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Principal Message (4/7/24)



Multicultural Festival

The school wants to thank the National Honor Society for organizing our first Multicultural Festival. It featured different cultural performances and raised money for a charity. After the show, there was a dinner with food from around the world. It was an amazing night that we hope to repeat. The festival represented our school's vision and values well. If you attended, performed, volunteered, set up a booth, or helped coordinate this event, THANK YOU! 


Green Level Chorus

GLHS Chorus has been on tour! They have performed in Charleston & competed at Festival Disney.  Big News!  Our chorus just swept its first National Competition at Festival Disney.  Both Choirs tied for first place (extremely rare to do) and are bringing home 2 Golden Mickey Awards!

    • Best in Class:  Treble Choir
    • Best in Class:  Tenor Bass Choir
    • Outstanding Soloist!
    • Superior Ratings for both Choirs


Events this Week:

Monday, April 8

    • Junior Advisory Meeting in the auditorium
    • GLHS Black Student Union Service Project:  The GLHS Black Student Union is committed to providing support for the Black community at GLHS. We are partnering with 100 Black men, an organization dedicated to providing financial support for Black high school graduates through mentorship programs and scholarships. We kindly ask that you please donate to this cause at April 8th-12th 2024.
    • Eclipse Information: The 2024 Great North American Eclipse will happen today.  In North Carolina, the partial eclipse will begin around 1:58pm and peak at approximately 3:15pm when the moon obscures about 82% of the sun.  Wake County Public School student and employee safety is of the utmost importance during this experience.  As such, it is important to recognize that it is never safe to look directly at the sun’s rays, even when the sun is partially obscured.  When watching a partial eclipse, students and employees must wear ISO-certified eclipse glasses at all times if you want to face the sun or use an alternate indirect method of viewing.


Tuesday, April 9

    • End of Quarter 3
    • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB):  The ASVAB will be given to interested students beginning at 7:30 AM in the Media Center. This self-paced, computer assessment is optional and provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. It is also great practice for the SAT/ACT. Students must be at least 16 years of age (on the testing date) to be eligible to take the ASVAB. Students need to register  HERE to take the assessment. Contact Ms. Cotton ( more information.
    • East Carolina University:  Interested Juniors and Seniors need to sign up in AllTimely for Connectivity
    • One Man Show Performance (Theatre) at 7:00 pm:  Green Level Theatre presents, “Enduring Passion and Falling from Pride!” This is a one man show that was written, directed, technical directed, and stars the one and only, Em Ockert. Em was recently awarded the Elizabeth Grimes Droessler Scholarship for their contribution to Fine Arts in WCPSS. Tickets to this event are FREE, but limited. Visit on Insta for QR code to reserve your seat.
    • Get AP Test Ready!  Take advantage of our partnership with The Princeton Review and get ready for exam season.  All events are virtual and free for Green Level families.  Register for events with a non-WCPSS email account. AP Strategy Session at 6:30 pm Register HERE!


Wednesday, April 10

    • Teacher Workday: Teachers will use this day to work on third-quarter grades. Report cards will be distributed in Advisory on Monday, April 22. 


Thursday, April 11

    • First Day of Quarter 4
    • Rising Senior Night:  Juniors and parents of juniors, please join us from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM in the Green Level auditorium! We will have information about the pathways students can explore after high school: enlistment, enrollment, and employment. Guest speakers will be covering each of these areas, along with helpful information to navigate each pathway. We look forward to seeing you!


Friday, April 12

    • Juniors and Seniors:  Quarter 4 lunch passes will be distributed during Connectivity in the Auditorium. If you miss this day, then you need to wait until April 22.
    • Last Day to Submit Club “Renewal” Applications!   The application for club renewals is now open.  All existing clubs must complete the club application for renewal. For more information, visit the GLHS website, activities, and then GatorTime.
    • Arts Market!  Come support the arts at our 5th annual GLHS Art Market from 5-8 pm in our cafeteria. Looking forward to snacks and food trucks, face painting and henna, video games, and most importantly, an art auction! Visitors will be able to look around at all the awesome student art before making a bid to make it their own! Be sure to come and have a blast! Auctioning is online and available on April 7th at 7:30 am. For more information, click HERE!


Saturday, April 13

    • Blood Drive:  The Green Level Red Cross is hosting its second annual blood drive on Saturday, April 13th at the bus loop from 9 am to 2 pm. Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs to be eligible to donate blood. One donation can help save up to 3 lives. Help your local community by donating!
    • Defense Driving Class:  The GHHS PTSA is hosting a defensive driving class on April 13 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Yes, this is from Green Hope High School.


