Date: 3/6/2014, 4 PM – 8 PM
Location: GMS Track & Field will host the Buffalo Relays in Buffalo Stadium. Come out and support your Buffs!
8th Grade Math Benchmark Testing
Date: 3/4/2014, 8 AM – 11 AM
Location: 8th grade students will be taking their Math Benchmark Tests on Tuesday, March 4th. Students are to report to school at the normal time, but report directly to their assigned testing rooms.
Open House & History Fair
Date: 3/4/2014, 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Location: GMS will host an Open House and History Fair on Tuesday, March 4th in the GMS gym. Families and students are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Black History Assembly
Date: 2/28/2014, 3 PM – 3:25 PM
Location: GMS will have a Black History Assembly in the GMS gym at 3:00pm on Friday, February 28th. Everyone is welcome!
Date: 2/27/2014, 4 PM – 8 PM
Location: Track & Field season begins! The Buffs will kick it off by competing in the Bastrop Relays in Memorial Stadium.
8th Grade History Fair
GMS students and families enjoyed an 8th Grade History Fair along with the recent Open House. The projects were in conjunction with Mr. Mike Buck's 8th grade history class. The results were as follows:
Best of Show: Melissa Melendez - Rewriting on the Constitution and drawing.
1st Place: Hunter Pleasant - Brain Tanned Buckskin Pants
2nd Place: Dylan Best - Mount Rushmore Sculpture
3rd Place: Jonathan Kovar - History of the Aztecs
4th Place: Kyle Schatte - The Clermont Steam Engine
5th Place: Madeleine Boriack - The Hunley Confederate War Submarine
6th Place (tie): Lucy Pietsch -Monticello Model
6th Place:(tie): Logan Durrenburger -St. Andrew's Church
Congratulations to the winners as well as all entrants for a very impressive, educational and entertaining History Fair!
Middle School Buffalo Relays – Boys Division
On Thursday, March 6th, Giddings hosted the annual Middle School Buffalo Relays. We had a great meet, our kids did a great job representing our school, and the kids hard work paid off with the 8th grade boys winning their division and the 7th grade boys placing 2nd.
We had several boys run hard and earn points for our team. Highlights from the meet include:
2400m. run – Oscar Laris, 2nd
400m. relay – Sidarius Johnson, Marquis Davis, Jaylon Joiner, and Ja’Darius Johnson, 3rd.
110m. hurdles – Nick Dehoyas, 2nd
100m. dash – Sidarius Johnson, 1st
800m. relay – Carson Harville, Michael Allgood, Devin Nunes, and Danny Perez, 3rd
400m. run – Nick Dehoyas, 2nd
300m. hurdles – Danny Perez, 3rd
200m. run – Ja’Darius Johnson, 2nd and Marquis Davis, 3rd
1600m. run – Oscar Laris, 2nd
1600m. relay – Jaylon Joiner, Sidarius Johnson, Marquis Davis, and Ja’Darius Johnson, 3rd
Long Jump – Marquis Davis, 1st
Shot Put – Noah Harris, 2nd
The 8th graders took first place in their division scoring 192 points as a team. Highlights from the 8th graders are:
2400m. run – Fernando Herrera, 2nd, Kyle Schatte, 3rd and Hunter Pleasant, 4th
400m. relay – Tavion Page, Adrian Belanger, Travis James, and Treveon Johnson, 1st
800m. run – Trevor Williams, 2nd, and Jadon Weidemann, 3rd
110m. hurdles – Travis James, 3rd
100m. dash – Tavion Page, 1st and Kade Fitzhenry, 2nd
400m. run – Luke Welch, 2nd
300m. hurdles – Jace Mayfield, 2nd
200m. dash – Trevion Johnson, 1st and Kade Fitzhenry, 2nd
1600m. run – Fernando Herrera, 3rd
1600m. relay – Tavion Page, Luke Welch, Adrian Belanger, and Treveon Johnson, 1st
Long Jump – Treveon Johnson, 1st and Tavion Page, 3rd
Triple Jump – Teveon Johnson, 1st
Girls Tracke Meet Results
GMS 7th Grade Girls Take 2nd
The GMS 7th and 8th grade girls competed in the Bastrop Bear Relays held Thursday, February 27th at Memorial Stadium in Bastrop. The 7th grade girls took 2nd place overall. Winning first place in the 400 meter relay were Alexia Jones, Shyler Mayfield, Akyrra Page and Keshana Page. In long jump, Mayfield won 1st, K. Page 2nd and Jones 3rd. In triple jump Mayfield took 1st and Jones took 5th. Ebony Woolridge took first place in shot put and discus. In the 100 meter hurdles Mayfield won 2nd and Katelyn Nunes took 5th place. Keshana Page ran for 2nd place in the 100 meter dash. The 1600 meter relay team of Jones, Mayfield, A. Page and K. Page took 2nd. Jones took 4th in the 300 meter hurdles. The 800 meter relay team consisting of Hailey Ceballos, Madison Goodson, Katelyn Nunes and Marina Rios took 5th. Emily Tejeda Perez took 6th in the 400 meter dash and Goodson 6th in the 200 meter dash.
