George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 10-31-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


It's hard to believe but November is knocking on the door, and the end of the 2nd six weeks is ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY. That means if you have missing work or you are struggling, you need to be taking advantage of all the tutorials that your teachers are offering (at least 2 times per week). You have to be the one to put forth the effort...be on time to class, turn in all work on time, and attend tutorials if you need additional help. This is high school, so they are not going to chase you down to find the work.


I would not be true to myself, if I did not address the lack of sportsmanship that was displayed on Saturday night from a few parents. During and after the football game, there were several "fans" shouting personal attacks, negative comments and booing, the coaches and our kids by their name or number. I am truly at a loss, because that is unbelievable that parents would do this, but especially to a child. Imagine if this was your personal child, how would you feel? This will stop, or I will have you removed by security at the next game. We all need to be here to SUPPORT each other not cause division. As I tell the kids, if you can't be kind, then be quiet. I understand being frustrated, and wanting to have a follow-up conversation when something is bothering you, but yelling from the bleachers or sidelines, when you are not walking in their shoes is not productive for anyone, especially our kids. Which is the ONLY reason we are all here. As for ALL my coaches, (regardless of sport), what you do not see is...how much time and dedication goes into what they do at the Ranch. In the classroom (they have 75-150 students in class to teach, grade, attend ARDS, and tutor) and on the field (up to 175 athletes) to work with until after dark most evenings. This doesn't include the weekend planning and prep meetings, text messages and phone calls (from parents that they constantly get through out the day and night), classroom visits they make with your child's teachers to see how they can support your child academically so they CAN play sports, and the TONS OF MISSED FAMILY TIME they sacrifice for our Longhorns. Please do not lose sight of WHY we are here....it's not the paycheck, it's YOUR kids, we truly do love and care for them. Please help us by being part of the SOLUTION....being part of the TEAM...being aware how you are making the players, their parents, and the coaches wives and families feel with those belittling comments. Please help us come together as ONE team to hopefully get that WIN and a shot at some playoff memories after it was heartbreakingly ripped away last year by the COVID shutdown. I appreciate your help in making some memories for our Longhorns.


George Ranch High School Pickup and Drop Off

There is NO PICKUP or DROP OFF on FM 762. (the black Camaro and the 4 door white sedan that is STILL doing this please stop). All students must be picked up from the GRHS parking lot or in front of the school. Students CANNOT walk across the parking lot and into oncoming traffic to be picked up on 762. This is a serious safety issue that must be corrected immediately. Please see traffic flow map picture below. Thanks for helping us keep our Longhorns safe even outside the building.


STATE BOUND! George Ranch High School Girls have qualified for the 6A State Cross Country Meet AGAIN! They will be running in Round Rock on November 5th and 6th. Let's gooooo...Haley H., Madison H., and Sophia N., and Coach A. Dutch! Let's get it ladies!


PLAYOFF BOUND! The 20-6A Runners Up, our GRHS Longhorns, will be heading north to take on our neighbors in Katy when they challenge the Cinco Ranch Cougars on Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Merrell Center (6301 S Stadium Ln, Katy, TX 77494) Tickets for this match are $5 and are available online at this link. Staff ID’s are not accepted for playoff game admission, only DEC, THSCA, TGCA and THADA passes. Come out and make some noise for the Longhorns!


Congratulations to our Longhorn Band! On Saturday, they performed at the UIL Area Marching Band Contest at Challenger Stadium in Clear Lake. The band qualified for the Area contest by making straight ones at the UIL Region contest. The Band had a great performance and tied for 14th place in a tough 6A division Area contest. Kudos to our band Longhorns, directors, and parent volunteers! We are very thankful for you and all of your time and hard work!


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!


The front office is open 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:


  • TUESDAY IS OUR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST CINCO RANCH at the Merrell Center @ 5:00pm! Come out and get ROWDY for our Lady Volleyball Longhorns!
  • Tuesday is Chipotle Spirit Night for the GRHS BAND! No need to cook!
  • Thursday is CAMO Spirit Day as we battle the Vikings!
  • FRIDAY at 7:00PM is our BLACK OUT HOME (and last district) football game against Dulles! We need you to come out, fill the stands, and be a POSTIVE force in the stands to support our boys!
  • Check out our November Library Events! Must pre-register using the QR code!
  • Lil Lariette Dance Clinic is coming up November 13th! (see flyer)
  • ALL GRHS STUDENTS NOW HAVE ID'S and are expected to be wearing them visibly on the top half of their body ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! NO ID...NO PHONE!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
  • ABC PURSE BINGO

Really POWERFUL moment where two opposing teams came together as ONE to send good vibes to Coach "EZ" De Los Santos and his entire family as he continues to fight a scary COVID battle. The power of positive thoughts is what it is all about. Please continue to lift up our Longhorn family and the Clements Ranger family (where EZ coached for 20 years) in your thoughts. F.A.M.I.L.Y.

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November Library Lunchtime Events w/Mrs. Rubin - You must PREREGISTER by using the QR Code Below!

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Supporting Our Band + No Cooking = Success!

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Click the Link Below for the Lil Lariette Dance Flyer!

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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LCISD STOCK THE PANTRY EVENT! ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL IN DESIGNATED BINS!

