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GMG begins school on August 19 By:Margaret Thomsen

August 23, 2013
Northern-Sun Print
The GMG School began classes for the 2013-14 academic year on August 19. High School Principal Mark Polich welcomed students on the Garwin campus to the first day of school assembly. Garwin American Legion William Saunders Post Auxiliary President Jane Jordebreck led the Pledge of Allegiance. The “Star Spangled Banner” was beautifully played by Mr. Dan Lastovka on the trumpet and Mrs. Jill Roberts on the saxophone. Mrs. Jordebreck led the group in a prayer. She followed her tradition of a trivia question for each grade. The reward was a large Hershey candy bar. Mrs. Jordebreck presented a message of thoughtful insight and simple advice for the students. Her thoughts included a list of “Do” and “Don’t”. The “Don’t” list was topped by don’t be disruptive in class - we are judged daily by our actions. Don’t wear your jeans down around your butt - it is not in style anymore. Don’t use foul language in public. - it shows how stupid you are. Don’t get a tattoo on your wrist - employers will ask you to cover it and it may cause a negative impression. The “Do” list included: Do give a compliment every day. Do play by the rules your parents set up - they are trying to protect you. Do be considerate to others - it will pay off in the long run. Do use common sense in everything you do and say. Mrs. Jordebreck concluded telling the students, “Have a good day. The years go by very fast. God Bless America!” In his welcoming remarks Mr. Polich told the students, “You need to try as hard as you can - we need you to work hard..... We are a family at GMG.... this is my 15th year and we have a family of great staff, a great student body and we all work together.... we all make choices and the staff is here to help you, studies show that the more education you have the more you will earn.” Mr. Polich further commented that “We have two main goals this year. We need to increase attendance and we want to increase our reading comprehension goal. You need to be building those skills. You need to practice. Reading will benefit you. Read what you are interested in, the more you read the better you will be.... So let’s get here and let’s read!” New staff was introduced. They included Mrs. Boerm, who will be teaching Resource Room, Ms. Preston, Spanish teacher, and Ms. Matney, our student teacher for the first semester.

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GMG Class of 2013 gathered for a photo as they began the first day of their senior year. They will graduate on May 18, 2014.



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