GMS STEM News

December 06, 2015 - Vol. 46

Our GMS Ponies in Action ...

Joint us at The GMS STEM Academy Family Night Exposition

You are invited to GMS for an exposition of the projects and activities GMS STEM Academy students enjoyed this Fall during "Exploration Day". Bring the whole family, and celebrate your child's creativity as they take you on an interactive tour of our engineering electives on display. Exposition open 6-7 pm on Wednesday, December 9th at GMS.

6th Grade STEM students compete in the Lexus Eco Challenge!

6th grade STEM kids are helping to save the world by participating in the Lexus Eco Challenge! Help them out by visiting the link below to view & interact with their projects! 16 lucky groups will earn $10k in grants and scholarships!
tinyurl.com/stemlec

Order Your 2015-2016 GMS STEM Academy t-shirts today!

Our GMS STEM Booster Club is now offering this year's STEM Academy t-shirts for sale. Your student has an order form, or you can use this link. Cost is $15 cash or check (payable to GMS STEM Booster Club). You may return all forms to: Mrs. Monson or Mrs. Nutt.

STEM Magazine - "Innovative Entertainment"

If you enjoyed "The Martian", you'll enjoy the related article in this month's edition of STEM Magazine:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3CATTuoQ4eWaHF5bVUwNHBBbWs/view?usp=sharing

Perot Museum Tech Truck rolls in to GMS on Wednesday, December 9th

Plan a few extra minutes while attending the GMS STEM Family Night Exposition to enjoy the hands-on, maker-based science, technology, engineering, art and math experiences of The Perot Museum TECH Truck. This unique exploration opportunity is available from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 9th in the GMS parking lot.

Save the Date - Visioneering 2016 at SMU


  • Visioneering 2016 at the SMU Lyle School of Engineering
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016:


Visioneering celebrates the ways that engineering makes a difference in the world by immersing middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the fields of engineering, the design process, team work, presentation, and problem solving skills.

For more information on GMS team participation contact Mrs. Adkins.

Semester I Closing with Exams on December 16, 17, 18

Help your child prepare for the upcoming Semester I Exams:
  • Study a little each night. Many classes will have reviews and practice to make the end of year exams as successful as possible.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of exercise, rest and enjoys a good breakfast.
  • Stock up on those #2 pencils, please!


Here is a look at the exam schedule:


Wednesday December 16

  • 1st Period Final 8:10 - 9:35


Thursday December 17 - Early Dismissal Day!


  • 2nd Period 8:10 - 9:27
  • 3rd Period 9:31 - 10:48
  • 4th Period 10:52 - 12:10


Friday December 18 - Early Dismissal Day!


  • 5th Period 8:10 - 9:27
  • 7th Period 9:31 - 10:48
  • 8th Period 10:52 - 12:10 ​