Care Packages by Eric Lada GMG High School Student Council is requesting addresses of soldiers who will be away from home for the holidays. If you know any soldier that will be gone for the holidays email Cindy Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Student Council would like to send a cheerful message and things like playing cards, envelopes, paper etc. Thanks for helping out. Contact Cindy Cutler for any questions.
Ping Pong by: Justin Welton There is currently a ping pong tournament going on in GMG in p.e. This event occurs every year. Nick Niedermann is last years champion. He will be defending his title from last year. It is sure to be an awesome championship. Keep in touch to find out if Nick can win this event again!
Career Guideways By: Gage Fraser GMG is going to have the students take online the Career Guideways on I Have A Plan Iowa. These will take place after their Iowa Assessment tests. It will be coming up in this second quarter. This will be for the students in grades 9-12. The district wants these guideways completed by December 15, 2012.
GMG Junior Class Fruit Sale by: Justice Dannen GMG’s Junior Class is having a Fruit Sale Fundraiser. If anyone is looking for a great Christmas present then here are some great ideas. There are fruits, meats, cheeses, and nuts. GMG Juniors will be taking orders from November 16th thru November 27th with delivery the week of December 10th. Ask any junior to see a brochure or call the school at 641-499-2005. Thank you everyone for all your support!
ACT by Austin Ridout To all GMG students who would like to take the December ACT test contact Mr. Pierson. There will be a late fee, but you could still take it. Other deadline times to take the ACT in February are in January 11, 2013 and the late window for that is January 12 to 18.
College Financial Aid by Brandon Ferris On Thursday, December 6, at 6:00 PM a representative from the Iowa College Access Network in Des Moines will make a presentation in the GMG High School ICN Room. The presentation will help students and parents make sense of financial aid and the application process. This presentation is open to any senior or parent with children who will attend college after high school. There will be plenty of time for questions and please RSVP. For more questions contact Mr. Pierson.
NEIBA Honor Band Brittney Everts On the first Saturday in December, which is is Dec. 1, Mr. Dan Lastovka and three talented GMG students will be attending the NEIBA Honor Band. These musical, young adults are Junior, Dillon Slingluff, and eighth graders Sydney Sorem, and Joshua Welton. They will be traveling to Oelwein for a day of rehearsal. Then, the concerts begin. The junior high will perform at 5 PM and the senior high concert will begin at 7 PM. There will be approximately 120 in each band. So, if you want to support these wonderful instrumentalists, travel to Oelwein and listen to these melodious concerts.
GMG Loses to South Hardin by Grant Day GMG lost to South Hardin November 20, 2012. The Wolverine’s lead scorer was Sophomore Olivia Barritt, scoring 15. Right behind Olivia was Senior Cheyenne Wurr, scoring 12. During the first quarter of the game, GMG scored 11, second quarter GMG scored 12, third quarter they scored 10, and the final quarter scored 8. Final score of the game was: GMG-41, South Hardin-61.
Breakfast with Santa By: Kohleah Harris The Garwin Christian Church is Sponsoring a Breakfast with Santa. It will be at the Christian Church on December 1, at 9:00-10:00 A.M. Everyone is welcome. There will be treats for all. Please come join us in this fun filled morning!
Hot Chocolate for Dogs By: Cheyenne Wurr The National Honor Society wanted to start a fundraiser to support military dogs. There are 3,100 working military dogs. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45-8:15 A.M. between November 5th and December 19th, hot chocolate will be sold in the cafeteria. The price is a $1.00 for every 16 oz cup, and marshmallows are free. All proceeds go to care packages for US Military Working Dogs. NHS’s goal is to get $1000! Any donations could be directed to the High School’s Office.
GMG Music Concert by Eric Lada Mark your calendars!! The 7-12 GMG Music Concert is on December 13, 2012. It is going to great. It is open to anyone who will want to listen to some soothing, lively Christmas music. Dan Lastovka will also be there orchestrating the band and Mrs. Sheryl Mullikin will be directing the chorus. The day will be here before you know it, so be ready. It will be a good time!!
Christmas Break by Austin Ridout All the kids are anxious and the teachers are thankful for the upcoming winter vacation. Get ready parents the kids are coming home! Christmas break is coming up and everyone is ready for this needed break. The break starts on December 21, the students get let out at 2:20, and they won’t return until January 3. So plan accordingly, and have a Merry Christmas!
Christmas list Brittney Everts With the up and coming holidays, I wandered the halls of the GMG High School, and asked several GMG staff and students what they would like for Christmas. Following is what many stated: Ann Jackson, our Spanish teacher, wants an under the counter t.v. for her kitchen. Nina Soto, Sophmore,wants a lot of gift cards. Chey Wurr, Senior, wants a new car. Brock Fisher, Junior, wants snowmobile goggles. Codi Groth, Junior, wants clothing. Peyton Mannan, Junior, wants clothing. Autumn Rosacker, Senior, wants new shoes and sun glasses. Kayla Karns, Senior, wants clothing. Noah Thurston, Sophomore, wants a cow boy hat. Julie Upah,English teacher, would like her family happy and healthy. I hope everyone gets what they really need, and want, but I also hope they have a great holiday!
CF Christmas Activities by Brandon Ferris On Sunday, December 16, the GMG Christian Fellowship will be hosting an evening of activities. At 5:00 they will be caroling around Garwin and will bring a plate of cookies to each house they sing at. A Live nativitie performance will be starting at 6:00 and will be held on the north side of the Methodist Church. Following the performances at 6:30 a soup supper will be held in the cafeteria at the high school, which is open to anyone. A fundraiser of selling pans started November 21 and will be ending December 7th. The profit from that goes to the Animal Rescue League or to the Tama county food pantry.