Mitchell PreK Class Go Pink Aidan and students Jameel Sheila McCord Drive Thru Attendance Awareness Thanks Kona Ice! GNMS Presents Mulan, Jr. Relay for Life Button Designers! Beak Adaptations at GNMS! Medical Detectives at GNMS! Medical Detectives at GNMS! Dissecting Sheep Brains at GNMS! Happy students at GNMS! Working together at GNMS! Working together at GNMS! Using technology and collaboration at GNMS! Exploring Density at GNMS! Collaboration at GNMS! Exploring Density at GNMS! GNMS' TOTY~Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Butler! #theGNMSway! G-Masters Greenpower Racing! G-Masters Greenpower Racing! G-Masters Greenpower Racing! GNMS Christian Ceja Presents at GA Tech Conference Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! Exploring Engineering Classes Build Robots at GNMS! GNMS Chorus Spreads Holiday Cheer GNMS Chorus Shares Carols at Vernon Woods! GNMS Engineering Students Hard at Work Puzzle Cubes Help Students Learn About Mechanical Dissection at GNMS Puzzle Cubes Help Students Learn About Mechanical Dissection at GNMS Puzzle Cubes Help Students Learn About Mechanical Dissection at GNMS GNMS Band Competes at Mall GNMS Students Design and Build Cars Making cars at GNMS Pilot Visits GNMS Students build egg drop vehicle to test Newton's Laws of Motion Belinda Espinoza's "Thankful" Button Design Was Printed for All GMNS Staff GNMS Students Work On Second Greenpower Car GNMS Greenpower Car work is underway The GNMS FFA members compete at Area 3 Event GNMS Boys' Basketball Team 2018 Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Red Ribbon Week Fun! Griffin Beall designs Relay for Life Button National School Lunch Week GNMS' FFA decorate our fall display with pumpkins donated by A LaGrange Towing. Admin, Dr. Kelly Adams surprised Mrs. Christina Butler with Teacher of the Year! Admin Rachel Yates-Hooten surprises Teacher of the Year Debbie Cox! GNMS Football Teams at Pep Rally! Games at the Pep Rally at GNMS! GNMS Spirit Sqaud at Pep Rally! Competition Cheer Squad at GNMS! Cross Country at the GNMS Pep Rally! Pep Rally Fun with the Band at GNMS! Griffin Beall's button design in memory of his grandmother was chosen by  Relay for Life representative. Students design Relay for Life button at GNMS! Ms. Rogers' class at GNMS working on STEM project about water pipelines Ms. Rogers' class at GNMS working on STEM project about water pipelines Ms. Rogers' class at GNMS working on STEM project about water pipelines Ms. Rogers' class at GNMS working on STEM project about water pipelines Abbie Lundy and Emma Gabriel bring home medals from State! GNMS' Christian Ceja placed 9th at State! GNMS Cross Country Abbie Lundy medals at State Dynette Copeland named GNMS Bus Driver of the Year Thank you GNMS Bus Drivers! GNMS Cross Country Team is going to State! Go Mustangs! Shannon Gipson GNMS FCA gives away water at the football game. GNMS Greenpower Racing Car GNMS Greenpower Racing Car Team GNMS Greenpower Racing Car Team with Mrs. Huberdeau GNMS Greenpower Racing Car Burger King after Volunteer Work! #theGNMSway Exploring Engineering at GNMS~ Dolphin Robot! National Meet Me at the Pole Day at GNMS Students build Water Models at GNMS 6th Graders learn about the water cycle GNMS Tours Kia GNMS Competition Cheer took 2nd place! Building and programming a guitar in Exploring Engineering Class at GNMS! Ms. Huberdeau's class builds robots at GNMS! Ms. Huberdeau's class builds robots at GNMS! Building Robots at GNMS! Alyssa Rhaney received a medal for 4th place and Christian Ceja placed 1st at Heard County! Go Mustangs! GNMS Boys' Cross Country Team take 2nd at Heard County! Ms. Rogers' 8th grade classes learned about Voluntary Trade at GNMS! Ms. Desa Fuller's Georgia Studies Classes watched a webinar hosted by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Fun times at PBIS! #theGNMSway Mrs. Dowden's classes take a virtual trip using the VR goggles. Mr. Stodghill's class investigates heat waves. Mr. Stodghill's class investigates heat waves. GNMS Mustangs 2018 GNMS Band, Football and Fans 2018 GNMS Football and Cheerleaders 2018 GNMS Football 2018 Students in Ms. Kate Miller's Art class at GNMS are working together to learn the skill of one point perspective. LHS football players visit GNMS GNMS Academic Bowl students completed their first free-research projects. Alissa Lee's project was the Twin Paradox using the Blackburn twins. Medical Detectives learn how to measure blood pressure. Medical Detectives learn how to measure blood pressure. Medical Detectives learn how to measure blood pressure. Medical Detectives at GNMS experimenting with stimuli's effect on blood pressure. Medical Detectives at GNMS experimenting with stimuli's effect on blood pressure. Maya Negron, Samara Nubuor, and Jonathan Creel in Medical Detectives at GNM The LaGrange High FFA Officers lead Gardner Newman's first FFA Chapter meeting Ms. Lawrence had FFA members from the high school encourage GNMS students to become members. Ms. Fuller’s and Ms. Hightower’s students were using the Virtual Reality Goggles to immerse themselves in the Native American culture at GNMS. Relationships create success! #theGNMSway GNMS' newest member of the Junior Beta Club! GNMS Students enjoy an outing to the Recreation Department. GMEA All District Honors' Band with Ms. Janet Barber GNMS' newest officers for the Junior Beta Club. GNMS Works on School Improvement Plan GNMS students wrote cards to Grace to congratulate her on a job well done on World Down Syndrome Day.
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10/22/20: Sheila McCord Builds Relationship with Her Students on the Bus Sheila McCord

