George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 10-2-2022

It's National Custodian Appreciation Week! Please show some gratitude to our amazing GR custodians!

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal


Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


I hope you have been able to enjoy this amazing weather we are having! It is actually beginning to feel like Fall! Friday wrapped up the first six weeks for our Longhorns, so report cards will be viewable in Skyward this Thursday!


I wanted to reiterate the importance of safety and security for our campus. I do daily reminders on the morning announcements and perioodically through the day as needed. I take all tips and threats (real or fake) very seriously. So if you choose to disrupt this campus, you are choosing for me to remove you from our campus to an alternative placement. Our administrative staff is working extra hard to hold the expectations and make GRHS a place that feels safe and inclusive for all. Longhorns, we need your continued help and support, if you see something or hear something, (even if you think it may not be true) please say something. This helps us to quickly investigate the claim and you are doing your part to ensure that the Ranch continues to be a safe and inclusive place to learn each day.


We will continue to practice safety drills each month. Please help us continue to keep all the exterior doors locked during the day, by not opening it (to any one, regardless if you know them or not) or propping it open at any time. Everyone MUST walk around to the front of the building, if the door is locked. We have these manned during all transitions, so that this will become habit, so in the event an emergency we can respond quickly. Please continue to adhere to the expectations of wearing those ID's every day and keeping those airpods/ear buds out of your ears during all instructional time (that your class time) and during the trasitions to and from classes. If have had to scan and purchase another ID ($5) because you lost the first one, please clear up that fine in the library this week. As I have stated before there is a hold on your grades and exemptions until this is paid.


Finally, I do want to give kudos to the majorty of our campus, you are doing a great job following these expectations, and I truly appreciate you helping our Longhorn family stay safe each and every day!


It's National Custodian's Week! We want to thank our custodians for all their hard work and dedication! Their daily hard work makes a positive impact on our campuses and students. We know this is not just a matter of sparkling and shining; it’s about keeping us healthy and safe! Please join me this week in thanking them for all they do to keep the Ranch clean!


ONE LAST OPPORTUNITY! The ABC shirt bundles were distributed last week during all lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm not sure how you missed this, because there were daily morning announcements and during every lunch, but it is your lucky day. They will be passed out ONE MORE DAY - Friday during all lunches! Don't miss it...this is it!


ID Reminder from the past 3 weeks:

ID's MANDATORY! $5 replacement charges in place now. The first free ID (lanyard and protective case) have all been passed out. This 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. Please scan the QR code in this newsletter, in the classroom, or hanging in the front of the school to buy one. We will continue to do ID sweeps, 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:

  • BLUE OUT on Monday - Bullying Awareness Day!
  • Congrats Band and Color Guard - 5th Place and Best Guard Out of 28 Bands!
  • Fall Choir Concert is October 4th @ 6:30 in the GRHS Auditorium
  • Join us October 4th from 6-8PM at Foster HS for CCMR Night! College fair, military recruiters, scholarship opportunities, and breakout sessions on the application processes, and so much more! You don't want to miss this!
  • Longhorn Parents please help PTO Stock the Coffee/Tea Pantry!
  • Thank a GRHS Custodian this week! They do so much for our campus!
  • WESTERN PEP RALLY IS FRIDAY - BRING A NEW PAIR OF SOCKS TO DONATE AND ATTEND - IT'S SOCK-TOBER - TIME TO GIVE BACK!
  • LAST DAY! GRHS ABC will be on campus during all lunches ONE LAST DAY to pass out your pre-ordered spirit shirt bundles. Don't miss this on FRIDAY in front of the cafe!
  • Save the date! Maroon Town Hall Meeting for Bond 2022 - October 17th @6:30PM
  • Bathrooms are now color coded by hallway- students will be using ONLY the coordinating color pass when they use the restroom. Teachers will continue to review this during all periods, so students know where to go.
  • AIRPODS, HEADPHONES, EARBUDS ONLY ALLOWED DURING LUNCH AND ADVISORY (not allowed to be worn during transition times in between classes)
  • ID'S ARE NOW MANDATORY FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN THE BUILDING! $5 replacement charge if you do not have it.
  • REGISTER FOR YOUR TSIA2 AND AP TESTS NOW! See details below!
  • 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
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Congrats to our National Merit Commended Longhorns!

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HEY LONGHORN PARENTS THE GRHS PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP STOCKING THE STAFFAMILY COFFEE and TEA CABINENT!

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Join us October 4th from 6-8PM at Foster HS for CCMR Night! College fair, military recruiters, scholarship opportunities, and breakout sessions on the application processes, and so much more! You don't want to miss this!

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Seniors, check your emails regarding TSI testing. If you received an email from Mrs. Arias you will need to sign up for the TSI test for the subjects listed in your email!

