Now that students have settled into the school year, the staff at the Middle School is observing many exciting learning opportunities that are surfacing in the classrooms. Students are learning and growing and teachers will continue the pursuit of fulfilling the district’s vision. A word of congratulations is in order for our fall sports team, who have concluded successful seasons. Thank you to those who participated in football, basketball, cheerleading, soccer and cross country. The teamwork, leadership and communications skills that you learn during the season will serve you well in the classroom. Just a reminder that the winter sports season will begin soon and those interested in basketball, wrestling, drill team and cheerleading should keep an eye out for updates in the near future.
All classes continue to promote literacy, and, reading and writing skills. All students at GHMS are expected to be reading 30 minutes each night during the week, as this consistency will help to produce strong habits. On the heels of October, which is anti-bullying awareness month, students will be continuously involved in contests and special presentations that promote positive, safe and uplifting social skills. Even though conferences may have passed, parents are encouraged to schedule meetings or conferences with teachers ANYTIME.
As the weather begins to change, please remember to dress your students appropriately. Those in need of a winter coat are encouraged to inquire at the main office, as many brand new coats have been donated. Keep reading with your students every night, and inquire about assignments and the new skills being taught using Google Classroom. Please ask your students to show you the assignments, projects, videos, and links posted each day in their classes. This is a great way to get an idea of what your student is doing each day.
Keep in mind the following dates:
- no school - professional development day 11/7
- no school 11/22-11/24
- end of 2nd quarter 12/19
- winter break begins 12/20