GMS STEM News

April 19. Vol. 31

STAAR Testing

Students in all grade levels will be taking STAAR tests this week. This means GMS will be a closed campus (no visitors) all week. Our STEMies will be testing on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY this week. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure students are prepared to do their best:


  • Make sure students are well rested each night before testing
  • Provide students the opportunity for a good, full breakfast. They will not have an opportunity for snacks.
  • Send them to school as relaxed and stress free as possible.
  • Students will attend all class periods after testing, so they will need binders, although they will need to be kept in lockers during testing.
  • Students may bring a water bottle with a lid.
  • Remind them how proud you are of their hard work this year.
  • Encourage them to work slowly and carefully.

FREE Breakfast on Tuesday

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, any student (3rd – 8th grade) may walk into any McDonald’s in North Texas (27 counties), with an adult/guardian, and receive a free breakfast (choices can be found in flier). FREE Breakfast Flier

Cinder Books

As a reminder, students will need a copy of the book Cinder by Marissa Meyer by Thursday, April 23rd. Books are available at local book stores, including Sams club! If you need assistance in purchasing a book or are having trouble finding a copy, please contact Mrs. Monson.

Mark your Calendars

Star Party

Friday, May 15th, 7pm

301 Pony Parkway

Grapevine, TX

We have rescheduled the constellation viewing party missed earlier this year due to weather and cloud cover. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics to join us for a great night with family and friends...and a few stars! More specific information will come.