George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 4-11-21

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ALL GRHS STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST BE PROPERLY WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING (EVEN IN THE CAFE - UNLESS EATING DURING LUNCH - AND STILL MUST BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED by sitting 4 per table). Students refusing to wear their mask will face consequences.

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


I can see the 6th six weeks finish line...it's time to FINISH STRONG!


Seniors and Senior parents please be checking your LCISD email at least twice a week for emails from me, this last six weeks is going to fly by and there are deadlines that you will NOT want to miss! Two emails went out this past week!


SAT TESTING is TUESDAY -April 13th- which means we will be having virtual students on campus-so parking FOR THIS DAY ONLY will be first come first serve! If someone is in your spot, just park in the next open spot. Thanks for your flexibility again!


PTO Still Needs Your Help for Staff Appreciation Week!

Staff appreciation is coming up the first week of May and our amazing PTO is wanting to plan a couple of treats for our hard working staff so they REALLY need your help! They are working on raising enough funds to treat our GIANT staff (of 210 people) with a breakfast and lunch during this week, but are needing a little help from our supportive Longhorn parents to MAKE IT HAPPEN! If you would be so kind and willing to donate we would be so appreciative. This year has definitely been a challenge for everyone, so any little perk completely makes our day! Donations can be big or small...we TRULY appreciate it (and YOU) all! Thanks for helping our PTO spread the longhorn love for the final stretch!

There are two ways to donate.

  1. PayPal: Here is the PTO 's email grhspto@gmail.com. Just go to PayPal and use this PTO email to donate!
  2. PTO member already? Use this link to donate: https://www.myvlink.org/georgeranchpto/donations1.php?c=319


Lamar CISD is NOT adjusting any of its COVID-19 inside safety protocols, including the requirement to wear face coverings INSIDE all facilities. Keep being smart and stay safe by adhering to the face to face expectations by properly wearing those masks, sanitizing regularly, and following social distancing protocols to the best of our ability. We can't completely control COVID, but we can definitely slow the spread down, and that is A LOT! Any student refusing to follow the rules will be given disciplinary consequences, which will in turn affect their semester exam exemptions. Let's all do our part to keep GR the PLACE to be... especially for those of us CHOOSING to stay face to face.


Thank you so much to all our parents and students reaching out to your Assistant Principal for questions and assistance. Please CONTINUE to email your (or your student's) Assistant Principal , as they can assist you the quickest.


Admin contact info:

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

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by alpha split)

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

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • GRHS PTO Needs your help!
  • SENIORS CHECK SCHOOL EMAIL TWICE A WEEK! Lots of info for you!
  • SENIOR PROM TICKET LINK
  • SAT TESTING -APRIL 13th- parking is first come first serve this day!
  • DUAL CREDIT Registration NOW OPEN!
  • FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES and EXEMPTION CRITERIA included!
  • COLLEGE WEAR WEDNESDAY- Rep Your Favorite College Shirt With our GR Staff and TWEET is out using our Hashtag #WeAreGR
  • SOLD OUT of 20-21 Yearbooks! No extras sorry!
  • Make sure and visit the Counselor and Career Corner WEEKLY in Canvas- LOTS of INFO!
  • Virtual Learner Info - Synchronous days Zoom calendar
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
  • CLUB information
  • BAND AUCTION AND RAFFLE
  • Sports/Fine Arts Coach/Director Updates (Submitted by Coaches and Directors)
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You Are Looking at the 20-6A Track District Champions! Congrats to Boys and Girls Track and all the Coaches! Lets keep the Hardware coming! Proud of you!

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Congrats to our 21-22 NHS Officers! Can't wait to see you SHINE in the next year!

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SAT TESTING - Tuesday April 13th at 8:15, please enter/drop off testing students in front of GR Pool! We will have staff guide them where to go from there! Parking will be first come first serve, so if your spot if taken that day park in the NEXT available spot! Thanks for your flexibilty!

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FINAL EXAMS AND BELL SCHEDULES!

