George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 9-18-2022

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CONGRATS IFE AND AVA ON BEING CROWNED HOCO KING AND QUEEN AT THE HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME ON THURSDAY NIGHT!

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Thursday (9-22-22) is EARLY RELEASE @ 12:15!

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FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR DAY is Friday! (9-23-22) This is a student and staff holiday!

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


We had a GR-eat HOCO week! Our Longhorns and staff ROCKED the dress up days! I love them (and their creativity) so much! Check out a few pics at the bottom of this newsletter, but you can always keep up with all the GR-eatness happening around the Ranch by following us on Facebook (George Ranch High School) and Twitter (@WeAreGRHS). There are so many GR-eat things happening in and out of the classroom on the daily around here!


Kudos Longhorns you are doing MUCH better wearing those ID's! Keep it up! Now this week let's focus on getting those "ear-holes" cleaned out during transition times. My job is to do everything in my power to keep you as safe as possible, and this is one of those things I need help from you on. You MUST be able to clearly hear me at all times. If you have watched the news lately, you have seen some scary situations that have happened, even though many are out of our control, we CAN DO SOMETHING to help make our campus safer. If/when we ever have to go into a hold or lock down, I need you to be "fully present" and able to hear what my instructions are at all times. You cannot do this with your airpods/headphones/earbuds in. Trust me! Now, I am not naïve to the fact this this is NOT a popular Principal move, but as I said earlier it's my job, and I will not lower my expectations to do everything in my power to keep you as safe and secure as I can while you are under my watch! You are too important to me, and I know that your parents would agree with me on this one. Parents please help us, maintain a safe place for our Longhorns to thrive by backing us up in this request. We will be starting to collect these items and they will fall under the MLD policy (RED SIDE). I have reattached it below. I appreciate your help in keeping GR a safe learning environment where we can still have fun and make memories with your Longhorns.


ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now!

ID's (lanyards and a protective case) have all been passed out and MUST be worn visibly on the top half of your body EVERY DAY! I have been announcing this EVERY SINGLE MORNING and periodically through the day for the past 4 weeks. If you do not have one, this is on you. You have had MANY opportunities to correct this, so now it's your turn to be responsible. We will be doing ID sweeps AGAIN this week, and anyone without one will be charged $5 and given a new one. This is NOT optional, as it is part of dress code. If you keep losing it you will KEEP being charged. You (and your parents) will be getting weekly "fine" email reports, and your parents will be called. Not paying is not an option, and there will be a hold placed on your final semester grades and exemptions will NOT be an option.


Assistant Principal SUPPORT! (ALPHA split by LAST NAME)

Assistant Principal contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (girls athletic questions/concerns)

adutch@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • This is a 3 1/2 day week! Thursday is early release at 12:15pm and Friday is Fair Day (a student and staff holiday)!
  • Wednesday is Tie Dye Spirit Day...Advisory with MOST participation and wearing ID's will win a NACHO PARTY!
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes)
  • Junior...aka Class of 2024...it's almost Senior Ring Time! Check out the Balfour Link!
  • ID'S ARE NOW MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written
  • Tardy and Behavior/Consequence Charts (be in the know)
  • YEARBOOKS ARE FOR SALE - ORDER EARLY TO ENSURE YOU GET ONE!
  • COVID Protocols for 22-23
  • ON-LINE PARKING PASS PURCHASE LINK
  • Transcript and VOE Request Procedures

SPIRIT DAY - Wednesday - All about that "TIE"...wear a Neck Tie, Bow Tie, or go all out in Tie Dye to participate in the advisory challenge!!

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BOND 2022 INFO

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REMINDER! Airpods, Headphones, and Earbuds only allowed during advisory and lunch time (and ONLY if you have your ID on...which you all have by now)

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SENIORS Are you college ready? If you have not scored high enough on your PSAT, SAT or ACT scores no worries, you can take the TSIA2 test to show that you are college ready! Ms. Arias, the College & Career Facilitator will be meeting with each senior class to inform those students who need to take the TSIA2 test and help support you. If you still need to register to test, click the link below!

PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written!

At GRHS we strongly encourage our students to remain in their AP/PAP classes at a bare minimum of the entire 1st six weeks in order for them to get settled and give it a true chance. What seems impossible at first ends up being the best thing for them to set them up for later success. The struggle is where the growth happens, our longhorns truly have what it takes, if they are just willing to work for it!


However we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise where a student may need a level change. Students can request a level change during the 1st progress report (Friday Sept 9th) and again at the end of the 1st six weeks (Friday Sept 30th)


If this pertains to you, please EXACTLY FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS BELOW and return this completed form to the Counselor Suite Office (room 2327) no later than 3:45 PM on the last day of the 3rd week (PR1, September 9, 2022) of the 1st six weeks, or the last day of the 1st six weeks (SW1, September 30, 2022).


Steps for students to level change

Step 1: Student receive form from teacher of record for the class they wish to level change

Step 2: Student Teacher Conference

Step 3: Parent Conference

Step 4: Student must bring form to Counselor Office by deadline (See form) (1st Progress Report and 1st Six Weeks)


Students must get form from their teacher of record for that specific class.


Dual credit students DO NOT have to wait until the end of the progress report to request a course drop/change. Their drops are tied to a refund and their refund depends on when Lone Star receives the request to drop, then we don’t make them wait if they want to drop a dual credit course. Dual Credit Course drop forms are requested by students from their alpha counselors. (Don't wait!)

Attention JUNIORS...AKA Class of 2024....it's already time to think about Class Rings!

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Howdy Longhorns: Our 2023 GRHS Legacy Yearbook store is OPEN NOW at Balfour.com. Search George Ranch High School and purchase your book, and any accessories for the book. Your payment is secure on Balfour.com, with delivery date set for May, 2023!

