Each month we’ll post our most recent update for you here.
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!
Check out what's on the menu below for lunch in March!
8th Grade Oobleck Lab
8th grade science students often engage in hands-on laboratory learning such as the Oobleck lab, which has the mastery objective- "I will be able to decide if Oobleck is a solid or a liquid by experimenting with its properties." Turns out it's neither- Oobleck is a Non-Newtonian fluid, with solid-like properties when put under pressure due to its molecular structure. Check out the photos of our students figuring it out for themselves.
Circle of Power and Respect
Circle of Power and Respect (CPR) happens three mornings a week at GFMS and supports the creation of a safe, positive learning environment through developing connections and building social skills. This winter, two 7th grade CPR groups combined for an annual Minute to Win It Holiday Challenge over the course of several CPR meetings. One challenge was the holiday cliffhanger. Students have to push a card by blowing it until it is teetering on the edge of the desk. They may not use hands, just air. Their partner watches to be sure all rules are followed and helps out when the cards fall.
February recess is on Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23. Classes resume on Monday, February 26. Enjoy your break!
Please join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out what's on the menu below for lunch in February!
Report Card Overview
We are pleased to provide a copy of our school’s report card and have made it available for you to download. It contains information about school and district accountability, achievement, our students and teachers, and other important measures of school performance. We invite you to take some time to read through both the right-to-know letter and the school report card at your convenience.
As part of ongoing units on earth science, the main activity in 6th grade science last month was our cut-away earth project, where students worked together in small groups to create models of the earth’s interior. The project featured design, revision, construction, and presentation, with special focus on team work, creativity, and accuracy of information. We put all of our learning into inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, scale, tectonics, and continental drift, designing and making 3D models. Every group produced great results. Several groups created cakes in the form of our planet (science should always be so yummy), and one student made her own cut-away earth dress. Everyone had a blast!