GHS Update

February 17, 2020

State Bound!

The headline this week stays the same but the name changes. Jasper Conner's animated film has made it past the 3 preliminary rounds and has advanced to the State UIL Film Finals! Only six short films spanning 4A through 6A made the finals. His film will be presented along with the other State Finalists in Austin at the Paramount Theater on February 25th! Thanks to Coach Wilkerson, this is the 1st year we have entered films into the UIL Film contest and it is proving to be a success!

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Gainesville Rotary Club- Students of the Month

On Wednesday, our counselor Ms. Rich, took six students to the Gainesville Civic Center to be honored by the Rotary Club as their students of the month for December through February!

The students- Sofia Collantes, Andrea Barcenas, Harmony Rutherford, Jesus Alvarez, Daniel Buenos Aires and Matthew Tan- were selected based on class rank, community service and school involvement.
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PSAT Parent Neeting Monday, Feb. 24 Freshman- 6:00; Juniors 7:00

There will be a PSAT meeting for Junior (7:00) and Freshmen (6:00) parents on Monday, February 24 in the GHS Library that will explain PSAT scoring and what it means for your child. Students can already access their scores using there College Board account. Parents will receive a paper copy at the meeting. Our sophomores will take the PSAT on March 10.

Leopard Soccer vs. Anna

Our Leopards opened district with a thrilling 1-0 win over Anna on Friday night. The Leopards dominated play throughout the game but missed numerous opportunities and hit the pole twice. The boys were able to break the tie with :55 seconds left in the game from a pass from Jaime Guerrero to Gabriel Nevarez. Leopards next game is Monday at Melissa.

The Lady Leopards tied Anna 0-0 in its opening district match on Friday night. The girls were able to dominate the possession throughout the game but struggled to have any clear opportunities to score. Daniela Marin and the defense with another shutout. The Lady Leopards face 2019 state finalist Melissa on Monday at 5:30 in Melissa. Big Thanks to Ms. Boswell for the pictures!

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Leopards compete at NSDA (National Speech and Debate Assoc)

Congratulations to Eduardo Diaz and Harmony Rutherford who finished as 1st alternates for the Nationals Duo Competition in Albuquerque, NM. It was these students first year competing in this event. Big Thanks to Ms. Waldo for sponsoring/ coaching them!

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Pitmasters compete at SMU

No classes on Monday, Friday 17.

GHS will be closed on Monday, February 17. We will resume classes on Tuesday, February 18.

Junior Class ring orders

Josten's visited GHS during luch on Tuesday to begin taking orders for class rings for the Class of 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Osterman, Senior Class sponsor
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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.


Monday, February 17

Girls/ Boys BB @ Melissa

Tuesday, February 18

Boys BB vs. Anna

Softball vs. Callisburg

JV Soccer vs. Northwest

GISD Board Meeting

Thursday, February 20

Softball @ Whitesboro Tourney

Powerlifting @ Prosper

Friday, February 21

Tennis @ Lake Dallas

Softball @ Whitesboro Tourney

Girls/ Boys Soccer vs. Bonham

Baseball @ Bonham

Saturday, February 22

GISD Job Fair 9:00 - 3:00