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Military Connected Families

Welcome to the GMS Military Families Information Page. This page serves as a guide and resource for active-duty, retired, and civilian support staff, whose children are enrolled or looking to enroll in Grapevine Middle School. 

Upcoming Events:

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Campus Events

GMS Campus Celebrations & Events.

  • Veterans Day Tribute Assembly on November 10th

  • Student led activities during the Month of the Military Child (April)

  • Military Breakfast on April 5th

  • Military Pride Day on April 5th

  • Purple Up! Day on April 12th

  • After school meetings with military family students (throughout the year)


The following on-campus military liaisons serve as a point of contact between military-connected families and the campus. 

They will help your student by:

  • Integrate the Military child into the campus.

  • Reports to the principal on transitional issues for the parent or child.

  • Advocates and provides program information and support to military families.

  • Interacts with Military parents and students for personal needs.

  • Provide optimal customer service to all students, employees, parents, community members and any other stakeholders of the district.

Kelley Willmann

Kelley Willmann

Campus-Based Military Liaison

Assistant Principal



Natalie Siegele

Natalie Siegele, LCSW

Student Advocate



Counseling Page

GCISD Relocation Resources

New Student Registration - All the information you need about enrolling a new student to Grapevine Middle School.

District Attendance Map- Find what schools your address is zoned for.

Campus Calendar & GMS Week at a Glance

Academic Planning

GCISD Curriculum Homepage- Our curriculum will be under the Middle School heading, then choose your student's grade.

District Middle School Information: Includes counseling department links and information on transitioning to High School

Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Counseling and Support Resources

Veterans Day Discounts- November 11th, 2023

Veterans Discounts

This list of Veteran and military discounts are good all year round and will be updated as we learn of more. These discounts are being shared so that Veterans, military members, their families, caregivers and survivors are aware of all resources available to them.

*GCISD does not endorse the services or products provided by these lists. GCISD is not responsible for the content provided on this link. 

National Resources

Blue Star Families - Support. Connect. Empower-for military families by military families
Love and Logic - Parenting-Raising responsible children
Screening for Mental Health - Resource for mental health tools
Survivor Outreach Services- Provides long-term support to families of fallen soldiers.
Supporting Children & Youth During Deployment: Military OneSource helps families understand how to support children during deployment by paying close attention to their reactions and using available resources.
Military Child Education Coalition - Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Resources for military families
National Military Family Association - Provides free camps for children in military families.
Military Impacted Schools Association - Serve school districts with a high concentration of military children
Military OneSource - Free books, DVDs, resources, handouts, etc.
Military Officers Association of America - Financial assistance for students who are children of former, current or retired military
Operation Military Kids - Support for children and youth impacted by deployment
Operation We are Here - Resources for Military Families
Operation Homefront- Assists military families during difficult financial times (food,auto/home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, home essentials, and moving & financial assistance)
American Red Cross - Emergency aid and support for military families
United Through Reading - Parent records reading a book online/via video/tape recorder and it is sent to the child
US Department of Defense- DOD Resources
DODEA  -Dept. of Defense Education Activities: Partnership and Resources
DODEA School Liaison Officers-Dept. of Defense School Liaison Program
Penn State Clearinghouse- School Resources to support military-connected students
Military Careers- Learn about various career paths available in the military


What should I do if my child is interested in extracurricular activities?

Students/Parents are welcome to contact the school and their information will immediately be given to the sponsors of the extra-curricular activities so that they can be included in them. Students are also eligible to audition during the open audition periods. You can also get into contact with the campus based military liaison and they will give you more information.

Is tutoring available if my child is struggling academically with the transition?

Yes. Campus-based tutoring is available for transitioning military connected students.

In addition,* has free tutoring for military connected students.

Military Tutor for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection.

*This is not an endorsement of this particular service.