2015-16 Daily Announcements

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

STUDENTS TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – There will be a brief mandatory meeting in Mr. C. Cobb's room tomorrow at 8 a.m. 

JUNIORS – The Crawford County Sheriff's Dept and local Emergency Management Team will conduct a mock lockdown drill at GHS on July 6. They are looking for approximately 30 members of the Class of 2017 to volunteer to assist in the drill. Information and a permission slip were emailed to all juniors on Friday. If you have any questions, please see Deputy Swope.

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 15 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

REWARD – A silver ring with an Indian chief on it is missing. If found, please take it to the main office. There is a $10 reward.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Commission on Aging is looking for a group of volunteers to assist local seniors with yard work, window washing, etc. If interested, contact Lori at 348-7123.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
~~ Muhammad Ali

Monday, June 6, 2016

 

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 15 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

REWARD – A silver ring with an Indian chief on it is missing. If found, please take it to the main office. There is a $10 reward.

MISSING PHONE – An iPhone 5 in a red and black case has been lost. If found, please take it to the main office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Commission on Aging is looking for a group of volunteers to assist local seniors with yard work, window washing, etc. If interested, contact Lori at 348-7123.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
~~ Stephen Hawking

Friday, June 3, 2016

THE GRAYLING GIRLS SOCCER TEAM – won their district semi-final vs. Benzie Central on Thursday night. The score was 3-0. Molly Leslie, Cortney Hickman and Natalie Amy each had goals. Ashley Haring and Natalie Amy each had assists. Mollie Binert in goal had 5 saves. The lady Vikes play TC Liberty at Kalkaska for the District Final Friday night.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – defeated Gaylord twice last night to end the regular season. The girls will face Kalkaska in District play tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Roscommon.

JV SOFTBALL – ended the season losing 5-9 and 11-12 at Cheboygan Wednesday night.

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 15 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

MISSING PHONE – An iPhone 5 in a red and black case has been lost. If found, please take it to the main office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Commission on Aging is looking for a group of volunteers to assist local seniors with yard work, window washing, etc. If interested, contact Lori at 348-7123.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly today from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
~~ Stephen Hawking

Thursday, June 2, 2016

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 15 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

MISSING PHONE – An iPhone 5 in a red and black case has been lost. If found, please take it to the main office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Commission on Aging is looking for a group of volunteers to assist local seniors with yard work, window washing, etc. If interested, contact Lori at 348-7123.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on Friday from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But  you gotta keep dancing, you got keep your feet moving.
~~ Morgan Freeman

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the girls soccer team. They defeated Manistee last night in the first round of districts, winning 5-4 in double overtime. Natalie Amy and Cortney Hickman each had 2 goals.  Molly Leslie had 1 goal and 2 assists. Mollie Binert had 8 saves in goal. District semi-final is on Thursday in Kalkaska vs. Benzie at 5 p.m.

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 13 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

MISSING CELL PHONE – A student lost at white LG G2 with a red and black case. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on Friday from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
~~ Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL – is hosting a one day volleyball camp June 13 at Grayling High School. The High School session is open to all students who are interested in playing volleyball. Session time is from 8 to 10 a.m. Forms are available in the office or from Mr. Zigila. 

MISSING CELL PHONE – A student lost at white LG G2 with a red and black case. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
~~ Walt Whitman

Friday, May 27, 2016

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

SENIORS – The Class of 2016 class composite picture (8 x 10) is available for purchase from the high school main office for $10. Stop in this week to purchase your copy. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING – We just received word of a scholarship opportunity for girls in grades 9 and 10 to earn a scholarship to attend Women in Engineering on the campus of Michigan Tech this summer. The bad news is that the deadline for the application is May 27, but if you get right on it, there is time.  All interested candidates should submit their application to the attention of Heather McClure by e-mail to hmcclure@wpsci.com, by fax to 231-775-0704, or by mail to 10125 W. Watergate Rd., Cadillac, MI  49601.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pepperoni pizza, peas, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
~~ Shia LaBeouf

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – competed in Districts at Charlevoix Country Club on Wednesday.  Congratulations to JC Bertram and Garrett Anderson as they qualified to compete at Regionals next Thursday in Ludington. 

JV SOFTBALL – lost to Harbor Springs 11-12 and 6-14 on Tuesday.

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

THE GRAYLING VIKINGS BAND CARNIVAL – runs through May 30!  We have a special for Wednesday and Thursday! Wear any Grayling Viking attire and pay only $15.00 for the wrist bands.  

SENIORS – Caps and gowns were distributed yesterday. If you did not pick yours up, please stop in the main office. All bills must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. The following seniors have outstanding bills for Jostens, food service, iPads, and GHS bills. Please see Mrs. Shepherd this morning to pay your student bill or to make payment arrangements. Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, CJ Bennett, Thomas Bolick, Chrissy Bonamie, Nathan Buckles, Gerald Chumack, Cassidy DeBusschere, Alex Ferrigan, Cole Gabriel, Trent Hickman, Gabi Larm, Ian Mark, Lopo Morais Cabral, Jordyn Myers, Logan Myers, Michael Phipps and Ashley Stout. The following seniors owe class dues or shirt money. Please see Mrs. Bonamie today to pay your bills or to make payment arrangements. Greg Alma, Thomas Bolick, Allen Iverson and Logan Myers.

SENIORS – Senior T-shirts have arrived and can be picked up in the counseling office between classes. You can’t get your shirt until it has been paid for.

SENIORS – The Class of 2016 class composite picture (8 x 10) is available for purchase from the high school main office for $10. Stop in this week to purchase your copy. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING – We just received word of a scholarship opportunity for girls in grades 9 and 10 to earn a scholarship to attend Women in Engineering on the campus of Michigan Tech this summer. The bad news is that the deadline for the application is May 27, but if you get right on it, there is time.  All interested candidates should submit their application to the attention of Heather McClure by e-mail to hmcclure@wpsci.com, by fax to 231-775-0704, or by mail to 10125 W. Watergate Rd., Cadillac, MI  49601.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, small roll, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class.
~~ Al McGuire

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

THE GRAYLING VIKINGS BAND CARNIVAL – runs through May 30!  We have a special for Wednesday and Thursday! Wear any Grayling Viking attire and pay only $15.00 for the wrist bands.  

SENIORS – Caps and gowns were distributed yesterday. If you did not pick yours up, please stop in the main office. All bills must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. The following seniors have outstanding bills for Jostens, food service, iPads, and GHS bills. Please see Mrs. Shepherd this morning to pay your student bill or to make payment arrangements. Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, CJ Bennett, Thomas Bolick, Chrissy Bonamie, Nathan Buckles, Gerald Chumack, Cassidy DeBusschere, Alex Ferrigan, Cole Gabriel, Trent Hickman, Gabi Larm, Ian Mark, Lopo Morais Cabral, Jordyn Myers, Logan Myers, Michael Phipps and Ashley Stout. The following seniors owe class dues or shirt money. Please see Mrs. Bonamie today to pay your bills or to make payment arrangements. Greg Alma, Thomas Bolick, Allen Iverson, Devin Joseph and Logan Myers.

SENIORS – Senior T-shirts have arrived and can be picked up in the counseling office between classes. You can’t get your shirt until it has been paid for.

SENIORS – The Class of 2016 class composite picture (8 x 10) is available for purchase from the high school main office for $10. Stop in this week to purchase your copy. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 9-11 a.m.  There will be a Segment 2 class starting June 14 at the middle school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. NEW for Segment 2 Students: A new law states that you must show proof of your 30 hours of driving when enrolling in Segment 2. Students will not be allowed to take the first class unless a driving log is shown to the instructor. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING – We just received word of a scholarship opportunity for girls in grades 9 and 10 to earn a scholarship to attend Women in Engineering on the campus of Michigan Tech this summer. The bad news is that the deadline for the application is May 27, but if you get right on it, there is time.  All interested candidates should submit their application to the attention of Heather McClure by e-mail to hmcclure@wpsci.com, by fax to 231-775-0704, or by mail to 10125 W. Watergate Rd., Cadillac, MI  49601.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
~~ Robert Anthony

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

GIRLS SOCCER – defeated Kalkaska last night with a score of 2-0. Natalie Amy and Paige Scheer each had 1 assist. Cortney Hickman and Ashley Haring each had a goal. Mollie Binert had 5 saves.

BOYS GOLF – competed in the LMC Championship at Antrim Dells. The team finished 5th overall, shooting their best score of the year with a 363. Top performers were: Troy Summers, 84, JC Bertram, 86, and Garrett Anderson, 94.  They travel to Charlevoix CC on Wednesday for Districts.  

JV BASEBALL – lost 6-1 and 15-0 at Harbor Springs last night.

THE YEARBOOKS ARE IN – If you have not received your yearbook, you may pick it up from Mr. Binert-Armstrong. Books may still be purchased in the office for $55. Get yours today before they are gone!

SENIORS – Caps and gowns will be distributed this afternoon, during the last 20 minutes of 5th hour. All bills must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. The following seniors have outstanding bills for Jostens, food service, and GHS bills. Please see Mrs. Shepherd this morning to pay your student bill or to make payment arrangements. Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, CJ Bennett, Thomas Bolick, Gerald Chumack, Gabi Larm, Jitamon Lawantrakool, Lopo Morais Cabral, Jordyn Myers, Logan Myers, Ashley Stout and Aaron Wojdan. The following seniors owe class dues or shirt money. Please see Mrs. Bonamie today to pay your bills or to make payment arrangements. Greg Alma, Thomas Bolick, Cassidy Morse, Nick Petrie, Joe Petrosky, Andrew Benardo, Brianna Gugin, Allen Iverson, Devin Joseph, Nite Lawantrakool, Shane McCleave, Brandon Molands, Logan Myers, Mathieu Paulet

SENIORS – Senior T-shirts have arrived and can be picked up in the counseling office between classes. You can’t get your shirt until it has been paid for.

SENIORS – The Class of 2016 class composite picture (8 x 10) is available for purchase from the high school main office for $10. Stop in this week to purchase your copy. 

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Interested in becoming an umpire or a referee and making some extra cash at college? Email sparky@casdk12.net and we can get you registered for free!

VIKING NATION – The George Ward Offensive Skills Camp will take place at GHS on Wednesday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is for boys entering grades 8-12 and the cost is $20. George Ward, coach at Detroit King HS, is one of the top basketball coaches in the state of Michigan. Ward coached previously at Detroit SE, Oak Park & Detroit Central HS. He’s a veteran camp coach at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp in Virginia. He played at Detroit Cooley HS (earning two state titles) and attended Alabama State University. Contact Coach Moffit for additional information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing, but what you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
~~ Alan Alda

Monday, May 23, 2016

THE 2016 YEARBOOK POP! IS IN – If you ordered a book you may pick it up during lunch or after school in the concession booth by the cafeteria.  Books may also be purchased in the main office for $55. Get yours now before they are gone.

FALL SPORTS SIGN UP – will take place tomorrow at 9:10 a.m. Students need to fill out this form before attending: http://bit.ly/1XffD4q. Meeting locations: Cross Country: Cafeteria, Football: Auditorium, Golf: Office Conference Room, boys Soccer: Cafeteria, Volleyball: Gym

SENIORS – Please be sure your Jostens balances are paid prior to Monday. Caps and gowns will be distributed on Tuesday and all balances must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. Payment must be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens’ office with credit card information. The following seniors owe for Jostens items: Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, Gerald Chumack, Gianluca Marcucci, Lopo Morais Cabral, Logan Myers, Ethan Wagner and Aaron Wojdan.

SENIORS – The final Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.
~~ Mitch Albom

Thursday, May 19, 2016

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Friday. This is a hard deadline!

FALL SPORTS SIGN UP – will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:10 a.m. Students need to fill out this form before attending: http://bit.ly/1XffD4q. Meeting locations: Cross Country: Cafeteria, Football: Auditorium, Golf: Office Conference Room, boys Soccer: Cafeteria, Volleyball: Gym

SENIORS – Please be sure your Jostens balances are paid prior to Monday. Caps and gowns will be distributed on Tuesday and all balances must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. Payment must be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens’ office with credit card information. The following seniors owe for Jostens items: Brandon ​Molands, Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, Gerald Chumack, Cassidy DeBusschere, Gianluca Marcucci, Lopo Morais Cabral, Logan Myers, Ethan Wagner and Aaron Wojdan.

SENIORS – The final Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at a benefit dinner for Dennis Wallace tonight at the Eagles Club. Four volunteers are needed from 4-7 p.m. and four from 7-10 p.m. Dennis was a volunteer EMT and fireman for 20 years, a volunteer DNR conservation office for 5 years and ran the boys and girls basketball scoreboard for 25 years. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
~~ Nora Ephron

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – competed in an LMC 18-hole event at Grandview in Kalkaska. They placed 6th and the top performer was Chandler Swiercz with an 89. The LMC Championship is on Monday in Elk Rapids.

CONGRATS TO THE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM – on defeating Clare 4-0 last night. Natalie Amy had 2 goals.  Molly Leslie and Skyler Robison each had one goal.  Paige Scheer, Natalie Amy, and Ashley Haring each had assists.

JV SOFTBALL – defeated East Jordan 12-11 in game one last night, then fell to the Red Devils 11-22 in the second game.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – split with East Jordan last night.

JV BASEBALL – split with East Jordan last night.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Friday. This is a hard deadline!

SENIORS – Honors Night invitations were mailed last Monday and you should have received them last week. If you received an invitation it means you will be recognized for one of the following reasons: department awards, community service awards, honor cords, LMC All-Academic team, college and local scholarships. If you didn’t receive an invitation and think you should have or if you received an invitation that you think was in error, please see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

FALL SPORTS SIGN UP – will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:10 a.m. Students need to fill out this form before attending: http://bit.ly/1XffD4q.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a pizza LINK lunch today during A and B lunches. 

SENIORS – Please be sure your Jostens balances are paid prior to Monday. Caps and gowns will be distributed on Tuesday and all balances must be paid prior to picking up your cap and gown. Payment must be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens’ office with credit card information. The following seniors owe for Jostens items: Brandon ​Molands, Angela Aguiar, Andrew Benardo, Gerald Chumack, Cassidy DeBusschere, Gianluca Marcucci, Lopo Morais Cabral, Logan Myers, Ethan Wagner and Aaron Wojdan.

SENIORS – The final Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at a benefit dinner for Dennis Wallace tomorrow night at the Eagles Club. Four volunteers are needed from 4-7 p.m. and four from 7-10 p.m. Dennis was a volunteer EMT and fireman for 20 years, a volunteer DNR conservation office for 5 years and ran the boys and girls basketball scoreboard for 25 years. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
~~ Frank Capra

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

JV SOFTBALL – picked up two wins at Boyne City last night.

JV BASEBALL – lost 12-1 and 8-7 at Boyne City last night.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – lost two games to Boyne City last night.

SENIORS – Honors Night invitations were mailed last Monday and you should have received them last week. If you received an invitation it means you will be recognized for one of the following reasons: department awards, community service awards, honor cords, LMC All-Academic team, college and local scholarships. If you didn’t receive an invitation and think you should have or if you received an invitation that you think was in error, please see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

FALL SPORTS SIGN UP – will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:10 a.m. Students need to fill out this form before attending: http://bit.ly/1XffD4q.

MISSING CALCULATOR – It was left in the media center last Thursday. If found, please return to the main office.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a pizza LINK lunch on Wednesday during A and B lunches.  Hope to see you there.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Wednesday.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it’s worth it, and it’s a great thing.
~~ Sugar Ray Leonard

Monday, May 16, 2016

SENIORS – Honors Night invitations were mailed last Monday and you should have received them last week. If you received an invitation it means you will be recognized for one of the following reasons: department awards, community service awards, honor cords, LMC All-Academic team, college and local scholarships. If you didn’t receive an invitation and think you should have or if you received an invitation that you think was in error, please see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

MISSING CALCULATOR – It was left in the media center last Thursday. If found, please return to the main office.

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a pizza LINK lunch on Wednesday during A and B lunches.  Hope to see you there.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Wednesday.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrrow at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back.
~~ Megan Fox

Friday, May 13, 2016

VARSITY SOFTBALL – will travel to CMU to take on Pewamo-Westphalia in a double header tomorow at 1:00. A spectator bus will take students free of charge. The bus will leave GHS at 10:45. Students will need to provide their own lunch. Pizza will be provided after the game and the bus should return to GHS by 7 p.m. If you want to ride the bus, you must sign up in the main office with Mrs. Tobin and your parents must complete a form that is due by the end of school today.

MISSING CALCULATOR – It was left in the media center last Thursday. If found, please return to the main office.

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a pizza LINK lunch on Wednesday, May 18 during A and B lunch.  Hope to see you there.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Wednesday.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the Kids’ Day event during the AuSable River Festival on Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.
~~ Stevie Wonder

Thursday, May 12, 2016

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – competed in an 18-hole LMC event at the The Moor course in Harbor Springs. The boys placed sixth and top scorers were: Troy Summers 92, JC Bertram and Brady Bickford had 93. They travel to Grandview in Kalkaska on Tuesday.  

VARSITY SOFTBALL – split with the Ogemaw Heights Falcons yesterday, winning 6-3 then losing 17-4. Brittany Nielson hit her first career home run, a solo shot to center field.

JV SOFTBALL – was shut down at Ogemaw Heights last night, losing 16-0 and 16-1.

VOLLEYBALL MEETING – Friday morning at 7:45 with Mr. Zigila in room B205 for anyone interested in playing volleyball next year. If you cannot make the meeting, send an email to Mr. Zigila, expressing your interest in playing. 

VARSITY SOFTBALL – will travel to CMU to take on Pewamo-Westphalia in a double header on Saturday at 1:00. A spectator bus will take students free of charge. The bus will leave GHS at 10:45. Students will need to provide their own lunch. Pizza will be provided after the game and the bus should return to GHS by 7 p.m. If you want to ride the bus, you must sign up in the main office with Mrs. Tobin and your parents must complete a form that is due by the end of the day on Friday.

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a pizza LINK lunch on Wednesday, May 18 during A and B lunch.  Hope to see you there.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by Wednesday.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
~~ Yogi Berra

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

VOLLEYBALL MEETING – Friday morning at 7:45 with Mr. Zigila in room B205 for anyone interested in playing volleyball next year. If you cannot make the meeting, send an email to Mr. Zigila, expressing your interest in playing. 

VARSITY SOFTBALL – will travel to CMU to take on Pewamo-Westphalia in a double header on Saturday at 1:00. A spectator bus will take students free of charge. The bus will leave GHS at 10:45. Students will need to provide their own lunch. Pizza will be provided after the game and the bus should return to GHS by 7 p.m. If you want to ride the bus, you must sign up in the main office with Mrs. Tobin and your parents must complete a form that is due by the end of the day on Friday.

GIRLS GOLF – will have a meeting on Thursday morning at 7:45 in the auditorium. Anyone interested in playing next fall is invited to attend, and summer schedules will be distributed!

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

LINK MEMBERS – There will be a Pizza LINK Lunch on Friday, May 20 during A and B lunch.  Hope to see you there.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by May 18.

SENIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to sign the 16 that is on the counter. This is for the senior section of the Crawford County Avalanche.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

GRAYLING ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a yellow pre-arranged absence form to sign up. Since you get a no-count absence to help, you do not get community service hours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California Blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
~~ Martha Graham

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to sophomore Ellie Carr, who set a new school record in the shot put by throwing 31’03.50” at the Kiwanis 9 & 10 Meet held in Harbor Springs yesterday. The previous record holder was Laura Boylan (30’04”), set in 2009.

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – hosted an LMC 9-hole event yesterday. We had two teams and they placed 2nd and 3rd.  Notable scores were: Troy Summers 41, JC Bertram 42, and Chandler Swiercz 46. The golf team travels to Harbor Springs on Wednesday.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – split with Kalkaska last night, losing 10-2 and winning 3-4. The leading hitters for the Vikes were Shae-Lin Kraycs with two singles, two doubles and an RBI, and Chrissy Bonamie with two singles, a double and two RBI. The Vikings host Ogemaw Heights tomorrow.

JV SOFTBALL – lost two games to Kalkaska last night, 11-1 and 14-9.

THE TENNIS TEAM – fell to TC Christian Schools 7/2 last night. Riley Morley and Sarah Pavey both forced tie-breakers in their matches and fought hard. Brienna Shear, Maggie Warren and Britney Weaver took points for the Vikes. GHS hosts Elk Rapids today.

VOLLEYBALL MEETING – Friday morning at 7:45 with Mr. Zigila in room B205 for anyone interested in playing volleyball next year. If you cannot make the meeting, send an email to Mr. Zigila, expressing your interest in playing. 

VARSITY SOFTBALL – will travel to CMU to take on Pewamo-Westphalia in a double header on Saturday at 1:00. A spectator bus will take students free of charge. The bus will leave GHS at 10:45. Students will need to provide their own lunch. Pizza will be provided after the game and the bus should return to GHS by 7 p.m. If you want to ride the bus, you must sign up in the main office with Mrs. Tobin and your parents must complete a form that is due by the end of the day on Friday.

GIRLS GOLF – will have a meeting on Thursday morning at 7:45 in the auditorium. Anyone interested in playing next fall is invited to attend, and summer schedules will be distributed!

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by May 18.

SENIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to sign the 16 that is on the counter. This is for the senior section of the Crawford County Avalanche.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Today at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a pre-arranged absence form to sign up.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on June 3 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.
~~ Princess Diana

Monday, May 9, 2016

JV SOFTBALL – travelled to Mancelona Friday night where they won game one 7-1 and lost game two 8-3.

SOFTBALL PLAYERS – Please submit your picture orders to Mrs. Bonamie by Friday.

JUNIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to pick up your SAT score order forms. Until May 16, you can have your SAT scores sent to up to four colleges for free. After May 16, you can still send scores to colleges, but College Board will charge you to do so.

DELTA COLLEGE – is offering a 3-day Health Professions camp on their campus.  This is not an overnight camp; you would have to travel to Saginaw. If interested, stop in the counseling office for a brochure, or visit www.delta.edu/health.

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by May 18.

SENIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to sign the 16 that is on the counter. This is for the senior section of the Crawford County Avalanche.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers (15-20) are needed for Field Day at the elementary school on the morning of Friday, May 27. If you are interested, you must complete a pre-arranged absence form to sign up.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
~~ Candice Bergen

Thursday, May 5, 2016

IT’S STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Please take the time to let a staff member know you appreciate what they do.  Names will be drawn for prizes at the end of the week.  The more staff members you submit the better chance you have of getting a prize. http://goo.gl/forms/LH2ZUWgJzE

PROJECT GRADUATION REGISTRATION FORMS – are available in the counseling office. There is no cost to attend the celebration but you must return a completed registration form signed by a parent, even if you are 18. Registration forms are due by May 18.

SENIORS – Please stop by the counseling office to sign the 16 that is on the counter. This is for the senior section of the Crawford County Avalanche.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
~~ Soren Kierkegaard

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

JV SOFTBALL – picked up two victories against Charlevoix Monday night, winning 11-1 and 6-5.