News from Fine Arts Booster (FAB)

Check out the April FAB Newsletter HERE for more information on all these events & more related to GLHS Chorus, Dance, Theatre, & Visual Arts programs.


Senior Information

Water/Nerf Gun Battles

Our district has received multiple reports from area law enforcement agencies regarding local high school seniors engaged in water gun and NERF gun battles in off-campus locations across our community. Law enforcement also shared with us that they are getting reports of students who are trespassing on private property and driving recklessly while engaged in these activities. We are joining with law enforcement to ask you to encourage your student to make responsible decisions. Students who trespass or drive recklessly can face legal consequences and could put their future in jeopardy. Please continue to monitor your student’s activities. The best means to keep schools and communities safe is to maintain healthy and open relationships between adults and children at all times. Students and parents can also report safety concerns to our anonymous tip line, (919) 856-1911.We appreciate your partnership in keeping our communities safe and ensuring that our seniors stay on track for a successful future. If you have questions, please contact Officer Kellem, our SRO, or call the non-emergency line for your local law enforcement agency. 


Cap and Gown

It is that time of the year to order your cap and gown by October 31.  Senior fees cover tassels, diplomas, and diploma cover.  Please use this link  HERE and scroll down.

    • Basic Cap/Gown Package ($35), click HERE
    • Different Package options, click HERE
    • Souvenir Tassel Only, Click HERE


Muffin Thanks

    • Wednesday, April 3rd - FINAL Muffin Day for the Class of 2024.  April Muffins is Co-Sponsored by; The Trivette Family & The Nichols Family . When you see KC, Debbie, & Families out within the community, please take a moment to thank them personally for their support.
    • Wednesday, May 1st - "National Decision Day." = Decision Day Donuts.  We are planning a bigger & different celebration for the morning of 5/1.  We have some super exciting happenings in the works for this special morning & will send out further details within the next couple of weeks.


AP Calculus AB/BC Review Sessions

We encourage AB/BC Calculus students to sign up to attend review sessions at 

  • Monday, April 15 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (Gomilla’s room)
  • Monday, April 22 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (Gomilla’s room)
  • Monday, April 29 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm (cafeteria-teacher workroom)


College Visits

If you are a junior or a senior, the following university is visiting our school next week during Connectivity.  If you are interested in meeting with these schools, please sign up in AllTimely.

  • Tuesday, April 16:  Campbell University
  • Wednesday, April 17:  Jacksonville University


Get AP Test Ready!

Compliments of PTSA!  Take advantage of our partnership with The Princeton Review and get ready for exam season.  All events are virtual and free to Green Level families.  Register for events with a non-WCPSS email account.

  • Study Skills 101 - April 16 at 6:30 pm Register HERE!


GLHS Spring Plant Sale

The Green Level FFA is having its Spring Plant Sale from 4/18-4/21. They are open from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on weekdays, and 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekends. The sale is in the greenhouse by the bus loop and cash and cards are accepted. Please come visit us and spread the word!


GL Band Car Wash!

Drop by Pinnacle Bank at Preston Corners (4725 SW Cary Parkway) on April 20 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to get the pollen washed off your car!


3 Year Graduation Information

Last Thursday, we hosted an information session about North Carolina House Bill 259.  This bill provides 9th and 10th-grade students the opportunity to graduate from high school in 3 years.  For more information, click HERE!


Important Dates

    • Friday, April 19: Turn in the 3-Year Application to Student Services by 7:30 am
    • April 22 to April 26: Initial Counselor Screening
    • April 30: Student/Family notified
    • End of May/Beginning of June: Student/Family, Dean of Students, and Principal meetings


Prom Tickets

Mark your calendars! On April 27 from 7-11 pm, step back into the glitz and glamor of the roaring twenties at our Great Gatsby-themed prom. Juniors and Seniors may purchase their tickets via Go Fan. Students must not owe materials or parking fines to purchase a ticket. Please contact April Mack or Jeremy Hodges with any questions.

Get Tickets HERE!


AP Exams

AP Exams cover two weeks:  May 6-10 and May 13-17.  Lucky us!  We win the record for administering the most AP exams in WCPSS.  If you like data, 1,675 GLHS students will take 4,393 exams. 5 exams are digital exams and 16 exams are your traditional paper/pencil.  


