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May
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Summer School Message-May 28th

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Important summer school information is included below:

*Every class must have at least 15 students present.  Currently, all classes have at least 15 students signed up, but some are close.  Thus, it is important all students are present this Tuesday, June 1st, at the appropriate time.  The first classes start at 8 am.  If we do not have 15 students present, we cannot offer the class and students will be sent home.

*Students should enter through the front doors (door 2N) due to construction on and near the senior rug area.

*Students in the district who requested bus transportation should be contacted today by the bus garage with the time they will be picked up.  If you do not receive a call, please contact the bus garage at 889-4099.  If a bus does not stop to pick you up on Tuesday, please contact Mr. Bruns at 889-4007.

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27
May
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Graduation Livestream Link

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Below is the link provided by the Woodmen Broadcasting Network for the 2021 GHS Graduation Livestream.  Please subscribe on YouTube to the Woodmen Broadcast Network for any updates and future events.  

GHS Graduation Livestream

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25
May
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School Registration for '21/'22

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GHS parents - nearly half of our students entering GHS have not registered for the 2021-22 school year. We need to fix this!  It's important we have all students registered before summer begins. If you have already registered your student, you do not need to do anything else. Thank you! 


If you still need to complete the registration process, please open the following link https://bit.ly/3fKKgxG and register your student. We appreciate your attention to this matter. We are excited to resume all activities and return to a normal (as possible) school year. Thank you.  Continue reading
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24
May
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Graduation-Change in Location

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Senior students and families.

Greenwood High School will now hold Friday's 7:00pm graduation ceremony in the main gym, not the football stadium as previously shared. Thankfully, the restrictions remain the same as we move the ceremony indoors. Those conditions include:
  1. All graduating seniors will receive four (4) tickets for family members and friends (no change). Tickets will be distributed to seniors at graduation practice. 
  2. Presenters (personally selected by seniors) will beable to present diplomas to seniors. (no change).
  3. All seniors, visitors, and staff will be required to wear masks (no change). 
  4. We ask families to sit and remain together but socially distance from other families (no change). 
We want to thank the Johnson County Health Department for their support in granting permission for this event. The forecast for Friday has continuously called for rain and/or storms throughout the day, so we feel an indoor event will allow the school and families to begin the planning process without weather concerns. Please note the school, in collaboration with the Johnson County Health Department, could not approve a plan until we were near the time of the event.   

As a reminder, graduation will take place this Friday beginning promptly at 7pm. Doors will open to 6:00pm, and the event is being live-streamed by our WBN students. Seniors must arrive by 6:15pm and report to their assigned area. 

Lastly, graduating seniors must be present for graduation practice beginning Friday morning at 9am. This is mandatory for all seniors wishing to participate in the commencement ceremony. Students will report directly to the main gym. Thank you for your understanding and willingness to follow our guidelines.  Continue reading
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21
May
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School Device Return

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In-Person Students-Device Return

*9th through 11th grade students:

-Turn in device/charger to period 3 teachers at the end of the Final Exam (last day of school).

-Teachers will use a check off list to record if students turn in device, charger, or used their own device.

-Students taking summer school will keep their device (list will be given to teachers) and there will be a spot on the checklist for that too.

*12th grade students:

-Turn in devices/chargers after their last final on Thursday, 5/27 (either after period 4 or period 5) to room C103.

-Students taking summer school will keep their device.


*Students who may have forgotten their device/charger (hopefully not many), can return them to the high school the next week Tuesday (6/1) through Friday (6/4) from 8 am to 1 pm.

*Any and all students will be charged if they do not turn in their device and charger. 

Distance Learning Students-Device Return

*Distance Learning seniors must return their device to school on Friday, May 28th, between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon.

*Distance Learning students (9th-11th)  should return their school-issued device and charger to the main office during the week of June 1st through June 4th between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon.


*Any and all students will be charged if they do not turn in their device and charger.   Continue reading
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17
May
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Final Exams

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Good afternoon.  Final Exams begin next week for all GHS students.  Final Exams represent an important opportunity for students to show their learning and either help improve or maintain their grades in each course.  A few important notes:


*School begins at the regular time of 7:30 am each day.

