GHS Update

November 18, 2019

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GISD Students of the month and Teacher of the Month!

The GHS Students of the Month are Adriana Galano and Tucker Craft. Our own Ms. Wells was chosen as GISD Teacher of the Month!

Adriana was nominated by Coach Vanlandingham and Ms. Sims: "Adriana has a good attitude about everything, is a hard worker, and is extremely respectful. She makes an effort to get to know new students and is kind to everyone. During volleyball season Adriana would practice for 2 hours after school, then go to Matilda practice afterwards, which shows how dedicated she is to the activities she is involved in."

Tucker was nominated by Ms. Wells, Mr. Whitson and Mr. Bevers: "Tucker is driven by his love of learning. He is inquisitive and passionate about anything he does. Amazing scholar."

Ms. Wells was chosen for her dedication to GHS students and support in their extracurricular endeavours. She is the Academic UIL Coordinator and teaches dual credit Biology and Forensics. Just like Adriana and Tucker, she was in Matilda!

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ASVAB Testing

On Friday, November 22, Juniors and Seniors who have signed up with a counselor, will take the ASVAB. The ASVAB is required for military service but used in many other ways. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Strait, ext. 5452.
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Pouncil Advances to Area

Andrew Carroll and Desmond Pouncil competed in the TMEA Pre-Area choral auditions on Thursday. Desmond will be advancing to the next level of competition and will be competing for a seat in the Small School Region State Choir. Also performing admirably this evening was Mr. Andrew Carroll who received 12th chair and is as of this evening considered amongst the top twelve singers in the State for our Region. This is part of a very beneficial long term of study of music and is the second level of a three level process on the way to the State Choir that performs at the Texas Music Educators Association.
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Craft to state!

Tucker Craft became the third Gainesville Leopard to qualify for UIL state this year! Last Saturday, he placed 2nd in UIL Congressional Debate at Region 11. Only the top three qualifiers make it with Region 11 considered one of the toughest. Tucker is flanked by two other GHS participants Anthony Larraga and Elijah Chisolm.
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Talent Search Update!

Students were able to attend a field trip to Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco. They toured their automotive mechanics, culinary and aircraft mechanics programs.

Students who are currently in pre-calculus were allowed to sign up for the SAT in November. They each completed test prep, and we should be getting PSAT and SAT scores back before Christmas break. A big thanks to Mr. Theriot, who taught the math portion of our after school test prep session and has volunteered to work with students on their math skills.

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FFA representing...

Gainesville FFA spent last Monday afternoon braving the brutal weather, and competing in the District V Leadership Development Events hosted by Krum High School. District V includes 15 schools throughout Cooke and Denton counties.

We are so proud to announce the following placings:

Marian Motomochi placed 1st in the Spanish Creed Speaking Contest

Senior Skills Team placed 3rd - Anna Smith, Taylor Skaggs, and Marian Motomochi

Public Relations Team placed 5th - Maria Arrellano and Natalie Putnam

Greenhand Quiz Team placed 7th - Mason Bean, Bryce Martin, RaeAnn Wolf, and Katelyn Murphy

Leopards to playoffs!

Our Leopards will take on the Pampa Harvesters at 7:00, Friday in Vernon in Round 1 of the UIL State Football Playoffs.
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Parking Passes

All vehicles parked in the student parking lot will be required to have a parking pass. To obtain a parking pass, the student must bring $5, driver's license, proof of insurance, and picture of their license plate to the front desk. Students must also have a drug testing consent form on file.

Beginning Tuesday, August 27, all vehicles in student parking that do not have the required permit will be formally warned with an orange warning sticker.

Beginning Monday, September 16, all vehicles in student parking without the required permit will be towed.

Thank you for helping us keep our campuses safe and secure!

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Parent Reminders

ENTRANCE: Parents and other visitors to our campus may only enter through the main office on the east side of the building. The gym side doors are for student entry only.

DROP OFF/PICK UP: The parent drop off/pick up is on the west (gym side) of the building. Please use the parking lot to enter and exit. The loop on the south side is for buses only.

ID Badges

Remember: Student will be required to wear ID badges. It is a campus security measure that are implementing this year. ID Badges must be worn at all times while on campus.
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FOOD Deliveries

Students may have food brought to them from parents, guardians and family members. They may NOT order it and have it delivered.

Cell Phones

We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.

Just as a reminder:

Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.

Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.

● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.

● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.

■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.


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