Grayling High School
Home of  The Vikings
Class B ~ Lake Michigan Conference

1135 North Old U.S. 27 ~ Grayling, Michigan 49738 ~ Phone: 989-344-3508 ~ Fax: 989-348-7799
Principal: Donna Boughner ~ Assistant Principal: Tim Sanchez

Daily Announcements


Departments Counseling Community Service   GVR  Program Class of
Student Senate  SVLC Band Athletics Administrator Request Forms Attendance Appeal Form Class of 2016
CASD Calendar Annual Report Curriculum GHS Curriculum Guide Media Center SRB Class of 2017
Return to CASD GHS HandbookThe Senior Class is holding two fundraisers: Pie A Teacher - October 13-17 and Caramel Apple Sales - October 21-31.

Class of 2018

Meet the Grads is on Friday, December 19, at 1:45 p.m. in the Media Center. ~ Winter Break runs Monday, December 22 - Sunday, January 4. School resumes on Monday, January 5, 2015.

  Click here for the Grayling High School broadcasting site.
We will be broadcasting athletic events, arts events, student profiles, etc. here.

  GVTV Student of the Month Video for October featuring Ashley Branch
GVTV Student of the Month Video for November featuring Easton Farrell
GVTV Student of the Month for December featuring Chris Baudoux



Welcome to the GHS Webpages.
At GHS, we take pride in our building and grounds and the outstanding academic and co-curricular programs we offer to all our students.

Through these web pages, we hope to familiarize students, parents and other interested individuals with our academic departments, counseling department, athletic department, programs and activities, faculty/staff and co-curricular offerings. You can click on the Daily Announcements link every morning to view the most current happenings. New information is added throughout the year, so please visit regularly and often.


GHS has a lot to offer our students:
An iPad for every student to use!
Online classes. 
A dedicated, energetic and professional staff.
A solid and aligned core curriculum focusing on college readiness.
A wide variety of elective courses: vocal & instrumental music, physical education, foreign language, yearbook, photography, construction trades, forensic biology, drafting & autoCAD.
An Advanced Placement program: biology, chemistry, calculus, English literature & composition, U.S. & European history.
A partnership with Kirtland Community College to offer career & technical education programs.
Co-curricular activities: National Honor Society, theatre, Student Senate, band, choir, fly fishing club.
An extensive athletics program: basketball, soccer, football, tennis, skiing, golf, track, volleyball, wrestling, softball & baseball.
Every spring, local businesses and organizations offer over $45,000 in local scholarships to our graduating seniors.
Our graduates have been accepted into top undergraduate and graduate schools, including Harvard, Yale, Vassar, Duke, Notre Dame, the University of Chicago & the University of Michigan.
-Donna Boughner, Principal


In 2014, GHS was ranked 10th on a list of the best district-led high schools in Michigan -- placing in the 96th percentile and earning an "A" letter grade -- by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which ranks high schools every other year. The rankings are based on the 2010-2013 CAP scores.

GHS was named one of the best high schools in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek magazines in 2014. Click here for more information.

District 2
CASD band instructor Matthew Bishop was chosen as one of three finalists for the MSBOA 2013-14 State Teacher of the Year out of 900 band directors, 
Matthew Bishop was named 2012-13 District Two Band Teacher of the Year by the MSBOA

GHS ranked 22nd
out of the top 25 conventional high schools on the 2008-2011 Michigan Public High School Context and Performance (CAP)
Report Card by the Mackinac Center for Public Performance.

GHS was named a Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education in December 2012 for being a "High Progress and Beating the Odds School."

GHS was named to the 2012 AP Honor Roll -- one of only 539 U.S. school districts to be recognized by the College Board.

GHS was one of the top ten schools in Michigan to demonstrate improvement on the spring 2012 ACT/MME test.

GHS was named one of the best high schools in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek magazines in 2010.


This page was last updated Tuesday December 16, 2014

Web Pages by Nancy Lemmen & Pam Williams

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1. Due to the large volume of last-minute messages for students, we cannot accept or deliver student messages after 2:40 p.m. If you need to get a message to your child, call the school prior to 2:40 p.m.   2. Our goal is to notify parents when a student is out of the building without permission. Please help us be effective by contacting the GHS Attendance Office within 24 hours of an absence at 989-344-3508 or 989-344-3528.   3. In an effort to make contacting GHS more convenient, we have a MESSAGE ONLY line for Dianne Tobin, Attendance Secretary: 989-344-3528. You can also speak to Mrs. Tobin directly at 989-344-3509. 

