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Principal's Weekly Message (9-4-17)

September 4, 2017 Message

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First Week of School: The first week of school was very smooth; even with the 2,900+ enrollment.  Last week a Knightdale high school student was hit by a car during the morning commute.  Naturally, we do not want this to happen at GHHS.  Please follow the car pool procedures in the morning to ensure student safety.  Do not drop off your children on Carpenter-Upchurch Road.  If you are driving your son/daughter to school, please also use the round-a-bout to access the carpool lane. The main lot is only for cars with GHHS passes.


Ken Nwadike, Guest Speaker:  On Friday, September 8th, Ken Nwadike, motivational speaker, will be spending the day at GHHS talking with students.  Mr. Nwadike is a peace activist and video journalist popularly known as the Free Hugs Guy. He made major headlines for his peacekeeping efforts and de-escalation of violence during protests, riots and political rallies. Mr. Nwadike was featured in Google’s 2016 Year in Search video as a highlight among some of the year’s most defining moments.


2017 PSAT Registration PSAT registration will begin on Monday, September 11th and continue through Friday, September 22nd.  The registration fee of $16 will be covered by WCPSS for any 11th grader with a 4.2667 GPA or higher. Registration forms and payment will be accepted before school and during SMART Lunch. The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11th. Please see the GHHS website for more information about registration and payment.


Message from Cary Tennis Center:  The Cary Tennis Park is again hosting The Atlantic Tire Championships, a men’s pro tennis event, beginning September 9th running through September 17th.  Access through the tennis park will not be available during the school week (9/11 - 9/15), after about 10 am.  Many of GHHS’s students are dropped off in the tennis park’s parking lot in the mornings, walking through the facility to school, and then picked up by their parents after school each afternoon.  Access for students before school will be available, the gates will be locked late morning and only patrons with tickets will be allowed into the facility.  The tennis center will hand out fliers to parents and students this week with the above information.


Parking Spaces for Juniors:  We have excellent news!  We have some parking spaces for juniors.  The Administrative Team will determine the final details tomorrow morning.  Please watch for a special School Message on Wednesday with all of the detailsJ


9th Grade SOS (Signs of Suicide) Program:  Between September 11th to 22nd, all 9th graders in Healthful Living classes this semester will be viewing the SOS (Signs of Suicide) program. Please be aware that students will be viewing sensitive materials. Information regarding this presentation will be distributed through healthful living classes. If you have concerns about your child's safety, please contact your child's counselor immediately for additional resources or call your nearest emergency room after school hours.