Jaguar News

Volume 3, Issue 10 - October 18, 2019

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet Performance

Gentry Middle School students are doing a play

On Thursday and Friday and also Saturday!

On October 24th and 25th at 7:00 pm we begin,

And on October 26th at 3:00 pm, we’ll do it again!

We will be acting out Shakespeare’s great show

About the star-crossed lovers Juliet and Romeo.

Even young children will not be confused

Because this show has been totally “Seussed!”

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7th/8th Grade Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts

7th/8th grade girls and boys basketball tryouts will begin on Monday, October 21. Tryout times for each grade have been posted to the Gentry school calendar which you can find in the upper right hand corner of our home page. Be sure that your child has turned in all of their MSHSAA paperwork to the main office PRIOR to tryouts. This paperwork can be found on our website or a paper copy can be obtained in our main office. Coaches will not be permitted to allow any student to begin the tryout process until all of this paperwork has been completed and is on file in the main office.

Congratulations to Ms. Greenlee!

Please, congratulate Ms. Greenlee for being recognized by SEPTA in the October spotlight. Ms. Greenlee was nominated by one of our parents:


“Ms. Greenlee is truly amazing. My son transitioned to middle school this year. Ms. Greenlee has made his experience as positive as possible. She created a Gentry Kindness Club and has worked together with SEPTA to help include both children in general education and special education. My son now has a club that he belongs to and looks forward to attending. Ms. Greenlee, herself is the embodiment of kindness. She is warm and compassionate. She is open to new ideas. She is a creative problem solver. She leads a wonderful and understanding special education team at Gentry Middle school. They are developing a lunch buddy program so that no child has to feel alone or left out at lunch. I feel that Ms. Greenlee truly cares for my child and all the children in special education. She has been able to calm some of my fears (and that is hard to do). She cares about the well-being of all children and is willing to put in the hard work to make sure they are happy."


Please, follow this LINK to read the article!

RBHS Fall Carnival and Trunk or Treat- Oct. 19th

Please see the below flyer for an afternoon of fall fun in the RBHS South parking lot! Further questions or to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Greenplate at rgreenplate@cpsk12.org
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OTIS Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Order Pick Up

Your OTIS Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, October 23rd from 3:00-5:00 pm by the concession stand located in the main hallway next to the gym. This is the only day that orders will be available for pick up. It is imperative that you pick up ALL of your items during this time frame as we are unable to store any leftover items due to the need for refrigeration.


Students with orders of 3 or less items will be permitted to take their orders home with them on the bus. Please keep in mind that most orders require refrigeration so if your student will be remaining at school for an after school activity and riding the activity bus home, you may want to come to retrieve the items on your own at 3:00 pm or make other arrangements. Thanks for your support!

Volunteers Needed!

Please, sign up if you can help PTSA with the fundraiser pick up on Wednesday, October 23!


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This Week RRKS Winners!

Every week we focus on different aspects of being Respectful, Responsible, Kind, Safe or "RRKS." Staff passes RRKS ribbons to students who are caught in the act of outstanding behavior. These are the winners of our weekly raffle in the cafeteria!

Fall Athletics Uniform/Equipment Turn-In

If your student participated on any of our fall (Football, Volleyball, Spirit Squad or Cross Country) athletic teams, now is the time to have them return their equipment and/or team uniform. Please be sure that their uniform is clean and returned in a plastic bag with your student's name clearly printed on the bag. Your student can return this to their coach before/after school or they may return their uniform to the main office, with the exception of football players who will be required to turn their uniform and equipment in directly to their coach. Thanks all!

6th Grade IPR's

***Please, read if you have a 6th grade student***


Interim Progress Report (IPR) grades for 6th grade Rotation courses for the IPR issued on Thursday, October 24th will not include a grade for Rotation 1 classes. Because Rotation 2 began October 16th, teachers no longer have access to rosters to submit an IPR. Rotation 1 and 2 grades will be issued on a pass/fail basis and will be on the semester report card. Additionally, students have been in Rotation 2 for less than one week so teachers are instructed to issue and “X” for excused for IPR 2. There is one more IPR for the semester, November 21st, so Rotation 2 will have the opportunity to issue an IPR just as Rotation 1 did. Thank you for your patience on this.

Fall Athletic Recognition Night

Our Fall Athletic Banquet will be held Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the GMS Cafetorium. Our coaches use this evening to wrap up fall athletics (Football/Volleyball/Cross Country and Cheer Squad) by getting athletes, parents and coaches together one last time to enjoy dessert, review some season highlights and distribute awards. Hope to see you there!

