GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday November 26, 2018

Congratulations to our 33 delegates who competed at the GWCIA Conference at GW University on Saturday. The delegates were prepared and performed very well solving the world’s problems. The conference was attended by 530 middle school students from Maryland, Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania. Special congratulations to Owen F. for an Honorable Mention Certificate and Dalu D. and Nathan B. for receiving Verbal Commendations for their outstanding work. This was the first time GMS has won any recognition.


GMS Wellness Initiative

Thanks to Ms. Larcamp for leading our GMS wellness initiative with our first GMS Viking Warrior Turkey Trot. Congratulations to our student runners from each grade level:

8th grade: 1st place-Ian, 2nd place-Andrew

7th grade: 1st place-Wyatt, 2nd place-Nico

6th grade: 1st place-Brett, 2nd place-Jackson

Staff winners: Ms. Ursu, Mr. Meier, Ms. Terra

Thanks to Ms. Lanham’s cooking classes for making pies to give our students and staff for the Thanksgiving holiday.


GMS Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts 7th and 8th grade students

Tryouts for the basketball teams are on Tuesday, December 4th.

All medical forms need to be turned in by December 4th prior to trying out.

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/gaithersburgms/athletics.aspx

Boys coaches: Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Miller

Girls coaches: Ms. Brown and Ms. Schultze


GMS Swimming Classes

The first swimming unit of the school year begins on Monday, November 26th through the physical education classes. Participating students should have suitable swimming attire, a towel and flip flops or water shoes to wear on the pool deck. Permission forms were sent home last week. Students must have a signed permission form to enter the water! Please contact Katie Becker and Erin Evans with any questions.


GMS Character Counts Awards

Here are the 7th grade Character Counts! award winners for the 1st quarter. These students were nominated by their teachers as having shown one of the Character Counts! pillars during the 1st quarter. Great job!

Trustworthiness- Elody Gores, Dalu (Chukwudalu Dumebi--Kachikwu)

Respect- Brenda Hernandez Guerrero

Responsibility-Ian Goodman, Helia Varzandeh

Citizenship- Aves Hasrat, Elida Escobar

Caring- Michelle Chavez, Ruth Montoya


Jazz Band

Tomorrow Tuesday, November 27th AND Thursday the 29th.


Book Wars

Thursday- All Lunch Periods-Media Center


Library Lunch Activity

Friday - All Lunch Periods-Media Center


Calendar of Events

Monday, November 26, 2018

Grade 7 Students-Signs of Suicide Lesson in IM Classes

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

5:30-8:30 pm Latino Parent Community Forum with Dr. Smith MCPS Superintendent (See attachment)


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Grade 7 Students-Signs of Suicide Lesson in IM Classes

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Grade 6 Students-Signs of Suicide Lesson in Math 6 Classes

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong!-Generosity

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Grade 6 Students-Signs of Suicide Lesson in Math 6 Classes

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong!- Generosity

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, November 30, 2018

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7


Upcoming Events:

December 4, 2018 10:40 am Grade 6 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration

December 5, 2018 10:40 am Grade 7 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration

December 6, 2018 10:40 am Grade 8 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration

December 7, 2018 10:40 am All Grades Straight A and Honor Roll Group Picture

11:15 am-1:20 pm Straight A Pizza Luncheon- Room 703

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