Griffin Pride Report

Weekly Communication from Our House to Yours (4th 9 weeks)

May 7, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (5/10) - A Day - KINDNESS MONDAYS - Wear Kindness Shirts


TUESDAY (5/11) - B Day

  • AP Spanish Test
  • 6th and 7th grade STAAR Math Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)


WEDNESDAY (5/12) - A Day
  • 6th and 7th grade STAAR Reading Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)
  • Girls Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


THURSDAY (5/13) - B Day
  • 8th grade STAAR Math Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)
  • Boys Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


FRIDAY (5/14) - A Day

  • 8th grade STAAR Reading Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


Counselor News:

May Newsletter


For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

STAAR Testing Information

STAAR Testing Infor for next week:

May 11th – 6th and 7th Grade Math STAAR

(students in 7th grade PreAP math DO NOT test this day)

May 12th – 6 and 7th Grade Reading STAAR

May 13th – 7th PreAP Math and 8th Grade Math STAAR

All student iPads must be updated to the most recent iOS for desmos test mode calculator, make sure your iPad is updated!

May 14th – 8th Grade Reading STAAR

Please remind students to charge their iPad overnight and bring their fully charged iPad with attached keyboard to school on each day they have testing.

Campuswide Information

Solar Derby Family Engagement Event:

Thanks to all of the students and families who participated in our First Annual Solar Derby Races! Enjoy a few pictures of the fun (posted above).


2021-2022 Course Request Verification Window:

Current 6th & 7th Grade Parents, please login to Skyward before Monday, May 17th to check your child’s course requests for next school year. This will be the last opportunity to check and make sure that their course selections are correct for next year. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Syr27lH9MIN1Pcu1wtmEefV1qeNanLtcTZccjoLZ5DU/edit?usp=sharing


Progress Reports:

4P2 Progress Reports are posted in Skyward. Please look at their current MYR grade as well. This is their projected end-of-year average. Students MUST pass English and math. They also MUST pass at least science or social studies to promote. If your child does not pass any or all of these classes, then they will need summer school or to be retained in the same grade level next year. Summer school flyers are listed below. There is no virtual option for summer school, and each class costs $150. A bus can be provided for an additional $125. Online registration will open next week and teachers/counselors will begin reaching out if you need to register. Please email your child’s teachers if you have any questions.


Yearbook Update:

We currently have around 30 yearbooks to sell. You can order online through Sunday, and purchase at school on Monday until we are sold out.


TCHS Summer Sports Camps:

If your student is interested in attending one or more summer sports camps through TCHS, please check out the flyer below for dates, cost and information.


Summer School Information:

If you have been notified by one or more teachers or staff members that your student needs to attend summer school in order to be promoted, please find the summer school dates, time, location, and cost on the flyer below.

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April 30, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (5/3) - B Day

  • Solar Derby Races (during 2nd period)
  • Girls Soccer @ GMS (5:30)

TUESDAY (5/4) - A Day

  • Boys Soccer @ GMS (5:30)
  • Griffin Grammies Band Concert @ 6:00PM (GMS gym)


WEDNESDAY (5/5) - B Day
  • Algebra 1 EOC (bring iPads fully charged)


THURSDAY (5/6) - A Day


  • 8th grade STAAR Science Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)



FRIDAY (5/7) - B Day



  • 8th grade STAAR Social Studies Assessment (bring iPads fully charged)


Solar Derby Races

Due to the rain this week, we have pushed our Solar Derby races to Monday, May 3. If your student took a kit home to build and hasn't yet finished it or returned it to school, there is still time! Have them bring it to school Monday for the races during 2nd period. The races will get underway about 9:30.

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


From the Counselors:

April LISD Mental Health and Wellness Smore



For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

Testing Information

STAAR and EOC testing starts up again this year for our students. Testing this week is for 8th grade students. Testing schedule is as follows:


May 5th - Algebra 1 EOC (8th Graders in Algebra 1)

May 6th - 8th Grade Science

May 7th - 8th Grade Social Studies


Because we are testing online this year, students will be using their ipads to test. If you have an 8th grader, please make sure his/her ipad is charged every night before testing - and that he/she brings with to school for testing.


