The Grizzly Growl

Parent and Student Newsletter for GFH--Feb 2020

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From the Bear Den

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time to honor black Americans in U.S. history and beyond. We are excited to celebrate Black History Month at Grassfield High School! Our Multicultural Club and social studies department have collaborated to provide our students and staff with some exciting activities. We will have BHM trivia each day on GNews, events during One Lunch, and Brian Hunt will be returning to entertain us with his steel drums. We will also hold a multicultural luncheon--always a favorite among our teachers.

We invite you to watch this celebration of Black History Makers.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @grassfield_hs. Our website is updated regularly for additional information.

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Motivational Moment

Each Monday, a member of our staff sends a motivational message to our students during GNEWS. Ms. Laura Agudelo, is our award winning theater teacher and a CPS Secondary Teacher of the year; watch her presentation here.
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After Prom

Every year, we ask all families to make a donation to the After Prom Fund that is equal to their child’s graduation year. The “pool” of money from their class will grow and be used for THEIR After Prom. Therefore, all students will benefit from this fundraiser.

Click on the following here if you would like to donate by cash or check.

Click on the following here if you would like to donate by credit card.


The AfterProm Winter Dance will be held February 8. You can still buy tickets! The week of February 3, tickets will cost $15.00 for GFH students and $20.00 for guests.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Leslie Wecht @

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Senior Success

Seniors should join the new Class of 2020 Google Classroom page. The class code is 34agr1k. This is where we will post important senior news, events, and graduation information. PLEASE JOIN AND STAY IN THE KNOW!

College application season is in full swing. Check out this month-by-month timeline to keep you on track as you navigate through senior year and complete your college applications. Some dates and information may vary, depending on the college or your own circumstances.

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ACCESS College Support

Seniors: FAFSA deadlines are fast approaching! If you have not filed the FAFSA, you need to do so ASAP to be eligible for financial aid. Also, many community scholarships require a FAFSA to be filed, even if you won't receive federal or state financial aid. Some schools also require applicants to file the CSS Profile, which has separate (also fast approaching) deadlines. See Mrs. Moorhouse with questions, for more info, or for an appointment so she can file the FAFSA for you.

Seniors: College Commitment Day is April 28th! On this field trip to ODU's Chartway Arena, you'll join other Grizzlies (and thousands of other area seniors!), to celebrate your acceptance into college with music, scholarship giveaways, pizza, a free t-shirt, and more. Spots are limited-- see Mrs. Moorhouse now to sign up!

Juniors: Khan Academy offers online SAT prep that adapts to your skill levels and the results of your latest PSAT/SAT. This powerful, FREE tool has helped juniors increase their SAT scores by up to 160 points. Every junior who signs up receives a waiver for 2 FREE SATs ($96 value), and 4 college application fee waivers ($200+ value). Increase your SAT score -- SAVE $300+ -- earn prizes for practicing's a no brainer! See Mrs. Moorhouse to sign up today.

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Grizzly Greatness

Congratulations to:

GFH Theatre group for earning 1st Place in the Regional Sectionals

GFH Scholatsic Bowl, Regional Runner-up

GFH Band students who the made district band team

Upcoming Events

February 6-2nd Semester Open House and Elective Fair

February 17-Presidents Day--school holiday

February 5-26-Student Scheduling (Rising 10th-12th)

February 26- End of Marking Period 5

February 28-Students receive schedule verifications to take home

March 3--Teacher Work Day--school holiday
March 4-All schedule changes due back to the School Counseling Office

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Enjoy this edition of The Grizzly Growl, yet another way we strive to increase communication and strengthen our Grizzly community. Your feedback is welcome.