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Laws of Life Essay Winners

Congratulations to our winners for the 2015 Laws of Life Essay Contest! Each grade-level winner will receive $50, and our school winner will receive $100 and be entered into the state finals More »

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Each March book club celebrates “Manga March”. We choose this month to read manga and learn about Japanese culture. We’d like to extend our love for these books to you in hosting More »

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Beta Club State Convention

Griffin High School Beta Club members had the opportunity to attend the Georgia State Beta Club Convention this past weekend in Atlanta. All members were open to new experiences and were able More »

Cheerleading Tryouts

GHS Cheerleading tryouts are March 30- April 2 in the GHS gym from 4:30-6:30. Tryout packets need to be completed before students can participate. Students and parents can contact Coach Tolbert for more information at 770-229-3752 ext 121 or theresa.tolbert@gscs.org. Tryout packets can be picked up from the front office, Coach Tolbert’s office, printed from the Cheer website (here), or below.
You can find the tryout packet and the physical form below.

Laws of Life Essay Winners

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Congratulations to our winners for the 2015 Laws of Life Essay Contest! Each grade-level winner will receive $50, and our school winner will receive $100 and be entered into the state finals for larger prizes. Congratulations to all!

The information below is from the Laws of Life website, to read more click here.

The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a character education and ethical literacy program for high school students, grades 9 – 12. The contest asks students to select a Law of Life or maxim (such as “Honesty is the best policy,” or “To give is better than to receive”), and to write a personal essay explaining how the Law of Life applies to the student’s life. The program challenges students to reflect upon core values such as perseverance, generosity, courage and compassion, and it rewards those students who are willing to take a stand for their beliefs.

9th grade winner:  Tracy Naluyima
Honorable Mentions: Chandlier Futch, Andrea Everett
10th grade winner: Rachel Riordan
Honorable Mentions: Macy Lyle, Jeramie Paz, Allison Crawley
11th grade winner: Brittany Mathieu
Honorable Mentions: Sidney Willis, Aleica Miller, Kaitlynn Manning
12th grade winner (school winner): Malik Miller
Honorable Mentions: Juan Marin, Jenna Paz, Laura Harness

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Brittany Mathieu, Malik Miller, and Tracy Naluyima Grade and school level winners. (Not pictured: Rachel Riordan)

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Each March book club celebrates “Manga March”. We choose this month to read manga and learn about Japanese culture. We’d like to extend our love for these books to you in hosting a manga competition!

Read over the following categories to compete!
All entries are due March 27th to Mrs. Valdez!

 

Fan Art Manga:
Draw any art from your favorite manga! This category is for those of you who enjoy manga as well as drawing your favorite ones! You must draw one full page drawing on plain white computer paper and include color.

THE PRIZE (5 winners) – Pocky & a Japanese soda

 

Original Manga Drawing:
This category is for those of you who enjoy creating your own manga characters. This category is ORIGINAL artwork! You must draw one full page drawing on plain white computer paper and include color.

THE PRIZE (2 winners) – Bento box with Japanese candy

 

Original Manga Drawing & One Chapter Story:
This category is for those who enjoy writing and drawing manga! This category is ORIGINAL artwork and storyline! You must draw and write a chapter of a manga with drawings included. This can be done on half a sheet of plain white computer paper. It must have the boxes, speech bubbles, drawings, and other aspects related to manga.

THE PRIZE (1 winner) – Manga wall scroll as well as Pocky & Japanese soda

Beta Club State Convention

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Griffin High School Beta Club members had the opportunity to attend the Georgia State Beta Club Convention this past weekend in Atlanta. All members were open to new experiences and were able to meet other fellow Beta Club members. It was a weekend full of learning, friendly competition, and lots of talent. ”

As the Beta Club president, I encourage all future and current members to participate next year. It’s disappointing seeing other schools competing in subject/project areas that our school excels at.” -Jamarcus Watkins

