George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 10-3-2021

It's HOCO Week! Daily Dress up days, GLOW IN THE Dark Pep Rally w/DJ and NEON CLASS COLOR WARS, Game Night where we crown our king and queen, and mum and garter day with lots of PHOTO OPS!

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


It's HOCO WEEK! Check out the visual of all the fun opportunities that Student Council has planned and even working this weekend to make happen for you! Tomorrow is DECADES day...what decade will you be repping? I will have my 80's jams blasting loud and clear from my "BOOM BOX" in the front foyer in the morning...come see me! Now to find my leg warmers, Walkman, and Aqua Net! I bet you don't even know what those things are :) Shout out to Mrs. Claudia Torres, STUCO Advisor, for all her hours of hard work as well!


We are kicking off the second six weeks this week! Final first six weeks report card grades will be posted in Skyward on Thursday. As always you have 24/7 access to grades by logging into family access to check progress and stay on top of your assignments!


*Please keep in mind that this year is DIFFERENT than last year, as you do not have a "midnight" extended due date. What is assigned in class is DUE in class or by the due date that your teacher assigns. If you have been out with COVID or on COVID protocol for close contact and you are in "remote conferencing" you are still expected to complete the work. Some of you are just logging in for attendance with the remote conferencing teacher, but have failed to complete any work in Canvas, and have not once reached out to your teacher for assistance. Please note that Canvas tracks your time on task and if you are just logging in with the remote conferencing teacher, but not actually COMPLETING your Canvas work, you will have zeros in the grade book. This is not your teacher's responsibility to keep chasing you down. UIL eligibility rules are real and very specific, if you do not stay on top of this and fail a class, you will be ineligible to play or participate in sports and fine arts! Let's not let that happen. We need you!


Shout out to our amazing PTO and GR parents for always coming through big for our staff! You are nothing short of GR-eat! You found the way straight to our heart...make that sweet tooth! The “we made it” end of six week’s dessert bar treat was perfect! Did you know STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS? You def did your part in lowering some of ours! Thanks again!


Due to security measures, there are only TWO doors open in the mornings at 7:30am.

  1. FRONT MAIN ENTRANCE
  2. BUS PORCH ENTRANCE
The doors near portables, by gyms, and the auditorium are NOT OPEN UNTIL 7:45AM when we have extra staff on duty. Please use one of the other 2 entrances in the morning. Thanks for your understanding!


Lanyards/ID's should be on the second you step through the doors each day. Please make sure you are following this rule as well as being in dress code!


The front office is open Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


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


Vivian Patton - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) vpatton@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name 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

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


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • IT'S HOCO WEEK! Check out what STUCO has planned!
  • GREAT week for GRHS FFA at the Fair!
  • The 2nd Six Weeks Starts Now!
  • COLLEGE, CAREER, and MILITARY NIGHT IS MONDAY @ FOSTER! COME JOIN US!
  • Fall Choir Concert is Tuesday, October 5th @ 6:30pm!
  • REMOTE CONFERENCING AND ASSIGNMENT EXPECTATIONS FROM STUDENTS!
  • FAFSA NOW OPEN! SENIORS IT'S TIME!
  • PSAT TESTING - OCTOBER 13th (attendance counts)
  • ALL GRHS STUDENTS NOW HAVE ID'S and are expected to be wearing them visibly on the top half of their body ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! NO ID...NO PHONE OUT!
  • LEVEL DROP DEADLINE WAS OCTOBER 1st! Announcements were made daily last week.
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • AP Exam Registration Now Open
  • THURSDAY NIGHT HOCO GAME IS A MAROON OUT GAME...Fill the stands ROWDIES!
  • Clubs/Organizations/Sports Opportunities to Join!
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures

PTO and GR Parents are POSITIVELY the GR-eatest! Thanks for your support!

College, Career, and Military Night - MONDAY - October 4th @ FOSTER HS! We will be there...will you?

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GRHS CHOIR FALL CONCERT- OCTOBER 5th!

The concert is Tuesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm with free admission. Auditorium doors open to the public at 6pm.


If you can't make it in person, no worries, we have you covered! It will be live streamed using the QR code on the flier (above) or by using the link below.

https://youtu.be/BS1j2fTi7Zk

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Longhorn Seniors! The 2022-2023 FAFSA application is NOW OPEN! If you are interested in applying and receiving financial aid from ( colleges, technical colleges & universities )you are applying to, please submit your FAFSA!

What Is the FAFSA?

FAFSA is a free federal application form that students can complete to receive financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college. Colleges will notify students of their financial aid award package that can include scholarships, grants and students’ loans.

Typically, colleges will notify students of their financial aid award package in the SPRING SEMESTER.


