George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 8-29-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


First week...check! Thanks for your patience and flexibility as we transition back into the building full of Longhorns, 2633 as of Friday! Yes, we are a FULL house, which means there is still LOTS of class leveling that the counselors are doing again this week and a few "back to school-post pandemic" kinks that we are working on. Have no fear, we did squeeze in a few spirit activities to get us rolling! Hawaiian day and a mini pep on Thursday down Main Street was an energy shot! Congrats to Ms. Holmes, Ms. Kaspar, and Ms. Suey's 4th period advisories and our LOTE department for having 100% participation in the Hawaiian Wear Spirit Day on Thursday and winning a Nacho Party with me on Friday!


Lanyards and Bus Passes

  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - We started passing (ID's, Lanyard, and plastic protector) out this week during lunches, but we are missing quite a few students right now, due to no picture being taken last year with Life Touch for our virtual learners in 8th and at GRHS. We are working on a plan to get this completed by the end of this week. Thanks for your patience. Remember that GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, it will have disciplinary consequences. Being responsible for 2633 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.
  • BUS PASSES - are coming (if you happen to still have yours from last year, that will still work - AS LONG AS YOU DID NOT PUNCH A HOLE IN IT.) I have requested replacements to be printed for our bus riders at the district level. Until then, they will still allow you to ride on your designated bus. Thanks for your patience.


PARKING LOT UPDATES:

One obstacle with this many drivers at the ranch is the parking lot flow. Huge thanks to all the pick up parents and drivers for helping us make this traffic congestion as easy to maneuver as possible on Thursday and Friday. You are VERY appreciated.


BY NOW, ALL GRHS student and staff drivers MUST have the permanent parking pass hanging from their mirror in the front window and be parked in the coordinating parking spot starting Monday. If you are not, your car will be in danger of being towed. Please stop by the student service window if you still need assistance with purchasing this or to report that someone is in your spot. Please DO NOT park in the visitor spots, as this is a tow zone for students, and a needed spot by substitutes and campus visitors.


In the AM- please pull up as far as you can and let your student out of the car to enter the building (7:30 doors open - must go to designated wait area until 7:55) or wait under the covered awning if you are early. Please make sure you look to your left to make sure you are not pulling out in front of someone. The crosswalk has priority, so please stop and allow pedestrians walk safely across before you drive through.


In the PM- Thanks to all the parents that found a parking spot to pull in and wait for your Longhorn at dismissal. As you saw, lining both sides of the MAIN DRIVE WAY was a way to get more cars in and still have a "drive lane" in the center to pull out into and exit the parking lot. Double parking "INSIDE the parking lot" blocking parked cars is NOT ACCEPTABLE. There must be a way for the legally parked cars to exit the lot. Please find ANY available parking spot to pull into (unless it is handicap). Many of the spots open up from our early off seniors leaving for the day after 6th period, so this allows more parking spots for parents/guardians to pull into.


Friday dismissal dilemma - pick up parents/rides were lined up on 762 and having their Longhorn run across the parking lot and through the ditch to get in their car faster. This cannot keep happening, someone is going to get hurt or killed and I refuse to have that happen when it comes to saving 5-10 minutes on your drive home. Please stop doing this, and help us keep your Longhorn safe. Fort Bend County has been called to start issuing citations, so please find a spot to park in.


The reality is, if you are choosing to drive to/from GRHS this is going to take some time to get through the traffic, not only in our parking lot but down 762, which is completely uncontrollable on our end. Think of it like this...leaving the Ranch is like leaving a concert/event parking lot, the same patience and understanding is going to be needed by everyone. With your help, Friday the GRHS parking lots were completely CLEARED by 4:10. Let's keep helping each other! *Students cutting across the parking lot in the back (and not using the lanes) will have their parking pass pulled and will no longer be able to park at GRHS. Their safety is top priority, I want them coming back to us each day and filling the stands/bleachers/auditoriums to support our campus programs!