JV BASEBALL – split against Charlevoix on Monday night, losing game one 5-0 and winning game two 3-2.

THE TENNIS TEAM – traveled to Petoskey yesterday for a tri-match with Charlevoix and the Petoskey B team. Petoskey won the overall match. Grayling fell to Charlevoix 7/2. Riley Morley took points defeating both Petoskey and Charlevoix. Jen Sheehan defeated Charlevoix, Maggie Warren and Britney Weaver lost a close match in a tiebreaker against Charlevoix. We host Alpena today.

IT’S STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Please take the time to let a staff member know you appreciate what they do.  Names will be drawn for prizes at the end of the week.  The more staff members you submit the better chance you have of getting a prize. http://goo.gl/forms/LH2ZUWgJzE

GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETING – in the auditorium tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. All girls interested in playing basketball next year should attend.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
~~ Horace Mann

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – had their best score of the season so far at the Mallard in East Jordan.  They placed 2nd with a 181. Garret Anderson shot his best score ever with a 40. Josh Hetfield and Kyle Morrison also played well and each shot a 46. They travel to Boyne Mountain on Wednesday.  

IT’S STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Please take the time to let a staff member know you appreciate what they do.  Names will be drawn for prizes at the end of the week.  The more staff members you submit the better chance you have of getting a prize. http://goo.gl/forms/LH2ZUWgJzE

GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETING – in the auditorium on Thursday at 7:45 a.m. All girls interested in playing basketball next year should attend.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
~~ Golda Meir

Monday, May 2, 2016

THE TENNIS TEAM – hosted Boyne on Friday. Taking points for the Vikes in the 5/3 loss were Riley Morley, Jen Sheehan, and McKenzie Nelson. We played a good match even though we came up short of the win.

JV SOFTBALL – took 3rd place in their own invitational tournament on Saturday, losing game one to Kingsley 7-3, then defeating Charlevoix 9-4.

JV BASEBALL – finished 2nd in their invitational tournament on Saturday. The team beat Kingsley 8-4 in game one, then fell to Elk Rapids 2-5 in game two.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’ll never, ever be full. I’ll always be hungry. Obviously, I’m not talking about food. Growing up, I had nothing for such a long time. Someone told me a long time ago, and I’ve never forgotten it, ‘Once you’ve ever been hungry, really, really hungry, then you’ll never, ever be full.’
~~ Dwayne Johnson

Friday, April 29, 2016

VARSITY SOFTBALL – split against TCSF last night.

JV SOFTBALL – split with TCSF last night, winning game one 12-13 and losing game two 13-1.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pepperoni pizza, peas, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Second place is just the first place loser.
~~ Dale Earnhardt

Thursday, April 28, 2016

THE TENNIS TEAM – played a tough TCSF team on Tuesday and Alpena on Wednesday. The Vikes fell to both squads. Grayling will host Boyne on Friday.

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – competed in their first LMC 18-hole event at the Sundance course at A-Ga-Ming. They placed 6th and top performers were: Brady Bickford, 89, JC Bertram, 91, Troy Summers, 95, and Kyle Morrison, 96. 

JV BASEBALL PLAYERS – Stop by Mrs. Anderson's room after school today for your pre-game snack.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Vikings Wellness Center is now scheduling sports physicals valid for the 2016-2017 school year. Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule yours today! Come and see us in Room C309 to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles will need a couple of volunteers to help serve at their monthly fish fry on May 6 from 4-8 p.m. This is a function that takes place the first Friday of every month. It’s a great opportunity to get the hours you need for graduation, plus experience to put on a resume later. Contact Linda Lobsinger here at school if you’re interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, small roll, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like “Psychic Wins Lottery’?
~~ Jay Leno

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

THE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM – defeated Kalkaska last night with a score of 3-2, winning in overtime.  Skyler Robison, Natalie Amy, and Nicole Oppermann each had goals. Skyler Robison, Molly Leslie, and Cortney Hickman each had assists. Mollie Binert had 7 saves in net. Tonight we face Charlevoix at home. Come on out and support the soccer team!

JV SOFTBALL – split with Standish-Sterling last night, losing game one 14-6 and winning game two 7-3. Mallory Hatfield hit a two-run homer for her first career home run.

BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS – There will be a meeting in Coach Moffit’s room tomorrow at 8 a.m. for anyone interested in playing summer basketball.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Vikings Wellness Center is now scheduling sports physicals valid for the 2016-2017 school year. Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule yours today! Come and see us in Room C309 to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.
~~ Beyonce Knowles

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – traveled to Traverse City to play in their first LMC 9-hole match at the Grand Traverse Resort Wolverine course.  The boys placed 2nd and top performers were: Chandler Swiercz, 45, JC Bertram, 47, and Kyle Morrison, 48. 

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Vikings Wellness Center is now scheduling sports physicals valid for the 2016-2017 school year. Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule yours today! Come and see us in Room C309 to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

 SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

 COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

 TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.
~~ Erma Bombeck

Monday, April 25, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GHS BAND – on its outstanding performance at State Band Festival, earning a first-division rating, or an "A" rating. This is a remarkable achievement by the 60 members of our GHS Band! They will present their spring concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

THE BOYS GOLF TEAM – competed at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational on Friday.  Top performers for the Vikes were JC Bertram, 98, and Garrett Anderson, 103.  They travel to TC today for their first LMC match.  

JV BASEBALL PLAYERS – Stop by Mrs Anderson's room after school for your snack.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Vikings Wellness Center is now scheduling sports physicals valid for the 2016-2017 school year. Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule yours today! Come and see us in Room C309 to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going, that counts.
~~ Ella Fitzgerald

Friday, April 22, 2016

THE VARSITY BOYS GOLF TEAM – took 2nd at their first home match of the season on Wednesday. Top scores were: JC Bertram – 40, Troy Summers – 47, Chandler Swiercz and Garrett Anderson – 49.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM – who defeated Boyne City last night with a come from behind victory, 2-1.  Molly Leslie and Natalie Amy each had goals while Cortney Hickman and Skyler Robison had assists.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – picked up two wins against Roscommon last night.

JV BASEBALL – split with Roscommon last night. Justin Youngblood pitched a shut-out in game one, giving up only two hits in the 11-0 win. Kody Bonamie had two doubles for four RBI, Noah Shambarger had a two-RBI double and Ryan Anderson drove in two runs on three singles. The Viking bats were not as hot in game two, and the Vikes lost 3-5.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Today is the last day to purchase your prom ticket($30)! Remember no tickets will be sold at the door. Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center at 610 S. Wisconsin Ave in Gaylord.

EQUESTRIAN TEAM – any students interested in participating in the GHS Equestrian team needs to stop by Ms. Murphy's room to get a registration form ASAP!

GRAYLING’S EQUESTRIAN TEAM – has clinics planned on May 1 at Serenity Ranch in Waters. You can get more details by emailing Schreiner.kathy@gmail.com or Fearlessflyaway@gmail.com. Money for MIHA shows is due by May 1 and you must have current 2016 Coggins.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Vikings Wellness Center is now scheduling sports physicals valid for the 2016-2017 school year. Don't wait until it's too late! Schedule yours today! Come and see us in Room C309 to schedule an appointment. We are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – has offered many summer programs since 1973.  This year is no exception. Students who are looking for a way to enrich their education should stop into the counseling office to look at the various programs that are available through competitive scholarships, from Women in Automotive Engineering to Rail and Intermodal Transportation.  You may also check them out at www.syp.mtu.edu.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – located in Marquette, is hosting a variety of camp experiences this summer that include topics related to the environment and sustainability, folk music, cyber/coding platforms, skilled trades and more. Check them out at nmu.edu/youth-programs.

SENIORS PLANNING TO ATTEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – We received word of a scholarship, the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship.  The deadline is June 1, and the application is available at: www.application.horatioalger.org.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event tonight from 5:30-9:30 and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life.
~~ "Let’s Go Crazy”, Prince and The Revolution, 1984

Thursday, April 21, 2016

JV SOFTBALL – dropped two games to Onaway in their home opener Tuesday night. The score of game one was 6-0 and game two was 16-7.

VARSITY SOFTBALL – brought their record to 2-2, defeating Charlevoix 9-1 and 10-8 last night.

VARSITY BASEBALL – opened their season with a split against Charlevoix last night.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch today and tomorrow and are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center at 610 S. Wisconsin Ave in Gaylord.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL – There will be a meeting tomorrow at 7:50 a.m. in the auditorium. 

EQUESTRIAN TEAM – any students interested in participating in the GHS Equestrian team needs to stop by Ms. Murphy's room to get a registration form ASAP!

GRAYLING’S EQUESTRIAN TEAM – has clinics planned on May 1 at Serenity Ranch in Waters. You can get more details by emailing Schreiner.kathy@gmail.com or Fearlessflyaway@gmail.com. Money for MIHA shows is due by May 1 and you must have current 2016 Coggins.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – for the 2016-2017 school year can be scheduled at the Viking Wellness Center. Appointments are required and are available on and after April 18.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – has offered many summer programs since 1973.  This year is no exception. Students who are looking for a way to enrich their education should stop into the counseling office to look at the various programs that are available through competitive scholarships, from Women in Automotive Engineering to Rail and Intermodal Transportation.  You may also check them out at www.syp.mtu.edu.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – located in Marquette, is hosting a variety of camp experiences this summer that include topics related to the environment and sustainability, folk music, cyber/coding platforms, skilled trades and more. Check them out at nmu.edu/youth-programs.

SENIORS PLANNING TO ATTEND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – We received word of a scholarship, the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship.  The deadline is June 1, and the application is available at: www.application.horatioalger.org.

THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE IN ONAWAY – is offering three-day skilled trades camps for students in grades 8-12. A welding academy will be held July 20-22. Square One, in which students will experience safety, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment and construction entrepreneurship, will take place July 13-15. For details, pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event tomorrow from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
~~ Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

JV BASEBALL – opened its season at home last night with two victories over Onaway. They won game one 11-4 and game two 12-2. In the second game, they turned a rare triple play.

AP TESTERS – Test fees must be paid in full by May 12.

EQUESTRIAN TEAM – any students interested in participating in the GHS Equestrian team needs to stop by Ms. Murphy's room to get a registration form ASAP!

GRAYLING’S EQUESTRIAN TEAM – has clinics planned on May 1 at Serenity Ranch in Waters. You can get more details by emailing Schreiner.kathy@gmail.com or Fearlessflyaway@gmail.com. Money for MIHA shows is due by May 1 and you must have current 2016 Coggins.

SPORTS PHYSICALS – for the 2016-2017 school year can be scheduled at the Viking Wellness Center. Appointments are required and are available on and after April 18.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL – There will be a meeting on Friday at 7:50 a.m. in the auditorium. 

YOU COULD THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT A TIGERS GAME! – Wednesday, May 18 is AAA Teen Safe Driving Day at Comerica Park when the Tigers take on the Minnesota Twin. You and your family could enjoy a day at the ballpark for free. Go to www.AAA.com/Baseball to register.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust, cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me.
~~ Doris Roberts

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

AP TESTERS – Test fees must be paid in full by May 12.

SENIORS – The graduation walk list is available online as a Google form. If you did not receive an email with the link to sign up, you need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. You may only sign up to walk with one other person. Seniors who do not sign up to walk with someone by May 6 will be assigned someone.

SENIORS – All book fees, charged materials, lost school property, library fines, food service balances, class dues, etc., must be paid before graduating seniors receive caps and gowns. Please see that your bills are paid prior to Monday, May 24.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL – There will be a meeting on Friday at 7:50 a.m. in the auditorium. 

YOU COULD THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT A TIGERS GAME! – Wednesday, May 18 is AAA Teen Safe Driving Day at Comerica Park when the Tigers take on the Minnesota Twin. You and your family could enjoy a day at the ballpark for free. Go to www.AAA.com/Baseball to register.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

REWARD FOR MISSING CALCULATOR – If anyone has found a TI 84 Plus C Silver edition, there is a $10 reward. Please return the calculator to the main office.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  today at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We take our children everywhere we go. I don’t believe in having them and then leaving them to someone else to bring up.
~~ Jayne Mansfield

Monday, April 18, 2016

JV SOFTBALL – opened their season with two victories over AuGres-Sims on Thursday. The score of game one was 20-0 and game two was 15-13.

YOU COULD THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT A TIGERS GAME! – Wednesday, May 18 is AAA Teen Safe Driving Day at Comerica Park when the Tigers take on the Minnesota Twin. You and your family could enjoy a day at the ballpark for free. Go to www.AAA.com/Baseball to register.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

REWARD FOR MISSING CALCULATOR – If anyone has found a TI 84 Plus C Silver edition, there is a $10 reward. Please return the calculator to the main office.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
~~ Richard M. Nixon

Friday, April 15, 2016

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

REWARD FOR MISSING CALCULATOR – If anyone has found a TI 84 Plus C Silver edition, there is a $10 reward. Please return the calculator to the main office.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
~~ Will Rogers

Thursday, April 14, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO SAVANNAH PUTNAM - on being named one of the Wexford-Missaukee CTC students of the quarter!

THE TENNIS TEAM – opened its season last night with a tri match against Harbor Springs and Boyne City. The experienced Harbor squad defeated both GHS and Boyne. GHS also fell to Boyne. It was the first match on actual tennis courts for most of the GHS team.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

REWARD FOR MISSING CALCULATOR – If anyone has found a TI 84 Plus C Silver edition, there is a $10 reward. Please return the calculator to the main office.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The process of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.
~~ Anne Sullivan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

REWARD FOR MISSING CALCULATOR – If anyone has found a TI 84 Plus C Silver edition, there is a $10 reward. Please return the calculator to the main office.

LADY VIKES BASKETBALL BANQUET – is scheduled for this Sunday, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Players have been emailed a Google Form which needs to be filled out before Thursday. We’re looking forward to a great event!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT – will host a Spring Preview on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore their campus, check out their degree selection, meet faculty, staff and current students, learn about unique research experiences and enjoy a free lunch. Register at www.go.umflint.edu/preview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California Blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
~~ Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OUR GHS ROBO-VIKES TEAM – was very successful at the Robotics Competition in Traverse City this past weekend. After 80 qualification rounds (competing in 12 rounds), our RoboVikes finished in 10th place out of 40 teams, and qualified as the 8th Alliance Captain for the playoffs. In the State of Michigan, our RoboVikes Team is ranked 93 of 411 robotics teams and has qualified for the State Championship Competition which will begin tomorrow and conclude on Saturday. Please congratulate the RoboVikes and wish them luck at States!

LADY VIKES BASKETBALL BANQUET – is scheduled for this Sunday, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Players have been emailed a Google Form which needs to be filled out before Thursday. We’re looking forward to a great event!

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS – It is your last trimester! Please remember, if you have more than 2 NC in 2nd and 3rd trimesters combined, you will not walk at graduation. Please make sure you are attending regularly, we want to see you as much as possible before you leave us!

ATTENTION ALL GUYS – especially seniors: The law says you have to register with Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th birthday. If you don’t register, you risk losing out on like college loans, federal jobs and job training. Register with Selective Service on-line at www.sss.gov., or go to any post office and fill out a Selective Service registration card.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT – will host a Spring Preview on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore their campus, check out their degree selection, meet faculty, staff and current students, learn about unique research experiences and enjoy a free lunch. Register at www.go.umflint.edu/preview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A group of volunteers is needed to water the 12 hanging flower baskets on Michigan Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays from June 6 through September 12. If there is a small group, no one person would have to do it every time and everyone could work around jobs and weekend travel. It will take about an hour each day. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population.
~~ David Letterman

Monday, April 11, 2016

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT – will host a Spring Preview on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore their campus, check out their degree selection, meet faculty, staff and current students, learn about unique research experiences and enjoy a free lunch. Register at www.go.umflint.edu/preview.

THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE IN ONAWAY – is offering three-day skilled trades camps for students in grades 8-12. A welding academy will be held July 20-22. Square One, in which students will experience safety, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment and construction entrepreneurship, will take place July 13-15. For details, pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles Club is hosting a Pictionary event on Friday, April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and they need 4-5 volunteers to serve food and clean up. See Mrs. Lobsinger if you have any questions.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
~~ Charles R. Swindoll

Friday, April 8, 2016

JUNIORS AND SENIORS! – Take a trip back in time to Old Hollywood by coming to Prom 2016 on Saturday, April 23 from 8-11 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch starting Thursday, April 14 through Friday, April 22. Tickets are $30 each. No tickets will be sold at the door. Prom will be held at the Otsego Grand Event Center in Gaylord. Hope to see you there!  

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 19 at 2:20 p.m.; April 26 at 8:35 a.m.; May 3 at 1:10 p.m.; May 10 at 10:10 a.m.; May 17 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 24 at 7:30 a.m. Any seniors interested in helping to plan Baccalaureate are welcome to attend.

THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE IN ONAWAY – is offering three-day skilled trades camps for students in grades 8-12. A welding academy will be held July 20-22. Square One, in which students will experience safety, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment and construction entrepreneurship, will take place July 13-15. For details, pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE TODAY 12:30 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
~~ Margaret Mead

1st hour 8:10- 9:06
passing 9:06- 9:13
2nd hour 9:13-10:09

A Lunch schedule B Lunch schedule
A Lunch 10:09-10:34 Passing 10:09-10:16
Passing 10:34-10:41 3rd hour 10:16-11:13&
3rd hour 10:41-11:38 B Lunch 11:13-11:38

passing 11:38-11:45
4th hour 11:45- 12:42
passing 12:42- 12:49
Assembly 12:49- 1:49
passing 1:49- 1:56
5th hour 1:56- 2:53

In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch is 10:34 to 10:59 a.m. with students back to ISS by 11:02 a.m.

Wexford-Missaukee Students: Report to 4th hour when they arrive back to HS at 12:16 p.m.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE IN ONAWAY – is offering three-day skilled trades camps for students in grades 8-12. A welding academy will be held July 20-22. Square One, in which students will experience safety, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment and construction entrepreneurship, will take place July 13-15. For details, pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE Friday, April 8 12:30 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~~ Buddha

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRITTANY NIELSON – for being named Detroit Free Press All-State Honorable Mention.

JUNIORS – If you are interested in taking a practice SAT test tomorrow morning with Mrs. Allen, please email her at sallen@casdk12.net.  You have to be in her classroom by6:30 at the latest in order to take the practice test.

THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE IN ONAWAY – is offering three-day skilled trades camps for students in grades 8-12. A welding academy will be held July 20-22. Square One, in which students will experience safety, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heavy equipment and construction entrepreneurship, will take place July 13-15. For details, pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE Friday, April 8 12:30 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
~~ Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

VARSITY BASKETBALL AWARDS – Congratulations to Troy Summers who was selected to the BCAM and Bank Hoops All State Teams. Summers was also selected First Team LMC. Josh Hetfield received LMC honorable mention. Team Awards: MVP: Troy Summers, MIP: Ryan Anderson, Mr. Hustle: Christian Artress, Mr. Glue: Patrick Ruddy and Garrett Anderson, Mr. Offense: Hetfield and Spencer White, Mr. Defense: Shane McCleave

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up before spring break can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
~~ Booker T. Washington

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics team for advancing to State competition! Francis Kurth earned 4th place in Prose. Parker Learman earned 2nd place in Impromptu. Aaron Wojdan earned 2nd place in Extemp. And, a special congratulations goes to Zach Burger for being the regional champ in Extemp!

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up last week can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. The deadline to pay Jostens by check was March 1. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Josten’s office with a credit/debit card.  Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 24.

SENIORS – Most local scholarships deadline today. Get your applications in before you leave!

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
~~ Martha Washington

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics team for placing 2nd at the Gaylord Invitational on Saturday. Special congratulations to Aaron Wojdan for placing 4th, Zach Burger for placing 2nd, Francis Kurth for placing 5th and Parker Learman for placing 1st with perfect scores.

COME ON OUT – and support the girls soccer team as they will be the waitresses at Pizza Hut tonight from 4-8:00. All tips go to support the girls soccer team!

THE ANNUAL BASEBALL WING DING DINNER – will take place at Gray Rock tonight from 4:30-8:00. Tickets are $8 and are available from any baseball player or at the door. Take out is available.

SENIORS – Most local scholarships deadline tomorrow. Get your applications in before you leave school tomorrow.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

MORNING BLEND – will begin tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. See Mrs. Ross with questions.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
~~ Louis L’Amour

Monday, March 21, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the following choir students for performing so well at State Solo & Ensemble: McKenzie Nelson with a rating of Good for her vocal solo;  Ashley Langowski with a rating of Excellent for her vocal solo;  Lyric Leas  with a rating of Excellent  for her vocal solo; Savannah Klapec  with a rating of Excellent  for her vocal solo;  Brienna Shear  with a rating of Excellent for her vocal solo; and Savannah Klapec and Brienna Shear with a rating of Excellent/Superior for their duet.  Your dedication and hard work was very evident in your performances! 

COME ON OUT – and support the girls soccer team as they will be the waitresses at Pizza Hut tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. All tips go to support the girls soccer team!

THE ANNUAL BASEBALL WING DING DINNER –will take place at Gray Rock tomorrow from 4:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available from any baseball player or at the door. Take out is available.

THERE ARE APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER JOBS – available in the media center.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. See Mrs. Ross with questions.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – will hold its Grand Valley Laker Experience Day on Friday, April 1 and Friday, April 8. Representatives from academic departments and student services will be available to answer questions. Register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit and clicking on “Events” or by calling the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

MICHIGAN WORKS! – is hosting a Building Trades Expo on March 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Grayling. This is great event to get students interested in the trades and to speak to representatives from several different trades. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken with rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
~~ Leah LaBelle

Friday, March 18, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

STATE BAND AND CHOIR SOLO AND ENSEMBLE – Good luck to the following band students who will be evaluated tomorrow at State Solo and Ensemble Festival, held at Manistee High School. The students qualified by earning a first-division rating at District Solo and Ensemble in February: Leah Hilliker, clarinet solo; Mollie Binert, clarinet solo; Mollie Binert and Noah Shambarger, clarinet/French horn duet; Dylan Messenheimer, euphonium solo; Tyler Zaiger, marimba solo. Good luck to the following choir students who will be performing at Big Rapids High School on Saturday. These students earned scores of Excellent at District Solo and Ensemble in January: Ashley Langowski, vocal solo; Lyric Leas, vocal solo; Savannah Klapec, vocal solo; Brienna Shear, vocal solo; McKenzie Nelson, vocal solo; Savannah Klapec and Brienna Shear, vocal duet.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches today for graduation announcement delivery. 

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. See Mrs. Ross with questions.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – will hold its Grand Valley Laker Experience Day on Friday, April 1 and Friday, April 8. Representatives from academic departments and student services will be available to answer questions. Register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit and clicking on “Events” or by calling the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

MICHIGAN WORKS! – is hosting a Building Trades Expo on March 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Grayling. This is great event to get students interested in the trades and to speak to representatives from several different trades. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I do believe that I deserve what I have. I don’t think I’m entitled to it. That’s a big difference.
~~ Adam Levine

Thursday, March 17, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls tonight through Saturday at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. See Mrs. Ross with questions.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – will hold its Grand Valley Laker Experience Day on Friday, April 1 and Friday, April 8. Representatives from academic departments and student services will be available to answer questions. Register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit and clicking on “Events” or by calling the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

MICHIGAN WORKS! – is hosting a Building Trades Expo on March 30 from 1-5 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Grayling. This is great event to get students interested in the trades and to speak to representatives from several different trades. 

