GHS Update

February 3, 2020

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"Love Your Counselor Week"

We have the best!!! A BIG THANKS to three ladies that take Leopard Pride to heart- Ms. Rich, Ms. Strait and Ms. Brown! They go above in beyond in so many areas. We don't what we would do without them. We truely are appreciative. We hope you enjoy your special week!
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FFA at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

From Thursday to Monday, Gainesville FFA members worked tirelessly to prepare and exhibit their animal projects at the Fort Worth Stock Show. We are extremely proud of the results. This is the first major stock show of the year, and most of our students competed in classes of more than 50 animals.

Kathryn Creeks- 10th place Shorthorn heifer

Natalie Putnam- 11th place Polled Hereford heifer (largest class of the day)

Jordan Medlock- 4th place Hereford heifer

Cecila Corona- 14th place lightweight goat (class of 60 goats)

Ethan Young- 14th place Mediumwool lamb (class of 80 lambs) ** qualified for premium money **

Desiree Stephens- Finewool lamb

Alex Medina- heavyweight goat

Kyleigh Chaffer- Dorper lamb

Marian Motomochi- Southdown lamb

Next up, San Antonio

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Class ring orders- junior class

Josten's will be on campus 3rd period on Tuesday, February 4, to talk to the junior class about class rings.

Six GHS Chorale members advance to State

On Saturday, members of the GHS Leopard Chorale competed in the UIL Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest at Sanger High School. Each student chose a Class 1 solo, which they had to memorize and perform for the chance to advance to the State competition. These are solos that are usually studied in collegiate level music programs. Congratulations to the following students who received a Division One rating and will all be advancing to the next level of competition the first weekend of June:

Ruby Pingleton, Andrew Carroll, Mirian Motomochi, Xander Hernandez, Jaelynn Graham, Emma Cato

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Course Fair 2020!

Great job by our teachers and counselors! Thank you to NCTC for all the areas you participated. Shout out to our special guests GJHS, St. Mary's, Sivell's Bend and Lee Intermediate.

Our Leopards Take on Melissa

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Desmond Takes the wheel

That's not Mr. Ewart or Mr. Rutherford teaching band. It's sophomore Desmond Pouncil delivering instruction during first period. Excellent example of student ownership during the lesson!
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Welding students honing their skills at NCTC

Students receive letter jackets!

Life Skills students Nicole Miller, Sarah Marquez and Angel Gutierrez received their letter jackets on Friday from Mr. Firth and Ms. Polk. These Leopards will be competing, again, next weekend.
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Registering to Vote

Cooke County Voting Officials visited GHS Thursday during lunch to register eligible voters. Many students took advantage of the opportunity. The officials plan on being back next month.
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OOO Rah, Javier!

Javier Fraire knocks out 15 pull ups for the U.S. Marine Corps recruiters during their visit on Thursday. Recruiters from all branches are a common site during our lunch period.
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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 3

JV Soccer vs. Decatur

Tuesday, February 4

Girls/ Boys Soccer @ Bridgeport

Girls/ Boys BB vs. Aubrey

English I Benchmark

Wednesday, February 5

English II Benchmark

Thursday, February 6

Powerlifting @ Whitesboro

Friday, January 31

Girls/ Boys Basketball @ Celina

Girls/ Boys Soccer vs. WF Rider