News and Announcements

GMS Six Weeks Test Week

Giddings Middle School students will be taking Six Weeks tests during the week of Sept. 24 -Sept. 27. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 25 - History/Social Studies

Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Math

Thursday, Sept. 27 - English/Reading

Friday, Sept. 28 - Science

Each grade level will be testing. Please ensure your student gets plenty of rest so they can do their best on their Six Weeks Tests.
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Giddings Middle School Homecoming

Giddings Middle School will be celebrating Homecoming 2018 during the week of Sept. 24 - Sept. 27. Each day of that week has been designated a different theme. We encourage all our students and staff to their school spirit and participate in each day. The Homecoming Theme Days are as follows:

Monday - Disney Day - dress like your favorite Disney Character

Tuesday - Tacky Tourist Day - dress like a tourist

Wednesday - Superhero Day - wear your favorite Superhero shirt

Thursday - Black and Gold Day - Mums and garters

Friday - Fancy Friday - Dress Up Day

Our pep rally begins at 2:55 p.m. and our GMS Buffaloes will take the field against Navarro beginning at 4:30 p.m. Please come out and support Giddings Middle School.
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GMS Cross Country at Brenham

The Giddings Middle School Cross Country Team will be traveling to Brenham to compete in the Brenham Hillacious Invitational. The meet will take place on Friday, September 21st. The meet will be held at Brenham High School, 525 A.H. Ehring Drive in Brenham.

The meet schedule is a follows:

5:00 PM - 7th grade girls - 2 miles
5:20 PM - 7th grade boys - 2 miles
5:40 PM - 8th grade girls - 2 miles
6:00 PM - 8th grade boys - 2 miles

The Cross Country team appreciates your support!
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GMS Volleyball vs Bellville

The GMS Lady Buffs will take on the Lady Brahmas from Bellville on Monday, Sept. 24th. The games will begin at 4:30 p.m. starting with 7B and followed by 7A, 8B and 8A. The games will be played in the GMS Gym. Please come out and support the GMS Lady Buffs!
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2015 GMS Yearbooks for Sale

If you were a student of GMS during the 2014-2015 school year and did not purchase a yearbook, you are in luck. We have extra copies for sale! You may purchase a copy of your 2015 GMS Yearbook for $ 10. Contact Mrs. Higgins at 979-542-2057.
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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!
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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
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Giddings Middle School Cross Country

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.
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