April 23, 2018

Today will be an Early Release Day and we will dismiss at 1:45.


Way to go spirited Panthers! Last Friday the first period classes with the most spirit were Mr. Noonan's, Mr. McAdam's, Ms. McGinley's, and Mrs. Freid's first period classes!!!  Only 6 more Fridays of spirit to know which class will win the donut party for the most spirit for Q4!! 

So far in the first 2 Fridays of spirit for this month the current leaders are:  Harrigan, McGinley, Nichols, Noonan, and Ryan Smith...but each week can change the leaders quickly!


Student Body Elections begin the week of April 23rd with voting taking place during first period on April 27th for all 6th and 7th grade students.  The following 2018/2019 students are campaigning for the following positions:

Edyn for President 

Kylie and Sade for Vice President

Justin and Scarlett for Treasurer

Reagan for Secretary.
Continue to watch GEMS TV next week to hear more about each candidate and why they think they are best for each position before you determine whom you will be voting for.


Yearbook prices went up!  Order online now for $50 to reserve your copy! We sell out every year!!!


Attention all 7th grade students. Do not miss your opportunity to attend the end of year bowling trip.  Friday, April 27th is the last day to submit completed permission forms to Mr. Santos, Mr. Otte, or Mr. Harrigan.  If we don’t have enough turned in we may have to cancel the trip for the first time EVER.  See Mr. Santos, Mr. Otte, or Mr. Harrigan as soon as you can.


8th grade Promotion Activity Forms are going out today through 1st period classes TODAY.  Your end of the year events are shaping up also.  All forms and payments due by May 10th.  Make sure you turn in COMPLETED FORMS if you are going.  That does mean another emergency card as contact information on many could have changed.  Please turn in everything into the office.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


From the Sports Desk: 

The 8th grade Lady Panthers won their second straight game by beating Cavitt 12 to 8.  There lots of highlights for the Panthers. Sydney pitched well and hit her third home run of the season.  She also caught two hard hit line drives. Kiley at second base started a great double play.  Dusty filling in at catcher made a great stop of a throw at home plate.  Maddie, Marianna, and Jasmine, all scored two runs. Riley had a key double.  Our Lady Panthers have really come together as a great team.  Tomorrow, the Panthers go to Olympus for their last road game before the tournament.  Thursday, we play Twelve Bridges here at GEMS.  Great job Panthers!


On Thursday, the 7th Grade Lady Panthers played Cavitt for the second time.  Marley and Elizabeth Phelps made some tough plays at third and shortstop to end some innings.  We had some players make some big hits in the game.  Aaliyah, Ashlynn, Taylor, and Marley all hit the ball well with base hits yesterday. Unfortunately, our bats came alive too late in the game, so we lost 8-4.  Our next game is at Olympus on Tuesday.  Let's get another win!


Boys volleyball is on the road this week.  8th grade only will travel to EV Cain on Tuesday and both teams take on Olympus on Thursday.  Good luck the week!!


Track is hosting the meet this Wednesday at LHS.  Come on out and support GEMS Track Athletes!!