• Monday Memo | March 2

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 3/2/2021

    Monday Memo – Good evening Garner Nation; this is Principal Carter Hillman with a Monday Memo:

     

    • All information provided in this Memo is posted on the GMHS website under the “Principal’s Message.”
    • This week’s in-person learning is for Cohort 1 (A).  Next week, March 8th through March 11th is for Cohort 2 (B).  Please review the school calendar on the GMHS website for each cohort’s schedule through the end of the school year.
    • Parents: If you are dropping students off for school via the carpool lane.  Students cannot leave your car until they have passed their daily health screening.  This is a WCPSS expectation.  
    • Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd is a county-based Asynchronous Day for students.  There will be no live instruction on this day, but teachers will post assignments to be completed.  Students will be marked present for classes by completing these assignments.
    • As we return to campus, students will need to bring their own devices to use for class each day.  The device should be a laptop or Chromebook.  A tablet with a keyboard will work if no other device is available.  Students who received WCPSS devices must bring those with them every day.  Make sure your devices are fully charged before school begins.  All students need to bring their own headphones or earbuds with them daily.  Inexpensive headphones and earbuds can be purchased at most stores. Including “dollar” stores.  If you have questions or concerns about devices, please contact Ms. Ireland.
    • GMHS Student Services would like to remind students and parents that Course Registration for the 2021-22 school year will occur for all grade levels from Thursday, March 4th through Tuesday, March 9th.  If you have questions, please contact GMHS student services.
    • Attention Senior Parents: Cap and Gown photos will be this Thursday, March 4th.  Please note that the location has changed and will be in the small gym.  Students will enter and get health screened at the student parking lot entrance.  Please be aware that Cap and Gown photos are not mandatory, but those who decided to participate must pay a $10.00 session fee, and you must schedule a session time.  Find the link via the GMHS website calendar or student email.  Please note that Cap and Gowns will be provided and sanitized with each use.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Easton.
    • Wednesday, March 10th will be Underclassmen Picture make-up day in the small gym.  All students, in every cohort (in-person or virtual), who are interested in make-up day, must make an appointment using the link on the GMHS website calendar.  Students arriving to the campus for their appointment much enter through the student parking lot entrance.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Easton.
    • Attention Juniors and Seniors who like to work with your hands and are seeking opportunities outside of the university:  The NC Triangle Apprenticeship Program may be for you.  NC TAP has added additional information session and virtual tours for those who would still like to explore the program.  Go to the GMHS website, look for the Career Services page to register for an information session and a virtual tour.
    • That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, continue to keep in communication with your teachers, and have a good evening.
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  • Monday Memo | February 22

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 2/22/2021

    Monday Memo – Good evening Garner Nation; this is Principal Carter Hillman with a Monday Memo:

     

