High School Weekly Update
Happy New Year!
There is something special about the beginning of a new year. It is almost like the start of a school year or a fresh covering of snow (which I hope we see some this year). It brings a sense of cleansing. It provides a refreshing opportunity. It allows us to think we’ve turned a page and that we have a chance to start anew.
We have indeed turned a page and the year 2022 is behind us. 2023 is an opportunity to do something new, to make changes, to restart. Yes, it is only changing a number but it is not about the practical. It is about the perceptual. If we perceive that we can do something, then we will likely achieve it. For some, that means we make resolutions. For others, we set goals. Some simply do nothing but hope for a better year. Whichever appraoch you take, please hear me on this: You Have A Choice! You really do. You have a choice to make better grades. You have a choice to change directions. You have a choice at a great many things such as happiness, success, health, and more. It is up to you. I hope you will use the changing of a date on the calendar as the inspiration you need to choose better for yourself. You can do it! You have the power. You can choose.
The new year also brings a few new events that I want to share. Earlier today, I sent an email detailing our upcoming Mental Wellness Day occurring next Thursday, January 12. If you haven’t been able to read it, I hope you will check it out. If you didn’t receive it, please let me know. We will also be hosting a special speaker on Tuesday, January 10. He will be presenting to our high school students in an assembly during the day and then conducting a special parent session at 6:30 that evening. Check out the flyer below for more information.
We have sign up forms for both of these events. Here are the links in case you missed them earlier:
I hope you will partner with us at one or both of these events as we work together to develop strong and safe young men and women.
As always, You Matter! All of you!
GSDS Lottery 2023-2024
Prospective Student Night
Knight of the Week
"Matayah is a wonderful student to have in class. She keeps up with her assignments and has good grades. She is always willing to help out a friend and her positivity is infectious."
Way to go, Matayah!
Are You Ready to Dance?
2nd Semester Schedule Change
Knight Time will be a time for the following activities to occur: clubs, tutoring, quiz and test make-ups, etc. Students who drive are permitted to leave if they do not have anything scheduled. However, if a student leaves campus but needs to return to retrieve a sibling or attend a practice, they should not return back to campus until after dismissal at 3:25 to accommodate middle school dismissal. Students who will remain on campus but do not need to meet with a teacher must wait in the Commons for their ride.
The yearbook is in need of business ads! If you know someone who might be interested in advertising their business and supporting the GS Yearbook, please contact Ms. Harrington at email@example.com.
Seniors! If you want a senior ad in the yearbook, they must be purchased and created before February 9, 2023! Email Ms. Harrington with any questions!
Upcoming Athletic Events
Together in Education
The Spirit Shack is full of new GSDS wear! Check out our online store at https://gray-stone-store.square.site. Select your items and pay online. We will have your order ready for pickup the following Friday at the Shack. The Spirit Shack is also open during all lunches on Fridays.
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