GHS Update

September 22, 2019

Homecoming Crowning

Congratulations to the 2019 GHS Homecoming King Micah Martinez and Queen Alexis Henry! We are so PROUD of all of our Homecoming royalty, cheer, band, StuCo, Mr. Pringle, Mrs. Boswell and to everyone who played a part in making HOCO week a GREAT week at GHS!

Join the District Parent Advisory Committee

At GISD we strive to continuously improve our district through a cooperative effort between our schools, parents, and the community. As a means to provide an avenue for this conversation, Dr. Stewart will once again form a Parent Advisory Committee. The PAC is open to any parent or community member who is willing to provide feedback and input into what our district is doing well and what can be improved upon.

The PAC will meet four times throughout the year, with the first meeting being held on Monday, September 30, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Administration building, 800 S. Morris St.

Additional meetings will be held on November 21, January 23, and April 23.

If you are interested in being a valuable member of this group, please contact Kay Neu at 940-665-4362 or

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GHS Students visit UNT

Ms. Hughes Principals of Education class visited UNT's College of Education on Friday.
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Our Academic UIL Team had their fall rush Wednesday after school. Ms. Wells' crew kicked off the year in grand fashion. If your student did not attend the rush, they can still participate. They just need to sign up soon!

Leopards victorious over Van Alstyne

Our Leopard football team defeated Van Alstyne Friday Night. They are now 4 - 0. The Bridgeport Bulls visit on Friday, 7:30.
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Student Advisory Council

The newly appointed GHS Student Advisory Council (SAC) gathered together for the first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Mayor Jim Goldsworthy joined the group as a special guest. The SAC will continue to meet with Dr. Stewart throughout the year to discuss important topics within GHS. Do you have a topic you want the Council to talk about at the next meeting? Let them know!

Thank you to Ms. Young's culinary arts class for preparing a delicious lunch for the group!

Poinsettia Orders due Monday!

Gainesville FFA students are selling poinsettias again to raise money for traveling to contests this year! Members are also asked to sell 16 plants in order to attend Ag Awareness Day at the State Fair of Texas. If you haven’t ordered yours, message us and we will connect you with a student who hasn’t met their minimum yet.

Plants are $10 each for a 6” pot with 4-6 flowers per plant
They will be delivered to us the first week of December and students will distribute to you.
Order your holiday decorations now and don’t worry about it again!

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Parking Passes

All vehicles parked in the student parking lot will be required to have a parking pass. To obtain a parking pass, the student must bring $5, driver's license, proof of insurance, and picture of their license plate to the front desk. Students must also have a drug testing consent form on file.

Beginning Tuesday, August 27, all vehicles in student parking that do not have the required permit will be formally warned with an orange warning sticker.

Beginning Monday, September 16, all vehicles in student parking without the required permit will be towed.

Thank you for helping us keep our campuses safe and secure!

Parking permit information

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Parent Reminders

ENTRANCE: Parents and other visitors to our campus may only enter through the main office on the east side of the building. The gym side doors are for student entry only.

DROP OFF/PICK UP: The parent drop off/pick up is on the west (gym side) of the building. Please use the parking lot to enter and exit. The loop on the south side is for buses only.

ID Badges

Remember: Student will be required to wear ID badges. It is a campus security measure that are implementing this year. ID Badges must be worn at all times while on campus.
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FOOD Deliveries

Students may have food brought to them from parents, guardians and family members. They may NOT order it and have it delivered.

Cell Phones

We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.

Just as a reminder:

Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.

Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.

● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.

● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.

■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.

Quick Hits

Thursday, September 26

JV Football @ Bridgeport, 6:30

Friday, September 27

Volleyball @ Celina

Varsity Football vs. Bridgeport, 7:30

Saturday, September 28

Cross Country @ McNeil Invitational, 9:00