16-17 Daily Announcements

Monday, June 12, 2017
 

THE VIKING PANTRY WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER – Order forms will still be emailed and orders can be picked up on Wednesdays. If you do not have email access during the summer, you may fill out a hard copy form in the office each week.

GIRLS JV BASKETBALL – Practice Tuesday has been changed to Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. 

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Viking Wellness Center has a provider coming in for a few days this summer for sports physicals. Sports physicals will be by appointment only due to very limited time slots. The following dates are available: June 27, July 5 and July 6. Do not wait; call 989-710-5050 right away to schedule an appointment. These are comprehensive physicals, also known as well-child checks. Visits usually take 45 minutes, and include exam, discussion on risk behaviors, immunizations, and sports participation clearance (if needed for the upcoming school year). Parent consent form is required as well as the MHSAA sports physical form, which we have on-site. Students need to have a parent present if no consent is on file. We accept all insurances; most insurance plans cover one physical per year. We accept what the plans pay as payment in full. For those without insurance, we have a sliding fee scale (that is based on the student’s income) that slides to zero dollars if you are unable to make a donation. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We can also help families enroll in Medicaid.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chicken pattie on a bun

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
                                                                                                                                       ~~ Anne Frank


Friday, June 9, 2017


GIRLS JV BASKETBALL – Practice next Tuesday has been changed to Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. 

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Viking Wellness Center has a provider coming in for a few days this summer for sports physicals. Sports physicals will be by appointment only due to very limited time slots. The following dates are available: June 27, July 5 and July 6. Do not wait; call 989-710-5050 right away to schedule an appointment. These are comprehensive physicals, also known as well-child checks. Visits usually take 45 minutes, and include exam, discussion on risk behaviors, immunizations, and sports participation clearance (if needed for the upcoming school year). Parent consent form is required as well as the MHSAA sports physical form, which we have on-site. Students need to have a parent present if no consent is on file. We accept all insurances; most insurance plans cover one physical per year. We accept what the plans pay as payment in full. For those without insurance, we have a sliding fee scale (that is based on the student’s income) that slides to zero dollars if you are unable to make a donation. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We can also help families enroll in Medicaid.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY –  tomorrow from noon-4 p.m. at Hawk Hill Farms for a horse show.  Contact Geri LaForge at 989.348.9233 (call) or 989.915.1193 (call or text). Include your name and that you are volunteering for the horse show.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: quesadilla

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.
                                                                                                                                   ~~ Michael J. Fox




Thursday, June 8, 2017

SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Viking Wellness Center has a provider coming in for a few days this summer for sports physicals. Sports physicals will be by appointment only due to very limited time slots. The following dates are available: June 27, July 5 and July 6. Do not wait; call 989-710-5050 right away to schedule an appointment. These are comprehensive physicals, also known as well-child checks. Visits usually take 45 minutes, and include exam, discussion on risk behaviors, immunizations, and sports participation clearance (if needed for the upcoming school year). Parent consent form is required as well as the MHSAA sports physical form, which we have on-site. Students need to have a parent present if no consent is on file. We accept all insurances; most insurance plans cover one physical per year. We accept what the plans pay as payment in full. For those without insurance, we have a sliding fee scale (that is based on the student’s income) that slides to zero dollars if you are unable to make a donation. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We can also help families enroll in Medicaid.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY –  this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Hawk Hill Farms for a horse show.  Contact Geri LaForge at 989.348.9233 (call) or 989.915.1193 (call or text). Include your name and that you are volunteering for the horse show.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: orange chicken or sweet and sour chicken

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
                                                                                                                                   ~~ Margaret Mead


Wednesday, June 7, 2017


SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Viking Wellness Center has a provider coming in for a few days this summer for sports physicals. Sports physicals will be by appointment only due to very limited time slots. The following dates are available: June 27, July 5 and July 6. Do not wait; call 989-710-5050 right away to schedule an appointment. These are comprehensive physicals, also known as well-child checks. Visits usually take 45 minutes, and include exam, discussion on risk behaviors, immunizations, and sports participation clearance (if needed for the upcoming school year). Parent consent form is required as well as the MHSAA sports physical form, which we have on-site. Students need to have a parent present if no consent is on file. We accept all insurances; most insurance plans cover one physical per year. We accept what the plans pay as payment in full. For those without insurance, we have a sliding fee scale (that is based on the student’s income) that slides to zero dollars if you are unable to make a donation. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We can also help families enroll in Medicaid.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY –  this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Hawk Hill Farms for a horse show.  Contact Geri LaForge at 989.348.9233 (call) or 989.915.1193 (call or text). Include your name and that you are volunteering for the horse show.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: chef’s choice

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.
                                                                                                                                    ~~ Liam Neeson


Tuesday, June 6, 2017


SPORTS PHYSICALS – The Viking Wellness Center has a provider coming in for a few days this summer for sports physicals. Sports physicals will be by appointment only due to very limited time slots. The following dates are available: June 27, July 5 and July 6. Do not wait; call 989-710-5050 right away to schedule an appointment. These are comprehensive physicals, also known as well-child checks. Visits usually take 45 minutes, and include exam, discussion on risk behaviors, immunizations, and sports participation clearance (if needed for the upcoming school year). Parent consent form is required as well as the MHSAA sports physical form, which we have on-site. Students need to have a parent present if no consent is on file. We accept all insurances; most insurance plans cover one physical per year. We accept what the plans pay as payment in full. For those without insurance, we have a sliding fee scale (that is based on the student’s income) that slides to zero dollars if you are unable to make a donation. No one will be denied services based on inability to pay. We can also help families enroll in Medicaid.

FALL SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place tomorrow at 9:10 a.m. You must sign up at the following link in order to attend the meeting. Meeting locations will be announced shortly. http://bit.ly/2qFVVm3

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY –  this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. at Hawk Hill Farms for a horse show.  Contact Geri LaForge at 989.348.9233 (call) or 989.915.1193 (call or text). Include your name and that you are volunteering for the horse show.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Nacho meal

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
                                                                                                                                 ~~ Nana Mouskouri


Monday, June 5, 2017


FALL SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. You must sign up at the following link in order to attend the meeting. Meeting locations will be announced shortly. http://bit.ly/2qFVVm3

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: miscellaneous breakfast items

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it’s a loss for you…it is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone.
                                                                                                                                       ~~ Suze Orman


Friday, June 2, 2017


FALL SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. You must sign up at the following link in order to attend the meeting. Meeting locations will be announced shortly. http://bit.ly/2qFVVm3

JV SOFTBALL PLAYERS – Please turn in your uniforms in the cafeteria before school on Monday.

BOYS INTERESTED IN PLAYING SUMMER BASKETBALL - Jersey money ($10) is due today. 

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

HELP WANTED – AJD Forest Products is looking for workers. You must be 18 years old to apply. Insurance is offered after a 60-day training period; life insurance and 401k plan are offered after one year of service with the company. Apply in person at 4440 W 4 Mile Road Grayling MI and ask for Sherri Wallace or Tony Nash.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Lumberman Triathlon event will take place on Sunday, June 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Cadillac High School (400 Linden St., Cadillac, MI, 49601). Anyone interested in volunteering at this event can contact Dani Anticuar at office@3disciplines.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school tomorrow from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: calzone, fruit and vegetable

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
                                                                                                                                 ~~ Gertrude Jekyll


Thursday, June 1, 2017


FALL SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. You must sign up at the following link in order to attend the meeting. Meeting locations will be announced shortly. http://bit.ly/2qFVVm3

TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR? – There will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, June 2 at 8 a.m. for students taking AP Psychology next year. Meet in Mr. C. Cobb's room.

BOYS INTERESTED IN PLAYING SUMMER BASKETBALL - Jersey money ($10) is due on Friday. 

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

HELP WANTED – AJD Forest Products is looking for workers. You must be 18 years old to apply. Insurance is offered after a 60-day training period; life insurance and 401k plan are offered after one year of service with the company. Apply in person at 4440 W 4 Mile Road Grayling MI and ask for Sherri Wallace or Tony Nash.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Lumberman Triathlon event will take place on Sunday, June 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Cadillac High School (400 Linden St., Cadillac, MI, 49601). Anyone interested in volunteering at this event can contact Dani Anticuar at office@3disciplines.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: mini corn dogs, fruit and vegetable

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
                                                                                                                           ~~ Alexander the Great


Wednesday, May 31, 2017


TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR? – There will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, June 2 at 8 a.m. for students taking AP Psychology next year. Meet in Mr. C. Cobb's room.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

HELP WANTED – AJD Forest Products is looking for workers. You must be 18 years old to apply. Insurance is offered after a 60-day training period; life insurance and 401k plan are offered after one year of service with the company. Apply in person at 4440 W 4 Mile Road Grayling MI and ask for Sherri Wallace or Tony Nash.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: BBQ rib sandwich, fruit and vegetable

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
                                                                                                                                     ~~ Walt Whitman



Tuesday, May 30, 2017


TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR? – There will be a mandatory meeting on Friday, June 2 at 8 a.m. for students taking AP Psychology next year. Meet in Mr. C. Cobb's room.

MORNING BLEND MEMBERS – Please check your email for an important message that you must respond to TODAY. 

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 1 class will start May 30 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Once school is out for the summer the time of the class will change (shown on the contract). The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

HELP WANTED – AJD Forest Products is looking for workers. You must be 18 years old to apply. Insurance is offered after a 60-day training period; life insurance and 401k plan are offered after one year of service with the company. Apply in person at 4440 W 4 Mile Road Grayling MI and ask for Sherri Wallace or Tony Nash.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: popcorn chicken, fruit and vegetable

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
                                                                                                                                   ~~ William Barclay


Friday, May 26, 2017


JV BASEBALL – lost to Benzie 4-3 and 4-3 yesterday.

THE CARNIVAL IS OPEN ALL WEEKEND! – The carnival closes on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

REWARD – for a missing set of keys. The keys are on a CMU lanyard and have a remote start fob. If found, please take the keys to the main office.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 1 class will start May 30 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Once school is out for the summer the time of the class will change (shown on the contract). The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate will take place in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. and wear your cap, gown and all honor apparel. Your advisors will be there to help you line up in the hallway and you will all enter together as the program begins.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due today.

HELP WANTED – AJD Forest Products is looking for workers. You must be 18 years old to apply. Insurance is offered after a 60-day training period; life insurance and 401k plan are offered after one year of service with the company. Apply in person at 4440 W 4 Mile Road Grayling MI and ask for Sherri Wallace or Tony Nash.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
                                                                                                                                         ~~ Dr. Seuss



Thursday, May 25, 2017

IF YOU SEE – Bobbie Jo Benson or Kara Sheehan today, congratulate them on reaching the division 4 regional final in tennis last Friday!

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO TOWN THIS WEEK! – The carnival will open after school today! The carnival closes on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

REWARD – for a missing set of keys. The keys are on a CMU lanyard and have a remote start fob. If found, please take the keys to the main office.

DRIVER EDUCATION – The summer segment 1 class will start May 30 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Once school is out for the summer the time of the class will change (shown on the contract). The summer segment 2 class will start June 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding bills and must pay these before receiving their cap and gown. Please stop in the office to make arrangements to pay your balance before tomorrow.  Eddie Burke, Onna Mowery, Ankur Patel, and Zack Seeley.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate will take place in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. and wear your cap, gown and all honor apparel. Your advisors will be there to help you line up in the hallway and you will all enter together as the program begins.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due Friday.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
                                                                                                                       ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wednesday, May 24, 2017


THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO TOWN THIS WEEK! – The carnival will open after school tomorrow. The carnival closes on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

JV SOFTBALL – There’s no practice today, but you WILL play at Benzie Central tomorrow. Bus time is 1:45, and the game starts at 4:15.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding bills and must pay these before receiving their cap and gown. Please stop in the office to make arrangements to pay your balance before tomorrow.  Eddie Burke, Denez Conley, Dakota Howell, Onna Mowery, Ankur Patel, Derick Richardson, Zack Seeley, Makenna Vanamburg, Chase Walker, and Kyle Watkins.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate will take place in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. and wear your cap, gown and all honor apparel. Your advisors will be there to help you line up in the hallway and you will all enter together as the program begins.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due Friday.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
                                                                                                                                                ~~ Plato




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTIAN ARTRESS! – Christian is the winner of BCAM's Team First Award (teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, community service).

BOYS GOLF – finished 4th yesterday at the LMC Championship. Congrats, guys! Troy Summers and Brady Bickford both shot 83 to earn All-Conference Honorable Mention!

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO TOWN NEXT WEEK! – The carnival will open Thursday, May 25 after school. The carnival closes this year on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – DVDs are ready to be picked up in the office. Thank you for your patience, but it was worth the wait.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE – will be held at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is limited to 25 people. Register by calling 989-275-5175. Bring a sack lunch!

SENIORS – Caps and gowns are being distributed at 2:30 today outside the cafeteria.  Outstanding balances must be paid prior to receiving your cap and gown.  

SENIORS – The following seniors owe for class dues and must pay off their balance before receiving their cap and gown:  Denez Conley, Anthony Moshier, Derick Richardson, Zach Seeley, and Aquiles Serdan Banda.   

SENIORS – The following seniors must return their outstanding library books or pay their media center fine before receiving their cap and gown:  David Comer, Denez Conley, Brandon Davison, Kamren Hall, Dakota Howell, Luca Hiar, Dylan Messenheimer, Sam Reinke, Zack Seeley, Camden Summer, Felix Vivet, Zach Wagner, Chawe Walker, Roger Walsh, and Ron Woidan.  

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding balances to Jostens. You cannot pick up your cap and gown until all items are paid. Ankur Patel, Zack Seeley, and Randi Sewell.

SENIORS – The following seniors have food service balances and must pay these before receiving their cap and gown: Jacopo Bersellini, James McMillan, Sieara Myers, and  Zach Wagner.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate will take place in the auditorium on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. and wear your cap, gown and all honor apparel. Your advisors will be there to help you line up in the hallway and you will all enter together as the program begins.

SENIORS – If you are even thinking about attending Kirtland next year, please stop by the counseling office to see Mrs. Thompson ASAP.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due Friday.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
                                                                                                                                      ~~ Mitch Albom

 

Monday, May 22, 2017
 

JV BASEBALL – lost to Kingsley 9-7 and 4-0 on Friday.

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO TOWN NEXT WEEK! – The carnival will open Thursday, May 25 after school. The carnival closes this year on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS – There will be a Surviving College meeting in the Media Center during 5th hour today.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the Google form that was sent to you Wednesday by Mrs. Thompson.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – DVDs are ready to be picked up in the office. Thank you for your patience, but it was worth the wait.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

SENIORS – If you are even thinking about attending Kirtland next year, please stop by the counseling office to see Mrs. Thompson ASAP.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – All bills must be paid in full before receipt of cap and gown on May 23.  This includes Jostens graduation expenses, library fines, class dues, food service bills, iPad fines, and all other GHS bills.  

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding balances to Jostens. You cannot pick up your cap and gown until all items are paid. Ankur Patel, Dalton Peterson, Savannah Putman, Zack Seeley, Randi Sewell, and Zach Wagner.

SENIORS – A Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Mr. Binert-Armstrong and Mr. Patterson are teaching art and theater classes for kids at the AuSable Artisan Village this summer and they need assistance.  There is a sign-up form in the office if you are interested. There are other art teachers including Mrs. Sheldon from the middle school that also need helpers, so if you love art or theater this is a great opportunity for you to fulfill some of your community service requirement! Sign up in the office today!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Sriracha or sweet ‘n sour chicken with rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
                                                                                                                                      ~~ Lord Byron


 

Friday, May 19, 2017
 

VIKING FANS – Come down to Houghton Lake High School tomorrow and support your Grayling Vikings in the NCACU Around-the-Bases Tournament for varsity softball and baseball.  Grayling plays their first game at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit your team!  Go Vikings!

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING TO TOWN NEXT WEEK! – The carnival will open Thursday, May 25 after school. The carnival closes this year on Monday, May 29.  Wristband coupons are available at the school office and at Family Fare.  

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS – There will be a Surviving College meeting Monday in the Media Center during 5th hour.  If you would like to attend, please fill out the Google form that was sent to you Wednesday by Mrs. Thompson.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – DVDs are ready to be picked up in the office. Thank you for your patience, but it was worth the wait.

FOOTBALL CHEER – There is a sign-up sheet in the main office for football cheer 2017. Please stop in and sign up for next year.

SENIORS – If you are even thinking about attending Kirtland next year, please stop by the counseling office to see Mrs. Thompson ASAP.

SENIORS – Class composite pictures are on sale in the main office for $10 apiece.  Get yours before they are gone!

SENIORS – All bills must be paid in full before receipt of cap and gown on May 23.  This includes Jostens graduation expenses, library fines, class dues, food service bills, iPad fines, and all other GHS bills.  

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding balances to Jostens. You cannot pick up your cap and gown until all items are paid. Gabriel DaSilva Gorni, Isaac Livermore, Ankur Patel, Dalton Peterson, Savannah Putman, Zack Seeley, Randi Sewell, and Zach Wagner.