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Please email Nurse Warner to report your child has COVID or with any questions!

Please find Nurse Warner's contact info below:

madelyn.warner@lcisd.org

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ALL GRHS ID'S HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT! WEARING YOUR NEW ID IS MANDATORY EVERY DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS. You are accountable for following this safety and now dress code expectation every single day. There is a $5 REPLACEMENT CHARGE, so put it in a safe place each day!!

This year, as we continue to increase campus safety measures, students and staff are required to wear their GRHS identification badge at all times. This measure has also been added district wide to the student dress code. This is not a new expectation at GRHS, as I have had this in place for the past 4 years that I have been here, so our students/staff are well aware of this expectation and will be held accountable to it.


Student badges will serve as the student ID and SmartTag all in one card. With this ID our GRHS students are able to ride the bus, purchase breakfast/lunch, check out library books, able to use their personal devices (phones/airpods, etc) during lunch and advisory, and eventually we are hoping to use it to take attendance, as well! Stay tuned!


Refusing to wear your ID visibly on the top half of your body, is not an option, and will result in the consequences stated on the consequence chart below. Please make sure you are wearing your OWN ID.


Every GRHS student has been gifted an ID, protective plastic cover, and lanyard that was distributed in their English class. This was a huge undertaking to get this done, including 2500 minutes to print them. So do not lose it! It is imperative that our Longhorns adhere to this expectation, as this is part of the daily dress code for staff and students.


If you need another badge, or lose this one there is a $5 replacement cost. This is NOT optional, it is part of dress code. You can pay by cash or it will be charged to your student library account, for EACH replacement you need. Please note that a hold will be placed on your semester grades, transcripts, and exemptions if this fine is not cleared.


Need a REPLACEMENT ALREADY?

If you are needing to PURCHASE ANOTHER student ID, please use the QR code to request one, and you can either pay $5 cash when you pick it up, or we will charge your school library account if you do not have cash. Emails will be sent in Skyward to parent and student emails each time you are charged.


There is an easy fix....choose a safe spot in your backpack to put it at the end of the day (EVERY DAY) and it will be ready and waiting for you the next morning. High School is about responsiblity and accoutability, so this is your first test! You got this! But it is up to you!

Please Review the Early Pick Up Procedures!

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PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS BEHAVIOR/CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS TARDY POLICY AND CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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DRESS CODE - NO WIGGLE ROOM!

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CLEAR BAG POLICY AT TRAYLOR STADIUM AND LCISD NATATORIUM THIS YEAR!

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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar!

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22-23 BELL SCHEDULE

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Mark your Calendar for our Spirit Days!

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STUDENT Parking PASSES!

Questions and 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.
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed


If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Mendez via email bmendez@lcisd.org

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Do you dream about traveling the world? Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Join us in Greece this summer to taste the amazing food and explore the incredible sights!

Contact Mrs. Guidry (rguidry@lcisd.org) with any question or you can scan the QR code or use the link to sign-up. There are only a handful of spots left so please act quickly.

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you by clicking this button above to request! Please allow 48 hour (business day) turn around on all requests. You will be picking these up in the student service window, once they are ready!

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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-EK) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (GIRLS athletic questions/concerns)

mailto:adutch@lcisd.org

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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 as soon as possible. (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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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

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We had a GRHS Alum Celebrity Visit the Ranch This Week! Thanks to Coach A. Dutch's persistence, Champ Allison visited and gave a little pep talk to Boys and Girls Track, XC, and our PALS Classes! Thanks for helping us continue to #buildGReatness

HOCO Spirit Week Fun! Check out all of it on our GRHS Facebook page! Anything But a Backpack Day and Generations Day was one for the record's book!

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FOOTBALL

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Best Student Section in Texas! #letsgetROWDY #WeAreGR

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Patterson's HOCO Prince and Princess Picks! Congrats Joseph and Alexia!

Congrats Ife and Ava!

HOCO COURT

HOCO Court Shenanigans!

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First we crowned our Homecoming King & Queen, then battled the Austin Bulldogs on the field winning 23-13 Thursday night!

Volleyball

Program sweep tonight over Dulles on Friday night! So proud of all 3 teams for taking care of business!

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Teacher Night!

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TENNIS

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The Longhorn Varsity Tennis Team has secured a playoff spot for the Fall 2022 season! Below is a link if you are interested in purchasing our playoff shirt. Deadline to order is Thursday, 9/22.

Our JV Longhorn tennis team brought home a solid win against a talented group of players from Ridge Point! Huge shoutout to the girls for not dropping a singles match tonight!
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XC

The XC boys went to work Saturday morning. They were all business and the Varsity JV boys both placed 3rd over all, and the freshman boys placed 4th at the Spring Branch ISD invitational! Junior (2024) Travis Morrey ran a blazing fast, 15:51.33 in the 5K to take 4th place, and reach the top of our schools record board! In only their 3rd ever 5K, sophomore Derek Jimenez, and senior (2023) Samael Aranda both ran great times of 17:46.30 and 17:58.40 respectively.


The JV crew understood the mission and executed it well today with 5 gentlemen bringing home some hardware! Congrats to Adrian Agadah, Gian Marco Alda, Billy Neel, John Ehlen, and Jeremy Nguyen for placing in the top 20 and placing 3rd as a team


The 9th grade group went 9 for 9 in personal best today! Joshua Deleon ran on the varsity squad in an 18:31.22 5K Ethan Spaulding, Maddox Minter and Brady Howell embraced the “herd” mentality and pushed each other to the front of the race.

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Program sweep at the SBISD XC Invite!!! Let’s gooooo!!!! Congratulations Longhorns!

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