GHS Update

December 9, 2019

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Christmas Parade!

The annual Gainesville Christmas Parade is a huge event for the community and Gainesville FFA, Gainesville Bass Team and our Red Coat Band highlighted the event on Thursday.
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STAAR EOC Exams!

This week will be administering STAAR EOC exams to retesters who have not been successful on previous attempts. Those not testing will be in regular classes that day. The complete schedule is as follows:

Tuesday- English I

Wednesday- Algebra I

Thursday English II

Friday- U.S. History; Biology

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Tang selected as Coca Cola Scholar Semifinalist

GHS senior, Bryan Tang, has been selected as a Semifinalist in the 2019-2020 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Only 1,928 Semifinalists were chosen among over 93,000 applicants this year because of their outstanding leadership, academic achievements, and dedication to their community. Semifinalists were notified of their status and are completing detailed applications that will be evaluated by a review committee in mid-January.

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GISD Christmas Card winner!

Skyler Sneed has won the GISD Christmas Card Contest! Ms. Panagiotakos, her art teacher, raves about how talented her Art III junior is. Her artwork will be displayed on the front of the GISD Cristmas card that is sent to over 800 recipients!
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Rains signs with the Muleriders!

Briston Rains signed his letter of intent with Southern Arkansas University on Friday. He will run cross country for the the Muleriders. SAU, an NCAA Division II school, is part of the Great American Conference and is located in Magnolia, Arkansas.
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Theater Troupe attends Thespian Festival

Over the break the GHS theatre students attended the 2019 Texas State Thespian Festival. Students spent three amazing days at the Gaylord Texan convention center (among 8000 other theatre students) participating in acting and technical theatre workshops, watching shows performed by other schools, and meeting and talking with theatre professionals. The most exciting news we are proud to announce is that Senior Andrew Carroll completed the college audition and scholarship process, recieving several callbacks from college programs AND was awarded a $1000 scholarship from Texas Thespians that he can use at any college he chose to purse his theatre major
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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.

Calendar

Tuesday, December 10

Christmas Extravaganza, 6:00, GISD Auditorium

Boys BB @ Bonham

STAAR retest- English I


Wednesday, December 11

STAAR retest- Algebra I


Thursday, December 12

Girls BB @ Era

Boys BB @ Jacksboro Tournament

STAAR retest- English II


Friday, December 6

Boys BB @ Jacksboro Tournament

STAAR retest- Biology, U.S. History


Saturday, Decemebr 7

Girls Soccer @ Boswell

Boys Soccer vs. Alumni