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Great Falls News
Our News page will keep you updated on all the latest going on with the Great Falls Hawks. We will post student and staff kudos, important parent reminders, and articles to help parents and students succeed. Check back often for all the latest.
Make sure you are checking out our latest updates on the left side of our News page. Each month’s issue gives updates on each grade’s progress. We are excited to share our daily learning with you!
Eighth Grade ELA
Our 8th grade ELA students were recently reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and we asked them to complete a character map. The teachers tasked the students with describing the character’s appearance, identifying things the character said/the manner with which they spoke to others, describing some of the character’s actions, and considering the way other characters felt about them. Working with a group, the students took all of that information and produced a poster to share with the class. Collaborative activities that combine analytical thinking, citing textual evidence, and making visual representations help students develop and practice the higher order thinking skills they need to approach challenging content.
Physical Education Update
We are now in the middle of our indoor activities. All grades will start our first unit, which is swimming. All grades will play basketball for our second unit and this will last to about December 22.
Half-Day Lunch Program
We are pleased to announce that Great Falls Middle School now has a half day lunch program! Order forms are available in the offices at school, or you can download and print one below. Students should circle their choice of sandwich on the order form. Milk, fruit, and vegetable choices will be at the point of sale on the half day. Forms are due to the cafeteria manager (Heather Holmes, ext. 7315) by the end of lunch service the day before the half day is occurring. Students may turn in forms to the cafeteria staff, nurse's office, cafeteria mailbox in the main office, and Dr. Santiago’s mailbox in his office. Normal lunch rates will apply. Pick up will be after dismissal right inside the main cafeteria door in the middle school hallway. We will not accept cash nor will we sell extras.
Eighth Grade Items for the Yearbook
We are looking for all eighth grade baby pictures and shout outs for the yearbook. All of your pictures and information must be in by Friday, December 22, 2017, so that we can include it in this year’s book. Don't miss out on these fun traditions! You will find all the details in our November newsletter.