Tiger Nation Newsletter
Weekly Report for August 27th, 2021
Wednesday, September 1st is a half day at GHS with a release time of 11:20 a.m.
Our first 4.5 week grading period is right around the corner. Please discuss with your child how they are doing in their classes. Don’t hesitate to reach out to individual teachers should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress at this time.
10 HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
Get Organized. Making a plan for what you're going to do and when you're going to do it will make sure you're always ahead of the curve - literally.
Don't multitask. Studies have shown that multitasking is physically impossible.
Divide it up. Studying isn't fun to begin with, and forcing yourself through a study marathon will only make it worse. Dividing your work into manageable chunks and rewarding yourself when you finish each chunk will make studying (more) fun.
Sleep. Don't underestimate the importance of those eight hours of zzz's every night! Getting a good night's rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.
Set a schedule. Do you work better right after school or after you've eaten dinner? Are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it.
Take notes. Taking notes will not only keep you more engaged during class, but will also help you narrow down what you need to study when exam time rolls around. It's much easier to reread your notes than to reread your entire textbook!
Study. This one might be obvious, but did you know that there's a right and a wrong way to study? Review your material several days ahead of time, in small chunks, and in different manners (for example, write flashcards one day and take practice tests the next). In other words, don't cram.
Manage your study space. Find a place that will maximize your productivity. Look for places away from the television and other distractions. Whether it's your local library or just the desk in your bedroom, set aside a study space that you'll want to spend time in.
Find a study group. Sitting down with a group of people who are learning the same things as you is a great way to go over confusing class material or prepare for a big test. You can quiz each other, reteach material, and make sure that everyone is on the same page. After all, teaching someone else is the best way to learn.
Ask questions. You're in school to learn, so don't be afraid to do just that! Asking for help - from a teacher, a tutor or your friends - is a surefire way to make sure you truly understand the material.
Congratulations to the GHS students and staff that participated in the Gilbert Theatre Ensemble’s Talent Show last week!
As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Gilbert High School!
Dear GHS Tiger Community:
We wanted to send home a quick reminder about our dress code. Here is a link to the Gilbert Public Schools and Gilbert High School Dress Code.
We expect all of our students to always be in dress code and to be the best versions of themselves here on campus. Please help us make sure that all of our students are dressed for success and school appropriate.
Some easy rules of thumb:
Make sure there are no inappropriate or negative messages on the clothing.
Make sure that your student does not have any undergarments showing (this is true for both boys and girls).
Make sure that your student’s midriff is covered.
Make sure that shorts and tops are of a modest design and not revealing (this is true for boys and girls).
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GHS Activities and Announcements
This Wednesday, September 1st is a HALF DAY, school releases at 11:20 AM
Come join in on the fun during 4th and 5th hr. Lunch!!! Play ping pong, cornhole, and enjoy some great music!!!
Join us for tiger trivia in our library on Fridays during 4th and 5th hr. Lunch and win some fabulous prizes!!!
Our library will host college tours during 4th and 5th hr. Lunch! This week: Fort Lewis College - Monday, 8/30, Florida Tech University -Tuesday, 8/31, Arizona State University - Thursday, 9/2. Come learn about these amazing campuses!!!
Seniors!!! Jostens, our graduation vendor, will be hosting our first senior class visit on Wednesday, September 22nd during Tiger Time. More details to come!!!
Reminder to all Seniors: In order to qualify for a self-excuse form you must be 18 years old and obtain parent/guardian permission. This privilege is reserved for reporting absences only and not for leaving campus.
GHS is a closed campus. Students are not allowed to leave the campus before their designated release time (including lunch periods). Students are only allowed to leave campus per parent request.
GILBERT TIGER ATHLETICS
Monday August 30th
3:00 PM - Girls Golf vs Williams Field & Combs @ Power Ranch
Tuesday August 31st
3:00 PM - Boys Golf vs Skyline & Dobson @ Kokopelli
4:00 PM - Badminton @ Paradise Valley
4:00 PM - Girls Volleyball vs Paradise Valley
Wednesday September 1st
3:00 PM- Girls Golf vs Williams Field & Casteel @ Power Ranch
Thursday September 2nd
3:00 PM - Girls Golf vs Williams Field & Westwood @ Ironwood
4:00 PM - Girls Volleyball vs Cactus Shadows
4:00 PM - Badminton @ Combs HS
Friday September 3rd
7:00 PM - Varsity Football @ Desert Mountain HS
Saturday September 4th
7:00 AM - Cross Country - Chandler Invitational @ Tumbleweed Park