• GMHS Weekly Message: February 21, 2024

    Posted by Matt Price on 2/21/2024 7:00:00 PM

    Good evening, Trojans. This is principal Matthew Price with a special Wednesday edition of your Monday Message. 


    All Juniors will be taking the ACT test next Thursday, February 29. This is a required state test, and we ask that all Juniors familiarize themselves with their testing location prior that day. Announcements will be made closer to the testing date. Please also ensure that your Chromebook is charged and updated. This may require that you turn it off completely and restart.


    Our Spring Musical, Aida, runs next week. Please see the GMHS website or the Drama Booster website for details and showtimes.


    Some of our Senior IB Diploma students are conducting a book drive to help community members with rising kindergartners get off on the right foot. If you have new or gently used books suitable for that age group please think about donating them. We are in hopes that helping these incoming students start strong will make our community, and GMHS down the road….that much stronger! You can bring the books by room 1110 to donate.


    Finally, our Interact Club will have its very first meeting tomorrow in room 3110 after school. This is a service club open to everyone that would allow us to give back to our community while also giving students a chance to develop leadership and service skills. All are welcome to join. There will be snacks!


    These are all the announcements that I have for today. I hope you all had a great long weekend, and came back ready to buckle down on academics. GO TROJANS!

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  • GMHS Monday Message: February 12, 2024

    Posted by Matt Price on 2/12/2024 7:00:00 PM

    Good evening, Trojans. This is principal Matthew Price with a few weekly announcements.


    Our Black Student Union is holding its annual Black History Month Showcase this Thursday beginning at 6:00 in the auditorium. Please come out and support these students in their efforts.


    Parents of Juniors, please check with your student this week to make sure their Chromebook is in working order as they will need it for the ACT test on Feb. 29th. If there is any issue with their Chromebook, your student should submit the "Chromebook/Tech Assistance" form before Friday. A QR code for the form is posted in classrooms. There is also a link to the form on the GMHS website under Students.

    Just a Reminder to Senior Parents: Senior Cap and gown photos will be this Wednesday, February 14th in the media center.   There will be no session fee. Cap and Gowns will be provided, please do not bring your own. Cap and gown photos are not mandatory, but those who decide to take photos must sign up for an appointment time by Tuesday, February 13. You will find the link on the GMHS website. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Easton.

    Purchase a yearbook @yearbookforever.com  for $75 before it's too late.

    Don’t forget that Spring sports tryouts begin this Wednesday after school. Be sure that all of your materials are submitted in Dragonfly in order to be eligible to try out. Information can be found on the Athletics link on the GMHS website.

    This Thursday is SRO appreciation day. Please take a moment to thank our two excellent School Resource Officers, Officers Porta and Smith. We thank them for all of their hard work to help us keep GMHS safe.

    The GMHS Drama Department is excited to announce its Spring Musical, Disney’s Aida that will hold performances on February 29th and March 1st @7:00pm and March 2nd @2:00pm. Tickets will be $10 for students and $12 for adults. Come out for a night to remember as we follow two star-crossed lovers through Ancient Egypt, with music by Elton John & Tim Rice. Tickets go on sale next week. 

    The Improv Troupe will have a performance in the Auditorium tomorrow, February 13th, at 7:00pm. Admission is $2. Runtime is approximately one hour and concessions will be available.

    This is also a reminder that BIMAS opt-out letters are due this Wednesday to your student’s 1A teacher if you wish to opt out. You can reference my announcement last week via email if you have questions.

    Finally, next Monday is a Holiday, and Tuesday is a teacher workday. Students will begin school next week on Wednesday.

    I hope you all had a great Super Bowl weekend, and GO TROJANS!

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  • GMHS Monday Message: February 5, 2024

    Posted by Matt Price on 2/5/2024 7:00:00 PM

    Good evening, Trojans. This is principal Matthew Price with your weekly announcements.


    First, I’d like to congratulate our counselors on receiving the NC Diamond Award for Excellence in School Counseling, and, hot off the presses, they also received National RAMP certification. Great job counselors.


