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4/21 March of Dimes 5K Run @ Riverside Military Academy 9:00 am
4/23-4/27 PRE-K NOT IN SESSION
4/23 Goal 3 Work Group SBO Board Room 9:00 am
Pre-K Meeting New Holland Conference Room 3:30 pm
PE Teachers @ GHS 4:00 pm
World Languages & Int. Ed. Teachers @ SBO Conference Room
Elementary 3:15 GMS/GHS 4:00
4/24 Goal 4 Work Group SBO Conference Room 8:30 am
Alliance for Literacy Spelling Bee Pearce Auditorium 7:00 (See Below)
4/28 Spring Chicken Festival Parade in Downtown Gainesville 11:00 am
4/30 SPED Teachers Meeting SBO Board Room Elementary 3:00 GMS/GHS 4:15
Gifted Education Teachers @ SBO Conference Room
Elementary 3:15 GMS/GHS 4:00
CCGPS English Language Arts Unit-by-Unit Webinar Series: UNIT ONE
Grade/Course Date Time
Kindergarten 5/10/12 10:00
1st Grade 5/10/12 3:00
2nd Grade 5/11/12 10:00
3rd Grade 5/11/12 3:30
4th Grade 5/14/12 10:00
5th Grade 5/14/12 3:30
6th Grade 5/15/12 10:00
7th Grade 5/15/12 4:00
8th Grade 5/16/12 10:00
9th Grade 5/16/12 4:00
10th Grade 5/17/12 10:00
11th Grade 5/17/12 4:00
12th Grade 5/18/12 4:00
CCGPS Mathema cs Unit by Unit Webinar Series: UNIT ONE
Grade/Course Date Time
Kindergarten 5/1/12 3:15
1st Grade 5/2/12 3:15
2nd Grade 5/3/12 3:15
3rd Grade 5/8/12 3:15
4th Grade 5/9/12 3:15
5th Grade 5/10/12 3:15
6th Grade 5/1/12 4:30
7th Grade 5/3/12 4:30
8th Grade 5/8/12 4:30
Coordinate Algebra 5/10/12 4:00
4/20 Deadline Enter GKIDS
4/23 CRCT Reading
PCI Ari Meeting 8:00
4/24 CRCT ELA
Faculty Meeting 3:00
4/25 CRCT Math
Grade I Puppetry Arts
Italian Ice Money Due
4/26 CRCT Science
Tech Support Creasman
4/27 CRCT Social Studies
PTA Yard Sale Drop-Off
4/21 PTA Yard Sale Benefitting Enota’s Stay Fit Play Smart Playground 8-12
(see Brick Campaign info below and attached brochure for more information)
4/23 No Pre-K this Week
Adjusted Activity Schedule this Week
CRCT 3rd-5th Grade READING
Grade Level/Team Planning Meetings
4/24 CRCT 3rd-5th Grade-LANGUAGE ARTS
Leadership Team Meeting 3:00 pm
4/25 CRCT 3rd-5th Grade MATH
No Collaborative Team Meetings
4/26 CRCT 3rd-5th Grade SCIENCE
Action Team Meetings 3:00
4/27 CRCT 3rd-5th Grade –SOCIAL STUDIES
FAIR STREET ELEMENTARY
4/20 Deadline to Enter GKids
Spring Musical Gym 1:15
4/27 Read & Rise Program Woods Mill Lounge 8-10:30
Student Council Meeting 1:45
4/20 CRCT PEP Rally 1:00 pm
NEW HOLLAND ELEMENTARY
4/20 Hat Day for Relay for Life
PLC Meetings-Grade K,4, and 5 during Planning
4/23-27 CRCT Grades 3-5
4/23Leadership Meeting 2:45
4/24 Faculty Meeting 2:45
4/27 Family Movie and Popcorn Night for Relay for Life 6:00 pm
4/21 Track Hall County Championship @ West Hall 9:00 am.