    • All information provided in this Memo is posted on the GMHS website under the “Principal’s Message.”
    • This week’s in-person learning is for Cohort 3 (C).  Next week, March 1st through March 5th is for Cohort 1 (A).  Please review the school calendar on the GMHS website for each cohort’s schedule through the end of the school year.
    • Parents: If you are dropping students off for school via the carpool lane.  Students cannot leave your car until they have passed their daily health screening.  This is a WCPSS expectation.  
    • Attention Juniors:  The state of North Carolina will give all juniors the ACT tomorrow, Tuesday, February 23rd.  The ACT must be given in person to all students listed as 11th graders in PowerSchools.  Students have received information, via email, such as room assignments, arrival times, procedures, etc.  Tuesday, February 23rd will an Asynchronous Day to have staff available to assist with testing and provide social distancing standards for all students.  Juniors who are scheduled to test will report to campus on ACT day.  Bus transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch being served.  9th, 10th, and 12th graders DO NOT report to campus tomorrow.  Juniors, please certain to review ACT emails.
    • This Wednesday, February 24th is a county-based Asynchronous Day for students.  There will be no live instruction on this day, but teachers will post assignments to be completed.  Students will be marked present for classes by completing these assignments.
    • As we return to campus, students will need to bring their own devices to use for class each day.  The device should be a laptop or Chromebook.  A tablet with a keyboard will work if no other device is available.  Students who received WCPSS devices must bring those with them every day.  Make sure your devices are fully charged before school begins.  All students need to bring their own headphones or earbuds with them daily.  Inexpensive headphones and earbuds can be purchased at most stores. Including “dollar” stores.  If you have questions or concerns about devices, please contact Ms. Ireland.
      GMHS has created a “Student Video” to review GMHS expectations and support a better understanding for how our school will operate under Plan B.   This link can be found on the GMHS homepage by clicking on the Lime Green Banner at the top of the page.  We are asking all students and their families who are assigned to return to school to review this video prior to coming on campus for the first time.
    • Attention Senior Parents: Cap and Gown photos will be next Thursday, March 4th.  Please note that the location has changed and will be in the small gym.  Students will enter and get health screened at the student parking lot entrance.  Please be aware that Cap and Gown photos are not mandatory, but those who decided to participate must pay a $10.00 session fee, and you must schedule a session time.  Find the link via the GMHS website calendar or student email.  Please note that Cap and Gowns will be provided and sanitized with each use.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Easton.
    • Attention Juniors and Seniors who like to work with your hands and are seeking opportunities outside of the university:  The NC Triangle Apprenticeship Program may be for you.  NC TAP has added additional information session and virtual tours for those who would still like to explore the program.  Go to the GMHS website, look for the Career Services page to register for an information session and a virtual tour.
    • That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, continue to keep in communication with your teachers, and have a good evening.
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  • Tuesday Memo | February 16

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 2/16/2021

    Monday Memo – Good evening Garner Nation; this is Principal Carter Hillman with a Monday Memo, on Tuesday:

     

    All information provided in this Memo is posted on the GMHS website under the “Principal’s Message.”

    Students who signed up for in-person, cohort rotation groups will be returning to school tomorrow Wednesday, February 17th, starting with Cohort 2 or Group B students.  Each group is assigned to attend school for a week on a three-week rotation.  If you have been assigned to Cohort 1 (A) or Cohort 3 (C) you will remain as a virtual learner until your rotation is assigned to attend school for the week.

    Parents: If you are dropping students off for school via the carpool lane.  Students cannot leave your car until they have passed their daily health screening.  This is a WCPSS expectation.    

    GMHS has created a “Student Video” to review GMHS expectations and support a better understanding for how our school will operate under Plan B.   This link can be found on the GMHS homepage by clicking on the Lime Green Banner at the top of the page.  We are asking all students and their families who are assigned to return to school to review this video prior to coming on campus for the first time.

    As we return to campus, students will need to bring their own devices to use for class each day.  The device should be a laptop or Chromebook.  A tablet with a keyboard will work if no other device is available.  Students who received WCPSS devices must bring those with them every day.  Make sure your devices are fully charged before school begins.  All students need to bring their own headphones or earbuds with them daily.  Inexpensive headphones and earbuds can be purchased at most stores. Including “dollar” stores.  If you have questions or concerns about devices, please contact Ms. Ireland.

    Attention Juniors:  The state of North Carolina will give all juniors the ACT on Tuesday, February 23rd.  The ACT must be given in person to all student listed as 11th graders in PowerSchools.  Students have been receiving information, via email, over the passed weeks, such as room assignments, arrival times, procedures, etc.  Tuesday, February 23rd will an Asynchronous Day to have staff available to assist with testing and provide social distancing standards for all students.  Juniors who are scheduled to test will report to campus on ACT day.  Bus transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch being served.  9th, 10th, and 12th graders DO NOT report to campus on that day.  Juniors, please be on the lookout for ACT emails this week.

