Glendale PTSA Falcon FLYER

Glendale's PTSA Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2021

Letter from the Principal

Dear Glendale Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! I want to take a moment to share some updates with you as parents and guardians of our Glendale students. We currently have 1,458 Falcons, and our goal is to make sure that every one of our students has a positive student experience at Glendale. Students and teachers have started this year with excitement, joy, and a lot of hard work. Our goal is that we can work as a team to ensure that your student experiences success both academically and socially this school year.

As first quarter comes to a close, please check your student's grades through eSchool Home Access. We will continue to send D/F phone calls and texts every other week, and then four consecutive weeks to end each semester. If you have questions about your student's grades, please reach out to our teachers. Parent/Teacher conferences will be Thursday, October 28th from 3:00-7:00 PM. Please call 523-8900 or email your student’s teachers to schedule one or more conferences. Teachers will utilize time after school that week.

It is a great honor and privilege to be the principal at Glendale High School. You and your student matter to me, and the entire team here. Thank you for the amazing support that you show to our school each and every day. GO FALCONS and remember that Flock IS Family!

GHS Principal,

Josh Groves
Glendale High School 2727 S. Ingram Mill Springfield, MO 65804
417-523-8900 @MrJoshGroves
Glendale High School

Letter from the PTSA President

Happy October!

My name is Katie Vance, and I’m so excited to be serving as your GHS PTSA President for 2021-2022! I have 2 students at Glendale, a Sophomore, and a Senior, and I have been involved with GHS PTSA for 4 years. I am thrilled to be working with amazing committee chairs and a wonderful executive board! Thank you to our officers, Meredith Sargent, President-Elect; Emily Givens, VP Membership; Tori Sallee, Secretary; and Juli Tarbet, Treasurer, for giving your time to our GHS PTSA!
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The 2021-22 school year is in full swing, and your GHS PTSA has been busy supporting students and teachers at Glendale!

~ Our Staff Appreciation Committee has been amazing! They put together a Back-to-School lunch from Goodcents, Nicola’s/Maso & Andy’s for our teachers and staff in August and provided a delicious lunch from St. Michael’s in October. I truly appreciate Sara Cook, Alison Brawner, Monica GIlardi, Dana Kuntz, and Courtney Yake’s dedication to our teachers and staff! Also thank you to all who donated drinks and desserts - our staff and teachers loved them! (pictures below)

~ Our Spirit Committee has also been working hard supporting The Flock and Flock Leaders at Glendale sporting events! They have had many fun & creative themes in August & September and will be doing PINK OUT and PURPLE OUT for the last 2 home football games in October. Thank you to Jill Long, Jennifer Feurbacher and their committee for keeping our Falcons Flying!

~ The Clothing Bank is open for donations and shopping! They need men’s coats & gloves; junior size jeans (size 0-3/4); and NEW socks and underwear. Donations can be taken to either Wash House location in Springfield, 1755 East Bennett or 3322 South Campbell or to the Clothing Bank at Study Alternative Center, 2343 West Olive. Glendale’s day to volunteer is November 11th. Thank you to Lisa Wade for all you do!

~Our Capital Campaign committee kicked off 2021-22 by offering GHS PTSA DISCOUNT CARDS - please see our ad in this newsletter! These cards are a win-win! They save you money while supporting GHS PTSA! Capital Campaign is the main fundraiser for the GHS PTSA, and all funds go back to the support of our students and teachers! Be on the lookout for letters coming to your mailbox in November! Thank you to Sarah Bowman for your hard work!

~ Our PTSA Membership drive started in August. Thank you to those who joined at Open House and thank you to Emily Givens & Gina Wise for your support! If you have not joined, we would LOVE to have you join GHS PTSA! Please see the Membership update in this newsletter for more information!

~ And on that note, thanks to your support of GHS PTSA, our Acquisitions Committee has recently granted $1,280 to our teachers - including an Apple TV for the library, scripts for Drama, choir Christmas program sponsorship, and materials for the Science organic garden high tunnel rebuild. Thank you to Janel Nibert for your work on this!

We are so blessed to have such an amazing school family at Glendale, and I am delighted to be your President again this year. If you have any questions, please contact me at or via Facebook message.

Thank you so much for all y’all do for Glendale!


