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Tuesday, May 11th is an A Day

Today is Tuesday, May 11th and it is an A day.

THERE ARE ONLY 11 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! FINISH STRONG, GMS, BY GIVING YOUR BEST ON YOUR SOL TESTS AS WELL AS COMPLETING ALL REMAINING WORK FOR YOUR CLASSES AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL!

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer lost a tough match while visiting Andrew Lewis Middle last evening. Best of luck as you head to William Byrd to take on the Terriers this Thursday.

Baseball: Baseball lost a tough one to Hidden Valley, 6-2. Congrats to Rhett Henderson who hit a homerun and Grayson Shearer who had a run batted in.

Softball: Softball continues to make progress after scoring the most runs in a single game against Hidden Valley last night. Congratulations on the 6 runs posted despite a tough loss against a solid squad.

Boys' Soccer: Glenvar boys’ soccer faced a tough opponent in undefeated Andrew Lewis last night and played very well. Glenvar controlled most of the play with both teams struggling to score due to some outstanding defense. In the last minute of the game, the ball did bounce Andrew Lewis' way and they came out as winners, 1-0. This is the first loss for the Glenvar boys in over two years; we are excited to learn from it and to take those lessons into the next home game this Thursday.

We will begin SOL testing on May 11th and test until May 19th. Please be sure you know when and where you will be testing. You may ask your teachers for specific information such as where you will test. Every 6th, 7th, and 8th grader will take an SOL in English and math and 8th graders will test in Civics or Physical Science as well. Please remember the following:

1. Electronic devices are NOT allowed in any testing room. Please leave those devices in your bookbag. Smart devices include, but are not limited to: smart watches, fitness bands, eReaders, cell phones, and smart phones.

2. Now is your time to show what you know and give your very best on your SOL test. Remember, cheating is a serious offense and can lead to a zero on an SOL test.

3. Although students may finish their testing at different times, all students will release at the same time of approximately 11:20am.

4. All bookbags should be in the main gym at this time and athletic bags in the wrestling room.

5. If you have not already done so teachers, please take a moment to be sure your students know where to report for testing.

 

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for May 10th

Today is Monday, May 10th and it is an A day.

THERE ARE ONLY 12 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Good luck to all our spring sports teams competing today. Boys’ soccer and softball will be hosting teams at home, while girls’ soccer and baseball are traveling. Additionally, our track team will be traveling this Wednesday.

We will begin SOL testing on May 11th and test until May 19th. Please be sure you know when and where you will be testing. You may ask your teachers for specific information such as where you will test. Every 6th, 7th, and 8th grader will take an SOL in English and math and 8th graders will test in Civics or Physical Science as well. Please remember the following:

1. Electronic devices are NOT allowed in any testing room. Please leave those devices in your bookbag. Smart devices include, but are not limited to: smart watches, fitness bands, eReaders, cell phones, and smart phones.

2. We prefer that you not bring a bookbag to school on your SOL testing days.

3. Please bring a charged laptop and your charger on testing days.

4. Remember, that cheating is a serious offense and can lead to a zero on an SOL test.

5. School starts at 8:20 each day, and we will begin testing after attendance is taken.

 

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

7th graders: you will complete a very important Student Advisory Council selection survey during your 3A class today. With the help of your teacher, you will access a link to a form where you will choose your two student representatives who will serve as your voice on the Student Advisory Council for the next five years. Thank you for taking this process seriously and making excellent choices.

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for Friday, May 7th

Today is Friday, May 7th and it is a B day.

THERE ARE ONLY 13 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Girls' Soccer: Our girls’ soccer team lost a tough one to Read Mountain 6-1 with Davin Tate scoring the lone goal for the Lady Highlanders. Girls will travel to Andrew Lewis Monday, make sure to come out and support your Highlanders!

Boys' Soccer: Boy’s soccer hosted an undefeated Read Mountain Middle at Glenvar stadium last evening. Cooper Mullins scored a very early goal, and the play was very even the rest of the game. In the second half Read Mountain tied up the game 1-1 and that is how the game ended. This was a game by two good teams. Our undefeated boys will take on an undefeated Andrew Lewis next Monday!

Softball: Softball also took one on the chin against an unbeaten Andrew Lewis squad. Good job, though, getting on the board against a tough team and work hard to prepare for the next game!

Baseball: Our baseball team lost 10-6 against Andrew Lewis, but had a strong pitching performance from Cale Vaughan. Grayson Shearer and Rhett Henderson each had two runs batted in.

JV Softball: Congrats to the 8th grade members of the JV Softball team—Madison Duncan, Ali Brown, Hannah Street, and Abby Teubert—for their 7-4 win at Auburn yesterday.

 

SOL Testing: We will begin SOL testing on May 11th and test until May 19th. Please be sure you know when and where you will be testing. You may ask your teachers for specific information such as where you will test. Every 6th, 7th, and 8th grader will take an SOL in English and math and 8th graders will test in Civics as well. Please remember the following:

 

1. No cell phones or smart devices are allowed in any testing room. Please leave those devices in your bookbag.

2. We prefer that you not bring a bookbag to school on your SOL testing days.

3. Please bring a charged laptop and your charger on testing days.

4. Remember, that cheating is a serious offense and can lead to a zero on an SOL test.

5. School starts at 8:20 each day, and we will begin testing after attendance is taken.

 

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for May 6th

Today is Thursday, May 6th and it is a B day.

THERE ARE ONLY 14 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Good luck to our athletic groups who are competing today. Softball will travel to Andrew Lewis Middle School, baseball will host Andrew Lewis, girls’ soccer will travel to Read Mountain Middle, and boys’ soccer will host Read Mountain. Give your best, student-athletes!

We will begin SOL testing on May 11th and test until May 19th. Please be sure you know when and where you will be testing. You may ask your teachers for specific information such as where you will test. Every 6th, 7th and 8th grader will take an SOL in English and math and 8th graders will test in Civics as well. Please remember the following:

 

1. No cell phones or smart devices are allowed in any testing room. Please leave those devices in your bookbag.

2. We prefer that you not bring a bookbag to school on your SOL testing days.

3. Please bring a charged laptop and your charger on testing days.

4. Remember, that cheating is a serious offense and can lead to a zero on an SOL test.

5. School starts at 8:20 each day, and we will begin testing after attendance is taken.

 

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

 

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for May 4th

Today is Tuesday, May 4th and it is an A day.

Morning announcements will run through Webex for the next two weeks because the high school is conducting testing next door. They are using their auxiliary gym which is just across from our cafeteria. Using Webex for announcements helps us to avoid disrupting students while they are busy giving their best. We also need your help, students, by remaining as quiet as possible during class changes and, especially, when reporting to the cafeteria area for lunch.

THERE ARE ONLY 15 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Cross Country: Are you interested in running cross country this fall? If so, plan to attend an interest meeting held in Ms. Wade's room at 8AM on Tuesday, May 4th (which was this morning) and on Thursday, May 6th.

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library. All library books are due by May 11th. Students who need to keep books past this date should contact Mrs. Perdue in the library.

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for May 3rd

Today is Monday, May 3rd and it is an A day.

Morning announcements will run through Webex for the next two weeks because the high school is conducting testing next door. They are using their auxiliary gym which is just across from our cafeteria. Using Webex for announcements helps us to avoid disrupting students while they are busy giving their best. We also need your help, students, by remaining as quiet as possible during class changes and, especially, when reporting to the cafeteria area for lunch.

THERE ARE ONLY 16 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Cross Country: Are you interested in running cross country this fall? If so, plan to attend an interest meeting held in Ms. Wade's room at 8AM on Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th.

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 30th

Today is Friday, April 30th and it is a B day.

Girls' Soccer: Girls' Soccer lost a tough battle with Cave Spring yesterday, 4-1. The girls put together a great first half and Davin Tate scored off a beautiful corner kick by Brooke Smyth. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our girls! Next up is Read Mountain away Thursday, May 6th.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer travelled to Cave Spring and found a formidable opponent. The first half the Highlanders dominated, and Connor Magruder set up Cooper Mullins for a beautiful goal. The second half we held on to the lead, with our backs against the wall, with Jose Colazo coming up strong in the right moments. Final score was 1-0 for our third straight win!

Baseball: Baseball fought to a tough draw of 2-2 against Northside last evening. Cale Vaughan and Adam Franklin each scored runs with Adam’s coming from an over the fence home run.

Softball: And, softball got on the board with two runs only to suffer a loss against a tough Northside squad at home.

Cross Country: Are you interested in running cross country this fall? If so, plan to attend an interest meeting held in Ms. Wade's room at 8AM on Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th.

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

THERE ARE ONLY 17 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 29th

Today is Thursday, April 29th and it is a B day.

Good luck to our spring sports teams this afternoon: Baseball will travel to Northside and boys’ soccer will travel to Cave Spring Middle. And, good luck to our softball team who will host Northside as well as girls’ soccer who will host Cave Spring.

Cross County: Are you interested in running cross country this fall? If so, plan to attend an interest meeting held in Ms. Wade's room at 8AM on Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th.

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

THERE ARE ONLY 18 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 27th

Today is Tuesday, April 27th and it is an A day.

PBIS Survey: Quick reminder to teachers to continue to facilitate the completion of the PBIS student survey this morning for any students absent yesterday. The survey and a description are found in Blackboard—>GMS Library -->Surveys.

Girls' Soccer: Glenvar Middle School Girls' Soccer got a big victory over Northside Middle School yesterday. After a slow start the girls got rolling and posted a 6-0 shutout! Goals were scored by Davin Tate with two and Avery Steger, Karis Gillespie, Brooke Smyth, and Ava Plaisance each tallied one. Great job Girls! Next up is Cave Spring at home on Thursday! Come out and support our Girls!

Great victory for the boys over Northside! Avery Maclanahan, Connor Magruder, Cooper Mullins scored three and Tyler Curfiss score two, the last with another flying header to win the game 7-1. Great job!

JV Softball: Congratulations to the 8th grade members of the JV Softball team (Abby Teubert, Hannah Street, Ali Brown, and Madison Duncan) on their 9 to 5 victory over the James River Knights. Great Team Win!

Good luck to our traveling teams for the rest of this week: track will be traveling to Northside Middle tomorrow, baseball will travel to Northside on Thursday, and boys’ soccer will travel to Cave Spring Middle. And, good luck to our softball team who will host Northside on Thursday as well as girls’ soccer who will host Cave Spring.

Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

THERE ARE ONLY 19 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcments for April 26th

Today is Monday, April 26th and it is an A day.

PBIS Survey: Quick reminder to teachers to continue to facilitate the completion of the PBIS student survey this morning as well as tomorrow morning for any students absent today. The survey and a description are found in Blackboard—>GMS Library --> Surveys.

Good luck to all our spring sports who are competing today. Girls’ soccer will host Northside Middle, boys’ soccer will be traveling to Northside Middle, baseball will host Benjamin Franklin Middle, and softball will be traveling to Benjamin Franklin Middle.

Library Books: Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

THERE ARE ONLY 20 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Teachers: Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 23rd

Today is Friday, April 23rd and it is a B day.

Girls' Soccer: The girls' soccer team traveled to HVMS and suffered a tough loss 3-1. After a great opening, HVMS scored two unanswered goals in the first half. The girls bounced back in the second half on a goal by Davin Tate. The second half was dead even at 1-1 thanks to a stingy defense anchored by Brooke Smyth. The girls will play NMS at home on Monday at 5:30. Please come out and support your Lady Highlanders!

Boys' Soccer: Congratulations to Glenvar boys’ soccer in their win against Hidden Valley last evening. HV came out looking to get a win and started the game strong. They also scored the first goal. Connor Magruder answered to tie the game, and the goals started flowing for Glenvar, four goals by Cooper Mullins, two by Tyler Curfiss, one from Zack Adams and one from Avery McClanahan later, we won the game 9-1.

Softball: Our Lady Highlanders softball team came out strong against a tough Cave Spring squad last evening only to suffer their first loss. No worries, though, as they plan to regroup and prepare for their next game against Benjamin Franklin Middle next Monday.

Baseball: Our baseball team also fought hard against the Squires of Cave Spring only to come up a little short. Coach and the boys aim to work hard in preparation for their first home game against Benjamin Franklin next week.

Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

THERE ARE ONLY 21 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 22nd

Today is Thursday, April 22nd and it is a B day.