Sheila McCord, Troup County School System (TCSS) transportation employee, knew working with kids and helping people was for her. That’s why she considers being a bus monitor a calling, not a job, “I volunteer at Hospice and the local nursing homes, but it’s something about being around kids. I love young people and children. I work with them at my church with youth bible study and the choir. It’s a calling.”

She joined the school system after her previous employer moved their headquarters to Texas. She was in the job market and a friend recommended the school system’s transportation department. McCord applied and has been a bus monitor for eight years. 

“Working with special needs students has given me a new perspective of what children need. I get to understand their character and learn to communicate with them one-on-one each day. Each child is different so each need is different. You really have to have that calling to look past the visual and look deeper into their needs and what they want,” stated McCord.

Read entire story here. 

10/20/20: Jameel Dixon Steps Into the Drivers Seat Jameel - School Bus Driver

Four years ago while Jameel Dixon was an Assistant Manager at Buddy Home Furniture, he decided to do something to help lead kids on the right path. He was already a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America, but he wanted to do more. “I do a lot of camps during the summer time and I’m active with children throughout the year. I was riding around Troup County and I saw an advertisement for bus drivers so I applied. The next day, I got a phone call. I’ve been here ever since.”

“The best part about what I do every day is the joy in seeing the kids grow over time,” he laughed as he remembered when, “they were younger, some of them were trying to jump over the seats and you had to teach them how to behave on a school bus. It’s different from riding in a car. Now, we have meaningful conversations that we won’t forget. It stays with us and we help each other.”

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10/20/20: National School Bus Safety Week School Bus

The Troup County School System (TCSS) Transportation department has been keeping safety at the forefront even before school started. October 19-23, 2020 is National School Bus Safety Week, and with # students transported to and from school each day, TCSS understand this as a week to publicly promote school bus safety, recognize transportation staff members, and highlight the work they do all year.

Chip Giles, Transportation Director said, “Our employees take safety seriously. We have safety checks at the beginning of routes, we disinfect school buses after each route, and we offer masks and hand sanitizer to our students. Our main job is to transport kids safely to and from school, but you gotta love kids to do the job effectively. We work hard to do our part.”

