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GMS students invited to take part in annual essay contest. Our sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are invited to take part in the VFW's annual Patriot's Pen essay contest. To enter students are required to write a 300-400 word essay. This year's essay theme is The America I Believe In. Once the essay is turned in and the entry form filled out, the essays will be sent to our local VFW for competition. From there one essay for every 15 received by the local post will advance to the regional level. At the regional level, one first place winner will advance to the state level. At the state level, one first place winner will move onto the national competition. Every student who makes it to the national competition will receive at least $500, with prizes ranging up to $5,000, plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. We hope our students will step up and take part in this annual tradition. The deadline to submit your essay is Nov. 1.
District moves to electronic athletics registration. The Grandview School District is excited to announce it is bringing an electronic athletic registration process on board. At both the high school and middle school level, student athletes will now complete their sports registrations online, using Family ID. This will mean students who play multiple sports won't have to register every season. The system allows students and families to input their information once, while making it easy to update information and keep track of students. Click here for more information on how to register using Family ID. You can find a link to the Family ID site on both the high school and middle school homepages, as well as on the Atheletics pages for both schools.
Lunch time was facing some big hurdles at Grandview Middle School. It was taking too long for kids to go through the lunch line, get their food, find a table, eat and then head outside. But all of that has changed thanks to some quick thinking by Food Service Supervisor Marcia Wagner.
If you were lost in the desert with nothing but some day-old newspapers and a roll of masking tape, could you create a shelter to shield yourself from the sun? That was the question Heather Dawson's sixth grade science students had to answer.