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Grinnell Middle School Announcements

Tuesday, December 5  Day 2


New items are in the orange


Here is our district’s Virtual Backpack featuring  activities and events that are available to students.

Grinnell Newburg Families - please find the link to our District Weekly Update



December-Breakfast and Lunch


Upcoming Calendar Events:

12/8/23 6th & 7th field trip Character Counts to Drake University- Bring a cold lunch or sign up for Tiger Lunch

12/8/23 Holiday Music for Jazz & Carolers at the Festival of Tree at Drake Library at 6:15

12/12/23 5th & 6th Choir and Band concert at the GHS

12/13/23 Vaping Presentation for 7th and 8th graders

12/15/23 7th & 8th Choir and Bank concert at the GHS

12/19/23 Holiday Music at Grinnell Mutual for Jazz & Carolers from 9:45-10:15

12/19/23 Holiday Music at the Mayflower at 1:00 for Carolers

12/20/23 1:00 Early Dismissal 

12/21/23-1/2/23- No School- Winter Break



ATHLETIC INFORMATION:  (website activity calendar)

Middle School games/meets information can be found on the District’s website activity calendar.

All Sport Activity Passes can be purchased here: https://gogrinnelltigers.com/event-tickets






5th and 6th grade Choir and Band concert will be held on Dec.12 at the Grinnell High School. 5th graders- please be there at 5:45p.m with the concert starting at 6:15p.m.  

6th graders- please be there at 7:00p.m with the concert starting at 7:30p.m.


7th and 8th grade Choir and Band concert will be held on Dec. 15 at the Grinnell High School. Please be there at 6:30p.m with the concert starting at 7:00p.m



Jazz band will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m.


The weather has made a quick change, so if your student needs a hat, coat, or gloves, please let Mrs. Miller (amy.miller@grinnell-k12.org) know and she will get your student set for the cold weather. 



English tutoring will meet on Tuesdays in Mr. Ceresa’s room.


If you have a suggestion or idea you would like us to consider, please fill out this form. 

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Carolers 2023- Rehearsal times:

8th: 7:30 am. Once jazz band starts we will meet on MWF only. 

7th: tiger time odd days only 

6th: tiger time even days 

5th: tiger time even days 

To be clear, rehearsal will be outside of choir class. They will miss recess or meet before school. They will not miss class for rehearsal.


After School Homework Help is available every Monday-Thursday from 3:05-4:00. Parents/Guardians please be here at 4:00!  Transportation is available for the first 7 students that sign up on Tuesdays and Thursdays . Please sign up by using this form After School Sign Up 


Cold and Flu season is upon us! We go through many many boxes of kleenexes and bottles of hand sanitizer! If you could donate any boxes of Kleenexes or bottles of hand sanitizer, that would be greatly appreciated!! Donations can be brought into the office!!



GMS Clubs meeting:


GMS is looking for an after-school sponsor for a coding club. Please reach out if you are interested. 


The Drama Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in the mini theater. All cast for both Tuesday and Thursday. Practice will be from 3:10 to 4:45 this week!!!!! 


Math counts will meet every Wednesday from 3:05-4:00 in Mrs. Darrah’s room.


Diversity Alliance for 7th and 8th graders will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday during 5B in Mrs. Moore’s room. -12/13


Art Club will meet  from 3:10-4:30 in the cafeteria on Fridays- 12/8


DnD Club will meet from 3:30-5:30 in the tiger hangout for 7th and 8th graders only. They meet every other Tuesday- 12/12 and 1/16. 


FCA will meet every Thursday  at 7:30 AM for 6th-8th grade students only. They will meet in the gym. 


Heritage and Ancestry Club for 7th and 8th graders will meet in the Tiger Hangout on the 2nd Monday of each month during 5b. In this club you will be learning and sharing about diverse backgrounds and cultures.  


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