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Teams and Clubs

Clubs

ACTIVE CLUBS

Student Council

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Council meets once a month during noon recess 

See Mrs Hillsdon for more information.

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Future Aces

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Future Aces encourages responsible citizenship, empowers students through positive thinking, and demonstration of p ositive character traits to create a culture of caring, participation and action for others in the school and community.

To learn more about this program, please visit: 
www.futureaces.org

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Green Team

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Recycling takes place Fridays Period 3. 

Green Team meets every Thursday and is responsible for the recycling program at GMS. They empty all the black and blue bins and the composters on a weekly basis and we have a parent that folds his used newspapers into inserts that are used in the composters. 

We presently have 3 trees that we received last May and they will be planted in the school yard by the Board later in October.

We also have:

- a speaker from the Board coming to speak to the entire school body about the importance of recycling in October

- A gently used snow suit drive starting soon

-A Waste Free Lunch Week Oct 17th - Oct 21st

- A used Book Sale as part of the first GMS Craft Fair in Dec.

Here's an idea!

If you don't want to trash some of those things that are no longer useable in y our home, consider this website: www.charitywishlist.ca

It suggests places you can send all kinds of things you don't want (including computer parts, electronics, toys, etc.) and it would prevent further landfill junk. Just click on the icon that refers to the wish list, find Ottawa, and you will see a list of places that take back numerous things for recycling or reusing.

This website helps you recycle old electronics: http://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/on/

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Yarn Barn

Meet in room 114 on Thursdays at 12:05 with your yarn and needles. Learn something new. Share your knowledge.

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Open Lab

Come explore technology at morning and lunch recesses. 
Listen to announcements to find out when it is your grade's turn. 

See Mrs Bode for more information.

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Caribou/Gauss

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Caribou Contest (open to all students) 
The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one year. Each student's ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best five of six contests through the school year. 

Gauss Math (grade 7 and 8) 
The Gauss Contests are an opportunity for students to have fun and to develop their mathematical problem solving ability. 

See Mrs Law for more information.

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Free the Children

Free the children is about helping kids and people around the world who aren't as fortunate as us with clean water, starvation, and education. This fundraising group is looking forward to helping those in need. 

We meet Fridays during first recess in Room 102.

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Improv Club

The Improv Club offers an open, inviting forum for all GMS students to practice their comedic skills through the art of improvisation. 
It is a place to practice teamwork, presentation skills, problem solving and most of all to have fun! 
Every week we choose an assortment of hilarious improv games and play them. 
We change things up each week and our drop in style attendance ensures that there are fresh faces to keep things interesting. 

See Mme. Gallo on Wednesdays at lunch recess in the Dog Pound.

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Concert Band

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Concert Band is a ensemble that performs traditional and contemporary works. 

See Mr. Donkor in the music room.

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Jazz Band

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Jazz Band is a smaller ensemble of students with a love of playing Jazz. 

See Mrs. Wiggins in room 118 for more information.

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G Notes

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G Notes is a choir made up of intermediate students. Accompanied by Mr. Donkor on guitar, we sing classic & contemporary songs. 

See Mr. Donkor in the music room.

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Guitar Club

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Guitar club members will acquire basic guitar skills such as strumming, chord repertoire and songs.

See Mr. Donkor in the music room on Mondays at lunch recess.

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Recording Club

Are you interested in how the recording process works?

Come see Mr. Boucher in room 117 on Thursdays to find out more.

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Musical

 
This year, GMS presents: Annie Jr.

Actors, stage managers, lighting technicians, set designers, costume designers! 
There's something for everyone! 

Sign up for an audition in the hallway by room 113.

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Write On!

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A writing club, that meets every Monday at lunch recess, for students who enjoy writing. Students work on their own pieces and in the past we have had students whose work was published. 

See Mrs Smith for more information.

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Eager Readers

Love to read? 

See Mme Klassen in room 116 for more information.

NON ACTIVE CLUBS

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Silver Birch

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This reading club is meant to encourage a love of reading in grade 6 students, as well as to introduce them to the high quality Canadian books available on the market today. 

The 2015 Silver Birch Fiction Winner: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier 

See Mrs. Benoit for more information.

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Red Maple

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This reading club is meant to encourage a love of reading in grade 7 and 8 students, as well as to introduce them to the high quality Canadian books available on the market today. 

2015 GMS Winner: Kenneth Oppel's The Boundless 

The 2015 Red Maple Winner: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters 

See Mme Klassen for more information.

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Cooking and Crafting Club

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Check back here soon for more information on this fun lunchtime activity!

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Cube Club

Rubik's Cube enthusiasts, come and practice your skills. 

See Mrs. Thompson for more information.

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Math Club

The Math club for interested students to get together to work on math problems and to practice for math contests. 

See Mrs. Law for more information.

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Multiplication Tables Club

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The purpose of the club is to help interested students memorize the multiplication facts. 
Just like learning to walk before you can run, learning multiplication and memorizing the times tables are building blocks for other Math topics taught in school - higher learning such as pision, long multiplication, fractions and algebra. 
Students who have not memorized the times tables will find these Math Strands much more difficult than they need to be. 

