GHS Update

December 16, 2019

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Five Leopards make All area band

This past Saturday, 19 of our band students auditioned for the ATSSB Region 2 All-Region Band. 8 of our students were selected for the band. They are: Keller Neu, Alto Saxophone; Emanuel Vargas, Baritone Saxophone; Louis Garcia, Trumpet; Harmony Rutherford, French Horn; Melody Rutherford, Trombone, Aedan Kemp, Trombone; Eduardo Huerta, Bass Trombone; and Mauricio Millan, Tuba.

Five of those students, Emanuel, Harmony, Melody, Aedan, and Eduardo were selected for the All-Area Band, and will be auditioning in January for a seat in the All-State Band. Congratulations to our band students, and Go Redcoats!

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GHS STEM and UNT TRIO Talent Search Team Up!

UNT TRIO Talent Search (TS) program has received grant funding to a support a GHS STEM Club. The grant was proposed by GHS STEM teacher, Mr. Freeman. There will be five units that will cover a variety of STEM topics (drones, coding, robotics, etc) and will involve 12-15 students each unit. Students will meet every other week to work on projects/homework/peer-tutoring. The grant will cover all costs (including after-school snacks) or materials and salaries. There will also be a few field trips for students to explore their hard-work.

How do students join SSC?

Students must complete a TS application (current members do not have to reapply) and show their interest through our TBA application process. There will be an interest meeting early January.

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Parents of Graduating Seniors...

1. Senior picture retakes are Monday, December 16 in the GHS Library.

2. Jostens has extended their early bird pricing two additional days! If you have not already done so, please place your graduation order online before midnight Sunday December 15th to take advantage of this final opportunity to save. You may order online 24x7 at or by phone today only at 1-800 JOSTENS (567-8367).

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FFA receives honors at district banquet

On Monday, Gainesville FFA members attended the 2019 District Banquet at Aubrey High School. We were able to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, and accept the following banners:

1st place Spanish Creed Speaking LDE

2nd place Milk Quality and Products CDE

3rd place Vet Science CDE

3rd place Senior Skills LDE

3rd place Poultry Judging CDE

Congratulations to ALL of the Gainesville FFA members that competed in these events!

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Academic UIL Leopards shine!!!

Ms. (Coach) Hogye took our UIL Team to compete in Argyle against top competition and they Did outstanding...

1st place Number Sense team in the 11th &12th grade division
Nolan Gardner placed 6th within the 9th & 10th grade division as well!

Taryn Jones placed in 2nd Feature Writing
Harmony Rutherford placed 6th in News Writing
Lily Kemp placed 1st and 2nd in Headline Writing and Editorial Writing.

Anthony Larraga placed 6th in both Current Events and Persuasive Extemp.

Tucker Craft and Elijah Chisholm placed 5th in CX Debate.

The Current Events Team placed 3rd overall.
The Spelling Team placed 2nd overall.

GISD Fine Arts Extravaganza

GHS Band, Choir and Theater Arts all performed at the 3rd annual GISD Fine Arts Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 10. Gainesville Junior High performed as well.
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Merry Christmas to all in the Leopard Family

Christmas vacation will run from December 23 to January 6. The school will closed during those dates. Classes resume on Tuesday, January 7. Have a wonderful break!
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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, December 16

GHS Night at GISD Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 17

GHS Winter Choir Concert, 7:30

Girls BB vs. Valley View

Friday, December 20

Boys BB vs. Iowa Park

End of First Semester