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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
ELLAFANT (Autism Support Group) Meeting GMS Library 6:30 (See Below)
5/1 Goal 4 Work Group SBO Conference Room 8:30 am
5/5 Last Day for Pay Period
5/7 Time Sheets Due
ESOL Teachers Meetings @ Wood’s Mill Elementary 3:00 GMS/GHS 4:15
School Board Work Session SBO Board Room 6:00 pm
5/9 ESOL Administrators’ Meeting @ Wood’s Mill 9:30 am
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
4/27 CRCT Social Studies
4/30-5/4 Teacher Appreciation Week
4/30 CRCT Make-Up Tests
5/1 Hall Co. Library Trip for Brewer & Izaguirre
5/2 Hall Co. Library Trip for McGill & Seeley
5/3 Hall Co. Librabrary Trip for Matson & Lothridge
Last Technology Day
5/4 Chic-Fil-A Biscuit $2.50
4/27 CRCT 3rd-5th Grade –SOCIAL STUDIES
4/30 CRCT Make-up Testing
Grade Level/Team Planning Meetings
District Meetings for Lead Teachers
5/1 Governing Council Nomination Forms Go Home
GMS/5th Grade Meeting in Wallace Computer Lab 12:50
Safety Patrol Meeting 1:30 pm
Leadership Team Meeting 3:00
2nd/3rd Grade Musical at Enota
5/2 Kindergarten Field Trip
Collaborative Team Meetings with Grade Chairs
5/3 Student Council Meeting in Culinary Arts 12:15
Arts in School 12:00 PreK-2nd Grade 1:00 3rd-5th Grade
Action Team Meetings 3:00
Skate Country 6-8
Governing Council Meeting in Media Center 7:00 pm
5/4 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in Media Center 11:30-12:30
Fair Street Elementary
4/27 Read & Rise Program Woods Mill Lounge
Student Council Meeting 1:45
5/2 Pre-K & 1st Grade Field Day 8-11
2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day 11-2
5/3 4th & 5th Grade Field Day 8-115/4 Read & Rise Program Woods Mill Lounge 8-10:30
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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
GHS Girls Basketball Camp
May 29-June 1
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
$125.00 Per Camper W/Lunch Provided
Registration Deadline: May 18
Late Registration on Site $150.00
Fundamental Skills, Drills, and Games
For more information:
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gcssk12.net/cheerleading
Volleyball Conditioning and Practice Schedule
7/9-12 Conditioning 9-11
7/16-18 Conditioning 9-11
7/19 Coaches Clinic @ Emory
Skills Session with Chad 9-11
7/23-27 Park & Rec Camp 10-12
7/23-25 Conditioning 8:30-10
7/26-28 All American Camp @ Flowery Branch High School
9-11:30 12:30-3 3-6:30
*Conditioning not in the gym in Valentine Center
*All practices will be in New Gym
*Try-Outs are 8/1 from 9-11 and 3-5 in the New Gym
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
PATRICK MICHAEL KELLEY BAND SCHOLARSHIP-Applicants must be a graduation senior and presently a member in good standing of the GHS band program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is preferred; however, in the presence of other overwhelming accomplishments in music and civic leadership, applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 may also be considered. $1,000. DEADLINE: 5/4/2012. To apply, contact Larry Miller, GHS band director email@example.com.
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.
2012-2013 GHS Student Council
President Pep Brown
Vice-President William Morris
Secretary Kevin Danz
Treasurer Maggie Hood
Senior Class Officers
President Anthony Divinagracia
Vice-President Martha McKinnon
Secretary Karina Antonio
Treasurer Anna Kate Hughs
Junior Class Officers
President Braz Jackson
Vice- President Kira Brock
Secretary Robert Wiley
Treasurer Sara Hayes
Sophomore Class Officers
President Tanner Peacock
Vice-President Tyler Nguyen
Secretary Samantha Basco
Treasurer Nolen Bryant
Freshmen Class Officers
President Jonathan Ortiz
Vice President Bill Hood
Treasurer Ana Orapeza
Secretary Sydney Sanchez
Senior Class Representatives
Mikaylei Byrd Donovan Moss
Jasmine Flores Ashley Turner
John Lee Givorgre Tyra Wimpye
Junior Class Representatives
Jenny Ho Morgan Reece
Dylan Martin Cynthia Sarabia
Amalie Miller Bond Syfan
Lizbeth Olvera Ruth Vasquez
Becca Pannek Diana Vela
Sophomore Class Representatives
Davis Brown Sarah Howard
Yesenia Castillo Dakota Nguyen
Karla Castrejon Kush Patel
Tamara Cockfield Reyna Salamanca
Imari Earls Matthew Smith
Imani Earls Caroline Watts
Baxter Geyer Virginia Wells
Freshmen Class Representatives
Bleu Bell Noah Johnson
Jackson Carter Hannah Martin
Kevin Dinh Michelle Nguyen
Davis Dodelin Ashley Ruelas
Billy Jackson John Wagner
GHS Baseball is ranked 2nd in the current AAA State Poll.
GHS Boys’ Soccer is currently ranked 2nd in the current AAA State Poll and 8th in the All Class Boys Poll.
GHS Girls’ Soccer is currently ranked 5th in the current AAA State Poll.
GHS Girls’ Tennis is ranked 5th in the current AAA State Poll.
GHS Boys’ Tennis is ranked 9th in the current AAA State Poll.
The following members of the boys track team advanced to sectionals on Saturday, April 27 in Macon. Ben Liu with a jump of 11'6" finished 3rd in the pole vault. Colton Quinones finished 2nd in the discus. Patrick McKibben finished 4th in the shot put. Marcquel Woodard finished 1st in the 800 meter and 2nd in the 1600 meters. Pablo Alberto finished 4th in the 800 meters. The 4 X 400 relay team broke the school record with their 2nd place finish, with a time of 3:25.67. The team was made up of Dallas DeFore, Marcquel Woodard, Pablo Alberto and Alex Longoria.
Sara Hayes is Region Championonce again this year in the 800 meters, Region Runner-Up/2nd in the mile and advancing to Sectionals in Macon this weekend in the Mile, 800m, and 4x400m relay events. Hayes broke the school record in the 800m and the 4x400 relay team also set a new school record. Stasha Hopkins Region Champion in Girls Shot Put./also advancing to Sectionals. It will be at Howard High School in Macon
The Lady Red Elephant Golf Team won the Region 8AAA Championship Monday and are now advancing onto the State Golf Tournament in Augusta on May 7th. Madeline Harr/Meg Callahan tied 1st place with a score of 80 and a team total of 160, winning the tournament by 17 shots.Madeline won the individual Region Championship by beating Meg Callahan in a sudden death playoff. Morgan Reece finished 3rd place in the championship with a score of 87. Rounding out the Lady Elephant Golf Team was Avery Smith and Katelyn Patrick.
The Times Athlete of the Week Honor Roll
Skyler Weber-Had two hits and three RBIs in a win against Oconee County.
David Gonzalez-Pitched five shutout innings in a win against Lumpkin County.
Michael Gettys-Had a three-run homer against Lumpkin County.
Sara Hayes- Won the 800 (2:22) and took second in the 1600 in the Region 8-AAA Meet.
Marcquel Woodard- Won the region title in the 800 and placed second in the 3200.
The Gainesville Middle School girls’ soccer team recently defeated North Hall 3-2 to win the Hall County Championship. The team is coached by Dave Head. Players include Micol Cervantes, Darian Grindle, Jasmine Juarez, Sydney Sanchez, Yuliza Maruri, Elizabeth Duncan, Nayeli Espinoza, Madison Lochstampfor, Gabby Nunez, Alyssa Turner, Alondra Wedding, Caroline Nabb, Melissa Ahedo, Madison Oliver, Juana Alfaro, and Kai Allen.
GHS Boys Golf Has Six of Top Ten Finishers in Region Championship
Gainesville Girls Tennis Falls in 2nd Round of State
Gainesville, North Hall to Battle for Region Title
More Local Teachers To Retire Early
GHS Girls & Boys Tennis Advance in State with Wins
GHS Girls & Boys Soccer Tie Habersham Central
GHS Baseball Ends Season Undefeated with a 17-3 win over Monroe.
This Week in Sports-Region Titles on the Line
GHS Girls Finish Third and Boys Finish Fourth in Region Track
Gainesville Girls & Boys Soccer Over Walnut Grove, Baseball Over Lumpkin
GHS Girls Tennis Second, Boys Third in Region
Please see each location's webpage for more information.
|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 World 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|
|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|