More information available soon.

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Chess Club

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Do you like to play chess? Would you like to learn? 

More information available soon.

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Games Club

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This club gives students a chance to play and learn different games, while at the same time meeting new friends. 

More information available soon.

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Slam Poetry

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Watch the Slam Poetry championships and learn how to do it yourself!

We will talk about figurative language, word play and poetry techniques. Come and write, share and perform. 

More information available soon.

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Debate Club

The Debate Club offers an opportunity for students to discuss issues that are important to them. 
We use a public forum style of debate where two teams deliver alternating opinions on a pre-determined topic. 
Students can and should prepare for both sides of an issue. Debate Clubs provides students with the opportunity to work on their critical thinking, public speaking and listening skills. 

More information available soon.

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Newspaper: The Greyhound News

Extra! Extra! 

Check out our weekly publications on the main page of the GMS website. 

More information available soon.

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Dance Club

Want to dance? 
Love to dance? 
Want to learn more? 

More information available soon.

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Rainbow Club

See Mrs Smith to learn more about promoting inclusive communities.

Sports

Open Gym

Come to the gym at second recess to be active and play some indoor games. Mondays are for grades 6/7 and Fridays are for grades 8.

See Mr Boucher or Mr McIntyre for more information.

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Intramurals

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Intramural sports run throughout the year and are open to everyone- no tryouts. Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in intramurals. 

Listen to announcements or see Mr. Wolf to find out more about this lunchtime program.

 FLOOR HOCKEY starts in January.

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Cross-country
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Our Greyhounds lived up to their name once again this year in Cross Country. After 5 weeks of dedicated lunch hour practices and Phys. Ed. conditioning, the intermediates had their regional meet on a sunny Oct. 14 at the KRC. 

Both grade 8 girls, Kaitlyn and Rheese, had top 10 finishes, and qualified to run in the board final, as did Daniel (gr. 8) for the boys. Zac (gr. 7) accomplished a top 20 placement so he also qualified, and our entire grade 7 girls' team qualified in third place, led by Maya and Menna with top 10 finishes.

The grade 6s had their chance to shine on Oct. 18, and, like the sun, shine they did! Devyn was very narrowly beaten to bring home a second place medal for the boys, and along with Cameron, in the top 20, landed the boys in 4th place overall out of 17 schools.

Over 550 intermediate athletes competed in this year's Board-Wide Cross-Country meet representing 37 elementary schools in the OCDSB at the KRC in Kanata. While it was slightly wet and muddy, Maya placed 13th out of 146 girls with the most impressive result for Goulbourn of the day. All athletes trained hard and kept up the stellar tradition of cross country excellence at Goulbourn.

Special thanks goes to the amazing parent volunteers and drivers, without whom we could not have such events. 

Well done everyone!

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Football

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The football season begins in September. Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in tryouts.

The schedule for intramural football has ended for the year. Congratulations to all the participaants and helpers! Well done.

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Basketball

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Senior Boys and Girls basketball tryouts will begin later in the year. Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in tryouts. 

See Mme Mullins for more information and check the calendar or the sports bulletin board for tryout and practice dates.

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Volleyball

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TOURNAMENTS

Dec 19: Senior Boys

Dec 20: Senior Girls

Senior Girls’ Volleyball

40 talented girls in grades 7 and 8 tried out for the senior girls' volleyball team. Along with 5 veterans, Coach Klassen had a very difficult time choosing only 9 more to wear the remaining jerseys of the Lady Greyhounds. Congratulations to: 

Paige

Taryn

Kamdyn

Keira

Alice

Megan

Katelyn

Logan

Ellie

McKinley

Rebecca

Cameron T.

Elle

Grace

Thank you to everyone who tried out and to the parents who drove so early to get them to practice on time!

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Intramural volleyball signups are on the sports bulletin board. Starting in November, teams play on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch recess. See Mme Klassen.

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Soccer

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Junior Soccer is usually in the fall. Senior Soccer begins in May.


Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in tryouts. It is recommended that they wear cleats, shin guards, soccer shorts and t-shirt, and tie long hair back during all tryouts, practice and games.

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Triple Ball

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Grade 6 Triple Ball begins later in the year.

Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate. 

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Badminton

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The badminton season usually begins in March. Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in tryouts. 

Listen to announcements for more information.

Track and Field

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The track and field season begins in May. Students must return their concussion history forms in order to participate in tryouts. 

Check out the Sports Bulletin Board for the event leaders.

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Canadian Tire Money

GMS gratefully accepts Canadian Tire donations to supplement our phys. ed. equipment. There is a jar that is kept in the office where your donation can be placed. Last year we were able to purchase two bocce sets and two benches for the yard.

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Ball Lending Program

You can borrow equipment to play with outside at recess. Just go to the second door of room 120 and sign out the equipment. Return it when recess is done. 

 

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