7th and 8th grade bands and choirs welcomed a packed house Concert Hall today for a very merry GMS Holiday Concert. Thanks to our directors Ms. Croft, Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs. Kotovsky, sound and lights Mr. Lord, and to all parents and grandparents for your incredible time and support.
GMS Agriculture Club 8th grade student leaders introduced themselves and shared an invitation to all 6th & 7th grade students to attend their next meeting. Our GMS Ag Club is sponsored by Mrs. VanOpdorp and meets twice a month.
It's been a productive week for our building trades students as some focused on concrete and roof work, while others made and delivered picnic tables and benches for Northside Elementary.
Millikin 4th graders are trying to collect Holiday cards from all 50 states! If you have an extra card or two lying around after you send yours to family and friends, please consider sending one or more to our school so that we can complete our challenge! Are you out of the US? That's great; please send a card from wherever you are in the world and we will add you to our world map! https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/bradley.george/viz/TestMapDataSet/HolidayChallenge Thank you for considering our project!
3rd Grade Art Class working on making pencils out of cardboard, corn starch, and plaster. Next step is to paint the pencils for their finished product.
Congratulations to the second quarter "Pizza with the Principal" award winners at Millikin. Staff nominate students based on character and growth mindset. Proud of you all!
Congrats to our GHS Elks Students of the Month. Lynn Cotty and Hayden Moore were selected by our staff for outstanding character and leadership.
4th Grade PE Students at Northside working together to accomplish their goals. Collaboration, activity, and math all in one activity.
GMS 7th grade Language Arts students in class with Mrs. Haars and Mrs. Schmidt completed their Socratic seminar sessions using the argumentative research they completed in classes. The lessons allowed students to research a topic, share their ideas and thoughts, and TEACH and LEARN from their classmates!!!
Opening tip for our annual ERIC DIETRICH MEMORIAL 8th grade boys basketball tournament!!! Check out our GMS 8th grade boys teams all day at GFAC. Good luck to our GMS players and coaches!!!
For the fourth year in a row, Geneseo Middle School is hosting a holiday gift drive in conjunction with the Geneseo Police Department that will benefit families in need throughout the Geneseo school district. Learn more: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1358071
The Elementary Lego League has been working hard! Their qualifier competition is coming up on December 17 at John Deere Headquarters in Moline. Good luck to the competitors and coaches!
On Saturday, November 18th, GMS hosted the first ever Geneseo Middle School Honor Band Festival. There were 86 students representing 15 different schools at the event. Students began rehearsing at 9:00 am and performed a concert at 4:00 pm. The guest conductor for the day was Mr. Chip De Stefano, band director at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, IL. He and the students worked hard all day and their performance was outstanding! We are looking forward to making this an annual event, hosted in our amazing fine arts facilities at GHS. Congratulations to ALL of our GMS students who were selected and thank you to Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Kotovsky, and GHS band members for organizing and hosting the event.
Happy Thanksgiving! Best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy, and hearty day.
GHS Building Trades House! Our students are doing an awesome job and learning lots from our teachers and business partners!
GMS 8th grade students were able to get a sneak preview of their class options next year when GHS students and teachers visited GMS this week for the "GHS Elective Fair" organized by Mrs. Feely and Mrs. Reed. It was FANTASTIC for students to see and hear about their future options with pre-registration just a couple months away for the Class of 2028!!!
To recognize the outstanding efforts of the nearly 6,000 elected school board members throughout the state, November 15 of each year is designated as "School Board Members Day" in Illinois. Learn about Geneseo's BOE: https://www.geneseoschools.org/article/1338871
Last week Mrs. Minnaert’s 2nd grade class learned about Community Helpers and Police Officers. They concluded the week with a Pizza with Police lunch. A special thanks to the Geneseo Police Department and LaRomas Pizza for helping us celebrate this special event!
What a week at GMS! 6th grade picked up and delivered pies and found out they are on their way to Medieval Times, 7th graders are writing their own stories up and down the hallway, and 8th grade is having their great cake cookoff decorating contest in FACS classes. #BeLEAF
GMS hosted our 2nd MAP Math Accelerator reward day today. 360 students, more than half the school, earned a goodie bag, free time with friends, and a ticket for some fresh air and fun later this week. Great job GMS, and kudos to our math teachers for all their efforts building problem solving skills!