• Monday Memo | August 2

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 8/2/2021

    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.”
    • Students: Fall sports begin today, Monday, August 2nd. Student-athletes must be registered via DragonFly located on the GMHS website, under the athletic webpage.  Additional information can be obtained from the GMHS Athletic Director or coaching staff with contact information located on the school’s athletic webpage.
    • Freshmen students and parents: A reminder that Freshman Orientations will be on Thursday, August 5th at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM; students can choose which session to attend.  Families can access the building through the front doors; parents will meet in the auditorium and the students will get their schedules and find their classrooms.  Please note that due to students being in the building, face masks will be required for this event.
    • Students and parents: GMHS Student Services is continuing to work on student schedules, and they will not become official until Monday, August 16th.   Should you be able to access your schedule prior to that day, it does not guarantee that is your final schedule.
    • Parents, please mark your calendars for the GMHS Family Engagement Night, scheduled for Wednesday, August 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This time is an informal gathering for families to walk the halls, introduce yourselves to teachers, and find out what activities are available at Garner Magnet High School.  To reduce crowds, we are splitting the evening based on family last name: Last names A-K from 6:00 to 6:45, and last names L-Z from 7:00 to 7:45.  Food Trucks will be in the bus parking lot. Stand by for more details on procedures for pre-ordering food items for this event.
    • The opening day of school for all students is Monday, August 23rd.  The school day runs from 7:25 AM to 2:20 PM.
    • That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, enjoy the last weeks of summer, and have a good evening.
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  • Monday Memo | July 19

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 7/19/2021

    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.”
    • Attention Juniors and Seniors:  This week, July 19th through July 25th, online payment for students parking is only available for seniors.  On Monday, July 26th, both juniors and seniors will have access to the online parking payment.  If you have received an email from Mr. Pruette stating that you have a GMHS Fee and/or Fine to pay prior to applying for student parking, please contact Mr. Pruette for what you need to do.   His email is rpruette@wcpss.net.
    • Students:  For those students who are interested in participating in a fall sport, the season begin on Monday, August 2nd.  Student-athletes must be registered via DragonFly, located on the school’s website under, athletics.  Additional information can be obtained via the Athletic Director or Coaching Staff with contact information located on the school’s athletic webpage.
    • Students and parents: GMHS Student Services is continuing to work on student schedules, and they will not become official until Monday, August 16th.   Should you be able to access your schedule prior to that day, it does not guarantee that is your final schedule.
    • Parents, please mark you calendars for the GMHS Family Engagement Night, scheduled on Wednesday, August 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This time is an informal gathering for families to walk the halls, introduce yourselves to teachers, and find out what activities are available at Garner Magnet High School.  To reduce crowds, we are splitting the evening based on family last name: Last name A-K during the first hour, and last name L-Z during the last hour.  For more information, please see the GMHS website.
    • That ends your announcements for this evening.  Please keep your students safe, enjoy the last weeks of summer, and have a good evening.
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  • Senior Memo | June 7

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 6/7/2021

    Good evening Trojan Seniors and families; this is principal Carter Hillman will a special graduation week announcement:

     

