GMS welcomes students to new school year


Green Meadow School welcomed nearly 150 students to the new school year at its Chalan Kiya and Gualo Rai campuses last Aug. 13.

“Summer vacation is over, but the fun will continue as the new school year begins. You’ll get to learn new things, meet new friends, and discover something new and better about yourselves. Welcome and make your parents and GMS proud,” said GMS principal Milagros Songcuan.

She assured that GMS teachers and staff are prepared for the new school year. “Our staff went through various professional development seminars during the summer to get them equipped with sufficient knowledge and experience in the subjects they are teaching,” Songcuan said.

Aside from regular classroom work, GMS teachers have also scheduled a host of academic and extra-curricular activities for students. The Falcons will be participating in the Academic Bee, a sports festival, a retreat, Math Court, school gardening, STEM Fair, Primary Grade Forensics Competition, National Junior Speech and Debate Association, Junior Thespian Society, Harvest Day, PEP Rally, Christmas in the Marianas, and other activities and competitions for both public and private schools in the CNMI.

GMS also regularly takes part in community events and hosts family activities for its students in the pre-school, elementary, and middle school departments.

“At GMS, we aspire to have well-rounded students so we encourage them to get involved in activities in the community,” Songcuan said.

Seventh-grader Areeza Gaile Anda is also excited for what’s in store for students this school year. “I am particularly excited for the extra-curricular activities. I think this year a lot of us have a strong potential to make it to the nationals for the NJSDA and Junior Thespian. I am really hoping for a great year,” she said.

Anda also said she and her classmates know they will be facing challenges this year as they are getting closer to high school.

“Now that we are in seventh grade, it’s going to be a lot harder unlike previous years. We really have to focus and must not procrastinate. We have to get things done on time. It will be tough, but we know we can count on our teachers to help us get through these tests,” she added. (PR)

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