There are FREE science & engineering kits available to students in grades 3-8 through the MIT Society of Women Engineers. Students & parents request the kits, not teachers. Kits are on a first come first serve basis. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2tDUyZSv2YzH0ulisjmlJsKJdl1OmZM_QHEYmGVLSHmYteQ/viewform
Take the Healthy Habits Safety Pledge for Kentucky Safe Schools Week. “HEALTHY HABITS, Shield Our Schools!” http://www.kysafeschools.org/sswpledge/
MS Parents, please check out this important 4-minute video with some GCMS-specific information for all families! https://youtu.be/9fIrqYzt3x0 #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
GCS will remain on the current A/B hybrid schedule for all students through Thanksgiving Break. We will continue to assess our school and overall community health climate, with another update two weeks before the end of this next period of hybrid scheduling. Full message: http://bit.ly/UpdateGCS101620
GCMS Volleyball sign-ups will be Nov. 21st & Nov 22nd. Time still to be determined. Everyone that plans to try out will need to fill out the pre-registration form & bring a physical with them on the first day of tryouts. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the number of games that can be played on the same day, there will be no 6th grade team this year. 6th- graders are more than welcome to try out for the 7th-grade team. Please contact Coach Decker at email@example.com with any questions. Link: https://forms.gle/tW2vH9wiF6eMT9yV8
The GCS districtwide COVID-19 reporting and dashboard is updated daily at graysoncountyschools.com. Direct link: http://bit.ly/ReportingGCS to view.
Check out the great things happening at GCMS in our Parent Newsletter: https://5il.co/lvgi #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
GCMS certainly enjoyed seeing our "A" students today. Looked a little different, but we made the most of it! Very proud of students and staff for handling things so well! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
On the family checklist, there was some confusion about personal devices. School-provided chromebooks and chargers should be brought to school each day. Bringing personal devices to school is helpful, but optional--not mandatory. Sorry for any miscommunication. Thanks!
Ready to relaunch, ready to learn – in person! Here are a few things to remember as we head back to the classroom. You may also want to take one more look around the Relaunch page at https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS. See you tomorrow, A group! And B group on Tuesday!
GCMS Parents, here's a handy checklist for in-person school! https://5il.co/lhnt Looking forward to seeing our students! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Procedures, Procedures, Procedures! They're more important than ever at GCMS! Check out this video! https://youtu.be/uYEfzbwSQ5Q #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
GCMS Parents/Guardians, if your text didn't come through, here's the very important informational video for next week's in-person learning! https://youtu.be/8CXH1DXm6Cs #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
A video message from Supt. Doug Robinson as we welcome back our in-person A students on Sept 28, and B students on Sept 29. Includes important updates and procedures for the new school year. Link: http://bit.ly/RelaunchReturn
What about bus rider arrival at GCMS next week? Ms. Christian has the answers in this short video! https://youtu.be/cEyLpDCqbz4 #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
In this short video, learn how drop-off screening works at GCMS from Nurse Dana Carman! https://youtu.be/-TS1WJbkjU8 #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Check out this video (click link: https://youtu.be/tiyqPPiEZvQ) of How to Wear a Mask at GCMS! Excited to start A/B in person on Monday! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Here is a video showing you exactly how to sign up for tutoring. #GCMSOpportunity https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AbLEmpbC-oDrfkp9l2HJhQ3GsNe0i4pz/view
At this time, GCS looks forward to welcoming back to the classroom on Monday, Sept. 28, our students who selected the in-person option. (This does not impact students who enrolled in the virtual option.) See complete details at http://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS092820 Visit https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS for additional information and updates.
Please check out the Parent Notes Video, chock full of important information for our GCMS families! https://youtu.be/sev5-bco_Rk #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Good morning GCMS families! If we have students & parents who are wondering how to find missing assignments in Google Classroom, here is a video to show you what to do! #GCMSOpportunity https://youtu.be/OUwVNN8ZXBI
Attention GCMS Students & Parents! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up if interested in COUGAR ZONE TUTORING VIRTUAL/EDGENUITY. #GCMSOpportunity https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafaf2ba3fac52-virtualedgenuity
Check out the Sept. edition of Cougar Connections, our family newsletter, at this link: https://5il.co/kosz. Despite the pandemic, GCMS is turning obstacles into opportunities! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Reminder: Families that need internet access can take advantage of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the parking lots of our schools. See https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS for best locations. And thank you to community partner GC Farm Bureau, which also provides daily lot access from 7 am - 10 pm.
GCMS is excited to be offering in-person learning opportunities on a limited basis with small groups next week! Parents, you'll be receiving a one-call this afternoon. And, here's the script for your convenience: https://5il.co/knbi #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Visit http://bit.ly/Update090220 for Relaunch 2020 updates including a new daily COVID Dashboard and revised Healthy at School guidance.
