October 23, 2017

Today is an Early Release Day and we will dismiss at 1:45.  We hope you made your after school plans this weekend.  Please note that next week will be an Early Release Week but we will dismiss at 12:30 for that week allowing for parent conferences.  Make sure your parents know and that you are making arrangements ahead of time.  Start planning now.


The first quarter ended last week and progress reports are going home this Friday. 


Attention all students!!  Spirit Wear is HERE!!  An order form is on the GEMS website (under upcoming events), has been posted to Schoology and is available in the front office.  We do not order additional stock so if you do not order within the two week window you will miss out.  Sizing on the order form are adult and like PE Clothes so if you need a YOUTH SIZE indicate YOUTH on the form when you turn it in.  Orders will be accepted October 23rd through November 3rd and should be turned into the office.  Delivery of the items will be when we get back from Thanksgiving break.  Chilly weather and the rain are in the forecast so here is your chance to order sweatshirts, hats and beanies!!


Way to go Panthers!!  We had even more students and staff in spirit wear than ever this last Friday!!!  Over 700!  Congratulations to the weekly winning first period classes: Ms. McKinnon's and Ms. McGinley's.  Leadership will be announcing the donut party quarter 1 spirit winning class soon!  This Friday begins a new spirit quarter!!  Let's see who the new top class will be?!?


Today starts Red Ribbon and Spirit Week!!  As announced at the Rally on Friday spirit themed days:

Today - “Hitting Drugs Out of Our Park” Sports Attire Day

Tuesday 24th- “We are going Places Drug Free” Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday 25th- “Double Up against Drugs” Twin Day

Thursday 26th- “Our past and future are drug free” Decades Day

Friday 27th- “Follow Your Dreams Drug Free” Pajama Day

Monday 30th- “It is Crazy to do drugs” Crazy Socks AND Hair Day

Tuesday 31st- “Hocus Pocus, Drugs aren’t our focus” Halloween Costume Day


Have you pre-ordered your yearbook?  Go online to reserve your copy for $48.  Prices will go up throughout the year.


From the Sports Desk:

The first home basketball game will be at 4:00pm on November 1st at the Community Center.  Come on out and show your Panther Pride!