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Griffin Sports News
by Mark Horowitz - Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 01:14 PM

Sports Scores from 9/9/14 

Grant- 2, Merrill - 4
Goal scorers Tyler Jordan and Sergio Chavez
Grant - 11, Howell - 4
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College in Colorado and Choosing Enrichment Classes
by Michelle Saab - Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:25 AM

Hello there Grant Griffins!

This week we will be choosing our Enrichment Courses during Advisory Class. Please make sure to complete your College in Colorado Profile and then use your profile to choose the right class for you.

To take the “Learn About Yourself Survey” in College in Colorado.

Sign in:

1.     Go to:

2.     In the Sign In section, enter your information:

·    Account Name: dps + your student ID number (lower case)

(Example:   dps123456)

·    Password:  student’s birthdate in mmddyy format (lowercase)

(Example:  070496)

3. Click Sign In.

4. Enter additional information as required, check the box if you agree to the privacy policy and terms of the site, then click Next.

5. Click on Click here to continue -- and start using College In Colorado!

6. Go to Career Planning and click on “Learn about yourself”

7. Click on Interest Profiler and take quiz.

8. Record your results.  You will write down your top interest category or  categories.

Activity #3:  Select your top 3 enrichments by comparing your interest profiler results with the enrichment categories.  * Please note that students are not limited in choosing their enrichment – they can choose whichever enrichment they’d like!

Enrichment Course Catalog:

Enrichment Choices Form:

Mr. Horowitz
Message from the Library
by Mark Horowitz - Monday, 25 August 2014, 08:36 PM

Message from the library:

Hi, everyone,

Happy first days of school! The library will be open for book check-outs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting the week of September 2, 2014.

Here are the student library guidelines. Teachers, please share these with your students.

Grant Beacon Library Guidelines

1- No gum, food, or drinks in the library.

2- All students must have a pass.

3- No passes from the library.

4- Keep your voices down.

5- Be respectful of others.

6- Students are only to use the north doors, next to the non-fiction section.

7- Do not enter the library if the doors are closed.

8- If you pull a book from the shelf, please put it back where it belongs. If you are not sure where it goes, place it in the book return.

9- You may check out only two books at a time.

10- Please return books by the due date.

11- If you owe more than $50.00 in library fines, you cannot check out more books.

12- Please keep the library clean!

The most important library guideline is that students must not be in the library without supervision. So teachers, please make sure to keep the library doors locked when the library is closed. (I will post a "library is closed" sign whenever I'm not there.)

Teachers, please feel free to use the library as a study area on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but make sure students don't borrow library books without checking them out. If you absolutely must take out a book for yourself or for a student, you must leave me a note with the name of the person taking the book, the title and author of the book, and the barcode number of the book.

Students, I'm looking forward to meeting each one of you and helping you discover the books you love!

Much love,

Ms. Pla

Mr. Horowitz
Early Fall Sports Sign Up
by Mark Horowitz - Monday, 25 August 2014, 08:37 AM

If you are interested in trying out for the following Early Fall Sports, please fill in the google form below.

Softball (Girls)
Boys Soccer
Cross Country
7th and 8th Grade Softball and Soccer tryouts will be on Wednesday, 8/27 from 3-4.  Please check in with your advisory teacher before heading outside.
6th Grade Softball and Soccer Tryouts will be on Thursday, 8/28 from 3-4.  Please check in with your advisory teacher before heading outside.
All students who sign up for Cross Country will report to the planet park during enrichments on Tuesday, 9/2.
If you do not fill out the google form you will not be allowed to tryout.
Remember, in order to participate in athletics you need to have an up to date physical and signed parent permission form.  If you plan on playing Middle School Sports get them turned in as soon as possible.  Forms can be found in the main office or cafeteria.  Please see Mr. Paavola with any questions.

(Edited by Michelle Saab - original submission Saturday, 23 August 2014, 06:30 PM)

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GBMS Summer Homework Activities
by Scott Peek - Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 04:37 PM

Although we firmly believe our kids should relax this summer, it is important that they don’t fall behind in their studies skills.  Please help us, by expecting you son/daughter to work on math and reading this summer.  We are asking them to complete self-guided online math lessons through Tenmarks and also complete Summer Reading. Assignments are due by August 11th.  

Thank you for all of your support.  


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Enrichment Survey
by Scott Peek - Monday, 2 June 2014, 03:09 PM

Attention current, former, and future Griffins: GBMS is looking for information to help make sure our future Enrichment classes are as engaging as possible! Please click here and take a few minutes to fill out this completely anonymous survey (this means no one will know it was you) to help us out. Thanks so much!!

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Summer of Reading
by Scott Peek - Monday, 2 June 2014, 12:49 PM

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Students attending GBMS for the 2014-15 school year are required to read at least 2 books this summer!

Students are to pick 1 fiction text, and 1 non-fiction text from the following lists:

Fiction Texts

Non-Fiction Texts

When you are done with your books, fill out the Google Form to complete a summary.

Students who complete the Form will be automatically invited to a pizza party!

For every entry you submit, you will be entered to win one of the following prizes:

1. McDonald’s gift card

2. Dairy Queen gift card

3. Movie Passes

4. Belmar gift card

Enjoy your summer of reading!

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June 3rd Continuation Time Updated
by Scott Peek - Friday, 30 May 2014, 10:40 AM

8th Grade Students and Parents:

We have adjusted the start time of our continuation to 6:30pm instead of 5:00pm.   We made this adjustment because several students are unable to attend as they are attending family members high school graduations.  

These students have been working hard all year and it is important that we celebrate their accomplishments as a community.   We also know several parents made sacrifices to attend for the evening, therefore, we have adjusted the time to accommodate everyone involved.  

We look forward to seeing you at the GBMS Continuation.

(Edited by Mary Ziegler Zimmerman - original submission Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 02:41 PM)