GHS Weekly Newsletter

GHS Families,

I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I want to remind families of 10th grade students that SOS presentations will take place on November 28th and 29th. If your child is a 9th, 11th or 12th grader they will have late arrival on those days. Additionally, we are looking forward to the Academic Letter ceremony on the 29th in the theater.


As we usher into December we have three weeks until semester exams. Please see the information below:


2023-2024 Exam Schedule


If you know your child will be absent December 18th, 19th or 20th please complete this form: Semester Exam Absence Form. After you complete this form please also register the absences on Safe Arrival. All exams will be made up upon return from Winter Break on January 3rd, 4th or 5th.


As always if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me.


Sincerely,

Mr. Hinton

GHS Principal



10th Grade SOS - November 28th and 29th

GHS will once again be partnering with Nationwide Children's Hospital to present the SOS - Signs of Suicide Program to all 10th graders only on November 28th and 29th. Through a video and guided discussion, students learn to identify warning signs of suicide and depression. At the end of the session, students will complete a seven-question screening for depression to further encourage help-seeking and connect students at-risk with trusted adults. The curriculum raises awareness about behavioral health and encourages students to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) when worried about themselves or a peer. Please review THIS DOCUMENT from Nationwide Children's Hospital for additional background on the program and for opt-out information. We started this program right before COVID-19 impacted the world. We were not able to hold the program during the 20-21 school year, but brought it back for the 21-22 school year and have continued to do so. 


Global Travel Opportunity - Current 9th Grade Students

Dear Granville families,


I’m excited to announce that Granville students are being offered several international educational travel opportunities in 2025.

Please click here to register for a parent information meeting to learn about Ms. Misti Baker’s trip to Iceland in Summer 2025 taking place on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 PM. There are limited spots available on these trips, so please make sure to RSVP & attend if you and/or your child(ren) are interested in learning more.

At the meeting, you’ll hear all the details, including the itinerary specifics, academic opportunities, costs of the tour and enrollment options – including taking advantage of EF’s risk-free enrollment period.

We know that when students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. By taking part in this experience, students will be given the chance to step outside their comfort zone, experience a new culture, and see the world from a different perspective. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student participate on one of these adventures.


Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP and select “No but send info.”

Misti Baker


Academic Letter Ceremony

If your child has received an Academic Letter in their career at GHS your child should have received an email on October 4th notifying them of the upcoming ceremony on November 29th. The event will take place in the theater at 8 am. We ask that you use the commons entrance to access the theater. There is no need to RSVP to the event. If you have questions please contact Mr. Hinton at [email protected]. The next opportunity for students to apply for an Academic Letter will be in early January. Please have your students be on the lookout for information in Schoology after the first of the year.

Academic Letter Criteria


Counselor Update


FAFSA Update for Seniors

Future college students of all ages can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step towards securing financial resources available for post-secondary education. By completing the FAFSA, your eligibility for federal and state grants, work-study opportunities, and low-interest loans will be determined by the financial aid offices at the schools/institutions where you’ve applied and have been accepted. Check this website out for more information: https://www.oasfaa.org/fafsa-help-oh

 


Nationwide Children’s Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease Program

The Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease (MHHD) is a fast-paced, in-depth summer opportunity geared towards highly motivated, mature students who are looking for a rigorous introduction/exploration of the medical field. Students in the MHHD program investigate diseases with lectures from research experts. At the final class, students present their work to family and teachers. This course is lecture and activity based. The deadline for the application is February 12, 2024 and admission is competitive. Find more information and the application HERE.

 

CTEC

All interested sophomores will be traveling to CTEC this coming Tuesday for a field trip. After that point, the application will be available and students are encouraged to apply anytime before February 2, 2024.

College App Deadlines

Hey seniors- just a friendly reminder to allow 10 school days before any college application deadline if you are requesting documents to be sent to a college. For December 1st deadlines, get any requests in ASAP. For January 1 deadlines, the target to submit requests would be December 7.  


Class of 2024 Information

I want to communicate some important Senior information for the end of the year planning. Senior Service Day will take place on Monday, May 20th. On this day students perform community service in various places in the surrounding area. This day is Mandatory for all GHS attending seniors. Senior exams will take place on May 21st and 22nd. Seniors may be exempt from exams by:


  • Holding an average of an A for the 3rd and 4th quarters

  • Have 7 or fewer absences from that class period (medical, school/field trip, college visit excluded)

  • Attend Senior Service Day on May 20th


Graduation rehearsal will take place on Thursday, May 23rd at GHS. Friday, May 24th will be graduation for CTEC students and senior exam makeup for GHS attending students. Graduation will take place on Sunday, May 26th at 10 am in Walter J. Hodges Stadium. More detailed information will be shared in the spring concerning all of these dates but I wanted to share them early for your planning purposes.


Socks for Seniors

Please watch this short video for more information regarding the campaign.

https://youtu.be/j-ppYoWLxcU?si=4quzfCi-4BrB9Ge2

 

We are excited about the 2nd Annual Socks for Seniors Campaign! Last year was a HUGE success as we collected over 1,000 pairs of socks for homebound senior citizens of Licking County. This year, we are working with our community partners (First Light Homecare, Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, and Licking County Community Center) to include donated socks from the Socks for Seniors campaign into Licking County Aging's Holiday Care Package for our homebound senior citizens in need. We will collect new socks from November 6 - December 5 in all four Granville school buildings. Thank you for your support.


Teacher Help Sessions 2023-2024

Please see the attachment that list the times of the week staff are available to provide your child with extra help. This is in addition to Ace periods.

Extra Help Sessions


Upcoming Bell Schedules

Week of 11/27


Monday - Ace Period

Tuesday - Late Arrival (10th grade must report at 7:55)

Wednesday - Late Arrival (10th grade must report at 7:55)

Thursday - Ace Period

Friday - Ace Period

Week of 12/4

Monday - Ace Period

Tuesday - Ace Period

Wednesday - Late Arrival

Thursday- Ace Period

Friday - Ace Period


Upcoming Dates

November

28th + 29th - Sophomore SOS Presentations (more info coming soon)

29th - Academic Letter Presentation (8 am GHS Theater)


December

8th - Holiday Concert (Modified Schedule for GHS)

Semester Exams: December 18th, 19th, 20th

Prom: April 20th, 2024


Well Note

Adaptability is a skill learned through modeling and experience. Talk with your students about your thought process when you have to be adaptable and express the importance of it.



Important Links

2023-2024 Bell Schedules

2023-2024 Course Fees

Free Lunch Form

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