George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 4-4-21

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Easter Sunday Longhorns,

I hope you have enjoyed this long weekend! The weather has been beautiful! We are quickly approaching the 6th 6 weeks, so make sure you are logging in to stay on top of your studies and assignments. Those of you in the virtual world, more than ever you have to be responsible for independently completing and submitting your personal best work. Virtual school is working great for those that are needing a safer option for their family, but is takes serious responsibility and good choices to make it productive.


The 6th Six Weeks Instructional Model CHANGE is NOW CLOSED, which means we are starting the tedious task of reworking the master schedule one more time for the last 6 weeks. We have about 75 coming back and 65 moving to there will be roughly the same amount of students (1100) in the building each day. No more changes will be accepted, thanks for your understanding.

PTO Needs Your Help for Staff Appreciation Week!

Staff appreciation is coming up the first week of May and our amazing PTO is wanting to plan a couple of treats for our hard working staff so they REALLY need your help! They are working on raising enough funds to treat our GIANT staff (of 210 people) with a breakfast and lunch during this week, but are needing a little help from our supportive Longhorn parents to MAKE IT HAPPEN! If you would be so kind and willing to donate we would be so appreciative. This year has definitely been a challenge for everyone, so any little perk completely makes our day! Donations can be big or small...we TRULY appreciate it (and YOU) all! Thanks for helping our PTO spread the longhorn love for the final stretch!

There are two ways to donate.

  1. PayPal: Here is the PTO 's email Just go to PayPal and use this PTO email to donate!
  2. PTO member already? Use this link to donate:

One more time - DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS - As it is getting warmer outside and I am seeing more shorts, skirts, and crop tops. I feel I am VERY generous, so please adhere to the few rules that I have. (I have included the visual again, just in case you needed a reminder). You may not like the rules, but they are still rules I appreciate you respecting them, as they are non-negotiable. Thanks for your support!

  • T-shirts cannot cover your shorts, or that means your shorts are too short.
  • Shorts and skirts should be at least 3-4 inches from your inseam (remember you are going up and down stairs)
  • There should be NO mid drift skin showing between the BOTTOM of your shirt and TOP of your pant/short. Example: If you lift your arm to wave to someone and any skin shows, it's too short because the second you sit down at a desk it will be showing skin when you lean over to write.

Lamar CISD is NOT adjusting any of its COVID-19 inside safety protocols, including the requirement to wear face coverings INSIDE all facilities. Keep being smart and stay safe by adhering to the face to face expectations by properly wearing those masks, sanitizing regularly, and following social distancing protocols to the best of our ability. We can't completely control COVID, but we can definitely slow the spread down, and that is A LOT! Any student refusing to follow the rules will be given disciplinary consequences, which will in turn affect their semester exam exemptions. Let's all do our part to keep GR the PLACE to be... especially for those of us CHOOSING to stay face to face.

Thank you so much to all our parents and students reaching out to your Assistant Principal for questions and assistance. Please CONTINUE to email your (or your student's) Assistant Principal , as they can assist you the quickest.

Admin contact info:

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan)

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou)

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom)

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac)

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z)

GRHS Counselors: (by alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan)

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom)

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac)

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z)

Carin Reeves 504/AP

Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • 6th Six Weeks Instructional Model Change NOW CLOSED!
  • PTO Needs Your Help for Staff Appreciation Week! Paypal PTO Donation link included
  • Spring Dress Code Reminders (tighten back up)
  • Air Force Informational Zoom Meeting - April 8th
  • SENIORS (Save the dates/info email coming later today from Mrs. P)
  • COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY- Rep Your Favorite College Shirt With our GR Staff and TWEET is out using our Hashtag #WeAreGR
  • Order Your Yearbook TODAY- Only a few left!
  • Make sure and visit the Counselor and Career Corner WEEKLY in Canvas- LOTS of INFO!
  • Virtual Learner Info - Synchronous days Zoom calendar
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
  • CLUB information
  • Sports/Fine Arts Coach/Director Updates (Submitted by Coaches and Directors)
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ELA STAAR EOC is this week!