Students: Be sure to start your day with breakfast, either at home or at school.





GHS Mission Statement
Grayling High School is committed to an educational partnership between school and community that enables
all students to become informed, productive citizens through
skills development, experiences and opportunities offered with the constant awareness of a need for flexibility in a changing world.


CASD Non-Discrimination Statement
The Crawford AuSable School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in admission or access to any of its programs, activities or policies. Any person having inquiries concerning the Crawford AuSable School District's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, the ADA or Section 504 is directed to contact Kim Schmidt, CASD Business Manager.


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 1st Hour  8:10-9:20
 Passing  9:20-9:27
 2nd Hour  9:27-10:37
 Lunch A  10:37-11:02
 Passing  11:02-11:09
  3rd Hour  11:09-12:19
 Passing  10:37-10:44
 3rd Hour  10:44-11:54
 Lunch B  11:54-12:19
 Passing  12:19-12:26
 4th Hour  12:26-1:36
 Passing  1:36-1:43
 5th Hour  1:43-2:53

Lunch A
Binert (Tri 2)
C. Cobb



Lunch B
Binert (Tri 1 & 3)
L. Cobb


In-School Suspension (ISS) Lunch
Student should be back to ISS by 11:30.

Kirtland Students
Those who have A Lunch leave class at 12:10 because the bus leaves for KCC daily at 12:15.

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A Look at
Grayling High School
Established 1973,
Renovated & Expanded in 2004
updated 11/12/2014

Principal Donna Boughner (344-3532)
Assistant Principal Tim Sanchez (344-3502)
Athletic Director Eric Tunney (344-3523)
Counselors Lynn Thompson (344-3511)
Jessica Szymoniak (344-3510)
Total Enrollment (as of 11/12/14) 497 (260 Boys, 237 Girls)
9th Grade 121 (64 Boys, 57 Girls)
10th Grade 153 (76 Boys, 77 Girls)
11th Grade 93 (52 Boys, 41 Girls)
12th Grade 130 (68 Boys, 62 Girls)
Faculty 30 Teachers
Hours 8:10 a.m.-2:53 p.m.
Accreditation North Central Association of Schools & Colleges
Schedule Trimesters
School Delays & Closings Call the HOTLINE: 989-344-3530
Available 24 hours a day

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How to get to Grayling High School
1135 North Old U.S. 27, Grayling, MI 49738

Grayling High School is located about 3 miles north of downtown Grayling on Old US 27. Grayling is about an hour east of Traverse City, two hours northwest of Saginaw and two-and-a-half hours north of Lansing.

From the South (on US-127 North): Merge onto I-75 North. Take Exit 254 (I-75 BL/M-72) on the left toward downtown Grayling/Traverse City. Merge onto I-75 BL North. Stay straight to go onto Grayling Highway/Old US-27. Continue to the school (on the left). (From Houghton Lake, 37 minutes.)

From the South (on I-75 North): Take Exit 254 (I-75 BL/M-72) on the left toward downtown Grayling/Traverse City. Merge onto I-75 BL North. Stay straight to go onto Grayling Highway/Old US-27. Continue to the school (on the left). (From Roscommon, 25 minutes.)

From the North (on I-75 South): Take Exit 259 (I-75 BL/M-93) toward downtown Grayling/M-72/Traverse City. Turn right onto I-75 BL/Hartwick Pines Road/M-93. Turn right onto Grayling Highway/Old US-27. The school is immediately on the left. (From Gaylord, 25 minutes.)

From the east (on M-72 ): From M-72 West, turn right onto I-75 BL/M-93) toward downtown Grayling/M-72/Traverse City.  Stay straight to go onto Grayling Highway/Old US-27. Continue to the school (on the left). (From Mio, 46 minutes.)

