April 08, 2016 - Vol. 61

Spring Fever is Going Around!

We are all enjoying the longer days and warmer temperatures. This is also a good time for our GMS Ponies to take a deep breath and refocus for the last weeks of the 2015-2016 school year. Parents, please take a moment to visit with your child and reinforce how important it is to keep up those great study habits and organization skills they've developed.

We need your help to plan for GMS STEM Academy 2016!

As we add 8th grade to our STEM Academy at GMS, it is important that Administration knows if your student will continue at GMS STEM Academy next year. This is especially important as we place additional students into this program. Please take a minute to answer the follow survey to help us determine the needs for next year. Please fill out the survey by the end of this week. Thank you!

We recommend taking Credit by Exam ...

For our native Spanish speakers, we recommend taking Credit by Exam for foreign language credit. Please see this link for more information on registration.

Upcoming STAAR Test Dates:

Monday, May 9th: 6th Grade Math

Tuesday, May 10th: 6th Grade and 7th Grade Reading

Wednesday, May 11th: 8th Grade Science (7th Grade STEM Students)

Membean Means Reading Success

Be sure to complete 30 minutes of Membean per week by logging on to:

This summer, consider an Engineering and/or Computer Science camp.

The University of Texas, Arlington, is offering a variety of STEM career summer camps. We hope you will consider adding them to your summertime schedule. Here are links for more information:

Many opportunities for our STEM students!

Check out the link to the Grapevine Public Library Create It space!

It's Never Too Late To Be a Booster!

If you haven't already, please consider joining the GMS STEM Booster Club. It's as simple as completing the membership form (English or Spanish) and returning it to GMS.

To see what our booster club is up to and to get more information on membership and volunteer opportunities, please go to

Let's Keep in Touch!

To receive important information and announcements, sign up with your STEM Academy Classrooms using "Remind".

For 6th grade, TEXT to 81010:

  • @gmsstem6 (GMS STEM 6th grade)
  • @stem6thg (GMS STEM 6th grade ELA)
  • @SciSTEM (GMS STEM 6th grade Accelerated Science)
  • @6mathstem (GMS STEM 6th grade Accelerated Math)

For 7th grade, TEXT to 81010:

  • @trimgms (GMS STEM 7th grade ELA)
  • @channo (GMS STEM 7th grade Social Studies)
  • @gms7stemm (GMS STEM 7th grade Accelerated Math)
  • @7stemsci (GMS STEM 7th grade Accelerated Science)