Stay updated with the revamped Relaunch 2020 page. In today - recorded Tech Tuesday sessions, along with more tech tips and tutorials. And don’t miss out on the 21 new routes for Meals on the Bus, plus much more. Visit it today! Relaunch 2020: https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS
The KY Academic Standards (KAS) Family Guides have been developed to help families familiarize themselves with the content of each grade level’s standards. Click the link for more info. #opportunities>obstacles https://kystandards.org/standards-family-guides/
Join us for Technology Tuesday, Part II, to navigate online learning like a pro! Three encore sessions at GCMS, Aug. 25 at 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 pm. Registration required by Mon. Aug.24 or call 270-259-4011. Visit https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS for details, registration form.
We’re excited to welcome back our students on Monday AND kick off the new school year Meals on the Bus routes. We’ve added 21 (yes, 21) new stops. Check them out for a location – hopefully, even closer – to you! Schedule: http://bit.ly/MealsOnTheBus2020
Check out the latest GCMS news in the Aug. edition of Cougar Connections: https://5il.co/jukt #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
These parents are Chromebook and Google Classroom savvy, and ready for distance learning after our Technology Tuesday sessions today! If you couldn’t make this one, come out to our our next session, Aug 25, same times – 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 pm. Details, registration forms will be up tomorrow at graysoncountyschools.com
Adjustment to GCMS Chromebook Distribution: Regardless of grade, if you DO NOT have internet access in your home, please pick up your device on Friday. Otherwise, stay on the schedule here for students needing a device. https://5il.co/jlce Thank you! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Day 1 of Chromebook Distribution is in the books! Really appreciate all the help that made the process quick and safe! Remember, if your child needs a device, please check this schedule: https://5il.co/jlce Thank you! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
GCMS Parents, Follow the link for this week's Chromebook distribution schedule. This is only for students who need a device. https://5il.co/jlce #GCMSOpportunity
Navigate online learning like a pro! Join us for Technology Tuesday, with three sessions at GCMS, Aug. 18 at 2:30, 4:00, and 5:30 pm. Registration required by Mon. Aug.17 at https://bit.ly/TechTuesdayGCS or call 270-259-4011. See details in NEWS section of graysoncountyschools.com
Families, please check out the new Online Learning and Tech Tips sections of our Relaunch 2020 page. Stay tuned ... trainings to be offered and much more information to come! Relaunch 2020: https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS2020
New info on GCMS Website! Arrival/Dismissal Plan, Student Handbook, and Meet Your Team Pages! The link: https://bit.ly/30ytEml #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
ATTENTION GCMS STUDENTS & PARENTS! Check this out! #opportunity>obstacles https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_S9A45vTRArvGC7OUwfCzEwRgNRUypjLNlX9vO8_MOs/edit?usp=sharing
The amended 2020-21 school year calendar has been approved and the A/B schedule starting Aug. 24 has been revised. View on the Relaunch 2020 web page https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS2020
Meals on the Bus will resume regular routes and stops on Monday, Aug. 3. At this time, meals delivery is expected to run through Thursday, Aug. 20. View schedule (no changes) at https://bit.ly/MealsUpdateGCS
Check us out! We're Glowing Green at GCMS with our COVID-19 Run! #opportunity>obstacles https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AJzsCL8Otz0xmdW324OCnannTSGntqzt/view?usp=sharing
Based on public health considerations and updated KDE guidance, GCS will postpone the first day of school until Monday, Aug. 24. See full statement: https://bit.ly/GCS2020RelaunchUpdate
Families, if you’re still weighing the in-person vs virtual option, please consider completing your school's enrollment form by Mon., July 27. This “soft” deadline will help us with final planning and staffing needs at each level and grade. https://bit.ly/VirtualElementaryGCS2020 https://bit.ly/VirtualGCMS2020 https://bit.ly/VirtualGCHS2020
Updates! School supplies, several lower-cost internet options, and some new FAQs. Visit the Relaunch 2020 web page. https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS2020
Do you enjoy variety? Looking for a flexible schedule? Come join our team as a Healthy at School Aide for the 2020-21 school year. Part-time positions available in all schools. Apply by Friday, July 24 at: https://grayson.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Virtual option guidelines and enrollment forms, reopening plans for GCHS, GCMS are up on the Relaunch 2020 web page. Elementary virtual enrollment forms have also been added. More to come ... stay tuned! #WeAreGCconnected Relaunch Website: https://bit.ly/RelaunchGCS2020
Check out the complete GCMS Reopening Plan at this link: https://5il.co/i7x3 Looking forward to a great year with our students! Parents, don't forget to check out all the information, including virtual contracts, on our website! #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
Want to know our plan for reopening? Curious about team and A/B assignments? Need to know how to sign up for virtual? One call later this afternoon will let you know how to find these answers and more! Thanks! #GCMSOpportunity
Join us for Relaunch Roundup on Facebook Live next Tues., July 14, at 6 pm, as Supt. Robinson talks about the 2020-21 school year and answers your questions. Submit by noon Mon., July 13, at https://bit.ly/RelaunchRoundupGCS2020 and view via K105 Digital Productions channels and the GCS Facebook page.
