George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 9-11-2022

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, I want to focus on the UNITY and KINDNESS that came out of that day, versus soley on the unthinkable loss for our entire country. When that cowardly attack happend EVERYONE across the country pulled together as one to get through those unimaginable days, and this is what community is all about. As we remember the fallen, the heroes, and the community spirit that came out of that horrific day, lets choose to make that an example of the power of joining together and embracing a One Herd, One Heartbeat Longhorn Nation mentality. Together, as ONE united TEAM, we can get through, accomplish, and achieve anything we put our minds to.


GRHS Open House is Monday Night at 6:30PM

Parents will report straight to your Longhorn's 1st period. You can find their schedule in Skyward. You can print it off or screen shot it on your phone. Or even better, have your Longhorn text it to you! It's their schedule after all! :) This will be a quick 10 minute overview of class expectations, syllabus, contact information, and putting a face to the name of your Longhorn's teachers. If you are needing to visit individually with your student's teacher, there is no time for this on Monday evening. Please send them an email to set this up. Their contact info will be shared that night, but it is always posted on our website, too. We will have plenty of staff and student organizations available to point you in the right direction that night, so do not be afraid to ask for help! The building will be open starting at 6:15 and the GRHS ABC trailer will be out front selling GR spirit wear if you are needing to pick out some new GR gear!


We have now past the three week mark, which means progress reports are coming out this week. As always, you have 24/7 access to your grades, attendance, and discipline in Skyward, so now is the time to take ownership in your learning. One thing that is important to know about being in high school is that you must start working on time management so that you do not procrastinate and run out of time.


ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now!

ID's (lanyards and a protective case) have all been passed out and 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 3 weeks...so it's GO TIME! If you do not have one, this is on you. You have had MANY opportunites to correct this, so now it's your turn to be responsible. We will be doing ID sweeps this week, 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 you parents) will be getting weekly "fine" email reports, and your parents will be called. 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. My advice is find a safe spot in your backpack to keep it each day at the end of 7th period, so that it is right there for you at 1st period the next day! I do have to BRAG on you right now...the majority of you are doing a fantastic job following this rule, and you have "scratch and sniff stickers" to prove it! If you do not know what that means...stop by and see me in my hallway office outside the library as you go to lunch this week. *Disclaimer...you must have your ID consistently ON to "earn it" If you know...you know! BTW...no ID, no Glow in the Dark Pep Rally ticket purchasing or attending for you!


It's HOCO week at the Ranch! You can see all the spirit days that have been planned for by Student Council. Monday is a new one for us....anything but a backpack day! Although I cannot wait to see your imagination go wild with this, you must also respect the rules, student code of conduct (that you all signed), and make sure you are still making WISE choices with "WHAT" you are bringing on the campus. Items must be manageable enough to be carried up the stairs (by yourself), as you are not allowed to use the elevator, and tardies are still in effect! Of course nothing can be "alive" or violate the student code of conduct of what is "allowed" on our campus. I def want to have some fun, but safety still is my priority, so always think "What would Mrs. P say about this"...See you Monday to kick off our HOCO week! Don't forget your ID's...they still have to be on!


As I stated last week, I expect GR-eatness from each of my 2475 Longhorns each week and will continue to keep you safe and hold you accountable for that GR-eatness that is already inside of each of you. Anyone in this building that is slowing that progess down by making poor choices that places our campus in danger of not achieving greatness, by bringing drugs, threating others, fighting, RECORDING FIGHTS, etc... will be removed and face swift consequences. We are only strong, if we are united as one that WANTS to achieve GR-eatness! Thanks for making good choices and making the Ranch the place to be!


JOIN OUR GRHS PTO!

Now that we are settled into a good school routine, it's time for you to become a member of the GRHS PTO!!! The cost is only $20 for the year. Our PTO team supports both students and the staff at GRHS. Please consider becoming a member today! Join by clicking this link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.myvlink.org/georgeranchpto/products.php?CatID=1268__;!!Lx_AMfU!b6yhvLFu8g-CXGkbMXv1ZeVyhClmmdV6hw7DGfqnRV3Q9ddPn57ujQnncJ1nNPS0KBxA6C0owf-L1vI3MK7ujyVb0hA$


Assistant Principal SUPPORT! (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


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 Open House! See you at 6:30 - screen shot your Longhorn's schedule so you know where to go.
  • It's HOCO WEEK! See flyer for daily themes! Friday is Mum and Garter Day - Lots of photo ops set up for you to enjoy and make memories with your friends!
  • HOCO Crowning will happen BEFORE the football game on Thursday! (Approx 6:15-6:30pm) Get your Football Game Tickets on GoFan!
  • New Calculator Download! Want this instead of the one you check out? See Mrs. Guidry!
  • Summer Service Hour SchoolLinks Input Deadline - Sept 14th! No wiggle room!
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes)
  • ID'S ARE NOW MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written
  • Tardy and Behavior/Consequence Charts (be in the know)
  • YEARBOOKS ARE FOR SALE - ORDER EARLY TO ENSURE YOU GET ONE!
  • COVID Protocols for 22-23
  • ON-LINE PARKING PASS PURCHASE LINK
  • Transcript and VOE Request Procedures

HOCO Week Festivities!

