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Grand Saline Middle School Media Broadcast

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ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents: We are in the process of compiling photos for the 8th grade slide show to be shown on May 19th. If you have any photos of your child (this would include any baby pictures), then send them to Mr. Petty at rpetty@grandsalineisd.net by April 30th. The schedule for 8th grade end of the year is:

Friday, May 19th (All activities will be in the gym)
8 - 9am, Breakfast 
9 - 10am, Awards and slideshow
10 - 10:30, 8th Grade "Final MS Walk"

End of the year schedule and important dates:

Parent/Teacher Planning Mtg
 Monday, May 15th, 4pm in GSMS Library.

Trips and Fun

Monday, May 15th, 8th Grade trip
Wednesday, May 16th, Campus-wide Dodge Ball Tournament ($3 admission or $4 if you are on a team)

Early Release, May 18th and 19th


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Congrats to our very own GSMS Band who got Sweepstakes at the UIL Region 3 Competition!!! They have all made us PROUD!

About GSMS:

Our Campus Mission Statement:
"We believe our students at GSMS will achieve GREATNESS and CHANGE THE WORLD. This will be done through the gift of teaching to inspire our students to discover and develop their talents. We encourage community support throughout their educational journey."

Tutorials are available every day at 7:45am - 8:00am and Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

Library books Every student is expected to check out a library book. In order to encourage reading fluency, upon arrival to the gym in the morning, students will read until tutorials begin. Students should be reading at home at least 10 minutes per/night. We also encourage students to record books they read to go toward the "40 Book Challenge"!

Student Leadership: 
Our Student Led Conferences (SLC) went extremely well! We would like to thank all of our parents for their continued support and for making every effort to attend SLC. Next year we will do them again. All students that were absent and/or not able to successfully complete their SLC this year will have a rescheduled date later in the year after STAAR.

Our amazing students did community service at the city ballpark. We believe that serving the community is a vital part of learning leadership. The students and faculty worked very hard for two days to give a fresh look to the facility. 

Welcome to Grand Saline Middle School!


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The excitement for the 2016-2017 school year is evident at GSMS! As principal, I would like to outline our way of doing things. At GSMS our motto is, "Loving, Learning, and preparing Leaders for tomorrow!"  It is a great privilege to educate your children and help them to achieve their best in all that they do. I invite you to join us as we make this the best year yet! 

Sincerely,


Duane Petty, Principal

At GSMS: 
We Do Have High Expectations for student work,
We Do NOT allow negative talk, 
We Do Respect and show Dignity for everyone, 
We Do Resolve conflict at its root, 
We Do Fully Prepare every day! 
Teacher Appreciation
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Thank you parents for an amazing taco meal for Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
6th Grade Student of the Month,
7th Grade Student of the Month,
8th Grade Student of the Month,
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