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    Monday, February 6, 2023

    NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • REMINDER FOR ALL STUDENTS: Any student that leaves campus must sign out in the Attendance Office. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Bring your Student ID each day to sign in and out. No food is allowed to be brought to you during the day. Lost items can be found in the front office.

      • There will be NO check-outs over the phone or email. You must turn in a checkout note before 10 am or have someone on your checkout list come sign you out.

      ONLY the approved parent check-out form will be accepted. Pick one up from the attendance office or print one from the school website.

      https://www.madison-schools.com/Page/30959

    • Students driving on campus MUST display their parking pass at all times and park only in their designated spot. Report other vehicles in your spot to the front office; please provide tag number.
    • Class ring order day is Thursday, February 9th, at lunch. Please bring your deposit of $100.00 or $200.00 to order your official Germantown High School class ring. Ring packet are available in the main office.
    • If you are interested in being considered during your Senior Year for the 2023-2024 Student Ambassador Program through the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, please visit this site to find out more information and to apply: https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/StudentAmbassadorProgram2023.pdf. Also, please let your US History teacher know so they can prepare a Recommendation Letter for you to submit as well. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
    • The STEM, Engineering, and Construction Camp will be held June 11-17th, 2023 in Vicksburg. Students who attend will gain experience in problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, and communication. The camp is open to current Sophomores and Juniors. The cost of the camp is $100, which includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. To apply or find out more information, please visit: Http://samevicksburg.org/engineering-camp/ The deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.

     

     

     

     DATES AND DEADLINES

    • Order a 2022-2023 yearbook for $70 until March 31. The price goes up after this date. A link to purchase can be found on the school website.
    • Winter Holiday is February 20th. 
    • The ACT for Juniors is February 28th. 
    • Spring Break is March 13-17.

     

     

     

    ATHLETICS 

    • Monday, 2/6/23- Archery vs J.Z. George
    • Tuesday, 2/7/23- Basketball Region Tournament @ Clinton; Girls vs Murrah 4:00, Boys vs Madison Central 8:30
    • Thursday, 2/9/23- Archery vs Neshoba Central 5:00
    • Friday, 2/10/23- Basketball Region Tournament @ Clinton
    • Saturday, 2/11/23- Softball Scrimmage 10:00
    • Saturday, 2/11/23- Baseball Jamboree, V vs Brandon 1:00, V vs Florence 5:30

     

     

     