SENIORS – A Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

HELP WANTED – Goodale’s Bakery is looking for two or three students aged 16 or older willing to work 25-30 hours per week. There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift. Responsibilities will include dishwashing, clean up, bagging product and stocking shelves. Apply in person at Goodale’s.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four volunteers are needed at the sheriff’s department’s annual bicycle rodeo at the elementary school on Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:30. Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Well done is better than well said.
                                                                                               ~~ Benjamin Franklin




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

VIKING TENNIS – wrapped up its 2017 home season with Boyne City yesterday. Bailey Millikin and Brienna Shear took points for the Vikings. The Sheehan sisters and Bobbie Jo Benson dropped tough tiebreakers after splitting sets. The team travels to TC for regionals on Thursday.

VIKING FANS – Come down to Houghton Lake High School on Saturday, May 20 and support your Grayling Vikings in the NCACU Around-the-Bases Tournament for varsity softball and baseball.  Grayling plays their first game at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit your team!  Go Vikings!

SENIORS – All bills must be paid in full before receipt of cap and gown on May 23.  This includes Jostens graduation expenses, library fines, class dues, food service bills, iPad fines, and all other GHS bills.  

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding balances to Jostens. You cannot pick up your cap and gown until all items are paid. Edward Burke, Gabriel DaSilva Gorni, Brandon Harris, Isaac Livermore, Dylan Messenheimer, Ankur Patel, Emma Prosser, Erin Prosser, Dalton Peterson, Savannah Putman, Zack Seeley, Giulia Santoriello, Aquiles Serdan Banda, Randi Sewell, and Zach Wagner.

SENIORS – A Baccalaureate meeting will take place in the office on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

HELP WANTED – Goodale’s Bakery is looking for two or three students aged 16 or older willing to work 25-30 hours per week. There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift. Responsibilities will include dishwashing, clean up, bagging product and stocking shelves. Apply in person at Goodale’s.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Tony’s cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: From caring comes courage.
                                                                                         ~~ Lao Tzu




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

JV SOFTBALL – defeated Boyne City 17-6 and 16-8 last night.

JV BASEBALL – split a conference match-up versus Boyne City, losing game one 8-0 and winning the nightcap 3-2.

LINK MEMBERS – Our last meeting of the year will take place today during A and B lunches. Ice cream sundaes will be provided. Please come to the main office conference room during your regularly scheduled lunch time.

VIKING FANS – Come down to Houghton Lake High School on Saturday, May 20 and support your Grayling Vikings in the NCACU Around-the-Bases Tournament for varsity softball and baseball.  Grayling plays their first game at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit your team!  Go Vikings!

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" today from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – All bills must be paid in full before receipt of cap and gown on May 23.  This includes Jostens graduation expenses, library fines, class dues, food service bills, iPad fines, and all other GHS bills.  

SENIORS – The following seniors have outstanding balances to Jostens. You cannot pick up your cap and gown until all items are paid. Edward Burke, Gabriel DaSilva Gorni, Brandon Harris, Isaac Livermore, Dylan Messenheimer, Ankur Patel, Emma Prosser, Erin Prosser, Dalton Peterson, Savannah Putman, Zack Seeley, Giulia Santoriello, Aquiles Serdan Banda, Randi Sewell, and Zach Wagner.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

HELP WANTED – Goodale’s Bakery is looking for two or three students aged 16 or older willing to work 25-30 hours per week. There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift. Responsibilities will include dishwashing, clean up, bagging product and stocking shelves. Apply in person at Goodale’s.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Northern Market is looking for help with starting up the new farmers market in town. If interested, please contact Doug Paulus at 989-614-6161.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: For me, when I was a kid, volunteering was the last thing I was thinking about. When I see kids doing it now, it amazes me. It’s very impressive, it gives them something productive to do as opposed to getting in trouble. For them to take time out at such a young age is remarkable. I think all kids should take a little time out to volunteer.
                                                                                                                                     ~~ Derek Jeter


Monday, May 15, 2017


THURSDAY NIGHT – at Twin Birch, the Boys Golf team played a very difficult course against very difficult competition. The team finished in 6th place. David Walsh shot 96, Troy Summers shot 97, Gage Davis shot 100, Brady Bickford shot 102, Darren Johnston shot 105, and Tyler Brandt shot 155. The team travels to Charlevoix next Wednesday.

VIKING FANS – Come down to Houghton Lake High School on Saturday, May 20 and support your Grayling Vikings in the NCACU Around-the-Bases Tournament for varsity softball and baseball.  Grayling plays their first game at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit your team!  Go Vikings!

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" tomorrow from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
                                                                                                                                ~~ Abraham Lincoln


Friday, May 12, 2017


JV BASEBALL – Lost 17-0 and 15-0 to Alpena yesterday. 

THIS IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member! Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.
                                                                                                                                    ~~ Mary Kay Ash


Thursday, May 11, 2017


THIS IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member! Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before Friday will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETING – for current 9th-11th grade students will take place in the media center on Friday at 7:55 a.m.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A retired couple needs someone to do yard work and some basic carpentry. If interested, email Diane at craigleonallen@gmail.com.

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

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


Wednesday, May 10, 2017


THE TENNIS TEAM – traveled to Boyne Mountain yesterday to take on Elk Rapids and East Jordan. Riley Morley at singles and McKenzie Nelson/Paula Jiminez and Kara Sheehan/Bobbie Jo Benson took points in doubles against Elk Rapids. Kara and Bobbie Jo also won against East Jordan. The Vikings play in the LMC on Monday.

JV BASEBALL – Lost to Ogemaw Heights 10-5 and 13-3 yesterday.

MR. MOFFIT’S 3RD HOUR ECON CLASS – will have B lunch today. 

THIS IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member!  Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (Staff Appreciation Week). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before Friday will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

A SUMMER BASKETBALL MEETING – for boys interested in playing JV or varsity basketball will take place in Coach Moffit’s room tomorrow at 7:50 a.m.  

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 2:20 p.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 26.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County Community Christian Help Center needs someone with their own mower to mow their small patch of grass every other week. It will only take 15-30 minutes each time. If interested, call Cindy Hummel at 348-6046.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
~~ Bono

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


JV BASEBALL – dropped a doubleheader to Kalkaska last night, losing 12-10 and 9-7.

THIS IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member! Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before May 12 will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

A SUMMER BASKETBALL MEETING – for boys interested in playing JV or varsity basketball will take place in Coach Moffit’s room on Thursday at 7:50 a.m. 

ESSAY CONTEST – The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is sponsoring a healthy eating essay contest with the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. The prize is 4 weekend passes to the Champions Club and 4 Saturday morning pace car rides – a very cool prize for those into racing!  The contest is open to students ages 6-14 and the deadline is May 26. Official rules, entry form and consent forms are available in the counseling office.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Wednesday at 2:20 p.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
~~ James M. Barrie

Monday, May 8, 2017


THIS IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! – Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member! Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before May 12 will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

ESSAY CONTEST – The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is sponsoring a healthy eating essay contest with the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. The prize is 4 weekend passes to the Champions Club and 4 Saturday morning pace car rides – a very cool prize for those into racing!  The contest is open to students ages 6-14 and the deadline is May 26. Official rules, entry form and consent forms are available in the counseling office.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Wednesday at 2:20 p.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
~~ Harry S. Truman

Friday, May 5, 2017


JV BASEBALL – lost to Elk Rapids, 12-4 and 5-4, last night.

SENIORS – The walk list deadline is today. If you don't sign up to walk with someone then you will be assigned a partner.

NEXT WEEK IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! - Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member!  Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before May 12 will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

ESSAY CONTEST – The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is sponsoring a healthy eating essay contest with the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. The prize is 4 weekend passes to the Champions Club and 4 Saturday morning pace car rides – a very cool prize for those into racing!  The contest is open to students ages 6-14 and the deadline is May 26. Official rules, entry form and consent forms are available in the counseling office.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Cadillac Casting Inc., a ductile iron foundry in Cadillac, is in desperate need of summer production and foundry workers starting at $13 per hour and all the overtime they want. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
~~ Soren Kierkegaard

Thursday, May 4, 2017


LADY VIKES TENNIS – The Sheehan sisters both took points in last night’s match against Charlevoix. Jen won her singles match and Kara along with Bobbie Jo Benson won their doubles match. The Vikes travel to Traverse City Christian tomorrow.

NEXT WEEK IS STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK! - Win free prizes for you and your favorite staff member!  Miss Boughner emailed you a form to complete (click here https://goo.gl/forms/dc1XAHrksGO6nGps1). We will draw from the forms submitted for free prizes for students and staff next Friday! 

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before May 12 will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

ESSAY CONTEST – The United Dairy Industry of Michigan is sponsoring a healthy eating essay contest with the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. The prize is 4 weekend passes to the Champions Club and 4 Saturday morning pace car rides – a very cool prize for those into racing!  The contest is open to students ages 6-14 and the deadline is May 26. Official rules, entry form and consent forms are available in the counseling office.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Cadillac Casting Inc., a ductile iron foundry in Cadillac, is in desperate need of summer production and foundry workers starting at $13 per hour and all the overtime they want. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
~~ Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PROM PICTURES HAVE BEEN UPLOADED! – You can go to the following link to view and order them. All pictures ordered before May 12 will be shipped to the school for free. https://momentsphotomi.pixieset.com/prom17/ 

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

JUNIORS – If you are an outstanding scholar-athlete, Wendy's Heisman Scholarship is looking for you!  The 2017 Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship Application is now open! Wendy’s is a believer in creating opportunities for people in their communities, especially through high schools. Wendy’s scholarship and awards program celebrates exceptional student-athletes and supports high school education.  In partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trust, Wendy’s High School Heisman awards $150,000 in scholarships annually to students in all 50 states who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. To date, they’ve awarded more than $1.9 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school senior student-athletes. You can learn more and apply at wendysheisman.com.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Cadillac Casting Inc., a ductile iron foundry in Cadillac, is in desperate need of summer production and foundry workers starting at $13 per hour and all the overtime they want. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, green peppers

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


JV BASEBALL – Lost to St. Francis 13-2 and 11-3 on Friday night.

PROM PICTURES – The pictures have not been loaded to the online site yet. This will hopefully happen in the next couple of days. Once we are notified that they are loaded, we will put a link in the announcements for orders to be placed.  

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

JUNIORS – If you are an outstanding scholar-athlete, Wendy's Heisman Scholarship is looking for you!  The 2017 Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship Application is now open! Wendy’s is a believer in creating opportunities for people in their communities, especially through high schools. Wendy’s scholarship and awards program celebrates exceptional student-athletes and supports high school education.  In partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trust, Wendy’s High School Heisman awards $150,000 in scholarships annually to students in all 50 states who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. To date, they’ve awarded more than $1.9 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school senior student-athletes. You can learn more and apply at wendysheisman.com.

DESPERATELY SEEKING PHOTOS – for the senior video! Hardly any pictures have been turned in so it’s looking to be a short video. Seniors, please label your photos and leave them in the box in the main office or email them to Mallory Colby today. This is the final deadline to submit photos for YOUR senior video!

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Cadillac Casting Inc., a ductile iron foundry in Cadillac, is in desperate need of summer production and foundry workers starting at $13 per hour and all the overtime they want. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.
~~ Dwayne Johnson

Monday, May 1, 2017


AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

CONGRATULATIONS – to Seth Patterson and Alayna Cobb on being voted Prom King and Queen.  Thank you to all the students who attended. Everyone looked fantastic and everybody was extremely well behaved.  

JUNIORS – If you are an outstanding scholar-athlete, Wendy's Heisman Scholarship is looking for you!  The 2017 Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship Application is now open! Wendy’s is a believer in creating opportunities for people in their communities, especially through high schools. Wendy’s scholarship and awards program celebrates exceptional student-athletes and supports high school education.  In partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trust, Wendy’s High School Heisman awards $150,000 in scholarships annually to students in all 50 states who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. To date, they’ve awarded more than $1.9 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school senior student-athletes. You can learn more and apply at wendysheisman.com.

DESPERATELY SEEKING PHOTOS – for the senior video! Hardly any pictures have been turned in so it’s looking to be a short video. Seniors, please label your photos and leave them in the box in the main office or email them to Mallory Colby by tomorrow. This is the final deadline to submit photos for YOUR senior video!

BASEBALL PLAYERS – Apparel orders and money need to be turned into your coach or Mrs. Krabill's room by tomorrow.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Cadillac Casting Inc., a ductile iron foundry in Cadillac, is in desperate need of summer production and foundry workers starting at $13 per hour and all the overtime they want. Applicants must be 18 years of age.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
~~ Henry Ford

Friday, April 28, 2017


VIKING TENNIS – traveled to Boyne Mountain for a match with the Boyne City Ramblers yesterday. Riley Morley, Bailey Millikin and Jen Sheehan took points in singles matches, but Boyne swept the doubles matches to outpace the Vikings for the win.

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

PROM IS TOMORROW! – Today is your last chance to get tickets during lunches. Tickets will not be sold at the door! Because prom is being held in a traditional barn, the wood floor is rough and shoes are required to prevent slivers in your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or bring flip flops. Pictures will be offered by Moments Photography. Pictures packets are available at the following prices and will be delivered to the high school within two weeks. Package A: 2 5x7, 8 Wallets = $25; Package B: 2 5x7, 2 8x10, 16 Wallets = $58; Ala Cart: 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, 8 Wallets $12

CURRENT JUNIORS – A scholarship is available from Wendy's for student-athletes. Apply here: wendysheisman.com

DESPERATELY SEEKING PHOTOS – for the senior video! Hardly any pictures have been turned in so it’s looking to be a short video. Seniors, please label your photos and leave them in the box in the main office or email them to Mallory Colby by Tuesday. This is the final deadline to submit photos for YOUR senior video!

BASEBALL PLAYERS – Apparel orders and money need to be turned into your coach or Mrs. Krabill's room by Tuesday, May 2.

DONKEY BASKETBALL – will take place at the middle school on Saturday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages four and under may enter free of charge. Tickets are available at Xpress Copy, Sylvester’s and from Karen Leslie or Lori Patterson at the elementary school. This event is a fund raiser for Project Graduation.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: Tuesday at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Weyerhaeuser is currently seeking summer hires. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college university or trade school for the fall 2017 semester. The hours are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and it pays $10.25 per hour. This position is a temporary 12 week summer position for college students. The primary job is to support the mills by completing building and grounds projects to include housekeeping, painting, grounds maintenance and landscaping work, miscellaneous and clean-up duties. This position also supports production departments in safety initiatives such as fire watch and safety inspections. It includes active involvement and support of mill and team goals and expectations relative to safety, housekeeping, quality and cost within the confines of the OSB manufacturing environment while fulfilling summer student roles and responsibilities. To apply, interested applicants can go to www.weyerhaeuser.com and click on career opportunities. The posting will be open through next Monday, May 1.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411. 

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A local man needs someone to rake his yard on the south side of town. Anyone interested should call Chip at 308-660-5161 or 989-350-5325. If there is no answer, please call again.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com. 

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017


AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

PROM IS SATURDAY! – The last chance to buy tickets is this week! Tickets are on sale during lunches for $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are required for entry. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket. You don’t need a guest pass for a GHS underclassman. Shoe Warning:  Because prom is being held in a traditional barn, the wood floor is rough and shoes are required to prevent slivers in your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or bring flip flops. Pictures will be offered by Moments Photography. Pictures packets are available at the following prices and will be delivered to the high school within two weeks. Package A: 2 5x7, 8 Wallets = $25; Package B: 2 5x7, 2 8x10, 16 Wallets = $58; Ala Cart: 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, 8 Wallets $12

BASEBALL PLAYERS – Apparel orders and money need to be turned into your coach or Mrs. Krabill's room by Tuesday, May 2.

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow.

DONKEY BASKETBALL – will take place at the middle school on Saturday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages four and under may enter free of charge. Tickets are available at Xpress Copy, Sylvester’s and from Karen Leslie or Lori Patterson at the elementary school. This event is a fund raiser for Project Graduation.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Weyerhaeuser is currently seeking summer hires. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college university or trade school for the fall 2017 semester. The hours are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and it pays $10.25 per hour. This position is a temporary 12 week summer position for college students. The primary job is to support the mills by completing building and grounds projects to include housekeeping, painting, grounds maintenance and landscaping work, miscellaneous and clean-up duties. This position also supports production departments in safety initiatives such as fire watch and safety inspections. It includes active involvement and support of mill and team goals and expectations relative to safety, housekeeping, quality and cost within the confines of the OSB manufacturing environment while fulfilling summer student roles and responsibilities. To apply, interested applicants can go to www.weyerhaeuser.com and click on career opportunities. The posting will be open through next Monday, May 1.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A local man needs someone to rake his yard on the south side of town. Anyone interested should call Chip at 308-660-5161 or 989-350-5325. If there is no answer, please call again.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
~~Tony Dungy

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


JV SOFTBALL – picked up two wins at Benzie Central last night, winning game one 10-3 and earning a 16-0 shut-out in game two.

