Grisham eNews 1/17/18

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Important Dates

Wed. 1/17 5:30 PM 7th Gd Boys Bball GMS v. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley

Wed. 1/17 5:30 PM 8th Gd Boys Bball GMS v. Cedar Valley @ GMS

Thurs. 1/18 5-8PM Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, Chick-Fil-A 620

Thurs. 1/18 5:30 PM 7th Gd Girls Bball GMS v. Cedar Valley @ GMS

Thurs. 1/18 5:30 PM 8th Gd Girls Bball GMS v. Cedar Valley @ Cedar Valley

Fri. 1/19 8:30-9:30 AM 6th to 7th & 7th to 8th Transition Meeting for Parents @ Library

Mon. 1/22 8:30-11:30 AM 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Assemblies: Hey Dude Nice Shoes

Mon. 1/22 6 PM PTA Meeting & Anti-Bullying Presentation: Hey Dude Nice Shoes

Tues. 1/23 4-5 PM Grisham Site-Based Committee Meeting

Wed. 1/24 11-2 PM RYZYKO House Parties for 3rd 6 Weeks during Lunch

Career Exploration Fair

Round Rock Independent School District is excited to host our 1st Annual District-wide Career Exploration Fair. Our vision for this event is to provide an opportunity for students in grades K-12, with their parents, to explore the various careers that await them in their future. Our goal as educators is to broaden the horizons of the next generation by promoting an atmosphere in which they can explore and gain the knowledge of the vast array of careers available to them. We believe that if we start early with connecting future job seekers with potential employers, we can feel confident that every child in the district has the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and the confidence they need to ensure successful futures. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your child to join us on March 5, 2018 at Round Rock High School from 6pm-8pm.

In addition, if you would be willing to host a free booth, please complete the brief registration form using the link below. We desire for this fair to be an exploratory event for our students and ask that, if possible, you bring items that allow the students to engage in a hands-on experience of your career field. If you have any questions, feel free to contact LaShanda Lewis, Coordinator of Counseling Services for Round Rock ISD at 512-464-6177.
Registration Link: 1st Annual RRISD District-wide Career Exploration Fair

Tennis Anyone?

GMS Tennis club has an informational meeting on January 18 at 7:45 am and at 3:45 pm in room 503 (Milliger’s room).

Practice starts on January 23.

Find all relevant dates, times, practices, matches, forms & changes on Milliger’s tennis club calendar link here.

See you on the court!

National French Contest

The National French Contest will take place in March. Students may choose to participate; the cost is $4. This one-hour test is offered every year by the American Association of Teachers of French. Please let Madame Chao know if you are interested - sign-ups will be until the end of January. French Club will meet the 4th Tuesday (Jan. 23) before school in room 109. All students are welcome.

Mathcounts Club Competition on February 3rd and Rocket City Math Contest Results

All MathCounts Competitors should plan to be at every meeting before the competition begins, starting this week, on Wednesdays at 4: 30 p.m., in Ms. Jones’s room. We will schedule additional meetings, if needed, but the Wednesday meetings are essential for being prepared for the MathCounts Chapter Competition, on Saturday, February 3rd.

Additionally, the Rocket City Math Interschool Competition results are in, and Grisham placed third overall in the competition. Way to go Grisham Mathletes!

Geography Bee

Would your student like a chance to win up to $50,000 in scholarships? Mark your calendars for the National Geographic Geography Bee, January 24th from 3:45-5:00 in the Library. Light refreshments served. Sign up here.

DEN LESSONS THIS WEEK: Community Service

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Grisham students are encouraged to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service each year. Students will learn how to log service hours and different resources available to help on the IB Website here in their den classes this week.

TAG Parent Conference

Saturday, January 20th from 9am-noon, RRISD Gifted and Advanced Academic Services will host a Parent Conference at Pearson Ranch Middle School, 8901 Pearson Ranch Road. This conference will have multiple keynote speakers and breakout sessions. The annual Summer Enrichment Fair will follow from 12pm-2pm. Register online at For more information on this event please go to the following link Grisham MS TAG.

Student Council usually meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. This month we will meet on the 5th Monday since we will not have school on the 1st or 3rd Monday.

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Support Grisham Cheer at FUSION

Come watch an amazing showcase of all Middle and High School Cheer Squads!

Performances will be on Jan. 20 at Dragon Stadium (Round Rock High School) Gates open at 11:30 am.

Interested in becoming a cheerleader? ATTEND THIS.

Calling all boys and girls!

Are you interested in being a Grizzly Cheerleader/ Yell Leader for the 2018-2019 school year?

Please attend a MANDATORY Parent and Candidate information meeting on Jan. 30 or Feb. 1. 6pm in the GMS Library.
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Our school dance on February 16 will be a celebration of East Asian Lunar New Year! We will have a dragon dancer, red decorations, and a Wear Red & Gold (or traditional dress) theme. Please contact the IB Coordinator at if you have ideas to make this dance extra special for the students of Grisham Middle School!

Reading Tools Parent Night

Parents will learn about a reading comprehension tool useful to struggling readers, as well as a reading program students can use at home to improve their skills in memory, attention, processing rate, and sequencing.

Where: Grisham Middle School Library

When: Thursday, January 25

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 pm

L.E.A.D-New Club, New Opportunity

New Year? Try a new club! On January 18th all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to participate in a student led organization new to Grisham this year: L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Engagement, Action, and Development). Students discuss and develop their leadership skills using materials from the organization Leadership Austin. Students view videos regarding Austin community issues and discuss ways they can make an impact in our local community. A new topic is introduced at each meeting. During 2nd semester, students will develop and lead a service project based on one of the issues. Interested students should come to room 104 (Mrs. Rank’s room) on January 18th at 7:30 am. For more information contact Mrs. Rank at
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“The Libraries of Love team very much appreciates the large donation of books from Grisham Middle School for our 2018 library project in Uganda, Africa. This year, twelve of our 36 libraries will be restocked with thousands of books, plus one new high school library will be provided. Thank you for partnering with us as we change lives one book at a time.“

In addition to collecting over 600 books, Grisham students also engaged in inquiry and research about East Africa over the last month in their den classes. If you are interested in traveling to Uganda and helping with this project, please contact former RRISD Librarian Trudy Marshall through

The winning den...Petkovsek! Other top dens include Milliger, Rank, Wilson, Lucas, Larkin, Fatke, Jagitsch, and Alexander!
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