George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 4-18-21

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ALL GRHS STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST BE PROPERLY WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING (EVEN IN THE CAFE - UNLESS EATING DURING LUNCH - AND STILL MUST BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED by sitting 4 per table). Students refusing to wear their mask will face consequences.

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


This week (ON TUESDAY) starts our final six weeks of the 20-21 school year! If you chose to switch back to face to face or you are going virtual this will BEGIN ON TUESDAY, so that Skyward can finalize grades and roll into the new six weeks. See you Tuesday, if you are coming back!


Seniors....I am going to fuss a little

School is not over, but after I was looking through these 5th six week's averages, it looks like SOME of you might think so. You better kick it into overdrive for the 6th six weeks....or you may not need your graduation tickets. You will instead be enrolling in summer school just to complete the needed graduation requirements. Not CHOOSING to do anything and expecting your teachers to hand you a grade is not going to happen. No pass, no play is still a thing....and we STILL have UIL Regional and State events to participate in and WIN! Don't let your teammates down! You are much...MUCH better than that. I totally get that this year has been hard (it has been for us too), I get that you have Senior-itis (that's normal this time of year), but at the end of the day YOU are the ONLY ONE that is responsible for how this will end! Choose to STICK WITH IT and FINISH STRONG and make your family proud! I love you, and I want to be there to celebrate all 695 of you as you finally get to walk across that stage on May 22nd before your next adventure begins!


Senior Weekly Updates:

Seniors and Senior parents please be checking your LCISD/Skyward listed email at least twice a week for emails from me, this last six weeks is going to fly by and there are deadlines that you can't miss! Two emails went out this past week, and more coming this week!


PTO Still Needs A LITTLE MORE Help for Staff Appreciation Week! Thanks to those who have helped, you are the Best! The first week of May (for Staff Appreciation) our amazing PTO is wanting to plan a couple of treats for our hard working staff-amily so they could REALLY use your help! They are working on raising enough funds to treat our GIANT staff (of 210 people) with a breakfast and lunch during this week, but are needing a little help from our supportive Longhorn parents to MAKE IT HAPPEN! This year has definitely been a challenge for everyone, so any little perk completely makes our day! Donations can be big or small...we TRULY appreciate it (and YOU) all! Thanks for helping our PTO spread the longhorn love for the final stretch!

There are two ways to donate.

  1. PayPal: Here is the PTO 's email grhspto@gmail.com. Just go to PayPal and use this PTO email to donate!
  2. PTO member already? Use this link to donate: https://www.myvlink.org/georgeranchpto/donations1.php?c=319


Lamar CISD COVID-19 safety protocols- MASKS/FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN INSIDE all facilities and within 3 feet of each other outside. Keep being smart and stay safe by adhering to the face to face expectations by properly wearing those masks, sanitizing regularly, and following social distancing protocols to the best of our ability. We can't completely control COVID, but we can definitely slow the spread down, and that is A LOT! Any student refusing to follow the rules will be given disciplinary consequences, which will in turn affect their semester exam exemptions. Let's all do our part to keep GR the PLACE to be... especially for those of us CHOOSING to stay face to face.


Thank you so much to all our parents and students reaching out to your Assistant Principal for questions and assistance. Please CONTINUE to email your (or your student's) Assistant Principal , as they can assist you the quickest.


Admin contact info:

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

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by 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

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@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:

  • Heading to State in Wrestling!
  • DECA State Success!
  • GRHS PTO Needs your help!
  • SENIOR GRADES and Weekly Updates!
  • SENIOR PROM TICKET LINK
  • DUAL CREDIT Registration NOW OPEN through MAY 3rd!
  • FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES and EXEMPTION CRITERIA included!
  • COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY!
  • Make sure and visit the Counselor and Career Corner WEEKLY in Canvas- LOTS of INFO!
  • Virtual Learner Info - Synchronous days Zoom calendar
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
  • CLUB Information
  • BAND AUCTION AND RAFFLE
  • Sports/Fine Arts Coach/Director Updates (Submitted by Coaches and Directors)
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Results for the UIL District 9-6A wrestling tournament: In 3rd place at 113 pounds, Ryan Miller. Your district champions are Samad Al-Khatib (170), Luke Marvin (182) and Austin Stubbs (Heavyweight). Our UIL Region III 6-A Champions: Luke Marvin (182) and Austin Stubbs (HW) they have both punched their ticket to state!

