The Frontier

October 15, 2021

Upcoming Events

October 17 -- Team IPEF Naperville Half Marathon

October 18 -- Boys Basketball Tryouts begin (info below)

October 18 -- Band Concerts

October 19 -- Virtual PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.

October 20 -- Wrestling Meeting (info below)

October 22 -- End of Quarter 1

A Note from Mrs. Mitchell...

It has been an exciting week at Gregory Middle School! We call this tournament week in the school athletic world, and our teams have been killing it. While not all teams made it to a conference championship, they all showed exponential growth and determination. We are so proud of our athletes and the coaches who have poured into them this season.


Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys' XC teams for taking 1st place in yesterday's conference! And bravo to our first place finishers: Garrett A., Jesse G., and Addison G! I had the opportunity to watch each of them cross the finish line with ease and NOT collapse, which is the exact opposite of what I would've done if my body could ever carry me that fast.


Best of luck to boys' soccer and 8th grade football who will both be fighting for conference victories this evening! Go Pioneers!

This Week's Headlines

Gregory IPEF Runners!

We are so grateful for all the staff and community members who are running the half marathon or 5K this Sunday and have raised funds for the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation! Please send all the support and positive vibes to our Gregory runners!


Brent Anderson (Half)

Emily Baranowsky (Half)

Esther Bevan (5K)

Ana Burnopp (5K)

Matt Clark (Half)

Jenny Diamond (5K)

Anis Isahak (Half)

Michelle Leibfried (5K)

Leslie Mitchell (Half)

Laurie Niemeir (5K)

Mia Olaszek (5K)

Kevin Reagan (5K)

Dustin Ryan (5K)

Jen Wikoff (5K)

Carrie Wujek (5K)

Spirit Squad for Team IPEF– October 17

Student Council is organizing a Spirit Squad to cheer on Team IPEF in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon on Sunday, October 17. We will be meeting at mile 3.6/9.8 (Naperville North West Parking Lot) around 7 am. Our theme this year is “Harry Potter”.

See this flyer for more details! Contact Nicole Moore (nicole_moore@ipsd.org) or Jenna Zientek (jenna_zientek@ipsd.org) for more information.

Principal's Student Advisory Board!

Mrs. Mitchell is looking for student leaders to serve on the Principal's Student Advisory Board! Members of the board will...
  • advocate for and represent the needs of Gregory Middle School

  • learn and practice important character strengths

  • participate in various leadership opportunities throughout the year


Interested students should complete the Principal's Advisory Board Application by Friday, October 29 and take note of the important dates below.


IMPORTANT DATES: Most meetings will take place by grade level during lunch/Achieve; however, there will be monthly whole group meetings before school including a mandatory training.

Friday, October 29 - Application deadline
Friday, November 12 (7:15-8:00 AM) - Mandatory training
Friday, December 10 (7:15-8:00 AM)

Friday, January 21 (7:15-8:00 AM)

Friday, February 18 (7:15-8:00 AM)
Friday, March 18 (7:15-8:00 AM)
Friday, May 13 (7:15-8:00 AM)


Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Mitchell!

leslie_mitchell@ipsd.org

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Recognizing our Veterans!

Gregory Middle School would like to publicly recognize its veterans and active military members in the spirit of patriotism and gratitude for their service to our country. If you and/or a family member are serving or have served, please complete the form below.

https://forms.gle/yXkEVWrTGC16ZwvX9

Robotics Club

The GMS Competitive Robotics club applications and information will be available Monday, October 18th, with the application window ending Monday, October 25th. The application can be accessed using the link below, and Mr. Schaffer will also be sending a direct link on the 18th. The team roster will be published Tuesday, October 26th, and the first club meeting will be Thursday, October 28th, at 3:00 in Room 5 (the Tech Lab).

GMS Competitive Robotics

VFW Scholarship Patriot's Pen Essay Competition

This year's theme is "How Can I Be A Good American"

Here is the entry form to fill out.

How to submit form and audio file:

  • Form:
    • Print, complete and mail it, or drop it off at the VFW Post 3873, locacter at 908 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, ATTE: VOD Chairman.
    • Complete the fillable file, save, and email to post3873pp@gmail.com as an attachment. If you don't save it and attach it, the fillable portion will not transmit.
  • Essay:
    • Write and print on white paper and mail/drop it in with the form. Please ensure the body of the essay does not identify the writer.
    • Write, save, and email to post3873pp@gmail.com as an attachment.

All submissions are due by Oct 31, 2021. Good Luck!

Sports News

Boys' Basketball Try-Outs

8th Grade Boys

Tuesday, October 19th 3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20th 3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


7th Grade Boys

Monday, October 18th 3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19th 3:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wrestling

  • Open to all 7th/8th graders.

  • Please see Coach Kill or Coach Curran for a wrestling information packet or visit GMS Athletics Tab for wrestling website

  • Virtual Info. meeting at 4 pm on October 20, 2021. First Practice is Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Wrestling Information and Sign-Up


VERY IMPORTANT WRESTLING PARENT INFORMATION -- PLEASE READ

Parent Letter

Wildcat Football UPDATE

Attention Future Wildcats!


Friday night football games are a great tradition in our community. Neuqua loves when families and students of all ages come together to cheer on the Wildcats. However, Neuqua continues to have concerns about the number of middle school students who are coming to the games unattended. Despite the supervision they provide, far too many students are making poor decisions as spectators and guests.

Beginning this Friday, October 15, the following procedures will be in place:

  • All students - high school and middle school - must have their current Student ID to enter;
  • Middle school students must enter through a designated lane at the Main South Entrance;
  • Middle school students may not enter unattended;
  • No more than three (3) middle school students may enter with one (1) adult.

CoVid-19 Information

CoVid Testing


If you are instructed to get a COVID-19 test or you would like to get one for peace of mind, please note the county health department requires one of the following two tests for readmission to school: RT-PCR or SARS-CoV-2-NAAT. If you have any questions, please contact the health office at your child's school.

Support for Quarantined Students

We are continuing to conduct contact tracing to determine when students and staff are considered to be a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. In some cases, students and staff may be required to quarantine. This LINK will help families understand when a required quarantine might occur and how we will be supporting students when they are required to quarantine.

Notification of Positive COVID-19 Cases

Positive cases of COVID-19 at Gregory can be found on the District’s COVID Dashboard. The dashboard includes all positive cases of COVID-19 reported to District 204 for individuals who were on campus. The information is updated each Monday by 4 pm. If your child is in close contact with someone who tested positive, a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will notify you directly regarding the need to quarantine as a precaution. Additional information found on this page includes the current transmission level and a link to the corresponding mitigation strategies.