San Eli Star
A scoop of all the great things happening at GEMS!
Oh The Places You'll Go!
Following Core Values
One hundred 8th grade students were invited to participate in a leadership camp at Fifer's Arena. While there, these students participated in various activities including a tour of the ranch, tire flipping, barrel racing and cowboy surfing. These students had to come together as a team to be able to complete all activities.
Seventy 7th graders were treated to an ice cream social after school. There they were able to enjoy their ice cream with all kinds of toppings and win door prizes of various items including gift cards to the movies and various restaurants and other prizes such as baseball caps and basketballs. All these items were donated by our own teachers and staff. They were also treated to a small glimpse of the 8th grade field trip that they could be a part of next year if they continue to demonstrate our GEMS Core Values!
Students become Explorers
On May 15th, the GT classes traveled to Carlsbad Caverns. Students and chaperones hiked down 750 feet into the dark cave. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. Stalactites cling to the roof of the Big Room, a huge underground chamber in the cavern where students enjoyed yogurt and fruit. Chaperones included Mrs. M. Sanchez, Mrs. Nwachuku, Mr. Sosa, and Mr. and Mrs. S. Hernandez.