Basketball at GMG
By: Summer Langenbau
This year's basketball program will be off to a start before we know it. This year's girls basketball team will be coached by head coach Justin Hornberg and assisted by Melissa eDieleman. Practices will start on November 11, 2013. Their first game is a jamboree in North Polk against Grandview Park Baptist on November 19, 2013 at 6 pm. Their first official game is in Garwin at 6 pm against BCLUW on November 22, 2013.
This year's boys basketball team will be coached by head coach Dean Aldrich and assisted by Mike Plett. The boys will begin practice on November 18, 2013. Their first game is December 3, 2013 against Don Bosco in Gilbertville. Varsity will begin to play at 6 pm.
We can't wait to see what is in store for this year's basketball teams.
What Are You Thankful For?
by Anna Scheidel
I went around the GMG High School and interviewed students and staff, asking them what they were thankful for. Daniel Hughes, in grade 7, is thankful for his family and all the food he is going to eat at Thanksgiving. Parker Welton, in grade 8, is thankful for the peace we have made with the Indians, his friends and family, and food. Jessica Smith, a freshman, is thankful for her family. Ryan Spurlin, a Junior, is thankful for his family getitng together. Shawna Hughes, a Sophomore, is thankful for her family, a home, having wifi, and music. Jeff Hughes, a Junior, is thankful for his family. Kendra Savage, a Senior, is thankful for her boyfriend, Aaron, her parents, grandparents, and for her pets. Cassie Schults, a Sophomore, is thankful for family, friends, and food. Julie Upah, an English teacher, is thankful for her family, friends, and Christ. Jill Roberts, a math teacher, is thankful for her grandchildren and to be alive. This is the season to be give thanks. Thank someone you love.
Soldier Care Packages
By Trey Moore
The GMG Student Council will be sending a care package to our community's active soldiers. If you'd like a care package sent to a soldier you know, please send an e-mail or contact Mrs. Cindy Cutler or a student council representative at the GMG Secondary with an address. Please do this immediately, so the care package will arrive to them by Christmas! Please, support our troops and give them a Happy Holiday from GMG!
By Chad Plaehn
Anchors Away was an hysterically, funny play that was held on November 9th and 10th in the Garwin Gymnasium, and this rendition was put on by the GMG students. It was a fun play that takes place on a ship for the young and romantic. Of course, no play would be complete without some comical event happening. Each character from GMG was delightful to watch. Mr. Dan Lastovka and Mrs. Anne Barloon directed this comedy. If you missed this event, you missed an awesome play!
Soldier care package
By Trey Moore
The GMG Student council will be sending a care package to our active soldiers. If you'd like one sent please send an e-mail or contact Mrs. Cutler with an address immediately.
GMG ITED Tests
by Eric Lada
This years's ITED tests will be given on Wednesday, November 27th to all 7th -11th graders. These tests are very important to our district and need to be taken seriously. We use the results to evaluate and make changes in our curriculum offerings. We have excellent student at GMG and want the tests scores to reflect the quality of our students. Make sure that you get a good nights sleep and eat a good breakfast!
Christmas Gifts and GMG apparel
By Ryan Larson
GMG school has many features on its website including GMG apparel. This GMG clothing would make a great gift for the up coming holiday seasons. We recommend that you submit you order online soon, so that your gifts have ample time to arrive. The GMG apparel is a really good way to show your appreciation for your friends and loved ones, and it helps support our school.
Thanksgiving break for GMG!
By: Shannon Brown
YAY! Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday the 27th of November and lasts until Wednesday, December 4th. Thanksgiving is the time to spend with your family. Our vacation is extra long this year. Everyone have a great time with your family!
by Devon Schuett
The junior and senior classes at GMG will be holding an annual "Cookie Walk". Each junior and senior is to provide two dozen baked goods. It will be held December 6th during a home basketball game versus Meskwaki. All the money earned will go to the after prom fund. There will be delicious cookies and candies there! Come support the GMG After Prom Committee!
Iowa Star Conference Band Festival
The GMG band students will be attending the Iowa Star Conference Band Festival on Monday, November 18, 2013. The Festival will be held at CAL in their gymnasium. The guest conductors will be Dr. Scott Muntefering and Mr. Bard Mackey. The GMG students will practice all day long and then later perform at 7:00 PM. So if you don't have anything to do on the 18th, come listen to our talented musicians!
Jr. Class Fruit Sale
by Hunter Smith
The GMG Juniors will be taking fruit sale orders from November 13th thru November 25th with a delivery the week of December 9th. If you would like any fruit, please ask any junior to see a brochure or call the school at 641-499-2005. The fruit is excellent and healthy for you! This is a prom fundraiser, so we hope you will help support the GMG Junior Class. Thank you!
Parent Teacher Conferences
By Kendra Savage
Just a reminder, GMG will be holding parent teacher conferences for grades 7-12, on November 21st. Come see how your children are doing and maybe even earn them some bonus points! It's always good to get an update on grades. Conferences will be held from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
GMG JH Student Council Coat Drive
by Chris O'Neal
The Junior high student council is having a coat drive. It will be held November 1-29. If you want to contribute a coat or coats to a needy person, take your coats to the GMG lobby by the office. The donations will be taken to the Salvation Army. This is a very worthwhile drive, for those in need of warm clothing during the winter months.