Students: remember to wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Roanoke County Middle school students are very welcome to have cell phones, however, district policy states they must be turned off and away. Although we are not using lockers this year, it is expected all phones will be stored out of sight. Bookbags are an excellent place to store phones throughout the day and help you to meet this expectation.

Thanks, too, GMS students for remembering put your headphones, Air Pods, and the like away while moving around the building. It is very difficult to get a student’s attention when he/she cannot hear you because of headphones.

Dress Code: Following the Roanoke County dress code prevents an uncomfortable conversation with a school administrator or teacher. Student tops should include shoulder straps with all other clothing covering you down to at least 3 or 4 inches in length on the upper thigh. Hats and hoodies must remain off and all messages on clothing must be school appropriate. Check out your daily planner as well as the most recent school newsletter for detailed specifics.

THERE ARE ONLY 22 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Please remember to renew any overdue library books or return them to the book return outside the library.

Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 20th

Today is Tuesday, April 20th and it is an A day. 

Students: remember to wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Roanoke County Middle school students are very welcome to have cell phones, however, district policy states they must be turned off and away. Although we are not using lockers this year, it is expected all phones will be stored out of sight. Bookbags are an excellent place to store phones throughout the day and help you to meet this expectation.

Thanks, too, GMS students for remembering put your headphones, Air Pods, and the like away while moving around the building. It is very difficult to get a student’s attention when he/she cannot hear you because of headphones.

Dress Code: Following the Roanoke County dress code prevents an uncomfortable conversation with a school administrator or teacher. Student tops should include shoulder straps with all other clothing covering you down to at least 3 or 4 inches in length on the upper thigh. Hats and hoodies must remain off and all messages on clothing must be school appropriate. Check out your daily planner as well as the most recent school newsletter for detailed specifics.

THERE ARE ONLY 23 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Thank you, teachers, for making sure lunch surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for April 19th

Today is Monday, April 19th and it is an A day.

Students: Remember to wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Roanoke County Middle school students are very welcome to have cell phones, however, district policy states they must be turned off and away. Although we are not using lockers this year, it is expected all phones will be stored out of sight. Bookbags are an excellent place to store phones throughout the day and help you to meet this expectation.

Thanks, too, GMS students for remembering put your headphones, Air Pods, and the like away while moving around the building. It is very difficult to get a student’s attention when he/she cannot hear you because of headphones.

Dress Code: Following the Roanoke County dress code prevents an uncomfortable conversation with a school administrator or teacher. Student tops should include shoulder straps with all other clothing covering you down to at least 3 or 4 inches in length on the upper thigh. Hats and hoodies must remain off and all messages on clothing must be school appropriate. Check out your daily planner as well as the most recent school newsletter for detailed specifics.

THERE ARE ONLY 24 STUDENT DAYS LEFT THIS SCHOOL YEAR (NOT INCLUDING WEDNESDAYS)! BE SURE YOU FINISH STRONG BY GIVING EVERY CLASS YOUR VERY BEST EFFORT. NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Thank you, teachers, for making sure surveys are complete as well as classroom doors closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

 

Announcements for April 16th

Today is Friday, April 16th and it is a B day.

Please return overdue library books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Girls’ soccer players: be sure to drop your forms off with Coach Umstead or Coach Duff today.

Students:

Remember to wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Roanoke County Middle school students are very welcome to have cell phones, however, district policy states they must be turned off and away. And although we are not using lockers this year, it is expected all phones will be stored out of sight. Bookbags are an excellent place to store phones throughout the day and help you to meet this expectation.

Thanks, too, GMS students for remembering to not walk around the building using headphones, Air Pods, and the like. It is very difficult to get a student’s attention when he/she cannot hear you because of headphones.

With only a little more than six weeks of school left this year, be sure you finish strong by giving every class your very best effort. Now is your time to shine!

 

First block teachers: our lunch count was off by around 60 lunches toward the end of last week. Take time to follow up with your students this morning and each morning to be sure they have completed the lunch survey.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 15th

Today is Thursday, April 15th and it is a B day.

Please return overdue library books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Middle school students in Roanoke County are very welcome to have cell phones, however, policy states they must be turned off and away. Although we do not have lockers to store our phones, it is expected all phones will be stored out of sight. Bookbags are an excellent place to store phones throughout the day and make sure you are meeting expectations.

Thanks, too, GMS students for remembering to not walk around the building using headphones, Air Pods, and the like. It is very difficult to get a student’s attention when he/she cannot hear you because of headphones.

With only a little more than six weeks of school left this year, be sure you finish strong by giving every class your very best effort. Now is your time to shine!

First block teachers: our lunch count was off by around 60 lunches toward the end of last week. Take time to follow up with your students this morning and each morning to be sure they have completed the lunch survey.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 13th

Today is Tuesday, April 13th and it is an A day.

Please return overdue library books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Boys' Soccer: The boys’ soccer team is looking for 6th graders interested in soccer who also want to volunteer as team managers. You will help with the games, take care of the equipment, operate a camera to video the games, etc. You will learn while volunteering and be even better prepared next year! If you think this may be you, email Coach van Gerven at evangerven@rcps.us or show up at the tryouts! You must also have a completed page 4 of our physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow in order to be a manager.

Track: All student-athletes trying out for track should report to Mr. Murray’s room after school. Mr. Murray’s room number is 141 and he can be found on the long hallway beyond the auxiliary gym.

Students: be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Students: our school year is quickly coming to an end. This means your opportunities for successfully passing your classes are also growing smaller. Make the most of the time you have left, complete whatever work your teachers are allowing in order to get caught up, and finish strong.

First block teachers: our lunch count was off by around 60 lunches toward the end of last week. Take time to follow up with your students this morning and each morning to be sure they have completed the lunch survey.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 12th

Today is Monday, April 12th and it is an A day.

Please return overdue library books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Boys' Soccer: Our boys’ soccer coaches are excited about the upcoming tryouts today and tomorrow. We expect a great turnout. We could also use the help of some 6th graders that are interested in soccer and want to volunteer to be a team manager. You will help with the games, take care of the equipment, operate a camera to video the games, etc. You will learn while volunteering and be even better prepared next year! If you think this may be you, email Coach van Gerven at evangerven@rcps.us or show up at the tryouts! You must also have a completed page 4 of our physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow in order to be a manager.

Track: All student-athletes trying out for track should report to Mr. Murray’s room after school. Mr. Murray’s room number is 141 and he can be found on the long hallway beyond the auxiliary gym.

Students: Be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Students: Our school year is quickly coming to an end. This means your opportunities for successfully passing your classes are also growing smaller. Make the most of the time you have left, complete whatever work your teachers are allowing in order to get caught up, and finish strong.

First block teachers: Our lunch count was off by around 60 lunches toward the end of last week. Take time to follow up with your students this morning and each morning to be sure they have completed the lunch survey.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 9th

Today is Friday, April 9th and it is a B day.

Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Spring sports begin next Monday. Be sure you have your completed physical form turned in to me as you will not be able to participate without one. Blank copies are available in the main office.

Students: be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

 

Students: our school year is quickly coming to an end. This means your opportunities for successfully passing your classes are also growing smaller. Make the most of the time you have left, complete whatever work your teachers are allowing in order to get caught up, and finish strong.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

 

Announcents for April 8th

Today is Thursday, April 8th and it is a B day.

Please return overdue librar books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Baseball: Baseball open gyms continue this afternoon. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Track: Track open conditioning continue today from 2:45pm to 4pm. The first day of the track season is next Monday, April 12th.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer open gyms also continue today. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Remember, none of these athletics announcements mean much if you do not have a valid physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Did you fail to catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for April 6th

Today is Tuesday, April 6th and it is an A day.

Please return overdue library books: Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Highlander Council members: Don’t forget we will meet in the main gym during your lunch today. Be sure to bring your lunch with you. We will sit in the bleachers on every other G sticker.

Baseball: Baseball open gyms resume today and Thursday, April 8th. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Track: Track open conditioning will be today and Thursday this week from 2:45pm to 4pm. The first day of the track season is next Monday, April 12th.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer open gyms will resume today and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. Additionally, any young lady interested in playing girls' soccer who has not already signed up should check in with Coach Duff in room 107 right after announcements.

Softball: Softball open gyms will continue on Wednesday, April 7th. Meet the coaches at the cafeteria doors, ready to go, and right after school.

Remember, none of these athletics announcements mean much if you do not have a valid physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Did you fail to catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: be sure you wear your facial coverings and practice distancing at all times. This includes the classroom, hallway, lunch, buses, car rider area, and restroom. It is the responsibility of each of us protect and respect one another.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for April 5th

Today is Monday, April 5th and it is an A day.

Please return overdue library books:  Do you have overdue library books from this year or even last year? Be sure to drop those off in the book return outside the library. If you don't know what books you have out, you can log into the Follet Destiny catalog on ClassLink and check My Info. Remember that your password for the library catalog is the last 5 digits of your student ID.

Baseball: Baseball open gyms resume Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Track: Track open conditioning will be Tuesday and Thursday this week from 2:45pm to 4pm. The first day of the track season is next Monday, April 12th.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer open gyms will resume on Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. Additionally, any young lady interested in playing girls' soccer who has not already signed up should check in with Coach Duff in room 107 right after announcements.

Softball: Softball open gyms will take place today and Wednesday, April 7th. Meet the coaches at the cafeteria doors, ready to go, and right after school.

Don’t forget…none of these athletics announcements mean much if you don’t have a valid physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch survey right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

5/6 Teachers: Be sure students know if they are eating in the cafeteria, forum hall, or with you today. Thank you for your help as we take time to help all students understand this process.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 26th

Today is Friday, March 26th and it is a B day.

Volleyball: The Glenvar Volleyball team played an amazing match against Cave Spring winning 25-15 and 25-22, 15 -12 and 15-8. The wins were 100% from hustle and team work. Outstanding front row hitting by Sophia Hammersley and Addi Cockram with the assists from Ava Larson setting. Teagan Pratt had 3 aces and Keira Booze had 6 straight serving points including 2 aces. Ava Pugh served the game winning serve and lead the team in passing. This team finished the season 5-3. Great job girls! Your coaches think you are pretty fantastic!

Baseball: Baseball open gyms resume Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. There will be no open gym during the week of spring break. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer open gyms will resume on Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm.

Softball: Softball open gyms will take place on Monday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 7th. Meet the coaches at the cafeteria doors, ready to go, and right after school.

Don’t forget…none of these athletics announcements mean much if you don’t have a valid physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch survey right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

5/6 Teachers: Be sure students know if they are eating in the cafeteria, forum hall, or with you today. Thank you for your help as we take time to help all students understand this process.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 25th

Today is Thursday, March 25th and it is a B day.

Good luck to the Lady Highlanders as they take on the Cave Spring Squires in their final home volleyball match this evening. We will livestream the game on our Facebook page beginning at 5pm.

Today’s baseball open gym has been cancelled due to weather concerns. Baseball open gyms resume Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. There will be no open gym during the week of spring break. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Boys’ soccer open gyms will occur on Tuesday, April 6th and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. See Coaches Umstead and Duff for details.

Coach Berrier sent an email to interested softball players earlier this week and hopes to hold two open gyms the week after spring break. Look for more information via email soon.

Did you miss the track meeting earlier this week? Catch up with Mr. Murray between classes to let him know of your interest.

Open track has been cancelled today due to weather concerns. Stay tuned for additional announcements related to open track.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch survey right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked. 5/6 Teachers, be sure students know if they are eating in the cafeteria, forum hall, or with you today. Thank you for your help as we take time to help all students understand this process.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 Announcements for March 23rd

Today is Tuesday, March 23rd and it is an A day.

Volleyball: Glenvar Volleyball beat Northside 25-18 and 25-6 in the A game and 15-12 and 15-10 in the B game last Thursday at home. Tegan Pratt lead the team with 4 aces and Karis Gillespie had 3 aces. Great job girls!

Last evening, the volleyball team lost 26-24 and 25-18 while visiting William Byrd. The girls were lead by great defense courtesy of Rayah Kelley and fantastic setting by Ava Larson. Addi Cockram, Sophia Hammersley and Ava Pugh all had kills for Glenvar. We also had strong serving from Addi and Bella Lavoie.