JV BASEBALL – lost a doubleheader in Oscoda last night with scores of 8-7 and 14-3.

THE VIKING TENNIS TEAM – fell to TCSF yesterday in a home match. Highlights for the Vikes included a well fought battle by Bailey Millikin in singles and a three set loss by Bobbie Jo Benson and Kaitlyn Padgett in doubles. The team travels to Boyne City on Thursday.

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

AP STUDENTS – There is an ice cream bar today in Mr. C. Cobb and Mr. Carr's rooms during A and B lunches, respectively. Please bring your lunch and join us!

PROM IS SATURDAY! – The last chance to buy tickets is this week! Tickets are on sale during lunches for $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are required for entry. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket. You don’t need a guest pass for a GHS underclassman. Shoe Warning:  Because prom is being held in a traditional barn, the wood floor is rough and shoes are required to prevent slivers in your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or bring flip flops. Pictures will be offered by Moments Photography. Pictures packets are available at the following prices and will be delivered to the high school within two weeks. Package A: 2 5x7, 8 Wallets = $25; Package B: 2 5x7, 2 8x10, 16 Wallets = $58; Ala Cart: 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, 8 Wallets $12

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school, practice time at 4 p.m., tournament 5-8 p.m.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow and Friday.

DONKEY BASKETBALL – will take place at the middle school on Saturday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages four and under may enter free of charge. Tickets are available at Xpress Copy, Sylvester’s and from Karen Leslie or Lori Patterson at the elementary school. This event is a fund raiser for Project Graduation.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Weyerhaeuser is currently seeking summer hires. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college university or trade school for the fall 2017 semester. The hours are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and it pays $10.25 per hour. This position is a temporary 12 week summer position for college students. The primary job is to support the mills by completing building and grounds projects to include housekeeping, painting, grounds maintenance and landscaping work, miscellaneous and clean-up duties. This position also supports production departments in safety initiatives such as fire watch and safety inspections. It includes active involvement and support of mill and team goals and expectations relative to safety, housekeeping, quality and cost within the confines of the OSB manufacturing environment while fulfilling summer student roles and responsibilities. To apply, interested applicants can go to www.weyerhaeuser.com and click on career opportunities. The posting will be open through next Monday, May 1.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A local man needs someone to rake his yard on the south side of town. Anyone interested should call Chip at 308-660-5161 or 989-350-5325. If there is no answer, please call again.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
~~ John James Audubon

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


JV SOFTBALL – swept a league doubleheader from Charlevoix last night, winning 25-6 and 18-3.

JV BASEBALL – dropped two games to Charlevoix last night, losing 19-3 and 7-0.

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

PROM IS SATURDAY! – The last chance to buy tickets is this week! Tickets are on sale during lunches for $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are required for entry. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket. You don’t need a guest pass for a GHS underclassman. Shoe Warning:  Because prom is being held in a traditional barn, the wood floor is rough and shoes are required to prevent slivers in your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or bring flip flops. Pictures will be offered by Moments Photography. Pictures packets are available at the following prices and will be delivered to the high school within two weeks. Package A: 2 5x7, 8 Wallets = $25; Package B: 2 5x7, 2 8x10, 16 Wallets = $58; Ala Cart: 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, 8 Wallets $12

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school, practice time at 4 p.m., tournament 5-8 p.m.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday this week.

DONKEY BASKETBALL – will take place at the middle school on Saturday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages four and under may enter free of charge. Tickets are available at Xpress Copy, Sylvester’s and from Karen Leslie or Lori Patterson at the elementary school. This event is a fund raiser for Project Graduation.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Weyerhaeuser is currently seeking summer hires. Applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better, and provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college university or trade school for the fall 2017 semester. The hours are Monday-Friday from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and it pays $10.25 per hour. This position is a temporary 12 week summer position for college students. The primary job is to support the mills by completing building and grounds projects to include housekeeping, painting, grounds maintenance and landscaping work, miscellaneous and clean-up duties. This position also supports production departments in safety initiatives such as fire watch and safety inspections. It includes active involvement and support of mill and team goals and expectations relative to safety, housekeeping, quality and cost within the confines of the OSB manufacturing environment while fulfilling summer student roles and responsibilities. To apply, interested applicants can go to www.weyerhaeuser.com and click on career opportunities. The posting will be open through next Monday, May 1.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A local man needs someone to rake his yard on the south side of town. Anyone interested should call Chip at 308-660-5161 or 989-350-5325. If there is no answer, please call again.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
~~ Ella Fitzgerald

Monday, April 24, 2017


CONGRATULATIONS – to the following choir students who participated in State Solo & Ensemble in Big Rapids on Saturday. Receiving a rating of 1 (excellent): Soloists: David Bodkins, Alyssa Cobb, Roger Walsh; Duet: Alyssa Cobb and Kaitlin Bennett; Morning Blend: Chantel Maczorowski, Brienna Shear, Alex Alma, Olivia VanDeven, Eleanor Pooley, Kara Jones, Delaney Linderer, Kaitlin Bennett, Callie Nees, Alyssa Cobb, Seth Patterson, Noah Shambarger, Dan Elliott, Michael Metiva and Easton Farrell. Receiving a rating of 2 (good): Soloists: Shylee Holliday, Lyric Leas and Kamren Hall.

AP TESTERS – All AP testing fees must be paid prior to testing. Please remit payment in the counseling office. Check with Mrs. Bonamie if you don’t know your balance.

PROM IS SATURDAY! – The last chance to buy tickets is this week! Tickets are on sale during lunches for $25 each. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are required for entry. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket. You don’t need a guest pass for a GHS underclassman. Shoe Warning:  Because prom is being held in a traditional barn, the wood floor is rough and shoes are required to prevent slivers in your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes or bring flip flops. Pictures will be offered by Moments Photography. Pictures packets are available at the following prices and will be delivered to the high school within two weeks. Package A: 2 5x7, 8 Wallets = $25; Package B: 2 5x7, 2 8x10, 16 Wallets = $58; Ala Cart: 5x7 $8, 8x10 $12, 8 Wallets $12

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school. If you plan to be in the tournament you must get a concussion form from Mr. Kososky. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

MORNING BLEND – will meet Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

DONKEY BASKETBALL – will take place at the middle school on Saturday, May 6 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages four and under may enter free of charge. Tickets are available at Xpress Copy, Sylvester’s and from Karen Leslie or Lori Patterson at the elementary school. This event is a fund raiser for Project Graduation.

SPANISH CLUB – will be showing "Without Instructions" on Tuesday, May 16 from 3-5 p.m. in Mrs. Vargas' room (A115) for any students interested in a free movie and free snacks and the possibility to enrich their Spanish awareness. Everyone is welcome; hope to see you there!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: tomorrow at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A local man needs someone to rake his yard on the south side of town. Anyone interested should call Chip at 308-660-5161 or 989-350-5325. If there is no answer, please call again.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Sriracha or sweet ‘n sour chicken with rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.
~~ Shirley MacLaine

Friday, April 21, 2017


GOOD LUCK TO THE FOLLOWING CHOIR STUDENTS – as they head to Big Rapids tomorrow to perform at  MSVMA State Solo & Ensemble. These students earned their way to state by receiving qualifying scores at MSVMA District Solo & Ensemble in January. David Bodkins (solo), Kamren Hall (solo), Lyric Leas (solo), Roger Walsh (solo), Shylee Holliday (solo), Alyssa Cobb (solo), Kaitlin Bennett and Alyssa Cobb (duet). Morning Blend members: Chantel Maczorowski, Brienna Shear, Alex Alma, Olivia Van de ven, Eleanor Pooley, Kara Jones, Delaney Linderer, Kaitlin Bennett, Callie Nees, Alyssa Cobb, Seth Patterson, Easton Farrell, Noah Shambarger, Dan Elliot, Michael Metiva.

PROM TICKETS – are on sale during lunches. Tickets are $25 each. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school. If you plan to be in the tournament you must get a concussion form from Mr. Kososky. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS TOMORROW! – Help is desperately needed at the laundromat by McDonald’s at 10 a.m. tomorrow. River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the building and need help cleaning it out. Please contact Clyde Holzbauer at 745-2668 or see Mr. Moffit today!

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

JUNIORS INTERESTED IN MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – MSU will be holding a few Green and White days this summer, which are open houses that let you tailor your campus visit experience.  For information and dates, visit greenandwhiteday.com.

GOLFERS – Gaylord Junior Golf is starting soon! Information can be found at www.gaylordjuniorgolf.com.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley Morgan at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles need help serving food and cleaning up during their annual Pictionary event tonight from 5:30-9:00. Call the club if you have any questions. 348-5287. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pulled BBQ chicken, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
~~ Mother Teresa

Thursday, April 20, 2017

THE TENNIS TEAM – fell to Charlevoix last night 1/7. Taking points for Grayling were 1 doubles team McKenzie Nelson and Paula Jimenez. Bobbie Jo Benson and Jazlyn Jamison split sets with their opponents but fell in the tie breaker in a well played match. Grayling travels to Harbor Springs today.

GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST – will not be available tomorrow.

PROM TICKETS – are on sale during lunches. Tickets are $25 each. If you are purchasing a ticket for a guest that is not a GHS student, you must have a signed guest pass prior to purchasing the ticket.

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school. If you plan to be in the tournament you must get a concussion form from Mr. Kososky. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

CAREER TECH STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR – The Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center is calling for the names of students who want their programs next year. VERY few students have either signed up in Skyward or filled out their paperwork for CTC classes. We also need to know the names of juniors who are interested the Early College option. We really needed this information weeks ago; time is of the essence if you don't want to be left out. See the counseling office ASAP if you need the papers to fill out.

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

ANYONE INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR – There will be a meeting tomorrow at 7:50 a.m. in the Viking Room by the cafeteria.

JUNIORS INTERESTED IN MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY – MSU will be holding a few Green and White days this summer, which are open houses that let you tailor your campus visit experience.  For information and dates, visit greenandwhiteday.com.

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY – has expanded its scholarship offerings for the incoming class of 2017. The University Recognition Award will now be awarded to entering freshmen who meet the following criteria: A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher and a score of 1020 to 1150 on the Redesigned SAT (an ACT composite score of 20 - 23), OR A high school GPA of 3.00 to 3.49 and a score of 1160 or higher on the Redesigned SAT (ACT composite score of 24 or higher). This scholarship totals  $6,000 which will be awarded over four academic years ($1,500 per year). For more information about scholarship opportunities for incoming students, visit oakland.edu/scholarships.

GOLFERS – Gaylord Junior Golf is starting soon! Information can be found at www.gaylordjuniorgolf.com.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A disabled woman is looking for someone to weed her flower beds periodically throughout the spring and summer. She will also need some flowers planted this spring. If interested, contact Ashley Morgan at ashleylparker1986@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles need help serving food and cleaning up during their annual Pictionary event on Friday, April 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. Call the club if you have any questions. 348-5287. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.
~~ Valerie Bertinelli

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – The sophomore class is putting on a dodgeball tournament to fund raise for prom 2018. It will be $25 for a team of 5 people. There will be prizes for 1st-3rd places. If interested, have one person from your team fill out the form using the link below. The tournament will be held Thursday, April 27 at the high school. If you plan to be in the tournament you must get a concussion form from Mr. Kososky. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BRWDBJY

CAREER TECH STUDENTS FOR NEXT YEAR – The Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center is calling for the names of students who want their programs next year. VERY few students have either signed up in Skyward or filled out their paperwork for CTC classes. We also need to know the names of juniors who are interested the Early College option. We really needed this information weeks ago; time is of the essence if you don't want to be left out. See the counseling office ASAP if you need the papers to fill out.

GVR TRAVEL MUGS – with a viking logo, are on sale in the main office for $20. All proceeds go to GVR to offset rally expenses and to buy prizes for the prize closet. 

AP PSYCHOLOGY – If you plan to take AP Psych next year and you missed yesterday morning’s meeting, please see Mr. C. Cobb today.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOOTBALL NEXT YEAR – There will be a meeting on Friday at 7:50 a.m. in the Viking Room by the cafeteria.

GOLFERS – Gaylord Junior Golf is starting soon! Information can be found at www.gaylordjuniorgolf.com.

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY – has expanded its scholarship offerings for the incoming class of 2017. The University Recognition Award will now be awarded to entering freshmen who meet the following criteria: A high school GPA of 3.00 or higher and a score of 1020 to 1150 on the Redesigned SAT (an ACT composite score of 20 - 23), OR A high school GPA of 3.00 to 3.49 and a score of 1160 or higher on the Redesigned SAT (ACT composite score of 24 or higher). This scholarship totals  $6,000 which will be awarded over four academic years ($1,500 per year). For more information about scholarship opportunities for incoming students, visit oakland.edu/scholarships.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Eagles need help serving food and cleaning up during their annual Pictionary event on Friday, April 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. Call the club if you have any questions. 348-5287. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Tony’s cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I will never be satisfied. Life is one constant search for the betterment of me.
~~ Jayne Mansfield

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


JV BASEBALL – split with East Jordan last night, losing 12-0 in game one and coming back to defeat the Red Devils 16-11 in the second game.

JV SOFTBALL – split with East Jordan last night, winning game one 18-7 and losing game two 8-16.

THE GRAYLING VIKING BANDS – will present their final Spring Concert with Mr. Bishop tonight at 6:00 in the GHS auditorium. Come to the concert and enjoy the great music!

MORNING BLEND – Rehearsal is after school today from 3:30-4:30.

ANY STUDENT – that missed this morning’s AP Psychology meeting for those planning on taking the course next year need to see Mr. C. Cobb today.

GOLFERS – Gaylord Junior Golf is starting soon! Information can be found at www.gaylordjuniorgolf.com.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates: today at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

TRAVERSE CITY YMCA SUMMER JOBS – If you are interested in being a summer camp counselor at the Traverse City YMCA, please contact Thomas Graber at 231-933-9622.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
~~Conan O'Brien

Monday, April 17, 2017


JV SOFTBALL – split with Gaylord last week, winning game one 17-5 and losing game two 5-11.

JV BASEBALL – dropped two games to Gaylord on Thursday, losing 12-3 and 5-2.

THE TENNIS TEAM – played to a 4/4 tie against Traverse City Christian yesterday. Taking points at our first match on our new courts were Riley Morley and Bailey Millikin at singles and McKenzie Nelson / Paula Jimenez and Jazlyn Jamison / Bobbie Jo Benson in doubles. Sara Piehl /Anna Fisher and Mazi Gugin / Britney Weaver both split sets but lost the tie breakers. 

THE GRAYLING VIKING BANDS – will be presenting their final Spring Concert with Mr. Bishop, tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Come to the concert and enjoy the great music!

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – There will be a mandatory meeting in C. Cobb's room (A107) at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  tomorrow at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
~~Thornton Wilder

Thursday, April 13, 2017


PROM – will be hosted on April 29th in Gaylord at the "Sonshine Barn".  Tickets will go on sale starting next week.  

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP PSYCHOLOGY NEXT YEAR – There will be a mandatory meeting in C. Cobb's room (A107) at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 18 at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by Friday.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

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!

HELP WANTED – Jack Millikin, Inc. is looking for a 17-year-old boy, preferably a senior, to work as a mason tender this summer. The ideal candidate would be able to continuing working beyond Labor Day. This is a heavy labor, outdoor position that requires shovel work, trenching, hauling blocks, mixing mortar and pouring concrete. The position is Monday-Friday and hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at the office on North Down River Road or online at www.jackmillikin.com. For more information, call Tossha at 348-8411.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~~ Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


VARSITY SOFTBALL – split the season opener with AuGres on Monday, winning game one 4-1 and losing game two 14-17.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 18 at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by Friday.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

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!

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Concession workers are needed for baseball and softball games. If interested, contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – River House Shelter is in the process of remodeling the old Laundromat by McDonald’s to create a resale shop to help support their programs. On Saturday, April 22, they will need volunteers to help clean out the building. They are also looking for volunteers who can help with the reconstruction of the interior of the building. Anyone interested should contact Sister Jean at 348-6716 or jumlor@charter.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.
~~ David Letterman

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


MORNING BLEND REHEARSAL – will be held from 3-4 p.m. today.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 18 at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by Friday.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

100 MILE CLUB – Grayling Recreation Authority is again providing a motivational incentive to exercise with the 100 Mile Club. Track your miles hiking, biking, kayaking or running from May 1 to October 31. Turn in your results by October 31 to receive a customized t-shirt! Registration is $20, which includes the shirt, or free without the shirt. For more information, contact Hanson Hills at 989-348-9266.

BABYSITTING – A dependable person with driver’s license is needed to watch a 10 and 11-year-old one to three times weekly during the summer. The person needs to be willing to do fun summer activities with them. The pay is $20 per kid per day. Please contact Mindi via text at 989-218-2337 and she will return with a phone call and set up an interview.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Little League is in need of volunteers to ump baseball and softball games. Anyone interested should contact Yvonne Schreiber at 989-745-4949 or ymschreiber06@gmail.com. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Steve Bednar of CASA (Crawford AuSable Soccer Association) needs some volunteers to help move goals and benches at the CASA fields today at 5 p.m. For more info, please call Mr. Bednar at 390-3607. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I have to keep testing myself.
~~ Eartha Kitt

Monday, April 10, 2017


EAGLE SCOUT – is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded over 100 years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. Congratulations to Cody Creel and Shaun O’Connor on achieving their Eagle Scout ranking!

