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Andrea Skola

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GMS Academic UIL Competition at Murchison Middle School--Click for link

Academic UIL is an academic competition held each spring where students compete against other schools from the area in writing, math, science, social studies, and many other events. It is a great way to focus on a subject area you love and compete for your school! THANK YOU for supporting such an amazing opportunity for our students. Please feel free to sign up to help out! Thanks!!!

Date: 04/27/2019 (Sat.)


Listen up 7th graders! PALS is an 8th grade Excel class in which students bond over fun, kindness, and food. We also serve as positive role models who mentor and tutor other students. Join in the fun -- Pick up your application from Ms. Sindt in room 804, download it from her website, or ask the PALS when they come visit your Excel class! Applications are due FRIDAY, APRIL 12.


Tuesday 4/9 - 7th grade writing and 8th grade math
Wednesday 4/10 - 8th reading and 7th advanced math
Thursday 4/11 - Makeup Testing (campus will not be closed)

Tuesday 5/7 - Algebra EOC (campus will not be closed)

Monday 5/13 - 6th and 7th Math, 8th Math Retest
Tuesday 5/14 - 6th and 7th Reading, 8th Reading Retest
Wednesday 5/15 - 8th ScienceThursday 5/16 - 8th Social Studies
Friday 5/17 - Makeup Testing (campus will not be closed)

Parents, please make every effort to schedule doctor appointments on alternate days or in the afternoon.


If you haven’t yet registered your student online for school next year, you may do so at any time. (All new students and returning GMS Students must register) You will need to have or sign up for a Parent Cloud account in order to register online. For instructions on how to set up a Parent Cloud account, please visit https://www.austinisd.org/technology/parent-cloud/parent-self-serve

The Parent Cloud also allows you to access Parent Self-Serve to check your student’s grades, assignments, and attendance.

Please remember to write down your password for future reference.

To access Online Registration, click on the Student Registration icon on the Cloud Desktop. If you have students at other AISD schools, you should see them and can register all of your students at once. If you have any problems with online registration, please call your child’s campus or the Parent Technology Support Help Line at 512-414-9187. For more information, please visit www.austinisd.org/enroll

If you prefer not to register your student online, you may complete the paper registration forms, which will be available in August.

For incoming Gorzycki parents, please join our GMS Newsgroup to receive important school information. Go to our website, www.gmstigers.org, select GMS Newsgroup, and enter your email address. Please follow us on Facebook too!

8th Grade Boston Trip!--Click for link

Parents and Students! More space has freed up on our summer Boston Trip and you can still register! We will be seeing so many things we've learned about in class.

Do you want to talk to a Pilgrim?
Pass judgement on a Salem Witch?
Hurl tea into Boston Harbor?
Walk where Paul Revere walked?
Pay your respects at the graves of the victims of the Boston Massacre?

If you are interested but aren't sure what we will all be seeing, check this out: https://www.smore.com/qapr3

If you want to join us, please contact Mrs. Huerta

New Procedures at GMS

March 20, 2018

Dear Gorzycki Families,

Family involvement at GMS is important and a huge part of the culture. However, after reflecting on the safety protocols at Gorzycki, there are a few procedures that need to be added to increase campus safety. The following procedures will be made effective starting on Monday, March 26th, 2018.

1. When visiting a student on campus, the visitor must be on the student's registration form. This will be a new procedure for lunch. For lunch, visitors must be on the student's registration form and eat in the commons with only that student. For efficiency, parents may make a reservation by sending a note in the morning with their child stating that they will be on campus for lunch. Students can submit the note before school (like when students leave during the day) and the office will check status.

2. During the school day, visitors are only allowed through the front doors in order to check in at the office before entering areas with students.

3. The visitor’s badge given to you by the office staff when you check-in must be worn on your shirt and must be easily visible for the entirety of your visit. Badges will identify specific locations for visitors. Visitors must remain in the area specified. Visitors without badges or that are in the wrong area will be escorted to office. Please remember to sign out in the office before leaving Gorzycki.

4. When on campus, do not open any outside doors for another person.

5. Visitors need to park in parking lots and not in fire lanes.

I realize that these are new procedures to practices that have been in place at Gorzycki for many years. However, the safety of your children is a priority and these protocols add another layer of protection. Visitors not following these safety procedures will be asked to leave the campus and might be prevented from future visits.

I appreciate your support and help in providing a safe campus for our students.

Cathryn Mitchell, Ph.D
Diane Gorzycki Middle School Principal

Austin ISD 2019 Facility Master Plan Update Community Survey

This year, AISD is working to update our district’s Facility Master Plan (FMP) to support and strengthen districtwide priorities in the areas of:

Athletics and Fitness;
Career and Technical Education, including a range of pathways for students to explore industry opportunities; and,
Fine Arts, including the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as Creative Learning.

The process of developing master plans for these 3 areas is primarily funded by the 2017 Bond program. Future bond programs or other financing would likely be necessary to make major improvements or additions to AISD facilities. We are gathering the insights and perspectives of academic departments, as well as school and community stakeholders—including our Austin ISD community, our students, teachers and AISD staff, families and partners.

Concurrently, work is being conducted to review the way the district calculates a school’s permanent capacity, and a strategy is being developed to reduce the district’s reliance on portable buildings for educational purposes.

To learn more about these processes visit the FMP 2019 webpage.

Your insight and perspectives are critical to this process. We look forward to receiving your input as we shape the future of AISD to ensure we fulfill the promise of a high-quality public education in Austin for all students.

Please click the link below to complete the survey.


Thank you again for your participation!

Parent & Families Survey

The Austin ISD 2018–19 Parent & Families Survey is now available and is accepting responses online through March 8.

Families are encouraged to participate so they can share input on district and campus performance. The survey includes questions about how well school staff and leadership communicate with families and parents, as well as how easily parents may communicate about their students and how families learn about programs offered at their school.

The results will help district leadership learn how to best to improve services for our students.

Please take the survey online here: https://austinisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ib3GlAl2enjLk9

Thank you,

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Tiger Talent Show Audition Applications Due
Date: 4/18/2019
Location: GMS Choir Rm.
NYC Orchestra Rehearsal
Date: 4/18/2019, 7 AM 8 AM
Location: GMS Orchestra Rehearsal
Staff Development/Student Holiday
Date: 4/19/2019
Green Ag. Field Trip
Date: 4/22/2019, 9 AM 4/23/2019, 12 PM
Location: Sustainable Food Center (2921 E 17th St Bldg C, Austin, TX 78702, United States)
Sped. Field Trip (Track & Field)
Date: 4/22/2019, 9 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Burger Activity Center (3200 Jones Rd, Austin, TX 78745, United States)
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