Congratulations Lakers on your big win (51-46) against #4 St. Doms today! Back to the civic center to take on #1 Valley on Thursday at 11:30 am. Let's get as many fans as we can to pack the civic center on Thursday! GO LAKERS!
Good luck today Lady Lakers! Our girls play their first tournament game at the Augusta Civic Center at 12:00pm.
I want to take a moment to say thank you to the fans, parents and students for a great night of basketball! I love seeing our gym packed with kids and parents playing basketball and having a great time! This is truly what being a school in a small community is all about. Kids of all ages coming together to play a game. I wish I had photos to share but I was busy getting wrapped up in the entertainment. If you took some pics please feel free to share them in the comments.
Reminder parents and basketball fans, our middle school teams will scrimmage their parents this evening starting with the girls at 4:30. Free admission for all! come out and have some fun as we close out middle school basketball!
The varsity boys basketball team is missing a jersey and we are asking for your help in locating it! The new boys #5 jersey was misplaced at our home white out game. Thank you in advance for any help in locating it.
Best of luck to our varsity skiers, Alayna McMahon and Dustin Freethy-Poiss as they travel to Rumford on 2/14 and 2/15 for the State B championships!
Our varsity girls basketball team finished 5th in the standings and will travel to the Augusta Civic Center on Monday 2/19 to play #4 St. Dominic's. Tipoff is at noon time. Tournament week is almost here! The Augusta Civic Center wants to make you aware of a recent change to this event. The MPA Maine Principal's Association has decided to go cashless this year. Details are located at https://www.mpa.cc/page/hot_news/view/164. The ticket window will only accept payment with cards. As always, the Augusta Civic Center's concessions stand will continue to accept BOTH cash and card.
Come join us!
Pre-K and Kindergarten screenings will be here before we know it. Don't forget to call and make an appointment!
To wrap up a great middle school basketball season we will be hosting a parent vs. player scrimmage on Thursday 2/15 @4:30 pm. Our middle school girls will start things off with a scrimmage against their parents. Our middle school boys will follow with a game against their parents. Come out and enjoy some basketball as we celebrate our season with a fun night of games!
Update: We will hold the meeting in the gymnasium! See you tomorrow. Attention parents...Over the last several weeks many girls have expressed interest in reviving a cheering program. I plan on holding a meeting this Wednesday (2/7) at 2:45 pm. with Suzzanne Owens who has offered to help get things started. This is the infancy stages but we would like to have as many parents and students as possible. At this time I'm offering all ages to attend so that we can see what we have for interest and at what grade level.
The Kindergarteners have been studying owls! They have listened to the books, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies, and Owls by Gail Gibbons. They have been busy at centers! At the Block Center they created nest boxes for Barn Owls. At the Art Easel they used other artists' work as inspiration to create their own owls using pastels as their medium. At the Art Table they used the "beautiful stuff" to create frogs, fish, or owls. They created owl nests at the Discovery Table. They also used tools to investigate how different birds might use their beaks to pick up food. At the Drama Center they created a woodland habitat and acted out Owl Moon. They concluded the unit by dissecting owl pellets!
The GCS Costuming Club is currently in full swing as they gear up for our upcoming Spring Musical scheduled for March 22 and 23!
We PACKED the Fish Bowl with FANS clad in WHITE t-shirts, beads, face paint, and nails for our Varsity Basketball White Out games on January 31!! FEAR the FISH!!
GCS student members of the Bill Koch League (BKL) Ski Club meet after school each week to practice their cross-country ski skills. On Friday, the club visited the Medawisla Trails and Lodge - nestled within the Appalachian Mountain Club's wilderness lodge network in the 100-mile Wilderness. Students in grades 2 through 6 enjoyed a day of cross-country skiing and camaraderie made possible through the collaborative efforts of GCS, NREC (Natural Resource Education Center), and AMC!
Our Middle Schoolers "Skied the View" on Big Moose Mountain last Thursday, got some fresh air, and spent quality time with their friends and teachers! Thank you Big Moose Mountain staff and volunteers for making this experience so AMAZING!!
Thank you to all the amazing fans who came out to support our teams and senior athletes! We had a great turn out and the girls once again pulled out a very exciting victory over a tough Jackman team! The boys started off a bit slow but picked up the intensity and closed the gap with a very good second half, unfortunately they fell short. Our varsity teams close out their regular season with a game in Guilford on Wednesday 2/7 @5:00 pm. Make the short drive and come to cheer on our teams in their final game. Our girls currently sit in 4th place in the standings and our boys are currently in 9th and would travel for a preliminary game if things remained the same. Tournament seedings and schedule will be updated when we receive the information.
Congratulations to Alayna McMahon on her 3rd place finish yesterday in Hermon! Alayna had the fastest run time overall out of 2 runs for each skier and her two run total put her in 3rd out of 25 racers. Dustin Freethy-Poiss had the 4th fastest run time during his second run, unfortunately a missed gate during his first run cost him a shot at placing. Great job to both skiers! Good luck today!
Another great win last night for our varsity girls basketball team against Guilford! They continue to climb the standings as we head towards tournament time! The boys played a very tough and competitive first half but ultimately fell short to a sharp shooting Guilford team. Great effort boys and keep working hard the improvement is showing every game! Once again fans we are calling on you to come out and show your support for our basketball teams and seniors as we host our WHITE OUT game tomorrow (Wednesday 1/31 @ 5:00pm) against Jackman. We need to pack our gym with fans wearing white as we play our final home games! We will honor our senior student athletes as well as have a 50/50 raffle, fish toss and raffle for a chance to take a half court shot! There are free white laker basketball tee shirts available at the door as well! Hope to see the gym packed tomorrow night .
Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team on a big win in Jackman over the weekend! The boys played very tough but unfortunately fell short. Come out and support our teams as they host Guilford tonight at 5/630. Girls play first. Reminder our annual WHITE OUT games are Wednesday 1/31 at 5 and 630 (girls/boys) against Jackman! Please come out and support our teams and join us as we recognize our senior student athletes. Don't forget to wear white!