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches tomorrow for graduation announcement delivery. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
~~ Reba McEntire

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls March 17-19 at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria tonight. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 a.m. See Mrs. Ross with questions.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday for graduation announcement delivery. 

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – tonight from 6:30-8:00. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools including University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College. All branches of the armed services will also be present.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
~~ Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls March 17-19 at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

SPRING SPORTS PHYSICALS – are available at the Viking Wellness Center. You will need a physical form (available in the main office) and a consent form (available in the clinic or the main office) completed and signed by a parent when you make your appointment. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday for graduation announcement delivery. 

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – on March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools including University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College. All branches of the armed services will also be present.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE – to order Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price. An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.
~~ Andrew Jackson

Monday, March 14, 2016

VARSITY BASKETBALL VIKINGS – were defeated by Sault Ste. Marie Friday night 42-37 in the district championship game. Troy Summers and Spencer White led the Vikes in scoring with 13 and 9 points. Josh Hetfield and Troy Summers led the team in rebounds with 7.

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls March 17-19 at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

SPRING SPORTS PHYSICALS – are available at the Viking Wellness Center. You will need a physical form (available in the main office) and a consent form (available in the clinic or the main office) completed and signed by a parent when you make your appointment. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JV AND VARSITY BASEBALL – tryouts and practice will be in the gym from 5-7 p.m. this week.

LADY VIKES TENNIS PRACTICE – begins today after school at the middle school.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday for graduation announcement delivery. 

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – on March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools including University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College. All branches of the armed services will also be present.

TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE – to order Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price. An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. ‘Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.’”
~~ Quincy Jones

Friday, March 11, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls March 17-19 at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

SPRING SPORTS PHYSICALS – are available at the Viking Wellness Center. You will need a physical form (available in the main office) and a consent form (available in the clinic or the main office) completed and signed by a parent when you make your appointment. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. The clinic is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LADY VIKES TENNIS PRACTICE – begins Monday after school at the middle school.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday, March 18 for graduation announcement delivery. 

3RD TRI READING FOR COMPREHENSION STUDENTS – Please be sure to bring your iPad and headphones to class on Monday.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday, March 16. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – on March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. All northern Michigan juniors and seniors are invited to attend. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools from all over Michigan, as well as other states. All branches of the armed services will also be present. Whether or not students know their future goals, this is the perfect time to ask questions, gather information, and expand your horizons. Some of the colleges and universities that will be represented are: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College.

AP SOCIETY MEMBERS – are invited to Pi Day! We will meet at 7:10 a.m. on Monday in Mr. L. Cobb's room for a scavenger hunt to find pie. Sign-up on the sheet outside of Mr. Cobb's room.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event tonight from 5:00-9:00. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
~~ Aristotle

1st hour                   8:10-9:57                107 min

            A Lunch Schedule                                         B Lunch Schedule
A Lunch    9:57-10:22        25 min                    passing         9:57-10:04    7 min
passing      10:22-10:29     7 min                      3rd hour         10:04-11:51  107 min

3rd hour     10:29-12:16      107 min                  B Lunch        11:51-12:16  25 min

In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch at B Lunch time.
Wexford-Missaukee Students: Leave at 12:16 when they arrive back to HS.

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated Cheboygan 60-47 in a district semi-final game last night.   Troy Summers, Spencer White and Trey Moffit led the Vikes in scoring. Josh Hetfield had 13 boards.  Justin Nicholas led the Vikes with 4 assists. The Vikings play Sault Ste. Marie Friday night at 7:00 for the district championship.

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS PRESENT – Guys and Dolls March 17-19 at 7 p.m.  Students get in free with a current GVR card. That means you can come to the show more than once! Tickets are $5 for students/senior citizens and $10 for adults and are available at Tip 'n The Mitten in downtown Grayling.

SENIORS – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Friday, March 18 for graduation announcement delivery. 

3RD TRI READING FOR COMPREHENSION STUDENTS – Please be sure to bring your iPad and headphones to class on Monday.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday, March 16. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – on March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. All northern Michigan juniors and seniors are invited to attend. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools from all over Michigan, as well as other states. All branches of the armed services will also be present. Whether or not students know their future goals, this is the perfect time to ask questions, gather information, and expand your horizons. Some of the colleges and universities that will be represented are: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College.

AP SOCIETY MEMBERS – are invited to Pi Day! We will meet at 7:10 a.m. on March 14 in Mr. L. Cobb's room for a scavenger hunt to find pie. Please sign-up on the sheet outside of Mr. Cobb's room.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

YEARBOOK NEEDS SNOWGOING PICTURES! – Please submit any pictures from before or during the Snowgoing dance. You can email them to Mallory Colby at mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it.
~~ Carrie Underwood

 

1st hour         8:10- 8:38               28 min.
passing         8:38-8:45                7 min
2nd hour        8:45-10:23              98 min

A Lunch Schedule                                                             B Lunch Schedule
A Lunch        10:23-10:48           25 min                passing         10:23-10:30       7 min
passing        10:48-10:55             7 min                3rd hour         10:30-10:58       28 min
3rd hour         10:55-11:23          28 min                B Lunch        10:58-11:23       25 min

passing         11:23-11:30            7 min
4th hour        11:30-1:08              98 min
passing         1:08-1:15                7 min
5th hour         1:15-2:53                98 min

In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch at B Lunch time.
Wexford-Missaukee Students: Report to 4th hour when they arrive back to HS at 12:16 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SENIORS – If you are in the running for the LMC All-Academic team (top 12), then please keep March 22 open and ask your parents to do the same as that is the day of the LMC All-Academic team luncheon and program in Kalkaska.

AP TEST ORDERS – are due in the counseling office by Tuesday. Tests are $83 each and a $15-per-test deposit is due upon ordering. Order forms are available in the counseling office and from AP teachers.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday, March 16. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COLLEGE NIGHT AT GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL – on March 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. All northern Michigan juniors and seniors are invited to attend. Represented will be universities, colleges, community colleges, and trade/technical schools from all over Michigan, as well as other states. All branches of the armed services will also be present. Whether or not students know their future goals, this is the perfect time to ask questions, gather information, and expand your horizons. Some of the colleges and universities that will be represented are: University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, Central Michigan University, Northern Michigan University, Davenport College, North Central Michigan College, Kirtland Community College, Lake Superior State University, Finlandia College, Grand Valley State University, College for Creative Studies, Industrial Arts Institute, Ohio Technical College and Albion College.

AP SOCIETY MEMBERS – are invited to Pi Day! We will meet at 7:10 a.m. on March 14 in Mr. L. Cobb's room for a scavenger hunt to find pie. Please sign-up on the sheet outside of Mr. Cobb's room.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

YEARBOOK NEEDS SNOWGOING PICTURES! – Please submit any pictures from before or during the Snowgoing dance. You can email them to Mallory Colby at mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California Blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you’re a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
~~ Mickey Spillane

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SCHEDULING – If you have not submitted your course requests yet, see Mrs. Thompson today during 2nd or 5th hour.

AP SOCIETY MEMBERS – are invited to Pi Day! We will meet at 7:10 a.m. on March 14 in Mr. L. Cobb's room for a scavenger hunt to find pie. Please sign-up on the sheet outside of Mr. Cobb's room.

SELF DEFENSE CLASS – GHS Project Graduation, in cooperation with the Crawford County Sheriff's Department, is offering a self defense class to women ages 14 and up. Deputy Ryan Finstrom will be the instructor, assisted by our own Deputy Swope and Mr. Tunney. The class will be held in the GHS cafeteria on Wednesday, March 16. Two sessions are available: 5-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. To register, see Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

YEARBOOK NEEDS SNOWGOING PICTURES! – Please submit any pictures from before or during the Snowgoing dance. You can email them to Mallory Colby at mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When I look back on my NFL career, I'll know without a doubt that I gave everything I had to help my teams walk away with a win. There were other players that were more talented, but there was no one who could out-prepare me. And because of that, I have no regrets.
~~ Peyton Manning

Monday, March 7, 2016

MICHAEL PHIPPS – received all-state honors this past weekend at the wrestling state finals by placing 8th in the 189 pound weight class. The State Finals are held at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL ROBOVIKES – competed in their first Robotics match over the weekend.  At the end of the 2-day competition, our RoboVikes ranked 8th of 40 teams and qualified for the play-off rounds. Overall, our RoboVikes finished 6th and won the 2016 Rookie All-Star Award FIRST in Michigan District, Standish-Sterling Event. Congratulations to the RoboVikes!

CONGRATULATIONS – to the Forensics team for earning 1st place at the Alma High School Tournament on Saturday. Individual congratulations go to Francis Kurth for placing in the top 10 and Parker Learman, Zach Burger and Aaron Wojdan for bringing home individual trophies. 

CONGRATULATIONS – to Sam Rice on winning the GHS varsity jacket for signing the safe driving pledge!

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – defeated Standish Sterling 69-61 Thursday night. This was the last regular season home game for seniors Blake Gregory, Shane McCleave, Patrick "Gator” Ruddy and Garrett Anderson. Trey Moffit and Josh Hetfield combined for 30 points. Troy Summers and Spencer White added 11 points each.

AP SOCIETY MEMBERS – are invited to Pi Day! We will meet at 7:10 a.m. on March 14 in Mr. L. Cobb's room for a scavenger hunt to find pie. Please sign-up on the sheet outside of Mr. Cobb's room.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

YEARBOOK NEEDS SNOWGOING PICTURES! – Please submit any pictures from before or during the Snowgoing dance. You can email them to Mallory Colby at mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.
~~ Nancy Reagan

Thursday, March 3, 2016

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

TO STAY UP-TO-DATE – on rescheduled and canceled games, join Grayling Athletics’ “Remind” group. All student-athletes are asked to join this group. In the ‘To’ field, enter: 81010. In the ‘Text’ field, enter: @ghsvikes. SEND.

YEARBOOK NEEDS SNOWGOING PICTURES! – Please submit any pictures from before or during the Snowgoing dance. You can email them to Mallory Colby at mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
~~ Alexander Graham Bell

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated the Houghton Lake Bobcats 61-54 last night. Josh Hetfield (24 points), Justin Nicholas (13 points) and Spencer White (10 points) led the Vikes in scoring. Troy Summers had 15 boards.

MRS. ALLEN – will be running a practice SAT math test tomorrow morning starting at 6:30 sharp.  If you would like to take part in this test, please email Mrs. Allen at sallen@casdk12.net.

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LADY VIKES – as they play in the District Semi-Finals at Cheboygan tonight. The game starts at 7:00.

JV AND VARSITY BASEBALL – practices for the week of March 14 will be held in the GHS gym from 5-7 p.m.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

TO STAY UP-TO-DATE – on rescheduled and canceled games, join Grayling Athletics’ “Remind” group. All student-athletes are asked to join this group. In the ‘To’ field, enter: 81010. In the ‘Text’ field, enter: @ghsvikes. SEND.

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
~~ Maya Angelou

30-Minute Morning Assembly/Meeting Time Schedule (#10)

1st hour                        8:10-9:13         63 min.
passing                       9:13-9:20         7 min
Assembly/Meeting     9:20-9:50          30 min
passing                       9:50-9:57         7 min 
2nd hour                       9:57-11:00       63 min

A Lunch schedule                                                           B Lunch schedule
A Lunch     11:00-11:25   25 min                                       passing     11:00-11:07     7 min
passing      11:25-11:32    7 min                                       3rd hour    11:07-12:09     62 min
3rd hour      11:32-12:34    62 min                                     B Lunch   12:09-12:34    25 min

passing                       12:34-12:41     7 min
4th hour                       12:41-1:43       62 min
passing                      1:43-1:50         7 min
5th hour                       1:50- 2:53        63 min

In-School Suspension (ISS) lunch is from 11:25 to 11:50 with students back to ISS by 11:53 p.m.

Wexford Missaukee Students:  Students arrive back to HS at 12:16 p.m. and report to cafeteria. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LADY VIKES – as they play in the District Semi-Finals at Cheboygan tomorrow night. The game starts at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

JV AND VARSITY BASEBALL – practices for the week of March 14 will be held in the GHS gym from 5-7 p.m.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING – for some good-looking Grayling Vikings gear at a discounted price, here you go! An order form can be found at this link: Apparel Order Form. Order form must be printed and turned into athletics office with payment before March 15. Please direct all questions, orders and payment to Sparky Nitchman (sparky@casdk12.net).

TO STAY UP-TO-DATE – on rescheduled and canceled games, join Grayling Athletics’ “Remind” group. All student-athletes are asked to join this group. In the ‘To’ field, enter: 81010. In the ‘Text’ field, enter: @ghsvikes. SEND.

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You don’t have to carry a designer bag that costs more than a car to look cool.
~~ Kesha

Monday, February 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the Grayling High School Band on earning a first-division rating at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District Band Evaluations on Saturday in Elk Rapids. The band earned a first division grade and qualified for State Band Festival, which will be held in late April.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – was defeated by TCSF Friday night. Junior Josh Hetfield (20 points and 15 boards) and sophomore Justin Nicholas (16 points) led the Grayling scoring. Freshman Ryan Anderson had 9 points and sophomore Trey Moffit and junior Spencer White combined for 11 assists.

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
~~ John Quincy Adams

Friday, February 26, 2016

SKI TEAM – wrapped up the 2016 season with the LMC Championship Wednesday and the Bryan Langlois Invitational Thursday. Congrats to Joe Petrosky and Jacob Macfalda on their Honorable Mention All Conference. Thursday’s top 10 performances in slalom included Joe Petrosky 8th, and in giant slalom included Nicole Oppermann 4th, Megan Opperman 10th, and Jacob Macfalda 9th. 

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pepperoni pizza, peas, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
~~ Johnny Cash

Thursday, February 25, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to Tiffany Cook and Francis Kurth for winning the Ford Safe Driving Campaign poster contest. Tiffany and Francis each won a t-shirt and gift card.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Carlee Miller, Olivia Schreiber, Tyler Withers, Madi Longendyke, Ashley Langowski, Susie Moggo, Emma Prosser and Madi Helsel! They all won t-shirts for signing the petition to not text and drive (names were randomly selected from all who signed).

CONGRATULATIONS – to Dominic Misuraca, Ellie Swander and Easton Farrell! They all won gift cards for signing the petition to not text and drive (names were randomly selected from all who signed).

YEARBOOK NEEDS BABY PICTURES! – The yearbook staff needs your baby pictures! They are needed for a special page in the yearbook. If you have baby pictures, please email them to Mr. Binert-Armstrong or drop them off in his classroom and remember to put your name on the back.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – volunteers are desperately needed to run games at the Daddy/Daughter dance at the elementary school tonight from 5-7 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, small roll, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I don’t let anyone’s insecurities, emotions, or opinions bother me. I know that if I am happy, that’s all that matters to me.
~~ Demi Lovato

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place tomorrow at 1:33 p.m. This is a time change! You have been emailed a Google Form that needs to be filled out prior to the meeting. Locations are: baseball (auditorium), softball (cafeteria), boys golf (gym), girls tennis (mezzanine in gym), track cafeteria), girls soccer (C Cobb's room A107).

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be here tomorrow during lunches to pick up class ring orders.

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS – Please see Coach Mead to complete your shoot-a-thon activity. Free throws can be shot this week and donations are due to Coach Mead by Friday, February 26. 

LAWRENCE TECH EXPLORATION DAY – will be held on Friday, March 18. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the degree programs available at Lawrence Technological University. For more information, contact the admissions office at admissions@ltu.edu or 248-204-3160.

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – volunteers are needed to run games at the Daddy/Daughter dance at the elementary school on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to work their Kids’ Night Out event on March 11 from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I hope that everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.
~~ Gillian Anderson

Monday, February 22, 2016

SPIRIT WEEK FINAL RESULTS – Lip sync: 4th = freshmen, 3rd = juniors, 2nd = sophomores, 1st = seniors. The seniors won the spirit belt. The Snowgoing king and queen are Andrew Benardo and Savannah Klapec. Congratulations to everyone for another successful spirit week!

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics Team for placing 2nd overall at the Beaverton Invitational on Saturday. Special congratulations go to Zach Burger for placing 3rd and Aaron Wojdan for placing 4th in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Skylynn Burk for placing in the top 10 in Poetry Interpretation. 

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – ended their season with a 32-23 win over Charlton Heston on Thursday night. Caitlin Trumble led the offense with 11 points. Taylor Starks and Kayla Quick added 6 each.

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at 9:10 a.m. You have been emailed a Google Form that needs to be filled out prior to the meeting. Locations are: baseball (auditorium), softball (cafeteria), boys golf (gym), girls tennis (mezzanine in gym), track cafeteria), girls soccer (C Cobb's room A107).

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be here on Wednesday during lunches to pick up class ring orders.

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS – Please see Coach Mead to complete your shoot-a-thon activity. Free throws can be shot this week and donations are due to Coach Mead by Friday, February 26. 

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – volunteers are needed to run games at the Daddy/Daughter dance at the elementary school on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
~~ George Washington

Friday, February 19, 2016

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches today. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is tomorrow from 8-11 p.m.

SNOWGOING COURT – Make sure you are at the high school tonight by 7:00 for the half-time events! Bring sashes and crowns!

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game tonight. If you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE PENNY WAR COMPETITION! – Bring your change to the media center. Put pennies in your class container and silver in the other class containers. Pennies are positive points and silver is negative points. Containers will be collected before 5th hour. We are hoping to raise enough money to send a veteran on the Honor Flight! 

FRESHMEN – A Jostens rep will be in the cafeteria during lunches today to collect class ring orders.

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at 9:10 a.m. You have been emailed a Google Form that needs to be filled out prior to the meeting. Locations are: baseball (auditorium), softball (cafeteria), boys golf (gym), girls tennis (mezzanine in gym), track cafeteria), girls soccer (C Cobb's room A107).

GIRLS TENNIS TEAM – We have tonight's concessions and need workers. Contact Coach Sloan if you or a parent can help! 390-6636.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – You should have tested this morning unless you are staying after school today with Mr. Carr or have made special arrangements with Mr. C. Cobb.

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It’s a rough and tumble game whenever power is involved – people’s ambitions, their desires, their competitive spirit will often push them to play outside the rules. It’s dramatic, it’s interesting, and I think it’s something we can all identify with to a degree.
~~ Beau Willimon

Thursday, February 18, 2016

SPIRIT WEEK UPDATE – Wednesday's dress: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors. Games: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors; Penny War: 4th = seniors; 3rd = juniors; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = freshmen. Overall standings: 4th = freshmen with 129.25 points; 3rd = sophomores with 163.25 points; 2nd = juniors with 182.25 points; 1st = seniors with 199.5 points.

SNOWGOING COURT – Make sure you are at the high school Friday night by 7 p.m. for the half-time events! Bring sashes and crowns!

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – defeated Charleton Heston Academy 34-14 Tuesday night. Caitlin Trumble led the offense with 12 points and Trinity Hatfield scored 8.

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at 9:10 a.m. You have been emailed a Google Form that needs to be filled out prior to the meeting. Locations are: baseball (auditorium), softball (cafeteria), boys golf (gym), girls tennis (mezzanine in gym), track cafeteria), girls soccer (C Cobb's room A107).

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE PENNY WAR COMPETITION! – Bring your change to the media center. Put pennies in your class container and silver in the other class containers. Pennies are positive points and silver is negative points. Containers will be collected each day before 5th hour. We are hoping to raise enough money to send a veteran on the Honor Flight! 

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Tomorrow: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop).

DO YOU THINK – you are in the running for Mr. or Ms. Spirit for Snowgoing? If so, be sure to check in with your class advisors! Winners will be announced at the assembly tomorrow.

GIRLS TENNIS TEAM – We have Friday's concessions and need workers. Contact Coach Sloan if you or a parent can help! 390-6636.

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches this week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN $500? – Student Senate is partnering with the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan to promote safe driving. TIA is challenging students to create a public service announcement billboard educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. If interested, see Mrs. Anderson for more information.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday. If you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
~~ Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL – had a nice comeback win at East Jordan last night, 48-32.  The Lady Vikes were down by 7 at half before roaring back in the third quarter.  The Lady Vikes were led by Natalie Amy and Brittany Nielson who scored 17 and 16 points respectively.

SPIRIT WEEK RESULTS! – Showcase: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors! Tuesday's dress: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors! Overall results: 4th = freshmen with 45.25 points; 3rd = sophomores with 65.25 points; 2nd = juniors with 79.25 points; 1st = seniors with 92.5 points!

THE ANNUAL HE-MAN VOLLEYBALL GAME – is tonight at 6 p.m. Come watch the senior boys take on the junior boys! Winners play the teachers! Admittance is a donation to the Honor Flight which helps veterans visit war memorials.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE PENNY WAR COMPETITION! – Bring your change to the media center. Put pennies in your class container and silver in the other class containers. Pennies are positive points and silver is negative points. Containers will be collected each day before 5th hour. We are hoping to raise enough money to send a veteran on the Honor Flight! 

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Tomorrow: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop).

DO YOU THINK – you are in the running for Mr. or Ms. Spirit for Snowgoing? If so, be sure to check in with your class advisors! Winners will be announced at the assembly on Friday.

GIRLS TENNIS TEAM – We have Friday's concessions and need workers. Contact Coach Sloan if you or a parent can help! 390-6636.

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches this week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN $500? – Student Senate is partnering with the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan to promote safe driving. TIA is challenging students to create a public service announcement billboard educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. If interested, see Mrs. Anderson for more information.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday. If you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
~~ Howard Cosell

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SNOWGOING SPIRIT WEEK IS HERE! – Tomorrow is 1 color day. Freshmen wear red; sophomores, gray; juniors, blue; seniors, black. The penny war starts today. This year all money raised will support the Honor Flight which helps veterans visit war memorials. Pennies are positive; silver is negative! So you want to put pennies in your class jar and silver in the other jars! Points will given daily for 1st-4th place. The overall winner of all competitions will win the coveted Spirit Belt. The overall winner will be announced at half-time of the boy's varsity basketball game on Friday. Don't miss out on all of the fun!

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Tomorrow: 1 color (9th – red, 10th – gray, 11th – blue, 12th – black); Thursday: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop). The first option is the low risk and the second is the high risk.

10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – Anyone planning to take AP European History next year needs to see Mr. Book ASAP. There is a process that you must complete (assigned reading, a quiz, and an essay) before you can request this course. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches this week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN $500? – Student Senate is partnering with the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan to promote safe driving. TIA is challenging students to create a public service announcement billboard educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. If interested, see Mrs. Anderson for more information.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday. If you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no friend as loyal as a book.
~~ Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, February 11, 2016

SNOWGOING SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK! – Competitions include daily dress, games, showcase and lip sync. Another great competition is the annual PENNY WAR! This year all money raised will support the Honor Flight which helps veterans visit war memorials. Pennies are positive; silver is negative! So you want to put pennies in your class jar and silver in the other jars! Points will given daily for 1st-4th place. The overall winner of all competitions will win the coveted Spirit Belt. The overall winner will be announced at half-time of the boy's varsity basketball game on Friday, February 19. Don't miss out on all of the fun!

