In February, Vicki Wimberly’s seventh- grade reading classes did research and poster projects on black history. The posters were displayed throughout the hallways.
Wimberly rewarded those students who met the 10 or more non-fiction A.R. point goal with a pizza and soda party on March 6. Students who were rewarded were Tristan Cabrera, Taylor Curry, Biviana Hernandez, Cruz Castro, Kevin Garza, Jericho Jackson, Felicia Aguayo, Emma Albrecht, Tuffy Dornburg, Kaci Hotz, Baily Huber, Isabella Livas, Sabrina Martin, Cierra Mendoza, Hayden Reitz, Jacob Rubio, Frank Rucio, McKenna Sawyer, Kelly Thomas, Jake West, Savannah Mozisek, Mason Narvaez, Trinity Brooks, Audrey Blevins, Amaya Brown, Janet Dorantes, Dylan Hubbard, Jennifer Valdez, Jordan Wise, Trevor Bellamy, and Jalyn Garcia.
Cheerleader tryouts held
On March 7, 28 young ladies from the sixth and seventh grades tried out for the GMS cheerleader squad. The 2014-2015 cheerleaders will be Audrey Blevins, Madelyn Council, Ashlynn Davis, Kaelynn Fox, Jalyn Garcia, Hannah Hale, Chesney Hinton, Bella Livas, Savannah Mozisek, Sarah Rayburn, Mallory Shelton, Kelly Thomas, and Brooke Yanta.
Public School Week recognized
The week of March 3-7 was Texas Public School Week. We would like to thank all the parents, grandparents, relatives, and guardians who visited our school during the week and for those who came to our Parent Plus day. We had pizza, veggies, cookies, drinks, and door prizes for parents and students who participated.
STAAR testing this week
STAAR testing will begin on Tuesday, April 1 with seventh-grade writing and eighth-grade math. On Wednesday, April 2, we will take the second day of writing for seventh grade and the reading test for eighth grade. Parents can help by making sure their children are well-rested, have a good breakfast and show up for the tests.
Band brings home medals
Congratulations to the seventh- and eighth-grade Cub Band, which recently attended the UIL solo and ensemble tryouts in Mathis. It has been a number of years since our band has attended this contest.
The Cub Band brought home 27 first division medals. The seventh-grade students who represented GMS were Kym Barnett, Taviyana Shepard, Biviana Hernandez, Megan Fielding, Lissette Davis, Audrey Blevins, Felicia Aguayo, Alexis Fernandez, Tristan Cabrera, Jalyn Garcia, Courtney Brown, Christian Podschelne, Frank Rucio, Kaylee Garcia, Maura Orozco, William Krause and Jordan Wise. The eighth-grade students were Dalton Duderstadt, Hannah Briscoe-Killen, Noelle Biddle, Tracie Dennis, Marlena Poldreck, Kaylynn Wilburn, John Howard, Brady Scott, and Kyle Stock.
GMS also had students try out for UIL all-region band. Seventh-graders were William Krause, Kaylee Garcia, Biviana Hernandez, and Jalyn Garcia. Eighth-graders were Rayegan Hernandez, Arrin Reyes, Marlena Poldreck, Brady Scott, Rose Brast, Kyle Stock, John Howard, and Audrey Corey.