From the west (on M-72 ): From M-72 East, turn left onto I-75 BL/M-93).  Stay straight to go onto Grayling Highway/Old US-27. Continue to the school (on the left). (From Kalkaska, 35 minutes.)


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Dear Parent or Guardian,

Welcome to Grayling High School! As the parent of a student new to our district, you'll have many questions regarding your child's education, and you will be given several items to assist you in the enrollment process. Likewise, as your child enters Grayling High School, you will be asked to provide documentation necessary for enrollment. The following items must be presented before your child will be officially enrolled and allowed to begin classes:
1. Birth certificate (child's name must match the legal name on the document)
2. Immunization record (immunizations must be current before beginning classes)
3. Proof of residence (driver's license, utility bill, etc.)
4. Proof of custody  (required if child does not live with both birth parents)

It is also helpful to have a copy of your child's current high school transcript to assist the counselor in creating your child's schedule. If your child has received assistance through special education courses or has any medical concerns that may affect his/her daily routine or ability to participate in specific classes, please notify the counselor so she may take this into account when creating a schedule.

If you have any questions during the enrollment process or at any time throughout the year, please fell free to contact the Counseling Department secretary, Teresa Bonamie, at 989-344-3512.


K. Doniel Pummell
Grayling High School Principal

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Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thursday, January 23, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m. ~ GHS Cafeteria

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Please accept our invitation to attend GHS's Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014. All teachers will be located in the Cafeteria for arena-style conferences. This format allows for parents to see more teachers; we hope you will find it beneficial and convenient. If your schedule does not allow you to follow this plan, please contact your student's teachers to make an alternative plan.

GHS will have a full day of classes on January 23, with dismissal at the regular time of 2:53 p.m.

Please note the schedule below for the following teachers who split their time between buildings or have other special circumstances:
Matt Bishop ~ unavailable
Tim Gariglio ~ unavailable
Karen Ross ~ 5:00-6:30 p.m. only
Jessica Szymoniak ~ Counseling Office ~ 5:00-6:00 p.m. only

If you need to speak with any of these teachers and are unable to do so at conferences, please feel free to contact the school and leave a message. The teachers will return your call upon their return to answer your questions or to set up an appointment.

Donna Boughner, Principal

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The GHS 2009
Summer School Program

GHS is offering summer school classes, which begin on Wednesday, June 17, and meet for 20 days. Sessions will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Students may register for one or both sessions and will be able to earn a maximum of 2 credits. Only two classes can be taken. Participants must attend their session(s) every day. Free meals will be available to all students. Breakfast will be served 7:20-7:50 a.m., and lunch will be served 12 noon-12:30 p.m. Students may only earn credit for classes that were failed with an E. Classes that students failed with a NC due to poor attendance cannot be made up during summer school. Parents and students are responsible for transportation to and from GHS.

English, Essentials of Chemistry, Essentials of Physics and World History & Geography will be live instruction classes. English and World History & Geography will each be worth 1 credit. Essentials of Chemistry and Physics will be 1/2 credit each, totaling 1 science credit if both are taken. Students wishing to take an alternate class through the Nova Net program must get administrative approval as many courses are not available. Nova Net courses are worth 1/2 or 1 credit each, depending on the number of modules completed.

Math will be offered as a tutoring session only. Students who pay to take this session will work independently to review material from a math class that they either failed or did not pass with a C- or better. This is NOT an actual class being taught. A math teacher will assist the students as they study and prepare to retake the appropriate final exam. The students will have two opportunities to take the final exam. The goal will be to earn a C+ or better on the exam in accordance with the GHS testing-out policy. If a C+ or better is earned the first time the student takes the exam, he or she is done with the course and does not need to return to the summer school class. However, if the student earns lower than a C+, he or she will have one more chance to prepare and take another version of the exam. Successful students will earn 1/2 credit in the subject area and will advance to the next level of math in the 2009-2010 school year. Students can earn a maximum of 1 credit of math during summer school. All students, including freshmen, must pay the $50 registration fee for the math tutoring session. Students who attempt to earn a second 1/2 credit of math must pay an additional $50 for that session.

