Blue & Silver News All the news that is news @ GNMS (Updates Monthly) 1st edition October 2019

Up-Coming Events


Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, schools teach kids about behavior, just as they would teach about other subjects like reading or math. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

This year GNMS is using PBIS Rewards to reward our students for exemplifying the 3 R's: Being Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!!

$40, $46 with personalization

Yearbooks on sale online and in school! Pay at room 723 or the Yearbook lab on 8th grade hall with cash or check!


Our GNMS Mustangs have showed GREAT perseverance this year! 8th Grade has finished the year 7-1, a stellar performance under the guidance of Coach Blandingburg and his coaching staff!

Basketball is gearing up! Girls team has been practicing hard while the boys tryouts begin Friday 10/18/19. First game will be November 13, 2019 at home against Callaway! Cant wait to cheer on our Mustangs!!

Teacher of the Year

We are proud to announce Gardner Newman Middle School's teachers of the year. Both of these teachers have show their dedication to their students and the school at large. They are shining examples of what it means to be a GNMS Mustang!

Mrs. Luke-Hill with her class!
Dr. Adams, Principal, Ms. Fuller TOTY, and Dr. Travis, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Vocabulary of the Week

6th Grade ELA taken from USA Test Prep

Analogy: This is a comparison based on a similarity between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Antonym: This is a word or phrase that means the opposite of another word or phrase.

Context: When we find the meaning of a word (or phrase) by looking at the words and sentences around it, we are using ____ clues.

Definition: Usually found in a dictionary, this tells you the meaning of a word or phrase.

Euphemism: This is the substitution of an agreeable or non-offensive phrase for one that might be unpleasant or offensive.

Figurative: Language that goes beyond the literal meanings of words to create special effects or feelings is called ____ language.

Hyperbole: This is extreme exaggeration used in a literary work.

Idiom: This is a phrase in common use that can not be understood by literal or ordinary meanings.

Irony: This is the contrast between appearance and reality or what is expected and what actually happens.

Metaphor: This is a direct comparison of two things, in which they are said to be (in some sense) the same thing.

Students are reminded to remain Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!

We love our Mustang Nation!!