George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 9-19-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


Trustworthy is the character pillar this month, and this week it couldn't ring more true! This past week was filled with completely unnecessary EXTRA work that was put on this campus (with admin, teachers, and custodial staff) related to the latest TikTok challenges that students are being encouraged and actually participating in that leads to vandalizing and stealing from campuses and staff. Yes, I am just as stunned at the pure lack of respect, as you.


On Thursday of this week during announcements, I pointed out that this behavior will NOT be tolerated. It will be investigated (because we have cameras going in and out of bathrooms) and we WILL be pressing charges for damages, as well as, sending students to ALC. This is a Level 3 offense in the LCISD student code of conduct. More importantly, I let them know this is a direct reflection of their character, their family's good name, and it will quickly remove them from ANYTHING UIL on this campus. (Sports, Fine Arts, Honor Society, Officer Positions, etc) That would be a shame.


There are NO WARNINGS, just consequences at this point. We are short staffed, especially with our hard working custodial staff, and this is causing them extra work that is truly from nothing more than pure disrespectfulness. I know that you taught them better, now please help us by having a discussion about the basic rules of respect that we all learned in Kindergarten. Choosing to be trustworthy by having good character and showing respect for our school, employees, and their family's good name is a non negotiable. If you are still in disbelief, as I am, I have a attached a couple of pictures to show you some of the damage. I expect better, because we ARE better! If you think I sound upset, that's because I am, more than anything I am truly just disappointed in the lack of accountability and regard to other's property that some now feel they are entitled to.


As you have heard, this damage has caused us to have to shut down half the restrooms during lunches, so that we have enough staff on duty to monitor students going in and out. No one has time for that, as it pulls us away from instructional meetings and keeping the rest of our building safe and secure. For the record, I also know that you taught them better, so please help us by monitoring their social media and having "real talk" discussions about "THE BASIC" expectations of having and SHOWING school pride by taking care of our building and people in it! Truly BEING trustworthy, means you will consistently display good character and respect for our school, employees, your family's good name, and our fellow Longhorns.


Enough fussing....let's talk about all the GOOD stuff going on and how this week we will keep #buildingGReatness in and out of the classroom! Make sure to follow us on Twitter using our hashtag #WeAreGR to see the GR-eat stuff! PJ day is Wednesday....which advisory will have the HIGHEST percentage of participation and win the prize? Attendance matters for this one this week...so DON'T be absent! The ADVISORY that goes "ALL OUT IN PJ's" (must be REALLY visible in TWITTER PIC) will enjoy PANCAKES with Patterson on Thursday! Get those ONESIES out and SHOW UP BIG! Dress code still counts...just think if you wear your Onesie, you are COVERED! :)


*This Friday is Fair Day! (Student and Staff Holiday)


*OPEN HOUSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH.


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:

  • HELP NEEDED - School vandalism and theft TIKTOK trend causing issues.
  • OPEN HOUSE is NEXT 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!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • AP Exam Registration Now Open
  • Tuesday is a HOME Volleyball game against RIDGEPOINT - FILL THE BLEACHERS!
  • WEDNESDAY IS PJ SPIRIT DAY "SLEEP AWAY THE KNIGHTS" for ADVISORY CHALLENGE! WINNING ADVISORY GETS PRIZE...who will it be?
  • FRIDAY NIGHT IS A WHITE OUT GAME...Fill the stands ROWDIES!
  • Clubs/Organizations/Sports Opportunities to Join!
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
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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.

FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR DAY IS THIS FRIDAY 9/24 - THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF!

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THIS IS NEXT MONDAY- 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

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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

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Hey Junior Class of 2023...it's time to order your class rings! Click the button below to shop!

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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!

Longer shorts, longer shirts, and pants pulled up!

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Dress code and ID's Mandatory!


  • REAL TALK W/DRESS CODE: Ladies, you need some longer shorts 3-4 inches below the inseam. We are no longer allowing you to wear a jacket/sweater to cover up a crop top-because it is NOT staying zipped/buttoned. If you have a jacket/sweater on, (and a tank that shows your midriff) it MUST be zipped ALL day long or you will get a dress code violation and be sent to your AP. Gentlemen, pull up those pants, we should not be seeing those undies/shorts. House shoes are not deemed acceptable forms of "slides". Let's get tight IN SCHOOL Longhorns and save those clothing items for after school and weekend fun! Appreciate you!
  • 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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Support our GRHS FFA!

