ORMS GT Newsletter

December 2019

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Duke TIP

Check out the information below for Duke TIP.

6th Grade

Board Games, Rewards and More!

December was spent revisiting more board games so students can work on partnerships, teamwork, critical thinking skills, decision-making, soft skills and behavior. This will help them better prepare for the spring semester when 6th GT will do their big project for the year.

Students also worked on their GT evaluations, which will be mailed home in January. Ms. Beabout's class also won a popcorn party for the all-school fundraiser participation! Great job!

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Ms. Redwine

6th GT Advisory



Ms. Beabout

6th GT Advisory



7th Grade

Backpack Designs

7th grade GT finished their backpack project building (see photos below). They will work on a marketing campaign for the backpacks after the 7th grade GT Competition in March is over.

January-March will be filled with GT competition practice in the library most every advisory day. Students will be working on STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) as to best prepare for being partnered with 7th GT from NBMS. The 7th GT Competition will be Tuesday, March 31 at the Westside Community Center. We ask that parents NOT attend this event due to lack of parking at this facility. We will take photos and share some of what we did at competition at the GT Parent Expo in April.

Ms. Brooks

7th GT Advisory



Ms. Stanush

7th GT Advisory



8th Grade

Farmer's Market

On December 7 and 14 8th grade GT students concluded their Marketing unit by selling handmade products at the New Braunfels Farmer's Market from 8-1:30. It was amazing to see how professional the students were with their booths, dress, demeanor, products, etc. We even got a shout out from a patron on Facebook on the Great Job New Braunfels page! It's always one of our favorite events of the year and we love getting to see the students shine while selling their own creations and making their own money.

Students did their financial reports with Ms. Bryant after their Saturday selling day. Each group only sold one Saturday (Dec. 7 or 14) and every group made a profit!

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Social Media Posts

Below are each group's social media post that we blasted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. We also shared it on our district's newsletter. Students were able to blast it out on their social media and their parents did as well. This increased traffic and sales at the Farmer's Market.

Ms. Bryant

8th GT Advisory



Ms. Cowan

8th GT Advisory



Upcoming Events

GT Evaluations

Friday, Jan. 10th, 8am

415 Oak Run Point

New Braunfels, TX

On January 10 we will be mailing the first semester GT evaluations home so you can see what your child and GT advisory teacher have to say about their experience thus far this school year in GT. We will also send another evaluation home the last week of school in May. Both evaluations will go in your child's cumulative folder as well.

7th GT Competition

Tuesday, March 31st, 8:30am-2pm

2932 S IH Frontage Road

New Braunfels, TX

This event is closed to parents due to lack of parking, but we will share photos and products of what the students created at our Parent GT Expo in April. This event will be most of the school day. Please look for more info in the spring!

6th GT Field Trip

Thursday, April 23rd, 10am-2pm

1671 Interstate 35 Frontage Road

New Braunfels, TX

6th grade will be attending a field trip to the NB Escape Haus most of the day to test out and practice the skills they spent the year working on such as critical thinking, partnerships, teamwork, behavior, leadership, etc. More info to come in the spring!

GT Parent Expo

Tuesday, April 28th, 4:30-6pm

415 Oak Run Point

New Braunfels, TX

Please join us for a come-and-go presentation of what your child has been working on all year in GT!

Amanda Hunt, Librarian and NBISD Secondary GT Facilitator

Please contact me or your child's advisory teacher if you have any questions or concerns about the GT program at ORMS.

Blake Haygood

Blake is our district's GT Advanced Academics Specialist.
NBISD GT Differentiation

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