Gator Alley Newsletter
November 2023 Edition
What's Happening at GRMS/GRHS?
October was a busy month here at the middle/high school. We had our Pep Rally to celebrate our fall athletes and PBIS Students of the Month in the middle school. We had some teachers get slimed (see photos below) as part of a fundraiser during the Pep Rally. We also had our annual Club Fair where high school students get to take a look at all of the awesome club opportunities we have for students. Related to our work with the Barr Foundation, we completed our middle school focus groups, students surveys and parent/community surveys. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us reach our goal! This month we have a few half days (November 7 and November 22) that families should be aware of. We also have our College and Career Fair on November 7. Please keep reading to see of the other things going on at our school.
Congratulations to our Girl's Soccer Team for making it to the State Playoffs!! To get into the playoffs, they needed to win five games in a row. Shout-out to all the players and coaches!
Important dates this month:
-Grades close Friday, November 3 (Quarter 1); Grades are finalized Thursday, November 9.
-Half day on Tuesday, November 7
-College/Career Fair Tuesday, November 7
-Half day on Wednesday, November 22; Thanksgiving Break November 23 and 24.
Rural School Advocacy
A group of five high school students, in addition to a few students from Chester, went to the State House on Monday 10/30 to testify before the Joint Committee on Education's hearing for Bill H.3567/S.2388- An Act to Provide a Sustainable Future for Rural Schools. The testimony from our students and staff was powerful and hopefully will help bring some additional support and attention to our community.
Amazing Work From Our Students
Here are just some of the ideas we are thinking of to celebrate...
-Cornhole Tournament (guided by Wicked Cornhole)
-Art and Graphic Design Activities
-Mobile Video Game Trucks