Q4 Alternative Learning Showcase on May 26th
Through our treasured partnership with Robin Hickman-Winfield (grand niece of Gordon Parks), actor Kyle Johnson from "The Learning Tree" visited GPHS last week and we dedicated a GPHS Learning Tree, and this story reached national news.
Graduation is coming up on June 6th. Read more below, and celebrate with our graduates.
Our Q4 Alternative Learning Showcase is on May 26th, in Midway Peace Park! Join us for great food, conferences, learning experiences, adventures in the park, and more.
Poem by Joseph Ballard "Sickness"
Is what I would ask if I wasn’t a witness
An uneasy feeling which wants you gone
Serving as another pawn
Lifting you up…and dropping you along
Do I deserve this
Is there regret
I’m spending time alone
Wondering what’s best
While still taking that next step
Does it mean death
To me, it does
Cause silence represents being left
So what’s a sickness
What’s crazy is I don’t know
Even being a witness
Cause I slow down
And think of my sickness
Asking, am I my sickness
Where’s the cure for that wickedness
THE GPHS LEARNING TREE
GORDON PARKS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 2022!
We're so happy for our graduates, who have navigated such significant challenges. Their success is the product of family, friends, guardians, siblings, teachers, counselors and many others. We are all joining to celebrate student success!
Here are the graduation details:
Time: 5:30 PM
Date: June 6th, 2022
Location: St. Catherine's University
5/26 PARK EVENT INFO
3:30-4:00 Conferences, food,
4:00-5:00 Awards program, FLEX Friday project info
5:00-5:30 Conferences, food
GP RECONNECT: An incentive program for students who have stopped participating in school
We want you to reconnect with Gordon Parks High School. We can help you get back on track toward graduation. To encourage you, we are offering a $25 Target Gift Card for students who complete these three GP Reconnect steps:
1) Contact your counselor to update your Graduation Plan and get a schedule.
2) Upon receiving your schedule, reach out to all your teachers.
3) After connecting with all your teachers, complete just one full week of school.
Based on completion of these criteria, you will receive a $25 Target Gift Card! (limited to one).
And new this year, is our Sustain Momentum incentive. If you return to school and "sustain momentum" you can continue earning incentives till you qualify Credit Program Incentives!
GPHS Credit Earning Incentives
1-2 classes (or 14-28% of your classes): $5 Target Gift Card
3-4 classes (or 29-50% of your classes): $10 Target Gift Card
5-6 classes (or 51-99% of your classes): $25 Target Gift Card
Honor Roll (100% of your classes): $50 Gift Card
You can earn these incentives each 3-week cycle till the end of the 2022 school year!