GRMS celebrates 15 years with school Quinceañera for families

The 2016-2017 school year marks the 15th anniversary for Guadalupe Regional Middle School (GRMS), a tuition-free Catholic school in Brownsville, Texas for boys and girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 who desire but cannot afford a Catholic education. To celebrate this milestone, GRMS is inviting the families of graduates & current students to celebrate 15 years of quality, Catholic education with its own Quinceañera, a tradition from Mexican culture usually celebrating a girl's fifteenth birthday and her transition from childhood to adulthood.

On January 7, 2017, GRMS will hold a special Quinceañera Catholic mass with Bishop Daniel Flores. Immediately following the Mass, GRMS will host a party complete with typical Quinceañera presentations, dinner, dancing and more.

"We couldn't be more excited for this event," said Mr. Michael Motyl, President of the school. "We are inviting every graduate since the opening of the school. We'll be honoring their hard work and bringing everyone together around the GRMS mission."

Representatives from each of the 15 graduating classes will be invited to serve as Damas and Chambelanes, also traditional, to kick off an evening of dancing. GRMS is currently collecting photos from graduates at their own quinceañeras, proms or other celebrations to share as a running slideshow at the event.

"Every student or graduate who shows up that night is in for a surprise," said Karla Gutierrez, GRMS Advancement staff. "Our committee of parents is planning surprises to make grads and their families feel very special, because they truly are special to us."

Tickets for GRMS grads, students, and their families are on sale now at Profits raised will help fund scholarships for current or future students.

El año escolar 2015-2016 marca el 15 aniversario de la Escuela Guadalupe (GRMS), una escuela católica con matrícula gratis en Brownsville, Texas, para niños y niñas de los grados 6, 7 y 8 que desean pero no pueden pagar una educación católica. Para celebrar este evento, GRMS está invitando a las familias de los graduados y estudiantes actuales para c