We will be testing all students enrolled at GRHS in English 1 on April 6, 2021 and all GRHS students enrolled in English 2 on April 8, 2021. All testing will take place on campus at George Ranch High School.

*ALL students enrolled in English 1 or English 2 will be required to take and pass the ELA STAAR EOC in order to graduate.

Virtual Freshman and Sophomores please see below for specific information regarding the test. We will begin testing promptly at 8:15am. You can begin getting dropped off at 7:45am behind the portable buildings next to the gym.

Drop Off/Pick Up

  • Students need to be dropped off and picked up in the same location which is the south side of the building by the gymnasium.
    • If you are coming from FM 762/FM 2759 once you get to the school complex, you will take an entrance at the last red light which is furthest away from all the schools. You will go to the back of the school behind the practice pool. You will see signs to be able to follow for drop off. All students will enter through the side gym doors. There will be staff and signs available at drop off.
    • Any student drivers may park in the back parking lot next to the gym.
  • When virtual students complete their test, they will report to the gym to contact their transportation. They will remain in the gym until their ride is there.

All TESTING INFO - Freshman and Sophomores (virtual and face to face)

Testing Rooms

  • Once students enter the gym doors, there will be rosters posted with room assignments.
  • Students will report directly to their testing room.
  • If a student does not have a room assigned, there will be a place for them to report to in the gym.
  • All testing rooms will have sanitation wipes and hand sanitizer so students are able to clean their testing area before and after testing.
  • All desks will be spaced per district guidelines

What to bring:

  • Masks must be worn at all times over nose and mouth
  • Bring your own pencils
  • Snacks/Lunch
  • Water
  • If you bring a cell phone or any personal devices, they must be turned off and placed inside their personal belongings and/or a secure location.

Testing Length:

  • The ELA STAAR EOC tests allows up to 5 hours in a regular testing room.
  • End testing times will vary by student.
  • If students are still testing at approximately 12:30pm, we will be stopping for lunch. Students have the option to bring their own lunch or they can go to the cafeteria and pick up their lunch. All lunches will be eaten in the testing rooms. Testing will resume as soon as lunch has been completed.

*Juniors and Seniors will be working virtually (on Canvas) Tuesday and Thursday this week due to the majority of teachers on campus proctoring this test for our freshman and sophomores. If you are a face JUNIOR OR SENIOR, you can CHOOSE to work from home or stay face to face on campus, but will be more than likely relocated to another room to complete your work on Canvas due to the majority of classrooms/teachers being utilized to proctor the mandatory state EOC exams. *You are still required to log in and complete the assignments that your teachers have prepared in Canvas to be counted virtually present.

If you have specific questions regarding the ELA STAAR EOC, please contact our testing coordinator, Kyra Thomas

CONGRATS UIL 20-21 PARTICIPANTS and coaches And a Huge Shout Out To Our 7 Longhorns Advancing to Regionals!

A big shout out to all contestants and coaches who participated in this year's UIL District 6-A Academic Competition!! Thank you so much for working so hard and representing GR!!

Congratulations to the following students who will be advancing to Regionals:

Hope Braun - Accounting

Brenna Buchanan - News Writing

Zara Ike - Literary Criticism

Bukola Moyosore - News Writing

Nathaniel Plunk - Feature Writing

De Ruei Wang - Ready Writing

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CONGRATS to George Ranch HS CTE students that were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society!

George Ranch HS CTE students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Monday, March 29, 2021. The students inducted met the criteria of being a junior or senior, taking 3 or more CTE courses and maintaining a 3.5 GPA in those courses, a 3.0 GPA overall, belonging to a CTSO (Career and Technical Organization like DECA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, TSA, etc.), and a teacher recommendation.

Mrs. Gann, Mrs. Haley, and Mrs. Urbina are the advisors and could not be more excited to have new members! A big thank you goes to Casey Morgan and Andrew Phillips for conducting the ceremony alongside the advisors.

