GPHS November Parent Newsletter
News You Can Use!
Purchase Your Yearbook!!!
Yearbook Ads - Showcase and Celebrate Your Child!!!
Families! Celebrate your graduate by purchasing a recognition ad TODAY! The 1/8 to Full Sized ads cost range from $30 - $120. Ads can be purchased on MySchoolBucks or on TreeRing.com. Our TreeRing school code is 1016009617962009. If you have questions, email our Yearbook Sponsor, Ms. Nugent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 10 - National Honor Society Induction Program
November 16 - End of 1st Quarter
November 16 - Dual Enrollment Registration Session - 12th graders
November 17 - Two Hour Early Dismissal
November 18 - Dual Enrollment Registration Session - 11th Graders
November 20 - Hunger Walk
November 23 - SAT Late Registration Deadline - Visit www.collegeboard.org
November 24 -26 - Thanksgiving Break - Schools and Offices Closed
November 29 - Final Photo Make-up Day
December 1 - CTE Application Window Closes
December 6 - Report Cards Released Online
December 7 - 13 - Grade Appeal Window
December 20 - Honor Roll Assembly - 8:15 am
December 24 - 31 - Winter Break - Schools and Offices Closed
Dual Enrollment College Course Registration Support - WE Offer College Courses During The School Day!
Class of 2022
https://sites.google.com/pgcps.org/gphsclassof2022/home - Class of 2022 Google Site
Students are encouraged to complete the Gwynn Park High School College, Military, Work, Scholarship, and Trade School Google Form so that we can celebrate all of our scholars. Students should be prepared to upload a copy of their acceptance letters.
https://forms.gle/2teE9uyw1gnvVgo47 - Google From
Future Farmers of America (FFA) - Attend National Conference!
Several of our students were selected to attend the Future Farmers of America National Conference. We have the BEST FFA chapter in the state of Maryland.
Fact Check Friday
- Bullying directly affects students’ ability to learn.
- Bystanders can be powerful allies.
- Bullying is not a “rite of passage” but a serious threat to student safety and well-being.
- Effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members.
- Anyone can bully, and anyone can be bullied.
During the week of October 25th, I visited 12 out of 18 ninth and tenth grade classes to present for National Bully Prevention month. A google form was created to gather their opinions/experiences with bullying. One of the questions asked 'have you ever been bullied?' 64 out of 197 students have experienced being bullied.
The bullying experience could have happened years ago or yesterday; however, it is important for you, as a guardian, to know the impacts bullying may have on your child. It is imperative to know the status of your child; it takes a community wide approach. If you suspect that your child may have been bullied or is bullying others, please reach out to school support staff. We want to ensure that students feel heard and safe. Remember, during these times, it is precious when your child is vulnerable with you. Stay present through their truth.
Want to know more about bully prevention? Check out there resources, made for you:https://cyberbullying.org/resources/parents
Please click here to access the flyers for on demand tutoring support for our students (English, French, and Spanish translations available).
FREE SAT Prep is also available. Please encourage your students to register prior to the deadline which is November 10, 2021! FREE SAT tutoring for students enrolled in Geometry and Quantitative Modeling is being offered as PGCPS is teaming up with Carnegie Learning to provide students with additional support online.
During the ten-week program, students, working in groups of up to 4, will participate in two 30-minute sessions each week. With the support of a Carnegie Learning tutor, students will review and practice concepts addressed on the exam such as Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, Advance Math as well as additional topics in math, including Geometry and Trigonometry.
Online Math Tutoring Details:
Students attend 2 sessions per week for 10 weeks:
Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
Sessions are scheduled for 30-minutes between 4 pm and 7 pm each day
Sessions start on November 8th and continue through February 3rd
Click here for more information.
Global Youth Institute
Each year, over 200 exceptional high school students from around the world are selected to participate in the Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.
Selected students and their teachers/mentors will attend this exciting virtual event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.
Our students presented to a panel of experts. Student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry, and policy.
Global Youth Institute
It is with great pleasure that Gwynn Park High School had five out of the six students representing Maryland at the Global Youth Institute last month
Gwynn Park - Justin Perea, Dreyden Wilson, Maria Pascual, Mia Mezger
Oxon Hill - Nithin Gudderra
Stop The Spread - PGCPS Mobile Vaccination Clinics
Starting Monday, Nov. 8, the Prince George’s County Health Department, in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), will hold after-school vaccination clinics for individuals age five and older at 15 high schools. A list of mobile clinics operating at elementary schools will be announced shortly.
COVID-19 vaccinations at the school mobile clinics will be free and available to any eligible Prince George’s County resident. Clinics will operate at multiple schools each day Monday through Friday through mid-December for first doses and second doses; additional dates and locations may be added. Families are encouraged to take their children to the nearest school providing the vaccine. Each clinic will have Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply available; the two-dose Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine with U.S. Food and Drug Administration-authorization for use in children five to 11.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Sports and Learning Complex will also provide vaccines to individuals five and older; walk-ins are accepted.
Appointment scheduling for the school mobile clinics will be available soon. Walk-ins will also be accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Individuals younger than 18 receiving vaccinations must have a parent or legal guardian complete the appropriate consent form and bring it to the clinic:
Free COVID-19 vaccines for eligible children will also be available at many pediatricians’ offices, retail and grocery store pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Find nearby clinics by using the county’s vaccine clinic locator at mypgc.us/COVIDvaccine.
Mobile School Clinics Schedule
First Dose — Nov. 8, Nov. 15, Nov. 22
Second Dose — Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13
Laurel High School | 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel | 3 - 8 p.m.
Gwynn Park High School | 13800 Brandywine Road, Brandywine | 3 - 8 p.m.
Congratulations, Edwin Lanham!! - PGCPS 2A Golf 3rd Place
Ranked #1 in the Country!! Jayden Edwards - Taekwondo
GPHS Spirit Week
Green Up, Clean Up
We would like to thank all of our parents, staff, and students who participated in Green Up, Clean Up.
Special thank you to the following staff: Ms. Olson, Mr. McCallop, Dr. Fletcher, Ms. Henson-Hubb, Ms. Nugent, Ms. McGhee, and Mr. Proctor. A special thank you to Mr. Carlos Braxton, Parent Volunteer!
You can follow Dr. McGuire on Twitter - @Melissa90908196