GBMS Griffins,
“Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.”
Kendrick Lamar

Can I start by saying we have amazing students. They have been rock stars throughout CMAS and enrichment adventures. Everyday they show up despite personal obstacles and tackle the day. We are very proud of them. And we are proud of you! You help them get here and you help them persevere. Thank you for all you do on a daily basis. 

We will be sending home Academic Letters. Our Academic Letters communicate your child's current Academic Standing. They also communicate if your student will be referred to summer school. Please take a look at those and have conversations with your students. 

I look forward to seeing you all at our Enriching Lives fundraiser on April 21st. Check out the website and start bidding now. I placed mine!

In Solidarity, 
Mrs. Jennifer Anderson
Grant Beacon Middle School
Ask Your Student About....

Academic Letters. What does their current status mean? How can they improve? Congratulate them on their success.

We want to thank the 131 incoming 6th graders and their families that made Grant Beacon their number one choice for the 22-23 school year.

We are excited to have you, future Griffins!
Upcoming Events
School Advisory Board
April 18 at 3:30pm
In person @ GBMS
Eat at Birdcall
April 19 - All Day
Promo code: Beacon 2
Enriching Lives Fundraiser Event
April 21, 2022

Table Public House
Science CMAS
April 19, 20, 21

8th grade only.
Unlike the previous two weeks of CMAS testing there will be no optional early release on these days as only 8th graders are testing. After the testing time students will follow their regular bell schedule including enrichments.
Enriching Lives Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who is participating in our fundraiser, whether you purchased tickets to the Enriching Lives fundraiser, donated to or are bidding on the online auction items, and/or ate at Uno Mas this week, you are making a HUGE difference. 

Have you bought your tickets yet for Enriching Lives? Your ticket includes tapas provided by restaurants local to our school communities, a beer from Platt Park Brewing Co, performances by our GBMS & KBMS students, access to bid on Live Auction items including a Discovery Flight, a South African Safari, and Box Seats at the Ball Arena for the April 28 Avalanche game against the Nashville Predators!

We have been adding new auction items throughout the week including new gift baskets and tickets to DCPA and the Denver Broncos pre-season games!

To purchase your event ticket and to view and bid on the auction visit ​​

The GBMS and KBMS baseball teams will face off at GBMS on Monday at 4:00pm. Our GBMS Student Voice Committee will be selling concessions to raise funds for Enriching Lives! Come cheer on your GBMS Griffins.

This week we held another round of Enrichment Adventures following CMAS testing! Students participated in a variety of virtual excursions with organizations like the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Public Library, DU Law School, History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, NREL, Botanic Gardens and Rocky Mountain National Parks! In person workshops included art with Museo, New Cottage Arts, Pop Culture Classroom, and CHAC. We greatly enjoyed performances by the Martin Gilmore Trio and Brothers of Brass Band! Students will resume their chosen Quarter 4 enrichments next week.
The Book Corner (both digital and physical)

Ayúdenos a hacer que el resto del año escolar sea productivo asegurándose de que su estudiante venga a la escuela con un Chromebook cargado. Las pruebas CMAS de ciencias para el 8.° grado serán la próxima semana, del martes 19 de abril al jueves 21 de abril. Es especialmente importante que los estudiantes de 8.° grado tengan Chromebooks que funcionen y estén cargados para las pruebas.
Además, anime a sus estudiantes a sacar y devolver libros de la biblioteca durante este último mes.
If your student’s Chromebook needs attention, please click on “Helpdesk” at the top of the Moodle page.

Need a hotspot? Click here then fill out this form.
Food Pantry
Big shout out to our Beacon Family Ambassadors and Boni. Every Wednesday they meet and distribute food to families in need. These non-perishable items are delivered to our families and other organizations. 

If you would like to visit the food pantry, please come by or contact Mr. Boni, the school liaison at, 720-690-7964.
Want to help more families in need?
We need to purchase a Refrigerator and Freezer so we can store food for our families in need. If you want to help us purchase the items, please go to our donate page and add in the comments that you want the funds to be applied towards the food pantry.  
Academic Letters

We emailed and are mailing academic letters to all of our students. Please review their grades with them. Understanding the ongoing Covid concerns, we adjusted the attendance to 90% so more students are meeting the criteria. Please review the report on how they are graded and follow up with their teacher. 
DPS News
To inform their discussions, the Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee would like to hear from the broader community. The feedback form is now available on the Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee webpage, and will be shared with the community in Our DPS Weekly on Friday, April 15. The form will be available in all Consent Decree languages and will be open until Monday, April 18.
If you are interested in using DPS Transportation for your child you must complete the OPT-IN form. 

Please join DPS for a virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, April 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. Register here. Join the meeting at this link. For more information, please visit the MLE-DAC website or call 720-423-2040.
Then, save the date for the May meeting: 
May 25, 2022 | 5-6:30 p.m. Register here. Join the meeting at this link.
Community News
Did your student participate in the Self Defense and Yoga class this year? Fire + Root Collective, the organization who held this great enrichment, is currently raising funds to secure their first brick and mortar space. If your student was impacted by their programming and/or you wish to support the opening of a trauma informed Women's wellness center, please visit
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