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2023 STAR Students at GHS and SHS
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The 2023 STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Students and Teachers for the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) were announced at the Kiwanis Club of Griffin luncheon today. They are:

Griffin High School (GHS)
Adam Smith – STAR Student
Angela Roth - STAR Teacher
Spalding High School (SHS)
Clayton Vaughan - STAR Student
Dr. Chris Godat - STAR Teacher

To be named a STAR student, a high school senior must have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through the November test date of their senior year and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. The STAR teacher is selected by the declared high school STAR student for making the most significant contribution to their academic development.

GHS STAR Student Adam Smith plans to attend the University of Georgia to major in Atmospheric Science to become a Meteorologist. Smith chose his Cowan Road Elementary Fifth Grade Teacher Angela Roth as his STAR Teacher. Smith said, “Mrs. Roth taught me that success is based on your work ethic and to except nothing but the best. She instilled in me that attitude was more important than aptitude.”

Roth stated, “Adam was the most studious and humble student. He was a star student in elementary school and is still a star student today.”

SHS STAR Student Clayton Vaughan plans to attend the University of Georgia to major in Biological Engineering. Vaughan chose his AP Literature/AP Art History Teacher and Cross-Country Coach Dr. Chris Godat as his STAR Teacher. Vaughan said, “I chose Dr. Godat because he always pushes me to do my best. He values my input and helped me develop a love for writing.  Through cross-country, he taught me to be in competition with myself.”

Dr. Godat stated, “I have known Clay since he was in 2nd grade. I am honored that I have seen him grow and develop into such a phenomenal young man.”

Spalding High School STAR Student Clayton Vaughan and his STAR Teacher Dr. Chris Godat were announced as the county-wide district STAR Student and Teacher. The district STAR Student will compete for region-wide honors in the 12 STAR Regions. Region winners and their STAR Teachers then compete for the Georgia state STAR scholarships and awards.

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) serves as the state coordinator of the STAR Program. The program is now in its 65th year and has honored more than 29,000 students and their teachers.
Pictured (L-R): GHS Counselor Nathaniel Shropshire, STAR Student's Parents Randy and Tasha Smith, GHS STAR Student Adam Smith, GHS STAR Teacher Angela Roth and GHS Principal Herbert Chambers

School Choice
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The School Choice dates for the 2023-24 school year are Monday, March 20, 2023 to 4:00 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023.  During this time, parents with children currently enrolled in Griffin-Spalding County Schools have the option to request a transfer to another GSCS school that has available space.  The schools with available space follow:

Elementary Schools: Beaverbrook and Moore
Middle Schools: Carver Road, Cowan Road, and Kennedy Road
High School: None Available

GRCCA and WBL Students
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Please be reminded that all GRCCA and WBL students are required to wear their provided ID badges. If lost, please see Mrs. Audrey Fuller (WBL) or GRCCA (front desk to request). For any other questions, please see Ms. Banks. 

GA Student Health Survey
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Greetings Parents, Scholars, and Staff,


Griffin High School will be administering the GA Student Health Survey beginning December 1, 2022 - March 17, 2023. The Georgia Student Health Survey is an anonymous state survey instrument that identifies safety and school climate issues that affect student achievement. In order to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for your child, the Georgia Department of Education collects survey information from students throughout the school year. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and covers various topics such as school climate and safety, drug and alcohol use, and mental health. All student survey data is anonymous and self-reported. 


The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) gives you the right to opt out of participating in the survey. If you do not want your child to participate in the Georgia Student Health Survey, please provide the information requested below by November 30, 2022.



Griffin HS GA Student Health Survey Opt-Out Form



Griffin High Formulario de exclusión voluntaria de la encuesta de salud estudiantil en Ga (secundaria)  


Student Recognition
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Students of the Month

National African American Recognition Award
Congratulations to Ayla Spencer for being awarded the National African American Recognition Award from the CollegeBoard.  Students earn this recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT10 and/or AP Exams.
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Voter Registration in the Media Center

Happy to see our students registering to vote in September.
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Staff Recognition
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Staff of the Month



Our PBIS Teacher Reward Sip and Paint event, under the direction of art teacher, Ms. Courtney Favors-Evans (August 30, 2022).

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A reminder to our teachers of just how important you are to all of us at GHS!

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Student Testing and Research Resources and
Student Access to Ebooks and Audiobooks
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