George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 9-25-2022

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


We are already closing out the first six weeks this week! Make sure you are focusing on your studies and making sure everything is turned in so there are no surprises for eligibility! Procrastination is not your friend in high school.


Thursday we ran more safety drills, including a Lock Down Drill. Our Longhorns did a great job following the procedures by staying quiet and out of sight for the duration of the drill. We are doing daily safety campus walks to ensure that exterior/interior doors are locked and secure throughout the day. The State of Texas has chosen Lamar CISD as a district they will be auditing for safety during the month of September. These will be unannounced visits to various campuses. With our Longhorns practicing and following these safety procedures and protocols on a daily basis, I expect this to be smooth if they happen to visit the Ranch! Thanks for helping us stay safe, by adhering to our daily safety measures!


Tuesday we are GOING GOLD at the Ranch to raise awareness for childhood cancer research! Join us by going BOLD in GOLD that day and buy a GOLD OUT cupcake for $2 (while supplies last) from the Longhorn Depot during all lunches. All proceeds from the cupcake sales will go towards as Longhorn Nation donation to Mojo's Miracle Foundation! Read more about this amazing foundation and what all they have done to make cancer patient wishes come true!


GRHS FFA is really rocking the Fort Bend County Fair with their animal showings! Check out all the pictures below for what we have done so far! Way to go Longhorns!


Great news, the pre-ordered ABC Spirit Bundle shirts are finally in! ABC will be set up at tables in front of the cafe on Tuesday and Wednesday during all lunches to pass them out to your Longhorn!


ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now!

ID's (lanyards and a protective case) have all been passed out and MUST be worn visibly on the top half of your body EVERY DAY! I have been announcing this EVERY SINGLE MORNING and periodically through the day for the past 4 weeks. If you do not have one, this is on you. You have had MANY opportunities to correct this, so now it's your turn to be responsible. We will be doing ID sweeps AGAIN this week, and anyone without one will be charged $5 and given a new one. This is NOT optional, as it is part of dress code. If you keep losing it you will KEEP being charged. You (and your parents) will be getting weekly "fine" email reports, and your parents will be called. Not paying is not an option, and there will be a hold placed on your final semester grades and exemptions will NOT be an option.


Assistant Principal SUPPORT! (ALPHA split by LAST NAME)

Assistant Principal contact info (by last name alpha split):

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

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (girls athletic questions/concerns)

adutch@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • STU-CO presents Rival Spirit Week! Let's have some more dress up fun!
  • Tuesday we will be GOING GOLD to help spread awareness for Childhood Cancer Research and selling GOLD OUT cupcakes during all lunches to go towards a donation to Mojo's Miracle. You can also join us at our Tuesday GOLD OUT Volleyball home game and make a donation there too!
  • Tuesday and Wednesday the GRHS ABC will be passing out your pre-ordered spirit shirt bundles to our longhorns during all lunches in front of the cafe!
  • Bathrooms are now color coded by hallway- students will be using ONLY the coordinating color pass when they use the restroom. Teachers will be reviewing this Monday during all periods, so students know where to go. More details below.
  • Calculator Shortage Help! Did you check one out and already have your own or prefer an online download instead? Please see Mrs. Guidry to check yours back in.
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes)
  • PROGRAD Updates - Meeting coming up this week!
  • Juniors (Class of 2024) Senior Ring Balfour Link!
  • ID'S ARE NOW MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written
  • ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK EARLY!
  • COVID Protocols for 22-23
  • Early Pick-Up Procedures and Contact Info
  • ON-LINE PARKING PASS PURCHASE LINK
  • Transcript and VOE Request Procedures

STU-CO PRESENTS RIVAL SPIRIT WEEK! JOIN IN THE FUN!

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TUESDAY OUR ENTIRE LONGHORN NATION WILL BE GOING GOLD TO BRING AWARENESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH, BECAUSE WE FEEL THAT OUR LONGHORNS ARE WORTH MORE THAN THE 4% THAT CURRENTLY GOES INTO THIS! WE WILL BE SELLING GOLD OUT CUPCAKES FOR $2 IN THE LONGHORN DEPOT DURING ALL LUNCHES. ALL CUPCAKE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS A DONATION TO MOJO'S MIRACLE. PLEASE FIND THE LINK TO THIS FOUNDATION BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING FOUNDATION!