What's Cookin'?

Our staff was invited to take part in a taste testing of the 7th grade FACS bake-off dessert items last week. Great job 7th graders!

Final 6th Grade Science Camp

Our final 6th grade science camp field trip is next week. They will be headed to Camp Hickory Hill located at 5951 W. Hatton Chapel Road in Columbia. The camp is located about 5 miles north of the Columbia Mall. During the day this final group of students will be busy attending various learning stations that will introduce them to things such as hiking, fishing, historical weaponry, outdoor cooking and T-shirt tie dyeing, to name a few.


Final 6th grade Science Camp Dates:

October 22-23 (Team S)

Diversity and Inclusion Day

November is typically known as Anti-Bullying Month. This year Gentry’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has decided to expand this idea into a Diversity Day. On November 22nd, students will have the opportunity to hear from several different speakers from different walks of life. The speakers include:


  • Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Shae Smith
  • Mr. Chuck Graham
  • Ms. Aziz Rashid
  • Ms. Jasmine Chevious
  • Ms. Dorcus Qian

Red Ribbon Week October 28-November 1

Gentry students will have the opportunity to join millions of Americans in showing their support for a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon Celebration Week is a way to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, work places and communities as well as to celebrate the drug-free lives of the youth of our country. Throughout the week Gentry students will be participating in various daily activities and lessons that will help to promote and further encourage this healthy way of life.


Monday, October 28- Red-y to Live Drug Free: Wear Red Day

Tuesday, October 29- Life is Your Journey, Live Drug Free: Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday, October 30- My Character Counts, I’m Drug Free: Favorite Fictional Character Day

Thursday, October 31- No School

Friday, November 1- No School

Student Flu Vaccine Clinic

The 2019-20 Influenza vaccine (flu shot) will be given free of charge to students at Gentry Middle School on Wednesday, October 30th from 8:00-10:00 AM. The injectable flu vaccine (flu shot) is the only type of flu vaccine that will be offered. FluMist nasal spray will NOT be given this season. For your child to be vaccinated, the 2019 Influenza “Flu” Vaccine School-Based Clinic Consent Form must be FULLY completed and SIGNED by a parent or legal guardian. You will be required to complete one separate form for EACH CHILD that you want vaccinated. Most parents completed and returned their student's consent form at our Schedule Pick Up day in August. If, however, you did not have the chance to return it at that time, it is not too late. Forms are due to the main office no later than October 23, 2019.


  • If you decline, or do not return the required permission form to the school, the free flu vaccine will NOT be given to your student at school.
  • If you returned the consent form at the beginning of the school year, and your child receives the flu vaccine elsewhere, it is important that you notify our school nurse immediately to avoid an unnecessary second dose.
  • If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our school nurse, Sara Korman, RN at 214-3246 or skorman@cpsk12.org

Advisory Lessons for October 21-25

Topics of discussion in Advisory next week:


Overwhelmed:

Students will learn about suicide prevention.

Setting Priorities:

Students will learn to prioritize their tasks.

Turning a Loss into a Win:

Students will discuss practical ways to let go of negative attitudes and emotional baggage.

7th Grade Science Field Trip

7th grade will be attending a field trip to the Columbia Landfill Center November 6th (Team G), November 7th (Team M), and November 8th (Team S). This will be an all-day field trip from 9:00am – 2:15pm. Contact Mr. Nichols (Ganichols@cpsk12.org) with questions!

Looking Ahead (October 21-27)

Please see listed below the clubs and/or activities along with their locations that are occurring at Gentry Middle School for the upcoming week. Please know that activities are subject to occasional last minute changes. Feel free to contact the main office at 214-3240 or visit our website if you have any further questions.


