With more than half the school year behind us, the Middle School has seen demonstrated growth in literacy and math skills. In many cases, students have elevated their reading levels by more than a full grade level at this point in the year. This performance underscores the importance of reading and writing strategies, so please continue to help reinforce those at home. A solid foundation in these subject matters will help in all other disciplines as well.
While Winter is hopefully coming to an end, the cold temperatures will remain, and we do encourage students to dress appropriately for the winter. Need a coat? Please stop by to see a counselor or a principal. We strongly encourage staff, parents and visitors to drive with caution as they travel through our parking lots and driveways particularly during school hours. Some areas are always slippery! Please be careful.
Testing is forthcoming in April, and the building anticipates the opportunity for students to showoff all that they have learned during the first part of the school year. Please be in school on testing days, and don’t forget the importance of being well-rested and well-fed during these weeks as well. Please look forward to forthcoming correspondences from building leaders about testing as we approach the days and times.
Winter sports teams are also having success. The 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball teams have completed exciting and competitive seasons. The wrestling team was also very competitive, wrapping up their season. 8th Grader Sellers Johnson placed first in the Bulldog Classic. Both the 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball teams’ seasons are underway. The winter cheerleaders season has ended, but the GHMS Drill Team has replaced them putting together fun performances at the girls’ basketball games. Come out and support of teams!
Finally, I would like to thank all families for their continued involvement and engagement throughout the school year. Such support goes a long way in the student learning process. Progress Book is a fantastic resource to remain actively engaged in your students’ grades. PTA Meetings will be held on 3/13, 4/10 and 5/15.