The Mustang Minute

11-30-15

Principal's Message

The winter weather came very quickly. I truly hope that everyone had a wonderful week off. It was great to spend time with my wife and our daughters. It is hard to believe that we have only 3 weeks left until the holiday break. This is the time to talk with your students about finishing strong and staying focused as the semester exams quickly approach. This is also an extremely busy time of the year, so please take a look at the calendar each week to stay updated. Below you will find the Exam Exemptions information policy. If you have questions, please let us know.

Counselors' Corner

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE A JUNIOR MEETING! Counselors visited Junior English classes the week of Nov. 9th. Our presentation included transcript reviews, addressed post high school planning and resources to assist with planning. Junior parents and students who would like to meet with their student’s counselor for an individual meeting can schedule an appointment by visiting the GHS counseling webpage. Please view the Junior Meeting emaze presentation on the website before your appointment.

Counselors will be visiting Sophomore English classes the week we return from Thanksgiving Break. Students will have the opportunity to review their transcripts, hear information about preparation for their Junior year course selections, and explore Career Cruising for post-secondary planning.

For additional information check out our Counseling Newsletter.

Fall Exam 2015 Exemption Information

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National Honor Society Information

Juniors need to start getting documented service hours if they plan to join National Honor Society in the spring of their junior year. Your son or daughter can donate their time to any non-profit organization that is not school-related. Nonprofit groups you can consider are: GRACE, Grapevine Public Library, Baylor Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, National Charity League, Grapevine Historic Society, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, nursing homes, etc… They should also begin trying to gain leadership hours that can be documented. Leadership Examples: shift leader or trainer at their job, holding an office or chairing a committee in a club or at church, mosque or temple, serving as captain of a team and editor on the newspaper staff. NHS applications are due by noon on January 21st in room 114 or 112. Two seminars will be held about “How to Fill out the NHS Application” on January 7th at 4:00 pm in room 114 and on January 8th at 8:00 am in room 114. Please encourage your son or daughter to attend one of these seminars. NHS application forms can be found on the NHS page via the Activities tab on the GHS website. Students must have a 4.25 GPA to apply.

Yearbook Sales

Online yearbook sales are now open! Please visit www.smart-pay.com and follow the instructions to purchase your 2016 Mustang Yearbook. The cost is $75, payable by credit card, debit card or check.

Extended Day Tutoring:

Extended Day is available to all GHS students every Monday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 am and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the library, unless otherwise announced. It's an opportunity for students to get tutoring (math every session and science on Tuesdays and Thursday), complete assignments, retake tests and complete missed work. If you have any questions, please contact traci.wilson@gcisd.net

Class of 2016:

It's time to place orders for your cap and gown and commencement announcements! Order packets were distributed by Balfour at the Senior Assembly. Extra packets are available in the office. Balfour will return to GHS to take orders on Wednesday, December 9th during lunches.

Project Graduation 2016

Project Graduation 2016 is pleased to partner with KENDRA SCOTT in Southlake Town Square on December 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Twenty percent of all sales, including online orders, will go to support GHS Project Graduation for the Class of 2016. This is just in time for holiday shopping...tell all your friends!

CALENDAR

Monday, November 30 (B Day)

Extended Day 7-8:00 am

Go Center: Texas Tech University


Tuesday, December 1 (A Day)

Extended Day 4-5:00 pm

Go Center: Centenary College of Louisiana

Girls Basketball JV @ CHHS 5:00 pm

Girls Basketball Varsity @ CHHS 6:30 pm

Girls Basketball 9th @ CHHS 8:00 pm

Boys Basketball 9th Red @ Timberview 5:00 pm

Boys Basketball JV & 9th Blue @ Timberview 6:30 pm

Boys Basketball Varsity @ Timberview 8:00 pm


Wednesday, December 2 (B Day)

Extended Day 4-5:00 pm

Wrestling JV @ Flower Mound 6:00 pm


Thursday, December 3 (A Day)

NHS Meeting in Lecture Hall 8:00 am

PTSA Board Meeting 9:00 am

Extended Day 4-5:00 pm

Grapevine Parade of Lights 6:00 pm

Girls Basketball @ Canyon Tournament

Boys Basketball 9th @ Keller Central Tournament

Boys Basketball JV @ Southlake Carroll Tournament

Boys Basketball Varsity @ College Station Tournament

Girls Gymnastics @ Bell Invitational


Friday, December 4 (B Day)

Group pictures for yearbook

6 weeks Progress Reports

Debate @ Creekview Centennial Swing

Oral Interp @ Centennial HS

Boys Gymnastics @ Bell Invitational

Swim/Dive vs Lamar @ UTA

Girls Basketball @ Canyon Tournament

Boys Basketball 9th @ Keller Central Tournament

Boys Basketball JV @ Southlake Carroll Tournament

Boys Basketball Varsity @ College Station Tournament



Saturday, December 5

Cross Country Nike Cross Nationals

Boys Basketball 9th@ Keller Central Tournament

Boys Basketball JV @ Southlake Carroll Tournament

Boys Basketball Varsity @ College Station Tournament

Girls Basketball @ Canyon Tournament

Debate @ Creekview Centennial Swing

Oral Interp @ Centennial HS

Wrestling JV & Varsity @ Rockwall Invitational

Grapevine Manestream

Student on-line publication

Grapevine High School PTSA

Official website of the GHS PTSA