Stakeholder Feedback


    • WCPSS Student Survey:  In the spring, students in grades 5-13 will be asked to complete the annual WCPSS Student Engagement Survey. The survey includes questions about teacher-student relationships, relevance of school work, and future aspirations and goals. The results of this survey help schools monitor their School Improvement Plans, and help the district track student perceptions about their educational experiences. The survey is available now through May 31.  We would like all students at GLHS to have the opportunity to take the survey which can be accessed through each student’s WakeID portal.
    • GLHS Student Feedback Sessions: Administration is collaborating with Ms. Beach to talk openly with students during Connectivity about our school. Our open dialogues have ranged in the following topics:  Honor Code Policy, Student Expectations, Parking Lot, and Wake Tech (CCP). We have 2 more meetings scheduled during Connectivity in Ms. Beach’s room.  Please encourage students to attend: April 24 and May 2



    • WCPSS Family Survey:  Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey beginning today through Friday, May 17. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey.  FYI--The survey link will be live on April 8th.
    • GLHS Parent RoundTable:  We are inviting parents for an open dialogue, on Tuesday, April 30, with Ms. Summers, Mr. Williams and Ms. Roberts about this school year.  We would like to hear strengths and areas of improvement regarding Student Expectations, Honor Code Policy and any other topic on your mind.  Please mark your calendar for the following:
      • An in-person meeting at GLHS:  1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
      • A Virtual meeting:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


2024-25  Information

2024-25 Schedule Information

    • General Information:  Student Services has completed the registration process but we still are processing individual requests. If you or your child have any changes to make to the courses selected in registration, please contact your child's counselor directly via email. Counselors handle a caseload by last name so please refer to the Student Services tab on the website for who to contact. Students may also make appointments with their counselor during the school day using the Google calendar links. There is a hard deadline for changes of May 31 by 3pm - after this date, we will start the process of preparing for schedules to be made in the summer. Please make sure to request any changes prior to this date - as the course correction window when we return in August is not guaranteed. We build the master schedule based on requests, so this is how your child has the best chance of getting their course selections. Thank you for your understanding!
    • Current Juniors:  If your child is a rising senior interested in a mid-year graduation, graduating in January one semester early, this form is due to Student Services by May 31st at 3pm. Please complete this form to request consideration for a Mid-Year Graduation.
    • Current Sophomores and Juniors:  If your child is a rising senior or junior, interested in a schedule reduction - requesting a period off - these forms are due electronically by May 31 at 3pm. The link to Schedule Reduction form is on the Student Services website under "Forms" and linked here. Students must complete this form for their schedule reduction to be considered - this is only for Seniors (for dual enrollment, employment or other) and Juniors with dual enrollment at Wake Tech/CCP (documentation is required to be uploaded).
    • Wake Tech CCP Information:  If your child is taking dual enrollment courses through Wake Technical Community College in the Career and College Promise (CCP) Program, your child must complete the Dual Enrollment form. Students must complete this form for their dual enrollment courses to be put on the high school and college transcript and it is required by WCPSS. Please complete this form AND attach a screenshot from your Wake Tech portal of your enrollment. This form can be turned in one of three ways: Uploaded into the Schedule Reduction Form as documentation for that request, return it to Student Services in person, or email it to Ms. Roberts at after enrolling through Wake Tech. 


Seeking Volunteers for 2024/25 School Year  

GLHS is seeking parent volunteers for the upcoming school year.  Want to get involved, be more informed, and meet a great community of people? 

  • Fine Arts Booster (FAB):  FAB is looking for Board members:  President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. If you are interested, please reach out to Melissa Ockert at
  • PTSA:  For more information on board positions, click HERE!   Email the nominating committee at to get involved!
  • Band Boosters: Band Boosters has an open position for our VP of Fundraising as well as various Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs. If interested, please complete or email at for more information.


Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, April 15:  Junior Advisory Meeting in the Auditorium
  • April 16-19:  Pay It Forward Connectivity sessions for Juniors
  • Monday, April 15:  Fine Arts Booster Meeting at 5:45 pm
  • Wednesday, April 17:  Senior Activities Committee Meeting at 5:30 pm in Media Center
  • Wednesday, April 17:  PTSA Meeting at 6:30 pm in Media Center
  • Friday, April 19:  3 Year Graduation Applications Due to Student Services
  • Monday, April 22:  Senior Advisory Meeting in the Auditorium
  • Monday, April 22:  Q3 Report Cards distributed in Advsiory
  • Wednesday, April 24:  Student Feedback Session with Administration during Connectivity
  • Saturday, April 27:  Prom at Embassy Suites
  • Wednesday, April 29:  Teacher Workday
  • Tuesday, April 30:  In-Person Parent RoundTable meeting from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30:  Virtual Parent RoundTable meeting from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 2:  Student Feedback Session with Administration during Connectivity
  • Friday, May 3:  National Honor Society Applications Due
  • May 6 to May 10:  AP Exams
  • June 3:  Junior Advisory Meeting in Auditorium (senior portraits, and summer planning)