GMS Scholars Bowl

The Guntersville Middle Scholars Bowl team finished as county runner-up. Shown are, from left:

Front - Principal Jeff Jones, Maddie Phillips, Matthew Reeves, Christian Pickard, Andrew Hard, William Morton, Siraj Islam and sponsor Patti Hancock.

Back - Yuka Yamanouchi, Tyler Mock, Conner Wright, Izy Medina, Aubri Hanner, Madison Wisener, Emily Vallee, Carter O’Neal, Raj Patel and Lexie Smith.

Scholars Bowl

By Lucas Colon

The GMS Scholars Bowl team worked very hard to prepare for the county tournament. And, their work was not in vain.

They totally rocked the event and ended the day in 2nd place. In addition, two members of the team placed in individual competition. Christian Pickard placed 6th with his overall score of questions answered. Carter O’Neal placed 2nd overall.

The team hosted the county tournament, held at Snead State College, this year. The team’s sponsor, Mrs. Patti Hancock, had the task of organizing the entire competition and inviting the other schools to participate.

She recruited several GMS teachers to help out as readers. Mr. Jones, Mrs. Zimmer, Mrs. Teall, Ms. Lemons, Mrs. Nabors, and Mrs. Nunnelley were on hand to help with the day. Teams from DAR, Arab, Albertville, Asbury, and Brindlee Mountain also competed in the tournament. Members of the GMS Scholars Bowl team divided into teams with one group competing and the others serving as time and score keepers.

The members of the GMS team are Aidan Currier, Aubri Hanner, Andrew Hard, Siraj Islam, Tyler Mock, William Morton, Carter O’Neal, Raj Patel, Maddie Phillips, Christian Pickard, Matthew Reeves, Johnson Sellnow, Lexie Smith, Emily Vallee, Izy Medina, Jared Wilkerson, Madison Wisener, Connor Wright and Yuka Yamanouchi.

Madison Wisner enjoyed the competition because it is like playing a game of trivia. Izy Medina enjoyed supporting the team and helping with the tournament.

Christian Pickard and Carter O’Neal thought the competition had some challenging questions but felt that they were prepared because of all the extra work they did ahead of time. Andrew Hard and Maddie Phillips discovered that calling time and keeping score could be challenging.

Mrs. Nunnelley said, “I was lucky to have Andrew and Maddie in my room while I was reading the questions. I knew I could count on them to keep time and to use their excellent math skills to keep things on track. They were very professional.”

Their sponsor, Ms. Hancock, said, “It has been a pleasure to work with this team this year. They have some great, natural talent on the team and have worked so well together all year. They make it easy to be their sponsor.”

Congratulations to the GMS Scholars Bowl Team for an outstanding tournament!

Boys basketball

By Lucas Colon

& Logan Little

Guys, if you love basketball, we have just the thing for you.

Tryouts will be taking place for the 2016-2017 GMS basketball teams. So. If you love shooting hoops, read below to see what you can do to try out and maybe make the Wildcat team.

If you are an upcoming 8th grader and would like to try out for the 2016-2017 GMS 8th grade boys basketball team, tryouts will be held from 3:00-4:30 after school May 2-5 at the GMS gym.

If you are an upcoming 7th grader and would like to try out, 7th grade boys basketball team, tryouts will be held May 9-12 from 3:00-4:30 in the GMS gym.

If you are currently in the 8th grade, you also have a chance to try out to play your favorite sport and be part of the high school Wildcat team. Tryouts for upcoming 9th graders for the 2016-2017 GHS 9th grade boys’ basketball team will be May 23-26 from 3:00-5:00 in the GHS gym.

All students must have an updated physical on file to tryout. This is the only tryout for the 2016-2017 basketball team.

If you have any questions please contact Coach Carr at


By Sarah Wright

& Avery Masdon

April 26 - 6th Grade Math & Writing (8:00-11:00); 8th Grade Science (1:00-2:30)

April 27 -  7th Grade Math & Writing (8:00-11:00); 6th Grade Science (1:00-2:30)

April 28 -  8th Grade Math & Writing (8:00-11:00); 7th Grade Science (1:00-2:30)

May 3 -  6th Grade Reading & English (8:00-11:00)

May 4 -  7th Grade Reading & English (8:00-11:00)

May 5 -  8th Grade Reading & English (8:00-11:00)

It is very important every student is present during testing.  Parents are asked to schedule appointments around the testing schedule, as we are not permitted to interrupt class during testing.  Therefore, check-outs will not be permitted during scheduled test times.


April 26 -  Spring Choral Concert at GHS Auditorium.  Performances by GMS Choir, GHS Show Choir, Ladies Chorale and Concert Choir. Doors open at 6:00, show begins at 7:00.  Admission is $5.

May 6 -  Book Club Field Trip

May 11 - 5th grade visits GMS

May 12 -  Anchor Club Field Trip

May 13 -  8th Grade students visits GHS

May 13 - 8th Grade Dance – 7:00-10:00PM

May 23 -  Semester Exams

May 26 -  Awards Day

May 27 - Report Cards/ Students’ Last Day

6th Grade

April 25 - Latimer - Lesson 1-8 Study Guide due

April 29 - Latimer - Test on Lessons 1-8

8th Grade

May 13 - 8th grade visits GHS

May 13 - 8th grade dance from 7:00-10:00.


Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:00. Students must be picked up at 4:00 p.m. at the front of the school.


Gifted will meet Friday, May 6.

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