Schoolwide Information

Teacher Appreciation Week:

Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. As you know all too well, this year has been especially trying for us all! Our teachers have done a phenomenal job of handling last minute changes, new safety procedures, teaching platforms, and much more! Please take a minute to email some of your favorite teachers and let them know you appreciate them!


Yearbook Sales:

We will begin handing out pre-sale yearbooks on May 5th. Pre-sale will be those students who have paid for their books online before the May 5th. We currently have 70 books left to sell this year, and they will be sold out. Online purchases take 24 hours to clear and show up on the receipts as paid. If you are purchasing on May 5th or after then those will be handed out on May 10th. In past years, we have sold 100 books the day of hand out. This year we do not have 100 left to sell. Therefore, we do not anticipate many to be available after the 10th. If you are wanting to purchase please do not wait. You can click on the link below and order yours now. https://www.balfour.com/texas/the-colony/griffin-middle-school


Allergies and Perfume/Cologne:

Spring is in the air... and that means lots of allergens floating around! One type of allergen we don't often consider is contained in perfumes and colognes. As much as we all want our middle schoolers to smell great, the scents can be disturbing or even harmful to others who may be allergic. Therefore, please help us monitor this by having your student wear it in moderation or not at all. No students should be carrying it with them in school because accidental sprays and spills can quickly become an issue for someone who is allergic. Thank you for your help with this over the next few weeks!


Summer School and Promotion:


With only 3 weeks of school left, teachers and counselors have begun contacting parents of students who may have to take summer school in order to be promoted. Please be reminded that there is no virtual option for summer school. To help you determine if your student is at risk of needing summer school, you can look at your child’s MYR grade in SKYWARD, as that is the predicted end-of-year grade based on current average.


In accordance with Board Policy EIE Local, for grades 6–8, "promotion to the next grade level shall be based on an OVERALL AVERAGE OF 70 based on course-level standards (essential knowledge and skills) for individual core subject areas: a grade of 70 or above in BOTH mathematics and in ELA/Reading, AND a grade of 70 or above in EITHER social studies or science." If you have questions about whether or not your child will need summer school, please contact the counselors at bradleyj@lisd.net or colek@lisd.net.

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April 23, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (4/26) - NO SCHOOL


  • TCHS Color Guard Clinic @ 5:00 PM (in the GMS gym)


TUESDAY (4/27) - B Day

  • GMS Family Night - Solar Derby Car Kits @4:45-6:00 PM
  • Girls Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


WEDNESDAY (4/28) - A Day



  • TCHS Color Guard Clinic @ 5:00 PM (in the GMS gym)
  • Boys Soccer @ GMS (5:30)

THURSDAY (4/29) - B Day


FRIDAY (4/30) - A Day

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Griffin Family Night is Finally Here!

We still have a few spots left to participate in the 1st annual GMS Solar Derby Race! Even though the deadline was Thursday, you can still complete the form below and join us for this family fun event!


Sign up here: https://forms.gle/sv9mVkTkubFN9dNx8


There are two ways to participate:

On Tuesday, April 27:

  1. Join your student here at GMS after school from 4:45 to 6:00 to build a solar powered car.
  2. Students can pick up the kits to take home and build if that is preferred.


On Thursday, April 29 (weather permitting):


  • GMS Solar Derby Races will take place during 2nd period!
  • All students who participate in building a solar car will be invited to race.
  • Parents are invited to join us in the parking lot area where the races will be held - masks and social distancing will be practiced, and students and parents will be able to view from separate areas. (We will be videoing the races as well, so anyone who misses them can watch later)

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


From the Counselors:

April LISD Mental Health and Wellness Smore



For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

Schoolwide Information

LISD Summer School:

With just 4 weeks left of school, we are beginning to identify students who will most likely be required to attend LISD Summer School in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Although you may have already had teachers, counselors, and/or administration reach out to you with these concerns, you will be receiving a formal letter of notification in the next couple of weeks if your child falls into this category. As a reminder, the cost per class is $150 and the cost for bus transportation from The Colony to LHS Harmon (where summer school is taking place) is another $125. For a student who has to take two classes and needs transportation, the total cost will be $425. Please also keep in mind that there will be no virtual summer school options - all classes will be held in person only. More information is available in the flyer below.


