GHS Daily Announcements
Friday, October 19, 2018
In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season. Check out the book of the week, Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder today!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be next week on Thur. Oct. 25 from 2:00-8:00, and Fri. Oct. 26 from 8:00-12:00. There are no appointments. Teachers will be located in the cafeteria or in their classroom, and parents are welcome to just stop in and visit with whomever they like.
Attention Seniors! Please start sending your senior pictures in for the yearbook! We will only be accepting pictures up until Winter break. Please make sure it is a head and shoulder image! Please send them to Mrs. Ahrens at janet.ahrens@grinnell-k12.
FOOTBALL @ Pella: 9th - 4:45 with Varsity Kick-Off at 7:30. Please dismiss the 9th grade Team at 2:30. Bus leaves at 2:45. Varsity bus leaves at 3:45. The theme is “White Out”.
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross-country teams who both qualified for the state meet last night. This is 12 years in a row for the boys and 5 out of the last 7 years for the girls. Congratulations to Mary Blanchard who was District Champion last night. Individual state qualifiers (All-district) runners were Mary Blanchard, Anjali Jones, Matthew Cunningham, and Joe Simon. Both teams will compete next Saturday in Fort Dodge.
Attention Parents/Guardians of seniors - A representative from Iowa College Access Network will be at GHS on October 30 from 2:00 - 7:15. You can click this link and arrow over to October 30th. Enter your name into a time slot to schedule your appointment. If you are having problems with the link, or need a different time, call the Counseling Office at 236-2677 or email your child's counselor to make an appointment. Appointments will last approximately 45 minutes. Pre
The outdoor program will be hosting a trail ride at Rock Creek State Park this Sunday, October 21 at 1:00 pm. Bring your off road or mountain bike and join us as we explore the back trails of the park. Contact Mrs. Scheck by Friday or sign up at the link provided. https://
Pumpkin Painting Party at 2:00 pm on the 27th of October in Mrs. Ahrens' room! All are welcome!