Students, check out this next Cougar Zone Challenge! Tell about who is a hero to you. See all of the details below and submit your entries to Stephanie Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 3rd.
Students, here is the next Cougar Zone Challenge! See the details below and submit your entry to Jonathan Coates at email@example.com by July 5th.
The KY Dept. of Education has released the Healthy at Schools guidance. This along with feedback will be used to determine our next steps moving forward as we plan to safely begin school in August. Thank you for your continued support and patience. View the document at https://bit.ly/2YxzljC
Check out the Summer 2020 Edition of Cougar Connections at this link: https://5il.co/he4a #GCMSOpportunity @gcboe
GCMS Students! Check out the next Cougar Zone Challenge below. Submit your entry to Jonathan Coates at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 28th. Good Luck!
We'd like to congratulate these 8th Grade Team 3 students who received awards but are not pictured. Tanner Dennis for Above and Beyond Award, Jaxon Embry for Top 5 in Reading, Lilly Fields for Top 5 in Math, Alyssa Paige for Top 5 in Reading, Brooke LeGawiec for Above and Beyond Award, Rayela Lindsey for Perfect Attendance Award, Brody Saltsman for Top 5 in Reading and Piper Spears for Top 5 in Social Studies, Beta Leadership Team, Algebra 1 and Edgenuity and Presidential Award
We'd like to congratulate these 8th Grade Team 2 students who received awards but are not pictured. Alexis Elizabeth for Top 5 in Writing, Beta Leadership Team and Algebra 1 and Edgenuity, Eve Connors for Reading Plus Award, Kaylee Hodges for Top 5 in Writing, Madilyn Horton for Reading Plus Award, Kyle MeCleod for Reading Plus Award, Kaydence Monnin for Top 5 in Reading and Aydan Nicholas for Perfect Attendance Award
We'd like to congratulate these 8th Grade Team 1 students who received awards but are not pictured. Team 1 - Jayden Barnett for Perfect Attendance Award, JaLin Faulkner for Above and Beyond Award, Kayley Oller for Top 5 in Writing, Abigail Pearl for Top 5 in Writing, Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Language Arts
Family Planning Survey at https://bit.ly/gc-2021 open till June 24. Please share feedback online or call 270-259-4011 for assistance.
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 2 - Hennry Parker for Perfect Attendance Award Team 2 - Madison Stamper for Top 5 in Language Arts, Beta Leadership Team, Algebra 1 and Edgenuity and Perfect Attendance Award Team 3 - Jerrick Williams for Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Language Arts and Top 5 in Writing
Hey, GCMS Students! Love listening to current music? How about winning prizes for it? Check out this summer activity! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p4VCmFSHxknqLb0NvIj1xEYHMz1BqoscHElpDGtGQ6Y/edit?usp=sharing
Do you want to become The VOICE of GCMS? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pnm6nzSy5G4N9BRf744HMjY_tSvxpwg60t5Vavp2B0k/edit?usp=sharing
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Kaedance Willis for Top 5 in Reading Team 2 - Jacob Shartzer for Highest Average for Math in Team 2, Top 5 in Writing, Citizenship Award and Presidential Award Team 3 - Kayla Tubb for Top 5 in Language Arts, Beta Leadership Team and Algebra 1 and Edgenuity
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Obsession Vigil for Top 5 in Reading Team 2 - Annslee Shartzer for Top 5 in Language Arts, Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Writing, Algebra 1 and Edgenuity and Presidential Award Team 3 - Liam Stewart for Top 5 in Science, Top 5 in Language Arts, Top 5 in Math
Students, check out Part 2 of the Renovations Cougar Zone Challenge! Submit your entry to Jonathan Coates at email@example.com by June 21st.
Check out what Mrs. Angela Nash and our Cougar Zone students have put together honoring our community efforts during the pandemic! The Covid 9 to 5! #DigDeeperGCMS @gcboe https://youtu.be/ooWm1hQO9qQ
Final survey - Family Planning for 2020-21 is now open at https://bit.ly/gc-2021. Your input will directly impact scheduling and other decisions at the district, school and classroom level. Please complete today!
