GMS STEM News

May 20, 2016 - Vol. 67

End of Year Celebrations

Join us for the GMS STEM Booster Club End of the Year Picnic BASH!

When: Sunday, May 22 from 3 pm - 6 pm

Where: Pickering Park, 1901 N. Kimball Ave in Grapevine

Who: All Current and New STEM Families

What: Bring your own lawn chairs and outdoor games


The Booster Club will be providing grilled hot dogs and water.


Picnic Invitation Flyer (English)

Picnic Invitation Flyer (Spanish)


Watch for the link on the GMS STEM Booster Club Facebook page website https://gmsstemboosterclub.shutterfly.com/ for more information and for an opportunity to sign up to bring food items.

Dell laptops arrive May 24th!

On May 24th, any student who has a district provided device must bring their Chromebook, charger, and case to school. These items will be exchanged for Dell laptops during class that day.

7th Grade Field Trip Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25th, 7th graders will need to bring a sack lunch and wear comfortable shoes for our walking tour of Grapevine.

STEM Student Recommended Reading ...

Check out our top 3 student recommendations from this month's edition of STEM Magazine:


  1. Drones - Part II
  2. Welding
  3. Augmented Reality

Involving Parents in the Process of Learning - June 14th

Parents, don't miss this opportunity to discover how to become more involved in your child's learning experience. Join George Curous at the GCISD Professional Development Center on June 14th from 6:30 - 8 pm to share the benefits of innovative, engaging learning. GCISD will provide snacks and childcare (ages 5 and up).


See this website to learn more and to register: https://goo.gl/q6y7t0

What can my child do this summer? Try Think Through Math Splash.

While students eagerly await the start of summer vacation, teachers and parents know that it can also be the beginning of the “summer slide.” Researchers say that the average child loses 1.8 months of math skills over the summer break and that it can take teachers 3 to 6 weeks of teaching to get it back. To help your children maintain all of their hard-learned math knowledge, Think Through Math is kicking off the 2016 Texas Summer Math Splash THINK Challenge to keep children engaged while building math skills and self-confidence. - Texas Education Center, 2016


See think flyer for information on how to register.

Need Math support for your accelerated student? We recommend the Middle School Summer 2016 Bridge Program.

If your student has struggled this year in either 6th or 7th Accelerated Math, we recommend they enroll now in the Middle School Summer 2016 Bridge Acceleration Program. In this course, students have the opportunity to strengthen their skills so that they are better equipped to succeed next year. For more information go to this link on the GCISD Secondary SummerPrograms information website (there is a link to register through Skyward on this website): http://www.gcisd-k12.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=38438

Check out this cool summer camp offered by the SMU Lyle School of Engineering:

Enjoy a creative environment for learning the fundamentals of engineering at the SMU Lyle School of Engineering Summer Camps. Follow this link to learn more: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/CaruthInstitute/K-12Programs/EngineeringCamp

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 tohttps://www.facebook.com/groups/GMSSTEMBoosterClub/

Let's Keep in Touch!

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