George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 9-26-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


I hope you are enjoying this MARVELOUS weather! It was a jammed packed short week full of sports wins, fine arts competitions, Pajamas and Spirit Advisory competitions, our first pep rally, amazing classroom happenings, and finally a much needed three day weekend!


Thanks for speaking to your Longhorns about behavior expectations and helping us get back to what really matters....learning and safety! A few of our rock star Longhorn parents reached out to let me know about other TIK TOK "monthly" challenges, specifically one that involves assaulting an adult-I cannot make this stuff up. So again, I strongly encourage you to research them (it's truly unbelievable) as I cannot even fathom doing these things, nor do I find them even remotely funny, so consequences are real. We appreciate you KEEPING this conversation going and reinforcing that good choices and character matter and I promise to do the same on morning announcements each day.


OPEN HOUSE IS TOMORROW - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH FROM 6:30-8:00pm. (see the schedule below)


WEDNESDAY'S Spirit Day is all about going WILD AND OUT (by wearing animal or safari print) as we take on the Travis Tigers on FRIDAY for the BLACK OUT HOME GAME! Which 4th period advisory will win the Friday Prize by dressing up and WEARING YOUR ID? This week's winners enjoyed Pancakes - Congrats to our 4th period Trainers, Mr. Mitchell's Class and Mrs. Schroeder's class on their WIN this past week!


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:

  • OPEN HOUSE is Monday, September 27th, 6:30-8:00pm -Print or screenshot your student's schedule and report straight to 1st period when you arrive!
  • ALL GRHS STUDENTS NOW HAVE ID'S and are expected to be wearing them visibly on the top half of their body ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! NO ID...NO PHONE OUT!
  • If you want a level drop (going from a PAP or AP class to an academic class) counselors will start making changes (that are available) the week of October 4th. The deadline to turn in your request to the Counselors Office, room 2327 is FRIDAY - October 1st!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • AP Exam Registration Now Open
  • WEDNESDAY IS ANIMAL/SAFARI PRINT SPIRIT DAY "WILD AND OUT AGAINST THOSE TIGERS" for ADVISORY CHALLENGE! WINNING ADVISORY (who all HAVE ID's VISIBLE) GETS A PRIZE on Friday...who will it be this week?
  • FRIDAY NIGHT IS A BLACK OUT GAME...Fill the stands ROWDIES!
  • Clubs/Organizations/Sports Opportunities to Join!
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
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THIS IS TOMORROW! - Follow Your Longhorn's Schedule

TIPS:

  • Parents please print or screen shot your student's schedule, as you will be reporting to each classroom on their schedule for a short overview of the syllabus, course/teacher expectations, and contact info.
  • All GRHS staff will be in the hallways and have on maroon "The Maroon Track" shirts, so if you need assistance on where to go we are here to point you in the right direction, all you have to do is ask!
  • Enter through the front doors...you can't miss it, Big George and many of our our GRHS Seniors will be welcoming you to the Ranch!
  • This classroom rotation will move very quickly (about 10 min per class), so if you need to meet with a teacher for a conference regarding your student, I ask that you email them to set up a time at a later date. This cannot happen during Open House, as this pulls them away from meeting and greeting all the other parents which is the sole purpose of this event.
  • Our PTO (table by library) and the ABC (spirit wear trailer out front) will be set up for you to shop that night too.


Rotations

6:15- 6:30 - Parents Report to 1st Period Class

6:30-6:35 - Welcome Video From Mrs. P (during 1st period)

6:35-6:45 - 1st Period

6:48-6:58 - 2nd Period

7:01- 7:11 - 3rd Period

7:14-7:24 - 4th Period

7:27-7:37 - 5th Period

7:40-7:50 - 6th Period

7:53-8:03 - 7th Period

WEDNESDAY SPIRIT DAY - GET WILD AND OUT IN SAFARI AND ANIMAL PRINT AS WE GET READY TO TAKE ON THE TRAVIS TIGERS ON FRIDAY!

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GRHS Football and GRHS Cheer were out and about at another Longhorn Nation feeder elementary...Dickinson Elementary to greet all of the Dolphins before school! #BuildingGReatness #WeAreGR

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COMPLETED Course Level Change Request Due FRIDAY - October 1st!


Course Level Changes:

To be considered for a level change from a PAP or AP course, the student must have made a sincere effort to succeed by attending tutorials, completing his/her work and conferencing with his/her teacher. A parent conference with the teacher is recommended before a level change.


