GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
Congrats to the GHS Academic Super Bowl teams who competed in the season’s first meet last night at Warsaw! Well done to the English team (Dylan Steury, Gabe Goertz, Lucy Kramer, and Tammy Medina-Galindo) in outscoring the competition! Seniors Jackie Cordova Alba and Paula Toth-Perez led the Fine Arts team and were vital to the Social Studies showing. Congratulations to all!
Congratulations to the Varsity Winter Guard! The Varsity Winter Guard had 2 awesome performances at Center Grove High School in Indianapolis on Saturday. In the morning the Varsity Winter Guard placed 3rd out of 33 guards in their class at State Prelims, and in the evening they placed 2nd out of 24 guards in their class at State Semifinals. The Varsity Winter Guard will compete in State Finals competition on March 21 and is currently ranked 7th in the nation! Way to go Varsity Winter Guard!
Congratulations to both Crimson Jazz Ensembles for amazing performances this past weekend at the ISSMA Jazz Festival. Both bands earned a gold rating with distinction. This is the highest division rating given at the contest. The following students were cited for outstanding solos at the contest:
Advanced Crimson Jazz Ensemble
Cassandra Guerrero – Trumpet
Brian Beas – Baritone Saxophone
Andria Catron – Trombone
Bryan Moreno – Drum Set
Emmanuel Gomez – Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Silva – Tenor Saxophone
Roman Zamora Perez – Alto Saxophone
Jacob Smith – Piano
Crimson Jazz Ensemble
Kevin Silva – tenor saxophone
Alison Sapp – alto saxophone
Jonathan Beas – baritone saxophone
Softball practice has begun!! If you are trying out, please report to the main gym after school. Locker room #3 is your locker room and if you have not already confirmed your eligibility in the athletic office, please do so today.
Girls Tennis, Boys Golf, and Baseball all start next Monday, 3/16. Please stop by the athletic office this week if you still need to submit paperwork for eligibility.
Do you have an overdue library book? Please return it to the learning commons ASAP. Thanks!
There will be a drama club meeting in room 3190 after school on Thursday, March 19. This meeting is for anyone interested in one acts or next year’s fall play; there will be information about auditions and rehearsals. One Acts auditions are after school on Monday and Tuesday, March 23 and 24 in 3190 until all have auditioned. If anyone has questions, email Ms. Pobocik (firstname.lastname@example.org) or talk to a junior or senior drama student!
Purdue University Fort Wayne will be hosting their Spring Campus Visit day where you can ask questions about majors, internships, financial aid and get the opportunity to speak with professors. The visit is on Sunday, March 22, from 1PM to 5PM. If you would like to attend, please register online by clicking here.
Unified Track and Field has begun! Meet after school in Coach Smuts’ room for this year (1100). We will be practicing after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 5:15pm. The first practice will be a lot of information but please plan to attend and also let friends know who may be interested. We are especially looking for out of season athletes and people who just want to try a sport. Email Coach Smuts (email@example.com) and let him know if you are interested in being on the team and joining the Inclusion Revolution or if you have questions. The Parent Player Meeting for Unified Track will be on 3/19 (after the start of practices). Please make sure your paperwork is turned into Mrs. Schrock including your Code of Conduct, Physical, and Concussion paperwork.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for filing from now until April 15, 2020. To give yourself the best chance to secure financial assistance complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. If you’ve started the application but are stuck, if you have specific questions about it, or if you’re just unsure about completing it on your own – you’re in luck! GHS is hosting a FAFSA Completion Night on Monday, March 9th in the cafeteria. A financial expert from InvestEd as well as the GHS School Counselors will be on hand to provide assistance to students and families. If you’re interested in attending stop in the School Counseling Office to pick up a handout of what you need to being with you on the 9th.
Indiana University-South Bend will be having their Multicultural Student Showcase Day on March 13, 2020. This event includes guest speakers, Q&A session, campus tour, and an informational breakout session. If you are interested in attending, you can pick up a field trip permission slip in the guidance office with Ms. Embriz or in the main office with Ms. Tovar. This event is for juniors and seniors only.
It is that time of year again for the annual GHS Prom Dress Drive. The purpose of this drive is to provide free dresses for students who want to go to the prom but may be in financial need. We have several dresses in various styles and sizes to choose from. If you are in need of a prom dress or if you wish to donate a gently used dress, please contact Mrs. Hershberger in Room 3220 or Mrs. Shakley in Room 2140. You may also ask one of your teachers to help you get in contact with one of us.
