The Senate consists of members from each high school grade. They provide and maintain a school store and snack and soda machines. Student body functions are additional responsibilities of senate members. They plan parties, pep rallies, senior nights, spirit weeks, Christmas and service projects, work days, Valentine’s Day flowers, and youth support/encouragement. The secret pals (i.e. Headers/Setters and Rebounders) during the soccer, volleyball, and basketball seasons are also organized by the Senate. These events take place throughout the school year.
The Pioneer yearbook is published each year by a staff of students in grades 10-12. Students meet two periods in school per week. They also work any spare time they can find during the school day to meet their many deadlines. The end product is a 98 page yearbook that comes out at the beginning of the next school year.
This committee plans the weekly high school chapel services, scheduling guest speakers, faculty members, classes, and other individuals and groups. The committee consists of a a faculty member, who gives counsel and direction, and a number of students who meet the requirements. The purpose of this commitee is to plan Christ-centered chapels for the student body.
BIBLE QUIZ TEAMS
Bible Quiz Team members memorize scripture from a selected book of the Bible, then demonstrate their knowledge in competition against other teams in the area. Practices begin in September and the quizzing season ends the middle of March with a three day retreat in Pennsylvania. Coaches are Doug Root and Caitlin Swartzentruber.
MATH LEAGUE TEAMS
Seventh and eighth grade students form teams which compete against schools in the region and statewide as part of the Delaware Secondary School Mathematics League. The regular season consists of five regional meets, held from December through February, and the teams are ranked both regionally and statewide.
Led by music teacher Mr. Yoder, this group of students leads singing at weekly chapel services. Members include a keyboardist, guitarists, and vocalists who meet after school every week to practice.
FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS DAY
This is a contest held each winter to encourage participation in art, music, speaking, writing and crafts. All students are encouraged to participate. Projects are judged and ribbons awarded.
K-8 TRACK AND FIELD DAY
All students in grades K-8 may participate in this event held on a school day afternoon in April. Parents are encouraged to attend and enjoy the activities. High school students assist in officiating.
The school play is produced each spring by high school students and is directed by our English teacher.
Grandparents of students in grades K-6 come to GMS one day each spring. After they are welcomed by the principals at a meeting in the cafeteria where they are served doughnuts, coffee and juice, they go to the classrooms of their grandchildren. Some grandparents share a story, sing a song, or teach a craft with the class and most grandparents eat lunch with them. This is a day that is an enjoyable experience for the grandparents as well as the students.