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Tuesday: PJ/fake an injury; Wednesday: 1 color (9th – red, 10th – gray, 11th – blue, 12th – black); Thursday: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop). The first option is the low risk and the second is the high risk.

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

CONGRATULATIONS – to Haley Kocefas and Kaya Preston on winning two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance! Their ticket design won! Thank you to everyone who entered!

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches next week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

ALL STUDENTS PLANNING TO TAKE AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – There will be a meeting in Mr. C. Cobb's room on Tuesday during the last 10 minutes of 1st hour. If you plan on taking the course you must attend.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN $500? – Student Senate is partnering with the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan to promote safe driving. TIA is challenging students to create a public service announcement billboard educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. If interested, see Mrs. Anderson for more information.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday, February 19. So if you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

FRESHMEN – A Josten’s representative will be here today at 9:50 a.m. for a class ring presentation in the cafeteria. The rep will return on February 19, during lunches to collect the orders.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day. Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
~~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SNOWGOING SPIRIT WEEK IS NEXT WEEK! – Competitions include daily dress, games, showcase and lip sync. Another great competition is the annual PENNY WAR! This year all money raised will support the Honor Flight which helps veterans visit war memorials. Pennies are positive; silver is negative! So you want to put pennies in your class jar and silver in the other jars! Points will given daily for 1st-4th  place. The overall winner of all competitions will win the coveted Spirit Belt. The overall winner will be announced at half-time of the boy's varsity basketball game on Friday, February 19. Don't miss out on all of the fun!

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches next week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

ALL STUDENTS PLANNING TO TAKE AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – There will be a meeting in Mr. C. Cobb's room on Tuesday during the last 10 minutes of 1st hour. If you plan on taking the course you must attend.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN $500? – Student Senate is partnering with the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan to promote safe driving. TIA is challenging students to create a public service announcement billboard educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. If interested, see Mrs. Anderson for more information.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday, February 19. So if you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

FRESHMEN – A Josten’s representative will be here tomorrow at 9:50 a.m. for a class ring presentation in the cafeteria. The rep will return on February 19, during lunches to collect the orders.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day. Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California Blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
~~ Will Rogers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

TICKETS – to the annual Snowgoing dance will be sold during both lunches next week. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The theme is Wizard of Oz! Don't miss out! The dance is Saturday, February 20 from 8-11 p.m.

SAFE DRIVING CAMPAIGN INFORMATION – The winner of the varsity jacket will be drawn at the halftime of the varsity boys basketball game on Friday, February 19. So if you signed the safe driving pledge, you are in the drawing! Student senate will also be giving away t-shirts at halftime.

SNOWGOING COURT – Your papers need to be turned into Mrs. Anderson ASAP!

SNOWGOING TICKET DESIGNS – are due to Mrs. Anderson BEFORE 5th hour today.

POSTERS – for the safe driving campaign are due to Mrs. Anderson BEFORE 5th hour today.

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow at 7 a.m.  

FRESHMEN – A Josten’s representative will be here on Thursday at 9:50 a.m. for a class ring presentation in the cafeteria. The rep will return on Friday, February 19, during lunches to collect the orders.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A physical fitness night will be held at Grayling Elementary School on Friday, February 26. Volunteers are needed to set up, check-in and supervise students as they move from Zumba to karate to the bounce house, etc., and clean up from 5:30-8:15 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day.  Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~~ Groucho Marx

Monday, February 8, 2016

THE VARSITY VIKES – battled back from a 14-point deficit in the first half to defeat the Ramblers of Boyne City 59-57 Friday night. Troy Summers, 6’8” junior, led the Vikes with 23 points, 23 boards and three blocked shots. Josh Hetfield chipped in with 14 points and 8 boards. Trey Moffit added 10 points. Spencer White had 7 assists to go along with 10 boards.

SNOWGOING COURT – Your papers need to be turned into Mrs. Anderson ASAP!

SNOWGOING TICKET DESIGNS – are due to Mrs. Anderson BEFORE 5th hour tomorrow.

POSTERS – for the safe driving campaign are due to Mrs. Anderson BEFORE 5th hour tomorrow.

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow and Wednesday at 7 a.m.  

FRESHMEN – A Josten’s representative will be here on Thursday at 9:50 a.m. for a class ring presentation in the cafeteria. The rep will return on Friday, February 19, during lunches to collect the orders.

SEGMENT 1 DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS – Make up classes due to the snow days will be today, tomorrow and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Students planning on attending Northwestern Michigan College might want to apply for the W.R. Angell or Peta Williams Memorial scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a strong scholastic ability and interest in the sciences.  You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. For more information, visit www.nmc.edu/programs/academic-offices/science-math/scholarships.html. Or you may stop in to the counseling office for a paper application.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS – You are invited to the GUARDX (the Guard Experience) with the Michigan National Guard. The event will take place at the University Center in Gaylord today at 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about their job training, education benefits, pay, benefits and retirement. Meet Guard soldiers and ask questions, plus enjoy a meal and door prizes. RSVP to SFC Mario Garnett at mario.a.garnett2.mil@mail.mil or call or text 989-915-1396.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day.  Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
~~ Vince Lombardi

Friday, February 5, 2016


FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost to Charlevoix 20-39 last night. Taylor Starks led the Vikes with 10 points and Kayla Quick added 6.

POSTERS – for the safe driving campaign will be due to Mrs. Anderson in room A111 on Monday.

SEGMENT 1 DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS – Make up classes due to the snow days will be Monday (February 8), Tuesday (February 9), and Wednesday (February 10) from 7-9 p.m.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

THE FRESHMAN CLASS – is selling carnations for Valentine's Day. You can buy them at lunch today. The cost is $2 per carnation. The flowers will be delivered on Thursday, February 11 during 5th hour.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Students planning on attending Northwestern Michigan College might want to apply for the W.R. Angell or Peta Williams Memorial scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a strong scholastic ability and interest in the sciences.  You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. For more information, visit www.nmc.edu/programs/academic-offices/science-math/scholarships.html. Or you may stop in to the counseling office for a paper application.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS – You are invited to the GUARDX (the Guard Experience) with the Michigan National Guard. The event will take place at the University Center in Gaylord on Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about their job training, education benefits, pay, benefits and retirement. Meet Guard soldiers and ask questions, plus enjoy a meal and door prizes. RSVP to SFC Mario Garnett at mario.a.garnett2.mil@mail.mil or call or text 989-915-1396.

FOR ALL OF OUR GOOD WRITERS AND ART LOVERS – The 2016 Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize essay contest is now open. This year’s contest invites high school students ages 16-19 worldwide to write an essay analyzing and interpreting a meaningful work of art. The deadline to submit an essay is February 28.  The prize winner will have his or her essay published in the September 2016 issue of The Atlantic, be recognized at the Atlantic Education Summit in Washington, D.C., and receive $5,000. More information about the suggested artworks, contest rules, and contest timeline is available at CollegeBoardWritingPrize.org.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day.  Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
~~ Malcolm X

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SEGMENT 1 DRIVER EDUCATION STUDENTS – Make up classes due to the snow days will be Monday (February 8), Tuesday (February 9), and Wednesday (February 10) from 7-9 p.m.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

THE FRESHMAN CLASS – is selling carnations for Valentine's Day. You can buy them at lunch today through Friday this week. The cost is $2 per carnation. The flowers will be delivered on Thursday, February 11 during 5th hour.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Students planning on attending Northwestern Michigan College might want to apply for the W.R. Angell or Peta Williams Memorial scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated a strong scholastic ability and interest in the sciences.  You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school. For more information, visit www.nmc.edu/programs/academic-offices/science-math/scholarships.html. Or you may stop in to the counseling office for a paper application.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS – You are invited to the GUARDX (the Guard Experience) with the Michigan National Guard. The event will take place at the University Center in Gaylord on Monday, February 8 at 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about their job training, education benefits, pay, benefits and retirement. Meet Guard soldiers and ask questions, plus enjoy a meal and door prizes. RSVP to SFC Mario Garnett at mario.a.garnett2.mil@mail.mil or call or text 989-915-1396.

FOR ALL OF OUR GOOD WRITERS AND ART LOVERS – The 2016 Atlantic & College Board Writing Prize essay contest is now open. This year’s contest invites high school students ages 16-19 worldwide to write an essay analyzing and interpreting a meaningful work of art. The deadline to submit an essay is February 28.  The prize winner will have his or her essay published in the September 2016 issue of The Atlantic, be recognized at the Atlantic Education Summit in Washington, D.C., and receive $5,000. More information about the suggested artworks, contest rules, and contest timeline is available at CollegeBoardWritingPrize.org.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Student volunteers are needed for the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Winterfest Kids’ Day.  Volunteers will run carnival games and face painting on Saturday, February 13 from11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. If interested, please contact Marc Willis at 989-390-5004.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
~~ Walt Disney

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

FORENSICS TEAM – There is no practice today.

THE FRESHMAN CLASS – is selling carnations for Valentine's Day. You can buy them at lunch Tuesday through Friday this week. The cost is $2 per carnation. The flowers will be delivered on Thursday, February 11 during 5th hour.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
~~ Thomas Jefferson

Monday, February 1, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 SNOWGOING COURT – Princes and princesses are: Freshmen – Caitlin Trumble and Conner Brill; Sophomores – Kaitlin Bennett and Andrew Hopkins; Juniors – Mallory Colby and Caleb Fenton. Senior court king candidates are Garrett Anderson, Andrew Benardo, RJ Bolzman and Shane McCleave, and queen candidates are Brianna Gugin, Savannah Klapec, Sarah Pavey and Ciarrah Smith. See Mrs. Anderson ASAP to get court information packets.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – lost an exciting contest to Traverse City St. Francis, 69-80, Friday night. It was a super team effort led by Troy Summers with 32 points and 18 boards and Justin Nicholas with 16 points.

THE FRESHMAN CLASS – is selling carnations for Valentine's Day. You can buy them at lunch Tuesday through Friday this week. The cost is $2 per carnation. The flowers will be delivered on Thursday, February 11 during 5th hour.

THE MIAAA IS OFFERING FOUR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS – again this year to graduating senior student-athletes. Today is the deadline for submitting applications! Student-athletes must meet the following criteria to be nominated: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and have earned a varsity letter in at least two different sports during their high school career.  Please see Mr. Nitchman if you are interested in applying.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio LLC is offering high school/college students the opportunity to help further their education through their scholarship program. The firm will offer two scholarships with a combined worth of $1,500 to students nationwide who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits. To apply, go to http://www.anthonyvecchiolaw.com/scholarship-program/.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
~~ Mark Twain

Friday, January 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to Zach Burger and Aaron Wojdan for placing in the Top 10 for Extemporaneous Speaking at the Leslie Forensics Invitational last weekend.

THE FISH HATCHERY BRIDGE – will be closed for repairs starting on Monday, February 1. Please make sure you give yourself extra time to get to school. A map of alternate routes has been emailed to students and parents.

SKI TEAM – competed at Nubs Nob last night. For the girls, Brienna Shear led the way in grand slalom and Nicole Oppermann in slalom, both finishing 16th. Jacob Macfalda led the boys in grand slalom with 13th and Joe Petrosky with 9th in slalom.

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated Elk Rapids 53-45 Wednesday night.

THE MIAAA IS OFFERING FOUR $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS – again this year to graduating senior student-athletes. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1. Student-athletes must meet the following criteria to be nominated: A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and have earned a varsity letter in at least two different sports during their high school career.  Please see Mr. Nitchman if you are interested in applying.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio LLC is offering high school/college students the opportunity to help further their education through their scholarship program. The firm will offer two scholarships with a combined worth of $1,500 to students nationwide who plan to attend a four-year institution of higher learning. Selection of the recipients is based on the creative entry, school activities, positions of leadership, special honors and awards, community involvement, academic performance, and professional pursuits. To apply, go to http://www.anthonyvecchiolaw.com/scholarship-program/.

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Begin your costume preparations now! Tuesday: PJ/fake an injury; Wednesday: 1 color (9th – red, 10th – gray, 11th – blue, 12th – black); Thursday: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop). The first option is the low risk and the second is the high risk.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

LINK GROUP MEMBERS – Permission slips MUST be returned to the counseling office today.

SENIORS – The National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarships are due today! The Grayling Generating Station and Kodiak Group scholarships are due Sunday.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, small roll, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
~~ Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WILL YOU BE THE LUCKY ONE? – One GVR member from each lunch will get to sit at the special table on Friday with 5 of their friends. Comfy chairs, snacks, and they get to pick the lunch music! Who will win? 

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Begin your costume preparations now! Tuesday: PJ/fake an injury; Wednesday: 1 color (9th – red, 10th – gray, 11th – blue, 12th – black); Thursday: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop). The first option is the low risk and the second is the high risk.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

LINK GROUP MEMBERS – Please be sure to pick up a permission slip to attend LINK Fest from the counseling office. Permission slips MUST be returned to the counseling office by this Friday (January 29) if you plan to attend!

SENIORS – If you or your parent is employed at a business that is a member of the Michigan Retailers Association, you may be eligible for one of 35 $1,000 scholarships. These are not based on financial need. For more information, see the counseling office.

SENIORS – The National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarships are due by Friday. Please don't delay in getting them in, so you don't lose out!

SENIORS – This notice is particularly for students who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. The Buick Achievers Scholarship program provides scholarships up to $25,000/year. The deadline is February 29. For information, or to apply, visit www.buickachievers.com.

MORNING BLEND – On Friday, only the sopranos and altos will meet. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
~~ Ansel Adams

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL PRACTICES TODAY – Freshman and JV will practice from 3-4 p.m. and varsity will practice from 4-5 p.m.

SPIRIT WEEK DRESS DAYS – Begin your costume preparations now! Tuesday: PJ/fake an injury; Wednesday: 1 color (9th – red, 10th – gray, 11th – blue, 12th – black); Thursday: flannel/tacky tourist; Friday: green and white/theme (9th – rock, 10th – country, 11th - boy bands, 12th - rap/hip hop). The first option is the low risk and the second is the high risk.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for more information.

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN – a $20 gift card? Make a poster promoting Ford's Safe Driving Skills. See Mrs. Anderson for more information. You can also stop by the table in the center circle any morning this week to get information. Three winners will be chosen!

LINK GROUP MEMBERS – Please be sure to pick up a permission slip to attend LINK Fest from the counseling office. Permission slips MUST be returned to the counseling office by this Friday (January 29) if you plan to attend!

MAKE A PLEDGE – to drive safely! Stop by the table in the center circle for more information.

IT IS IMPERATIVE – that students check and read their email daily. This is our means of communicating important information to you.

SENIORS – The National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarships are due by Friday. Please don't delay in getting them in, so you don't lose out!

FUTURE FARMER? – The Michigan Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) industry is the second largest industry in the state. Did you know that the AFNR Industry:
            1. Contributes over $101 billion annually to the state economy. 
            2. Since 2004 has had a growth rate of 60%.
            3. Employs 1 million Michigan residents, about 22% of the Michigan workforce.
            4. Produces over 300 commodities and is the second most diverse state in the U.S.
            5. Has a workforce deficit.
Founded in 1894, the Institute of Agricultural Technology delivers innovative, educational programs that develop career-ready graduates through intensive, practical learning and skill enhancement in agricultural, environmental, and applied technologies. Certificate programs vary from 18 to 24 months in length, are respected statewide and nationally, and several have international reputations.  Classes are taught by faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, so students gain from the research and extension programs at MSU. 90% of their students have employment at the time of graduation. Admission to the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University is open to all candidates on the basis of academic preparation and ability, and the available space in the desired certificate program. Students are admitted on a rolling basis but are encouraged to apply early as space can be limited. http://www.canr.msu.edu/institute_of_ag_tech/apply_to_iat

SENIORS – This notice is particularly for students who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. The Buick Achievers Scholarship program provides scholarships up to $25,000/year. The deadline is February 29. For information, or to apply, visit www.buickachievers.com.

MORNING BLEND – Tomorrow, only the tenors and basses will meet. On Friday, only the sopranos and altos will meet. Please make note of this and make sure you are here on the day of your practice!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
~~ Henry Ford

Monday, January 25, 2016

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – defeated Harbor Springs 64-49 Friday night. It was a solid team effort as the Vikings improved their record to 5-4 overall for the season.

IT IS IMPERATIVE – that students check and read their email daily. This is our means of communicating important information to you.

SENIORS – The National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarships are due by Friday. Please don't delay in getting them in, so you don't lose out!

SENIORS – This notice is particularly for students who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry. The Buick Achievers Scholarship program provides scholarships up to $25,000/year. The deadline is February 29. For information, or to apply, visit www.buickachievers.com.

FIRST ROBOTICS – The Grayling RoboVikes need your support! Anyone curious in robotics, technology, or public speaking, please come to our meeting today. If you are unable to attend the meeting and you are interested in the mechanics that make up robotics, please contact Kaitlin Bennett (kbennett2018@students-casdk12.net), Lea Hilliker (lhilliker018@students-casdk12.net), or Roger Walsh (rwalsh2017@students-casdk12.net) for information.

MORNING BLEND – On Wednesday, only the tenors and basses will meet. On Friday, only the sopranos and altos will meet. Please make note of this and make sure you are here on the day of your practice!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken with rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
~~ Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 22, 2016

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – defeated Charlton Heston Academy 33-14 last night. Caitlin Trumble led the offense with 17 points and Kayla Quick and Sam Parks added 6 points apiece.

FIRST ROBOTICS – The Grayling RoboVikes need your support! Anyone curious in robotics, technology, or public speaking, please come to our meeting on Monday. If you are unable to attend the meeting and you are interested in the mechanics that make up robotics, please contact Kaitlin Bennett (kbennett2018@students-casdk12.net), Lea Hilliker (lhilliker018@students-casdk12.net), or Roger Walsh (rwalsh2017@students-casdk12.net) for information.

MORNING BLEND – Next Wednesday, only the tenors and basses will meet. On Friday, January 29, only the sopranos and altos will meet. Please make note of this and make sure you are here on the day of your practice!

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION – Lawrence Tech is offering a scholarship competition worth $16,000 to interested students. To participate, apply to LTU and write a 500-word essay. For details, see the counseling office.  

SUMMER TRAVEL/COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITY – Hillsdale College is offering four Study and Travel Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn three college credits while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. For details, see the counseling office.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

GRAYLING WRESTLERS – traveled to Gaylord last night and beat Charlevoix 42-31 and lost to Gaylord 60-10. Michael Phipps was the only double winner. Winning one match were Andrew Hopkins, Fred Fisher, Ashdon Frisbie, Reece Ferrigan, Nick Petrie and Austin Robison.

MORNING BLEND – will not meet tomorrow. Next Wednesday, only the tenors and basses will meet. On Friday, January 29, only the sopranos and altos will meet. Please make note of this and make sure you are here on the day of your practice!

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – defeated Charlevoix 22-13 Friday night. Caitlin Trumble scored 9 points and Hailey Hartman had 7.

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION – Lawrence Tech is offering a scholarship competition worth $16,000 to interested students. To participate, apply to LTU and write a 500-word essay. For details, see the counseling office.  

SUMMER TRAVEL/COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITY – Hillsdale College is offering four Study and Travel Programs for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn three college credits while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. For details, see the counseling office.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Laziness has many disguises. Soon “winter doldrums” will become “spring fever.”
~~ Bern Williams in National Enquirer

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to the following choir students who participated in MSVMA District Vocal Solo & Ensemble last Saturday!  Soloists: Ashley Langowski, Callie Nees, Brienna Shear, Lyric Leas, David Bodkins, Savannah Klapec, McKenzie Nelson, Shylee Holliday, and Jeremy Garcia. Duet: Brienna Shear and Savannah Klapec. Trio: McKenzie Nelson, Shylee Holliday, and David Bodkins.  Job well done! Congratulations to the following students who earned ratings that allow them to participate in MSVMA State Vocal Solo & Ensemble in April. Soloists: Ashley Langowski,  Brienna Shear, Lyric Leas, Savannah Klapec, and McKenzie Nelson. Duet: Savannah Klapec and Brienna Shear. 

CONGRATS TO THE LADY VIKES – for picking up their 6th win of the season with a 45-44 comeback win over East Jordan. The lady Vikes were paced by Brittany Nielson's 15 points. Natalie Amy and Mallory Hatfield both had 7 points, while Molly Leslie and Ryleigh White had 6 points apiece. Hayley Pittman chipped in 4 points. Keep up the good work ladies!   

DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE – Please come to our annual Financial Aid Night in the media center on tonight at 6:00.  All grade levels are welcome. This is particularly valuable for your parents to attend. Christin Bates, who is head of the Kirtland Community College Financial Aid Office, will be presenting. She will cover all aspects of finding financial support to help you achieve your college dreams. If you are currently in the process of filling out a FAFSA and have questions, she will be able to answer them. She is truly an expert on financial aid.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I love to go to the zoo. But not on Sunday. I don’t like to see the people making fun of the animals, when it should be the other way around.
~~ Ernest Hemingway

Friday, January 15, 2016

SKI TEAM – competed in its first league meet last night with Megan Oppermann leading the way in slalom with 16th and Brienna Shear finishing 19th in giant slalom.  On the boys’ side, Joe Petrosky led the boys with 8th in slalom and 12th in giant slalom.

STUDENT SENATE WANTS YOUR OPINION! – Click on the link to vote for your favorite dress up days for Snowgoing spirit week! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKV2JV2

DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE – Please come to our annual Financial Aid Night next week. It will take place in the media center on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m.  All grade levels are welcome. This is particularly valuable for your parents to attend. Christin Bates, who is head of the Kirtland Community College Financial Aid Office, will be presenting. She will cover all aspects of finding financial support to help you achieve your college dreams. If you are currently in the process of filling out a FAFSA and have questions, she will be able to answer them. She is truly an expert on financial aid.  

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.
~~ Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, January 14, 2016

THE GRAYLING WRESTLING TEAM – secured their 4th consecutive conference championship last night in Boyne City by beating Boyne City 57-15 and Charlevoix 51-22. Double winners were Andrew Hopkins, Cole Hibbard, Fred Fisher, Reece Ferrigan, Nick Petrie, Michael Phipps and Zach Kelly.  Winning one match were Ian Laveck, Victor Sandoval, Logan Joseph and Devin Joseph.

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL – lost to Gaylord 20-60 last night.

STUDENT SENATE WANTS YOUR OPINION! – Click on the link to vote for your favorite dress up days for Snowgoing spirit week! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKV2JV2

SNOW QUEEN CAST – If you have paid for your DVDs you can pick them up in Mr. Binert-Armstrong's classroom. 

DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE – Please come to our annual Financial Aid Night next week. It will take place in the media center on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m.  All grade levels are welcome. This is particularly valuable for your parents to attend. Christin Bates, who is head of the Kirtland Community College Financial Aid Office, will be presenting. She will cover all aspects of finding financial support to help you achieve your college dreams. If you are currently in the process of filling out a FAFSA and have questions, she will be able to answer them. She is truly an expert on financial aid.  

DELTA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – Students can now apply for Delta College scholarships on their website. Go to www.delta.edu and click on Apply for Scholarships. The application deadline is February 29.

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
~~ Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CONGRATS – to the varsity girls basketball team for a hard-fought 41-37 victory at Roscommon last night.

SNOW QUEEN CAST – If you have paid for your DVDs you can pick them up in Mr. Binert-Armstrong's classroom. 

DOLLARS FOR COLLEGE – Please come to our annual Financial Aid Night next week. It will take place in the media center on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 p.m.  All grade levels are welcome. This is particularly valuable for your parents to attend. Christin Bates, who is head of the Kirtland Community College Financial Aid Office, will be presenting. She will cover all aspects of finding financial support to help you achieve your college dreams. If you are currently in the process of filling out a FAFSA and have questions, she will be able to answer them. She is truly an expert on financial aid.  

DELTA COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – Students can now apply for Delta College scholarships on their website. Go to www.delta.edu and click on Apply for Scholarships. The application deadline is February 29.

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A senior couple needs someone to shovel their sidewalks on Horseshoe Trail off M-72 East. If interested, call Dawn at 754-234-5353.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
~~ Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DRIVER TRAINING – Due to the snow day, segment 1 and segment 2 classes will start today from 5-7 p.m. (segment 2) and 7-9 p.m. (segment 1).  A class will be held Thursday, January 14 at the same times to make up for not having class on Monday. If the make-up class conflicts with your schedule please talk with the driver education instructor on Tuesday.

SNOW QUEEN CAST – If you have paid for your DVDs you can pick them up in Mr. Binert-Armstrong's classroom. 

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting Monday at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting Monday at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  See Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The pay is good and I can walk to work.
~~ John F. Kennedy

Friday, January 8, 2016

HAWAIIAN LUAU DANCE – Tonight, after the basketball games, come dance with the freshman class for just $4. Dress in the luau theme and get in at a discounted rate of $3! Enjoy the tropics in January and start your weekend off right!

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

ROBOTICS- It's Kickoff Weekend!  The Robotics team will be traveling to Boyne City on Saturday for kickoff and the start of our build season!  We will find out the game our robot will compete in and start thinking about our design.  We have 6 weeks to build the robot and then competitions start in March. The bus leaves Saturday at 7:30 AM and will return by 4:30 PM.  Travel permission slips (if you haven't turned one in from an earlier event) can be picked up in the office and brought with you Saturday morning. If you want to join the team but haven't officially signed up this week, please contact Mrs. Steffel (jsteffel@casdk12.net) ASAP.  You can join even if you can't go Saturday, but the final signup deadline will be Monday, Jan. 11.  If you're interested but not sure this fits your schedule with other activities, talk with Mrs. Steffel.

AUSABLE DANCE CENTER’S – Winter Showcase Recital will take place in the auditorium tonight at 6:00. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting Monday at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting Monday at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost to Benzie Central 13-52 last night. Hailey Hartman was the high scorer with 7 points.

HAWAIIAN LUAU DANCE – Friday after the basketball games, come dance with the freshman class for just $4. Dress in the luau theme and get in at a discounted rate of $3! Enjoy the tropics in January and start your weekend off right!

CHECK OUT – the latest video produced by the student senate technology committee featuring Mrs. Anderson, staff spotlight for the first trimester! https://youtu.be/qjepzfDNx8U

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

AUSABLE DANCE CENTER’S – Winter Showcase Recital will take place in the auditorium on Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’d rather regret the things I’ve done that regret the things I haven’t done.
~~ Lucille Ball

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

HAWAIIAN LUAU DANCE – Friday after the basketball games, come dance with the freshman class for just $4. Enjoy the tropics in January and start your weekend off right!

CHECK OUT – the latest video produced by the student senate technology committee featuring Mrs. Anderson, staff spotlight for the first trimester! https://youtu.be/qjepzfDNx8U

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

AUSABLE DANCE CENTER’S – Winter Showcase Recital will take place in the auditorium on Friday at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 9 and under.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

STUDENT SENATE IS COLLECTING INFORMATION – to help improve after game dances. If you could please complete the survey, we would appreciate it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8JHLFD

STUDENT SENATE WILL HOST – a Safe Driving Campaign beginning in January. We need to collect some data before we start the campaign. It would be appreciated if you could take a moment to complete the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFWRHTK

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We’re not meant to fit in. We’re meant to stand out.
~~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER – has moved to room C309. The center also has a Facebook page that you can check out at www.facebook.com.VikingWellnessCenter.

REQUIRED ROBOTICS MEETINGS – will be held in the auditorium today from 3-4 and 5-6. You can choose the session that works best for you and at least one parent should attend. Bring your iPad if you haven’t registered on the website yet. If you’re still trying to decide whether or not to join, this will be an informational meeting that may help you make your decision.

ANY STUDENTS – interested in running for student senate for the 2016-2017 school year, see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for a campaign packet.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

STUDENT SENATE IS COLLECTING INFORMATION – to help improve after game dances. If you could please complete the survey, we would appreciate it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8JHLFD

STUDENT SENATE WILL HOST – a Safe Driving Campaign beginning in January. We need to collect some data before we start the campaign. It would be appreciated if you could take a moment to complete the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFWRHTK

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
~~ Walter Chrysler

Monday, January 4, 2016

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER – has moved to room C309. The center also has a Facebook page that you can check out at www.facebook.com.VikingWellnessCenter.

REQUIRED ROBOTICS MEETINGS – will be held in the auditorium today from 3-4 and 5-6. You can choose the session that works best for you and at least one parent should attend. Bring your iPad if you haven’t registered on the website yet. If you’re still trying to decide whether or not to join, this will be an informational meeting that may help you make your decision.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

STUDENT SENATE IS COLLECTING INFORMATION – to help improve after game dances. If you could please complete the survey, we would appreciate it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8JHLFD

STUDENT SENATE WILL HOST – a Safe Driving Campaign beginning in January. We need to collect some data before we start the campaign. It would be appreciated if you could take a moment to complete the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFWRHTK

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
~~ Carl Bard

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

STUDENT SENATE IS COLLECTING INFORMATION – to help improve after game dances. If you could please complete the survey, we would appreciate it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G8JHLFD

STUDENT SENATE WILL HOST – a Safe Driving Campaign beginning in January. We need to collect some data before we start the campaign. It would be appreciated if you could take a moment to complete the following survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFWRHTK

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
~~ Mother Teresa

Monday, December 21, 2015

CAST AND CREW OF “THE SNOW QUEEN” – DVD order forms are available in the main office. Forms must be turned in with $5 today. You can pick them up tomorrow. Any orders after that will come in after break. Money must be turned in with forms and checks should be payable to Jessica Steffel.

DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting January 11 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

LOST IPOD – last seen in Mr. Moffit's 4th hour class or Mrs. Kammer-Paulus' 5th hour class on Friday. If found, please turn into the main office. 

CLASS RING FOUND – A woman's class ring was found in the parking lot at GMS. It is for someone in the class of 2018. If you lost your ring and can go to the GMS office and describe it, you can get it back.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Rigorous academics. Student-led research. Innovative learning communities and countless opportunities for international experiences. A commitment to serving others. Built upon the foundation of an Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition, these add up to a world-class Villanova University education. The Economist recently recognized the significance of a Villanova education, ranking them No. 3 in the nation for economic value. It noted that Villanova graduates earn, on average, about $13,000 more per year than expected benchmarks. And that makes a lasting impact on the lives of their alumni. To learn more about the value of a Villanova education. Visit their website at www.villanova.edu for an in-depth look at all the ways Villanova University prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
~~ Brian Tracy

Friday, December 18, 2015

DANCE TONIGHT – after the basketball games. DJ JC will be your entertainment and admission is only $4. Come have a good time and support the junior class (and this year’s Prom)!

CAST AND CREW OF “THE SNOW QUEEN” – DVD order forms are available in the main office. Forms must be turned in with $5 by Monday. You can pick them up on Tuesday. Any orders after that will come in after break. Money must be turned in with forms and checks should be payable to Jessica Steffel.

CLASS RING FOUND – A woman's class ring was found in the parking lot at GMS. It is for someone in the class of 2018. If you lost your ring and can go to the GMS office and describe it, you can get it back.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library! Get your guesses in today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
~~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Thursday, December 17, 2015

GRAYLING WRESTLERS – traveled to Kalkaska Wednesday night and dominated both Kalkaska and Elk Rapids. In the first match, Grayling won 66-18 against Kalkaska. In the second match, Grayling won 66-0 against Elk Rapids. Winning two matches were Andrew Hopkins, Ian Laveck, Cole Hibbard, Gabe Ervin, Zack Jones, Justin Beesley, Logan Joseph, Reece Ferrigan, Nick Petrie, Michael Phipps and Zack Kelly. Winning one match was Victor Sandoval.

DANCE FRIDAY NIGHT – after the basketball games. DJ JC will be your entertainment and admission is only $4. Come have a good time and support the junior class (and this year’s Prom)!

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER – is closed today.

SENIORS – The office has a limited number of 2016 Class Color tassels for sale for seniors who did not already order one. They are $10 each.  Please see Mrs. Shepherd if you would like to purchase one. 

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library! Get your guesses in by tomorrow!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place today from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'Hello'." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
~~ JoAnn C. Jones, Guideposts, January 1996

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – beat Kalkaska 67-64 last night. Spencer White had 18 points and 4 steals; Josh Hetfield scored 14 points with 15 boards; Trey Moffit had 12 points; Troy Summers had 11 points and 10 boards; Justin Nicholas scored 6 points, adding 7 boards and 4 assists; Shane McCleave grabbed 8 boards and Blake Gregory had 4 assists. The Vikes host Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard on Friday.

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL – beat Kalkaska 47-40 last night.

THANK YOU GHS STUDENT SECTION – When we experienced technical difficulty and the national anthem didn’t play at last night’s basketball game you showed what a class act you are when you began to sing the national anthem and the crowd joined in. We couldn’t be prouder of our GHS students!

ROBOTICS CLUB – Today’s practice has been cancelled.

AT HALFTIME – of every boys and girls varsity basketball game this year, fans will be offered the chance to participate in the Feeny Ford Free Throw Frenzy! A $1 entry gets you a chance to knock down a free throw in front of the home-crowd, and a made free throw gets you entered into a grand prize drawing. Two lucky winners of the grand prize drawings will have a chance to win $10,000 cash or a 2-year lease towards a new car, courtesy of Feeny Ford of Grayling!

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library! Get your guesses in by Friday!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place today and tomorrow from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
~~ Jet Li

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL – lost to Traverse City West 20-69 last night.

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost to Traverse City West 47-6 last night.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library! Get your guesses in by Friday!

ROBOTICS CLUB – The first practice will be tomorrow from 3-5 p.m. in room C313. Everyone is welcome!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place today, tomorrow and Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL MEET – at Elk Rapids last Saturday, Kalkaska High School is hosting an Exhibition Push/Pull Meet (bench press and deadlift...no squat) on Saturday, December 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Contact Kalkaska Coach Jason Skeels at jskeels@kpschools.com for details.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
~~ Jack London

Monday, December 14, 2015

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library!

ROBOTICS CLUB – There will be a Robotics Club recruiting session in the auditorium today at 2:30. The first practice will be Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. in room C313. Everyone is welcome!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL MEET – at Elk Rapids last Saturday, Kalkaska High School is hosting an Exhibition Push/Pull Meet (bench press and deadlift...no squat) on Saturday, December 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Contact Kalkaska Coach Jason Skeels at jskeels@kpschools.com for details.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – If you would like to receive community service hours by volunteering once a week to help with the elementary school chess club, email Mrs. Sheehan or stop by the high school office to get the information. Chess club will be on Wednesdays after school starting January 13.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
~~ Princess Diana

Friday, December 11, 2015

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost to Gaylord 43-17 last night. The leading scorers were Hailey Hartman with 9 and Caitlin Trumble with 6.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library!

ROBOTICS CLUB – There will be a Robotics Club recruiting session in the auditorium on Monday at 2:30. The first practice will be Wednesday, December 16 from 3-5 p.m. in room C313. Everyone is welcome!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place December 15, 16 and 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

SENIORS – Applications for the Grayling Generating Station’s $10,000 scholarship are now available in the counseling office.

SENIORS – The national Wild Turkey Federation's scholarship program is now open.  Applications may be picked up in the counseling office, and are due back to Mrs. Thompson by January 29. You must have a hunting license, but you do not have to belong to the Wild Turkey Federation. If chosen, the local chapter will pay for your membership. The winner will earn $250, and if their essay is good enough, it will be sent on to compete at the state level for $1,000. The winner and his/her parents will also be invited to the local chapter's annual dinner where the check will be awarded.

SENIORS – Please bring your gift donations for our adopted family to the counseling office. Students who make donations are invited to wrap gifts after school on Monday. There will be snacks and Christmas music!

JUNIORS – Please bring your gifts for our adopted family to the art room by Monday.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at 3:40 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the affect they have on others.
~~ Steve Nash

Thursday, December 10, 2015

CONGRATS TO THE VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM – on their 46-35 win over Houghton Lake. The Lady Vikes were paced by Brittany Nielson and Molly Leslie with 19 points and 14 points respectively. This brings their overall record to 3-1 on the season. The Lady Vikes travel to Gaylord tonight.  

GRAYLING WRESTLERS – traveled to Petoskey last night. In the first match, Grayling beat Sault Ste. Marie 52-24. In the second match, Grayling was defeated by Petoskey 53-18.  Winning two matches were Reece Ferrigan and Michael Phipps.  Winning one match were Andrew Hopkins, Ian Laveck, Cole Hibbard, Gabe Ervin, Carsyn Clifton, Fred Fisher, Devin Joseph, Nick Petrie and Zack Kelly.  Winning JV matches were Felipe Escalante and Logan Joseph.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library!

ANYONE INTERESTED IN ROBOTICS CLUB – should attend a meeting in the auditorium tomorrow at 8 a.m. There will also be a Robotics Club recruiting session in the auditorium on Monday at 2:30. The first practice will be Wednesday, December 16 from 3-5 p.m. in room C313. Everyone is welcome!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place December 15, 16 and 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

SENIORS – Applications for the Grayling Generating Station’s $10,000 scholarship are now available in the counseling office.

SENIORS – The national Wild Turkey Federation's scholarship program is now open.  Applications may be picked up in the counseling office, and are due back to Mrs. Thompson by January 29. You must have a hunting license, but you do not have to belong to the Wild Turkey Federation. If chosen, the local chapter will pay for your membership. The winner will earn $250, and if their essay is good enough, it will be sent on to compete at the state level for $1,000. The winner and his/her parents will also be invited to the local chapter's annual dinner where the check will be awarded.

SENIORS – Please bring your gift donations for our adopted family to the counseling office. Students who make donations are invited to wrap gifts after school on Monday. There will be snacks and Christmas music!

JUNIORS – Please bring your gifts for our adopted family to the art room by Monday.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at 3:40 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey, gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
~~ Marian Wright Edelman

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – beat Roscommon 68-48 last night. Troy Summers had 17 rebounds. Blake Gregory had 6 assists and 3 steals and Shane McCleave also had 3 steals.

FRESHMAN BOYS BASKETBALL – lost to Roscommon 32-67 last night.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS – Student Senate is sponsoring a contest! Guess how much candy is in the tub and you get the candy. It is located in the library!

A ROBOTICS CLUB RECRUITING SESSION – will be held in the auditorium on Monday at 2:30. The first practice will be Wednesday, December 16 from 3-5 p.m. in room C313. Everyone is welcome!

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place December 15, 16 and 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

SENIORS – Applications for the Grayling Generating Station’s $10,000 scholarship are now available in the counseling office.

SENIORS – The national Wild Turkey Federation's scholarship program is now open.  Applications may be picked up in the counseling office, and are due back to Mrs. Thompson by January 29. You must have a hunting license, but you do not have to belong to the Wild Turkey Federation. If chosen, the local chapter will pay for your membership. The winner will earn $250, and if their essay is good enough, it will be sent on to compete at the state level for $1,000. The winner and his/her parents will also be invited to the local chapter's annual dinner where the check will be awarded.

SENIORS – Please bring your gift donations for our adopted family to the counseling office. Students who make donations are invited to wrap gifts after school today and Monday. There will be snacks and Christmas music!

JUNIORS – Please bring your gifts for our adopted family to the art room by Monday.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at 3:40 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.
~~ Kathy Calvin, CEO & President of the United Nations Foundation

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL – beat Kingsley last night 42-30 to improve to 2 wins and 1 loss on the season.

AUDITIONS – for this year’s musical, Guys and Dolls, will take place December 15, 16 and 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. If you would like an audition please email Mr. Binert-Armstrong.  

SENIORS – Applications for the Grayling Generating Station’s $10,000 scholarship are now available in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Please bring your gift donations for our adopted family to the counseling office. Students who make donations are invited to wrap gifts after school tomorrow and Monday. There will be snacks and Christmas music!

JUNIORS – Please bring your gifts for our adopted family to the art room by Monday.

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: 1.) A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics; 2.) A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Interested students should visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage to find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at 3:40 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal tomorrow at 7 a.m. Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your wealth or status doesn’t make you. Your kindness and character does.
~~ Venkat Desireddy

Monday, December 7, 2015


SENIORS – Please bring your gift donations for our adopted family to the counseling office. Students who make donations are invited to wrap gifts after school on Wednesday and next Monday. There will be snacks and Christmas music!

SNOW QUEEN CAST AND CREW – Rehearsal this week is 3-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for everyone!

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday at 3:40 p.m.

LINK – Lunch will be in the office conference room during both lunches today. There will be a leadership meeting in the conference room tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. There will be an additional link event in the conference room on Wednesday, December 16 from 3-4 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday at 7 a.m. Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~~ Buddha

Friday, December 4, 2015

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost to Cadillac 28-19 Wednesday night. Taylor Starks led the scoring with 9 points. Hailey Hartman and Caitlin Trumble had 4 points each and Trinity Hatfield had 2.

SNOW QUEEN CAST AND CREW – Today we will have rehearsal from 3-6 p.m. for everyone. Next week is 3-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for everyone!

POPCORN SALE – The freshman class will be selling popcorn during lunches today for $1.

LINK – Lunch will be in the office conference room during both lunches on Monday. There will be a leadership meeting in the conference room on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. There will be an additional link event in the conference room on Wednesday, December 16 from 3-4 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday at 7 a.m. Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to help at the Fenton Family Fundraiser tomorrow. Shifts are 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and volunteers can work as many shifts as they’d like. The list has been removed from the office, but if you want to help you can sign in at the door.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~~ John F. Kennedy

Thursday, December 3, 2015

VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost a tough one at Houghton Lake 37-29 last night to fall to 1-1 on the season.

SNOW QUEEN CAST AND CREW – Today we will have rehearsal from 3-8:30 p.m. for everyone. Tomorrow we will have rehearsal from 3-6 p.m. for everyone. Next week is 3-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for everyone!

POPCORN SALE – The freshman class will be selling popcorn during lunches tomorrow for $1.

CHESS CLUB – will meet in Mrs. Krabill’s room today from 3-4 p.m.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Michigan Technological University offers a scholarship, the Impact Scholarship, which is available to Michigan residents who are high school seniors interested in majoring in one of Michigan Tech's seven business degrees--accounting, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. You may earn awards up to $7,000 or full tuition per year. If interested, there is a video that will give you more information.  http://preptalk.tv/live_event/2185#.Vl8ImtKrTIU

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday at 7 a.m. Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to help at the Fenton Family Fundraiser on Saturday. Shifts are 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and volunteers can work as many shifts as they’d like. If possible, please wear your sports jersey, band or musical shirt. Sign up in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It's easy to identify people who can't count to ten. They're in front of you in the supermarket express lane. 
~~ June Henderson

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL – lost their season opener against Roscommon 54-49 on Monday night. The leading scorer was Esa Powers with 16 points 

CHESS CLUB – will meet in Mrs. Krabill’s room on Thursday from 3-4 p.m.

SENIORS – You must apply to Western Michigan University by Friday to be eligible for any of their scholarships. If you’re interested, get your application in ASAP!

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 a.m.  Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to help at the Fenton Family Fundraiser on Saturday. Shifts are 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and volunteers can work as many shifts as they’d like. If possible, please wear your sports jersey, band or musical shirt. Sign up in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am. I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’
~~ Joel Osteen

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

CONGRATS – to the Lady Vikes on a 40-35 victory over Roscommon in their season opener last night!

FOOTBALL – had 8 players make the All-Conference Team! First Team: Cam Summers (QB) and Sam Reinke (WR). Honorable Mention: Noah Kolka (OL), Aaron Wojdan (OL), Shane McCleave (DB), Koedy Dole (DB), Nick Petrie (LB), and Ron Woidan (LB). Cam was voted Offensive Player of the Year. Cam and Sam were also voted AP All-State Honorable Mention. Congrats to all of the players!

CHESS CLUB – will meet in Mrs. Krabill’s room on Thursday from 3-4 p.m.

SENIORS – You must apply to Western Michigan University by Friday to be eligible for any of their scholarships. If you’re interested, get your application in ASAP!

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 a.m.  Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – is hosting Blue Devil Days on Saturday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet faculty from each of the University's four colleges, tour campus, and attend presentations on financial aid, housing, and campus life. For more information, go to http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/bluedevildays.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to help at the Fenton Family Fundraiser on Saturday. Shifts are 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and volunteers can work as many shifts as they’d like. If possible, please wear your sports jersey, band or musical shirt. Sign up in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone Kids’ Night Out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
~~ Dr. Seuss

Monday, November 30, 2015

COME OUT – and support your Lady Vikes for their season opener versus Roscommon tonight. The JV contest starts at 5:30.

MORNING BLEND – will begin rehearsal on Wednesday, December 9 at 7 a.m.  Morning Blend meets on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. 

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – is hosting Blue Devil Days on Saturday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet faculty from each of the University's four colleges, tour campus, and attend presentations on financial aid, housing, and campus life. For more information, go to http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/bluedevildays.asp.

WE ARE EXCITED – to start an after-school Robotics program! You will be receiving a Google form to sign up if you are interested. More details to follow.

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone Kids’ Night Out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.
~~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SENIORS - The vote for class song ended in a tie. A link was sent to you yesterday to cast your tiebreaker vote. Please vote by noon today!

WE ARE EXCITED – to start an after-school Robotics program! You will be receiving a Google form to sign up if you are interested. More details to follow.

