Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Student Bulletin - October 14, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


October 14, 2021


October 14, 2021 - MS XC - H10 Meet - Glenwood Lake Park.  Class dismissal time is 2:45 and you will meet your coach in the commons area.  

October 14, 2021 - 7th Grade Football will travel to Creston. Class dismissal is 1:30 and the bus will depart at 1:45.  

October 14, 2021 - 8th Grade Football will host Creston.  

October 14, 2021 - 7th/8th  Grade Volleyball will host Harlan.  


Film Club will continue to meet Tuesday mornings at 7:30 in Mrs. Patzer's unless otherwise noted.  


A wallet was turned in from the football game Friday night.  

If you are missing yours please stop by to identify and claim.  


The following students please stop by the office to pick up your sports pictures:

Dayton Manning

Mak Horton 


Here is this year's Red Out t-shirt order form. Get your t-shirt and make a difference for just a $10 donation!!! We look forward to the Red Out football game on Friday!!!



Reach/SADDRed Out T-Shirt Form 2021

If you would like to meet with Mrs. Pontefract or Mrs. Tadin, please use the link below to request an appointment.  Once the request is made we will reach out to you within the next two school days to schedule a time to meet.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact Mrs. Pontefract or Mrs. Tadin directly through email, stop by the middle school office or make a request through your teacher.  Please be aware that sometimes our schedules change and we have to rearrange the times that we meet with students.  If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Pontefract or Mrs. Tadin know.  


Schedule Support Appointment

Students, please do not throw away your August/September Star sheet.  You can turn them in at the Ramsway store once you've used all the Stars or you can give them to a teacher and the teacher can put them in Ms. Tadin's mailbox. You do NOT need to transfer Stars from your August/September sheet to the October sheet - just bring down both sheets to the RamsWay store.


 October lunch menus are now available in the office.  

8th grade volleyball 

Shenandoah 10/12

8th grade volleyball had the sweep over Shenandoah last night.  The A Team won 25-8 and 25-8.  As a team they served 94% and had 19 aces, led by Brynn S with 8, Audrey A, Alyssa L and Rylie K with 3 each and Kaylee W with 2.  Brynn S and Kaylee W each had 5 kills on the night.  We did a great job being aggressive with our hitting and moving our feet and being under control on defense.  Way to play as a team!

The B Team won 25-15 and 25-6. As a team we had 24 aces. Kaitlyn M and Makensie B led the team with 8 aces each, while Ava L had 5.  Abby H, Makensie B and Elyse P showed great hustle during the game, and our passing improved as well.  The girls continue to work hard and improve each game.

The girls have their last game of the season Thursday at the High School Aux gym against Harlan!

The B Team won 25-10 and 25-15.  The girls were very scrappy and did a good job setting the ball up.  Madi C led the team with 4 aces while serving 100%.  Kaitlyn M had 3 aces and had 17 good serves. We had great defense and awesome sets!

The C Team won 25-22 and 25-12.  Breanna K led with 6 aces, Paige N had 4.  As a team they served 88%. The team did a  good job setting up the ball and being aggressive!! Way to go!!  


7th Grade Volleyball - 

The 7th graders played Shenandoah last night and the A team won 25-18, 25-19 but fell in the 3rd 8-15.  Aubrey R did a wonderful job of setting the ball which led to 5 kills for the team.  The girls struggled a bit with passing but were able to pull together the first two wins with great serving.


The B team won their first game 25-21 but lost their next two.  They were led by Celeste M, Kasadie P, and Sammie C on the service line.  Audrina V, Lydia L and Kati B stepped up their play and passed well.  


The girls will play their last game of the season on Thursday.  


The 7th graders took on Creston.  All of the girls continued their great play from Tuesday and dominated all 6 games that were played. 


The A team was led by Gracy M serving 15 for 17. Adalynn M and Maddie S also served well.  Top passers of the night were Marley M and Olivia W.  Maddie S  and Olivia W each finished the night with 2 kills. 


The B team continued the dominance.  Peyton H served 100% going 14 for 14. Addy T and Katelyn H also served well.  Madison M finished the night with 3 kills and Annie M had 1 kill. 


The 8th Grade Football team traveled to Lewis Central yesterday to take on the Titans and by the end of the day, the Rams would make the trip back to Glenwood with two solid victories over their Hawkeye 10 Conference rival.   

In the A game, the Rams game plan was to grind it out on the ground against a big Titan team.   Glenwood would put points on the board first early in the 2nd quarter after taking advantage of an LC fumble.  Capping off a long and time consuming drive, Scott Reed would take a toss 12 yards over the left side for a touchdown; the PAT kick was good by Jose Diaz to give the Rams a 7-0 lead.  The Rams defense was able to stifle a late 2nd quarter drive by the Titans and take their 7-0 lead into the Half. 


