May 26, 2016 - Vol. 68

Check out these fantastic Summer STEM opportunities:

Maker Camps 2016 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Maker Camps are your chance to get hands-on and learn by doing this summer!

To register, click on this link.

Droid Wars: Build robots to save the galaxy!

Ages 10-12: Wed.-Thur. June 8-9, 10 AM - 3 PM

Ages 7-9: Tue.-Wed. June 28-29, 10 AM - 3 PM

ReCreate: Upcycle trash to unique treasures!

Ages 7-9: Tue.-Wed. July 5-6, 10 AM - 3 PM

Ages 10-12: Thur.-Fri. July 7-8, 10 AM - 3 PM

Make It Up: Create your own amazing animatronics show!

Ages 7-9: Tue.-Wed. Aug. 2-3, 10 AM - 3 PM

Ages 10-12: Tue.-Wed. Aug. 9-10, 10 AM - 3 PM

Grapevine Public Library: Create It Space

At the Grapevine lLibrary Create It Space community maker space you can learn about technology and produce your own creations. Classes are offered in:
  • Robotics,
  • Programming, and
  • Game Design
Please see this link for more information.

Zaniac Learning Summer Camps - Southlake

"Who says you can’t learn while you play?" At Zaniac, K-8 kids discover math and technology, and see how much fun learning can be. Check out the camps in:

  • Computer Programming,
  • Minecraft, Robotics,
  • Design Tinkering, and
  • 3D Game Design
Follow this link to learn more.

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:

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):

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:

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

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