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Message from the Administrative Team


School Administration Team: Ms. Andrea Tang (Principal), Ms. Lori Klages and Ms. Stephanie Bouchard
Student Success: Mr. Brent Fraser and Ms. Christie-Short
Guidance: Ms. Mina Perry and Ms. Laurie Trudell
Learning Resource Teacher: Ms. Kelly Roehrig
Office Manager: Ms. Flo Stanfield-Duncan
Head Custodian: Ms. Sylvia Perry

May 16, 2016

NEW DATE - Our next School, Community Advisory Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 13th not on June 6th as printed in the newsletter. Please call the principal for more information or if you are interested in attending.

This Week at GHSS

Congratulations to our boys' rugby teams for their great results. The Junior Boys' Team has qualified for CWOSSA on Thursday, May 26 at SDSS. The Senior Boys' Team has a qualfiying match in Erin on Tuesday, May 24. Carry on boys!

The Boys' Soccer Team has qualified for CWOSSA on Thursday, May 26. Way to go Lions!

OUR ANNUAL PLANT SALE IS ON IN THE GREENHOUSE. SUPPORT THE STUDENTS IN OUR SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR PROGRAM IN LANDSCAPING AND HORTICULTURE AND BUY YOUR ANNUALS AND VEGETABLE AND HERBS AT GHSS.

NOW OPEN - NEW STUDENT SUCCESS SPACE AT GHSS - Our Student Success teachers, Mr. Fraser and Ms. Christie-Short, have moved into a new space. They will offer support to students to help them successfully earn credits. Drop by for a visit. You will be able to express yourself on the chaulk board wall, grab a snack and have a chat. We are still looking for a name for the space so let us know your suggestions.


Next Week at GHSS
Our Junior Boys' Rugby Team will be off to CWOSSA championships at SDSS on Thursday, May 26.

Tuesday, May 17 - TWIN DAY (SAC)

Please call the principal if you are able to make a donation to the Silent Auction. Thank-you.

May 27 - GHSS welcomes MAFY for their spring concert.

Friday, May 20 - COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE DUE FOR GRADE 12 STUDENTS.  NOW OVERDUE!

Coming Soon

PASTA SUPPER, SILENT AUCTION AND ATHLETIC AWARDS RECEPTION - Thursday, June 9. Dinner at 5:30 and athletic reception at 7:30. Please join us! This is our only significant fundraising event of the year. The funds raised support extra-curricular activities at GHSS including clubs, sports and dances.

May 30-June 2 - ESP will be canoeing in Massasauga Provincial Part south of Parry Sound. Happy Paddlin'!

May 30 - We welcome the Special Education Advisory Committee for the Bluewater District School Board for their June meeting.

May 30 - the Canadian Blood Services folks will be hosting "What's Your Type?" in the foyer at lunch. Come out and check your blood type while you learn about donating blood.

June 2 - It's our annual Students' Administrative Council (SAC) CARNIVAL! There will be hamburgers for lunch, special snacks at breaks as well as cotton candy, popcorn and sno cones. Students and staff will have some friendly competition at beach volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee and ping-pong. Sign up your team today!

June 2 - It's BYOB (Banana that is) Day at GHSS. An annual fundraising event for Ontario Students Against Drunk Driving. Bring a banana and get a sundae for a twonie. $3 without a banana.

June 3- Professional Development Day

June 6 - Student Senator Election

June 8 - Ecole Macphail Memorial School Track & Field Meet at GHSS

June 8 - Transportation SHSM ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) Event 9:00 a.m.

June 14 -  South Area of School Elementary Track & Field Meet at GHSS


JUNE EXAM SCHEDULE:

Wed., June 22: periods D and A and exam A – 1:00 p.m.
Thurs.,June 24: Periods C and B and exam B – 1:00 p.m.
Fri.,   June 24: Exam C - 10:00 a.m.
Mon.,   June 27: Exam D - 10:00 a.m.

Please do not book appointments, vacations or work during the exam time table.

SCHOOL BUS CANCELLATIONS HAVE CHANGED!
Effective for the 2015-2016 school year, on-line bus cancellations for Bruce & Grey counties will be moving to https://www.mybrucegreyschoolbus.ca/Cancellations.aspx.  Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays.  You must first confirm that you have a valid email address.  To subscribe go to the above site, click on the “Subscriptions” icon, then click on “Subscribe”.  Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button.  You will receive an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.   Once you have confirmed your email address you will be able to login and select what you want to subscribe to and update your information (if necessary).


If you have any questions or suggestions, you are welcome to contact a member of the school administration at any time. Our school number is 519-924-2721.

















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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payment for the next school year.
You can register for your online payment account now and payments will be accepted beginning September 8, 2014.  Click on the image below to get started.
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As part of the Ministry Of Education's continued efforts to focus on creating and maintaining safe schools which actively focuses on bullying prevention and intervention, all schools are forming a Safe School Team.  The team for GHSS is:

Andrea Tang
Principal & Chair
Sandra Clark
Parent Rep
Community Rep
Lori Klages
VP
Stephanie Bouchard
VP
Mina Perry
Susan Clark
Teacher Rep
Flo Duncan
Non-Teaching Staff Rep

Thomas Gill
Gabriel Sugarman
Morgan Hooper
Student Rep

Our school code of conduct can be found in our icon "GHS code of conduct" on the left handside of this page.