GMS NEWS - APRIL 6, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

It’s dodgeball week!  GMS will be sending 3 teams to the event on Friday evening.  Games begin in the main gym at Scioto HS at 7pm.  Please consider attending this fun community event.  Admission is only $5 and all profits go to the Nick Rozanski Memorial Foundation, Welcome Warehouse, and The Driven Foundation. Tournament brackets are posted on the District’s website, www.dublinschools.net.


Continued “Thank You” for having your child at school on time for AIR tests.  Students begin the mathematics test next week.  Please see the calendar below for your child’s testing dates.


I’m looking forward to hosting our annual “5th Grade Family Night” on Tuesday, April 18th.  If you have a child who will be coming to 6th grade next year, please join us and please spread the word to your friends and neighbors who have incoming students. We have tours planned, a short presentation about a typical day in middle schools, an opportunity to practice opening a locker, and an opportunity to go through the lunch line and enter ID numbers.  It should be a great night!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Corinne


AIR TESTING

Please make note of the dates below for the AIR standardized tests.  If at all possible, please try to avoid scheduling appointments for your child on these particular dates.  


YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY THROUGH DUBLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Make a difference in your community while learning about leadership, making new friends and experiencing the rewards of volunteering. Join in the fun at the Chamber's iCare...iServe...iLead Summer Youth Leadership Program.  Based on the Character Counts philosophy of Respect, Responsibility, and Fairness, the Chamber's iCare...iServe...iLead: Youth Leadership Program pairs these concepts with a healthy dose of community involvement. The goal is to foster a spirit of civic commitment, develop good decision-making skills and unleash the leadership potential in Dublin area youth. The iCare...iServe...iLead Youth Leadership Program will be held the week of July 10, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a parent orientation and a graduation ceremony. (This program is for Dublin students entering 6th-8th grades for the 2017-2018 school year.) https://www.dublinchamber.org/events/details/icare-iserve-ilead-youth-leadership-program-registration-deadline-5352


STEM OPPORTUNITIES

Fuse Code Camp from professionals at Fuse by Cardinal Health.  This camp is open to both boys and girls.

Space is limited. There is a $20 registration fee. For more information and to register, visit www.fusecodecamp.com


For the first time, Otterbein University & The WELD Annual Conference will feature “Full STEAM Ahead,” a FREE event for young women grades 6-12 on June 7th (from 8:30 to 5:30). The young attendees will join the conference participants in the morning for the keynote panel before breaking off to engage in an interactive STEAM-based leadership program. During the day, the girls will collaborate in teams on social innovation projects through hands-on, creative experiences in Otterbein’s robotics, engineering, 3D printing, art, and computer studios.

At the end of a day’s work, they will have the opportunity to present their projects to conference participants at the inaugural Full Steam Ahead Showcase and Reception.  Register online by using the following link. Please indicate “CoolTechGirls” as the organization you are coming from.  www.otterbein.edu/FullSteamAhead


10TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN ACADEMIC RECOGNITION AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Dublin Parents of Black Students Association (DPBSA) is hosting its 10th Annual African American Academic Recognition and Scholarship Awards Program.  If you have a middle or high school student who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher during this school year, we would like to honor your child at our annual awards program on Wednesday, May 3, @ 7 PM at Dublin Scioto High School, Performing Arts Center.


Qualifying GPAs must have been earned in 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR. Cumulative GPAs do not qualify for this year's Academic Recognition Award. GPAs will be verified with the district. Our program starts promptly at 7 PM. Honorees must be present by 6 PM and dressed appropriately (dress shirts and ties for boys and nice skirts/dresses, or slacks for girls).  Winners of this year's local Scholarship Awards will be announced. Please submit this form before April 24, 2017 to include your child in this academic recognition and scholarship awards program. If you have questions, please reply to: [email protected].  http://tinyurl.com/2015RSVPDPBSA


ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS

Two shots are required before students enter 7th grade: Tdap and MCV4.  Please provide the Clinic with an updated immunization record  for your 6th grade student ​ASAP.


DISTRICT NEWS

Summer Job fair for students is this Saturday April 8

Do you have a teenager looking for a summer job? Attend our free job fair on Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at Dublin Jerome. More than 40 local companies will be on hand to speak with students and collect their applications.


Summer camps

Looking for summer camp information? Visit www.dublinschools.net/youthactivities.aspx. New this week, Ohio Wildlife Center and Syntero Summer Camp information.



DATES TO REMEMBER

4/7 Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships @ Scioto H.S.

4/8 Summer Job Fair for students, presented by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Schools

4/10-14 National Library Week

4/14 NO SCHOOL - TEACHER CONFERENCE COMP DAY

4/18 Fifth Grade Family Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

4/19 PTO Meeting, 1-2 p.m., Library

4/20 Dublin City Schools Family Night
4/22 Community Champions Awards Ceremony, Dublin Jerome High School, 10 a.m.

4/27 All Grades Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.

4/29 King’s Island Music Festival Competition

5/1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/4-11 Library Book Fair

5/5 Spring Fling, 3-5 p.m.

5/6 GMS Community Clean Up Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5/11 Extended Book Fair hours, 7-7:45 p.m.

5/11 Art Show, 6-7:30 p.m.

5/11 All Grades Band Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/15 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/16 Spring Sports Awards Night, 7 p.m.

5/17 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/18 8th Grade Choir Concert @ Jerome, 7:30 p.m.

5/24 8th Grade Social Event @ Jerome,


Testing Dates: All tests conclude by 12pm

4/10 8th Grade Math, Algebra, Geometry Part 1

4/11 8th Grade Math, Algebra, Geometry Part 2

4/12 7th Grade Math Part 1

4/13 7th Grade Math Part 2

4/18 6th Grade Math Part 1

4/19 6th Grade Math Part 2

4/20 8th Grade Science Part 1

4/21 8th Grade Science Part 2

4/25 6th Grade Social Studies Part 1

4/26 6th Grade Social Studies Part 2


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