*There will be no afternoon PowerHour but there will be PowerHour on Thursday morning only.

*Buses will run at their regular times all week, and all students will remain in school until 2:30 each day (except on PLC Wednesday when they will leave at the PLCr time of 2:00). 

*On Monday, seniors will take their period 3 Final Exam early, while all other students will be in their period 3 classes preparing for their final exam.  Seniors will be expected to leave the school building on the last day of school (Thursday) after their last final.

*Only those students who were distance learning as of the end of April can take their finals online.  

*All in-person students must take final exams in person at GHS.  If a student misses a final exam, for any reason, and cannot make it up before the school year ends, that student is required to come into school the next week (Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, June 4th) between 8 am and 12 noon to take the final(s) missed.

*School issued devices and charges must be turned in at the end of school as well to avoid being charged.  A school messenger will come out later this week with procedures.

*The full schedule is linked here.


Please encourage your child to work hard in preparation, try their very best, and finish the year as well as they can.  

Thank you-

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22
Apr
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Prom - Formal Pictures

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Here is the order form for GHS Prom portraits to be taken Friday night. Students can pay on-site, but students / parents can prepay by following online ordering instructions, too.

I am posting this on the school's website blog, sending it to all parents who have emails in PowerSchool, and posting it in the Class of 2021 Canvas page. Order forms will be available at the Prom, too.
GHS Prom Photo Order Form

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07
Apr
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Important Information

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GHS families:


Good morning. Yesterday was a busy day for GHS as we communicated lots of new information to students and parents. Here is a quick review, and some clarifications, on what was presented yesterday.

  1. Online option for 2021-22. If you would like more information on the GHS online option for the 2021-22 school year, please review the information shared on our website at http://www.gws.k12.in.us/greenwood-high-school. Information is listed on the right hand side of the website. 
  1. PowerHour. GHS will return to a PowerHour bell schedule beginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th. Students are aware of the expectations of maintaining this schedule.
  1. Prom. The following announcement was made this morning regarding prom.
Prom is being held Friday, April 23 from 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. at The Sycamore at Mallow Run. Prom is open to all GHS seniors and juniors. Sophomores as dates only might be eligible if spots allow. Tickets will ONLY be sold to SENIORS tomorrow and Friday during lunch. Seniors may put a junior or sophomore guest name on a waitlist; however, seniors may only purchase 1 ticket for themselves this week. If spots remain, these juniors and sophomores will go on a waitlist with junior dates selected before sophomore dates. 

If spots are available, tickets will then be sold to juniors on Monday and Tuesday during lunch. Tickets prices are $30 per person and are non-refundable. Cash and checks payable to GHS Prom will be accepted. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Tickets may not be sold or transferred to anyone else. If tickets are still available after all seniors and juniors have had the opportunity to purchase them for themselves and sophomore dates, outside guests ages 16-20 will be permitted to attend starting with seniors first. No freshmen will be allowed to attend this year.

Appetizers and desserts will be served. Masks must be worn at all times and are mandatory. Students who wish to dance will do so in small friend groups with no “mosh style” dancing or large group dancing allowed. GHS reserves the right to monitor and maintain the number of students dancing at one time. Anyone with questions can contact the Prom coordinator at the email provided on the announcement page (Mrs. Erin Swisher: emswisher@comcast.net)
  1. Graduation. Graduation will take place Friday, May 28th at 7pm on the football field (weather permitting). All graduates will receive 4 tickets for family and friends. Our make-up date is the following day (Saturday) at 10:00am on the football field. If weather is still poor, we will move graduation to the main gym at 10:00am (Saturday). If so, the number of tickets available per graduate will be determined closer to the event, per JCHD. 
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06
Apr
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GHS '21/'22 Online Option

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Please see the link on the right side of the Greenwood High School Website for more information, course offerings, and the application for the '21/'22 Online Option.  All applications are due by April 23, 2021. Continue reading
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06
Apr
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Senior Class Composite Portrait

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To ensure social distancing, we are continuing the change we made last year and most seniors are going to love. Instead of a formal cap & gown photo that would require everyone to gather rather closely, our senior portrait company is going to create a 16 x 20 composite of everyone’s senior pictures. As long as seniors posed for senior pictures through Prestige -- whether at the studio or during one of the make-up dates at the high school -- they’ll be included in this awesome composite picture that will also feature information about your class. Orders are due May 1.

