The Grizzly Growl
Dear Grassfield High School Families,
Welcome to October and Fall 2022! Grassfield High School is focusing on the Grizzly Way and rebuilding an incredible school culture, which all lead to more academic success for our students. Thank you for your support and reinforcement of the CPS revised dress code and acceptable use policy for electronic devices.
October is a busy month with the return of One Lunch, the PSAT, Pink Out, the SOL Fall Writing Test, an SCA movie night, and the PTSA Craft Show, as just a few examples. One Lunch is a one hour lunch and activity period that provides all students an opportunity to eat lunch and also participate in club meetings, academic study sessions, exercise, or socialize with friends they may not normally see during the school day. The PSAT test is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12. Please see the additional enclosed information regarding this national test. Pink Out is an annual volleyball tradition as we raffle off gift baskets and wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. The Fall SOL Writing Test window (Jr.’s) is from October 17-28. Our national award SCA will sponsor a pajama school day and an outdoor movie night on October 21 (7-9pm). The PTSA Fall Craft Show has sold out all vendor spaces and will have something for everyone during the fair at school on Saturday, October 22.
Please review the information enclosed for important information and details that will provide important information for both parents and students. Please refer to our website and our social media sites on Twitter and Instagram for the latest information and events.
Lastly, congratulations to our incredible math teacher Mrs. Vicki ReDavid for being recognized by her colleagues as the Grassfield High School Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023.
Thank you for your support, and as always, Go Grizzlies!
Proud To Be a Grizzly,
ONE LUNCH IS BACK!
Impact Aid Cards
Dear Grassfield Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for partnering with us at Grassfield High School by filling out your Impact Aid card to ensure we receive proper funding. The Impact Aid program provides funding directly to school divisions to compensate for lost real estate revenues for federal property based on the number of federally connected students in our total enrollment. The funding we receive benefits all students, so it is important that all families complete the Impact Aid card.
To learn more about Impact Aid, visit the U.S. Department of Education website: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/impactaid.
The cream survey cards will be sent home on October 18, 2022. Please complete and return it to Grassfield High School by October 19, 2022. Cards should be returned to your student's first block teacher. If you received this card by mail, please use the provided self-addressed, stamped envelope to mail it back to the school. Directions are provided on the back of the card to assist you in completing the survey card.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Grassfield High School so we can assist you.
Thank you again for your help,
CLASS OF 2023 SENIOR NEWS
Orders for graduation caps, gowns, & tassels can be placed anytime by visiting the Jostens website. You will need to navigate to the graduation materials, and look through the different graduation packages. The most basic and required package is “Cap & Gown (C)”. All other packages contain additional, optional spirit items. Current pricing is good through October 19. After that date, prices will increase, so order now!
GHS Field of Valor Veteran's Day Salute
The Field of Valor is BACK!
Our GHS Field of Valor is a tradition aimed at generating a visual and heart-felt salute to military service members in recognition of Veterans Day through a display of American flags. Individual miniature flags can be sponsored to recognize family, friends, Grizzly alumni, Chesapeake Gold Star Service Members as part of our Field of Valor. Flag sponsorship is just $2 and flags are labeled in honor of the service member. All proceeds go to benefit our local Chesapeake veterans through Chesapeake’s own Veterans of Foreign Wars post command.
Sponsorship forms are available through Tuesday, November 1st.
The Field is planted by our students and ready for observance of the holiday. Flags are planted alphabetically and folks are encouraged to visit their flags. Our hope this year is to sponsor over 1,200 flags to fly in front of Grassfield High School and around the Cody Childers Memorial. Please consider supporting this wonderful service-learning activity.
If you would like to sponsor a flag to honor a loved one, or even a GHS alumni or teacher, payment can be sent to Grassfield High School (Attn: Kim Hammers) or made online via the OSP system. Choose one of the following options:
Option 1: Mail a sponsorship payment and use the Printable Sponsorship Form. Include one for each sponsorship.
Printable Sponsorship Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17DwqN5NijvafF8Uv7w2o9qWEiZfUsswT/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=105428158144181449742&rtpof=true&sd=true
Option 2: Online payment of sponsorship. Use the OSP link AND complete the Service Member Google Form for EACH sponsorship.
Service Member Google Form: https://forms.gle/6Anxt2fbdLwjvT9t9
Online Payment Link: https://osp.osmsinc.com/ChesapeakeVA/BVModules/ProductTemplates/Bvc2013/Product.aspx?productid=DD059-VAR5
The PSAT Test will be administered on Wed, October 12th to all 10th graders and any 9th & 11th graders who have signed up. We will start promptly at 9:05am, so get a good night's sleep and be on time to school. Testing will take students until approximately 12:30pm. Students who are not testing will remain in 1st block until testing is complete.
Wed, Oct 12, 2022, 09:00 AM
End of Marking Period 01
The end of the 1st marking period is October 6th. Please check Synergy for updated grades and Schoology for verifying completed assignments and missed work. Communicate with teachers now as we move into the 2nd marking period. Final Grade Reports will be available in Synergy on Oct. 12th.
Thu, Oct 6, 2022, 04:00 PM
Tue, Nov 8, 2022, 09:00 AM
Fall Writing SOL Test
All students currently enrolled in English 11 will be taking the English Writing SOL Test on Oct. 25th (short paper) and Oct. 27th (multiple choice). Passing this two-part test is a graduation requirement, therefore it is essential for all students who will be testing to get a good night's sleep and to be on time for the test date. Please try to plan appointments for the afternoons or on other dates to avoid missing the test session.
Tue, Oct 25, 2022, 09:00 AM
Get Your Yearbook Order In Now
PAWPRINT YEARBOOK: Purchase your copy of The Pawprint yearbook for the discounted price of $80 through Oct. 11 at www.jostens.com. Prices will increase throughout the school year and supplies are limited.
SENIOR RECOGNITION ADS: Earlybird specials are available for senior recognition ads for inclusion in The Pawprint yearbook through Oct. 21. Visit www.jostens.com for more information.
News from the Access Office
Grizzlies please visit Mr. Kelly's Virtual Office for wonderful resources and to sign up for an appointment.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO:
· Receive assistance with the FAFSA. The FAFSA became available October 1st.
· Follow Mr. Kelly on Remind
· Complete college applications
· Review scholarship opportunities-- Mr. Kelly's suggestion is that seniors approach applying for scholarships like a FIFTH class!!
· Not sure if college is your next step? Let's discuss other possible possibilities
· Please fill out the Access Fee Waiver & Release Form to be eligible for waivers to take the SAT, ACT, apply to colleges, AP test, and to apply for the eligibility center to play sports.
· Access is hosting two additional virtual financial aid workshops on October 6th. See Flyer attached.
· Access is hosting virtual college panels on October 18th and October 20th. Ask Mr. Kelly for a zoom link.
The countdown to graduation is on so let's make sure we are utilizing all available resources!
· Follow Mr. Kelly on Remind
· Check this out Preparing for College Junior Checklist
· Visit Mr. Kelly's Junior Class Lobby
· Internship possibilities Next Gen- Pathways
NOTE FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR'S DESK
The 2021-2022 sports year was a very successful one for Grassfield High School. The Grizzlies captured multiple Southeastern District Regular-Season Titles and Region 6A Championships. Grassfield also won the coveted Southeastern District Paul Gates Cup for the eleventh time and the Edward Smither Jr. Award for Sportsmanship. Congratulations to all of our sports programs and good luck in 2022-2023!