GRIFFIN TIMES

August 2018

In education, we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life.

-William Allen White

Dates to Remember

Attendance challenge begins through 9/17

Teachers, don't forget to set up your WORD WALLS!

Credit Recovery through Sept. 7 -- after school


Monday,August 6

  • GNN during advisory

  • Foreign Exchange students arrive through 8/10
  • Incentives Meeting at 8:45 a.m. (Montaño, Amezola, Zaragoza, Luchau)


Tuesday, August 7

  • ASB meeting during Advisory (Garcia)

  • Compact for Success meeting at Wellness Center 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Montaño and Counselor)

  • ASB PLC at RDR from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Garcia)

  • AEC Prep Meeting in Conference Room at 10:00 a.m.

  • CRF Meeting at Parent Center from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Baltazar)


  • Wednesday, August 8

    • College Awareness Wednesday-wear your college shirt!
    • GNN during advisory

    • Welcome Back Breakfast in 101 from 7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
    • Science Pullout
    • SST in Conferene Room at 11:00 a.m.

    • ASES Coordinator Meeting at Parent Center from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Garcia)


    Thursday, August 9

    • AVID T-shirt day

    • Leadership Development meeting at PDC all day (Montaño)

    • Coffee with the Principal/ELAC meeting at 8:30 a.m. in Cafeteria (Muro, Thompson, Baltazar)

    • Culture/Climate meeting during 6th per. in Conference Room

    • SLT/AVID meeting from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Seminar Room

    • SUHi Back to School Night from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


    Friday, August 10

    • GNN during Advisory
    • Garcia gone all day


    Saturday, August 11

    • Sat Gap

    Community Events

    Saturday, August 11th, is the National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival and Car Show. This free community event will feature custom cars, live music, food, entertainment and a lot more. Head out to Kimball Park to check it out!
    Granger Calendar

    Click the link above to know more about what's on Granger's calendar!

    Best Wishes to You!

    Best wishes to Cristina Rodriguez for her recent engagement. The Granger family wishes you a lifetime of happiness!

    KUDOS TO...

    Tony Garcia and ASB for hosting the first group of foreign exchange students at Granger.


    Our English Department for administering the Achieve3000 Initial Level Set Test during classes.


    Wynne Weiss and Lidia Soto for distributing all technology devices and AR books to students.


    tony Garcia, Tracy Mesina, Stuart Douglas and Juan De Leon (Gardener) for getting students involved in I Love A Clean Granger.


    Karen Thompson and Rocio Baltazar for hosting last week's general parent meeting.

    Foreign Exchange Students at GJHS

    I Love A Clean Granger

    Be Part of the Water Club!

    Get your water bottle refilled for .25 cents! Stop by room 506 with your labeled water bottle and get it delivered the next day. For more info click the picture to the right.

    Griffins on Vacation

    Went somewhere? Submit your photos and a short description to let the Granger fam. know where you went and what you did!
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    The Griffin Way

    G reet everyone with respect.

    R espond to adversity with GRIT!

    I mmerse themselves in learning.

    F ocus on being calm and cool!

    F ollow their shot to the trash can!

    I Pads are used as educational tools.

    N ever ever give up!


    W ill be College and Career Ready.

    A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

    Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

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    Nutrition Break Supervision TEAM 3

    Area 1: Student restrooms - Arellano

    Area 2: 9th grade cafeteria carts - Howard

    Area 3: Cafeteria windows/lines - McCarty

    Area 4: Inside the cafeteria - Jensen

    Area 5: Cafeteria lines - Lynn

    Area 6: Corner of the 600 building - Gupta