Greater Heights Academy 2/28/22

Success Inspires Success @ GHA : Attendance Counts!

February 28- March 4, 2022

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News From the Nest

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Children First, Respect, Determination, Continuous Improvement, and Gratitude.

March is Here and GHA is thriving!!!

Hello Greater Heights Academy Family,


As we wrap up February and spring into March we are thriving with success in our daily attendance and studies.


We will be honoring our Scholars that have perfect attendance each week going forward as we believe that attendance is crucial for everyone to be successful.

Please help us empower our scholars to be prepared each and everyday as we embark upon our learning. We appreciate the trust you put in the Greater Heights Academy team and together we can all achieve more.


In regards to our "Intent to Return" we are at 29% completion. If you have not completed the form please take the short survey below to reserve your scholar's seat here at Greater Heights Academy for the 2022-2023 school year.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwz8a4OuSkI7E13jbAxWnQyMFvSXupE6E1-N7endfytwtsng/viewform


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.


As always it is an honor to partner with you in the trajectory of your scholar's formation and education. (Virtus et Scientia - Character and Knowledge)


Richard Thompson, (Mr. T ) Principal

Greater Heights Academy

3196 W. Pasadena Ave

Flint, MI 48504 U.S.A

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STAY TUNED FOR WEEKLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE

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GHA - Re-Enrollment Form

Please click here to re-enroll your scholar for next year.

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GHA 2 Month View

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WE LOVE GREATER HEIGHTS ACADEMY !

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Thank you Mrs. Kionna Williams for your Dedication and Leadership to GHA Staff, Scholars and Families !

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Thank you Ms. Emily !

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Greater Heights Academy

MISSION STATEMENT

To achieve individual academic success for all scholars through a positive family/school/community partnership


VISION STATEMENT

To provide the highest quality comprehensive educational environment that inspires excellence in academics and character by:

  • educating the whole (social, emotional, physical, academic) child,
  • setting high expectations,
  • partnering with parents and community,
  • fully maximizing available resources, and
  • ranking in the top 10% statewide

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Phalen Leadership Academies

Coming Soon : GHA Black History Month Presentations!!!

2022 Black Speaker Series

We are extremely excited to launch our speaker series during Black History Month to show our scholars that no dream is out of their reach. During the series, we are bringing some of the most inspirational speakers and leaders of color to show our scholars what is possible and to encourage them to build, dream and lead.


Every Friday from 2:00-2:30 EST we will be joining schools from around the nation to participate via zoom, in this brilliant opportunity of EMPOWERMENT.

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Deatrich Wise, Jr. - Our Guest speaker in the PLA Presentation

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Please complete the Re-Enrollment form below.

We are 25% completion of our Re-enrollment campaign!

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Scholar Learning and Formation never ends at GHA !

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TIME TO SIGN UP

GHA SUMMER ADVANTAGE

Its never to early to be prepared.

Please click on link to see the Summer Advantage opportunity here at Greater heights Academy this Summer 2022.


https://www.phalenacademies.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=257&ModuleInstanceID=2299&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=8520&PageID=389

Summer Advantage 2022: Registration & Dates Now Available

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GHA COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

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Professional Dress = Success !

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If you have any ties you would like to donate to the effort - Please drop them off at the school.

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December/January Scholar of the Month - Full Video Coming soon!

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Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

Click here for webpage to get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests

MASK MANDATE - For the safety of our GHA FAMILY we will continue our MASK MANDATE - Please help us with this as we continue our diligence.

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Greater Heights Academy Honors MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech - How to Design Your Life's Blueprint | Motivational Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech - How to Design Your Life's Blueprint | Motivational Speech | Goalcast
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Thank you Earl Phalen for your Leadership

History Segment

Transformative Education for a New Generation - PLA

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"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

Thank you Ms. Berry for your diligence putting this together!

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Dear GHA Families -

Ms. Berry has so generously put together resources for our Scholars from generous donations.


Please fill out the form to request your appointment to shop the GHA Family Care Closet. Appointments will be scheduled in the order that the requests are received. Please allow up to two weeks for your appointment to be scheduled due to current need and demand.

Please fill out the form above to request your appointment to shop the GHA Family Care Closet. Appointments will be scheduled in the order that the requests are received. Please allow up to two weeks for your appointment to be scheduled due to current need and demand.

