George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 1-17-2022

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THESE LADIES MADE GRHS HISTORY! THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER GRHS MADE THE FINALS AND THEY CAME IN AN IMPRESSIVE 7TH OUT OF 61 TEAMS AT THE STATE COMPETITION THIS WEEKEND! SUPER PROUD OF YOU LADIES!

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


In the words of the GR-eat Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.....we are going to KEEP MOVING! I apologize for the lateness in the GRHS news this week! I was in Dallas with our UIL Cheer Squad (aka - GRHS history makers) and then took a little time to enjoy my own family. I heard and saw through Twitter that we had LOTS of winning and medaling for the Ranch this weekend from sports, to clubs, and our organizations all competing! *Remember, I send out updates and results as soon as coaches and sponsors get them to me, and sometimes that is after the news for that week! Thanks for your patience, as we will always do our best to highlight our Longhorns accomplishments.


Tardies and ID's:


Tardies are alive and well, so please make sure you are following the bell schedule that has been posted since day one. See the tardy consequences below! Detention, ISS, and Saturday clock hours are in full effect!


If you do not have an ID at this point, (because you have lost BOTH of them that we gifted you) you will need to purchase a new one for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15am.

If you choose not to, there will be a HOLD placed on your account for the end of year. (exemptions/graduation/final grades, etc)


  • REMEMBER: NO ID ON = No Phone/Airpods/Headphones! ID's are mandatory! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- can be purchased for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily! Lanyards/ID's should be on the second you step through the doors each day. Please make sure you are following this rule as well as being in dress code and to ensure that you are not written up for non compliance.


The front office is open daily Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic questions/concerns) ncavallo@lcisd.org


Sandra May - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) sandra.may@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this Edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:


  • Parent Course/Endorsement Information Presentation attached!
  • FFA Roadhouse Night - Tuesday!
  • COVID PROTOCOL REMINDERS! (please read carefully)
  • SMART TAG REPLACEMENT LINK
  • TARDY POLICY
  • NHS Induction Ceremony - January 20th
  • SENIOR MONTHLY UPDATE EMAIL (sent last week)
  • TSIA2 - Registration Deadline - January 28th!
  • BASEBALL TRYOUTS - January 21st-24th
  • ID's are mandatory EVERY DAY! You were GIFTED the FINAL ONE this past week, but moving forward they are $5 each. (NO more temporaries are being issued). If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily. Must be visibly worn on the TOP half of your body. NO ID = NO PHONE OUT!
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures

Who is ready to GET their KINDNESS on??

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COURSE SELECTION BEGINS IN JANUARY FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE SEE THE INFO BELOW FROM OUR GRHS COUNSELORS FOR IMPORTANT DATES AND ADDITIONAL INFO CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR CANVAS PAGE (see link)

GRHS Timeline for Course Selection for the 2022-23 School Year


  • Presentation NOW posted (below) from the January 11th Parent Information Night at GRHS STUDENTS please watch this PRIOR to meeting with your counselor in the computer labs starting next week, so that they will have more time in the labs to help you choose classes for next year!


  • January 18-February 1st: Students will be going to the computer labs in their English classes to meet with counselors to input classes for next year. Counselors will be in the computer lab with students walking them through the process and answering any questions students have.


  • February 3rd: Counselors will be available right outside the cafeteria during all lunches to answer any questions from students about courses.


  • February 4th: The LAST day for students to enter and/or make changes to classes in Skyward for next school year. After this date, any changes will be made through their counselor.


  • Starting February 7th-March 11th: Counselors will begin meeting one on one with every student about their classes for next year. This is a several week process. We start with juniors, then sophomores, and finally freshman. During this one on one meeting, counselors verify with the student the classes they chose and answer any questions they have.
2022-2023 Course Selection Presentation

IF YOU HAVE AN INCOMING FRESHMAN FOR 2022-2023 THIS IS FOR YOU!

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CURRENT 8TH GRADERS - DR. SANZO SHARED THIS IN HER LAST NEWSLETTER TOO! PARENTS WITH 8TH GRADERS - JUST MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THE INFO HERE TOO!

Howdy INCOMING FRESHMAN Parents...


It's that time of the year. Time for your 8th grade student to pick their endorsement for High School. It's an exciting time. I know that the Reading Counselors have been amazing educating students in their science classes about endorsements and different pathways of studies. Thank you for that RJH Counselors.


What we wanted to do is offer this form below in case you had a certain question that they could not answer. Below you will see links to a form that you can fill out and we can send back an answer to your question or concern. Please click on the link below that goes with your last name. Our counseling staff at GR see's students based on their LAST NAME, so make sure you are looking at that in the links below.


