By Haidyn O’Neal & Payton Tinsley
Guntersville Middle School had their cheer tryouts in March for the 2018-2019 school year. The girls who made the team are very happy.
Hannah Latham explained, “I am very excited to be on the cheer team because I have always wanted to do cheer.”
Ginna Bess Carr, Justice Mansel, and Gracie Lecroy are also excited to be on the new cheer team.
Tryouts are a serious time in the lives if these girls, even though it can be very nerve-wracking. Grace Harris and Ann Daniel McCauley were not nervous for tryouts because they kind of knew what to expect. These girls are now excited for cheer camp, too.
Emmy Carr and Addison Hammond are both very excited for cheer camp, since they get to learn new things with their best friends.
Justice Mansel, Ginna Bess Carr, Grace Harris, and Emmy Carr have all cheered before in various organizations. Ann Daniel McCulley, Justice Mansel and Addison Hammond are ready for tumbling and stunting, especially. Along with Emmy Carr, Grace Harris, Ginna Bess Carr, Gracie Lecroy, and Hannah Latham, they are all ready for camp and the new routines. The new Guntersville Middle School cheerleaders are very happy to be a part of the team, and they can’t wait for this upcoming season.
By Grace Harris
Many professionals in the business world wear name badges to work each day. Our GMS teachers wear name badges every day. And now, GMS students also have their own badges to wear.
Although it isn’t a requirement, Dr. Galante, our principal, thought it would be a good idea to give students a badge like the teachers to help students to feel more professional about the work they do every day. In addition, she bought GMS Wildcat lanyards for each student to use for their badges.
Jayce Cofield said, “I feel good about having them. It makes me feel important.”
Emma Wisner also says she likes having them!
Date Peterson said it makes him feel more a part of the school.
Kenleigh Teague said, “I like that people can tell who you are from the badges. What I dislike is that it gets on my nerves when I forget it.”
Hailey Martin said she thinks it make her and other people feel more important, “It just lets me know the teachers care enough to give us the badges,” she said.
To sum it up, I believe everyone likes having the badges!
By Samantha Carfagno
- Yearbook prices will go up soon. Get those orders in ASAP. The price is $35 and can be turned into Mrs. Nunnelley.
- 8th grade dance shirts are being sold to 8th graders. Cost is $15. The last day to order is April 23. See Mrs. Nunnelley to order.
- May 9 - Hoops for Heart Tournament Day, GMS Gym, 8 a.m. until 11:40 a.m. Students who have raised $30 or more will get to participate in 3-on-3 basketball tournaments and Gotcha contests.
Summer reading update - “A Wrinkle in Time.” Incoming 7th graders will read “A Wrinkle in Time” instead of “Written in Bone” for summer reading. Mrs. Thomason will be giving an updated book form to all 6th grade students for 7th grade book purchasing options. The new 7th grade book bundle total is $24 with an option to purchase “Written in Bone,” but it is not required.
April 26 - Latimer - Earthquake study cards are due Thursday.
April 27 - Latimer - Earthquake test Friday.
April 24 - Hinkle - Classification/Plants Test
April 27 - Croley - Unit 14 vocabulary quiz
May 14 - Hinkle - Plant Collections Due
May 4 - Price - AR goal due date. One book.
April 20 - Lemons - Algebra 1 - Need a regular sized Poster Board in class by April 20.
8th grade dance items are needed. Please ask your child for the list or contact Mrs. Nunnelley
Dates to remember:
- April 30 - 8th grade parent meeting at GHS auditorium at 6 p.m.
- May 1 - 8th grade registration forms are sent home.
- May 2 - Four year plans completed in Ms. Hancock's classes.
- May 3 - 8th grade visits GHS.
- May 8 - 5th grade visits GMS.
- May 16 - 7th grade field trip to Civil Rights Museum.
The following dates we will be administering Scantron Global Scholar Tests. Because these are state tests, students will not be permitted to check out during these times. Please plan accordingly!
April 18 & 19, April 23 & 24, April 25 & 26, April 30 & May 1
6th Grade Reading 8:15-9:15; 7th Grade Science 10:00-11:00
7th Grade Reading 8:15-9:15; 8th Grade Reading 10:00-11:00
7th Grade Math 8:15-9:15; 8th Grade Math 10:00-11:00
6th Grade Math 8:15-9:15
May 10 - Sweets and Songs: ON BROADWAY! 7 p.m. GMS GYM Parents please visit inthemiddledrama.weebly.com for more information!
ELA Classes. You can order your books for your ELA class next year right now. We are offering a chance for your student to place an order for all books that will be needed for class next year or just the ones you may need. This order form also includes the summer required reading book for each grade - including 5th graders (for 6th grade) and eighth graders (for 9th grade - GHS).
April 27-28 - State Technology Competition
Beta Club members will be volunteering at Blessings in a Backpack on April 26. Students should meet at Guntersville Elementary School at 5:45.
Please send in your T-shirt money ($14) to Mrs. Lemons ASAP.
April 23-24 – GHS Boys and Girls State Tournament (Mobile)
April 21 – GHS Varsity Track McCallie Mid-South Track Classic (Chattanooga)
April 23 – Bert McGriff Tournament (Cullman) Terri Pines CC
Boys Basketball Tryouts
May 14-17 – GMS Tryouts (upcoming 7th and 8th graders) 7th Grade: 3:00-4:15 p.m. at GMS. 8th Grade: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
May 21-25 – GHS Tryouts (upcoming 9th graders through rising seniors) 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at GHS. All football players are required to be there Wednesday through Friday. All participants must have a current physical.
May 7-10 –Jr. high girls spring training in GMS gym, 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
May 21-24 –JV & varsity girls spring training in GMS gym 3 p.m. until 4:45 p.m.