NCTC Virtual College and Career Camp:

NCTC is excited to announce that registration is now open for its Virtual Industrial Tech and Information Tech Spring Day Camp. The Camp will take place on Saturday, May 8th from 9 AM till 12 noon. The Camp is for students going into the 7th, 8th, & 9th grades of the 2021-22 school year. And, it is totally FREE!

Register at: GoForIT.nctc.edu Save your spot!

You will receive an invitation link via the registration email or mobile text that will allow you to join the Virtual Camp.

Participants will learn about college and career opportunities in Industrial and Information Technology that can lead to a path for a successful profession. Students will discover exciting topics that include programming Lego EV3 Robots, Raspberry PI’s, Tesla Coil Theory, 3D printing, Cyber Security and Coding. This camp is a precursor to the Summer Camp, where the students will receive hands-on experience in those subjects.


Medical Disposal Day is Tomorrow, April 24:

If you have old medicine that needs to be disposed of, please check out the information on the flyer below for locations.


Ramadan and Other Religious Observances:

If your family observes Ramadan, or another religious holiday that involves food restrictions or fasting, and you would prefer that your child not have to be in the cafeteria during lunches, please notify your child’s school counselor and we can make alternate arrangements.

Counselors: Ms. Bradley at bradleyj@lisd.net and Ms. Cole at colek@lisd.net

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April 16, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (4/19)- A Day - Kindness Mondays - wear a shirt to spread kindness

  • Girls Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


TUESDAY (4/20) - B Day

  • Boys Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


WEDNESDAY (4/21) - A Day

THURSDAY (4/22) - B Day


FRIDAY (4/23) - A Day


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, APRIL 26

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


From the Counselors:

April LISD Mental Health and Wellness Smore



For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

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Griffin MS Family Night is Finally Here!

Please join us for our 1st annual GMS Solar Derby Race coming up in two weeks! You two opportunities to join:



  1. Join your student here at GMS after school Tuesday, April 27, from 4:45 to 6:00 to build a solar powered car. (Students can also pick up the kits and you can build it at home if you prefer)
  2. All students who participate in building a solar car will be invited to race during 2nd period on Thursday, April 29. Parents are invited to join us in the parking lot area where the races will be held - masks and social distancing will be practiced, and students and parents will be able to view from separate areas. (We will be videoing the races as well, so anyone who misses them can watch later)



If you are interested in participating with us, please register at the link below so we can ensure we have the materials ready for you!


https://forms.gle/sv9mVkTkubFN9dNx8

Schoolwide Information

Parent Survey from LISD:

Thank you to those of you who participated in the survey that was sent last week. Due to the low number of completed forms, we are sending paper copies home with every student today. You should have received a message from Ms. Bradley regarding these surveys earlier today. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, and then send it back with your student next week. We will be collecting them all week to then return to the district office. We use the information you provide us to guide our planning for next school year. Your input matters to us!


School iPADS:


Please check to see if your student accidently brought home one of our school iPads. These iPads are housed In light blue-green case. Starting next week we will track the location of these iPads and they will start making a pinging noise. If you find one of these devices, please return it to Griffin. If you have questions, you are welcome to email Mr. Cleburn at cleburng@lisd.net.



Lunch Room Reminder:


In recent weeks schools around the district are seeing a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases on their campuses. While we are still taking as many precautions as possible, we need help from our parents. We are noticing that students are sharing food with other students during lunch. Please remind your student that sharing food will quicken the spread covid-19 which can, in turn, cause more students to be quarantined. We don't want any students to be quarantined at home as we enter the final stretch of our year. Our administration, teacher, and staff thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Dress Code Reminder:

As the temperatures warm up, we ask for your help in ensuring our students comply with the school's dress code. As a reminder, students need tops that cover their mid-drifts, shirts cannot be low cut, and should cover all undergarments. Other prohibited tops include halter tops, tube tops, or tops that expose shoulders. Shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length around the front, back, and sides of the shorts. Our school dress code applies to all students. Thank you for your help in this matter.