Katie Vance

GHS PTSA President


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PTSA Capital Campaign

Glendale PTSA is selling discount cards as part of our MAIN fundraiser to meet special classroom needs for our wonderful teachers and students! Some examples of items we've been able to provide in the past are books for French and English classes, goggles for science classes and seating for Special Education students. The discount cards are only $10 each or Buy 5, GET ONE FREE and all offers are good for a WHOLE YEAR. Cash, check, credit card and PayPal are accepted. To buy one (or a few), find a PTSA member, shop at The Nest, watch for them at Glendale home sporting events, or text/call Sarah Bowman at 417-860-7085.

Also, the SECOND part of our fundraiser, the GHS PTSA Capital Campaign! Letters will be coming out in November. Watch for an announcement via social media and in Principal Grove's weekly "Flock is Family" newsletter. Thank you for your support of Glendale High School students and teachers!

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Shop Your School Store, The Nest


Virtual Tour:

Twitter & Instagram & TikTok: @glendalenest

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Glendale Choir's Participation in MSU's Invitational Choir

Congratulations to all of our choir students who got to participate in MSU’s invitational honor choir on September 11th!

Kai Ousley, Kayla Callis, Skyler Davidson, Asha Tharakan, Gabriel Tackett, Allison Frigerio, Elijah Hertzog, Michael Jasinski, and Sydney Evans

GHS choir is honored to have been included in this event with fellow high school choirs once again and we look forward to coming back!

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Glendale 411

Watch the 2021-2022 Episode 1

You can watch the show several ways:

World Language Career Day

Attention Glendale parents and Guardians. SPS World Language classes will be hosting its first annual “World Language Career Day” on 10/27/2021. Here is a link to the flyer. This is a virtual event celebrating multilingual careers and informing participants on the benefits of bilingualism in the workforce. While we discuss bilingualism in the context of careers in class, we want our students to have the opportunity to connect with professionals in a variety of fields so they can learn first-hand about multilingualism in careers. We will have over 20 community members from the Springfield area and worldwide who will present the need for bilingualism in the workplace. Some organizations that will be joining us are Cox Health, the FBI, Newman Law Firm, Sherwin-Williams, Nestlé-Purina, Quest Diagnostics, and the US Department of State. For more information or to view the Schedule of Presentations via Zoom, please contact a Foreign Language teacher.

GHS Speech & Debate

Glendale Speech and Debate team participated in the Carthage Novice Invitational October 23rd! This tournament was for all the first year debaters in SWMO. The Glendale team placed 3rd overall. Picture of the students who place in debate events.

Individual Accomplishments include:

Brandon Bruce 2nd place Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Maybeline Clemens 3rd place Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Phoenix Gresham and Megan Wade 4th place Public Forum Debate

Brandon Bruce 3rd place Original Oratory

Caiden Allen 4th place Informative Speaking

Brandon Bruce 5th place Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking

Phoenix Gresham 6th place International Extemporaneous Speaking

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 28th, 3pm

2727 South Ingram Mill Road

Springfield, MO

Parent-teacher conferences will be on 10/28/2021 from 3:00-7:15 PM. Parents should contact their teachers via email or call the main office to schedule a conference. Parents can still use a phone conference, ZOOM, or in-person. If parents choose an in-person meeting, they must remain masked at all times while in the building and should maintain social distance while on site.

GHS Veterans Day Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 8:30am

2727 South Ingram Mill Road

Springfield, MO

Hey Glendale: are you or a family member currently serving in the military or have previously served? Our Veteran’s Day Assembly will be November 11, 2021, and we would love a chance to honor our service members. There will be a light breakfast, assembly, and lunch for all honorees plus one guest at Glendale High School. Please complete the Veteran’s Day Participant Form if you or a service member you’ve invited would like to attend. We understand that not everyone feels comfortable in large groups right now so you also have the option to view the assembly on Instagram Live.
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There are many ways to help out and get involved with PTSA. Please connect with us on social media so you will be in the loop!

~ Like and Follow us on Facebook at:

~ Follow us on Twitter at: @GlendalePtsa

~ Follow us on Instgram at: @glendaleptsa

~ For text reminders or updates, text the message

@ghptsa to the number 81010. (You will be asked to respond with your name.)