Congrats to Kathryn Reynolds, Ilene Rodriguez, Reagan Zamora, Sarah Pagsanjan, Skylar Brandt, Sophia Rahaian, Olivia Coddou, Lacy Trawhon, Eric Luckett, Austin Bradham, Adelynn Prushing, Michael Carlino, Jonathan Powell, Ryan Sorensen, Skylar Payton, Abbigail Albright, Rosabelle Avellaneda, Claire Evers, Julia Evers, Laiba Iqbal, Keelin Jackson, and Natalya Rosental.

Dress Code Reminder!

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2021-2022 Instructional Calendar!

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Click the PDF Below for a printable calendar!

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AIR FORCE Informational Session

The Unites States Air Force will be hosting a US Air and Space Force "TOTAL FORCE" presentation via ZOOM on April 8, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. This presentation will provide students and overview of all the different options the United States Air Force has to offer.

Representatives from Air Force Active Duty, Space Force, USAF Special Warfare, the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve , Air Force ROTC and the Air Force Academy will be attending the presentation to provide an introduction into what they offer and how to join. This marks the first time all representatives will be together in one place for families to get information directly from the subject matter experts.

Please note that registration is REQUIRED to attend the event, click the link below to sign up.

It's College Wear Wednesday!

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2021 GRHS Yearbook Design Below!

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Only a FEW left! ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 Yearbook TODAY!

Please see the buying options and use the link below to find ordering information for the 20-21 Yearbook!
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SENIOR PROM - Friday, May 14th - 8-PM-10PM at George Ranch Historical Park. I will be sending an email later tonight with more details about what will be included in your ticket price of $25 and other senior info!

Class of 2021 GRHS Graduation - Save the Date!

All 2021 LCISD graduations will occur at Traylor Stadium.

GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

*Rain Make Up May 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am


Ticket distribution plan and more details coming as we get closer to Graduation!

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Time to Order All Things GRAD...Including Cap and Gown and OPTIONAL Yearbook Ads!

Seniors and parents that STILL NEED TO ORDER your graduation and cap and gown seethe links below to Balfour’s grad catalogs that contain everything you need for the class of 2021.

CAP AND GOWNS that were ordered by the March 1st date will have a pick up date of April 15th (ONLY, if you ordered by the March 1st deadline)

If you still need to order you must do that online. Keep in mind that You must have CURRENT CAP AND GOWN SET (as BALFOUR rotates fabrics every couple of years and last year 2020 was a new fabric)


Yearbooks are now for sale on the Balfour Website.

SENIORS ONLY- OPTIONAL purchase of AD SPACE space in this year's yearbook. Contact the yearbook staff at for ad submission requirements. In the subject line of your email, please include student name and order number (find order # on the receipt received at your email at the completion of this order).

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Service Cord Update

Due to the impacts of COVID, the district has revised the service cord requirement. The graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024, will now have a 100-hour Service Cord requirement.

Please adhere to the following upcoming deadlines:

April 15 (Seniors Only)- Senior year service hours completed during Thanksgiving break through April 15th must be submitted by April 15th. All service hours must be verified in Schoolinks no later than April 15th. Any hours submitted or verified after April 15th WILL NOT be considered.

May 1- All hours completed during the Thanksgiving break through April 30th must be submitted no later than May 1st.

Please make sure that you are checking to make sure that your service hours have been verified by your supervisor in SchooLinks. Mrs. Ford will not be able to approve any service hours that haven't been verified.


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Counselor & College Career CANVAS Resource Page! Click link below! The place for all things - including scholarship opportunities!


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GRHS Virtual Learning Plan (PDF) Click below!

Canvas Support and Tech Support!

Parents needing support with CANVAS, please click the link below:

For parents needing support with TECHNOLOGY, please click the link below:

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2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered, even remotely!

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you remotely by clicking this button above! Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Early Pick Up & Early Dismissal for Registered Drivers!


