George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 12-5-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


Only 2 more Fridays in this first semester! If you have taken care of your business by studying hard, completing ALL your assignments, consistently coming to school (with 3 or less absences), were ON TIME to class, and followed the rules so that you didn't accrue any disciplinary consequences...you are going to have a GR-eat last week that will feel much lighter! So make sure you are finishing strong this week Longhorns!


DECEMBER HARD DEADLINES!

  • FINAL EXEMPTION WINDOW OPEN DEC 3th-7th ONLY! (Behavior and attendance still matters, even after you submit.)
  • COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUEST, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - DECEMBER 12TH-15TH! (See more info below)


DECEMBER FUN! Our Staff is having a little fun for the final two weeks with treats and actitivties to close out the semster. On Friday we are having a "CROC OUT" Crockpot Chili Cookoff Challenge! So we wanted to have a little 4th period FUN with our Longhorns too! Since they all seem to own a pair (or 5) of Crocs we are asking them to wear them on Friday along with their teacher and the 4th period advisory class that has the HIGHEST percentage of participation will be earning a suprise on Monday during advisory! Who will ROCK OUT and CROC OUT with us? Stay tuned for the TWITTER CROC LOVE because we all know #GRCROCS!


DON'T FORGET YOUR ID's!

NO ID ON = No Phone/Airpods/Headphones! ID's are mandatory! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them 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. This will affect your exemptions.


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


Vivian Patton - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) vpatton@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:


  • Holiday Craft Fair at GRHS! Calling all crafters...get a booth while there is still space!
  • National Honor Society Application Window Open Dec 5th-8th!
  • FINAL EXEMPTION WINDOW OPEN DEC 3th-7th ONLY! - Behavior and attendance still matters, even after you submit!
  • COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUEST, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - DECEMBER 12TH-15TH!
  • FRIDAY 4th Period Advisory "CROC OUT" Challenge! Since CROCS are the shoe of choice for LOTS of our Longhorns we are challenging them to wear them on Friday along with their teacher for a 4th period advisory picture. The class that has the HIGHEST percentage of participation will be earning a suprise on Monday during advisory! Who will CROC OUT and have a little end of semester fun with us?
  • ID's are mandatory EVERY DAY! No more temporaries will be 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!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures

Calling all CRAFTERS there is a FEW spots left!

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FRIDAY 4TH PERIOD ADVISORY CROC CHALLENGE! GET YOUR CROCS READY LONGHORNS! #GRCROCKS

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Need a great holiday gift idea for that GR Longhorn on your shopping list? Use this link!

Need a great holiday gift idea for that GR Longhorn on your shopping list? Look no further than purchasing a 2022 Legacy Yearbook from The Ranch. 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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ATTENTION CLASS OF 2022!

Tuesday, December 7th be on the lookout for a Skyward email from the 2022 Legacy Yearbook staff!


We’re seeking Senior Quotes and Senior Superlatives for our yearbook pages. A Senior Quote is simply that: A short, memorable quote that you like or use. A Senior Superlative is naming a fellow senior as best dressed, nicest smile, most likely to be late for graduation, etc. We’ll tally up the results and print what we can in the 2022 yearbook.


You may respond anytime via email between Tuesday, December 7th and Friday, January 7th, 2022! Good luck, we can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - DECEMBER 12TH-15TH!

Transcript Request

If you are needing your official high school transcript sent to a college or university before we leave for the holiday break, then you will need to request your transcript in SchooLinks by December 15th.


The registrar will NOT send any transcripts to colleges over the holiday break. Transcript request submitted after December 15th will be fulfilled by Friday, January 7th.

If in SchooLinks your transcript has been sent, please note that it takes two weeks or more for colleges to process your transcript, due to peak time processing for colleges.


Counselor Recommendations

If the college you are applying to REQUIRES a counselor recommendation, please make sure that you have contacted your counselor to request a counselor recommendation by December 12th.


Counselors will NOT be sending recommendation letters during the holiday break.

Please make sure that you email your counselor for a recommendation letter and include your student brag sheet for the counselor to reference.


You can locate your student brag sheet in the Counselor Corner Canvas page under the Module Section.


SERVICE HOUR INPUT DEADLINE - BEFORE DECEMBER 15th!