The next scoring opportunity came in the 3rd quarter from the Titans.  LC scored on a long touchdown pass to cut the lead to 7-6 after a failed PAT attempt. However, the Rams would answer late in the 3rd quarter on a 35 yard run by Scott Reed over the right side with 3:56 left in the quarter.   The PAT kick was blocked, making the score 13-6.  The Rams defense remained tough and shut down Lewis Central's running and passing attack and was able to get the ball and put the final score on the board with another touchdown run by Scott Reed, this one from 27 yards out.  Jose Diaz would run the ball in for the 2 point conversion after a failed kick.  The Rams defense would end a last ditch effort by the Titans late in the game and claim the road victory, 21-6.   


In the B game, the Rams were able to shut down Lewis Central's offense and the offense was able to move the ball at will under the direction of Dawson Barrett.  Barrett would get the Rams on the board first with a 15 yard touchdown carry.   The PAT 2 point conversion pass attempt to Ian Connell was broken up, making the first half score 6-0.   The Rams would continue their defensive ways, holding down the Titan offense and would put one more score on the board with an Alex Bare 40 yard touchdown run.   The 2 point PAT conversion was a pass from Dawson Barrett to Kenny Smith to make the final score 14-0.   


Both games were great team wins with several Ram football players contributing the overall victory.  The Rams defensive and offensive lines took control of the game and were able to assert their will throughout both games.   Timely takeaways by the defense cemented the A team contest as both Jose Diaz and Korbin Pelzer were able to intercept passes that stopped two big Titan drives.   


The A team moves to 3-2 on the season and the B team moves to 4-1.  Both teams will take on the Creston Panthers next Thursday at home,  as the 2021 season will come to a close.  

We are excited to introduce a film club opportunity. If you would like to join the Film Club, sign up sheets are in the cafeteria (above the water fountain), it will be there until Friday after school.  Please include your first & last names along with your grade.  Look for a follow up email that further explains what we are all about.  Think film watching, script writing, and re-creating scenes. Thanks from the Film Club Crew. 


A few jewelry items have been turned into the office.  If you are missing anything stop by to identify and claim.  

An electronic device has been found and turned into the office.  If you are missing one please stop by the office to identify and claim.  



The MS Drama production Nov. 9, 2021: School House Rocks Live! Jr.


The first rehearsal for MS Drama will be on Monday, Sept. 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 in Mrs. Buckingham's room. Rehearsal schedules will be handed out. Please see Mrs. Buckingham if you have questions.



Student Chromebook Important Notes: 

  • The Chromebook you have been issued is GCSD property. Students are responsible for any damages or missing items including the Chromebook itself, charger, tag, shell/cover & stickers. Damages must be paid for before the Chromebook is reissued to you. 
  • Do not remove keys from your keyboard. This will result in a $65 charge.  
  • Do not pick up your Chromebook by the screen. This may damage or break the screen. The charge for a replacement screen is $55. Always pick up your Chromebook with both hands from the bottom.  
  • Your Chromebook bag should only hold your Chromebook and your Chromebook charger. Over stuffing your bag may result in ruining the zipper, etc. which is considered damage. A replacement bag is $15. 
  • Keep track of your charger. Becare not to twist your cord or pick up the chromebook by the cord. This could damage the Chromebook or the charger. The cost for a replacement charger is $29.
  • Do not remove any GCSD stickers from your Chromebook, including the name on your charger. There is a $2 charge for each sticker that is removed. 
  • Do not remove the shell/cover on your Chromebook. This is to stay on at all times. The replacement cost for a shell is $15. 
  • If something is wrong with your Chromebook, please inform your teacher and take it to the main school office to Mrs. Hanson or Mrs. Miller. 
  • Always keep drinks, food and dirt away from your Chromebook. 

GCMS Activity Attendance Expectations


 It is a privilege to attend activity events and meeting our MS expectations and following facility rules are required to continue to be able to attend these activities.  The following are expectations for Middle School students that choose to attend Varsity activities: 


  • All Middle School students are to sit in the Middle School section or with their parents.


  •  During the National Anthem, students are to stand, remain silent and face the flag and remove any hats.  


  • All school rules are still in effect at these activities.  Appropriate clothing, language and behavior are required.  Failure to comply will result in removal from the facility.


  • Students are allowed to use the restroom or visit the concession stand; however, students are required to return to their seats immediately.  Students are not allowed to roam the facility or watch the game from the window at the high school.


  • Once you leave the event, you cannot return / re-enter.


  • Students are expected to utilize Good Sportsmanship at all times throughout the contests.  Failure to do so will result in removal from the facility.



Failure to comply with these expectations will result in suspension from attending any future activities.



Remember the purpose for attending these activities is to cheer on the RAMS.  All of our teams appreciate all of your support and want you to cheer them on.