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GRHS DECA Success at the Texas DECA Virtual State Competition!

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GRHS DECA enjoyed success at the recent Texas DECA Virtual State Competition.


Bringing home runner-up medals/International Competition Alternates were Andrew Joseph and Matthew Folh in Financial Services Team Decision-Making (test and case scenario/role play).


Winning State and qualifying for International Competition in Financial Services Team Decision-Making were the team of Alexis and Lantz Watts.


Finally, after 2 years of coming THIS CLOSE in one of DECA’s most strenuous prepared events (20-page paper/15-minute presentation), the team of Huda Zia, Ayat Monsia and Ruhi Dalal won a spot in International Competition for their win in Project Management Business Solutions.


Congrats to our DECA rookies (all Financial Services team members!) and DECA vets (Project Mgmt. Business Solutions) on their accomplishments and good luck at ICDC. GRHS DECA’s future is bright!

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FINAL EXAMS AND BELL SCHEDULES!

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Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman Exam Schedule! (see pic and printable PDF Below)

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EXEMPTION CRITERIA (See pic below and Printable PDF)

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It's College Wear Wednesday!

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DUAL CREDIT FORMS DUE SOON FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR!

Dual Credit course approval forms are due by May 3rd!


This process takes at least 72 hours to complete, so if you signed up for dual classes in 2021-22 please start this process now.


Please refer to the counselor’s canvas page for instructions. You will also use the assignment on the canvas page turn in your form (emailed forms will not be accepted).


Link to the Canvas page: https://lcisd.instructure.com/courses/69979


Even if you still need to take the TSI, you must complete your forms by May 3rd. Your registration will be pending scores until we get the scores we need.


Students failing to turn in forms by May 3rd will be dropped from dual credit classes.


Marci Macha, M.Ed., CSC

George Ranch High School

Counselor (Dual Credit)

832.223.4237

Dress Code - YES, it still matters!

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As it is getting warmer outside and I am seeing more shorts, skirts, and crop tops. I feel I am VERY generous, so please adhere to the few rules that I have. (I have included the visual again, just in case you needed a reminder). You may not like the rules, but they are still rules I appreciate you respecting them, as they are non-negotiable. Thanks for your support!


  • T-shirts cannot cover your shorts, or that means your shorts are too short.
  • Shorts and skirts should be at least 3-4 inches from your inseam (remember you are going up and down stairs)
  • There should be NO mid drift skin showing between the BOTTOM of your shirt and TOP of your pant/short. Example: If you lift your arm to wave to someone and any skin shows, it's too short because the second you sit down at a desk it will be showing skin when you lean over to write.


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George Ranch Lacrosse CLUB - Playoff Bound!

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20-21 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! Sorry, NO extras were ordered, due to cost and being advertised since October 2020.

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SENIORS! Please check your school email a couple of times PER WEEK, important senior info and dates are being pushed out weekly (and sometimes daily). You don't want to miss out on the final stretch of fun!

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SENIOR PROM - Friday, May 14th - 8-PM-10PM at George Ranch Historical Park. Check email for PROM Ticket Link and Important Senior Dates!

Class of 2021 GRHS Graduation - Save the Date!

All 2021 LCISD graduations will occur at Traylor Stadium.


GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

*Rain Make Up May 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am


EACH GRADUATE WILL RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF 8 TICKETS AND 2 PARKING PASSES!


Ticket distribution plan and more details coming in early May! You must have completed all coursework and have been cleared of any items that were checked out to you to pick them up. Must show photo id that matches Skyward to pick these up.

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CAP AND GOWN UPDATE!

CAP AND GOWNS were picked up on April 15th if your placed your order through Balfour. If you ordered on-line, but you MISSED this pick up date, please stop by the GRHS front office Monday-Friday of this week between 8:30-11:30 to pick up.