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Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman Exam Schedule! (see pic and printable PDF Below)

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EXEMPTION CRITERIA (See pic below and Printable PDF)

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It's College Wear Wednesday!

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DUAL CREDIT FORMS DUE SOON FOR 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR!

Dual Credit course approval forms are due by May 3rd!


This process takes at least 72 hours to complete, so if you signed up for dual classes in 2021-22 please start this process now.


Please refer to the counselor’s canvas page for instructions. You will also use the assignment on the canvas page turn in your form (emailed forms will not be accepted).


Link to the Canvas page: https://lcisd.instructure.com/courses/69979


Even if you still need to take the TSI, you must complete your forms by May 3rd. Your registration will be pending scores until we get the scores we need.


Students failing to turn in forms by May 3rd will be dropped from dual credit classes.


Marci Macha, M.Ed., CSC

George Ranch High School

Counselor (Dual Credit)

832.223.4237

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Junior State of America will be holding a food drive for the Houston Food Bank from Monday, April 12, to Friday, April 16. Boxes will be placed at the front of the school for you to drop off donations in.


The most needed items are: Water, crackers, granola bars and protein snacks, canned tuna with a pull top, cereal, canned soup and ravioli with a pull top, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates/cups/utensils, and cleaners. All items will be dropped off at the Houston Food Bank on April 17th.

Dress Code - YES, it still matters!

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As it is getting warmer outside and I am seeing more shorts, skirts, and crop tops. I feel I am VERY generous, so please adhere to the few rules that I have. (I have included the visual again, just in case you needed a reminder). You may not like the rules, but they are still rules I appreciate you respecting them, as they are non-negotiable. Thanks for your support!


  • T-shirts cannot cover your shorts, or that means your shorts are too short.
  • Shorts and skirts should be at least 3-4 inches from your inseam (remember you are going up and down stairs)
  • There should be NO mid drift skin showing between the BOTTOM of your shirt and TOP of your pant/short. Example: If you lift your arm to wave to someone and any skin shows, it's too short because the second you sit down at a desk it will be showing skin when you lean over to write.


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20-21 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! Sorry, NO extras were ordered, due to cost.

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SENIORS! Please check your school email a couple of times PER WEEK, important senior info and dates are being pushed out weekly (and sometimes daily). You don't want to miss out on the final stretch of fun!

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SENIOR PROM - Friday, May 14th - 8-PM-10PM at George Ranch Historical Park. Check email for PROM Ticket Link and Important Senior Dates!

Class of 2021 GRHS Graduation - Save the Date!

All 2021 LCISD graduations will occur at Traylor Stadium.


GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

*Rain Make Up May 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am


EACH GRADUATE WILL RECEIVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF 8 TICKETS AND 2 PARKING PASSES!


Ticket distribution plan and more details coming as we get closer to Graduation and you have been signed off for clearance!

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All Things GRAD...Including Cap and Gown link!

Seniors and parents that STILL NEED TO ORDER your graduation and cap and gown seethe links below to Balfour’s grad catalogs that contain everything you need for the class of 2021.


CAP AND GOWNS that were ordered by the March 1st date will have a pick up date of April 15th (ONLY, if you ordered by the March 1st deadline)


If you still need to order you must do that online. Keep in mind that You must have CURRENT CAP AND GOWN SET (as BALFOUR rotates fabrics every couple of years and last year 2020 was a new fabric)

https://www.balfour.com/texas/richmond/george-ranch-high-school

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SERVICE CORD UPDATE!

Any hours submitted or verified after April 15th WILL NOT be considered!

Service Cord Update

Due to the impacts of COVID, the district has revised the service cord requirement. The graduating classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024, will now have a 100-hour Service Cord requirement.


Please adhere to the following upcoming deadlines:

April 15 (Seniors Only)- Senior year service hours completed during Thanksgiving break through April 15th must be submitted by April 15th. All service hours must be verified in Schoolinks no later than April 15th. Any hours submitted or verified after April 15th WILL NOT be considered.


May 1- All hours completed during the Thanksgiving break through April 30th must be submitted no later than May 1st.


