Mrs. Miller's Weekly Bulletin

March 7 - March 13, 2022

Warm Weather & Spring Break - Coming Soon!

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We had a couple really nice days this past week. Warmer temperatures make me think of spring, and spring makes me think of flowers!

If you step into my office, you will notice images of sunflowers on my wall and on my desk. I love sunflowers! This message above about sunflowers really struck a chord with me. I feel like we've all been working diligently and pushing really hard, and that can be exhausting.

Much like the sunflowers, when our days are not full of sunshine, we need to "turn towards each other and share our energy". If you sense someone is down or struggling, reach out to them and share your energy!

We are better and stronger together!

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*** High School Band Concert ***

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This past Monday, Mr. Griffin and his high school students had their high school jazz band and concert band performances. They sounded wonderful and did a fantastic job!

Both bands played some incredibly challenging pieces and displayed remarkable talent. It's exciting that Mr. Griffin and many of our band students will be venturing to Florida over spring break to perform at Disney. What a wonderful opportunity for our kids!

I am so grateful for Mr. Griffin, who dedicates so much of his time, talent, and energy to our kids. I can only imagine the amount of work that goes into providing individual lessons and also putting together large group performances.

I am so proud of our excellent band program at GHV! Well done, Mr. Griffin and band students. WELL DONE!

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Mr. Englin and qualifying members of the GHV Broken Arrow Archery Club (BAAC) traveled to Des Moines for the state tournament Saturday. What makes this club so awesome it that it includes GHV students at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, students who are involved in clubs and activities tend to perform better academically. At the state archery tournament in Des Moines, BAAC brought 65 archers to the state tournament. For the Bullseye tournament, there were 17 elementary students, 10 middle schoolers, and 24 of our high school students competing. In addition, there were 10 elementary, 10 middle school, and 10 high school kids participating in 3D shooting competition.

I am happy to share some excellent results. GHV Elementary took 2nd place in Bullseye and also 2nd place in 3D shooting. Our middle school students earned 13th place in both Bullseye and 3D. Finally, our high school were 12th in Bullseye and in 3D, they took 8th place. Wow! These are great results for our kids!

Check out the pictures below from Saturday's events.

We are so fortunate to have such an active archery club in our area. Congratulations to Mr. Englin and our awesome archery students for a job well done!

Way to go, BAAC!

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Monday, March 7

7:00 p.m. - FFA Meeting

Tuesday, March 8

12:32 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. - Seal of Biliteracy Test-Select Spanish Students

7:00 p.m. - Broken Arrow Archery Club End of Season Banquet

Wednesday, March 9

One Hour Early Dismissal

7:45 a.m. - NHS Meeting

8:25 a.m. - 12:01 p.m. - Seal of Biliteracy Test-Select Spanish Students

2:30 p.m. - Teen Council Mtg.

Thursday, March 10

7:00 a.m. - Colorguard Pictures - HS Gym

4:00 p.m. - Boys Soccer Meeting - HS Auditorium

4:30 p.m. - Girls Track @ Humboldt

6:00 p.m. - Boys Basketball Awards Banquet

Friday, March 11

End of 3rd Quarter

ACT Late Registration Deadline

Regional Mock Trial Competition - NIACC

9:00 a.m. - Iowa State University College Rep

Saturday, March 12

State Individual Speech Contest

SAT Test Date

Sunday, March 13

4:30 p.m. - Boys Track @ Humboldt


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I can hardly believe we have one week before spring break begins. My first year as principal at GHVHS is flying by!

Whether you are traveling afar or staying close to home like me, enjoy your spring break! Use this time to relax, enjoy, and rejuvenate! Be present in the moment and be thankful for each day!

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