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Image of the Gray's Creek Middle School Forensics logoAdviser – Leslie Craig

First of all, it is NOT about solving crimes by autopsying dead bodies and finding telltale clues on tires treads and door handles. (Sorry, CSI fans!) Forensics is competitive public speaking, in a performance format.At the middle school level, it consists of the following two categories: Interpretive Events – Duo, Humorous, Dramatic, and Storytelling

Expressive Events – Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Public Forum (Debate)

Workshop: Tuesday, September 19 until 4:30 PM
Auditions: Wednesday, September 20  until 4:30 PM

Get your application from your ELA teacher!

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Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017

        


Image of the Future Business Leaders of America logoAdviser – Katrina Finch

Welcome to the fastest growing division: FBLA-Middle Level. With more than 20,000 members nationwide, FBLA has exploded at middle schools. Members participate in a variety of activities including job shadow programs, community service projects, and American enterprise projects. Members even earn recognition on the local, state, and national levels!  If you are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local and state levels, then FBLA-Middle Level is the organization for you.

Membership Form 17-18

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Published by Katrina Finch on September 15, 2017

        


Yellow sticky note hanging on bulletin board that reads Stop Wasting Food!Does the disaster in Texas by Hurricane Harvey make you feel a little more grateful for the things you have? Let’s always be mindful not to be wasteful. Reduce your food waste by planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list, or freezing extra food. This could save you big money each year! Post Let’s Talk Trash to inform students and staff about food loss and waste. Learn tips on how to Plan Your Weekly Meals and check out the USDA’s FoodKeeper App to alert you to use food items before they are likely to spoil. For more healthful tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Tip of the Week from MyPlate.gov

 

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Published by Katrina Finch on September 5, 2017

        


GCMS Fall Athletics–1st week 2017

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Published by Katrina Finch on August 24, 2017

        


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Published by Katrina Finch on August 16, 2017

        


Orientation

6th Grade – August 23th from 5-7.
Student Schedules were mailed on August 16 so that you may bring them to Open House.
Items available for purchase include:
Yearbooks – $20 (once school begins, the price will be $25!)
Gym Shirt – $8
Gym Shorts – $12
Gym Bag – $10
Gym Set (shorts, shirt, & bag) – $28
Locks – $6

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Published by Katrina Finch on August 16, 2017

        


Open House7th & 8th Grade – August 24th from 5-7.
Student Schedules were mailed on August 16 so that you may bring them to Open House.
Items available for purchase include:
Yearbooks – $20 (once school begins, the price will be $25!)
Gym Shirt – $8
Gym Shorts – $12
Gym Bag – $10
Gym Set (shorts, shirt, & bag) – $28
Locks -$6

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Published by Katrina Finch on August 16, 2017

        


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.

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Published by Katrina Finch on July 12, 2017

        


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
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Published by Katrina Finch on July 12, 2017

        


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:
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Published by Katrina Finch on June 27, 2017

        


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