GHS Daily Announcements
Friday, September 22, 2017
The Homecoming dance sign-up sheet is now in the office. If a student is bringing a non-GHS date, they need to write the date’s info on this sheet.
Homecoming Dress-Up Days
Monday the 25th: Generation Day - Freshman dress up as babies, sophomores as teens, juniors as adults, and seniors as senior citizens. Teachers! If you’re not sure which generation to dress up as, try to dress up corresponding to what grade your seminar is. So if you’re a freshman seminar teacher, dress up as a baby etc… Be as creative with this as you can be!
Tuesday the 26th: Dad Bod/Facial Hair Day - For this day, take inspiration from all the dorky dads around you. Rock a button down and khakis or stick a pillow in your shirt and slap on a fake mustache!
Wednesday the 27th: Nerd Day - Channel your inner Steve Irkel and be as nerdy as you can!
Thursday the 28th: Tourist Day - Roam the halls of GHS with your trusty fanny pack for this day! Try to picture all the times you’ve seen an over-the-top tourist on vacation and let your creativity run free!
Friday the 29th: Tiger Spirit Day - Come decked out in tiger pride for this day as we get fired up for the big game!
Pep Rally Group Sign Up! If you and a group of friends are interested in performing at Friday’s Pep Rally we’ve got a sign up form below! Any and all acts are encouraged! Get your friends together and lip synch to a song, or get a group together and dance like you’ve, (literally), never danced before! It’s all about being goofy and having fun! The signup ends Monday Night so get signed up as soon as you can!
The homecoming t-shirt order has been extended to TODAY and there is a special pick up time on September 27th from 7-9PM at Grinnell Sporting Goods for all who ordered. The order form was on yesterday’s announcements and on the G-N website under GHS Announcements.
Dogs for Dollars - Plan now to eat supper after the Homecoming Parade at the Annual Dogs for Dollars event. It will be held on the front lawn of the High School (look for the tent). Hot Dog, Chips, Banana, Cookie, Drink for $5. Dogs for Dollars is Grinnell Dollars for Scholars biggest fundraiser. Please support the DFS scholarship fund. Every senior who applies for a scholarship receives at least $250.
October 3, 2017 is GHS picture day. If students did not get an order form, they may pick one up in the office.
The Kiwanis annual Pancake Breakfast is October 28th. Funds raised support youth and community programs. This year they have chosen to partner with Grinnell After Prom. They are looking for volunteers: this can be teachers, students, parents, etc. Please help support this great cause. The link below will assist you in volunteering an hour of your time.
HUNGER IS A FACTOR...FILL THE TRACTOR! Please help fight hunger locally by bringing donated food items or personal hygiene products for MICA next week during Homecoming Week. You can hand off your donations to FFA members walking near our float in the Homecoming Parade OR bring them to the Homecoming Game and fill the tractor loader bucket.
September is Hunger Action Month? It's easier than you think to take action! The Invisible Closet provides food and clothing for students in need and will be accepting donations during the JV/Varsity Homecoming football game on September 29th. Any and all contributions would be greatly appreciated. Not sure if something you want to donate can be used through the program? Contact Cecelia Bagnoli (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Cici Dugas (email@example.com).
National Honor Society is now taking applications for membership. For application information, go to http://grinnellnhs.weebly.com/ and be sure to carefully read through ALL of the information there. Application deadline is Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017. Application is open to members of the Junior and Senior classes only.
~ Football @ Pella HS: 9th - 4:45. Varsity - 7:30.
9th bus leaves at 2:45, please dismiss Team at 2:30.
Varsity & Cheerleaders bus leaves at 4:45.
~ Volleyball - JV Tourney @ North Tama HS - 9:00am. Bus leaves at 8:00am.
~ Volleyball - Varsity Invite @ South Tama HS - 9:00. Bus leaves at 8:00am.
Girls Swim & Dive: we have extended the deadline for the window decals to TODAY. If you need another order form, please let Tracy know. Turn in your order forms with payment to Tracy in the HS office or directly to Ballyhoo in Ink (1032 Main St).
Students who are taking Iowa Valley classes - Kelly Davis, Academic Advising Specialist, will be in the Counseling Office on Thursdays from 10:30 - 12:00 to answer any questions you might have. Are you having difficulty in a class? Can you access your grades? Do you know how to navigate Blackboard? Do you know how/to where your classes will transfer? Stop by with all your questions!
If you are interested in a newspaper career, The Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) has college scholarships available. The application can be found online by visiting the scholarship application link on the homepage of www.INAnews.com. The deadline is February 9, 2018.
The Grinnell Rotary Club Scholarship is available to any graduating GHS senior. You must attend 3 Rotary meetings during the school year. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at the West Side Diner. The Rotary Club provides a meal for each student. Please use this google doc to sign up for the meetings you would like to attend. Applications are available in the GHS Counseling Office and the application deadline is April 27, 2018. You may turn your completed application in to the Counseling Office.
Juniors - The GHS Counselors will take all Juniors to the annual College Fair at Marshalltown Community College on Tues., Sept. 26. Buses will leave at 8:30 a.m. and be back sometime during 3rd period (11:00). Juniors should print a Bar Code that can be scanned at the colleges of your choice. By doing this, you do NOT have to fill out all of your personal information at each table (address, email, etc.) Go here to access the registration form. Find the MCC Fair on Sept. 26. Click Register - Fill out your personal info, then PRINT your Bar Code. There won’t be anywhere to print barcodes at the fair. All Juniors are expected to attend unless you attend the Golden Circle College Fair in Des Moines on Sun., Sept. 24.
UNI Business Day 2017 will take place on Friday, October 27 from 8am-1:30 pm at the UNI campus. If you are interested in and have an aptitude for business, you are encouraged to look into this great opportunity. You can register online at UNI.edu/businessday
Kites Over Grinnell is taking place on Saturday, September 30th from 10-4 at Ahrens Park!!! They are looking for high school students to volunteer to help the kids fly kites and work at the activity booths. You can work the entire event or a shorter shift. Volunteer hours can be recorded on your service recognition form. If you do not have a form yet, you can pick one up in the Counseling Office! If you would like to volunteer at this awesome event in our community, sign up on this Google Doc, or the form in the Counseling Office. Please use your school email address. A member of the Grinnell Rotary Club will contact you via the email address provided to share more details about the event! Thank you in advance for signing up to represent Grinnell High School in our community!
Join The Diversity Club in Ms. Kessler's room (52) after school at 3:25 pm every Thursday! Any and all are welcome!