Baseball: Baseball open gyms begin today. They will also take place on Thursday, March 25th; Tuesday, April 6th; and Thursday, April 8th. There will be no open gym during the week of spring break. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer open gyms will take place today; Tuesday, April 6th; and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls' Socer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. See Coaches Umstead and Duff for details.

Softball: Many thanks to all the 7th and 8th grade young ladies whose families completed our softball interest survey. Stay tuned to the announcements, website, and school newsletter as more softball details are on the way.

Track: Did you miss the track meeting this morning? Catch up with Mr. Murray between classes to let him know of your interest. Otherwise, 8th grade open track takes place today and Thursday, March 25th after school from 2:45pm to 4:00pm. Open track will start in Mr. Murray's room.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch survey right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked. 5/6 Teachers: be sure students know if they are eating in the cafeteria, forum hall, or with you today.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 22nd

Today is Monday, March 22nd and it is an A day.

Good morning Glenvar Middle School! We are so excited to finally have many more students in the building on a consistent basis than previously this year. Two important reminders: students and staff must wear facial coverings at all times and social distancing must be maintained. Thank you for doing your part to Protect and Respect one another.

Lunch options for today are: Asian Chicken & Rice and BBQ Rib on Sub Bun. If you have not already completed the lunch survey found by going to Blackboard, GMS Library, Surveys. Please do so now. Help our cafeteria staff prepare for lunches in two buildings by submitting your survey ASAP.

Baseball open gyms begin this Tuesday. March 23rd. They will also take place on Thursday, March 25th, Tuesday, April 6th, and Thursday, April 8th. There will be no open gym during the week of spring break. Plan to meet Coach Feazell outside the boys’ locker room just after school ends. Open gym will last until 4:30pm and all participants must have a ride ready to pick them up in front of the ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Boys’ soccer open gyms will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd, Tuesday, April 6th, and Thursday, April 8th. Open gym participants should meet in the Forum Hall right after school. Each session will end at 4:30pm.

Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workout on Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. See Coaches Umstead and Duff for details.

Softball: Many thanks to all the 7th and 8th grade young ladies whose families completed our softball interest survey. Stay tuned for more softball details.

Track: There will be a track interest meeting for 7th and 8th graders held in the main gym tomorrow morning at 8:15am. Please see Mr. Murray if you cannot attend. 8th grade open track will meet this Tuesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 25th after school from 2:45pm to 4:00pm. Open track will start in Mr. Murray's room.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch survey right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 16th

Today is Tuesday, March 16th and it is an A day.

Volleyball: Glenvar volleyball beat Hidden Valley last evening with the help of strong serving from Addi Cockram and Kailee McDonald. Addi had 14 aces and Kailee had four aces under a game point situation. Ella Boone had three blocks and Ava Pugh had two kills. Great job girls and best of luck Thursday!

Football and Pep Band: Best of luck to our GMS football team as they play their final, home game of the year against the Terriers of William Byrd Middle this Wednesday at 5:30pm. We are also excited to have a middle school pep band cheering our team on during this final, home game.

Softball: The families of 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball should have already completed and submitted the softball interest survey. If you forgot to complete this task, you have one more day to do so. Here is the link:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=vbuA6IRezkqzXK3lWwfejgx05CuIcIFCmZFr9wok4GtUQ1NNMkxCU0dQNEtBRUJNUU9MTTYzTFVRRC4u

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer tryouts will take place on Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th from right after school until 4pm for those 7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing.

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workouts this Wednesday, March 17th at 4pm as well as Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. See Coaches Umstead and Duff for details.

8th grade open track this Thursday has been cancelled. 8th grade open track will now meet next week on Tuesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 25th after school from 2:45pm to 4:00pm. Meet in Mr. Murray's room after school.

Are you a 7th grader who missed stopping by Mr. Murray’s room to let him know you are interested in track? Be sure to stop by his room in the mornings next week and at 8:15am. Mr. Murray wants you to know open track for 7th graders will start after Spring Break.

Baseball: 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing baseball should email Coach Feazell at kfeazell@rcps.us if you wish to play baseball this year. Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding baseball.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today! 

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 15th

Today is Monday, March 15th and it is an A day.

Volleyball: Good luck to our Lady Highlanders volleyball team as they travel to take on the Eagles of Hidden Valley Middle this afternoon! Our girls will also host the Norsemen of Northside Middle this Thursday. Both matches will be available online and take place at 5pm.

Football: Best of luck to our GMS football team as they play their final, home game of the year against the Terriers of William Byrd Middle this Wednesday at 5:30pm. We are also excited to have a middle school pep band cheering our team on during this final, home game.

Softball: 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball should ask parents or guardians to complete the interest survey sent to families via email earlier this week. You can also find the link to the survey in our school newsletter sent out yesterday morning. Surveys should be submitted by 5pm today.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer tryouts will take place on Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th from right after school until 4pm for those 7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing.

Girls' Soccer: Girls’ soccer will hold their final out-of-season workouts this Wednesday, March 17th at 4pm as well as Wednesday, April 7th at 4pm. See Coaches Umstead and Duff for details.

Track: Track open conditioning for 8th graders only will begin ThursdayMarch 18th from 3pm to 4pm. Meet in Coach Murray’s classroom after school. Starting today, Coach Murray is holding 7th grade track interest meetings in his room each morning at 8:15am. Finally, 7th grade open conditioning will start after spring break.

Baseball: 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing baseball should email Coach Feazell at kfeazell@rcps.us if you wish to play baseball this year. Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding baseball.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Didn’t catch all these announcements? No problem! Our Daily Announcements are posted on our school website under the heading, Daily Announcements. You can even find announcements all the way back to September. Check it out if you need more details on a specific announcement or missed the announcements altogether.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 12th

Today is Friday, March 12th and it is a B day.

The 8th graders on the JV volleyball team continued their winning ways and remained unbeaten with another convincing win in the Three Rivers District over rival Floyd County in straight sets!! The Lady Highlanders moved to 4 and 0, and host the Giles Spartans on Monday. Way to go, ladies, and good luck on Monday!

Softball: 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing softball should ask parents or guardians to complete the interest survey sent to families via email earlier this week. Please submit your survey by 5pm on Monday, March 15th.

Boys' Soccer: Boys’ soccer tryouts will take place on Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th from right after school until 4pm for those 7th and 8th young men interested in playing.

Track: Track open conditioning for 8th graders only will begin next Thursday from 3:00-4:00. Meet in Coach Murray’s classroom after school. Starting on Monday, there will be a 7th grade track interest meeting for 7th and 8th graders in Coach Murray’s room each morning at 8:15am. 7th grade open conditioning will start after spring break.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

8th graders will continue the English Writing SOL today. Here are few, important reminders:

  1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Make sure you have your laptop AND charger ready-to-go.
  2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.
  3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.
  4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

 In just a moment, we will make a separate announcement for 8th graders to report to their testing locations. Until then…

 

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Anouncements for Thursday, March 11th

Today is Thursday, March 11th, and it is a B Day.

Congratulations to the 8th graders on the JV volleyball team for their significant contribution in last night’s dominant win over the Radford Bobcats last night!  The team had their best performance of the year so far, and racked up an amazing 25-5, 25-4 victory, only giving up 9 points in the entire match!  The team is now 3-0 on the year.  Way to go, and good luck tonight as the JV Highlanders host the Floyd County Buffaloes!

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

8th graders will take the English Writing SOL beginning today. Here are few, important reminders:

1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Make sure you have your laptop AND charger ready-to-go.

2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.

3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.

4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

In just a moment, we will make a separate announcement for 8th graders to report to their testing locations. Until then…

 

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 9th

Today is Tuesday, March 9th and it is an A day.

Lady Highlanders Volleyball: Our Lady Highlanders suffered tough losses against a very good volleyball team from Cave Spring Middle last evening. Despite matches of 25-22 and 25-13, respectively, Addi Cockram secured 5 aces and Kendra Mims scored 3 aces. Good luck ladies as you prepare for your next matchup set for March 15th at Hidden Valley Middle.

Good luck to the Glenvar Middle football team who will square up against the Norsemen of Northside Middle tomorrow evening in the Northside High School stadium. Tickets go on sale at Northside at 4:30pm and the game is also available on Facebook Live through the Northside Middle School Facebook page.

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

8th graders will take the English Writing SOL beginning today. Here are few, important reminders:

1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Make sure you have your laptop AND charger ready-to-go.

2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.

3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.

4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

In just a moment, we will make a separate announcement for 8th graders to report to their testing locations. Until then…

 

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 8th

Today is Monday, March 8th and it is an A day.

Best of luck to our Lady Highlanders volleyball team as they square off against the Squires of Cave Spring Middle this evening at 5pm. The matches will be played at Cave and can be viewed using the CSMS Athletics page on Facebook.

8th graders will take the English Writing SOL beginning today. Here are few, important reminders:

1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Bring your laptop AND charger to school.

2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.

3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.

4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

 

Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 5th

Today is Friday, March 5th and it is a B day.

Hat Day: Today is our last hat day for students and staff. Feel free to enjoy wearing a hat provided it is school appropriate.

The Lady Highlanders suffered a tough loss last evening against the Terriers of William Byrd. The team played and fought hard to include Ella Boone securing a block and two kills. Congrats to the B team for winning both their games, 15-10 and 15-2.

8th graders will take the English Writing SOL next week. The schedule has been shared in our school newsletter as well as on our school website. Here are few, important reminders:

1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Bring your laptop AND charger to school.

2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.

3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.

4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

 

Spring Sports: Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 4th

Today is Thursday, March 4th and it is a B day.

Hat Day: Today and tomorrow are hat days for students and staff. Feel free to enjoy wearing a hat provided it is school appropriate.

8th graders will take the English Writing SOL next week. The schedule has been shared in our school newsletter as well as on our school website. Here are few, important reminders:

1. Be sure your laptops are fully charged for testing each day. Bring your laptop AND charger to school.

2. Remember, no electronic devices are allowed in the testing environment. This includes, but is not limited to: cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, e-readers, and fitness bands.

3. Bring only a book to read should you finish early.

4. Now is your chance to show what you know and just how much you’ve learned. Give your very best!

 

Football: Best of luck to our middle school football team as they host their first game of the season against the Eagles of Hidden Valley Middle this evening. Good luck to our Lady Highlanders, too, as they take on the Terriers of William Byrd Middle at home.

Spring Sports:  Are you interested in playing soccer, baseball, softball, or being part of our track and field program this spring? Awesome! Just remember you cannot participate without a completed physical form on file. Stop by the main office to grab a blank copy today!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for March 2nd

Today is Tuesday, March 2nd and it is an A day.

Congratulations to our Lady Highlanders on their win against the Norsemen of Northside Middle last evening. Our volleyball team won in straight sets with scores of 25-2 and 25-13. Sophia Hammersley led the team with 10 aces. And, our B team split the difference by losing one match and winning another. The girls return home this Thursday in play against the Terriers of William Byrd Middle. You can catch the game on Facebook Live through our school’s Facebook page.

Congrats also go to four 8th graders playing JV volleyball at the high school in their win last night against James River. The girls won two games to zero. Hannah S., Olivia F., Sophia N., and Mahre S.: way to go, ladies!!

Our middle school football team will host their first game of the season this Thursday against the Eagles of Hidden Valley Middle. Tickets are available for spectators, however, we can only host 250 folks. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. All spectators must practice social distancing and wear a facial covering over the mouth and nose for the entire event. Unable to attend the game? No problem! The game will also be broadcast using the link provided in our latest school newsletter. For $10.99, your family can set up an account and watch both home games this month from the comfort of your living room.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to Mr. Whitlow. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

 

Announcements for March 1st

Today is Monday, March 1st and it is an A day.

Volleyball: Congratulations to our Lady Highlanders on their win against the Hidden Valley Eagles during their first volleyball match of the year. The girls won in straight sets with scores of 25-10, 25-11, and 16-14. The girls continued their wins in a B game matchup with a result of 15-12. Sophia Hammersley served 15 service points in one game and Addi Cockram served 10 services points in one game. Great job ladies!

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to Mr. Whitlow. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Black History Month: In celebration of Black History Month, last Friday’s question was:
What famous African American educator and author was born in Franklin County, VA? The correct answer is Booker Taliaferro Washington. Born into slavery in 1856, Booker T. Washington gained freedom at nine years of age and began to teach himself to read shortly thereafter. In time, this driven youngster went on to become a teacher, African American activist, and leader for 30 years of what is now known as Tuskegee University. 

