George Ranch H.S.

Longhorn News 10-27-2019

A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Good Afternoon GRHS Longhorns,

Congrats to our GR swim team on the BIG WIN over Fulshear! Please come out Tuesday to support them against Fort Bend Bush! Start with our Volleyball teams as they take on Pearland! We want a HUGE crowd! Thursday is our next home football game against Strake for our BLACK OUT game! Let's get ROWDY and SHOW UP BIG to support our GR Teams this week!

Hope you were able to catch one of the Mama Mia was SPECTACULAR! Kudos to everyone that had a hand in making it happen!

Kudos to our GR Band for making FIRST DIVISION, true testament to what hard work will get you!

  • Campus Weekly Announcements
  • Last day to register for College Tour Opportunity
  • Picture Retakes (for the yearbook) for Juniors, Sophmores, and Freshman 10/30
  • Multiple Scholarship Opportunities
  • Character Counts - October - RESPECT (flyer)
  • Counselor's Corner Newsletter
  • Vaping Town Hall Meeting Flyer
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10/28 - SENIOR ASSEMBLY @ 3rd Period in the Auditorium!

All seniors will report to the Auditorium on Monday at 3rd period for a 20 minute SENIOR ONLY presentation. They will be returning to 3rd period as soon as we finish! Any senior that has late arrival will report straight to the auditorium for 3rd period. We will be handing out something JUST FOR THEM! #seniorperks

10/30 PICTURE RETAKES (YEARBOOK PICTURE) for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders!

Picture retake day for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders is Wednesday, October 30th at George Ranch High School. Lifetouch Photography will be on campus next Wednesday for retakes. Students wanting a retake of their photo must return the original package to Lifetouch before their new picture will be taken. Information was sent home with students Friday. If there are questions, please contact Mr. Terrando in Room 1419.
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Weekly Campus Announcements (10/18-10-24)

ABC's - Purse Bingo is Back!

November 3rd 2:00-5:00 At Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Bldg D. Play bingo and win designer Purses! Go to to get your tickets! Limited seating! (see flyer)

Come Join Fellowship of Christian Athlete (FCA) Meetings!

FCA will meet Friday's in room 2000 at 7:45 am. Please join us for fun, fellowship & Food. All are welcome to come and join! For more information please see Coach Mitchell in room 2000 or Coach Pierce in portable GR4. We are also looking for parent volunteers to help facilitate community projects and outreach. If you are interested, please email Coach Pierce at


The wrestling team will begin after school practices and tryouts on Monday, October 28th from 4:00-6:00. In order to participate you must turn in a physical to the athletic trainers. If you plan on attending tryouts you must contact either Coach Kirby in room 2438 / 1312 or Coach Prusac in room 1441 as soon as possible to receive all pertinent information and equipment. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Coach Kirby at

Change of Start Date for Adult French Classes
Ms. Harris is offering 5 adult sessions in Beginning French. The focus of the sessions will be on speaking and listening. When: Sessions are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Session dates are Tuesday, November 5, 12, and 19 and December 3 and 10. (Please note: This is a change from the original start date of October 22, due to the World Series Games 1 (on the 22nd) and 6 (on the 29th). Where: Classes will be held at George Ranch High School, Room 1414. Cost: Sessions are free, but Ms. Harris will gladly accept donations for her student clubs. Class size: Classes are limited to 30 students. To register, please e-mail with the subject “Adult French Class.” Merci!

AP Field of Dreams:

Students who scored a 4 or a 5 on their spring 2019 AP exams will be receiving an AP yard sign at the Field of Dreams ceremony. Please stop by office 1301 to make sure your name is listed if you scored a 4 or 5. Please see Mrs. Reeves in 1301 or email her with any questions.


Want to help animals in your community? Come join Save Our Strays! The remind is @kf4f2f to 81010 You can earn service hours while you work with some furry friends.

Ramos Law Group Scholarship:

Ramos Law Group is offering a scholarship opportunity for high school senior students. The scholarship is worth $1,000. To apply, students will need to write a 1,000-word essay describing the impact of divorce on children. However, they do not need to come from a divorced household. Please click on the link below for more details about the scholarship and the scholarship application.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements: • Must be Black/African American. • Must excel academically. • Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential. • Must participate in community service activities. • Demonstrate financial need. • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. • Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. Early Applicant Scholarship Deadline: November 1 and final Scholarship Deadline: January 9. (see PDF below)

Brazos Valley Credit Union Scholarship

To be eligible, applicants must: • Be a current member of BVSCU in good standing or join BVSCU by February 28, 2020 • Be a high school senior and on schedule to graduate from an accredited school • Submit all required documents with application. Incomplete application will not be considered • Provide a college acceptance letter from an accredited U.S. university or college. • Have a G.P.A that reflects a 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident. Application Deadline is February 28, 2020 (see PDF below)


Parents, get access to your student's Canvas courses! Create your account today! By creating your parent account you will gain a “view only” access to see your child’s course work! You will have access to information such as calendar reminders, announcements, assignments, class notes, and more. All you need is your Skyward email address! Visit for step by step help!

Independent Petroleum Association of America Externship Summer Program for current junior, senior, and college freshmen students.

The IPAA/PESA Externship Program provides professional development and a job shadowing opportunity for future STEM and business students at various Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth petroleum exploration, production and service company locations.

