GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
REMINDER: Students, when walking to school you are reminded to use crossing guards where they are provided.
You snooze, you lose! Make sure to stop by the Interra Credit Union RedHawks Branch during lunch time and take part in the 12 Ways to Win. You only have two more days to enter – TODAY and next Wednesday. You will have a chance to win gifts cards to the movies, Hacienda, and Honey’s! Winners will be announced on Friday, December 14th. Check it out, and enter today! See Martha and Tricia at the Interra kiosk in the commons to get all the details!
Do you like to spread holiday cheer? Student Council will be selling holiday candy grams THIS WEEK during lunch. Send a sweet treat and a message to a friend, a teacher/staff member, or a special someone! You can purchase one candy gram for $1, three for $2, or five for $3. You have a choice of full size candy canes or an assorted mix of Hershey’s Kisses. Delivery will be Thursday, December 13th during SRT.
Attention Seniors: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, this will be the last chance before the price goes up! Herff Jones will be back to take graduation orders and deliver class rings on Tuesday, December 11th during SRT and lunch. You can also order online at https://highschool.herffjones.com.
Attention FCA Members: Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 12th at 7:35 a.m. Please plan to attend. We will discuss our Adopt-A-Family event and another great message from Mr. Hutcherson!
Due to the awkward schedule this week with testing, the Student Faculty Senate meeting was postponed to Thursday, December 13th. We will meet in the media center at 7:45 a.m. for this monthly meeting. SFS Members: Please pass the word! If you have business we need to attend to prior to this meeting, please advise. There was a group or two considering selling baked goods in the morning on Marketing Mall Day. Did anyone decide to pursue that?
Open play/skills development for boys soccer is open to any student who is interested in playing soccer. You must have a physical on file in the athletic office in order to participate. Dates are Thursday, December 13th and Thursday, December 20th from 8:00-9:30 p.m. in the main gym.
For the month of December only, you can purchase the 2019 yearbook at www.jostensyearbook.com for only $40! Senior ads for the 2019 yearbook are available on the Jostens website under personal ad, and the beginning cost is $35.
All sophomore student-athletes are encouraged to sign up for the Be the Best Leadership Workshop to be held on January 8th in the auditorium during 2nd period and the 1st session of SRT. The workshop focuses on sportsmanship and how we use integrity to prevent bullying and hazing. Sophomores must sign up in advance by visiting the athletic office and listing your name or by seeing Mr. Kissinger on Mondays during lunch while he is on lunch duty.
Please stop by the commons area (either by the cafeteria or outside the main office) during lunch if you are interested is speaking to the following:
- Tuesday, January 29th Southwestern Michigan College
Theme nights for girls home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):
Saturday, December 8th vs. John Adams – Mad About Plaid
Friday, December 14th vs. Northridge – Preppy Night
Saturday, December 29th Girls Holiday Tournament – Ugly Xmas Sweater
Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – PJ Night
Saturday, January 19th vs. Northwood – TBA
Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA
Theme nights for boys home basketball games (all away games – GHS spirit wear, red, white, and gray):
Tuesday, December 11th vs. South Bend Clay – Red & Green Xmas Spirit Night
Friday, January 4th vs. Concord – Jersey Night
Saturday, January 5th vs. Mishawaka Marian – Neon Night
Friday, January 11th vs. Warsaw – Nerd Night
Tuesday, January 15th vs. Jimtown – Camo Night
Friday, January 25th vs. Elkhart Memorial – TBA
Saturday, January 26th vs. Penn – TBA
Friday, February 8th vs. Wawasee – TBA
Tuesday, February 19th vs. West Noble – TBA
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the media center from 3:45-5:00 p.m. You must be in the media center by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this, and dismissal times are at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. You are expected to exit the building through door FF, which is located by the stairs just down from the media center. A bus will be available around 5:10 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. It will pick you up at the south end of circle drive by the flag pole. This is a great opportunity if you just need a little extra time or even just a quiet place to do your homework at the end of the day.
