Roadrunner Nation News

February 26, 2020

Message from the Principal and Assistant Principal

This month we celebrate National School Counselor's week. A very big SHOUT OUT to Mrs. Siegrist and Mr. Lantz who do an amazing job with our students.

We are also celebrating 100's day. This means we will be in school over 100 days. Can you believe it? So much to learn and such a limited amount of time for it. This really goes back to every day being so important for your child's attendance.

We just completed the girls basketball season. Great Job Roadrunners! We are now looking forward to girls soccer and boys basketball. Tryouts start Tuesday, February 25th

As always, I am so proud of the tremendous amount of work that happens every day. It is such an honor to work with such hard working people who truly care about every single one of their students.

Happy February!

Ty Robuck-Principal & Dawn Musgrove-Assistant Principal


Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole Registration: IT'S NOT TOO LATE! Registration is now open for Heart & Sole 2020! Heart & Sole is a 10-week program for any girl brave enough to be herself. Every week we will run, laugh, tap into our strengths, learn new life skills, and learn about what makes each of us tick. Practices start on March 3rd. Register now at:, or see Mrs. Aston or Mrs. Carter for more information. Financial aid, clothes, and shoes available. Give your girls the opportunity to shine!

Inclement Weather

With the recent inclement weather conditions I wanted to take a moment to share where we post information if there is a possible change in start time. We will post any changes on our district website and school Facebook page. The district will send out an automated phone call and all information is shared on the news.

If there is a school delay or closure there will not be staff in the building to answer any questions. Thank you for your understanding.

Snow Routes and Emergency Bus Routes

Buses may need to adjust where they pick up and drop off students to ensure travel happens only on roads designated as safe in the snow. These are called emergency routes.

Before winter weather starts, be sure to:

  • Review our school’s Emergency Bus Routes & Safe Zones with your student posted on our school website. Paper copies are available in the office.
  • Always be 15 minutes early for pickups.
  • Remember not to block bus loading/unloading zones.
  • Know that school delays due to inclement weather do not automatically mean emergency routes will be used.
  • Opt in to receive emergency and inclement weather notifications by texting "YES" to 67587 from the device you wish to receive messages on.
  • Check local TV and radio stations and this website for delays.

Link of Differing routes.

School Safety

For the safety and security of all staff and students at Goodman we ask that all visitors please enter through the front door and sign in. This will also help us if there are any emergency situations. We appreciate your understanding.

Mark Your Calendars

February 25th First Girls Soccer and Boys Basketball practice/tryout

March 6th GMS Production of Willy Wonka Jr. 6:30

March 7th GMS Production of Willy Wonka Jr. 2:00

March 11th Boys Basketball Jamboree 8th GMS, 7th HRMS

March 12th End of 2nd Trimester

March 13th Grading Day/No School

March 17th First Home Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball Game vs. HRMS, 3:30 Start

March 19th Home Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball Game vs. Kopachuck MS, 3:30 Start

March 24th Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball Game @ Kopachuck, 3:30 Start

March 26th Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball Game @ HRMS, 3:30 Start

March 31st Girls Soccer/Boys Basketball Game @ KPMS, 3:30 Start

Enable Text From School

As mentioned earlier this year, if you are interested in receiving text messages from school, you can sign up by texting “Y” or “Yes” to our school code number 67587, or download the SchoolMessenger app.

Cold & Flu Season

Flu season is upon us! While we want every child at school everyday, staying home when sick is an important way to help prevent the spread of germs that cause illnesses. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child be kept home if he/she is not able to take part in normal school activities, the illness causes an unsafe or unhealthy place for others at school, or when the child requires care that cannot be managed at school.

Keep your student home if he/she has:

  • Fever (temperature over 100° F)

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Red, draining eyes

  • Rash

Students may return to school after being symptom free without anti-fever medication for 24 hours or your health care provider indicates your student is no longer contagious.

From the Bookkeeper:

Please keep an eye out for email from as this is communication from me, your friendly GMS Bookkeeper! (You can reach me direct at or (253) 530-1612)

Email may appear in your inbox or it may go into your spam/junk mail folder. Please look for and read these emails as your student may have a fee, fine, or made a payment and this is your direct notice. (I do periodically send notices with your student, but we find that paper copies do not always make it home.)

I will be sending emails out by the end of the week to students with current fees and/or fines.

Remember that all art classes have a $25 fee that should be paid within the first two weeks of the new trimester so we can purchase supplies for the classes. Thank you in advance!

Denice Malone
GMS Bookkeeper