George Ranch H.S.

Longhorn News 10-20-2019

A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Good Afternoon GRHS Longhorns,


This week is Red Ribbon Week! Please see the flyer below of dress up info! I wanted to thank you for your support and reminders for your Longhorn when it comes to wearing their IDs/Lanyard and being in dress code. It is noticed and appreciated!


This Tuesday is a home Volleyball game against Alief Elsik! We want a HUGE student section so come out and support our volleyball teams to kick off a week of winning against Elsik! Remember, as long as you are wearing your ID/Lanyard all GR students can get in for FREE!


Included in this edition of the GRHS Longhorn News:

  • Weekly Campus Announcements (from campus staff, clubs, and organizations)
  • Red Ribbon Week (flyer)
  • Character Counts - October - RESPECT (flyer)
  • Counselor's Corner Newletter
  • Leave Early Pass Procedures
  • PROGRAD Reminders!
  • Financial Aid Night - October 21st (flyer)
  • Dual Credit Deadline - October 25th (flyers)
  • AP Test Deadline - October 25th (flyers)
  • EOS Survey Now Due!
  • College Tour PTO Fundraiser (flyer and link)
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Weekly Campus Announcements (10/11-10/17)

Longhorn Seniors & Parents- FASFA Completion Night- October 22nd!

Mark your calendars the 2020-2021 FASFA Application opens October 1. We are recommending that all senior students submit their FAFSA application early. Students can submit their FAFSA application before applying to a college or being accepted into the college of their choice. George Ranch High School will be hosting a FAFSA & TASFA Completion Night on October 22nd. Please contact Mrs. Ford at lauren.ford@lcisd.org if you have any questions or see flyer below!


Dual Credit Deadline - October 25th!

Attention current 11th and 12th graders, Dual Credit registration for Spring 2020 is now open and due October 25th. Please complete and turn in your Course Approval Form to Ms. Gloff in room 2327 by the 25th. If you have any questions come by the counselors suite or email Mrs. Gloff at agloff@lcisd.org. (see flyer below)


AP Exam Deadline - October 25th!

Attention all students enrolled in AP classes!!!! The deadline to register for your AP exam is this Friday, October 25th. Please make sure you are registering on your College Board account and paying through Total Registration. AP classes in the spring will have its own registration in February! Please see or email Mrs. Reeves creeves@lcisd.org with any questions.


CLASS OF 2020 REMINDER -PROGRAD!
**Meetings this week for ProGrad - choose either Monday at 7 pm (Cafeteria) OR Tuesday at 6 pm (LGI room). You only need to attend one meeting. These items are due - cake description, basket and basket description, skit on flashdrive. Skits will not be accepted after this date. **Students who sign in for the meeting will only receive credit if they remain for the meeting. **SHIRT SALE - all shirts will be on sale for $10 at each meeting (1 point per shirt). Email grhsprograd2020@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Mama Mia at the Ranch!

The George Ranch High School Longhorn Players cordially invite you to join them for a destination wedding. Bring your friends and maybe even a few exes! The more people who travel with us, the more joyful the celebration! No matter your age, uncover your inner dancing queen at Mamma Mia! Featuring favorite Abba songs and set in Greece, Mamma Mia tells the story of Donna (Paige K.) as she prepares for the wedding of her daughter, Sophie (Ashley J.). The fun starts when Donna’s best friends reunite for the wedding. Unbeknownst to Donna, however, Sophie has also invited Donna’s old flames in an attempt to discover her father’s identity! Happy chaos, rediscovered love, and a few minor inconveniences all lead to a celebration only Abba can inspire. Performances take place in the GRHS Auditorium. October 24-26 at 7:30 and October 27 at 2:30! Reserved tickets are $17 Adults and $8 Students. General Admission tickets are Adults $12 and Students $5. Purchase tickets at www.GeorgeRanchTheatre.com or at the door.


ABC's - Purse Bingo is Back!