    The GMHS Fine Arts Department is excited to announce that our spring musical will be Disney’s “Frozen, Junior!”  The performance will be streamed at scheduled times in May.  Rehearsals will be March through April and auditions are happening now through next week.  Check the school website for audition information or email Mrs. Hazelrigg or Mr. Wanamaker with questions.  Audition videos are due by February 21st.

    Attention Senior Parents: Cap and Gown photos will be Thursday, March 4th.  Please note that the location has changed and will be in the small gym.  Students will enter and get health screened at the student parking lot entrance.  Please be aware that Cap and Gown photos are not mandatory, but those who decided to participate must pay a $10.00 session fee, and you must schedule a session time.  Find the link via the GMHS website calendar or student email.  Please note that Cap and Gowns will be provided and sanitized with each use.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Easton.

    Attention Parents of bus riders:  WCPSS will provide transportation to eligible students who will be participating in in-person instruction beginning this week.  Before a student can ride the bus, a parent or guardian is required to complete and sign a Health Attestation Form.  GMHS is providing this information to allow families time to complete this process prior to students returning to campus.  This link is posted on the WCPSS website under “Transportation” and on the GMHS website as well.  The direct link is: wcpss.net/busform.  Please contact GMHS should you have any questions.

    That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, continue to keep in communication with your teachers, and have a good evening.

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  • Monday Memo | February 8

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 2/8/2021

    Monday Memo – Good evening Garner Nation; this is Principal Carter Hillman with a Monday Memo:

    • All information provided in this Memo is posted on the GMHS website under the “Principal’s Message.”
    • GMHS has created a “Student Video” to review GMHS expectations and support a better understanding for how our school will operate under Plan B.   This link can be found on the GMHS homepage by clicking on the Lime Green Banner at the top of the page.  We are asking all students and their families who are assigned to return to school to review this video prior to coming on campus for the first time.
    • Student interested in careers in IT are invited to attend a virtual Career Conversation tomorrow, Tuesday, February 9th at 12:00 noon. Students will hear from three employees at IBM and their path into an IT career. Go to the Career Services website to sign up and the Meet code will be emailed to you tomorrow. 
    • The ASVAB Exam will be given this Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 AM for students in grades 11 and 12.  The test will be administered in the auxiliary gym.  Students must pass health screenings prior to entering the building through the auditorium entrance, masks must be worn at all times, and students must provide their own transportation.  The ASVAB is free and a requirement for students who are looking to join the military.  Students can sign-up on the GMHS website, go to the Students tab and look for Career Services.
    • Students who signed up for in-person, cohort rotation groups will be returning to school next Wednesday, February 17th, starting with Cohort 2 or Group B students.  Each group is assigned to attend school for a week on a three-week rotation.  If you have been assigned to Cohort 1 (A) or Cohort 3 (C) you will remain as a virtual learner until your rotation is assigned to attend school for the week.
    • Attention Juniors:  The state of North Carolina will give all juniors the ACT on Tuesday, February 23rd.  The ACT must be given in person to all student listed as 11th graders in PowerSchools.  Students will receive information, via email, in the coming weeks, such as room assignments, arrival times, procedures, etc.  Tuesday, February 23rd will an Asynchronous Day to have staff available to assist with testing and provide social distancing standards for all students.  Juniors who are scheduled to test will report to campus on ACT day.  Bus transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch being served.  9th, 10th, and 12th graders DO NOT report to campus on that day.  Juniors, please be on the lookout for ACT emails in the next two weeks.
    • For those students who had an underclassman picture made, they are now in and can be picked up from the front office during office hours.
    • Attention Parents of bus riders:  WCPSS will provide transportation to eligible students who will be participating in in-person instruction beginning next week.  Before a student can ride the bus, a parent or guardian is required to complete and sign a Health Attestation Form.  GMHS is providing this information in advance to allow families time to complete this process prior to students returning to campus.  This link is posted on the WCPSS website under “Transportation” and on the GMHS website as well.  The direct link is: wcpss.net/busform.  Please contact GMHS should you have any questions.
    • That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, continue to keep in communication with your teachers, and have a good evening.
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