Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thank You and Reminders

On behalf of the GLHS Staffulty (Staff and Faculty), I would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to serve cotton candy to our second quarter Renaissance Card holders and those parents who provided the food and drinks for parent teacher conference night on Thursday, February 23! Thank you for Making It Matter!
Please join us on Monday, March 5 at 6:00 pm for two Community University courses. One course, which I am facilitating, is Twitter 101: What is it? How does it work? Why use it? This course will take place in the GLHS Technology Center, located in Jefferson Hall (formerly C building). You are encouraged to park in the Havens Corner parking lot and enter the northeast door. The door will be open until 6:15 for security purposes.
The second class is Life Choices, Challenges, and Consequences, which is a presentation and conversation about how to help your student navigate through life with success. You are encouraged to bring your student to this course. The course will be taught by Community Resource Officer, Marvin Hixon, in the GLHS Library Media Center.
We are having our third annual “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign on Wednesday, March 7. This is a nationwide event to remove the word “retarded” from our vocabulary. Students spread the message by purchasing and wearing a “Spread the Word” t-shirt and they sign a pledge to end the word. Proceeds go towards our MD class curricular activities. The last two years over 3,000 students have signed the pledge.
I hope you are able to attend one of the classes and please take a couple of minutes to review the Spread the Word website to learn more about this worthy campaign. Until next time…
Be Great,
Dwight

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our "Unquiet" Library

I've asked our Librarian/Media Specialist, Mrs. Ann Gleek to provide an update about the changes made to our Library Media Center. Enjoy!

Our “Unquiet” Library

As many of you are aware, the GLHS library has undergone some major changes this year.  We have opened up the space by adding lots of new comfy seating including couches, cafĂ© tables and wheeled chairs.  This new space provides students with the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students, do group work on computers or simply curl up with a good book. While we are a long way from the traditional silent library, there are still quiet study spaces available for students in both the library and computer labs. We also have new technology available in the library this year. Students and teachers can use iPads, Kindles, Color Nooks and Flip Video Cameras.  If you are interested in learning more about the library, please visit our website at www.glhslibrary.org

Friday, February 3, 2012

You're Invited!

Community University
Please join us on Monday, February 6, 2012 from 6-7pm for two Community University Classes! Following are the descriptions of the two classes:

Microsoft PowerPoint- Learn the basics of Power Point and walk away with tips to enhance your presentations. Taught by Intervention Specialist, Marsha Tilford in the GLHS Tech Center.

Facebook 101: This class addresses the real-world impact of Facebook and provides a clear understanding of how to identify and apply Facebook’s basic, advanced, and hidden privacy settings. Class is taught by GLHS Orchestra Director, Kevin Dengel in the GLHS Library Media Center.
Please join us for either of these classes to help you enhance your presentations or to better understand how and why to use Facebook. The facilitators are very knowledgeable and will answer your questions. Also, to get updates about GLHS in a timely manner, you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!
GJPS 2012 State of the Schools Address
The annual Gahanna-Jefferson State of the Schools address will be held at Clark Hall Monday, February 6, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  In addition to Superintendent Mark White and Treasurer Julio Valladares providing a brief overview of district achievements and goals, there will be a breakout session for the community to share (in small groups) what they want in the next superintendent. You are encouraged to attend.
Gahanna TV and VP Joe Biden
It’s still hard to believe that the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, and Senator Sherrod Brown visited with us a couple of weeks ago! It truly was an exciting experience for our school community.
If you were not able to attend to hear Vice President Joe Biden’s speech, you can see it in its entirety on Gahanna TV . You can also watch the Town Hall style question and answer session with Vice President, Joe Biden and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan by clicking here. Enjoy your weekend!
Be Great,
Dwight