UPCOMING VOCAL MUSIC DATES
8th Grade Musical - Aladdin - October 16, 7:00pm
1st Trimester Vocal Music Concert - November 6, 7:00pm (1st trimester 6th/7th grade music classes, GMS Choir, Show Choirs)
*more details about these events are posted on gmsvocal.com
Coats, jackets, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, t-shirts, shorts, bags...WE HAVE IT ALL.
Please help us keep our inventory down by labeling your student's belongings.
If you need to order a new Z-pass, please go to the Payments button under Quick Links on our webpage.
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.
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.
CONTROLLED ACCESS ENTRY
All visitors will have to be buzzed in during school hours. Building doors will be locked each day at 8:05 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.
MARCHING BAND TAKES FIRST PLACE
On Saturday, September 22nd, the 8th Grade Marching Band participated in the AppleJack Parade competition in Nebraska City. The GMS Marching Band has placed in the top 3 middle school bands every year since 1999. This year’s group captured 1st place with an amazing score of 87 (out of 100) points. This is only the second time in school history that GMS has earned the 1st place award. Congratulations 8th Grade Marching Band!!
If anyone has pictures of the band as a whole from the Applejack Parade contest in Nebraska City, please email them to Mrs. Colgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSBA 8th GRADE ALL-STATE HONOR BAND
The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association (NSBA) sponsors an “All-State” Honor Band for students at the 8th grade level. Over 400 students statewide audition for a position in this 82-member group. The group will meet on January 19, 2019 in Kearney to rehearse all day and perform a concert that afternoon. This year GMS has 22 students who will audition the week of October 8th. Results from the auditions will be posted on the NSBA website (www.nsbama.org) in early November. Good luck to all our students who are preparing an audition!
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.