GLM Last Day of School
Friday, June 16, 2017
The Guilmette Helping Hands club held a Mulch Madness "landscaping" project this past Saturday. Students took time out of their weekends to help lay mulch in various places around the school, and were rewarded with Jeans Day passes. Thank you to Helping Hands and all these wonderful volunteers for making our school a better place!
Last Thursday and Friday, the district dance program put on an excellent program of "The Jungle Book," which was a compilation of African-style dances. Mrs. Martinez and her GMS Dancers prepared a "Panthers and Snakes" dance and a "Celebrations" dance, which was accompanied on congas by 6 GMS Drummers. These students showed professionalism, commitment, and tons of talent, and we are very proud of their accomplishments!
Four of our 8th grade girls were honored at the Discovering Justice Annual Gala. They spoke in front of over 500 people explaining the impact of the Discovering Justice program and curriculum. They also had the pleasure of meeting former Governor Deval Patrick and his wife Diane Patrick, who were also honored at the event.
The mission of Discovering Justice is "to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms." They offer innovative in-school, after-school, and courthouse field trip programs with the goal of changing students' lives and school climates. We are seeing these changed in our students and our schools, and we are so grateful to be a part of the Discovering Justice program.
Over 200 students at the Guilmette Middle School engaged in 25 hours of intense and rigorous Math, ELA and Science instruction during Acceleration Academy. The time spent on the major work of the grade during that week is equivalent to almost five weeks of instruction. The commitment from students and teachers is commendable and we are proud to say we had one of the highest attendance rates in the district. Students with perfect attendance received $40 gift cards to Target and will be showing their skating skills off at Skateland! Thank you to the all the teachers and students for your hard work! Also, thank you to the parents for all your support and allowing your children to take advantage of this very unique and fortunate opportunity! Bring it on MCAS!!!
The GMS National Junior Honor Society held its 3rd annual Spring Brunch this past Saturday. Families and friends of GMS brought food to share and celebrated the beginning of spring with the Easter Bunny! Not only did NJHS members facilitate the meal, but also provided fun games, face painting, and dancing.