CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATION INFORMATION

Seniors:  Here are important dates and information about graduation and end of the year activities.  Congratulations to all of you! More »

Parents – PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

To all GHS Parents,             Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us meet the interests and needs of your family effectively. Please More »

Students interested in Work Based learning for 2016-2017

Will you be a Junior or Senior Next School year?- Do you have a part time job that aligns to the career pathway you are studying in school? Would you like to More »

CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATION INFORMATION

Seniors:  Here are important dates and information about graduation and end of the year activities.  Congratulations to all of you!

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Parents – PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY

To all GHS Parents,

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Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us meet the interests and needs of your family effectively. Please answer each question honestly, your answers will be anonymous. Only one survey per household should be completed. Thank you for participating.

 

Class of 2017 – Never to early to start getting your senior pictures!

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The New SAT: It Just Makes More Sense

Why did they do it?  The College Board has promised that the new SAT test will test skills that are more predictive of success in college and beyond. We find generally that the SAT changes in 2016 accomplish this goal.

Greater Emphasis on Reasoning Skills and Context, Not Skills in Isolation

Historically the SAT has tested skills in isolation. Vocabulary-based questions would basically evaluate whether the student knew the common definition of that word (like “expropriate”). Writing questions would often test a single grammatical rule in a single sentence. Math questions would test a single math concept for a question of limited scope.

Instead, the new SAT emphasizes higher-level logical and reasoning skills. The Reading and Writing questions are now entirely passage-based, giving more opportunities to test a deeper understanding of how the passage is logically constructed and to draw connections between different parts of the passage. The Math section emphasizes more practical, realistic scenarios and introduces multi-step problems.

IT’S LESS TRICKY!!! The new SAT features fewer tricks, particularly in the Math and Writing sections. The skills tested are more difficult, but the presentation is more straightforward.

Format Changes: Here is how it will look

  • The Essay is optional and has changed dramatically. (NOTE: many colleges will still require an essay score, so it may be in the students’ best interest to complete one.)
  • Instead of 5 answer choices for each question, there will be only 4. This doesn’t necessarily make the test easier since the SAT will just remove the most unlikely answer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, click  https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-about-sat/a/scoring-on-the-redesigned-sat for more info

  Old SAT New SAT
Scoring 600 – 2400 400 – 1600
Subscore and Cross-test Scores available
Timing 3 Hours 45 Minutes 3 Hours (+50 minute optional essay)
Sections   Critical Reading: 200-800

  Writing: 200-800

  Math: 200-800

  Essay (included in Writing score)

  Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 200-800

  Math: 200-800

  Optional Essay (separately scored)

Guessing Penalty 1/4 guessing penalty no guessing penalty
Format Available in print Available in print or on computer

Noah Clowers signs to play football at Benedict College!

Congratulations to Noah Clowers who signed to play football at Benedict College!

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Laetus Natalis Roma!

April 21st is the official birthday of Rome, Italy! She turned 2769 years old.

Latin I and Latin II celebrated Rome’s birthday with Seth Henderson reading the Legend of Rome and the class participating in various learning activities related to her founding.  The celebration ended with each class singing Laetus Natalis Romae and enjoying a big birthday cake!!  Our thanks to Dr. Evans for the ceremonial cutting of the cake and Mrs. German for the pictures.

Students interested in Work Based learning for 2016-2017

Will you be a Junior or Senior Next School year?-
Do you have a part time job that aligns to the career pathway you are studying in school?
Would you like to get high school credit for working that job?
If so, please complete the attached Work Based Learning Application and
Teacher Recommendation Forms and return to Dr. Laura Ergle, CTAE Director.
Download forms here.

Scholarships with June deadlines

Check this link for new scholarships with June deadlines.

 

Scholarships with June 2016 deadlines

A Night in Paris, Prom 2016

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2016 Prom Court

Congratulations to the 2016 prom king and queen: Makerie Bouie and Chansyn Taylor.

Here is a link to candid shots taken by cadystudios.

A special thank you to Ms. Silas for all of her hard work in organizing the 2016 Prom, A Night in Paris.  The photos attached are courtesy of Ms. Russell.

 

Griffin’s Next Top Model Event

Last week, Griffin High School hosted its first annual Griffin’s Next Top Model fashion show to support Relay for Life.

Congratulations to the five models selected as Kimbish Kuties!  These young ladies have been hired by Kimbish Originals as runway models and as mentors for future students who will have a chance to compete in Griffin’s Next Top Model for years to come!

Angel Payne

Angel Payne

 

 

 

 

 

Aniyah Phinazee

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Danaya Jackson

Danaya Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanle Zonou

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Kiyah Harris

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Here are pictures of the fashion show.

Special thank you to Dr. Ramseur for coming up with the event, the culinary arts department for running concessions and donating proceeds, and especially to Ms. Kimberly Wimbish, of Kimbish Originals for designing and donating the fabulous fashions that were presented.