By Date Peterson (7th grade)
On Wednesday, January 30th, the seventh-grade class of GMS went on a field trip to Wallace State Community College. Students learned about the college experience in order to better plan for their future.
Students were able to visit several “schools” within the college: spa management, nursing, biology, welding and horticulture.
Hudson Miles said the most interesting thing he saw at Wallace State was the welding simulation, while Eli Morrison said the “snake in the science room” was very cool.
Kailey Murphy said one thing she got to do that she was not expecting was “planting plants and seeing mannequins in the nursing station.”
One seventh grade student said the view from the top building was a great experience.
The seventh-grade class got to watch the Wallace State men's basketball team practice, as well. It was a great learning experience for all involved.
Our GMS Valentine’s Dance is coming up on February 14th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Parents/Guardians please be advised of the GMS Policy regarding dances. Eligibility based on grades will be determined by student Progress Reports on February 7th.
Other guidelines for being allowed to participate include:
- No class failures
- No more than three ISS or OSS days or combination of both
- No outstanding school fees
- No excessive absences (5 unexcused)
Attention Parents: Learning opportunity from home. Every student has a username and log-in. Ask your student about it today.
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Regional Technology Competition – If you are in Video Production, Yearbook, or PLTW classes, your $15 fee was due on Friday, Jan. 18th. You can pay with cash or checks payable to GMS. All students involved have been given an information sheet about this event. The information sheets have been also posted on Google classroom.
Yearbooks are now on sale for $37 from Jan. 7, 2019 - February 28, 2019. This is the last sales campaign for this year. Please let us know if you have any questions. I am willing to work with students on a layaway payment plan through the end of February.
Eighth grade ads will be on sale starting in February. More information will be available soon.
The Guntersville City Nurses would like to make sure all students, parents, and staff are aware of the following important information: Due to the number of students with a significant allergy to nuts, our school system adheres to a Nut Safe Policy. That means that no one is allowed to bring food items containing any types of nuts, nor items packaged in a facility that could cause cross contamination.
- Bradshaw 6th Grade Reading, Quiz on Chapters 6 & 7 on Monday, Feb. 11th
- Unit 11 Vocabulary practice and quiz will be Feb. 15th
- Students will be learning about irony this week and should be thinking about a non-fiction book they would like to read for the second half of this nine weeks.
- Croley, February 14/15: Unit ten vocabulary test (unit 10, 9, 8); February 21/22: Grammar Test
- Teall, Civics Ch. 1 Test 2/12 and 2/13
- Womac, 2/11/19 Regular 7th Grade A - Test on Module 2, Lesson 1-16; 2/12/19 Regular 7th Grade B - Test on Module 2, Lesson 1-16; 2/12/19 Pre-algebra - Quiz on Inequalities
- Hinkle, Digestive System Test- 2/11 A Day, 2/12 B Day.
Clubs and Sports
- Outdoor Track. Sign-ups have begun. The sheet is located on the counter in the front office. You must have a current physical to participate.
GMS started in January strictly enforcing Section 3.3 of our GMS handbook as it relates to tardiness.
The section reads as follows…
- If a student is late to school 4 or more times during a nine-week period, he or she will be given early morning detention or In School Suspension (ISS). The punishment will be determined by the principal.
- When a student is tardy to class, it will be recorded by the teacher. When a student is tardy 2 or more times in a week, he/she will be given early morning detention or In School Suspension (ISS) at the discretion of the school administration.
ALL absences require a note to be excused. These notes must be received within 3 days of the absence. If the absence is due to sickness requiring a doctor, dental or any other medical appointment, please submit your doctor note. These are unlimited for the year. If your child is absent from school due to sickness without a doctor's note, or anything other than sickness, it requires a home note to be excused. Six Home Notes are allowed per year. They may be sent in writing or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ask your child if they are in need of school supplies. It’s the time of year when students are missing pencils and pens.
Wildcat School Store will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays in the morning and during Advisory. New supplies and inventory are coming in! Don't miss getting your Wildcat Gear.