November 3rd 2:00-5:00 At Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Bldg D. Play bingo and win designer Purses! Go to grhsabc.com to get your tickets! Limited seating! (see flyer)


Athletic Booster Club General Meeting
All members of the GRHS ABC are encouraged to attend the fall general meeting this Monday, October 21st, at 6:30 in the GRHS library. All parent sport reps should be in attendance. If you have a student athlete at GRHS and are not yet a member of the ABC you can join now at http://grhsabc.com/join/ Go Longhorns! Follow them on Twitter @GRHSABC and Facebook!


Save Our Strays!

Want to help animals in your community? Come join Save Our Strays! The remind is @kf4f2f to 81010 You can earn service hours while you work with some furry friends.


Canvas Access for Parents!

Parents, get access to your student's Canvas courses! Create your account today! By creating your parent account you will gain a “view only” access to see your child’s course work! You will have access to information such as calendar reminders, announcements, assignments, class notes, and more. All you need is your Skyward email address! Visit https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas-information for step by step help.


Equal Opportunity Schools Survey HELP!

Parents, each year all students are asked to take the Equal Opportunity Schools Survey. EOS is a company the district partners with to help us identify students with potential to take an advanced placement (AP) class next school year. Please follow up with your students and ask them if they have taken the survey. If not, please ask them to do so. It can be done on a phone and found by going through the LCISD webpage under the "Class Link" tab. Once in Class Link they will click on the EOS icon. If a student shows potential they will be encouraged but not required to take an AP class next school year. For senior students it provides us feedback. Please help us out and encourage your student to take the survey. Contact Ms. Eilenstine at Jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org if you have any questions.


Come Join Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) Meetings!

FCA will meet Friday's in room 2000 at 7:45 am. Please join us for fun, fellowship & Food. All are welcome to come and join! For more information please see Coach Mitchell in room 2000 or Coach Pierce in portable GR4. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help facilitate community projects and outreach. If you are interested, please email Coach Pierce at shalesha.pierce@lcisd.org


GR GIRLS BASKETBALL!

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Girls Basketball Program? Girls Basketball tryouts will be held on Wednesday October 23rd starting at 4pm. You will need to have an athletic physical, as well as all online forms completed to tryout. For more information, please see Coach Pierce in the gym, Coach Baker in room 1311, or coach Washington in room 2438.


GR WRESTLING TEAM!

The wrestling team will begin after school practices and tryouts on Monday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00. In order to participate you must turn in a physical to the athletic trainers. If you plan on attending tryouts you must contact either Coach Kirby in room 2438 / 1312 or Coach Prusac in room 1441 as soon as possible to receive all pertinent information and equipment. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Coach Kirby at jkirby@lcisd.org.


WANT TO LEARN FRENCH?

Bonjour, Staff and Parents! Have you ever wanted to learn French? Oui? Now's your chance! Ms. Harris is offering 5 adult sessions in Beginning French. Sessions are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Session dates are October 22 and 29, and November 5, 12, and 19. Sessions are free, but Ms. Harris will gladly accept donations for her student clubs. Class size is limited to 30 students. Classes will be held at George Ranch HS, Room 1414. To register, please e-mail charris@lcisd.org with the subject "Adult French Class." Merci!


UNICEF SMASH TOURNAMENT - OCTOBER 25th!

UNICEF is hosting their annual Smash Ultimate Tournament on Friday, October 25 from 3: 30 to 6:30 in the LGI. Join the campuses best gamers as you battle it out with a barrage of characters. There will be a doubles and singles bracket. For more information on how to sign up look for the flyers posted around campus and use the link at the bottom. Will you be crowned champion of the Campus come out and try your luck! Contact Mrs. Wood with any questions.


PARIS AND AMSTERDAM SENIOR OPPORTUNITY!

Calling all 2020 Seniors It's not too late to sign up for the trip to Paris & Amsterdam with Mrs. Bracksieck. It's going to be an amazing experience, including exploring some of the 165 water canals in Amsterdam and painting in the streets of Paris....while we indulge in cheese, chocolate and french fries. Please see Mrs. Bracksieck in room 1412 if you are interested or email her at: cbracksieck@lcisd.org. There are just a few spots left!


Italy, Albania, and Croatia Trip Opportunity!