Reminder of Shot records for Incoming 7th graders:

All current 6th grade students will need updated shot records before the start of school in August. Because we know many students may get yearly physicals during the summer months, we want to put this on your radar now. Please see information regarding which shots are required below:

  • The Texas Department of Public Health requires that all students entering 7th grade receive both a Meningococcal/meningitis vaccine (MCV4) and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster before school starts this fall. All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines or apply for a conscientious exemption form through the state. Your child may have already received the vaccines and simply needs to provide proof to the school nurse. To find out if your child has these immunizations you can call your healthcare provider or locate the paperwork from their latest pediatrician’s appointment. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. By law, if your 7th grader is not fully immunized for meningitis and Tdap, he or she will not be allowed on campus until proof has been provided.

  • El Departamento de Salud Pública de Texas requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresen al séptimo grado reciban una vacuna contra la meningocócica/ meningitis (MCV4) y una vacuna de refuerzo Tdap (tétanos, difteria y tos ferina) antes de que comiencen las clases este otoño.Todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado deben tener prueba de tener las vacunas Tdap y meningocócica o solicitar un formulario de exención de conciencia. Es posible que su hijo ya haya recibido las vacunas y simplemente debe proporcionar pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela. Para saber si su hijo tiene estas vacunas, puede llamar a su proveedor de atención médica o localizar la documentación de su última cita con el pediatra. No habrá período de gracia/extensión para la implementación de este requisito. Por ley, si su hijo de séptimo grado no está completamente inmunizado contra la meningitis y la Tdap, no se le permitirá ingresar al campus hasta que se haya proporcionado prueba.

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April 9, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (4/12) - B Day - Kindness Mondays - wear a shirt to spread kindness

  • Girls Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


TUESDAY (4/13) - A Day

  • Boys Soccer @ GMS (5:30)


WEDNESDAY (4/14) - B Day

THURSDAY (4/15) - A Day


FRIDAY (4/16) - B Day

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


From the Counselors:

April LISD Mental Health and Wellness Smore



For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

Schoolwide Information

LISD Middle School Swim/Dive Team:

If you are interested in joining the LISD MS Swim/Dive Team - or you want to hear more about it - check out the flyer below!


Summer school information:

This year LISD Summer School will be held in Lewisville at LHS Harmon from May 26 through June 16. Please see the flyers attached below for cost and other important information.


2022 NYC/DC Student Trip:

6th and 7th grade students interested in joining Ms. Hartman as they travel to Washington DC and New York City need to reach out to her at hartmana@lisd.net! She can share with you about the cost, different payment options, and all of the exciting things to see and do in our nation’s capital and the Big Apple. If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian or the Statue of Liberty or if you always wanted to see the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery or a Broadway show, this is your chance. I hope you’ll join her for this fun opportunity!


Shot records for Incoming 7th graders:

All current 6th grade students will need updated shot records before the start of school in August. Because we know many students may get yearly physicals during the summer months, we want to put this on your radar now. Please see information regarding which shots are required below:

  • The Texas Department of Public Health requires that all students entering 7th grade receive both a Meningococcal/meningitis vaccine (MCV4) and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster before school starts this fall. All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines or apply for a conscientious exemption form through the state. Your child may have already received the vaccines and simply needs to provide proof to the school nurse. To find out if your child has these immunizations you can call your healthcare provider or locate the paperwork from their latest pediatrician’s appointment. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. By law, if your 7th grader is not fully immunized for meningitis and Tdap, he or she will not be allowed on campus until proof has been provided.

  • El Departamento de Salud Pública de Texas requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresen al séptimo grado reciban una vacuna contra la meningocócica/ meningitis (MCV4) y una vacuna de refuerzo Tdap (tétanos, difteria y tos ferina) antes de que comiencen las clases este otoño.Todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado deben tener prueba de tener las vacunas Tdap y meningocócica o solicitar un formulario de exención de conciencia. Es posible que su hijo ya haya recibido las vacunas y simplemente debe proporcionar pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela. Para saber si su hijo tiene estas vacunas, puede llamar a su proveedor de atención médica o localizar la documentación de su última cita con el pediatra. No habrá período de gracia/extensión para la implementación de este requisito. Por ley, si su hijo de séptimo grado no está completamente inmunizado contra la meningitis y la Tdap, no se le permitirá ingresar al campus hasta que se haya proporcionado prueba.