Schedules and Class Size Leveling

GRHS Counselors are still working on leveling and adjustments to schedules. As they get to your request that you MUST HAVE SUBMITTED BY THURSDAY AT 4:00PM they will be calling you in to discuss if it met the "posted" criteria and if it is even possible to make it happen. If you MISSED the Thursday deadline, you are staying put. This was announced each day by me personally in the mornings, during lunches, listed in the weekly news, and played during advisory announcements on Tuesday. Plenty of opportunities, now is time to buckle down and get some solid routines started.


Longhorns, thanks for choosing (and continuing) to be KIND and RESPECTFUL of everyone's individual mask choices! I am proud of you for making everyone feel included and safe to be at GRHS.


The front office is open Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic questions/concerns) ncavallo@lcisd.org


Vivian Patton - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) vpatton@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • Mrs. P's Expectation presentation - shown through all advisory classes on Monday and Tuesday of this past week!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected!
  • ID's & Bus Passes
  • Dress Code/MLD (Mobile Learning Device/Phone) Classroom Policy
  • Ranch Parking Updates
  • THURSDAY SPIRIT DAY-TEAMING UP AGAINST THE MUSTANGS- JERSEY DAY!
  • Saturday game is a BLACK OUT against Katy Taylor!
  • Clubs/Organizations/Sports Opportunities to Join!
  • Get your GAME DAY SPIRIT WEAR for COLOR OUT DAYS!
  • PTO Longhorn Merch for Sale! Earrings and Keychains
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Vivian Patton vpatton@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


Thanks for helping us keep our campus and Longhorns safe and connected!

This year, I have created a couple of welcome back and expectation videos that each teacher showed during Monday and Tuesday 4th period Advisory. This took the place of the whole grade level gatherings we traditionally have in the auditorium. Please see the videos below!

"The Longhorn Way" at George Ranch High School, Richmond, Texas
The Longhorn Way, Day 2

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

DRESS CODE....IT'S A REAL THING! See the visual below.

Armpits to mid thigh (3 inches down your thigh) -MUST BE COVERED COMPLETELY. (see visual) If you raise your hand I should NOT see mid drift skin...this means your shirt is too short. Also, shirts should not be so oversized it is covering your shorts, it means your shorts are too short. If you violate this, you will be sent to AP to change. If you refuse it will become a disciplinary consequence, which can effect your semester exemptions. FOR NOW, caps, slides, leggings, and appropriate length shorts are IN DRESS CODE. Please don't abuse this, or we will adjust accordingly!
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2021-2022 Secondary Student Handbook

21-22 LCISD COVID-19 Protocols

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EVENTUALLY ANY GRHS Student that rides the bus must have a SMART TAG! If you NO LONGER HAVE YOUR SMART TAG FROM LAST YEAR, we a re working on getting your a new one! If you were AT GRHS last year, but virtual all year, we have your tags and will continue to give you them this week. If your student is NEW to LCISD we will have yours on-site, as well!

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SCHEDULE CHANGES NOW CLOSED- AS OF THURSDAY 8/26/2021 @ 4:00PM

At this time, the counseling office is working diligently to make the first day of school a success. Email requests will no longer be considered, as we are now scheduling new students and leveling classes.


Remember: ALL SCHEDULES THAT ARE VIEWABLE IN SKYWARD MAY NOT BE FINAL DUE TO LEVELING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS. Counselors are out of the office most of this week and don’t want to miss your requests. (please allow 3-5 school days for Skyward to process the requests.)


Below were the ONLY reasons for schedule changes:


*per 2021-22 LCISD Secondary Course catalog pg. 20


FYI:

  • Teacher change requests and lunch period requests will not be honored.
  • Course level changes- you may request to level up this week (ex: academic to PAP or PAP to AP), if there is space in the course.
  • Leveling down changes will not be an option until the end of the first six weeks. (ex: PAP to academic level)

GRHS Students interested in graphic design, camera operations, drone filming, and equipment management...check out this opportunity to be part GR-eatness!

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THIS THURSDAY IS OUR SECOND SPIRIT DAY! 4TH PERIOD WITH HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION WILL WIN A CLASS PRIZE ON FRIDAY! PICTURE MUST BE TWEETED OUT BY TEACHER USING OUR HASHTAG #WEAREGR

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This graphic is a little hard to read, so I have attached the link to a printable PDF below!