Please make sure that you are checking to make sure that your service hours have been verified by your supervisor in SchooLinks. Mrs. Ford will not be able to approve any service hours that haven't been verified.


PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERVICE CORD PROGRAM AND OBTAINING SERVICE HOURS ISN'T A REQUIREMENT TO GRADUATE.

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SENIORS WILL NEED TO RSVP AND REGISTER TO ATTEND DECISION DAY! Check your email this week!

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Counselor & College Career CANVAS Resource Page! Click link below! The place for all things - including scholarship opportunities!

VIRTUAL LEARNER INFO!

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GRHS Virtual Learning Plan (PDF) Click below!

Canvas Support and Tech Support!

Parents needing support with CANVAS, please click the link below:

https://lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

For parents needing support with TECHNOLOGY, please click the link below:

https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/student-help-desk.

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CAMPUS DAILY REMINDERS!

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

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2021-2022 Instructional Calendar!

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you remotely by clicking this button above! Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

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Early Pick Up & Early Dismissal for Registered Drivers!

EARLY PICKUP PROCEDURES

If you need to pick up your student early from school for any reason, please follow these procedures prior to 3:20 pm

  • Students are not released after 3:20pm
  • Call (832) 223-4234 to request your student and WAIT IN YOUR CAR
  • You will be asked to provide student identification information
  • Your student will be called out of class to the SSW (student service window) to sign out & go straight to your car

EARLY DISMISSAL FOR GRHS REGISTERED DRIVERS

If your student is a registered GRHS driver and needs to leave school for any reason, please follow these procedures:

  • Email Ms. Duran at iduran@lcisd.org TWO hours in advance of the time you need to leave
  • Your student may pick up their pass from the SSW (student service window) and sign out prior to leaving
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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to help! We are available (via email) during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm) and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours.


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-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are available during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm). The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (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

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Jean Abboud -George Ranch Registrar - jabboud@lcisd.org

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George Ranch HS Student News, E24, April 009, 2021

Saturday was GRHS Color Guards final competition of the year in Pearland. JV received 5th place in their division and Varsity received 3rd place in their division. We are so proud of them!

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Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

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Please find the latest Coaches Sports Updates (all info is submitted and provided by individual coaches each week)

TENNIS!

The JV team played in a competitive quad with Cinco Ranch, Katy, & Austin on 4/7. Check out our individual winners below. The team is looking forward to competing in the district tournament next Friday 4/16 at The Ranch. Be sure to come out and show your support!

Boys Singles: Christian Le, Bryson Vyvial

Boys Doubles: Mark Warren & Hayden Gazaway

Mixed Doubles: Katie Huang & Diego Martinez Andrea Kalil & Victor Gonzalez


Congratulations to freshman Kyle Giries & Sebastian Johnson on placing third overall in the B boys doubles division of the Deer Park Varsity Tennis Tournament. In boys singles, Michael Pearson brought home a trophy for winning the consolation draw of B boys singles. The team looks forward to the district tournament next week!

SOFTBALL!

GRHS vs Austin

Kennedy Marlow's bat lead the offence going 2-3 in the 4-2 win over Austin Bulldogs. Karrlauhn Deas and Mariah Gardner aided to the offense while Marlow and Seleste Compian stole 2 bases a piece. Both Nora Thompson and Zaria Turner pitched in the victory.



GRHS vs Ridgepoint

Tonight the Longhorn Varsity Softball lost a tough game to the Ridgepoint High School Panthers 12-4. Zaria Turner and Nora Thompson both pitched, Thompson earning a few strikeouts in the effort. Karrlauhn Deas went 3 for 4 hitting .750 and leading the Longhorns in hitting. Others who contributed were Mariah Garner batting .667, 2 for 3, and Kennedy Marlow batting .500, hitting 2 for 4.


GRHS JV vs Ridgepoint

Tonight the Longhorn JV squad played a tough game and were victorious against the Ridgepoint High School Panthers. With a score of 6-5, the Longhorns were able to hold the Panthers back with strong pitching from Blaine Belitz, striking out 10, and with solid batting and RBIs from Abby Bergeron. Others who contributed in the win were Dav Espinosa, batting 1.000, and batting .500 were SJ Housel and Paige Harinski. The Longhorns JV squad remains undefeated in the district, 9-0.

