Thursday, January 10, 2013

January Upcoming Events!

January typically brings about a fresh start as we plan to make meaningful changes in many areas of our lives. For us at GLHS, we return from break refreshed and rejuvenated to continue to educate our students today for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. The end of the semester brings with it a number of events to make you aware of:
Sunday, January 13th- Winter Band Concert in the Auditorium at 3:00pm
Monday, January 14th-Coffee with Mr. Carter in Clark Hall 325 at 6:45am; Freshmen Band Concert in the Auditorium at 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 15th-Thursday, January 17th- Midterm Exams
Wednesday, January 16th: 8th grade parent night from 7-9 pm (auditorium and café)
Friday, January 18th- Teacher Work day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Monday, January 21st- MLK Jr. Day Observance NO SCHOOL; Chorale and Orchestra Benefit Concert at Peace Lutheran Church at 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 22nd, First day of Second Semester
We also have a new event that is a collaborative effort between some students who graduated last year and several GLHS staff members. It’s the “Diaspora: Voices of an Ever-Changing America.” Following is a brief description and an invitation:
GLHS will present a debut performance of “Diaspora: Voices of an Ever-Changing America” on February 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the GLHS Auditorium.  Diaspora is program that celebrates African American History and Culture through the arts. Admission for all is simply a non-perishable food item or cash donations for GRIN. Mrs. Amerson, Ms. Bridges, and Mrs. Germany have worked with a diverse group of students who will showcase talents ranging from dance, singing, spoken word, and much more.  The performance will touch on everything from before the Middle Passage from Africa to Modern everyday society.  You definitely don’t want to miss out. The goal is for you to be entertained and informed all at the same time.  
Finally, I stumbled upon this quote this morning and wanted to share it with you:
“It is harder than we remember to be a child.”
Keeping this quote in mind, let’s continue to encourage our students. They are faced with more challenges than we could ever imagine, and yet, they continue to perform at a high level. I look forward to seeing you around GLHS in the coming weeks! Until next time…
Be Great,



  1. Just tried to explain to my daughter it's even harder to be a parent these days :-) @positivechica

  2. @PositiveChica, Yes it is! But, we're in this together.

    Be Great,