News and Announcements

11/11/19

Daily Student
Announcements
Monday, November 11, 2019

Good Afternoon Gorzycki Tigers
Here are your announcements for today:

The Library will be closed for EXECL today for 7th grade acanthosis screenings
GMS C-Team Soccer defeated Small Middle School 11-1 Saturday morning. 8 players scored, and 8 players earned assists. The goals were by Dylan Z., Rylan B., and Vincenzo B. who all scored twice. Also scoring was Oscar C., Noble C., Taylor A., Owen H., and August M. Great game Tigers!

Come to Writing Club this Friday from 3:45-4:45 in room 706. Everyone is welcome, even if you have not attended before.

The Boys Soccer A-Team beat O'Henry Middle School on Saturday 8-0. Scoring was led by Colby L with 3 goals, Griffin C with 2 goals, Hadley B with 1 goal, Diego L with 1 goal, and Garrett H with 1 goal. The Man of the Match goes to Colby L with scoring a hat trick! The Boys Soccer Teams will host Lamar at home this Saturday. Come and support your Tiger Soccer Teams!

The Boys Soccer B-Team beat O'Henry Middle School on Saturday 11-0. The Tigers got goals from Fritz, Mathew, Luke, Zane, Cole, Ben and Caden. Great Job B Team!

GSA is meeting this Wednesday in room 514. Gay Straight Alliance is an inclusive club open to all staff and students at Gorzycki. We will be meeting from 3:45-4:30. Hope to see you there!

8th graders, did you know there is a Fine Arts Academy High School in AISD? MCCallum Fine Arts Academy will be visiting Gorzycki on Tuesday, November 12th during EXCEL. McCallum Fine Arts Academy offers advanced programming for Visual Arts, Dance, Film making, Choir, Band, Guitar, Orchestra, Piano, Theater and Musical Theater. If you would like to have a high school experience that is fine-arts-focused, come meet with the McCallum rep to learn about applications and auditions, on Tuesday, November 12th during EXCEL in the choir room, Rm 308.

Congratulations to a successful District/Region Competition Season for the Gorzycki Tiger Band. The GMS Band ended up with a record 59 students earning a placement in the District Band. 36 of those students earned a placement in the Region Band with 10 qualifiying for the Region Orchestra Winds. Congratulations to first chair students: Derrick N. Topher M. Sofie E. Noah B. We are proud of your effort and hard work! Keep striving for excellence.

The daily raffle winner for a free book at the Book fair is Isabel Z. from Mrs. Dahill's ELA Class. Congratulations, Isabel! Please report to the library to claim your book.

Don’t forget, Be the “I” in Kind campaign is going on all week. Monday’s focus is showing kindness to a teacher or staff member. Give them a real smile; stick up for them; tell them thank you. Instead of getting pulled in to the drama, let’s be extra good to each other this week. We all need it. Turn in your tickets to the boxes in the office, library, or on the stage.

Hey Tigers! The PAL program is organizing a coat drive for Coats for Kids. All you have to do is bring any new or gently used jacket or coat, and drop it in one of the big boxes located in the Commons and inside of the library. You can also give your coat to Ms. Sindt in Room 804. Any kids’ size coat, from infant to teen will work! If you don’t have a jacket to donate, you can still donate cash online! Just visit the GMS website to access the donation link. Donations will be accepted until November 22. We appreciate your donations! Thank you!

Boys Basketball will have tryouts on Friday November 15th. 7th grade will tryout before school with doors opening at 6:00 AM. 8th grade will tryout after school until 5:30. The second tryout for 8th grade will be Thursday Nov 21st until 5:15. 7th grade will have their second tryout on Friday Nov 22nd with doors opening at 6:00 AM. You must have a current physical on file and you must sign up in the coaches office in order to tryout. See coach Neary if you have any questions.

Have a great day tigers!
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Coats for Kids--Please click to donate!

Coats for Kids helps children whose families cannot afford coats to stay warm during the winter months. The drive is organized by the Junior League of Austin. Each year they distribute more than 35,000 coats to children in central Texas. Even if you don't have a coat to donate, you can still help! With every $20 raised, the Junior League is able to purchase a new coat for a child in need. Please click on the link to donate--every little bit helps, so please give what you can. Thank you for your support and generosity!
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Order your GMS Yearbook Today!

Hey Parents! Make sure to purchase your student's yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year! Yearbooks are on sale now for $35. Take advantage of this deal while you can before the price goes up on January 1st! Just click on the link above to place your order. Don't miss out on this memory-packed treasure trove of friends, stories, and fun!

