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Gloucester High School - Newsletter- January 19, 2018

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Partnership. Performance. Pride.

Hello Parents,

Our first morning of professional learning communities was successful on a number of levels. 13 of our staff members became certified users of one of our favorite instructional resources, a warehouse of interactive content aimed at bridging the gap between learning and mastery by the name of Albert. We started to introduce the Cornell Note-Taking strategies to all 9th grade academic teachers. Progress continued with our transition of moving all electronic materials "to the cloud." Our Junior class did an outstanding job on their SAT practice test and now have more than 60 days to dive into their personalized practice materials prior to taking the SAT during our school day on March 21st.

We are preparing to administer midterm exams next Tuesday through Friday. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 each of these days. Nearly all of these assessments will be taken on student devices. Students should make sure to have their device with them. Students without a device are sent with their unique test code to our Media Center to complete their midterm exam under the supervision of various staff members.

The video below exhibits the slight changes you can anticipate with student drop-off beginning Monday, January 29th. These changes are being made to maximize safety for all members of our school community.

Here's hoping that we're a couple of weeks away from getting ready to support the Eagles in Super Bowl LII...

In Partnership,

Sean Gorman

New Traffic Pattern 2018


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Monday, January 22nd

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • 8:25 - 10:30: Period 1 Midterm Exam

  • 10:50 - 12:50: Period 2 Midterm Exam

Wednesday, January 24th

  • 8:25 - 10:30: Period 3 Midterm Exam

  • 10:50 - 12:50: Period 6 Midterm Exam

Thursday, January 25th

  • 8:25 - 10:30: Period 7 Midterm Exam

  • 10:50 - 12:50: Period 5 Midterm Exam

Friday, January 26th

  • 8:25 - 10:30: Period 8 Midterm Exam

  • 10:50 - 12:50: Period 4 Midterm Exam

  • 2018-2019 Course Selection Newsletter

Athletics Schedule

Monday, January 22nd

  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Pitman- 5:30pm

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • JV Boys Basketball vs. Clayton-4:00pm

  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Clayton- 5:30pm

  • Varsity Swimming vs. Gloucester Catholic @ GCIT- 7:30pm

Thursday, January 24th

  • JV Girls Basketball vs. Buena- 4:00pm

  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Buena-5:30pm

Friday, January 25th

  • JV/V Wrestling vs. Gloucester Catholic- 7:00pm

Saturday, January 26th

  • Varsity Swimming (SJISA) Championships @ GCIT- 9:00am

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We asked the Class of 2019 to rise to the approaching challenge of the March 21st SAT School Day testing by reporting to school two hours before all other grade levels. Our Juniors continue to show signs of being an impressively unique class who appreciate the strength of the correlation between commitment and success.

Upcoming Events:

    • Week of January 29th - Prescription Drug Awareness Week

    • January 29th - End of Marking Period 2/Semester 1

    • January 29th - 2018-2019 Course Selection Presentations to Grades 9-11

    • January 30th - Study Hall Presentations regarding NCAA recruiting and eligibility

    • January 30th - ASVAB administration @ GHS

    • January 31st - Jrs complete Naviance College Search Process

    • February 1st - “Gloucester’s Got Talent” Show

    • February 1st - Soph’s complete Naviance Career Interest Inventory

    • February 2nd - Groundhog Day

    • February 2nd - Elective Fair

    • Week of February 5th - National School Counseling Week

    • February 5th - Soph & Jr Study Hall Meetings - Interpreting Naviance Results

    • February 9th - March SAT Registration Deadline

    • February 10th - February ACT Administration

    • Week of February 12th

      • Theme Days held throughout week leading up to Winter Ball

      • 2018-19 Courses Selected by all 9th-11th Grade Students in PE/Health Classes

    • February 14th - Valentine’s Day

    • February 14th - AM Professional Learning Communities-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

    • Week of February 19th - Course Selection Presentation to 8th Grade Students at Gloucester Middle School and Alice Costello School

    • February 19th - President’s Day

    • February 20th - Senior trip payment opportunity for Juniors

    • February 20th - 2nd FAFSA Workshop @ GHS

    • Week of February 26th - College Week

    • February 26th - Peer Mentor Program: Dating Violence w/ Gloucester City Police Dept.

    • March 1st - College Acceptance Celebration Lunch


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