GHS ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
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!
TODAY’s link to GTV: https://youtu.be/7oPNnEQtgRI
Congratulations to the Orchestra students on their Solo & Ensemble performances at Elkhart Central on Saturday! There were over 30 solos and 40 ensembles. Out of these, 17 soloists and 20 ensembles earned a Gold rating at the top group level and will be heading to State Solo & Ensemble in Indianapolis on February 29th.
Congratulations to GTV for winning best School Announcements Program for the Midwest region in the Student Television Network Broadcast Excellence competition! The winning episode is the 2nd period show from December 4th. Winners were chosen in the judging by a panel of broadcast journalism professionals. GTV now competes against five other schools from around the United States for the national award. Winners will be announced in March. GTV resumes their 2nd semester programming TODAY. Subscribe to GTV here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChno6DGhjnUMY-cfbJcgVYQ
French Club will be selling Valentine’s Day bears during lunch THIS week. The bears are nine inches tall, cost $4 per bear, and come with a personalized note card. All bears will be delivered during SRT the day before Valentine’s Day. Come support the French Club and share the love with friends, family, and that special someone!
The Student Faculty Senate meeting for February is at 7:45 a.m. this Thursday in the Learning Commons. All club sponsors are expected to attend and all club members are welcome.
|6-Feb||7:30 p.m.||vs. Plymouth @ GHS||Wrong Sports|
BC2M (Bring Change 2 Mind) has created t-shirts to help spread the word regarding mental health to break the stigma. Buy a shirt for $15 and show your support! Order forms can be found in the student counseling office. Money and order forms are due Monday, February 10th.
Every 10 years the US Constitution requires that we take a census (a survey of our country’s population.) Local officials are looking for individuals to help with this year’s census. You can schedule your own hours, and make $18.50 per hour. To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old, be a US citizen with a valid social security number, have a valid email address, have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license, and males must be registered with the Selective Service System. Training is also required. If you are interested, see Mrs. Clark in room 2280 for an information packet or you can apply online at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html. They will also have a table set up here at lunch on Thursday, February 13th with more information.
Indiana University South Bend will be here on Tuesday, February 25th for on-site admissions. You can sign up for a time slot in the student counseling office and you will know if you have been admitted that day.
The Elkhart County Farm Bureau Scholarship is available in the counseling office or on their website at https://www.infarmbureau.org/CountyDistrictApplications. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st. Your parent/guardian has to have been a member of Elkhart County Farm Bureau for at least three years and you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply.
The Ceres Solutions Scholarship is available. You can apply at www.ceres.coop or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office. You must be a four-year 4-H member or have two years in your local FFA program. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st.
Attention Seniors: The Community Foundation of Elkhart County has opened their 2020 scholarship application. Any high school senior who is seeking help for paying their higher education can apply at www.inspiringgood.org/community-foundation-scholarships/. With one single application you are able to apply to the 25+ scholarships that are currently available. The deadline is Monday, March 2nd at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions please email Samantha Lambert at Samantha@InspiringGood.org.
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.
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:
|Thursday, February 13th||Census Table|
|Thursday, March 12th||Grace College|
|Tuesday, March 17th||Army National Guard|
|Friday, March 20th||ACES Exchange Program|
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.
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.
Homework help is available every Tuesday and Thursday in room 1190 from 3:45-4:50 p.m. You must be in room 1190 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. 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:
Key Club will meet during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday. We will be handing out certificates to our new members and electing officers for next year.
The Student Athletic Council meets during the 2nd session of SRT on Thursday in the main gym. We will be signing up to collect money at Kroger in February for Indiana Special Olympics, competing in a leadership activity, eating cookies, and discussing current issues. This meeting is for sophomore-senior student-athletes who have submitted a Student Athletic Council membership form.
There will be a final callout meeting for any girl interested in playing tennis in the spring during the 2nd session of SRT on Tuesday, February 11th in the main gym. We will review the preseason conditioning schedule and other details for the upcoming season. Contact Coach Love if you are not able to attend.
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.
IN SPORTS ACTION TODAY:
Girls varsity basketball Sectionals vs. Concord will be at Warsaw at 6:00 p.m. Good luck ladies!