Monday, October 21: (B Day)

9:00-10:00 am- 6th Grade Fall Play Assembly/Cafe

2:35-5:30 pm- 8th Grade Football Uniform and Equipment Turn-In/Shed

2:35-4:14 pm- 8th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym

2:35-4:00 pm- Glee Rehearsal (6th Grade)/Annex N

2:35-4:00 pm- Desire to Aspire/Rm. 170

4:15-5:45 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

5:30-8:00 pm- Fall Play Dress Rehearsal/Cafe and Stage

5:45-7:15 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

7:15-8:45 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym


Tuesday, October 22: (A Day) 6th Grade Science Camp (Team S)

9:00-10:00 am- RBHS Marching Band All School Assembly/Gym

2:35-4:15 pm- 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym

2:35-4:00 pm- eSports Club/Media Center

2:35-4:00 pm- Robotics Club/Rm. 152

2:35-4:00 pm- Engineering Balsa Bride Club/Rm. 166

2:35-4:00 pm- Jazz Band Rehearsal/Rm. 172

2:35-4:00 pm- Games Club (6th-8th)/Annex K

2:35-4:00 pm- 7th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal/Stage

2:35-4:00 pm- Math Counts (6th-8th)Annex C

2:35-4:00 pm Rubik's Cube Club Meeting/Rm. 106

4:15-5:45 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

5:30-8:00 pm- Fall Play Dress Rehearsal/Cafe and Stage

5:45-7:15 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

7:15-8:45 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym


Wednesday, October 23: (B Day) 6th Grade Science Camp (Team S)

2:35-4:15 pm- 8th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym

2:35-4:00 pm- Kindness Club/Up Commons

2:35-4:00 pm- Advanced Gaming Club/Rm. 168

2:35-4:00 pm- Student Council Meeting/Rm. 164

4:15-5:45 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

5:30-8:00 pm- Fall Play Dress Rehearsal/Cafe

5:45-7:15 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

6:30 pm- EF New York/Boston Trip Parent Meeting/Media Center

7:15-8:45 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym


Thursday, October 24:

7:00-7:25 am- Jaguar PAWS (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)/Rm. 216

9:00-10:00 am- 7th Grade Fall Play Assembly/Cafe

2:35-4:00 pm- Show Choir Rehearsal/Annex N

2:35-4:00 pm- Advanced Gaming Club/Rm. 168

2:35-4:00 pm- Jazz Band Rehearsal/Rm. 172

2:35-4:15 pm- 8th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym

4:15-5:45 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

5:45-7:15 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Tryouts/RBHS Auxiliary Gym

6:15-7:00 pm- 6th-8th Grade Archery Practice/Up Commons

7:00-8:30 pm- Fall Play Performance/Cafe and Stage

7:15-8:45 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts/RBHS Auxiliary Gym


Friday, October 25:

9:00-10:00 am- 8th Fall Play Assembly/Cafe

10:00-2:00 pm- MAC Scholars Field Trip to Columbia College Campus

2:35-4:15 pm- 8th Boys Basketball Tryouts/Gym

4:15-5:45 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts/Gym

5:45-7:15 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Tryouts/RBHS Auxiliary Gym

7:00-8:30 pm- Fall Play Performance/Cafe and Stage

7:15-8:45 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Tryouts/RBHS Auxiliary Gym


Saturday, October 26:

3:00 pm- Fall Play Performance/Stage and Cafe


Sunday, October 27:

12:00-2:00 pm- 7th Boys Basketball Practice/Gym

1:00-3:00 pm- Fall Play Strike Set/Cafe

2:00-4:00 pm- 7th Girls Basketball Practice/Gym

4:00-6:00 pm- 8th Girls Basketball Practice/Gym

6:00-7:30 pm- 8th Boys Basketball Practice/Gym

Future Dates to Remember

10/21- Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts Begin/Dates and Times TBA

10/21- 6th Grade Fall Play Assembly @ 9:00 am.

10/22- RBHS Marching Band All School Assembly @ 9:00 am

10/22- and 10/23- 6th Grade (Team S) Science Camp/Camp Hickory Hill

10/23- OTIS Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Order Pick-up Day

10/24- 7th Grade Fall Play Assembly @ 9:00 am

10/24- The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet Performance @ 7:00 pm

10/25- 8th Grade Fall Play Assembly @ 9:00 am

10/25- The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet Performance @ 7:00 pm

10/26- The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet Matinee Performance @ 3:00 pm

10/28- Award Band Auditions @ 4:30 pm

10/28-11/1- Red Ribbon Week

10/29- Fall Choir Concert @ 6:00 pm

10/30- Flu Shot Clinic

10/30- Fall Athletic Recognition Ceremony @ 6:30 pm

10/31- 11/1- Teacher Work Days/School Not in Session

11/6-11/8- 7th Grade Field Trips to the CoMo Landfill Center

11/12-11/13- Parent Teacher Conferences and Book Fair

11/13- 8th Grade Career Center Assembly

11/14- 6th Grade Winter Band Concert

11/15- School Not in Session