GBMS Families & Community,
“You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise.”
Maya Angelou

Next week our students will be taking their third round of interim tests in Math, Literacy, and Science. We are excited to see how much they have grown and will be here to support them. Please help your students get rest and encourage them to be their best selves.

Have a great weekend GBMS families!
Mrs. Jennifer Anderson
Grant Beacon Middle School
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Ask your student what their goals are for each test and remind them that they have been learning and they can reach their goals!
Upcoming Events
Interims #3
February 1 & 2
No School for Students
February 4
Eat at Chipotle
February 9, 4-8
Promo code: ER6H2TT
Progress Reports
February 18
Interims Round 3 are taking place on February 1 and 2. These assessments greatly assist us in evaluating our personalized learning goals, as well as planning for the school year. 

Please encourage your student to: 
*Arrive on Time
*Answer all questions
*Do their best!
School of Choice Window Now Open!

The School of Choice opens January 14th. Please talk with your friends and families about making Beacon Schools their #1 choice. If you are an 8th grade parent, be on the lookout for the application so you can choose the high school that is best for your child. See School of Choice Website for more information.
We love celebrating student success! Ms. Harms’ Advisory created a “Post About It Wall,” as a way to recognize and celebrate student successes. 
DPS Survey

Please take a minute to complete the DPS Family Survey and let DPS know how we are doing. DPS wants to hear from the entire community! Families can go to this link to complete the survey. 
DPS Declining Enrollment
Advisory Committee

The Declining Enrollment Advisory Committee will work to create recommendations on how the district should address ongoing declining enrollment, which impacts our ability to provide equitable, high-quality educational programs for our students. Superintendent Marrero will review the committee’s recommendations on criteria to identify, close and/or consolidate schools with significant declining enrollment.
Diversity and inclusion will be an important consideration for this task force and members will include families, students, community partners, school leaders, teachers and staff, and central office leaders. 

View the online form to learn more about the committee selection criteria and submit an application.
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Last week in the Aerospace & Rocketry class students were learning about the James Webb Telescope. See those white boxes? Aerospace was taught remotely last year and the teacher sent the supplies home with students in these boxes. Turns out they were a great tool for in person learning as well, not only keeping supplies sorted, the box lids turn into mats where students can build their airplanes and rockets safely without damaging classroom furniture!

This week the boys and girls basketball teams took on Slavens Middle School, who bested our Griffins in both games. Next week we play Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy and our sister school, the Kepner Beacon Dolphins!
It’s fundraising season! We are gearing up and excited for our annual Enriching Lives fundraising event to be held April 11 - April 22. Funds donated can go directly to providing enriching learning opportunities for our students. 
Save the date for a special celebration event on April 21, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00pm! Refreshments, student artwork and performances, live auction, and more! You won’t want to miss this event.

How can you help?
We are seeking auction items! Perhaps you or someone you know would donate: Teaching a class/workshop such as Yoga or Cooking, Art, Music Performances, Travel, Vacation Home Stay, Hotel Stay, Airline miles, Spa Day, Sports Tickets, Golf outing, Ski passes, Gift Baskets, Restaurant Gift Cards, Sports or Music Memorabilia. 
Auction Items Due: April 4. Fundraiser & Auction Questions:
Food Pantry
Thanks to for supporting our families in need by providing baskets of food. LifeSpan is a local organization that is giving back to the community. Thank you. If you would like to visit the food pantry, please come by or contact Mr. Boni, the school liaison at, 720-690-7964.
Family Education Series

English Classes
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5pm virtually.

Parenting classes (In English)
Wednesdays (virtually) from 10-12pm

If you are interested, please contact Mr. Boni, the school liaison at, 720-690-7964.

Did you know the Girl Scouts of Colorado offer a variety of virtual educational programming for all students K-12 in Colorado? Inspiring Futures is a career series where youth get to meet various professionals over Zoom and learn about their career path. Monthly Equity Talks series are virtual chats and presentations with a different topic each month that focuses on equity and justice work in different Colorado communities. There are also upcoming (virtual) events for Black History Month that are open to community members across the state including Black History Family Trivia Night, a Community Presentation on Black Women in American History, and a K12 showcase where kids and families can join us over Zoom to share what they've learned throughout February. If any of these events sound interesting you can find them posted on the Girls Scouts Website and Events Calendar.
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