, even with sunglasses.

Enjoy your last weekend of summer vacation and we will see you when the doors open at 8:00 on Monday!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hope you are having a great time this summer and enjoying your last few weeks.  There is so much happening on campus this week I thought I would share..

Band Camp...
 Math Camp...
 Transition Camp...
Can't wait to have all the students back.  See you August 21st!!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

GMS ended the week with lots of fun.  It began with our first Bike to school day.  
 It was also our annual faculty versus students games. They were so much fun to watch, and they even had great MCs.

The evening ended with a Dinner Theater performance.

Next week is locker clean out.  Help your child by reminding him/her to start bringing items home.  Backpacks are not allowed once lockers are cleaned.  

Please turn in all library books.

Please make sure you register.  If you received an email, that means you haven't and need to.   We are at 71%.

Friday, May 12, 2017

GMS has made it through another round of STAAR testing.  A huge thank you goes out to the GMS testing coordinators and team for organizing such a huge important event.

Mrs. Don De'Ville doing whatever she can to encourage students for the Science STAAR.

Last week several of our GMS students received awards at the Latino Academic Achievement awards Ceremony.

 Mr. Heckler's Talent Show was a huge success.  There is lots of talent on this campus.

The Spring Dance Performance was great.
Here is the 8th graders farewell dance.

GMS supplies for next year will be online Monday.  The link will be on the school website.    

GMS is at 62% registration.  We still have a ways to go.  Please remind your friends this must be done.  

Have a great weekend. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Next week is STAAR testing.  Please remember that visitors are not allowed on campus during those days.

The library is closed to checkouts for the rear.  Please make sure you have returned all your library books.

Did you know that our tennis teams won district yesterday.

We are up to 60% registration.  Don't forget to registration.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The GMS Journalism department has received huge recognition.  The department received statewide and individual awards known as ILPC.  Congratulations to Ms. Shirack and her Journalism students.

  • Gnasher News received their first Gold Star, the highest honor.
  • The 2016 Yearbook received a Silver Star, highest honor for middle schools.  It also received a Gold Crown from CSPA, the highest national award.  
  • Digit.Press and Digit Newspaper each received Bronze Stars.  GMS was the only middle school receiving this award.
  • GMS also received 86 individual awards

There was lots of learning happening in classes this week.  Mrs. Juettner's class is studying the Outsiders.  Who knew there were so many front covers...

Mr. Howard's class is in the middle of their Robot challenge.  Some of the parts students created from the 3D printer!

After 8 years, GMS students will finally be able to order their school supplies online.  We are trying to roll this out within the next week or so.  More information to follow and a huge thank you to parent Renae D. for organizing all the teacher lists!

This is just a reminder that the school does not accept food delivers.  If you would like to bring lunch to your child that is accepted.  Having Pizza Hut, for example, deliver pizza for lunch is not.

Some of our 8th grade students will be taking the Algebra EOC next week.  Visitors are not allowed on campus that day.

Next week is also Teacher Appreciation week.  The PALS program will be selling flowers during lunch if students would like to purchase them for their teachers.

My last Principal Coffee is Friday May 5th hope to see you there.

Have a great last April weekend.

Friday, April 21, 2017

There have been several conversations on social media related to GMS.  Please remember that the Gorzycki Parent Facebook page and the Circle C Facebook page are NOT sponsored or controlled by GMS.  Information on these sites are coming from community members.  If you are on these sites and read something that is concerning, remember that it probably isn't fact and is more likely based on rumors.  On that note, the school will send information out to families anytime there is a safety concern on campus.  If a situation is isolated and it doesn't impact the safety of students, the school doesn't typically send information out.  However, if you do hear something and want to know if it is true, send me an email.  I'll explain what I can.

Please remember that GMS doors open at 8:00 am.  Students are not monitored before that time.

Do you know that our ELA and Reading classes allow students to select their own novels to read?  Because of this, we ask that parents sign and acknowledge what book their child is reading.  Each family is a little different in what they feel is acceptable reading. Please make sure you understand the content of your child's self-selection.  Reading these novels with your child is a great way to open conversations.

Thank you to those that have registered online for the next school year.  We are at 48%, please remind your neighbors.  Schedules cannot be created for students until they have registered.

A huge thank you to the GMS PTA for an awesome lunch today.

We needed the week with PAWS for Fun.

Hope to see you at Cap 10K!  Here are some of our runners.