Eligibility Requirements: Students should be current juniors, seniors and college freshmen with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA (4.0, or 3.25/5.0). Students should be U.S. citizens, ages 17-20. Students should exceed the school’s conduct requirements. Students must be college-bound and planning to enroll in STEM or business fields and show interest in pursuing a career in the energy industry. Students must have availability and flexibility for the first month of the summer as extern-sponsoring company constraints may change. Students are selected by assistant principals, academic coordinators, teachers and IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center staff.
Application Instructions:
- Students may register at

- Students will need to create an account
- Once creating an account, you will see on the right side of the page "Course Catalog" tab
- You will click on the course catalog tab and click on the first two modules. The first two modules are an overview of the company and information about the externship program.
- After completing the first two modules, students can apply for the program for $25.
- The application, essay, and resume will be completed through module 3 and 4. (please note this needs to be completed by November 30).
If you have any questions about registering for the program. Please contact Ms. Castro at

Ronald McDonald House Houston's 10th Annual Trafigura Run for the House is December 7th, 2019

GR is forming our first teen-led team. The Texas Medical Center is home to 21 world-renowned hospitals and is the largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions in the world. It serves over 7.2 million patients each year and many families come from all over the globe to get the best medical care for their children. The Ronald McDonald House Houston provides a home away from home for these families, and is very special to my own family as the House in Michigan provided a home away from home for my mom when I was diagnosed with severe congenital heart disease before I was born and received a heart transplant at 19 days old. Join me, Josh Loya, on team “Got Heart?” and help raise money for this worthy cause. Please see the flyer below and my fundraising website for details on how you can support my team and benefit this very worthy cause that helps to save so many lives. Students, staff, and parents are all welcome to join my team and make donations at the link below:

Senior Students! Texas State Technical College will be on campus December 3

During all lunches TSTC will be here to assist senior students who are interested in applying to TSTC for Fall 2020. Students who are interested in attending this event, please register at the link listed below. If you have any questions or issues with the link, please email Mrs. Ford at Registration Link:


Calling all 2020 Seniors It's not too late to sign up for the trip to Paris & Amsterdam with Mrs. Bracksieck. It's going to be an amazing experience, including exploring some of the 165 water canals in Amsterdam and painting in the streets of Paris....while we indulge in cheese, chocolate and french fries. Please see Mrs. Bracksieck in room 1412 if you are interested or email her at: There are just a few spots left!

Italy, Albania, and Croatia Trip Opportunity!

If you like adventure and learning about new cultures, join us in a trip to Italy, Albania and Croatia. These may not be places you think of going, but joining with a group of students is a great way to see different places. If you are a junior or senior it's not too late to sign up for this trip. Do something different and choose to see the places not everyone goes to. It's going to be an amazing experience, You will get to see the Vatican, Pompeii (the city buried by a volcano), castles, and the beautiful beaches of Croatia. If you are interested sign up soon. Contact Mrs. Kroeker in room 1425 or email her at

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Last Day to Register! College Tour Opportunity! Congrats to Lauren Sebesta for being our PTO Raffle Winner!

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Brazos Valley and Ron Brown Scholarship Opportunities! Click on the PDF's below!

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Click the link below for the October Counselors Corner Newsletter!

Need to Leave Early? Here's The Protocol!

Email Mrs. Duran for passes.

  • All emails for a student’s early release must be 2 hours in advance of the time the student is leaving campus.
  • A students must be a GRHS registered driver in order to leave campus. All others have to be signed out and picked up by an adult on Skyward's emergency contact list.
  • Only siblings can leave campus together. Students can NOT leave with friends.
  • No emails would be processed after 1:30 pm.
  • No student check out (even by an adult that is listed on the emergency contact list) after 3:10 PM daily.


  • Lanyards/ID's are now mandatory to be worn from 8:15-3:30 every day. If your child does not have an ID (visible on the top half of their body) they will not be allowed to use their personal technology device at all during the day or leave the classroom for any reason (unless it is an emergency) If they refuse to adhere to the expectation then non-compliance consequences will be issued through a referral. Consequences include, devices being collected and brought to supervising administrator, lunch detention, and ISS if this is repetitive. This policy is a safety protocol that has been in place since the second week of school, so they have had plenty of time to adjust. They are reminded daily on announcements by me personally. If your child needs a new ID they can purchase one in the library for $5 from 7:45-8:10 am and during lunches (with approval and a pass from an administrator in the cafe). Help us by having them take it out and show you. I will say about 2/3rds of our campus is wearing theirs, so I appreciate them helping us out by demonstrating responsibility and showing respectfulness by following the rule. Of the remaining half, 90% of them have it with them in their backpack, they just need to wear it. This is easy, we just need a little push on the home front if you would be so kind and help us make this expectation a habit.

  • Dress Code Expectations are in effect (this has been much better, but we are still monitoring it closely). Any student that is out of dress code will be sent to their administrator to change. If they refuse, they will be issued ISS for the day.

What's Canvas? A ONE STOP ACADEMIC SHOP for your Longhorns!

Parents get access to your student’s Canvas courses! See Calendar reminders, announcements, assignments, class notes, and more! All you need is your Skyward email address! Follow the directions on the link below for more help!

Contact Our GRHS Admin Team!

Heather Patterson - Principal

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan)

Kayse Lazar -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hov)

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split How-Mom)

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac)

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z)

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator

Contact Our GRHS Counseling Team!

Our counselors can assist your student with scheduling questions or any other student concern they can help with. Email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student Last Name)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan)

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom)

Amanda Gloff (alpha split Mon-Sac)

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z)

Carin Reeves 504/AP

Save the Date! 2020 GRHS Graduation - May 30th @ 7:00 PM - Merrell Center (Katy)

2019-2020 GRHS Bell Schedule

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