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House Challenges

Please scroll down for more details about our exciting house challenges!

The Mega House Challenge: Savenger Hunt

After school, Friday, August 30

Houses will compete against each other to solve clues and complete “The Hunt”. Snacks and drinks will be provided. First place house receives 1000 points, second place 750 points, and third place 500 points. May the best house win!

(Right) Bailey Clarke and Hailey Rasmussen prepare to go on a hunt (a scavenger hunt)! Photo by Jade Lucero, GPMS Press Corps.

Hobby Time: Nature Photo

Deadline: Friday, September 6

This challenge allows you to utilize your photography skills. You will need to take and submit a picture involving nature. You may utilize filters or other types of photo software to create the perfect picture. Please e-mail your pictures to galvardo@g-pisd.org. Please place the words “nature picture” in the subject line. Every participant will gain 15 points for their house. First place will receive 100 points for their house and a $25.00 gift card. Second place will receive 75 points for their house and a $20.00 gift card. Third place will receive 50 points for their house and a $15.00 gift card. Your pictures may be featured on the Middle School website as well as a featured article in The GPMS Gazette. We will also display the pictures on a photo wall in the school.

Gabriel Palacios gets ready to capture nature.

Photo by Devin Guevara, GPMS Press Corps.

Looking Sharp: Crazy Hair

Deadline: Friday, September 6

This challenge allows you to utilize your creative skills. You will need to create the craziest hair-do that you possibly can, and take a photo. You may get help from other house members or your parents. The more creative the better. Every participant will gain 15 points for their house. First place will receive 100 points for their house and a $25.00 gift card. Second place will receive 75 points for their house and a $20.00 gift card. Third place will receive 50 points for their house and a $15.00 gift card. Your hairstyle may be featured on the Middle School website as well as a featured article in The GPMS Gazette. Please e-mail your pictures to galvardo@g-pisd.org. Please place the words “crazy hair challenge” in the subject line.

(Right) Devin Guevara displays his crazy hair.

Photo by Gabriel Palacios, GPMS Press Corps.

Fancy Fashion: Flip Flops

Deadline: Friday, September 6

This challenge allows you to utilize your fashion skills. You will need to use either an old pair of flip flops or a brand new pair of flip flops that cost you less than $3.00 to buy. Make them as fashionable as possible. You may get help from other house members or your parents. The more creative the better. Every participant will gain 15 points for their house. First place will receive 100 points for their house and a $25.00 gift card. Second place will receive 75 points for their house and a $20.00 gift card. Third place will receive 50 points for their house and a $15.00 gift card. Your flip flops may be featured in our “Flip Flop Fashion” Exhibit in the Library, and winners will be posted on the Middle School website as well as a featured article in The GPMS Gazette.

"My dad's flip flops"

Photo by Charlotte Richardson, GPMS Press Corps

Spectacular Sports: Best Trick

Deadline: Friday, September 6

This challenge allows you to display your skateboard/bike/scooter skills. You will need to go through your old videos and submit your best trick to galvarado@g-pisd.org. Please place the words “best trick” challenge in the subject line. If you wish to utilize a video of a new trick specifically for this challenge, your parent will need to contact me prior to you attempting any tricks. Every participant will gain 15 points for their house. First place will receive 100 points for their house and a $25.00 gift card. Second place will receive 75 points for their house and a $20.00 gift card. Third place will receive 50 points for their house and a $15.00 gift card. Your videos may be featured on our website!

Fantabulous Family Fun: Interview

Deadline: Friday, September 6

This challenge requires you to interview an adult family member other than your parents. You will need to answer all of the questions that are on the interview sheet. Every interview turned in to the front office will result in 50 points awarded for your house. All entries will then be put into a drawing for three separate $20 gift cards. Answers to specific questions may be displayed in The GPMS Gazette. Please view/download the interview form here. If you can’t print it at home, the office will print one out for you.

The Nine Weeker: Fishing

Deadline: Friday, October 11

This challenge allows you to utilize your fishing skills. You will need to take and submit a picture of your biggest catch. You must catch the fish by October 11, 2019. Once you catch the fish, you must submit two pictures. One of you holding the fish, anyone who was with you while you caught the fish, and a sign that says “G-PMS Fishing Challenge”. The second picture must show the fish and a measuring device that captures the complete length of the fish. Please e-mail your pictures to galvardo@g-pisd.org. Please place the words “fishing challenge” in the subject line. Every participant will gain 30 points for their house. First place will receive 200 points for their house and a $25.00 gift card. Second place will receive 150 points for their house and a $20.00 gift card. Third place will receive 100 points for their house and a $15.00 gift card. Your pictures may be featured on the Middle School website as well as a featured article in The GPMS Gazette. We will also display the pictures on a photo wall in the school.

(Right) Tristan Guzman displays his catch of the day!

Photo by Robin Guzman