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone Kids’ Night Out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.
~~ W. Clement Stone

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WE ARE EXCITED – to start an after-school Robotics program! You will be receiving a Google form to sign up if you are interested. More details to follow.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Many GHS students will be the first in their families to attend college.  If this is you, check out this website aimed at first-generation students. https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are a female interested in engineering, check out this organization: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships  

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 6, please turn in your order form for your 2016 graduation items by tomorrow. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us today at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone Kids’ Night Out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you’ll be doomed if you don’t try.
~~ Beverly Sills

Monday, November 23, 2015

WE ARE EXCITED – to start an after-school Robotics program! You will be receiving a Google form to sign up if you are interested. More details to follow.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Many GHS students will be the first in their families to attend college.  If this is you, check out this website aimed at first-generation students. https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica is the extension campus of the renowned Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Utica is located about four and a half hours from New York City and is conveniently located near Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. It’s an ideal environment for students who are not ready for or interested in starting their bachelor’s degree in a large city like New York City. PrattMWP was ranked among the top US design schools by Graphic Design USA and BusinessWeek, number one for fine arts and studio programs by USA Today, and number five out of the top ten most influential design schools of the past half century by Graphic Design USA. PrattMWP offers the first two years of Pratt Institute’s prestigious bachelor’s degree programs in Art and Design Education (teacher preparation/certification), Communications, Design (graphic design, illustration, advertising art direction), Fine Arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics), and Photography.

SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are a female interested in engineering, check out this organization: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships  

THE VENDING MACHINES – have been malfunctioning due to pennies being put in the coin slot.  Students are asked to refrain from doing so. Your cooperation is appreciated.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 6, please turn in your order form for your 2016 graduation items by November 25. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.
~~ Terri Guillemets

Friday, November 20, 2015

ACT TEST – Today is the deadline to register for the December 12 ACT test. Visit ACT.org to register.

WE ARE EXCITED – to start a Robotics after school program! You will be receiving a Google form to sign up if you are interested. More details to follow.

THE VENDING MACHINES – have been malfunctioning due to pennies being put in the coin slot.  Students are asked to refrain from doing so. Your cooperation is appreciated.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 6, please turn in your order form for your 2016 graduation items by November 27. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

THE SPANISH DEPARTMENT – will show the movie McFarland, USA today from 3-5:15. This movie is based on the true story of a coach in California that started a cross-country team in a predominately Latino high school. We will watch it in Mrs. Murphy's classroom (A115). This event is FREE and open to any high school student. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Our class is having a bake sale downtown during the Christmas Walk tomorrow from 3-8 p.m. We need you to contribute baked goods and we also need students and parents to man the table. We’d like to get enough volunteers so that workers only need to be there for an hour. You can earn community service for this! Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Advice is like snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
~~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SENIORS – Please check your email for a link to vote for class song, colors, flower and motto today.

ACT TEST – The deadline to register for the December 12 ACT test is tomorrow. Visit ACT.org to register.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 6, please turn in your order form for your 2016 graduation items by November 27. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

THEATER REHEARSAL – today, 4-5: King Grin scenes only.

THE SPANISH DEPARTMENT – will show the movie McFarland, USA this Friday from 3-5:15. This movie is based on the true story of a coach in California that started a cross-country team in a predominately Latino high school. We will watch it in Mrs. Murphy's classroom (A115). This event is FREE and open to any high school student. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Our class is having a bake sale downtown during the Christmas Walk on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. We need you to contribute baked goods and we also need students and parents to man the table. We’d like to get enough volunteers so that workers only need to be there for an hour. You can earn community service for this! Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 6, please turn in your order form for your 2016 graduation items by November 27. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

THEATER REHEARSAL – today, 4-6:30 for everyone; Thursday, 4-5: King Grin scenes only.

TWO NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – 1. The first scholarship is the "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  2. The second Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year this scholarship is being awarded for AnimationCareerReview.com. This gives high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Visit their website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page.

THE SPANISH DEPARTMENT – will show the movie McFarland, USA this Friday from 3-5:15. This movie is based on the true story of a coach in California that started a cross-country team in a predominately Latino high school. We will watch it in Mrs. Murphy's classroom (A115). This event is FREE and open to any high school student. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Our class is having a bake sale downtown during the Christmas Walk on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. We need you to contribute baked goods and we also need students and parents to man the table. We’d like to get enough volunteers so that workers only need to be there for an hour. You can earn community service for this! Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow at 7 a.m. Please set your alarm clocks!

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of the hard work you already did.
~~ Newt Gingrich

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

FORENSICS TEAM – Are you dramatic, persuasive, intelligent, confident or theatrical? Do you love being the center of attention? Do you enjoy commanding and audience? Whether you possess these skills or would like to obtain them, Forensics is for you! Please join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium for more information.

CHECK OUT ANOTHER VIDEO – produced by the student senate technology committee! It features our new teachers here at GHS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-mgiWJ0THM&feature=youtu.be

THEATER REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – this week is Tuesday, 4-6:30 for everyone; Wednesday, 4-6:30 for everyone; Thursday, 4-5: King Grin scenes only.

HAMBURGERS FOR A CAUSE! – Project Graduation is having a fund raiser at Wendy’s tonight from 5-8. Join Wendy and Victor the Viking for dinner and a portion of the proceeds will go to Project Graduation 2016!

THE SPANISH DEPARTMENT – will show the movie McFarland, USA this Friday from 3-5:15. This movie is based on the true story of a coach in California that started a cross-country team in a predominately Latino high school. We will watch it in Mrs. Murphy's classroom (A115). This event is FREE and open to any high school student. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs a “sign spinner” during its fundraiser at Wendy’s tonight. The individual is only needed from 5-6 p.m. as it will be dark after that. Enjoy the last of this rare, warm November weather! Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Our class is having a bake sale downtown during the Christmas Walk on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. We need you to contribute baked goods and we also need students and parents to man the table. We’d like to get enough volunteers so that workers only need to be there for an hour. You can earn community service for this! Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

MORNING BLEND – will meet Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Please set your alarm clocks!

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, dinner roll, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
~~ Vince Lombardi

Monday, November 16, 2015

THEATER REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – this week is Monday, 3:30-5:30 for everyone; Tuesday, 4-6:30 for everyone; Wednesday, 4-6:30 for everyone; Thursday, 4-5: King Grin scenes only.

HAMBURGERS FOR A CAUSE! – Project Graduation is having a fund raiser at Wendy’s tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. Join Wendy and Victor the Viking for dinner and a portion of the proceeds will go to Project Graduation 2016!

THE SPANISH DEPARTMENT – will show the movie McFarland, USA this Friday from 3-5:15. This movie is based on the true story of a coach in California that started a cross-country team in a predominately Latino high school. We will watch it in Mrs. Murphy's classroom (A115). This event is FREE and open to any high school student. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation is looking for a “sign spinner” during its fundraiser at Wendy’s tomorrow. The individual is only needed from 5-6 p.m. as it will be dark after that. Get an hour of fresh air and enjoy the last of this rare, warm November weather! Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to do hair and nails for middle school girls for their winter formal dance on Thursday, December 10. Help is needed from 3:30-6 p.m. at the middle school. Please sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Our class is having a bake sale downtown during the Christmas Walk on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. We need you to contribute baked goods and we also need students and parents to man the table. We’d like to get enough volunteers so that workers only need to be there for an hour. You can earn community service for this! Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

MORNING BLEND – will meet Wednesday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Please set your alarm clocks!

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~~ Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, November 13, 2015

HAMBURGERS FOR A CAUSE! – Project Graduation is having a fund raiser at Wendy’s on Tuesday, November 17 from 5-8 p.m. Join Wendy and Victor the Viking for dinner and a portion of the proceeds will go to Project Graduation 2016!

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare tomorrow. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

MORNING BLEND – will meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday next week at 7 a.m. Please set your alarm clocks!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The sophomore class is looking for kids to help chaperone kids night out December 4, from 5-9 p.m. Sign up in the counseling office.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you are arguing with a fool, make sure he isn’t doing the same thing.
~~ Unknown

Thursday, November 12, 2015

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL BAND – will perform their Fall Concert tonight at 6:30 in the auditorium.  Come see your friends perform! It is free! You rock, if you attend!

CHECK OUT A VIDEO – featuring our foreign exchange students. This was produced by our very own student senate technology committee! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOf3zFeJyiQ&feature=youtu.be

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

THE ASVAB TEST – will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – One good way to discover more about college life is to attend a summer program. Many, many colleges offer these, and we try to let you know about them as often as possible, but you can always search the website of a college in which you are interested to see what they offer. One such summer opportunity is Summer Scholars at Notre Dame. Visit this site for details. http://precollege.nd.edu/summer-scholars/

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY TODAY 10:00 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
~~ Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SENIORS – We need green and white ornaments with which to decorate our tree at the Festival of Trees. Please bring your ornaments to Mrs. Bonamie by next Thursday.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MILITARY SERVICE OPTIONS – The ASVAB test will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Thursday, November 12 10:00 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California Blend veggie, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Patriotism is an indispensable weapon in the defense of civilization against barbarism.
~~ Bill Kristol

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

THE 3A AND AP SPANISH CLASSES – attended the 40th annual foreign language day at SVSU last Thursday. This was GHS’ first visit to this event. Our students came home with 1st place trophies for the poster contest (made by Zach Burger) and for the best display. The theme for this year’s event was “Experiencing World Cultures and Languages”.

SENIORS – We need green and white ornaments with which to decorate our tree at the Festival of Trees. Please bring your ornaments to Mrs. Bonamie by next Thursday.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MILITARY SERVICE OPTIONS – The ASVAB test will be given here on the morning of Wednesday, December 9.  If you are interested in taking the test, you must sign up with this online form by November 25, so we can let the folks in Lansing know how many students to plan for.  http://goo.gl/forms/npKRYlXDEF

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
MARINES TODAY lunch visit
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Thursday, November 12 10:00 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, refried beans, bread stick, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The grass is greener where you water it.
~~ Neil Barringham

Monday, November 9, 2015

SENIORS – We need green and white ornaments with which to decorate our tree at the Festival of Trees. Please bring your ornaments to Mrs. Bonamie by next Thursday.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – There will be a mandatory meeting after school today in Coach Moffit's room.

9TH AND 10TH GRADE GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL – Practice begins  today from 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you have your physical turned in to the main office. Stop by Coach Mead's room for a revised practice schedule.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
AIR FORCE TODAY lunch visit|
MARINES Tuesday, November 10 lunch visit
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Thursday, November 12 10:00 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Instead of having “answers” on a math test, they should just call them “impressions,” and if you got a different “impression,” so what, can’t we all be brothers?
~~Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

Friday, November 6, 2015

ACT TEST – If you are planning on taking the December ACT, you must register today to avoid late fees. The test date is December 12.

SENIORS – The time has come to order your 2016 graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and accessories.  The Josten’s representative will be here tomorrow, in the cafeteria during both lunches to take your orders.  Be sure to bring your $50 deposit. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

SENIORS – We need green and white ornaments with which to decorate our tree at the Festival of Trees. Please bring your ornaments to Mrs. Bonamie by next Thursday.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – There will be a mandatory meeting after school on Monday in Coach Moffit's room.

9TH AND 10TH GRADE GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL – Practice begins  Monday from 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you have your physical turned in to the main office. Stop by Coach Mead's room for a revised practice schedule.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE:  When you matriculate at a college, you become part of the tradition of that college.  Here's a look at one of our Michigan colleges through the decades.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v88uE9S0keY

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness
~~ William E. Gladstone

Thursday, November 5, 2015

ACT TEST – If you are planning on taking the December ACT, you must register by tomorrow to avoid late fees. The test date is December 12.

SENIORS – The time has come to order your 2016 graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and accessories.  The Josten’s representative will be here on Friday, November 6, in the cafeteria during both lunches to take your orders.  Be sure to bring your $50 deposit. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

SENIORS – We need green and white ornaments with which to decorate our tree at the Festival of Trees. Please bring your ornaments to Mrs. Bonamie by next Thursday.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – There will be a mandatory meeting after school on Monday in Coach Moffit's room.

SOFTBALL – There will be a meeting in the cafeteria after school today for any girls interested in playing softball in the spring. If you want to play but can’t attend the meeting, please get your contact info to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

9TH AND 10TH GRADE GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL – Practice begins next Monday from 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you have your physical turned in to the main office. Stop by Coach Mead's room for a revised practice schedule.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully.
~~ Henry Rollins

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – Any students who have experienced or are currently experiencing the loss of a parent, family member, close friend or relative due to death, divorce, deployment, etc. is invited to attend a brainstorming session on November 4 at the start of 4th hour in the main office conference room. This is for students who are interested in being involved in a grief group and would like more information. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Wheeler, school social worker, at kwheeler@casdk12.net or the Viking Wellness Center at 344-3540.

SENIORS – The time has come to order your 2016 graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and accessories.  The Josten’s representative will be here on Friday, November 6, in the cafeteria during both lunches to take your orders.  Be sure to bring your $50 deposit. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

SOFTBALL – There will be a meeting in the cafeteria after school on Thursday for any girls interested in playing softball in the spring. If you want to play but can’t attend the meeting, please get your contact info to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

9TH AND 10TH GRADE GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL – Practice begins next Monday from 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you have your physical turned in to the main office. Stop by Coach Mead's room for a revised practice schedule.

ALL SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL PLAYERS – The Softball/Baseball Spirit Club is having a bake sale at Family Fare on Saturday, November 14. All softball/baseball families should contribute baked goods and we also need people to man the table. Please sign up in the counseling office or email Mrs. Bonamie.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY – The Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame offers exceptional students the opportunity to experience the life of Notre Dame college students, from participating in stimulating seminars to residence hall living. Applications are due in January.  For detailed information, visit the counseling office or go to www.precollege.nd.edu.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BASKETBALL AND SKI TEAM SPAGHETTI DINNER FUND RAISER – today from 4:30-7 p.m. at Grayling Middle School. Admission is $20 per family and $6 per individual. Take out is available.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – Any students who have experienced or are currently experiencing the loss of a parent, family member, close friend or relative due to death, divorce, deployment, etc. is invited to attend a brainstorming session on November 4 at the start of 4th hour in the main office conference room. This is for students who are interested in being involved in a grief group and would like more information. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Wheeler, school social worker, at kwheeler@casdk12.net or the Viking Wellness Center at 344-3540.

BASKETBALL CHEER – If you are interested in cheerleading during the basketball season, sign up in the main office.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – will hold open house events on November 13 and December 4. WMU Open House opportunities include presentations by the academic college, tour of campus and residence halls, lunch in a dining hall, showcase of University services and departments, onsite admission (submit materials and receive your decision that day) and a next steps meeting with an admissions counselor. To view a detailed schedule of events and to register, visit wmich.edu/admissions/openhouse. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000. 

TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS – remember to wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer and do not share pens, pencils, calculators or headphones.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.
~~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, October 30, 2015

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – Any students who have experienced or are currently experiencing the loss of a parent, family member, close friend or relative due to death, divorce, deployment, etc. is invited to attend a brainstorming session on November 4 at the start of 4th hour in the main office conference room. This is for students who are interested in being involved in a grief group and would like more information. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Wheeler, school social worker, at kwheeler@casdk12.net or the Viking Wellness Center at 344-3540.

BASKETBALL CHEER – If you are interested in cheerleading during the basketball season, sign up in the main office.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY – If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer at Duke Summer College for High School Students!  Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world.  Or you might choose to spend your summer at Duke Summer Academy for High School Students if you are currently in grades 9-12!  This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective. They will begin taking applications on December 1.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pepperoni pizza, peas, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don't walk through life just playing football. Don't walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone's life, that's the ultimate vision, that's the ultimate goal - bottom line.
~~ Ray Lewis

Thursday, October 29, 2015

GROOVE FEST IS ABOUT TO BEGIN – If you are interested in gaining an appreciation for the music made over the past fifty years, then come together in Mr. Lackenbucher's room today at 3 p.m. for a little music appreciation.  

CHESS CLUB – will meet in Mrs. Krabill’s room today from 3-4 p.m.

BASKETBALL CHEER – If you are interested in cheerleading during the basketball season, sign up in the main office.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – One of the perks of attending a university is being part of cutting-edge technology development. Check out what scientists at U of M are up to: http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/23246-nanotech-the-new-alchemy

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, small roll, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
tis near Halloween.
~~ author unknown

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GROOVE FEST IS ABOUT TO BEGIN – If you are interested in gaining an appreciation for the music made over the past fifty years, then come together in Mr. Lackenbucher's room this Thursday at 3 p.m. for a little music appreciation.  

CHESS CLUB – will meet in Mrs. Krabill’s room tomorrow from 3-4 p.m.

BASKETBALL CHEER – If you are interested in cheerleading during the basketball season, sign up in the main office.

VIKING FOOTBALL – Check out your Grayling High School football team! http://ghsvikings.com/2015/10/26/vikings-football-menominee-friday-8-pm-est/

ALMA COLLEGE – had many students utilize their Alma Venture Grants this spring and summer. The Alma Venture, which provides up to $2,500 through the Alma Commitment, is designed to help fund an experiential learning opportunity such as an internship, study abroad, or research experience. From an Animal Rehabilitation Internship in Florida to a study abroad program at Regents University in London, their students lived their dreams all over the world this year! To learn more about the Alma Venture Program, visit http://www.alma.edu/academics/support/center-for-student-opportunity/venture-program/.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Take a look at Western Michigan University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxsqMfdLFc.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO – The University of Michigan/Flint is expanding their scholarship opportunities. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and an ACT score of 24 are eligible for awards up to $7,000/year. Students are automatically considered for these awards simply by applying to UM-Flint by December 1.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school tomorrow. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, roll, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
~~ Robert Frost

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – takes place in the cafeteria today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Choose from a variety of soups, rolls and desserts! Admission is $6 per person or $20 per family. Take out is available.

GROOVE FEST IS ABOUT TO BEGIN – If you are interested in gaining an appreciation for the music made over the past fifty years, then come together in Mr. Lackenbucher's room this Thursday at 3 p.m. for a little music appreciation.  

VIKING FOOTBALL – Check out your Grayling High School football team! http://ghsvikings.com/2015/10/26/vikings-football-menominee-friday-8-pm-est/

ALMA COLLEGE – had many students utilize their Alma Venture Grants this spring and summer. The Alma Venture, which provides up to $2,500 through the Alma Commitment, is designed to help fund an experiential learning opportunity such as an internship, study abroad, or research experience. From an Animal Rehabilitation Internship in Florida to a study abroad program at Regents University in London, their students lived their dreams all over the world this year! To learn more about the Alma Venture Program, visit http://www.alma.edu/academics/support/center-for-student-opportunity/venture-program/.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Take a look at Western Michigan University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixxsqMfdLFc.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO – The University of Michigan/Flint is expanding their scholarship opportunities. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and an ACT score of 24 are eligible for awards up to $7,000/year. Students are automatically considered for these awards simply by applying to UM-Flint by December 1.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can do almost anything with soup stock, it’s like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.
~~ Martin Yan

Monday, October 26, 2015

WINTER SPORTS – are right around the corner! Sign-up takes place Tuesday during the last 10 minutes of 1st hour. If you wish to sign up for a sport, you will be released from class at 9:10 to head to one of the following locations: Boys Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Moffit's room; Girls Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Mead's room; Skiing - Mr. Gariglio's room; Wrestling - mezzanine in gym with Mr. Moore

GROOVE FEST IS ABOUT TO BEGIN – If you are interested in gaining an appreciation for the music made over the past fifty years, then come together in Mr. Lackenbucher's room this Thursday at 3 p.m. for a little music appreciation.  

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY TODAY 1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: tangerine chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
~~ Vince Lombardi

Friday, October 23, 2015

DANCE TONIGHT – after the football game. There is a $4 entrance fee and the dance will feature the new DJ duo "JCJ" comprised of JC Bertram and CJ Bennett.

STUDENTS TAKING THE ACT TOMORROW – You must remember to take a paper copy of your ACT admission ticket and an acceptable and current form of ID. You will not be allowed to test without both of these items. Please visit the ACT website if you have any questions.

WINTER SPORTS – are right around the corner! Sign-up takes place Tuesday during the last 10 minutes of 1st hour. If you wish to sign up for a sport, you will be released from class at 9:10 to head to one of the following locations: Boys Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Moffit's room; Girls Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Mead's room; Skiing - Mr. Gariglio's room; Wrestling - mezzanine in gym with Mr. Moore

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen and serve a sit-down dinner to guests of a fashion show at the Eagles Club on Sunday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Helpers will also clean up after the event. Anyone interested should contact Cathy Barnum at 710-7297.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 8:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more important than that.
~~ Bill Shankley

Thursday, October 22, 2015

DANCE TOMORROW – after the football game. There is a $4 entrance fee and the dance will feature the new DJ duo "JCJ" comprised of JC Bertram and CJ Bennett.

WINTER SPORTS – are right around the corner! Sign-up takes place Tuesday during the last 10 minutes of 1st hour. If you wish to sign up for a sport, you will be released from class at 9:10 to head to one of the following locations: Boys Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Moffit's room; Girls Basketball (9/JV/V) - Mr. Mead's room; Skiing - Mr. Gariglio's room; Wrestling - mezzanine in gym with Mr. Moore

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1sttrimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen and serve a sit-down dinner to guests of a fashion show at the Eagles Club on Sunday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Helpers will also clean up after the event. Anyone interested should contact Cathy Barnum at 710-7297.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30 at the elementary school. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 8:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
~~ Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

DANCE THIS FRIDAY – after the football game. There is a $4 entrance fee and the dance will feature the new DJ duo "JCJ" comprised of JC Bertram and CJ Bennett.

YAC – There will be a mandatory YAC meeting in Mrs. Paulus' room (C308), immediately after school today. The meeting will run until approximately 3:45.  Please contact Mrs. Paulus if you are interested, but unable to attend.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

DISCOUNT MEMBERSHIPS AT HANSON HILLS – can be earned with your 1st trimester grades. If you have a 4.0 for the first tri, you can score a membership for just $45. A 3.99-3.75 will get you a membership for $65. If your T1 GPA is a 3.74-3.5, your cost is $85. Normal memberships are $135.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work in the kitchen and serve a sit-down dinner to guests of a fashion show at the Eagles Club on Sunday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Helpers will also clean up after the event. Anyone interested should contact Cathy Barnum at 710-7297.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at upcoming elementary school events. Help is needed at Pumpkin Night tomorrow from 4:30-7:30 and for the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 8:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 26 1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
~~ Albert Camus

Monday, October 19, 2015

YAC – There will be a mandatory YAC meeting in Mrs. Paulus' room (C308), immediately after school on Wednesday. The meeting will run until approximately 3:45.  Please contact Mrs. Paulus if you are interested, but unable to attend.

THE TENNIS TEAM – has concessions on Tuesday during the volleyball game. If you are a tennis team member or plan on going out for tennis your help is needed. A couple of students and parents are needed to work in the concession stand. If you can help, call Coach Sloan at 390-6636.

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Ronald McDonald House Charities has a scholarship program.  For information, visit https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC. The deadline is January 20, 2016.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Kettering University is sponsoring two opportunities; Doctor for a Day is Saturday, October 31, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Math Olympiad is Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Kettering University offers a nationally ranked STEM education founded on academically intense programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business richly integrated with applied professional cooperative education and experiential opportunities. For information, visitwww.kettering.edu.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Albion College has a unique program of study for students who are interested in careers within public policy, advocacy or service.  The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service integrates an outstanding liberal arts education with internships, study abroad opportunities, guest lectures, community service and alumni networking to provide students with the practical experience and professional development that is crucial to one's success after college. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1iABoeH.   

SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY – Now is the time to apply for summer 2016 pre-college programs at Notre Dame.  They are offering Summer Scholars, Study Abroad and Leadership seminars.  For more information, visithttps://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=47ceec0975&view=lg&msg=1506cab4c3f65b69.   

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed at upcoming elementary school events. Help is needed at Pumpkin Night on Thursday from 4:30-7:30 and for the Mother/Son Dance on November 10 from 4:30-7:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It's not enough to buy a tee shirt or some shoes. To change the world you need put on some work boots and pick up a shovel.
~~ Mike Satterfield

Friday, October 16, 2015

SENIORS – If you would like pictures in the senior video, please put them in the box in the main office. Put your name on the back of the pictures, so they can be returned to you.

GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS – Sign up for shooting workouts outside Coach Mead's room (A104).

SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY – Now is the time to apply for summer 2016 pre-college programs at Notre Dame.  They are offering Summer Scholars, Study Abroad and Leadership seminars.  For more information, visit https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=47ceec0975&view=lg&msg=1506cab4c3f65b69.   

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Workers are needed in the concession stand during home volleyball games on Tuesday. The shift begins at 5:00 and will run until about 8:30 p.m. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla and salsa, green beans, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do vegetarians eat animal crackers?
~~ unknown

Thursday, October 14, 2015

SKI TEAM – Anyone interested in signing up for ski team should attend a quick meeting in Mr. Gariglio's Room A127 right after school today. If you can't make it, stop by and see Mr. Gariglio.

MHSAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD – The application window for this year's MHSAA Scholar-Athlete award is officially open. This award is perhaps the most prestigious honor for a scholar-athlete in Michigan, and is open to any and all seniors that have received a varsity letter prior to their senior year, and have a cumulative 3.50 GPA. GHS alum Rachel Money was a finalist last year! Please visit this link for the application, or stop by Mr. Nitchman's office with interest and questions! http://www.mhsaa.com/schools/students/scholar-athlete-award. The deadline to apply is December 4, but the sooner that you complete your application, the better! 

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Workers are needed in the concession stand during home volleyball games tonight and Tuesday. The shift begins at 5:00 and will run until about 8:30 p.m. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Why isn’t there a mouse flavored cat food?
~~ unknown

Wednesday, October 13, 2015

SKI TEAM – Anyone interested in signing up for ski team should attend a quick meeting in Mr. Gariglio's Room A127 right after school on Thursday. If you can't make it, stop by and see Mr. Gariglio.

MHSAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD – The application window for this year's MHSAA Scholar-Athlete award is officially open. This award is perhaps the most prestigious honor for a scholar-athlete in Michigan, and is open to any and all seniors that have received a varsity letter prior to their senior year, and have a cumulative 3.50 GPA. GHS alum Rachel Money was a finalist last year! Please visit this link for the application, or stop by Mr. Nitchman's office with interest and questions! http://www.mhsaa.com/schools/students/scholar-athlete-award. The deadline to apply is December 4, but the sooner that you complete your application, the better! 

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Good news for future college grads; the college labor market is in high gear.  Check out this article from MSU: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/college-labor-market-still-in-high-gear/?utm_campaign=standard-promo&utm_source=msunewstwitter-post&utm_medium=social

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – A great way to virtually visit a college campus can generally be found on a college's website.  Here is an example from one of my favorite campuses, Albion College.  http://www.youvisit.com/tour/albion/91900

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – will host an Exploration Day on Friday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to choose and participate in three interactive, hands-on sessions specially designed to expose students to the rich variety of programs Lawrence Tech has to offer. For more information, go to http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/exploration_day.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Workers are needed in the concession stand during home volleyball games tomorrow and Tuesday. The shift begins at 5:00 and will run until about 8:30 p.m. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mrs. Thompson is looking for a dependable student who would like to earn community service hours by keeping our college information library and bulletin boards up to date.  If interested, stop by the counseling office. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I loved tests because it was another form of competing, a healthy competition.
~~ Suzanne Farrell

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS – on an outstanding performance of the Grayling Viking Marching Band, at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. Of the 18 bands last night, our band was one of the highlights of the evening! 

THANK YOU – to the student body of Grayling High School. The HS Band class truly appreciates your cooperation with not parking on their marching band classroom in the parking lot.  This has happened the entire school year, with this being the first mention of the purpose of the cones in the parking lot.

MISSING – If you left behind anything at the dance, please see Mrs. Anderson in room A111.

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Good news for future college grads; the college labor market is in high gear.  Check out this article from MSU: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2015/college-labor-market-still-in-high-gear/?utm_campaign=standard-promo&utm_source=msunewstwitter-post&utm_medium=social

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – A great way to virtually visit a college campus can generally be found on a college's website.  Here is an example from one of my favorite campuses, Albion College.  http://www.youvisit.com/tour/albion/91900

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – will host an Exploration Day on Friday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to choose and participate in three interactive, hands-on sessions specially designed to expose students to the rich variety of programs Lawrence Tech has to offer. For more information, go to http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/exploration_day.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs a couple volunteers to sell Halloween costumes at the elementary school during conferences from 1-4 p.m. tomorrow. Please see Mrs. Bonamie if interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Project Graduation needs volunteers for a Halloween Dance Party to take place at the elementary school on Friday, October 30. Volunteers are needed from 3-6 p.m. and will be monitoring children, working concessions, cleaning up, etc. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mrs. Thompson is looking for a dependable student who would like to earn community service hours by keeping our college information library and bulletin boards up to date.  If interested, stop by the counseling office. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: beef and cheese nachos, breadstick, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Procrastination is like a credit card; it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.
~~ Christopher Parker

Monday, October 12, 2015

HOMECOMING WRAP-UP – The Vikings scored a homecoming victory, defeating the Elks 49-7. Your homecoming king and queen are Elijah Robbins and Savannah Klapec. The seniors took first in the canned food drive and the float, winning the spirit cup competition. Congratulations to all for a fun and successful spirit week!

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – will host an Exploration Day on Friday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are invited to choose and participate in three interactive, hands-on sessions specially designed to expose students to the rich variety of programs Lawrence Tech has to offer. For more information, go to http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/exploration_day.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mrs. Thompson is looking for a dependable student who would like to earn community service hours by keeping our college information library and bulletin boards up to date.  If interested, stop by the counseling office. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
~~ Steven Wright

Friday, October 9, 2015

SPIRIT WEEK UPDATE – Thursday's dress: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = juniors; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = seniors. Overall, 4th = freshmen with 147.2 points; 3rd = sophomores with 214 points; 2nd = juniors with 241 points; 1st = seniors with 259.2 points. This does not include the float or canned food drive.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN DRIVING SCHOOL – will be offering a make-up day to accommodate the soccer and band event that takes place on October 12 which would cause a student to miss the Segment 1 or Segment 2 first day of class. We will work with all students who have this conflict. 

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale during lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Are you looking at a future in business?  Check out Northwood University, in Midland. www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAioND9IvuY&feature=youtu.be

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mrs. Thompson is looking for a dependable student who would like to earn community service hours by keeping our college information library and bulletin boards up to date.  If interested, stop by the counseling office. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY TODAY 12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Oh the places you’ll go!
There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored.
There are games to be won.
And the magical things you can
do with that ball will make you
the winning-est winner of all!
~~ Dr. Seuss

Thursday, October 8, 2015

SPIRIT WEEK UPDATE -- Wednesday's dress: 4th = sophomores; 3rd = freshmen; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors. Overall results: 4th = freshmen with 137.2 pts; 3rd = sophomores with 194 pts; 2nd = juniors with 226.6' 1st = seniors with 234.2!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIORS – winners of last night’s Powderpuff game.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN DRIVING SCHOOL – will be offering a make-up day to accommodate the soccer and band event that takes place on October 12 which would cause a student to miss the Segment 1 or Segment 2 first day of class. We will work with all students who have this conflict. 

CHESS CLUB – will meet today from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Krabill’s room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale during lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE 12:10 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Friday, October 9 12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
~~ Maya Angelou

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SPIRIT WEEK RESULTS – 1st = seniors; 2nd = juniors; 3rd = sophomores; 4th = freshmen. Tuesday's game results: 1st = sophomores with 66 points; 2nd = seniors with 60 points; 3rd = juniors with 56 points; 4th = freshmen with 43 points. Overall results: 1st = seniors with 209.2 points; 2nd = juniors with 206.6 points; 3rd = sophomores with 184 points; 4th = freshmen with 122.2 points. These results do NOT include the canned food drive or the float!

DON’TFORGET ABOUT THE CANNED FOOD DRIVE! – It is worth points toward winning the spirit cup. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rd place = 80 points; 3rd place = 70 points! Bring your items to your showcase!

FREE LUNCH – for all students today!

FRESHMEN – If you purchased ticket #12 to the homecoming dance yesterday, please see Mrs. Anderson in room A111 ASAP.

STUDENTS – Dress count for HC will be in 4th hour! You must be in full costume to be counted!

STUDENTS – Think you are/will be the best dressed for your class each day? Have you helped your class with banner and float? Then you might be in the running for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. Be sure to see your class advisors each day so they can see how spirited you are. Winners will be announced at Friday's assembly.

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL GAME – will take place tonight at 6:00. Admission is $3 per person. Sports passes and GVR cards cannot be used. The senior Football Drop fund raiser will take place at halftime.

CHESS CLUB – will meet tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Krabill’s room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale during lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

SPOOKY 5K FUND RAISER – to benefit the cross country team will be held at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. Registration is 6-6:45 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per family. Wear your costume – there’s a contest! For more information or to register, call Justin Andre at 348-9266.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Students in college do way more than just sit in classrooms and take notes and study. They tackle real world problems. Here is an example of an MSU student doing outreach to help farmers in the U.P.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsA2FIxAboI

CIVIL AIR PATROL – is the official auxiliary of the Air Force. Its members train to perform actual air and ground search and rescue and life-saving missions. They also provide emergency services for disaster relief, communications, aerial photography, and community service at military activities, parades and other community events - all in a club-like atmosphere. CAP will teach you leadership, respect, commitment, honor, duty, and dedication, while having opportunities to learn to fly a plane, work in robotics, aerospace, outdoor and wilderness survival. Members also have opportunities to participate in special activities such as NASA Space Camp, flight academies, honor guard, visits to Congress and more. Lessons learned in CAP give members life skills which will help you both now and in the future as students, business owners, community leaders, managers, politicians or anything else you choose to go into. Some members go on to military service but there isn't a requirement to participate. Cadet membership is open to teens ages 12 and up. Meetings are held every other Saturday at the Camp Grayling base airfield.

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

CAREER CRUISING IS BACK! – You can again access your EDP and career information. Freshmen can set up an account. The login to our site is Grayling and the password is Vikings.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE    Thursday, October 8       12:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY        Friday, October 9           12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: If you have an opportunity to make things better, and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on earth.~~ Roberto Clemente

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HOMECOMING RESULTS – Banner: 1st place = juniors; 2nd place = seniors; 3rd place = sophomores; 4th place = freshmen. Monday's dress: 1st place = tie between juniors and seniors (both classes had 62% participation); 3rd place = sophomores (51% participation); 4th place = freshmen (47% participation). Overall results: 1st place = juniors with 130.6 points; 2nd place = seniors with 124.2 points; 3rd place = sophomores with 103 points; 4th place = freshmen with 69.2 points.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE CANNED FOOD DRIVE! – It is worth points toward winning the spirit cup. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rd place = 80 points; 3rd place = 70 points! Bring your items to your showcase!

FREE LUNCH – for all students tomorrow! The lunch menu has been changed to calzones.

STUDENTS – Dress count for HC will be in 4th hour! You must be in full costume to be counted!

STUDENTS – Think you are/will be the best dressed for your class each day? Have you helped your class with banner and float? Then you might be in the running for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. Be sure to see your class advisors each day so they can see how spirited you are. Winners will be announced at Friday's assembly.

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL GAME – will take place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. Sports passes and GVR cards cannot be used.

CHESS CLUB – will meet on Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in Mrs. Krabill’s room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale during lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – One of the really exciting parts of attending a large research university is the potential to be part of cutting edge scientific discoveries. This short video from the University of Michigan highlights some of the experimental work being done there, while discussing the science behind The Martian movie.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brEBPSbfY6I

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

CAREER CRUISING IS BACK! – You can again access your EDP and career information. Freshmen can set up an account. The login to our site is Grayling and the password is Vikings.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 7 8:15 a.m.  
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE Thursday, October 8 12:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Friday, October 9 12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
~~ Oscar Wilde

Monday, October 5, 2015

FREE LUNCH – for all students on Wednesday! The lunch menu has been changed to calzones.

STUDENTS – Dress count for HC will be in 4th hour! You must be in full costume to be counted!

STUDENTS – Think you are/will be the best dressed for your class each day? Have you helped your class with banner and float? Then you might be in the running for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. Be sure to see your class advisors each day so they can see how spirited you are. Winners will be announced at Friday's assembly.

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL GAME – will take place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. Sports passes and GVR cards cannot be used.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE – During homecoming week, the classes will hold a competition to see who can bring in the most canned food and/or nonperishable food items. This is a COMPETITION between classes (and will count toward winning the spirit cup) and it will run Monday-Thursday. Please bring items to your assigned showcase before school any morning this week. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rd place = 80 points; 4th place = 70 points. 

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale during lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Crazy about horses? Check out Albion College, in southern Michigan. Albion is perfect for you if you want to bring your horse to college and thrive in a truly supportive college equestrian environment. If you are looking for a top-notch liberal arts college with an equestrian program, you've come to the right place!  They have three intercollegiate riding teams that compete in hunt seat, western, and dressage as part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA). Almost all fees and expenses are covered by Albion College, so expenses to the student are minimal. That, among many other unique features, sets them apart from any other college with an equestrian program.

CAREER CRUISING IS BACK! – You can again access your EDP and career information. Freshmen can set up an account. The login to our site is Grayling and the password is Vikings.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 7 8:15 a.m.
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE Thursday, October 8 12:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Friday, October 9 12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
~~ Ralph Marston

Friday, October 2, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS – to Hayley Kocefas and Kaya Preston on creating the winning ticket design for the homecoming dance! Please see Mrs. Anderson about your free tickets.

THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS – need to see Mrs. Anderson ASAP: CJ Bennett, Kaden Brigham, and Chandler Swiercz.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE – During homecoming week, the classes will hold a competition to see who can bring in the most canned food and/or nonperishable food items. This is a COMPETITION between classes (and will count toward winning the spirit cup) and it will run Monday-Thursday, October 5-9. Please bring items to your assigned showcase before school any morning that week. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rdplace = 80 points; 4th place = 70 points. 

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale next week during lunch. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CTC STUDENTS – If you would like to buy tickets to the homecoming dance, please see Mr. Tilson.

CAREER CRUISING IS BACK! – You can again access your EDP and career information. Freshmen can set up an account. The login to our site is Grayling and the password is Vikings.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Michigan State University's James Madison College is a school within Michigan State. James Madison's students and faculty address and examine the major political, legal, social and economic issues affecting our world. Graduates of James Madison go on to careers in government, law, politics, business, education and human services. If you would like to know more about it, there are fall visit days coming up: October 9, 30 and November 11. The time is 10:00-12:15, followed by an optional tour and lunch. Space is limited, so if interested, go to www.jme.msu.edu/visit.  

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at a home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is tomorrow and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 7 8:15 a.m.
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE Thursday, October 8 12:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Friday, October 9 12:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pepperoni pizza, peas, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!
~~ Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SOCIAL PROBATION – Make sure your dues are paid, you do not have any outstanding office bills, and that your community service hours are up to date. Homecoming activities are next week and we want you to be able to participate. 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE – During homecoming week, the classes will hold a competition to see who can bring in the most canned food and/or nonperishable food items. This is a COMPETITION between classes (and will count toward winning the spirit cup) and it will run Monday-Thursday, October 5-9. Please bring items to your assigned showcase before school any morning that week. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rdplace = 80 points; 4th place = 70 points. 

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale next week during lunch. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CHESS CLUB – will meet today from 3-4 p.m. in Mr. Book’s room. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month all year. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Contact Parker Learman or Andrew Wojdan with any questions.

SENIORS – If you are at all interested in Michigan Tech, here is an interesting video for you:  http://preptalk.tv/live_event/2179#.Vgv0C-xViko

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. 

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken on retake day. You also need your photo taken for your school ID card. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – will hold open house events on the following Fridays: October 2, 23, November 13 and December 4. WMU Open House opportunities include presentations by the academic college, tour of campus and residence halls, lunch in a dining hall, showcase of University services and departments, onsite admission (submit materials and receive your decision that day) and a next steps meeting with an admissions counselor. To view a detailed schedule of events and to register, visitwmich.edu/admissions/openhouse. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Two downed trees need to be cut up and removed from a yard on M-72 East about seven miles out of town. If interested, contact Mike at 348-7331.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed with yard work at home near Lake Margrethe. If interested, call Claudia at 745-4572.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A couple on Jones Lake Road are looking for someone to help them with yard clean up on weekends. This could be a paid job as opposed to community service. If interested, call Grace or Phil at 616-745-5234.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for Saturday and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN             TODAY                      1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: taco salad, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
~~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SOCIAL PROBATION – Make sure your dues are paid, you do not have any outstanding office bills, and that your community service hours are up to date. Homecoming activities are next week and we want you to be able to participate. 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE – During homecoming week, the classes will hold a competition to see who can bring in the most canned food and/or nonperishable food items. This is a COMPETITION between classes (and will count toward winning the spirit cup) and it will run Monday-Thursday, October 5-9. Please bring items to your assigned showcase before school any morning that week. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rdplace = 80 points; 4th place = 70 points. 

TICKETS – to the homecoming dance will be on sale next week during lunch. Advance sale tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $12. The carnival themed dance is Saturday, October 10 from 8-11.

CHESS CLUB – will meet tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in Mr. Book’s room. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month all year. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Contact Parker Learman or Andrew Wojdan with any questions.

LINK MEETING – tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. in the gym for all LINK members.

SENIORS – There is a very good website related to all things college.  Check outhttp://www.theprospect.net/.  

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Have you considered a small liberal arts college?  Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, is recognized as a "best value" by U.S. News and World Report. Their accounting program is ranked in the top three percent in the country. While small, Aquinas awarded over $10 million in scholarships last year. 

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – will hold open house events on the following Fridays: October 2, 23, November 13 and December 4. WMU Open House opportunities include presentations by the academic college, tour of campus and residence halls, lunch in a dining hall, showcase of University services and departments, onsite admission (submit materials and receive your decision that day) and a next steps meeting with an admissions counselor. To view a detailed schedule of events and to register, visitwmich.edu/admissions/openhouse. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.
~~ unknown

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


SOCIAL PROBATION – Make sure your dues are paid, you do not have any outstanding office bills, and that your community service hours are up to date. Homecoming activities are next week and we want you to be able to participate. 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE – During homecoming week, the classes will hold a competition to see who can bring in the most canned food and/or nonperishable food items. This is a COMPETITION between classes (and will count toward winning the spirit cup) and it will run Monday-Thursday, October 5-9. Please bring items to your assigned showcase before school any morning that week. 1st place = 100 points; 2nd place = 90 points; 3rd place = 80 points; 4th place = 70 points. 

LINK MEETING – this Thursday at 7:45 a.m. in the gym for all LINK members.

SENIORS – There is a very good website related to all things college.  Check out http://www.theprospect.net/.  

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium today from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DRIVER EDUCATION – Northern Michigan Driving School will be offering a Segment 1 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 7-9 p.m. There will be a Segment 2 class starting October 12 at the middle school from 5-7 p.m. Contracts are in the main office or see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

SENIORS – A rep from Western Michigan University will be here on Thursday at 12:30. If you apply online at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and leave your transcript and ACT scores for the rep to collect during the visit, you will be contacted by the admissions office within 48 hours.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – will hold open house events on the following Fridays: October 2, 23, November 13 and December 4. WMU Open House opportunities include presentations by the academic college, tour of campus and residence halls, lunch in a dining hall, showcase of University services and departments, onsite admission (submit materials and receive your decision that day) and a next steps meeting with an admissions counselor. To view a detailed schedule of events and to register, visit wmich.edu/admissions/openhouse. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Admissions at (269) 387-2000. 

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY          Tuesday, September 29        1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: honey BBQ beef rib sandwich, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fall seven times, stand up eight.
~~ Stephen Bush

Friday, September 25, 2015

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium on Monday and Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

SENIORS – A rep from Western Michigan University will be here on Thursday at 12:30. If you apply online at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and leave your transcript and ACT scores for the rep to collect during the visit, you will be contacted by the admissions office within 48 hours.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

SENIORS – Is anyone planning on applying to a military academy? If so, please see Mrs. Thompson for more information on how to apply. The application deadline is October 16.  

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – considering Grand Valley for next year?  Click on this link for an overview of what they are all about.  https://www.gvsu.edu/aboutgvsu.htm

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on Tuesday at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – World of Floors is looking for someone that will paint their windows throughout the year for holidays, sales, etc. If you’re a little artistic and looking for some creative community service, contact Tammy at 348-8934.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – An early literacy program is starting at the Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library and volunteers are needed to help bring books to life for pre-schoolers. This can be accomplished through puppet shows, dramatic interpretations, music and more. This will take place after school for 45 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays. This is a great way to earn 40 hours of community service by being part of an ongoing program to help children learn! For more information or to sign up, contact Sherry Graziano at 348-9214.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY  Monday, September 28        9:00 a.m.
AQUINAS COLLEGE                          Monday, September 28        11:15 a.m.
LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY          Tuesday, September 29        1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: walking taco, breadstick, refried beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
~~ Mahatma Gandhi

Thursday, September 24, 2015

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium on Monday and Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

SENIORS – A rep from Western Michigan University will be here next Thursday at 12:30. If you apply online at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and leave your transcript and ACT scores for the rep to collect during the visit, you will be contacted by the admissions office within 48 hours.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – An early literacy program is starting at the Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library and volunteers are needed to help bring books to life for pre-schoolers. This can be accomplished through puppet shows, dramatic interpretations, music and more. This will take place after school for 45 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays. This is a great way to earn 40 hours of community service by being part of an ongoing program to help children learn! For more information or to sign up, contact Sherry Graziano at 348-9214.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up using Google forms. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
AQUINAS COLLEGE                          Monday, September 28        11:15 a.m.
LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY          Tuesday, September 29        1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: hot dog, cooked broccoli, baked beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
~~ Tim Notke

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium on Monday and Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

SENIORS – A rep from Western Michigan University will be here next Thursday at 12:30. If you apply online at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and leave your transcript and ACT scores for the rep to collect during the visit, you will be contacted by the admissions office within 48 hours.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

AN ADIDAS SHOE REP – will be in Room 106 at 7:55 a.m. tomorrow. If you are interested in purchasing basketball shoes, please bring a $20 deposit. See Coach Moffit for additional information.