If you like adventure and learning about new cultures, join us in a trip to Italy, Albania and Croatia. These may not be places you think of going, but joining with a group of students is a great way to see different places. If you are a junior or senior it's not too late to sign up for this trip. Do something different and choose to see the places not everyone goes to. It's going to be an amazing experience, You will get to see the Vatican, Pompeii (the city buried by a volcano), castles, and the beautiful beaches of Croatia. If you are interested sign up soon. Contact Mrs. Kroeker in room 1425 or email her at ckroeker@lcisd.org

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Need to Leave Early? Here's The Protocol!

Email Mrs. Duran for passes. iduran@lcisd.org


  • All emails for a student’s early release must be 2 hours in advance of the time the student is leaving campus.
  • A students must be a GRHS registered driver in order to leave campus. All others have to be signed out and picked up by an adult on Skyward's emergency contact list.
  • Only siblings can leave campus together. Students can NOT leave with friends.
  • No emails would be processed after 1:30 pm.
  • No student check out (even by an adult that is listed on the emergency contact list) after 3:10 PM daily.

Tour Colleges and Support Our PTO at the Same Time! See Flyer and Click Link Below! Limited Seating Available!

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CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS! Click the link below!

Reserved tickets are $17 Adults and $8 Students. General Admission tickets are Adults $12 and Students $5. Purchase tickets at www.GeorgeRanchTheatre.com or at the door. Click the Longhorn Player link below!

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Equal Opportunity Schools Survey HELP!

Parents, each year all students are asked to take the Equal Opportunity Schools Survey. EOS is a company the district partners with to help us identify students with potential to take an advanced placement (AP) class next school year. Please follow up with your students and ask them if they have taken the survey. If not, please ask them to do so. It can be done on a phone and found by going through the LCISD webpage under the "Class Link" tab. Once in Class Link they will click on the EOS icon. If a student shows potential they will be encouraged but not required to take an AP class next school year. For senior students it provides us feedback. Please help us out and encourage your student to take the survey. Contact Ms. Eilenstine at Jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org if you have any questions.

AP Exam and Dual Credit Registration Deadline October 25th!

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Click the link below for the October Counselors Corner Newsletter!

MANDATORY LANYARDS & DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS!

  • Lanyards/ID's are now mandatory to be worn from 8:15-3:30 every day. If your child does not have an ID (visible on the top half of their body) they will not be allowed to use their personal technology device at all during the day or leave the classroom for any reason (unless it is an emergency) If they refuse to adhere to the expectation then non-compliance consequences will be issued through a referral. Consequences include, devices being collected and brought to supervising administrator, lunch detention, and ISS if this is repetitive. This policy is a safety protocol that has been in place since the second week of school, so they have had plenty of time to adjust. They are reminded daily on announcements by me personally. If your child needs a new ID they can purchase one in the library for $5 from 7:45-8:10 am and during lunches (with approval and a pass from an administrator in the cafe). Help us by having them take it out and show you. I will say about half of our campus is wearing theirs, so I appreciate them helping us out by demonstrating responsibility and showing respectfulness by following the rule. Of the remaining half, 90% of them have it with them in their backpack, they just need to wear it. This is easy, we just need a little push on the home front if you would be so kind and help us make this expectation a habit.


  • Dress Code Expectations are in effect (this has been much better, but we are still monitoring it closely). Any student that is out of dress code will be sent to their administrator to change. If they refuse, they will be issued ISS for the day.

What's Canvas? A ONE STOP ACADEMIC SHOP for your Longhorns!

Parents get access to your student’s Canvas courses! See Calendar reminders, announcements, assignments, class notes, and more! All you need is your Skyward email address! Follow the directions on the poster below for more help!

https://www.lcisd.org/docs/default-source/students-parents-documents/canvas/canvas---create-parent-account-password-(english).pdf?sfvrsn=2

Contact Our GRHS Admin Team!

Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org


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

Kayse Lazar -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hov) kayse.lazar@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split How-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator ncavallo@lcisd.org

Contact Our GRHS Counseling Team!

Our counselors can assist your student with scheduling questions or any other student concern they can help with. Email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student Last Name)


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

Amanda Gloff (alpha split Mon-Sac) agloff@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org

Save the Date! 2020 GRHS Graduation - May 30th @ 7:00 PM - Merrell Center (Katy)

2019-2020 GRHS Bell Schedule

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