GHS Update

February 10, 2020

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State Bound!

The GHS Redcoat Band was outstanding at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday in Sanger. They took an unprecedented 50 entries, and came home with 63 medals!

The following students certified to the State Solo and Ensemble contest on Solos: Mason Lorne, Alto Sax, Luis Avila, Tenor Sax, Emanuel Vargas, Bari Sax, Cesar Barrios, Trumpet

Harmony Rutherford, French Horn, Eduardo Huerta, Bass Trombone, Mauricio Millan, Tuba

Desmond Pouncil, Keyboard Percussion, Micah Sharpe, Keyboard Percussion and Katelyn Fryberger, Keyboard Percussion.

These students performed a Class 1 solo, which is college level literature, containing 2 and 3 pages of music, by memory, and received a first division.

Earning first divisions on a Class 1 solo, but performing with the music were Ceci Corona, Clarinet, Taryn Jones, Trumpet, Aedan Kemp, Trombone, Melody Rutherford, Trombone and

Ramiro Huerta, Euphonium

Earning Second divisions on Class 1 solos were Katie Malavar, Flute, Keller Neu, Alto Sax

Ariadna Ramos, Keyboard Percussion

Earning First Divisions on Class 2 (Typical high school level) solos were Theresa Mote, Flute,

Rory Boss, Flute, Devin Johnson, Alto Sax, Esmerelda Hernandez, Trumpet, Christian Martinez, Trombone, Allessandro Contreras, Tuba, Mason Bean, Keyboard Percussion

Earning Second Divisions on a Class 2 Solo were Jenifer Mejia, Paola Rico, Flute, Mirthsa Zimora, Flute, Melaina Denison, Clarinet, Anthony Solis, Clarinet, Fernanda Aranda, Alto Sax, and Kaitlyn Wyatt, Trumpet.

Earning a first Division on a Class 3 solo, was Joseph Craven.

State Qualifying Ensembles were Clarinet Quartet (Ceci Corona, Melaina Denison, Abby Fierro, Anthony Solis), Brass Quintet (Cesar Barios, Taryn Jones, Harmony Rutherford, Melody Rutherford, Mauricio Millan), Trumpet Trio (Esmerelda Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Kaitlyn Wyatt)

Trombone Trio (Eduardo Huerta, Ramiro Huerta, Aedan Kemp) and Percussion Ensemble (Mason Bean, Katelyn Fryberger, Brandon Graham, Jacob Morgan, Desmond Pouncil, Ariadna Ramos, Micah Sharpe, Zachary Tucker, Caleb Vega)

Earning a Second division on a Class 1 ensemble:

Flute Trio (Katie Malavar, Theresa Mote, Paola Rico)

Saxophone Quartet (Louis Avila, Mason Lorne, Keller Neu, Emanuel Vargas)

Earning a First division on a Class 3 ensemble:

Trumpet Trio 2 (Makayla Davis, Jesus Melchor, Alexa Nieves

This totals 10 soloists, and 5 ensembles including 27 Redcoats who have qualified for state on a solo, an ensemble or both. We will have additional students who will qualify for State in the Music Theory event.

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Baker signs with NWOSU

Izaiah Baker signed with Northwestern Oklahoma State in Alva, OK to play football on Thursday. The ceremony was held in the GHS Library. Congratulations to Izaiah and his family!
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Vet Med students get up close experience

Thanks to Montford Cattle Service, GHS Vet Med students were able to observe and assist in the AI process from beginning to end. In the next couple weeks, we’ll be able to check the girls for a viable pregnancy, and hopefully will be able to make an official announcement soon!
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Leopards battle Wichita Falls Rider

Our Leopard soccer team came up short against Wichita Falls Rider, one of the best teams in the state, on Friday losing 3-1. Jaime Guerrero scored for the Leopards. Thanks to Ms. Boswell for the awesome pics!
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UIL Academics

Our UIL Academic Team participated in Grandview on Saturday.Tayrn Jones placed 1st in Feature Writing and 5th in Headline Writing, Nolan Gardner placed 2nd in Number Sense 9/10 and 5th in Math 9/10, Lily Kemp placed 3rd in Headline Writing and 5th in Editorial Writing and Samantha Torres placed 6th in Accounting. Big Thanks to Ms. Wells and all of our UIL coaches for making a day of it.
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Lady Leopard Powerlifting makes it three in a row!

The Lady Leopards made it 3 wins in a row tonight in Whitesboro. Personal Bests were occuring at a rapid pace tonight for the Leopards. Overall Best Lifter Tramera Bynum pulled a State Best 390 lb deadlift on her way to 1st. Asia Sharpe also finished 1st, Itzel Gomez, Carolanne Condie, Emma Thurman, and Makaela Manuel all broght home Silver. Rosemary Pena, Layla Hubbard, and Sophia Collantes also medaled in 4th place. Overall the our girls are working their tails off and it is paying off in the win column. The Lady Leopards will be back in action next week in at the Coach Simmons Invitational in Howe, TX.
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Katelyn catches a calf!

Katelyn Murphy participated in the Fort Worth Rodeo calf scramble last Friday night and caught a calf! The money she won will go towards the purchase a new show heifer for next year! Way to show that cheerleader athleticism!
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OAP Gearing up for another run

Our One Act Players spent Saturday at their clinic preparing for their performance "By The Bog of Cats". District competition is March 7 @ Celina.
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No school on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th

GISD will be closed on Friday, February 14 for Staff Development or Monday, February 17 for President's Day. We resume classes on Tuesday, February 18.
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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.


Monday, February 10

Baseball vs. Callisburg

Tuesday, February 11

JV Soccer vs. Sherman

Girls/ Boys BB vs. Sanger

Thursday, February 13

Powerlifting @ Howe

Track @ Lake Dallas

Friday, February 14

Girls/ Boys Basketball vs. Melissa

Girls/ Boys Soccer vs. Anna

Saturday, February 15

Baseball vs. Paradise

Softball @ Callisburg