AP and PAP schedule change request forms must be initiated by the STUDENT. The form must be COMPLETE and signed off by the teacher and parent before being submitted IN PERSON to your GRHS Counselor.


Students may now attain a level change form to complete from their designated teacher of that course (or by clicking the PDF link below) and submitting to their counselor. Please keep in mind that no actual schedule changes will be made until end of 1st six weeks and approved schedule changes will begin for the 2nd six weeks.


The COMPLETED form must be turned into their Counselor's Office no later than FRIDAY- October 1st.


Please keep in mind that these courses listed below do not have a level change option, therefore, students may NOT ask for any schedule changes from one of them.


*Statistics AP

*Calculus AB

*Computer Science AP

*Biology 2 AP

*Chemistry 2 AP

*Physics 2 AP

*Environmental Science AP

*European History AP

*AP Art History

*Chinese 3 and 4

*Spanish 4 and 5

*French 3 and 4

*Computer Science Principles AP

*AP Research

*AP Seminar

Please click the PDF Link below for the level drop form!

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CLASS OF 2022 SENIORS LAST CHANCE FOR A SENIOR YEARBOOK PIC AND FOR MAKING THE GRADUATION SLIDESHOW!

Attention Class of 2022: If you haven’t had your Senior Yearbook Portrait taken by Prestige Photography, now’s your chance! Prestige will be on campus from 8 am to 6 pm on Tuesday, September 28th in the LGI to take your Senior Yearbook Portrait! The yearbook pose is free & cap and gown are provided.


Use the SignUpGenius link below to choose your slot. You must be signed up through the

SignUpGenius link below to sit for your Senior Portrait.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B49AFAB2AA7FA7-prestige


Any questions, email Mr. Terrando at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org or stop by Room 1419.

CLASS OF 2022 - SAVE THE DATE!

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HOCO Week Festivities! October 4th-8th!

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There is NOT a school sponsored HOCO dance. In the past, not just during Covid times, this particular dance is not well attended. About 100 students out of the 2600+ enrolled and they stay an average of 30 minutes. With decorations, man power and time, security that we must hire, and refreshments....we are upside down on cost. Most students at the high school level, even before I got here (and with my own daughter coming through GR), get dressed up, go out to eat, and attend smaller friend group parties or events that parents sponsor.


On a side note, I do remember HOCO dances growing up, as many of you do, but again this is not about us, but our kids and exploring events and things they want to participate in. Thanks for understanding that things may look a little different. As for me, I am counting my blessings that there were no social media challenges around then either.


There are plenty of traditional HOCO week activities coming up, as I can assure you that we are putting a lot of work and money into the festivities to make it special for our kids! A few of the things we have planned include a main street HOCO Court parade, dress up days, glow in the dark pep rally w/DJ, and Mum and Garter day with LOTS of fun photo opportunities around the campus for our Longhorns!

PSAT TESTING - OCTOBER 13th! SCAN FLYER FOR PRACTICE TEST!

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College, Career, and Military Night - October 4th @ FOSTER HS!

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MEDICAL PARENT NIGHT-October 14th! Junior High Students & Parents Invited!

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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!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing, and Notifications.

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- Yvonne Miller-Jones - 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


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE OUR GRHS "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Yvonne Miller-Jones Yvonne.millerjones@lcisd.org

PARENTS, BE IN THE KNOW!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

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AP Exam Registration Is Now Open!

AP exam registration is now open. If you are currently enrolled in an AP class, please register for your exam by October 29th to avoid a late penalty.


Please pay for the exam at www.totalregistration.net/AP/445862 and select “yes” in your AP Classroom account. BOTH must be completed in order to test.


Please see Mrs. Reeves for any questions. Creeves@lcisd.org

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

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ID's Mandatory!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING! GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. Being responsible for 2641 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.
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This graphic is a little hard to read, so I have attached the link to a printable PDF below!

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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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.

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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

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Click the Link Below for the Counselor's Connect!

GRHS students can now download the LCISD Student Services App! Below is the link with specific instructions on how to do that!

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Click the link below for the Student Service APP PDF!

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

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GRHS News!

Longhorn Student News, E5, September 23, 2021

Shout out to our Culinary Department for hosting the delicious PJ and Pancake Staff Appreciation Party this week!

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Some of Our Classroom Happenings! Follow our # on Twitter! #WeAreGR

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Tennis!

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GRHS VS BUSH and MEMORIAL!

The GRHS Varsity Tennis team continued their district streak with an 18-1 win over Bush! We are proud of our student athletes for their continued hard work and determination both on the court and in the classroom! Be sure to come out next Tuesday as the team will face Clements!