MORNING BLEND REHEARSAL – for tomorrow will be held from 3-4 p.m. instead of 3:30-4:30 as originally scheduled.

GRAYLING EQUESTRIAN TEAM – The 2017 season is coming up soon and so is the deadline for registration. If you're interested in riding or serving as a groom for the riders to make show days easier on them, the help is greatly appreciated and it’s a great time all around. There will be a mandatory meeting today at Kathy Schreiner's house. All riders and interested grooms must attend! For more information, contact Kathy Schreiner at (989)-436-1239 or Hanna Schreiner at (989)-436- 1646.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 18 at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by April 14.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING DRIVER EDUCATION – A segment 1 class will start today from 7-9 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. A segment 2 class will start today from 5-7 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

100 MILE CLUB – Grayling Recreation Authority is again providing a motivational incentive to exercise with the 100 Mile Club. Track your miles hiking, biking, kayaking or running from May 1 to October 31. Turn in your results by October 31 to receive a customized t-shirt! Registration is $20, which includes the shirt, or free without the shirt. For more information, contact Hanson Hills at 989-348-9266.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Steve Bednar of CASA (Crawford AuSable Soccer Association) needs some volunteers to help move goals and benches at the CASA fields on Tuesday at 5 p.m. For more info, please call Mr. Bednar at 390-3607.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Self praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.
~~ John Madden

Friday, April 7, 2017


GRAYLING EQUESTRIAN TEAM – The 2017 season is coming up soon and so is the deadline for registration. If you're interested in riding or serving as a groom for the riders to make show days easier on them, the help is greatly appreciated and it’s a great time all around. There will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, April 10 at Kathy Schreiner's house. All riders and interested grooms must attend! For more information, contact Kathy Schreiner at (989)-436-1239 or Hanna Schreiner at (989)-436- 1646.

100 MILE CLUB – Grayling Recreation Authority is again providing a motivational incentive to exercise with the 100 Mile Club. Track your miles hiking, biking, kayaking or running from May 1 to October 31. Turn in your results by October 31 to receive a customized t-shirt! Registration is $20, which includes the shirt, or free without the shirt. For more information, contact Hanson Hills at 989-348-9266.

SENIORS – Baccalaureate meetings will take place in the office on the following dates:  April 18 at 2:20 p.m.; April 25 at 8:35 a.m.; May 2 at 1:10 p.m.; May 9 at 10:10 a.m.; May 16 at 11:15 p.m.; and May 23 at 7:30 a.m.

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by April 14.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING DRIVER EDUCATION – A segment 1 class will start April 10 from 7-9 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. A segment 2 class will start April 10 from 5-7 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
~~Wade Boggs

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SENIORS – Jostens orders can be picked up from the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

SENIORS – Info forms for the Avalanche’s senior section were sent home with report cards. These forms are due to the Avalanche by April 14.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING DRIVER EDUCATION – A segment 1 class will start April 10 from 7-9 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. A segment 2 class will start April 10 from 5-7 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches today to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party on Saturday. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
~~ Samuel Johnson

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


THE LADY VIKES TENNIS TEAM – traveled to Alpena last night for an indoor scrimmage. Riley Morley played well against an opponent with the most powerful serve she will see all season. Bailey Millikin played to a 5/8 loss in a well played 8 game pro set. Jazlyn Jamison and Kara Sheehan won their first ever high school match. The Vikes host East Jordan at home next Tuesday.

SENIORS – Sign up today to play donkey basketball on May 6. This is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Sign up forms are in the office and the deadline to turn in forms is April 14.

SENIORS – Registration forms for Project Graduation are available in the office. The party starts at 7 p.m. on June 4 and lasts all night long. It is free to all graduating seniors. Registration forms are due by May 17.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TAKING DRIVER EDUCATION – A segment 1 class will start April 10 from 7-9 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. A segment 2 class will start April 10 from 5-7 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

LADY VIKES BASKETBALL – Please check your emails to sign-up for a dish to pass at the banquet. The banquet is Sunday at 5 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Thursday to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party on Saturday. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
~~ Booker T. Washington

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

LADY VIKES BASKETBALL – Please check your emails to sign-up for a dish to pass at the banquet. The banquet is Sunday at 5 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on Thursday to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Main Street needs volunteers! Call or text Heather at 989-889-4560 to find an opportunity to serve, or to add your name to their call list as opportunities become available!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party on Saturday. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’ve learned that you can’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
~~Maya Angelou

Thursday, March 23, 2017

DVDS – for "Beauty and the Beast" are available. You can pick up an order form in the office.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on April 6 to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up last week can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
~~ Robert Orben

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

THE BASEBALL PROGRAM – is hosting its annual wing ding dinner at the Gray Rock tonight from 4:30-8:00. Tickets are $8 per person and carry out is available.

VARSITY TENNIS PRACTICE – will be at the middle school gym from 3:30 to 5:00 today.

DVDS – for "Beauty and the Beast" are available. You can pick up an order form in the office.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on April 6 to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY – MSU is hosting Media Summer Camps where students will have the opportunity to study video game design and development, #D animation, digital cinema, and programming with Minecraft. They also have an all-girls technology camp. For information on these, stop by the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up last week can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO SPENCER WHITE! – This morning Spencer signed a national letter of intent to attend Concordia University on a basketball and academic scholarship.

GHS FORENSICS – earned 2nd place on Saturday at the Gaylord High School Invitational. A special congratulation goes to Anna Fisher who earned 1st place in Impromptu speaking and earned perfect scores in all rounds.

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics team for earning a spot at the State Forensics Competition next month. Kennedi Smades earned a 5th in Broadcasting, Anna Fisher earned a 3rd in Impromptu and Parker Learman earned a 2nd in Impromptu. 

VARSITY TENNIS – Today's practice will be at the middle school gym from 3:30 to 5:30.

THE BASEBALL PROGRAM – is hosting its annual wing ding dinner at the Gray Rock on Wednesday from 4:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person and carry out is available.

DVDS – for "Beauty and the Beast" are available. You can pick up an order form in the office.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on April 6 to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

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

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY – MSU is hosting Media Summer Camps where students will have the opportunity to study video game design and development, #D animation, digital cinema, and programming with Minecraft. They also have an all-girls technology camp. For information on these, stop by the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up last week can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash tomorrow. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
~~ Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, March 20, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS – to the following students who earned a first division rating at State Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday: Saxophone Quartet: David Comer III, Jordan Bondar, Jocelyn Brown, Joseph Dell; Flute Trio: Zora Binert, Mikalah Silk, Michael Metiva; Clarinet Trio: Mollie Binert, Kaitlin Bennett, Kara Sheehan; Trumpet Solo: Gage Davis; Clarinet/Alto Saxophone Duet: Kaitlin Bennett, David Comer III; Trumpet Solo: Madison Iwinski; Flute Solo: Madison Hehir; Percussion Ensemble: Connor Beard, Tyler Zaiger, Benjamin Robins, Ellie Carr, Blane Johnston, Alex Alma, Erik Rohde, Liberty Jones, Madison Jones; Marimba Solo: Tyler Zaiger. The following students earned a second division rating: Clarinet Solo: Mollie Binert, Baritone Solo: Dylan Messenheimer. Also participating at State Solo and Ensemble were clarinet soloists Kara Sheehan and Lea Hilliker.

IT’S TIP NIGHT – Come out and support girls soccer tonight at Pizza Hut from 4:30-8 p.m. All tips will go to the soccer team.

VARSITY TENNIS – Today's practice will be on the high school courts right after school. 

THE BASEBALL PROGRAM – is hosting its annual wing ding dinner at the Gray Rock on Wednesday from 4:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person and carry out is available.

FRESHMEN – Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunches on April 6 to distribute class rings.  Your balance must be paid prior to picking up your ring.

MORNING BLEND – will begin Wednesday, March 22 at 7 a.m.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY – MSU is hosting Media Summer Camps where students will have the opportunity to study video game design and development, #D animation, digital cinema, and programming with Minecraft. They also have an all-girls technology camp. For information on these, stop by the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens orders that were not picked up last week can be picked up from Mrs. Shepherd in the main office. Payment can be made with money order, cash or by calling the Jostens office with a credit/debit card. Caps and gowns will be distributed on May 23.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – is hosting Laker Experience Days on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 7. These visitation days provide an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet representatives from academic departments and student services to ask questions and a walking tour of campus is also available. Register for a campus visit at www.gvsu.edu/visit or by calling 800-748-0246.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash on Wednesday, March 22. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Sriracha or sweet and sour chicken, rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.
~~ Henrik Ibsen


Thursday, March 16, 2017

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches today to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

SENIORS – Check your scholarship applications! Most of them deadline tomorrow. Make sure you get them in the mail or return them to the counseling office as stated on each application.

MORNING BLEND – will begin Wednesday, March 22 at 7 a.m.

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING – new and fun to do this weekend? Come out and root for your Grayling High School RoboVikes at Gaylord High School!  Competition is scheduled for Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  With 40 teams from all over Michigan vying for a spot to States, competition is expected to be intense. We hope to see Viking Pride well represented.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – is hosting Laker Experience Days on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 7. These visitation days provide an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet representatives from academic departments and student services to ask questions and a walking tour of campus is also available. Register for a campus visit at www.gvsu.edu/visit or by calling 800-748-0246.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash on Wednesday, March 22. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pulled BBQ chicken, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
~~ Lou Holtz

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics team for earning 1st place at the Manistee
Invitational on March 11. Special congratulations to Kennedi Smades for earning 5th place in Broadcasting and Anna Fisher for earning 2nd place in Impromptu. 

TROY SUMMERS – broke the single season rebounding record on Monday. Troy accumulated 380 rebounds this season and broke the old record set in 1957 by Bob Strong [375 rebounds].

MRS. SWOPE’S 3RD HOUR ENGLISH 12B CLASS – will now have B lunch for the remainder of the trimester.

COME SUPPORT YOUR GHS ROBOTICS TEAM, THE ROBOVIKES! – They are hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner tonight at McDonald's Grayling. Tickets are $5/individual or $20/family up to 6 people. Dinner includes pancakes, sausages and a drink. The 2017 SteamWorks Robot will be on display. 

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches tomorrow to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY – is hosting Laker Experience Days on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 7. These visitation days provide an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to meet representatives from academic departments and student services to ask questions and a walking tour of campus is also available. Register for a campus visit at www.gvsu.edu/visit or by calling 800-748-0246.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash on Wednesday, March 22. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Tony’s cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
~~ Ellen DeGeneres

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THE VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL SEASON – came to a close last night with a 74-69 loss to the Gladstone Braves. It was a tough back and forth game played at Sault Ste. Marie High School. A special "thank you" goes out to Viking Nation for your support throughout the year. We greatly appreciate the support from our community.   #WeWork   #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

MORNING BLEND – will not be meeting tomorrow. Please watch for an announcement concerning Friday.

ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP US HISTORY NEXT YEAR - should see Mr. Book once the scheduling process begins, after exams are complete. There is an introductory activity that must be completed that will help you determine if the class is something that you are interested in taking.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash on Wednesday, March 22. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
~~ Albert Einstein

Monday, March 13, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DISTRICT CHAMPS! – Varsity boys basketball defeated Kingsley 63-47 to win the district championship Friday night. The team begins regional play against Gladstone tonight in Sault Ste. Marie at 6:00. Go Vikes!

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

BOYS GOLF – will be meeting in the Viking room after school today from 3-4:30. Coach Johnston will be running the meeting and handing out practice schedules.

ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP US HISTORY NEXT YEAR - should see Mr. Book once the scheduling process begins, after exams are complete. There is an introductory activity that must be completed that will help you determine if the class is something that you are interested in taking.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Grayling Elementary student council is sponsoring a Spring Break Beach Bash on Wednesday, March 22. They need high school students to help supervise elementary students and run games from 3:00-5:30. Please email Mr. Brandt (dbrandt@casdk12.net) or Mrs. Leslie (kleslie@casdk12.net) at the elementary school if you can help out.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.
~~ Augustus Hare

Friday, March 10, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICTS – Last night the Vikes defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 51-48.  Viking Nation was a difference-maker down the stretch. Thank you! The Vikings will play in the district championship game tonight in Kingsley at 6 p.m.   #WeWork  #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP US HISTORY NEXT YEAR - should see Mr. Book once the scheduling process begins, after exams are complete. There is an introductory activity that must be completed that will help you determine if the class is something that you are interested in taking.

JUNIORS – Thinking about colleges? Michigan State University has a unique college within the university, James Madison College for public and international affairs.  They are hosting Junior Visit Days on Wednesday, March 15, Friday, March 24 and Friday, April 14. For more information and registration, see www.jmc.msu.edu/visit. Space is limited so register soon.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’m a suck-it-up-and-move-on kind of person. Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.
~~ Carrie Underwood

Thursday, March 9, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICTS – Tonight's game at Sault Ste. Marie will start at 5:30 p.m. We appreciate the support of Viking Nation. Go Vikes!  #We Work

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – invite you to "Be Our Guest" for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m., and Sunday March 19 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now at Tip’n The Mitten for $10 adult and $5 student/senior citizen.  Your second trimester GVR card will get you in for free, but you must show your card for admittance.  

ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP US HISTORY NEXT YEAR - should see Mr. Book once the scheduling process begins, after exams are complete. There is an introductory activity that must be completed that will help you determine if the class is something that you are interested in taking.

JUNIORS – Thinking about colleges? Michigan State University has a unique college within the university, James Madison College for public and international affairs.  They are hosting Junior Visit Days on Wednesday, March 15, Friday, March 24 and Friday, April 14. For more information and registration, see www.jmc.msu.edu/visit. Space is limited so register soon.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.
~~ Juliette Binoche

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ALL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS INTERESTED IN TAKING AP US HISTORY NEXT YEAR - should see Mr. Book once the scheduling process begins, after exams are complete. There is an introductory activity that must be completed that will help you determine if the class is something that you are interested in taking.

JUNIORS – Thinking about colleges? Michigan State University has a unique college within the university, James Madison College for public and international affairs.  They are hosting Junior Visit Days on Wednesday, March 15, Friday, March 24 and Friday, April 14. For more information and registration, see www.jmc.msu.edu/visit. Space is limited so register soon.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS – to the GHS Forensics team for placing 2nd at the Alma Invitational.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – opened district play last night with a 64-44 win over Kalkaska. Viking Nation - We appreciate your support and you had our back all game long. Thank you.  #WeWork.  #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork

FOUND PHONE – A local woman found a phone in a snow bank near her driveway and she thinks it belongs to a GHS student. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy in a pink case and it has a cracked screen. The phone is in the main office. If you know the passcode, you can have it back.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is Friday, March 10 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.
~~ Willard Scott

Monday, March 6, 2017

AP STUDENTS – Today is the deadline to order AP tests. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

GRAYLING BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM AND VIKING NATION -  will travel to Kalkaska the first Round of The district tournament.  Game time is 6:00 p.m.      

 #WeWork   # TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork   #BringTheStorm

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is March 10 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~~ Helen Keller

Friday, March 3, 2017

AP STUDENTS – Monday is the deadline to order AP tests. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Youth Wrestling team needs at least 12 volunteers to help at their tournament at GHS tomorrow. For more information or to volunteer, call Coach Duncan at 390-9811.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
~~ Oscar Wilde

Thursday, March 1, 2017

AP STUDENTS – Monday is the deadline to order AP tests. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

WOMEN IN COMPUTING VISIT DAY AT MTU – Michigan Technological University is offering junior girls the opportunity to spend an entire day on campus exploring the power of computing. You can program a virtual reality scene, build a working heart rate monitor, make your own hologram and control a robot. Hear from current students and discover more about their degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering. This event will take place on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and registration is open through March 26. For more information and to register, go to http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/computing/.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
~~ Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – battled from behind to beat Roscommon 56-50 last night. The Vikes were down 37-22 in the third quarter and we outscored Rosco 34-13 to end the game. Viking Nation - you rocked the house again!  #WeWork, #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork

AP STUDENTS – Monday is the deadline to order AP tests. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

WOMEN IN COMPUTING VISIT DAY AT MTU – Michigan Technological University is offering junior girls the opportunity to spend an entire day on campus exploring the power of computing. You can program a virtual reality scene, build a working heart rate monitor, make your own hologram and control a robot. Hear from current students and discover more about their degree programs in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering. This event will take place on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and registration is open through March 26. For more information and to register, go to http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/computing/.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Seniors interested in earning money by officiating high school sports next year should contact Mr. Nitchman for more info and free registration!

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.
~~ Justin Bieber

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACOB MACFALDA – for placing 37th at the state ski finals yesterday.