4/23 CRCT Reading
4/24 CRCT ELA
4/25 CRCT Math
4/26 CRCT Science
4/27 CRCT Social Studies
4/20 Student Council Representative Elections
Boys Lacrosse @ Wesleyan 5:00 pm
Varsity Soccer @ Walnut Grove Girls 5:30 pm Boys 7:30 pm
Varsity Baseball @ Lumpkin Co. 5:55 pm
4/21 Stomp Out Cancer Road Race @ Riverside Military Academy 9:00 am
Men’s Golf vs. Westminster
4/23 Girls Golf Region 8AAA Tournament @ Monroe GC 2:00 pm
Varsity Baseball @ Monroe 5:55 pm
Parent Workshop GHS Media Center 6:00 pm (See Below)
4/24 Speech & Debate @ Lakeview 4:00
Varsity Soccer @ Habersham Central Girls 5:30 pm Boys 7:30 pm
4/25 Foreign Language Honors Night 4:30 pm
4/26 Biology, Math II, English III, Economics Post Tests
Boys Golf Region 8AAA Championships @ Chattahoochee GC
Key Club Banquet Red Rock Café 6:30 pm
4/27 Biology, Math II, English III, Economics Post Tests
Student Council Inauguration New Gym 11:00 am
Academy Day @ Dobbins Air Force Base
Varsity Baseball Region Playoffs @ Ivey-Watson 4:00
Girls Lacrosse @ North Forsyth 7:00 pm
4/28 Varsity Baseball Region Playoffs @ Ivey-Watson 1:00
Allen Creek Soccer Complex
-Go 129 S. past Burger King & Cargill. Cross I-985. Go to second light after you cross the bridge. Turn right on Monroe Drive . Complex will be approximately one mile on left.
Go Highway 60 ( Thompson Bridge Road ) across the first bridge. Go to the second light (just before you get to Ingles Shopping Center ). Turn left. Clubhouse will be on left.
Dobbins Air Force Base-
Take I-985 S to I-85 South. Take I-285 West (Exit 95 A0 toward Atlanta/Chattanooga. Take the I-75 North exit towards Marietta/Chattanooga. Go I-75 N. to the East Delk Road exit (Exit # 261) towards GA 280/Lockheed/Dobbins AFB. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Delk Road, SE. Exit onto Cobb Parkway Southbound. Merge onto Cobb Parkway. Dobbins located immediately on the right.
Habersham Central High School
-Go north on I-985. It will become Ga. 365. Continue north until you come to the Clarkesville/Mt Airy exit (Hwy. 197) which is just past mile marker #49. Exit there and at the end of the exit ramp, turn right. Habersham Central is 0.3 miles on the right.
Ivey-Watson Baseball Field –
Go Highway 53 West past the mall and Publix. You will pass McDonald's on your left. There will be a BP Station on the right. Turn left onto Lanier Valley Road. Continue to the entrance to Lanier Pointe Park. Ivey-Watson is the first field on the left after you enter the park.
Go 129 N. (Green Street). When the road forks at the Civic Center, go right staying on 129 N. Take the first right past the CVS Pharmacy at Enota and 129 N (Cleveland Highway at that point). School will be approximately 1/2 mile on left. 796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville, GA
Lumpkin Co. High School-
Take Highway 60 N. to Dahlonega. In Dahlonega, go part of way around Square. Take Highway 19 North. School will be approximately 1 mile on left past middle school on right.
Go 985 S. to Exit 16. Turn left onto Winder Highway (Ga. 53). Go 4.3 miles. Turn right onto Old Winder Highway (GA-211). Go 14.2 miles and turn right onto Horton St. Then turn left onto W. Mat St. (US-29 GA-8. Go 1.5 miles and turn slight right onto GA 11/Winder-Monroe Highway. Go 11.9 miles and Turn right onto Double Springs Church Road, SW. Go .8 miles. School is at 300 Double Springs Church Road, SW., Monroe, GA.
Monroe Golf Club –
Take Georgia 53 E/John W. Morrow Parkway. Go 3 miles. Continue onto GA 60 S/Queen City Parkway. Go 9.8 miles. Turn right onto New Cut Road. Go 2.4 miles. Turn left onto GA 53 E. Go 11.7 miles. Turn left onto GA 11 S/GA 53. Go 0.9 miles. Take a slight right onto GA 11 South. Go 14 miles. Turn right onto Alcovy Road. Go 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Ammons Bridge Road. Go .8 miles. 1212 Alcovy Street, Monroe, GA.
NorthForsyth High School
: Take 369 West. Cross over 400 and continue on 369. Continue through stoplight (Regions Bank and hardware store on corners) Coal Mountain Elementary is about ¼ mile on the right. North Forsyth High School is behind the elementary school.
Riverside Military Academy-
Go Green Street (Highway 60/129 North). When road forks at Civic Center, go right (129 North). Take 2nd left past Pasquale's onto Riverside Drive. School is at 2001 Riverside Drive.