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Alicia Thompson for Top 5 in Social Studies and Top 5 in Language Arts Team 2 - Peyton Pharis for Top 5 in Science Team 3 - Landon Shiarella for Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Science, Top 5 in Language Arts, Top 5 in Writing and Presidential Award
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Thane Smith for Top 5 in Language Arts and Algebra 1 and Edgenuity Team 2 - Sydney Perkins for Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Science, Top 5 in Writing and Presidential Award Team 3 - Gabriel Secora for Top 5 in Science and Algebra 1 and Edgenuity
Students, see if you can answer this Riddle Cougar Zone Challenge! Submit your answer by June 19th to Stephanie Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, here is the next Cougar Zone Challenge! See all of the details below and submit your entry to Jonathan Coates at email@example.com by June 14th.
Results of the NTI Family Survey, the first of three for feedback in planning for the 2020-21 school year, plus an update on behind-the-scenes work to prepare for reopening. Details at https://bit.ly/GCS2020Update1
Students, check out this new Cougar Zone Challenge! Submit your entries to Stephanie Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 12th.
Families, please complete this brief survey designed to help us understand the technology needs of our school district during any time of Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Survey Link: https://bit.ly/TechSurveyGCS
An important benefit is available to ALL GCS families. The federal COVID-19 Relief Bill provides eligibility for every student to receive a one-time benefit via EBT card of up to $313.50 per child. Applications are open June 1 – 30. Learn more at https://bit.ly/GCSPEBT
Students, enter the Renovations Cougar Zone Challenge! See details below and submit your entries to Jonathan Coates at email@example.com by June 7th.
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Brayden Kingrey for Top 5 in Science, Top 5 in Social Studies, Top 5 in Language Arts and Presidential Award Team 2 - Emilee Hall for Top 5 in Language Arts, Top 5 in Social Studies, Beta Leadership Team and Presidential Award Team 3 - Hollie Hagan for Beta Leadership Team and Citizenship Award
Students, enter the Presidential Slogan Cougar Zone Challenge! See details below and submit your entries to Stephanie Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5th.
Students, check out this new Toilet Paper Shortage Cougar Zone Challenge! See all of the details below and register with Sarah Thurman at email@example.com
Students, enter The Bridge Cougar Zone Challenge! See details below and submit your entry to Jonathan Coates at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st.
ATTENTION GIRLS IN 4TH-8TH GRADE! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RFldLFg79c2P4rIL1EWEGLfzoY9IsBgP
ATTENTION GCMS PARENTS! Please take a moment to provide valuable feedback regarding NTI. https://bit.ly/NTISurveyGCS2020
Families, please share your experience with Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) during the COVID-19 school closures. Your honest input on this brief, anonymous survey will help us improve our instruction, communication and delivery moving forward. We appreciate your time. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/NTISurveyGCS2020
Congratulations to these award winning 8th graders! Team 1 - Ellie Foreman for Perfect Attendance Award Team 2 - Star Decker for Top 5 in Math and Above and Beyond Award Team 3 - Margaret Cox for Top 5 in Social Studies, Algebra 1, Edgenuity Awards, Beta Leadership Team and Served as a Page for KY State Legislature
Students, Enter the Acrostic Poem Cougar Zone Challenge! See details below and submit your poem to Stephanie Horn at email@example.com by Friday, May 29th. Good Luck! #digdeepergcms
Students, it's not too late to enter the COVID 9-5 Cougar Zone Challenge! You'll design a costume and video a dance to Dolly Parton's "Working 9 to 5" song! See the Google Classroom Code below and enter today! Challenge is through May 30th and if you have any questions you can contact Angela Nash at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good Luck! #digdeepergcms
Students, join us for a Glow Green COVID19 5K! Gather your family, your green glow materials and run your 5K using your favorite running app. Check out the dates and details below! To register, contact Brittany Geary at email@example.com.
Students, enter to win The Secret Code Cougar Zone Challenge! See details below and submit your entries to Jonathan Coates at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24th.
Students, register for the Plants in Quarantine Challenge! You'll start your own plant, dissect a bean, build a greenhouse and and make your own Chia pet! See details below and to register contact Wendy Butler at email@example.com.
Students, check out this new Cougar Zone Challenge! Entry deadline is Friday, May 22nd and you'll send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Parents and Students: We still have over 300 students with books checked out from the library and we ask that you please return those by Thursday afternoon. You can return those to the GCMS Lobby in the return cart from 8 am - 3 pm. Students can log in at http://destiny.grayson.kyschools.us/ to see what books they currently have checked out.