THURSDAY CAMO 4TH PERIOD ADVISORY SPIRIT CHALLENGE! FRIDAY FOOTBALL GAME -CAMO OUT THE STANDS AS WE HUNT DOWN THE PANTHERS!

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Tuesday and Wednesday the GRHS ABC will be passing out your pre-ordered spirit shirt bundles to our longhorns during all lunches in front of the cafe!

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RESTROOM ZONES - KNOW THE RULES!

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RESTROOM ZONES GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY!

We have created new colored restroom passes for students to use that will coordinate with the hallway they have class in. There is a designated nearby restroom for every two hallways.


This will serve three purposes:


  1. It will keep students closer in proximity to their scheuduled classroom which aligns with our safety and security plan.
  2. Cuts down on lost instructional time, as they tend to wander and meet up with friends, instead of actually using the restroom and getting back to class.
  3. It is easier to track (and saves us precious time) when we have to use the cameras to identify vandalism done to the restrooms. (FYI: this results in an ALC placement)


YELLOW ZONE = 1300 & 1500 Hallway/Classrooms (downstairs)

BLUE ZONE = 1400 & 1600 Hallway/Classrooms (downstairs)

GREEN ZONE = 2100 & 2300 Hallway/Classrooms (upstairs)

PURPLE ZONE = 2000 & 2400 Hallway/Classrooms (upstairs)


I will be introducing this on the morning announcements starting Monday and teachers will be reviewing their designated color zones with each of their classes that same day. Hallways and restroom doors will also be labeled with the designated COLORED RESTROOM ZONE SIGNS to help assist and reinforce students understanding of this new rule.



*Any student found NOT in their correct "zone" starting Wednesday will be assigned consequences.


*No other restrooms should be used. If you are at lunch, you will use the restrooms right beside the cafeteria. If you are in PE/athletice/dance you will use the gym/locker room restrooms. No other students should be in these restrooms throughout the day.

Due to high demand and enrollment, we are Running short on student calculators to check out. If you have your own at home, and can use that instead that would be great. Or if you would like an online downloadable one, we can give you a free license for that. Please contact Ms. Guidry with questions or to check yours back in for one of the other options! We appreciate your help!

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SAVE THE DATE -PURSE BINGO!

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CHEER AND DANCE CLINIC - SIGN UP SOON!

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JOIN GRHS DECA!

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GRHS Club Opportunity!

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BOND 2022 INFO - Maroon Track Bond Town Hall Meeting will be October 17th!

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SENIORS Are you college ready? If you have not scored high enough on your PSAT, SAT or ACT scores no worries, you can take the TSIA2 test to show that you are college ready! Ms. Arias, the College & Career Facilitator will be meeting with each senior class to inform those students who need to take the TSIA2 test and help support you. If you still need to register to test, click the link below!

PAP/AP Level Drop Process- Must be Followed Exactly as Written!

At GRHS we strongly encourage our students to remain in their AP/PAP classes at a bare minimum of the entire 1st six weeks in order for them to get settled and give it a true chance. What seems impossible at first ends up being the best thing for them to set them up for later success. The struggle is where the growth happens, our longhorns truly have what it takes, if they are just willing to work for it!


However we understand that extenuating circumstances may arise where a student may need a level change. Students can request a level change during the 1st progress report (Friday Sept 9th) and again at the end of the 1st six weeks (Friday Sept 30th)


If this pertains to you, please EXACTLY FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS BELOW and return this completed form to the Counselor Suite Office (room 2327) no later than 3:45 PM on the last day of the 3rd week (PR1, September 9, 2022) of the 1st six weeks, or the last day of the 1st six weeks (SW1, September 30, 2022).


Steps for students to level change

Step 1: Student receive form from teacher of record for the class they wish to level change

Step 2: Student Teacher Conference

Step 3: Parent Conference

Step 4: Student must bring form to Counselor Office by deadline (See form) (1st Progress Report and 1st Six Weeks)


Students must get form from their teacher of record for that specific class.


