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GMS Weekly Announcements

February 18, 2020

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Mission Statement



It is the mission of Greenbrier Middle School to empower students to be successful, productive leaders in society. We are devoted to an engaging and rigorous curriculum, a safe and student-centered environment, and innovative teaching and learning that is built on stakeholder collaboration to educate the whole child.

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GMS Ranked #1 Best Middle School in Faulkner County and #1 Best Middle School Teachers in Faulkner County

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GMS STEM Spotlight

Interested in STEM at GMS? Access the following link to learn more about STEM!


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z1Fy2mAnu_h8cLXzmb4BZMPUlicvhSUn/view?usp=sharing

Surprise and Delight

This past week was National Surprise and Delight week. Our teachers surprised students throughout the week with highly engaging lessons.

FBLA Attends Conference

What CTE means to us is getting middle school students involved in FBLA as a first step towards their possible Business and Marketing pathways. Proud of these students for being leaders in our building and representing GMS!
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National Counselor Week

We celebrated Mrs. Buchanan this week for National Counselor Week. Mrs. Buchanan goes above and beyond for our students each day and we are blessed to have her at GMS!
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A Very Special Talent Show 2020

Application for participants to be completed by parent/guardian. A VSTS representative will contact parent/guardian regarding application status. Space for participation is limited and available on a first come-first serve basis. To apply, go to https://www.greenbrierschools.org/

The show is April 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenbrier High School Fine Arts Center and

rehearsal April 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Participants must be available for both rehearsal and the day of the show to participate. Please contact huffmasterl@greenbrierschools.org with questions.

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Internet Safety Resources

Officer Woody shared these internet safety resources with parents at our Family Night. Please check into these safety sites to protect your children on the internet.


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Age Based Media Reviews for Families


https://www.saferkid.com/ Monitoring App


https://www.bark.us/ Monitoring App

Family Night

GMS had a great night with our families last week! Parents were able to hear social media and internet safety tips, training on vaping, as well as, courses and pathways available starting in Jr. High.
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AMI Days

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GMS Students One Word

This year, every GMS student and staff selected "One Word" that would be their driving force for the year. This special wall represents all the words that our GMS students chose.
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Water Bottles

Students will only be allowed to bring clear water bottles to school. We had several injuries caused from the metal Hydro Flask bottles and therefore those are no longer allowed at school.

GMS Parent Survey


GMS Parents:


Please help us make our school the best it can be. At your earliest convenience, please complete the parent survey!

GMS Teacher Remind Codes

Please use the following codes to sign up for remind messages from your child's individual teachers. To sign up, enter the number 81010 and text the individual messages to sign up for specific classes.


Click here for Remind codes.

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GMS Parent and Family Engagement Informational Packet 2019-2020

Please use the link to access the GMS Parent and Family Engagement Informational Packet. Paper copies were also sent home this week.

GMS T-shirts ONLY $10!

Who needs a new Panther shirt? Our PTO is selling shirts for only $10. There are two designs and they come in black, grey, or white. Contact our office if you would like to purchase one!
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PTO Contact Information

If you would like to volunteer at GMS and need information, please feel free to send an email to PTOgreenbrierms@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • If you haven't already, please complete the Free and Reduced lunch application. Even if you do not think you will qualify, it can still help our school if you go ahead and complete the form. Please use the following address and scroll down to Meal Applications. https://family.titank12.com/
  • We have received a lot of positive feedback on our new car rider line route. To help things flow as quickly as possible, we ask that you let your child know which line you will be using so that they can be standing on that side of the pick up line. This will especially be important in bad weather when students will not be able to be standing outside.
  • Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. and pick up will begin at 3:15 p.m. Please remember to pull up as close as possible to the car in front of you. This allows us to load several students at one time.
  • Tardy Bell rings at 7:55 when instruction begins for the day.
  • We encourage you to come eat lunch with your child.

  • Lunch times:

    6th Grade: 11:10-11:40

    7th Grade: 12:10-12:40



    Please invite only your student to the lunch table to eat with you.

New Drop Off and Pick Up Routes for Middle School and Jr. High

Just a reminder to be patient with us the first day of car rider line. Please remember that middle school now has two lines for car riders. The right lane will turn towards Hwy 65 at the Panther head and exit to Hwy 65. The left lane will turn left at the Panther head and merge in with Jr. High car rider line and exit back on to Hwy. 25.
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Dress Code

Please be mindful of the student dress code for students in grades 6-7. Students who are in violation of dress code will be asked to change and parents will be notified. You can find the dress code in the link below.
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Important Dates:

  • February 17th- Presidents' Day (No School)
  • March 12th- End of 3rd 9 weeks
  • March 23rd-27th- Spring Break
  • April 10th- Good Friday (No School)
  • May 22nd- Last Day of School

Edgenuity Pathblazer

Today's middle school classrooms need rigorous, engaging learning tools that support students' varied learning styles. Edgenuity's online solutions help students receive the instruction and practice they need to excel academically. GMS students have recently completed the MAP assessments. Based on each individual student's RIT ranges in Math and Literacy, the Edgenuity Pathblazer computer based program has created a pathway for each student based on their strengths and weaknesses. Students will be using this program at school during Fast Focus, but can also access it at home to practice individual skills. Ask your child about this awesome learning opportunity that can be used at school and home and use the link below for your child to log in to Pathblazer.

Reminders:

  • GMS holds our students accountable to complete ALL assignments and therefore we have a "no zero policy. Every student will complete every assignment! If a student does not have an assignment from the previous week completed by the end of the school day on Tuesday, their name will be placed on the ICU list. Once a student's name is placed on the ICU list on Tuesday, they must go to ICU the following day even if they complete the assignment Tuesday evening. They will be given an extended learning activity for extra practice. However, if the student turns the assignment in on Wednesday, they will be taken off the list and will not have to attend ICU on Thursday. If student is still on the list on Friday, they will go to ICU during lunch and during their electives in order to be given the extra time needed to complete quality work. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO COMPLETE EVERY ASSIGNMENT ON TIME TO AVOID BEING PLACED ON THE ICU LIST.
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Bus Route Information

Titan School Meal Payment System

Free/Reduced Meal Application

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Greenbrier Middle School

Principal, Bryce Bennett bennettb@greenbrierschools.org

Asst. Principal, Rachel Atkinson atkinsonr@greenbrierschools.org

Secretary, Susan Bradley bradleys@greenbrierschools.org

Nurse, Dollie Greene greened@greenbrierschools.org

Counselor, Tami Buchanan buchanant@greenbrierschools.org