Attention Seniors! GEAR UP and ETS will be having an open lab Monday, September 24th in the library from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. to start your account for your college applications, FAFSA and DREAM ACT.
Bruins would you like to learn more about going to college or university? The college club will be meeting this Friday, September 28th during lunch time in room 205.
Fresno State Trip
Attention Seniors GEAR UP will be going to Fresno State to attend "La Feria de Educacion" If you are interested in participating you must bring a parent. For more information stop by the GEAR UP office because permission slips are due October 5th. Space is limited.
All CSF members, we have a candidate for each office. We just need your approval. Stop by room 607 at lunch, Monday, September 24th to mark your ballot.
CSF Officers are confirmed:
President: Annel Compean
Vice President: Nayeli De Jesus
Secretary: Joana Chavez
Treasurer: Estefania Ramirez
Representative: Lucero Garcia
Financial Aid Workshop
Seniors don't forget Parent Financial Aid Workshop will be Tuesday, September 25th at 6 P.M. in the Student Union.
Don't forget Thursday, September 27th there is an open lab in the library after school to start your FAFSA and college accounts. Stop by the GEAR UP office if you have any questions.
Calling all musicians! There will be live music this Friday, September 28th at lunchtime. That's right, Friday lunchtime live music! Visit the music room to talk to Mr. Phillips or Mr. Huot if you would like to perform.
Counseling Department: Attention Seniors!
The CSin3 years program is now accepting applications for Fall 2019. CSin3 is a 3 year program that leads to a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering. Students take year-round classes and have access to resources at both Hartnell College and Cal State Monterey Bay. For more information check out the CSin3 website or see Ms. Rodriguez for an informational pamphlet.
Homecoming court application are now available with Mrs. Cortes in Room 206 before and after school. If you are interested in representing your class pick up an application before school or after school. Completed application are due Wednesday, September 26th before 2 P.M. Homecoming court consists of:
Freshmen: Lord and Lady,
Sophomores: Duke and Dutchers,
Juniors: Prince and Princess,
Seniors: King and Queen.
Elections will be October 8th and 9th at lunch.
ETS will be having a field trip to Fresno State, Friday, October 5th. Students are to pick up their permission slips in the ETS office and check their email. The deadline is Friday, September 28th.
Attention Seniors and Juniors
- If you are planning to go to a four-year college, you need to sign up for the ACT or SAT reasoning tests. Seniors must test before December. Fee waivers available on a first come first serve. See Ms. Rodriguez in the office if you are interested or have any questions.
Varsity Field Hockey early dismissal Monday, September 24th at 2:45 P.M.
Attendance Awareness Month fact of the day: Week 4
- When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
- High levels of chronic absence are found in urban, suburban and rural communities. In some school districts, as many as one in four students are chronically absent.
- For every day of school missed, it takes three days to make up what was taught.
- In the ninth grade, chronic absences are a better indicator that test scores of a student's likelihood to graduate from high school.
- Students lose 14 million school days to asthma each year. Controlling asthma equals better attendance.
As we enter the final week of our September Attendance Challenge here are the results of the third weeks tally.....
Ruling the scoreboard for the third week in a row are the Juniors, followed by the sophomores, the freshmen and still struggling to keep up in the last position the seniors!
This is the last week of the competition and the winner will be announced Monday morning, so remember that every tardy and absence hurts your class points so encourage your fellow classmates to do their best and arrive on time to class!
To see the exact points of each class, check out the score board in the Student Union!
Class of 2019
- Order your senior shirts starting Monday, September 24th in room 306 at lunch or after school. Final date to order is Friday, October 6th at 3:15 P.M.
- There will be a Class of 2019 meeting in Room 306 at lunch on Friday, September 28th. Bring your lunch.
- "Of the 2.4 million college students enrolling per year, only 1.75 million will graduate."
- Every year, nearly $3 billion of financial aid money goes unclaimed.
- 75% of high school seniors are accepted to their first-choice colleges, but less than 57% can afford to attend.
Gay Straight Alliance
Anyone interested in the GHS Gay Straight Alliance? We will have a meeting Tuesday, September 25th at lunch in room 205. Don't be late.
Attention FFA Members!
If you want to participate in the FFA Haunted House, come to our planning meeting on Wednesday, September 26th during lunch in room 402. We are offering community service.
Congratulations to the following students: Sandy Calderon, Maria Garcia, Cory Borja, Abraham Jaimes, Raul Martinez, Lyssys Luengas, Reyna Garcia, Alex Alonzo, Jannel Compean and Ivan Morales. You have been awarded a PBIS Bruin Ticket and you now have a prize!
- The DAR good citizens Scholarship contest is open to all seniors regardless of citizenship status. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness and loyalty), service (which includes cooperation and consideration of others), leaderships (which includes personality and the ability to assume responsibility), a patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation). Requirements include an application, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay. Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 19. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, see Ms. Rodriguez to pick up an application and sign up.
- If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. Our scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. To qualify, you must have at least 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. Scholarship awards range from $6,000 to $25,000. To learn more and apply visit scholars.horationalger.org, or see Ms. Rodriguez for more information. Deadline to apply is October 25.
Attention Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
- The Ivy League Project is seeking outstanding high school students who desire to participate in next year's annual Ivy League East Coast Tour. Students selected will be visiting Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, MIT, and Penn during the summer. In addition, students will be able to tour the Statue of Liberty, historical Boston, the Liberty Bell, and other historical sites.
- The Ivy League Project will require students to attend a minimum of five Saturday meetings scheduled, throughout the school year. Students will learn about developing a vision, networking, and developing their leadership skills via team-building activities. Students selected are required to be in the 9th-11th grade. To pick up an application, please see Ms. Rodriguez. Deadline to apply is Oct. 30th.
If you have Saturday School this coming Saturday, remember to show up 5 minutes before 8 A.M. at the front gate by the Student Union. Also, bring school work to do while you are there. No credit for serving Saturday School without work.
"It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities"
By: Albus Dombledore