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Congratulations to our Longhorn Band. Saturday, they performed at the UIL Area Marching Band Contest at Challenger Stadium in Clear Lake. The band qualified for Area contest by making straight ones at the UIL Region contest. The Band had a great performance and tied for 14th place in a tough 6A division Area contest. Great job Band, directors, and parent volunteers! We are very thankful for you and and all of your time and hard work!

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England and Paris Opportunity!

Have you ever wanted to travel to England and Paris. Here is your chance because we are going THIS SUMMER (2022) and it’s not too late to join us! Mrs. Guidry is taking students to London, Stonehenge, Paris, and so much more! Check out the trip and reserve your spot today!


https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2407244VT


Spots are limited (only 3 left)--Reserve yours today! You can also email rguidry@lcisd.org for more information.

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

NO PARKING ON 762 TO PICK UP STUDENTS PLEASE! THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE. FORT BEND COUNTY WILL BE COMING TO PATROL/TICKET IF THIS DOES NOT GET FIXED. THANKS!

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Moonlight Madness is Baaaaaackkkkk!

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ABC PURSE BINGO!

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Sunday, November 14th from 3-6 pm at the Liberty Venue!

GRHS Athletic Booster Club - Fall Fundraiser!


The GRHS ABC supports our athletic programs and provides annual scholarships to deserving student athletes! Join us at our fall fundraiser for a fun afternoon of BINGO and fabulous prizes on Sunday, November 14th from 3-6 pm at the Liberty Venue!


Seating is limited, so get your tickets now at https://grhsabc.com/

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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!
  • 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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This graphic is a little hard to read, so I have attached the link to a printable PDF below!

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

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GRHS Weekly News!

GRHS Student News, E10, October 29, 2021

FOOTBALL!

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The Longhorns dropped a heartbreaker to the Chargers. The highlights from the game were a 45 yard touchdown run by Anthony Lenette and hard nose running of the ball by Brandon Everett and Maddox Laurie. Ian Grisbee did a great job kicking in the gale force winds. Elijah Noska and Jacob Thompson on defense spent more time in the Charger backfield than their own quarterback.


The JV Black Longhorn football team inched out a close victory,7-6, against the Brazoswood Bucs Thursday Night. The lone Longhorn score came on a deep connection between Kurveon McNeill and Keene Farrow. Otherwise the offense was pretty stagnant and didn’t have the opportunity to to put up any more points. Brazoswood did a good job of controlling the clock, and not letting the Longhorns offense on the field to put more points up. The Longhorns have Dulles HS to close out their JV Football season.


The JV Maroon Longhorns defeated the Clements Rangers Thursday Night, 21-0 at Longhorn Stadium. Javon Randle led the offensive attack running hard and gaining ground on a variety of run plays. Defensively the horns were led by Brandon Mays and Joe Hernandez who helped lead the charge in the shutout of the Clements Rangers.


The Varsity Longhorns took a loss Saturday Night to the Clements Rangers 28-13. The Horns struggled to find ground offensively in the first half, and by the time they found their footing after half time it was to late. The Longhorns defense did all they could to keep the game close to allow the team a chance to win, but to no avail. The Horns will play Dulles next week to finish up district play.

GOLF

GR's Varsity A team won the Golf Tournament at Country Place Golf Course in Pearland, Texas: 1st place Team: Mitch Maier (72), Jeremy Nguyen 75, Yeeva Tsewang 83, Shawn Chen 95, Niklas Ekberg Da Silva 92. Mitch and Jeremy also placed well by receiving 1st and 2nd place individual medals, respectively.


Yesterday the girl and boy golf team placed and did well at the GR's River Pointe Golf Scramble. Melanie Maier and Nicole Johnson placed 2nd in the girls field with a score of 70 (1-under par). The boys placed 2nd and 3rd in the scramble with a 68 and 69 (i.e. 3-under par and 2-under par). Mitch Maier and Jeremy Nguyen scored the 68 and Yeeva Tsewang and Shawn Chen shot the 69 2-under).

VOLLEYBALL

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GRHS vs. Dulles

The Longhorn Volleyball Program honored their 8 seniors last night at Longhorn Gym as they took on the Dulles Lady Vikings. It was a great night to wrap up district play as all three teams came out victorious. The freshman team started the night off with a quick 2 set (25-13, 25-13) win over Dulles. The JV squad took care of business also winning in 2 sets (25-16, 25-12). The Varsity Longhorn Volleyball team secured the program sweep taking down Dulles in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-16. Serve ace leaders were seniors #2 Avery Shimaitis and #18 Allie Sczech with 3 aces each. Kill leader was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 23 kills. Junior libero #8 Riley Steubing had 17 digs and 16 serve receives for the night. Block leader was junior #16 Eryn Rainer with 4 blocks. Set assist leader was senior #18 Allie Sczech with 22 assists. Player of the match was senior outside hitter #2 Avery Shimaitis.

SOFTBALL & BASEBALL

Congratulations to Noah Vinton for winning the George Ranch Baseball Pre-Season Athlete of the Week. Noah is the second sophomore to win the award and has been working hard in his first year in the 4th period class. Congratulations, Noah! Keep up the hard work!


Nora, is out here working hard and taking the Off-season Player of the Week Award!! Proud of you!! Keep shining Nora!

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