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!
Letter from the PTSA President
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!
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 email@example.com or via Facebook message.
Thank you so much for all y’all do for Glendale!
GHS PTSA President
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!
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!
World Language Career Day
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
GHS Veterans Day Assembly
Thursday, Nov. 11th, 8:30am
2727 South Ingram Mill Road
CONNECT WITH GHS PTSA
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: https://www.facebook.com/GlendaleHighSchoolPTSA
~ Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/GlendalePtsa @GlendalePtsa
~ Follow us on Instgram at: https://www.instagram.com/glendaleptsa @glendaleptsa
~ For text reminders or updates, text the message
@ghptsa to the number 81010. (You will be asked to respond with your name.)