Please click the corresponding link below if you would like to ask your student's GRHS counselor a question about Endorsements/Courses:


If Your LAST NAME STARTS WITH (A-DAN) Click link Below


If Your LAST NAME STARTS WITH (DAO-HOU) Click link Below


If Your LAST NAME STARTS WITH (HOV-MOM) Click Link Below


If Your LAST NAME STARTS WITH (MON-SAC) Click Link Below


If Your LAST NAME STARTS WITH (SAD-Z) Click Link Below

NHS Induction Ceremony - January 20th!

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WHY COOK TUESDAY...WHEN YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR FFA LONGHORNS!?

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SECOND SEMESTER TARDY POLICY!

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Need a Smart Tag Replacement? They cost $5 and you MUST USE THE LINK BELOW!

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TSIA2 - Registration Deadline - January 28th!

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Coming off a long winter's break, we know there will be positive cases as we come back together for the second semester. Here are the reminders of what you will need to do if your student has tested positive for COVID. See the CURRENT GRHS protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us, and make this TEMPORARY REMOTE CONFERENCING process as smooth as possible by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing, and Notifications.

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will STILL have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after it is taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" (Ms. Yvonne Miller-Jones) to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Sandra May sandra.may@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marquesha Coy - Assisitant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE OUR GRHS "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Yvonne Miller-Jones Yvonne.millerjones@lcisd.org

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Senior MONTHLY email sent last week!

If you missed the cap and gown table during lunches this past week....you can still order online using the Balfour link above.....but do NOT wait!

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Still need to get your Yearbook?? Here is the "DEETS"!

Our 224-page book, themed “Time Flies at the Ranch” will chronicle Longhorn Life at GRHS for the ’21-’22 school year and will be a valued keepsake for years to come. Remember: the sooner you order, the better the price!


Use this link to go directly to the Balfour.com website and start shopping! https://www.balfour.com/yearbooks


Once there, order the book, any accessories you’d like, and even a SENIOR Tribute Ad for that special C/O 2022 grad!


Get yours TODAY!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

Behavior Reminders!

  • No ID = NO PHONE USE (even at lunch) If you refuse to put them up, it's a write up.
  • Phones must be put away at all times in the classrooms, unless there is an instruction purpose GIVEN by the teacher and the sign is on GREEN. If you refuse to follow this, it will be a write up.
  • Ignoring teachers/staff when they are asking you to put on ID or to put your phone up will be a write up. (That's just disrespect)
  • In the hallways without an ID AND a pass during class time, will be a write up. Parents- if you wonder why grades are slipping...it's their personal devices and lack of urgency to participate in class.
  • Instigating, participating, or videoing an altercation (regardless of how small) will be a write up. If you are part of a fight, you will be placed at ALC.


Let me say...that you are BETTER than this, but the lack of respect (post COVID) that many are showing is not fair to the MAJORITY of our Longhorns and Staff that are here putting in the work each and every day. Do better...because you ARE better!

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ID's Mandatory! We GIFTED you a NEW one (as a back up) this PAST WEEK!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING!
  • NEED A NEW LANYARD/ID BRING $5 to the library between 8:00-8:15am!
  • GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. NO more temporaries will be given out.


SAFETY IS KEY! Being responsible for 2645 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered!

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.


Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.


Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic concerns/questions) ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar - mamacha@lcisd.org

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Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS Search for our hashtag #WeAreGR and see what is all going on with our Longhorns!

Here’s this week’s link to the GRHS Student News!

GRHS Student News, E17, January 14, 2022

Congrats GRHS DECA on your first competition and bringing home lots of “hardware”!

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SOFTBALL

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Baseball

Baseball tryouts for anyone not currently in the athletic period will be held January 21 – January 26 on the baseball field. Interested students must have their physical and online paperwork completed with GRHS training staff in order to participate. Please contact Coach Rodriguez (Room 1441) with any questions.

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BASKETBALL

GIRLS Basketball

Longhorns had a program sweep vs Fort Bend Bush. Varsity won 50-27 - leading scorers were Savannah Velazquez with 21 points, followed by Lauren Stevens with 11 points and Leslie Forun with 16 rebounds. JV won 29-23 - leading scorers were Dumebi Okoye with 11 points, and Madison more with 8 points. Freshman won 64-13 leading scorers Vashti Pollard and Autumn Coonfield with 16 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

The George Ranch Freshman B Team won against Bush High School 50-36. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Anthony Pomadchin 11 points. The George Ranch Longhorns will play Clements High January 19th. The George Ranch Freshman A Team lost against Bush High School 74-53. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Tyler Collins 15 points. The George Ranch Longhorns will play Clements High January 19th. The George Ranch Sophomore Team lost against Bush High School 55-44. The George Ranch Longhorns will play Clements High January 19th. The George Ranch JV Team lost against Bush High School 45-39. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Braden Cain 11 points. The George Ranch Longhorns will play Clements High January 19th. The George Ranch Varsity Team lost against Bush High School 48-31. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Noah Richards with 6 points. The George Ranch Longhorns will play Clements High January 19th.