    GENERAL ANNOUNCMENTS

    • Germantown High School recently held its annual Night in the Spotlight. Beauty and Beau winners are listed below.
      • 9th Grade:
      • Brooklyn Williams, Brayden Paes, Kayden Finn, Carli Grace Criddle, Ashton Smith, Weston Wertz, Reed Burrell, Kevon Johnson
      • 10th grade:
      • Lauren Daniels, McCarthy Mattox, Maddie Self, Hollynn Haley, Anna Parker, Diana Wells, Dylann Lenoir, Carrington Holloway, Avary Bodmer, Braden Derryberry, Matthew D’Alfonso, Andrew Bell, Brayden Quick
      • 11th grade:
      •  Samantha Paes, Bria Robinson, Alli Umphlett, Manze Ball, Breckyn Cooper, Lucy Popichak, Charlie Jameson, Mclendon Herrington, Wiley Carter (not pictured Cooper Jones)
      • 12th grade:
      • Kaleigh Steverson, Avery Saik, Isabella Nolen, Page Hays, Thomas Hodges, Andrew Dinkelacker, Hampton Ross, Jayden Manning (not pictured Ashtun Chigbo)
    • Spanish Club is raising money for the Pulsera Project. Pulseras are bracelets that are hand made by artisans in Central America. 100% of the proceeds go back to the Pulsera Project. Pulseras (bracelets) are $7 and can be paid for on Venmo or with cash. See Mrs. Ford, Ms. Ainsworth or a Spanish Club member to purchase a pulsera.
    • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
      • Emails have sent out to students who meet the scholastic eligibility requirements to apply for membership in the GHS National Honor Society. You will also receive a printed letter with the same exact information as the email.
      • The deadline to turn in your printed application is Friday, February 17th at 3:45 p.m.
      • The eligibility requirements to apply are:
      1. Candidates eligible for selection to this chapter must be members of the sophomore, junior, and senior class.
      2. To be eligible for selection to membership in this chapter, the candidate must have been enrolled for a period equivalent to one semester at Germantown High School. Excluding transfer students who are currently members of the National Honor Society and are in good standing with their former school’s chapter.
      3. Candidates eligible for election to the chapter shall have an overall average of 93.00% weighted, based on a minimum of five academic credits/units. Members must maintain this average each semester throughout their membership or be placed on probation.
      4. Upon meeting the grade level, enrollment, and GPA standards, candidates shall then be considered based on their service, leadership, and character.
      • Submitting an application does not guarantee selection for membership.
    • Madison Booker has been selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game in Houston, Tx on March 28th at 6:30pm. It will be televised on ESPN2. Only 24 female seniors in the nation are selected to play in this game.
    • The girls are 6A Region 2 Champs! As a team they scored a total of 57 points. The following girls medaled in their weight classes and advance to North State:
        • Leah Stewart- 2nd
        • Maggie Reece-2nd
        • Sarah Kimble Clark- 2nd
        • Miah Schuller-2nd
        • Olivia Clark- 1st
        • Sevana Sharpe-2nd
        • Aurionna Mendenhall- 1st
        • Reighan Barnes- 2nd
        • Naje Smith-1st
        • Mabry Musgrove-3rd
        • MT Walker-3rd
    • Interested in showcasing your talent or art? Want to earn money doing it? The return of Germantown’s Got Talent may be just what you need. We are in the process of gauging interest and need your feedback! If you are interested, please email Mr. Hawkins if you are interested in talent/music or art at thawkins@madison-schools.com.
    • Congratulations to the following GHS Students for placing in the Scholastic Art Awards: 
      • Andrew Bain: Gold Key, HM 
      • Chase Boutwell – HM 
      • Ashtun Chigbo – 2 Silver Keys, 2 HM 
      • Hannah Cole – HM 
      • Parker Dancer – Silver Key 
      • London Dickson – HM 
      • Alaina Easley – Silver Key 
      • Juno Fulgham – Silver Key, HM 
      • William Gardner – Gold Key, Silver Key 
      • Harmony Gore – HM 
      • Jayden Goss – Silver Key 
      • Max Hays – HM 
      • Kalyb James – Silver Key 
      • Kathryn Land – 2 Silver Keys, HM 
      • Ashley Loftin – Silver Key, HM 
      • Nathalie Padilla – 2 Silver Keys, HM 
      • Sam Paes – Silver Key 
      • James Parr – Silver Key, HM 
      • Blair Renfroe – Silver Key 
      • Annelise Robinson – Gold Key, Silver Key 
      • Taylor Robinson – HM 
      • Aslyn Straus – 2 Gold Keys, 2 Silver Keys 
      • Zoe Thornton – American Visions Award Nominee, 5 Gold Keys, HM 
      • Bailey Threet – Gold Key 
      • Lena Truong – 2 Silver Keys 
      • MT Walker – HM 
      • Bay Watkins – 2 Silver Keys, HM 
      • Beau Whittington – Silver Key 
      • Mary Katherine Zorn – 3 Gold Keys, HM  
      • ALSO RECEIVING SPECIAL RECOGNITION AT THE CHIMNEYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAS RECENTLY: Mary Katherine Zorn 
    • Legacy competed at Music Fest hosted by Northwest Ranking this weekend and won 1st place in their division, best showmanship, and Carter Stacy won best overall female soloist.
    • Legacy competed at Music Fest hosted by Northwest Ranking this weekend and won 1st place in their division, best showmanship, and Carter Stacy won best overall female soloist.
    • Germantown High School’s Robotics Team 39110 C – Emiliano Valdez, Crosby Petro, and Ethan Knight won the High School Championship on Saturday.  They also won the Excellence Award which means they were the best of the best.
      • Germantown High School’s Robotics Team 39110 A – Sai Sarna, Nathan Michael Smith, Shelton Cooper won the Judges Award which means they showed exemplary effort, perseverance, and team accomplishments. 
    • American Legion Auxiliary Girls State application is currently open to current Junior girls. Girls State is looking for current Junior girls who have strong academic and leadership experience. They are also looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate good character, courage, cooperativeness, and physical fitness. Girls State will be held on the University of Southern Mississippi’s campus in Hattiesburg this summer, June 11-17th. For more information and how to apply, please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/view/alamississippigirlsstate/home. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
    • American Legion Boys State’s application is now open. Boys State is looking for current Junior and Senior boys who have strong academic and leadership experience. They are also looking for a well-rounded student who demonstrates good character, courage, cooperativeness, and physical fitness. Boys State will be held during the week of May 28th-June 3rd. Deadline to apply is May 20th, 2023. During this week, participants will spend the week learning about functions of government while also creating their own mock government. It also includes various sports, a mock trial program, a broadcast and print media program, etc. The program also offers various scholarships to students who participate. For more information and how to apply, please visit their website: https://www.msboysstate.com/apply. Application opens February 1st. If you have questions, please contact info@msboysstate.com.
    • Interested in Yearbook Staff?
    • Nic and U Help Us Send Out 60 Care Packages for the NICU
    • Dance tryout packets are available in the front office. They are due by Wednesday, February 22nd to Mrs. Washington or the front office.
    • The Fall 2022 edition of our awesome literary magazine, The Agathist, just hit the internet!  Check it out: there’s some remarkable work here. 
    • The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarships range each year from $10,000 to $25,000. The scholarship is open to current high school Juniors who have demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family incoming), and they must be a US Citizen. They also must have an overall GPA of a 2.0, be involved in extracurricular and community activities, and be planning to attend a 2 year or 4 year college after high school. Students can apply at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/applicants/ Deadline is by March 1st, 2023.
    • WE CARE BOX: The GHS Counselor’s Office will be utilizing the We Care box this year as a source of communication between the students and the GHS counselors. The black box is located between the library and art hallway. It is designed to be a confidential course of communication for students to report to the Counselor’s Office other students who are in need, a danger to themselves or others, or any other concerns that you might have. Concerns that are placed in the box are taken very seriously—please only make a report if you have a legitimate concern! Reports can be made anonymously; however, it is very helpful to have the name of the person reporting the information in the event further information is needed. If you have a legitimate concern about another student, please fill out one of the yellow WE CARE forms located in the folder on the outside of the mailbox and drop it inside the box. The box will be checked in a timely manner.
    • Please visit the Counselor’s Office tab on our website (ghsmavs.com) for scholarship information.