Gainesville City Schools

Elephant Tracks 4/13/12

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4/13-14 Pajama Drama @ GHS (See Below)

4/16 A Team/Goal 2 Work Group SBO Board Room 9:00
        School Board Meeting SBO Board Room 6:00 pm
4/17 Progress Reports
        Goal 4 Work Group SBO Conference Room 8:30 am
        School Improvement Plan Teams w/Rhonda Waltman 8:30 – 3:00
              (Principals & 2 SIP Team Members)

4/21 March of Dimes 5K Run @ Riverside Military Academy 9:00 am
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  
4/30 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
4/16 ESOL/EIP Grade Level 2:50
4/18 CCGPS with Wiley
        Grade Level Meetings
4/19 Tech Support Creasman
4/20 Deadline Enter GKIDS
4/13 Kindergarten Screening for 2012-13 students 12-2

4/14 Kindergarten Screening for 2012-13 students
4/16 Grade Level/Team Planning Meetings 3:00
        PTA Playground Presentation at BOE Meeting 6:00
4/17 4th Quarter Progress Resports Go Home
        Leadership Team Meeting 3:00
4/18 Collaborative Team Meetings
4/19 CRCT Classroom Walkthru
        Action Team Meetings 3:00
4/20 GKIDS-Kindergarten
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)

4/18 Elachee to Visit 2nd Grade
4/19 School Governing Council Meeting 11:00
4/20 Deadline to Enter GKids
Spring Musical Gym 1:15


4/13 Perfect Attendance Assembly 8:15 am
4/16 Leadership Meeting 7:20 am

4/18 GAN Meetings During Planning
4/20 CRCT PEP Rally 1:00 pm

4/13 PLC K,1,2

4/16 Relay for Life Official Kick-Off
4/18 School Governance Council Meeting 4:00
4/19 CRCT Practice in Technology Lab 4-6

         PLC Meetings Grades 1,2, and 3 during Planning
4/20 Hat Day for Relay for Life
        PLC Meetings-Grade K,4, and 5 during Planning
4/16-19 Middle School Soccer Tournament @ Allen Creek  
4/18 Track @ North Hall 
4/21 Track Hall County Championship @ West Hall 9:00 am.

4/13-14 Pajama Drama @ GHS (See Below)
4/13 Student Council Officers Elections

        Varsity Soccer White County @ Home Girls 5:30 Boys 7:30
          (Senior Night for Soccer & Track 7:00 pm)
        Varsity Baseball North Hall @ Ivey Watson 5:55

          (Senior Night for Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis 5:30 pm)
4/14 Spring Open Campus Day @ Savannah State University

        Track & Field Sawnee Mountain Inv. @ West Forsyth
        APA Fraternity Step Show Maynard Jackson High School 2:00 pm
        Varsity Boys Soccer vs. McIntosh @ Home 2:00 pm

4/16 Varsity Baseball Oconee @ Ivey Watson 5:55 pm
4/17 JV Baseball Hall County Tournament

        Men’s Lacrosse @ Blessed Trinity 5:00
        Varsity Soccer @ Johnson Girls 5:30 Boys 7:30
        Wrestling Banquet Red Rock Café 6:30-8:00 pm
        Shuler Hensley Awards Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center 7:30 (See Below)
4/18 Track and Field Region Championship @ Lanier High School

        Men’s Golf vs. North Hall @ Chattahoochee GC
        Varsity Boys Tennis Region Tournament @ Alberta Banks Park
        Varsity Girls Tennis Region Tournament @ West Hall
        Girls Lacrosse @ Duluth 6:00 pm
4/19 Varsity Boys Tennis Region Tournament @ Alberta Banks Park

        Varsity Girls Tennis Region Tournament @ West Hall
        Meeting for Juniors & Parents GHS Multipurpose Room 6:00  (See Below)
        Basketball Banquet Red Rock Café 6:30 pm
4/20 Student Council Representative Elections

        Earth Day Concert 5:00 pm
        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

Directions to:

