Students completed a math and reading benchmark on Wednesday and Thursday. The benchmark scores, along with student grades, previous STAAR scores and attendance, will determine if students will attend “flex days” in January.
The library hosted a book fair Dec. 3-7. Students competed to see which grade level could raise the most loose change to help Goliad County’s Silver Santa Project. The grade that raises the most money will be treated to ice cream sundaes and a soda. The National Junior Honor Society donated snack baskets and an iPod Shuffle as door prizes during book fair week.
The GMS Student Council hosted a canned food drive to help support Goliad Community Outreach. Students donated a total of 1,187 non–perishable items.
The GMS Student Council is selling gourmet popcorn during advisory time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $2 per bag with several flavors to choose from.
The Yearbook Club is taking orders for the 2012-2013 GMS yearbook. The cost is $35.
The following art students placed in the local round of the annual Lions Club Peace Poster Contest - Abby Tramel, first place; Peter Revilla, second place; and Chris Dominguez, third place. The students attended a Lions Club luncheon and were presented glass plaques. Tramel’s first-place poster will be entered in the state-level competition.
The Goliad Middle School Chess Club hosted the second chess tournament at the middle school on Dec. 8. Stroman Middle School and Dudley Elementary participated.
The National Junior Honor Society will go to the elementary school to read holiday stories to the second-graders on Dec. 19 as one of its community service projects.
Dec. 19 - NJHS students read to second-graders at GES
Dec. 20 - early release for Christmas holidays
Jan. 1-4 - flex days