The GR JV team played a very competitive Memorial team and got in a lot of great tennis! Outstanding matches were seen across the courts and we are excited for the growth and gains we are seeing amongst our players! Next up is Clements!!

Football Game Senior Night!

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The Freshman A Longhorns dropped a game that was a lot closer than the score makes it seem. The Longhorns were down 6-0 at halftime to the Elkins Knights. The Knights were able to make more big plays than the Longhorns and pulled away at the end winning 30-7. Our defensive standout was Jael Ortiz who made tackle after tackle. The Longhorn's lone touchdown came on a deep pass from Melvin Youngblood to Aidan Creech who made the catch with an injured hand and two Knights hanging off of him.


The Freshman B Longhorns played some outstanding defense to hold the Lions to 14 points. The defensive standouts were Josh Richardson and Christian Lee.

GRHS VS ELKINS

The JV Black football team traveled to Elkins HS Thursday night. The Longhorns offense led by Keene Farrow, Matthew Villarreal, and Malachi Montgomery moved the ball effectively enough to give the team a chance to win the game. The Horns defense stepped up big scoring on a huge scoop and score by Kurveon McNeill at the end of the 2nd quarter. The offense tacked on another score late making the final 13-6 Longhorns.


The JV Maroon Longhorns took on Randle High School Thursday night, losing 41-7. Julius Carter (TD) and Bryce Odum played well on offense. Defensively, the Longhorns battled against a explosive Lions offense. The Horns will play Travis next week as they move forward in the district season.


The Longhorns took on the Elkins Knights to open up district play Friday Night. They came away with a hard fought 35-14 victory. Hymond Drinkard, Joseph Wilson, and Jaden Shelton paced the offense to keep the chains moving and helped add a couple of scores on the night. Defensively Judson Mixon stood out filling run lanes while keeping the Knights run game at bay. Tim Fisher made the play of the game, taking a fake punt to house to add to the Longhorns output on the night.

Baseball and Softball!

Senior pitcher Beau Beaty won this week’s George Ranch Baseball Offseason Player of the Week award as he continues to work hard on and off the field. Beau has been leading by example and pushes those around him to become better players and teammates. Congratulations, Beau!”

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Cross Country!

Top performers for JV at Needville Invitational were Brody Lipasek 10th place and Everett Nicholas 11th place.


Top performers were Travis Morrey 3rd place with a time of 16:21 and John Moore placed 9th place with a time of 16:50

SENIOR XC GIRLS RAN FLAGS AT THE FOOTBALL GAME!

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VOLLEYBALL

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GRHS VS RIDGEPOINT and FT BEND BUSH!

The Longhorn Volleyball program took on the Ridge point Lady Panthers Tuesday night at Longhorn Gym. The freshman team defeated the Lady Panthers in 2 sets with scores of 25-16 and 25-9. The JV team followed suit winning in 2 sets as well with scores of 25-19 and 25-20.


The Varsity squad fell in 5 tough sets to Ridge Point with scores of 25-15, 17-25, 25-17, 20-25, and 10-15. Kill leader for the Longhorns was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 19 kills. Senior #2 Avery Shimaitis was also the serve ace leader with 6 aces. Senior #12 Logan Lednicky was the block leader for the night with a total of 9 blocks. Dig leader was senior #12 Logan Lednicky with 20 digs. Set assist leader was senior #18 Allie Sczech with 21 set assists. Serve receive leader was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 25 receives. Player of the match was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis.


The Longhorn Volleyball teams traveled to Fort Bend Bush Thursday night to take on the Lady Broncos and came home with a program sweep. The freshman team took care of business beating Bush in 2 sets with scores of 25-21 and 25-7. The JV team commanded the entire match from start to finish winning in 2 sets with scores of 25-2 and 25-12.


The Varsity squad took down the Lady Broncos in 3 sets with scores of 25-11, 26-24, and 25-13. Kill leader was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 11 kills, Serve ace leader was junior #8 Riley Steubing with 4 aces. Block leader was senior #1 Dylan Hoskins with 4 total blocks. Dig leader was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 14 digs. Set assist leader for the Longhorns was senior setter #12 Logan Lednicky with 12 assists. Serve receive leader was junior #8 Riley Steubing with 14. Player of the Match was senior #5 Mikayla Sutton.

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Things are coming together as they are seeing the impact that each one of them matters!!! It doesn't matter if you are #1 or the 7th runner you ALL are champs today! Amazing job to you ladies on another team win!
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