February 05, 2016 - Vol. 53

Check out student choices at the GCISD Special Programs Expo

When: Tuesday, February 16 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: Cross Timbers Middle School - Black Gym

From engineering challenges to advanced academics to language immersion and early childhood education, GCISD offers a world of opportunities for students. Families are invited to learn more about these opportunities at the Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Cross Timbers Middle School. The expo will feature stations showcasing our STEM programs, ASPIRE Academy and Dual Language programs. New to the Expo this year, families may also learn about the proposed tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten program, AVID and Collegiate Academy. In addition to program stations, presentations focusing on the instructional components and benefits of these programs will be delivered in the lecture hall and Student Activity Center (SAC).

For more information including a detailed schedule see this link.

Immerse your student in STEM! Take them to Visioneering at SMU or the FABNow Conference in Fort Worth.

Visioneering 2016 at SMU.

SMU Lyle School of Engineering - Saturday, February 20, 2016:

Visioneering celebrates the ways that engineering makes a difference in the world by immersing middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in the fields of engineering, the design process, team work, presentation, and problem solving skills.

For more information on GMS team participation contact Mrs. Adkins and enjoy this video link.

FAB NOW Conference 2016.

At the FAB NOW Conference 2016, our GMS STEM Academy Ambassadors will be presenting projects at the TCC Campus in Forth Worth on Saturday, February 20th. Come and cheer them on!

Engineering Week Field Trips on Monday, February 22

During Engineering Week, GMS STEM Academy ...

  • 6th Graders will visit the UNT School of Engineering
  • 7th Graders will visit the UTA School of Engineering

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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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