GHS Update

February 24, 2020

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GISD Teacher and Students of the Month Jordan Medlock, Ms. Dollar and Andrew Carroll

Congratulations to Ms. Dollar, GISD Teacher of the Month and Jordan Medlock and Andrew Carroll, our GHS Students of the Month!

PSAT Parent Neeting Monday, Feb. 24 Freshman- 6:00; Juniors 7:00

There will be a PSAT meeting for Junior (7:00) and Freshmen (6:00) parents on Monday, February 24 in the GHS Library that will explain PSAT scoring and what it means for your child. Students can already access their scores using there College Board account. Parents will receive a paper copy at the meeting. Our sophomores will take the PSAT on March 10.

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Talent Search- Lauren Burton and Sophie McTyre

Below is a report for the Talent Search Class of 2020 and 2024:

Seniors:

I am proud to report that 100% of our Talent Search Class of 2020 has been accepted into one or more colleges. Students are working on scholarship applications and we are hoping to hear back from the Terry Foundation with future interview invites. We have several future Mean Green Eagles who have received full ride scholarships- please congratulate Harvey, Bryan and Luis Garcia when you see them.

Sophomores:

Sophomores will continue to work on the Sophomore of the Year Scholarship this month. I hope to mail off a record number to the Kiwanis Club on 2/28. Students have requested that we begin test prep later this semester and dates and information for that is to follow.

Other news:

  • This past Saturday, 2/15, we traveled to the University of Texas at Dallas with 8 Leopards where they had the chance to explore robotics, drones and hear a student panel session.
  • March 4: STEAM Carnival Trip
  • Future STEM trips will be announced at a later date

Medlock signs with Murray State

On Tuesday, Jordan Medlock signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Murray State College in Tishimingo, Oklahoma. As noted above, Jordan is the GHS Student of the Month for her accomplishments in FFA and our Heath Science classes, as well.
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FCCLA to Chalmers!

On Friday, FCCLA members Taylor Skaggs, Araceli Perez and Natalie Putnam went to visit Chalmers elementary and teach them about stranger danger. They are working on a focus on Children project that they will present in Waco next week at the regional FCCLA conference. They taught a third grade class about the differences between a bad and a good stranger. As well as five ways to stay safe the High Five For Safety. Each child traced their hand representing and signed their name High Fiveing For Safety!

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Desiree Stephens- Certified Veterinary Tech Assistant

Congratulations to Desiree Stephens! After completing 200 in class hours and 300 out of class hours working for a local veterinarian, today she passed her exam to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant!
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Welders Show off their Table project!

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Mr. Firth's crew is hard at work!

Our Life Skills teacher, Randy Firth, does an outstanding jiob getting his students practical experiences with local businesses. His efforts give his students job skills and buildrelationships within our community. We'd like to thank CiCi's Pizza, VISTO, Second Time Around and The Frank Buck Zoo for partnering with us and giving our students grat experience.

Ms. Sigler, also, takes the class to Cracker Barrell and Hampton Suites. Great work by all!

UIL shines in Saginaw!

Ms. Wells continued with her strategy of lining up our UIL team against top competition on Saturday. Joined by UIL coaches Mrs Blair, Mr Bevers, Mrs Dyson, Mr. Glover, Ms. Sims, Ms. Waldo and Mr. Whitson our Leopards did outstanding...


In Current Events: Tucker Craft placed 3rd and Anthony Larrage placed 4th
Nolan Gardner placed 2nd in Number Sense
Evan Cook placed 3rd in computer apps
In Prose: Jade Conner placed 1st and Eduardo Diaz placed 3rd
Andrew Carroll placed 4th in Poetry
In Copy Editing: Lily Kemp placed 1st and Kenadee Jones placed 4th
In Feature Writing: Taryn Jones placed 1st and Harmony Rutherford placed 3rd
In Editorial Writing: Lily Kemp placed 4th and Taryn Jones placed 5th
Taryn Jones also placed 5th in News Writing
And Lily Kemp also placed 4th in Headlime Writing
Andrew Hoberer placed 4th in the 9/10th division of Science
In 9/10th Division of Math: Nolan Gardner placed 2nd and Andrew Hoberer placed 4th
In 11/12th Division of Math: Arianna Garcia placed 4th and Bryan Tang placed 5th
Tucker Craft also placed 4th in Informative Extemp Speaking

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Leopards dominate on Senior Night.

The Leopards defeated the Warriors 4-3 in entertaining game on Friday. After going down 1-0, the boys were able to respond and get the win in the second half. Israel Carrasco, Jaime Guerrero, Daniel Gomez, and Jose Monsivais with the goals. Abraham Saenz and Jaime Guerrero with the assists. The Leopards are now 3-0 in district and will look to keep the streak going Monday at Anna at 5:30.

Lady Leopards defeated Bonham 3-0. They were able to take the early lead in the first half from a corner from Olivia Vazquez to Jordan Medlock. In the second half, Evelyn Peralta and Bela Perez with the goals in the second half, Olivia Vazquez with a second assist. Lady Leopards are now 1-1-1 in district and in 3rd place. We are back in action Monday in Anna at 7;15


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FOOD Deliveries

Students may have food brought to them from parents, guardians and family members. They may NOT order it and have it delivered.

Cell Phones

We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.


Just as a reminder:

Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.


Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.



● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.

● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.

■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.

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Talent Search Report with our Trio Ladies!!!- Lauren Burton and Sophie McTyre

Seniors:

I am proud to report that 100% of our Talent Search Class of 2020 has been accepted into one or more colleges. Students are working on scholarship applications and we are hoping to hear back from the Terry Foundation with future interview invites. We have several future Mean Green Eagles who have received full ride scholarships- please congratulate Harvey, Bryan and Luis Garcia when you see them.

Sophomores:

Sophomores will continue to work on the Sophomore of the Year Scholarship this month. I hope to mail off a record number to the Kiwanis Club on 2/28. Students have requested that we begin test prep later this semester and dates and information for that is to follow.

Other news:

  • This past Saturday, 2/15, we traveled to the University of Texas at Dallas with 8 Leopards where they had the chance to explore robotics, drones and hear a student panel session.
  • March 4: STEAM Carnival Trip
  • Future STEM trips will be announced at a later date
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Teacher of the Month- Ms Dollar and GHS Students of the Month Jordan Medlock and Andrew Carroll