GHS Update

April 17, 2020

GHS closed for the remainder of the year; Distance Learning to continue

With Governor Abbott's order for all schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year, GHS Distance Learning will continue for the rest of the year. Despite the challenges, it is imperative that students complete their work to the best of their ability whether on line through Google Classroom or through work assignment packets. Communication will be the key as teachers are being proactive in making contact to ensure students understand expectations.

There are many of questions. Below is sample of what we've been asked already.

Graduation We are, currently, looking at alternatives to our traditional ceremony at UNT. We will announce those plans as soon as we have a solid plan in place. The goal is to still have graduation on May 27.

On campus activities through May, such as Class Night, Baccalaurette, spring concerts and certain banquets are canceled. We are exploring other ideas to celebrate our hard-working students.

Prom is an off-campus event that we still hope to have, but just as with all events in our city, we would be restricted to our options if there is an extension of the current group gathering requirements. Unfortunately, this would be out of our control.

We will not have final exams. Our current grading policy requires two grades per week. Completing your assignments is critical for seniors to graduate and underclassmen to get credit for this year and advance to the next grade for 2020-21.

An office secretary is here from 8:00-1:00 each day. Administrators are on campus everyday, as well.

Please feel free to shoot me an email with any question or call. I understand your need to know. Chances are many others have your same question. or (940) 612-5013

Big Monday...

New assignments for weeks 5 and 6, April 20- May 1, will be ready for pick up from 8:00 to 10:00, and then, from 4:00 to 6:00 on Monday, April 20. Please turn all your work in WITH your name on each sheet. Let's get the work done and get credit for the 2019-20 school year!

Seniors- You may still pick up your cap and gown on Monday, as well, if you haven't already.

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Devlyn Hall commits to Mary Hardin Baylor!

Congratulations to Devlyn Hall! He committed to play football at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. We have been #76strong in support of this young man through his recent medical battles. Through all this time, he never gave up on his dream to play college football. Congratulations to Devlyn and his family!
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Draike Sparks commits to Murray State!

Draike Sparks will continue his athletic journey on the baseball team at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Although the Leopards Senior year is currently at a halt, his time on the field and hard work in all the prior years has earned him the chance to continue to play ball. Congratulations to Draike and his family!

Ethan Young places 3rd in state!

Ethan Young placed third in the Texas State FCCLA Competitive Events Division with his Career Investigation project that researched a Veterinarian Technician and Technologist. By placing first in the FCCLA Regional Competition in Waco in February, he advanced to the State FCCLA Leadership Conference; however, the actual competition was put on hold when all Texas UIL activities were cancelled due to COVID-19. The Texas State FCCLA Competitive Events officials took the scores from each of the regional competitions and applied a "standard deviation" formula to rank the top five places in each event. Gainesville High School also had Natalie Putnam, Lizbeth Perez, and Solana Price advancing to the state level.
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Color Guard Auditions!

Auditions for the Gainesville High School Color Guard, originally scheduled for April 20-23, have been postponed. Auditions are tentatively rescheduled for June 8-11. If you are a current 8th-11th grader interested in becoming a member of the Redcoat Color Guard (no experience necessary!), please join our Remind group by texting the code @gisdcol to 81010. The most up-to-date information regarding auditions will be sent out through this platform. Please e-mail Ms. Spangler at or through Remind with any questions.
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Photos for Slide Show

Photos are being collected for the senior slideshow. If you would like to have your senior featured in the slideshow, please include (3) pictures of the Senior only, not to include pictures with siblings, parents or friends. (You can include a baby picture, Junior High Picture, and a Senior Picture or any combination you like.) Place pictures in a sealed envelope with $10.00 and label it “Senior Photos’ and put your Senior’s name on it. Also please write your senior’s name on the back of each photo.

You may drop this envelope off at GHS on Mondays during the assignment pickup window. They are due by April 20.


Last chance to purchase a yearbook is May 30. This will be like no other year......a "once in a lifetime" book of memories. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Perry To get yours, please visit

A word from Student Council and Mr. Pringle...

Interested in running for a student government position for next school year? All the information you need is available at the election website below. The entire application and voting process will be completed online. If you are interested in running for a position but don't have access to complete the application online, paper applications will be available at the school; however the entire voting process will be done solely online. If you have any questions, feel free to visit the site or email Mr. Pringle at

Have you been bored during that "quarantine life?" Join the Corona Corner, it's a social Google classroom for the whole school! Lots of fun things planned so hope to see you there! The classroom code is jxisx5w.

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Check Google Codes!

Some Google Codes have been added. Ms. McTyre, from Talent Search, is now on there, as well. Double check to make sure you are using the correct one. Questions? (940)612-5013
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Google Classroom

Below are the steps to begin using Google Classroom. We are off to a great start but problems always arise, please email your teacher or me ( to help get the issue resolved. You can also call 612-5013 (Direct line) or 665-5528 (GHS Office). The procedures remain the same.

  1. Go to Please keep in mind that some teachers will still be setting up their accounts.
  2. Access using your school email account. “What’s my school email” is ALWAYS a question. First initial last name . Grad year example:
  3. Click the plus "+" sign in the top right hand corner
  4. Add the codes of your teachers. The codes for each teacher and the specific period is listed below.

ACT practice!!!

You have been invited to TruScore Testing & Analysis Online! The purpose of this platform is to give access to MasteryPrep's ACT practice tests from home. On this platform, you will exercise your test-taking skills, time management, and overall performance on the ACT. Upon completion of the practice test(s), your results will post to your dashboard instantly.

Please use the link below to create your account:

You will receive an email to complete your account registration, so be sure to check your spam folder.

Refer to the "Help" tab to review the TruScore Online user guide.

TSI On line Study Guide

When we return, students who want to take dual credit courses but have not passed the TSI, yet, will have to do so. The TSI on line study guide is a great way to prepare.

ACCUPLACER Free Web-Based Study App no longer requires students to “purchase” the free study app or provide an access code from the College Board store to activate their account. Instead, students are able to access the free, Web-Based Study App directly by signing up for an account with an active email address at

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