LAST NIGHT IN EAST JORDAN – varsity boys basketball topped the Red Devils 67-43. It was a solid effort by our guys last night. The Vikings finished second in the LMC and have an overall record of 14-5. The Vikes and Viking Nation invade Roscommon tonight. 

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place tomorrow at 9:10 a.m. In order to attend, you must fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/S78LgPExbPVOaQAu1. Meeting locations will be announced shortly.

CONGRATS TO ELLIE CARR – Ellie won the $500 gift card to Ebel's in the Lady Vikes Basketball Raffle. Thanks to all those who participated and supported our girls!

AP STUDENTS – Monday is the deadline to order AP tests. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Seniors interested in earning money by officiating high school sports next year should contact Mr. Nitchman for more info and free registration!

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.
~~ Mario Andretti

Monday, February 27, 2017

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – won their Snowgoing game 65-42 against Kalkaska Friday night. Viking Nation - you rocked the house! Thank you for your support!

SNOWGOING FINALE – Lip sync results: 4th = sophomores, 3rd = freshmen, 2nd = seniors, 1st = juniors. At halftime of the Snowgoing game, the seniors were awarded the Spirit Belt. Easton Farrell and Madi Jones were crowned Snowgoing King and Queen.

SPRING SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. In order to attend, you must fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/S78LgPExbPVOaQAu1. Meeting locations will be announced shortly.

AP STUDENTS – The deadline to order AP tests is March 6. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Seniors interested in earning money by officiating high school sports next year should contact Mr. Nitchman for more info and free registration!

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club is in need of 4-5 people to help out at their annual Easter party. Help is needed with the Easter Bunny, egg dying, serving food, etc. Volunteers must be at the Eagles Club at 9 a.m. on April 8. For more information, call the club at 348-5287. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
~~ Winston Churchill

Friday, February 24, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Yesterday’s results in the Pantry Blitz (Thursday): 4th = sophomores; 3rd = seniors; 2nd = juniors; 1st = freshmen. Yesterday’s dress: 4th = juniors; 3rd = freshmen; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = seniors. Games: 3rd place tie = 9th and 12th; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = juniors. Overall standings: 4th = juniors with 294 points; 3rd = sophomores with 300.75 points; 2nd = freshmen with 330.75 points; 1st = seniors with 348.75 points.

JV BOYS BASKETBALL – lost a hard-fought game to Kalkaska 49-67. Mitchell Kuziel had 23 points, Connor Brill added 8 points, and Cam Sova scored 5 points.

GOOD LUCK – to the GHS Band as they travel to Elk Rapids for their District Band Festival evaluations. They will perform for an audience and three adjudicators on music they have been working on in class, and then read a completely new piece of music. The fun starts at Elk Rapids at 8:55 a.m., in the auditorium. Come over and support your Band Team!

AP STUDENTS – The deadline to order AP tests is March 6. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

SOFTBALL CANCELED – There will be no open gym for softball on Sunday, February 26.

SPORTS OFFICIALS – Seniors interested in earning money by officiating high school sports next year should contact Mr. Nitchman for more info and free registration!

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale today during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

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

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Wednesday’s results are in! Viking Pantry Competition: 4th = seniors; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = freshmen; 1st = juniors. Daily Dress Competition: 4th = seniors; 3rd = juniors; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = freshmen. Showcase Competition: 4th = juniors; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = freshmen; 1st = seniors. Overall standings: 4th = juniors with 227 points; 3rd = sophomores with 235.75 points; 2nd = freshmen with 262.75 points; 1st = seniors with 280.75 points. Tomorrow’s dress is class theme or green and white.

AP STUDENTS – The deadline to order AP tests is March 6. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale this week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
~~ Wayne Dyer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Tuesday's results for the Viking Pantry Blitz Competition: 4th place = juniors; 3rd place = freshmen; 2nd place = seniors; 1st place = sophomores. Tuesday’s dress competition: 4th place = freshmen; 3rd place = sophomores; 2nd place = juniors; 1st place = seniors! Overall standings: 4th place = juniors with 85 points; 3rd place = sophomores with 95 points; 2nd place = freshmen with 100 points; 1st place = seniors with 125 points!

CONGRATULATIONS – to Jacob Macfalda for making LMC Ski Team Honorable Mention All-Conference. Jacob will compete in the state finals on Monday at Boyne Highlands. 

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – lost to TCSF 60-57 last night. Our guys were resilient and played with a lot of grit. The team is very, very appreciative of Viking Nation for your support last night!

AP STUDENTS – The deadline to order AP tests is March 6. Submit orders and a $15-per-test deposit to Mrs. Bonamie in the counseling office.

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale this week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?
~~ Drew Barrymore

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Thursday's results for the Viking Pantry Blitz Competition: 4th place = juniors; 3rd place = seniors; 2nd place = freshmen; 1st - sophomores. Overall standings: 3rd place = tie between the sophomores & juniors with 55 points; 2nd place = freshmen with 75 points; 1st place = seniors with 80 points! Tomorrow’s dress theme is blackout.

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale this week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Wednesday’s results for the Viking Pantry Blitz Competition: 4th place = sophomores; 3rd place = freshmen; 2nd place = juniors; 1st place = seniors. Overall standings: 4th place = sophomores with 30 points; 2nd place = tie between the juniors and freshmen with 55 points; 1st place = seniors with 65 points. Your donations to the Viking Pantry help your class and your peers. Please bring your donations to your class showcase before school each morning.

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale next week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

PISTONS TICKETS AND SPEC BUS – Remember to pick up your new Pistons tickets from Mrs. Tobin in the front office. Your ticket is good for next Sunday's Lady Vikes game vs. Houghton Lake at the Palace, as well as the Pistons game on March 19. If you plan on attending the Lady Vikes game, please let Mrs. Tobin know so that we can arrange for transportation.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
~~ John McEnroe

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SNOWGOING UPDATE – Tuesday's pantry collection: 3rd place was a tie between the seniors and sophomores; 2nd place = freshmen; 1st place = juniors. Overall standings: 4th place = sophomores with 30 points; 3rd place = juniors with 35 points; tie for 1st place - seniors and freshmen with 40 points!

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – defeated Harbor Springs 67-55 last night, improving their record to 12-3 with the win. Thank you to Viking Nation for your continued support of our guys.

LADY VIKES VARSITY BASKETBALL – dropped a close one to Harbor Springs 45-38 last night. Playing shorthanded, the girls gave their best effort of the year. Mallory Hatfield led the team with 14 points and three rebounds, while Natalie Amy had 12 points, four steals and three boards. The ladies head to Elk Rapids on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

LINK GROUP – will meet today from 3:00-3:45 for a game time in the main office conference room. Snacks will be provided. Please make arrangements to be picked up no later than 3:45. Email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

GRIEF GROUP – will meet tomorrow during Academic Center time in the Comfort Crib. Anyone who has experienced the death or loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  Please make arrangements ahead of time with your assigned teacher. Email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale next week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will meet tomorrow.

PISTONS TICKETS AND SPEC BUS – Remember to pick up your new Pistons tickets from Mrs. Tobin in the front office. Your ticket is good for next Sunday's Lady Vikes game vs. Houghton Lake at the Palace, as well as the Pistons game on March 19. If you plan on attending the Lady Vikes game, please let Mrs. Tobin know so that we can arrange for transportation.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Tony’s cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
~~Dalai Lama

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACOB MACFALDA – for qualifying for the state finals in skiing! Overall, the boys finished 5th and the girls finished 8th. 

AND THE RACE FOR THE SNOWGOING SPIRIT BELT IS ON! – Competition started yesterday with the Viking Pantry Blitz. Results: 4th place = juniors (10 points); 3rd place = sophomores (15 points); 2nd place = freshmen (20 points); 1st place = seniors (25 points). The Viking Pantry Blitz competition will take place through Thursday this week and Tuesday through Friday next week. Help your class by bringing in needed pantry items. See the attachment to know what is needed.

LINK GROUP – will meet on tomorrow from 3:00-3:45 for a game time in the main office conference room. Snacks will be provided. Please make arrangements to be picked up no later than 3:45. Email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

GRIEF GROUP – will meet on Thursday during Academic Center time in the Comfort Crib. Anyone who has experienced the death or loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  Please make arrangements ahead of time with your assigned teacher. Email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

THE THEME – for tonight’s boys’ basketball games is Hawaiian/beach.

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale next week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will meet Tuesday and Thursday this week.

PISTONS TICKETS AND SPEC BUS – Remember to pick up your new Pistons tickets from Mrs. Tobin in the front office. Your ticket is good for next Sunday's Lady Vikes game vs. Houghton Lake at the Palace, as well as the Pistons game on March 19. If you plan on attending the Lady Vikes game, please let Mrs. Tobin know so that we can arrange for transportation.

SENIORS – Jostens will be here during lunches on Thursday, March 16, to deliver graduation items. Payment can be made by cash or money order, or by calling the Jostens office with credit card information. Personal checks are not accepted.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
~~ Judy Garland

Monday, February 13, 2017

DISTRICT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EVALUATIONS – The following students earned a first division rating on Saturday. Each of these events qualified for State Solo and Ensemble Instrumental Music Evaluations, to be held on March 18. Saxophone Quartet: David Comer III, Jordan Bondar, Jocelyn Brown, Joseph Dell; Clarinet Solo: Lea Hilliker; Clarinet Solo: Kara Sheehan; Flute Trio: Zora Binert, Mikalah Silk, Michael Metiva; Baritone Solo: Dylan Messenheimer; Clarinet Trio: Mollie Binert, Kaitlin Bennett, Kara Sheehan; Trumpet Solo: Gage Davis; Clarinet/Alto Saxophone Duet: Kaitlin Bennett, David Comer; Trumpet Solo: Madison Iwinski; Flute Solo: Madison Hehir; Percussion Ensemble: Connor Beard, Tyler Zaiger, Benjamin Robins, Ellie Carr, Blane Johnston, Alex Alma, Erik Rhode, Liberty Jones, Madison Jones; Clarinet Solo: Mollie Binert; Marimba Solo: Tyler Zaiger. The following students earned a second division rating: Marimba Solo: Connor Beard; Bass Clarinet/Bassoon Duet: Shaun O’Connor, Britney Weaver; Clarinet Trio: Lea Hilliker, Hailey Haberland, Makenna VanAmburg; Saxophone Duet: Darlene Surofchek, Michael Roe; Flute Solo: Mikalah Silk; Flute Duet: Zora Binert, Michael Metiva.

FOUR WRESTLERS – qualified for the individual regional next weekend by placing in the top four at the individual district on Saturday. Andrew Hopkins and Logan Joseph were 4th. Max Halstead and Reece Ferrigan were 3rd.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CAM SUMMERS! – Cam was selected to play in the East vs West Football All-Star Game. Cam will be the first player in Grayling History to play in this game.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSIE TRUDGEON – on creating the winning design for the Snowgoing dance ticket. Stop by room A111 to see Mrs. Anderson for your two free tickets!

TICKETS TO THE SNOWGOING DANCE – will be on sale next week during both lunches. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The galaxy-themed dance is Saturday, February 25 from 8-11 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will meet Tuesday and Thursday this week.

LIPSYNC – is a great tradition at GHS which requires a lot of participation and time. We would love to continue the tradition, but we need participants. Please come to practices before and after school. Check with your advisors if you have questions.

PISTONS TICKETS AND SPEC BUS – Remember to pick up your new Pistons tickets from Mrs. Tobin in the front office. Your ticket is good for next Sunday's Lady Vikes game vs. Houghton Lake at the Palace, as well as the Pistons game on March 19. If you plan on attending the Lady Vikes game, please let Mrs. Tobin know so that we can arrange for transportation.

THE GRAYLING PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY – is having its monthly meeting tonight at 7:00 at Grayling Middle School in Room 111. The meeting will consist of a competition among club members. The subject is MACRO/close-up photography. Students and adults are welcome to attend.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
~~ George S. Patton

Friday, February 10, 2017

LIPSYNC – is a great tradition at GHS which requires a lot of participation and time. We would love to continue the tradition, but we need participants. Please come to practices before and after school. Check with your advisors if you have questions.

PISTONS TICKETS AND SPEC BUS – Remember to pick up your new Pistons tickets from Mrs. Tobin in the front office. Your ticket is good for next Sunday's Lady Vikes game vs. Houghton Lake at the Palace, as well as the Pistons game on March 19. If you plan on attending the Lady Vikes game, please let Mrs. Tobin know so that we can arrange for transportation.

DISTRICT WRESTLING HELP – Community service hours are available for those who score matches on an iPad at District Wrestling at GHS on Saturday. See Mr. Nitchman for more details.

THE GRAYLING PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY – is having their monthly meeting on Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at Grayling Middle School in Room 111. The meeting will consist of a competition among the club members. The subject is MACRO/Close-Up Photography. Students as well as adults are welcome to attend.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

SENIORS – Please submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
~~ Og Mandino

Thursday, February 9, 2017

THE WRESTLERS – beat Boyne City 48-30 and lost to Gladstone 45-30 in team districts. Winning two matches were Andrew Hopkins, Max Halstead, Parker Dole, Reece Ferrigan and Zach Kelly.  Winning one match were Nick Green, Cole Hibbard, Gabe Ervin, Logan Joseph and Tyler Withers.

DISTRICT WRESTLING HELP – Community service hours are available for those who score matches on an iPad at District Wrestling at GHS on Saturday. See Mr. Nitchman for more details.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

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.

SENIORS – Please submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

SENIOR ABSENCE POLICY – Seniors with more than two NC starting winter trimester and thereafter due to attendance, will not participate in commencement exercises.

DO NOT SHARE LOCKERS – All students should be using their assigned lockers. If you allow another student to use your locker, whatever they put in it is your responsibility. Are you willing to pay the price for someone else’s wrongdoing?

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
~~Carol Burnett

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – topped the Boyne City Ramblers 76-68 last night. Thank you to the Viking Nation for venturing out in bad weather to support our guys! We appreciate your support.

DISTRICT WRESTLING HELP – Community service hours are available for those who score matches on an iPad at District Wrestling at GHS on Saturday. See Mr. Nitchman for more details.

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
~~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SKI TEAM – competed at the Crystal Invitational on Friday with Nicole Oppermann, CeCe Cvitkovich, and Jacob Macfalda earning medals. The girls’ team finished 3rd overall. 

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Students planning on attending Northwestern Michigan College might want to apply for the W.R. Angell or Peta Williams Memorial scholarships. Scholarships worth $2,000.00 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. The deadline is April 5.

COLLEGE NEWS – Grand Valley State University has announced a new program, in the area of cyber security.  For more information, visit http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2017/new-program-lab-prepares-students-for-cybersecurity-careers-9798.htm.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school tonight from 4:00-6:00. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
~~ Garth Brooks

Monday, February 6, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – won 72-71 in OT on a buzzer-beater shot by Spencer White.    Buddha hit three free throws in regulation with two seconds left to send the game into OT. It was a great team effort.  #WeWork

CONGRATS TO TROY SUMMERS! – Troy broke the GHS career rebounding mark on Friday with 686 career boards.  The previous mark, set by Gerry St. Germain, lasted for 48 years.

THE WRESTLING TEAM – won their 5th straight conference championship Saturday by winning the conference tournament. First team All-Conference are Andrew Hopkins, Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Reece Ferrigan and Zach Kelly. Second team All-Conference are Eli Bindschatel and Logan Joseph.

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class starts tonight. It runs from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and 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 worth $2,000.00 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. The deadline is April 5.

COLLEGE NEWS – Grand Valley State University has announced a new program, in the area of cyber security.  For more information, visit http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2017/new-program-lab-prepares-students-for-cybersecurity-careers-9798.htm.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS – Registration is now open for MTU’s 2017 summer youth programs. Students currently in grades 6-11 are invited to participate in more than 50 explorations on the Michigan Tech campus ranging from STEM to business. Discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom, and field experiences while living in the residence halls with other crazy smart students! Competitive scholarship programs are also available. Learn more about the summer youth programs and see the full list of courses, program dates, application deadlines, and more at http://www.syp.mtu.edu.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
~~ Tom Brokaw

Friday, February 3, 2017

EVERY DRIVER – needs to have a parking pass to be parked in our parking lot. We will be removing driving privileges for any student without a parking pass starting on Friday. If you do not have a parking pass, they are FREE in the office.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – March 18 at 10 a.m. at the West Branch Rec Center. The cost is $50 per team ($10 per person). Call Becky Yuncker at 989-275-7145 for more information.

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start Monday from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school next Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
~~ Horace Greeley

Thursday, February 2, 2017

EVERY DRIVER – needs to have a parking pass to be parked in our parking lot. We will be removing driving privileges for any student without a parking pass starting on Friday. If you do not have a parking pass, they are FREE in the office.

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE – If you want to make an appointment with your counselor, there is now an online resource for you to do so. The link can be found here for Mrs. Thompson: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIVW9xsDZTNsNAlnYhmioscJqyAMSUmsCEBjKUN2H5ifJLew/viewform?c=0&w=1, or here, http://www.casdk12.net/schools/grayling-high-school/counseling/counselor-request-form---allen/ for Mrs. Allen.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – March 18 at 10 a.m. at the West Branch Rec Center. The cost is $50 per team ($10 per person). Call Becky Yuncker at 989-275-7145 for more information.

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start Monday from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school next Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
~~ Ayn Rand

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated the Houghton Lake Bobcats 61-27 last night. #WeWork

EVERY DRIVER – needs to have a parking pass to be parked in our parking lot. We will be removing driving privileges for any student without a parking pass starting on Friday. If you do not have a parking pass, they are FREE in the office.

FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE – If you want to make an appointment with your counselor, there is now an online resource for you to do so. The link can be found here for Mrs. Thompson: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIVW9xsDZTNsNAlnYhmioscJqyAMSUmsCEBjKUN2H5ifJLew/viewform?c=0&w=1, or here, http://www.casdk12.net/schools/grayling-high-school/counseling/counselor-request-form---allen/ for Mrs. Allen.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT – March 18 at 10 a.m. at the West Branch Rec Center. The cost is $50 per team ($10 per person). Call Becky Yuncker at 989-275-7145 for more information.

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school next Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
~~ Langston Hughes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated Ogemaw Heights 73-44 last night. Coach Moffit loved the teamwork at both ends of the court. Thank you Viking Nation for your support! The Vikes welcome the Houghton Lake Bobcats tonight.

GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING VOLLEYBALL – Come to Mr. Zigila’s room (B205) for a meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot make the meeting, please stop by after school and pick up information.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Four to six volunteers are needed to assist with the Science Night Out Dinner at the elementary school next Tuesday. Help is needed serving food, collecting money and cleaning up. Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
~~ Jackie Robinson

Monday, January 30, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS – to the choir students who participated in MSVMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival yesterday in Traverse City. All 18 students who performed will be advancing to MSVMA STATE Solo & Ensemble which takes place in April. Morning Blend: Alex Alma, Olivia VanDeVen, Callie Nees, Chantel Maczorowski, Kaitlin Bennett, Delaney Linderer, Eleanor Pooley, Alyssa Cobb, Michael Metiva, Noah Shambarger, Dan Elliott, Seth Patterson and Easton Farrell. Soloists: Lyric Leas, Alyssa Cobb, Shylee Holliday, Roger Walsh, Kamren Hall and David Bodkins. Duet: Alyssa Cobb, Kaitlin Bennett.  

THE WRESTLERS – were in Gaylord for the Northern Michigan Championships last weekend and took 8th out of 29 teams. On Saturday, Reece Ferrigan and Max Halstead took 2nd,Tyler Withers was 3rd, and Logan Joseph and Zach Kelly took 6th. In Friday night’s tournament, Justin Bodkins and Felipe Escalante took 2nd and Gabe Ervin took 3rd.

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – beat Ogemaw Heights 33-25 last Tuesday. Leading scorers were Emma Mertes with 10 points, Vanessa Nielson with 9 points and Isabel Duba with 8 points. On Thursday, the girls lost a close game to Traverse City West, 35-34. Leading the team were Emma Mertes with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 steals and Vanessa Nielson with 7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist.

VIKING BOYS BASKETBALL – hosts the Ogemaw Heights Falcons tonight. The JV game starts at 5:30 followed by varsity at 7:00. The Varsity boys defeated Kalkaska Friday night.

GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING VOLLEYBALL – Come to Mr. Zigila’s room (B205) for a meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot make the meeting, please stop by after school and pick up information.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
~~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, January 27, 2017

GIRLS- interested in playing volleyball, come to Mr. Zigila’s room B205 for a meeting on Wednesday Feb 1st at 7:30 a.m. If you cannot make the meeting, please stop by after school and pick up information.

SKI TEAM - Competed in the LMC at Schuss yesterday with Nicole Oppermann taking 9th in Slalom, Brienna Shear 12th in G.S., Jacob Macfalda led the boys with 9th in G.S. and 6th in Slalom.

$500 GIFT CARD TO EBEL'S – Lady Vikes Basketball players are conducting a raffle, with one lucky person walking away with a $500 gift card to Ebel's General Store. Tickets are $5 and can be bought from any basketball player or coach. Drawing is February 24!


ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.


DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. ~~ Mary Tyler Moore

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ON BEHALF – of the Lake Michigan Conference Band Director Alliance, Mr. Bishop would to like to thank everyone for being such a great audience for the band students that performed as part of the LMC 4th Annual High School Honors Band. In the four years of this event, there has been a commitment to perform the fight song of the host school to conclude the performance.  By far, the student body responded the best with the most enthusiasm, right from the first note of the fight song.  Standing up, clapping to a steady beat, singing the words to the fight song, and the almighty fist pump in the middle of the tune provided for an electric conclusion to the band performance. BTW, your principal, Miss Boughner, is the only administrator, from the eight schools representing the LMC, to attend all four years of performances! Thank you for your support!

GRAYLING WRESTLERS – defeated TCSF 72-6 and Gaylord 60-10 last night. Double winners were Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Caleb Preston, Tim Burr, Parker Dole, Logan Joseph, Eli Bindschatel, Reece Ferrigan, Tyler Withers and Zach Kelly. Winning one match were Andrew Hopkins and Nick Green.

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – lost a hard-fought contest vs TCSF on Tuesday night. Thank you to the Viking Nation—the atmosphere was electrifying!

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 


COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman in Mobile Estates is looking for someone to shovel throughout the winter and do yard work such as raking and mowing come spring. If interested, call Dawn at 344-8964.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
~~ Ellen DeGeneres

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF NHS – We will have a mandatory meeting in Mr. Lackenbucher's room tomorrow at 7:40 a.m. Bring your iPads.

FRESHMEN – The time has come to order your Jostens class ring. Jostens will be here during lunches today to collect orders. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

SENIORS – Looking for scholarships? Try following @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They post new scholarships every day.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
~~ Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

THE FRESHMAN GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAM – bounced back after a tough first loss of the season on Tuesday, falling to Petoskey 28-27, with a win over Charlton Heston Academy on Friday, 41-9. In Tuesday's game, Vanessa Neilson lead the team with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Emma Mertes contributed 6 points and 11 rebounds. Friday's game was a tremendous display of team basketball where every girl on the team made a substantial contribution. Those scoring on the night included Vanessa Nielson with 12 points, Emma Mertes had 8, Jordyn Schwartz with 6, Isabel Duba scored 5, Hannah Childers and Louise Bedwell added 4 each, and Eleanor Pooley had 2. MaKenzie Helsel had a tremendous defensive effort, leading the team with 5 steals.

THE THEME FOR TONIGHT’S BASKETBALL GAMES – is green and white. The varsity girls and boys will take on TCSF starting at 5:30.

LINK GROUP MEETING – Today during A and B lunch in the main office conference room.  Please bring your own lunch and something to drink! Dessert will be provided.
 

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT? – The stress management group can help! Students with A lunch meet on Mondays and students with B lunch meet on Wednesdays. The group meets in the comfort crib during lunch, so bring your lunch with you.


ATTENTION MEMBERS OF NHS – We will have a mandatory meeting in Mr. Lackenbucher's room on Thursday at 7:40 a.m. Bring your iPads.

FRESHMEN – The time has come to order your Jostens class ring. Jostens will be here during lunches tomorrow to collect orders. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

AP STUDENTS – Our next AP Society meeting will take place today during A and B lunches in Mr. Lackenbucher's and Mr. Book's rooms.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

SENIORS – Looking for scholarships? Try following @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They post new scholarships every day.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
~~ Lord Byron

Monday, January 23, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated Elk Rapids 74-70 in an intense overtime game on Friday. Thank you to our student body, the atmosphere was incredible!

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF NHS - We will have a mandatory meeting in Mr. Lackenbucher's room this Thursday, January 26 at 7:40 AM. Bring your iPads.

FRESHMEN – The time has come to order your Jostens class ring. Jostens will be here during lunches on Wednesday to collect orders. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

AP STUDENTS – Our next AP Society meeting will take place tomorrow during A and B lunches in Mr. Lackenbucher's and Mr. Book's rooms. There will be a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition for prizes, hot chocolate, and a cookie potluck. Please attend and bring some cookies to pass.

STUDENTS CURRENTLY TAKING SEGMENT 2 – Today is our make-up day, from 4:30-6:30.  Please see Mr. Gantner in room B207 if you have questions or email him at jgantner@casdk12.net.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

SENIORS – Looking for scholarships? Try following @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They post new scholarships every day.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: sweet and sour chicken with rice, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When I was pregnant, I was so huge and people on the bus would get up for me. That made me feel so precious and valued and valuable. I try to treat everyone like they’re pregnant.
~~ Mariska Hargitay

Friday, January 20, 2017

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE – that the Mackinac Center has listed Grayling High School in the top 20 public and charter schools in Michigan. We are listed #14.  We are #3 for public schools run by a District!  http://infogr.am/0b5bdee2-9e07-47ee-8a8f-dc90703ea82e  Students, your hard work is recognized across the state!  Congratulations! As a form of recognition, today is Grayling Pride Day. 

AP STUDENTS – Our next AP Society meeting will take place on Tuesday during A and B lunches in Mr. Lackenbucher's and Mr. Book's rooms. There will be a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition for prizes, hot chocolate, and a cookie potluck. Please attend and bring some cookies to pass.

STUDENTS CURRENTLY TAKING SEGMENT 2 – Our make-up day will be Monday, January 23, but the time will be 4:30-6:30.  Please see Mr. Gantner in room B207 if you have questions or email him at jgantner@casdk12.net.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

SENIORS – Looking for scholarships? Try following @TFSscholarships on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. They post new scholarships every day.

IF YOU ORDERED A ROBIN HOOD DVD – they are now available for pick up in the main office.

SENIORS – Please submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: pulled BBQ chicken, baked beans, cooked broccoli

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
~~ Barack Obama

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE – that the Mackinac Center has listed Grayling High School in the top 20 public and charter schools in Michigan. We are listed #14.  We are #3 for public schools run by a District!  http://infogr.am/0b5bdee2-9e07-47ee-8a8f-dc90703ea82e  Students, your hard work is recognized across the state!  Congratulations! As a form of recognition, tomorrrow will be Grayling Pride Day. Please wear green and white and any Grayling swag you have.

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – defeated East Jordan 86-56 on Friday. Thank you to our student body for your great support. On the road, the team defeated the Rams of Harbor Springs 61-39 Tuesday night. Our guys played with a ton of energy in the second half.

JOSTENS – will be here tomorrow to meet with freshmen regarding class rings at 9:20 a.m. through the end of 1st hour.  They will return on Wednesday during lunches to pick up orders. 

STUDENTS CURRENTLY TAKING SEGMENT 2 – Our make-up day will be Monday, January 23, but the time will be 4:30-6:30.  Please see Mr. Gantner in room B207 if you have questions or email him at jgantner@casdk12.net.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

IF YOU ORDERED A ROBIN HOOD DVD – they are now available for pick up in the main office.

THINKING OF A BUSINESS MAJOR? – At Michigan Technological University, their General Business and Economics option is a smart choice—students have time (up to three semesters) to explore everything the School of Business and Economics, and Michigan Tech, has to offer before deciding on a major. During this time, an academic advisor helps students choose courses that fulfill future degree requirements and general education credits, as well as provides resources and guidance to help students find the major that best suits their own talents, interests, and values. School of Business and Economics offers seven majors—accounting, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing—with faculty mentors who have connections to industry, both locally and at the top organizations nationwide. To learn more about general business at MTU, go to http://www.mtu.edu/business/.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS – The Foundation Scholarship application is now available online through February 15, 2017 for high-achieving students with verified financial need (based on criteria listed on their website). This is a tiered scholarship with a top award of $60,000 (over four years). Students must apply to WMU by January 15. A separate scholarship application is required and due February 15. View full Foundation Scholarship details at www.wmich.edu/admissions/foundation. 2017-18 Endowed Scholarships are now open for applications and close February 15. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship. An application is required for most scholarships. View endowed scholarship details at http://www.wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants/endowments.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to awarding scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who hold close to Mrs. Parks' ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need. Since it was founded by The Detroit News and Detroit Public Schools in 1980, The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $2,000,000 in scholarship money to more than 1,000 high school seniors. The Foundation awards approximately forty $2,000 non-renewable scholarships annually. For more information or to apply online, go to http://rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/.

SENIORS – Please submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
~~ Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, January 16, 2017

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – defeated Benzie Central Friday, 43-36. The offense was led by Emma Mertes with 23 points and nine rebounds. Mertes also put in a great defensive effort with four blocked shots and three steals. Isabel Duba was a great floor leader, adding 10 points, two rebounds, four steals and one assist. Jordyn Schwartz provided a tremendous defensive spark with four steals of her own, as well as six points, three rebounds, and one assist. Vanessa Nielson also provided great help defensively throughout the night with one block to go with her five rebounds and four points.

DRIVER TRAINING – A segment 1 class will start February 6 from 6-8 p.m. and will meet at the Grayling Middle School. Contracts are in the main office or please come and see Mr. Gantner in room B207.

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

IF YOU ORDERED A ROBIN HOOD DVD – they are now available for pick up in the main 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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~~ Abraham Lincoln

Friday, January 13, 2017

THE WRESTLING TEAM – beat Elk Rapids 76-0 and Kalkaska 54-27 last night. Double winners were Andrew Hopkins, Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Tim Burr, Gabe Ervin, Logan Joseph, Reece Ferrigan, Tyler Withers and Zach Kelly. Winning one were Nick Green, Parker Dole, Felipe Escalante and Eli Bindschatel.

SKI TEAM – competed in the LMC at Boyne Mountain with the girls finishing 3rd and boys 5th. Megan Oppermann led the girls with a 11th in giant slalom and Nicole Oppermann took 13th in slalom. On the boys side, Jacob Macfalda finished 12th in slalom and Zach Osga was 13th in giant slalom. 

WANT TO WIN – two free tickets to the Snowgoing dance? Enter the ticket design contest! See Mrs. Anderson in room A111 for information.

THE STUDENT SECTION – for tonight's basketball games will be a black out.


IF YOU HAVE NOT PUT YOUR HANDPRINT ON YOUR CLASS BANNER – please do so in the counseling office hallway after school one day this week.

CHILI COOK-OFF – The Lady Vikes basketball and soccer teams are hosting a chili cook-off tonight from 5:00-7:00 during the girls and boys basketball games vs. East Jordan. Tickets at the door are $5 and that gets you 3 cups of chili w/ toppings, crackers, a dinner roll, dessert and drinks!

ALMA COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS – If you would like to be considered for a merit scholarship increase, the deadline for updated transcripts and SAT/ACT scores is February 1. After this date, Alma cannot make any scholarship changes. If a student does qualify for a scholarship increase, they will call to notify you. Many of their additional scholarships also have application deadlines of February 1. For a list of all of their scholarships, please visit http://www.alma.edu/admissions/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/alma-scholarships/. Make sure to file your FAFSA by March 1!

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office today. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
~~ Mark Twain

Thursday, January 12, 2017

IF YOU HAVE NOT PUT YOUR HANDPRINT ON YOUR CLASS BANNER – please do so in the counseling office hallway after school one day this week.

CHILI COOK-OFF – The Lady Vikes basketball and soccer teams are hosting a chili cook-off tomorrow from 5-7 p.m. during the girls and boys basketball games vs. East Jordan. Tickets at the door are $5 and that gets you 3 cups of chili w/ toppings, crackers, a dinner roll, dessert and drinks!

ANYONE INTERESTED IN BEING ON CREW – There will be a short meeting after school today for anyone interested in joining crew for Beauty and the Beast. The meeting will last about 30 minutes and will be in room A109.

ALMA COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS – If you would like to be considered for a merit scholarship increase, the deadline for updated transcripts and SAT/ACT scores is February 1. After this date, Alma cannot make any scholarship changes. If a student does qualify for a scholarship increase, they will call to notify you. Many of their additional scholarships also have application deadlines of February 1. For a list of all of their scholarships, please visit http://www.alma.edu/admissions/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/alma-scholarships/. Make sure to file your FAFSA by March 1!

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS – Registration is now open for MTU’s 2017 summer youth programs. Students currently in grades 6-11 are invited to participate in more than 50 explorations on the Michigan Tech campus ranging from STEM to business. Discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom, and field experiences while living in the residence halls with other crazy smart students! Competitive scholarship programs are also available. Learn more about the summer youth programs and see the full list of courses, program dates, application deadlines, and more at http://www.syp.mtu.edu.

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office by tomorrow. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
~~ Jack London

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – defeated Charlevoix on Friday. The JV and varsity teams play Ogemaw Heights at home tonight.

SKI TEAMS – competed at the Petoskey Invitational with the best teams in the state yesterday. Of the 13 teams, the boys finished 10th and the girls 12th. Jacob Macfalda led the boys and Nicole Oppermann led the girls.  

IF YOU HAVE NOT PUT YOUR HANDPRINT ON YOUR CLASS BANNER – please do so in the counseling office hallway after school one day this week.

