Principal's Newsletter

December 2020

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We are so excited to be back in school returning from Thanksgiving Break. As we wrap up this first semester, we are fortunate to have so many accomplishments to celebrate. We are so proud of the work of our teachers and students in the midst of this pandemic. Their response to the “new normal” during this historic year has been nothing short of extraordinary.

We will continue to operate this month with an abundance of caution as we navigate the annual December holiday events. Unfortunately, that means visitors will not be permitted to attend class parties. Our teachers have been intentionally planning ways to provide our students with safe and fun holiday activities. Please look for letters coming from your child’s teacher.

As always, none of this would be possible without your support. Thank you for the dedication to sending your child to school each day with masks and a water bottle. As we are finding out, anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. The outreach from our families and our community has helped us to be successful this year. We appreciate the “We are all in this together” mentality everyone has adopted.


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Wildcat Awards

Congratulations to our students who were recognized in the month of November. We celebrated students with 90% positive Dojo behavior, students who displayed our character word of the month, and those who earned the Principal's Award! Way to go Wildcats!

We also kept track of the total number of words our students read in the month of November and rewarded the top class in each grade level with ice cream. Students can contribute to their class word count by reading and passing AR quizzes.

Principal's Award Winners

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GHES Spelling Bee

Our schoolwide bee will be held on December 11th. Due to COVID restrictions, parents will not be allowed to attend this year. We appreciate your understanding.
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New Year's Holiday

January 1, 2021

Teacher Work Day / Professional Learning Day

January 4, 2021



During the month of December, we will be introducing and promoting the character trait of Resilience.

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We want to celebrate Nurse Patty who was recognized as the 24 Strong winner for November today. Thank you Nurse Patty for all you do to keep our school going! Thank you for always being there for our students, families, and staff. We are so proud of you and this recognition!! #WeAreVR #24strong
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Certified and Classified Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to Brandi Parmer and Constance Billman, our Certified and Classified staff members of the month for November. These ladies were recognized for going above and beyond their normal tasks. Thank you ladies for all that you do for the students and staff here at GHE.

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Thank You!

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