5th graders join the middle school staff in their first orientation to GMS

We had a great time welcoming the Class of 2028 to GMS on Monday. Students took part in a video from our awesome 6th grade team, made by some amazing 8th grade students, a tour of GMS, an introduction to lockers and padlocks, and some incredible music with our band and choir teachers. Thanks 5th graders, we’ll see you soon!

Parents and Guardians, look for a virtual Families Orientation to be shared out in the month of May.

Congratulations to our very own Aubrey Plant, WQAD News Channel 8 “My Favorite Teacher” award winner

Mrs. Plant will be honored on April 26th, WQAD Channel 8, as one of this year’s “My Favorite Teacher” award winners. Out of hundreds of nominations from teachers own students, Mrs. Plant was selected as one of this year’s 5 winners. We’re so thankful for how Mrs. Plant listens to her students, challenges them to think, wrote and grow, and for her commitment that each student is cared for.

Once Channel 8 posts the video we will share the link here…

State Representative Dan Swanson presents a State Capital flag to GMS

This United States flag flew at the IL State Capital Building and was presented in Mrs. Bumann’s class today. Representative Dan Swanson shared his story as a local farmer, his service in the U.S. Army, and his journey to serve as our state representative. Students and staff learned about the 21st star on the flag, representing IL, along with a great question and answer session to learn what the flag means to them.