WalnutGrove High School–
Go I-985 S. Take exit 4 GA-20. Turn left and go 10.1 miles. Turn right onto GA-124. Go .4 miles and turn left onto GA-20/Ga124. Go 3.8 miles and turn right onto Rosebud Road, SW. Go 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 78. Turn right onto GA-82. Go 5.7 miles. Turn right onto Guthrie Cemetery Road. School will be on the right. 4863 Guthrie Cemetery Road, Loganville
-From northeast Georgia , take I-85 South to the Beaver Ruin Exit and turn right on Beaver Ruin Road . Continue 2-3 miles to Buford Highway and turn right. At next light, turn left on Langford Road (Texaco Station on left). Continue on Langford (it will merge with Medlock Bridge Rd. before crossing Peachtree Industrial) to Spalding Drive . Turn left on Spalding (passing the new Norcross High School on the left) and continue until you see Wesleyan’s football stadium on the right. Turn right at the light just past the stadium into the school property.
West Hall Middle:
Go Brown's Bridge Road West to McEver Road at Liberty Mutual. Turn left onto McEver Road. Go approximately 4 miles. School will be on right on McEver Road before West Hall High School.
-Go Brown's Bridge Road West to McEver Road (@Liberty Mutual). Turn left onto McEver Road . Go 4-5 miles. School will be on right on McEver Road .
Westminster-Go I-985 to I-85 to I-285 W. to I-75. Go South on I-75 to Exit 255 (West Paces Ferry Exit). Take right off of the exit, cross over small bridge. School is next entrance on left.
ATTENTION: Parents of College Bound Students and Current College Students!!! This May Save You Money!!!
The Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia have articulated 27 general education courses. Now, for the first time, 27 college credit courses for the university system can now be taken at Lanier Technical College and transferred to any state college or university. This is an excellent way for students home for the summer to pick up courses or for students entering college next fall to get a "head start" this summer. The list of the courses and more information can be found at: http://www.usg.edu/academic_planning/academic planning.
For direct information, you may contact Jeff Fitzpatrick at email@example.com.
Pre-K will not be in session April 23-27.
are invited to a workshop on April 23rd at 6:00 pm in the school library. There will be two police officers, one is from the Gang Task Force and the other is from the School Resource Officer Unit who are going to speak. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Gomez at 770-536-4441 Ext. 164.
Enota Alumni, Teachers and Friends,
Please take a moment to look over the attached Brick Brochure for Enota Academy's "Stay Fit Play Smart" Playground Campaign. In addition to new playground equipment and an updated play space, the Enota PTA and Fockele Gardens will be constructing a Memorial Shade Garden & Patio on the playground using the bricks purchased. Please consider purchasing a brick in honor of your child, a favorite teacher or staff member, yourself or with a friend, classmate or co-worker with whom you share fond memories of time spent at Enota. Our hope for this space is to create a quiet shady space to enjoy a lunch outside or an inviting space for a teacher and student to have a conversation; a place to come back to and reflect on the love received and the memories made while at Enota. This shade garden should be completed next fall after the new equipment has been installed.
GHS THEATRE IS PROUD TO PRESENT
MAY 2 - 4 (WED., THURS., & FRI.)
All tickets are $5 each - (adults, seniors and kids)
LEGALLY BLONDE is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O' Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach.
LEGALLY BLONDE follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE ON TICKETS:
Tickets can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- remember to give date of show and how many. All tickets requested ahead of time have to be picked up at GHS front office lobby on any of the following dates, April 24(Tues), April 25(Wed), May 1(Tue), May 2(Wed) and May 3(Thurs) from noon to 2p.m. only.
Tickets willalso be sold on those dates and the night of each play starting at 6:30 p.m at the box office.
*****This show is rated PG13*****
GHS Seniors - don't forget to bring in your pictures for the senior slide show. Each senior may submit five pictures. Please bring to Room 14 - the deadline is April 30. If you have not picked up your baby picture or senior ad pictures - you can come by Room 14 to pick them up.
The senior slide show/yearbook assembly is scheduled for Friday, May 11. If you have not ordered your book, we still have a few extras - the price is $80. The book order was turned in January 30 and more books cannot be ordered. First come/first served!