If you need to pick up your student early from school for any reason, please follow these procedures prior to 3:20 pm

  • Students are not released after 3:20pm
  • Call (832) 223-4234 to request your student and WAIT IN YOUR CAR
  • You will be asked to provide student identification information
  • Your student will be called out of class to the SSW (student service window) to sign out & go straight to your car


If your student is a registered GRHS driver and needs to leave school for any reason, please follow these procedures:

  • Email Ms. Duran at TWO hours in advance of the time you need to leave
  • Your student may pick up their pass from the SSW (student service window) and sign out prior to leaving
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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to help! We are available (via email) during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm) and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours.

Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.

Heather Patterson - Principal

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan)

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou)

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom)

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac)

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z)

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are available during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm). The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan)

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom)

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac)

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z)

Carin Reeves 504/AP

Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)-

Jean Abboud -George Ranch Registrar -

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Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

SLC Egg Zip Line Experiment!

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GRHS PEEP Squad Shenanigans!

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Vet Science team was able to participate in their first face-to-face contest all season!

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Chem Club perfecting their glass-bending skills!

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

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Please find the latest Coaches Sports Updates (all info is submitted and provided by individual coaches each week)

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Katy Tournament (Freshman)

These talented freshman tennis players brought home hardware from the Katy tournament on 3/30. Congratulations to all athletes! Boys Singles- Zayne Smith Boys Dubs- Darren Cheng & Christian Le Girls Singles- Julia Byers Girls Dubs- Lauryn Ward & Faith Melching Mixed Dubs- Nadia Badillo & Ryan Chow


It was a beautiful day of JV Longhorn Tennis on Thursday April 1st. Putting in work and getting wins even on a day off! A Boys Singles: Santi Allub A Mixed Doubles: Andrea Kalil & Victor Gonzalez A Girls Doubles: Rayne Ripoll & Lainey Ingelmo B Boys Doubles: Mark Warren & Hayden Gazaway B Mixed Doubles: Madison Bradley & Diego Martinez B Girls Doubles: Caelyn Pham & Hannah Tran B Girls Singles: Isabella Leung


GRHS vs Elkins

Kennedy Marlow and Jace Ramos lead the Longhorns in batting while Mariah Garner, Karrlaun Deas and Kate Dolan turned in strong performances at the plate as well. With a 9-3 result the Longhorns remain UNDEFEATED in district, 8-0!!! Well done ladies!!!

Abby Bergeron, Alexis Humphries, Paige Harinski, and Hayley Uehlinger lead the Longhorns in batting, hitting 1.000 a piece! With the win, the team remains UNDEFEATED in the district 6-0!!

GRHS vs Travis

The Longhorns turned in another aggressive running game led by Cheyanne Herrera, Paige Harinski and and Jace Ramos. Blaine Belitz pitched a full game striking out 4.

The Longhorns had their first district loss against the Travis Tigers 6-0. Kennedy Marlow led the team batting 3-2 and collecting a few outs on offense. Nora Thompson pitched the full game.


The George Ranch 9th grade baseball team picked up their 11th win of the season against Fulshear High School 7 to 0. Defensively, Logan Watson and Garrett Randolph pitched 6 shutout innings. Offensively, the Longhorns were led by Hunter Walters, Trevion Aikens and Noah Vinton with a combined 5 hits and 4 runs batted in. The Longhorns will hosted Clements High School this Thursday at 4:30 pm.

The JV Longhorns looked to bounce back against the Bush Broncos Monday night. The final ended up being 18-3, with strong performances turned in by pitcher Reid Filla, Caleb Bratcher, and Chase Adams. The Longhorns will now focus their attention on their Thursday Night tilt against Clements.

Varsity BB against Bush - Justin Mays and Reece Beheler both hit HR and Tanner Calvo pitched to up the win against Bush.

GRHS vs. Clements

The Freshman Longhorns lost a tough game to Clements High School Thursday night 6-2. Joe Hernandez, David Austin and Garrett Randolph pitched 6 innings for the longhorns.

