Principal's Newsletter

January 2021

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CAN'T HIDE OUR WILDCAT PRIDE!

Happy New Year! I would like to extend best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. It’s a pleasure to see all of the children, teachers, and staff back at school after a long, well deserved break. Just a reminder as the winter weather comes in to dress children appropriately to come to school and play at recess time. Coats, hats, and gloves are all great recommendations for this time of year.


I want to express my appreciation to our community, our families, our students, and our staff who for the past four months have faithfully placed their trust in Glanton-Hindsman and Carroll County Schools to successfully reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your dedication to public health guidance by wearing a mask, washing your hands, disinfecting regularly, and practicing social distancing has helped us to be successful and stay in school.


On Friday, December 11th, we had to do the hardest thing we have done all year. We sent our students home for distance learning due to the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Let me be clear, we want your children to be here with us. They are the reason we come to work each day and we missed them dearly.


As we return to school. I implore you to fight COVID fatigue and remain vigilant on safety and continue to practice healthy habits. Glanton-Hindsman will continue to leverage the healthy habits that made us so successful. Please remember to send your child to school daily with a mask and a water bottle. It is important that we continue to operate with an abundance of caution and keep students home when they are showing COVID-19 symptoms and report those symptoms to our school nurse.


We are all in this together and We Are VR.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Congratulations to all our wildcats who earned the chance to compete in our school-wide spelling bee today. We are proud to announce our winner, McKinzie Manuel, and our runner-up, Charlie Hudson! All of our participants did a wonderful job!

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Wildcat Awards

Congratulations to our students who were recognized in the month of December. We celebrated students with 90% positive Dojo behavior, students who displayed our character word of the month, and those who earned the Principal's Award! Way to go Wildcats!

We also kept track of the total number of words our students read in the month of December and rewarded the top class in each grade level with ice cream. Students can contribute to their class word count by reading and passing AR quizzes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

1/07/21 - Report Cards Go Home

1/08/21 - Accelerated Reader Semester Celebration: AR Cinema & Concessions

1/18/21 - Martin Luther King Holiday (No School)

1/26/21 - Reading Bowl Competition

CHARACTER WORD OF THE MONTH

COMPASSION

During the month of January, we will be introducing and promoting the character trait of Compassion.

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Shoutouts

Certified and Classified Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to Mikki Bell and Catalina Wright, our Classified and Certified staff members of the month of December. These ladies were recognized for going above and beyond their normal tasks. Thank you ladies for all that you do for the students and staff here at GHE.

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Thank You!

Thank you to Southwire who donated resources to help us continue to practice good hygiene throughout the school. Southwire donated a number of items including paper towels, disinfectants, and hand sanitizer. We appreciate the continued support from our community during this historic time.
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