SATURDAY GAME IS BLACK OUT! LET'S FILL THE STANDS WITH BLACK AGAINST KATY TAYLOR! LET'S GO HORNS!

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Student Parking Link!

Students will need to use their Office 365 LCISD Student Email account to access this! They all have one and should be checking this regularly anyway. Get them in the habit now, it's part of HS responsibility.


Documents that you will need to have ready when you start the ONLINE process:

  1. Copy of Drivers License UPLOADED (NO PERMITS allowed)
  2. CURRENT Insurance Card UPLOADED (with GRHS student LISTED AS DRIVER)
  3. Vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, and License Plate Number
  4. 1st color zone selection, 2nd color zone selection, and 3rd color zone selection (must choose 3 different ones)
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed


Here is the LINK: https://forms.office.com/r/YTcDedJEDd


If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Sanchez via email dsanchez@lcisd.org or by calling the front office 832-223-4200.

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GRHS Student Council Application 2021-2022 - Closes September 6th!

Please click the link below to complete this form to be considered for membership for Student Council.


You must agree to the code of conduct in order to obtain membership.


If you have any questions about membership, please email Miss Torres at CLTORRES@LCISD.ORG.

NHS Mathematics Honor Society Opportunity! Mrs. Vaca is the contact person!

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PTO LONGHORN MERCHANDISE FOR SALE! Keychains and Earrings!

If you can help them, sign up to purchase and drop off donations or send monetary donations to PTO through PayPal: PTO email is grhspto@gmail.com. Just go to PayPal and use the PTO email to donate. Thanks for your support!


Check out the NEW LONGHORN SPIRIT KEYCHAINS AND EARRINGS by clicking here: https://www.myvlink.org/georgeranchpto/news.php?ID=8900

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Hey LONGHORNS! The GRHS ABC 2021-22 Spirit Wear bundle is now available for purchase online. We will be having COLOR OUT FOR ALL SPORTS THIS YEAR, SO YOU WILL GET A LOT OF USE OUT OF THEM! Check out these new designs. Be sure to order yours today!!

THE ABC SPIRIT WEAR TRAILER WILL BE AT EACH VARSITY HOME FOOTBALL GAME! Come visit them!

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered!

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

Shout out to Alison Carlino w/Carlino's Photography for donating your services to photograph our staff and departments so that we can have pictures for our Staff-amily wall! We truly appreciate your time and kindness!

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.


Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.


Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic concerns/questions) ncavallo@lcisd.org

MEET THE TEAM!

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar - mamacha@lcisd.org

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Follow our Hashtag on Twitter
GRHS STUDENT NEWS, E1, AUGUST 27TH, 2021

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS Search for this hashtag (#WeAreGR) and see what is all going on already!

TENNIS

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The Longhorn varsity tennis team competed well but came up short against a talented Deer Park team. Seven matches split sets sending us into super tiebreaker galore. Outstanding player of the match is sophomore, Sebastian Johnson!


The JV/Freshman Longhorn Tennis Team had a great season opener against Foster, winning 19-0. Our future is bright with these young players who are passionate about tennis. Outstanding player of the match was sophomore, Zayne Smith!


The varsity Longhorn tennis team had an early start this morning at Cy Woods. The overall team score was 13-6. Outstanding player of the match was junior, Michael Pearson. MP fought hard and left it all on the court in a competitive singles match.


The Longhorn JV tennis team competed against a strong Stratford team and came out on top 18-1! We are so proud of this group of hard working athletes!


The Longhorn JV team competed against a tough Stratford team and came out on top 19-0! Proud of these hard working kids and their never give up attitude!


The varsity squad fought hard against a tough Stratford team and had an overall score of 2-17. We continue to see growth from all individuals and are proud of their hard work on the court. The outstanding player of the match was Josh Minotti!


To start the double header, the Longhorn Varsity squad won their first round of matches against a competitive Montgomery team! The overall team score was 14-5 with many close matches across both doubles and singles. Outstanding player of the match was Gabby Champion!


After a long day in the heat, our Longhorn Varsity tennis team came up short to a tough Lake Creek team with a score of 8-11. Our team put forth their best effort and the outstanding player of the match was Zia Osman!