CURRENT FRESHMEN (Class of 2012) who failed a first or second trimester science, language arts or social studies class are required to attend summer school! If a parent chooses not to enroll the student in summer school, that parent must sign a waiver. By doing so, the parent recognizes that the student is not on track for graduation with the Class of 2012 and that he or she may need to attend GHS more than four years to complete all the graduation requirements. With the exception of the math tutoring session, summer school is free to freshmen who fit the above description.

CURRENT JUNIORS (Class of 2010) who are short credits for graduation next year will have priority over current SOPHOMORES (Class of 2011) to register for summer school classes. These students are required to pay a non-refundable $50 per-class registration fee.

CURRENT SENIORS (Class of 2009) who need to come back to GHS as fifth-year students or who need only a class or two to graduate will have the opportunity to register for any seats that are left after all other students have registered. These students must also pay a non-refundable $50 per-class registration fee.

Registration forms are due by Friday, June 12. Seats will be reserved on a first-come basis Last year, over 30 students attended. Unless the student is a freshman, he or she will not be considered registered until the $50 registration fee has been paid.

Summer School Schedule
June: 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30.
July: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Summer School Behavior Expectations
· All GHS student handbook policies apply.
· Be respectful and responsible.
· You must attend school every day. More than two absences in a session will result in loss of credit for that class.
· Recurring behavior problems and/or disturbances will result in your removal from the summer school program.
· Session 1 begins at 8 a.m., and Session 2 begins at 10 a.m. Two tardies equal 1 absence; more than 4 tardies results in a loss of credit.
· You must stay in designated areas of the building as defined by the teaching staff.
· You may not smoke.
· You may not have food or drinks in the computer labs.
· You must remain inside the building.
· You may not leave early unless there is an emergency call from your parent. In that event, your parent must pick you up and sign you out with the teacher.
· You may not sign yourself out.
· You must leave GHS at the end of your last class session.
· Freshmen are attending free (with the exception of math tutoring). However, if a freshman does not pass a class, does not attend a class and then fails or is removed from the program for inappropriate behavior, you will be charged $50 per summer school class.
· There will be no refunds to sophomores, juniors or seniors for any reason.


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Final Exams Schedule
Thursday, November 20-Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20
Exams: 2nd, 4th, 5th hours

1st hour ~ 8:10-8:38 (28 minutes)
Passing ~ 8:38-8:45 (7 minutes)
2nd hour Exam ~ 8:45-10:23 (98 minutes)

A Lunch Schedule:
A Lunch ~ 10:23-10:48 (25 minutes)
Passing ~ 10:48-10:55 (7 minutes)
3rd hour ~ 10:55-11:23 (28 minutes)
Passing ~ 11:23-11:30 (7 minutes)
B Lunch Schedule:
Passing ~ 10:23-10:30 (7 minutes)
3rd hour ~ 10:30-10:58 (28 minutes)
B Lunch ~ 10:58-11:23 (25 minutes)
Passing ~ 11:23-11:30 (7 minutes)

In-School Suspension (ISS) Students: Eat B Lunch .
Kirtland Students:
Report to the Media Center 11:30-12:10.
Wexford-Missaukee Students: Report to 4th hour when you arrive back to GHS at 12:16.

4th hour Exam ~ 11:30-1:08 (98 minutes)

Passing ~ 1:08-1:15 (7 minutes)
5th hour Exam ~ 1:15-2:53 (98 minutes)
November 21
Exams: 1st & 3rd hours
1st hour Exam ~ 8:10-9:57 (107 minutes)
A Lunch Schedule:
A Lunch ~ 9:57-10:22 (25 minutes)
Passing ~ 10:22-10:29 (7 minutes)
3rd hour Exam ~ 10:29-12:16 (107 minutes)
B Lunch Schedule:
Passing ~ 9:57-10:04 (7 minutes)
3rd hour Exam ~ 10:04-11:51 (107 minutes)
B Lunch ~ 11:51-12:16 (25 minutes)
In-School Suspension (ISS) Students: Eat B Lunch .
Kirtland Students: Leave at 12:16.
Wexford-Missaukee Students: Leave at 12:16 when you arrive back to GHS.

Good luck to all on your final exams!


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  GHS Picture Day
is Tuesday,
September 24, 2013


All students in grades 9-11 should have their photos taken for the yearbook and to obtain a student ID card -- even if they are not purchasing a picture package!

