GHS 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 February 22, 2024

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Registration for Spring Parent Teacher Conferences is now open until Friday, Feb. 23 at 3 PM. Spring Conferences are on Monday, Feb. 26 (in-person) from 4-7 PM and Thursday, Feb. 29 (virtual) from 4-6:45 PM. All conferences must be scheduled in advance. Please see this letter with all the details for P/T Conferences. 



Mid Winter Break is this week.  

Thursday, February 22 is a half day with students being dismissed at 10:55am, students will not be allowed in the building after 12pm unless accompanied by a coach or teacher.  The office will be closed at 12pm.

There is no school on Friday, February 23.



KCTC, KIH and CORE Students

Please see the following letter (click hyperlink) regarding scheduling impacts this week, and in the coming weeks. Please read through the information carefully and let me know if you have any questions. 


Looking ahead to the end of February, we have our spring parent/teacher conferences coming up. Spring conferences will be:

As appreciation for all that our teachers do for our students on a daily basis, we like to provide them with a meal prior to their evening conferences.  If you would like to be a part of helping us to provide them with a nice meal on these days, you can do so by making a donation using the following link https://donate.stripe.com/9AQeVffUcdgS3bW289 .  We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity and appreciate the supportive community in which we serve!  


NEWS

Students: You may have noticed the Awkward Teacher Photo Contest slide on the tv screens around the building. If not, look for it. Today marks the beginning of some fun. Each week, there will be awkward photos of 2 of our staff members posted on the screens. Your job is to try and decide who they are. The QR code on the screen will give you an opportunity to cast your vote. Then on Friday announcements, the staff members will be revealed, and whoever voted correctly will have a chance to win a $10 gift card.


Any questions, please see a Student Council member.



The yearbook staff is accepting photos of before and during SNOWCOMING at this time!

If you have a nice photo you would like to see in the yearbook, reply to this email with a photo. DO NOT forget to give us the names of everyone in the photo! Photos of GHS students only are preferred...



Senior Parents: Senior Photos for the yearbook and Senior Slideshow for the Senior Assembly are now past due, but are still being accepted. Photos can be emailed directly to yearbook@gpsbulldogs.org ASAP. 

Letters are being sent home as a formal notification.



Ok Bulldogs, the Yearbook Staff is currently working on a Netflix themed yearbook and they need to know what you would put in your "MY LIST" on Netflix for your favorite things, the things you think are cool, or the things you love doing outside of school! Do you have a photo (or could you take one) of you with something you love, a celebrity, doing something you think is great or anything you can think of that YOU think is really awesome! Send us your pics so we can add you to "MY LIST" in the yearbook for this year!  Really, anything goes! What do you really like?? Let's get creative and get some really cool pics of the GHS Bulldogs!  Send your photos to yearbook@gpsbulldogs.org OR respond to the email Mrs. Peterson sent out on Wednesday during seminar! 




Attention Juniors and Parents of Juniors: With the SAT coming in April, we will be offering FREE SAT prep sessions on Tuesday, March 5 and Thursday, March 7 from 6-8 PM, in project rooms 280 and 290. These sessions will address skills/content and the expectations of the reading, writing/language, and math sections of the SAT. Math will use 280 and ELA will use 290. Students can get specific instruction, get test taking tips, practice taking the test, and ask questions. Students can work in small groups, individually, or with teachers. Registration is required. Please register here.  The first 35 students to register and request one, will get a FREE SAT prep book. If that isn't enough, we will provide food for students as well. See this flier with all the details. 




Attention Parents and 9th -11th Grade Students: While spring certainly feels like a it is a long ways off, we want to start preparing for the PSAT/SAT coming up in mid-April. In Seminar, we will be using Khan Academy over the next 10 weeks to help prepare students for the PSAT/SAT. Please see this letter for more details



Attention Seniors: Please see this document regarding the Senior Exam Policy for second semester.  Please also see this document for the dates of the Senior exams and the Senior Assembly. 



Attention AP Students and Families: Please see this letter about AP exam registration for second semester courses, as well as late exam registration and exam cancellation policies. 




NHS Tutoring is offered Monday and Wednesday from 3pm-3:45pm in the Media Center. All subjects will be welcomed on both days. Students, this is a drop in opportunity to get some extra help or help getting prepared for your next test. 

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Young @dyoung@gpsbulldogs.org




Please click on this link for News from the Nurse. 


Senior All Night Party News

 

SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY INFO AND FORMS:

Is your senior planning to attend the all-night party after graduation? If yes, please complete the following 2 forms-along with payment. If you have any questions regarding this event, or your status on forms/payment, please contact us at ghs.2024.sanp@gmail.com.

Form 1: SANP Liability Waiver

Form 2: SANP Registration Form

 

SENIOR YARD SIGNS INFO AND ORDER FORM:

There is still time to order a personalized yard sign for your senior. Order now to get your sign by Spring. This will be the last order session. To get your sign, complete the following form-along with payment. If you have any questions regarding the sign, or your status on the form/payment, please contact us at ghs.2024.sanp@gmail.com.

Order Form: Yard Sign Order Form


Looking for ways to support the Senior All Night Party??  

Feb 29, 4pm-8pm @ Qdoba 

Mar 13, 4pm-8pm @ Herb and Fire

Mar 20, all day @ Red Robin


EUCHRE fundraiser:

FINAL EUCHRE TOURNAMENT 

Please share and invite EVERYONE! (over 21)

Where: American Legion

133 44th St SE Grand Rapids MI, 49548

When: March 2nd, 2024

Doors open at 5:30pm

Cards start at 6pm

Fee: $30 per person

Venmo: @GHS-SANP2024

Include Euchre & Name

We will have 50/50, prizes to be raffles, and much more!!!

For more info text Denise 616-293-8426


ATHLETICS 

The Boys Varsity Basketball Team traveled to Grand Haven yesterday. The Bulldogs started the game off slow but picked up the pace going into the second quarter. At the half the Bulldogs were ahead 24-13. The second half Grandville jumped out quickly and increased their lead. The bench for Grandville played really well. The Bulldogs won 59-43. Grandville was led in scoring by Corbin Heckman with 14 points, Caden Neves had 8 points, and Cameron Regnerus had 7 points with a double double with rebounds and blocks. 11 players got in the scoring column for the Bulldogs.


The Bulldogs return to action on Friday against Hudsonville at 6pm. Friday night's game will be Senior Night and we will honor our 7 seniors. Staff and Students please come out and support your Bulldog Boys Varsity Basketball Team wearing your maroon. This will be the last home game of the season.



Grandville Athletic Boosters is hosting it's 3rd Annual Hall of Fame/Scholarship banquet on Saturday, March 9 at Sunnybrook Country Club.  Please see this attached flier for more information regarding the event.



**NEW** High School Boys Volleyball Camp 

Be a part of a new and growing MHSAA Sport!

Fridays, March 1 - 22

Check out recpro.gpsbulldogs.org for more details and to register. Advance registration is REQUIRED.

$50 (includes t-shirt if registered by Feb 26th)

Instructors:  Varsity Coach Cat Wescott




Attention all GHS senior scholar athletes:


The Ryan Fischer Bulldog Legacy Scholarship is offering its 10th annual scholarship valued at $5,000.00 to a motivated and deserving GHS senior scholar athlete who best demonstrates the character of Ryan Fischer. In addition to high academic standards, an applicant must demonstrate high moral character, outstanding leadership and sportsmanship qualities, a strong faith in God, a willingness to be a friend to all, and exhibit a strong commitment to community.  Please visit  www.ryanfischer.org and click on the “Bulldog Scholarship” tab to download the application.  All applications must be submitted to the athletic director (Brian Parsons) by Friday, March 22, 2024.  Informational brochures can be picked up in the guidance office.  Please email ryanfischer11@comcast.net with any questions. 


EXTRACURRICULARS

Do you need Community Service Hours?  Consider helping out with the Century Park Lip Sync on March 8 @ 6pm.  This event takes place at Grandville High School.  If you are interested please email cplclipsync@gmail.com for more information.



