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September 17, 2019
Students in Mrs. King's 7th grade pre-algebra class participated in an integer war double knockout tournament.
Students in Mrs. Weaver’s 6th grade art class are working on their color unit projects.
Students in Ms. Morales's 8th grade art class created Roy Lichtenstein self-portraits to decorate the art hallway.
Officer Steele is brushing up on his math skills!
Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Xu
Mrs. Qiao Xu is our GMS Mandarin teacher. This is her third year at GMS. Mrs. Xu grew up in the northeastern part of China; her hometown is Jilin City of Jilin province. The weather in her hometown is similar to Goshen, so she was prepared for the cold, snowy winters when she moved to Indiana. Most of Mrs. Xu's family members are still living in China. Her husband works at IUPUI, as a lecturer in Informatics and Computing. Mrs. Xu's favorite sport team is Real Madrid. She loves traveling and taking pictures in her spare time, which contributed to her choice to start a new life in the United States.
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1. Help them make connections by encouraging participation in a club, sport, or other extra-curricular activity.
2. Look together at attendance records. If your child has already missed a few days of school this year, discuss the reasons for the absences. Set an attendance goal with your child and make a plan to meet the goal. Reach out to your child's school counselor for support with creating a plan.
3. If you leave for work before your child gets on the bus, consider checking in to make sure s/he is out of bed on time. Have a backup plan for your child to get to school in case s/he misses the bus.
E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend
Be Open-Minded and Collaborative!
Students in New Tech show they are open-minded when in collaboration. To show this skill, they convey ideas and arguments with convincing reasons that include building on the thinking of others. They also work to include others in discussion and show interest in new perspectives.
Ask your child how s/he has been open-minded and collaborative this week!
GMS Dress Code
GIMS Theater Arts Field Trip
Choir Concert Coming Soon!
Monday, Sep. 23rd, 8am-8pm
The annual GMS Scholastic Book Fair will be open every school day from 8am-4pm as well as during BOTH parent-teacher conference events on September 23rd and 30th. On those days, the book fair will be open until 8pm. You are invited to come whether or not you will be attending conferences.
In addition to the book fair, there will also be tables of FREE brand new books available to all members of your family. In past years, we have had books appropriate for young children, middle grade students, high school students, and adults. Please come and enjoy! We look forward to seeing you there.
Other Important Dates
Wednesday, Sept. 18 – eLearning Day
Thursday, Sept 19 – Picture Retake Day
Monday, Sept. 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00 (Open House Style)
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 7th and 8th Grade Fundraiser Pick-Up, 3:30-6:00
Thursday, Sept. 26 – 6th Grade Fundraiser Pick-Up, 3:30-6:00
Monday, Sept. 30 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00 (By Appointment)
Monday, Oct. 7 - Orchestra Concert (grades 6, 7, 8), 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Choir Concert (grades 6, 7, 8), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14-18 - Fall Break, No School