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GCMS Showcase

Learning, Achievement Take Center Stage at Showcase
The age-old question “what did you do at school today” got a variety of answers during the recent GCMS Showcase, a new and interactive twist on the traditional parent-teacher conference.

Students and staff demonstrated subject area achievements and growth through presentations and technology. Clubs came alive as members exhibited activities and accomplishments. Musical and visual artistry was on display throughout the hallways, along with several competitive game demonstrations in the gym. And, of course, parents could still talk one-on-one with their child’s teachers.

The event was designed not only to provide students an opportunity to show ownership of their learning, but generate increased attendance, as well. In addition to student activities, parents could also participate in a resume workshop, sponsored by the school’s Cougar Zone program and GCHS DECA.

“After analyzing our traditional Spring Parent-Teacher conference, we noticed that our parent numbers had been increasingly low, said Principal Gary Parker.  “There are so many awesome learning opportunities for students here that we thought demonstrating those for parents would be a wonderful opportunity to share.  Once we presented the idea to the staff, they definitely ran with it!”

Jessica Kiper coordinates the after school Cougar Zone program and worked with many of the student groups in preparation for the event. She noted that it not only provided an opportunity for them to share their interests and skills, but also to “make it their responsibility and become more determined to succeed in their next challenge.”

This school year GCMS has rallied to the theme Level Up GCMS, meaning to make a move in your life or career for the better.

“I was so proud of our students for taking leadership roles in preparing and presenting at the event,” added Parker.  “We have a great culture of learning here, and I think that was evident to parents.”
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