How to Submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA Form

Step 1. Create a FAFSA ID

Student and parent must create a FAFSA ID. If a parent already has a FAFSA ID the parent will NOT need to create another FAFSA ID

https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/personal-info (Links to an external site.)

Step 2: Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA Form

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa (Links to an external site.)

Click the “Start Here” tab

Click “ I am a student and want to access the FAFSA form"

Log in

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA form


Please note that students can submit their FAFSA up to 10 schools and can submit their FAFSA to schools that they haven’t applied to. Please see attached a sample of the FAFSA application that students will complete electronically.

CLICK THE FAFSA PDF SAMPLE TO DOWNLOAD!

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS ARE COMING- October 20th & 21st! SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW FOR MORE INFO!

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PSAT TESTING - OCTOBER 13th! SCAN FLYER FOR PRACTICE TEST!

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PSAT DAY INFO! 9th -11th Testing and Seniors will have SENIOR MEETING (ATTENDANCE COUNTS)

The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a practice version of the SAT exam. You can only take the PSAT once per year, and many students take the test in both 10th and 11th grade. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year. The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in reading, writing, and math. Unlike the SAT, the highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520. For our 9th graders, we offer the PSAT 8/9 to start preparing our students for the PSAT/NMSQT.


When: October 13, 2021

Who: ALL 9th, 10th and 11th graders

*Seniors MUST report to campus this day, or they will have to use one of their absences for the semester exemptions. Please report to the auditorium where attendance will be taken and Senior class meeting and rotations will take place.


What to bring for the test:

  • 9th and 10th graders must bring THEIR OWN calculator if they choose to use it on their test (we only have enough to cover the 11th graders)
  • 11th graders WILL BE PROVIDED a calculator assigned to them in their testing room
  • Snack: all students can bring a snack that will be placed underneath their desk and can be eaten during the break between section 1 and section 2
  • ID worn around neck
  • #2 pencil

Lunch: We will be on a different lunch schedule. We cannot stop testing for lunch as this is a CollegeBoard rule so lunches will be eaten by grade level this day.

  • 12th graders: 11:40-12:10
  • 9th graders: 12:15-12:45
  • 10th graders: 12:50-1:20
  • 11th graders: 1:25-1:55 (this will be all students with accommodations of extra time)

MEDICAL PARENT NIGHT-October 14th! Junior High Students & Parents Invited!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

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ID's Mandatory!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING! GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. Being responsible for 2641 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing, and Notifications.

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Yvonne Miller-Jones - to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Vivian Patton vpatton@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Brian Forshee Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE OUR GRHS "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Yvonne Miller-Jones Yvonne.millerjones@lcisd.org

PARENTS, BE IN THE KNOW!

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CLASS OF 2022 - SAVE THE DATE!

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AP Exam Registration Is Now Open!

AP exam registration is now open. If you are currently enrolled in an AP class, please register for your exam by October 29th to avoid a late penalty.


Please pay for the exam at www.totalregistration.net/AP/445862 and select “yes” in your AP Classroom account. BOTH must be completed in order to test.


Please see Mrs. Reeves for any questions. Creeves@lcisd.org

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This graphic is a little hard to read, so I have attached the link to a printable PDF below!

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

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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-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

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org

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

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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 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

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


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

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

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GRHS Weekly News!

GRHS Student News, E6

CAMPUS HAPPENINGS!

This week we were able to celebrate and appreciate our amazing custodial staff! We love them and are so lucky to have them at the Ranch!

GRHS FFA ROCKED IT AT THE FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR!

Shout out to PBK Architects in always supporting LCISD FFA! This year they purchased a swine shown by Senior Kerry Douglas. Congrats Kerry!

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Wild and Out with Coach Mitchell...even the DINO has his ID!

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Tennis!

GRHS VS CLEMENTS!

After an impressive run in district, the Varsity Tennis team fell short to very competitive Clements team. Final score cam out to 3-16. Many close matches and many hard fought points as we continue to move forward in district play. Thank you to all of the supports who stopped by to cheer on the team!


13Emily WittThe JV Tennis team came away from a tough match against a competitive Clements team with a score of 1-18. The team showed heart and hustle and never gave up! Proud of Christian for taking the win in his match tonight!

FOOTBALL!

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TWIN MONEY SHOT!

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GRHS VS PEARLAND and TRAVIS

The Longhorns JV Black Team took on Pearland Dawson in a rematch from a couple weeks ago. The Horns took the contest 24-14. Offensively, Kurveon McNeill, Malachi Montgomery and the Montez brothers took the reigns of the offense in the first half. Defensively Keshaun Burton and Dylan Kenningham made tackles all over the field. Braeden Vann forced two turnovers, one of which was a pick six that help separate the Horns from the Eagles.


The JV Maroon Longhorns took on the Travis Tigers Thursday Night. They won the game 19-13. Offensively, Derek Watson found running lanes behind a game Longhorns offensive line. Defensively, Henry Chukwu and Colin McLemore helped keep and explosive Tigers offense at bay.


The Longhorns took on the Travis Tigers Friday night and were defeated 33-29. Offensively, the Horns were able to move the ball down the field but came up short in the final seconds of the game. Cole Murphy continuously hit receivers Joseph Wilson, Gregor Jones, and the Kiser Twins. Defensively, the Longhorns fought hard against a physical Tigers offense. Judson Mixon, KJ McGuire, and Matthew Lambert worked in unison to contain the Tigers. The Horns play Fort Bend Austin for our Homecoming game next week as they continue district play.

Baseball

This week’s George Ranch Off Season Player of the Week is senior infielder Jacob Steuber. Jacob has been working hard since we returned from summer break and leads by example on and off the field. Congratulations, Jacob!

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Cross Country!

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BOYS

Out of three hundred runners, Travis Morrey placed 8th overall and John Moore placed 52nd. Travis Hodges, James Keenan, Ethan Macdonel, John Ehlen, Samir Elerian, Aven Gorriarian, Adam Habib, Oliver Jansen and William Neel all competed really in the Nike South Invitational.


GIRLS

The girls Varsity qualified and competed in the Elite Division of the Nike South Invitational Hosted by the Woodlands at Bear Branch Fields. Our girls' varsity had the highest placing in this competition in school history competing with many caliber teams not only ranked high in the state but in the nation.

Leading our Longhorns to the team finish was Junior Madison Halidman who placed 14th out of 136 competitors and earned a medal for our team. Freshman Sophia Nguyen placed 22nd overall out of 136 competitors and earned medal in her first showing of the Nike South Competition. Finishing 3rd and coming in out of 136 was Junior Ava Curtis, finishing 4th for our horns was Senior Haley Harkrider and placed 61st overall. Rounding out the scoring for our top five finishers was freshman Kadyn Boettcher who placed 81st overall. Making big moves to help split up other competitors was junior Kianna Stamps and Sophomore Kacey Ehlen who finished 6th and 7th for the Varsity Elite competitors from George Ranch.

Our Varsity B competitors came out battling the mud and finishing first for our Longhorns was Junior Ashley Pierson, next running in her first race over two miles was freshman Ava Lorber who finished 81st out of 256 competitors , next was freshman Adele Poteau who placed 107th, Meredith Morrey placed 116th and Kylie Marteney placed 127th to round out the top 5 for the horns. Finishing 6th and 7th for our horns were seniors Jessica Paquette and Reagan Nichols respectively.

This wraps up the regular season as the Girls Varsity team goes for the 10th consecutive district championship and 11th district championship in school history. This week both Varsity and Junior Teams will have off and have district on Thursday October 14th at 8am at Sugarland memorial park.

VOLLEYBALL

GRHS VS CLEMENTS!

The Longhorn Volleyball program played host to the Clements Lady Rangers last night at Longhorn Gym. All 3 teams came up with wins last night.

The freshman team defeated the Lady Rangers with scores of 27-25, 23-25, and 15-9. The JV squad took down Clements in 2 quick sets with scores of 25-12 and 25-11.


The Longhorn Varsity Team took care of business taking down the Lady Rangers in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-14, 25-12, and 25-20. Senior #2 Avery Shimaitis lead the team in kills with a total of 13 and also lead the team in aces with 4 serve aces. Freshman #15 Sydney Bryant was a solid wall at the net collecting 6 total blocks for the night. Senior #12 Logan Lednicky dug up 10 balls for the Longhorns while her sister Freshman #3 Addison Lednicky was the set assist leader with 9 assists. Seniors #1 Dylan Hoskins and #5 Mikayla Sutton each had 9 serve receive passes for the match. Freshman #15 Sydney Bryant was named Player of the Match.


The Longhorn Volleyball Program traveled to Dulles High School this past Friday night to take on the Lady Vikings. All three teams swept Dulles in straight sets to wrap up round 1 of district play. The freshman team defeated the Lady Vikings with scores of 25-17 and 25-19. The JV squad followed suit taking care of business winning the match with scores of 25-17 and 25-20.

The Longhorn Varsity Volleyball Team took down the Lady Vikings in 3 sets with scores of 25-14, 25-22, and 25-22. Serve ace leader was senior #1 Dylan Hoskins with 3 aces. Senior #2 Avery Shimaitis contributed a total of 23 kills for the Longhorns. Block leader was junior #16 Eryn Rainer with 8 blocks. Senior #12 Logan Lednicky had 22 kills and 20 set assists for the night. Serve receive leader was senior #5 Mikayla Sutton with 13 receives. Player of the match was senior #2 Avery Shimaitis.

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