GCMS Choir Students: The items for the spring fundraiser have been delivered and below is a link for the pick up schedule by grade and last name for this Wednesday, May 13th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t7D2ygkAg0JbwNTEoUmJwIRyIBL4kVoub7QVQ1QOWiw/edit?usp=sharing
Students, use your math skills and enter in the Cougar Zone Road Trip Adventure Challenge! Entry deadline is May 17th and submit your entries to email@example.com. Good Luck!
Students, check out the next Cougar Zone Challenge! Submit your entry by May 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students, check out the Face Mask Cougar Zone Challenge! Enter for your chance to win a sewing machine and sewing box! See the details below and email your entry to Jessica Kiper at email@example.com. Entry deadline is this next Friday, May 15th. Good luck!
Healthy children learn better, and school nurses make it happen! Hat’s off to our stellar nursing team for all they do for both body and mind to help keep students ready to learn and grow. Thank you Brenda Oller, GCHS; Dana Carman, GCMS; Chastity Thorpe, Caneyville; Lynn Ponder, Clarkson; Jennifer Smith, Lawler; DaLeisa Miller, Wilkey; Kim Cannon and Michele Vincent, District.
Shout out to District Technology Integration Specialist Dee Dee Webb, named as one of only 19 educators from across the country to the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Class of 2020! Visit bit.ly/PBS2020AllStar to discover how Dee Dee is using technology both inside and outside the classroom to inspire students and teachers alike.
Students, here is the next Cougar Zone Challenge! Deadline for entry is Friday, May 15th. Send your entries to Jessica Kiper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
We couldn’t let National Principal Day go by without a shout out to the most amazing principals anywhere!! Always, but especially during these times. Thank you, thank you to this group of outstanding leaders: Josh Baldwin, GCHS; Gary Parker, GCMS; Josh Basham, Caneyville; Alicia Brooks, Lawler; Shannon Cates, Clarkson; Lisa Skaggs, Wilkey; and Tommy Hodges, AEC.
The winners of the Create a New Food Cougar Zone Challenge are students, Ethan Butler and Kierson Chambers! Congratulations and thanks to all that participated! #digdeepergcms https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_4aLORMW25ZPHXmVovqMWyTiANGwINu3t0cQ4rgGHwM/edit?usp=sharing
Check out the some of the top entries of the Create a New Food Cougar Zone Challenge! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/19kJS_mTRggIDLzWi53ljpkKOD44jqkM8/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZyC49oeOuYZP1pWQxksDhKtsygkbbSK/view?usp=sharing
Students, check out this Cougar Zone Challenge! Entry deadline is Friday, May 8th. Send your entries to Jessica Kiper at email@example.com. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d75gm2VHeiTi7NG4PgPGHavfzD-SVmkETE4Mjk9-Xxg/edit?usp=sharing
The plant that prints and ships the yearbooks has been closed with plans to reopen May 4th. The yearbooks will be printed and shipped in the order they were submitted. Feel free to email Stephanie Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Students, we know you’re following good safety & hygiene practices every day, Make it official & take the COVID-19 Safety Pledge! Families, the community can join in, too. Help GC reach 1K pledges (or more). Visit https://kycss.org/sswpledge today! #DigDeeperGCMS
Students, we know you’re following good safety & hygiene practices every day, Make it official & take the COVID-19 Safety Pledge! Families, the community can join in, too. Healthy practices are for everyone! Help GC reach 1K pledges (or more). Visit https://kycss.org/sswpledge today!
Parents: Curious about locker clean-up, paper packet return, or 8th grade graduation? GCMS has letters prepared to post, but we're waiting until later this afternoon due to some final guidance coming from Frankfort today. Thanks for your patience!
Check out this student that participated in the fun costume contest for their playing test! Avery Davis - 6th grade flute player. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SeJZn4JpxoZd0dR7HoqddvJtfOm1pMxi
Check out this student that participated in the fun costume contest for their playing test! Liam Stewart - 8th grade trumpet player. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MW4MplkVqCDINtkhIgO_oF52JYlDrpaN
Check out this student that participated in the fun costume contest for their playing test! Aydrienne Ray- 8th grade trumpet player. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/open?id=1z9yEp9vUZ0-sVeSo8HPuUWP9kUElPYWi
Congratulations to Jaime Bratcher and Kari Ray for being elected Parent Representatives for the GCMS SBDM Council for 20-21! Thanks to all who participated in today's election! #DigDeeperGCMS @gcboe
Make sure you log in with your Google account to participate! Good luck! #digdeepergcms https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GFDu6uS3HyQJpQOaX3EK0CBIE8YxqnaxSmdQLr9RfTE/edit?usp=sharing
GCMS Yearbook sales for this school year end tomorrow, Sun., April 26. Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter our school order number of 13799 to order yours today!
