GMS STEM News

October 09, 2015 - Volume 39

GMS STEM Academy - We Are Family!

1st Annual GMS STEM Family Picnic - Saturday, October 24th

Our GMS STEM Booster Club will be hosting our first Family Picnic:


  • When: Saturday, October 24th from 4-6 p.m.
  • Where: Pickering Park Pavillion 2700 N. Kimball Ave in Grapevine
  • Who: GMS STEM Academy families
  • What to Bring (by first initial of Lastname): A-F / Desserts, G-L / Chips&Dips, M-R / Fruit or Veggie Tray, S-Z Drinks


We recommend that each family member bring a chair to sit on, and don't forget to pack some sporting equipment (soccer balls, frisbees, baseball gloves, kites, footballs, etc.).

Block Schedule Reminder

Due to the student holiday on Monday, October 12th, the GMS STEM block schedule next week will be:

  • Tuesday 10/13: B Day
  • Wednesday 10/14: A Day
  • Thursday 10/15: B Day
  • Friday 10/16: A Day

Testing, Testing ... 123

As we approach the end of the 1st Nine Weeks grading period, please make time in your schedule to study for your tests. Helpful hints:


  • Complete all reviews;
  • Ask questions and actively participate in review sessions in class;
  • Study a little each day rather than waiting until the night before the test;
  • Get a good night's rest;
  • Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch;
  • Be positive and proud of all you've learned!

Top Tech Tips

Here are the top 3 technology tips from our students:


  1. Carry a set of earbuds with your device and keep a spare set in your locker.
  2. Bring a fully charged device to school each day.
  3. Close unused windows and apps to conserve battery power.