Week of April 1, 2019
Mon - No School - Spring Break
Tues - No School - School Improvement Day
Wed - No Scheduled Events
Thurs - Fiddle Fest @ Scullen (7:30pm)
Fri - Track Meet @ NVHS (4:30)
7AA Girls Win it All
Our 7AA Girls Basketball team completed a perfect 14-0 Season by defeating Jefferson Junior High in the Championship game of the Naper-Prairie Conference tournament. The Pioneers cruised through the regular season averaging over 40 points a game but battled through adversity, illness and some tough defense in the tournament. With everyone contributing to the effort, the girls got it done to finish off a magical season. Team members: Caitlin Washington, Zoe Navarro, Lauren Milani, Abby Meyers, Kate Scardina, Kylee Norkus, Leah Dennison, Ayanna Toney, Mia Serra and Eleanor O’Neal. The team was coached by Coach Wes & Coach Crowe.
News and Announcements
A few reminders for testing days:
- Get a good nights rest and eat a good breakfast
- Be in attendance for all testing days
- Please send students with a charged Chromebook each morning
- Students will need a set of headphones or earbuds
- Cell phones are not allowed in the testing room
- Calculators can be used on the math portion (4 function 6th and 7th grade; scientific 8th Grade) no graphing calculators
- Please have students bring a good book for when they finish
HERE is the schedule for each of the grade levels.
Raging Waves Fitness Log
POWer (POWERFUL Outstanding Women) Event
Calling ALL Gregory Girls & Women! GIRL POWER!!
Who: Gregory Girls & the Special Adult Women in Their Lives
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8am-1pm
Where: Gregory Middle School
What: POWer (Free Event) aka Powerful Outstanding Women
Come spend some invaluable one-on-one time with your favorite Gregory Girl on Saturday, April 13 from 8am-1pm at Gregory Middle School’s 6th annual POWer event. POWer is an event designed to help girls discover their unique gifts and talents, flourish self-esteem, dream big and have FUN with friends and family. At POWer 2019, you will have the opportunity to:
· Meet Ultimate Ninja Cristin Taylor and American Ninja Warrior Jr. Maggie Owen
· Try Wheelchair Basketball with Synergy Adaptive Athletics
· Paint Girl Power Signs with Lakehouse Lessons
· Practice Creative Self-Care with The Center of Creative Arts
· Create Your Own Journal and Learn All the Benefits from Journaling with Good Therapy
· Learn to Code with Codinu
· Women vs. Girls Challenge
· Participate in a Focus Group with STRONG self(ie) that Helps Empower Others
· Learn How & Why Spreading Kindness Helps Others & You
· Discover New Things Your Community Offers Your Girls
· And More To Be Announced Soon!
There are lots of opportunities to win AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES, capture your memories in a PHOTO BOOTH, SHOP at the trade show, Talk, Laugh & have FUN! We have lots of goodies and other surprises scheduled for the day that you won’t want to miss! You can RSVP for this FREE event and find more event details at http://poweronpossibilities.weebly.com/. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please contact School Counselor Michelle Leibfried firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEAM IPEF Half Marathon or 5K - Join the Team!
JOIN TEAM IPEF! We invite you to consider representing our school as part of Team IPEF in 2019. Click the following link to see who's already signed up to run for us! https://www.ipef204.org/team-ipef-2019/ It’s about more than just running. Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause and make a difference for your school. Last year 519 runners raised $201,775 to help enrich education in all District 204 schools. Runners commit to raise a minimum of $204 for 204 as they train and complete the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 20, 2019. All charity runners receive a discount off race registration and get to choose a District 204 school they would like to represent. Visit https://www.ipef204.org/teamipef/ to learn more or sign-up. Registration deadline is April 15.
GMS Social Emotional Learning with Second Step - Next Week's Lesson Home Connection
Grade 6 & 7, Lesson 22
Family Lesson Summary
This week’s lesson teaches students to recognize roadblocks: common issues that get in the way of resolving serious conflicts. Students will work together to come up with ways to overcome these roadblocks so they will be ready to resolve any serious conflicts they get involved in.
Family Lesson Questions
6th & 7th Grade: Ask your child how roadblocks can make resolving conflicts difficult. Ask him or her what some common roadblocks are. Together, come up with a plan to overcome one of these roadblocks.
Grade 8, Lesson 22
Family Lesson Summary
This week’s lesson teaches students to identify reasons why conflicts may be hard to resolve and to explore ways they can help their friends in these situations. This practice helps students come up with strategies they can use in their own lives.
Family Lesson Question
8th Grade: Ask your child about a time he or she was able to help a friend with a conflict. Talk with your child about why conflicts are sometimes hard to resolve. Together, come up with ideas for how best to help a friend in these situations.
CHECK OUT PARENTEENCONNECT.ORG
ParenTeenConnect.org, a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program, is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues.
8th Grade Information
Important 8th Grade Dates
March 7, 2019 -- 8th Grade Formal Portrait Retakes
April 26, 2019 -- Team 8-2 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip
April 29, 2019 -- Team 8-4 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip
April 30, 2019 -- Team 8-1 - Holocaust Museum Field Trip
May 17, 2019 -- PTA Sponsored Decades Dance (Parents and Students)
May 28, 2019 - 8th Grade Breakfast (Students Only)
May 31, 2019 -- Centennial Beach Trip (Students only)
*June 6, 2019 -- 8th Grade Team Promotion Ceremonies – Parents are invited to attend their child’s team assembly in the East Gym
Team 8-1: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. (parent arrival at 8:10 a.m.)
Team 8-4: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (parent arrival at 9:30 a.m.)
Team 8-2: 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. (parent arrival at 10:45 a.m.)
*8th Grade Students will be dismissed to a parent immediately following their team’s promotion ceremony. The ceremonies will take place on the last day of school for all students. 6th and 7th grade students will be dismissed at 3:00 on that day.