Grand Forks Central High School Weekly Communication
Keeping you updated and informed for the week of May 11, 2020
Congratulations to Mr. Lennon - GFPS Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Trevor Lennon has been named Grand Forks Public Schools Teacher of the Year! His name will be forwarded for consideration to be the North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Mr. Lennon is a business education teacher and serves as the department head, is co-advisor of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and coaches football at Central. Congratulations to Mr. Lennon!
GFC Graduation Update
Seniors! Get in your senior Picture
Send in your Clip for the Senior Video
STUDENT CHROMEBOOK AND LEARNING MATERIALS RETURN SET FOR WEEK OF MAY 26
- Chromebooks & Chargers
- Library books or other books checked out from classroom libraries
- Musical instruments
- Uniforms of all kinds (concert, sports, etc)
- Any other borrowed item that is the property of Central or the GFPS
We Have Raised Over $5000 for GFC Families in Need !
Central families interested in contributing to this fund can do so by going to the GF Foundation for Education donation page: https://donate.gffoundation.org/giving
Under the Designation drop down menu, please choose OTHER and type in GFC COVID 19 in the cell below. This is the way to ensure the funds go to Central families. Please do not confuse this with an existing COVID 19 relief fund which is part of the drop down menu.
Central National Honor Society Chapter Welcomes New Members
GFC Students Win the Opportunity to Present Project to NASA Board
Spring Semester InSPIRESS Division Winners
Teacher: Mr. Sean Allan
Congratulations to the GFC InSPIRESS team for winning their division in the InSPIRESS spring semester competition! InSPIRESS teams compete for selection by the undergraduate engineering teams at the University of Alabama Huntsville. Five division winners were selected from schools across the nation. Our team will now have the opportunity to present their winning project to the NASA/DoD board virtually followed by a Q&A session.
InSPIRESS (Innovative System Project for the Increased Recruitment of Emerging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Students) provides the opportunity for high school students to develop and design a scientific payload to be accommodated on a spacecraft which is designed by undergraduate students in the UAH IPT project. High school students collaborate with the undergraduate engineering students to understand the engineering requirements, the design process, and the role a customer plays in design.
State Art Show Winners Announced
Northern Visions-Senator John Hoeven’s Office
State of the Art’s-Senator Kevin Cramer’s Office
Olivia Dorsher-Good Boring Days
Spotlight Award Winner-Digital Media
Jessica Gilbertson-Doctor Not In
People’s Choice Award Winner
Camlyn Bakke-Scandalous Confidence
Keely Davidson-Itsy Bitsy Lake Memory
Erika Tinjum-Fond Memory
Danielle Boushee-Vintage Cruiser
McKenzie Carriere-Pink Outside the Box
Lowell Miller-Garden Trophies
Marriannah Perez-Seating Reality
Katie Hysjulien-Dad’s Old Truck
2020 Summer School Information
We are pleased to announce that high school summer school classes will be offered this school year from June 1st through July 7th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will be delivered online through remote learning. If your high school student has already registered for summer school, they will be receiving teacher and course information the week of May 25th -29th. If you would like to register your student for summer school, you will find both the course offerings and registration link here https://bit.ly/GFPSSummerSchoolRegistration
The deadline to register is May 15th, and only courses with a sufficient number of students registered will be offered. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have questions regarding course selection.
From the Counseling Office
The days are getting warmer, and it is staying light longer in the evenings! These are both sure signs that summer is close. Spring is an easy time to get off task and even more of a possibility now that we are distance learning. Remember, we still have just over 2 weeks of school left and need to push through. Keep connected with your teachers to stay caught up through the end of this year. If you need help, please reach out to your teachers or class counselor to help you finish this school year strong. Every ½ credit and 1 credit count in a big way to get you to 24 total credits to graduate on time, with your class! Keep working hard and reach out if you need help--remember, together, we’ve got this!
This week’s Sources of Strength spokes that our school counseling practicum student, Mrs. Johnson, will provide insight about are Trusted Adults https://youtu.be/X7ggyViuMz8 and Healthy Activities https://youtu.be/wBqwxEq6-X8 .
There are many things to keep track of and do as high school is quickly coming to a close.
In this bit.ly, https://bit.ly/3dsSJTk , you will find much helpful information. This information includes: 1. A checklist of things to be completing as you move from high school student to high school graduate; 2. Reminder information about applying for the ND Academic or CTE Scholarship if you qualify for it (you will not be awarded this if you do not complete the online application for it); 3. Reminder information to complete the FAFSA if you have not yet done so and plan to attend college/university in the fall; and 4. The ND/MN reciprocity application.
Please go to this link https://www.gfschools.org/Page/3141 then scroll down to the Current Scholarship Listings to find this scholarship and others that are still available. Altru Health System has a new this year scholarship that they are awarding 5 $1000 scholarships in June. Check out the application at the above link.
The end of the school year is getting closer every week! Keep on keeping on….I am excited for each one of you as we continue to travel along this journey together. Chin up--together, we’ve got this!
COUNSELOR CONTACT INFORMATIONhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1fy-51GysxB9upFKCupTs6-qZRUxJ8Q02/view?usp=sharing
COVID 19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Library/Media Center - E-Reading
ONLINE READING RESOURCES
GFC library’s website of the week for ebooks is the National Emergency Library. The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, and independent reading while universities, schools, and libraries are closed.
There is no login and it is free.
Keep reading, Knights!
GFC Student-Created Video: Mental Health
Students in Dr. Ryberg's Dual Credit Speech class and Mr. Lennon's video production classes collaborated this year to create many informational videos about policies and procedures at Central. Please follow the link to the video related to mental health information.
The following support options are available via phone for students who need help/support or would like to communicate the name of someone they are worried about to an adult.
GFPS Counselor Crisis Team
Available: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday
Hotline for someone who needs someone to talk to, not limited to suicidal ideation
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Text-A-Tip to Grand Forks Police Department
Available: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday
Verbs of the 4th Quarter
Explain - to make known or understandable; The video explains the proper way to wash your hands.
- Justify - to prove to be just, right, or reasonable; During the trial, it was hard for Joe to justify his behavior.
- Claim - to state that something is true; He claims that his treatment of tigers was ethical.