Welcome to GMS STEM!

Incoming 6th grade students


We are so excited that you are going to be a apart of the STEM Academy at GMS for the 2015-2016 school year. We hope that this flyer will be informational and help the transition to middle school. Please contact Lilly Monson at lilly.monson@gcisd.net should you need additional information.

Pony Camp

Pony Camp is designed for students to get information about the schedules, lockers and take a tour of the building. Parents will receive information about pick-up/drop off procedures and Grapevine Middle School. STEM students will get to meet their teachers.

  • August 12th 5:00-7:00p.m
  • For parents and students
  • See below for device deployment information

Device Deployment/BYOD

Students that will be checking out a district issued Chromebook will be able to do so on August 12th during Pony Camp. In order to check out a device, you will need:

  • Completed usage paper work (District Device Forms) Forms will be available at GMS.
  • Cash or check for annual usage fee- $35 ($25 for Free/Reduced students-payment plans available)
  • BYOD- will also need to complete acceptable use policy forms
  • Repair Information
  • BYOD Policy

School Supplies

Students in 6th grade STEM will use the same school supplies as the rest of campus. Students may want to purchase additional sets of earbuds as they get lost or damaged often. The STEM teachers recommend the "Better Binder" from Staples as it holds up well to student use and can be replaced for FREE if damaged.

School Supplies

Summer Learning

If you are looking for a way for your child to get geared up and excited about STEM, we have created a Summer Learning Log for students. This is entirely optional, but has some great learning opportunities included. Students will earn rewards for completing tasks when they return in August.

**To access Google classroom, students will need to login to their district Drive/Email account and use the access code in the center grey box. Search classroom.google.com and click on join class, then enter the code - jnpiqhn