GCMS Families: Tune into KET tonight at 7:00 p.m. for a great program with resources and advice for families during the coronavirus pandemic. https://bit.ly/2VGNrwA @gcboe #DigDeeperGCMS @ket #TeamKentucky
For the students of GCMS: We look forward to seeing you soon! Stay safe. Stay healthy. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K0Llf5hcTiodwaSWJGSHnovL1_HxMUFs/view?usp=sharing
GCMS Yearbook sales for this school year have been extended to April 26! Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter our school order number of 13799 to order yours today!
Attention 5th Grade Parents accessing survey: We have made a technical tweak, and the survey is now accessible to all. Thank you and sorry for the confusion! https://bit.ly/2UYCKWT
Attention Grayson Co. 5th grade parents: Here's the link to the 4-5 minute survey for your child to complete. This will help us place the students into the correct elective classes for the 20-21! (Survey also available on GCMS website.) Click here: https://bit.ly/2UYCKWT
Gov. Beshear today recommended that all Kentucky schools extend closure through May 1. A transcript of Supt. Robinson's call to families and staff this evening can be viewed at bit.ly/UpdatesGCS. Spring Break remains April 6 - 10, with NTI days beginning again on April 13. For all official updates please continue to visit graysoncountyschools.com.
Gov. Beshear today recommended that all KY school districts extend closure through May 1. Spring Break remains Apr 6 - 10, with NTI days resuming Apr 13. Visit bit.ly/UpdatesGCS for a transcript of Supt. Robinson’s call to families and staff.
Here's a great resource for students who may need some extra help with NTI work. System should start tomorrow or Friday. Sign up now! Follow this link: https://bit.ly/342cxtj #DigDeeperGCMS
Beginning Monday, March 30, all mobile meal bus routes and delivery will continue with no changes. We will discontinue on-site school pick up as we focus on providing the best service to the most families, while also enhancing social distancing for both our children and our staff. Thank you for you continued support and encouragement.
And, remember, that schedule is just for students with paper packets. Online/Google Classroom students should NOT report...teachers will continue to post assignments electronically as usual. Thanks!
For the dropoff and pickup next Thu. and Fri., we want you to stay safe. That's exactly why we designed a staggered schedule. Please "take turns" as needed to ensure social distancing. We will have hand sanitizer and supplies available. Thank you!
If any student needs additional support dealing with anxiety or feels the need to talk to a trusted adult, please understand that you can call GCMS at 270-259-4175, and we will be happy to have one of our counselors or staff members provide that support. We care about our kids!
For students who have paper packets, we encourage you to drop off the completed portion in boxes we have set up (by team) in the GCMS front lobby during normal hours - 8:00 to 2:30---please make sure the student’s name is on all assignments! Thank you! #DigDeeperGCMS
For information about COVID-19, visit graysonhealthcenter.org. Remember to wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer. Practice social distancing. COVID-19 hotline: (800) 722-5725
Check out this informational guide about using MobyMax at home! It should answer any questions you may have about this great online learning tool. https://drive.google.com/open?id=15N66gG5sFz4UoTco50GJ6AvSBFAUy1r8
ATTENTION GCMS FAMILES: If you have a student with an IEP, please read the following letter from KDE & take the survey. Thank you! https://drive.google.com/a/grayson.kyschools.us/file/d/1Vv6-oH2VFLMcVRc59FycJ9pFs62hyHTe/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/a/grayson.kyschools.us/file/d/16O2RESEn-FkLm3WJ59m9LLoMv4wyPk06/view?usp=sharing
During our school closure, all student activities are cancelled, and our facilities (gym, auditorium, etc.) are not available. Keeping our students safe and healthy is our top priority.
Students in Mr. Alexander's 8th grade science classes experienced the effect of mutations by trying to use a tape measure to loosen a bolt. This illustrates how proteins are not as functional when their structure is altered. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g4xbll69EPNck-iGdZt1GshSXdZQivEb
Due to the weather forecast for this afternoon, Grayson County Schools has cancelled ALL afterschool activities and events, including FRC childcare. If you need to make alternate travel arrangements for your child, please contact their school. School will be dismissed at the regular time.
Yearbook sales for this school year will end on March 15th! Visit https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter our school order number of 13799 to order yours today!
We have been closely following and monitoring the information and guidance provided by the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), state and local health departments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out what we are doing and how we can work together to reduce its spread at bit.ly/GCSCOVID19. We will continue to update the page as new information is available.