If you have any questions regarding sales, please contact the yearbook advisor, Andria Sindt at andria.sindt@austinisd.org. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
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Bus 1421 & 1436

Dear Parents of Gorzycki Middle School Buses 1421 & 1436 Students:

We know change can be difficult and we try to avoid it. However, due to overcrowding on bus 1022, we need to swap a stop to and from 1421 to 1436. Some of your times have changed on other existing stops, as well. If your stop is not listed, your time and bus number have not changed.

1421 Morning

7:28 A.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ESTANA LN

7:31 A.M. TRISSINO DR & CRICOLI DR

7:32 A.M. CRICOLI DR & BERNIA DR

7:46 A.M. TWILIGHT TERRACE DR & TWILIGHT MESA DR

1421 Afternoon

3:53 P.M. TWILIGHT TERRACE DR & TWILIGHT MESA DR

4:03 P.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ESTANA LN

4:05 P.M. TRISSINO DR & CRICOLI DR

4:07 P.M. CRICOLI DR & BERNIA DR

1436 Morning

7:36 A.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ADEN LN

7:43 A.M. TIGER LILY WAY 78739 & SUNDEW PASS

7:46 A.M. SUNDROP VALLEY DR & BLUESTAR DR

1436 Afternoon

4:00 P.M. TIGER LILY WAY & SUNDEW PASS

4:02 P.M. SUNDROP VALLEY DR & BLUESTAR DR

4:12 P.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ADEN LN

This change will be effective on Thursday, 10/10/19.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this change may cause.

Sincerely,

Kelly Kahoe

Route Coordinator kkahoe@austinisd.org

512-414-0238
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Chromebook Information

Dear Gorzycki Parents

I hope you and your students are enjoying the new chromebooks. I have seen many teachers incorporating daily use of this technology in their classrooms, and it is very exciting!

The technology team has a few reminders regarding chromebook usage and storage.

1.Please make sure that your student is using the district issued carry case or a protective sleeve for their device. We have already had several screens damaged due to improper handling.

2.Beginning Tuesday 10/15, if students are not using their district issued carry case or a protective sleeve, students will receive lunch detention.

3.Students should restart their Chromebooks at least once per day.

4.Please remind your student to charge his/her chromebook each night so it's ready to use at school the next day.

Thank you for your continued support as we implement Everyone:1 on our campus.
Respectfully,

Whitney Black
Gorzycki Middle School
Assistant Principal
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Bowie Vertical Team DOI Dates (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

Dear Parents and/or Guardians of the Bowie Vertical Team,


Please remember that Austin ISD has become a District of Innovation (DOI), a designation that allows schools to adjust their schedules and calendars to meet the needs of the school community.

The following changes were made last year for the Bowie Vertical Team.

All Bowie Vertical Team Elementary Schools (Baldwin, Baranoff, Clayton, Cowan, Kiker, and Mills) will begin at 7:40 a.m. each day. The warning bell will ring at 7:35 am and students will be counted tardy if not in classrooms by 7:40 a.m. Students will be released each day at 3:00 p.m.


· Bailey and Gorzycki start time and end time will remain the same.

· Bowie High School start time and end time will remain the same.

This slight adjustment in our start/end time will allow us extra days of professional development for our staff, which will allow our teachers to collaborate on lessons, analyze data, and engage in professional learning to better serve our students. On the following days, students will not attend school:

The Bowie Vertical team DOI (district of innovation) dates are: October 11th, January 7th, and February 14th.

Please note that there is no school for students on October 14th.

If you have concerns, comments or questions please let me know.

Cathryn Mitchell, Ph.D
Principal
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Boys Soccer Tryouts

7th & 8th Grade Boys interested in playing soccer will be trying out after school on Wednesday, October 16 AND Wednesday, October 23 until 5:30 PM.

All athletes MUST have a physical turned in AND all online forms completed through (https://austinisd.rankonesport.com) in order to tryout. If anything is missing your son WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRYOUT!

Please inform your son to sign up during 6th Period EXCEL with Coach MacKenzie in Room 714.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Coach MacKenzie (ryan.mackenzie@austinisd.org)
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8th Grade Students Only--Chromebooks

This year, every 8th-grade students will be assigned their own computer on September 26th. Through the EVERYONE:1 initiative, students were allowed to take that computer home. The current computer is an 11" convertible Chromebook that functions as a laptop and a tablet. Accessories include a charger and a case.
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