Greeting GMS Community,
I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving Day and the break. Our gatherings may have been different this year, but the things we are thankful continue to accumulate. At GMS we are thankful every day for the resiliency and hard work our students demonstrated through their learning. We also have a deep appreciation and respect for the continued work of all our staff. There have been a plethora of challenges this year, but an equal, if not greater amount of solutions, positivity, and generosity.
Before we entered the break, we had a fantastic graduation ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge our 2020 graduates. We had hoped to have this ceremony in-person, but we are thankful to have had such a wonderful ceremony remotely that was full of cheers and celebrations that were safe for all. Thank you to all our students, families, alumni, community partners, and faculty who participated and shared this special event with our 2020 seniors.
We look forward to the hard work and determination in the next few weeks as we see the winter break on the horizon. Winter break is from December 21 through January 1, 2021. We will welcome back our students virtually on January 4 for a new year (Goodbye – 2020!). Our second quarter and first semester conclude on January 14, 2021. Though I am sure we are all looking forward to the break, we encourage students to continue their course work, reading, math, and ECC skills.
Many community events are upcoming virtually. We hope our students and families consider joining as it is a great opportunity to stay connected with our communities.
Matthew Mescall, Principal