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GCIS Information Hub

We are working on adding and updating our GCIS Information Hub Site. This site has various links for you to find at your finger tips instead of digging through your google drive. I am very excited about this site replacing the large binder on my desk! Please take some time and browse the site and click away! If you are still in love with the idea of a binder you can click away and print hard copies quickly!

If you feel that we could add to this site in anyway, all ideas are welcome and encouraged! I want this site to be user friendly and helpful! This site is one of my action steps at moving towards better communication and providing access to important documents, safety plans, and anything else that you may need in just one click! Hopefully you find this helpful and useful! Bookmark this and use it!

Link to GCIS Information Hub:


Weekly Duties

Thanks everyone for your flexibility this week as we transition to this new way of doing duties! I also want to thank those that have stepped in and helped! Please don't hesitate to bring up any roadblocks as we work to refine and improve!

Link to AM/PM Duties:


What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 9/28

  • Strengthening Families Mtg 9:30 Office

  • CGP Mtg Bob

  • 12pm Principal Mtg in Ames-Van Cleave

  • 9:45-11:45 CGP Mtgs (See Schedule)

  • I.E.P. Mtg: 3:15pm

Tuesday: 9/29

Wednesday: 9/30


  • 10:50-12:05 Lunch Dates
  • Interview in conference room 1pm
  • District PD Middle School Gym 2:00pm

Thursday: 10/1

  • Van Cleave out of District

Friday: 10/2

  • Office Mtg 9:00am
  • Custodian Appreciation Day!

GCIS Learning Sessions Tuesday Sept 22nd

Twitter 101-Brenda & Maranda
  • Location: Doug's Room

Goggle Calendar-Heather Manken

  • Location: Heather's Room

Foldables- Kim & Heather

  • Kim's Room

*Don't forget to use #GCISLearns and tweet something about your learning, reflection, or a resource! Looking forward to our time together!

*If you haven't signed up to lead a session, please do so! The expectation is that you lead 2 sessions throughout the year! Excited to learn from and with everyone!

Wednesday Professional Development Details!

Homecoming Details

Homecoming week will be here before you know it! Let me know if you have any questions! Details are listed below!

  • This year we have been asked to walk in the parade and create a banner for each homeroom.

  • The parade is going to go up around the square and pause for the crowning of the King & Queen and everyone will pause and watch.

  • Once the crowning is done we will walk to the middle school and dismiss students on the middle school grounds. Students will board buses there.

  • Any parents wanting to pick up their students and not have them participate in the parade need to pick up their students from GCIS by 1:00pm.

  • Any student that brings a bag to school on Friday will have to take their bag with them and carry it throughout the parade.

Creating Banners:

  • Due to needing to find time for this, I am proposing the week of Homecoming (Wednesday October 7th) instead of having clubs that day, use club time to design and create your banner for the parade in your homeroom.

Mustache Monday!

As a fundraiser for Genius Hour we will be adding to Monday October 5th (Neon Day) Mustache Monday!

Students and Staff are encouraged to purchase a mustache for $1 in the office unless you are Mark and Doug!

I included in the GCIS Newsletter to families they can start bringing money next week. Please send the student to the office with their money and we will get them marked as paid.

We will organize and distribute the mustaches on Friday!

Twitter Buzz

Hey all you tweeters out there! Our #GCISLearns is up and running and ready for you to start tweeting too! Make sure you follow each other!

Please add your twitter handle to our GCIS TWEETS doc and add the #hashtags you have found are helpful in finding resources and learning!

If you're not on twitter you need to be! Twitter 101 is offered Tuesday September 29th! Be there!