GMS NEWS - April 13, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

I am super excited about meeting our incoming 6th graders and their families next week.  Thank you to all of the students and teachers who have contributed to planning the event. Nearly 40 students volunteered to give up their evening on the 18th to serve at Student Ambassadors. What great leaders you are sending to GMS!


I hope this long weekend gives you an opportunity to rest, relax and reconnect with those who are important to you.  Although the weather looks a little rainy, we can depend on the prospect of May flowers to help us endure the lack of sunshine.


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


JEROME HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY MEETING

There will be an informational meeting on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 in the Jerome Library for all girls interested in Jerome High School Field Hockey next year. All players and parents are invited to come meet Coach Bender and the girls from last year's team to find out about upcoming Summer and Fall Season events.


DUBLIN TAIKO DRUMMING EVENT

Come experience the excitement of Taiko drumming at the Dublin Taiko Group’s Annual Gala Concert on April 29 at Discovery Christian Church.  This performance features over 100 students from across Dublin City Schools as they showcase their Taiko skills and raise funds to support their program. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors. More information is available at www.dublintaiko.com or in the attached flyer.  Come experience the #DublinDifference


DISTRICT NEWS

Dublin City Schools earns highest possible credit rating

Dublin City Schools recently had its highest possible credit rating affirmed by Standard and Poors Global Ratings. Details are available at this link.


Business leaders join District’s Continuous Improvement Advisory Council

The District’s commitment to private sector business practices took another step forward earlier this month with the first meeting of the Continuous Improvement Advisory Council. Details are available at this link.


DATES TO REMEMBER

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.

4/25 Latino Leadership Awards Night, 6:30 p.m., Davis Middle School

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

4/29 King’s Island Music Festival Competition

5/1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/3 DPOBS African American Academic Recognition & Scholarship Program, 7 p.m., Scioto High School

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.

5/24 8th Grade Social Event @ Jerome,


Testing Dates: All tests conclude by 12pm

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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