Grand Blanc High School

Newsletter ~ October 2015

Parental Support

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A Message From Dr. Hammond

Parents,

The Grand Blanc High School parent/teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 8th from 5 pm to 7 pm in the gym. I strongly suggest that you make every effort to attend conferences and bring your child with you to conferences. The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” is more important than ever and the partnership you will form with your child’s teachers is a critical factor in their academic success.

Please see the following articles for good advice and tips, to help you make the most of parent/teacher conferences:


http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2012/11/05/what-high-school-teachers-wish-parents-asked-at-conferences


http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2012/11/05/what-high-school-teachers-wish-parents-asked-at-conferences


http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/middle-high-school-parent-teacher-conferences/


We are all looking forward to seeing you on October 7th and 8th!

Upcoming Events

October 7th and 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm

October 9th - 1/2 Day of School

October 14th - PSAT Testing for 11th Grade

October 15th and 16th - Josten's Ring and Graduation Ordering during all lunches

October 28th - Choir Fall Concert

November 3rd - No School (Election Day)

November 19th, 20th, and 21st - Fall Play (Almost, Maine)

November 25th - 1/2 Day of School

November 26th and 27th - No School (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Would you like to earn college credit while in High School?

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Attention Sophomores:


Would you like to earn college credit while in high school?


If you are a sophomore with a 3.0 or higher GPA you are eligible to apply to the Grand Blanc Early College. If accepted you will be taking 8 college courses, taught by U of M Flint professors, during your junior and senior year. These courses take place right on our campus during the regular school day. You will commit to a 5th year of high school where you complete 24 more college credits. At the end of the program you will earn 48 college credits. At the current U of M Flint tuition rate 48 credits would cost $19,538.00. The estimated costs of tuition for our Early College students is $852.00. All students who are eligible to apply will invited to a presentation on the program during 3rd hour on Monday, November 23rd. There will be a parent meeting explaining the program on Tuesday, November 24th, at 6:30pm in the auditorium. If you would like to learn more you can check out information on the district website or call Janet Roberts at 591-6336.

PSAT Testing : Juniors

PSAT for Juniors (with 9+ credits) is October 14th beginning at 7:20. Testing students should report to their testing room immediately that day. When testing is complete, they will continue their schedule with 4th hour.


Testing rooms have been mailed home, students will receive a green note with their testing room in their English class, and they are posted all around the school on flyers.

On test day students should bring 2, #2 pencils with erasers and a calculator. No cell phone or other electronic devices such as iPods are allowed.

Students will complete pre-identification information on their answer sheets prior to test day in their English class. It is important they are in their class to complete this required information.



If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Briggs at tbriggs@grandblancschools.org or (810) 591-6671.

High School ONLY Late Start

On October 14th, the high school ONLY, will have a late start day for freshman, sophomores, and seniors due to PSAT testing for juniors. School will start promptly at 11:00 and students will report to their 4th hour class.

Counseling News

Check out new upcoming counseling news by clicking this link!

Yearbook

Seniors

You are running out of time to turn in your professional senior portrait to be pictured in the yearbook. This is a reminder that your school ID photo will not be used in the yearbook. Seniors must turn in their professional portraits for the yearbook by October 1st.



If you have taken your photo with your own photographer, make sure they know to visit gbyearbook.com to upload the photo.



If you have taken your photo with the school’s photographer during an appointment this summer, make sure you choose your portrait from the Prestige website.



If you have not taken a photo yet, there are three Saturday dates for a free portrait session at high school east. Visit gbyearbook.com to sign up for September 12th, 19th, or 26th. Or you can make an appointment with a local photographer to take your portrait.



Senior Quote: Back by popular demand! Seniors, visit gbyearbook.com to submit your favorite meaningful and appropriate quotation to be published with you senior photo.


Order YOUR Yearbook!


Pre-order your yearbook for $75. After January 1, the price increases to $80. Visit www.gbyearbook.com. Last year yearbooks sold out fast, make sure you pre-order to get your hands on them before they're gone!

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~ Club Fingerprints ~

Club fingerprints is a new club founded by Bailey Braum, that works on giving back to surrounding communities through community service and donations. Club fingerprints encourages you to donate unwanted items that are gently used. Donations will be accepted at the main office of Grand Blanc High School.


The items Club Fingerprints need are listed below:

  • books (no textbooks)
  • shoe boxes
  • clothing/shoes (including winter items such as hats, and gloves)
  • craft supplies (safe for children, non-toxic, etc.)
  • personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
  • blankets
  • monetary donations are greatly appreciated

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~SENIORS~

Important Senior Dates to Remember!

Click here to see all the important dates for your senior student! Dates included are AP Testing, Honors Awards Ceremony, Senior Final Exam dates, and more!

Career & Technical Education

Click here to view the monthly Career and Technical Education (CTE) information.