JV - Alex Evensen pitched 7 strong innings only allowing 1 run in the Longhorns 4-1 victory over Clements Thursday night. At the plate the Longhorns had 8 hits; Grant Reynolds led the way with 2 hits and RBI.

Varsity - Reece Beheler had an RBI and Victor Clay scored a run but Clements scored 2 late runs to win.


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BOYS TRACK! Check out @GRHSBOYSTRACK on Twitter for ALL the pics!

Tompkins Classic - Saturday March the 27th.

The varsity boys scored in 11 of the 18 events to earn them 5th place as a team. With wins in the 4x200 m Relay, 200m dash (Kyjah Savery), and 300m dash (Shane Gardner); great performances were had even with some runners banged up. Adding to the point totals were 3rd place finishes in the 4x100 m Relay, 2 top 5 finishes in the 100m dash (Daniel Ejim 3rd and Davion Jenkins 5th), two 3rd place finishes in the 400m dash (Cameron Chretie) and 110m hurdles (Shane Gardner), and 3rd and 4th place finishes in the triple jump (Stephen Woods-3rd, Kyle Kiser-4th). Overall, it was a good showing for the fellas, who will take full advantage of the next week to rest and get healthy as their next meet isn’t until the week of April 6-9 for districts at Hall Stadium in FBISD. Go Longhorns!

Knights Relays at Clear Falls

During Spring break, the varsity boys participated in the Knights Relays at Clear Falls High School on March 17th. In the meet, the boys took first place with great finishes all around. The boys would win the 4x400m relay, to cap off the day. Adding to the point totals were Stephen Woods with a win and 3rd place in the triple jump and long jump respectively, Ife Famogun with a win and second place finish in the 300 and 110m hurdles respectively, Shane Gardner with a win in the 110m hurdles, Ryan Hall with 2nd place finishes in the shot put and discus, Luke Ingelmo with a second place finish in the pole vault, and Jacob Curtis with a first and 2nd place finish in the 800m Run and 1600m run respectively. There were other great finishes by Henry Chukwu (2nd in long jump), Kyle Kiser (3rd in triple jump), Daniel Ejim (3rd place in 100m), 2nd place finish by the 4x200m Relay, and 3rd place finish by the 4x100m Relay. Overall the guys did well and were rewarded for their sacrifices during the spring break.

UIL 6A-District 20 JV Meet - March 29th/30th

On March 29th and 30th, the JV Boys track and field participated in the UIL 6A- District 20 JV meet. For many of the young, they would post personal records during the final meet of the season. Opening the meet on the first day with a clean sweep in the pole vault: Jesus Ludert, Carson Poss, and Kaden Zepeda would finish first second and third respectively. Closing out the first with huge point additions were Dylan Smith (2nd in long jump and 4th in triple jump), Kevin Odikpo (5th in long jump), Jackson Muckelroy (3rd in triple jump), David Walker (1st in shot put), and Dylan Farmer (1st in Discus and 5th in Shot). During day 2, the Longhorns would dominate further, with a win by Kevin Odikpo in the 100m dash, Michael Okoroha in the 200m dash, Matthew McDonald with a first and second place finish in 1600 and 800m runs respectively, and Jason Affam won the 110m hurdles with Adrian Falkquay taking 5th while finishing 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Adding to the point totals were: Alex Nwambuonwo (5th in 300m hurdles), Isaiah Randon and Blak Smith (3rd and 6th in the 400m dash), Phoenix Tafoya (3rd in the 800 and 4th in the 1600), Parker Hodges (5th in the 800), Jed Moore (2nd in the 3200 and 3rd in the 1600), and James Keenan who took 6th in the 3200. Adding the most points though, were the relays. With first place finishes in the 4x1 and 4x2 and a 2nd place finish in the 4x4, the boys were able to come out on top as the district champs with a total of 215 points. This will conclude a great season for the young men who showed much hard work and dedication throughout the season that allowed for them to accomplish the tittle. Congratulations Longhorns!

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