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GBMS Semantics Club
by Scott Peek - Thursday, 16 October 2014, 03:50 PM

FLASHBACK: On Friday, April 29, 1938, the first Rocky Mountain News statewide spelling bee was held.  Weeks before, students all over Colorado took 100-word written spelling tests.  The 82 students with the highest scores represented their public and parochial districts in an oral spelling bee held at the Denver City Auditorium.  

FLASH FORWARD: GBMS is proud to announce our participation in the DPS Semantics and the Scripps Spelling Bee!

The Scripps Bee the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion, administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E.W. Scripps Company and local spelling bee sponsors in the United States

The purpose of the competition is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.

The GBMS Semantics Club will be sponsored by 8th Grade Language Arts teacher Mr. benEzra and feature tutoring and support from Sawyer Markham, a DPS high school student and previous finalist. The club will travel to other schools for competitions on Thursday, December 12th, and on Thursday, January 29th.

For more information follow this link to the DPS Semantics home, or contact Mr. benEzra at or at (720) 423-9406

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South H.S.
by Marsha Fushimi - Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:25 AM

Showcase Evening for 8th Grade Students & Parents
See for Yourself Why the World Gathers at South to Excel
South High School offers a cross-cultural academic experience that challenges all students to attain the highest levels of academic success. We are a neighborhood school with global outreach! We are Denver South!
Learn About How Your Child Can Excel Through:
•Academic Programs Including AP, Honors, AVID and ELA
•On- and Off-Campus College Course Offerings
•Award-Winning Athletics, Clubs and Activities
•A Neighborhood School, Choice-In School and International School
Thursday, November 20th 6:00-8:00 PM
1700 East Louisiana Avenue
Please arrive sharply at 6:00 PM for a full agenda of presentations about South. You will hear from administrators, teachers, students and parents. Light refreshments will be offered.
Please contact Karen Duell at 720-423-6271 if you have any questions.

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FREE Tickets for South High School's Homecoming Game
by Tammie Petrone - Monday, 13 October 2014, 05:26 PM

We have 50 tickets to the Denver South VS. George Washington Homecoming Game at South High School on Friday, October 17th, at 4:00 pm.

If you are interested in attending please see Ms. Petrone in the lunch room (during lunch hour) for a free ticket!

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Quarter 2 Enrichment Sign up!
by Michelle Saab - Sunday, 12 October 2014, 03:22 PM

It is time to sign up for your Quarter 2 Enrichments. We have a great selection of enrichments in academic subjects, arts and leadership. 

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD FILL OUT THE ENRICHMENT SELECTION FORM. If you are in sports  please still sign up and we will schedule you if you have made the team.

Please take some time to read the selection catalog HERE.  Choose your top 3 selections for Monday/Wednesday as well as Tuesday/Thursday. Please make sure that you choose 3 different enrichments for each day and NOT the same enrichment 3 times.

Once you have decided, it is VERY important that you fill out this choice survey HERE.

This survey is how we can make sure that you are in a class that you enjoy. Please keep in mind- if you are in a sport and have MADE the TEAM: Football or Volleyball- you still need to choose enrichments, and may be in an academic intervention 2 days of the week.

Keep in mind that you may be assigned an academic enrichment.

Happy choosing!

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Flag football list and practice schedule
by Michelle Saab - Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 10:59 AM

Congrats Griffins!!

Practice Schedule for remainder of Quarter 1: 

10/8, 10/9, 10/14,

10/16 (Game @ Roberts), 10/21,

10/22 DCIS @ Grant

10/23 (Game @ Vista)

Acosta, Adrian 6
Chavez, Sergio 6
Devargas, Celsito 6
Espejo, Luis 6
McMillion, James 6
Ortega, Kara 6
Ugalde, Bryan 6
Vazquez, Demian 6
Warsame, Ibrahim 6
Dunkley, Cadear 7
Jordan, Tyler 7
Kayumba, Jonathan 7
Lewis, Jaden 7
Nguyen, Steven 7
Valera, Manuel 7
Acosta, Eliberto 8
Arellano, Joseph 8
Ervin, Tor'e 8
Espinoza, Denis 8
Ferguson, Dakota 8
Grado, Ruben 8
Juarez, Crystian 8
Maestas, Elijah 8
Martin, Riley 8
Melendez, Alan 8
Negrete, Mariceo 8
Romero, Jade 8
Solano, Andrew 8
Vigil, Alex 8
Vigil, Eric 8
Villalobos, Leo 8
Villarreal, Diego 8
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2014 Girls Volleyball Teams: 6th grade team and general team!
by Michelle Saab - Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:29 AM

Congrats Griffins!

2014-2015 Volleyball Roster:

 Don’t forget! Practices start Monday 10/6 at 3pm!!

6th grade team:

Karina Aguirre

Prisylla Archuleta-Abeyta

Lysette Banuelos

Araceli Carrera

Alyssa DeVargas

Breanna Enriquez

Mayra Escobar

Athena Espejo

Jackie Gonzalez-Duran

Ashley Granados

Sierra Still-Bauer

Lexi Hostetler

Abigail Montoya

Madeleine Taylor

Vivi Vo

Madison Wolfe


7th/8th grade team:

Naiya Williams

Taryn Burrow-Martin

Brianna Chou

Amy DeLuna

Harper Lewis

Natalie Morales

Karla Robles

Gloria Varela

Kay Cutshaw

Dayleen Dominguez

Jada Huizar

Teagan McMillon

Angelica Montoya

Anna Moreno


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GBMS Spirit Celebration: 188
by Michelle Saab - Friday, 3 October 2014, 05:41 PM

GBMS Spirit Celebration: 188

Thanks to our incredible students and teachers we show the highest growth amongst all public middle schools in the district! That is amazing.

In order to celebrate our achievements, GBMS will be hosting a GBMS Spirit Celebration:188 on Friday, October 9th. We will celebrate together as a community. Please make sure to wear your spirit wear, as alladvisory classes that have 100% spirit wear will earn additional recess after lunch on friday!

Thank you for being amazing. Lets have fun together!

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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Conference
by Michelle Saab - Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:15 PM
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will be hosting its 28thAnnual Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel (1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202) from October 4-6, 2014.
On Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm, we will be hosting a College & Career Fair in the Governor’s Square Foyer/Concourse Level.  The Fair isFREE and open to the general public.  We have over 100 colleges and universities, corporations and federal agencies.  In addition, we will be offering workshops on college admissions, financial aid, career planning and information on athletics in higher education by NCAA.
Additional information on the College & Career Fair can be found at
A schedule of workshops can be found at
A partial list of our exhibitors can be found at
If you have any questions regarding this event, our conference or the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, please feel free to contact me or by phone at 210-576-3220.