George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 11-28-2021

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


It's that time Longhorns, time to finish the first semester strong! I hope you were able to spend some much needed down time with your family and friends doing things that money can't buy, because at the end of the day...the one thing we can't get back is TIME with our loved ones. Cherish every "small" moment to create memories, because life is just too short for grudges and being "too busy" to slow down long enough to enjoy the ride. Family first, at every opportunity!


Speaking of family....Longhorn Nation, you NEVER cease to amaze me. By the end of the week we had over 240 pies donated to ensure that our GR Staffamily had a little thankful gift to take home to their own family and through your continued monetary donations, PTO will now be able to help us with a December staff luncheon before break too. You are simply the best. I am so thankful for your support and for our PTO for organizing and setting this up for us! We are truly blessed with the GR-eatest community, and I promise to never take your generosity for granted!


ONE MORE TIME - Behavior Check

We have been more than generous with working around some troublesome behaviors that developed throughout this past year and a half with school not looking or feeling the same, but we have been in school long enough now to RELEARN the expectations again. The amount of time spent by our staff on these type of things during a hard year already, is stopping. We are raising the bar to back where I set it in the fall of 2019 when I was first asked to take this job, and I expect you to follow suit.


  • No ID = NO PHONE USE (even at lunch) If you refuse to put them up, it's a write up.
  • Phones must be put away at all times in the classrooms, unless there is an instruction purpose GIVEN by the teacher and the sign is on GREEN. If you refuse to follow this, it will be a write up.
  • Ignoring teachers/staff when they are asking you to put on ID or to put your phone up will be a write up. (That's just disrespect)
  • In the hallways without an ID AND a pass during class time, will be a write up. Parents- if you wonder why grades are slipping...it's their personal devices and lack of urgency to participate in class.
  • Instigating, participating, or videoing an altercation (regardless of how small) will be a write up. If you are part of a fight, you will be placed at ALC.


Let me say...that you are BETTER than this, but the lack of respect (post COVID) that many are showing is not fair to the MAJORITY of our Longhorns and Staff that are here putting in the work each and every day. Do better...because you ARE better!


DON"T FORGET YOUR ID's TOMORROW!

No ID ON = No Phone/Airpods/Headphones! ID's are mandatory! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily! Lanyards/ID's should be on the second you step through the doors each day. Please make sure you are following this rule as well as being in dress code and to ensure that you are not written up for non compliance. This will affect your exemptions.


The front office is open Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic questions/concerns) ncavallo@lcisd.org


Vivian Patton - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) vpatton@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:


  • SOCCER TRYOUTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY!
  • GIRLS TRACK TRYOUTS BEGIN THIS WEEK!
  • Holiday Craft Fair at GRHS! Calling all crafters...get a booth!
  • Behavior Check In! (ONE MORE TIME...since we just had a break)
  • FINAL EXEMPTION PLAN - Behavior matters!
  • ID's are mandatory EVERY DAY! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily. Must be visibly worn on the TOP half of your body. NO ID-NO PHONE!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures

Thanks PTO and our AMAZING LONGHORN NATION for the PIE LOVE for our Staffamily!

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Calling all CRAFTERS!

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SOCCER TRYOUTS THIS WEEK!

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In case you missed these from Mrs. Ford, GRHS College Career Facilitator, over the Thanksgiving Break on Twitter! Don't wait to get these things done! Make sure and follow her on Twitter @grhsfuture to see all the upcoming due dates and announcements!

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LCISD Guidelines for Fall 2021 Semester Exam Exemptions

Maximum semester exam exemptions allowed:


  • Grade 9: Two classes per semester
  • Grade 10: Three classes per semester
  • Grade 11: Four classes per semester
  • Grade 12: All classes per semester


District Exemption Policy

  • A semester grade average of 80 or above in class to be exempted

  • No more than THREE absences in a class. Days missed because of approved school-related or school-sanctioned activities and pre-approved college days shall not count against a student. Compulsory attendance still applies for students. Any student placed in quarantine by an outside entity (physician, County, parent, etc.) will need to provide documentation to the campus for the absences to be excused [including virtual conferencing attendance].

  • No more than 3 office referrals, with no more than 1 assignment to ISS not to exceed 3 days. No assignments to ALC or suspensions.