The Longhorn Varsity tennis team came out on fire against Elkins HS for their district home opener with a score of 19-0! The team competed well and proved that all of their hard work over the past few months is paying off! Coach Noonan and Coach Witt are proud of their dedication.


The Longhorn JV tennis team came out strong for their first district opener and took the win against Elkins with a score of 19 to 0. We are so proud of our players and their growth! Can’t wait to see them continue to get stronger. Outstanding player of the match was Hayden Gazaway!

FOOTBALL

Big thanks to a Lamar Consolidated High school 🐐@Qui22Rodgers for speaking to @GRHS_Football tonight #WeAreGR #BuildingGReatness #FAMILY

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WE'RE BAAAAACK! GRHS "SATURDAY" Night Lights! Come out and support our Longhorns! Football, Cheer, Drill Team, Color Guard, Band, Rowdies...it's takes a village to make a GR-eat school!

The Longhorn Freshman Black Team lost their opening game to Houston Lamar. The Longhorn's touchdown was scored by Joaquin Barlow on a 95 yard interception return. The Longhorns fought hard in the second half but were unable to close the gap.


The Longhorn Maroon team put up a good fight in their home opener against Houston Lamar. Even though they fell to the Texans there were a lot of positive aspects to their performance.


The JV Longhorn football team took the field against the Houston Lamar Texans Thursday night and lost 19-0. Defensively the Longhorns looked good after an early score, standing up strong to an explosive Texans offense for the rest of the game. Offensively, the Longhorns sputtered, they sprinkled in a couple of big plays but were not able to put a drive together. Standouts included Ezekiel Hunsu, Tim Downey who fought hard in trenches.


The Longhorns took the field against the Houston Lamar Texans Saturday Night at Traylor Stadium. The two teams battled in a close contest for the entirety of the night, that ended up in a Longhorn Victory 38-33. Cole Murphy led the charge offensively, throwing for 4 touchdowns, finding Kyle Kiser, Gregor Jones, & Hymond Drinkard in the end zone for six. Defensively, KJ McGuire and Trevion Aikens led on the back end, while Jacques Franklin had a huge sack to cap off the game.

VOLLEYBALL

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The Longhorn Volleyball Teams took on Seven Lakes here at Longhorn gym this past week.


The freshman team played a double header against the Spartans and fell short in both matches.


The JV team fought back after a tough set 1 loss but it wasn't enough to win the match.


The Longhorn Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Lady Spartans in 4 sets. After dropping the first set 11-25, the team bounced back to win the next 3 sets with scores of 25-23, 25-18, and 25-22. Dig leader was junior Riley Steubing with 18 digs. Freshman setter Addison Lednicky set the offensive pace with a total of 39 set assists. Kill leader for the Longhorns was senior Avery Shimaitis with 36 kills. Freshman Sydney Bryant led the Longhorns defensively at the net with 5 blocks. Senior Dylan Hoskins added 4 service aces for the Longhorns. Congratulations to senior #2 Avery Shimaitis for being selected Max Preps Player of the Match.


The Longhorn Varsity Volleyball team competed in the 2021 Battle of the Brazos over the weekend and came away finishing 6th out of 40 teams. Senior #1 Dylan Hoskins and senior #2 Avery Shimaitis were both named to the All-Tournament Team.

FIRST PLACE BABY! Congratulations to our girls' Varsity and JV XC on winning the 1st Foster/Fulshear invite and Boys XC medaling too!

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We Got Spirit....Yes We Do...We Got Hawaiian Spirit...How About You? This Thursday is another one....JERSEY DAY!

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CHOIR getting their ALOHOA ON for our first Spirit Day!

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Starting the new school year with a new look, the GRHS Band is READY for the 2021 season!

Coach Fontenot, "Hands down, Best first week of practice in 20+ years of coaching! No 1 late, every1 ready to rock from the jump… best part was seeing how our culture has translated. Never seen upperclassmen be as helpful & supportive of newcomers as I did this week!"

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Shoutout to Fred Siegmund for VOLUNTEERING to be the Ranch Rowdy Staff leader and the Jedi of Believe, Mr. Toups, for always capturing the GR-eatness for us! We couldn't think of two MORE spirited guys!

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