HOCO QUEEN AND KING CROWNED BEFORE THE GAME at 6:30!

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MONDAY IS OPEN HOUSE!

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Calculator Update! Good news...we have online versions now! If you would rather have a downloadable version vesus the calculator you checked out bring that one back and see Mrs. Guidry!

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

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ALL GRHS ID'S HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT! WEARING YOUR NEW ID IS MANDATORY EVERY DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS. You are accountable for following this safety and now dress code expectation every single day. There is a $5 REPLACEMENT CHARGE, so put it in a safe place each day!!

This year, as we continue to increase campus safety measures, students and staff are required to wear their GRHS identification badge at all times. This measure has also been added district wide to the student dress code. This is not a new expectation at GRHS, as I have had this in place for the past 4 years that I have been here, so our students/staff are well aware of this expectation and will be held accountable to it.


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, and eventually we are hoping to use it to take attendance, as well! Stay tuned!


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 that was distributed in their English class. This was a huge undertaking to get this done, including 2500 minutes to print them. So do not lose it! 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 to request one, and 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.


There is an easy fix....choose a safe spot in your backpack to put it at the end of the day (EVERY DAY) and it will be ready and waiting for you the next morning. High School is about responsiblity and accoutability, so this is your first test! You got this! But it is up to you!

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SENIORS Are you college ready? If you have not scored high enough on your PSAT, SAT or ACT scores no worries, you can take the TSIA2 test to show that you are college ready! Ms. Arias, the College & Career Facilitator will be meeting with each senior class to inform those students who need to take the TSIA2 test and help support you. If you still need to register to test, click the link below!

NO EXTENSIONS AND GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWED! September 14th is the Deadline for inputting SUMMER service hours into classlink! have questions? please see mrs. arias in room 1500 or email her!

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PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written!

At GRHS we strongly encourage our students to remain in their AP/PAP classes at a bare minumum of the entire 1st six weeks in order for them to get settled and give it a true chance. What seems inpossible at first ends up being the best thing for them to set them up for later success. The struggle is where the growth happens and our longhorns truly have what it takes, if they are just willing to work for it!


However we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise where a student may need a level change. Students can request a level change during the 1st progress report (Friday Sept 9th) and again at the end of the 1st six weeks (Friday Sept 30th)


If this pertains to you, please EXACTLY FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS BELOW and return this completed form to the Counselor Suite Office (room 2327),no later than 3:45 PM on the last day of the 3rd week (PR1, September 9, 2022) of the 1st six weeks, or the last day of the 1st six weeks (SW1, September 30, 2022).


Steps for students to level change

Step 1: Student receive form from teacher of record for the class they wish to level change

Step 2: Student Teacher Conference

Step 3: Parent Conference

Step 4: Student must bring form to Counselor Office by deadline (See form) (1st Progress Report and 1st Six Weeks)


Students must get form from their teacher of record for that specific class.


Dual credit students DO NOT have to wait until the end of the progress report to request a course drop/change. Their drops are tied to a refund and their refund depends on when Lone Star receives the request to drop, then we don’t make them wait if they want to drop a dual credit course. Dual Credit Course drop forms are requested by students from their alpha counselors. (Don't wait!)

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Howdy Longhorns: Our 2023 GRHS Legacy Yearbook store is OPEN NOW at Balfour.com. Search George Ranch High School and purchase your book, and any accessories for the book. Your payment is secure on Balfour.com, with delivery date set for May, 2023!

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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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Please Review the Early Pick Up Procedures!

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PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS BEHAVIOR/CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS TARDY POLICY AND CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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DRESS CODE - NO WIGGLE ROOM!

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

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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar!

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22-23 BELL SCHEDULE

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Mark your Calendar for our Spirit Days!

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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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The Women’s Empowerment Club is a group that strives to bring inclusivity and maintain progressive gender equality to our campus. We meet every other Wednesday in Mrs. Settle’s room. (1333) Meetings begin on Wednesday September 14th.

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Do you dream about traveling the world? Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Join us in Greece this summer to taste the amazing food and explore the incredible sights!

Contact Mrs. Guidry (rguidry@lcisd.org) with any question or you can scan the QR code or use the link to sign-up. There are only a handful of spots left so please act quickly.

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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

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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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Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

Coach Noonan's Party in the USA meets dimensional analysis Olympics in Chemistry!

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ID and Sticker Goals!

Senior Sunrise!

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Vet Med Doggy DayCare in Full Swing!

ART 2 Sketchbooks!

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Congrats Vivi on your new National Technical Honor Society letter jacket!

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fOOTBALL

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GRHS 24....FB Clements 21! Way to go Longhorns!

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Our Boys team is on the way to compete in schools first ever water polo game...which they WON 12-7 vs. Kempner!!

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Volleyball

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TENNIS

Day one of the Remembering Ike Tournament was a success! We took down Katy Taylor Friday and headed to Galveston Saturday morning to play Clear Springs!

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