  • No outstanding fees/fines

  • Concurrent or dual credit course exemptions are not governed by LCISD exemption policy.


*A reduction in grade below 80, fine, or discipline referral after the exemption declaration may cause the student to be ineligible for the exemption.


College Board Advanced Placement Final Exam Options

· An 80% semester average, or above, in the AP course

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Support our GRHS National English Honor Society's Service Project!

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GRHS Band Booster Fundraiser!

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Theatre is doing their 8th annual Holiday fundraiser until the first week of December. Orders will start being delivered the week after Thanksgiving and last all the way through Christmas. On-line sales only!

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LCISD STOCK THE PANTRY EVENT! ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL IN DESIGNATED BINS!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

NO ILLEGAL PARKING ON 762 to pick up students (or DROPPING OFF IN PARKING LOT) PLEASE! THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE, CAUSING PARKING ISSUES FOR OUR STAFF TO GET TO MORNING TUTORIALS!

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ID's Mandatory!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING!
  • NEED A NEW LANYARD/ID BRING $5 to the library between 8:00-8:15am!
  • GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. NO more temporaries will be given out.


Being responsible for 2645 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing, and Notifications.

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Yvonne Miller-Jones - to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Vivian Patton vpatton@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE OUR GRHS "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Yvonne Miller-Jones Yvonne.millerjones@lcisd.org

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.


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 hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic concerns/questions) ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. 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)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar - mamacha@lcisd.org

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GRHS Weekly News!

Recorded Version GRHS SN E13 11-19-21

Congratulations to our Thespian Nationals Qualifiers!

Congratulations to our Thespian Nationals Qualifiers: Sarah Austin (Solo Musical), Addison Broughton & Monroe Larkins (Duet Musical), Alyssa Clark & Eliza Mangum (Duet Musical), Chase Gonzales (Sound Design), Ashley Johnson (Solo Musical), Claira Mangum (Solo Musical), Jasmine Morris (Solo Musical), & Crow Waters (Solo Musical)! They will compete at the International Thespian Festival in Indiana, in June! Great job!
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Culinary Yumminess before Break!

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Pamela Bringing Home the Creed Speaking Banner!

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We love our GRHS CTE Department! ( We are missing some...but we love them too!)

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Congrats Mrs. Bracksieck!

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Congrats GRHS VOLLEYBALL!

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TRACK TRYOUTS COMING!!! Don't miss the deadlines!

Female Track Athletes!

Attention to all female students interested in trying out for the girls track and field program for the 2021-2022 school year. The Requirements are an athletic physical, rank one online paperwork, be in good standing with academics, behavior, and attendance. Please email Coach Dutch at adutch@lcisd.org to receive a link to the online tryout packet which is due November 19th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. there will be an athlete /parent meeting at 530pm to 630pm in the LGI room. Mandatory try outs start Monday November 29th. If you are not cleared you will not be eligible to try out for this season. Those that are currently active in other sports will have their tryout upon the completion of their seasons.
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The basketball team store is now open for business, feel free to support your favorite player or the program in general. Once again thank you for your support, Go Longhorns! Click the button below to purchase!

BASKETBALL

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GIRLS Basketball

GRHS vs Clear Falls

Varsity won put together an amazing second half and won 61-48 - leading scorers - Savannah Velazquez 16 pts, Rachel Okoye 11 pts, Lauren Stevens 11 pts, and Leslie Forun 14pts. JV team fought hard but fell short 32-41, FR won came out ready to play from tip off and an all around team win 59-19 - leading scorers - Vashti Pollard -14 pts, Elle Collins 10 pts, and Autumn Coonfield with 14 pts


GRHS vs Clear Springs

Varsity put together another solid team win with a score of 57-49. Leading scorers were Leslie Forun -17, Savannah Velazquez 13, Rachel Okoye 12. Maliah Ajibade and Morgan King played excellent defense. JV lost a heartbreaker 32-34 leading scorer was Tiffany Nguyen with 11. Freshman won big with a score of 54-18. Leading scorers were Vashti Pollard 16, Autumn Coonfield with 15.

