January 13, 2016 - Purple Tortoises from GCMS Capture 2nd Place!
After af very exciting tie-breaker, the GCMS team finished one point behind Greenville! Team members are:
Abby Aument, Elizabeth Buchan, Lexie Cavolo, Kiana Fleeger, Patience Herold, Mara Hessler, Sydney Hines, Lauren Holmes, Cyndal Murray, Brent Strange, Lena Valenza, and Coral Wise.
Details about the Great Book Race
This year the Great Book Race will not be held until January 13, 2016!
West Middlesex Jr./Sr. High School, hosts of the GBR, have announced that the Great Book Race will be held Jan.13, 2016 (with Jan. 20 reserved for a make-up date).
Tentative times: GC students will leave right after school, the contest usually starts at 5:00 p.m. The contest is held at West Middlesex Jr./Sr. High School. Our bus will return to GCMS about 9 p.m. You will have an opportunity to purchase pizza, salads, subs, and so on there for dinner.
There is no cost to participate. However, we usually come up with a Team T-Shirt and if you want to have one, you will need to pay for that yourself (usually about $10).
Would you like to know more?
Great Book Race, Junior Division, is open to any 7th or 8th grader. Listen for announcements in the fall, and come to a meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting or two in order to decide if you want to participate.
If you have any questions, see Mrs. Scott or Mrs. Walter, Mr.Lettie, or Mrs. Waugaman!
If you know you want to participate.... START READING. Most of the books are already in the Middle School LMC, the others will be purchased soon. And, many are available at the GC Community Library.
Great Book Race 2014
For many years now, our students have had the opportunity to participate in The Great Book Race (an annual reading competition for students in grades 7 - 12 in Mercer County). This is completely voluntary, and we are limited by the host school to 2 or 3 teams of 12 students each. Reading teachers help promote the contest as a fun way to get together with other book lovers in a one night friendly competition. Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Waugaman, Mr. Lettie and I chaperoned this year - taking our two teams to West Middlesex High School in November. The students really enjoy the contest (one team placed 4th and one placed 5th) and get involved with the team organization, practice sessions and so on that are held during the fall. Click on the LibGuide below to see a list of the books!
GCMS Teams 2013
In December 2013, our GCMS Team: "The Lily Pad" took 3rd place with an overall score of 68. And, "The Moose Herd" and "The Hawke's Nest" teams each scored 66 - which tied for 4th place. Keep in mind the winning team scored 76. So, we were really close!
In 2012, the GCMS Team won first place in the Junior Division.
2012 Great Book Race Team!
These are the books on the JH List for 2015!
One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return. That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers.