George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 10-30-2022

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


This past week our campus suffered a heartbreaking loss, with the passing of Ricardo "Ricky" Lopez, a Senior member of our Longhorn student family. Our George Ranch High School administration will continue to do everything we can to provide comfort and assistance to his family, our students and our staff during this time of grief. Our George Ranch Counseling Team and the District Crisis Team was available last week and will remain in place for as long as it takes to ensure that our campus is supported. If you have any questions regarding how to cope with the grieving process, please do not hesitate to reach out to our George Ranch High School Counseling Team at 832-223-4200 or your individual student's counselor by email below. We are here to help and appreciate your continued thoughts and prayers for the family and our entire Longhorn community.


Counselor Student Support Team:

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


Coach Forshee and our Varsity Volleyball Girls are in the Playoffs! Please come out and get Rowdy as we cheer them on Tuesday evening at Wheeler Field House as they take on Cinco Ranch at 7 PM!


Coach Dutch and our Girls XC team have made it to State! We will have a state send off parade on Thursday as they are heading out to Round Rock to prepare to run on Friday morning in the 6A State Meet! This the first time that we have qualified as a TEAM! Way to go ladies! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see you shine on Friday! Bring home that State BLING!


Saturday morning at 11AM @ Traylor Stadium is the last district football game. Thursday will be our spirit day and final advisory challenge - We are "Saying Goodnight to the Knights" and wearing (school appropriate) PJ's that day!


Special shout out to our amazing Longhorn parents for donating and our awesome PTO for organizing the staffamily Trick or Treat event on Friday! We felt like kids again! We are so thankful for your unwavering support, you are simply the BEST community around!


Reread and make sure you are strictly following the door safety and dress code expectations. This is non-negotiable. You do not have to LIKE or AGREE, but you do have to follow it! Also, if you are CHOOSING to bring your airpods to school you are choosing to keep up with them and be responsible if they go missing. Our admin team will not be investigating this, as it pulls us out of instructional walks in classrooms and ARD/504 meetings. Moving forward, if you bring them, you are responsible and accountable for keeping up with them. If you are worried about losing them, leave them at home. Thanks for your understanding!


Weekly ID Reminder:

ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now. The first free ID (lanyard and protective case) have all been passed out. This MUST be worn visibly on the top half of your body EVERY DAY! I have been announcing this EVERY SINGLE MORNING and periodically through the day for the past 8 weeks. If you do not have one, this is on you. You have had MANY opportunities to correct this, so now it's your turn to be responsible. Please scan the QR code in this newsletter, in the classroom, or hanging in the front of the school to buy one. We will continue to do ID sweeps, and anyone without one will be charged $5 and given a new one. This is NOT optional, as it is part of dress code. If you keep losing it you will KEEP being charged. You (and your parents) will be getting weekly "fine" email reports, and your parents will be called at 3 weeks and 6 weeks. Not paying is not an option, and there will be a hold placed on your final semester grades and exemptions will NOT be an option.


Assistant Principal Support Team (ALPHA split by LAST NAME)

Assistant Principal contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

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


Counselor Support Team:

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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (girls athletic questions/concerns)

adutch@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • Monday is STU-CO's final Red Ribbon Week Spirit Day - Wear your costume as we scare away drugs and be entered to win a gift card! Costumes MUST follow GR student dress code and the LCISD student code of conduct. Be creative, but be smart! No faces can be covered while walking in hallways or during class time and ID's must still be on. Thanks!
  • Varsity Volleyball Round One Play Off Game is Tuesday at Wheeler Fieldhouse against Cinco Ranch at 7PM! Come out and cheer our girls on!
  • Girls XC Team is heading to Round Rock to compete at the 6A State Tournament!
  • Saturday Morning at 11AM @ Traylor Stadium is the last district football game. Thursday will be our spirit day and final advisory challenge - We are "Saying Goodnight to the Knights" and wearing (school appropriate) PJ's that day!
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts - November 4th and 5th! Must have Rank One paperwork filled out.
  • Breaking Down the Bond - LCISD Info!
  • ABC Purse Bingo Coming Up! Get your table now!
  • Save the Date: Vape Parent Discussion Meeting - November 14th!
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes) I need you to be able to hear me for safety reasons.
  • ID'S ARE MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • Early Pick-Up Procedures and Contact Info
  • Transcript and VOE Request Procedures

Special shout out to our amazing Longhorn parents for donating candy and our awesome PTO for organizing the staffamily Trick or Treat event on Friday!