If you STILL need to order you must do that online, and it will be shipped to your house. Keep in mind that You must have CURRENT CAP AND GOWN SET (as BALFOUR rotates fabrics every couple of years and last year 2020 was a new fabric)


Please use this link below to order!

https://www.balfour.com/texas/richmond/george-ranch-high-school

SENIORS WILL NEED TO RSVP AND REGISTER TO ATTEND DECISION DAY! Check your email this week!

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Counselor & College Career CANVAS Resource Page! Click link below! The place for all things - including scholarship opportunities!

VIRTUAL LEARNER INFO!

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GRHS Virtual Learning Plan (PDF) Click below!

Canvas Support and Tech Support!

Parents needing support with CANVAS, please click the link below:

https://lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

For parents needing support with TECHNOLOGY, please click the link below:

https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/student-help-desk.

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CAMPUS DAILY REMINDERS!

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

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2021-2022 Instructional Calendar!

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you remotely by clicking this button above! Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Early Pick Up & Early Dismissal for Registered Drivers!

EARLY PICKUP PROCEDURES

If you need to pick up your student early from school for any reason, please follow these procedures prior to 3:20 pm

  • Students are not released after 3:20pm
  • Call (832) 223-4234 to request your student and WAIT IN YOUR CAR
  • You will be asked to provide student identification information
  • Your student will be called out of class to the SSW (student service window) to sign out & go straight to your car

EARLY DISMISSAL FOR GRHS REGISTERED DRIVERS

If your student is a registered GRHS driver and needs to leave school for any reason, please follow these procedures:

  • Email Ms. Duran at iduran@lcisd.org TWO hours in advance of the time you need to leave
  • Your student may pick up their pass from the SSW (student service window) and sign out prior to leaving
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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to help! We are available (via email) during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm) and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours.


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

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are available during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm). 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

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@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

Jean Abboud -George Ranch Registrar - jabboud@lcisd.org

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GRHS SN E25, APRIL 16, 2021

GRHS Floral at Area Competition!

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FFA - Calf Scramble!

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Who wants PIZZA? Come to MOD Pizza on Wed., 4/21 to support the GRHS Band. Just mention you are with the band and 20% will be donated back to the GRHS Band.

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GRHS Band 2021 Virtual Auction & Raffle 4/24 through 4/30 Over 25 items ranging in values from $25 to over $250. (including parking spots for next year) If you own or know a business that would donate an item for this event, please contact Jenny DeLeon at treasurer@grhsband.org

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Enchanted Gardens $20 gift cards. Great gift idea for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, End of School, or just replacing plants that died in the frost.

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Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

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Please find the latest Coaches Sports Updates (all info is submitted and provided by individual coaches each week)

Wrestling Advances to State! Austin and Luke will be representing GRHS in the UIL State Tournament at the Berry Center on Saturday, April 24! Congrats Guys!

GIRLS:

The girls varsity wrestling team wrapped up their season at the UIL District 9-6A tournament. All the girls competed in some tough matches. Alex Morales Barrientos placed 4th. Great job ladies!


BOYS:

The Longhorn men's wrestling team competed at the UIL Region III tournament at the Merrell Center in Katy on April 16th and 17th. Ryan Miller wrestled in the 113 pound weight class and finished in the top 8 in the region. The Sophomore caps off his season with a record of 18-6. Junior, Samad Al-Khatib competed in the 170 pound weight class. He placed 5th and finished his season at 21-3. Seniors, Luke Marvin and Austin Stubbs both finished as Region III Champions. Luke pinned his first two opponents in under 1 minute each. He won the championship match over Cinco Ranch by major decision with a score of 11-2. His record currently sits at 22-0. Austin also pinned his first two opponents and then had an exciting championship match against Cy Park coming out on top 13-10. Austin's record currently sits at 21-1. The Longhorns were able to finish 9th in the region as a team. Both Austin and Luke will be representing GRHS in the UIL State Tournament at the Berry Center on Saturday, April 24.

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TENNIS!

Super proud of our hard working Varsity tennis squad and their hard fought spring season in a very competitive district! We have so much to be thankful for with this group of kids. From their hard work ethic to their team spirit, they have all be an excellent representation of what we stand for at The Ranch.


