List of 5 news stories.

  • Christmas Kablooey!

    Thursday, December 19, 1:20-3:20 p.m.
    Christmas Kablooey is the annual Christmas celebration for our Middle School students. Games, goodies, festive activities, music and more await our Middle School students during this annual holiday tradition. This year’s Christmas Kablooey will also look to shine some light on other Christmas traditions around the world, such as Iceland’s celebration of Jolabokaflod, the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines, and Las Posadas from Mexico. Students will learn more about the fun and festivities that await them during advisory the weeks leading up to Christmas Kablooey.
     
  • First Lego League Tournament

    The Middle School First Lego League (FLL) team competed in the district tournament this past weekend at Kirtland High School. This is the first year for the group and was an incredible experience. The most rewarding moments came when students worked together to vastly improve their programming and construction over the course of the tournament. The team saw a steady increase in their points throughout the rounds until a gyro sensor issue caused major problems in their final attempt.

    The competition went beyond the challenge table to solving real world issues: What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin? The team chose to focus on the GA community, where they spend eight hours a day. They looked at the challenge GA is faced with as more than 450 students no longer have an assigned lunch time and researched solutions. They presented their research to Mrs. Edmondson. This community problem-solving project was presented to the judges at the tournament.  
    Overall, the team goals for this year were to score more than 100 points on the challenge table (they scored 170), observe other teams’ designs to determine what worked well, and to improve our base of knowledge for next year. We will continue to build on our successes moving forward though spring semester into next year!
     
  • Middle School Athletic Calendar

    Monday, December 16 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Monday, December 16 - MS swim practice, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 17 - MS boys basketball games at Ruffing, 4:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 17 - MS girls basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Tuesday, December 17 - MS swim practice, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 18 - MS boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 18 - MS swim practice, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Thursday, December 19 - MS 7th grade boys basketball game at Lippman, 4:45 p.m.
    Thursday, December 19 - MS 8th grade boys basketball practice, 4-6 p.m.
    Thursday, December 19 - MS girls basketball game at Lippman, 4:45 p.m.
    Thursday, December 19 - MS swim practice, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
  • Middle School Exam Schedule

    On Thursday, December 19, all Middle and Upper School students will take a math exam as part of their final for the semester. The start time for the exam is 9 a.m. Students do not have Convocation or any commitments prior to 9 a.m. that day. They may arrive early to school that day if needed, and will gather in the Rotunda. Middle School students will remain in school until 3:20 p.m. on December 19. The Middle School is not in session on December 20, so students do not need to report to school, unless your eighth grader is enrolled in Upper School Physics. Those taking Physics will have the Physics exam from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, December 20. Immediately following the exam, those students are dismissed for Christmas Break.
  • Annual Middle School Trip

    Just a reminder that a deposit of $200 is due Wednesday, January 8. View Dr. Tagliaferro’s announcement for the location and details regarding the annual Middle School field trip, which will take place from April 29-May 1, 2020. 

MS Important Dates

  • Thursday, December 19- Middle and Upper School Math Final, 9 a.m.
  • Friday, December 20 - No classes for Middle School (except for Physics students)
  • Monday, December 23 - Monday, January 6 - Christmas Break
  • Tuesday, January 7 - Classes resume 

Bridge Builder

Congratulations to the Middle School Bridge Builder of the Week Nicholas Arrington ’24. Nicholas is a new student to the Gilmour Academy family and has brought a positive mindset and an eagerness to make the most out of every day. Assisting other students whenever they are in need, Nicholas is not only a leader, but he is also a model example of our Holy Cross charism of inclusiveness. Thank you, Nicholas, for being a Bridge Builder in our Gilmour Middle School!

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