· STOMP OUT CANCER 5K ROAD RACE
Sponsored by Gainesville High School
April 21st, 2012 **** 9:00 a.m. ****
Riverside Military Academy
COST:Early registration received by 04/12/12 is $20.00
(After 04/13/12 and race day registration is $5.00 more)
***You are not guaranteed a shirt if you register on race day.*** NO REFUNDS
PROCEEDS:All proceeds from this race will go towards Gainesville High School faculty members battling cancer.
REGISTRATION:Race day registration and packet pickup will be at Riverside Military Academy, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on race day
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:All 5K runners/walkers will receive an event t-shirt. Additionally, all runners/walkers will be treated to fruit, drinks, and plenty of water.
AWARDS:Awards to the overall male and female winner and the top finisher in the following age groups will win awards. 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & over. No awards will be mailed.
For additional information or application form, e-mail email@example.com
(770-359-7784) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is looking to upgrade its playground, adding new equipment and a shade garden. With the help of the Enota PTA and Fockele Gardens, alumni, teachers, and friends can buy a brick in honor of someone “with whom you share fond memories of time spent at Enota.” For more information, contact Scarlet Pendarvis at email@example.com
ELLAFANT (Embracing the Lifestyle of Living with Autism-Families and Schools Networking Together) will have their next meeting on Monday, April 30 at the Gainesville Middle School Library, 1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA from 6:30 until 7:30. On the Agenda: summer activities, respite ideas, dads and autism. Childcare and Spanish-speaking interpreter will be available. This is sponsored by the Gainesville City Schools.
On May 12th
, 16,000 ducks will paddle furiously to the finish line at Clarks Bridge Park in the 14th
Annual Duck Derby. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Boys & Girls Clubs, and they put the money they raise to very good use. Over 500 kids per day are involved in their afterschool programs, offering opportunities in education, arts, recreation, and leadership. Just to give you one example of the demand for services, they recently received a grant at the Walters Club by Lyman Hall School. The grant called for them to work with and mentor 33 teens. Only a few weeks later, they recruited 177 teenagers from neighborhoods throughout the county. With demand from Hall County children and youth at an all-time high, the Boys & Girls Clubs need your help. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and they hope you will adopt an entire flock (gaggle? herd?) of ducks. Please consider the purchase of a Grand Pack. 100 bucks gets you 25 ducks – that’s 20 at $5 each, plus 5 free ducks. The grand prize this year is $10,000 cash
. Other prizes include a $1,000 shopping spree to Best Buy, heating and air system, Lake Lanier Islands getaway, Kindle Fire, and Chick-Fil-A for a year for two. For additional information, contact Abb Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy will host the 21st
Annual Spelling Be on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. All proceeds go to area literacy programs. Lots of door prizes.
The GHS girls and boys basketball teams are selling T-shirts in honor of Dr. Wendell Carpenter. Dr. Carpenter
taught at Gainesville for many years and touched so many people and students with his amazing talents in music and drama. As you may know, Dr. Carpenter
fought a courageous fight against this terrible disease, a disease that is touching many families today. The teams would like to sell these t shirts in his honor and all the profit will be donated to the Alzheimer's Foundation in his honor. The short sleeved shirts are $10.00 and the long sleeve t-shirts are $15.00. Shirts come inred or pink. Youth sizes can be special ordered. For additional information or to order shirts, contact email@example.com
. Checks should be made payable to GHS/Basketball/Alzheimer's.
SAVE THE DATE: The Athletic Club’s Third Annual Stomp and Chomp will be on Saturday, September 8th
at the Gainesville Civic Center. The first two year’s contribution to the Gainesville City sports programs has been around $50,000. Over 250 people attended the event both of the first two years. If anyone is interested in buying a table or donating an item for the live or silent auction, please contact Kris Nordholz at firstname.lastname@example.org
GHS Boys Basketball Camp
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$100.00. ( $115.00 including lunch )
also 1/2 day option available
9:00am- 12 noon- $60.00
Registration deadline- Wed. May 30, 2012
The Gainesville High Baby Elephant Cheerleading Camp will be from 2;00 pm to 5:00 pm on June 4-7 at the Free Chapel North Campus for girls ages 5-12. For more information contact Helen Perry at Helen.email@example.com
or visit www.gcssk12.net/cheerleading
Elachee Nature Science Center has announced their summer camps for children in Pre-K and Elementary Schools. To register: www.elachee.org
April 2-6 Naturepalooza
June 4-8 Wet, Wetter Wettest
June 11-15 Exploring The Animal Kingdom
June 18-22 Seeing Stars
June 25-29 A Heap of Herps
July 9-13 Bugs, Slugs, & Katydids
July 16-20 Lessons From the Cherokee
July 23-27 Wind and Weather
July 30-Aug. 3 Water Journeys (Elementary Only)
Middle School & CITS
June 11-15 Extreme Creek Week
June 18-22 Adventures High and Low
July 9-13 Wilderness Survival
July 16-20 Elachee Mountain Bike Camp
July 30-Aug. 3 Super Science Sampler
FREE Helmet Give-a-Way Event
Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County will also host a FREE Helmet
Give-a-Way at Bike Town U.S.A. on Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 pm –
3:00 pm. Free bike helmets will be available while supplies last to
children ages 5-12 on a first-come, first serve basis. One helmet per
child, and the child MUST be present to be properly fitted for a helmet.