Congratulations to our doubles team of Nicolas White and Charlize Wilson on placing third overall in the mixed division of the District Tennis Tournament. We will wholeheartedly miss our seniors and the strong leadership they displayed within our program. We look forward to seeing all the success their future’s hold. We have a lot to be proud of within our program and so many good things lie ahead for our returning players!

SOFTBALL!

GRHS vs Bush

In today’s route over George Bush Karrlauhn Deas lead the team in hitting by batting 3-4 (.750). Nora Thompson, Zaria Turner and Nina Reid all added to the offense batting .500 a piece! Deas, Kennedy Marlow and Seleste Compian facilitated quick runs by stealing 3 bases a piece. Thompson pitched the entire game, striking out multiple batters. Well done, Longhorns!


GRHS vs Clements

JV Longhorns beat the Clements Rangers 15-0. SJ Housel lead the team in hitting, batting 1.000 while Abby Bergeron and Dav Espinosa added to the offense by batting .500. Blaine Belitz pitched a no hitter, striking out 7. Way to end the season undefeated, ladies!!!!!


Varsity softball win over Clements HS 8-1. Nina Reid batted 1.000 in her 2 at trips to the plate. Contributing to the offense was Karrlauhn Deas going 3-4 as well as Jesyca Johnston and Seleste Compian, batting .500 a piece. Zaria Turner pitched well, striking out 7 Rangers in the game. Well done ladies!

BASEBALL!

GRHS vs. Travis

The George Ranch 9th grade baseball team defeated Travis High School 4-2 Monday evening. Defensively, William Surratt and Trent Richards pitched 6 strong innings. Offensively, the Longhorns were led by John Braswell and Trevion Aikens with a combined 4 hits and 1 run batted in. Trent Richards earned his first save of the season by closing the game out late in the 6th.


The JV Longhorns were only able to scratch across one run in their 3-1 loss to Travis Monday Night. Caleb O’Neal pitched 4 strong inning and did not surrender any hits.


George Ranch Varsity scored 4 runs in the top of the 6th but could not overcome a 5 run deficit and ended up falling in a heartbreaking 5-4 loss.


GRHS vs Austin

The Varsity Longhorns battled with Austin to briefly take the lead but Austin scored late to win 12-5.

Sky competed in her 1st Para-regional competition this weekend in San Antonio! She will competed in the Shot Put, 100, 200 & 400! Coach Jones has been coaching her up so well as she was able to rep GR on a big stage! Proud of you Sky!

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Sky places 2nd in Shot Put for her Division! Let's goo!

TRACK!

BOYS TRACK! Check out @GRHSBOYSTRACK on Twitter for ALL the pics!

On Thursday night, the varsity boys track team participated in the District 19&20-6A Area track meet. With great performances from all of the guys, the success of the young men continued with many advancing to regionals.


In the 100m dash, Jefferey would finish 4th in the 100m dash to advance to regionals. Shane Gardner would win the 110m hurdles, while also placing 4th in the high jump to qualify for regionals in both events. He would also place 5th in the 300m hurdles barely missing regionals in that event. But missing regionals allowed for Ife Famogun to take 4th, while Bryce McCray would win the 300m hurdles. With only one participant in the 200m dash, Kyjah Savery was the area runner up. While in the 400m dash, both Cameron Chretien and Grant Celestine qualified for regionals with 2nd and 3rd place finishes respectively. In the 800m run, Jacob Curtis placed 4th, punching his ticket to regionals. In the field events, Henry Chukwu placed 2nd in the Long Jump to qualify for regionals, while Ryan Hall placed 5th, missing regionals in the shot put. When it came down to the relays though, the Longhorns continued their success. Placing 2nd in the 4x1 and first in the 4x2, the final event left the young men the opportunity to win the area tittle. Trailing by 15 points to Katy Tompkins, the young men had to win the 4x400m relay. Showing all resiliency and determination, the Longhorn's 4x4 was able to come out with the win, to declare themselves the area champions!!! Congrats to the young men for another team title. Good Luck at regionals!!

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