Prom 2015

Where:
Georgia Freight Depot (Link to the venue)
65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
When:  May 2, 2015
Time:  7pm-11pm
Price:
         Feb. 23 – March 13, 2015 tickets will be sold for $60.00
         March 16 – April 10, 2015 tickets will be sold for $70.00
         April 13th – April 30, 2015  tickets will be sold for $80.00
  • No Checks!! Only Cash or Money Order accepted.
  • No Lay-a-way! No refunds!!
  • Last Day to purchase tickets is April 30th, 2015
  • Tickets will only be sold during 2nd, 3rd and 4th lunches ONLY
  • Parents will not be allowed to purchase tickets
  • Non-GHS students have an application to get filled out
  • Guests who are not in school must have a copy of Valid I.D.
  • Students must be  20 years of Age and Under
  • No FRESHMEN

PROM 2015

Where:
Georgia Freight Depot (Link to the venue)
65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
When:  May 2, 2015
Time:  7pm-11pm
Price:
Feb. 23-March 16, 2015 tickets will be sold for $60.00
March 16-April 6, 2015 tickets will be sold for $70.00
April 6th – April 30, 2015  tickets will be sold for $80.00
  • No Checks!! Only Cash or Money Order accepted.
  • No Lay-a-way! No refunds!!
  • Last Day to purchase tickets is April 30th, 2015
  • Tickets will only be sold during 2nd, 3rd and 4th lunches ONLY
  • Parents will not be allowed to purchase tickets

Non-GHS students have an application to get filled out
Guests who are not in school must have a copy of Valid I.D.
Students must be  20 years of Age and Under
No FRESHMEN

Freshmen Orientation Presentation

Click below for information for upcoming freshmen and their parents.

Freshmen Orientation Presentation

GHS Students Show Their Talents

Scarlett Kennedy, Lindsay Thomaston, Hannah Jones, and Taylor Mount spent three of their winter break days working to make the birthday wishes come true for Mrs. Thompson’s, a GHS Spanish teacher, 9-yr-old little girl.  They are very talented and dedicated students who used their creativity to create a beautiful space!

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Pawbotics Competed at State FTC Competition

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Pawbotics, the Griffin High Robotics team, competed at the state FTC competition.  The team performed very well throughout the day and received accolades from many other teams. They won four of their six qualification matches and finished the day in 7th place out of 34 teams. They were then selected by the number two ranked team to compete with them in the finals. After a very unfortunate robot malfunction the team lost in the semi finals. They were however selected as alternates for the Super Regional Tournament in San Antonio, TX to be held in March.
This is the best that any Griffin High team has ever performed at the state level so please take a moment to congratulate any of the members if you see them for their outstanding performance!
Also, a special thanks to Lorie Dobbs, Science teacher at Griffin High, for accompanying the team and supporting them throughout the tournament.
Thank you for all of your support throughout the season!

 

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Summer Leadership Institute Opportunities

Two summer leadership institute deadlines are approaching quickly! SYLI @Goizueta and Turner Voices Youth Media Institute, have deadlines this Wednesday, February 25th.

All interested GA high school students must apply or complete their applications by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th in order to be qualified.  These exclusive summer leadership institutes are at little to no cost. Each leadership institute engages students through interactive workshops, corporate tours, networking with business leaders, and so much more – all while staying on a college campus for an entire week with other like-minded peers from across the state.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTES

SYLI @ Goizueta
(May 31st – June 5th)
at Emory University,
Goizueta Business School.
Learn More & APPLY
DEADLINE: Feb. 25th 
Turner Voices Youth Media Institute
(June 21st- June 26th) at Georgia Tech.
*Only rising juniors & seniors can apply*
Learn More & APPLY 
DEADLINE: Feb. 25th 
EarthCare:
The Leadership Challenge
for the 21st Century
(June 7th-June 12th)
at Berry College in Rome, GA.
Learn More & APPLY
DEADLINE: March 25th

It’s highly competitive, so we encourage all students to apply as soon as possible. Good Luck!

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