GHS Update

May 2, 2020

Work Assignment pick up on Monday

Monday, May 4 will be the last assignment pick up for the school year from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will also be able to drive around and pick up any items from the athletic locker room (see below). Also, Monday would be a great time to turn in completed work, as well. It is extremely important that you are completing the work- work packet or Google Classroom- and turning it in to get credit for the spring 2020 semester. We look forward to seeing you!

Graduation Class of 2020

Graduation is now "tentatively" set for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway. Dr. Stewart, meeting with TMS officials and other area superintendents, secured the venue earlier this week. The location will allow us to give the Class of 2020 a proper send off and maintain social distancing. More details about logistics will come soon.


Our tentative date for prom has shifted back to Saturday, June 20. The date is, of course, dependent on all restrictions being lifted. Any date after June 20 is highly unlikely. We will update when more information is available.

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Athletic Locker Pick Up- From Coach Weaver

We will have a P.E. pickup for all male and female students for anything you've left in the locker rooms. Please pull around by the bus turning lanes/competition gym back doors. Please stay in your vehicles to help us honor social distancing and we will approach your vehicle. Pick up will be Monday, May 4th & Tuesday, May 5th during the times listed below.


Monday, May 4th

8-10am

4-6pm


Tuesday, May 5th

8am-12pm

Student Council!!! From Mr. Pringle

2020-2021 Executive Student Council Voting


Today is the day we will be voting for your 2020-2021 Executive Student Council Officers. Click on the link below to access the voting ballot. Voting will only be accessible today (May 1st) and I will try to get those results out by Monday, May 4th. If you are interested in running for a class level officer visit the website for more information or email me (Mr. Pringle) directly. (Current seniors excluded from this voting process). Ballot. https://forms.gle/EeW49Z7WZf5Zo6Ur7

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Harmony and Eduardo to nationals!

Though school is closed, our Leopards are still performing at an incredible level. Harmony Rutherford and Eduardo Diaz will participate at the National Speech and Debate Tournament. They will compete in a virtual setting next week. Congratulations!
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Shinault commits to Friends University

Leopard QB Traylon Shinault has committed to Friends University in Kansas. He will play receiver after playing quarterback for the Leopards this season. He was the leading scorer on the Leopard basketball squad, as well. Congratulations!
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Prestage commits to Ranger College

Landon Prestage has committed to Ranger College to play baseball next year. He also played center on the the Leopard football team. Congratulations!

TSI testing underway

If you have signed up for the first time to take a dual credit college class for next school year, you will be receiving a call from your counselor to set up a TSI test. Testing will be done in a secure environment practicing social distancing.

GHS closed for the remainder of the year; Distance Learning to continue

With Governor Abbott's order for all schools to remain closed for the remainder of the school year, GHS Distance Learning will continue for the rest of the year. Despite the challenges, it is imperative that students complete their work to the best of their ability whether on line through Google Classroom or through work assignment packets. Communication will be the key as teachers are being proactive in making contact to ensure students understand expectations.


There are many of questions. Below is sample of what we've been asked already.


Graduation We are, currently, looking at alternatives to our traditional ceremony at UNT. We will announce those plans as soon as we have a solid plan in place. The goal is to still have graduation on May 27.


On campus activities through May, such as Class Night, Baccalaurette, spring concerts and certain banquets are canceled. We are exploring other ideas to celebrate our hard-working students.


Prom is an off-campus event that we still hope to have, but just as with all events in our city, we would be restricted to our options if there is an extension of the current group gathering requirements. Unfortunately, this would be out of our control.


We will not have final exams. Our current grading policy requires two grades per week. Completing your assignments is critical for seniors to graduate and underclassmen to get credit for this year and advance to the next grade for 2020-21.


An office secretary is here from 8:00-1:00 each day. Administrators are on campus everyday, as well.


Please feel free to shoot me an email with any question or call. I understand your need to know. Chances are many others have your same question.


dglancy@gainesvilleisd.org or (940) 612-5013

Yearbooks

Last chance to purchase a yearbook is May 30. This will be like no other year......a "once in a lifetime" book of memories. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Perry mperry@gainesvilleisd.org. To get yours, please visit https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1078817/Gainesville-High-School/2020-Yearbook/20190707041813780126/CATALOG_SHOP/
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Check Google Codes!

Some Google Codes have been added. Ms. McTyre, from Talent Search, is now on there, as well. Double check to make sure you are using the correct one. Questions? (940)612-5013
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Google Classroom

Below are the steps to begin using Google Classroom. We are off to a great start but problems always arise, please email your teacher or me (dglancy@gainesvilleisd.org) to help get the issue resolved. You can also call 612-5013 (Direct line) or 665-5528 (GHS Office). The procedures remain the same.



  1. Go to classroom.google.com Please keep in mind that some teachers will still be setting up their accounts.
  2. Access using your school email account. “What’s my school email” is ALWAYS a question. First initial last name . Grad year @gainesvilleisd.com example: dglancy.1983@gainesvilleisd.com
  3. Click the plus "+" sign in the top right hand corner
  4. Add the codes of your teachers. The codes for each teacher and the specific period is listed below.

ACT practice!!!

You have been invited to TruScore Testing & Analysis Online! The purpose of this platform is to give access to MasteryPrep's ACT practice tests from home. On this platform, you will exercise your test-taking skills, time management, and overall performance on the ACT. Upon completion of the practice test(s), your results will post to your dashboard instantly.


Please use the link below to create your account: https://bit.ly/3byBC1J


You will receive an email to complete your account registration, so be sure to check your spam folder.


Refer to the "Help" tab to review the TruScore Online user guide.

TSI On line Study Guide



When we return, students who want to take dual credit courses but have not passed the TSI, yet, will have to do so. The TSI on line study guide is a great way to prepare.


ACCUPLACER Free Web-Based Study App no longer requires students to “purchase” the free study app or provide an access code from the College Board store to activate their account. Instead, students are able to access the free, Web-Based Study App directly by signing up for an account with an active email address at accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org

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