The Lion's Roar
Gloucester High School - Newsletter- February 2nd, 2018
Partnership. Performance. Pride.
We had a very busy, successful week at GHS. All course selection information was presented to 9th through 11th grade students on Monday. They should all be well-informed of the immediate and long-term impacts that course enrollment has on them. They should also have a sense of appreciation for "living in reality" and taking action now towards their aspirations of the future. You and your child can now view our "Course of Study Bulletin" under the Guidance link on our website. Tuesday's NCAA presentation reviewed the requirements of eligibility to partipate in athletics at the collegiate level in addition to the realities of recruiting. I will share a video with you next week on this topic.
The week ahead is "National School Counseling Week." Each year, the American School Counselors Association celebrates this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. This week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Join us in letting our counselors know how much their contributions to our school community are valued.
Below, you will find a short video communicating what parents of high school students need to know about AP courses, their expectations, and their many benefits. These courses are the most authentic "testing grounds" high schooI students can challenge themselves within in order to best prepare not just for college enrollment but for the achievement of a college diploma. I have also included some additional AP resources for parents to explore in this week's newsletter.
All 1st semester grades are now available for you to view in MMS. Make sure to check out the January issue of our student newspaper by clicking on the link towards the bottom of the newsletter.
COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS
- Learn the details of more than 30 AP courses by clicking here...
- Want to know the AP credit policy of a particular college or university? Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores by clicking here...
- This is a great "Conversation Starter" resource developed by The College Board to help you and your child identify the right AP course(s) to enroll in. Check it out here...
Monday, February 5th
- Fresh Girls Basketball vs. N. Burlington Regional- 4 pm
- Wrestling Play-Off Round 1 @ Pennsville HSl- 7 pm
Tuesday, February 6th
- JV Girls Basketball vs. Woodstown-4:00 pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Woodstown-5:30pm
Thursday, February 8th
JV Girls Basketball vs. Penns Grove -4:00pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Penns Grove-5:30pm
Photo of the Week
Week of February 12th
2018-19 Courses Selected
Winter’s Ball Theme Days:
Tuesday---Class Decade Day
Wednesday---Valentine’s/Celebrity Couple Day
Thursday---Red, White, & Blue Day w/ Olympics Competition at Pep Rally
February 13th - 100th day of 2017-2018 School Year
February 14th - Valentine’s Day
February 14th - AM PLC Morning - Late Entry for Students
February 14th - First Round of AP Practice Tests Administered
February 16th - Staff Development: School Closed for Students
February 17th - Winter’s Ball Dance
February 19th - President’s Day: School Closed
February 20th - Course Selection Presentation to Alice Costello School 8th Grade
February 20th - Senior trip payment opportunity for Juniors
February 20th - 2nd FAFSA Workshop @ GHS
February 20th - National Honor Society Eligibility Announced to Juniors & Seniors
February 21st - Course Selection Presentation to Gloucester Middle School 8th Grade
February 21st - Spring Athletic Physicals
Week of February 26th - “College Week”
February 26th - Junior Prom Yankee Candle Fundraiser Begins
February 26th - Peer Mentor Program: Dating Violence w/ Gloucester City Police Dept.
February 28th - Musical In-School Performance
March 1st through 3rd - Musical Performances
March 1st - College Acceptance Celebration Lunch
March 2nd - 3rd Marking Period Progress Report
March 2nd - Spring Sports Begin Practicing
March 2nd - “Read Across America” Day
March 4th - 150th Anniversary of Gloucester City’s Incorporation - Celebration Parade
March 8th - Camden County Consumer Bowl
March 9th - April ACT Registration Deadline
March 10th - SAT Administration
FEATURED COLLEGE OF THE WEEK
William Paterson University is a medium-sized, 4-year, public university and liberal arts college located in Wayne, NJ. WPU offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. There are approximately 9,100 undergraduate students with a freshman class size of about 1,400. Accepted students generally have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and an average SAT score between 970 and 1160. Click here to learn more - William Paterson University...
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Gloucester, NJ 08030
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