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Manga Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted to compete in the Manga March Competition! There were many great submissions showing of their creative talents! The winners are as follows: Fan art – Alexis More »

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Pawbotics Participates in the Atlanta Science Festival

  It was a cold and windy day on Saturday, but that did not stop the throngs of people interested in Science and Technology from coming out to Centennial Olympic Park for More »

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FNB Outstanding Student Banquet

Each year First National Bank of Griffin hosts student banquets to honor and congratulate students on their academic achievements.  This year the FNB Outstanding Student Banquet  for juniors and seniors was held at More »

This morning a GSCS bus carrying 20 Griffin High students drove into mud on the school’s bus ramp.  The bus slid off the driveway and into a stand of trees.  The students were transported by another bus to Spalding Regional.  There were no significant injuries.  Students were either picked up by an adult or returned to school on the bus.

UGA Griffin Preview Day

If you’re interested in attending UGA Griffin Campus, make sure to mark your calendar for June 6th!  Click here for more information about their preview day.

Music, Art, & Drama Night along with April’s Parent Workshop

Do you write poetry or spoken word (lyrics, rap that can be recited without music), sing, create visual art, or dance? If so, here’s your chance to share your wonderful talents.

Griffin High School’s parent involvement department is hosting a parent work shop encouraging academic excellence through the arts.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate (parents, staff, teachers, and students).

Sign- Up: Mrs. Tolbert’s Office (A signup sheet will be on the door) 770-229-3752 ext. 121
or email theresa.tolbert@gscs.org

Date: April 28, 2015 Time: 5:30 – 6:30 Place: GHS Commons

Incentive!!!

Students who attend and bring a parent can earn extra credit (3-5 points) on a quiz or test grade. Students who participate will be able to replace their lowest daily grade with a 100!!!

Manga Competition Winners

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Thank you to everyone who submitted to compete in the Manga March Competition! There were many great submissions showing of their creative talents! The winners are as follows:

Fan art – Alexis Dalton, Nolan Morales, Jessica Yeszkonis, Jamie Bailey, and Rachel Riordan

Original art – Alexis Dalton & Cody Johnson

One chapter story – Jessica Yeszkonis & Megan Reynolds

 

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Megan Reynolds and Jessica Yeszkonis

 

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Alexis Dalton and Cody Johnson

 

Pawbotics Participates in the Atlanta Science Festival

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It was a cold and windy day on Saturday, but that did not stop the throngs of people interested in Science and Technology from coming out to Centennial Olympic Park for the Atlanta Science Festival. There were hundreds of presenters at the festival: small independent organizations, colleges, high schools, and small and large corporations.  The subject matter was also diverse: biology, chemistry, mechatronics, physics, energy,  and makers clubs. In the midst of all of this sat booth 116, sponsored by CEISMC and Pawbotics (Griffin High’s robotics team).

Pawbotics created a hungry hungry robots game, similar to Hungry Hungry Hipos, only that the hippo was a robot. Participants were allowed to drive the robot for 45 seconds to try and collect as many balls as possible and try for a new high score. The balls were different colors and each color represented a different point value. Additionally there was an obstacle course, designed and created by CEISMC, where participants were able to drive a robot through an obstacle course, Robodash, in an effort to achieve the fastest time. Thanks to the AMP-IT-UP grant, a partnership with NSF, Georgia Tech and Griffin-Spalding County Schools, the entire event was free for all participants. Once the event started participants were constantly gathered to try to compete for high scores.
If you missed all the fun at the Atlanta Science Festival, do not worry Hungry Hungry Robots and Robodash will be at the Great May Fling at the Griffin City Park the last weekend in April. Come on out and be part of the fun!
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FNB Outstanding Student Banquet

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Each year First National Bank of Griffin hosts student banquets to honor and congratulate students on their academic achievements.  This year the FNB Outstanding Student Banquet  for juniors and seniors was held at Spalding High School on March 31st and the ​banquet for freshmen and sophmores was at Griffin High School in the commons.  At the GHS breakfast hosted by FNB, the students heard from various speakers and tenth graders were given nice writing pens.  Also, Mary Holmes was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from 1st National Bank.

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Mary Holmes, scholarship recipient

 

Young Georgia Author Winners

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Congratulations to Victoria Starr and Rachel Riordan, winners of the Young Georgia Authors (YGA) writing competition! The competition is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) and the Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE).   The competition was created in order to encourage students to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their writing, to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes, and to recognize student achievement in arts and academics.  Students can choose which genre and writing style they would like to compete in to allow them to grow and show the very best of their creative writing skills.  Congratulations!!!

Information was taken from the GaDOE website for YGA and can be found here.

Nicole Corely Selected for GHP

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Griffin High School is excited to announce that Nicole Corley, a junior at Griffin High School, has been selected as a Theatre Arts finalist for the 2015 Governor’s Honors Program, a prestigious summer enrichment program for those who exhibit “exceptional skill, creativity, and knowledge in the area of nomination.”  Nicole competed with hundreds of aspiring actors through a grueling interview and audition process to earn the privilege of spending a month on campus at Valdosta State University this summer, where she will study her craft and perform in two productions along with the other best and brightest student thespians across the state of Georgia.  Join us in congratulating Nicole on her achievement!

More information can be found on  the GHP website. 

 

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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