Blue Devil Bulletin

Grosse Pointe South's Weekly Communication - Mar. 10, 2023

Attention ALL Students

Neighbors have brought to our attention that trash has been left on the ground in front of their homes on Fisher Road, between Grosse Pointe Blvd and Lakeshore. Please do not throw your remaining lunch waste or coffee cups on our neighbors property. Dispose in trash bins located on our school property. They have been in touch with the local police and are watching the area. Thank you.

Kids Against Hunger - Volunteer Opportunity

Grosse Pointe Memorial Church and The War Memorial are sponsoring a "Kids Against Hunger" volunteer project at The War Memorial this Saturday, March 18th. They still need volunteers! This is a really fun event that lets students work with friends and family as we assemble nutrient-dense meal packs for people in need.

Here's the sign-up form:

Daylight Savings Time

Sunday, March 12th is Daylight Savings Time. Remember to change your clocks forward.

Preparing for your AP, ACT, PSAT, SAT Exams

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ATTENTION Parents of Freshmen, Sophomore & Juniors

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Class of 2023 Information

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Graduation Speech Submissions and Auditions

Class of 2023! Graduation speeches must be submitted by March 17th for consideration. Auditions will be after school on March 22nd with a panel of Ms. Parent and our speech teachers. See Ms. Parent in room 195 with questions regarding speech themes or appropriateness to our graduation ceremony.

Graduation Cap & Gown Ordering - Jostens

- GP South HS uses Jostens as their preferred vendor for Graduation Merchandise. The School does NOT have any purchasing or tracking information. I will occassionally receive that students have/have not ordered a cap/gown. All cap/gowns/tassels will be shipped to school and distributed to students a few days before graduation date.

- Jostens was at School in person on Wednesday, December 7 to meet with students in person.

- In effort to get the best pricing, order early! Prices will increase as graduation gets closer. (Currently the most basic cap, gown, tassel is $40)

- Yes, you can borrow siblings or friends or one of your parent's from the early 1990s (ha ha!), I'd recommend a new tassel and cap.

- Yes, the Student Activities office has a bin of them if you feel like you'd like a "hand me down" (just let me know your height)

Feel free to swing by Student Activities, room 131 for more information or a flyer.

Mrs. Petz / Melissa Ryan-Petz

Student Activities / Instagram: GPSouth_StudentActivities

All Students attend class during Senior Exam Schedule

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Attention Senior Parent,

LAST Call for senior ads in the back of the yearbook. Please click on website for "In School Ads"



I. Tryout Schedule for Spring 2023

*All sports are cut-sports unless otherwise indicated

Boys’ Rowing: Coach Eric Dilworth

Girls’ Rowing: Coach Mike Gentile

Tryouts begin next Monday 3/6 and run for two weeks until 3/17

Monday-Friday 4:30-6:15 PM. Students can come any night to try out rowing.

Tryouts will be held at the Belle Isle Athletic Shelter.

Baseball: Varsity Coach Dan Griesbaum

JV Coach Dennis Clow

Freshman Coach Tim Lynch

March 6-10 FR/JV 3:30-4:30 in Practice Gym Varsity 4:30-5:30 in Practice Gym

March 13 Varsity 3:30-5:30pm @ GPS Main Gym / JV 4-5:30pm @ Lakeside Baseball / FR 5:30-7pm @ Lakeside Baseball,

Lakeside located at 3538 Cadieux. For the complete tryout schedule Click Here

Parent Meeting March 21 @6:30 in Auditorium

Boys’ Golf: Coach Robert McIntyre

David Wittwer

Informational meeting March 14 @ 4:00 in Cleminson Hall. Please email Coach McIntyre.

March 21 @ 4:00 at St. Clair Shores Golf Club

*Boys’ Lacrosse: Varsity Coach Justin MackSoud

Conditioning Week: March 6-10 4:00pm-5:30pm at GP Academy Field House on Lakeshore. (All Levels)

Tryouts: March 13-17 4:30pm-6pm 9th / 10th Grades at Detroit City Field House on 3401 E. Lafayette.

Tryout March 13-17 6pm-8:00pm Var.B / Varsity on the turf, please bring water bottles and equipment.

*Girls’ Lacrosse: Varsity Coach Elizabeth Rauh

JV Coach Annie Rinke

Conditioning Week: In Boll Gym March 6-10 5:30-7:30pm

Tryouts: March 13-17 8pm-10pm on the turf.

Info Meeting March 6th

Sailing: Coach Christina Noland

Informational Meeting: March 6th, 7pm at GPYC in the Focsle

Mandatory Commitment Meeting, March 14, 6pm at GPYC in the Focsle - All must attend

Mandatory Boat Set-up & Rigging: March 15-17 3:45-6pm

Tryouts/Evaluations: March 21-23 3:45-6pm

Must have proper gear for the spring season including a dry suit. Please contact Coach Noland with any questions.

Girls’ Soccer: Varsity Coach Chris Bolio

Tryouts at Total Soccer, 34300 Utica Rd., Fraser

March 13-16, Monday-Wednesday 4:30-6:00

Softball: Varsity Coach Bill Fleming

JV Coach Amanda Carpenter

Conditioning week, March 6-10. 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Practice gym.

Tryouts, March 13-16. 5:30-7:30pm in the Main gym & Practice gym.

Parent meeting for JV/V players is March 21, 7pm in the student commons.

Girls’Tennis: Varsity Coach Mark Sobieralski

JV Coach Marella Diakonov

Tryout dates/location TBD based on weather and availability. Email coaches if interested in tryouts.

*Boys’Track: Coach Mark Sonnenberg

Conditioning week: Boll Gym: 3/7 5-6:30pm 3/8, 3:30-5pm, 3/9 5-6:30pm, 3/10 3:30-5pm Main/Practice Gym 3/11 3:30-5pm

First official practice is March 13 at 3:30. Meet in Boll Gym. Wear a mask and dress for the outdoors.

Weekday practices during the season are Monday thru Friday from 3:30 - 5:00pm.

Girls’Track: Coach Steve Zaranek

Team Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 15 @ 3:15 in room 260

Conditioning week: Boll Gym: 3/9-3/10, 3:30-5PM

First official practice March 13 at 3:30. Meet in Boll gym. Dress for the outdoors. Weekday practices are M-F 3:30-5PM

All completed forms must be approved by the Athletic Office before Conditioning week.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

March 12 - Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward

March 16 - Community United in Diversity - Richard

March 17 - Graduation Speeches Due to K. Parent

March 22 - Graduation Speech Auditions

March 27 - 31 ~ Spring Break

April 4 - Senior Parent Meeting Auditorium 7:00pm

April 6 - End of 3rd Quarter

April 7 ~ Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

April 11 ~ MSTEP

April 12 ~ PSAT/SAT

April 13 ~ Work Keys

April 20 ~ Students AM only (Teacher PD PM)

May 16 - Senior Honors Night Auditorium 6:00pm

May 30 - June 2 - Senior Final Exams

June 1 - Cap & Gown Distribution Boll Gym 11:15am

June 2 - Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal 9:45am

June 2 - Senior Prom - Roostertail

June 5 - Commencement Ceremony 6:30pm Front Lawn

June 5 - All Night Party - Assumption Cultural Center

June 6 - Commencement Ceremony Rain Date

June 9 - Commencement Ceremony 2nd Rain Date

June 13 - 16 Grades 9, 10, 11 Final Exams

June 16 - Last Day School