For the 8th grade girls Claire Sanchez took 4th place in the 2400 meter run. The 800 meter relay team including Justina Benson, Cyerra Ceballos, Cassidy Hardage, and Sanchez took 4th. Benson, Ceballos, Hardage and Sanchez won 6th place in the 400 meter relay. Macy Proske took 6th in the 1600 meter run. The 1600 meter relay team consisting of Jessica Baez, Benson, Christian Corona and Lyndsay King took 6th place.
GMS Track & Field Teams Compete in Bastrop
Giddings Middle School Boys Track Teams
Compete in Bastrop
On Thursday the 27th, the Middle School Boys Track teams traveled to Bastrop to compete in the Bear relays. The field consisted of four, 4-A schools and two, 3-A schools. The 7th grade boys did well for their first track meet as middle schoolers, placing 3rd overall. Individual awards are given to athletes who place in the top 6 in their events. The awards for the 7th grade track team were as follows:
2400m run – Oscar Laris, 1st Place
400m relay – Sidarius Johnson, Kalvin Burk, Jaylon Joiner, and Marquis Davis, 3rd Place
800m run – Danny Perez, 6th Place
100m dash – Kalvin Burk, 3rd Place and Sidarius Johnson, 6th Place
800m relay – Carson Harville, Danny Perez, Devin Nunes, and Michael Allgood, 6th Place
400m dash – Vicente Segura, 2nd Place and Nick Dehoyas, 6th Place
200m dash – Kalvin Burk, 3rd Place and Marquis Davis, 6th Place
1600m run – Oscar Laris, 3rd Place
1600m relay – Jaylon Joiner, Sidarius Johnson, Vicente Segura and Marquis Davis, 4th Place
Long Jump – Sidarius Johnson, 5th Place
Triple Jump – Sidarius Johnson, 1st Place and Kalvin Burk, 5th Place
Shop Put – D’Anthony Jackson, 3rd Place
Discus – D’Anthony Jackson, 1st Place
The 8th Grade Track team competed strongly in all their events earning gold medals in 7 events, silver medals in 4 events and the bronze in 5 events. The 8th grade team won first place overall and had a terrific showing for their first meet. The medal winners were:
2400m run – Kyle Schatte, 2nd Place / Hunter Pleasant, 3rd Place / Jaedon Weidemann, 4th Place
400m relay – Tavion Page, Adrian Belanger, Travis James, and Treveon Johnson, 1st Place
800m run – Trevor Williams, 1st Place
110m Hurdles – Travis James, 6th Place
100m dash – Tavion Page, 2nd Place and Kade Fitzhenry, 5th Place
800m relay – Adrian Belanger, Travis James, Toby Proske and Jace Mayfield, 3rd Place
400m dash – Luke Welch, 2nd Place
200m dash – Treveon Johnson, 1st Place
1600m run – Hunter Pleasant, 2nd Place / Kyle Schatte, 4th Place / Jaedon Weidemann, 5th Place
1600m relay – Tavion Page, Luke Welch, Trevor Williams and Treveon Johnson, 1st Place
High Jump – Jace Mayfield, 3rd Place
Long Jump – Treveon Johnson, 3rd Place and Tavion Page, 6th Place
Triple Jump –Treveon Johnson, 1st Place
Shop Put – Mason Tyler, 1st Place
Discus – Mason Tyler, 5th Place and Toby Proske, 6th Place
Pole Vault – Luke Welch, 1st Place and Toby Proske, 3rd Place
UIL Academic Teams Participate in District Meet
The GMS UIL Academic participants competed in the district meet in Smithville. Awards presented for that Meet are as follows:
UIL Participants & Awards
7th Grade: Oscar Laris – 1st Place
8th Grade: Madeleine Boriack - 2nd Place.
Coach Candace Maxwell
6th Grade: Macy Alexander – 1st Place; Ociell Cardenas – 2nd Place; Becca Kruemcke – 4th Place.
7th Grade: Lindsey Hard – 2nd Place; Estephania Rubalcava – 3rd Place; Brissa Luna – 4th Place.
