The Frontier

Week of May 2, 2019

Upcoming Events

Mon - Aimsweb Testing

Tues - Aimsweb Testing; Soccer v Still

Wed - Soccer @ Still; Track Relays @ WVHS; Honors Concert (7:00)

Thurs - No Scheduled Events

Fri - No Scheduled Events

Sat - Track Conference @ NCHS

Pioneer Pride

Special Olympics

Congratulations to our Gregory Special Olympics Team; Tejas Sharma, Adam Jeffrey, Avery Jackson and Jamieson Baganz! All four athletes earned medals. Adam got a gold medal in the running long jump and Avery got a gold in the 50 Meter Run. Both boys will be headed to the State Games in June! Way to go, Pioneers!

Pioneer Pride

We have so many amazing students that achieve amazing things outside of school. We'd like to start showcasing some of these accomplishments in The Frontier. Once a month, we will have a special section dedicated to our amazingly talented students. Just complete this form HERE!

News and Announcements

Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Don’t forget to complete your 2019-2020 Registration! Just 3 steps:


  1. Complete online registration
  2. Return completed health card
  3. Pay Fees


Team, Schedule & Locker Information will not be available at the August 8th Open House unless Registration is completed – Thank you!

PTA Membership for 2019-2020

The form is HERE and can be returned to the school office with payment. With your support, our PTA is able to make a great impact on our students!! THANK YOU!!!

Lynda Mullaly Hunt Visit

Gregory is pleased to welcome Lynda Mullaly Hunt on Monday, May 13, 2019 for a whole school visit. Students who wish to purchase a personalized, autographed copy of Ms. Hunt’s books need to have the form and money turned in to their ELA teacher, or the LMC, by Thursday, May 9th. Autographed copies of the books will also be available after the visit. All students who order a book will be entered into a drawing to have breakfast with Ms. Hunt. Please see the attached order form for more details! Or, click on this link for a copy of the order form: http://bit.ly/2vxXd7l

GMS Social Emotional Learning with Second Step - Next Week's Lesson Home Connection

Grade 6, Lesson 25 Family Lesson Summary

In this week’s lesson, your child will explore the difficult topic of bullying. While protecting students from bullying is the job of the adults at school, students themselves have a great deal of power to stop bullying by supporting people who are being bullied. In this lesson, your child will think of small, simple things he or she can do to help stop bullying.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child how he or she can help put a stop to bullying, and talk about what can make it difficult.


Grade 7, Lesson 25 Family Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson is about gender harassment, which is when boys or girls are bothered, teased, or bullied because they act differently from most boys or girls, or because they may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Gender harassment is a serious issue and can cause serious harm to students.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what he or she thinks school would be like if there were no harassment.


Grade 8, Lesson 25 Family Lesson Summary

Sexual harassment is common in middle school and can cause emotional harm to students. In this week’s lesson, your child will learn to recognize sexual harassment and identify ways to help stop it.

Family Lesson Question

Ask your child what he or she thinks school would be like if there were no harassment.


CHECK OUT PARENTEENCONNECT.ORG


ParenTeenConnect.org, a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program, is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues.

Power of Choice Newsletter

Parents of Middle School/Jr. High School Students

Keep Monitoring - Help Teens Choose to Not Use Alcohol

In this issue we are continuing the conversation about the importance of monitoring and communicating with your teens about the consequences of underage alcohol use. Kids are curious, they know alcohol exists and it is up to parents to ensure students understand how alcohol can negatively impact their development and goals in life. Monitoring looks like many things. While in some instances it means looking for when things are amiss, other times it is looking for opportunities to support your teen’s growth and development. It is just as important to support your child when things are going right, so that they are aware that you notice and respond, as it is when things are not going as smoothly. Use the summer issue of our latest newsletter, The Parent Post: middle school edition, to help guide you. For more information visit: www.thepowerofchoice.info


PowerTalk for Families

Trusted Adults are Valuable

Developmental research shows that having one or more caring adults in a child’s life increases the likelihood that they will flourish and become productive adults themselves. In many cases, these caring adults are the child’s parents, but other relatives, neighbors, friends of parents, teachers, coaches, religious leaders, and others can play this role. Caring adults, like these, can provide another perspective and offer guidance and support. Having another adult in your world to not only support your child, but also you can help make it easier to discuss the negative impacts of alcohol with your teen. Use the latest PowerTalk for Families to help guide your child as they discover the other adults who can play an important role in their lives


MAY SOCIAL MEDIA PSA

Work to help teens find healthy alternatives, not only in your home, but also in the community. Young people need to grow, explore their options, succeed, and feel good about themselves without alcohol. Be their out, come up with a code word to help get them out of any unexpected situations involving underage alcohol use. For more information on helping your teen make the healthy choice to not use alcohol read our latest newsletter.

8th Grade Information

Decades Dance

Attention Parents of 8th Graders!


Save the date for the 32nd 8th Grade Decades Dance.


Your child should have a permission slip, and please rsvp by 5/15/19!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XxBGgwB5Fk7UrzezUGZwA1aM0WS1_A0CtPb9iIRkKW8/edit?usp=sharing

Important 8th Grade Dates

March 7, 2019 -- 8th Grade Formal Portrait Retakes

April 26, 2019 -- Team 8-2 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

April 29, 2019 -- Team 8-4 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

April 30, 2019 -- Team 8-1 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip

May 17, 2019 -- PTA Sponsored Decades Dance (Parents and Students)

May 28, 2019 - 8th Grade Breakfast (Students Only)

May 31, 2019 -- Centennial Beach Trip (Students only)


*June 6, 2019 -- 8th Grade Team Promotion Ceremonies – Parents are invited to attend their child’s team assembly in the East Gym *Pending School Board Calendar Approval


Team 8-1: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. (parent arrival at 8:10 a.m.)

Team 8-4: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (parent arrival at 9:30 a.m.)

Team 8-2: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (parent arrival at 10:45 a.m.)

Orchesis Auditions

Calling all future Neuqua Dancers! Orchesis auditions are quickly approaching. Please attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 14th from 7-9pm in room C202 at the Neuqua Main Campus to learn more about the audition process and the company. Auditions will begin May 20th. Visit www.neuquavalleyorchesis.com for more information.

Sport and Club News

Soccer Results

The Gregory Girls' Soccer team hosted Crone Middle School. Both teams had quite the competition playing through the mud and water. With a close game, the girls fell short 5-4 at the end of the game. They played well and keep progressing throughout the season.


Goals:

Eleanor O’Neal – 1

Gretchen Sebring – 2

Lily Snyder - 1


The Gregory Girls’ Soccer Team won against Fischer Middle School. With a close game, the girls kicked up into high gear the last 20 minutes and came out with a 4-1 victory!


Goals:

Gretchen Sebring – 3; Mia Serra - 1

NV Wildcat Softball Camp

NV Wildcat Softball welcomes students who are entering 6th grade-12th grade to our summer camp on June 10th-13th from 10am-12pm. Student athletes will be working with Neuuqa Valley’s coaching staff and members of the Varsity Softball team on improving their skills and knowledge of the game. The camp targets players of all skill levels. Skill areas include hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, bunting, position play and game strategy. Please register here! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TcJPxNfrmnHfj4a8KzolRu0oXPpzuloS7rJ9jDxQzHI/edit?usp=sharing Contact Coach Chrencik with any questions – Christina_chrencik@ipsd.org