Are you interested in flying an aircraft, a drone, working for air traffic control, drone programming, or becoming an aerospace engineer? If so, you should consider taking aeronautics. It is a year long course with both pilot and drone pathways. You will learn about airport operations, how to read aeronautical charts, FAA regulations, aviation weather, aerodynamics, drone operations, ATC communications, and airplane piloting.  This class will prepare you for a career as a pilot, running air traffic control, or getting paid to fly a drone recording video and taking photos like the pros. If you will be a junior or senior next year and are interested in any of the amazing careers in aviation, talk to Mr. Groenhout in the media center or email him using the address on the screen to learn more. The number of students allowed in the course will be limited, so sign up for Aeronautics with your counselor today! 



Attention all GHS Bulldogs!

Do you collect something? Do you have an amazing collection of something that you just love? The yearbook staff would LOVE to see your photos of YOU WITH YOUR COLLECTION!! Trinkets, rocks, action figures, games, lunch boxes, anything...even shoes (if you are a "Sneakerhead") would be great! We want to use your photo of you with your unique collection on a special page and the beginning 0f the yearbook for this year. Please respond to the email Mrs. Peterson sent to the student body OR send your photo to yearbook@gpsbulldogs.org by mid-next week!  



Bird Club Meeting Dates for the year:

Tuesday, March 12 Location: School Walk meet in 123, 3pm

Saturday, April 20   Location: TBD SPRING MIGRATION! 

Tuesday, May 14 Location: TBD SPRING MIGRATION! 


COUNSELING

Criminal Justice enrollment opens for 2024-25 school year

Grand Rapids, MI - Enrollment is now open for students wanting to join the KCTC Criminal Justice program.  The program is open for 11th and 12th graders for the 2024-25 school year. The program application, which includes two essay questions, can be found on the Criminal Justice application page. The application is due March 6.

Students are required to have their school counselor submit an enrollment request on their behalf. Applicants will need five references.

The Criminal Justice program is for students who are interested in law enforcement, crime scene investigation, emergency response, legal service and dispatching. The program features instruction in the basics of criminal justice, investigations and law enforcement and connects students with professionals in the field. College credits and student certifications are also available.



The Grand Rapids Police Department will be hosting a High School Youth Police Academy this summer. The dates are July 15-19. There is a required informational meeting on June 20, 2024. This is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who may be interested in a future career in law enforcement. This is a great opportunity for any student who wants to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of police officers. There is no cost for students to attend and a uniform and lunch will be provided. Applications may be submitted online at:

https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Services/Apply-for-the-Youth-Police-Academy

or paper applications are available in the counseling office.

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2024. Please contact their recruiting office at 616-456-3301 or grpdrecruiting@grcity.us with any questions. 





Seniors in need of official transcripts.  Please use your parchment.com account to request these. This is how we send official transcripts to colleges, universities and other organizations. If you have not received a link to create your account, please email Mrs. Ploeg sploeg@gpsbulldogs.org and she will get one sent to you.




Senior scholarship doc:

Local scholarships are starting to roll in.  Here is the link to the document seniors have access to and can use to search for local scholarships. 



Looking for a job:  Check out the Kent ISD Workforce Development job board, launched to help connect young job seekers with local employers. It is specifically designed to feature entry-level employment opportunities that lead to advanced opportunities. 



Skill Pointe Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Database

View scholarships and sign up for their newsletter to stay up-to-date



Attention parents and guardians of seniors: Do you know about the Michigan Achievement Scholarship?


Students who are eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship may receive more financial aid from the State of Michigan  


Students graduating from high school, with a certificate of completion or their high school equivalency in 2023 or after can apply for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship and lower their cost of a degree or skill certificate by thousands of dollars a year.  


-Up to $2,000 if they attend an eligible private training provider in Michigan, per year, up to two years 

-Up to $2,750 if they attend a community college, per year, up to three years. 

-Up to $5,500 if they attend a public university, per year, up to five years. 

-Up to $4,000 if they attend a private college or university, per year, up to five years  


Students will be eligible if their family demonstrates financial need* when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


*Financial need is defined as an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less. 


High school seniors or students earning their high school equivalency or certificate of completion in 2023 can get started by filing the FAFSA. 


Visit michigan.gov/achievement for program information, frequently asked questions and more.  


Virtual Webinars for Students and Families

Students and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a Virtual Financial Aid Presentation provided by the MI Student Aid team. Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics:


LIBRARY | COMMUNITY ED

 Parents, this letter is to inform you of our optional Library Restriction Process.  Please read through carefully and take the appropriate steps if you wish to do so.