Congratulations to 8th grader, Bradley P. for correctly answering our final question in honor of Black History Month and winning a gift card.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 26th

Today is Friday, February 26th and it is a B day.

Congratulations to our Lady Highlanders on their win against the Hidden Valley Eagles during their first volleyball match of the year. The girls won in straight sets with scores of 25-10, 25-11, and 16-14. The girls continued their wins in a B game matchup with a result of 15-12. Sophia H. served 15 service points in one game and Addi C. served 10 services points in one game. Great job ladies!

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to me. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

We continue our celebration of Black History Month with a new trivia question today. Remember, you can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer, he or she will win a gift card!

Thursday’s question was: Who was the first African American, female astronaut? The correct answer is Mae Jemison. Dr. Jemison became the first African American female astronaut when she traveled to space in 1992. As you might have guessed, Dr. Jemison is not only an astronaut, but also a doctor and engineer.

Congratulations to 8th grader, Connor M., for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 25

Today is Thursday, February 25th and it is a B day.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to me. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file. 

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Black History Month: We continue our celebration of Black History Month with a new trivia question today. Remember, you can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer, he or she will win a gift card!

Tuesday’s question was: What President issued the Emancipation Proclamation and helped end slavery? The correct answer is Abraham Lincoln who issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. It is important to remember, the Emancipation Proclamation was issued at a time when southern states were not considered part of the Union. So, the southern states did not recognize President Lincoln’s authority at that time. Congratulations to 8th grader, Dallas S. for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Wednesday’s questions was: Who was the first African American coach to win the Super Bowl? The correct answer is Tony Dungy, who served as a NFL coach for 13 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts. In 2007, Coach Dungy won the Super Bowl with the Colts in a 29-17 win against the Chicago Bears. Congratulations to 8th grader, Cheyenne M. for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Now, be sure to listen closely as Mr. Ruble will provide today’s question in just a moment. Until then…

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 23

Today is Tuesday, February 23rd and it is an A day.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to me. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Black History Month: We continue our celebration of Black History Month with a new trivia question today. Remember, you can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer, he or she will win a gift card!

But first, let’s review our final, three questions from last week as well as the winners:

Wednesday’s question was: What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified to abolished slavery? The correct answer is the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery was ratified by the needed number of states toward the end of 1865. Congratulations to 7th grader, Macy P., for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Thursday’s questions was: What laws made segregation in the South legal? The correct answer is Jim Crow laws made segregation legal in the south. Beginning with a Supreme Court decision in 1954, these laws began to be reversed across the country. Congratulations to 7th grader, Gabriella M., for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Friday’s question was: What was the name given to the escape system used by slaves to find safety in the North? The correct answer is the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses, provided a covert opportunity for slaves to escape slavery and find safety in Northern free states and even Canada. Congratulations to 8th grader, Christopher N., for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

Now, be sure to listen closely as Mr. Ruble will provide today’s question in just a moment. Until then…

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 22

Today is Monday, February 22nd and it is an A day.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to me. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Black History Month: We continue our celebration of Black History Month with a new trivia question today. Remember, you can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer, he or she will win a gift card!

Last Tuesday’s question was: Who was the Supreme Court’s first African American justice? The correct answer is Thurgood Marshall. Nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Lyndon Johnson, Justice Marshall served on the Supreme Court of the United States from October of 1967 to October of 1991, a total of 24 years. Importantly, Justice Marshall was replaced by the next African American Justice, Clarence Thomas, who continues to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States to this day.

Congratulations to 6th grader, Lillian B. for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

 

Now, be sure to listen closely as Mr. Ruble will provide today’s question in just a moment. Until then…

Question #4: What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified to abolished slavery?

Question #5: What laws made segregation in the South legal?

Question #6: What was the name given to the escape system used by slaves to find safety in the North?

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for February 16th

Today is Tuesday, February 161h and it is an A day.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to me. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

February is Black History Month. In honor of this important celebration, we will ask a new trivia question each school day for the rest of the month. You can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer, he or she will win a gift card!

Yesterday’s question: Who was the first African American baseball player to play in the Major Leagues? The correct answer is Jackie Robinson who became the first African American Major League Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Interestingly, Moses Fleetwood “Fleet” Walker, 63 years earlier, was first African American baseball player to play for the American Association which, of course, is no longer in existence. He played catcher for the Toledo Blue Stockings in their opening.

Congratulations to Rebecca M. for submitting the correct answer and winning a gift card!

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 15th

Today is Monday, February 15th, and it is an A day.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to Mr. Whitlow. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

A new group of our afternoon students will begin today.

Reminders: Students: Please submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, please remind students to submit their lunch orders. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

February is Black History Month. In honor of this, we will be asking a new trivia question the last 10 school days of February. You can find the trivia question in the Survey folder where you place your lunch order in Blackboard (GMS Library Organization, Surveys).   All you have to do to enter is answer the trivia question on the form in Blackboard. We will be choosing a random student at the end of each day. If that student has the correct answer he or she will win a gift card! The winner will be contacted.

Each trivia question will be made available 7:00am – 2:00pm.  Be sure to check every day for a new trivia question.  Whether you are at home or in school, everyone can participate!

Today’s Question is: Who was the first African American baseball player to play in the Major Leagues?

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 11th

Today is Thursday, February 11th, and it is a B day.

Reminder to all students that tomorrow is a teacher workday with no students reporting to school. Additionally, there will be no online sessions or new work for tomorrow. Rather, you should make use of the day to catch up in classes where you may be behind.

We are not holding our afternoon sessions this week: Are you a student who stayed after school last week and planned to do the same today? Please know we are not holding our afternoon sessions this week. Be sure you have a ride home with a parent or guardian.

Do you plan to play spring sports this school year? Be sure you turn in your completed physical form to Mr. Whitlow. The physical must be completed on or after May 1st of 2020. You cannot participate in school athletics without a completed physical form on file.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 9th

Today is Tuesday, February 9th and it is an A day.

Soup for Seniors Drive: Congratulations GMS! You donated 236 canned and boxed food items for our SCA Soup for Seniors Drive. Great job!

Winter Sports Athletes: Congratulations, as well, to our winter sports student-athletes for putting in so much hard work during a time when athletic contests were not allowed. You have demonstrated a “can do”, positive attitude during a difficult time. Great job!

No afternoon sessions this week: Are you a student who stayed after school last week and planned to do the same today? Please know we are not holding our afternoon sessions this week. Be sure you have a ride home with a parent or guardian.

Fall season student-athletes: There are significant safety steps that must be in place for your season to occur. The expectation is those steps will be followed at all times. Thank you for doing your part to Protect and Respect others!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 8th

Today is Monday, February 8th and it is an A day.

Soup for Seniors: Congratulations GMS! You donated 236 canned and boxed food items for our SCA Soup for Seniors Drive. Great job!

Winter Sports Student-Athletes: Congratulations, as well, to our winter sports student-athletes for putting in so much hard work during a time when athletic contests were not allowed. You have demonstrated a “can do”, positive attitude during a difficult time. Great job!

Fall season student-athletes: There are significant safety steps that must be in place for your season to occur. The expectation is those steps will be followed at all times. Thank you for doing your part to Protect and Respect others!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 5, 2021

Today is Friday, February 5th and it is a B day.

Spirit Week: Today is the last day of our Spirit Week and thanks to all who have participated. Great job wearing your camo and jerseys. Even folks like Dr. Powel. While it does make me cry a little and I hate to admit it, Dr. Powel does have the right to wear all her UVA gear.

Soup for Seniors: Today is the last day for our SCA Soup for Seniors Drive. We hope to have a total number of items donated to share with you very soon. In the meantime, thanks to all who participated.

Fall Sports: Our fall sports season begins next Monday for volleyball, football, and cheer. Remember student-athletes, there are significant safety measures that must be in place for your season to occur. The expectation is those measures will be followed at all times. Thank you for doing your part to Protect and Respect others!

Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Also, your physical must have been completed and signed by your medical provider on or after May 1st of 2020.

School climate survey: Many of you will participate in a school climate survey today. Pay close attention to the directions given to you by your teacher before completing the survey. This is a very important opportunity for you to share how you feel about our school. Thank you for taking it seriously and giving your honest feedback.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 4, 2021

Today is Thursday, February 4th and it is a B day.

Spririt Week: Spirit Week is in full effect! Today and tomorrow are Jersey Day in honor of the Super Bowl. Even though I may not like it, Mrs. Nester is absolutely allowed to wear her Miami Dolphins jersey two days in a row.

Today and tomorrow are the last days for our SCA Soup for Seniors Drive. Get those canned food items in as soon as possible!

Volleyball tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls: Tryouts are next Monday and Tuesday from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle and are dressed for tryouts.

Football practice begins next Monday: See Coach Swanson or email him at nswanson@rcps.us if you have questions.

Open gyms for girls’ soccer: Open gyms take place Wednesday afternoons at 4pm with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details.

Tryouts for boys’ soccer: Tryouts will begin April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime this month. Stay tuned for more details.

Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Also, your physical must have been completed and signed by your medical provider on or after May 1st of 2020.

School climate survey: Many of you will participate in a school climate survey today. Pay close attention to the directions given to you by your teacher before completing the survey. This is a very important opportunity for you to share how you feel about our school. Thank you for taking it seriously and giving your honest feedback.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for February 2, 2021

Today is Tuesday, February 2nd and it is an A day for Group 2 and Group 5.

Spririt Week: Spirit Week is in full effect! Today and tomorrow are, now, Camo Day. Thursday and Friday are Jersey Day in honor of the Super Bowl. As always, our 100% virtual families are welcome to share pictures via our Facebook page on these days. Thanks, in advance, to our participating students for wearing school-appropriate attire per the RCPS dress code.

The girls’ basketball fundraiser with Chipotle has been postponed due to this weekend’s snow. Stay tuned for a reschedule date.

Soup for Seniors: This is the last week for our SCA Soup for Seniors Drive. Get those canned food items in as soon as possible!

Volleyball tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls: Volleyball tryouts for 7th and 8th grade girls are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from 2:30 to 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle and are dressed for tryouts.

Football practice: Football practice will begin Monday, February 8th. See Coach Swanson or email him at nswanson@rcps.us if you have questions.

Open gyms for girls’ soccer: Open gyms for girls’ soccer are occurring at 4pm on Wednesday afternoons with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details.

Tryouts for boys’ soccer: Tryouts for boys’ soccer are set to begin April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime in February. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, now is an excellent time to pester your parents about securing your completed and signed physical form.

Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Also, your physical must have been completed and signed by your medical provider on or after May 1st of 2020.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT

 

Announcements for January 29th

Today is Friday, January 29th and it is a B day for Group 2 and Group 5.

Spirit Week takes place next week. Monday and Tuesday are Camo Day. Thursday and Friday are Jersey Day in honor of the Super Bowl. As always, our 100% virtual families are welcome to share pictures via our Facebook page on these days. Thanks, in advance, to our participating students for wearing school-appropriate attire per the RCPS dress code.

Attention 6th and 7th Graders: Signed course request forms for next school year are due to Ms. Forrest by 3pm today for any 6th or 7th grader who needs to make changes to classes for next year.

Basketball Fundraiser: Want to check out the new Chipotle here in Salem, or just need a good reason to go? Bring your family out this Sunday, January 31st, and from 4pm to 8pm to support the Girls Basketball program. Mention you are there for the Glenvar Basketball Fundraiser prior to paying and they will donate 33% of the order. Planning to order online? Use promo code: KZLZJAE to support the fundraiser. Chipotle also has a drive-through if you have not been yet.

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is this Sunday, January 31st . Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive is still in full swing through next Friday. Thank you for participating in this great opportunity to support the senior citizens in our area.

7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing volleyball: Tryouts are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle, are dressed for tryouts, and in the main gym by 2:30pm. Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form dated on or after May 1st of 2020 on file with Mr. Whitlow. Please stop by if you have any questions.

7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing girls’ soccer: Out-of-season activities are occurring Wednesday afternoons with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details. As mentioned 8 bazillion times so far, you may not participate in any school athletics, including girls’ soccer activities, without a completed and signed physical form dated on or after May 1st of 2020 on file with Mr. Whitlow.

