Book Club

By Ava Krause

GMS Book Club has just started reading their first book of the year, “Refugee.” This is a popular new book by Alan Gratz.

The club is where students read the book assigned and every Wednesday they meet and talk over what they read that week. They also do many group activities pertaining to the book. Then when they are finished with reading the book, the group goes on a field trip.

“The book is interesting, and is very addicting,” said Nicholas Carfagno.

“The book talks about all different kinds of refugees from places like Syria today and Cuba after the Cuban Revolution,” said Annelise Bradshaw.

The hosts of this very cool club are the new media specialist Mrs. Samuels, who taught reading for many years, and Mrs. Calvert, the media center assistant. She has participated in many book clubs over the years and loves to read.

The students are excited about Wednesday Book Club meet-ups every week. The book club is fantastic and they are hoping you can join them when they select and read their next book. It’s all about traveling to different places around the world to step in the character’s shoes and finding an adventure along the way.

Alabama & Auburn 

By Jose Becerra

The annual Iron Bowl clash between the in-state rivals of Alabama and Auburn  is finally here! This competition is very old and always very tense and exciting.

Of course, students at GMS have an opinion about who will win the big game.

Lauren Barrentine believes that Alabama will win by 21 points.

Aniad Bernachi also thinks that Alabama will win by 21 points.

Perla Becerra believes that they will be ahead by 8 points.

Brett Barwick believes that they will by 32 points ahead.

Auburn supporters also had their say:

Abby Brown said that they will win by 30 points.

Lilly Brown believes that they will be ahead by 15 points.

Luke Forsythe thinks they will win by 3 points.

Tanner Parks said they will win by 7 points.

It won’t be long before we know the outcome of the game. Good luck! Hope your team wins. If not, there is always the bowl game. 

 Willy Wonka Jr. 

By Savanha Estes

The Guntersville Middle School got a special treat when they were taken to GHS to watch their school’s very own play: “Willy Wonka Jr.” The cast worked hard in the making of this very good play presented by the middle school’s drama classes and everyone was anxious to see the final results.

This newspaper squad gave it five stars.

Mrs. Rains and many others from both GMS and GHS, as well as parents, helped make the play a reality. Some practiced with the students while others made set designs or sewed costumes. The hard work paid off when the crowd went wild at the end of the performance.

“Although there were many good parts, my favorite would have to be when Violet came on stage smacking her gum,” said Lola Walk. “It was hilarious.” Haidyn O’Neal brought Violet, the bubble gum loving girl, to life.

Many cast members said it was fun, and they loved being in a play in front of their whole school.

“I was nervous in the beginning, but I soon got over that fear and entertained the audience,” explained Audrey Kennamer.

The show was packed with heartwarming moments and amazing singing. At one point it was so good that tears started to form at the corners of your eyes.

Guntersville Middle School can’t wait for the next wonderful play hosted by our very own drama club.


By Samantha Carfagno


  • Yearbook ad sales will continue through Dec. 15. All payments, forms, text, and pictures should be sent to Mrs. Nunnelley by this date.
  • Yearbooks are on sale for $35. Please see Mrs. Nunnelley for orders. Price goes up after Christmas.
  • Dr. Butch Ferguson and Mayor Leigh Dollar are launching an educational field trip to South Africa for students and/or adults next summer (2018). They will hold a family information meeting on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Guntersville Rec Center, where they will go through the full itinerary. Come and learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

6th Grade

  • Nov. 30 Thomason - 6th grade Spelling Bee
  • Dec. 1 Thomason - Unit 7 (5, 6 & 7) vocabulary test

7th Grade

  • Nov. 29 Womac - Pre-Algebra Test on Solving Multi-Step Equations, Classification of Solutions, and Algebraic Proportions

8th Grade

  • Nov. 29 Stanfield - Electricity Test
  • Dec. 7 Price - Second nine weeks AR goal due. Read and test on one nonfiction book. (This as a 100-point test grade.)


  • Nov. 13 – Dec. 5 United Way Can-a-thon- Please bring in nonperishable goods for the United Way Food Drive. We will be collecting goods through Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Jr. Civitans

Dec. 8 - Downtown Rescue Mission field trip. Civitans must bring a toy to donate by Dec. 7. Sixth, seventh and eighth grade Jr. Civitans will be attending.


  • Willy Wonka, Jr. DVDs for sale. Don't miss out on having this memory forever. And if you were unable to make it to the show, here's your chance to see these amazing students. Only $15. Make checks payable to GMS.

Parent News

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