Grand Blanc High School

April Newsletter 2022

Upcoming Events: April and May

3/28-4/1- Spring Recess

4/4- School Resumes

4/4- Last Day to start credit recovery (Seniors)

4/6- Late Start (2 hours, 20-minute delay)

4/13 and 4/14- SAT and Workkeys Testing

4/15- Good Friday (Schools Closed)

4/18-4/22- MSTEP Testing

4/26- Junior Class Parent Night 6:00 pm

5/4- Late Start (2 hours, 20-minute delay)

5/11 - Senior Honors Night

5/30- Memorial Day (No School)

GBHS Daily Announcements

Tune in to keep updated on school news and events.

FROM THE DESK OF MR. FRAY

Hello GBHS Families-

I hope everyone enjoyed a much-needed spring break. If you were able to take off and head somewhere warm I, along with everyone else who stayed behind in Michigan, are jealous of your good weather! While the weather back home wasn't quite Spring Break feel, the time off has allowed everyone to recharge for the last marking period of the year. Please make sure you stress the importance of a positive finish to the year with your student. It is often easy for students to begin to slide away from their academic and behavioral responsibilities in the last part of the year and we need to continue to emphasize to them the importance of each school day. Our building will be providing a few activities in the next month to address appropriate decision making amongst our students. On April 6, all students will participate in a presentation by the Genesee County Prosecutors office. This presentation is making its way to all high schools in the county and is focused on the seriousness of school threats and other behaviors that impact the safety of school settings. On May 4, our senior class will participate in a Mock Car Crash simulation designed to address the realities of drunk driving. Both activities are intended to be educational and get our students to think before they act.


Thank you to everyone for your continued support and Go Bobcats!


Michael Fray

Principal - Grand Blanc High School

GBHS Website

Twitter: @MFrayGBHS

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - WE NEED YOU!

Interested in Substitute Teaching - contact www.EDUStaff.org. Subbing requires 60 college credits. The current district base rate, paid through EduStaff, is $95 per day plus bonus plan. See our website for details. https://www.gbcs.org/Page/3146


To be a substitute Paraprofessional, Clerical, Noon Hour, Kitchen Help, Bus driver, or bus aide - contact Century Temps at (810) 695-1606 or centemps@aol.com

GBTV Friday Episodes

Enjoy weekly episodes from our own student broadcasting program - GBTV

SPRING TESTING SCHEDULE

Follow this link for a detailed schedule of GBHS 9th - 11th Spring Testing including PSAT, SAT, WorkKeys, and MSTEP.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Each month our teachers acknowledge students form their classes that have exemplified hard work and perseverance through the nomination of Student of the Month. A special certificate is made for each student and presented to them by the nominating teacher. Click here to view our most recent list of outstanding GBHS students!

CONGRATULATIONS GBHS WINTER COLOR GUARD! STATE CHAMPIONS!!

Library News

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Club Green

EVENT - On April 30, 2022, 9am - 3pm, We will be planting trees around Grand Blanc!

SUSTAINABILITY - Our school uses 1,135,000 sheets of paper each school year, so we need to plant trees to offset this amount.

VOLUNTEER - Sign up to help us plant and distribute trees!

GOAL

  • 1 Tree = $5
  • Our Goal = 114 Trees

To volunteer, reserve a tree and more, visit our website - http://tpevents.org/school/2072

TUTORING LABS

Get Free, understandable peer tutoring in any subject! No appointment necessary. Just stop in to the GBHS East Campus Library during tutoring hours.
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Yearbook

Order Your Yearbook Now!

Order online at gbyearbook.com, or scan the QR code posted here, or pay by check with an order form in the main office at High School East.


You can pre-order your book until May 1 to guarantee to receive a yearbook on the day they are distributed.

If you would like to donate a yearbook to a child in need or if you know of a child in need, please message hsyearbk@gbcs.org


YEARBOOKS ARE COMING!!!! The yearbook staff is happy to announce that we are planning to distribute yearbooks on Friday, May 13 at all lunches at High School East Campus.

All students are invited to connect with the yearbook staff - we want to feature you in our yearbook! Click on this link to fill out a form and help us tell your story in the yearbook.


Please support our sponsors who support GB Yearbook. For information for how you can sponsor the yearbook and receive benefits for your business, or to purchase a book for student in need, click this link. To submit a sponsorship, click this form and return to hsyearbk@gbcs.org.


Click here to see a list of our current sponsors

Senior Information

SENIOR CELEBRATION PARTY

This year our traditional "post-Grad" party will be a "Pre-Grad" celebration. In order to allow seniors to enjoy the graduation ceremony and spend time with family and friends, we moved the date to Saturday, May 21st after seniors complete their final exams on Friday, May 20th.

There are many chair and committee positions open for parents of ALL grades. This is a great way for parents of freshman and sophomores to get involved with your student's class and follow your student through their high school years.

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SENIORS - ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN!

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on June 2, each student must have purchased a cap and gown through Jostens. If you haven't already, It's time! The EASIEST way to order is click on the link and order online at Jostens.com. Call with any questions - Jostens of Mid-Michigan 810 658-1700 (office line)

Senior Documents

This links you to a Google folder with valuable information regarding senior dates, college planning, financial aid, etc. Make sure to check this folder regularly as new documents and communications will be added throughout the year.

Grade Specific Google Classrooms!

College & Career Resource for the Class of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025

You have been invited to and are required to join the grade specific Google Classrooms. Please verify that you are in your specific grade classroom. This will be used to communicate resources and assignments for your EDP’s, resumes, Junior Interview, and messages pertaining to these items.

College Board Accounts: 9th-11th Grade

A College Board account is required of all students. If you do not have a College Board account set up, please do so at www.collegeboard.org . The student needs to be the one to set this up. Do not set up a second account. This account is needed for PSAT9, PSAT10, and SAT review, score viewing, and score sending to colleges. Please keep your login and password somewhere where you can find it as needed. These accounts are sometimes used during class time. If you already set up an account and cannot remember your login and password information, please call College Board at 1-866-756-7346. Staff do not have access to students information.

Counseling

Counseling Office Appointment Form

Fill out a form to make an appointment with your counselor

ATHLETIC PASSES

STUDENT PASSES - Admission to ALL Sporting events ALL school year for only $25!! Passes are available in the athletics office.
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Student Dining Services

NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM – SEAMLESS SUMMER OPTION LETTER TO HOUSEHOLDS


Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Grand Blanc Community School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2021-2022.

The GREAT NEWS is that ALL students enrolled at our school can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE to your household each day.

We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:


  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology
  • Pandemic-EBT


We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached application, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at Grand Blanc Dining Service

(810) 591-6675 or (810) 591-6928.

Sincerely,

Karen Smith, Director of Dining Service

Grand Blanc Community Schools

2021-2022 Official District Calendar

Grand Blanc Community Schools 2021-2022 Official School Calendar.

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