It is time for Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. Teachers will be calling to schedule times to meet with parents. If you are not contacted and have a concern about your students, please contact the school or teacher to set up an appointment for a parent-teacher conference.
The Giddings Middle School Lady Buffs will compete against the Lady Leps of La Grange on Monday, Nov. 27th. The games will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the GMS Gym. The GMS Basketball Buffaloes will travel to La Grange to compete against the Leopards on Monday, Nov. 27th. The games will begin at 4:30 p.m.
The December Meeting of the Giddings Middle School PTO has been moved to Monday, December 11, 2017. Parents are encouraged to join the GMS PTO. If you care interested, please contact one of the PTO Officers:
Angela Rodriguez - President
Stephanie Marburger - Vice President
Gregoria Garcia - Treasurer
Jessica Graefe - Secretary
Giddings Middle School and the Giddings Independent School District will be closed for the the Thanksgiving Holiday from Monday, November 20th thru Friday, November 24th. Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
The Giddings Independent School District will soon begin teaching sexual health to all middle school students. School administrators have chosen Scott & White's abstinence curriculum called Worth the Wait/Wellness & Sexual Health. It is a week unit based on the medical and legal facts regarding teen sexual activity and stresses abstinence as the healthiest choice for teens.
The curriculum will be available at our school campus for you to preview or you can visit:
to learn more about the program. Please call our school at 979-542-2057 if you have any questions. Once you are familiar with the program, if you prefer that your child not participate in this unit, please make an appointment to sign an "opt-out" form at the front desk of the school.
Congratulations to the GMS Boys' Cross Country team for taking First Place at the District Meet in Caldwell. Congratulations to the GMS Girls' Cross Country team for taking Third Place at the District Meet.
Individual medal winners included Jonathan Angel Llamas 3rd, Kayden Bloodworth 4th, Andreu Rodriguez 6th, Kyle Weichering 7th, and Elizar Martinez 9th. Other team members were David Alvarez, Reyce Drews, Kaden Wolridge, Pedro Juarez, Brookland Namken, Cesar Carrillo, Conner Kirby and Rex Raz.
Winning an individual medal for the girls was Maryssa Wolridge 9th. Other team members included Kallie Wilson, Mackenzie Moore, Destiny Tamboer, Monica Regmi, Brianna Maldonado, Raegan Urtado, Sariah Donovan, Keagan Campbell, Celine Orsak and Kaydien Potter.
The GMS Cross Country Teams wish to thank Coach Troy Wiederhold and Coach Isabel Bahena for their hard work and dedication to the teams. Thanks to all the parents and fans who traveled to the meets to support GMS Cross Country. Congratulations to all coaches and runners on a great season.
In Giddings ISD, the theme for the 2017-2018 school year is "Make an Impact," and it will begin with the goal of encouraging families to foster, re-establish, or even strengthen relationships in the household. Therefore, with this mission in mind, the school will set aside one night per month in which all students in every grade level will not be assigned homework.
It is the hope that this small change in Giddings' homework procedures will at least bring families back together during the busy week so parents can feel as though they have more time to positively impact their children. Parents, after all, provide the greatest education to their children in nearly all of the important areas of life. Providing some quality time for parents to do just that, is a top priority of Giddings ISD. Therefore, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning in October, will be "Family Impact Nights" for our school district. The district will have suggestions for families posted on the website and district Facebook page.
Roger Dees, Superintendent