Attention Seniors: Senior Awards Night will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the auditorium. A reception will precede at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. All seniors and their families are invited to attend this celebratory event, which will consist of academic awards, scholarships, and the senior slideshow!
Archives for May 2017
This week we will focus our attention on SOL expedited retakes. The parents of students who qualified for expedited retakes should have already received a School Messenger message from Mr. Collier on Friday. Each day we will offer remediation sessions prior to SOL retakes. We will begin each day by reporting to classes listed in the exam schedule attached, and then move to SOL testing locations.
We will conclude the week with a 8 period day for quick check-ins with teachers and then on to our SOLabration Field Day on Friday, May 26. Students will have multiple options throughout the day as we will offer a movie room, gaming room, inflatable games, fun activities, and friendly competitions. The day will conclude with a pep rally with door prizes! Let’s finish the year strong, Bulldogs!
This is a big week at GHS because students will take SOL tests and final exams. Parents, please make sure that your son or daughter studies hard, gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast and arrives to school on-time this week! Attached is a copy of the May calendar and testing bell schedule for the week. I plan to use my twitter account for updates and schedule changes, so please follow me @GHSCollier!
As some of you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As such, we are working hard to increase awareness, understanding, and support of children with mental health conditions. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have (or will have) a serious mental illness. Some of the most common mental health conditions among adolescents include anxiety and depression. See the attached resource regarding the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and recommendations for responding. If you have concerns about your child’s mental health, please don’t hesitate to contact his or her school counselor or school psychologist. Our counselors and psychologists are available to help and more than willing to connect families with community resources.