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Scholar & Teacher GHA Board Presentations

We are very proud to announce that we will be having our teachers and Scholars present at our Greater Heights Academy Board Meetings each month.


6th Grade will be highlighted on Tuesday December 14, 2021.

Please tune in to see our amazing teachers and scholars.


Year Schedule


  • December 14, 2021 = 6th Grade
  • January 18, 2022 = 5th Grade
  • February 8, 2022 = 4th Grade
  • March 15, 2022 = 3rd Grade
  • April 19, 2022 = 2nd Grade
  • May 17, 2022 = 1st Grade
  • June 21, 2022 = Kindergarten


More information below...

https://www.phalenacademies.org/Page/478

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WE BELIEVE IN S.O.A.R.

Hello Greater Heights Academy Family,


  • Please know that we will be going over the S.O.A.R. ethos upon our return. Please go over these with your Scholar as we continue to create our Greater Heights Academy as a place that embraces learning and respect.


  • S = SAFETY MATTERS
  • O = ON TASK
  • A = ACT RESPONSIBLY
  • R = RESPECT


We are Thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in the Character and Knowledge (Virtus et Scientia) of your child as we journey through this academic year.


Thank you again,

Richard Thompson

Principal

Greater Heights Academy

GHA Scholars Presenting the SOAR Ethos

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Please Partner with us in our Scholar Dress Code

DRESS CODE
  • Please continue to partner with us in our GHA Dress Code as we will be enforcing this most important aspect of our school. If you need assistance in this expectation please feel free to reach out so we may assist. Upon the return of school opening on Monday November 29, 2021, the Dress code will be enforced to ensure the quality of attentiveness and professionalism of our scholars. Please work with us in this very important aspect of GHA. (Letter below)
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Dress Code Letter - sent home on Friday November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021


Dear Greater Heights Families,


I want to personally thank you all for entrusting your scholars to Greater Heights Academy Family during their educational journey. We are continuing to build an exceptional learning environment for all scholars and we need your assistance.


We want our scholars to be the best scholars in Flint and we want them to look their best as well. GHA has a scholarly dress code that includes navy blue, black, or khaki pants or skirts, and a collared gray, powder blue, white, or yellow top. Also, sweaters (without hoods) may be worn in any of the colors listed. Scholars can wear any type of shoe as long as their entire foot is covered. This gives the scholars options while still adhering to the scholarly uniform. Students should not wear jeans (unless it is a dress-down day), hoodies, graphic tees, leggings, slide sandals, flip flops, or hats or caps (inside of the building). Lastly, coats will need to be hung in a designated area within the scholars’ classrooms, and may not be worn throughout the day (unless they are going outside for recess).


As of Monday, November 29, 2021, all scholars MUST be in their scholarly uniform every day. We truly thank the parents that have already been diligently ensuring that their scholar(s) were dressed properly. We now need every parent and guardian to assist us in making sure that scholars are dressed for success in their scholarly uniform.


If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please feel free to call the office.


In partnership with you,


Richard Thompson

Principal

Greater Heights Academy

Examples of our Brilliant Scholars in the GHA Uniform

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Please review the Handbook and the GHA Dress Code

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Lamp Lighters ATTENTION YOUNG MEN ages 9 - 17

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Please follow us on Facebook...

FACEBOOK - Greater Heights Academy

Click here to see all the Brilliant Activities and Celebrations on our Facebook page.

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GHA excellence and expectations of S.O.A.R.

S = SAFETY MATTERS

O = ON TASK

A = ACT RESPONSIBLY

R = RESPECT

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Please help us with the MASK mandate by the GCHD.

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GHA Newsletters 2021-2022

Please click here to see all the GHA 2021-2022 Newsletters

GHA GOOGLE SLIDE PRESENTATIONS GHA21-22

GOOGLE SLIDE PRESENTATIONS GREATER HEIGHTS ACADEMY 21-22

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Below please find an amazing interactive empowering webpage: The purpose of this Parent’s Guide is to help you increase resilience in yourself as well as in your scholar.

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

Greater Heights Academy is a tuition-free charter school proudly serving K-6 families in Flint. We represent a partnership of scholars, faculty, staff and administration. We are united in our mission to achieve academic success for all scholars through positive family, school and community relationships. Scholars are our first priority. We believe that traditional fundamentals of education must be enhanced to form a solid foundation for our scholars’ futures.

Meet the Team

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

GHA : Volume 21-22, Issue 42