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GHS Theatre Debuts Fall Musical

The first production of the GHS Theatre performance "Urinetown" was a big hit! There are three shows remaining and the comedy and music in the play is outstanding.

About the show:
In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” After too long under the heel of the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like.” A brilliant satire modeled off the plays of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp.

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Thomas Earns All-State Journalism

The UIL announced that GHS student Jacqueline Thomas has been named to the 2016-2017 All-State Journalism Staff. To become a member of the All-State Staff, students must accumulate points over the year based on their achievements at UIL journalism competitions and other writing and publication contests. The students must then apply to UIL to become a member of the staff. Congratulations Jaqueline on this prestigious honor!

GJHS Honors Super Students

Students at GJHS were nominated by their teachers for showing the most improvement for the 6 weeks or for being the top student in their class. Students were presented a Super G t-shirt from GJH Principal, Mr. Glancy and the GJH Leopard.

Students receiving the recognition include:

Mathematics: Tate Rains, Ian Ramos, Benny Rodriguez, Kaden Polk, Lillian Tate, Nic Leach, Adriana Lopez, Kathy Ochoa, Arriana Yarborough, Cheyanne Ramirez, and Angel Gotlewski. Not pictured: Tristen Rickman.

Science: Merlin Giles, Mason Bean, Christian Mena, Reese McElreath, Leonardo Elias and Alexis Menchaca.

English are: Aedan Kemp, Adrian Olvera, Celeste Noble, Ashton Johnson, Alan DeLeon and Aidan Sanders-Scott. Not pictured: Tristen Rickman and Ariel Ertel.

Social Studies: Peyton John, Paola Rico, Alayna Elemen, Edith Buys, Ivania Balderas, Celine Alzubi, Miguel Bustos and Alexander Vogelsong. Also included: Alexis Samuel for Electives.

Electives: Brittney Magallanes, Leonardo Elias, Gavin Emerson, Kaitlyn Wyatt and Jesus Melchor. Not pictured: Gavin Emerson, Alexis Samuel and Christian Brawner.

See all the students who were selected at our facebook page, www.facebook.com/gainesvillejuniorhigh.

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United Sound: Enriching Lives through Music

Wednesday was a BIG day for our United Sound band students! These new musicians from Mr. Firth’s class have been mentored by the Jazz Band students every Wednesday after school for the past month. Last week they were able to pick out their instrument of choice and on Wednesday, they got to play it for the first time! United Sound is a unique opportunity brought to GHS for the first time this year. Later in the year, these students will perform in concert with their peer mentors. What an amazing opportunity for all of these students! For more information on the United Sound program, visit www.unitedsound.org.
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Summer Reading Contest Winners

Two freshmen students, Lily Kemp and Desiree Stephens participated in the GHS Library Summer Reading Contest. Lily won the contest by reading 24 books this summer from June 6 - August 19, and Desiree got second. She read 17 books during that time. They both will receive a gift certificate from Barnes &Noble.

Living Museum

The 5th grade students at Lee worked on a Living Museum project this month. Each students picked an influential person, reseached their lives, wrote a paper, and displayed a "living museum" for their parents and peers. They did a wonderful job! For more pictures of the museum, visit the Lee facebook page: www.facebook.com/leeintermediate.

Let's Celebrate!

Mrs. Hawkins third grade class spent today celebrating all of their successes this year with class awards! Students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in Math and Reading.

Dawson Earns State Recognition

Exciting news from GHS Theatre Troupe #7988! Our very own Niaomi Dawson was selected to perform as part of the cast of the Closing Ceremonies of the 2017 Texas Thespian State Festival. Niaomi will train and perform alongside 27 other Texas Thespians AND professional actress Mamie Parris, who is currently appearing on Broadway as Grisabella in Cats. Niaomi will be representing her troupe as she performs on the mainstage in front of all 7000 Texas Thespians! We couldn't be more proud!
Congrats Niaomi!

GABC Donates $2,000 from Pink Out Shirt Sales

Thank you to the Athletic Booster Club for donating all proceeds from the Pink Out shirts to the Relay For Life. This is the fourth year the GABC has made a generous donation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause!

Head Start and Edison Celebrate 50th Day of School!

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Innovative Teaching Grant Application

Applications due November 15!

Basketball Schedules

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Front row: Doug Wade (Secretary), Corey Hardin (President), Will Presson, Marvin Royal

Back row: Mike Schmitz (Vice President), Mike Rosenberg, Phil Neelley, Dr. Jeff Brasher

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