7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing boys’ soccer: Tryouts are currently set for April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime in February. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, now is an excellent time to pester your parents about securing your completed and signed physical form.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT

 

Announcements for January 26th

Today is Tuesday, January 26th and it is an A day for Group 2 and Group 5.

Welcome: Welcome to all our returning as well as new students who’ve been working from home for much of the year. And, greetings to those students who have moved from two days of classes at GMS per week to four days of classes. We are glad you are here and look forward to helping you be your best. A few items to be aware of:

  • We must wear our facial coverings at all times.
  • We must also practice safe distancing by remaining six feet apart. This is especially important when in class as well as any time we might be standing around like waiting for the restroom or in the car rider line at the end of the day.
  • Students submit lunch orders each morning through Blackboard and your teacher can help you if you’ve never completed this process before. It is extremely important that you submit your lunch order before your first block class begins instruction.

The next SCA-sponsored Spirit Week will take place February 1st through 5th! Monday and Tuesday will be Camo Day. Thursday and Friday will be Jersey Day in honor of the Super Bowl. As always, our 100% virtual families are welcome to share pictures via our Facebook page on these days. Thanks, in advance, to our participating students for wearing school-appropriate attire per the RCPS dress code.

Glenvar Basketball Fundraiser: Want to check out the new Chipotle here in Salem, or just need a good reason to go? Bring your family out this Sunday the 31st from 4-8 to support the Girls Basketball program. Just mention you are there for the Glenvar Basketball Fundraiser prior to paying and they will donate 33% of the order. If plan to use online ordering use the promo code: KZLZJAE to support the fundraiser. Chipotle also has a drive through if you have not been yet.

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts andTechnology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive is in full swing through Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing volleyball for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle, are dressed for tryouts, and in the main gym by 2:30pm. Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Please stop by if you have any questions.

One more announcement for young ladies participating in volleyball open gyms. The volleyball open gym for today—January 26th—has been cancelled. The next volleyball open gym will occur on Thursday, January 28th at 5pm.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing girls’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Out-of-season activities are occurring Wednesday afternoons with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details. As mentioned 8 bazillion times so far, you may not participate in any school athletics, including girls’ soccer activities, without a completed and signed physical form on file.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing boys’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are currently set for April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime in February. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, now is an excellent time to pester your parents about securing your completed and signed physical form.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for January 25th

Today is Monday, January 25th and it is an A day for Group 1.

Welcome: Welcome to all our returning and new students who’ve been working from home for much of the year. And, greetings to those students who have moved from two days of classes at GMS per week to four days of classes. We are glad you are here and look forward to helping you be your best. A few items to be aware of:

  1. We must wear or facial coverings at all times.
  2. We must also practice safe distancing by remaining six feet apart. This is especially important when in class as well as any time we might be standing around like waiting for the restroom or in the car rider line at the end of the day.
  3. Students submit lunch orders each morning through Blackboard and your teacher can help you if you’ve never completed this process before. It is extremely important that you submit your lunch order before your first block class begins instruction.

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts andTechnology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive is in full swing through Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing volleyball for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle, are dressed for tryouts, and in the main gym by 2:30pm. Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed
and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Please stop by if you have any questions.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing girls’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Out-of-season activities are occurring Wednesday afternoons with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details. As mentioned 8 bazillion times so far, you may not participate in any school athletics, including girls’ soccer activities, without a completed and signed physical form on file.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing boys’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are currently set for April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime in February. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, now is an excellent time to pester your parents about securing your completed and signed physical form.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for January 21

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors Food Drive: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive will begin Tuesday, January 19th and run until Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing volleyball for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle, are dressed for tryouts, and in the main gym by 2:30pm. Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Please stop by if you have any questions.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing girls’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Out-of-season activities are occurring Wednesday afternoons with Coach Duff and Coach Umstead. Please see one of them for details. As mentioned 8 bazillion times so far, you may not participate in any school athletics, including girls’ soccer activities, without a completed and signed physical form on file.

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young men interested in playing boys’ soccer for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are currently set for April 12th. Coach Van Gerven also plans to hold an information meeting sometime in February. Stay tuned for more details. Until then, now is an excellent time to pester your parents about securing your completed and signed physical form.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked. 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for January 19th

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors Food Drive: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive will begin Tuesday, January 19th and run until Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Attention all 7th and 8th grade young ladies interested in playing volleyball for Glenvar Middle School: Tryouts are set for Monday, February 8th and Tuesday, February 9th from right after school until 4:30pm. Make sure you bring your own water bottle, are dressed for tryouts, and in the main gym by 2:30pm. Remember, you may not participate in any school athletics without a completed and signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Please stop by if you have any questions.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.  Note: The menu items posted for Tuesday, January 19th are not available. On January 19th, please order from the menu options listed for Friday, January 22nd.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for January 15th

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors Food Drive: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive will begin Tuesday, January 19th and run until Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for January 14th

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors Food Drive: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive will begin Tuesday, January 19th and run until Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Reminder to our Group 1 students: The Martin Luther King. Jr. holiday takes place on Monday, January 18th. Group 1 students will make up this A day on Wednesday, January 20th.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for January 12th

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) during the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Soup for Seniors Food Drive: The SCA Soup for Seniors Drive will begin Tuesday, January 19th and run until Friday, February 5th. Non-perishable food items are requested and canned soup is preferred. Other items are acceptable such as canned meats, ramen noodles, canned fruit, and peanut butter. Place your canned items in the boxes in the front lobby. This is a great cause for our school and every item goes a long way toward helping the senior citizens in our area. Thank you for participating!

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for Monday, January 11th:

UPDATE for January 11th: Boys' basketball practice is canceled for this afternoon. Practice will resume tomorrow. Coach Bordewisch is sending out a message to families as well.

Lunch menu change: All students: your hot choice for lunch today has been changed to a chicken patty on a bun. Be sure to submit your order right away.

8th graders: the application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) in the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

End of the first semester: Tomorrow marks the end of the second nine weeks and our first semester. Make sure you’ve spoken with your teachers about any final opportunities that may exist for wrapping up your second nine weeks and first semester in the best way
possible.

Reminders: One more time…students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make
sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Announcements for Friday, January 8th
8th graders: Please submit your lunch order right now so we may move quickly to your SOL testing location.

8th graders: At the conclusion of our morning announcements, you will be asked to report with your fully charged laptop and laptop charger to your testing location for today’s SOL. Be sure you give your very best as you show what you know! Don’t forget, you can have absolutely NO electronics in the testing location. This includes, but is not limited to: cellphones, fitness bands, smartwatches, and e-readers. You may only have a hard copy book for reading after you have completed and submitted your SOL test.

6th and 7th graders: It is very important that you remain quiet as you move from class to class this morning. We do not want to disturb our 8th graders as they complete the SOL test.

8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts andTechnology (BCAT) in the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

End of the first semester: Next Tuesday marks the end of the second nine weeks and our first semester. Now is your last opportunity to speak with teachers about missing assignments. Do your best to make sure your grades are as good as they possibly can be.

Reminders: One more time…students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for Thursday, January 7th


8th graders: Please submit your lunch order right now so we may move quickly to your SOL testing location.


8th graders: At the conclusion of our morning announcements, you will be asked to report with your fully charged laptop and laptop charger to your testing location for today’s SOL. Be sure you give your very best as you show what you know! Also, remember you can have absolutely NO electronics in the testinglocation. This includes, but is not limited to: cellphones, fitness bands, smartwatches, and e-readers. You may only have a hard copy book for reading after you have completed and submitted your SOL test.


6th and 7th graders: It is very important that you remain quiet as you move from class to class this morning. We do not want to disturb our 8th graders as they complete the SOL test.


8th graders: The application deadline to attend Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) in the 21-22 school year is coming up soon -- January 31st. Please be sure to apply right away if you are interested in any class or program at BCAT next year. School information and the online application can be found on the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

End of the first sememester: Next Tuesday marks the end of the second nine weeks and our first semester. Now is your last opportunity to speak with teachers about missing assignments. Do your best to make sure your grades are as good as they possibly can be.

Reminders: One more time…students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for Tuesday, January 5th


8th graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL this week! Civics students take the Civics SOL and Physical Science students take the Physical Science SOL.

  • SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January
    7th.
  • SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th.
  • SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday,
    January 6th.

Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fullycharged laptop and laptop charger.
Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.


Book Requests: Any 8th grade student who would like a library book to read after SOL testing this week should request a hard copy book today from our library's online catalog. Students who need to return books are reminded to return them to the
white book drop outside of the library.

End of First Semester: Next Tuesday marks the end of the second nine weeks and our first semester. Now is your last opportunity to speak with teachers about missing assignments. Do your best to make sure your grades are as good as they possibly can be.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your
classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for Monday, January 4th

Lunch menu change: The rib sandwich has been replaced with a ham and cheese croissant

Library Books: Any 8th grade student who would like a library book to read after SOL testing this week should request a hard copy book today from our library's online catalog. Students who need to return books are reminded to return them to the white book drop outside of the library.

8th Graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL this week! Civics students take the Civics SOL and Physical Science students take the Physical Science SOL.

  • SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January 7th.
  • SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th.
  • SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday, January 6th.

Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fully-charged laptop and laptop charger.

Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.

 

End of First Semester: Next Tuesday marks the end of the second nine weeks and our first semester. Now is your last opportunity to speak with teachers about missing assignments. Do your best to make sure your grades are as good as they possibly can be.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for December 18th

8th Graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL after we return from winter break. If you are currently enrolled in Civics, you will take the Civics SOL. If you are currently enrolled in Physical Science, you will take the Physical Science SOL. SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January 7th. SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th. SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday, January 6th. Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fully-charged laptop and laptop charger. Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Today marks the end of our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration. Way to go to all who participated whether for one day, all days, or somewhere in between. We hope you’ve had a great time gearing up for winter break.

Reminders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now. Teachers, make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked. Let’s get ready for our final trivia question from Mr. Crockett!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for December 17th

Volleyball: The final 7th and 8th grade volleyball open gym BEFORE WINTER BREAK will occur this evening in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm. Again, there will be no open gym during winter break. Student-athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the bus entrance nearest the cafeteria.

8th graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL after we return from winter break. If you are currently enrolled in Civics, you will take the Civics SOL. If you are currently enrolled in Physical Science, you will take the Physical Science SOL. SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January 7th. SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th. SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday, January 6th. Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fully-charged laptop and laptop charger. Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Keep up the awesome participation in our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration. It is wonderful to see such a large herd of reindeer in the building today. Whether home or at school, be sure you break out that super tacky, uber wacky holiday sweater tomorrow!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now and, don’t forget, our cold lunch is a turkey, ham, and cheese sub and NOT a salad today. Also, it’s not too late to submit your answer for our Day #9 trivia question. Teachers: make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for December 15th

Volleyball: 7th and 8th grade Volleyball open gym will take place today and Thursday in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm. There will be no open gym during winter break. Student-athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the bus entrance nearest the cafeteria.

8th Graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL after we return from winter break. If you are currently enrolled in Civics, you will take the Civics SOL. If you are currently enrolled in Physical Science, you will take the Physical Science SOL. SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January 7th. SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th. SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday, January 6th. Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fully-charged laptop and laptop charger. Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Keep up the awesome participation in our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration! Tomorrow is jingle bells day. Whether home or at school, we should hear sleigh bells ringing on the constant!

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now and teachers make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for December 14th

GMS Wrestling: GMS Wrestling practice begins today and runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in GMS Aux Gym. The next practice will take place after winter break.

Cheerleading: Cheerleading begins today and will take place in our cafeteria from 5pm to 7pm. Tryouts will begin tomorrow. See Coach King this evening for details. An information sheet is also available in the front office.

Volleyball: 7th and 8th grade Volleyball this Tuesday and Thursday in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm. Student-athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the bus entrance nearest the cafeteria.

8th Graders: You will be taking an 8th grade SOL after we return from winter break. If you are currently enrolled in Civics, you will take the Civics SOL. If you are currently enrolled in Physical Science, you will take the Physical Science SOL. SOL testing for Group 1 will take place the morning of Thursday, January 7th. SOL testing for Group 2 will take place the morning of Friday, January 8th. SOL testing for Group 3 will take place the morning of Wednesday, January 6th. Make sure you eat a great breakfast and come to school with your fully-charged laptop and laptop charger. Remember, you can have NO electronics (like smart watches and cellphones) in the testing area.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Keep up the awesome participation in our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration! Tomorrow is all about plaid, so wear your favorite flannel shirt, pants, suit, tie, socks, etc.

