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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

9/23/2020 Announcements

September 23, 2020

Good Morning GMS students and staff and Welcome to Wednesday’s morning announcements! I’m Mr. Hood and this is Mr. Hoffek are we are coming straight at you from the GMS studios!

First things first, Attention all 6th graders and new students to Springfield!!!! You must get a physical and your shots! I hate em, you hate em, even Coach Taylor hates em, but you have to get them by October 1st. Please see the district’s home page for more information.

Also, today is an asynchronous day for students with the last name A-K, that means that you should be logging into Canvas, going to each class, and completing assignments that are due. Try to get this completed before 3:00! Students with the last name L-Z, this is your day to get on Canvas, click on the zoom link, and be ready to participate in class.

Today is wear it Wednesday. Students, wear your GMS or college shirts to class today and tomorrow. If you do participate, snap a picture and send it to Mr. Hood and he will feature your picture on the GMS website.

Today we are going to talk about the different colleges degrees you can get as you further your education. The first is an associate’s degree. This is usually earned by students that choose to attend a community or junior college for 2 years worth of credits. Next is a bachelor’s degree. This is the most common degree earned. Students earn this degree after completing 4 years worth of courses.

Next on the list are post graduate degrees. The first is a master’s degree. It usually takes graduate students 1-4 years to earn a master’s degree, it just depends on how many courses they take at one time. And finally we have the almighty Doctoral degree. The highest of all degrees. This degree could take a post grad students many many years to complete, but the benefits are well worth it.

And now with a look at birthdays… Celebrating today is Dylan S! Happy Birthday!

 With that, let us stand for the pledge.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

You may be seated. Let us pause for a moment of silence. Use this time to personally reflect on ways you can be successful today.

Today’s weather includes partly cloudy skies with a high near 78 degrees. Sounds just like yesterday…

In sports, the Cubs lost to the worst team in baseball 3-2, but they still were able to clinch a playoff spot due to other teams loosing. The Cardinals beat the Royals and are still in the hunt for a playoff position.

In the NBA, The Nuggets beat the Lakers 114-106. The Lakers lead the Western Finals 2 games to 1.

And on the women’s side Las Vegas beat Connecticut and Seattle squeaked out a 2-point win over Minnesota.

The cross country team ran yesterday at Lincoln Park Khorbin G. finished in 2nd place and Kyiss K. finished in the top 10.

For breakfast and lunch today, the cafeteria has prepared mini pancakes and turkey sandwiches… That might be my favorite type of sandwich… Remember, breakfast and lunch can be picked up in the parking lot behind GMS from 7:00-11:30. If you aren’t going to eat your food right away, be sure to store it in the fridge and then heat it up when you are ready to eat.

And now for today’s Welcoming Ritual. We talked about your dream job yesterday, today we want to know the opposite… What do you never want your job to be? Teachers, give students time to share.

And that wraps it up for today’s announcements. A big SHOUT OUT to Hind M. from Mrs. Kleinertz for working hard and being a big help to your fellow classmates, keep up the good work! Don’t forget! 2019-2020 YEARBOOKS ARE IN! GET THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT. THEY ARE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES! And with that ladies and gentlemen….

Work hard and be safe!

Video link: https://youtu.be/2ewT4fO60C0