Important Reminder - December 20th (the day before our Winter Break) is a scheduled FULL day of instruction on the 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.
Did you know 60% of nursing home residents do not get visitors or receive anything for Christmas? Help the GMS Leadership classes spread some joy this holiday season. We are asking for donations for the residents of Tribute Senior Living in Prosper. You can drop off donations at GMS through Wednesday, December 6th. If you don't have a student in one of the grade levels, please just choose any category. 5th grade-toothbrushes and travel size toothpaste; 6th grade-fuzzy socks and microwave popcorn; 7th grade-combs and Chapstick; 8th grade-travel size tissue and lotion;
Come and watch our Public Performance on 12/7 - 7:30 PM - Tickets $5 each. All proceeds will help the theatre department with performance costs. Competition is at Princeton High School on Saturday, December 9th. You are welcome to attend! Admission to the competition is free.
The Week in Sports graphic (Week of Nov. 27)
Yearbook photo retake day for middle and high school students who missed the original photo day will be held on December 7th. GMS retakes will begin at 9 AM and GHS will follow around 10 AM. This includes seniors who missed having senior portraits taken.
Important Message: November 17th The fire alarms went off at the middle school. There is not a fire and everyone is safe.
GMS Theatre presents "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jr" Please join us for performances on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 15th @ 7pm Saturday, Dec. 16th @ 2pm Saturday, Dec 16th @ 7pm Sunday, Dec 17th @ 4pm Tickets: https://gunterisd.hometownticketing.com/embed/all?single=0
Important message from the Transportation Department: One of our route buses was delayed this afternoon due to a belt breaking. We promptly had another bus dispatched and delivered all students home safely. That bus is still on the side of the road, but please know that everyone who was on the bus is safe at home. Instead of paying a tow truck, we have opted to replace the belt onsite, and that will be done tomorrow. Thank you for your patience this afternoon.
Tiger Family, It's always important to stay informed of what is happening in our state with regards to education. This week, the Texas House will consider House Bill 1 which includes a voucher system with universal eligibility for students. According to the Legislative Budget Board, the voucher program will cost $2 billion in the second year of the program and grow each year. This creates a significant new financial commitment for the state while public schools remain underfunded by more than $14 billion.
GMS has set up an Angel Tree in the foyer, and YOU are encouraged to come by and choose an angel! Angel selection will be available during school hours. Please come choose one off the tree and help make a child's Christmas so much brighter! When you come to pick up an Angel ornament, please sign the log next to the tree with your name, number, and the number on the ornament. All gifts should be wrapped and have the Angel number on it. All gifts will need to be turned in to Gunter Middle School by December 11th. Thank you in advance for helping to make this a successful project for Gunter Middle School.
This week in Tiger Sports. Don't forget to check the Event Calendar, Athletics page, and our social media for ticket links and important notices regarding the playoff games.
The GMS Leadership classes need your help. The classes are making fleece blankets for the residents of Tribute Senior Living in Prosper. We will be making 80 blankets and delivering them to the residents in December. We need donations of the fleece material to make the blankets. Each blanket requires 3 yards of fleece, cut into 2 pieces measuring 1 ½ yards each. All donations need to be dropped off at the GMS office by Monday, November 27th . Thank you for helping us serve others this holiday season.
No School - Thursday, November 16th Full Day of School - Friday, November 17th Thanksgiving Break November 20-24
World Kindness Day - November 13th We think you should be kind every day! But, if you've never performed an anonymous "Act of Kindness," today is a great day to do that! Do something nice for someone and don't tell a soul. Your well-being will be blessed a thousand times over!
Good afternoon Tiger Nation, Our Lady Tiger volleyball team has just earned their 4th consecutive trip to the State Volleyball Tournament! Our semi-final game will be on Thursday, November 16th at either 11:00 or 1:00. In order to give our entire community a chance to show up and show out in support of our Lady Tigers, we will not have school Thursday, November 16th. It’s a great day to be a Tiger. See you in Garland! Scott Martindale, Superintendent
The GMS Leadership classes need your help. The classes are making fleece blankets for the residents of Tribute Senior Living in Prosper. We will be making 80 blankets and delivering them to the residents in December. We need donations of the fleece material to make the blankets. Each blanket requires 3 yards of fleece, cut into 2 pieces measuring 1 ½ yards each. All donations need to be dropped off at the GMS office by Monday, November 27th. Thank you for helping us serve others this holiday season.
Tiger Family, Thank you for your patience with us today as we dealt with the water outage. The water break has been repaired and Gunter ISD will be back in session at regular time tomorrow. Buses will run on their normal schedule as well. See you tomorrow!
Important Message from GISD Transportation (11/8): Bus routes will run the same as they do each day, except earlier due to the city wide water outage. Parents unable to get home at the time your children are to be let out, call the transportation office at 903-696-1500.
Important Notice (November 8th): Due to the city-wide water outage, Gunter ISD will be releasing our students early. High School/Middle School students will be released at 12:30 PM and Elementary students will be released at 1:00 PM. All dismissal procedures will be the same; just earlier. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unforeseen circumstances.
This week in sports (November 6). Apologies, it should have posted yesterday.