Dual credit students DO NOT have to wait until the end of the progress report to request a course drop/change. Their drops are tied to a refund and their refund depends on when Lone Star receives the request to drop, then we don’t make them wait if they want to drop a dual credit course. Dual Credit Course drop forms are requested by students from their alpha counselors. (Don't wait!)

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CLASS OF 2023 PROGRAD NEWS! Meeting this week!

VIDEO: Check out what PROGRAD is all about by watching this video! https://youtu.be/8leqFAJLhsg

NEXT MEETING: Sept. 29th at 6:30 in LGI room.
*For parents and seniors
*First chance to sign up for your Senior Serve theme - ALL paperwork must be completed
*Forms can be found on our website (georgeranchprograd.com), at the Student Services window at school or by emailing.
*Turn in waivers and the $15 fee.
*ALL seniors are eligible to attend ProGrad. Come to the meeting to find out ALL the info!!

T-SHIRTS: All ordered shirts can be picked up at the meeting.

RAFFLE TICKETS: Please bring sold raffle tickets and money to the meeting. You can also drop them off with Mrs. Light (GRHS art teacher in room 1400). We will draw 2 tickets at each fall meeting and the senior who sold the tickets will win prizes (if they are at the meeting). Final drawing will take place on Nov. 6th for the Visa cards. More tickets can also be picked up the meeting.

REMIND: To make sure you are kept up to date, join our Remind group. Text @grhspro23d to 81010.

Any questions? Email grhsprograd2023@gmail.com

Monique Degeyter
Chairperson ProGrad 2023
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JUNIORS (Class of 2024) Class Ring Time!

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Please email Nurse Warner to report your child has COVID or with any questions!

Please find Nurse Warner's contact info below:

madelyn.warner@lcisd.org

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REMINDER! Airpods, Headphones, and Earbuds only allowed during advisory and lunch time (and ONLY if you have your ID on...which you all have by now)

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ALL GRHS ID'S HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT! WEARING YOUR NEW ID IS MANDATORY EVERY DAY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS. You are accountable for following this safety and now dress code expectation every single day. There is a $5 REPLACEMENT CHARGE, so put it in a safe place each day!!

This year, as we continue to increase campus safety measures, students and staff are required to wear their GRHS identification badge at all times. This measure has also been added district wide to the student dress code. This is not a new expectation at GRHS, as I have had this in place for the past 4 years that I have been here, so our students/staff are well aware of this expectation and will be held accountable to it.


Student badges will serve as the student ID and SmartTag all in one card. With this ID our GRHS students are able to ride the bus, purchase breakfast/lunch, check out library books, able to use their personal devices (phones/airpods, etc) during lunch and advisory.


Refusing to wear your ID visibly on the top half of your body, is not an option, and will result in the consequences stated on the consequence chart below. Please make sure you are wearing your OWN ID.


Every GRHS student has been gifted an ID, protective plastic cover, and lanyard. It is imperative that our Longhorns adhere to this expectation, as this is part of the daily dress code for staff and students. If you need another badge or lose this one there is a $5 replacement cost. This is NOT optional, it is part of dress code. You can pay by cash or it will be charged to your student library account, for EACH replacement you need. Please note that a hold will be placed on your semester grades, transcripts, and exemptions if this fine is not cleared.


Need a REPLACEMENT ALREADY?

If you are needing to PURCHASE ANOTHER student ID, please use the QR code (above) to request one. You can either pay $5 cash when you pick it up, or we will charge your school library account if you do not have cash. Emails will be sent in Skyward to parent and student emails each time you are charged.


Choose a safe spot in your backpack to put it at the end of the day (EVERY DAY) and it will be ready and waiting for you the next morning.

Please Review the Early Pick Up Procedures!

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Please use the link below to email the GRHS Attendance Office!

PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS BEHAVIOR/CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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PLEASE REVIEW OUR GRHS TARDY POLICY AND CONSEQUENCE CHART SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE

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DRESS CODE - NO WIGGLE ROOM!

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CLEAR BAG POLICY AT TRAYLOR STADIUM AND LCISD NATATORIUM THIS YEAR!

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WEEKLY SPIRIT THEME DAYS!

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2022-2023 Instructional Calendar!

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22-23 BELL SCHEDULE

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STUDENT Parking PASSES!

