Scrapbook 2012-2013


Principal's Award

Aniston Fowler

hair cut

Our car show was a huge success!

Watch for our Animoto video!

Thank you to everyone in the community who

supported this event for our children.

car show

Teacher of the Year Banquet

GeorgiaConventionCenterin Atlanta

May 3, 2013


L-R Tracy's mom, Marilyn Underwood,Ashlyn Jenkins her daughter,

Tracy Jenkins, Brad Jenkins her husband,Braden Jenkins Tracy's son.

Our last WLJA Student of the Week

for this school year

is 6th grader Rylan Cochran!

He was chosen by his health teacher, Coach Susan Nunn.

Congratulations to Rylan!

Click the links below to watch our yearbook commercial:

Commercial 1

Commercial 2

Commercial 3

Congratulations April Students of the Month!

april stom

Front Row L-R Avery Sanford, Tyler Wright, Donnie Ledford, Dana Bixby

Back Row L-R Kimberly Cruz, Kasey Fountain, Cesley Johnson, Asiria Vicente

Assistant Principal. April Smith

Our Band is Awesome!


GMS 6th Grade Band performs for 5th Graders

band 1   band 2

band 3   band 4

band 5

Congratulations GMS Band Students!

Seventeen GMS Band students were accepted into the District 9 Honor Band!

The Bobcat Band members traveled to Habersham County High School on

Saturday, April 13th, where they worked under the direction of two guest conductors,

Mr. Baker and Mr. Blanchette. The students performed a fantastic concert in the late afternoon.

honor band

Back Row: Kaycee Searcy, Caleb Broussard, Bella Sanford, Nicholas Dupuis,

Ian Bryenton, Hope Cribbs, Rowe Fowler, Baley Brown, Samantha Barrios

Front Row: Kain Sluder, Mary Elizabeth Walker, Michaela Thomason,

Kelly Henson, Madison Jenkins, Joselin Aguillon, Santara Pierce, Erica Sharp

CongratulationsMarch Students of the Month

Front Row, Left to right: Josie Reece, Baylee Whittemore,

Letica Loarca Tercero,Cassidy Edmondson, Jacob Torbush Back

Row Trinity LeCroy, Zach Chastain, Baily Brown

Principal: Larry Walker, Asst. April Smith

GMS Students Rock!

four leaf

Kenneth Withrow,Nate Mooney, Serena Moles,

Abby Brock,Sydney Horton,Reagan Dempsey,

Natalie Mintor,Marissa Boland

four leaf Serena Moles, Abby Brock, Sydney Horton, and four leaf


Serena Moles

Abby Brock


1st Place / Crafts

and Finance


Reagan Dempsey

1st Place / BetweenMealSnacks

3rd Place / Recycling

(Clover from Google Images)

CongratulationsKaycee Searcy!

Kaycee has been chosen

WLJA Student of the Weekfrom GMS!

She was selected by her teacher, Jessica Nohner.


GMS WLJA Student of the Week

Ashlyn Jenkins!

She was chosen by her music teacher,

Mr. Adam Palmer.

Jessie Burnette spoke to Mrs. Jenkins' classes

on the topic ofIndian Culture.She brought many objects

from India and capturedthe students' attention as she spoke

about her recent trips toIndia. Jessie

shared many pictures and stories

about life in India.

What is Mrs. Brooks cooking up?

Mrs. Brooks and co-teacher, Mrs. McMillan's 6th grade Science classes experienced

the different states ofmatter and the effects temperature had on molecules. T

his liquid nitrogen science lab kept students engaged and excited about finding answers!

students predicted and found outcomes. One example:Students were asked how many

air filled balloons would fit into a small Styro foam cooler with a small amount of liquid nitrogen,

most were shockedand amazed when they watched as they placed 23 balloons into the cooler.

Then again amazed to watch the air molecules spread back out,re-inflating the balloons as

they warmed back up to room temperature. Other important lesson included Safety,

and safety equipment.

Mrs. Mosley's Honor Students visited the

High Museum, Thursday, February 7

Congratulations to Brooklyn Bowen

1st Runner Up

Gilmer County Spelling Bee

Pictured above Mrs. April Smith, Assistant Prinncipal, Brooklyn Bowen,

Mrs. Aimee Melton, Teacher

Six GMS Finalists for Gilmer County Spelling Bee

Pictured above left to right

Ethen Eskew, Houston jones, Brooklyn Bowen, Riana Henderson,

Elodie Frezier, and Kimberly Garcia

These students participated in the County Spelling Bee, Thursday, January 31

at Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium.

Pictured above left to right front row: Grayson Patterson, Jacie Rogers,

Riana Henderson, Ayla King, Connor Mohon, Ethen Eskew, Matt Long.

Second row: Elodie Frezier, Kimberly Garcia, Bryson Smith, Houston Jones,

Kyle Payne,/Evan Frady, Carter Hice, Marlie Cody, Rowe Fowler,

Back row: Jalynn Ledford, Dinah Bragg, Adeline Parker,

Brooklyn Bowen, Cesar Garcia, Austin Damon, Cade Evans, Jace McClure

Congratulations January Students of the Month!

5A Samantha Dillard, 5B Luke Wimpey,

5C Valeria Cecillio
5D Georgia Teague, 6A Tyson Elliott,

6B Alex Rangel-Guzman
6C Nicholas Dupuis, 6D Ben Jones

GMS Students presenting

to the Board of Education

Congratulatoins to our December

Students of the Month

Front Row: Erin Johnson, Derrick Mulkey, Welldy Puac, Courtney Pendley Back Row: Neida Velasquez, CJ Streicher, Sarah Sheahan, Montgomery Dupuis Principal: Larry Walker, Asst. Principal: April Smith

Students who sold the most cookie dough

made a grab for cash in the money machine!