Reminders: Students: submit your lunch orders right now and teachers make sure your classroom doors are closed and locked.

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for December 11th

Wrestling: GMS Wrestling Practice will begin Monday, December 14th from 6:00-7:30 in GMS Aux Gym. Practices will only be on Monday evenings at the same time until any changes are made with current sports guidelines. The practice will not have contact and would be extremely beneficial to any student athlete looking to increase their overall fitness level. Please contact Coach Jason Vaughan at javaugh2@hotmail.com with any questions you may have. Please send email if planning to attend so we know how many to expect and program practice accordingly.

Cheerleading: Cheerleading begins next Monday, December 14th in our cafeteria from 5pm to 7pm. Tryouts will start Tuesday and also at 5pm. For Tuesday, each student-athlete trying out will be given a specific time to be present for your tryout. A detailed email went out to 7th and 8th grade families last night. You can also pick up a copy of the email from the front office if you have questions.

Volleyball: 7th and 8th grade Volleyball open gyms continue next Tuesday and Thursday in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm. Student-athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the bus entrance nearest the cafeteria.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Great job to all the students who are participating in our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration! It has been a lot of fun seeing your creative clothing and ideas. No worries if you forgot to wear your favorite, festive colors today! Jump in Monday for Winter Vacation Day. Wear those Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, sunglasses, and other vacation gear as long as it is school appropriate.

Lunch Reminder: Students, submit your lunch orders right now and help prevent stress for our amazing cafeteria staff! They are so busy preparing lunches for Glenvar Middle AND Glenvar High. Anything we can do to make that job easier is greatly appreciated. So far, we continue to have very few mistakes with lunch orders. Keep it up!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for December 10th.

10 Days Before Winter Break Celebration: Great job to all the students who are participating in our 10 Days Before Winter Break celebration. It has been a lot of fun seeing your creative clothing and ideas. No worries if you forgot to wear cozy PJs today! Jump in tomorrow with your favorite festive colors and have your parent or guardian share a pic on our Facebook page. And remember, Monday is Winter Vacation Day. Wear those Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, sunglasses, and other vacation gear as long as it is school appropriate.

GMS Wrestling Practice: GMS Wrestling Practice will begin Monday 12/14 from 6:00-7:30 in GMS Aux Gym. Practices will only be on Monday evenings at the same time until any changes are made with current sports guidelines. The practice will not have contact and would be extremely beneficial to any student athlete looking to increase their overall fitness level. Please contact Coach Jason Vaughan at javaugh2@hotmail.com with any questions you may have. Please send email if planning to attend so we know how many to expect and program practice accordingly.

Cheerleading: Cheerleading begins next Monday, December 14th in our cafeteria from 5pm to 7pm. Tryouts will start Tuesday and also at 5pm. For Tuesday, each student-athlete trying out will be given a specific time and an email from Coach King will go out to students and families later today. Be on the lookout!

Volleyball: 7th and 8th grade Volleyball open gyms continue this afternoon in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm. Student-athletes should be dropped off and picked up at the bus entrance nearest the cafeteria.

Lunch Orders: Students, submit your lunch orders right now and help prevent stress for our amazing cafeteria staff! They are so busy preparing lunches for Glenvar Middle AND Glenvar High. Anything we can do to make that job easier is greatly appreciated. So far, we continue to have very few mistakes with lunch orders. Keep it up!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for Tuesday, December 8th

Boys' Basketball Tryouts: Boys’ basketball tryouts will wrap up today for any eligible 7th or 8th grade boy. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the main gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Girls' Basketball Tryouts: Girls’ basketball tryouts will wrap up today for any eligible 7th or 8th grade girl. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the auxiliary gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

GMS Wrestling Practice: GMS Wrestling Practice will begin Monday 12/14 from 6:00-7:30 in GMS Aux Gym. Practices will only be on Monday evenings at the same time until any changes are made with current sports guidelines. The practice will not have contact and would be extremely beneficial to any student athlete looking to increase their overall fitness level. Please contact Coach Jason Vaughan at javaugh2@hotmail.com with any questions you may have. Please send email if planning to attend so we know how many to expect and program practice accordingly.

Cheerleading: Cheerleading open gyms are set to start next week. Stay tuned for more details.

Girls' Vollyball: 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball open gyms will occur together on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the main gym. Open gyms will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Students: Group 1 set a new record for fewest lunch order mistakes last Thursday with only two errors. But, group 2 came along and smashed the new record with zero errors last Friday. Get those orders in so you can tie the record and take your share of the lunch order no mistakes title!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for Monday, December 7th

Boys' Basketball Tryouts: Boys’ basketball tryouts take place today and tomorrow for any eligible 7th or 8th grade boy. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the main gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Girls' Basketball Tryouts: Girls’ basketball tryouts take place today and tomorrow for any eligible 7th or 8th grade girl. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the auxiliary gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

GMS Wrestling: GMS Wrestling Practice will begin Monday 12/14 from 6:00-7:30 in GMS Aux Gym. Practices will only be on Monday evenings at the same time until any changes are made with current sports guidelines. The practice will not have contact and would be extremely beneficial to any student athlete looking to increase their overall fitness level. Please contact Coach Jason Vaughan at javaugh2@hotmail.com with any questions you may have. Please send email if planning to attend so we know how many to expect and program practice accordingly.

VOLLEYBALL UPDATE AS OF LATE SUNDAY EVENING: 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball open gyms will occur together on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the main gym. Open gyms will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Students: group 1 set a new record for fewest lunch order mistakes last Thursday with only two errors. But, group 2 came along and smashed the new record with zero errors last Friday. Get those orders in so you can tie the record and take your share of the lunch order no mistakes title!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for December 4th

Reminder to all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: 7th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Tuesday and 8th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Thursday. Next week’s open gyms will take place in the main gym from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Boys' Basketball Tryouts: Boys’ basketball will hold tryouts Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th for any eligible 7th or 8th grade boy. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the main gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Girls' Basketball Tryouts: Girls’ basketball will hold tryouts Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th, for any eligible 7th or 8th grade girl. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the auxiliary gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Students: We reduced our average of 10 students who did not get lunch orders in to just two students yesterday. Let us make today even better for our cafeteria staff and teachers by having zero students who failed to put lunch orders in. Thank you, teachers, for checking behind your students to verify lunch orders are in. And, thank you for making your please check your students to make sure all have submitted their lunch order requests before continuing with this morning’s instruction. Thanks, too, for making sure classroom doors are closed!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for December 3rd

Reminder to all 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 8th grade girls will begin tonight in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm. Until winter break, 7th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Tuesday and 8th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Thursday.

Are you a 7th or 8th grade girl who missed this morning’s girls’ basketball meeting? You will have another opportunity to participate tomorrow morning at 8am via Webex. Coach Quillen will send out information through his Remind group.

Boys' Basketball Tryouts: Boys’ basketball will hold tryouts Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th for any eligible 7th or 8th grade boy. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the main gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Girls' Basketball Tryouts: Girls’ basketball will hold tryouts Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th, for any eligible 7th or 8th grade girl. Tryouts will run from 3pm to 4:30pm in the auxiliary gym and you must have a valid physical on file with Mr. Whitlow.

Reminders: Students: we are having a difficult time filling lunch orders because students are forgetting to submit their requests. Teachers, please check your students to make sure all have submitted their lunch order requests before continuing with this morning’s instruction. Thanks, too, for making sure classroom doors are closed!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 30th (Group 1) and December 1st (Group 2)

Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 7th grade girls will begin on Tuesday, December 1st in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Attention all 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 8th grade girls will begin on Thursday, December 3rd in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm. Until winter break, 7th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Tuesday and 8th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Thursday.

7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing girls’ basketball: There will be a meeting for group 1 students on Thursday, December 3rd in the main gym. The meeting will take place at 8am. For group 2 students, the meeting will be held on Friday, December 4th, at 8am, and in the main gym. Group 3 students can participate through Webex. UPDATE: For those who are online, please check our Basketball Remind for information in regards to our meeting.

Boys’ basketball open gyms begin again today and from 6pm to 7:30pm in our main gym. Participating student-athletes should be dropped off at the bus entrance near the cafeteria. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: we are having a difficult time filling lunch orders because students are forgetting to submit their requests. Teachers, please check your students to make sure all have submitted their lunch order requests before continuing with this morning’s instruction. Thanks, too, for making sure classroom doors are closed!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 24th

Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 7th grade girls will begin on Tuesday, December 1st in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Attention all 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 8th grade girls will begin on Thursday, December 3rd in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm. Until winter break, 7th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Tuesday and 8th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Thursday. Remember, you cannot participate in any school athletics without a completed, signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow.

7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing girls’ basketball: There will be a meeting for group 1 students on Thursday, December 3rd in the main gym. The meeting will take place at 8am. For group 2 students, the meeting will be held on Friday, December 4th, at 8am, and in the main gym. Group 3 students can participate through Webex. A meeting number and password will be included in the announcements on our website and under Daily Announcements.

A reminder to 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball: Open gyms have been cancelled for this week. They will resume next Monday, November 30th from 6pm to 7:30pm in our main gym. Participating student-athletes should be dropped off at the bus entrance near the cafeteria. If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks. Tryouts are currently set for December 7th and Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Today is the interim midpoint for the 2nd nine weeks. Students, be sure you have submitted all work so that your grade reflects your best efforts up to this point. An email went out to families Sunday reminding them to check grades as early as tomorrow afternoon.

Reminders: Students: we are having a difficult time filling lunch orders because students are forgetting to submit their requests. Teachers, please check your students to make sure all have submitted their lunch order requests before continuing with this morning’s instruction. Thanks, too, for making sure classroom doors are closed!

 

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 23rd

Attention all 7th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 7th grade girls will begin on Tuesday, December 1st in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm.

Attention all 8th grade girls interested in playing volleyball: Open gyms for 8th grade girls will begin on Thursday, December 3rd in our main gym. Open gym will run right after school and from 2:30pm to 4pm. Until winter break, 7th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Tuesday right after school and 8th grade volleyball open gym will continue to run each Thursday right after school. Remember, you cannot participate in any school athletics without a completed, signed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow.

A reminder to 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball: UPDATE:  Good afternoon GMS! Unfortunately, we have had to unexpectedly cancel boys' basketball open gym for this evening. Additionally, open gym will not occur this Wednesday due to the upcoming holiday. Our apologies for this latest development. We plan to be back on track next Monday!Open gym will NOT take place today and in our main gym from 6pm to 7:30pm. Participating student-athletes should be dropped off at the bus entrance near the cafeteria. If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks. Tryouts are currently set for December 7th. Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Tomorrow is the interim midpoint for the 2nd nine weeks. Students, be sure you have submitted all work so that your grade reflects your best efforts up to this point. An email went out to families yesterday reminding them to check grades as early as tomorrow afternoon.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Friday, November 20th is Group 2 (B Day).

Announcements for November 20th

New Guidelines for Facial Coverings: Per new guidelines provided by Governor Northam, all staff and students will wear facial coverings at all times. Of course, this excludes eating school breakfast and school lunch. Otherwise, be sure your nose and mouth are fully covered while in class, traveling down the halls, riding the bus, and more. Thank you for showing your respect for others while also protecting yourself and your friends!

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball: You should plan to attend open gym starting this Wednesday, November 18th from 6-7:30. Open gyms will then be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 until tryouts begin on December 7th. If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks. Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Picture Retakes: Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all HIGHLANDERS, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Thursday, November 19th is Group 1 (B Day).

 

Announcements for November 19th 

New Guidelines for Facial Coverings: Per new guidelines provided by Governor Northam, all staff and students will wear facial coverings at all times. Of course, this excludes eating school breakfast and school lunch. Otherwise, be sure your nose and mouth are fully covered while in class, traveling down the halls, riding the bus, and more. Thank you for showing your respect for others while also protecting yourself and your friends!

