Grand Blanc High School
May/June Newsletter 2023
Upcoming Dates: May and June
5/1-12 - AP Testing
5/3 - Senior Attendance Appeal Letters Due
5/6 - Senior Prom
5/10 - Senior Honors Night
5/18 & 19 - Senior Exams
5/19 - Senior Last Day
5/20 - Senior All night party
5/24 - Attendance Appeal Letters Due (9th-11th)
5/29 - Memorial Day (No School)
5/30 - Senior Checkout
6/1 - Graduation, Mandatory Rehearsal 9:00am, Commencement 7pm
6/7-9 - Final Exams
6/9 - Last Day of School for 9th-11th!
Follow the link to the newly released 23-24 District Calendar.
This link leads you to the announcement slides that run on our televisions around campus.
FROM THE DESK OF MR. FRAY
As the saying goes… April Showers Bring May Flowers! I’m not sure if this applies to late April snow as well, but I am hopeful that warmer weather is just around the corner!
More importantly, the month of May is a month of excitement and celebration around campus as we begin the traditional sequence of events that honor the hard work of our graduating senior class. Or students will dress to impress for Prom in Troy on May 6, receive their academic honors the evening of May 10 in the Tartoni Center, celebrate their last day of high school at the Senior All Night Party on May 20, and walk across the stage at commencement on June 1 in the brand new stadium. Campus will also be busy with 100s of students completing advanced placement exams, spring athletes chasing championships, national honor society student inductions and all students working hard to have a successful conclusion to the academic year.
Finally, I ask that everyone remind our students to stay focused and make good decisions over the final 6 weeks of school. I know the excitement of warm weather and summer break can get everyone a little “amped up,” but it is important to remain focused on a strong finish to the school year. Thank you in advance for reminding your student how important finishing the year the right way is to them and our school community.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our end of year events over the next several weeks.
Principal – GBHS
GBHS Invests In the Unseen!
Dear GBHS Parents,
The pictures shown below highlight the commitment of the staff at Grand Blanc High School to support and invest in your children's education. As you may know, the tulips that are currently blooming at our East and West Campus were planted last fall, by our teachers, as a symbol of this commitment.
The staff at GBHS understands that investing in your child's education means much more than simply providing a good education. It means investing in the unseen, the intangibles that make all the difference in a student's success. This includes creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, providing emotional support, and encouraging students to pursue their passions and interests.
We take pride in our commitment to the unseen aspects of education, and we believe that our investment in these areas will pay dividends for your child in the years to come. We are committed to fostering a community that is supportive, inclusive, and empowering for all of our students here at Grand Blanc High School.
The tulips you currently see in the planter boxes at our East and West Campus serve as a reminder of this commitment. They were planted with care and attention, just as we work with care and attention to support your child's growth and success. We want you to know that we are here for your child, and that we are committed to investing in their future.
Thank you for entrusting your child's education to us. We take this responsibility seriously, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to support your child's success.
Grand Blanc High School Teaching Staff
Please follow the link above for updates on prom, graduation, and all things senior!
Information on Senior Prom 2023
Starry Night - 2023 Prom - San Marino Club - May 6th - Troy 6-11 pm
Prom tickets were available from April 4th to April 10th for seniors using the link below.
Tickets are $90 and include dinner and transportation to and from the venue. No tickets will be available at the door. The red carpet will begin at 3 pm and end at 5 pm. The carpet will lead into the Tartoni Gym where you will wait to load the buses at 5:15 pm sharp. The buses will leave The San Marino Club at 11 pm and arrive back at Grand Blanc High School around midnight.
Buses - After you have purchased your ticket please use the link below to sign up for 1 bus (do not sign up friends) that will take you to and from the venue. You may not change this selection once you sign up. If you are bringing a guest please leave their name in the comment section.
Photographer - A professional photographer will be set up in the small gym and available from 3-4:30 pm. Please see the flyer below for package and payment options.
Guest Passes - If you would like to bring a guest you need to pick up a guest pass from the admin office at East Campus only. Guest passes must be completed and returned no later than April 14th.
Parking - Please park in the upper lot or the back of the lower lot at East Campus. The charter buses will park in the front of the lower lot.
Google Classroom Code - wmq4b6d Students, please join the Student Activities Class of 2023 Google Class for the most up to date information regarding Prom and Graduation information.
SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY (SANP)
Tickets are on Sale Now for the Senior All Night Party!
- Prices for tickets are $60 as of April 22 and t-shirt is no longer included.
- Tickets are on sale on SchoolPay. Make sure to include your shirt size!
- If paying cash, see Mrs. Bleicher (HSE) or Mrs. Russian (HSW).
- Students must RSVP HERE (also can use QR code on slide). This is not for payment.
- Volunteers Needed! Parents - Sign Up Here to Volunteer!
- Donation Needed! Donations Sign Up Here!
Bobcat Time continues to be a great success. Staff and students are engaging in interactive lessons and activities with an emphasis on positive behaviors around discipline, academics, and social interactions. All students engage in the same activities, designed to align with the current happenings at the school. Our hope for this time is to develop a stronger community in our classrooms and hallways, while also promoting behaviors that increase student success. All of our Bobcat Time lessons, activities, and materials are available to students and parents through the Bobcat Time website.
Themes for May:
5/3 - Student Created Lesson - Understanding Mental Health Resources Available to Me.
5/17 -Memory Book - Student Memories and Reflections from 2022-23 School year.
5/31 - Year in Review - Students will review 22-23 school year and identify important details for job applications, well-being, summer school, etc.
STANFORD SUMMER PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY
REPEATED INFORMATION (BUT STILL IMPORTANT) LISTED BELOW
ALL STAR DRIVERS EDUCATION IN GRAND BLANC
*All Star Drivers Education is not affiliated with Grand Blanc High School.
All questions regarding drivers education classes should be directed to the All Star office
at 734-665-7374 or through the All Star Drivers Education Website
College Board Accounts: 9th-11th Grade
Follow this link to find out more details about Early College and complete the application.
Grand Blanc has a history of award winning yearbooks! Check out our website for information and order your 22-23 Yearbook here!
GRAND BLANC DINING SERVICES
School Breakfast… We encourage all students to eat a nutritious breakfast which will better prepare them for their school day. Research shows that students who eat breakfast:
*Score better on standardized tests.
*Improve academic achievement
*Have fewer health issues
*Behave better in class.
ALL STUDENTS are eligible to participate in the school breakfast program.
If you walk, take a bus or come to school by car, you may still have breakfast at school.
If you receive a free or reduced price lunch you also receive a free or reduced price breakfast. There is no extra paper work required.
Breakfast is a bargain at $1.75
Reduced Price Breakfast is $ .30
Free priced students receive a free breakfast
Breakfast is served at both East and West Campus Cafeteria.
Breakfast is served from 7:00am - 7:20am
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - WE NEED YOU!
Interested in Substitute Teaching - contact www.EDUStaff.org. Subbing requires 60 college credits. The current district base rate, paid through EduStaff, is $95 per day plus bonus plan. See our website for details. https://www.gbcs.org/Page/3146
To be a substitute Paraprofessional, Clerical, Noon Hour, Kitchen Help, Bus driver, or bus aide - contact Century Temps at (810) 695-1606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade Specific Google Classrooms!
College & Career Resource for the Class of 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026
All students are required to join their grade-specific Google Classroom. Students - Please verify that you are in your grade-specific classroom. This will be used to communicate resources and assignments for your EDPs, resumes, Junior interviews, and other important information.