Forms will be distributed during the Senior Meeting and are available in the high school office, too.
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07
Mar
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ASVAB

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Below is a copy of the school messenger message going out tonight for sophomores in College/Career and any sophomore/junior without an ASVAB score:

Greenwood Community High School will be offering an ASVAB administration on March 9th at 7:30am.  The ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and it is a well-researched aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. Sophomores and Juniors who have not already participated in an ASVAB administration are scheduled to sit for the administration. 

We encourage all students to take the ASVAB for multiple reasons. 
  1. After participating in the ASVAB, students will have access to the the ASVAB Summary Results (ASR) sheet which includes a unique access code each student can use to login to the ASVAB program website and complete post-test career exploration and aptitude activities. 
  • FOR STUDENTS IN THE 2023 Graduation Class: The Graduation Pathways graduation requirement plan requires that your student meet at least 1 Post- Secondary Ready Competency in order to earn a diploma. Our students have found good success meeting the ASVAB benchmark. We believe it is in all students' best interest to take the ASVAB exam as they attempt to meet one of those benchmarks
  • FOR STUDENTS IN THE 2022 Graduation Class: Students in the 2022 graduating class may choose to graduate under the class of 2023 and beyond graduation requirements called Graduation Pathways. Students who do not pass the ISTEP+ exam but do meet the Graduation Pathways requirements can opt into those requirements. This would mean that the student does not have to retake the ISTEP+ exam in their senior year and qualifies to earn a diploma. The ASVAB is one of the ways that students may meet the Post-Secondary Ready Competency that Graduation Pathways requires.  A qualifying score on the ASVAB is a 31 and for the aforementioned reasons, we are encouraging your student to take the ASVAB offered on Tuesday and put forth their best effort. 
The Graduation Pathways Infographic  has been attached for your reference. 

ASVAB results are reported to students and counselors on the ASVAB Summary Results sheet. Scores are released to military recruiters 7 calendar days after results are mailed to the school, without phone numbers or mailing addresses. To request that your student's scores not be provided to military recruiters, please complete this form

TO DISTANCE LEARNER FAMILIES
According to our records, your student has indicated that they will come to school to participate in the ASVAB administration. Distance Learners are encouraged to attend if possible.   Distance learning students may go home after the test is complete if they have their own ride home.  If they remain in the building after the test is complete, they can attend their classes virtually from the IMC.

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19
Feb
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Final Yearbook Sales (2020-2021)

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This year’s yearbook has gone to press so students will get it during the last week of school. Don’t worry, though, the yearbook staff is creating the spring supplement that will cover all spring sports, the musical, prom, graduation, and other year-end activities. The supplement is designed to adhere to the inside back cover of the yearbook itself.

If you still have not ordered your yearbook, you definitely need to do that this week. The extras the yearbook ordered for late purchasers are almost sold out. This will be one you will especially want because it will be of historical significance with the pandemic.

Pick up an order form in the front office or print the one attached to this post if you’d like to pay with cash or check. You also can go to www.jostensyearbooks.com if you want to order using a credit card.

If you need to know if you've already purchased a yearbook, feel free to contact Denise Roberts at droberts@gws.k12.in.us Continue reading
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09
Feb
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2-Hour Delay Schedule (Tuesday, 2/9)

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There is no ISTEP today and no PowerHour today:

Period 1 9:30-10:00
Period 2 10:05-10:35
Period 3 10:40-11:10
Period 5/Lunch  
1st Lunch 11:10-11:40
2nd Lunch 11:42-12:12
3rd Lunch 12:15-12:45
Period 4 12:50-1:20
Period 6 1:25-1:55
Period 7 2:00-2:30
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01
Feb
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Drivers' Training (CIESC)

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Please see the information below about drivers' training through the CIESC.