BASEBALL!

GRHS vs. Elkins

Diego Vinton pitched a complete game and Reese Beheler, Ben Lea, and Cole Murphy all had RBIs but the rally fell short in a 5-4 Varsity loss to Elkins.


Corbyn Womack pitched a complete game in the JV Longhorns 6-4 victory against Elkins Friday night. Offensively Trent Turner and Caleb Bratcher led the Longhorns attack.


The George Ranch 9th grade baseball team defeated Elkins High School 12-5 Friday evening. Defensively, Chase Kurtz and Luke Pickett pitched 5 innings. Offensively, the Longhorns were led by Logan Watson, William Surratt and Cody Ford with a combined 8 hits and 6 runs batted in. The longhorns will play against Travis High School Monday night in district play.

TRACK!

BOYS TRACK! Check out @GRHSBOYSTRACK on Twitter for ALL the pics!

On Thursday April 1st, the Freshman boy’s were given the opportunity to participate in a mini meet amongst 4 of the district teams to test their training against students in the same grade for the first and last time this season. Out of 5 teams, the Freshman boys were able to take second place, showing just how bright the future is for the boys track and field team. With just a few boys being able to make it: great throws, jumps, and races were had.


Liam Ramirez finished in the top six in both the discus and shot put. Dylan Smith would win the Long Jump, while great races were had by Felipe Martinez and Samir Elerian in the 800 (first and 4th resoectively) and Adrian Falkquay and Leo Garza in the hurdles. Rounding out the meet with top 3 finishes in all three relays, the boys wrap up their season thankful for the opportunity to have one, especially with last year being cut.


20-6A District Champs!

The boys varsity track and field team participated in the 3 day district track meet last week. On day 1, Jacob Curtis took 2nd in the 3200, advancing himself to the area meet. On day 2, during the field events; in the throws, Feldon Barlow placed 6th in the shot put, while Ryan Hall solidified his spots in the area meet by taking second place finishes in both the discus and shot put. In the jumps, all three high jumpers scored (Chukwubi Uchenna-6th place, Kyjah Savery-4th place to advance to area, and Shane Gardner-1st place also advancing to area). In the long jump, Henry Chukwu placed 4th to advance to the area meet. Stephen Woods and Kyle Kiser would score points in the triple jump placing 5th and 6th respectively. While in the Pole Vault, Luke Ingelmo placed 3rd to book his spot in the area meet. In the final day, the boys dominated. In the 800, Jacob Curtis and Cameron Chretien would solidify their spots for the area meet by taking 2nd and 4th respectively. In the 110m hurdles, Ife Famogun took 3rd, while Shane Gardner took another 1st place victory. In the 100m dash, all three Longhorn participants scored points. With Daniel Ejim placing 6th, Davion Jenkins taking 4th, and Jeffery Ugo becoming the district champion; both Davion and Jeffery solidified their spots to the area meet. In the 400m dash, Mason Franklin took 5th, Cameron Chretien took 4th, and Grant Celestine was 1st becoming the district champion. In the 300m hurdles, all three Longhorn athletes will be advancing to the area meet. With 4th, 2nd, and 1st place finishes were: Ife Famogun, Shane Gardner, and Bryce McCray respectively. Kyjah Savery would run a phenomenal race to become the district 200m dash Champion, and the race was won in tremendous fashion. So as the meet was coming to a close, Jacob Curtis and Forrest Anciso added to the point total with 2nd and 6th place finishes in the 1600m run. The boys, during the final event, would dominate the 4x4 to end the meet. The dominance that was seen could not have been more obvious than in the relays. The Longhorn relay teams would win the 4x1, 4x2, and 4x4. With such dominance, the boys came out on top as district champs, with quite a few individuals placing in the top four to advance to the area meet. Congrats to the young men and coaches on their hard work! And good luck at Area!

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