We are fortunate to have start-up funds to begin a middle school level robotics programs at WMS in the fall. We hope that this will be an enriching experience in the sciences for some of our students. We are seeking assistance with two things. First, if you are a parent/guardian who has an engineering or techinical background and have an interest in providing some mentoring to young students, please send your name to Mr. Mike Munley or Mrs. Jennifer Abdella so that we might include your expertise as we start the program next fall. Second, we also must seek sponsorships to build our robot and our program. If you own or know of a firm that might like to invest in young students and support this venture, we would appreciate sponsorships. If you are an individual who believes in this venture and wishes to make a donation to the program, we gladly and gratefully welcome your support!
SCHEDULE PICK-UP: Schedule pick-up for the 2014-2015 school year will take place on Tuesday, August 19th (8:00 a.m.-Noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m., 5:00-7:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, August 20th (8:00 a.m.-Noon). Photographers will be available for ID and yearbook photos.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION: Orientation for sixth graders and others new to the building will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the gym on Tuesday, August 19th. There is no set presentation so feel free to drop in at any time between five and seven.
OPEN HOUSE: Open House for the 2014-2015 school year will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26th. Photographers will be available for ID and yearbook photos.
FIRST DAY: The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year will be Tuesday, September 2nd. It will be a FULL day of school.
FOOTBALL: Mandatory conditioning for the seventh and eighth grade football teams will take place on Monday, August 25th, Tuesday, August 26th, and Wednesday, August 27th. Conditioning will begin at 3:30 p.m. each day and end at 5:30 p.m. Players must wear football cleats (no metal spikes) and an athletic supporter and bring a water bottle. In order to participate, you MUST have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2104 on file in the Main Office. Daily practices will begin on Tuesday, September 2nd. The seventh grade coaches will be Mr. Therman Lusane and Mr. Steve Miller. The eighth grade coaches will be Mr. Patrick Mullaly and Mr. Phil Parker.
CROSS COUNTRY: Voluntary conditioning for the cross country team will take place on Monday, August 25th, Tuesday, August 26th, and Wednesday, August 27th. Conditioning will begin at 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day. All are welcome, including sixth graders, but please understand that this is a long-distance running program. If you do not sincerely have a desire to run long distances, do not come; it would not be safe or productive. Mandatory daily practices will begin on Tuesday, September 2nd. You must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2014 on file in the Main Office in order to participate. The cross country coach will be Mrs. Mary Kennedy-Jacob.
Reading at GBCS goes mobile. The GBCS Library Program introduces eBooks. Students can now discover, borrow, and read books from the library on personal devices at home or on the go from nearly anywhere. Instructions and compatibility information is located on the West MS Library website.