April 29, 2016 - Vol. 64

Sixth grade builds biobots to learn about adaptations!

Upcoming STAAR Test Dates:

Monday, May 9th: 6th Grade Math

Tuesday, May 10th: 6th Grade and 7th Grade Reading

Wednesday, May 11th: 8th Grade Science (7th Grade STEM Students)

STAAR Review Tutorials Available:

For 6th grade Math: STAAR tutorials through the student's online text book at Username: GCISD email ; password: Math1234!

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):

We need your help to plan for GMS STEM Academy 2016!

As we add 8th grade to our STEM Academy at GMS, it is important that Administration knows if your student will continue at GMS STEM Academy next year. This is especially important as we place additional students into this program. Please take a minute to answer the follow survey to help us determine the needs for next year. Please fill out the survey by the end of this week. Thank you!

Recommended Reading:

Check out the amazing articles in this month's edition of STEM magazine.

Follow this link to enjoy:

Class Schedule Update:

Students will follow their "C" day schedule beginning:

  • 6th Grade - May 2nd
  • 7th Grade - May 4th

There is still time to register for the Spanish CBE

For our native Spanish speakers, we recommend taking Credit by Exam for foreign language credit. Please see this link for more information on registration.

Membean Means Reading Success

Be sure to complete 30 minutes of Membean per week by logging on to:

This summer, consider an Engineering and/or Computer Science camp.

The University of Texas, Arlington, is offering a variety of STEM career summer camps. We hope you will consider adding them to your summertime schedule. Here are links for more information:

Many opportunities for our STEM students!

Check out the link to the Grapevine Public Library Create It space!

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 to

Let's Keep in Touch!

To receive important information and announcements, sign up with your STEM Academy Classrooms using "Remind".

For 6th grade, TEXT to 81010:

  • @gmsstem6 (GMS STEM 6th grade)
  • @stem6thg (GMS STEM 6th grade ELA)
  • @SciSTEM (GMS STEM 6th grade Accelerated Science)
  • @6mathstem (GMS STEM 6th grade Accelerated Math)

For 7th grade, TEXT to 81010:

  • @trimgms (GMS STEM 7th grade ELA)
  • @channo (GMS STEM 7th grade Social Studies)
  • @gms7stemm (GMS STEM 7th grade Accelerated Math)
  • @7stemsci (GMS STEM 7th grade Accelerated Science)