Girls’ tennis conditioning will be after school until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please meet in the 2nd floor hallway after changing into workout clothes and please bring water.
Attention Seniors & Juniors Graduating Early: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown yet, you can order online at www.jostens.com. Just a reminder that if you have ordered, they will be here on Tuesday, April 28th for Cap & Gown Delivery Day during SRT at the athletic concession stand by the main gym.
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:
|TODAY, March 10th||United States Air Force|
|Thursday, March 12th||Grace College|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Fairfield Cosmetology|
|Wednesday, March 18th||Army National Guard|
|Friday, March 20th||ACES Exchange Program|
|Tuesday, March 24th||Manchester University|
|Thursday, March 26th||Bethel University|
PARKING ISSUES: We realize that parking is an issue with construction and the new set up we have this year to help with the flow of traffic. If you cannot find a parking spot, please do not just create one. You may park in the band lot across from the administration building if you need to, but you CANNOT park in the admin parking lot. Those spots are used for employees as well as people who are visiting the administration building. Students are also not to park in the area by the SPV’s (the small white buses). Also, please remember that you CANNOT park in a space designated for handicap parking. Officers will start issuing tickets for this. Thank you for your cooperation!
Senior Students – Nurse Wendy wants you to be aware that your immunizations must be up to date for many colleges, universities, or trade schools. Currently there are 239 seniors who need updated immunizations. If you are not sure if you need any, please contact Nurse Wendy.
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the Learning Commons from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in the Learning Commons by 3:50 p.m. in order to stay for this. You are expected to exit the building through door M where a bus will be available at 5:00 p.m. if you need a ride home. This bus is for students who stay for after-hours help ONLY. 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.
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. Student athletes are expected to get their snack immediately after school. They should change clothes for practice AFTER they get their snack.
REMINDER: Any student driving needs to have a parking tag. You can get this from Mrs. Dorn 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. You don’t want to be the proud new owner of a big orange sticker.
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!
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!
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 Mrs. Alcala in 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. GTV 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. Weldy.
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.
The Cass County Conservation Club Scholarship is now available in the student counseling office. You must be going into conservation/and or agriculture to qualify. Scholarship is due on 5/1/20.
The Stifel 2020 Scholarship Essay Contest is available in the student counseling office. This is a $2,000.00 scholarship for High School seniors.
The Niccum Educational Trust Foundation Scholarship is available in the counseling office. You must have financial need to apply. The deadline is Sunday, March 15th.
The John & Dorothy Geyer Scholarship is available in the counseling office. You must have financial need to apply. The deadline is Wednesday, April 1st.
The Laura A. Kindig Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. Applicants should be involved in the nursing or medical related fields. The deadline is Wednesday, April 15th.
The Cpl. Aaron L. Seal Memorial Scholarship is available in the student counseling office. You must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average to qualify.
Attention 2020 Spring Graduates – The scholarship application process for Dollars for Scholars is open. If you have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to attend a college or technical school, you might quality for one of the 60 scholarships to be awarded. A detailed tutorial of the application process can be found at https://youtu.be/459R1oRPgTs. Liliana Embriz (the college coach here at GHS and a former Dollars for Scholars recipient) is available to help with any college or trade school questions. Just stop by Guidance to talk with her.
MEETINGS DURING SRT:
GSA (Genders & Sexualities Alliance) will be meeting 2nd session Thursday in room 3200! We’ll have some informal conversation and talk about potential swag. All are welcome.
There will be a sideline cheerleading call out meeting for both football and basketball season on Tuesday March 24th on the upper deck by the cheer closet during 2nd session of SRT. Anyone interested in participating in sideline cheerleading should plan to attend. Information on the summer schedule and team camp will be handed out.
There will be a football call out meeting on Tuesday March 24th in the main gym during 2nd session of SRT. Any boy interested in playing football in the fall should plan to attend. We will be discussing our spring and summer schedule, team camp information will be passed out, and voting opportunities. See you there!
The GHS Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 16th to discuss The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys. We meet during the 2nd session of SRT in room 3180 to discuss the book over yummy snacks. Interested students are responsible for getting a copy of the book and reading it. If you have further questions or need assistance in getting a copy, please contact Mr. De Kleine, Noemi Vela, or Emily Brugh.