General Graphic 
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14
Dec
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Technologies are Back!

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It appears as of 8:10 am, that many, if not all technologies are back online at GHS.  Don't miss period 2! Continue reading
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14
Dec
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Some technology issues

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GHS is experiencing various technololgy issues this morning (Monday, 12/14).  Please be aware if you are unable to login into your Zoom or other related technologies.  Thank you for continuing to try and hopefully, you will be able to access everything soon. Continue reading
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18
Nov
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High School Resources

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We wanted to provide a few reminders of some of the opportunities for students to get help during this time.

*Teachers and counselors are available Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday from 2:00-2:30 during PowerHour for students in person to receive assistance.  Please consider taking advantage of this time to help!

*Teachers will be available for an office hour on Wednesdays (optional for students) through Zoom to get assistance from your teacher.  See the schedule below for times:

Art/PE/CTE:     8-9

Social Studies: 9-10

Science:        10-11

Math:            11-12

ELA:             12-1

World Language, Music, SPED:   1-2


*Finally, now that we are on a hybrid schedule and students are learning from home more, we invite you to check out the attached flyer for a great refresher on a FREE tool for ALL STUDENTS in Greenwood Schools! Snap&Read is a great addition to any lesson to make content more accessible to each student! 

Thanks for your patience, flexibility, and everything you are doing to support our students and staff!  Please let us know if we can be of assistance. Continue reading
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08
Nov
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Hybrid Reminders

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Parents/Guardians-

Good evening.  We hope you had a nice weekend and enjoyed the wonderful weather.  GHS would like to remind you of a few important pieces of information as we get ready for our new hybrid schedule starting tomorrow, Monday (11/9):

*Students' last names beginning with A-L will attend school in person on Monday/Tuesday, unless they have been given permission or they are following an older sibling's schedule.

*Students' last name beginning with M-Z will learn remotely on Monday/Tuesday and should login into Canvas and follow teachers' instructions.  Linked here is a copy of the hybrid model that was sent last week. 

*C9 students using our transportation were sent a previous message (linked here) and are expected to follow the Gold Group.

*Seniors taking the make-up ISTEP test will not start Monday and were sent a message last week with details.  

Thank you and please contact the high school office at 317-889-4000 if you have any questions. Continue reading
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05
Nov
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Hybrid Information

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A copy of last night's school messenger:

GHS families:

As a follow-up to Dr. DeKoninck's email, I would like to provide you with the GHS Hybrid schedule. As Dr. DeKoninck stated (his original statement is attached), we will be following the Hybrid schedule until further notice. 

Here are a few items of note:
  1. If a household would like to follow only one schedule, but you have students living in the household with different last names, you are permitted to follow the oldest student's schedule. 
  2. All students taking Central Nine (C9) will be expected to follow the directions of Dr. Kovach, Director of C9. 
  3. As a reminder, we are on a regular school schedule tomorrow (Thursday) and an E-Learning day on Friday. Students do not need to report to school on Friday; however, they are expected to login and complete teacher assignments online. 
  4. We will follow the GHS Hybrid Model beginning Monday, November 9th. 
Thank you for your support and being flexible. Also, please reinforce with your student the importance of completing all work and following each teacher's directions. Enjoy your evening. 

GHS Hybrid Model

GCSC Hybrid LetterCSC Hybrid Letter Continue reading
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29
Oct
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Financial Aid Night

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Greenwood Community High School will be hosting Financial Aid Night on November 2nd at 6:00pm in the auditorium. INvestED will be with us to present an overview of the financial aid process (including scholarships, grants, and loans) highlighting key areas of the FAFSA, discussing filing deadlines, and common errors. Students and families are encouraged to attend together.

The event will be held live in person as well as streamed virtually. In-person attendees are expected to wear a mask and maintain social distance from other attendees. Join us virtually through Zoom (link below)

Please contact Lisa Laug at llaug@gws.k12.in.us with any questions. 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78855720549?pwd=d0hmdWlqMlFUNGNKMVBoU0RXVDR2dz09

Meeting ID: 788 5572 0549 Passcode: 8HmWvu 

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