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball: You should plan to attend open gym starting this Wednesday, November 18th from 6-7:30. Open gyms will then be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 until tryouts begin on December 7th. If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks. Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Picture Retakes: Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for November 16th and November 17th

New Guidelines for Facial Coverings: Per new guidelines provided by Governor Northam, all staff and students will wear facial coverings at all times. Of course, this excludes eating school breakfast and school lunch. Otherwise, be sure your nose and mouth are fully covered while in class, traveling down the halls, riding the bus, and more. Thank you for showing your respect for others while also protecting yourself and your friends! 

Attention 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball: You should plan to attend open gym starting this Wednesday, November 18th from 6-7:30. Open gyms will then be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 until tryouts begin on December 7th. If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks. Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out. Remember, you may not participate in open gyms without an up-to-date physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. See him if you don’t know whether or not you have a physical on file.

Picture Retakes: Fall picture retakes will occur on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 13th 

Boys' Basketball Open Gyms: Anyone interested in playing boys basketball this year should plan to attend open gym starting this Wednesday, November 18th from 6-7:30.  Open gyms will then be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:30 until tryouts begin on December 7th.  If you are unable to make it to an open gym, but still have interest, then you should see Coach Murray for an information sheet that includes the time for a virtual parents meeting in the coming weeks.  Coach Bordewisch looks forward to seeing everyone come out! 

Picture Makeup Day: Anyone miss having your picture taken earlier this year? No worries as Fall pictures will be taken again on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Friday, November 13th is Group 2 (B Day).

Announcements for November 13th 

Congratulations to Jacob Palmer for earning top seller designation and a monetary prize from Creative Foods, Inc. during our annual school fundraiser. Awesome job! And, way to go Braxton Lavoie for being randomly selected from the “Lucky Envelope” as a hardworking fundraiser participant and securing your very own monetary prize from Creative Foods, Inc. Many thanks to all students who participated in this year’s fundraiser in support of GMS!

Choir Fundraiser: Mrs. Haynie, GMS Choir Director, wants you to know the choir is wrapping up their bedsheets sale today. Sets of sheets start at $39 and come in 16 different colors. Email Mrs. Haynie at thaynie@rcps.us for more details. Again, today is the last day to purchase bedsheets!

Picture Makeup Day: Anyone miss having your picture taken earlier this year? No worries as Fall pictures will be taken again on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 9th and 10th

 

Girls Soccer: Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing soccer for Glenvar Middle School who has not yet signed up online should go see Coach Duff in room 107 at this time.  (Group 2 students should see Mr. Duff on Tuesday.)

Sock Drive: Way to go, Glenvar Middle students and families. You donated 324 pairs of new, unused socks for our 2nd Annual October Socktober Sock Drive. Great job helping our greater community in a significant and meaningful way!

7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: Remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Choir Fundraiser: Mrs. Haynie, GMS Choir Director, wants you to know the choir is selling the most luxurious, comfortable sheets you have ever slept on. Sets of sheets start at $39 and come in 16 different colors. Email Mrs. Haynie at thaynie@rcps.us for more details. The sales deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13th.

Student email is for school instructional purposes only: Let’s talk student email for a few moments. Students: your school email account is to be used for school, more specifically, instructional purposes only. Using your school email to basically text your friends during class could get you into a heaping, helping of hopelessly harmful trouble! From our central office all the way to Mr. Tyree’s office, we are monitoring school email use and want to help you steer clear of possible consequences. So, use your school email only for school, instructional purposes.

Picture retakes: Anyone miss having your picture taken earlier this year? No worries as Fall pictures will be taken again on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for November 6th

Athletics: 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Choir Fundraiser Deadline Extended: Mrs. Haynie, GMS Choir Director, wants you to know the choir is selling the most luxurious, comfortable sheets you have ever slept on. Sets of sheets start at $39 and come in 16 different colors. Email Mrs. Haynie at thaynie@rcps.us for more details. The sales deadline has been extended to Friday, November 13th.

School Email is for Instructional Use Only: Let’s talk student email for a few moments. Students: your school email account is to be used for school, more specifically, instructional purposes only. Using your school email to basically text your friends during class could get you into a heaping, helping of hopelessly harmful trouble! From our central office all the way to Mr. Tyree’s office, we are monitoring school email use and want to help you steer clear of possible consequences. So, use your school email only for school, instructional purposes.

Picture Retakes: Anyone miss having your picture taken earlier this year? No worries as Fall pictures will be taken again on Wednesday, December 2nd. Pictures will be taken in our auxiliary gym from 11am to 1pm. Be sure you stop by the front office for a quick temperature check and don’t forget your facial covering.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

 Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for November 5th

Athletics: 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Choir Fundraiser: Mrs. Haynie, GMS Choir Director, wants you to know the choir is selling the most luxurious, comfortable sheets you have ever slept on. Sets of sheets start at $39 and come in 16 different colors. Email Mrs. Haynie at thaynie@rcps.us for more details. Sales end tomorrow, November 6th.

School Email is for Instructional Use Only: Did you know today is Tech Tip Thursday? Me neither as I just made that up! Students: your school email account is to be used for school, more specifically, instructional purposes only. Using your school email to basically text your friends during class could get you into a heaping, helping of hopelessly harmful trouble! From our central office all the way to Mr. Tyree’s office, we are monitoring school email use and want to help you steer clear of possible consequences. So, use your school email only for school instructional purposes.

Reminders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for October 29th and October 30th

7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Football Information Meeting: Coach Swanson, will be holding an informational meeting for 7th and 8th graders interested in playing football as well as their parents/guardians on October 29th. Due to expected bad weather, our meeting has been moved to the forum hall with overflow set for the cafeteria. Limited seating means families should plan to have one parent or guardian plus the student-athlete present.

Choir Sheet Sale Fundraiser: Mrs. Haynie, GMS Choir Director, wants you to know the choir is selling the most luxurious, comfortable sheets you have ever slept on. Sets of sheets start at $39 and come in 16 different colors. Email Mrs. Haynie at thaynie@rcps.us for more details. Sales end November 6th.

Soctober October Sock Drive: As of this morning, GMS students and families have donated 310 pairs of socks for our October Socktober Sock Drive! Awesome job! Keep bringing new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. At this pace, we may surpass our goal of 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

Interested in wearing a Halloween costume this week? Group 1 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29th. Group 2 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30th. School appropriate means your costume must meet the Roanoke County Public Schools dress code. Students may not wear masks as you will already be wearing a facial covering as part of our daily expectations regarding safety.

Mock Election: The GMS Social Studies department is conducting a mock presidential election today and tomorrow. Students may access a ballot through Blackboard--GMS Library Organization--Surveys. Don’t wait…exercise your right to vote!

Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for October 27th

Athletics: 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Regarding athletics, no dates for meetings or open gym activities have been set just yet. We expect some athletics to begin in early November. Keep listening to the announcements and check our Daily Announcements on the school website for updates.

Football Informational Meeting (UPDATED): Head Middle School Football Coach, Coach Swanson, will be holding an informational meeting for 7th and 8th graders interested in playing football as well as their parents/guardians on Thursday, October 29th. Due to expected bad weather, our meeting has been moved to the forum hall with overflow set for the cafeteria. Limited seating means families should plan to have one parent or guardian plus the student-athlete present.

October Socktober Sock Drive: As of yesterday afternoon, exactly 200 pairs of socks had been donated for our October Socktober Sock Drive. Awesome! Keep bringing new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

Interested in wearing a Halloween costume this week? Group 1 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29th. Group 2 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30th. School appropriate means your costume must meet the Roanoke County Public Schools dress code. Students may not wear masks as you will already be wearing a facial covering as part of our daily expectations regarding safety.

Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for October 26th

Athletics: 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Regarding athletics, no dates for meetings or open gym activities have been set just yet. We expect some athletics to begin in early November. Keep listening to the announcements and check our Daily Announcements on the school website for updates.

Football Informational Meeting: Head Middle School Football Coach, Coach Swanson, will be holding an informational meeting for 7th and 8th graders interested in playing football as well as their parents/guardians on Thursday, October 29th. The meeting was set for the high school stadium, however, we anticipate lots of rain on Thursday. Stay tuned for an additional announcement as we make adjustments due to weather.

Sockober October Sock Drive: Great job, GMS, in donating nearly 200 pairs of socks for our October Socktober Sock Drive thus far! Keep bringing new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

Interested in wearing a Halloween costume this week? Group 1 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29th. Group 2 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30th. School appropriate means your costume must meet the Roanoke County Public Schools dress code. Students may not wear masks as you will already be wearing a facial covering as part of our daily expectations regarding safety.

Students: Have you submitted your lunch order yet? Teachers: have your closed your classroom doors yet? You haven’t? Get it done right now…thanks!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for October 22nd and October 23rd

Athletics:  7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Regarding athletics, no dates for meetings or open gym activities have been set just yet. We expect some athletics to begin in early November. Keep listening to the announcements and check our Daily Announcements on the school website for updates.

Middle School Football Informational Meeting: Head Middle School Football Coach, Coach Swanson, will be holding an informational meeting for 7th and 8th graders interested in playing football as well as their parents/guardians on Thursday, October 29th. The meeting will take place in the high school stadium, beginning at 5:30pm. Remember to practice social distancing as well as wear your facial covering anytime you are moving from place to place or less than six feet apart. Mr. Whitlow will also be available to take completed and signed physical forms.

October Socktober Sock Drive: Great job, GMS, in donating nearly 200 pairs of socks for our October Socktober Sock Drive thus far! Keep bringing new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

 Fall Fundraiser Packets Due: Have you forgotten to turn your Fall fundraiser packet in? Be sure to turn the packet, including your completed order form and all money this week!

Interested in wearing a Halloween costume next week? Group 1 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29th. Group 2 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30th. School appropriate means your costume must meet the Roanoke County Public Schools dress code. Students may not wear masks as you will already be wearing a facial covering as part of our daily expectations regarding safety.

Lunch Orders: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? You haven’t? Well, get it done as the next few minutes are your last opportunity to secure a FREE lunch for today!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

Announcements for October 19th and October 20th

7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics: Remember, you must have an up-to-date and completed physical form on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our front office. 6th graders who are interested in being a manager for a team need to provide Mr. Whitlow with a completed page four from the physical. No students may participate in any school athletics without these completed, signed documents on file.

Regarding athletics, no dates for meetings or open gym activities have been set just yet. We expect some athletics to begin in early November. Keep listening to the announcements and check our Daily Announcements on the school website for updates.

Our October Socktober Sock Drive is still going strong! Drop those new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

Have you forgotten to turn your Fall fundraiser packet in? Be sure to turn the packet, including your completed order form and all money this week!

Interested in wearing a Halloween costume next week? Group 1 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Thursday, October 29th. Group 2 students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30th. School appropriate means your costume must meet the Roanoke County Public Schools dress code. Students may not wear masks as you will already be wearing a facial covering as part of our daily expectations regarding safety.

Students: Have you submitted your lunch order yet? You haven’t? Well, get it done as the next few minutes are your last opportunity to secure a FREE lunch for today!

 

 

Announcements for October 15th and 16th

Yearbook: The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Fall Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is Thursday, October 15th.

Athletics: Are you a 7th grader or 8th grader interested in participating in middle school athletics this year? Perhaps you are a 6th grader interested in being a manager for a middle school team. Our goal is to begin out-of-season workouts the first of November. We are unsure as to what they will look like, but that’s the goal nonetheless. Remember 7th and 8th graders, you cannot participate in middle school athletics without an up-to-date and completed VHSL physical on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our main office. For 6th graders who would like to be considered for a manager position, you only need to turn in page 4 of the physical form. Please see Mr. Whitlow if you have questions.

Sock Drive: Our October Socktober Sock Drive is still going strong! Drop those new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

Fundraiser: It’s time to wrap up our Fall fundraiser! Students who need to drop their fundraiser packet off should report to the main office at this time.

Lunch: Students: have you submitted your lunch order yet? You haven’t? Well, get it done as the next few minutes are your last opportunity to secure a FREE lunch for today! (The hot meal for Thursday is corn dog, not a hot dog.)

 

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today,

LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

 

 

Announcements for October 12th and 13th

Yearbook: The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Fall picture day for group 3/100% virtual students is set for Wednesday, October 14th and from 2:30 to 6:30pm in our auxiliary gym. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online. 

Teachers: Please be sure to hand paper copies of the picture order form out to students this morning.

