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March 21, 2014
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Parent Teacher Conferences By: Laura Landt Parent and Teacher Conferences for the GMG Elementary students on March 25th and 27th. Make sure to show up and see how your child is doing in school. If you need to change times or dates then just call the school or your child’s teacher and set up a different date that will work for both of you. Make sure to mark your calendars!

GMG Food Pantry Fund Raiser by Tyson Strayer GMG advisory groups are raising money for a local food pantry during the upcoming week. From March 17th-21st students will be able to drop off any lose change (no paper bills) at their advisors room during the day. The advisory group that donates the most money to the cause will be given a pizza party with homemade brownies and ice cream as a reward. The goal is to raise at least 500 dollars for the food pantry.

Mythology Stories by Nathan Swaim In Mrs. Upah’s technical writing class she is having her students write a mythology story. It has to include a king, queen, princess, prince or knight, moat, castle, bad guy, and a weapon to fight him. First they had to create a poster with those characters on the poster, then, they had to write a story with including those characters. The stories were awesome to read. Come see the posters posted in Julie Upah’s room.

Boys State Basketball By : Luke Petty The GMG boy’s basketball team attended the state basketball tourney on March 13, to watch the semi-final games. They left school at 8:30 A.M. They watched two basketball games. The first game was Keota Vs. West Lyon, and the second game was Dunkerton Vs. Belmond-Klemme. Dunkerton played West Lyon in the championship game the next day, West Lyon came out on top and won the state title. The day was a great day of basketball and camaraderie!

GMG Relays By Austin Vaughn The GMG Wolverines will be hosting a Girls/Boys track meet on April 14th. The track meet will be held at South Tama High School. The track meet starts at 5:00 p.m. We need people to come and help work at the meet. We need timers, hurdle setters, press box workers, field event workers, and ticket takers. If interested please contact Mark Gabriel, at 499-2005, or email him at

Senior Pictures At GMG by Michael Dirks To the parents of GMG seniors, we need your child’s senior pictures immediately. It has to be a vertical picture of his/her face.We need them, so we can put them in the Northern Sun, the yearbook, the Times Republican, and for the class composite. We need them by April 1st at the very latest.

Newcomb and Fisher Starting Track on Fire Lane Williams Great news from the GMG track boys! Congratulations to Bryce Newcomb, Junior, and Brock Fisher, Senior. While participating in the UNI Indoor- Dickinson Relays, Bryce Newcomb finished third in the Long Jump with a jump of 21’9”. His jump was good enough to break the 25 year old school record of 21’7” set by Richard Harris in 1989. What an amazing way to start the season. This jump landed him a 3rd place in this large competition. Brock Fisher placed third in the High Jump with a jump of 6’0”. That is a great starting position for the season. We are so proud of Bryce and Brock! Great job boys! Way to go!

Pizza Ranch Fundraiser By Nina Soto Come join Mrs. McLean, Mr. Krier, and Mr. Frimml from 5:00-6:30 at the Pizza Ranch as they Buss Tables. Then from 6:30-8:00 Elementary Parents can come in and eat! Please come and support GMG’s P.I.E. Organization! On Wednesday, March 26th at Marshalltown Pizza Ranch 2305 S Center Street.

Saint Patricks Day by Zach Plante You might be wondering just why recelebrate Saint Patricks Day. Well, here are some facts that I have found about the holiday. Saint Patrick's Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated annually on 17 March. It celebrates the death of the most commonly-recognized the Saint of Ireland Saint Patrick. AD 385–46. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland as well as celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades, festivals, and the wearing of green or Shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. Even though we do not promote this consumption, you have just read a little about the holiday of Saint Patricks Day!

Jared Vandewalle By Gage Fraser Jared Vandewalle of Legrand, Iowa will soon be racing cars in the sport mod class. Jared is number 55V and will be sponsored by Kings Racing. Jared is currently a sophomore at GMG High School and is 16 years old. Jared will start racing this summer and will be racing in Marshalltown, Vinton, Boone, Webster City and other areas. Be ready for my man Jared when he’s tearing it up on the track! Get some!



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