8th Grade vs. La Grange

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Welcome Message

We are proud to welcome you to Giddings Middle School, an academically and athletically challenging home for over 400 young Buffaloes and 45+ staff members.

The students, teachers, and staff of Giddings Middle School will continue to strive for excellence in an environment rich with expectations, character, tradition, and diversity.

News and Announcements

Giddings Middle School Lady Buffs Basketball

The GMS Lady Buffs will play at home on Thursday, January 24th. They will play against the Lady Leopards of La Grange. Games will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the GMS Gym. The GMS 7B will play first, followed by 7A, 8B and 8A.

Our GMS Buffalo Basketball Teams will travel to La Grange on Thursday, to compete against the Leopards. The first game begins at 4:30 p.m. Hope to see you at the games!

School Holiday

GISD Schools will be closed on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day. All GISD School will resume regular schedule on Tuesday, January 22nd. Have a great weekend and be safe.

GMS Lady Buffs Host Basketball Tournament

The GMS Lady Buffs will host a basketball tournament on Saturday, January 19th in the Giddings High School Gym. The GMS Lady Buffs (7A & 8A) will be hosting Lexington and Rockdale at this tournament. The first game begins at 9:00 a.m.

Tournament Schedule:
9:00 Giddings vs Lexington (7th Grade)
10:00 Giddings vs Lexington (8th Grade)
11:00 Lexington vs Rockdale (7th Grade)
12:00 Lexington vs Rockdale (8th Grade)
1:00 Giddings vs Rockdale (7th Grade)
2:00 Giddings vs Rockdale (8th Grade)

All games will be played at the Giddings High School Gym.

GMS Cross Country Competes at District

On Wednesday, October 10th, GMS competed at the District Meet. The boys' team took first place and are the District Champions!! The girls' team competed well and earned a 3rd place finish!

Lady Buff, MaKinley Kylberg ran for a First Place Finish with a time of 13:37. Top runners for the girls included: Catherine Rodea in 5th place (14:20), Kallie Wilson in 15th place (15:04), Taryn Kleinert in 17th place (15:54), Journey Wolridge in 27th place (17:08), Kassy Pedroza in 29th place (17:16) and Ana Garcia in 34th place (17:53). Other team members were: Lisbeth Rubalcava, Karla Moreno, Amy Sanchez, Marlene Moreno and Banelly Bernal. Great Job Girls!!

Buffalo, Kayden Bloodworth came in 2nd with a time of 11:59, Andrue Rodriguez in 3th place (12:14), Sebastian Flores in 7th place (12:38), Cyrus Kubena in 8th place (12:40), Kolbie Clemons in 13th place (13:07), Arturo Espinoza in 18th place (13:42), and Brookland Namken in 22nd place (13:58). Other team members were Gabriel Hernandez, Jordan Lucio, Pedro Juarez, Derrick Martiniez, Rex Razz, Billy Roschetzsky, Rafael Salazar, Tieson Sherman, Harley Sullivan, Brian Hicks and Hunter Daniels. Way to Go Buffs!

Congratulations to our athletes and coaches on an AWESOME Season!

Courtney Umlang - GISD Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Umlang, 8th Grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra teacher at Giddings Middle School was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Umlang is a graduate of the Giddings Independent School District. She attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. She began her teaching career at Brenham High School where she taught Algebra for one year.

Mrs. Umlang began teaching at Giddings Middle School in 2008. During her career at GMS she has touched the lives of many students. Her love of teaching and her ability to connect with her students has opened up the world of Math to many 8th Grade students. She is a dedicated teacher and huge supporter of the students of Giddings Middle School.

In her spare time, Mrs. Umlang enjoys riding horses and taking care of her dogs, cats and baby calves.

Congratulations to Courtney Umlang, 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year!

How to Access Your Child's STAAR Report Card

Parents of 8th Graders,

Your child will be bringing home a STAAR report card from the first administration of the test. Please look over this with your student. Giddings Middle School encourages you to look at the results online. To access online information please visit, www.texasassessment.com
You'll be asked to enter your child's access code, which can be found in the bottom left hand corner of the report card ##AA#A (example), as well as your child's birthday. If your child has misplaced the report card, please select, find my unique student access code. When asked for the PEIMS code, you will put your child's social security number. A code will be given for you to continue online. Once you are online, you can click on each test to find out more information and how they did, per question. If you have ANY questions, please email Mrs. Ulrich at cari.ulrich@giddings.txed.net