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.
Guilmette Middle School gets amped up for the upcoming MCAS. Their classmates put together an ensemble of performances from the Bucket Drummers, GMS Step Team, Cheerleaders and a special performance from an LHS Student. Teachers and Staff put together a funny video to relax them before the big test. Good Luck on the MCAS, GMS.
It pays to work hard in school, as a group of Guilmette Middle School students learned. The group, selected for their academic growth this year, were invited to attend the unveiling of new, state-of-the-art technology lab at their school. The lab was sponsored, created and designed by the Celtics and Southern New Hampshire University. Boston Celtics Jae Crowder and Leon Powe were joined by SNHU VP Libby May to work with students using their new coding, sketching and research stations. Guilmette and the Lawrence Public Schools would like to extend our appreciation for all the effort that went into this amazing space. Thank you!
Here at the Guilmette, we collaborate with many enrichment partners, who join us every Thursday to provide extra-curricular learning to our students. Pictures here is the GMS Orchestra, whose members are currently learning about reading music notation and translating it into music. Other arts-related enrichments include musical theatre, which makes acting and singing accessible to all students, and Living Rhythms, a drumming ensemble that teaches students basic techniques and provides performance opportunities.
Other enrichments teach students about life skills and caring for others. In Groundworks, students learn about nutrition and the Lawrence ecosystem; in YMCA, 8th graders spend time learning how to relate to others via the arts; in Project Venture, students build relationships through team building activities. Enrichments help us develop a culture of togetherness, kindness, and hard work.
A couple of weeks ago, Guilmette 5th graders paid another visit to our friends at Quarrybrook. During this field trip, students were focusing on how organisms change from season to season. They discussed hibernation cycles and how temperature and weather affects how plants and animals react to their surroundings.
They put this knowledge into practice when they worked together to extract sap from maple trees. They got to taste the raw, watery sap, and then they observed how it was boiled down to create organic maple syrup! We hope that our students can take this knowledge back with them to inform how they live their lives every day, and we are so grateful to Quarrybrook for helping us learn more about the world around us!