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April 1, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (4/5) - NO SCHOOL


TUESDAY (4/6) - B Day

  • 7th grade WRITING STAAR
  • Girls Soccer @ TCHS (5:00)


WEDNESDAY (4/7) - A Day
  • 7th grade WRITING STAAR for virtual students
  • Boys Soccer @ TCHS (5:00)


THURSDAY (4/8) - B Day


FRIDAY (4/9) - A Day

STAAR Testing Information

STAAR Testing:

Our first STAAR testing day will be April 6 and 7. In person 7th grade students will take the writing portion of STAAR on Tuesday, April 6, and Virtual 7th grade students who choose to come to school will take the same test. As a reminder, please find detailed information regarding STAAR testing for In person and Virtual students in the links below:

STAAR LETTER FOR IN PERSON STUDENTS

STAAR LETTER FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Important Notifications

Take the Survey:

You received an email from LISD last week asking for your input on a parent survey form. If you have not yet completed it, please take a few minutes to do so now. The survey will remain open through tomorrow, April 2. Your input is important to not only the district, but to the staff here at Griffin. I hope you have a few minutes to complete it!

Campus Profile Survey


Library News:

Library Newsletter


From the Counselors:

April LISD Mental Health and Wellness Smore


For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

Schoolwide Information

Take the Survey:

(You are not seeing double - I purposely put this message in the newsletter twice... it is THAT important!)

You received an email from LISD last week asking for your input on a parent survey form. If you have not yet completed it, please take a few minutes to do so now. The survey will remain open through tomorrow, April 2. Your input is important to not only the district, but to the staff here at Griffin. I hope you have a few minutes to complete it!

Campus Profile Survey


LISD Virtual Art Show:
Check out our talented Griffin Art students at the LISD virtual Art Show!!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Rzqahsttl41h2oAiZ7CqYcGNB8HgqDbWWPlzudoq5Ao/edit?usp=sharing


Summer school information:

This year LISD Summer School will be held in Lewisville at LHS Harmon from May 26 through June 16. Please see the flyers attached below for cost and other important information.


2022 NYC/DC Student Trip:

6th and 7th grade students interested in joining Ms. Hartman as they travel to Washington DC and New York City need to reach out to her at hartmana@lisd.net! She can share with you about the cost, different payment options, and all of the exciting things to see and do in our nation’s capital and the Big Apple. If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian or the Statue of Liberty or if you always wanted to see the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery or a Broadway show, this is your chance. I hope you’ll join her for this fun opportunity!


Bus Information for 21-22 School Year:

Here Comes the Bus! Please check out the flyer below regarding how to access information regarding buses on their new mobile App! If your student is a bus rider, this will be a must have!


Shot records for Incoming 7th graders:

All current 6th grade students will need updated shot records before the start of school in August. Because we know many students may get yearly physicals during the summer months, we want to put this on your radar now. Please see information regarding which shots are required below:

  • The Texas Department of Public Health requires that all students entering 7th grade receive both a Meningococcal/meningitis vaccine (MCV4) and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster before school starts this fall. All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines or apply for a conscientious exemption form through the state. Your child may have already received the vaccines and simply needs to provide proof to the school nurse. To find out if your child has these immunizations you can call your healthcare provider or locate the paperwork from their latest pediatrician’s appointment. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. By law, if your 7th grader is not fully immunized for meningitis and Tdap, he or she will not be allowed on campus until proof has been provided.

  • El Departamento de Salud Pública de Texas requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresen al séptimo grado reciban una vacuna contra la meningocócica/ meningitis (MCV4) y una vacuna de refuerzo Tdap (tétanos, difteria y tos ferina) antes de que comiencen las clases este otoño.Todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado deben tener prueba de tener las vacunas Tdap y meningocócica o solicitar un formulario de exención de conciencia. Es posible que su hijo ya haya recibido las vacunas y simplemente debe proporcionar pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela. Para saber si su hijo tiene estas vacunas, puede llamar a su proveedor de atención médica o localizar la documentación de su última cita con el pediatra. No habrá período de gracia/extensión para la implementación de este requisito. Por ley, si su hijo de séptimo grado no está completamente inmunizado contra la meningitis y la Tdap, no se le permitirá ingresar al campus hasta que se haya proporcionado prueba.