This is a friendly reminder that fall service hours must be input and verified by supervisor in SchooLinks before December 15. All hours that aren’t verified by the supervisor in SchooLinks will be denied in SchooLinks after December 15.


Please make sure that you have checked in SchooLinks to make sure that your hours were input and verified by the supervisor in SchooLinks BEFORE December 15th. If you are experiencing any issues, please contact Mrs. Ford NOW!


Please note that you will NOT be able to input past years’ service hours or hours from Summer 2021. THESE HOURS WILL BE DENIED.


Questions? Please contact Mrs. Ford, GRHS CCF, at lauren.ford@lcisd.org

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ONLINE EXEMPTION WINDOW ONLY OPEN DECEMBER 3RD-7TH (No Extentions) Make sure you read the criteria carefully!

LCISD Guidelines for Fall 2021 Semester Exam Exemptions

Maximum semester exam exemptions allowed:


  • Grade 9: Two classes per semester
  • Grade 10: Three classes per semester
  • Grade 11: Four classes per semester
  • Grade 12: All classes per semester


District Exemption Policy

  • A semester grade average of 80 or above in class to be exempted

  • No more than THREE absences in a class. Days missed because of approved school-related or school-sanctioned activities and pre-approved college days shall not count against a student. Compulsory attendance still applies for students. Any student placed in quarantine by an outside entity (physician, County, parent, etc.) will need to provide documentation to the campus for the absences to be excused [including virtual conferencing attendance].

  • No more than 3 office referrals, with no more than 1 assignment to ISS not to exceed 3 days. No assignments to ALC or suspensions.

  • No outstanding fees/fines

  • Concurrent or dual credit course exemptions are not governed by LCISD exemption policy.


*A reduction in grade below 80, fine, or discipline referral after the exemption declaration may cause the student to be ineligible for the exemption.


College Board Advanced Placement Final Exam Options

· An 80% semester average, or above, in the AP course

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Please join Student Council as we team up with DECA for Caroline’s Book Drive. We had a successful book drive last year and are excited to continue the efforts. The book drive will go thru December 17th. We will be collecting NEW books to donate to Texas Children's Hospital in Katy, Texas for families who are spending their holidays in the hospital. Please check out the flyer for the amazon wishlist QR code or purchase some of your favorite children’s book and place them in any of the donation boxes located in Ms. Torres’ room (1326), Mrs. Wleczyk’s room (1020), or the front office.

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Support our GRHS National English Honor Society's Service Project!

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GRHS Band Booster Fundraiser!

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Theatre is doing their 8th annual Holiday fundraiser until the first week of December. Orders will start being delivered the week after Thanksgiving and last all the way through Christmas. On-line sales only!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

Behavior Reminders!

We have been more than generous with working around some troublesome behaviors that developed throughout this past year and a half with school not looking or feeling the same, but we have been in school long enough now to RELEARN the expectations again. The amount of time spent by our staff on these type of things during a hard year already, is stopping. We are raising the bar to back where I set it in the fall of 2019 when I was first asked to take this job, and I expect you to follow suit.


  • 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!

NO ILLEGAL PARKING ON 762 to pick up students (or DROPPING OFF IN PARKING LOT) PLEASE! THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE, CAUSING PARKING ISSUES FOR OUR STAFF TO GET TO MORNING TUTORIALS!

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ID's Mandatory!


  • 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.


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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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus 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 help you 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 have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Yvonne Miller-Jones - to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Vivian Patton vpatton@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

Brian Forshee Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@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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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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GRHS Weekly News!

GRHS Student News, E14, December 3, 2021

Equine science getting into the holiday spirit by building (and eating) gingerbread barns! They first had to create blueprints including all the specs for their equine facility!

We LOVE this foundation! Just shy of $13,000 in grants for GR teachers this year! Thanks Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) for helping us change lives and make classroom teacher's dreams come true!

2021 Spanish Induction Ceremony. Huge shout out to our SHS officers for all their hard work. Felicidades to our new inductees!

December Blessings!

Wowzers! Dr. Roosevelt Nivens and LCISD Board President Joy Williams (in her sparkly shoes) visited GRHS to make a special announcement over the intercom that some holiday CHEER (a one time retention stipend) coupled with a few festive confetti bombs and a disco ball they were personally delivered to each of their classroom/office doors! All LCISD schools received their “gift” cards from our generous Board of Trustees (Elves) from teachers, paras, admin, support staff, custodial staff, food service and even long-term subs…EVERYONE!! Talk about being BLESSED! What an awesome gift of appreciation and cheer that will help our personal families! We are so thankful!

