Spring Parent Involvement Survey

The Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) needs your help assessing parent involvement programs and school quality for the 2016-2017 school year. With your input, we can evaluate our programs and make changes More »

Harlem Globtrotter Alumni to play Griffin community members at GHS

Come out for an afternoon of fun, and support a great cause.  Various Harlem Globetrotter Alumni, featuring Tyrone”Hollywood” Brown, join teams of local community members to help raise funds for new uniforms More »

College and Military Signing Day

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TyLeslie Johnson recognized by State of Georgia

Griffin High School’s own TyLeslie Johnson was honored as the state award winner in this year’s Positive Athlete Georgia Program.

Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement featuring high character current and former professional athletes, led by former UGA star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, who are established and credible role models to young athletes. Positive Athlete is an umbrella brand for all athletes who are making a positive contribution to their communities, over coming difficult circumstances with a positive attitude, and believe a positive attitude is essential to their success.

The award is distributed to those who have displayed an optimistic attitude, teammate encouragement, servant leadership, heart for others, ability to admit imperfections, giving 100 percent always, and exemplifying the fact that there is no “I” in team.

Coach Lee stated “There is not another student athlete more deserving of this award that I know of than, TyLeslie Johnson. This young lady has had some major obstacles to overcome but has never allowed them to affect her academically or athletically,” said Girl’s Head Basketball Coach Veronica Lee.

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TyLeslie Johnson, a senior basketball player at Griffin High School, recently received the Griffin-Spalding County Schools Athletic Sportsmanship Award. “TyLeslie is a well-rounded student athletic that exemplify excellence in the classroom and on the basketball court. She has not only been a positive role model her teammates but for the whole student body as well. I am so excited that her positive attitude and outstanding sportsmanship has been recognized and have not gone unnoticed because she deserves it,” said Girls Head Basketball Coach Veronica Lee.

TyLeslie will be attending Agnes Scott College in the fall to continue her academic studies and basketball career. She was Agnes Scott’s first recruit for the 2017-2018 Basketball Season.

 

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Victoria Hornsby receives Athletic Sportsmanship Award

Victoria Hornsby, a junior soccer player at Griffin High School, recently received a Griffin-Spalding County Schools Athletic Sportsmanship Award.  “Victoria is an excellent representative of Griffin High School.  She works hard in the classroom and on the field and always does things the right way.  I am glad that her positive attitude and outstanding sportsmanship is being recognized,” said girls soccer head coach Bill Stikes.
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Pictured (L to R) are Principal Dr. Darrell Evans, Assistant Principal Ms. Pamela Davis, Assistant Coach Thomas Hoffmann, Victoria Hornsby, Athletic Director Dr. Kennedy Holt, Head Coach Bill Stikes, and Assistant Coach Amy Williamson.

Junior art student, Tracy Naiuyima, makes her mark on GHS.

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GHS Hosts Special Olympics

Members of the GHS Key Club helps out at Special Olympics Festivities today.

Look for more photos here.  Photo credits to J. Paul Folds

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JROTC Awards Night

The GHS JROTC had their annual award night on May 11.  Congratulations to all.  Here are all the pictures. Photo credits to J. Paul Folds

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Jeramie Paz selected as high school finalist in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

Jeramie Paz received an Honorable Mention award in the Environment: Management & Pollution category at the 2017 International Sustainable World (Engineering Energy Environment) Project Olympiad held on May 3-8 in Houston, Texas.  Jeramie presented his project on enhanced removal of metals from contaminated water using renewable biomass (pine wood).  There were 437 competing projects by students from the U.S. and by international students from about 70 countries.  ISWEEEP aims to inspire interest among young student scientists for exploring solutions to preserve Earth’s resources and create a sustainable planet for everyone.

The School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University established the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) Challenge in 2015, inviting students to “imagine ways – big and small – of transforming our fragile world.”

There were 252 applicants from 23 nations and 27 states this year.  Innovative proposals to end poverty, protect the earth, and ensure prosperity were submitted. The UN SDG Challenge gave participants a platform for their ideas and a chance for seed funding, along with scholarships to attend Seton Hall University.

Jeramie Paz was one of 10 high school finalists selected out of the 252 projects by a panel of judges.  The finalists presented their strategies – virtually, or in person — on April 21, 2017.

Finalists:
Anne Lee, Sammamish, WA
Grace Anderson, Millstone, NJ
Karen Lu, Cooper City, FL
Tinayeishe Elohim Nota, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Jeramie Paz, Griffin, GA
Jemimah Emily Rajack, Fairfax, VA
Caroline Hadley McCutcheon Copeland, Dallas, TX
Sofia Calvo Castillo, Summit, NJ
Sierra Kennard, Falls Church, VA
Andrea Grman, Vienna, Austria

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Jostens Delay

Attention Seniors:

Jostens would like to apologize for any inconvenience that they may have caused.

Jostens plans to be back at GHS,  May 17, 2017 during all lunch periods in the commons for Seniors. The delay was due to custom stoles.

 

College and Military Signing Day 2017

Today we recognized those seniors who have committed to either joining the military or to attending college.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Pictures of all who attended can be found here.

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Band Fundraiser Great Success

Thank you to all who came out for the Harlem Globetrotter Alumni Event this past weekend! Thanks to you, we are getting closer to our goal of new uniforms for the Band of Gold. It is amazing to watch the difference in the band when they have uniforms that they can be proud of. Please continue to make donations to Mr. Mitchell or Ms. Odom to make the beautiful new uniforms a reality.

Spring Band Concert

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