Questions and Documents that you will need to have ready when you start the ONLINE process:


  1. Copy of Drivers License UPLOADED (NO PERMITS allowed)
  2. CURRENT Insurance Card UPLOADED (with GRHS student LISTED AS DRIVER)
  3. Vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, and License Plate Number
  4. 1st color zone selection, 2nd color zone selection.
  5. Parking Pass Payment Receipt UPLOADED
  6. Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment read and signed


If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Mendez via email bmendez@lcisd.org

Do you dream about traveling the world? Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Join us in Greece this summer to taste the amazing food and explore the incredible sights!

Contact Mrs. Guidry (rguidry@lcisd.org) with any question or you can scan the QR code or use the link to sign-up. There are only a handful of spots left so please act quickly.

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

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you by clicking this button above to request! Please allow 48 hour (business day) turn around on all requests. You will be picking these up in the student service window, once they are ready!

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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-EK) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split EL-LA) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split LE-P) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Q-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


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

Alicia Dutch - Assistant Campus Coordinator (GIRLS athletic questions/concerns)

mailto:adutch@lcisd.org

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MEET THE TEAM!

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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 as soon as possible. (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


Francheska Arias - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- francheska.arias@lcisd.org

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

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Longhorn Nation FFA is up and rolling at the Fort Bend County Fair this weekend! Congratulations GRHS Freshman Sydney L, she was awarded Reserve Grand Champion Turkey to kick off the Fort Bend County Fair!

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Congratulations Hailey! Grand Champion Showmanship for Broilers!

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Congratulations Ryan- Champion British Steer!

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Fort Bend County Parade!

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Mask Making and Sketch Notebooks in Art!

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Interior Design transformed a classroom into an underwater oasis complete with mood lighting and real ocean sounds!

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FOOTBALL

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We Tied Up The Tigers This Week!

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Freshman Maroon Longhorns played in a thriller last night at Travis HS. The GRHS defense set the tone on the first drive with a safety. It stayed 2-0 until the Tigers got lucky on a long ball and went up 2-7. After a lot of back and forth action against some solid defenses, the Longhorns were able to put together a go ahead touchdown drive. After pounding in the two point conversion the Longhorns went up 10-7. In the last four minutes of the game the GR defense bowed up and stopped the Tigers' last chance at a game winning score.”


The Freshman black team played a hard-fought game against the Fort Bend Travis Tigers. It was a back-and-forth game with great plays for the Longhorns on offense and defense, the Longhorns made just enough plays to not loose, but not enough plays to win, causing the game to end in a tie. The Freshman black continues to improve and will host rival Ridge Point High on September 29th at 4:30 PM.


The Longhorns took on the Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars Thursday Night at George Ranch. The cougars won the contest by a score of 24-6. Offensively, the Horns were able to move the ball but were unable to punch it in on the plus side of the field. Brandon Everett scored the lone score on a 63-yard run. The Horns defense kept it close for a while with Teagan Gregg forcing a fumble in the first half, and Caleb Fontenot with 3 tackles.


Varsity took on Ft. Bend Travis on Thursday night and pulled a "W" to make them 3-0 in district! This week is a BIG week as they take on Ridge Point on Friday! Get that camo ready and show up STRONG for the home game on Friday Night at 7:00PM.

Volleyball

Program sweep tonight over Elkins this past Thursday night! Come out Tuesday for the GOLD OUT GAME and get Rowdy for the home game!

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TENNIS

XC

Congrats Sophia N. For Making the Vype Cover!

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Let’s gooo! Girls’ Varsity places 6th in the Gold Division of the Hoka/McNeil Invitational!

Congratulations to our own Sophia Nguyen on a huge PR and placing 6th overall at the Hoka/McNeil XC Invitational in the Gold Division! The support of her teammates is unmatched! We are proud of you kiddo and let’s not let off the gas!
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Travis Morrey finishes in 16:03! Good enough to place 8th at Imperial Park CC meet. Great job Travis! #

So proud of this group of JV Girls! Stepped up to run varsity this Meet & placed 9th out of 25 teams! Wow the future is bright! Congratulations to Cassandra Alvarez on earning a medal! Way to go Kylie, Brianna, Heidi, OG, Cassie, Brooklyn & Kacey!

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