GBMS Griffins,
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Albert Einstein

The highlight of the week is by far the frog dissection happening in science classes for 7th and 8th graders. I am amazed by our students' fearlessness, curiosity and eagerness to learn. 

Next week is Spirit week. Help us have fun by encouraging your students to participate. The schedule is as follows. 

Monday - Mustache Monday 
Tuesday - Bring Anything but a backpack 
Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday (Dress Wacky)
Thursday - Wear your Pajamas 
Friday - Sports Gear  

Thank you for all you do and I look forward to celebrating with your students as we continue to wrap up the year. 
Mrs. Jennifer Anderson
Grant Beacon Middle School

The GBMS Spring Showcase was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended and to Ms. Gilmore for coordinating a special evening of talented music performances. The Drumline kicked off the show, followed by a scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare Festival enrichment student Aidan Durling, and amazing performances by the 6th Grade Band, 7th Grade Band, and the 7th and 8th Grade Intermediate Band. Students introduced each of their pieces to the audience in English and Spanish. Programs for the event were designed and printed by STEM elective students with the help of Mr. GD. Ms. Wilson showed off her students talent with the Virtual Art Show. We were even visited by one of our sponsors, H&CO Real Estate, who provided refreshments after the show. It was a wonderful evening celebrating our school community!
SB197 Passed

Thanks to all of our families, educators and school leaders that spent time talking to legislators in support of SB197. This zones throughout Colorado to work in partnership with their district in maintaining the innovative programs for our kids. 
Upcoming Events
Eat at Chook
May 23 & 24
Memorial Day
No School
May 30
Beacon Ambassadors
May 31
5:00 - 6:00pm
8th Grade Continuation
June 1
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Last Day of School
No school for 8th graders
June 2
Beacon Ambassadors

We want to thank some of our Family Beacon Ambassadors that met with other families in Jeff Co that are interested in creating a similar model for their families. Also we rescheduled for our DPS Board Member President Xóchitl Gaytán and Superintendent Dr. Marrero. We will be meeting with our Beacon Family Ambassadors to discuss the impact from the executive limitations on Tuesday, May 31 from 5:00-6:30 pm at KMBS Library and virtual link through Zoom.  
Academic Letters

We sent academic letters in Thursday folders. Please check with your child to ensure they shared the letter with you. Please note, continuation and summer school criteria will be sent out separately. The academic letter represents how they performed this school year. 
Memory Books

Memory books were delivered to students this week. They were assembled by members of the student voice committee as a way to celebrate the entire year. They were not advertised as traditional yearbooks. Sorry if there was any confusion. Our students did their best to assemble a memory book as we did not have a yearbook committee this year. We will be changing this for next year. I appreciate our students' efforts.
Eat at Chook on Monday, May 23 or Tuesday, May 24 and use the promo code SCHOOLS20. 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Beacon Network Schools!

The Students who are planning on leaving the district (DPS) or any 8th Grader who has a 3180 Dell Chromebook must return to the school on May 31, 2022. Time will be given in advisory that morning, students will be instructed to turn the device into the classroom cart if they fall into this criteria.
The Book Corner (both digital and physical)

As we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, we know that some students have lost or damaged Chromebooks but have not reported those problems to the Tech Team. It is important that we understand the condition of the laptops so that we can prepare for next year. Additionally, some students have traded devices or taken home loaner devices. Loaner computers must be returned. Also, if you are leaving the district, the Chromebook must be returned. We need your help to remedy these challenges, so looking around for extra devices, ensuring your child is using the one device checked out to them, and reporting damages is especially important right now.
We are no longer checking out library books for the 2021/22 school year. From now until the end of the year, we are trying to gather books checked out to students, locate lost books, and rectify money owed for lost or damaged books. Please help us by looking around the house and the car for lost books and reminding your student to pay if they owe something. The communication about overdue books and fees will be plentiful to both students and parents in our last couple of weeks. 
We thank you for your support of our resources!
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.
Summer Homework

There is summer homework for both Math and Literacy. Students will be given the information they need to complete this homework, but we’ll also provide links to documents. Please encourage your student to complete the homework so that they avoid a summer learning slump and so that their first gradebook grades for next school year are good ones!
Future of Transportation

Shout out to one of our GBMS students for creating a transportation plan for the district by utilizing RTD services to help students get to school and reduce the carbon imprint. Here JL was able to meet the DPD Executive Director of Transportation.
Food Pantry
We are coming to the end of our Food Pantry distribution for the year. We are cleaning our food pantry starting this week and giving it to our families. We only have two more weeks to go. A quick reminder that our last day for our food distribution will be Thursday, June 2nd. Shout out to all our parents (moms) for coming to all and helping out from doing pallets to doing our food bags every Thursday. One more thing, we have our new fridge for our food pantry. This is a huge support to keep our food fresh throughout the year for our families.

If you would like to visit the food pantry, please come by or contact Mr. Boni, the school liaison at, 720-690-7964.
This week our GBMS and KBMS students in the female empowerment enrichment, Queenshipp, were invited to participate in a professional photo shoot, along with a group from the Denver Discovery School, at City Park for marketing materials for the organization and then to the first annual Queenshipp LeadHers Luncheon at Agave Shores in Five Points. Our young ladies heard from a variety of strong, successful women of color offering them nuggets of wisdom and advice for their future. Next week these students will venture out again to Pacific Western Bank for an excursion related to financial literacy, which they have been talking about in class. Thank you to Ms. Tanaka, the Queenshipp founder and instructor, for bringing your amazing programs to our students!
DPS News
Please join DPS for a virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, May 25 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.
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