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Principal Message (5/12/24)


GLHS Staff Appreciation Week

Shout out to PTSA for spoiling teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week!  We loved all the treats.  Also, thank you to the parents who reached out to various teachers.  We appreciate you and feel appreciated!


AP Exams

One week down and one week to go! 

  • Digital Exams:

    • Students taking the following AP Exams Digitally (English Language, World History and Computer Science Principles):  You must bring your WCPSS Chromebook fully charged on the date of your exam.  To check that Bluebook is working, sign out of your Chromebook and click on the Apps Kiosk in the bottom left-hand corner.  Open Bluebook and verify that it loads to the sign in page.  GLHS has a very limited number of backup loaner devices, so be prepared.   Staff cannot reset College Board passwords and logins, so be sure you know that information on test day.
  • AP Textbooks:

    • Students with textbooks must return them on the day of your AP Exam to your teacher or the library.  All textbooks must be returned no later than May 17.  


Events this Week:

Monday, May 13

  • AP Testing:
    • AM Exam (247 students): Calculus AB/BC
    • PM Exam (344 students):  Precalculus
  • Round 1NCHSAA Women's Soccer Playoffs vs Fuquay at 6:00 pm
  • Fine Art Booster (FAB) meeting at 6:00 pm in the Chorus room


Tuesday, May 14

  • AP Testing:
    • AM Exam (379students): English Language
    • PM Exam (337 students):  No Exams
  • FFA Banquet at 6:00 pm in the commons area
  • Final 4 of NCHSAA State Playoffs Mens LAX vs. Cardinal Gibbons at 7:00 pm


Wednesday, May 15

  • AP Testing:
    • AM Exam (283 students): French and World History
    • PM Exam (354students):  Computer Science Principles and Music Theory
  • Class of 2025 Parent Meetings: Class of 2025 Senior Activities Committee Meeting from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. This meeting will focus on our rising senior class and activities for the year.


Thursday, May 16

  • AP Testing:
    • AM Exam (41 students): Spanish Language
    • PM Exam (184 students):  Biology
  • Round 2 NCHSAA Womens Soccer Playoffs vs TBD

Friday, May 17

  • AP Testing:
    • AM Exam (135 students): Physics I
    • PM Exam (52 students):  Latin and Physics II
  • AP Textbooks Due to Media Center


Attention Seniors

All seniors must return their Chromebook, chargers, library materials, and English novels no later than May 28.  Textbooks are due May 17.  To ensure you receive graduation tickets on Senior night, you must have everything turned in by May 28.  Please  set reminders to meet these deadlines.


Junior Parents

Immunization Requirement:

​North Carolina law now requires all rising 12th graders to receive a meningococcal vaccine booster before starting 12th grade. The vaccination must be done before the 2024-25 school year begins. Parents will need to provide a copy of their child’s immunization record showing proof that the meningococcal vaccine has been completed prior to the first day of school. This is a 2-dose immunization; the 1st dose was required in the 7th grade in Wake County schools. Please send your immunization updates to or   Fax: 919-589-6734 Attention- Records.....


We need YOU!

We are preparing for the Class of 2025 and would like to invite you to our first Senior Activities Committee (SAC) meeting on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the media center.



Join Us! GLHS PTSA General Membership Meeting

    • Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm
    • GLHS Commons Area
    • In accordance with the NCPTA bylaws, the Nominating Committee is presenting the following nominees to serve on the GLHS PTSA Board for the 24/25 school year.  The slate will be voted on Wednesday, May 22 at the General Membership Meeting at 7 pm. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.
      • President - OPEN
      • Vice President - OPEN
      • Treasurer - Nagasri Gilla
      • Secretary - Kim Powell


Volunteering With PTSA

The Nominating Committee needs you for the 24/25 school year.  Please contact the nominating committee ( for more information to get involved at The Swamp. Volunteer commitments range from 2 hours per week to 2 hours per month.  Critical needs include President and Spirit Wear.  A full list of volunteer positions can be found on our website.  Please consider sharing your time and talents with GLHS PTSA.  There is something for everyone and we need you!


FAB News!

First, Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms! Thank you for all the incredible things you do every day, seen and unseen! You are amazing!


Second, a reminder that our next FAB meeting is tomorrow (Monday) evening May 13 at 6 pm in the chorus room. The Zoom link is HERE!


Mark Your Calendar

  • May 20: Senior Advisory in the Auditorium
  • May 22:  Reflections Breakfast during Connectivity
  • May 23:  Yearbook Distribution for Seniors during Connectivity
  • May 24:  Athletics Turn in Day
  • May 24:  Senior Sunset
  • May 27:  Holiday
  • May 28:  Senior Advisory in the Auditorium
  • May 28:  Senior Turn in Day
  • May 29:  Senior Fines Due
  • May 31:  Underclassmen Turn in Date:  Last day for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors to turn in English novels, textbooks and library materials.  They will keep Chromebooks through their senior year.
  • May 31:  Yearbook Distribution (Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors) during Connectivity
  • June 3:  Junior Advisory Meeting in Auditorium (senior portraits, and summer planning)
  • June 4:  Teachers inform seniors about exemptions
  • June 4:  Seniors take CTE Exam
  • June 4:  Senior Night
  • June 5:  Senior Exams (Periods 2 and 4 in media center)
  • June 6:  Senior Exams (Periods 1 and 3 in classrooms)
  • June 6 to 12:  Exam Week for underclassman
  • June 9:  Graduation at RCC at 4:00 pm
  • June 12:  Last day of School