CRAWFORD COUNTY UNITED WAY’S – fifth annual kick-off spaghetti dinner buffet is tonight from 5:00-8:00 at Fox Run Country Club. The cost is $10 per person ($8 with 3 canned goods) or $25 per family ($20 with 3 canned goods). Canned goods will be donated to the Christian Help Center. Funds raised by United Way are disbursed throughout the community via organizations such as AuSable Free Clinic, Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library, Project Graduation and G.R.A.C.E. Center.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – College dorms have come a looong way! Check out the brand new dorm that Western Michigan University has just opened: http://www.wmich.edu/news/2015/09/27082?utm_content=buffer47197&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

STUDENT ATHLETES – Are you an outstanding athlete who is hoping to play college-level sports?  Make sure that you know all about the initial eligibility rules. Here is a link to the best resource:  2015-16 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – An early literacy program is starting at the Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library and volunteers are needed to help bring books to life for pre-schoolers. This can be accomplished through puppet shows, dramatic interpretations, music and more. This will take place after school for 45 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays. This is a great way to earn 40 hours of community service by being part of an ongoing program to help children learn! For more information or to sign up, contact Sherry Graziano at 348-9214.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
AQUINAS COLLEGE                          Monday, September 28        11:15 a.m.
LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY          Tuesday, September 29        1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, sausage patty, potato wedges, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.
~~ Yogi Berra

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium on Monday, September 28 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 29 from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

SENIORS – A rep from Western Michigan University will be here next Thursday at 12:30. If you apply online at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting and leave your transcript and ACT scores for the rep to collect during the visit, you will be contacted by the admissions office within 48 hours.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

AN ADIDAS REP – will be in Room 106 at 7:55 a.m. on Thursday. If you are interested in purchasing basketball shoes, please bring a $20 deposit. See Coach Moffit for additional information.

CRAWFORD COUNTY UNITED WAY’S – fifth annual kick-off spaghetti dinner buffet will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Fox Run Country Club. The cost is $10 per person ($8 with 3 canned goods) or $25 per family ($20 with 3 canned goods). Canned goods will be donated to the Christian Help Center. Funds raised by United Way are disbursed throughout the community via organizations such as AuSable Free Clinic, Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library, Project Graduation and G.R.A.C.E. Center.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – In the 2016 edition released earlier this week, Albion College was listed among the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges. It’s the third straight year Albion has been included in that U.S. News group (this year at No. 100 with four other schools), and follows placement in The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Forbes’ Top Colleges and The Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges. Albion has received other notable college-guide recognition in recent weeks as well. It’s considered a top 100 Best Bang for the Buck among Midwest colleges and universities by Washington Monthly, which rates schools based on their contribution to the public good through social mobility, research and service. And Albion has earned some particularly high marks on liberalartscolleges.com, a relatively new website, including No. 8 for Accessible & Approachable Professors and No. 16 in Student Satisfaction.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – An early literacy program is starting at the Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library and volunteers are needed to help bring books to life for pre-schoolers. This can be accomplished through puppet shows, dramatic interpretations, music and more. This will take place after school for 45 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays. This is a great way to earn 40 hours of community service by being part of an ongoing program to help children learn! For more information or to sign up, contact Sherry Graziano at 348-9214.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each five hour shift (9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-7 p.m.). If interested, contact Beth Hubbard at beth.hubbard@kirtland.edu. or 989-619-3539.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
AQUINAS COLLEGE                          Monday, September 28        11:15 a.m.
LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY          Tuesday, September 29        1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY    Wednesday, September 30  12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECH UNIVERSITY           Wednesday, September 30    2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY     Thursday, October 1              9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN               Thursday, October 1             1:50 p.m.  

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, breadstick, sweet potato puffs, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
~~ Babe Ruth

Monday, September 21, 2015

THE VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM – beat Charlevoix 48-36. Cam Summers broke the school record for most TD's in a game with 7 (5 rushing, 2 passing) thanks to outstanding blocking by our offensive line and wide receivers.  

AUDITIONS – for the fall play “The Snow Queen” will be in the auditorium on Monday, September 28 from 6-9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 29 from 6-9 p.m. Scripts are available in Mr. Binert’s room. For more information, see the display case outside the auditorium.

STUDENTS AND STAFF – GHS's Annual Blood Drive is Friday, November 6! Sign up to donate in the main office. You must be 17 donate. Persons 16 years of age can donate with a completed consent form. This form can be found in the main office. Note: if the consent forms are not completely filled out, you will not be able to donate.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

AN ADIDAS SHOE REP – will be in Room 106 at 7:55 a.m. on Thursday. If you are interested in purchasing basketball shoes, please bring a $20 deposit. See Coach Moffit for additional information.

CRAWFORD COUNTY UNITED WAY’S – fifth annual kick-off spaghetti dinner buffet will be on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Fox Run Country Club. The cost is $10 per person ($8 with 3 canned goods) or $25 per family ($20 with 3 canned goods). Canned goods will be donated to the Christian Help Center. Funds raised by United Way are disbursed throughout the community via organizations such as AuSable Free Clinic, Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library, Project Graduation and G.R.A.C.E. Center.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – An early literacy program is starting at the Crawford County Devereaux Memorial Library and volunteers are needed to help bring books to life for pre-schoolers. This can be accomplished through puppet shows, dramatic interpretations, music and more. This will take place after school for 45 minutes to an hour on Tuesdays. This is a great way to earn 40 hours of community service by being part of an ongoing program to help children learn! For more information or to sign up, contact Sherry Graziano at 348-9214.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each four hour shift (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.). If interested, contact Lori Smith at 390-2701.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA                                                                  TODAY                                           10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.
AQUINAS COLLEGE Monday, September 28 11:15 a.m.
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 29 1:30 p.m.
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Wednesday, September 30 12:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Wednesday, September 30 2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Thursday, October 1 9:00 a.m.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Thursday, October 1 1:50 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: stuffed crust cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
~~ Henry Ford

Friday, September 18, 2015

SENIORS – Anyone planning on taking the October ACT test MUST register online by today.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Interested in a campus where faculty and staff know your name and classes are actually taught by professors? Do you enjoy having a regional outdoor wonderland just minutes from campus? Are you looking for distinct learning opportunities you just can't find at many other schools? Then look no further than Lake Superior State University. Visit discover.lssu.edu to create your own custom content about the features of LSSU that are most relevant to you. Choose the topics that matter most, from majors and financial aid to campus life and study abroad.  Once you've made your selections, you can choose to have a custom brochure sent to you in the mail. Not sure what you want to study? With discover.lssu.edu, you can always go back and make new selections to review the content that's most important to you.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to work in the concession stand during the volleyball game tonight. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each four hour shift (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.). If interested, contact Lori Smith at 390-2701.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is planned for Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. It takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete depending on how many volunteers they have. The clean-up area is M-93, from M-72 West to the Camp Grayling main gate. Everyone meets in the Ole Barn parking lot. There will be some type of food sharing afterward for those who wish to join in. Students who are interested in volunteering should call 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com as soon as possible. If it rains, it will be re-scheduled for the following Sunday, September 27, at 1 p.m.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA Monday, September 21 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla with salsa, green beans, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
~~ John Rushkin

Thursday, September 17, 2015

TODAY IS CONSTITUTION DAY! - We celebrate this day to honor the Constitution our founding fathers created.  This document was an educated guess as to how government should look and no one knew if it would actually work.  Here we are over 200 years later. We are one of strongest nations in the world and the longest lasting true democracy in World History. Our longevity and successes as a country can all be traced back to this documents ratification in October of 1788. Here is today's Constitution question: Where in the Constitution does it describe that the President has the authority to act as commander in chief of the army and navy?  If you know the answer go to Mr. C. Cobb's room after 2nd hour and if you get the answer correct you'll get some candy!

SENIORS – Anyone planning on taking the October ACT test MUST register online by Friday.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

HOMECOMING INFO – Mark your calendars! The theme is Game Shows.
       *Float building at the Redskins’ barns: Saturday, October 3, 9-7 and Sunday, October 4, 9-5                (EVERYONE can help)
       *Spirit Week: Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9.
       *Powder Puff: Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m. 
       *Parade: Friday, October 9, 5 p.m.
       *Semi-formal Dance: Saturday, October 10, at GHS from 8-11 p.m.

HOMECOMING DRESS DAYS – There is a "low risk" and "high risk" category each day (low risk is listed first). You can choose which you prefer or do both!
       *Monday, October 5: Pajamas/Disney
       *Tuesday, October 6: Hippie/Famous Pairs
       *Wednesday, October 7: Occupation/Superhero
        *Thursday, October 8: Seasons/Eras in Time
       *Friday, October 9: Theme/Green & White

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE – Interested in a campus where faculty and staff know your name and classes are actually taught by professors? Do you enjoy having a regional outdoor wonderland just minutes from campus? Are you looking for distinct learning opportunities you just can't find at many other schools? Then look no further than Lake Superior State University. Visit discover.lssu.edu to create your own custom content about the features of LSSU that are most relevant to you. Choose the topics that matter most, from majors and financial aid to campus life and study abroad.  Once you've made your selections, you can choose to have a custom brochure sent to you in the mail. Not sure what you want to study? With discover.lssu.edu, you can always go back and make new selections to review the content that's most important to you.

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students to come down if they have sore throats, cuts and scrapes, headaches, or anything that a nurse practitioner can help with at anytime during the day and before or after school. Also, we have a counselor on staff here for students, available by appointment. We are temporarily located in room C311, and are looking forward to assisting the students with their health and wellness. 

HELP CENTER – is held in the media center every Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. A snack is provided!

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to work in the concession stand during the volleyball game tonight. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each four hour shift (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.). If interested, contact Lori Smith at 390-2701.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is planned for Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. It takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete depending on how many volunteers they have. The clean-up area is M-93, from M-72 West to the Camp Grayling main gate. Everyone meets in the Ole Barn parking lot. There will be some type of food sharing afterward for those who wish to join in. Students who are interested in volunteering should call 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com as soon as possible. If it rains, it will be re-scheduled for the following Sunday, September 27, at 1 p.m.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA Monday, September 21 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, fresh broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no shame in having fallen. Nor any shame in being born into a lowly estate. There is only shame in not struggling to rise. And also shame for not wishing to attain the better. Or not dreaming about it and praying for it.
~~ Samuel Amalu

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

SENIORS – Anyone planning on taking the October ACT test MUST register online by Friday.

WANT TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE HOMECOMING DANCE? – Submit a ticket design and you could win. See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for details.

HOMECOMING INFO – Mark your calendars! The theme is Game Shows.
       *Float building at the Redskins’ barns: Saturday, October 3, 9-7 and Sunday, October 4, 9-5                (EVERYONE can help)
       *Spirit Week: Monday, October 5 - Friday, October 9.
       *Powder Puff: Wednesday, October 7, 6 p.m. 
       *Parade: Friday, October 9, 5 p.m.
       *Semi-formal Dance: Saturday, October 10, at GHS from 8-11 p.m.

HOMECOMING DRESS DAYS – There is a "low risk" and "high risk" category each day (low risk is listed first). You can choose which you prefer or do both!
       *Monday, October 5: Pajamas/Disney
       *Tuesday, October 6: Hippie/Famous Pairs
       *Wednesday, October 7: Occupation/Superhero
        *Thursday, October 8: Seasons/Eras in Time
       *Friday, October 9: Theme/Green & White

STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-11 – Pictures will be taken on September 29 at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the 9th grade at approximately 8:30 a.m. Picture packets were passed out by 1st hour teachers. Extra picture envelopes are available from the main office. Money and the envelope must be returned to the photographer in order to purchase a picture packet, or you may order online. Checks must be made out to Lifetouch and if paying with cash be sure to have the correct amount with you. Change will not be available. Picture retake day will be on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SENIORS – Lifetouch can be used for senior pictures. If you have not submitted your photos for the yearbook or class composite, please be sure to get your photo taken. There is no charge for this service. You may also purchase a picture packet if interested.

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students to come down if they have sore throats, cuts and scrapes, headaches, or anything that a nurse practitioner can help with at anytime during the day and before or after school. Also, we have a counselor on staff here for students, available by appointment. We are temporarily located in room C311, and are looking forward to assisting the students with their health and wellness. 

HELP CENTER – is held in the media center every Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. A snack is provided!

18-YEAR-OLD – sign out sheets must be filled out and signed by Mr. Sanchez before you will be allowed to sign yourself out. If you had one last year, you still need to fill out a new one for this year.

PARKING PERMITS – are available in the main office and must be completed for every student driving to school. Parking permits from last year are not valid. If you are driving to school, you must have a current parking permit.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are September 25, October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Students are needed to work in the concession stand during the volleyball game tomorrow. If interested, contact Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Harvest Fest is scheduled for October 3 and they are in need of 10-12 volunteers to help with children's events.  Ideally, they would like 5-6 volunteers to work each four hour shift (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.). If interested, contact Lori Smith at 390-2701.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is planned for Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. It takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete depending on how many volunteers they have. The clean-up area is M-93, from M-72 West to the Camp Grayling main gate. Everyone meets in the Ole Barn parking lot. There will be some type of food sharing afterward for those who wish to join in. Students who are interested in volunteering should call 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com as soon as possible. If it rains, it will be re-scheduled for the following Sunday, September 27, at 1 p.m.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA Monday, September 21 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken nuggets, sweet potato puffs, carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. 
~~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

THIS WEEK WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR CONSTITUTION – We will be asking questions about the Constitution for the next several days. If you know the answer, come on down to Mr. C. Cobb's room after 2nd hour to give your answer and claim your candy prize for correct answers. What does Article 2 describe in the U.S. Constitution?

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students to come down if they have sore throats, cuts and scrapes, headaches, or anything that a nurse practitioner can help with at anytime during the day and before or after school. Also, we have a counselor on staff here for students, available by appointment. We are temporarily located in room C311, and are looking forward to assisting the students with their health and wellness. 

HELP CENTER – is held in the media center every Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. A snack is provided!

18-YEAR-OLD – sign out sheets must be filled out and signed by Mr. Sanchez before you will be allowed to sign yourself out. If you had one last year, you still need to fill out a new one for this year.

PARKING PERMITS – are available in the main office and must be completed for every student driving to school. Parking permits from last year are not valid. If you are driving to school, you must have a current parking permit.

ONLINE HUNTER SAFETY FIELD DAY – This is for students who have completed the online hunter safety class. It will take place at the Roscommon Service Center on Sunday, September 27 from 12-4 p.m. Pre-register by calling Brenda at 275-5151 ext 2903. The class is limited to 25 participants.

THE GIRL SCOUT CADETTE PROGRAM – is inviting girls to come join our troop. Registration is today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Devereaux Memorial Crawford County Library. A PARENT MUST BE PRESENT FOR REGISTRATION. This is a chance to join a fun program and earn your community service hours for school. Joining Girl Scouts can provide college scholarship opportunities and access to other programs offered to Girl Scouts.

MORNING BLEND – will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m.  Any committed singer who would like to join is invited. Morning Blend meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Students who want to be in Morning Blend must come to sign up next week as you may not join after September 18.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Ross, or email: kross@casdk12.net.

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are September 25, October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is planned for Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. It takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete depending on how many volunteers they have. The clean-up area is M-93, from M-72 West to the Camp Grayling main gate. Everyone meets in the Ole Barn parking lot. There will be some type of food sharing afterward for those who wish to join in. Students who are interested in volunteering should call 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com as soon as possible. If it rains, it will be re-scheduled for the following Sunday, September 27, at 1 p.m.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ARMY TODAY lunch visit
ALMA Monday, September 21 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: nachos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
~~ Earl Nightingale

Monday, September 14, 2015

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students to come down if they have sore throats, cuts and scrapes, headaches, or anything that a nurse practitioner can help with at anytime during the day and before or after school. Also, we have a counselor on staff here for students, available by appointment. We are temporarily located in room C311, and are looking forward to assisting the students with their health and wellness. 

HELP CENTER – starts today and is held in the media center every Monday-Thursday from 3-4 p.m. A snack is provided!

18-YEAR-OLD – sign out sheets must be filled out and signed by Mr. Sanchez before you will be allowed to sign yourself out. If you had one last year, you still need to fill out a new one for this year.

PARKING PERMITS – are available in the main office and must be completed for every student driving to school. Parking permits from last year are not valid. If you are driving to school, you must have a current parking permit.

THE GIRL SCOUT CADETTE PROGRAM – is inviting girls to come join our troop. Registration is September 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Devereaux Memorial Crawford County Library. A PARENT MUST BE PRESENT FOR REGISTRATION. This is a chance to join a fun program and earn your community service hours for school. Joining Girl Scouts can provide college scholarship opportunities and access to other programs offered to Girl Scouts.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7 a.m.  Any committed singer who would like to join is invited. Morning Blend meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Students who want to be in Morning Blend must come to sign up next week as you may not join after September 18.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Ross, or email: kross@casdk12.net.

LAWRENCE TECH – will host several Blue and White Days as an opportunity for interested students and parents to tour the campus, meet with admissions counselors and other students and have lunch with faculty members. Upcoming dates are September 25, October 9 and 23, November 13 and December 11. For more information, visit http://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/blueandwhitedays.asp.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way’s Adopt-A-Highway clean-up is planned for Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. It takes between 1.5 and 3 hours to complete depending on how many volunteers they have. The clean-up area is M-93, from M-72 West to the Camp Grayling main gate. Everyone meets in the Ole Barn parking lot. There will be some type of food sharing afterward for those who wish to join in. Students who are interested in volunteering should call 350-4462 or email crawforduw@gmail.com as soon as possible. If it rains, it will be re-scheduled for the following Sunday, September 27, at 1 p.m.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA TODAY 10:00 a.m.
NATIONAL GUARD TODAY lunch visit
ARMY Tuesday, September 15 lunch visit
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Bosco stick, California blend veggies, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Your mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds
You can grow flowers
Or you can grow weeds.
~~ Unknown

Friday, September 11, 2015

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE COLOR RUN! – Anyone can participate regardless of age or residence. The Color Run takes place at GHS on Saturday. Check in begins at 10:00 and the run begins at 11:00. You can register in the counseling office or the main office. You can even register Saturday morning! The cost is $30 per person. This is a fun fund raiser for the junior and senior classes, so get involved and have a good time! If you have questions, contact Mrs. Bonamie or Mr. Binert.

SENIORS – Please come to the auditorium right after B lunch today, as there will be a meeting regarding the nuts and bolts of the college application process.​

THE VIKING WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for students to come down if they have sore throats, cuts and scrapes, headaches, or anything that a nurse practitioner can help with at anytime during the day and before or after school. Also, we have a counselor on staff here for students, available by appointment. We are temporarily located in room C311, and are looking forward to assisting the students with their health and wellness. 

HELP CENTER – starts on Monday and is held in the media center every Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. A snack is provided!

18-YEAR-OLD – sign out sheets must be filled out and signed by Mr. Sanchez before you will be allowed to sign yourself out. If you had one last year, you still need to fill out a new one for this year.

PARKING PERMITS – are available in the main office and must be completed for every student driving to school. Parking permits from last year are not valid. If you are driving to school, you must have a current parking permit.

THE GIRL SCOUT CADETTE PROGRAM – is inviting girls to come join our troop. Registration is September 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Devereaux Memorial Crawford County Library. A PARENT MUST BE PRESENT FOR REGISTRATION. This is a chance to join a fun program and earn your community service hours for school. Joining Girl Scouts can provide college scholarship opportunities and access to other programs offered to Girl Scouts.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7 a.m.  Any committed singer who would like to join is invited. Morning Blend meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Students who want to be in Morning Blend must come to sign up next week as you may not join after September 18.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Ross, or email: kross@casdk12.net

FRESHMEN – This coming Sunday, September 13, the freshman class is holding a car wash & bake sale fundraiser. Your help is needed to wash cars! It is being held at Family Fare from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. You do not need to come for the entire time. We also need donations of baked goods. Please help your class earn some money!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help rebuild the Frederic Township Park. It will be an ongoing project as there is a lot of work involved. Anyone interested should contact Bill Johnson at 350-8506.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA Monday, September 14 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, mixed vegetables, broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t make excuses, make improvements.
~~ Tyra Banks

Thursday, September 10, 2015

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE COLOR RUN! – Anyone can participate regardless of age or residence. The Color Run takes place at GHS on Saturday. Check in begins at 10:00 and the run begins at 11:00. You can register in the counseling office or the main office. You can even register Saturday morning! The cost is $30 per person. This is a fun fund raiser for the junior and senior classes, so get involved and have a good time! If you have questions, contact Mrs. Bonamie or Mr. Binert.

SENIORS – Please come to the auditorium right after B lunch tomorrow, as there will be a meeting regarding the nuts and bolts of the college application process.​

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7 a.m.  Any committed singer who would like to join is invited. Morning Blend meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Students who want to be in Morning Blend must come to sign up next week as you may not join after September 18.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Ross, or email: kross@casdk12.net

FRESHMEN – This coming Sunday, September 13, the freshman class is holding a car wash & bake sale fundraiser. Your help is needed to wash cars! It is being held at Family Fare from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. You do not need to come for the entire time. We also need donations of baked goods. Please help your class earn some money!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help rebuild the Frederic Township Park. It will be an ongoing project as there is a lot of work involved. Anyone interested should contact Bill Johnson at 350-8506.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.
ALMA Monday, September 14 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, baked beans, cooked carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
~~ Arnold H. Glasgow in Forbes magazine

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SENIORS – Most college applications do not require essays.  Some, however, require as many as three. Tomorrow morning, at 7:30, Mrs. Thompson will be holding a college essay writing session in the counseling office. Some of you have already responded, but if you intend to attend and haven't yet signed up, please do so.  ​

ATTENTION FRESHMEN! – This coming Sunday, September 13, the freshman class is holding a car wash & bake sale fundraiser. Your help is needed to wash cars! It is being held at Family Fare from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. You do not need to come for the entire time. We also need donations of baked goods. Please help your class earn some money!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help rebuild the Frederic Township Park. It will be an ongoing project as there is a lot of work involved. Anyone interested should contact Bill Johnson at 350-8506.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

COLLEGES AND ARMED SERVICES
College-bound juniors and seniors may attend these meetings. If you want to attend a meeting, you must sign up in the counseling office. Once the lists are pulled, you cannot sign up. There will not be passes or PA announcements at the time of the meeting. You will be responsible for knowing when the meetings are and for getting there on time.

ALMA Monday, September 14 10:00 a.m.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 22 8:30 a.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: French toast sticks, turkey bacon, potato wedges, cucumbers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help rebuild the Frederic Township Park. It will be an ongoing project as there is a lot of work involved. Anyone interested should contact Bill Johnson at 350-8506.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Junior Vikings program needs help with running the scoreboard and helping spot for the announcers. If you are interested, please call Mr. Hawes at 390-1755, or email him at dehawes50@hotmail.com. It is very helpful if you have football knowledge. Games are on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: cheeseburger, sweet potato puffs, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
~~ Tom Bodett