Final Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Day - We are scaring away drugs! Please make sure you are adhering to the student code of conduct and ONLY wearing things that are school appropriate. No faces can be covered during the school day and ID's still have to be on at all times! Be creative and smart at the same time!

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Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days - Thanks Stu-Co!

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Save the Date- Novmber 14th!

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Check out the Maroon Track Town Hall Meeting Presentation Video that Dr. Nivens did for Bond 2022!

Bond 2022 Presentation

LCISD - Breaking Down the Bond

Lamar CISD, which has experienced significant growth within the last few years, currently serves more than 42,000 students at 47 campuses. According to the district’s demographers, Population And Survey Analysts (PASA), for the second year, Lamar CISD had the greatest number of new housing starts of any school district in Houston metro and the State of Texas. In the 12-month period ending in December 2021, Metrostudy reported 5,477 new single-family housing starts in Lamar CISD.


According to PASA, Lamar CISD is projected to add more than 48,000 new single-family homes and serve nearly 70,000 students by 2031.


During the next few days, voters will head to the polls to vote on five separate bond propositions totaling $1.7 billion. The focus of the bond is to provide funding for safety and security upgrades, the construction of eight new campuses, extensions and renovations to existing high schools' gyms and cafeterias, upgrading technology infrastructure, a new Career, and Technology Center, additional technology devices as well as renovations to Traylor Stadium, and construction of a new stadium.


Eighty-six percent of the total bond package is to address the district’s rapid growth, while 14% addresses existing buildings. Of that 86%, 80% of the bond impacts current students, while the remaining 20% impacts future students.


The 2022 Bond focuses on five separate propositions. Please read below to learn more about each one.


Proposition A

The components of Proposition A address several areas, including adding and upgrading security at every campus, building new campuses to address student growth, adding to existing campuses to increase capacity, and improving technology infrastructure across the district.

To view our full 2022 Bond Proposition Flyer, please click HERE.


Proposition B

Proposition B focuses on building a Career and Technology Center, which would house vocational programs such as Applied Agricultural Engineering, Culinary Arts, Construction Architecture, and many other CTE-related programs.

Lamar CISD currently offers 20 different CTE programs of study and partners with Texas State Technical College to offer dual credit opportunities in the areas of HVAC, Welding, Cybersecurity, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Equipment Technology.

To view our 2022 CTE Bond Information Flyer, please click HERE.


Proposition C

The third item on the ballot addresses classroom and district technology and equipment.

Proposition C includes replacing more than 7,000 student laptops and more than 500 staff laptops, replacing 4,000 desktop computers and 250 iPads. It also includes upgrades to 600 classroom interactive flat panels and upgrades internal digital signage capability at 35+ campuses which will improve safety and security communication allowing campuses to instantly communicate to students and staff in the event of an emergency. And lastly, it includes equipment to increase services at the district’s Graphic Arts Center that teachers and staff use.


Proposition D

Proposition D addresses upgrading lighting and turf at the district’s sole athletic stadium, Traylor Stadium.

Traylor Stadium originally opened in 1960 and has undergone a series of improvements in its 60+ years. Its current turf was installed in 2013 with a life expectancy of 10 years. As the turf nears its expiration date, safety becomes an issue if students continue utilizing the surface.


Proposition E

The last proposition on the ballot is for land and the construction of a second stadium.

Due to the expansive growth in the district boundaries and the competitiveness of the athletic districts in which Lamar CISD students complete, scheduling is complex. The district high schools are in three different competitive districts, each with its own schedule.

During the 2021-2022 school year, Traylor Stadium hosted over 70 games, contests, and events that involved approximately 13,000 Lamar CISD students.


To view our 2022 Athletics Bond Information Flyer, please click HERE.


Lamar CISD encourages all staff, eligible students, and community members to exercise their right to vote and take advantage of Early Voting. To reference the list below for Early Voting Sites in Fort Bend County, please click HERE.


To order a 2022 Bond yard sign, please click HERE.


For more information about the 2022 Bond Propositions, visit www.LCISDBond2022.org.


