Wow!!! Time flies when you’re having fun...I’m not sure if any truer words have ever been spoken! The 2016-17 school year was filled with awesome learning opportunities, enhanced by student clubs, organizations, performance groups and athletics. If you attended a band, orchestra or choir concert, our recent art show, or the drama club production, you witnessed middle school talent and artistry at its best!
Many of our Celtic athletic teams experienced tremendous success with winning seasons, including the Girls Track 4x4 relay team who finished in 2nd place at the middle school state track tournament. Students excelled in academic clubs as well including Lego League’s world’s qualifying efforts, MathCounts mathletes won 1st place at one of their tournaments and Power of the Pen students are competing this weekend at the state competition.
Students were generous this year too! They rallied around one of their own classmates in his battle with leukemia and raised more than $3700 in that effort. Additionally, they collected school supplies for those who need it, made blankets to keep people warm and organized “blessings in a backpack” among many other charitable activities.
And who could forget all the fun of March Madness, or the middle school dodgeball tournament championship that featured not one, but two teams from Grizzell! I hope when your child looks back on this school year, he/she does so with many fond memories. I know I will!
For parents of 8th grade students, please make note of the details below regarding the 8th grade end of year events.
As we close one school year, we can’t do so without thinking ahead to next year. Please watch both your email and mail, as well as the website near the first part of August for details for next school year. I can hardly wait to do it all again!
Have a wonderful summer!
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEApril and May are interesting months: the Ohio weather is unpredictable; school communities are looking forward to the summer holiday; and educators are working to end the school year positively, and at the same time planning for the upcoming year. One of the changes at GMS for 2017-18 is the creation of a dedicated “Maker Space.” Students will be invited to use the space to create demonstrations of learning, test out novel ideas, and take on many other design challenges. In order to best stock this room, I am asking you to check your basements and craft areas for supplies you think might be beneficial to the Maker Space. A few sample items are listed below, but BE CREATIVE as you rummage through your extra or unneeded creative supplies!
Yarn Paint Paint Brushes Glitter
Artificial Flowers Scrapbooking Paper Wood Tools Pipe Cleaners Clay Construction Paper Felt
Fabric Sewing Machine Crayons
Starting on Monday morning, there will be bins located at the front door in which you or your student can place the donations. The bins will be emptied daily and will be available all summer long.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEHappy Thursday! One week from today we will be busy putting the finishing touches on the art show, one of my favorite evenings of the year. It is such a treat to have the students’ work displayed throughout the school. And- the talent is overwhelming!! Again this year, Mrs. Beard has arranged for food trucks (Aloha Streatery and Kona Ice) to be parked in front of the school so families can enjoy a quick dinner or dessert while at the show. To top off the evening, our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands will be performing their spring concerts starting at 7:30pm. I can’t wait to enjoy the showcase of visual and performing arts.
If your child participated in art or band this year OR if you want to peruse the wonderful pieces, please join me at the art show starting at 6:00pm and the band concert at 7:30pm.