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March 26, 2021

Looking Ahead

MONDAY (3/29) - B Day KINDNESS MONDAYS (Wear a Kindness shirt!)


TUESDAY (3/30) - A Day


WEDNESDAY (3/31) - B Day
  • Track Meet @HHS HS (4:30 Start for field events)


THURSDAY (4/1) - A Day


FRIDAY (4/2) -NO SCHOOL


No School Monday 4/5


7TH GRADE STAAR WRITING TEST ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6.

Important Notifications

Library News:

Library Newsletter


For Virtual Students:

Teacher Email and Virtual Links


Calendars and Schedules:

A/B Calendar

Class Schedule for ALL STUDENTS (Virtual and In Person)



COVID CALL CENTER 469-444-3558

Campuswide Information

Congratulations to the Winners of our Black History Month Contest:

During February we took some time in our social studies classes to learn about some historic figures that have positively impacted our country! Students who completed the contest had their names put in a drawing. Congratulations to the following students, and thanks to all who participated!


Alexis Simpson

Sean Bosland

Paxon Vann

Allison Ferrufino-Flores

Keyana Landers

Victoria Villarreal

Keaton Boyer


STAAR Testing:

Our first STAAR testing day will be April 6 and 7. In person 7th grade students will take the writing portion of STAAR on Tuesday, April 6, and Virtual 7th grade students who choose to come to school will take the same test. As a reminder, please find detailed information regarding STAAR testing for In person and Virtual students in the links below:

STAAR LETTER FOR IN PERSON STUDENTS

STAAR LETTER FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS


Report Cards and Student Grades:

39T Report Cards were posted in Skyward today for you to view. Please be sure to take a look and see how your student is progressing. It is also important to note that any student who was failing a class for the "S1" grade and also failed that class for 39T, will most likely fail that class for the year and need summer school to be promoted. Counselors and other GMS staff will begin contacting those who fall into this category in the coming weeks.


Bus Information for 21-22 School Year:

Here Comes the Bus! Please check out the flyer below regarding how to access information regarding buses on their new mobile App! If your student is a bus rider, this will be a must have!


Summer school information:

This year LISD Summer School will be held in Lewisville at LHS Harmon from May 26 through June 16. Please see the flyers attached below for cost and other important information.


Shot records for Incoming 7th graders:

All current 6th grade students will need updated shot records before the start of school in August. Because we know many students may get yearly physicals during the summer months, we want to put this on your radar now. Please see information regarding which shots are required below:

  • The Texas Department of Public Health requires that all students entering 7th grade receive both a Meningococcal/meningitis vaccine (MCV4) and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whooping cough) booster before school starts this fall. All students going into the 7th grade must have proof of having the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines or apply for a conscientious exemption form through the state. Your child may have already received the vaccines and simply needs to provide proof to the school nurse. To find out if your child has these immunizations you can call your healthcare provider or locate the paperwork from their latest pediatrician’s appointment. There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. By law, if your 7th grader is not fully immunized for meningitis and Tdap, he or she will not be allowed on campus until proof has been provided.

  • El Departamento de Salud Pública de Texas requiere que todos los estudiantes que ingresen al séptimo grado reciban una vacuna contra la meningocócica/ meningitis (MCV4) y una vacuna de refuerzo Tdap (tétanos, difteria y tos ferina) antes de que comiencen las clases este otoño.Todos los estudiantes que ingresan al séptimo grado deben tener prueba de tener las vacunas Tdap y meningocócica o solicitar un formulario de exención de conciencia. Es posible que su hijo ya haya recibido las vacunas y simplemente debe proporcionar pruebas a la enfermera de la escuela. Para saber si su hijo tiene estas vacunas, puede llamar a su proveedor de atención médica o localizar la documentación de su última cita con el pediatra. No habrá período de gracia/extensión para la implementación de este requisito. Por ley, si su hijo de séptimo grado no está completamente inmunizado contra la meningitis y la Tdap, no se le permitirá ingresar al campus hasta que se haya proporcionado prueba.