For any questions about the 2022 Bond Propositions, please email Info@LCISD.org.

SAVE THE DATE - ABC's PURSE BINGO - Get your Tickets now!

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You may purchase tickets from 10/19-11/8 from any Lariette or Belle!

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THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR AP EXAMS WAS OCTOBER 28TH. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER THROUGH NOVEMBER 11TH, BUT THERE IS NOW A LATE PENALTY APPLLIED!

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Travel Learning Opportunity with Mrs. Bracksieck!

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Please email Nurse Warner to report your child has COVID or with any questions!

Please find Nurse Warner's contact info below:

madelyn.warner@lcisd.org

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RESTROOM ZONES - KNOW THE RULES!

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DRESS CODE - NO WIGGLE ROOM!

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REMINDER! Airpods, Headphones, and Earbuds only allowed during advisory and lunch time (and ONLY if you have your ID on) IF you choose to bring them to school, You are solely responsible for keeping up with them.

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WEARING YOUR ID IS MANDATORY EVERY DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS. $5 REPLACEMENT CHARGE

Student badges will serve as the student ID and SmartTag all in one card. With this ID our GRHS students are able to ride the bus, purchase breakfast/lunch, check out library books, able to use their personal devices (phones/airpods, etc) during lunch and advisory.


Refusing to wear your ID visibly on the top half of your body, is not an option, and will result in the consequences stated on the consequence chart below. Please make sure you are wearing your OWN ID.


Every GRHS student has been gifted an ID, protective plastic cover, and lanyard. It is imperative that our Longhorns adhere to this expectation, as this is part of the daily dress code for staff and students. If you need another badge or lose this one there is a $5 replacement cost. This is NOT optional, it is part of dress code. You can pay by cash or it will be charged to your student library account, for EACH replacement you need. Please note that a hold will be placed on your semester grades, transcripts, and exemptions if this fine is not cleared.


Need a REPLACEMENT ALREADY?

If you are needing to PURCHASE ANOTHER student ID, please use the QR code (above) to request one. You can either pay $5 cash when you pick it up, or we will charge your school library account if you do not have cash. Emails will be sent in Skyward to parent and student emails each time you are charged.

Please Review the Early Pick Up Procedures!

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Please use the link below to email the GRHS Attendance Office!

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CLEAR BAG POLICY AT TRAYLOR STADIUM AND LCISD NATATORIUM THIS YEAR!

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WEEKLY SPIRIT THEME DAYS!

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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar!

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22-23 BELL SCHEDULE

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STUDENT Parking PASSES!

Questions and Documents that you will need to have ready when you start the ONLINE process:


  1. Copy of Drivers License UPLOADED (NO PERMITS allowed)
  2. CURRENT Insurance Card UPLOADED (with GRHS student LISTED AS DRIVER)
  3. Vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, and License Plate Number
  4. 1st color zone selection, 2nd color zone selection.
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed


If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Mendez via email bmendez@lcisd.org

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you by clicking this button above to request! Please allow 48 hour (business day) turn around on all requests. You will be picking these up in the student service window, once they are ready!

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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-EK) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

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


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (GIRLS athletic questions/concerns)

mailto:adutch@lcisd.org

MEET THE TEAM!

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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 as soon as possible. (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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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

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Check out this opportunity our GRHS Counselor Team is getting started! Scan the QR code below if you are interested!

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GRHS Longhorn Student News, E8, October 28, 2022

Check out The Wrangler Online By Clicking the Link Below!

"Wrangling The Ranch", E1, Using Your ID/SMART Tag from George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas,

GRHS Orchestra student, Afshaal Zubair, String Bass, made it to Region 13 Orchestra for the third year in a row! This was his highest ranking so far - 4th place! Mr. Parker says he is hoping he makes it all the way to State this year! Go Afshaal!

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Thanks to Mrs. Kelly, Mr. Duncan. Mr. Williams, and the ENTIRE cast and crew....High School Musical was a SMASHING HIT!

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LCISD Turned 75 this past week! Thanks to our Longhorn Fine Arts Programs for all the LCISD 75th Birthday Wishes! Check out all of them on Twitter!

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Check out our Choir Singing Happy BIrthday!

The school blood donation record was set on Wednesday! GRHS NHS students did an awesome job planning, recruiting and saving lives!

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BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUT INFO!

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