• Monday Memo

    Posted by John Williams on 4/25/2022 5:00:00 PM

    Parents and Guardians:

    • Students who are attending Wake Tech in the Fall, Wake Tech has four special scholarships just for Garner Magnet and South Garner High School students planning to attend Wake Tech this fall. These are in addition to the Governor’s Longleaf Scholarships being offered and as specifically for Garner students. All you need to do is complete one scholarship form to be considered for the Garner Economic Development Council Scholarships ($2500 each), the Yeargan Family Foundation Scholarships ($2500 each), as well as all our other scholarships (ranging from $3500 to $500.) The application is available online here: https://www.waketech.edu/wake-tech-foundation/what/scholarships

    • Mr. Matthew Price, the new GMHS principal, will be on campus Thursday, April 28th, from 4:30PM to 5:30PM, in the media center for a floating meet-and-greet session with parents.  His first active day of service will be May 16, 2022. There will be other opportunities to engage with him for any parent who cannot make this greeting.  Currently, he is the principal of Western Harnett High School.

    • Prom Tickets are currently on sale online. They are $50 each and will be available until May 6th. Students may also purchase in person tickets this week on the following days: Monday, Thursday, and Friday in the media center after school. Cash and check will be accepted. Guest forms for guests who do not attend GMHS are due April 30th. They may be turned in to the front office or emailed to aireland@wcpss.net

    • Parents: Please take a moment to complete the Panorama WCPSS Family Survey by May 6th. This survey provides valuable feedback to guide school decisions. The link was sent out via Talking Points but you may also access it at the link below: 


    • I sent a special carpool message to all parents this afternoon. Help us with carpooling each day.  I realize that the bus problem this year has put more traffic in the carpool than usual.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Let’s show our young people that the adult drivers can honor the carpool guidelines, even though it is often inconvenient.


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  • Wednesday Memo

    Posted by John Williams on 4/6/2022 12:30:00 PM
    • The Improv Troupe will have a performance in the Auditorium this Thursday at 7:00pm. Admission is $5 and all ticket proceeds go to benefiting Relay for Life. Runtime is one hour and concessions will be available. 
    • Spring break for students begins Apr 11, 2022 and ends Apr 15, 2022, as classes resume at 725AM on Apr 18, 2022, a B day.  The office will be closed to the public during this week.
    • Last evening, the Wake County Board of Education appointed Mr. Matt Price as the next principal (#11) for Garner Magnet High.  Currently, he serves as the principal of Western Harnett High School.  His first day at GMHS will be May 2, 2022.  Soon, I will share further details about a Meet and Greet session for the community.  I have sent his letter of introduction to all parents and guardians.



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  • Monday Memo

    Posted by John Williams on 3/28/2022 9:00:00 PM
    • An interest meeting for prospective colorguard and marching band students and their parents will be held on this Thursday 3/31 at 6pm in the band room. Interested students and parents may join us for a meet-and-greet with current students and boosters- pizza and snacks provided.  Questions and RSVP (highly encouraged but not required) may be sent to director of bands,  Mr.Shipp at pshipp@wcpss.net.
    • We have made an effort to improve our web calendar.  With only two weeks before spring break, it is a good time to review all upcoming events for the remainder of the year.  One important date is June 11, at 4PM, when we graduate the Class of ‘22 from the downtown civic center.  


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  • Monday Memo

    Posted by John Williams on 3/21/2022 1:00:00 PM
    • Attention 9th grade parents,  during the week of March 28th, Human Trafficking lessons will be taught during Healthful Living classes. A letter will be sent home with more information for students enrolled in this course. If any parent has any questions, please contact Mrs. Creecy in Student Services, at bcreecy@wcpss.net.
    • Parents of graduating seniors,  the next pickup date for cap and gown orders is May 6th during lunches.  Jostens will be back on campus to distribute.
    • Everyone is invited to join and register for the March of the Trojans 5 Fun Run/Walk.  This will be a fun event sponsored by the PTSA - here on campus starting at Trojan Stadium.  There will be a DJ with music, food, games and vendor booths.  This event is open to the whole community.  You can run, walk with family and friends, create a team, dress up - be silly, be fun, be Healthy!  March 26th at 9 a.m.  Sign up now by using QR code on flyers around school or go to Facebook - @Garner High School March of the Trojans 5K Fun Run.  Also find posts on Twitter and Instagram.  Thanks to everyone for signing up to join friends and community in a Fun Event - can’t wait to see your smiling faces.
    • This Friday, March 25, 2025 is the last day of Quarter 3 grading period.  Parents may access grades and other student data through Power School applications.  Parents needing help may contact Ms. Warren, our data manager, at nwarren@wcpss.net.
    • We are beginning the process to select our 2021-2022 Outstanding Seniors. Eligible students may apply to be a 2022 Outstanding Senior. To be eligible, a senior must have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA and be in good standing with the school. Seniors should  complete the application by Tuesday, March 22nd at 9:30 am. Once applications have been received, the next step will be a voting process involving staff and seniors.
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