The Grizzly Roar
May 27, 2017; Issue 117

Teacher Spotlight: Sayward Lowery

Congratulations to Mountain Gap First Grade teacher, Sayward Lowery for her ETV Teacher Spotlight! Read her story by clicking here 
Watch Erin Howard in the National Spelling Bee

Be sure to watch 7th grader, Erin Howard in the national spelling bee! The preliminary oral rounds will be shown on Wednesday, May 31st on ESPN 3 ( Erin is speller #36 and will be in Group 1. Group 1 begins spelling at 7:00 CST and has a second oral round at 12:15 CST. They will announce the finalists (determined from scores on the written test from Tuesday) on ESPN 3 at the end of the day on Wednesday.
Part 1 of the Finals are from 9-1 CST on Thursday,
June 1st on ESPN 2, and Part 2 of the Finals are from 7:30-9:30 CST on ESPN. For a full schedule, click here 
2017 Summer Reading Program

For more information about all summer reading lists and projects, click here
Grizzly 5k/Fun Run

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and Mountain Gap staff who helped make the 5K and Wellness Fair a successful event!!

To view race results, click here
Old Grissom High School Brown Bag Lunch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 
11:00am to 1:00pm

Alumni, faculty and community members are invited to take one final walkthrough of the old Grissom High School campus before it is turned over to the city of Huntsville for renovation.  Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and sit in the cafeteria and reminisce.  Addtionally, memorabilia will be on display, including items available for purchase through online auction at the following week.  
Grissom High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am

Huntsville City Schools will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Grissom High School.  Students, alumni, faculty and community members are invited to come out and attend the ceremony and tour the new facility afterwards.
PTA Reflections Program

The PTA Reflections arts program has announced the theme for our next school year: Within Reach. Many students are thinking about their upcoming participation already.
This competition is open to ALL students from Preschool-12th grade. 
**Attention rising Grissom Freshman**
Grissom High School fully supports student participation in the Reflections program. If you are a rising Freshman who will be entering Grissom High, we encourage you to prepare an entry in any of the great arts categories. 

As a Grissom student, you can keep completely updated on all the steps needed and you can be entered in fun prize drawings by joining Reflections Reminds. Text @reflect16 to 81010 or visit
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
Community Sponsors

If you own a business, you can have your logo in the newsletter each week. Email for info.

Thank you to our community sponsors for their donation to our PTA so that we can help the many different programs within our school succeed! 
Publix Partners

Please ask the cashier to scan your card every time you shop your local Publix. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by our school's participants, Publix will award our PTA $250. You may check the board at customer service for our quarterly cumulative total.

If you do not have a Publix Partners card, stop by the Welcome Center to pick one up.
School Calendar

For all school clubs and after school activities, please check the calendar on our school website.

To help minimize the amount of calls to the school regarding events, please check out the school website for important events on our school calendar.
Please stay in the know! 
Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page.
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