Grizzly Weekly Update

January 7, 2022

Message from the Principal

Good Afternoon,


We had an awesome first week back with our students. They returned ready to work hard and have a successful second semester. The next few months will be very busy as we prepare for our testing season, scheduling for next year, and our end of the year events. We want to maintain effective communication with you to ensure that all of our students finish the year strong. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. We are all here to help you.


Our Blueprint Night: Drafting a Plan for your Future will be on Wed., Jan. 19th at GHS. We’ll have a variety of sessions that evening, so there is definitely something for everyone. Our counseling team will offer sessions for grade levels 8th-10th, and there will be a college and military fair. In addition, we will have sessions about our Advanced Placement (AP) classes and ACC Dual Credit opportunities. We have added a new session focused on TSI College Readiness Assessment information. Students will also have opportunities to talk to our clubs and organizations and learn about some of the things they are doing on campus.


Please help spread the word that this will also be our 8th Grade Night. There will be a special session just for 8th graders and their parents. We have some important information to share with them, and they will be able to take a self-guided tour of the building. We do not want them to miss this opportunity!


This is one of our biggest events of the year, and it’s packed full of information to help you make the most of your student’s high school experience. We will have more information for you next week, but I wanted to make sure you marked this on your calendar. I hope to see you there!


Dr. Miller

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Upcoming Events

Wed., Jan. 12

230pm Early Release Day

VAR & JV Wrestling @ LHS 6pm


Thurs., Jan. 13

JV Soccer @ Belton Tourn. (thru 1/15)

VAR Soccer @ Grizzly Classic Tourn. (thru 1/15)


Fri., Jan. 14

Spongebob the Musical 7pm


Sat., Jan. 15

VAR & JV Wrestling @ Lake Travis

Spongebob the Musical 7pm


Mon., Jan. 17

MLK holiday--no school for students or staff

Spongebob the Musical 7pm

Softball Parent meeting 545pm


Wed., Jan. 19

Blueprint Night 530-800pm

NHS News

Glenn’s National Honor Society has really contributed to our #1LISD community over the past semester!

We raised over $200 in goods and resources for the Kats Who Kare program at Danielson Middle School. The program is put into place to help less fortunate students/families at the middle school afford a winter holiday experience.

Secondly, earlier this semester, our NHS members contributed to the operation of the LISD Clothing Closet. Members showed up in force to help the closet itemize, sort, and shelve two storehouses worth of clothes.

Lastly, on 12/14 NHS partnered with Jim Plain to craft ornaments, gift bags, and picture frames for the Jim Plain PTA Holiday event.


Again, thank you for supporting our GHS family, and thank you for everything that you do to make our community a part of #1LISD!


From the Dean of Instruction

PSAT

10th and 11th grade students’ PSAT scores are available. Students should have received an email to their school email address from College Board which included a unique code connecting students to their PSAT Score report. This video helps with decoding the PSAT score report. Students will learn where to focus to best prepare for the SAT and ACT tests in the future. Contact Mrs. Jones with any questions at Paulette.Jones@leanderisd.org


AP Exams

There is a 45.00 cancellation fee per exam for students who cancel their AP exams. Registration for spring semester only courses is January 4 - February 22, 2021. Follow the link for more information.

STAAR scores

If your child took a STAAR test in December 2021, those scores should be available in mid January. Please click on the following link for directions on how to access your child’s STAAR scores at any time: GHS Steps to Access Your Child's STAAR Scores

Counseling Department

Level Change Window For Spring Semester

The level change window for students who wish to apply to level-down, from an Advance or AP class is available until January 24th. Forms will be available in the counseling office until January 20th to give time for processing.


Please take some time to review this week’s Mental Health Minute Message:

Topic: What to Do if a Friend Needs Help

YouTube: English, Spanish

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College & Career Center:

Seniors who need TSI?? TSI - Texas Success Initiative Assessment - College readiness assessment that is required in any college within the state of Texas. You can find out more about TSI by viewing this presentation - What is TSI?.


Register for Spring TSI Assessment dates here - TSI: Early Release Wednesday Registration or TSI: School Day Registration - - choose the option that best fits your schedule.


Any questions - please contact Jennifer Sabrsula (jennifer.sabrsula@leanderisd.org).


Spongebob, The Musical

Please visit us as we take a trip to a pinapple under the sea. Spongebob, The Musical runs Jan. 14th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets can be purchase at glenntheatre.com. Pre-sale tickets are $12 and tickets at the door are $15. Please also check out our special dinner special on Jan. 15th where you can experience the Krusty Krab for yourself!
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Senior Info

  • Senior ads for yearbooks close on February 10. Order the ads at jostens.com
  • Senior Portrait last call January 28 for Seniors who need re-takes or who have not taken their photos yet. All portraits taken in studio must be done by January 31.
  • Order your yearbook at jostens.com before they sell out. Current price is $75.

Bring your ID:

Just a reminder to please always bring your ID with you inside when coming to GHS for a meeting or to pick up a student. This is for your child’s safety, and even if you’ve brought it before, we have to still check a photo ID every time.

VOE requests:

Verification of enrollment will be issued to students in good standing ONLY. Please allow 24 to 48 hours to receive VOE. Please know that VOE's expire 30 days from the date issued. In-person students may pick up from the AP's office in 24 to 48 hours. Request your VOE here.

Thank a Grizzly

Please take a moment to let a staff member know how much you appreciate them by filling out the Thank a Grizzly form. Our teachers are working tirelessly and this is the highlight of their day.

Glenn High School Technology FAQ

Click here to find answers to technology questions.

Please reach out to your student’s teachers and our technology specialist Steve Cantrell (steve.cantrell@leanderisd.org) if you are having technology issues that are affecting your student’s academic progress.


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