Track and Field Today

Grades 4-8 have Track and Field today. Please make sure students have hats and sunscreen and a water bottle. We are looking forward to a fun filled and active day! Our top finishers at each event will represent us at the Area Track meet. GO MAVS!

GMPS Night of TIC (Technology, Innovation and Creativity) on May 30th!

Put it in your calendars!

One of the things you can do at the GMPS Night of TIC is learn about STOP-MOTION ANIMATION! Visit the Video Production Room to learn how to make your toys, your plasticine creations, or your drawings come to life.

Click on the link below to see a short example of what you can learn to do. Thank you to Micah who used 40 still photographs and some sound effects to create this three-second clip!

Have you ever watched one of the adventures of Wallace and Gromit or seen the Oscar nominated film, Kubo and the Two Strings?  

Have you ever been interested in the unique animation style of director Henry Selick in films such as Coraline, The Nightmare before Christmas, and James and the Giant Peach?

These films are all created using stop-motion animation!

 

Mind-blowing Math!

The Gauss math contest is an annual opportunity for grade 7 and 8 students to challenge their math problem solving skills.  Half of our intermediate division (and one grade 6!) took on this challenge and GMPS teachers are thrilled at the passion and commitment to mathematics that we have seen over the past week! (in addition to what we see everyday!) Students will receive their individual scores shortly…

YES! and…Get Ready to make your Minds ‘TIC’ night on May 30th!

YES!  Get ready to make your minds TIC night on May 30th!

Last Wednesday, May 9th, thirteen students from GMPS had the opportunity to attend the Youth-Edtech Summit (YES) at Keswick High School.  In its third year, the summit provides student leaders a chance to share knowledge and engage in learning with other like-minded peers from across the school board.  This year, GMPS students in grades 4-8 were able to create a display according to an area of passion in the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and enjoy hearing about the passions of others.  Members of our Lego Robotics championship team held two successful “spotlight” sessions that had students of all ages engaging in programming EV3 robots around an incredible maze (constructed by our custodian Steve!).

In the afternoon, our students were able to select two sessions of interest with the hope that they would bring their new knowledge back to school to inspire others.  And our leaders are ready to go! We are thrilled to announce that all junior and intermediate students will have a chance to engage in STEAM learning at our inaugural German Mills Public School night of Technology, Innovation, and Creativity (TIC)!  Student leaders from a variety of grades will host STEAM themed activities that will encourage students to build their problem solving, creativity, collaboration and innovation skills!

Stay tuned for more information as we start our preparations….

Muskoka Woods – GRADE 8

Good Afternoon!

We are looking ahead to our trip to Muskoka Woods and have attached the packing list and the waiver that needs a parent signature.  Please note the following information:

  • If you are sending medication other than inhalers and epi-pens, the staff will take the medication (tylenol, over the counter allergy medications, prescriptions etc) and we request that you fill out an administration of medication form from the office
  • Cell phones and devices with data are not permitted (please recall the meeting and read the notes attached)
  • We are leaving on June 6th at 9:30 a.m. so regular drop off is fine (with luggage)
  • We are returning June 8th at 4-4:30 p.m. so please arrange for pick up
  • Please fill out dietary restrictions and the waiver and return to school ASAP – hard copies are being sent home today – look for them in your children’s bag/agena/binder

We are SO EXCITED!

Muskoka Woods Package for Completion

Family Matters

Last night we had a lot of fun with our Aussie X leaders. We played footie outside and practiced our skills. The Aussie X team also gave us a question to reflect on: “How did it feel to spend time together as a family, being active and trying something new?” Responses were about feeling good because of the physical activity, seeing strengths that may not otherwise have been obvious, being present and feeling happy- to name a few.

Get outside. Be active. Be present.

Tonight!!

We are so excited to be welcoming families to our Aussie X Family sports night tonight!!! 6-7:30pm.

Here are some of our kids taking a minute to reflect and be mindful…

School Spirit Day!

Hello Mavericks!

This Thursday, we are going to show our awesome German Mills school spirit by wearing our colour house team colours! Show your Maverick spirit this Thursday at school and in the evening for our Aussie X family night!  Your children know the colour house they are in and we will remind them again.  If you don’t have that colour – you can wear Mavericks gear or our school colours – blue and grey.

We are proud to be Mavericks!

German Mills History

As we begin to pack up a few things in preparation for our summer renovations, we have unearthed some ‘history’ of German Mills Public School, which had the official opening in 1975.  Have a look if you are interested.  Take note that we are holding true to the beginnings as we continue to encourage parents to get involved as they are able (Family Sports Night this Thursday:) ) AND that we value the school as the hub of the community.  GO MAVERICKS!

Maverick Madness Wraps Up

Yesterday our annual Maverick Madness basketball tournament came to an end with Team Wakanda taking on Team Snort. It was a brilliant showcase of skill, team work and cooperation as both teams were hungry for the championship. In the end Wakanda got the better of Team Snort and have been crowned our 2018 Maverick Madness Champions. We are still waiting on an official count, but rough estimates are showing that the tournament has raised about $1000 to be used towards our grade 8 graduation.

Finally I would like to mention that this tournament would not have been possible without the commitment of our students who made up the Maverick Madness committee. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to prepare for this tournament and this year’s committee went above and beyond to ensure that the tournament was run seemlessly and that the production and entertainment value of the tournament was top notch. Thank you to everyone for your support and enthusiasm for this awesome intramural tournament.

Go Mavericks!