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!

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GOT CLUBS? GRHS HAS LOTS! CHECK OUT THE CLUB EXHIBITION ON WEDNESDAY DURING ALL LUNCHES TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER!

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It's SOCK-tober! Time to give back to our community, please bring $1 or a New Pair of Socks to donate to the cause on Friday to get your wristband and attend the pep rally!

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This KICKS off Friday with the PEP Rally!

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CHEER AND DANCE CLINIC - SIGN UP SOON!

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LAST CALL THIS FRIDAY! The GRHS ABC will be onsite ONE MORE TIME to pass out your pre-ordered spirit shirt bundles during all lunches in front of the cafe!

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR AP EXAMS IS OCTOBER 28TH! DON'T WAIT!

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SAVE THE DATE - OCTOBER 10TH! ALL 9TH, 10TH & 11TH GRADE STUDENTS AND GR STAFF! THIS IS THE YEARBOOK PICTURES!

Legacy Studios will be at GR all day Monday, October 10th, 2022 in the Auxiliary Gym taking undergrad and staff portraits for the 2023 Legacy Yearbook.


ALL 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will have their portraits taken during their English class; staff members will have their portraits taken anytime during the school day from 8 am until 4 pm. *Students must be in school dress code attire for their portrait.

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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JOIN GRHS DECA!

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GRHS Club Opportunity!

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SAVE THE DATE -PURSE BINGO!

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Save the Date - High School Musical is coming to the Ranch!

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

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RESTROOM ZONES - KNOW THE RULES!

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RESTROOM ZONES ARE IN EFFECT NOW!

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 scheduled 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)


This is now an expectation because we went over it all last week! 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.

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GOT PROGRAD? Don't Miss Out C/O 2023!

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

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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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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Here’s the link to the GRHS Student News, E5, for Friday, September 30th

GRHS Student News, E5, Friday, September 30, 2022

Let’s take a moment to appreciate and thank @ProfeMarcano for decorating the halls in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. It looks amazing! Click the link below!

Check out The Wrangler Online By Clicking the Link Below!

Had some fun tonight hanging out with these GRHS FFA Rockstars at the Auction! Proud of your hard work, tenacity, and dedication to your animals and this Chapter! #WeAreGR

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Our Scramble Heifer exhibitors had an awesome night! Pamela 1st in class and 4th place recordbook, Hailey 2nd in class, Brooke 3rd in class and 3rd place recordbook. GReat night ladies!

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Another successful night at the calf scramble for Gavin, Marshal, Rylie and Brooke! Scramble certificates for them all!

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Congratulations Brooke!! Champion scramble project presentation and second place with her swine!

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Congrats to Daniel Deleon as he was awarded 1st chair at the region jazz contest and will be recording for the state jazz contest next month! This is a HUGE accomplishment! Daniel we are proud of your hard work and dedication!

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Congratulations to the Longhorn Band. The band competed against 28 other Houston area bands at the US Bands Houston Regional last Saturday. The Longhorn Band earned 1st place in their class in prelims. They were also awarded best music, general effect and percussion in prelims. As a result of their prelims performance they advanced to finals and finish led in 5th place overall on the day, winning high color guard in finals!

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GRHS Drill Team combined with other LCISD Teams to make a $2,200.00 donation to the Mojo Miracle Foundation! GRHS Students and Volleyball Team will be adding an additional $600 from the cupcake sales this past week!

A Few Rival Week Styles!

We met some "lil rowdies" at Velasquez this week!

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What a FULL CIRCLE experience for our GRHS Baseball Boys and Coach Kobza today when GRHS Alum Class of 2014 Stone Garrett made his way back to the Ranch to visit with them after hosting them with field passes for the game against the Astros last night. He is a class act on and off the field and a stellar example of what hard work, persistence, and commitment to your dream will get ya!

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Volleyball

Program sweep over Austin Friday Night!

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TENNIS

Congratulations to GRHS Varsity Tennis Athlete Clay Watson on his feature with @abc13houston What an honor it is to be recognized for all of his accomplishments and future with the team! Way to go Clay!

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XC

Huge congrats to c/o 2024 Travis Morrey for placing 14th out of over 450 competitors at the Nike South Varsity Race!

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What a way to end our regular season! Girls Var places 7th out of 21 teams at the Nike South Invitational with 5 PR’s & a #1 school record From Sophia Nguyen at 17:54.4 5K! Amazing job to our girls on a great placing! We’re not done!

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EXTREMELY proud of this group here! 2nd Week in a row running over a 2 mile as a Varsity B team & placed 26th out of 48 teams! Future is bright!

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Big shout out to Senior Ava Curtis on her feature in the LCISD edition of Vype Magazine! Way to go!

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