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October 2, 2018


We are excited about our Read-a-thon fundraiser. Please remember to read the assigned chapters each night as a family from our book, Nims Island.

If you are busy with after school activities and are unable to read with your children, we are also offering a recorded video for each night's reading! Please see the links below, which cover chapters 2 & 3 for Tuesday, October 2.

Students will take individual pictures on 10/4. Look for more information to come from your child's teacher.

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Safety Drill

In keeping with our most critical responsibility (the safety of your children), our students and staff conducted a Safety Drill this afternoon, specifically to practice everyone’s role in the event of a suspicious or unsafe person or incident on our campus or in the surrounding community. Much like we practice fire drills on a regular basis, it is important that we train, prepare, and practice for various types of situations and emergencies that could occur. District safety guidelines were carefully followed, and our teachers certainly called upon the training we have received from the TCPD.

I introduced and explained the drill on my principal's message video to students using kid friendly language, and our teachers did a masterful job with preparation and implementation. I am so proud of the careful and strategic efficiency our students and staff demonstrated this afternoon. In less than two minutes, all students were safe, secure, silent, and out-of-sight in locked classrooms.

We plan to practice this drill again this spring, and will continue to be proactive and strategic in creating a safe environment for your children.

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School Improvement Council

The School Improvement Council is an advisory council to the principal and school that is focused on school improvement and innovation. It is made up of administrators, parents, teachers, and community members, both elected and appointed. As a parent, you have the opportunity to vote for parent representatives who you believe would serve as a great fit in this capacity.

If you would like to participate in the parent vote, please see Mrs. Dearth in the GHES front office to receive a ballot. Each GHES parent can vote one time. Voting ends Friday, October 5 at 3:00.

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A few items from PTO...

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