CHILI COOK-OFF – The Lady Vikes basketball and soccer teams are hosting a chili cook-off this Friday from 5-7 p.m. during the girls and boys basketball games vs. East Jordan. Tickets at the door are $5 and that gets you 3 cups of chili w/ toppings, crackers, a dinner roll, dessert and drinks!

ANYONE INTERESTED IN BEING ON CREW – for the musical Beauty and the Beast should attend a brief meeting in Mrs. Krabill's room after school tomorrow until approximately 3:30. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Lucey.

FEELING STRESSED? – A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS – Registration is now open for MTU’s 2017 summer youth programs. Students currently in grades 6-11 are invited to participate in more than 50 explorations on the Michigan Tech campus ranging from STEM to business. Discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom, and field experiences while living in the residence halls with other crazy smart students! Competitive scholarship programs are also available. Learn more about the summer youth programs and see the full list of courses, program dates, application deadlines, and more at http://www.syp.mtu.edu.

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office by Friday, January 13. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

GRA YOUTH ARCHERY LEAGUE – for boys and girls ages 10-17 will begin at Hanson Hills on Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Participants must have their own equipment. A $30 registration fee is due today. For details, call Dave Waack at 989-275-5653.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
~~ George Washington Carver

Monday, January 9, 2017

THE WRESTLING TEAM – won the Escanaba Elks Tournament Saturday. Placing 1st were Andrew Hopkins and Zach Kelly. Placing 2nd were Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard and Reece Ferrigan. Third place finishers were Logan Joseph and Tim Burr. Tyler Withers took 4th, Nick Green was 5th and .  Felipe Escalante placed 6th. Last Thursday, the team went to Boyne City and beat Boyne City 57-15 and Charlevoix 48-17. Double winners were Andrew Hopkins, Nick Green, Cole Hibbard, Tim Burr, Parker Dole, Reece Ferrigan and Zach Kelly. Winning one match were Max Halstead, Gabe Ervin, Logan Joseph and Eli Bindschatel. Congratulations to Eli on his first Varsity win!

GRIEF GROUP – will meet tomorrow during Academic Center time in the Comfort Crib in the Media Center.  Anyone who has experienced the death/loss of a loved one is welcome to attend.  You must get approval from your assigned teacher ahead of time.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PUT YOUR HANDPRINT ON YOUR CLASS BANNER – please do so in the counseling office hallway after school one day this week.

CHILI COOK-OFF – The Lady Vikes basketball and soccer teams are hosting a chili cook-off this Friday from 5-7 p.m. during the girls and boys basketball games vs. East Jordan. Tickets at the door are $5 and that gets you 3 cups of chili w/ toppings, crackers, a dinner roll, dessert and drinks!

FEELING STRESSED? – Do AP classes have you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about issues in your personal life? A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center beginning today. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and get some tips to help reduce and manage the stress in your life.

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office by Friday, January 13. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

GRA YOUTH ARCHERY LEAGUE – for boys and girls ages 10-17 will begin at Hanson Hills on Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Participants must have their own equipment. A $30 registration fee is due today. For more information, call Dave Waack at 989-275-5653.

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.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
~~ Richard M. Nixon

Friday, January 6, 2017

FEELING STRESSED? – Do AP classes have you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about issues in your personal life? A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center beginning on January 9. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and get some tips to help reduce and manage the stress in your life.

THE VARSITY GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS – face off against Charlevoix tonight at home. Come check out the action and cheer your Vikes to conference victories!

TONIGHT – there will be a dance after the game sponsored by the Class of 2019, admission is $4.00, see you there. 

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office by Friday, January 13. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman in Mobile Estates is looking for someone to shovel throughout the winter and do yard work such as raking and mowing come spring. If interested, call Dawn at 344-8964.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
~~ Helen Keller

Thursday, January 5, 2017

FEELING STRESSED? – Do AP classes have you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about issues in your personal life? A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center beginning on January 9. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and get some tips to help reduce and manage the stress in your life.

ROBIN HOOD DVDS – are available for $5 per 2 disc set. You may order more than one set. Forms are available in the office and the money and forms must be returned to the office by Friday, January 13. For more info, email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman in Mobile Estates is looking for someone to shovel throughout the winter and do yard work such as raking and mowing come spring. If interested, call Dawn at 344-8964.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
~~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

FEELING STRESSED? – Do AP classes have you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about issues in your personal life? A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center beginning on January 9. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and get some tips to help reduce and manage the stress in your life.

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman in Mobile Estates is looking for someone to shovel throughout the winter and do yard work such as raking and mowing come spring. If interested, call Dawn at 344-8964.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
~~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, December 22, 2016

THE WRESTLERS – went to Gladwin and beat Whittemore-Prescott 40-35 and lost to Gladwin 46-33.  Double winners were Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Logan Joseph, Reece Ferrigan, Tyler Withers and Zach Kelly.  Winning one match was Andrew Hopkins.

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.  

FEELING STRESSED? – Do AP classes have you feeling overwhelmed? Are you worried about issues in your personal life? A weekly stress management group will be led by Heidi Yocum of the Viking Wellness Center beginning on January 9. Students can meet in the Comfort Crib during A lunch on Mondays or B lunch on Wednesdays. Bring your lunch and get some tips to help reduce and manage the stress in your life.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – Meet the Grads will take place in the media center today at 11:45 a.m.  You will have a chance to ask questions from last year's seniors about how to get ready for college and to hear about life as a college student.  If you wish to attend, you must sign up on the shared google doc or use this link: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/1mzuurm80YXB07t5WxVREOsSdWcpGxv-exP0rRGUIEHM/edit?ts=5850181f

ANYONE DRIVING TO SCHOOL – must remove their vehicle at the end of the day. Now that the snow is falling and the lots must be plowed, cars left in the parking lot overnight will be towed at the driver’s expense. Also, be advised that if you are doing donuts in the parking lot at GHS you will lose your driving privileges for an extended period of time, possibly until the end of winter. In addition, you may be ticketed.  We will not tolerate careless, negligent driving in our parking lot.  

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS – The Foundation Scholarship application is now available online through February 15, 2017 for high-achieving students with verified financial need (based on criteria listed on their website). This is a tiered scholarship with a top award of $60,000 (over four years). Students must apply to WMU by January 15. A separate scholarship application is required and due February 15. View full Foundation Scholarship details at www.wmich.edu/admissions/foundation. 2017-18 Endowed Scholarships are now open for applications and close February 15. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship. An application is required for most scholarships. View endowed scholarship details at http://www.wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants/endowments.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman in Mobile Estates is looking for someone to shovel throughout the winter and do yard work such as raking and mowing come spring. If interested, call Dawn at 344-8964.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
~~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

LADY VIKES HOOPS BEAT – Houghton Lake 56-45 last night. Natalie Amy hit five 3-pointers to finish with 25 points. Erin Prosser added 11. Mallory Hatfield had six rebounds and three assists in the Lady Vikes' second straight win.

JV GIRLS BASKETBALL – defeated Houghton Lake 37-30 last night. Amaris Tuck led the Viking offense with 20 points.

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.  

GRIEF GROUP – will meet today at the start of 5th hour in the Comfort Crib. Anyone who has experienced the death or loss of a loved one is welcome to attend. Please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – Meet the Grads will take place in the media center on Thursday at 11:45 a.m.  You will have a chance to ask questions from last year's seniors about how to get ready for college and to hear about life as a college student.  If you wish to attend, you must sign up on the shared google doc or use this link: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/1mzuurm80YXB07t5WxVREOsSdWcpGxv-exP0rRGUIEHM/edit?ts=5850181f

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Their website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and 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, 2017. Interested students may 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. 

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.  

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.
~~ Ellen DeGeneres

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.  

TOMORROW MORNING – please come to the showcase hallway and place your handprint on your respective class banner. Each person should place their handprint on these banners for class unity. 

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – Meet the Grads will take place in the media center on Thursday at 11:45 a.m.  You will have a chance to ask questions from last year's seniors about how to get ready for college and to hear about life as a college student.  If you wish to attend, you must sign up on the shared google doc or use this link: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/1mzuurm80YXB07t5WxVREOsSdWcpGxv-exP0rRGUIEHM/edit?ts=5850181f

LINK GROUP – Pizza lunch will be provided for all LINK group members today in the main office conference room. Show up during your regular lunch time and please bring your own drink!

MUSICAL – There will be a short, important meeting regarding auditioning for the musical today at 3 p.m. in the auditorium. If you plan on auditioning please make sure you attend this meeting.  Audition packets will emailed after this meeting.

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Their website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and 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, 2017. Interested students may 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. 

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.  

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’ve been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toy drives for Christmas. It’s very important to give back as a youth. It’s as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
~~ Queen Latifah

Monday, December 19, 2016

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.  

WRESTLERS – beat Allen Park 43-34, Ann Arbor Skyline 48-30 and Vandercook Lake 54-30 before losing to Dexter 50-30 and Ypsilanti Lincoln 59-16 on Saturday at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School. First place finishers were Max Halstead and Tyler Withers. Second place finishers were Andrew Hopkins, Reece Ferrigan and Zach Kelly. The team finished 4th out of 10 teams.

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – topped Toronto St John Paul II, 71-67, Friday night. It was a great effort by our guys on the court to secure the win. Moff Pitt - you were crazy and loud! Thank you!  Pep Band - your playing of “Oh, Canada” was amazing!

TOMORROW OR WEDNESDAY MORNING – please come to the showcase hallway and place your handprint on your respective class banner. Each person should place their handprint on these banners for class unity. 

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – Meet the Grads will take place in the media center on Thursday at 11:45 a.m.  You will have a chance to ask questions from last year's seniors about how to get ready for college and to hear about life as a college student.  If you wish to attend, you must sign up on the shared google doc or use this link: https://docs.google.com/a/casdk12.net/forms/d/1mzuurm80YXB07t5WxVREOsSdWcpGxv-exP0rRGUIEHM/edit?ts=5850181f

LINK GROUP – Pizza lunch will be provided for all LINK group members tomorrow in the main office conference room. Show up during your regular lunch time and please bring your own drink!

MUSICAL – There will be a short, important meeting regarding auditioning for the musical on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the auditorium. If you plan on auditioning please make sure you attend this meeting.  Audition packets will emailed after this meeting.

THIS JUST IN FROM OAKLAND UNIVERSITY – OU will no longer lock in a student's GPA at the time of admission. Students will now have until March 1, 2017 to submit updated transcripts and/or test scores for scholarship reconsideration. Another thing to know is that the online application for OU is free and scholarship consideration is automatic.  

AWARD WINNING EXPERIENCE AND A FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO CMU – Students can make their dreams of a career in the media/communication field a reality with the Lem Tucker Scholarship at Central Michigan University. Each year, the scholarship awards one future communicator with full tuition, room, board, and books.  For students interested in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, or a related field, CMU offers one of the most comprehensive media programs in the country. Whether it's television, radio, print, or public relations, you'll be involved on a national scale with award-winning hands-on experiences. Application materials must be postmarked by February 17.

GRA YOUTH ARCHERY LEAGUE – for boys and girls ages 10-17 will begin at Hanson Hills on Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Participants must have their own equipment. A $30 registration fee is due by January 10. For more information, call Dave Waack at 989-275-5653.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
~~ John C. Maxwell

Friday, December 16, 2016

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.  

ON MONDAY, TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY MORNING – next week, please come to the showcase hallway and place your handprint on your respective class banner. Each person should place their handprint on these banners for class unity. 

BOYS BASKETBALL TONIGHT - Vikes battle Toronto St. John Paul tonight. JV Boys start at 530.   Varsity at 7

AFTER-THE-GAME DANCE – sponsored by the Class of 2019 on Friday right after the basketball game. Entry is $4 per person. This is the last dance before Christmas break, so come on out and have a good time.

GRA YOUTH ARCHERY LEAGUE – for boys and girls ages 10-17 will begin at Hanson Hills on Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Participants must have their own equipment. A $30 registration fee is due by January 10. For more information, call Dave Waack at 989-275-5653.

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS--This coming Thursday is Meet the Grads.  You will have a chance to ask questions from last year's seniors about how to get ready for college and to hear about life as a college student.  This event will take place in the Media Center at 11:45 a.m.  Please sign up on the Google Docshared google doc.

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.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: Walking Taco, refried beans, and carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’ve learned that if you don’t feel like being pleasant, courteous, and kind, act that way and the feelings will come.

~~ Age 38

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


LADY VIKES BASKETBALL – defeated Boyne City last night, 58-42. Natalie Amy led the Vikes with 15 points, 8 steals and 6 assists. Mallory Hatfield chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Esa Powers added 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Congrats on a great start to the conference season!

THE WRESTLERS – went to Mancelona and beat Frankfort 54-24 and lost to Mancelona 42-40.  Double winners were Reece Ferrigan, Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Logan Joseph, Tyler Withers and Zach Kelly. Winning one match were Parker Dole, Andrew Hopkins, Bailey Morse and Caleb Preston.

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.   

COME SUPPORT YOUR GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL ROBOVIKES – at an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner tonight from 6:00-8:00 at McDonald's of Grayling.  Tickets are $5/individual or $20/family up to 6 people.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, a slice of sausage and a drink.

AFTER-THE-GAME DANCE – sponsored by the Class of 2019 on Friday right after the basketball game. Entry is $4 per person. This is the last dance before Christmas break, so come on out and have a good time.

GRA YOUTH ARCHERY LEAGUE – for boys and girls ages 10-17 will begin at Hanson Hills on Tuesday, January 17 from 4-5 p.m. and will run for six weeks. Participants must have their own equipment. A $30 registration fee is due by January 10. For more information, call Dave Waack at 989-275-5653.

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.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: new “Max” cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
~~ Stephen Hawking

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.   

COME SUPPORT YOUR GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL ROBOVIKES – at an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner tomorrow at McDonald's of Grayling.  Tickets are $5/individual or $20/family up to 6 people.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, a slice of sausage and a drink.

MORNING BLEND – will not meet tomorrow. See you on Friday!

AFTER-THE-GAME DANCE – sponsored by the Class of 2019 on Friday right after the basketball game. Entry is $4 per person. This is the last dance before Christmas break, so come on out and have a good time.

AP STUDENTS – Tomorrow we will have a Christmas potluck in Mr. C. Cobb’s room during A lunch and Mr. Carr's classroom during B lunch. Please see last week’s email from Mr. Lackenbucher with a Google Sheets attachment, and fill it in if you could provide any food or drink.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do you want to feel good, or do you want to do good?
~~ Ted Nugent

Monday, December 12, 2016


FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” tonight at 7:00. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

WRESTLERS TOOK 2ND SATURDAY – in the Oscoda Invitational. Taking first were Max Halstead and Tim Burr. Both were 5-0. Taking second were Andrew Hopkins, Cole Hibbard, Nick Green, Zach Kelly and Tyler Withers.

BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL – fell to Saginaw Carrollton, 59-55, in a Saturday match-up at Saginaw Valley State University. It was a solid game vs a quality opponent. Thank you to the 100+ Viking fans that traveled south to the game. We appreciate your support.

STUDENT DROP OFF – is at the cafeteria entrance before school. Parents are not to drop off their students in front of the building before school. This is for buses only.   

COME SUPPORT YOUR GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL ROBOVIKES – at an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner this Wednesday at McDonald's of Grayling.  Tickets are $5/individual or $20/family up to 6 people.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Dinner includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, a slice of sausage and a drink.

AFTER-THE-GAME DANCE – sponsored by the Class of 2019 on Friday, December 16 right after the basketball game. Entry is $4 per person. This is the last dance before Christmas break, so come on out and have a good time.

SOFTBALL MEETING – today at 2:55 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested softball players should attend for important information. If you have questions, contact Coach Golnick at golnickm@michigan.gov.

AP STUDENTS – On Wednesday, we will be having a Christmas potluck during A and B lunches in Mr. C. Cobb's and Mr. Carr's classrooms. Please see last week’s email from Mr. Lackenbucher with a Google Sheets attachment, and fill it in if you could provide any food or drink.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY’S – School of Business and Economics awards Impact Scholarships to high school seniors from Michigan interested in their majors, including accounting, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, or their new general business major that allows students up to three semesters to explore business majors before making a decision. Impact Scholarships are variable up to $7,000 or full tuition and are renewable for four years (eight semesters) of study based on academic performance. Applying for the Impact Scholarship is easy! Students just need to follow these steps: Visit www.mtu.edu/impactscholarship for all of the details; record a short video or write a one-page essay addressing the topic listed on the website; submit all completed scholarship materials (and make sure to complete the free application to Michigan Tech!) by December 15.

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We are all here to be a service to those who can’t be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human.
~~ Dionne Warwick

Friday, December 9, 2016


THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are tonight and tomorrow at 6:30. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

FRESHMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL – beat Ogemaw Heights 37-32 in overtime last night. Everyone played great team basketball with tremendous defensive intensity that created excellent offensive opportunities.

THERE ARE ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT – to see the Lady Vikes and the Detroit Pistons play at the Palace this Sunday! See Mrs. Tobin in the front office to purchase. A free spec bus is provided if needed.

