George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 10-16-2022

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


This week we wrapped up Hispanic Celebration Month. I want to give a shoutout to Mrs. Marcano and friends (Stu-Co and Spanish Honor Society, and Spanish Club) for all their plannning, pressing, and creating opportunities for us to continue celebrating diversity at the Ranch! Let's keep it up Longhorns!


Shout out to the "BERRY BEST" Cafe Ladies! We were able to show some appreaciation for all their hard work it takes each day prepping and serving our 2500+ Longhorns and staff! Thank you ladies!


Tomorrow (Monday) is the Maroon Track Town Hall Meeting in the Cafeteria at 6:30pm. Please join us as Dr. Nivens will be at the Ranch to discuss what all the upcoming bond will cover and answer any of your questions. I have included the LCISD Bond FAQ's below for you to look at ahead of time! See you tomorrow night!


Reread and make sure you are strictly following the door safety and dress code expectations. This is non-negotiable. You do not have to LIKE or AGREE, but you do have to follow it! Also, if you are CHOOSING to bring your airpods to school you are choosing to keep up with them and be responsible if they go missing. Our admin team will not be investigating this, as it pulls us out of instructional walks in classrooms and ARD/504 meetings. Moving forward, if you bring them, you are responsible and accountable for keeping up with them. If you are worried about losing them, leave them at home. Thanks for your understanding!


It's Character Counts Week! Our amazing GRHS Counselors will be sharing out each day on the morning announcements about what each of these pillars looks like at the Ranch! Join us in dressing up each day with the designated color pillar! Monday is BLUE - as we rock our Trustworthiness Pillar! Tuesday is Yellow/Gold for showing RESPECT for the golden rule! Wednesday is Orange for FAIRNESS! This is perfect for you Astros Fans...and hopefully it will bring us good luck as the Stro's move on to the ALCS (for the 6th straight year) after that 18 inning marathon last night!


Thursday is a PINK OUT Spirit Day! Join us as we support the FIGHTERS, admire the SURVIVORS, and honor the TAKEN to continue raising awareness for Breast Cancer Research! Pink out Football Game is Saturday at 11:00AM at Mercer!


Weekly ID Reminder:

ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now. The first free ID (lanyard and protective case) have all been passed out. This MUST be worn visibly on the top half of your body EVERY DAY! I have been announcing this EVERY SINGLE MORNING and periodically through the day for the past 4 weeks. If you do not have one, this is on you. You have had MANY opportunities to correct this, so now it's your turn to be responsible. Please scan the QR code in this newsletter, in the classroom, or hanging in the front of the school to buy one. We will continue to do ID sweeps, and anyone without one will be charged $5 and given a new one. This is NOT optional, as it is part of dress code. If you keep losing it you will KEEP being charged. You (and your parents) will be getting weekly "fine" email reports, and your parents will be called at 3 weeks and 6 weeks. Not paying is not an option, and there will be a hold placed on your final semester grades and exemptions will NOT be an option.


Assistant Principal Support Team (ALPHA split by LAST NAME)

Assistant Principal contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

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


Counselor Support Team:

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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (girls athletic questions/concerns)

adutch@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • Monday is our Maroon Track Town Hall Meeting for Bond 2022 - October 17th @6:30PM in the GRHS Cafeteria. Come hear Dr. Nivens speak about Bond 2022 and answer any of your questions.
  • It's Character Counts week! Join us each day by dressing up in the color of the day! Monday is Blue, as we will be highlighting the TRUSTWORTHINESS Pillar. Tuesday is Yellow/Gold for RESPECT, and Wednesday is Orange (FAIRNESS) which is the PERFECT color if you are an ASTROS fan - wear a jersey or Astros shirt! Let's Go Stros!
  • Thursday is a Maroon Track PINK OUT SPIRIT DAY to continue raising awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Pink Patterson will be greeting you at the front door!
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts will be October 19th-22nd! See info below!
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes) I need you to be able to hear me for safety reasons.
  • ID'S ARE MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • Early Pick-Up Procedures and Contact Info
  • Transcript and VOE Request Procedures

BOND 2022 INFO - Maroon Track Bond Town Hall Meeting will be October 17th!