Athletics: Are you a 7th grader or 8th grader interested in participating in middle school athletics this year? Perhaps you are a 6th grader interested in being a manager for a middle school team. Our goal is to begin out-of-season workouts the first of November. We are unsure as to what they will look like, but that’s the goal nonetheless. Remember 7th and 8th graders, you cannot participate in middle school athletics without an up-to-date and completed VHSL physical on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our main office. For 6th graders who would like to be considered for a manager position, you only need to turn in page 4 of the physical form. Please see Mr. Whitlow if you have questions.

Sock Drive: Our October Socktober Sock Drive is still going strong! Drop those new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. Let’s do our best to bring in 400 pairs of new, unused socks to donate!

It’s time to wrap up our Fall fundraiser! Students who need to drop their fundraiser packet off should report to the main office at this time. Did you forget your packet? No problem…just bring it, your completed order form, and money on Thursday of this week.

Lunch Reminder: Students, have you submitted your lunch order yet? You haven’t? Well, get it done as the next few minutes are your last opportunity to secure a FREE lunch for today!

Remember to PROTECT and RESPECT all Highlanders, work hard, and in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!

 

Announcements for October 8th and 9th

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Fall Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Fall picture day for group 3/100% virtual students is set for Wednesday, October 14th and from 2:30 to 6:30pm in our auxiliary gym. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online.

Athletics: Are you a 7th grader or 8th grader interested in participating in middle school athletics this year? Perhaps you are a 6th grader interested in being a manager for a middle school team. Our goal is to begin out-of-season workouts the first of November. We are unsure as to what they will look like, but that’s the goal nonetheless. Remember, you cannot participate in middle school athletics without an up-to-date and completed VHSL physical on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our main office. Please see Mr. Whitlow if you have questions.

Basketball: Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball, please come by the main office and let Coach Q know that you're interested by scanning the QR code and filling out the form. Make sure to sign up for Coach Q’s Remind group. If you do not have a smart phone to complete the QR code, we have a sign-in sheet and can also give you directions for joining Coach Q’s Remind group.

SPIRIT WEEK with CRAZY HAT DAY is today and tomorrow! Let’s have fun wearing wacky but school appropriate clothing!

Sock Drive: Our October Socktober Sock Drive began earlier this week and continues for the entire month of October. Drop those new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. If every student participates, we will be able to donate more than 400 new pairs of socks!

Fall Fundraiser: Our Fall Fundraiser wraps up in just a few, short days! Keep participating to support the school as well as earn prizes and, possibly, cash. Don’t delay as our fundraiser only lasts until October 13th. Teachers: thanks, in advance, for sharing our next fundraiser video during this block for your students.

Students: Have you submitted your lunch order yet? You haven’t? Well, get it done as the next few minutes are your last opportunity to secure a FREE lunch for today!

 

Announcements for October 5th and 6th

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Fall Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Fall picture day for group 3/100% virtual students is set for Wednesday, October 14th and from 2:30 to 6:30pm in our auxiliary gym. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online.

Are you a 7th grader or 8th grader interested in participating in middle school athletics this year? Perhaps you are a 6th grader interested in being a manager for a middle school team. Our goal is to begin out-of-season workouts the first of November. We are unsure as to what they will look like, but that’s the goal nonetheless. Remember, you cannot participate in middle school athletics without an up-to-date and completed VHSL physical on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our main office. Please see Mr. Whitlow if you have questions.

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball: Please come by the main office and let Coach Q know that you're interested by scanning the QR code and filling out the form. Make sure to sign up for Coach Q’s Remind group. If you do not have a smart phone to complete the QR code, we have a sign-in sheet and can also give you directions for joining Coach Q’s Remind group.

Our first SPIRIT WEEK of the school year has finally arrived! Today and tomorrow are CRAZY SOCK days. Thursday and Friday are CRAZY HAT days. Let’s have fun wearing wacky but school appropriate clothing!

Our October Socktober Sock Drive begins today and continues for the entire month of October. Drop those new, unused socks in one of the boxes found in the main hallway near the front entrance to the school. If every student participates, we will be able to donate more than 400 new pairs of socks!

We’ve also begun week two of our annual Fall Fundraiser! This is an easy way to support your school, knock out holiday shopping, and earn prizes as well as cash. Don’t delay as our fundraiser only lasts until October 13th. Many thanks to all who choose to participate in our voluntary fundraiser.

Students and teachers: The nurse’s clinic will be closed until at least noon today due to vision and health screenings in the middle school.

7th grade students and new students: 7th grade students and new studentsbe on your best behavior as you participate in today’s vision and hearing screenings. Also, do  you wear contacts or glasses? Be sure to use them during your vision screening. 

 

Announcements for October 1st and 2nd

Yearbook: The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Fall picture day for group 3/100% virtual students is set for Wednesday, October 14th and from 2:30 to 6:30pm in our auxiliary gym. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online.

Are you a 7th grader or 8th grader interested in participating in middle school athletics this year? Our goal is to begin out-of-season workouts the first of November. We are unsure as to what they will look like, but that’s the goal nonetheless. Remember, you cannot participate in middle school athletics without an up-to-date and completed VHSL physical on file with Mr. Whitlow. Blank copies are available in our main office. Please see Mr. Whitlow if you have questions.

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball: Please come by the main office and let Coach Q know that you're interested by scanning the QR code and filling out the form. Make sure to sign up for Coach Q’s Remind group. If you do not have a smart phone to complete the QR code, we have a sign-in sheet and can also give you directions for joining Coach Q’s Remind group.

Spirit Week: It’s just about time for our first SPIRIT WEEK of the school year. Here are the details: next Monday and Tuesday are CRAZY SOCK days so wear your favorite wild, weird, and wacky socks. Next Thursday and Friday are CRAZY HAT days so pull out that old cowboy hat or Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle cap and join in the fun. Just be sure all hats and socks are school appropriate.

Socktober Sock Drive: We will also begin our October Socktober Sock Drive to benefit those in need beginning next Monday and through the month of October. Students are encouraged to bring in new, unused socks to be donated. If every student participates, we will be able to donate more than 400 new pairs of socks! A container for your donation will be made available near the front entrance of the school and, again, our sock drive is set to begin next Monday and last through the entire month.

Fall Fundraiser: Don’t forget to participate in our annual Fall Fundraiser! Hopefully, you took your packet home and talked to your parents about getting started. This is an easy way to support your school, knock out holiday shopping, and earn prizes as well as cash. Don’t delay as our fundraiser only lasts until October 13th. Many thanks to all who choose to participate in our voluntary fundraiser.

Teachers: please share the fall fundraiser reminder video with your students during 1st block.

 

Announcements for September 28th and September 29th
Yearbook: The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 only through October 15th. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

Fall Picture Day: Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Fall picture day for group 3/100% virtual students is set for Wednesday, October 14th and from 2:30 to 6:30pm in our auxiliary gym. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online.


Girls Basketball: Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball, please come by the main office and let Coach Q know that you're interested by scanning the QR code and filling out the form. Make sure to sign up for the Remind class. Before you can participate in any athletic activities at GMS, you must have a current physical. See Mr. Whitlow if you have questions about physicals.

SPIRIT WEEK: It’s just about time for our first SPIRIT WEEK of the school year. Here are the details: next Monday and Tuesday are CRAZY SOCK days so wear your favorite wild, weird, and wacky socks. Next Thursday and Friday are CRAZY HAT days so pull out that old cowboy hat or Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle cap and join in the fun. Just be sure all hats and socks are school appropriate.

Soctober Sock Drive: We will also begin our October Socktober Sock drive to benefit those in need beginning next Monday
and through the month of October. Students are encouraged to bring in new, unused socks to be donated. If every student participates, we will be able to donate more than 400 new pairs of socks! A container for your donation will be made available near the front entrance of the school and, again, our sock drive is set to begin next Monday and last through the entire month.

Our annual fall fundraiser kick off is today! Teachers are sharing a kick off video with students this morning and students will bring a packet home this afternoon. Thank you to all who choose to support GMS by participating in this voluntary fundraiser.

 

Past Announcements

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! Yearbooks are $25 for a limited time. Go to yearbookforever.com to order! (Posted 9/25/20)

Fall picture day for group 2 students is set for Tuesday, October 13th. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online. (Posted 9/25/20)

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball: Please come by the main office and let Coach Q know that you're interested by scanning the QR code and filling out the form. Make sure to sign up for the Remind class. Before you can participate in any athletic activities at GMS, you must have a current physical. See Mr. Whitlow if you have questions about physicals. (Posted 9/25/20)

It is a dreary day outside and we can expect the wet weather to continue into our dismissal at the end of the day. Bus riders: be sure you move quickly to your buses so we may dismiss as soon as possible. Car riders: be sure you find a large or small G in the hallway to stand upon while listening carefully for your name to be called to report to your vehicle.

Fall picture day for group 1 students is set for Thursday, October 15th. Families have received an email about pictures and are encouraged to order online. (posted 9/24)

Midpoint for the first nine weeks is next Monday. What does that mean? Well, it means your teachers will be updating your grades and your parents will be notified to check your grades. So, what does that mean for you? It means now is the time to catch up on any missing work, correct any work you’ve been given permission to correct, and make sure all assignments have been promptly turned in for grading. And as legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “if you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”.

The 2021 yearbook is now on sale! This is a year you will want to remember, so be sure to order a yearbook! Yearbooks are $25 for a limited time. Go to yearbookforever.com to order!

All students: We want to be sure you know that lunches are now free. That’s right! You are welcome to submit an order for lunch and need not worry about paying for the lunch. This will likely be the case for the next two to three months. But, don’t delay as lunch orders need to be submitted before the form closes at 8:45am.

Car riders and students who walk: We are continuing to make adjustment to our car rider process to keep you safe. Please pay close attention so that you know what to do this afternoon:

  1. First, remember to report immediately to a white circle outside. This is true even if you see your ride waiting for you. Our goal is to have students in safe locations before releasing to rides.
  2. Second and just like when you are seated in your classrooms, you are welcome to take your facial covering off when you are in your circle.
  3. Car riders are to wait for direction from an adult on when it is okay to walk to your ride. We will dismiss to the vehicles that are parked against the curb and between the dumpster and orange cone.
  4. For our students who walk to the elementary school, make sure you do not cross the parking lot or road. You should walk well in the grass and as close to the softball field.
  5. For our students who are walking home, you must walk up the sidewalk toward the dumpster and stay off the road as you circle around the parking lot and head into your neighborhood.

Students arriving before 7:40 am: Remember you are to report to a designated location if you arrive to school before 7:40 am.  6th graders report to the main gym, 7th graders report to the cafeteria, and 8th graders report to the forum hall.

7th grade band students: Thank you for doing a good job remembering to remain in the cafeteria until the 8:15am bell. This allows the A day jazz band to meet without interruption.

All students: Do you know the right side is always the best side? Well, it’s true. Whether walking down the hallway, up or down the steps, or through a doorway…be sure to walk on the right side. Doing so helps to maintain smooth traffic flow and supports social distancing.

Bus Change: Bus 176 will replace bus 194 in the AM and PM

Face Covering Reminder: Remember to wear your facial coverings whenever you are less than 6 feet from another individual as well as when you are moving from one class to the next, visiting the pencil sharpener, going to the bathroom, during fire drills, etc.  

Returning Library Books: : If you have school library books that you checked out last school year, please drop them off using the large book return near the GMS library. It is a big, wooden box you cannot miss! Be sure to return your own books and not ask someone to do the job for you. We want to avoid handing things to other people unnecessarily. If you have books from another Roanoke County school, you can turn those in, too, and Mrs. Perdue will send them back for you.

Protect and Respect: Everyone at Glenvar Middle School is committed to your safety and wellbeing. This means we must Protect and Respect. Meaning, we are determined to protect and respect one another by wearing our facial coverings, maintaining 6 feet of social distancing, keeping our hands washed and clean, cleaning up after ourselves, and leaving the belongings of others alone at all times. There is no question this will be a different year with new ways of doing just about everything. But, there is absolutely no question we Highlanders are up for the challenge. 

 

Please see District News on the GMS Homepage for district  information.

Registration Information: Registration information and an online copy of the 2020-2021 Registration Guide can be found on the GMS Counseling webpage here.

 

Remember, ALL HIGHLANDERS MATTER and

in everything you do today, LEAVE NO DOUBT!