Friday, May 25, 2018

Hard to believe this is our last Friday and the end of my third year here at GMS.  This has been a packed week. 

Locker cleanouts....No  more backpacks
 Duke TIP awards...
 Final Orchestra Concert...
 NJHS induction ceremony...
 The new mural is almost finished...
 8th grade end of year celebration
 Traditional student versus faculty volleyball games...

We are down to the final two days.  Don't forget that Monday is a holiday.  

Also, student dress code is enforced.  There has been No agreement between the students and school that it doesn't need to be followed.  Shorts need to be fingertip length and sleeves must be three fingers on the shoulder.  

Friday, May 18, 2018

The GMS Dancers had a wonderful time at the Dance Banquet.  Thank you Mrs. Hanson and Ms. Wilbanks for all you do.
 GMS students recognized by the AISD School Board for their Vision and Voice entries. 
 A little fun time after STAAR.
 Our own Teacher of the Year, Ms. Prepster was recognized at the district banquet.
 The MCs for the Talent Show.
 I couldn't watch all the acts, but she was amazing. 
Seven days until summer.  End of Year field trips start next week.  I know the grade levels are looking for volunteers.  Please check out the website for more information. 

Have a great weekend.

Friday, May 11, 2018

 Wonder received the first ever Draylen Mason scholarship at the Austin Youth Orchestra event on Sunday.  Our orchestras received Superior ratings and Best in Class!

 Art 3 students painting a new GMS mural.  Can't wait to see finished product.

Choir students warming up for their Spring Concert.  Heard Mr. Heckler had a surprise performance as well?


GMS had an awesome week appreciating teachers.  Not sure what they like better, the coffee bar or mugs.

Student Council getting ready for the Fun Run tomorrow.  Race starts at 8:30.  Hope to see you there.


 Hope I am not giving away a surprise, but the woodshop students were so creative with their gifts this year. 

Next week is a full week of STAAR.  Have a great weekend.

Friday, May 4, 2018

GMS student council summit
 The winners of our Lip Sync Battle...the 6th grade Rockers!


Shout-out to our Orchestra students two of which earned Superior ratings. 

We still have about 20% of our students who have not registered.  Remember that schedules will NOT be created if a student hasn't registered.  I heard some parents have just forgotten to hit the "submit" button.  Please double check.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Help me show our teachers how much they are appreciated.  

Have a great weekend. 



Friday, April 27, 2018

Today is the last day to register for Incoming 6th grade Transition Camp.  Please let your friends know.  The link is on the GMS website.

If you received an email this week from the school about registration, that means your child is NOT registered.  The scheduling process has begun and if your child is NOT registered a schedule will not be created.  Register now!

Mr. Howard is piloting the Good Card program with some of the PALS students.  You might see them on the news tonight. Positive stickers were placed on each 8th grade locker.  The 8th graders were quite surprised when they walked out of class.

 If you have nothing to do this weekend, our dancers are performing both Friday and Saturday night here in the gym. 

Have a great weekend.

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.