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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

Trustworthy Lesson!

CC Trustworthiness 2021 edited
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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 for 9-17-2021

GRHS Student News, E4, 09-17-2021

Assistant Principal Accountability Talk Video! (SHOWN TO ALL STUDENTS IN ADVISORY)

The Longhorn Way: Accountability/Consequences/Discipline. September 10, 2021.

Mr. Toups sent the link below from his FRIDAY (or SATURDAY) night lights he takes to share with you! Thanks Mr. Toups!

Thanks Ms. Torres and GRHS STUCO and GR Spanish Honor Society for working together to make GR beautiful for Hispanic Heritage Month. #wearegr #buildingGReatness #HispanicHeritageMonth

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Lunchtime Shenanigans with D Lunch!

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

GOLD OUT TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH! Thanks to your generosity we are able to donate $1,000 to the Mojo Miracle Foundation to help more families! Way to go Longhorns!

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Tennis!

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The Longhorn Tennis team continues their district success with a 12-7 win over Ridge Point tonight! The team came up big with multiple hard won points. Their overall district record is 4-0 and they remain undefeated.


JV tennis came out on top in their district match against Ridge Point with a score of 13-6! The team worked hard every point and continue undefeated as they move on in district play!

Football

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The Longhorns took on Pearland Dawson Saturday afternoon at the Rig, losing 26-13. Offensively, the Horns were able to move the ball up and down the field but we’re unable to capitalize when it mattered most. Cole Murphy, Joseph Wilson, & Hymond Drinkard fought tooth and nail against a stout Eagles defense. Defensively, the Longhorns were led by Jeff Ugo and Tim Fisher who bought physicality and their big play ability to help keep the Horns in the game. The Horns will head into the bye-week before they district play.

Baseball and Softball!

Congrats to our first Softball Staff Member of the Week: Mr. Ben! We are grateful for all he does for us out in the field house! Longhorn Softball is what it is because of those around us! Thanks for making us better!Dizzy symbol #WeAreGR #BuildingGreatness

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Junior Alex Evensen won George Ranch baseball’s Offseason Player of the Week award. Alex has been working hard on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom since we returned from summer break. He has a great attitude and strives to make himself and his teammates better each day. Congratulations, Alex!

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Congratulations to our @GRHSSoftball Off-season Player of the Week, Jace! Her hard work and never-give-up attitude made those around her better this week! Way to lead, Jace! Proud of you! #WeAreGR #BuildingGReatness

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VOLLEYBALL

The Longhorn Varsity Volleyball Team traveled to Travis High School last night to take on the Lady Tigers. The Longhorns swept the Lady Tigers in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-12, 25-18, and 25-14. Kill leader for the Longhorns was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis with 14 kills. Serve ace leader was senior #1 Dylan Hoskins with 3 serve aces. Block leader was junior #11 Stefani Ayiteyfio with 10 blocks on the night. Senior #1 Dylan Hoskins led the defense with 15 digs. Set assist leader was senior #18 Allie Sczech with 12 assists. Serve receive leader was senior #1 Dylan Hoskins with 12 serve receives. Player of the Match was junior #11 Stefani Ayiteyfio.


The Longhorn Volleyball Program dedicated last Friday night's matches to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer as they took on the Austin Lady Bulldogs. The freshman team fought hard but came up short in a 3 set loss with scores of 20-25, 25-15, and -15. The JV team took care of business taking down Austin in 2 straight sets with scores of 25-14 and 25-15. The Varsity squad started off strong and never let up winning in 3 sets with scores of 25-16, 25-13, and 25-19. Senior outside hitter #2 Avery Shimaitis lead the team with 14 kills, 2 serve aces, and 4 total blocks. Dig leader and serve receive leader was senior #5 Mikayla Sutton with 12 digs and 11 serve receives. Senior #12 Logan Lednicky tallied up 14 set assists for the Longhorns. Player of the match was senior #12 Logan Lednicky.


Tuesday we take on the Ridgepoint Panthers at HOME, come WHITE OUT THE bleachers and cheer on our Lady Longhorns!

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