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Gloucester High School - Newsletter- January 26, 2018

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Partnership. Performance. Pride.

Hello Parents,

The administration of midterm exams went smoothly. We now find ourselves entering the second half of the 2017-2018 school year. Your child's 1st semester grades are calculated with the following formula for nearly all classes:

[(Marking Period 1 grade x 2) + (Marking Period 2 grade x 2) + Midterm Exam Grade] ÷ 5

All of these grades will be available for you to review on Thursday in our MMS Parent Portal. If you are experiencing any problems logging in to your MMS account, please reach out to our Media Specialist, Ms. Donohue at

The week ahead begins our course selection process for the 2018-2019 school year. Selecting the correct courses aligned with each individual student’s aspirations is as important to the process of making dreams become reality as committing daily to success in those courses. The video below is the first of three that I will share over the next few weeks to keep you thoroughly informed and involved in the many impactful decisions that will be made by you and your child over the next few weeks. Please make sure to discuss Monday's course overview presentation with your child as well as the information that will be presented about NCAA eligibility and recruiting on Tuesday. Your child will know the results of their college and career searches by the end of the week. These results should also be discussed and play a guiding role in selecting courses. All students will visit our annual "Elective Fair" on Friday to learn more about each GHS elective offering from students who are currently enrolled in the courses. Do not hesitate to reach out to our Guidance Department at any time that you need additional information. We are all working together in pursuit of your child's future aspirations.

I hope to see you out at Thursday night's "Gloucester's Got Talent Show." It was one of my favorite events last school year.

In Partnership,

Sean Gorman

Course Selection 2018-2019


  • What is the ASVAB? The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a multiple-choice test that helps identify which military occupations are best for every individual considering enlistment. It will be administered on a voluntary basis at GHS on Tuesday for all students 16 years of age or older who submit a completed permission form. Learn more about the material that is on the test and preparing for it here.

  • To check out some sample ASVAB questions, click here.


Monday, January 29th

  • End of Marking Period 2/Semester 1
  • Changes Implemented to Student Drop-Off Procedures
  • 2018-2019 Course Selection Presentations
    • 2nd Period: Grade 9

    • 3rd Period: Grade 10

    • 4th Period: Grade 11

  • Junior Study Hall Presentation Regarding Rowan College Option II Program
  • Homeroom Meeting: Class Officers & Student Council regarding Winter Ball

Tuesday, January 30th

  • Study Hall Presentations for Student-Athletes: NCAA Recruiting & Eligibility
  • ASVAB administration @ GHS

Wednesday, January 31st

  • Junior Homeroom Meeting: Naviance College Search Process

Thursday, February 1st

  • Sophomore Homeroom Meeting: Naviance Career Interest Inventory
  • All Semester 1 Grades Available for Parent Viewing
  • “Gloucester’s Got Talent” Show - 7 p.m.

Friday, February 2nd

  • Elective Fair
  • Groundhog Day

Changes to Student Drop-Off Procedures Begin Monday

New Traffic Pattern 2018

Athletics Schedule

Monday, January 29th

  • Bowling V/JV vs. GCIT @ Westbrook Lanes-3:45
  • JV Girls Basketball vs. N. Burlington- 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs. N. Burlington- 5:30 pm

Tuesday, January 30th

  • Swimming @ GCIT- 3:00 pm

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

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

Thursday, February 1st

  • Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Pitman-4:00 pm
  • JV Boys Basketball vs. Pitman- 4:00 pm
  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Pitman- 5:30 pm

Friday, February 2nd

  • Wrestling V/JV vs. Buena-7:00 pm

Photo of the Week

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Our December "Artist of the Month" is Senior, Danny Clifton. Danny is a well rounded artist who thinks "outside of the box" to create his artwork. He challenges himself with new techniques & mediums and is a great problem solver! He is currently enrolled in Design & Illustration and Ceramics classes and stands out in both areas.

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of February 5th - National School Counseling Week
  • February 5th - Sophomore & Junior Study Hall Meetings - Interpreting Results
  • February 9th - March SAT Registration Deadline
  • February 10th - February ACT Administration
  • Week of February 12th - Theme Days held all week leading up to Winter Ball
  • Week of February 12th - Courses Selected by all 9th-11th Students in PE/Health
  • February 13th - 100th day of 2017-2018 School Year
  • February 14th - Valentine’s Day
  • February 14th - AM PLC Morning - 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
  • February 19th - President’s Day
  • February 20th - Course Selection Presentation to Alice Costello School
  • February 20th - Senior trip payment opportunity for Juniors
  • February 20th - 2nd FAFSA Workshop @ GHS
  • February 21st - Course Selection Presentation to Gloucester Middle School
  • February 21st - Spring Athletic Physicals
  • Week of February 26th - “College Week”
  • February 26th - Peer Mentor Program: Dating Violence w/ Gloucester City Police Dept.
  • February 28th - Musical In-School Performance
  • March 1st through 3rd - Musical Performances
  • March 1st - College Acceptance Celebration Lunch
  • March 2nd - 3rd Marking Period Progress Report
  • March 2nd - Spring Sports Begin Practicing
  • March 2nd - “Read Across America” Day


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