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Summer Hours at GMS Library

 

Did you know you that some  SLCSD school libraries will be open this Summer? All schools that are holding Summer School will have Summer library hours!

Glendale Middle School Summer library hours are as follows:

GLENDALE LIBRARY HOURS 10 – 2:00PM

  • Monday, June 10th
  • Monday, June 17th
  • Monday, June 24th
  • Monday, July 1st
  • Monday, July 8th
  • Monday, July 15th

For information about other schools’ library hours, check the library page of the school’s website.

 

Inland Port Survey

The Utah Inland Port Authority Board is seeking public input from residents of Salt Lake City, including the families within the boundaries of the Salt Lake City School District. Our school district is the largest taxing entity impacted by the inland port, and we strongly encourage SLCSD families, students, and employees to fill out the survey and make their voices heard on this critical issue.

To fill out the survey (currently available in English and Spanish), visit:

https://envisionutah.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3h24ec6racpBUNv

To read more about the inland port, its impact on our school district, and our legislative efforts surrounding the inland port, visit: https://www.slcschools.org/news/2018-19/slcsd-and-the-inland-port/.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are in need of parent volunteers for the following jobs:
Lunch Supervision from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM daily
 

Come and see us in the Front Office if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

Spring Break 2019

Glendale Middle School faculty, staff and administration, warmly wishes its students and the fantastic Glendale community a happy, safe and restful Spring Break 2019.

School will be closed on Monday March 25th ​2019 and re-open on Monday April 1st 2019.

SHARON MOORE-UTSTA OUTSTANDING 7TH GRADE

Our very own, Sharon Moore, received UtSTA Outstanding 7th Grade Science Teacher of the Year Award. Each year the organization recognizes exceptional and innovative science educators. The
program was created to raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the science education field. New to Glendale, she immediately became a favorite amongst her students. Dedicated to investigative, inquiry-based instruction, Sharon Moore creates hand-on labs that are highly engaging for the middle school student. Stop by her classroom; you’ll be impressed!

ELECTIVE CLASS HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

The Glendale Buzz in Glendale Middle School’s video broadcast that is written, produced, and directed by students. Each week, the publication of the Buzz provides students with a steady stream of feedback, affirmation and ownership, while also strengthening their ability to work in a self-directed environment. In addition to building academic skills such as writing, proofreading, presenting and
speaking, students practice professional broadcast skills, such as media production and behind-the-scenes technology. And woven through all of their work are skills critical to our professional and personal lives: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, responsibility, flexibility, and the problem-solving prowess that comes from working under pressure to produce a daily news show in a room full of people and unreliable technology. Check out the episodes on our school website.

MATHEMATICS GROWTH AT GLENDALE

MATHEMATICS GROWTH AT GLENDALE
We are pleased to announce that Glendale Middle School has the second highest growth scores in mathematics in the state among schools with similar
demographics. Last year 40% of our 8th graders met or exceeded the state benchmark in mathematics and are very prepared for their high school classes. We thank the math department for their efforts in helping every single student reach their potential in math.

Afterschool math tutoring and homework help is held every day after school.

SHREK 2

SHREK 2
Performance of Glendale’s first play, Shrek 2 will be held on March 15th at  7pm in the auditorium.

Don’t miss this opportunity to watch our fabulous students show off their acting skills.

Fill The Pack Project

Inspired by reading the award winning book Refugee by Alan Gratz, which tells the story of three adolescents who leave their countries as refugees during different times in history, the students in Ms. Bramscher’s Language Arts classes, began to have strong feelings on immigration policy.  As a result they wrote letters to  President Trump and our local senators, but that wasn't enough; they wanted to DO something! 

Students voted to participate in "Fill the Pack," a program through Volunteers of America. Each class will be filling one backpack with things that a homeless kid might need.  Parents and community members are encouraged to support their children in this activity.

Some things that might be helpful in a pack would be:

Toothbrush/toothpaste

Deodorant

Gift cards to McDonald's/Subway/Smith's

Hats & gloves

Warm socks 

Reusable water bottle 

For anyone interested in further information about the Fill the Pack activity – here is a link to the project website:

https://www.voaut.org/fillthepack

If you do want to donate, you can drop things off in Ms. Bramscher’s classroom or the main school office. We'll be collecting until next Friday, December 14th, 2018. 

Refugee by Alan Gratz has won numerous awards and is a wonderful book to read and discuss with your students. It is currently on the 2018 Battle of the Books list, published annually by the Texas Lone Star Library Association and is being read by middle school students across the nation.