Retake Day:  Underclassmen can have their pictures re-taken on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Seniors may use Lifetouch for their senior pictures. They can also purchase a package if they're interested, but they are not required to do so. The photographers will take one photo free for the yearbook and class composite for all seniors who did not previously submit a senior photo.

Please make checks payable to: Lifetouch National School Studios.

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Glen's Markets
Cash for Class Program
Yes Card
Grayling High School is again participating in the Glen's Markets Cash for Class Program to raise money for our school. Beginning October 18, 2009, the program is being updated to a more robust and easy system that ties directly into your Glen's Markets "yes" card.

During the weeks of October 18-24 and November 29-December 5, purchases you make with your "yes" card will automatically be credited to our school account if you link your card to the GHS code. At the end of the school year and after all four event weeks are finished, GHS will receive a rebate check based on the percentage of all of our members' purchases.

As a "yes" card holder, you simply need to go to to link your card to GHS. Our school code is 87613. You only have to link your "yes" card once each school year; plus, you'll have the convenience of not having to remember to tell the cashier our school code during each event week. Once you link your card, it will automatically calculate the rebate for our school.

Already a "yes" member and have an on-line account?
Then log into your account by entering your e-mail address and password under "Returning Members," and go to your "My Profile" page to link our school code.

Already a "yes" member but don't have an on-line account set up?
Just visit the "yes" website at, click on "First Time to Site," and follow the steps to complete your on-line account registration. During the registration process, you will be able to link to our school code.

Not a "yes" member yet?

Sign up on-line at by clicking on "Join yes" and fill out the on-line registration form. Then you can pick up your "yes" card in-store at the Customer Service Desk. During the registration process, you will be able to link to our school code.

The Cash for Class program does not interfere with your "yes" card points earned or points exchanged. You will continue to get ad savings and points, and it will not cost you any money to participate and help Grayling High School.

Don't forget to link your "yes" cards to the GHS school code (87613) to help us raise additional dollars!

Thank you very much.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Grayling High School
6:00 p.m.

5:50 pm:
Art Video

6:00 pm: MS/HS Art

6:05 pm: Jazz Band

                           "Birdland" (Josef Zawinul/arr. by Michael Sweeney)

                           "Born To Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire/arr. by Michael Sweeney)

6:15 pm: Seventh Grade Band

                           "Celtic Air and Dance No. 2" (arr. by Michael Sweeney)
                           "Movement 2: Star of the County Down Fun Fiesta" (Don Schaeffer)

6:22 pm:

6:32 pm: “Drummunity” Drum Circle
                           Featuring Mrs. Lewicki’s & Mrs. Strohpaul’s 4th Grade Classes

6:42 pm: High School Choir

                          "Misty Morning" (Carl J. Nygard Jr.)

                          "Roses I Send You" (Stephen Chatman)
  Seventh Grade Choir

                          "Star Dance" (Words by Robert Louis Stevenson/music and additional words by Janet Gardner)

                          "Snow is Falling" (Ruth Elaine Schram)

6:56 pm: High School Marching Band

                          March in with cadence

                          "Some Nights"

                          "I Knew You Were Trouble"

                          "Everybody Talks"

                          "Good Time"

                          GHS School Song

                          March out with cadence

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FRESHMAN VISION SCREENING ~ Wednesday-Thursday, April 18-19
A re-check will also be done about two to four weeks later.
If your child has glasses or contact lenses, please make sure he/she is wearing them for the screening.
A technician will contact parents if your child does not pass the screening and requires further attention.
Screening results will be shared with the school unless parents request otherwise.
If you do not want your child to be screened, please notify GHS immediately
IN WRITING as required by the State of Michigan.



Are you ready for school?

Not if you don't have your school-issued iPad set up.
All 10th-12th Graders: Monday, August 26, 8-11 am. 
All 9th Graders will get your iPads at Freshman Orientation on August 29.
Make sure you have your signed permission forms that were sent home. If you need more paperwork,
please stop by the high school. iPads need to be set up, whether or not you plan on taking yours home.
Other dates/times might become available. Contact the school for more information:



2015 GHS Yearbook "Current"
$55 Until September 29, then the price increases to $60/