Mrs. Miller's Weekly Update

May 2- May 8, 2022

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*** SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE! ***

It is officially May, even though this weather feels more like fall than spring. It's crazy to me how quickly this school year has gone by. Our seniors have just a few weeks left of school, and the rest of the students are not far behind. Before we know it, summer will be here.


Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we have some great things to celebrate this week!

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Since 1984, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the individuals who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. This, year, staff appreciation week is May 2nd - May 6th.


Regardless of title or job description, EVERYONE employed at GHV is a "teacher". We educate our kids in academic areas, and we also help them learn and grow as people who are prepared for life beyond high school. It is most definitely a team effort in which each of us plays an important role.


We appreciate our staff every day at GHVHS, and this week we are going to do something special every day to show that appreciation.


Click the link below to see how the administrators and community members are honoring our staff Monday through Friday.

*** SEAL OF BILITERACY ***

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A seal of biliteracy is an award given by a district to recognize students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English, by high school graduation. Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 475 into law during the 2018 legislative session.


"A seal of biliteracy is important because knowing and using more than one language is a critical 21st-century skill. A seal of biliteracy:

  • Values language as an asset;
  • Recognizes the value of language diversity and cultural identity;
  • Prepares students with 21st-century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society; and
  • Provides employers, universities, and grant or scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attaining biliteracy."


To earn a seal of biliteracy is a rigorous and demanding process, and we are thrilled that 9 of our students have earned this academic honor. Congratulations to Señora Bahnsen and our talented students, pictured above.


Front Row: Matt Obermann, Cole Eenhuis, Ashton Strom, & Matt Steffensmeier

Back Row: Chloe Frank, Payton Harle, Hanna Knoll, Kylie Anderson, Kenadie Lau & Mrs. Bahnsen

*** Archery & Trapshooting ***

SPRING SPORTS

The weather has created many challenges for our school spring sports. We have a lot on the agenda this week with track, soccer, and golf. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate and we can finish out our spring season with all of our events. Fingers crossed!


Thank you for supporting our student-athletes and coaches for the countless hours of practice and dedication.


GO CARDINALS!

AS THE SCHOOL YEAR WINDS DOWN, THINK BACK TO ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES MADE THIS SCHOOL YEAR, AND ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO THE AMAZING TIMES YET TO COME!

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*** SENIOR SEASON ***

May is here, and that means all sorts of honors and recognitions for our seniors. Yesterday, several of our GHV students and other students from the North Iowa area were recognized at NIACC for the Globe Gazette Star Class. (more details next week).


We have our baccalaureate service this Wednesday and also our Senior Awards coming up on Thursday, May 12th.


SENIORS & SENIOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS - Enjoy these last few weeks, and be sure to create some awesome memories along the way!

*** SENIOR PIZZA PARTY! ***

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GHV staff honored our seniors tonight by inviting them to the Pizza Ranch on us! It was a great turnout and great food!
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Weekly Calendar

Monday, May 2

1st Day of Baseball & Softball

4:15 p.m. - Girls/Boys Golf @ North Iowa, w/ Lake Mills (Dismiss-2:35/Bus-2:45)(OR Dismiss-2:50/Bus-3:00)

4:30 p.m. - Boys & Girls Track (H)

4:30 p.m. - Trap Meet @ Osage (Osage Meet) (Dismiss-3:05/Bus-3:15)

5:00 p.m. - Girls Soccer @ Aplington-Parkersburg (Dismiss-2:30/Bus-2:40)

5:30 p.m. - Boys Soccer @ Mason City (Bus-3:45)


Tuesday, May 3

7:00 p.m. - High School Band Concert


Wednesday, May 4

One Hour Early Dismissal

7:00 p.m. - Baccalaureate - HS Auditorium


Thursday, May 5

4:00 p.m. - Boys & Girls Track - TIC Conference Meet @ Bishop Garrigan

5:30 p.m. - Girls Soccer @ Hampton-Dumont/CAL (Bus-3:55)

5:30 p.m. - Boys Soccer (H) vs. Hampton-Dumont/CAL


Friday, May 6

ACT Registration Deadline

4:00 p.m. - Boys Golf @ Clarion-Goldfield (Dismiss-2:50/Bus-3:00)


Saturday, May 7

State Large Group Music Contest @ Fort Dodge

9:00 a.m. - Trap Meet @ Austin, MN (Northwood Meet) - NOW CANCELED

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