Spring Break Plans

By Riley Thomas

Spring Break was just last week and we are missing those carefree days. Since we are already feeling nostalgic, we thought we would look back at what everyone did over their break.

Many students just stayed home and enjoyed time with family. Kennedy Brown competed in an out-of-town cheer competition. Addie Grace Smith and her family went to Kentucky and saw “The Ark.”

Hollyn Jarmon went to Seaside, Fla. Anna Vandergriff, Rollins Whitaker, and Mercedes Tilley also had beach plans. Evan Hill went to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for his grandparents' anniversary. William Livings went out of town for a family wedding.

Mrs. Nunnelley traveled to Washington, D.C. for a workshop at National Geographic. Ms. Rhea also traveled to D.C. and took her niece, Carly Hutchins, and Carly’s friends Emma Black and Nyesha Mitchell. All of them were in D.C. for the big winter storm that dumped about a foot of snow on the region.

No matter what Spring Break held for you, we hope everyone had a relaxing week. Now, let’s finish this school year strong!


By Savanha Estes

We all have times that we feel a little down and out or that we let stress get to us. To celebrate the arrival of spring and new beginnings, we wanted to share with you some of our GMS students’ favorite and most inspiring quotes.

“Don't judge a book by its cover,” is one that inspires Kade Shelton.

A quote that inspires Destiny Reyes is, “Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done!” The quote inspires her because it says you can’t stop when you feel like it because that is not the end.

The quote that inspires me is, “Work hard and never give up.”

The quote that inspires Lona Perkins is from Albert Einstein. The quote is “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” It inspires her because it talks about not being scared of trying new things just because you are afraid you might fail.

Mrs. Nunnelley said she loves quotes and has many that inspire her. One of her favorites is “You are smarter that you believe, stronger than you seem, and braver than you think.” She says it gives her courage to try new things and not give up when the going is tough.

Mr. Calvert, who works with our after school program, likes the quote, “The more narrow the path you walk, the wider you leave it for others to follow.” The quote came from his high school teacher and coach, Phil Isom. He likes that quote because it means you should watch what you do and do good things for others to follow. Be a role model.

Sometimes we all just need a little inspiration and motivation.

Gifted Enrichment

By Riley Thomas

Before Spring Break, GMS gifted students were treated to a special lesson from their teacher, Mrs. Zimmer. She comes over from Cherokee Elementary several times a year to work with her students at our school.

During the day, she worked with each of the three grades for two class periods each.

Their favorite activity this year was making a Valentine’s day card using electric circuits. They have also made homemade snow and posters to describe themselves.

Lanie Willis said, “I think it is a fun learning experience and a chance to do something out of the ordinary.”

Ann Daniel McCulley said, “I have missed gifted so much and hope we can go again before the year is over."

Cale Dollar said, “It was a very challenging but fun learning activity”

Mrs. Zimmer likes to challenge her students in cross curricula activities that often requires a mix of creativity and critical thinking.


By Haidyn O’Neal

Yearbook prices will go up soon. Get those orders in ASAP! The price is $35 and can be turned in to Mrs. Nunnelley.

Spring pictures will be March 28. Only students who pre-order will have their picture taken. Orders can be placed the day pictures are made. If parents do not like the pictures, they can ask Lifetouch for a refund or retake. Flyers were sent home with students before Spring Break.

6th Grade

Thomason: If you have not purchased a copy of “Hatchet,” please do so ASAP.

7th Grade

  • May 14 - Hinkle, plant collections are due.
  • April 2 - Womac, 7th Grade Test, Circumference and Area
  • Croley - All 7th graders need to purchase a copy of "The Cay" for the 4th nine weeks.

Media Center

The GMS Media Center has purchased over 50 new books for our students to enjoy reading. Please come visit the Media Center and check out what's new.

April 2-6 - Media Center Book Fair. The Book Fair begins on Monday, April 2. On Tuesday, April 3rd, we would like to invite all grandparents, aunts, uncles, any family members to come and shop with your student. On Thursday, April 5, we will have after school shopping hours, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.


Thanks to the students who have brought in items for the Downtown Rescue Mission for Women & Children. We are responsible for bringing in the following items: bath towels, flip flops (for shower use), sheet sets (twin/full), and women's clothing. bring in those items in through April.

Sports News


  • March 31 - GHS Varsity Track King of The West Meet (Tuscaloosa)


  • April 2 - GHS Varsity Girls Soccer vs East Limestone (Home), 5 p.m.


  • April 2 - GHS Varsity/JV Boys Golf - Scottsboro (Goosepond)


GHS JV Cheerleading Tryouts will be April 20, any interested 8th graders please sign up in the office at GMS.

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