GOLF

Congratulations to the GR Golf Team for boys and girls on Monday's Golf Invitational at Pecan Grove Country Club. The boys placed 1st and 3rd in the team event (1st place team comprised of: Jeremy Nguyen, Shawn Chen, Nik Da Silva Ekberg, Jaelon Ridley, and Shawn Patel... 2nd place team included: Colton Craig, Tyler Dean, Cade Gleeson, Patrick Laury, and Gage Mc Cool). The girls placed 1st in the team event (1st team comprised of: Nicole Johnson, Kaitlyn, Carle, Rylee Harenski, Marisol Gutierrez, Celeste, Gutierrez). Finally, the individuals honors and placement go to: Jeremy Nguyen scored 75 for 1st place... Shawn Chen scored 84 for 2nd place... Nicole Johnson scored 104 and Rylee Harenski scored 110, 1st and 3rd respectively.

SOCCER

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BOYS

The JV Longhorns soccer team took on Aldine MacArthur Thursday to kick off their weekend tournament. The Horns defeated MacArthur 2-1, with goals scored by Marcus Nery and Yoma Abobo.


The Boys Varsity Soccer Team took on Aldine MacArthur Thursday to begin their attempt to take this weekend’s tournament. Tobias Herrera, Isaac Sevilla, and Femi all scored in Thursday’s match that ended in a 3-3 tie. The horns will look to get a win in their match Friday as the Tournament continues.


The Boys Varsity soccer team took on Beaumont Westbrook Friday in the 2nd day of the Kingwood Park Showcase. The horns got their lone goal on a shot by Rogelio Tristan. The Horns had plenty of chance but we’re not able to capitalize late.


The JV Longhorns soccer team lost to Kingwood Park Friday by a score of 1-0. The Horns had chances to score but were unable to connect with a shot past the goalkeeper. The Horns will look to get back to winning ways Saturday for Day 3 of the Kingwood Park Showcase.


The JV boys soccer team took on Beaumont Westbrook Saturday to conclude their weekend showcase. Face some pretty harsh wind conditions the Horns won the game 2-0 with goals by Brody Lipasek and Juan Avalos.


The Longhorns varsity soccer team took on Huntsville Saturday in their third and final game of the weekend. The Horns played hard and faced some pretty tough conditions on their way to a 2-1 victory standouts included goalies Gregor Jones and Adan Swaminathan.

GIRLS

The Longhorn Girls Soccer team traveled to Stratford Tuesday night to take on the Lady Spartans. The JV girls played hard against a very solid team and dropped the game 1-5. The varsity team played a regionally ranked Stratford team and came away with an impressive 1-1 tie. Taylor Holcombe scored the lone goal for the Longhorns coming from a Kacey Elhen pass. Solid defense was played by Giselle Kattan, Mea Daul and Haley Moffett. Both teams will compete in the I-10 shootout this weekend in Katy.



The girls soccer team competed in I-10 shootout this past weekend. The Longhorns dropped their first game of bracket play Thursday night to cross town rival Foster HS 0-2 after a tough physical game. The girls bounced back Friday morning to defeat 3-0 when they took on Manvel. Annie Schoditch scored 2 goals, with Emma Garza adding one. Hayley Moffett, Bailey Crouch and Marcela Martinez all assisted goals on the game. Giselle Kattan and Mackenzie Smith kept the net clean for the Longhorns. Saturday morning the girls had to fight the 25 mile hour winds and dropped a close game 1-2 to Cinco Ranch. Bailey Crouch scored the lone goal off a corner kick for the Longhorns. The girls host the Elsik Rams Tuesday night at home! Come out and support your Longhorns.

TENNIS

The longhorn JV & Freshman tennis team competed in their first spring tournament of the season this past week. Many hard fought matches were played throughout the day and George Ranch ended up earning six medals. The coaching staff is very excited to see continued growth from all players throughout the rest of the spring season! JV Medalists B Boys Singles - Victor Gonzalez - 2nd Place B Boys Doubles - Judd Roth & Ben Nicholie - Consolation Winners Freshman C Girls Singles - Solana Argao - 1st Place C Girls Doubles - Scotlyn Thiel & Hannah Pham - 2nd Place

TRACK

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