The Geisler Chronicles

Geisler Middle School Student Newspaper | Volume 5, Issue 3


***To read our PRINT EDITION, along with articles from the last school year, click on "Past Issues" at the top of the page.***

Good Luck, Ms Lown!

by: Fatima Mirza

On December 16, it was announced that our principal Ms. Lown has accepted a higher position in our district as the Executive Manager of Human Resources. Mr Stuart Riley, Walled Lake Central’s assistant principal, will replace Ms. Lown on January 9, 2023, serving as Interim Principal. Below are some questions we asked Ms Lown about her new role and a reflection of her time at Geisler:

  • What will you be doing at your new position? Starting on January 9, I will be the Executive Manager of Human Resources for Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. I will be working at the Educational Services Center in Walled Lake. I will be organizing the staffing for all of the Walled Lake schools, and will be the point person for the district for many of the employee groups, such as paraprofessionals and secretaries. The new work is a lot different than what I do now as a principal. I have so much to learn, and I am grateful to be given the opportunity to serve our district in this new way

  • What is your favorite part of Geisler? I love Geisler for so many reasons. The support that our staff and students are shown by our community is incredible. Our staff is knowledgeable, caring, patient, and hard working. I love how fun Geisler is. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't laugh or feel joy!

  • How long have you been the principal at Geisler? I have been Geisler's principal for four years. Overall, I've been principal for 10 years.

  • What will you miss most about Geisler? I will miss the staff and students the most.

  • What is your favorite memory from your time at Geisler? My favorite memory of Geisler is going on last year's 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip. We were on Bus 2 and had a wonderful bus driver. Our students had so much fun and learned so much. It was such a joyful experience for all of us. Very special.

  • Are you excited about this new chapter of your life? I am excited, but I will miss Geisler very much. This is a really great opportunity for me. I've often wondered if I want to be a superintendent someday, and this new position will offer me some insight into that...but, this doesn't make it any easier to leave GMS.

Although we are sad to see Ms. Lown go, she’ll always be a GMS Wolf! And if you see her in the hallway, be sure to wish her luck!

Scroll down below for other "Front Page" stories from the 2022-23 school year.

No One Fights Alone

by: Avery Sacks

On October 21, 2022, Walled Lake Western (WLW) hosted their 11th annual “pink out” football game to support breast cancer research! The stands were packed as Western was playing their crosstown rivals from Walled Lake Central in the game. In addition, our very own Geisler band played on the field with the high school marching bands, along with our choir students performing. Everyone in attendance was saying that it was tons of fun and many of our Geisler staff members, including Ms. Lown, was there to cheer them on. The halftime show was also wonderful to watch as the WLW spirit band and the award winning Walled Lake Competitive Marching Band played on the field! Western ended up beating Central, 57-21.

Since the “pink out” festivities began, the Warriors for Warriors organization has raised over $600,000 to support cancer research.

S.T.A.N.D.-ing Up to Make a Difference

by: Ellie Cass

S.T.A.N.D. a club that is hosted by Mrs. Hart for eighth grade students here at Geisler who are interested in leadership activities. S.T.A.N.D. is actually an acronym for Students Taking A New Direction. One of the things that S.T.A.N.D. does is plan events around the school, such as the eighth grade dance, assemblies, and other presentations around the school. This year’s S.T.A.N.D. group came up with goals they want to focus on this school year include building our school community, mental health, and bullying. In S.T.A.N.D., we can use these goals to help us brainstorm ideas and topics for events we would like to bring up during the school year.

Gus Gossip

by: Madalyn Kanner & Ema Tokai

To all of you who are anticipating the arrival of our new therapy dog, Gus Geisler, we are thrilled to share that Gus will be joining our school this school year. I hope all of you are delighted to have Gus at GMS. Ms. Clancy will be having Gus at her house when Gus is not here at GMS as she was chosen to be Gus’ dog handler.

Gus is still in therapy dog training. In order to become a helpful therapy dog for our fellow students and staff, it is hard work. Right now, Gus is on track to join us before his birthday, March 1, but we are hopeful he will be able to be here even sooner as we hear he is doing great in training.

While Gus is at Geisler, his job as a therapy dog will be to help other students to feel safe and relieve some stress and anxiety. According to many sources, therapy dogs are friendly, patient, gentle, and calm in all situations. Gus will make students think going to school isn’t a chore but a fun place for everyone to enjoy!

Come back next month for an interview with Mrs. Lown, our principal, talking about the arrival of Gus.