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YOUR CHARACTER COUNTS AT THE RANCH! TIME TO DRESS AND SHOW UP!

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It’s time to support the FIGHTERS, Admire the SURVIVORS, Honor the Taken in the battle against Breast Cancer! Wear PINK to show our love! PINK OUT the stands at Mercer Stadium on Saturday at 11:00AM!

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Just wanted to bring this to your attention again. Do NOT open ANY exterior door to anyone...even if you know them! If the outside door is locked the sign POSTED on EVERY EXTERIOR DOOR tells that person to go around to the front office! This is for your safety and everyone else on this campus! Help us ALL stay safe!

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DRESS CODE - NO WIGGLE ROOM!

THIS HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE DAY ONE - DO NOT GET MAD IF YOU BREAK THE RULE AND HAVE TO CHANGE! THIS IS FAIR AND NOT HARD TO FOLLOW. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIKE OR AGREE, BUT YOU DO HAVE TO FOLLOW IT! THANKS!

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Calling all GRHS Math Wizards! Let's have the GR-eatest showing in Chicago! See the information below!

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Juniors and Seniors! Time to Apply for the National English Honor Society!

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR AP EXAMS IS OCTOBER 28TH! DON'T WAIT!

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GRHS Club Opportunity!

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SAVE THE DATE - ABC's PURSE BINGO!

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Save the Date - High School Musical is coming to the Ranch!

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RESTROOM ZONES - KNOW THE RULES!

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RESTROOM ZONES ARE IN EFFECT NOW!

We have created new colored restroom passes for students to use that will coordinate with the hallway they have class in. There is a designated nearby restroom for every two hallways.


This will serve three purposes:


  1. It will keep students closer in proximity to their scheduled classroom which aligns with our safety and security plan.
  2. Cuts down on lost instructional time, as they tend to wander and meet up with friends, instead of actually using the restroom and getting back to class.
  3. It is easier to track (and saves us precious time) when we have to use the cameras to identify vandalism done to the restrooms. (FYI: this results in an ALC placement)


YELLOW ZONE = 1300 & 1500 Hallway/Classrooms (downstairs)

BLUE ZONE = 1400 & 1600 Hallway/Classrooms (downstairs)

GREEN ZONE = 2100 & 2300 Hallway/Classrooms (upstairs)

PURPLE ZONE = 2000 & 2400 Hallway/Classrooms (upstairs)


This is now an expectation because we went over it all last week! Hallways and restroom doors will also be labeled with the designated COLORED RESTROOM ZONE SIGNS to help assist and reinforce students understanding of this new rule.


*Any student found NOT in their correct "zone" starting Wednesday will be assigned consequences.


*No other restrooms should be used. If you are at lunch, you will use the restrooms right beside the cafeteria. If you are in PE/athletice/dance you will use the gym/locker room restrooms. No other students should be in these restrooms throughout the day.

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Please email Nurse Warner to report your child has COVID or with any questions!

Please find Nurse Warner's contact info below:

madelyn.warner@lcisd.org

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REMINDER! Airpods, Headphones, and Earbuds only allowed during advisory and lunch time (and ONLY if you have your ID on)

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WEARING YOUR ID IS MANDATORY EVERY DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS. $5 REPLACEMENT CHARGE

Student badges will serve as the student ID and SmartTag all in one card. With this ID our GRHS students are able to ride the bus, purchase breakfast/lunch, check out library books, able to use their personal devices (phones/airpods, etc) during lunch and advisory.


Refusing to wear your ID visibly on the top half of your body, is not an option, and will result in the consequences stated on the consequence chart below. Please make sure you are wearing your OWN ID.