    This week is National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5-9. The 2024 theme is "School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused."  Your GMHS counselors want to focus on the student body this week to make sure you know who your counselor is, where they are located in the building, and how they can help you be successful.  Please come see your counselor this week before school, during lunches, or after school on the first floor, 1109A, for a SWEET TREAT just for stopping by.  


    The day has arrived! Our Curriculum Showcase for all students planning to attend GMHS next year will be tomorrow night from 5:30-7:00. This is your chance to come by and see all of the courses and programs that Garner has to offer before we begin registration. This is a drop-in event.


    Attention Sophomores: This Wednesday and Thursday is the Personal Project Product Showcase! We are excited to see what products you all have created! You all have worked very hard on this project this year, and now it is time to show everyone your talents and efforts! Remember to dress for success and do your best! 


    Remember that tryouts for Spring sports begin next Wednesday, February 14. Make sure that you have all of your paperwork completed and submitted in the Dragonfly program in order to be eligible to try out. If you have questions, please see the athletics page on the GMHS website.


    We continue to have trouble with students being dropped off in the carpool line before the designated drop-off point. We will begin putting students in ISS who do not exit the cars in the appropriate spots.


    First semester data is in and we have noted that attendance remains the number one indicator of student success. Please do your best to help us ensure that each student is in each class, each day.


    These are all of the announcements that I have for today. I look forward to seeing everyone at tomorrow night’s curriculum showcase. GO TROJANS!

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  • GMHS Monday Message: January 29, 2024

    Posted by Matt Price on 1/29/2024 7:00:00 PM

    Good evening, Trojans. This is principal Matthew Price with your weekly announcements.


    I’d like to proudly announce that we just learned Garner has been named a Magnet School of Excellence. This is a tremendous honor, and I’d like to personally thank each of you, your students, and most of all our faculty and staff for all of the hard work required to attain this distinction. This is the first time in the history of Garner High School that we have reached this designation. It’s a great time to be a Trojan!


    Next week we celebrate our School Counselors. Please take a moment to send a quick note to those hard-working counselors. They do amazing work, and will be recognized on Thursday at the State Board of Education meeting for receiving the state-wide Diamond Award for excellence in school counseling.


    Please save the date for next Tuesday’s Curriculum Showcase from 5:30-7:00. This is a chance for us to show off all of the programs and courses that we have to offer before your child registers for classes for next year.


    Attention Sophomore Parents and Students- This Thursday after school in Room 4101, Mrs. Bennett will host a Personal Project Tutoring/Work Session to help you work on your Personal Project. Please plan to attend if you have questions, need to work on your report, or if you need to work on your visual aid for the Product Showcase, which is next Wednesday, February 7th and Thursday, February 8th.


    Our Student Government is hosting their annual Volleybros fundraiser next week. Please see the GMHS website or social media platforms for more information.


    Spring sports tryouts begin on February 14th. Now is a good time to make sure that physical paperwork is up to date and in order, as well as the other materials required for participation in athletics. You can see the GMHS website for details on requirements to participate and play.


    This feels like the time of year that we have to remind everyone to tighten up on policies and procedures within the school. That said, I’ll ask that everyone refresh themselves with expectations regarding morning carpool procedures. Carpool drivers should enter either through the main entrance off of Spring Drive (at the spirit rock), or should use the express lane entrance off of Spring Drive behind the softball field. Students must only be dropped off at the designated locations on each of these, and drivers must remain in the carpool lanes throughout. We are seeing increases in U-turns, students dropped off randomly in the line, or drivers pulling into lots where this isn’t allowed. Please follow these procedures as each of those violations is dangerous for our students and will result in disciplinary action for students not abiding by our carpool rules.


    Our Black Student Union will be hosting our BSU Showcase in the Auditorium on February 15th. See the school website or social media platforms for specifics. We look forward to celebrating Black HIstory Month in February with this event, as well as other events planned and carried out by our BSU.


    These are all of the announcements that I have for today. I hope everyone has gotten off to a great start to the new semester. GO TROJANS!

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