- TAG information
- 8th Grade Community Project
- Barnes and Noble Book Fair
- Hour of Code
- Order Your Yearbook
The Counseling Department hosted a TAG Services and Referrals parent coffee November 13th. The link for the referral packets (below) is available from November 16th until the end of the school day on December 8th. Below is the TAG power point that was presented at the meeting. For more information contact the Grisham Counseling dept. at 512-428-2662
Referral Packets Information
Parents, to access TAG Referral Packet Information click on the link below. Then click on the “TAG Referral Documents” button. You will be able to download the referral packet. Packets are available in both English and Spanish.
Dear 8th Grade families,
My name is Doriane Marvel, and I am the IB MYP Coordinator at Grisham. My main role is coordinating the program’s elements with both teachers and students. This year, as 8th graders, your students will be participating in the Community Project. This independent project is the culminating piece to your child’s MYP education and provides them with the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained while at Grisham to plan and take action on a community service project of their choice.
Our project will not formally begin until December, but we have started the conversation with the students this week so that they can spend the time off from school discussing possible projects they are interested in. We encouraged them to think about things in the world that they care about, and look into ways they can use that interest or passion, to take action. We have asked them to reflect on the things they have seen around them that didn’t feel right, or that seemed unfair. This is their opportunity to make the change…to be the change.
Here are some ways you can help them explore possible project ideas:
- Think of things you are already active in (your Church, Boy Scouts, sports etc.). Are there ways to take action to support these groups?
- Consider current events that you have discussed as a family, what are some things you feel passionate about impacting?
- Are there places in the world you have been, or are connected to, that are struggling and need support? You can take action to support a place, a group of people or an organization.
We know that our students can make a difference! Here is a presentation we discussed that outlined ways middle school and younger children have become involved in their community.
We are currently at the exploring ideas phase, the completed project is not due until February 26th. There will be a formal parent information session regarding the timeline and expectations for the Community Project on MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 6:30pm. You can also find more information about the project on our website.
For more information or questions, contact doriane_marvel@roundrockisd. org
The Barnes and Nobel Book Fair
Tuesday, December 1st from 5:30 – 8:30
It’s time for one of the most popular events of the school year! Join us TOMORROW – Tuesday, December 1 for the 2nd annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Fine Arts Celebration benefiting the GMS Library.
Take care of your Christmas shopping while enjoying performances from the Theatre, Orchestra, Choir and Band. Have a delicious snack or beverage treat from the Cafe while you browse a large selection of books, toys, games, and gifts. We will even have complimentary gift wrapping available thanks to our parent volunteers and NJHS members.
Can’t make it on Tuesday, December 1? Shop online using Book Fair ID 11763190 between December 1 and December 6 and a portion of your purchase will benefit our school (see flyer for details).
Fine arts performances will be held near the Cafe and/or in the Children’s Storytelling Area.
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Book Fair
6:00 p.m. Theatre
6:30 p.m. Band
7:00 p.m. Choir
7:30 p.m. Orchestra
Please contact Mrs. Hance (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the event.
See you there!
What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.
Why computer science?
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. See more stats on code.org.
Grisham Middle School students will participate in the Hour of Code during the week of December 7 – 11th.
Purchasing your yearbook online is quick and easy! Just click the link below to access Balfour’s website.
All ordering and payment information will be securely collected by the publisher, but the yearbooks will be delivered to and distributed at Grisham.
With all the great events that happen at Grisham, we know there are some amazing photographs out there. Give them a home in our yearbook!
ImageShare is a free, safe, and secure way for students and community members to contribute photos.
You can download the app to transfer photos directly from your phone, or upload from your desktop using the website.
Just search for “ImageShare” on your favorite app site, or use the link below. There is no password for our account (just leave it blank), but make sure to enter this project number: 617032.
Thanks for sharing and helping make our yearbook great!