Every GRHS student has been gifted an ID, protective plastic cover, and lanyard. It is imperative that our Longhorns adhere to this expectation, as this is part of the daily dress code for staff and students. If you need another badge or lose this one there is a $5 replacement cost. This is NOT optional, it is part of dress code. You can pay by cash or it will be charged to your student library account, for EACH replacement you need. Please note that a hold will be placed on your semester grades, transcripts, and exemptions if this fine is not cleared.


Need a REPLACEMENT ALREADY?

If you are needing to PURCHASE ANOTHER student ID, please use the QR code (above) to request one. You can either pay $5 cash when you pick it up, or we will charge your school library account if you do not have cash. Emails will be sent in Skyward to parent and student emails each time you are charged.

Please Review the Early Pick Up Procedures!

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Please use the link below to email the GRHS Attendance Office!

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CLEAR BAG POLICY AT TRAYLOR STADIUM AND LCISD NATATORIUM THIS YEAR!

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WEEKLY SPIRIT THEME DAYS!

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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar!

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22-23 BELL SCHEDULE

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STUDENT Parking PASSES!

Questions and Documents that you will need to have ready when you start the ONLINE process:


  1. Copy of Drivers License UPLOADED (NO PERMITS allowed)
  2. CURRENT Insurance Card UPLOADED (with GRHS student LISTED AS DRIVER)
  3. Vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, and License Plate Number
  4. 1st color zone selection, 2nd color zone selection.
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed


If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Mendez via email bmendez@lcisd.org

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you by clicking this button above to request! Please allow 48 hour (business day) turn around on all requests. You will be picking these up in the student service window, once they are ready!

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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-EK) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

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


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (GIRLS athletic questions/concerns)

mailto:adutch@lcisd.org

MEET THE TEAM!

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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 as soon as possible. (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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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

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SENIORS!!!

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Here’s the 7th Edition of the Longhorn Student News!

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Appreciation for the BERRY BEST Cafe Ladies this week!

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Hispanic Heritage Door Decorating Winners! Congrats to Mrs. Urbina's Class for taking the TOP PRIZE!

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George Ranch was well represented within the FBCF Jr Livestock Committee and two young ladies walked away with the Top Hand Award Buckles!! Congrats Sophia and Danielle!

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LCISD Half-Time Saturday Showcase!

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GR French classes zoomed with a French scientist of Astrodynamics today. From Cameroon, he spoke with students about his work, his home country, and how the French language has helped him in his career!

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Cheer and Dance Clinic Day was a Success!

Voter Registration, Bubble Babies, and Socratic Seminars this week!

GRHS CSI Team!

Senior DANCE Week was full of TREATS!

Smoothie King Social Hour - Don't forget your ID! (River Park location)

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GRILS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS COMING UP 10/19-10/22

Must Have a Physical On File and Rank One Paperwork Filled Out!

October 19th and 20th Tryouts 6:00-7:45 GRM, GRA


October 21st and 22nd Tryouts 9-11:30am


Reach out to Coach Trotter with any questions. sherron.trotter@lcisd.org

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BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUT INFO!

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GR boys fought til the very in their first ever playoff game! So proud of these young men and their willingness to compete all the way to the end. We will continue #buildingGReatness and be back better next year!

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XC BOYS AND GIRLS BOTH HEADING TO THE REGIONAL MEET!

Shoutout to Coach Dutch winning her 10th consecutive District Cross Country Championship! That's 12 Straight for GR! Great job Ladies!

The George Ranch Boys XC Team had a great morning running the district 20-6A meet! The Varsity boys placed 3rd overall qualifying for the regional meet. The JV Boys placed 3rd and the 9th grade boys took home the silver!

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TENNIS

GR-eat Fall Team Season to our Varisty Longhorns! Looking forward to more playoff action in the Spring!

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Check out Clay's inpsiring story that aired on ABC Channel 13 this past Tuesday! Keep up the GR-eatness Clay!

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