It’s Homecoming Week! We pushed out an informational letter last week via email and School Messenger outlining our planned homecoming events for this week. The festivities include spirit themed days; athletic competitions; the greenhouse dedication; pep rally; Friday night bonfire (weather conditions permitting); the homecoming parade and a variety of games/activities and concessions throughout the day on Saturday. We are looking forward to a fun-filled week and we hope to see as many members of our school community at the public events showing their Patriot Pride!
Advisory on (09/22): We will be holding class meetings with our School Resource Officer (Deputy Meslin) during Advisory on Wednesday (09/22). Grade 10 will meet in the gym from 10:20 – 10:35; Grade 12 from 10:55 – 11:10; grade 11 from 11:15 – 11:30; and grade 9 from 11:35 – 11:55.
From the Health Office: Please do NOT come to school if you are sick. Please click on the following pre-screening tool to assist you in making the decision as to whether or not you should be coming to school: Pre-screening Tool. If you have any questions, please contact our Health Office at 657-9330. Thank you!
From Superintendent King: Expectations for the week of September 20 – September 26
Civil Rights Team: Do you care about civil rights in our community? Do you want to be part of a fun and passionate team of students working to make our school an inclusive place? Are you committed to raising awareness about equality and civil rights issues in our world? Then come to the GNGHS Civil Rights Team meeting. The first meeting of the year will take place this Tuesday, September 21, after school in Room 206. The meeting will go from 2:15 until 3:30. For more information, please email Ms. Stanley or Ms. Fralich. We hope to see you there!
Yearbook: Order your yearbook before October 29 for the lowest price we have offered in over ten years! Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?ref=A03241900 to order. Senior photos and baby photos are due by October 15. Use the link sent out to all seniors to upload your photos. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recognition Ads can be purchased to recognize graduating seniors. Go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1067571.
Attention Juniors and Seniors! Are you interested in going to Italy for February Break? We are going to have an awesome Italian adventure that you will never forget. There is an informational Zoom meeting Tuesday – 09/21 at 6:30pm. Please stop by room 176 or email Señora Vargas for more information and to get the Zoom link.
Patriot Players: The Patriot Players are looking for people to help behind the scenes. Do you like to build things? Do you like to paint? Would you like to work on the lighting or the sound system? We need people for everything! If you are interested, we will begin working on the stage after school on Monday, 09/20 at 2:45. Come and join us!
Spirit Theme Days: The dress-up theme days this week will be as follows: Monday is Tie Dye Day; Tuesday is Twin Day; Wednesday is College Merch Day; Thursday is Tourist Day; and Friday is Class Color Day (Seniors – red; Juniors – blue, Sophomores – white; and Freshmen – black. We hope to see you all dressed up as class points will be awarded!
Picture Day: Tuesday (09/21) is school picture day! All students will have their picture taken for their school ID and for the yearbook. Any student or family interested in purchasing a picture may pick up a picture form from the Library.
Dates to Note:
09/21 Picture Day
09/24 GNG Greenhouse Grand Opening (4:00 – 6:00)
09/24 Homecoming Pep Rally (1:30) bonfire (following the football game)
09/25 Homecoming Activities (parade; games; concessions; all beginning at 11:00am)
That concludes this week’s edition of the Patriot Express!. We hope you all have a GREAT week! Take care and stay well.
Mr. Finn, Principal
Ms. Grealish, Assistant Principal
Last updated 09/19/2021