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Global Connections – A Lesson in Homelessness
Published by Katrina Finch on July 12, 2017
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Students Working with the Homelessness ProjectThe 8th grade  Global Connections students as part of their curriculum were learning about Global Issues and how to turn an issue into an opportunity and make a difference. After a survey, the class stated that the issue they were most concerned about was Homelessness.

After deciding to make care packages for the homeless, the 8th grade Global Connections class collected more than 60 gallon size bags filled with travel size toiletries, individually packed snacks and water, socks and some decided to add inspirational messages. Each bag was made to benefit one person.

After collecting all the bags, the students who had donated the most bags were invited to accompany our school social worker Mrs. T. Smart and the Global Connections teacher Mrs. A. Mandjiny to the Fayetteville Rescue Mission. They donated the collected items and were able to have a long discussion with the Executive Director Mrs. Thompson to learn more about Homelessness and the relief actions provided by the Rescue Mission.

This meeting according to the words of one of the student was “eye opening” as, although knowledgeable about the problem, none of them knew its implication and ramifications in our local community.

Starting from a lesson on Global Issues, the students have learned that each issue provides an opportunity to make a difference. All the students who went to the Rescue Mission are intent on continuing to make a difference, not only by making more bags to distribute to needy people individually, but in exploring other avenues to help.

After returning to class, the students presented their experiences to the class and were able to motivate others who were not really convinced that an individual can make a difference and it only takes one step to get started.

        
GCMS Band Instrument Extravaganza – Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5-7p.m.
Published by Katrina Finch on July 12, 2017
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Band Instruments

Gray’s Creek Middle School Band
Instrument Extravaganza
August 15, 2017
5-7pm
Gray’s Creek Middle Band Room

All rising 6th and 7th grade students are eligible to enroll in Beginner Band. You can register by coming to the instrument extravaganza to select the instrument you would like to play. Students will have the opportunity to play one of the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, and a limited number of students the Saxophone.

Questions? Contact:
Steven Kelly, Director of Bands
        
SUMMER MEALS FEEDS GOOD NUTRITION TO OUR KIDS FOR FREE
Published by Katrina Finch on June 27, 2017
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School's Out Power Up for Summer Fun[FAYETTEVILLE, NC]— With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services provides free meals to children during the summer.

This summer, meals will be served at various locations around the county on Monday through Friday, starting June 12, 2017, through July 28, 2017, [check individual sites for serving times]. There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Cumberland County Schools’ Child Nutrition Services, to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. Cumberland County sites participating in summer meals include, but are not limited to, the following: Read more

        
Attention Upcoming GCMS Football Players – Suggested Workout Schedule
Published by Katrina Finch on June 27, 2017
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football helmentIn order to maximize your try-outs and minimize your frustrations, the GCMS football coach has provided a summer workout for you to include in the remainder of your summer!  Good Luck to you all!

GCMS Football Summer Workout 2017-2018

        
Summer Sports Physical Opportunity – July 21, 2017 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Published by Katrina Finch on June 27, 2017
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On July 21, 2017, Gray’s Creek High School will have doing sport physicals from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for $20 (cash only).

Download the Physical Form and the Student Eligibility Form and Permission Form to expedite the process, have the top portion of the physical form filled out when you show up for your physical. All other forms will be available online soon.

To play a sport for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 school year, you must have a current physical on file.

        
Congratulations to Ms. Patricia Brewer – GCMS Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
Published by Katrina Finch on June 27, 2017
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Ms. Patricia BrewerCongratulations to Ms. Patricia Brewer for being voted Gray’s Creek Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  The Teacher of the Year is voted for by peers within the school.  As the Teacher of the Year, Ms. Brewer will be representing the school at county events and assist with encouraging and empowering beginning teachers during the 2017-2018 school year.  We are proud of you!

        
GCMS Summer Hours and Supply Lists
Published by Katrina Finch on June 26, 2017
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SunSummer Hours of Operation: Jun 13 – Aug 16, 2017
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lunch: 25 minutes
Friday: Closed

Supply Lists:

6th Grade Supply List 2017-2018

7th Grade Supply List 2017-2018

8th Grade Supply List 2017-2018

        
Wellness Tip: Be Active Outdoors
Published by Katrina Finch on June 6, 2017
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Man cutting grass with a push mower.You don’t always have to visit a gym to get a good workout. Take advantage of the warmer weather by doing chores outside! Wash your car, mow the lawn, or garden for increased physical activity. Check out these Tips for increasing physical activity and how much activity? For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

        
Wellness Tip: Make Grocery Shopping Fun!
Published by Katrina Finch on May 16, 2017
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Grocery Bingo - Make Shopping FunDo you dread going grocery shopping? Let’s put some fun into it by playing grocery store bingo. Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein food, dairy, and grains come from. Help them make healthy choices. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the week from MyPlate.gov

        
Soak Up Health this Summer
Published by Katrina Finch on May 10, 2017
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Little boy running through sprinkler

Did you know? A study found that kids gain weight more quickly during summer vacation than during the school year. Maintain the momentum your school created this year by encouraging students and families to continue to eat better and move more this summer. The Health at Home section of Game On has ideas for recess at home, healthy summer snacks and creative ways to be active as a family. For more healthy tips, be sure to visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Day from Action For Healthy Kids

        
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