The Gretna Middle School Library would like to share their social media contacts that we just recently started. For parents, grandparents, and anyone interested in things we do in the library, please follow Gretna Middle--in Nebraska, not Louisiana--on Facebook. For students (8th grade and up) and parents on Twitter you can follow Gretna Middle School@GMiddleLibrary. This is more about books, what to read, etc. We're hoping to use these accounts to keep in contact with our students and parents. Please join in the fun!
Congratulations to 7th grader Isaiah Currie, who won first place in the “Why I Want to go to College” writing contest sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s office and the Omaha Storm Chasers! This contest was open to all 7th and 8th graders in Nebraska. For winning first place, Isaiah will receive a $2000 college scholarship as well as four tickets to the May 6th Storm Chasers game, where he will be recognized at home plate!
We would like to give a big GMS DRAGON THANK YOU to our PTO board and our parents for providing dinner for the staff both nights before our Student-led Conferences. The GMs staff feels so cared for and supported by all of you.
Upcoming Music Events:
May 3 - Trimester 3 Music Concert 7 p.m.
This concert includes 6th & 7th grade T3 music classes, GMS Choir, and Show Choir.
GMS Choir and Jazz Bands travel to Adventureland on Saturday, May 12.
GHS show choir auditions are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 10. 8th graders should listen to announcements for more details.
Don't forget that space is available to purchase personal ads for your child.
Contact Mrs. Colgrove with any questions.
All bus riders will be required to SCAN a Z-pass card to ride the bus. These Z-pass cards allow us to keep track of where and when students are picked up and dropped off. If the Z-card pass is ever damaged, lost, or stolen, there is a $20 Z-pass card fee. We have lanyards and plastic cases available in the office if your child needs them.
MALCOLM MUSIC CONTEST
On Friday, March 16th, 115 GMS Band and Choir students participated in the Malcolm Music Contest. Gretna earned 68 Superior ratings and 12 Excellent ratings for all the Solos, Small Ensembles and Bands that entered this year’s contest. Congratulations to all who performed at Malcolm and represented the Gretna Middle School Music Department so well!
On Saturday, April 28th, approximately 80 of our 7th and 8th graders will be taking a total of 57 entries to the Millard Solo and Small Ensemble Contest held at Kiewit Middle School this year. Good luck to all participants!
GRETNA SUMMER TENNIS 2018
PLEASE READ THIS
FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE
If you would like a list of tutors who will be working with children this summer, please give us a call in the office and we will email this information to you.
H.O.P.E. CLUB is currently collecting items for the Nebraska Humane Society Donation Drive. We are hoping to collect canned chicken or Vienna sausage, cat & dog toys, unopened jars of peanut butter, gallon size Ziplock freezer bags, yarn, rubber backed rugs, BLANKETS & TOWELS. H.O.P.E. Club has a collecting box by the front office.
LEAVING SCHOOL EARLY?
If your student needs to leave school during the day for an appointment, please be sure to call ahead so the office can issue him/her a pass first thing in the morning. Issuing passes ahead of time helps to eliminate calls into classrooms to retrieve students at the last minute. Thank you for your help.
Before and after school no one will be allowed to pick up or drop off students in the fire lane.
Gretna Middle School students riding the bus will be dropped off at the front door of the building in the morning. After school, middle school students riding the bus will exit in two locations. Some will go out the east doors and load the bus on the west side of Gretna Elementary, and others will load in front of GMS.
Parents waiting to pick up students must pull into the parking lot on the west side of the Gretna Middle School building. Parking in the lot will make the area safer for students. Parents should not park in or block the fire lane.
CONTROLLED ACCESS ENTRY
All visitors will have to be buzzed in during school hours. Building doors will be locked each day at 8:10 a.m. To enter any of the buildings, visitors will have to identify themselves at a video intercom system and a secretary or other designated staff member will have to grant them access. Once inside, all visitors will still have to check in/out with the front office and wear a visitor badge while in the building.
If any of your family information changes during the school year, please log in to your Parent-Student Records and update your child's Student Verification page. If you have questions, please call the office.