Intro to Ag projects are coming along nicely!

We had some elves come visit the Counseling Suite - Dr. Nivens (LCISD Superintendent) and Joy Williams (LCISD Board President)! Longhorns come visit the Counselors Corner to take one too!

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Not Guilty! Way to go Defense! Mock Trials this week at the Randle HS courtroom!

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FOOTBALL ACADEMIC ACCOLADES!

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The basketball team store is now open for business, feel free to support your favorite player or the program in general. Once again thank you for your support, Go Longhorns! Click the button below to purchase!

BASKETBALL

GIRLS Basketball

Varsity girls basketball knocked an undefeated Katy Tigers basketball team 48-45. It was an exciting back and forth game but solid defense won it for us at the end. The Longhorns are 6-3 on the season. JV - lost 31- 32. They're continuing to get better and making progress as we head into district. Fr - lost 42-24. The freshman are 7-4 on the season as they head into district play next Wednesday.

Boys Basketball

In the LCISD Invitational tournament last night, the Longhorns boys varsity team defeated West Columbia 87-26. Leading the way was, Chidi Chiatwelu 19 points 6 rebs 5 blocks, Kurtis Mcneill Jr. 14 points, Liam Dawdy 11 points, EJ Howard 10 points and Julius Carter with 9 points.

SWIM

The JV Swim Team finished another successful season at the JV District Championship Meet on Wednesday December 1! The Longhorns dominated Lamar High, Marshall, Terry, and Foster coming out at a whopping 160 points! Sophomore Ian Davis edged out 11 other swimmer to win first place in the 50 backstroke and Freshman Diego Gonzales and Matthew Garcia came first and second respectively in the 50 yard breaststroke. On the girls side, Freshman Reign Traylor won third place touching the wall before 14 other girls in the 50 yard backstroke. Senior Gabriel Mariano finished his swimming career by crushing the 50 and 100 freestyle winning him 5th and 4th place! Other notable swimmers include junior Ryan Simons who kept the entire team motivated with his positivity and Senior Muhummed Mehmood who crushed his events!


On Tuesday evening November 30th your Longhorn Swim and Dive Teams traveled to Cy Fair to compete against Cy-Woods High School and Humble Atascocita. The girls jumped out to a lead as they dominated the 200 medley relay and cruised to wins in several other events throughout the night. The 200 medley relay team of Kadyn Boettcher, Lillie Sczech, Annie Schoditsch, and Emily Ford dominated the opening event while the 200 Freestyle relay was much closer. Natalie Wallin stepped up and had a great split as she was inserted into the A relay. Other notable swims were Lizzie Pham who rose to occasion and had a personal best time in the 100 backstroke. Devyn Maxson and Pham also put their all into the 500 free and had their best times of the year. The Longhorn Girls ended up beating both Cy Woods and Atascocita in convincing fashion. The Longhorn boys stepped up to the blocks and had several races that came down to the last stroke. The boys battled Atascocita for the top spot and nearly edged them out in the last relay but fell just short. They did however beat Cy Woods which was a top 5 finishing team at the 6A state meet last year. Swim of the night goes to Brendan Burkett who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events along with coming from behind in the 200 freestyle relay to out touch a competitive Atascocita boys at the wall! Another great swim came from Kase Boettcher as he cruised to a 1st place finish in the 100 butterfly event. Boettcher was within a second of breaking our George Ranch High School Record! Honorable mentions go out to Brayden Olvera who put his heart and effort into all 20 laps of the 500 free as well as Team Captain Jonas Tuttle clocking his best time of the season in the 100 breast stroke. Your Longhorn Men and Women's Teams return to their home pool here at The Ranch next week as they take on district rival Fort Bend Austin next Thursday, December 9th. The meet will kick off at 5:30pm. Entry is free so come out and support your favorite Longhorn Swimmers!

SOFTBALL

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Our girl, Deas is our off-season player of the week! Always keeping us laughing and bringing all the hype! Proud of your hard work in the classroom! Keep pushing, softball squad!! Our time is coming!

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