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GMS gets into the Homecoming Week action. Grandview High School isn't the only school in the district celebrating Homecoming Week this week. This year we're getting in on the action too. This year we're encouraging our students and staff to take part in the Homecoming Week dress up days. Monday's dress up theme is Sports Frenzy, Tuesday's is Twin Day and Wednesday's theme is color wars with each grade wearing a different color - 8th grade wears black, 7th grade wears white and 6th grade wears orange. Thursday's theme is Superhero/Character Day and Friday is Fired Up Friday - we're encouraging everyone to wear their Greyhound/Pup gear. And remember, the GHS Homecoming football game is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, against Ephrata.
Youth Drop-In Program going strong this year. It's not too late to sign up. Area youth, ages six to 18 are invited to attend Grandview's Youth Drop-In Program at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way. The program is held Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. During the program participants can use both the gym and game room for a variety of fun activities. The program fee is $10 per person, per year for city residents and $20 per person, per year for non-city residents. There is a registration form for the program, which requires a parent signature and can be picked up at the Grandview Parks and Recreation office, located at the Grandview Community Center. For more information please contact the Mike Carpenter at 882-9219.
Several GMS Winter I sports are gearing up - season starts Oct. 20. The registration window is now open for all seventh and eighth grade boys interested in trying out for boys' basketball. To register, athletes need to log in to their Family ID account and click on either seventh grade or eighth grade boys' basketball. The computer should have stored all of the emergency data information previously stored from your Fall sport registration. If you do not have a Family ID account, please see Ms. Eucker or click here for more information on how to register using Family ID. In addition, all athletes must have a current sports physical on file at GMS with Ms. Eucker. They expire after two years. If you do not have a sports physical, make an appointment with your family doctor as soon as possible, or go to one of the local urgent care centers to get a sports physical. Registration will close on Oct. 24, because of tryouts. If you do not have a completed online registration or current sports physical, you cannot participate. See Ms. Eucker if you need help with registration.
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.