A new nine weeks means new procedures in new classrooms for our students. Check out Mrs. Brey's instructions on how to enter her class. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Z8dnswawjBNHjfY60dfid_WzmCUzbFc/view?usp=sharing
Summer learning camps and lots of fun are in store for students from 1st through 10th grades at WKU’s Center for Gifted Studies. Scholarships for Grayson County students are available for some programs. Discover the opportunities open to curious minds this summer at the WKU Center for Gifted Studies at bit.ly/WKUSummer20
Lacy Cox & Shannon Johnston from GCHS sure got our 8th-graders fired up for Transition Day! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OFhc29uAVLScJYeFmIHMCx953RLtZDHZ/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/10iOJF36mn7O-kDaYADyQyUCgVGQ_3AE7/view?usp=sharing
How about a dance-off for Transition Day? That was fun! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ISY5AC4YE8MrqudI3pzWYRkt8Ju_1Ati/view?usp=sharing
Our 8th-grade students enjoyed their 5th-period military/college/career fair social on Transition Day! Mrs. Frank even got in on the action for a bit! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/19yPueQRAnt0K0QDJdvHUEwow-GR59J1B/view?usp=sharing
Parents and Friends of GCMS: Check out the great stories featured in our March Cougar Connections newsletter at this link: https://5il.co/dcm5
More student performances from Mr. Meredith's Team 4 social studies classes tonight! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rPdAXj-ZEnGfwDkU7Grj2PnRzfhy4XzB/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WttfZompygT7HvB4goKhy-FjL4lC4nc/view?usp=sharing
Check out some of our band student performances for student showcase tonight from 4:00-6:00! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oMlrPfhFORTPUlKzGP2BSeQhsL1qdTwS/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iuPxOY75-ZTNsXLC569PIReu5l1Zv2tB/view?usp=sharing
We're having a blast at GCMS for student showcase! Come see us from 4:00 - 6:00 tonight! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/119t6CCQvcZSHrAKweqEpbNAIA3n_t6dQ/view?usp=sharing
ATTENTION GCMS FAMILIES! Come on out to our Student Showcase going on until 6:00 PM. Meet with your child's teachers while they play battle ball & then grab some freshly made cookies from our CZ Cooking Club! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VZ8GIDGEDWQW4u0_BGcs38hBnRXFbdAl/view?usp=sharing
Student Showcase is tomorrow, (not next week) Thursday, February 20th from 4:00-6:00. Check out this video our STLP club recorded last week! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DCX8yxh-ikj_xPDAc0K0jOqp_nVMHTSf/view?usp=sharing
Attention 8th-grade students & parents! Don't forget about the informational meeting regarding high school registration tonight at GCHS from 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the commons area. #digdeepergcms
Parents and Friends of GCMS: Check out our Feb. Cougar Connections Newsletter by following this link: https://5il.co/cphz
Please take the very brief (four questions) FRYSC Public Policy Survey to share your thoughts on FRC impact. www.surveymonkey.com/r/FRYSCKyPublicPolicy2020 The survey closes at 10 am this Fri., Jan. 31. Responses will help guide legislative funding decisions.
Check out a portion of Mr. Warren Beeler's speech to our students this morning! Thank you for your inspiration Mr. Beeler! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NmLIjFiZFZ4I3HiQy3fAi96avWLd6AgH/view?usp=sharing
Good morning GCMS Families! Just a quick reminder that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20, 2020, for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. #digdeepergcms
GCMS Parents and Friends: Follow this link for our Jan. Parent Newsletter! https://5il.co/c0vn @gcboe #DigDeeperGCMS
Check out this highlight from The Grinch play today! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hFyXM7wd34EcWRR7Ufeayry6rrAY3N6i/view?usp=sharing
Nothing like a pacer test to get the heart pumping on a Friday afternoon in PE class at GCMS! How many pacers do you think you could complete? #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fGslXLntMx4hJgVNHGigvpqg4UlXqQjH/view?usp=sharing
The GCHS choir performed today at GCMS! They did a fantastic job & we were so happy that Wilkey got to join us for the festivities. Check out this video! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lazvRmRhC_j4mxCyXocliBkW0F5BIx08/view?usp=sharing
Mrs. Miller's 6th-grade math students reviewed with a Quizlet challenge today! Check out this video! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OApH8DLL35a64cUXiLO1TZe98TD__63J/view?usp=sharing
Mr. Alexander's 8th-grade science students are learning about natural selection with Froot Loops today! Check out this video! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hUPYQ9Y-aIzB0nkNdlne04CWKnfuKOmr/view?usp=sharing
Going national! A statewide presentation on GCMS Transition Day success has earned Tracie Johnston a presenter slot (1 of only 25) at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference & Expo next Feb. in Portland, OR. Congrats to Mrs. Johnston and to everyone involved in this fantastic program for our 8th graders!