Alberta Banks Park -
Drive South on McEver Road, 7 miles from the intersection with Mundy Mill Road and turn right on Jim Crow Road. Alberta Banks will be on the left. 5575 Jim Crow Road, Flowery Branch
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.
Blessed Trinity High School -  Go Dawsonville Highway/GA 53 9.7 miles.  Turn left onto GA 306/Keith Bridge Road.  Go.  7.9 miles.  Go GA 400 South toward Atlanta.  Go 21.2 miles.  Take Exit 17  (Holcomb Bridge Road/GA140 W) toward Roswell. Holcomb Bridge Road becomes Crossville Rd//GA92.  Go 2.8 miles.  Turn left onto Woodstock Road.  Go .3 miles.   11320  Woodstock Road.  Roswell, GA  30075
ChattahoocheeGolf Course-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.
Cobb Energy Center- Go 985 S. to 85 S. to 285 W.   Go 12.6 miles.  Take Exit 20/Cobb Parkway/US 41. Continue to exit using the lane marked Cobb Parkway. At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp turn left onto Cobb Parkway and go under I-285. Make a left hand turn at the second traffic light onto Galleria Drive. The Cobb Galleria Centre’s main (rotunda) entrance is located immediately on the right. An additional parking facility is located directly across Galleria Drive.  2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30339.
DuluthHigh SchoolI-85 N.  Exit at Highway 120 and travel west.  At Buford Highway (U.S. 23) turn right.  Next traffic light is Brock Road .  Turn left.  Cross railroad tracks.  School will be on the left.
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.
Johnson High School-Go 985 South to Exit 16 (Oakwood).  Go left when you get off the Interstate.  Go approximately 1/2 mile to big intersection and take left onto Atlanta Highway .  Entrance to school will be just past South Hall Middle School on your right.
3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, GA
LanierHigh School- Go 985 S. to exit 4.  Turn right on Highway 20.  Go 1.3 miles.  Turn left on Buford Hwy. US 23.  Go 1.4 miles. 918 Buford Highway, Sugar Hill, GA will be on your right.
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.
Maynard Jackson High School- Go 985 South to 85 South.  Go 31.6 miles.  Take exit 247 to merge onto I-20 E toward Augusta.  Go 1.8 miles. Take exit 59B toward Memorial Drive/Glenwood Avenue.  Go .6 miles.  Turn right onto Bill Kennedy Way.  Turn right onto Glenwood Avenue.  801 Glenwood Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA
North Hall-Go Highway60 North to Mt. Vernon Road (Hwy. 283).  Turn right.  Go approximately 2-3 miles.  School will be on left on Mt. Vernon Road.  4885 Mt. Vernon Road, Gainesville, GA
North Hall Middle-Go Highway60 North to Mt. Vernon Road (Hwy. 283).  Turn right.  Go approximately 2-3 miles.  Turn left on Rilla Road just before North Hall High School.  School will be on the right.
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.
Savannah State University- Go I 985 S. to I 85 S.  Take I 285 East toward Augusta/Macon.  Go 18 miles and merge onto I 675 South.  Go 11.4 miles.  I 675 S. becomes I 75 S.  Go 62.1 miles.  Merge onto I-16 East.  Go 164.4 miles toward Savannah.  Take Exit 165 toward 37th St./Abercorn St.  Turn slight left onto W. 37th St/GA 204.  Turn right on Whitaker.  Go .3 miles.  Turn left onto US 80 E/GA 26 East.  Turn right onto Whatley Avenue.  Go .7 miles and turn left onto Falligrant Avenue.  Take 2nd right onto Gragg St.  Turn right onto College Avenue.  Go .8 miles.  Turn right onto College Street.  3219 College St., Savannah, GA.
WalnutGrove High SchoolGo 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
Wesleyan-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 Forsyth High School– Go Brown’s Bridge Road to GA-400. Go south on GA-400.  Take the GA-141 exit - exit number 13. Turn right onto Peachtree Parkway/Ga-141. This road changes to Bethelview, stay straight. Go north @ 3.5 miles, turn left onto Kelly Mill Road. Stay on Kelly Mill Rd. for approximately one and a half miles. Turn right onto Drew Court. Turn right onto Drew Road. School is immediately on the right at 4155 Drew Road. Address: 4155 Drew Road, Phone: 770-888-3470.
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.
West Hall-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. 