Do you like to run or do you hate it but need to lose weight? Join Running Club! Running Club meets every day in the weight room after school and is open to anyone. It is imperative to dress warmly because we run outside regardless of the weather. If you have any questions, find Mr. DuBois (the math teacher/track coach/cross country coach) in the school.
You are under no circumstances allowed to lock your bike up to any fence or gate on school property. There has been a problem with students specifically doing this along the fence/gate to the soccer fields. If you continue to do this, your lock will be cut, and your bike will be removed. There are bike racks available, and they should be used. Thank you for your cooperation with this! Bajo ninguna circunstancia se permite que se aseguren las bicicletas a ninguna reja o puerta de sea propiedad de la escuela. Ya hubo un problema con los estudiantes que específicamente están haciendo esto a lo largo de la reja/puerta del campo de fútbol. Si continúan haciendo esto, el candado será cortado, y la bici será quitada. Hay bastidores para bicicletas disponibles para ser utilizados. ¡Gracias por su cooperación con esto!
YOU MUST BE STAYING AFTER SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS – The GHS cafeteria is offering free after school snacks every day after school. This program is for any student who is staying after school. All student-athletes, club members, music participants, drama participants, after school homework help kids, etc. are strongly encouraged to stop by the cafeteria after school and take advantage of this generous opportunity. Students just need to show their ID and they can grab a healthy snack to go that will hold them over during their after school activities until dinner. The cafeteria will stay open until 3:50 p.m. to hand out the snacks. All students picking up the healthy snack after school will need to eat their snack in the cafeteria. We appreciate your cooperation with this adjustment that is mandated by the state of Indiana in order to continue this program.
After school, it is expected that all students exit the building by 3:50 p.m. If you have an after school activity, you should report to the sponsor’s room responsible for that activity by 3:50 p.m. You are not to remain in the hallways or commons after 3:50 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation with this request.
Free/reduced lunch forms are available in the bookkeeper’s office, in the cafeteria and in guidance. Please pick one up if you need it!
Any student driving needs to have a parking tag. You can get this through Mrs. Haney in the Bookkeeper’s office. You need to have a valid license, valid registration, valid proof of insurance (this means that none of these can be expired), and $5. OJ has started tagging vehicles without parking permits, so please make this a priority. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.
WORK PERMITS: When you get a work permit EVERY box needs to be filled out on the Intent to Employ form before we will issue you the work permit. Please bring completed forms to the main office in the morning and they will be completed by the end of the school day.
If you are a student that leaves the building at any time during normal school hours then you must have a sticker on your ID if it’s for a class (PACT, Building Trades, EACC, Merit, shortened schedules, Red Zone, internship, yearbook, etc.) that indicates that or a blue pass from the office indicating that you have permission to leave. Building Trades, EACC and Red Zone students are also required to sign out at the Welcome Center before leaving. You can get this sticker in the main office from Mrs. Wolfe or Mrs. Kuiper.
Just a reminder that if you are coming to see Ms. Tovar you need to check in with the staff in the main office and fill out a request to see her. She will send a white pass for you as she has time. Please do not cut through the nurse’s office to get to her. You need to enter through the main office.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
The C team for girls basketball won 22-16 on the road against Northern Lakes Conference rival Concord High School. The team was led by Brooklyn Collins with eight points, Chloe Collins with six points, Trinity Nemeth with four points, and Jazmine Pena and Kasey Lopez both with two points in the win.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Girls basketball will travel to Wawasee. JV tips off at 6:15 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:45 p.m.
Boys JV wrestling will host the Goshen JV Invite at 8:30 a.m.
The boys and girls JV/varsity swim and dive teams will host Memorial and Warsaw at 9:30 a.m.
Boys basketball will travel to South Bend St. Joe. JV tips off at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Girls basketball will host John Adams. JV tips off at 6:00 p.m., followed by varsity at 7:30 p.m.