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GHS Daily Announcements

Friday February 21, 2020



Thinking about PROM?  Then think about including an amazing, three course meal in a relaxed setting in your plans!  Once again the After Prom Committee is teaming up with Grinnell College to offer dinner on the college campus for a reasonable price.  Dinner tickets include pre-dinner refreshments with musical entertainment and photo opportunities followed by a delicious meal professionally served at the table by catering staff.  Prom Dinner attendees will order from a select menu at the dinner, including the main entree and dessert.  Table reservations will start soon so get your group ready!  Questions can be directed to Amy Blanchard (amy.k.blanchard@gmail.com) or Sherry Osbourne.    



The high school art show opened Feb 13 and will run through the closing reception on March 12 at the downtown Stewart Gallery (old library). See attached flyer.


GHS Presents The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy

March 5, 6 & 7, 2020 – 7:30 pm Each Evening

Tickets $12 in Advance or $15 at the door.

Available in High School Office or McNally's


Based on the famous Charles Addams cartoons in The New Yorker magazine, the Addams family lives in a mansion in Central Park not seen by most people. The inhabitants are decidedly “not normal,” and include the living, the dead, and the undecided. The play begins with an introduction to the family then continues with the story of the eighteen-year-old daughter who has fallen in love with a young man that comes from a “normal” mid-west family, and how the families interact. The action takes place in and around the Addams Mansion.


Curtain club is looking for Ushers for The Addams Family! Come help take tickets and receive free admission to the show. Ushers are needed for the evenings of March 5, 6 and 7 from about 6:30 PM. If you’re interested or if you have any questions, please let Avery Otto (OTTO.AVERY@grinnell-k12.org) or Mr. Hunter (mike.hunter@grinnell-k12.org) know. Thanks!



Tonight’s Activities:

Tiger Paws Winter Show @ 7PM- GHS Main Gym


Saturday Activities:

All State Large Group Speech @ ISU 8AM.


Girls Regional Basketball Tournament

GHS vs Bondurant-Farrar @ GHS 6PM.


The Booster Club is in need of volunteers to help in the concession stand this Friday and Saturday.  Visit the link to sign up if you can help! 



Boys Tennis Meeting: 

There will be a preseason meeting for any boys interested in going out for tennis this spring in Mr. Smith's Health room Monday, February 24th at 3:30. 



Sophomores & Juniors: we once again will be offering our ZAPS ACT Prep seminar this year. We will hold this once a year seminar on March 9 & 10th in the Media Center from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm each day. Students will: Learn Tips to improve scores in all subtests, practice strategies to eliminate wrong choices, take short practice tests that mirror the real test experience, reduce test anxiety and gain confidence and receive extensive materials for home practice.  


You can register by going to www.doorwaytocollege.com or calling 877-927-8378. The cost is $95 for both nights but scholarships are available. Please see/email your counselor if you need help with a scholarship. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding what ZAPS can do for you. 


The Counseling office will be administering the Pre-ACT again on Thursday, March 12th, from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. Location to be determined. This test is given free of charge to those students who are interested. The Pre-ACT is a great tool to prepare students who will later take the ACT to prepare for entrance to college. Please sign up by March 9, 2020, in the counseling office with Ms. Plagge. 


9th and 10th Graders:  The PSAT 10 will be administered at GHS on Tuesday, April 21st at 8am. This is not the PSAT and is not the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test; though it is very similar and will be a good preparation exam for the PSAT/NMSQT next fall. The cost for the assessment is $17, made payable to Grinnell High School.  To sign up, please pay in the Main Office and then come to the counseling office to confirm with Mrs. Plagge. Sign up will close on Tuesday, February 25th. Talk to your counselor with any questions you have. 





Click on the links below to view our food service menus for the month of February:


Breakfast Menu

Lunch and Weekly Alternating Menu



Next week marks the end of our 2nd trimester and trimester finals for our classes. 

Thursday, Feb. 27th:  Tri Finals for Periods 2, 4, & 6

-  The 1st final each day begins at 8:30, therefore, students need to be in their testing rooms by 8:25.  
*  Period 2:  8:30-10:00 AM
*  Period 4:  10:15-11:45 AM
Lunch (open for all students) 11:45 – 12:30 PM - Lunch will also be served in the cafeteria for those who don’t want to go off-campus for lunch
*  Period 6:  12:30-2:00 PM

**  2:00–3:30:  Make-Up testing for students who were late to test or who require additional time to complete test

Friday, Feb. 28th:  Tri Finals for Periods 3, 5, & 7
-  The 1st final each day begins at 8:30, therefore, students need to be in their testing rooms by 8:25.

*  Period 3:  8:30-10:00 AM
*  Period 5:  10:15-11:45 AM
Lunch (open for all students) 11:45 – 12:30 PM -  Lunch will also be served in the cafeteria for those who don’t  want to go off-campus for lunch
*  Period 7:  12:30-2:00 PM

**  2:00–3:30:  Make-Up testing for students who were late to test or who require additional time to complete tests

Other additions to the Tri Finals information:
1)  All tests are taken at the regularly scheduled time, unless an emergency exists and parents notify the office to ask for an alternative time to test. 

*  If students know they are going to be gone during finals, parents need to notify the office so students can take their finals at an alternate time. 

2)  If students are late to a test, the only time to make it up is at 2:00 on Thursday or Friday.

3)  If students have Study Center or SAC, they may have open campus, or they may stay in the cafeteria or Media Center to study.  

4)  Trimester 3 starts on Tuesday, March 3rd (Monday, March 2nd is a No School day for teacher professional development). 

5)  Trimester 2 Grades are due on Monday, March 9th. 

6)  2nd Trimester Pride Assembly will be Wednesday, March 11th. 

7)  Spring Break will be the following week - March 16th - 20th.