The Gainesville City Board of Education will have a regular board meeting on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the School Board Office located at 508 Oak Street.  The board agenda is located on the district website under "School Board Governance System" and will be available for public viewing on Friday at 4:00 p.m.


a.  Board Commendations

b.  Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals - Gainesville City Schools

c.  Region Court Artist Winner - Thuy Hanh Tran, GHS

d.  2012 Young Authors Winners: Abigail Lazo (K, Fair Street), Timothy Gayle (First Grade, Enota), Kaileigh Horste (Second Grade, Enota), Kaylee M. Bautista (Third Grade, Enota), Bailey A. Morris (Fourth Grade, Enota), Erin Rassel (Fifth Grade, Fair Street), Paola Diaz (Sixth Grade, GMS), Sara Cook (Seventh Grade, GMS), Derricka Bonds (Eighth Grade, GMS)

e.  Kiwanis Art Scholarship Winners - Thuy Hanh Tran (First Place Senior Division); Gabriel Diaz (First Place Sophmore Division); Kathleen Co (Honorable Mention Sophmore Division)

f.  GHS Chorus Honors: Treble Choir, Mixed Festival Chorus, Student Conductor A'abria Charles and Chorus Director Julia Lackey

g.  GHSA Air Rifle Championship Participants - Bianca Leija, Jonathan Alvarado, Dylan Chistel and Kathryn Youngblood and Instructor Msgt. Jack Reese

h.  Enota PTA Playground Project - Scarlet Pendarvis

i.  $2000 Contribution to GHS Science Department - David Ellis and Sandy Harrison of Cargill, Inc.

j.  United Way School Coordinators: Laney Brewer (Centennial), Kelly Ann Cooper-Bagwell (Enota), DeAnn Smithson (Fair Street), Lesa Hartley (GEA), Johnny Phillips (New Holland), Kim Stephens (GMS), Leslie Dorsey (GHS), Greer Peters (WMA)

k.  United Way Annual Campaign Recognitions: Gainesville City School System, Gainesville City Superintendent's Office, Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School, Woods Mill High, Centennial Arts Academy
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 jfitzpatrick@laniertech.edu.

Senior Night for Spring Sports Schedule:
4/13 Before the Baseball Game (5:30 pm)
Boys & Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Baseball
4/13 Between Soccer Games (7:00 pm)
Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Track
Pre-K will not be in session April 23-27.
GHS parentsare 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.
Message for GHS Juniors and their parents:  There will be a meeting on Thursday, April 19th, at 6 PM in the GHS Multipurpose Room for those interested in the ACCEL Joint Enrollment Program, Dual Enrollment with Lanier Tech, Virtual School or Move-on-When-Ready Program. Speakers from each program will be here to discuss and answer any questions about the programs.
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.


MAY 2 - 4 (WED., THURS., & FRI.)
7:30 p.m.
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 ghstheatre@bellsouth.net - 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!
  • Sponsored by Gainesville High School
  • April 21st, 2012 **** 9:00 a.m. ****
  • Riverside Military Academy
  • Gainesville, Georgia
  • 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 shannon.faile@gcssk12.net (770-359-7784) or jaret.holland@gcssk12.net (706-254-1746).
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 scarletlee@charter.net.

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 ash@homlaw.com.

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.

Georgia high school musical theater will light up the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage on April 17th, for the 2012 Shuler Hensley Awards – the official Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, celebrating excellence in high school musical theater.  The Shuler Awards are fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards beginning with a glamorous red carpet event at 6:00 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. The awards will air on ME-TV, WSB-TV’s digital channel and can be viewed on Channel 248 on Comcast and 127 on Charter.  Jovita Moore and Fred Blankenship, Channel 2 news anchors will co-host the show.

Savannah State University will have a Spring Open Campus on Saturday, April 14.  For information contact the office of admission at SSU 912-358-4338 or e-mail admissions@savannahstate.edu.

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 brenda.hill-gilmore@gcssk12.net or todd.cottrell@gcssk12.net.  Checks should be made payable to GHS/Basketball/Alzheimer's.

Send in your registration form now!
You don’t want to miss this exciting event!
On April 13, 2012 the amazing Pam Ware and her talented drama troupe will be hosting Pajama Drama at the Warehouse, located at GHS. This event will be for all students in grades three, four, five, and six. The students will be there from 5:00 p.m. Friday night until 9:30 a.m. the next morning. The cost will be $50.00 for each participant, which includes dinner, breakfast, and a snack. Registration forms with complete details will be  sent home with each child in the Gainesville elementary schools and middle school.  They are also available at the GHS main office.
Register early to be sure your child will get a spot!
Thanks for supporting GHS Drama!
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 knordholz@fullmedia.com.