Congratulations to the Essay Contest Winners

Celebrating Veterans' Day

Honoring our veterans

Students enjoyed shopping and browsing

through the great selection of books at our bookfair.

Thank you to our parent volunteers;
We really couldn't have done it without you!

We will be able to buy many great titles

for the media center with funds earned through our sales.

Thank you to Whitney Crouch and the Times Courier for our pictures.

Students in Patti Brooks' 6th grade Science getting dirty!

Dirt Lab Fun and educational

GMS has the best Student Council! Mrs. Tracy Jenkins has really helped

lead these students by example of giving to others! Together they are

constantly working to beautiful our school and educate all students!

Today they helped with yet another project!

Thank you guys you make GMS even better!

Front Row L to R:

Katie Kiker

April Smith, AP

Dulse Resendiz

Cesar Garcia-Orduna

Kayla Kohne

Jesus Rangel

Back Row L to R

Brooklyn Bowen

Bella Sanford

Hannah Watkins

Larry Walker, Principal

James Jones, AP

Our Monster Mash Dance

We dressed up for the dance!
GMS Math Team to Berry College

Congratulations to all the participants from the GMS Math Team!!

They brought home the 2nd place trophy!!!

GMS Students Bombing our Principal, Mr. Walker.

Our students raised over 2500 cans of food

for the Gilmer County Food Pantry.

5D Field Trip

Read about our trip to Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls and the Incline Railway.docx

Article by Mati Teague and Riana Henderson

Mr. Gary Hyde Civil War Speaker_Article.docx

Mrs. Angie White's class made

edible cells

After wrapping up their science unit on cells,

Mrs. White’s 5th grade class completed an edible cell project.

Everything they used to create their cell had to be edible.

Gummy worms, Jello, cookie cakes, jolly ranchers, icing, fruit,

and even pizza toppings were among the few creative ideas to

complete the yummy assignments. After all their hard work of

creating and presenting their cell to the class, students were

able to eat their project. Who knew cells could be so delicious?!

Click the document above to read about our project.

Mrs. Patti Brooks Class

Mrs. Brooks’, 6th grade Science class is currently studying Earth’s energy and resources.

Included in our unit are fossil fuels, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydro-electric energy, geothermal energy, biomass fuels, and solar energy. Students wrote: Mrs. Brooks science class built a solar-powered model car on October 3-4, 2012. Solar power is creating energy by using the sun’s rays. A solar panel is required to create solar power. Our solar panel is mounted on the top of the car. The car pictured was built by Grace , Ethan, Tristen, and Evan.

Mrs. Tracy Crook's Class

Writing is creative with Mrs. Crook!

Students of the Month

Font Row: Claudia Rafael-Domingo, Chloee Cantrell,

Katelyn Stover, Aniston Fowler.

Back Row: Abby Blackwell, Sara Mosley,

Evan Frady, Maggie Parks

Principal: Larry Walker, Asst. April Smith

GMS Kids are into all kinds of cool things!

Competition Dance Teams!

Mati Teague

Swimming during Winter Break

Jared May and Chet Williamson

Luke Wimpey


Three Rivers Run 5K Race
Rowe Fowler and Katie Campbell


We love winter and snow days!

Erin Johnson

Skiing and Tubing on Blue Ridge Lake!

Carter Ott
Baton Twirling

Lauren and Hitman

Mary Elizabeth and Zahtar

Sydney and Heaven

Abi and Zahtar, Hayley and Petey



Katie, Hoyt, and Thomas


for earning your black belts!

Hoyt, Randy, Renae, and Thomas


Josey Gadd, Corbin Singleton, Kyle Parris


Austin Damann

Congratulaions to the following Students of the Month

for October:
5A Jessica Rogers
5B Aylah Wright
5C Gracie Watkins
5D Elizabeth Chesser
6A Rudy Andres
6B Alberto Vargas
6C TJ Sherrill
6D Ash Lowery

Mrs. Sarah West's 6th grade class at GMS

1st place Winner in the Ingles Tools for Schools sign up drive.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off Pictures

We appreciate everyone who supported the school by purchasing our dough.

GMS Student Council votes on officers.

Co Presidents: Eli Cochran and Ashlyn Jenkins

Co Vice Presidents: Hoyt Stover and Kimberly Garcia

Co Secretaries: Isaac Mullinax and Mary Lee Callihan

Co Public Relations: Cade Evans and Bella Sanford

ETC Spelling Bee

Our 12 homeroom finalists for the ETC Spelling Bee were:

Jessica Rogers, Rachel Bennett, Samantha Dillard,

Alex Snellgrove, Brooklyn Bowen, Kelsey Nichols,

Connor Mohon, Johnny Sanchez, Ayla King , Taylor McCalley,

Riana Henderson, and Dinah Bragg

The annual 5th grade spelling bee was held at Gilmer Middle

School on September 18th to determine the finalists who will compete

for the ETC 3 Spelling Bee in November, in Fannin County. Brooklyn Bowen, Connor Mohon,

Kelsey Nichols, and Jessica Rogers were named the four finalists from the

twelve homeroom representatives.


to 6th grader Makenzie Duvall

who has been selected as GMS WLJA Student of the Week!

She was chosen by her Agriculture teacher, Mr. Keith Pankey