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Griffin High School Nursing Essentials / CNA class of 2013 – 2014

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Culinary Art’s Cupcake Wars

Teachers were chosen to score on a rubric 16-18 cupcakes on the basis of advertising, presentation, and flavor. The students really did show and prove their cooking skills. The cupcakes turned out More »

Earning Credit through Demonstrated Competency (Testing Out)

The Georgia Board of Education recently approved a rule allowing eligible students to earn high school credit by “testing out”. During the 2013-14 school year, Griffin Spalding County Schools awarded units of high school credit to students in two ways, as required by State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.15.

1.    A student may earn course credit by earning a final course grade of 70 or higher.

2 . Prior to enrolling in a course with an associated Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC), a student may earn course credit by taking the EOCT and achieving the “Exceeds Expectations” level (a scale score of 450 or above) on the exam. This method of earning course credit is referred to as “testing out.”

If you are interested, please read the following document for further information on how testing out works and the requirements needed.

Student Council agenda for July


  1. Paint party to make welcome back signs on July 29th  in room 410 at noon.

  2. July 31st open house at GHS…wear a Griffin shirt!

  3. Student council qualifying and campaigning will be the first week of school. Officers will need a 2 minute speech that will be shown during all lunches.

  4. Elections will be the August 15th.

English Summer Reading Assignments

This year, as in any year, students are encouraged to read independently throughout the summer to maintain skills while they are not in school. In addition, the Griffin Spalding County Schools high schools have a reading assignment for students to complete prior to the end of the first week of school in August, 2014. Below are the assignments and other information related to the summer reading assignments for the summer of 2014:

Read and annotate (using the provided handout as a guide) one grade-level literary passage*.

• Read and complete the SOAPSTone chart (using the provided handout) for one grade-level informational passage*.

• Refer to the table below for the appropriate literary and informational passages for each grade level.

• Both the annotated passage and the SOAPSTone chart will be due to each student’s English teacher at the end of the first week of school in August.

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9th Grade Literary Passage–The Lottery

9th Grade Informational Passage–Nelson Mandela

10th Grade Literary Passage–The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

10th Grade Informational Passage–When in Doubt, Doubt

11th Grade Informational Passage–A Teen’s flighty adventure raises worries over airport security

11th Grade Literary Passage–Barn Burning

12th Grade Literary Passage–The Chaser

12th Grade Informational Passage–How the Media


Graduation Tickets in the Event of Rain

Attention Senior Students and Parents of Seniors who are participating in tomorrow’s graduation exercise. In the event of rain tomorrow, graduation will be held at First Assembly Church of God, 2000 West McIntosh Rd. Griffin, Ga. We need for only graduating seniors that are participating in the exercise to come by Griffin High School today Friday, June 6 from 10:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. and pick up ten tickets. There will only be 10 tickets per graduate issued. Congratulations and we will see you in the morning.

Graduation Video Request

Video copies of the GHS 2014 Graduation Ceremony are available for the cost of $10.00 each. Payment for the videos must be made in advance and can be available starting Monday, June 16th at the GHS main office. Payment must be made IN CASH to the school accounting office, Mrs. Willis. This form must be filed out and accompany payment. DVDs will be available for pickup from the main office at Griffin High School starting June 16th at 8am to 3pm, Monday thru Thursday. (Closed Fridays)


To request a video fill out this form.

Congratulations to the Underclassmen Who Recieved Academic Awards!


Senior Activities/Events

Senior Activities/Events
Week of June 2nd –7th 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

  • All seniors should have completed their exams (if applicable)
  • Be sure to clear ALL school debt through Mrs. Willis (bookkeeper)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

  • Graduation Practice: Memorial Stadium 8:30am – 11:00am
  • Students will report directly to the stadium no later than 8:15am
  • Drivers will park behind Home side bleachers
  • Cap & Gown Delivery: Memorial Stadium 11:15am – 12:00pm
  • Must have cleared all school debt in order to receive cap and gown
  • Grads will receive 5 tickets for baccalaureate

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

  • Baccalaureate Service: First Assembly of Griffin, 7pm
  • Grads should report to First Assembly at 6:30
  • Guests will need a ticket for entry
  • Grads must wear cap & gown during baccalaureate

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

  • Graduation Practice: Memorial Stadium 8:30am – 11:00am
  • Students will report directly to the stadium no later than 8:15am
  • Drivers will park behind Home side bleachers

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

  • 2014 Graduation Exercises: Memorial Stadium 9am
  • No tickets required for guests
  • Stadium will open at 8:00am;
  • Graduates should arrive no later than 8:30

Spring Semester Exams

Spring Semester Exams

June 3rd –6th 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

  • We will attend 1st – 5th periods as normal
  • 1:30pm – 3:20 pm -7th period Exam

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

  • 7:50am – 9:50am – 1st period Exam
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – 4th period Exam

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

  • 7:50am – 9:50am – 2nd period Exam
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – 5th period Exam

Friday, June 6th, 2014

  • 7:50am – 9:50am – 3rd period Exam
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – 6th period Exam



All GHS students in grades 9-11 will take a final exam for each class for the 2nd semester…. THERE ARE NO EXAM EXEMPTIONS FOR THE 2nd SEMESTER! Please ensure that you arrive on time. Failure to do so may result in you not being admitted into the classroom. School will dismiss at 12:00p.m. and buses will depart from GHS at approximately 12:15p.m. The building will not remain open to students after 1:00p.m.

Students will be allowed to make-up missed exams on June 9th- 10th from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. in the counseling office. Make-up exams should be scheduled through your academy counselor.


Keith Simmons

Transportation Survey for 2014 -2015

In order ensure that every student has accurate bus information at the beginning of the 2014 -2015 school year, the district is requiring students to formally request transportation services prior to riding a GSCS school bus. This information is being gathered now for the upcoming school term. You may change your riding status at any time during the school year according to your individual need. This is your opportunity to secure bus service now for the first day of school and avoid any delays in service.

If your student did not fill out a form or speak with transportation at lunch May 29th, please fill out the following form about each student in your household.

  Please fill out this form.

Griffin High School Nursing Essentials / CNA class of 2013 – 2014

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