GHS Update

October 21, 2019

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Congratulations, Coach Weaver! GISD Teacher of the Month

Our own Coach Weaver was voted GISD Teacher of the Month for October. She is a fantastic educator who has a major impact on ALL students!
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Congrats to our Students of the month!

Our students of the month are Asia Sharpe and Alex Medina. Asia is a senior who was nominated by Ms. Wells and Coach Wilkerson. She is our ultra enthusiastic anchor for KPAW news! Alex is a junior that was nominated by Ms. Broom and Ms. Osterman. He is an officer in FFA with his sights set on Texas A&M.
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RED Coat Band Shines at District Marching contest

Our GHS Redcoat Band wrapped up the marching season with an outstanding performance at Collins Stadium in Denton on Saturday! They received 1, 1, and a 2. Great work by our students as they continue to showcase their amazing talent. Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Ewart, Mr. Hodges and Ms. Spangler did a wonderful job. Special shout out to Ms. Sims for designing and making the color guard outfits.

Message from TRIO/ Talent search...

September was a busy month for GHS Talent Search students. See below for a breakdown for each grade level:


Seniors

I am proud to report that 94% of Talent Search seniors interested in attending a 4 year university has been accepted, to one or more schools. Please congratulate our seniors and remind them to push forward with those scholarship applications. We held our annual College 101 event this past Thursday night and 13 seniors submitted a FAFSA. Go Leopards! I am open to scheduling individual meeting for FAFSA assistance. Let's work together to increase our FAFSA submission from last year. I am here to help! I will be setting FAFSA-help dates in the future to best accommodate our families.


Sophomores

The theme for our sophomores this year is College and Career exploration. September's workshop had a record attendance of 82% where students learned about a variety of in-state and out-of-state schools. This month students will complete the RIASEC assessment and use that information to research specific colleges and careers.

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Leopard XC runners advance

Our varsity men's team had a great season, they finished up the season placing 4th in district. Cooper Goldsworthy placed 3rd and Micah Martinez placed 7th both advancing to the Regional Meet, "We Are Not Done Yet".Our Lady Leopards were down a few runners due to injuries at today's meet. Aneesa White place 13th overall for the varsity female division. As we finished the season today every athlete ran with heart! Our JV men's team are the 2019 District Champs. Top runners were Xander Moran 2nd -18:48 , Ty Short 4th - 19:10, Angel Valdez Mata 6th and Gerardo Antonal 7th.

FFA at the Texas state fair

GHS FFA finished up their run at the State Fair of Texas this weekend with some beautiful weather, and very competitive heifers. Jordan Medlock placed 6th in the State Fair Youth Simmental show. Natalie Putnam placed 3rd in the Pan American Polled Hereford show, and 5th in the State Fair Youth Polled Hereford show. Kathryn Creeks placed 7th in the Pan American Shorthorn show, and the 6th in the State Fair Youth Shorthorn show. Additionally, Desiree Stephens won Finewool Champion lamb at the Springtown FFA Jackpot show on Saturday.

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Principles of Enginneering students visit

GHS STEM teacher Mr. Freeman took his Principles of Engineering students to the Alliance Air Show on Friday. They got to see all types of planes in action from the V-22 to vintage WWII aircraft. Pictured is an incredible flyover by the Blue Angels.
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Leopards Visit tarleton state

Ms. Young and Ms. Hughes took their students to visit Tarleton State University. They visited classrooms, ate in the cafeteria and toured the beautiful campus!
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Leopards remain undefeated!

The headline stays the same as the Leopards ran their record to 7-0 with their victory over the Hirschi Huskies on Friday Night! The Leopards go on the road and look to stick it to the Porcupines of Springtown this Friday night.

Parking Passes

All vehicles parked in the student parking lot will be required to have a parking pass. To obtain a parking pass, the student must bring $5, driver's license, proof of insurance, and picture of their license plate to the front desk. Students must also have a drug testing consent form on file.

Beginning Tuesday, August 27, all vehicles in student parking that do not have the required permit will be formally warned with an orange warning sticker.

Beginning Monday, September 16, all vehicles in student parking without the required permit will be towed.

Thank you for helping us keep our campuses safe and secure!

Parking permit information

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Parent Reminders

ENTRANCE: Parents and other visitors to our campus may only enter through the main office on the east side of the building. The gym side doors are for student entry only.


DROP OFF/PICK UP: The parent drop off/pick up is on the west (gym side) of the building. Please use the parking lot to enter and exit. The loop on the south side is for buses only.



ID Badges

Remember: Student will be required to wear ID badges. It is a campus security measure that are implementing this year. ID Badges must be worn at all times while on campus.
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FOOD Deliveries

Students may have food brought to them from parents, guardians and family members. They may NOT order it and have it delivered.

Cell Phones

We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.


Just as a reminder:

Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.


Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.



● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.

● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.

■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.

Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 22

VB @ Melissa


Thursday, Oct. 24

JV FB vs. Springtown


Friday, Oct. 25

VB vs. Aubrey

FB @ Springtown