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.perry@gcssk12.net 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 or 770-535-1976.
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

Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County, in partnership with Bike Town
U.S.A., will host a Bike Safety Poster Contest and Helmet Give-a-Way
$550 in Prizes, courtesy of Bike Town U.S.A.
1st place: Haro Mountain or BMX Bike
2nd place: Helmet, Light Kit, Gloves, Water Bottle
3rd place: Light Kit, Gloves, Water Bottle

2012 Bike Safety Poster Contest Guidelines

● Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County opens the contest to all 4th and
5th graders in the Gainesville City School System and the Hall County
School System.

● The theme for the contest is “Bicycles Take Me Places” with an
emphasis on bike safety.

● Entries should illustrate a message that communicates bike safety,
health and fitness or outdoor adventure.

● Size requirement for artwork submission is 11x17 – illustration
can be horizontal or vertical.

● Illustration must be an original and created by hand, copies will
not be accepted. Internet pictures or magazine pictures are not

● An artwork submission form must be completely filled out and taped
to the back of each poster. A parent signature is also required on the
form. (Form is attached).

● Posters must be received by Bike Town U.S.A. (in Gainesville) on or
before Monday, April 16. No extensions or exceptions will be made.

● Posters will not be returned and will become the property of Safe
Kids Gainesville/Hall County.

● Posters will be judged by Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County
coalition members and first, second and third place prizes will be
awarded. Prizes are courtesy of Bike Town U.S.A.

● Winners will be notified on Friday, April 20 and prizes can be
picked up at Bike Town U.S.A. on Saturday, April 21 between 1:00 pm –
3:00 pm.

● For more information, please email Kim Martin, Safe Kids
Gainesville/Hall County Coalition Coordinator at

● Poster contest forms can be downloaded at

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 teacher and boys’ soccer coach Rick Howard and GMS teacher Dawn Watkins were selected for the Masters in Teaching award by the educational community in Hall County.  The annual award honors educators from local colleges, school systems, and private schools.  This year nine area teachers were honored.  http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/65961/

The GHS Baseball Team is 10th in the nation and 2nd in the state in the current polls.

The GHS Girls’ Soccer Team is ranked 8th in the current polls.

2012-2013 GHS Varsity Football Cheerleading Squad:

Kira Brock
Jade Butts
Katherine Chambers
Kadeejah Dean
Kamoney Dean
Anna Do
Lyndi Ellison
Kiki Hayes
Maggie Hood
Anna Kate Hughs
Katherine Jones
Mariana Latimer
Alexis Lay
Liz Leneski
Amalie Miller
Becca Pannek
Jessica Payne
Carey Sartain
Happi Sims
Wesley Sims
Ashley Turner
Becky Vasquez
Kacie Wimpye
Tyra Wimpye

Results of Mr. GHS Contest
Mr. GHS 2012  .......Charlie Bryant, who also won interview
lst. Runner Up...Chris Hallowes ,  who also won talent
2nd. Runner Up....Zeke Henderson
Modeling Winner...John Lee Givorge
Mr. Congeniality....Andre Ribeiro

GHS Senior Zeke Henderson has been named the winner of the US Marine Scholastic Excellence Award.  Zeke has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at West Point.

At the annual Modern Language Day at NGCSU, GHS students competed against over a dozen schools with different languages and did an outstanding job showing their understanding of Chinese language and culture.
Results were as follows:
Kelsey Kirkpatrick placed 1st, and Meghan Wuest 2nd in the "Model" category
Leonardo Tovar placed 2nd in his Chinese Art work
For Performance Arts, Nick Smith, Austin Stanley, Morgen Mercer, Ariana Olade, and Meghan Wuest won 2nd place playing the famous Chinese music "The Butterfly Lovers - Chinese Romeo and Juliet" (modified by Nick Smith).

The Times Athlete of the Week Honor Roll:

David Gonzalez – Earned his 20th career win and went 2 for 3 with two RBIs against Walnut Grove.
Jackson Bishop-Finished tied for second with a 142 at the North Georgia High School Classic at Achasta.

GHS Teacher Helen Perry Named Teacher of the Year at the Junior Achievement ‘s Awards Ceremony

Gainesville Boys Place Second, Girls Third in County Track Meet

High School Sports Notebook

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Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501