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Assesslet for Virtual Students

Assesslet Instructions 

Click here to view instructions if using a Chromebook

Click here to view instructions if using another device

TCSS Writing Contest for Grades K-12 on Family Engagement Writing Contest Graphic

The Troup County School System is hosting an OPTIONAL writing contest for Kindergarten thru 12th Graders. The topics for elementary, middle, and high school students are listed on this flyer.  Each topic focuses on FAMILY!

Contest Due Date: Friday, October 30 @ at the end of the school day. Virtual learners may email their teachers their entries. In school learners may take their entries to the front desk.

  • Elementary Student Writing Topic: A favorite memory I have with my family is...
  • Middle School Student Writing Topic: My family influences me in many ways. Here's how. 
  • High School Student Writing Topic: Describe an unusual family tradition of yours that continues today. Why is it important to your family? 


Contest Entry Details are available: HERE

Attention returning Face to Face Students

Attention Parents & Students who are returning to Face to Face instruction next week: Please click on the picture below for reminders and tips as you return to the school building! We can't wait to see you!! #theGNMSway

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10/20/20: TCSS Dashboard - Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am.

Dashboard


Printable Covid-19 Dashboard

Quarantine Meals

Quarantine:

If it is necessary for a student to be placed in quarantine and switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19, parents wishing for their student(s) to receive meals should place a meal order by calling 706-883-1588 no later than 3:00 p.m. for the following day’s meal service.  Meals must be picked up at the student’s school between 9 and 11 a.m. the day after the meal is ordered.  Students electing to receive meals will be given breakfast and lunch for the remaining school days during that week.  Thereafter, in order to continue receiving meals for the following week, parents should place their meal order using PayPAMS, our online ordering website.     

Click here to learn more!

Virtual Academy Agreement

Click Here to download the Virtual Academy Agreement if you wish to have your child continue school virtually. 

8th Grade Virtual Schedule 8th

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7th Grade Virtual Schedule 7th

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6th Grade Virtual Schedule 6th

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Virtual Agreement

Parents: Please click the  link to the Virtual Agreement below if you wish for you child to go virtual. 

Virtual Agreement 

 

Google Meet in Canvas

Attention parents and students: we have had lots of questions about how to get to Google Meet for their classes in Canvas, so here is a video tutorial to help!

2020-2021 Attendance & Registration Info.

Tardies: A staff member will scan the kids who are tardy (8:15 or later) to make sure they do not have a temperature of 100.4 or more. Then, students will enter through the glass doors. Students will need to use Checkmate to check-in. Checkmate will print a pass to class.

Check-Out: GNMS will not be allowing visitors to assist in keeping our Mustangs healthy. However, people will need to check-out students. People on the student's pickup list will need to show their photo ID to the receptionist so that she may verify the identity of the person. Checkmate will be used to check the students out. Students will be called to the front and they will exit out of the glass doors. Students may not be checked out after 3:00 due to dismissal safety. If a child needs to be checked out after 3:00, they must be picked up from the car rider line.

Online Registration: For those who need to register tomorrow, you will need to call the front desk (706)883-1535, and tell the receptionist your child's name, grade level, and make and color of your car. A counselor will take a Chromebook to the appropriate car to assist in online registration.

Covid-19 Information

In the event a student has been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID or tested positive themselves, please notify us (706)883-1535 immediately.

If a student would like a cloth mask, they should let their first period teacher know.

Virtual Schedule - 8th Grade 8th Virtual

Attention parents/students of 8th grade VIRTUAL learners: Please see schedule regarding virtual times! Students join virtual class each day using a Google Meet invite from teachers in Canvas. Click the picture to enlarge. 

Virtual Schedule - 7th Grade 7th Virtual

Attention parents/students of 7th grade VIRTUAL learners: Please see schedule regarding virtual times! Students join virtual class each day using a Google Meet invite from teachers in Canvas. Click on the picture to enlarge!

Virtual Schedule - 6th Grade 6th virtual

Attention parents/students of 6th grade VIRTUAL learners: Please see schedule regarding virtual times! Students join virtual class each day using a Google Meet invite from teachers in Canvas. Click on the picture to enlarge. 

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