Grand Blanc High School
Newsletter ~ October 2015
A Message From Dr. Hammond
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:
We are all looking forward to seeing you on October 7th and 8th!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 591-6671.
High School ONLY Late Start
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!
~ Club Fingerprints ~
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.)
- monetary donations are greatly appreciated