The Mustang Minute
Beginning January 26th, counselors will start visiting students in the classroom to review the course request process. For the timeline of online arena scheduling please visit the district website: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/arena
Counselors will be handing out updated Senior transcripts with recalculation of GPA on January 22nd in the cafeteria during all lunches. Juniors will receive their new transcripts during class visits for course selections January 26-29. Sophomores and Freshmen will receive their updated transcript with recalculation of cumulative GPA during February class visits.
Senior transcript requests will re-open the week of January 19th.
Dual English classes for enrolled Seniors begin again on Jan. 19th.
Evening meetings at middle schools covering graduation requirements for incoming 9th graders will be open to others interested in hearing about House Bill 5. This bill covers graduation requirements for the class of 2018 and beyond. CMS 1-19-16 @ 6:30-7:30, GMS 2-2-16 @ 6:30-7:30, and CTMS 2-4-16 @ 6:30-7:30.
Information About PSAT Scores
The PSAT scores are in. The campuses will then receive paper scores around January 29th. Student test books will be returned to students through their English classes after paper scores are received by the school.
In order for students to have access to their online scores, they will need to create an account with College Board. Students may already have an account if they have created one for previous tests through AP, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP or BigFuture. If you need to create an account, please use this link: https://account.collegeboard.org/iamweb/smartRegister?appId=319&affiliateId=arupnssr&bannerId=cbacct&DURL=https%3A//collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores
Since the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is different from the previous tests, the numerical scores on the two tests are not equivalent. The link below is to a preliminary concordance table to help show how pre-2015 and redesigned PSAT/NMSQT scores relate to one another. Final tables will be available in May, but this will help with planning for point boosters and other college readiness activities.
Students will need to link their College Board account with a specific access code to their test score for the October PSAT. If you did not receive an email with an access code from College Board, you may contact the Associate Principal of Academics at firstname.lastname@example.org or your student's counselor.
National Honor Society Application Deadline
NHS applications are due by noon on January 21st in room 114 or 112. NHS application forms can be found on the NHS page via the Activities tab on the GHS website. Students must have a 4.25 GPA to apply. Documented service hours performed at any non-profit organization that is not school-related can be use for NHS. Nonprofit groups you can consider are: GRACE, Grapevine Public Library, Baylor Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, National Charity League, Grapevine Historic Society, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, nursing homes, etc… Leadership hours that can be documented would include these examples: shift leader or trainer at their job, holding an office or chairing a committee in a club or at church, mosque or temple, serving as captain of a team and editor on the newspaper staff, etc.
Important Yearbook Deadline
Dear GHS Parents:
Online yearbook sales will close January 31st. If you have not ordered a book for your student, please ensure you do so this week as we must place our final book total order with Balfour shortly. Please visit www.smart-pay.com to purchase a book.
Unsure if you ordered a book? Please contact me (email@example.com) to confirm before placing an order. Duplicate orders are far easier to resolve now, rather than when books arrive in May.
Additionally, there are 33 parents who purchased senior tributes, but have not yet purchased a book. Please be aware and proceed as needed.
Thank you for your continued support of the GHS Journalism Department and helping us celebrate our 100th edition of the Mustang Yearbook.
Class of 2016:
Senior parents should have responded to an email asking you to confirm your student's legal name for his/her diploma. If you have not, please contact the counseling office.
The Council of PTAs offers a number of scholarships to graduating seniors. New this year is that students can apply for all PTA scholarships through one common application from now until March 24th. For the application, please visit gcisdcouncilofptas.com.
Extended Day Tutoring:
Monday, January 18
Debate UIL Cross Exam
Girls Soccer JV1 @ Nolan Catholic
Tuesday, January 19 (B Day)
Extended Day 4-5:00 pm
GO Center: US Marines
Girls Basketball JV @ E. Hills 6:00 pm
Girls Basketball Varsity @ E. Hills 7:30 pm
Girls Basketball 9th @ Central JrH 4:30 pm
Boys Basketball 9th Red v E. Hills 6:30 pm
Boys Basketball JV v E. Hills 5:00 pm
Boys Basketball Varsity v E. Hills 8:00 pm
Boys Soccer JV v Irving @ CTMS 5:30 pm
Boys Soccer Varsity v Irving @ CTMS 7:15 pm
Wednesday, January 20 (A Day)
Student Council meeting 8:00 am OR 4:00 pm in Lecture Hall
Extended Day 4-5:00 pm in Rm 624
German Club 4-6:00 pm in Library
Wrestling Dual @ Byron Nelson
Thursday, January 21 (B Day)
National Honor Society applications due by noon
GO Center: TCC Registration 7th & 8th periods; US Air Force
Extended Day 4-5:00 pm
Girls Soccer JV1 v Keller @ HEB through Sat.
Girls Soccer Varsity @ Berkner Ice Bowl through Sat.
Dive 6-5A District Championship
Friday, January 22 (A Day)
Girls BBall JV/9th @ Dunbar 6:00 pm
Girls BBall Varsity @ Dunbar 7:30 pm
Boys BBall 9thRed v Dunbar 6:30 pm
Boys BBall Varsity v Dunbar 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 23
Winter Guard NTCA Contest at Lamar HS
Swim 6-5A Swim District Championship 2-4:00 pm
Wrestling A&M Invitational in Houston