    • Please note that there is updated information in this message and that receiving this announcements does not guarantee your senior is graduating
    • Graduation Practices – Tuesday, June 8th at 10:00 AM (A-J) / 1:00 PM (K-Z): All seniors who are planning to attend graduation are required to be at graduation practice.  Seniors need to report directly to the Home entrance of Trojan Stadium by the set time of their practice.  For questions or concerns, contact Ms. Hetrick (jhetrick@wcpss.net).  Seniors will be given graduation tickets (six tickets) at practice if all fees and fines have been paid, school/county materials have been returned, and seniors have provided the school the names of their guests.
    • Seniors, who have cleared all feels and fines, returned school/county materials, AND submitted their list of guest names will receive six guest tickets for the Graduation Ceremony.  Parents, seniors are required by WCPSS policy to provide a listing of names of up to six guests, who are attending graduation, prior to receiving guest tickets.  If they have not done this by graduation practice, Senior will receive a notification instead of tickets.  To receive the tickets Seniors will need to enter the school through the student parking lot entrance by the auditorium to complete the guest list form.  Fees and fines, as well as material drop off will be set up in the same location.
    • GMHS Graduation – Thursday, June 10th at 8:00 AM (A-J) / 11:00 AM (K-Z):  Seniors need to arrive at Trojan Stadium 45 minutes prior to their designated ceremony start time at the Home entrance.  Whereas state and county Covid policies continue to change, GMHS will have two ceremonies. Due to the outdoor venue, masks are not required.  However, given the number of graduates and guests, it is recommended that those who have not been fully vaccinated to wear a mask.  Should the June 10th ceremony be postponed due to inclement weather, the ceremony will take place on Friday, June 11th, same starting times; 8:00 AM (A-J) and 11:00 AM (K-Z). 
    • Parking Notice, for any guest in need to be dropped off close to the Stadium Guest gait due to limited mobility, please access GMHS campus through the bus parking lot entrance (the last campus entrance heading toward Vandora Springs Road).  This lot is for drop off only, we are asking guests not to park in this lot as WCPSS buses will be running that day for elementary and middle schools.  All student and guest parking will be in the front and student lots.
    • Seniors and guests, as we in the month of June in North Carolina, even though ceremonies are occurring during the morning hours, it is highly recommended to hydrate prior to the ceremony.  Unopened, pre-packed water bottles will be allowed during the ceremony.
    • If you have any questions concerning this week’s graduation events, please contact Mr. Blair Pruette at rpruette@wcpss.net, with the Subject Title: Graduation Concerns.
    • We look forward to hosting graduation ceremonies this week and having a new group join our Trojan Alumni.  Have a good evening.
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  • Tuesday Memo | June 1

    Posted by Carter Hillman on 6/1/2021

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

     

    • GMHS Final Exams continue through Thursday, June 10th.  Students who are assigned to take CTE and EOC state-based exams are required to take these exams in person.  All teacher-made exams will be virtual this school year to reduce the number of students coming to school during final exams.  During the first four days of exams, any student who needs to come to school for a CTE exam can stay for both exam periods and take their virtual exam in that teacher’s classroom.  For questions about your student’s remaining exam schedule, please reach out to your student’s teachers.
    • All students with WCPSS hotspots must turn the hotspot in by the end of the school year.  Hotspots can be turned into the media center or dropped off in the front office.  Only graduating seniors or students leaving WCPSS must turn in county-issues Chromebooks.  See the GMHS website for more information.
    • Yearbook pickup will be June 3rd, 4th, and 7th from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the concession stands by the auditorium entrance.  Students may enter at the student parking lot entrance.  Yearbooks may be purchased during pickup for $80.00 with cash or check only.  Please contact Mrs. Easton if you have questions.
    • Attention all students taking EOC state exams on June 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th: Please note that due to the extra time assigned to these exams, the start time for each day is 7:25 AM and NOT 7:35 AM.  We ask those who are driving or being dropped off to arrive to school prior to 7:25 AM.
    • Attention Seniors:  Senior Graduation Signs have arrived at the school.  Seniors can pick them up during yearbook hours (June 3rd, 4th, and 7th – 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM) by the auditorium concession area. Seniors can enter the school through the student parking lot entrance.  They will also be available for pickup prior to the Senior Parade on June 5th from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, located outside the student parking lot entrance.  Final distribution of signs will be on Tuesday, June 8th at Graduation Practices, located by the auditorium concession area.  Seniors can enter the school through the student parking lot entrance.
    • Attention Seniors and parents: Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 10th for graduation ceremonies in Trojan Stadium.  There will be two graduation sessions (based on the student’s last name) at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Should there be inclement weather, the make-up day is Friday, June 11th, same times.  Graduation rehearsals have been set for Tuesday, June 8th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Seniors must be at rehearsal to participate in their graduation ceremony.  At rehearsal all seniors, who have cleared fees and fines, will receive six guest tickets for the Graduation Ceremony.
    • Seniors, Garner elementary schools are inviting GMHS Seniors to walk their halls one last time.  Please join us and wear your cap and gown.  Dates and times are unique for each school.  Please use the Sign-up Genius on the GMHS website under Announcements to sign up for the Clap Out at your elementary school.  A couple of school are still finalizing details and we will have the Sign-up Genius updated as we confirm dates and times.
    • 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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