8th Grade: Melissa Melendez – 1st Place; Dorien Moreno – 2nd Place; Luke Welch – 5th Place.
Coach Courtney Umlang
Maps, Graphs & Charts:
6th Grade: Dalton Kasmiersky – 4th Place; Randa Voight – 5th Place; Christopher Sifuente – 6th Place.
7th Grade: Antonio Davila – 4th Place; Blake Carter – 5th Place.
8th Grade: Roy Kruemcke – 6th Place.
Coach Carrie Kieschnick
6th Grade: Hannah Diamond – 6th Place; Kiersten Namken.
7th Grade: Cynthia Sanchez; Shyler Mayfield – 6th Place; Alexia Jones - 3rd Place.
8Th Grade: Lyndsey King – 2nd Place; Madeleine Boriack – 3rd Place; Toby Proske – 1st Place.
Coach John Booth
6th Grade: Chandler Hosch – 4th Place
7th Grade: Aaron Belmont; Daniel Peres – 3rd Place.
Coach Kelsie Hrbacek
6th Grade: Paola Gon – 1st Place
Coach Brian Stewart
6th Grade: Emiry Brade – 2nd Place, Nate Hendrix – 4th Place, D’Marquise Jackson.
7th Grade: Macie Gonzales – 3rd Place, Katelyn Nunes – 5th Place.
8th Grade: Kayla Salazar – 5th Place, Paige Padgett – 6th Place, Adyson Spacek.
Coach Kristin Pleasant
6th Grade: Aaliyah Lewis – 3rd Place, Deisy Perez – 6th Place, Victoria Gallardo.
8th Grade: Elizabeth Garcia – 1st Place, Paige Padgett – 4th Place, Azalia Moreno – 5th Place.
Coach Myra Paul
6th Grade: Rebecca Kruemcke – 2nd Place, Alexis Leyva – 4th Place, April Herrera – 5th Place, Macy Alexander and Savannah Crepple. Sixth Grade won 1st Place Team.
7th Grade: Lindsay Hard – 3rd Place.
8th Grade – Melissa Melendez – 1st Place, Ann Chapple – 2nd Place, Valerie Esquivel – 4th Place, Elizabeth Garcia – 5th Place.
Coach Debra O’Quinn
7th Grade: Estephania Rubalcava, Ciara Willis, Emily Tejeda.
8th Grade: Treveon Johnson – 6th Place, Autumn LaFuente, Mason Tyler.
Coach Kayla Markert
8thGrade: Cheyenne Klatt – 1st Place, Toby Proske – 6th Place, Trevor Williams.
7th Grade: Logan Perry – 2nd Place, Devon Nunes – 3rd Place, Blake Saenger – 4th Place.
6th Grade: Dalton Kasmiersky – 4th Place, Christopher Sifuentes – 5th Place, Bailey Lyons – 3rd Place.
Coach Mike Buck
7th Grade: Ariel Urban – 3rd Place, Taylor Droemer.
8th Grade: Claire Sanchez – 1st Place.
Coach Nevonne Sempe
6th Grade: Kyle Campos – 1st Place, Erik Armendariz – 5th Place, Shane Essman – 6th Place, Angelina Campos.
7th Grade: Dominic Casares, Nicholas Dehoyas, Caleb Boriack, Ezra King.
8th Grade: Giselle Orocio – 6th Place, Lillie Ault, Erick Salazar.
Coach Lisa Proske
Chess Puzzle Solving:
6th Grade: Paola Gon – 1st Place, Juan Rojas – 2nd Place, Jack Bowen – 4th Place.
7th Grade: Jaime Perez – 4th Place, Kenia Tello – 5th Place, Dominic Cosares – 6th Place.
8th Place: Ann Chapple – 3rd Place, Jadon Weidemann – 4th Place, Roy Kruemcke – 5th Place.
Coach John Conley
6th Grade: Leighton Namken – 4th Place, Tierra Pratt, Morgan Woods.
7th Grade: Haleigh Blansitt – 6th Place.
8th Grade: Mikayla Peschke – 3rd Place, Diana Lopez – 4th Place.
Coach Rebecca Guerrero
6th Grade: Victoria Gallardo – 5th Place, Bailey Lyon – 6th Place.
7th Grade: Aliza Saucedo – 5th Place, Brailan Wolridge – 6th Place.
8th Grade: Hunter Pleasant.
Coach Rebecca Guerrero
Congratulations to ALL of our UIL participants! We are proud of you!
Open House and History Fair
GMS is hosting an Open House and History Fair on Tuesday, March 4th from 5:30 - 7:00 in the GMS gym. Families and students are welcome and encouraged to attend!