GBMS Families & Community,
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”
Audrey Hepburn
 
It has been a good week. Students finished the second round of Interims and did an awesome job. If your student needs to complete any make-up work now is the time. Please have your students talk to their teachers while there's still time before semester 1 ends. Thank you for all of your hard work supporting your students and ensuring their success. We are a team and truly believe in the power of community. 
 
Also just a quick reminder that DPS has canceled school for students and staff on Friday, November 19.
Mrs. Jennifer Anderson
Principal
Grant Beacon Middle School
Ask your Student...

Beacon Bucks and how they can earn them.

Want to see how your student is performing on their character. Liveschool has a parent app. To get setup with the app and to add your student(s) please reach out to your Beacon school directly. www.whyliveschool.com
Celebrate

Thank you to the parents who suggested we start an Amazon Wish List for items needed at our schools, we have taken you up on your suggestion! Currently we are asking for masks, sanitation supplies, and snacks for the teachers lounge and school store. Items purchased will be shipped directly to the school. We are so grateful for and celebrate your generosity!
Teacher of the Week
Rachel Whitman walked through the Beacon doors with a growth mindset. She embraced Beacon systems and has already added so many great ideas and additions. Her graceful confidence and constant smile welcomed students on day one. Her 7th grade Language Arts classroom is a caring and happy place full of learning. We are so glad you are part of the Beacon team, Ms. Whitman!
Upcoming Events
School Advisory Board
November 15
3:30 - 4:30
In the Zone
November 18
5:00 - 6:00
Progress Reports
November 19
Thanksgiving Break
November 19 - 26
Eat at Park Burger
November 29
Coffee with the Principal
December 1
9:35 - 10:35
DPS leadership has decided to make Friday, Nov. 19 a non-attendance day for students, and district-run schools and office buildings will be closed. In addition to providing additional time for overall self-care for our teachers, this also gives families additional time to consider taking advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine now being available for children ages 5-11. More information about available vaccines can be found here.
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Athletics

Flag Football is off to a 3-0 start. Volleyball, 0-3, is still looking for their first win, but is improving every game!

Upcoming Games:
Volleyball
11/16 @ KCAA
11/19 @ Grant Ranch

Flag Football
11/12 @ Merrill
11/15 @ Kepner Beacon MS

By signing up you are not guaranteed a spot on the basketball team. You are registering to try out. In order to participate in DPS Middle Sports you need to have the following.

  1. Basketball Student Registration
  2. Up to Date Physical
  3. $25 Participation Fee (Only if you make the team)

Tryout Dates: 11/30 and 12/2 during Enrichments, 3:46 - 4:40.
If you have any questions please email Mr. Paavola, matthew_paavola@dsk12.net
Enrichments

Twice a week Ms. Skeats and her enrichment students transform the GBMS Cafeteria into an Archery Range! A lot of work was put into the certification and training, gathering of supplies, and creating this enrichment opportunity for our students, thank you for your efforts Ms. Skeats! And great work students, we volunteer you all as tributes!
English and Parenting Classes

We want to celebrate our Parenting and our English classes, we have been getting a major success. We have 15-20 parents attending either one or both classes.

We still have spots available for these classes.If you are interested or waiting for more information about the classes, please contact Mr. Boni, our Parent/Community liaison at mr.sanchez@denverbeaconschools.org or 720-690-7964.
Fundraising - Save the Dates!

November 29 - Eat at Park Burger!
Ditch those Thanksgiving leftovers and eat at Park Burger on Monday, November 29! Park Burger will donate 15% of their sales using our promo code: “Beacon.” Mark your calendar for a delicious burger on November 29!

December 7 - Eat at Birdcall
We are excited that Birdcall has included Beacon Network Schools in their Drive for 35 school fundraisers! On Tuesday, December 7 and Tuesday, January 4 Birdcall will donate 35% of sales using our promo code back to Beacon Network Schools! You can order online, dine in, drive through, and/or take out. Remember to use the promo code “Beacon” when you place your order! 
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