News and Calendar

News and Calendar

What do you think would happen if an ENTIRE school decided to do a flashmob together, to the tune of Sister Sledge's "We Are Family"? One afternoon recently, lead by 7th Grade Art teacher Sarah Miller, we decided to find out...

 

Click here to see the the video!

In a recent report titled “Making Value: Integrating Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation to Thrive in the Changing Global Economy,” Kate S. Whitefoot and Steve Olson (on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering) quote Curt Carlson, President and CEO of SRI International, as he shared his thoughts on The Girls' Middle School's Entrepreneurial Studies Program in a speech to the academy. The report devotes an entire paragraph to our school:

 

We invite you to attend an Open House to discover the many opportunities The Girls’ Middle School has to offer girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th.  When you visit GMS you will experience the energy of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the warm atmosphere of our Palo Alto campus.

6th Grade Science teacher Lisa Hjelm, who created our Field Studies program, was recently asked to write up a reflection on her experience for the August 2012 Filoli Footprints newsletter. You can learn more about Filoli, where our sixth graders did their Seasonal Plot studies, here.

 

Teacher’s Report By Lisa Hjelm
 

Please read below for a letter from Suzanne Attenborough, Chair of the Board of Trustees, about the Head of School search process and the Interim Management Structure for this year.

 

August 1, 2012

 

A special message from Marion Minor and Suzanne Attenborough on behalf of The Girls' Middle School's Board of Trustees

 

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -focused website steminist.com conducted a roundtable interview with some of our teachers and administrators, on the subject of STEMinism at The Girls' Middle School. 

The story of the interdisciplinary project that had 8th graders sitting inside a camera and writing poetry is featured in the California Association of Independent School's Faculty Newsletter. Download it by clicking here!

For Immediate Release:

 

Diane Greene to Give Keynote Address at 2012 Scholarship Breakfast


Our three-year, mandatory computer science curriculum is the subject of a presentation at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, taking place March 1-3 in San Francisco, in a session on "Women and Girls Engaging with Technology." As the program describes:

 

Imagine spending a luxurious Friday afternoon reading your favorite book, embroidering a pair of jeans, building a robot, or playing Ultimate frisbee.  Who wouldn't want to kick their weekend off spending some time pursuing a passion, learning a new craft, or just unwind after a long week? At The Girls' Middle School every Friday afternoon is joyful, relaxing, and filled with opportunity as students rush off to Electives, their last class of the week.

What's it like to be a writer at GMS? 

Step into a 6th grade Humanities classroom this week, and you might hear the girls sharing their recently written “GMS Folktales,” stories that explain the mysteries of GMS, like “how the uniforms got their colors,” or “how the librarian got his roar.”

We invite you to attend an Open House to discover the many opportunities The Girls’ Middle School has to offer girls in grades 6th, 7th and 8th.  When you visit GMS you will experience the energy of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the warm atmosphere of our new Palo Alto campus.