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May
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Parent/Guardian-

GHS plans to offer summer school for students who failed at least one semester in an English course, Algebra I and Geometry as long as enough students sign up.  A few additional notes:

*Classes will run from June 1st through June 26th and they will be offered in two hour blocks (8-10 am and 10-12 pm).  Please note that June 1st is a Tuesday and June 26th is a Saturday.
*Students are allowed a maximum of 2 absences (of any type).  Any additional absences will result in removal from Summer School.
*There is no Distance Learning Summer School.
*Students can make up one semester or two semesters of English.
*Students can only make up one semester of math.
*Bus transportation is available upon request (form linked at the bottom).  However, breakfast and lunch will not be served.
*Credit recovery labs may be an option if a student’s failing percent is high enough.

Please complete the linked form to take advantage of this opportunity to catch up on credits and to become enrolled for summer school.

Please contact Lisa Laug at 317-889-4000 or llaug@gws.k12.in.us if you have any questions or concerns. Continue reading
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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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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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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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27
Oct
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PSAT-Thursday

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This Thursday, October 29th, all sophomores will take the PSAT at GHS. Also, any junior who signed up will also take the PSAT.

Students need to arrive at their testing rooms by 7:30 am on Thursday. Students will be informed of their testing location through their English teacher in class tomorrow.

On test day, students must bring a #2 pencil (non mechanical) and a calculator. Cell phones, smart-watches, and any other electronic devices must be powered down and in their bag during the administration.

The test will last approximately 3 ½ - 4 hours. Most students will be done with testing by approximately 11:15-30am. Some students may be testing longer if they have extended time accommodations.

Once the testing room has completed the administration they will be released to go home. Students may have lunch before leaving the building. If students do not have transportation they will report to the cafeteria for the remainder of the day.  Normal bus transportation is available at the beginning and end of the day.

Distance Learners will be testing in the Student Activities Complex and will report there for testing. They should enter door 31N so they will not have to enter the main building. Continue reading
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21
Oct
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Operation Bundle-Up

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OPERATION BUNDLE UP:

Due to COVID-19 Operation Bundle Up will operate differently this year. 
  
STEP 1: Register online. To receive assistance you must register online at https://www.uwjc.org/operation-bundle. Registration will begin October 26th at 9 a.m.. There is a limited number of registrations. Registration will be closed once the number is reached.
STEP 2: Choose the date and time. After you register, you will receive a link via email to choose a date and time to pick-up your assistance.
STEP 3: Follow instructions. Very detailed instructions on how to obtain your assistance will be provided via email.

Please Note: 

-- Must be a Johnson County, Indiana resident to receive assistance. 

--Assistance will be limited to infant — 17 years old. 

--There will be limited number of registrations. Registration will be closed once the number is reached. 

--Assistance will be provided over a 3-day period. 

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07
Oct
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Thanksgiving Baskets

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Thanksgiving Baskets will be available for those needing assistance this coming holiday season.    If you have a need for a basket, please contact Ms. Samantha Young by November 5, 2020 via phone or email  317-889-4000 x3506 or syoung@gws.k12.in.us Continue reading
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01
Oct
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Holiday Assistance

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The Christmas Angels Program is designed to provide gifts for children (newborn to 17) who would otherwise not have a Christmas. United Way’s mission is to assist as many children as possible. The program is not intended to supplement other Christmas assistance. If parents are no longer together, the children will be served through the parent/guardian with physical custody.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Nov. 12 - Applications will be taken in person only. Do not mail it in.  To receive an application please contact Ms. Young at 317-889-4000 x3506 or via email at syoung@gws.k12.in.us

*If you'd like to sponsor a family in need this holiday season, please contact Ms. Young at syoung@gws.k12.in.us or 317-889-4000 x3506 Continue reading
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28
Sep
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Wednesday (9/30)-E-learning Day

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Greenwood High School would like to remind you that this Wednesday, September 30th, is a E-learning day at the high school for all students.  Students should log into Canvas during the day to see materials from each of their courses and complete the work necessary by the appropriate due date.  There are less than 2 week remaining in the nine weeks, so all students should continue to work hard and perform their very best.  Thank you for your cooperation and have a great evening! Continue reading
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23
Sep
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Schedule change for Thursday, 9/24, only

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Due to ASVAB testing tomorrow, Thursday, 9/24, Period 6 will be before Period 5/Lunch.  Thus, the time schedule is listed below:

Period 1                       7:30 – 8:15

Period 2                       8:20 – 9:05

Period 3                       9:10 – 9:55

Period 4                   10:00 – 10:45

Period 6                      10:50-11:35 

Period 5/Lunch

      Lunch 1:  11:35-12:05

      Lunch 2:  12:07:30-12:37:30

      Lunch 3:  12:40-1:10

Period 7                          1:15-2:00                          

PowerHour/HR            2:05 – 2:30

This schedule change is only for tomorrow, Thursday, 9/24, due to testing and the schedule will return to normal on Friday.  Thank you for your flexibility. Continue reading
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21
Sep
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ASVAB

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On September 24th, students enrolled in Preparing for College and Careers this semester will be taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The ASVAB is a well-researched aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. ASVAB Career Exploration Program is designed to help young people explore their options and make a plan.

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. To request that your student's scores not be provided to military recruiters, please complete this form

Students who do not pass either the Math 10 or English portion of the ISTEP+ exam may be eligible to use their ASVAB score to graduate without using the waiver process. Therefore it is vital that students put forth their best effort during the ASVAB administration.

Distance Learning Students

Students who are currently participating in distance learning are encouraged to come to the building to participate in the testing administration. Any students taking the ASVAB should report to the cafeteria by 7:25 am. If your student is a distance learner and is planning on coming to school to participate in the ASVAB administration, please complete this form.   Continue reading
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16
Sep
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CIESC Driver Education

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CIESC Driver Education traditional classes will be live-streamed onlined.  Click the link below for more more information:

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