January 27-February 3
Greetings Gordon Parks High School Community
We just wrapped up Q2 Cycle 3. Gordon Parks teachers are getting ready for Black History Month's 2023 theme of Black Resistance.
Discounted Tickets to "A Soldier's Play" at the Ordway
In celebration of Black History Month, the Ordway is offering a special student 50% discount rate for students on Wed, Feb 8th and both performances on Feb 12th. The Promotional code for that discount is "STUDENT50" There is a maximum number of four people per order to obtain the 50% off per ticket in Price 2, 3 & 4.
Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Photos from "CAKE, CASH & COMMUNITY"
Last week Friday we had a school-wide event where students learned life-changing information about the Power of You program which offers them two free years of college! At this event we announced Gordon Parks's POWER OF YOU DAY. Then we all participated in a community building activity called "Name Game" where students and teachers will for collaborative teams (teams of 5 students). We also had a raffle drawing for Starbucks gift cards. Finally, in the third segment of the event teachers served students our special P.O.Y. cake and chilled with students.
Special thanks to Target & Minneapolis College for sponsoring the event. Enjoy the photos!
Students & Scholars IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
If you are interested in accelerating your learning and credits, see your counselor about Virtual Evening High School. If you are behind in credits, EVENING HIGH SCHOOL is a great way to catch up. Mr. Her and Mr. Kennedy will work with you to plan and tailor your Evening High School courses to fit your needs.
EXAMPLES OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN GPHS CLASSES
African American Poetry Unit in GPHS English Language Arts Classes
Our namesake Gordon Parks published numerous books of poetry during his life, but his last book "Eyes With Winged Thoughts" was the one that many critics considered his best. Learn more here.
HEADS UP FOR THE GPHS COLLEGE & RESOURCE FAIR
GPHS SCIP IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE INFO
The SCIP is located at https://www.spps.org/Page/10383
The progress page is located at the bottom of the same page or at:
State Testing Update
State Testing Update
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) requires that statewide assessments are administered annually to English learners. Gordon Parks will be giving the ACCESS Test to students that qualify during the month of February. For more information, see the link here or call Bob Andresen at Gordon Parks.