The CSIP committee meeting of 03-03-20 has been cancelled & will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Families and friends can check out the great things happening at GCMS by following this link for our Dec. newsletter: https://5il.co/blfk @gcboe #DigDeeperGCMS
HAPPY THANKSGIVING GCMS FAMILIES! Today the GC Alliance received 4,261 pounds of food collected by GCMS in a project lead by Annslee Shartzer. She spearheaded the project as her bid for KYA Governor. This will provide 3,550 meals to local families in need. The Alliance has already served 808 families this month. GCMS is so thrilled to be able to give back to our community! #digdeepergcms #weareGC
Here is the link to the yearbook info for those having trouble opening it! https://drive.google.com/file/d/10gYqZ8Tt3C--k9gzcZy7D0a5z0khn78_/view?usp=sharing
Dear GCMS Families: Yearbooks are on sale! Check out this flyer! externalfile:dmboannefpncccogfdikhmhpmdnddgoe%3A~%252FMyFiles%252FDownloads%252F13799booksalesflier%252Ezip%3Ab324cc2ea65bb819444daaecf13c1acf44515139/13799%20Book%20Sales%20Flier.pdf
Quick GCMS Nurse Note to our FB community: We currently have approximately 55 students with confirmed flu and flu-like symptoms the past 2 days! This is an early peak to the flu virus and is known to be deadly to our most vulnerable in the community. CDC recommends the flu vaccine even if you recently suffered the flu to help prevent a severe life-threatening illness associated with other flu strains circulating. Think about this as you visit your family with babies, grandparents and many loved ones are most vulnerable. Get your flu shot before the holidays. You will not get the flu from the shot. You do not need a doctor's appointment to get a flu shot. Our local pharmacies take walk-ins!
NASA engineer, Jordan Lindsey, was our guest speaker today! He works at the Johnson Space Center in TX where he gets to work on systems for the International Space Station. #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t7lPhjnnTFzDLI4eI7Al5DM5_h2U0cwC/view?usp=sharing
Here's a sweet message from students in ASL class with Ms. Mullins! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KHrVz80WxSAMsnO_Ha_WbHjb-Bi1l0gS/view?usp=sharing
Check out what's happening at GCMS! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jKhasxVjvBPb5kRIrJFDuaXZOIr2u9Lp/view?usp=sharing
Grayson County Schools are running on regular time today.
GCMS Boys and Girls basketball games are cancelled for tonight.
Another beautiful job by the GCMS Choir this morning as they performed for our Veteran's Day program. Have a listen! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/16sSyrYkqQl_M-CUq1nnZTggwX8jiltQr/view?usp=sharing
Check out the great things happening at GCMS by following this link: https://5il.co/b432 @gcboe #DigDeeperGCMS
Wilkey students & teachers visited GCMS today for a costume parade for our kiddos & trick-or-treating! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ivdcCi3b2IRPHObHUxzQsyMW6uXAnZaX/view?usp=sharing
Some of our staff dressed up as characters/skins from Fortnite & put together some of the dances/emotes from the game for our kids! Check it out! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CBGDgUwKaVRLimSoif2PUDKK-kAh_HPq/view?usp=sharing
Top 10 finish in Bands of America Super Regional Class AA, competing with 84 bands from 10 states – talk about "Next Level!" Congratulations to the GCHS Marching Cougars in wrapping up an outstanding season with such an impressive finale. A tribute to leadership, teamwork, resilience and plain old hard work – qualities that will serve these students for life.
Check out how Mrs. Miller's 6th-grade math students remember mean, median, mode & range! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eoSRGayc_MIhacom0IqwM-CDSDLALkti/view?usp=sharing
The GCHS marching band visited GCMS today! WOW! What a performance! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gbQaRsAuZEaIgbHn4zGpKEVEWDp_uzu0/view?usp=sharing
ATTENTION PARENTS: The CSIP Committee has added a meeting date of 12-03-19 at 3:15 PM in the conference room at GCMS. Remember, the 11-19-19 meeting date has been cancelled. If you have questions or would like to serve on this committee, feel free to contact GCMS at 270-259-4175. #digdeepergcms
Check out the latest happenings at GCMS by following this link to our Oct. edition of Cougar Connections! https://5il.co/ao47 #DigDeeperGCMS @gcboe
The top fundraisers in the school for our Walk-a-thon got to race against the faculty in a goofy goggle tricycle race this morning! Check out this video! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ONDM7ooMpMHw3SnSv1gjDux-0lhdTCCS/view?usp=sharing
The top 10 raisers for the Walk-a-thon got to be in a chicken race with their teachers this morning! Check out this video! #digdeepergcms https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Xmx4TrzkAchNE77ir6BOYqASA_LNX9r/view?usp=sharing