The Lion's Roar

Gloucester High School - Newsletter- February 2nd, 2018

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Partnership. Performance. Pride.

Hello Parents,

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.

In Partnership,

Sean Gorman

GHS AP Course Presentaion 2018 Final Edit


Eighty-five percent of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions. Research shows that students who take AP are much more likely than their peers to complete a college degree on time. We recommend that all college-bound Juniors and Seniors enroll in at least one and no more than three AP courses to best prepare themselves for the exciting challenges that lie ahead of them on college campuses.

  • 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

  • National School Counseling Week Begins

Tuesday, February 6th

Wednesday, February 8th

Thursday, February 9th

Friday, February 10th

  • March SAT Registration Deadline

Saturday, February 11th

  • February ACT Administration

Athletics Schedule

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

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This week, our Lion's Wrestling program captured their 100th win since the program was established in 2010. Congrats to Coach McConnell and all Lions wrestlers present and past. Words can not express how positive of an impact this program has made on our school.

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of February 12th

    • 2018-19 Courses Selected

    • Winter’s Ball Theme Days:

      • Monday---Pajama Day

      • 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


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Gloucester, NJ 08030

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