No rain checks or substitutions.
GHS COUNSELOR’S OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP INFO
THERE IS AN UPDATED (4/19/12)
LIST ATTACHED TO THIS NEWSLETTER.
Norfolk State University still has scholarships available for students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Academically, students need at least 1000 on the SAT with a score of at least 500 on the math portion or 21 on the ACT. Please encourage your students to consider this scholarship and for those who are interested, please ask them to come to the Guidance Office for more information.
GHS student Joshua Robinson
has won a scholarship to study Chinese in China for 6 weeks this summer. This competitive 6-week scholarship is provided by the federal government to 25 students to study one of the critical strategic languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc. in the native speaking country. Students across the United States have to apply for the scholarship in November, and they must go through a long process of getting into the semi-final list and being interviewed over the phone and in person. All expenses for this 6 weeks is covered by the scholarship including travel, tuition, food and lodging.
GHS students Thuy Hanh Transand Brian Castillosplaced first and third respectfully in the Student Selection Artwork Division at the Kiwanis Scholarship Competition. This year all the students that participated, 450 students, selected the three top winners for the student selected part of the program.
GHS sophomore Michael Gettys is The Times Athlete of the Wee. He hit a grand slam at the plate and pitched four innings, allowing three hits and striking out six for the win in a 24-5 rout of Johnson.
The Times Athlete of the Week Honor Roll:
Ryan Griffith-Hit a grand slam and had five RBIs in a 24-5 win over Johnson and added two hits and three stolen bases in a 12-1 win over West Hall.
Stephen Mason-Went 2 for 3 with a grand slam and five RBIs in a 9-3 win over North Hall.
Meg Callahan –Shot a 38 in a 79-100 win against Lumpkin County and a 43 in a win against Lambert.
Morgan Reece-Shot a 41 in a 79-100 win against Lumpkin County and a 42 in a win against Lambert
Sara Hayes-Won the 800 and the 1600 in the Hall County Track Championships.
GHS senior Kiki Harris has received a scholarship to participate in track at Paine College. She holds the pole vault record at GHS.
GHS Seniors Crystal Lipscomb and Ashlee Colbert receive presidential scholarships to Florida A & M University that will cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board for four years.
n the Rain Barrel contest sponsored by the City of Gainesville, GHS won first place in the judges’ selection and first place in the People’s Choice. Gainesville Middle School was the People’s Choice winner in the middle school division.
grader KatyMarie Clements
recently competed at the USA Level 10 Regional Gymnastics Championships in Sarasota, Florida finishing 11th place overall. She earned a position to compete at the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships to be held May 11-13th in Norfolk, Virginia. Her mom is Wendy Clements
GHS Grad Morgan House is going to the 2012 Olympic Team Trials. His wife is Emily House, new cafeteria manager at Gainesville Elementary and his mother is Cathy Hartley, GCSS teacher.
GHS Baseball Team is ranked 2nd in the State in the current polls.
GHS Boys Soccer is currently ranked 3rd in the State.
GHS Girls Tennis is ranked 8th in the State in this week’s poll.
High School Notebook
Gainesville Boys Soccer Wins 2-1 over Johnson, Girls Lose 2-0.
Results of Regional Track Meet
Soccer Suspended Because of Weather
School Board Passes Reading on Policy Reducing Grad Requirements
GHS Baseball Remains Undefeated
Real Season Begins Now
This Week in Sports
CRCT Isn’t Gone Just Yet
Funding Down But Georgia’s Pre-K Still Ranks High
Steven Mason’s Grand Slam Powers GHS over North Hallhttp://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/28/article/66107/
GHS Girls & Boys Soccer Over White Countyhttp://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/28/article/66109/