Glendale Rising

At our annual cultural education conference, invited speakers from the Glendale community and beyond, delivered a selection of student-centered sessions, which shared knowledge and resources about recognizing and addressing implicit bias, as well as ways to find and share our unique voice as a community. The keynote speaker Dr. David Parker, engaged and delighted Glendale students and faculty with his energetic, humorous and highly relevant presentation.
Glendale Middle School would like to offer its grateful thanks to all our community partners and to the many presenters who participated in the event, in addition to our Counseling Dept; Cassie Bell, Dan Del Porto and Jerly Alcala who organized the conference.

Elective Class Highlights

Elective Class Highlight of the Month:

Great things are happening here at Glendale! This year we have added several exciting new elective classes to the master schedule: Dance, History Fair, Theater, Crossfit, Outdoor Recreation, Journalism, Debate, Videography, and the Glendale Buzz.

This month’s elective class highlight is the Outdoor Recreation class taught by Coach Tucker and Ms. Records. This high energy class focuses on getting students outside of the school building, to enjoy some of the diverse natural resources which the Glendale neighborhood has to offer. The outdoor elective curriculum provides opportunities for students to explore the Jordan River Parkway and the extensive city bike paths. Don’t be afraid if you see students high on slacklines across the Glendale field; they’re practicing balance skills for city biking! Some activities the students are looking forward to include: archery, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, hiking the Foothills, and rock climbing.

Newsflash: Advisory Classes have begun!

What is Advisory?

To support Glendale’s school-wide goal of providing a safe, connected and caring learning environment for every student, this year we added a homeroom class (Advisory) to our schedule.

Why Advisory?

Middle school can be a challenging time. The primary purpose of our Advisory classes is to support our students to develop academically, socially, and emotionally by ensuring that they are connected and cared for members of our school community. Advisory classes are very much like small ‘families’ of students, with an advisory teacher whose role is to act as their teacher-advocate.  In addition to addressing any everyday concerns, Advisory class is also a time when teachers and students can address school-wide issues in a safe setting. Each week, students attend their Advisory classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before the school day begins. 

In September, our focus was teaching our school-wide expectations; to ensure that all students knew how to act in the classroom, cafeteria, halls, bathrooms, auditorium, and outside at recess.

More importantly, we started a school-wide conversation about what it means to be an upstander instead of a bystander. This is a particularly important skill for students to learn, to prepare them if they ever encounter difficult or unsafe situations, such as bullying and fights during and after school.  

Parents Empowered:

Here are some tips to help you continue this important conversation at home; 

bystander is—someone who witnesses bullying or unsafe situations, but doesn't get involved.

An upstander is—the person who knows what's happening is wrong and does something to make things right and just. It takes courage to speak up on someone's behalf, or to go and get help - to be an upstander instead of a bystander.

We understand that building a great school community is a long term endeavor, and we still have a long way to go; however, the students are using the terms upstander and bystander in every day conversations.

Glendale's school-wide expectations

Glendale Middle School is pleased to announce the launch of its school-wide student behavior expectations. In collaboration with our stakeholders, Principal Jill Baillie consolidated a plan to crystalize our school values into a series of beautifully designed posters which grace the hallways of Glendale.

We encourage parents and community members to read and discuss the school behavior expectations with their students.

Sports-Soccer Season Update

Our soccer team has been tearing up the field with their agile ball-handling skills and calculated passing. They met Bryant Middle on Thursday at Bryant’s makeshift field. Not only were the player’s skills exemplary, their sportsmanship behaviors were what the adults were talking about days after the game! Our players are respectful, responsible, safe, and very kind on the soccer fields as well as in the classrooms of GMS. Come ROAR with us; listed below is the schedule of the games. All games begin at 4:10 PM and end at 5:10 PM.

10/9-Hillside vs. Glendale @ Glendale

10/11-Hillside vs. Glendale @ Hillside

10/16-Bryant vs. Glendale @ Glendale

10/17-Bryant vs. Glendale @ Glendale

10/23-Clayton vs. Glendale @ Clayton

10/25-Clayton vs. Glendale @ Glendale

10/30-Northwest vs. Glendale @ Northwest

11/1-Northwest vs. Glendale @Glendale

New iPad Protocols 2018-19

This year at Glendale we have implemented class sets of iPads for students to use in their core classes. This means students will no longer have to carry devices from classroom to classroom, but instead will share iPads housed in specific rooms.  To support our students to remain safe, responsible, respectful and kind, we have created a new student protocol for the shared devices. Information about these protocols can be found on the student iPad contracts which were distributed early in September, as well as in the Student iPad Expectations video  

 

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