Griffin Times

February 2020

GNN Advisory Annoucements

GNN - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!

Dates to Remember

Achieve3000 through Science/ ELA

Fitnessgram Testing through PE all month

Monday, February 17

  • No School

Tuesday, February 18

  • Asset Inventory Team visit
  • On-Site Pre-Reg./Course Selection Presentations through World Cult. (Counselors)
  • Secutiry Walk through, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Muro & NCPD)
  • Parent English Classes in rm. 704 at 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • Adelante Latino Meeting at CPM, 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (Pineda)

Wednesday, February 19

  • College Awareness Wednesday - Wear your college shirt!
  • On-Site Pre-Reg./Course Selection Presentations through U.S. History (Counselors)
  • GNN during Advisory
  • DPAC Meeting at Parent Center, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Amezola/Thompson)
  • Parent English Classes in rm. 704 at 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • Future Griffin Night Meeting in Conference Room, 9:45 a.m.
  • Attendance Meeting in Conference Room, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Union Leadership Meeting at DO A&B, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (Glithero)
  • IT Teleconference in Library, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 20

  • AVID T-Shirt Day
  • Registration through PE classes in Library (Counselors, Howard/Valdivia classes)
  • ASB PLC at District Athletic Offices, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Garcia)

Friday, February 21

  • Registration through PE classes in Library (Counselors, Bryan classes)
  • Technical Assistance Meeting at Parent Center, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (Kracha & Thompson)
  • Calendar Meeting in Conference Room, 1:30 p.m.
  • ELPAC Teacher Training, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in Rm. 210
  • Counselor's Meeting, 2:00 p.m.
Granger Calendar

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Mr. McCarty is a San Diego native and graduated from Poway High School. He received his degree in Music Education from Long Beach State University. In Long Beach, he worked with VH1 Save the Music teaching an after school jazz program in Compton, CA.

Mr. McCarty received his credential at SDSU and has worked in districts across the county for the last 10 years. When he first arrived at Granger, he split his time between GJH and NCM. After working at both sites for a year, he was hired as Granger's full time band teacher and pushed for our current guitar and music tech classes. He has been at Granger for 7 years.

A note from Mr. McCarty:

For me, Music isn't just another subject in the schedule for our students. It's EVERY subject. In music, we deal with math, language, science, history, and PE. The students need to understand pieces from each discipline in order to really understand their instrument and perform it. It's the synthesis of all of their classes, and the thing that ties their day together so everything makes sense...and it's really the only subject where the students are able to really see those connections in a real and vivid way.

I'm really excited about the support for our student's music education here at Granger. It really does show that we as a staff are committed to really making our students the most complete people that they can be, and I'm proud to be a part of that.


Kudos to...

Counselors, Adan Escobedo, Kristina LaMotte, Brett McCarty and GJH Band for visiting National City elementary schools for articulation presentations.

Tony Garcia, ASB and After School Program Staff for organizing this year's Sweetheart's Dance!

Karen Thompson, Ivan Amezola and Mr. Muro for hosting Thursday's ELAC Meeting with GJH parents.

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Nutrition Break Supervision - Team 1

Area 1: Student restrooms - Seiler

Area 2: 9th grade cafeteria carts - Valdez

Area 3: Cafeteria windows/lines - Vedborg

Area 4: Inside the cafeteria - Marin

Area 5: Cafeteria lines - Grant

Area 6: Corner of the 600 building - Gavilanes