October 1, 2, 3
November 6, 7
In order to be eligible, a family must reside within the Grand Blanc school district, participate in the free/reduced lunch program, and receive food stamps. You must bring a Michigan ID and food stamp card with you when registering for a basket.
Baskets include gifts for the children in the family as well as food, hygiene, paper, and laundry products for the entire family.
3M Cloud Library eBook Lending Service
GBCS Library Program introduces Cloud-based electronic titles
Reading at GBCS goes mobile. How students may discover, borrow, and read books from the library has expanded into the digital era. Yes, books are still on the shelves and they are now in a variety of places! The 3M Cloud Library offers mobile apps for borrowing and reading, providing our middle school and high school students with a simple system for participating in the digital revolution. Patrons can read and check-out at home or on the go and browse the digital bookshelf from nearly anywhere. Instructions and compatibility information is located on the West MS Library website.
“Take the Letters About Literature writing challenge! Write a personal letter to an author you admire, an author of a book (fiction or nonfiction) that inspired you. Your letter must be personal but persuasive, explaining just how the author’s work changed your view of yourself or your world.” (contest form) Visit www.lettersforliterature.org or the school library for more information. The contest is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in cooperation with Michigan’s Center for the Book and has a $1,000 cash prize.
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY POLICY
- Teachers will submit their cumulative marking period grades every two weeks for student athletic eligibility.
- Students may have no 4’s in citizenship or E’s academically in order to participate in athletic contests.
- Eligibility lists will be handed out to teachers on Wednesdays and will be due to the athletic office by Friday at noon. Teachers will indicate on this list any student who is receiving an “E,” a “4,” or a “W.” (A “W” is a warning that the student is in danger of receiving an “E” or a “4.” It will not make the student ineligible.)
- Teachers will inform students on Friday that he/she received a “W,” an “E,” or a “4.” Students will be given an Athletic Eligibility Report that is to be taken home, signed by a parent or guardian, and then returned to the Athletic Office.
- Students that are ineligible will be permitted to practice with their team until they are declared eligible. Ineligible students will NOT be permitted to attend away games with their team. It is expected that academically ineligible students will make the necessary effort to become eligible.
- Students that are ineligible cannot participate in any athletic contests until such time as they are eligible.
- A student must pass all classes for the marking period immediately prior to trying out or participating for the next sporting season (subject to review by the athletic committee).
- If an athlete is ineligible two times during an athletic season, the athlete may be dismissed from participating for the remainder of the season.
- A retained student’s athletic eligibility will be reviewed, on an individual basis, by the school’s athletic committee.
- Final cumulative grades for exiting 6th and 7th grade students and for new 7th and 8th grade students must meet the eligibility requirements or their participation in fall athletics will be subject to a probationary review by his/her school’s athletic committee.
BASKETBALL TRYOUTS: Tryouts for the seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball teams will take place on January 6th, 8th, and 9th. The seventh grade team’s tryouts will take place from 3:15-5:00 p.m. each day and the eighth grade team from 3:15-5:30 p.m. The seventh grade coach is Mr. Dan Morey and the eighth grade coach is Mr. Dave Thamm.