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Boys Basketball

GRHS vs Manvel

The George Ranch Freshman A Team beat Manvel High School 56-49 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Gabriel Mhaonwu with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Collins and Corey Jackson also helped with 13 points each. Defensively, Connor Dawny played a great game. The longhorns will travel to Strake Jesuit as they try to extend their winning streak to 3 games on Thursday and Friday in the Jesuit Classic tournament.


The George Ranch Freshman B Team beat Manvel High School 44-43 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Maddox Laurie with 9 points and Anthony Pomadchin with 8 points. Defensively, Tyson Foster played a great game. The longhorns will travel to Strake Jesuit as they try to extend their winning streak to 3 games on Thursday and Friday in the Jesuit Classic tournament.


The George Ranch JV B Team lost to the Manvel Mavericks 40-35. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Michael Osakwe with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Also, Dwayne Tomales helped with 6 points in a close battle against the Mavericks. The longhorns will play against the Terrey Ranger next at home.


The George Ranch JV Team lost to the Manvel Mavericks 37-35. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Noah Moody with 6 points. Also, Jackson Lee, Braden Cain and Bryce Odum helped with 6 points each in a close battle against the Mavericks. The longhorns will play against the Terrey Rangers next at home.


The George Ranch Longhorns lost to the Manvel Mavericks 51-36. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Chidiebube Chiakwelu with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Dante Walker helped with 9 points and several boards. The George Ranch Longhorns will travel to Pasadena Memorial in the McDonalds invitational Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


GRHS vs Terry

The George Ranch Freshman A Team beat Terry High School 68-24 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Gabriel Mhaonwu with 18 points, Sean Johnson with 12 points and both Tyler Collins and Evan Serrano also helped with 10 points each. Defensively, Cory Jackson and Melvin Youngblood played a great game. The longhorns will take on the Lamar Mustangs as they try to extend their winning streak to 7 games on Saturday at home.


The George Ranch Freshman B Team beat Terry High School 66-5 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Tyson Foster with 12 points. Anthony Pomadchin and Matthew Joseph both helped with 10 points each. Defensively, Lawson Tallas played a great game. The longhorns will take on the Lamar Mustangs this Saturday at home.


The George Ranch JV B Team beat the Terry Rangers 49-16 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Dwayne Tomales with 10 points. Also, Karson Harris helped with 9 points against the Rangers. Defensively, Aiden Tong played a great game. The longhorns will take on the Lamar Mustangs this Saturday at home.


The George Ranch JV A Team beat the Terry Rangers 56-45 on Monday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Braden Cain with 13 points. Also, Jackson Le helped with 11 points against the Rangers. Defensively, Noa Moody played a great game. The longhorns will take on the Lamar Mustangs this Saturday at home.


The George Ranch Longhorns boys’ varsity basketball team hosted the Terry Rangers on Monday. The Longhorns lost a tough battle last night 56 to 44. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Evan Howard with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Chidi Chiakwelu helped with 11 points and 7 blocks and Joshua Nwakaego with 10 points and 4 boards. The longhorns will take on the Lamar Mustangs this Saturday at home.


GRHS vs LCHS

The George Ranch Freshman A Team beat Lamar High School 84-56 on Saturday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Gabriel Mhaonwu with 23 points, Sean Johnson with 18 points and both Tyler Collins and Corey Jackson also helped with a combined 33 points. Defensively, Evan Serrano and Melvin Youngblood played a great game. The longhorns extend their winning streak to 8 games.


The George Ranch JV A Team lost to the Lamar Mustangs 81-51 on Saturday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Kurveon McNeal with 15 points. Also, Jackson Le helped with 7 points against the Mustangs. Defensively, Bryce Odum played a great game. The longhorns will travel to the Alief JV tournament next.


The George Ranch Longhorns boys’ varsity basketball team hosted the Lamar Mustangs on Saturday. The Longhorns won a tough battle 40 to 34. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Dante Walker with 14 points. Noah Ritchards led the game with 7 rebounds. The longhorns will travel to Fulshear High School and play against West Columbia in the LCISD tournament next.

SOFTBALL

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CONGRATS to our girl, Cam, for being our Longhorn Softball Offseason Player of the Week! Cam is a true example of what hard work and dedication look like on the field and in the classroom! We love you!! #WeAreGR

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