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

COME SUPPORT YOUR GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL ROBOVIKES – while enjoying a wonderful all-you-can-eat pancake dinner. Join us at McDonald's in Grayling on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. It'll be the best $5 you spend. We hope to see you there!

AFTER-THE-GAME DANCE – sponsored by the Class of 2019 on Friday, December 16 right after the basketball game. Entry is $4 per person. This is the last dance before Christmas break, so come on out and have a good time.

SOFTBALL MEETING – Monday at 2:55 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested softball players should attend for important information. If you have questions, contact Coach Golnick at golnickm@michigan.gov.

AP STUDENTS – On Wednesday, we will be having a Christmas potluck during A and B lunches in Mr. C. Cobb's and Mr. Carr's classrooms. Please see last week’s email from Mr. Lackenbucher with a Google Sheets attachment, and fill it in if you could provide any food or drink.

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 submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
~~ John Milton

Thursday, December 8, 2016

THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are tomorrow and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

THE WRESTLERS – went 1-1 last night losing to Petoskey 37-30 and beating Sault Ste Marie 42-27.  Double winners were Andrew Hopkins, Max Halstead, Cole Hibbard, Tim Burr and Tyler Withers. Winning one were Justin Bodkins, Logan Joseph and Reece Ferrigan.

THERE ARE ONLY 3 TICKETS LEFT – to see the Lady Vikes and the Detroit Pistons play at the Palace this Sunday! See Mrs. Tobin in the front office to purchase. A free spec bus is provided if needed.

AP STUDENTS – On Wednesday, we will be having a Christmas potluck during A and B lunches in Mr. C. Cobb's and Mr. Carr's classrooms. Please see last week’s email from Mr. Lackenbucher with a Google Sheets attachment, and fill it in if you could provide any food or drink.

SOFTBALL MEETING – Monday at 2:55 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested softball players should attend for important information. If you have questions, contact Coach Golnick at golnickm@michigan.gov.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again tomorrow at 7 a.m. 
 
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – Please submit your photos for the senior video. There is a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
~~ Jim Morrison

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

LADY VIKES BASKETBALL – fell to Gaylord last night, 48-35, after leading 27-24 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Great effort by everyone as 7 Vikings scored, led by Natalie Amy with 10 points. Next up are 9/JV/V games at Ogemaw Heights tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

STUDENTS IN MRS. ANDERSON’S AND MRS. GOLNICK’S 3RD HOUR CLASSES – Starting today, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Golnick (and you!) will have A lunch for the rest of the trimester.

SOFTBALL MEETING – Monday, December 12 at 2:55 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested softball players should attend for important information. If you have questions, contact Coach Golnick at golnickm@michigan.gov.  

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATH? – Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting today and every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics room (C313). We hope to see you there.

FORENSICS – There will be a meeting in the auditorium today at 2:30 p.m. for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again on Friday at 7 a.m. 
 
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I love me some me.
~~ Terrell Owens

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

GRAYLING VIKING VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL – outscored the Gaylord Blue Devils 44-25 in the second half to take the opener, 64-54. Spencer White (21), Troy Summers (13) and Justin Nicholas (17) led the Vikes in scoring. Special thanks to the Viking Nation for your support last night! We appreciate it! The Vikings travel to SVSU on Saturday for a game vs. Saginaw Carrollton.  #WeWork

SOFTBALL MEETING – Monday, December 12 at 2:55 p.m. in the cafeteria. All interested softball players should attend for important information. If you have questions, contact Coach Golnick at golnickm@michigan.gov.  

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATH? – Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics room (C313). We hope to see you there.

FORENSICS – There will be a meeting in the auditorium tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again on Friday at 7 a.m. 
 
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO
– You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
~~ Vince Lombardi

Monday, December 5, 2016

THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

THE FOLLOWING SENIORS – need to stop in the main office today and see Mrs. Shepherd regarding caps and gowns for graduation: Josilyn Gabriel, Donavan James, Noah Kolka, Derick Richardson, Zackary Seeley, and Kaylie Tuck.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATH? – Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics room (C313). We hope to see you there.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – If your family’s electric service is provided by Great Lakes Energy, you are eligible to apply for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. June 10-15, 2017. This inspirational event provides leadership opportunities while teaching about our nation's history, governance, and electric cooperatives. Watch a video about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdHQltv0A4&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Copy+of+Dec+2016+E-News&utm_campaign=Dec+2016+E-News&utm_medium=email. Interested students can apply at http://www.cooperativeyouthtour.com/apply-now/?utm_source=Copy+of+Dec+2016+E-News&utm_campaign=Dec+2016+E-News&utm_medium=email by February 28. Only six GLE students will get to attend this once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid experience. 

FORENSICS – There will be a meeting in the auditorium on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again on Friday at 7 a.m. 
 
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.
~~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friday, December 2, 2016


ROBIN HOOD CAST AND CREW – Today’s rehearsal has been cancelled.

ASVAB TEST – Today is the deadline for juniors and seniors to sign up to take the ASVAB test to be given here on Tuesday. Sign up via the Google form link that Mrs. Thompson emailed a couple weeks ago.

THE GHS PLAYERS – would like to request the presence of all students and staff at our production "Robin Hood". More than 60 students are involved in this exciting show! Shows are Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. GVR cards must be presented at the door for free admission, otherwise it is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Please come and support our theater program and enjoy an awesome show at the same time.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATH? – Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics room (C313). We hope to see you there.

CONGRATULATIONS – to the following students who were the top investors in the Economics Stock Market Simulation: Matt Hunter, Vic Hu, Trey Moffit and Ryleigh White.

SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – If your family’s electric service is provided by Great Lakes Energy, you are eligible to apply for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. June 10-15, 2017. This inspirational event provides leadership opportunities while teaching about our nation's history, governance, and electric cooperatives. Watch a video about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdHQltv0A4&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Copy+of+Dec+2016+E-News&utm_campaign=Dec+2016+E-News&utm_medium=email. Interested students can apply at http://www.cooperativeyouthtour.com/apply-now/?utm_source=Copy+of+Dec+2016+E-News&utm_campaign=Dec+2016+E-News&utm_medium=email by February 28. Only six GLE students will get to attend this once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid experience. 

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS – The Foundation Scholarship application is now available online through February 15, 2017 for high-achieving students with verified financial need (based on criteria listed on their website). This is a tiered scholarship with a top award of $60,000 (over four years). Students must apply to WMU by January 15. A separate scholarship application is required and due February 15. View full Foundation Scholarship details at www.wmich.edu/admissions/foundation. 2017-18 Endowed Scholarships are now open for applications and close February 15. Criteria and amounts vary by scholarship. An application is required for most scholarships. View endowed scholarship details at http://www.wmich.edu/finaid/scholarships-grants/endowments.

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY’S – School of Business and Economics awards Impact Scholarships to high school seniors from Michigan interested in their majors, including accounting, economics, engineering management, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, or their new general business major that allows students up to three semesters to explore business majors before making a decision. Impact Scholarships are variable up to $7,000 or full tuition and are renewable for four years (eight semesters) of study based on academic performance. Applying for the Impact Scholarship is easy! Students just need to follow these steps: Visit www.mtu.edu/impactscholarship for all of the details; record a short video or write a one-page essay addressing the topic listed on the website; submit all completed scholarship materials (and make sure to complete the free application to Michigan Tech!) by December 15.

FORENSICS – There will be a meeting in the auditorium on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again next Wednesday at 7 a.m. 
 
FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

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 to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is tonight and volunteers are needed from 5:00-9:00. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
~~ Charles Kuralt

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

ASVAB TEST – Tomorrow is the deadline for juniors and seniors to sign up to take the ASVAB test to be given here on Tuesday. Sign up via the Google form link that Mrs. Thompson emailed a couple weeks ago.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATH? – Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics room (C313). We hope to see you there.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

FORENSICS – Wednesday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m., there will be a meeting in the auditorium for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again next week on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 a.m. See you then!

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is tomorrow and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
~~ Mother Teresa

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THE LADY VIKES – varsity basketball team lost to Roscommon last night 45-32. Natalie Amy led the Vikes with 14 points, and Mallory Hatfield pulled down 7 rebounds. Their next game is Friday in Lake City.

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

ASVAB TEST – Friday is the deadline for juniors and seniors to sign up to take the ASVAB test to be given here on Tuesday. Sign up via the Google form link that Mrs. Thompson emailed a couple weeks ago.

SENIORS – Please start submitting photos for the senior video. There will be a box for photos in the main office. Please put your name on all of your pictures so they can be returned to you. Pictures and videos can also be emailed to mcolby2017@students-casdk12.net.

FORENSICS – Wednesday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m., there will be a meeting in the auditorium for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again next week on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 a.m. See you then!

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to help the elementary school chess club once a week. Chess club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:15-5:00 p.m. beginning January 18. Email Mrs. Sheehan at ksheehan@casdk12.net or stop by the high school office to get the informational sheet.   

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is this Friday and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~~ Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

FORENSICS – Wednesday, December 7 at 2:30 p.m., there will be a meeting in the auditorium for students interested in joining the GHS Forensics team. If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please email briemolaison@gmail.com for information.

MORNING BLEND – will begin again next week on Wednesday, December 7 at 7 a.m.  See you then!

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.


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.

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is this Friday and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
~~ Louisa May Alcott

Monday, November 28, 2016

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is this Friday and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
~~ Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THE FOLLOWING SENIORS – need to see Mrs. Shepherd in the main office this morning regarding graduation. Edward Burke, Cody Creel, Josilyn Gabriel, Noah Kolka, Ankur Patel, Pronprawee Phachan, Derick Richardson, Zackary Seeley, Kaylie Tuck, Felix Vivet

AP STUDENTS – We will have an AP Society lunch today in Mrs. Compo's classroom during A lunch and Mrs. Lawes’ classroom during B lunch. There will be Thanksgiving desserts and food, and a logic puzzle competition. Please feel free to attend! 

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

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.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO – https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=ScholarshipExperts&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=SEnes&source=se

LAWRENCE TECH – will offer a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) beginning in the fall of 2017. In this direct-entry program, students will begin their nursing studies in their first year with classroom instruction on Lawrence Tech's Southfield campus and clinical and laboratory instruction at six St. John Providence hospital locations around the metro area. Students graduating in 2017 can begin applying to the program now for the fall 2017 cohort. Interested students can go to https://www.ltu.edu/futurestudents/apply.asp to start or continue their application. For more information about the nursing program, students are invited to attend a Blue Devil Day Open House on Saturday, December 3. To register, go to https://apply.ltu.edu/register/?id=1422852f-7470-4ceb-a565-9a7b685d5ac3. Any questions can be answered by sending an email to admissions@ltu.edu or by calling 248-204-3160.

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.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is on Friday, December 2 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman is looking for someone to clear the leaves from her yard on Wakeley Bridge Road. She has a leaf blower. If interested, call Geri at 348-7419.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
~~ Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PICTURE RETAKES – Retakes are today, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE GHS AND GMS CHOIRS WILL CELEBRATE TOGETHER! – in concert tonight at 6:00. Why don't you join us? Not only do we have awesome singing for you to hear, we are collecting canned goods and non-perishables to help stock our Viking Pantry! Please make room in your schedule to come to the concert and help the students and families of our school by stocking the Viking Pantry! See you there!

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place tomorrow. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

LINK GROUP – We will meet today after school from 3:00-3:45 in the main office conference room.  Games and snacks will be provided.  You will need to make arrangements to be picked up at 3:45.  Please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions. 

AP STUDENTS – We will have an AP Society lunch tomorrow in Mrs. Compo's classroom during A lunch and Mrs. Lawes’ classroom during B lunch. There will be Thanksgiving desserts and food, and a logic puzzle competition. Please feel free to attend! 

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 4, please turn in your order form for your 2017 graduation items by tomorrow. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

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.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO – https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=ScholarshipExperts&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=SEnes&source=se

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is on December 2 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman is looking for someone to clear the leaves from her yard on Wakeley Bridge Road. She has a leaf blower. If interested, call Geri at 348-7419.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: turkey, gravy, stuffing

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!
~~ Jennie Finch

Monday, November 21, 2016

THE GHS AND GMS CHOIRS WILL CELEBRATE TOGETHER! – in concert tomorrow at 6 p.m. Why don't you join us? Not only do we have awesome singing for you to hear, we are collecting canned goods and non-perishables to help stock our Viking Pantry! Please make room in your schedule to come to the concert and help the students and families of our school by stocking the Viking Pantry! See you there!

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

GRIEF GROUP – will meet tomorrow during Academic Center time in the small conference room in the media center.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is welcome to attend.  You must get approval from your assigned teacher ahead of time.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net.

LINK GROUP – We will meet tomorrow after school from 3:00-3:45 in the main office conference room.  Games and snacks will be provided.  You will need to make arrangements to be picked up at 3:45.  Please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions. 

AP STUDENTS – We will have an AP Society lunch on Wednesday in Mrs. Compo's classroom during A lunch and Mrs. Lawes’ classroom during B lunch. There will be Thanksgiving desserts and food, and a logic puzzle competition. Please feel free to attend! 

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 4, please turn in your order form for your 2017 graduation items by Wednesday. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

PICTURE RETAKES – Retakes are tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is on December 2 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman is looking for someone to clear the leaves from her yard on Wakeley Bridge Road. She has a leaf blower. If interested, call Geri at 348-7419.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
~~ Voltaire

Friday, November 18, 2016

THE GHS AND GMS CHOIRS WILL CELEBRATE TOGETHER! – in concert on Tuesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. Why don't you join us? Not only do we have awesome singing for you to hear, we are collecting canned goods and non-perishables to help stock our Viking Pantry! Please make room in your schedule to come to the concert and help the students and families of our school by stocking the Viking Pantry! See you there!

LADY VIKES AT THE PALACE – The varsity girls basketball team will be playing at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Then stick around to watch the Detroit Pistons play the 76ers later that night at 6 p.m.! Tickets are $30 and students can sign up for tickets and the spec bus at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kUZvDGkOIXPNFwVT2. Sign up and pay Mrs. Tobin to reserve your seat for this great event!

AP STUDENTS – We will have an AP Society lunch on Wednesday during both lunch hours in Mrs. Compo's classroom during A lunch and Mrs. Lawes’ classroom during B lunch. There will be Thanksgiving desserts and food, and a logic puzzle competition. Please feel free to attend! 

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE RIALTO – You and your parents get free admission to watch “Remember the Titans” on Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, see how leadership of a few can promote teamwork, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility and citizenship in many. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Viking Pantry. This event is sponsored by Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church and Grayling Free Methodist Church.

CHOIR STUDENTS – are to be released to the auditorium at 2:25 p.m. today.

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 4, please turn in your order form for your 2017 graduation items by November 23. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

PICTURE RETAKES – Retakes will be done on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Sign up to work at Kids’ Night Out in the counseling office! The junior class needs all the volunteers they can get! Kids’ Night Out is on December 2 and volunteers are needed from 5-9 p.m. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman is looking for someone to clear the leaves from her yard on Wakeley Bridge Road. She has a leaf blower. If interested, call Geri at 348-7419.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossible, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
~~ Shel Silverstein

Thursday, November 17, 2016

SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 4, please turn in your order form for your 2017 graduation items by November 23. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

THE GRAYLING VIKING BANDS – will perform their fall concert tonight at 6:00 in the GHS auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A woman is looking for someone to clear the leaves from her yard on Wakeley Bridge Road. She has a leaf blower. If interested, call Geri at 348-7419.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
~~ Walt Disney

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


SENIORS – If you did not place your order with Jostens on November 4, please turn in your order form for your 2017 graduation items by November 23. Order forms can be turned in at the main office. All graduating seniors must have a cap, gown, and tassel. 

GOOD LUCK – to the GHS Jazz Band tonight. They will be sharing a concert with the Roscommon High School Jazz Band at the Artisan Village in downtown Grayling. The concert starts at 7 p.m., is free, and open to the public.

THE GRAYLING VIKING BANDS – will perform their fall concert on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: new “Max” cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
~~ Ronald Reagan

Monday, November 14, 2016

MOFF PITT T-SHIRTS – are on sale for $10. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett to order yours.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do you know what I love about hunting? That I am no one in the woods, no one at all. I thought the animals might recognize me, but they didn’t. They did not even ask me for any autographs.
~~ Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Friday, November 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CLUB SOFTBALL – will be playing a triple header against the Northern Michigan University club softball team here at the GHS softball field on Saturday, November 12. Game times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 

YAC MEMBERS – We will be baking items for the Viking Pantry bake sale tomorrow after school from 3-5 p.m. in room C311 (next to Mrs. P's main room). 

Q100 AND KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – are doing a radio play of "A Christmas Story." The show will be rehearsing the week of December 12 and will be performed at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on December 17. There will be no memorization as it will be read live on the air and be available to stream afterward. Auditions will be held on today at 6:30 p.m. at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts and tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net if you have any questions.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
~~ Thucydides

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST – will not be available tomorrow. Please go to the cafeteria to get breakfast.

YAC MEMBERS – We will be baking items for the Viking Pantry bake sale this Friday after school from 3-5 p.m. in room C311 (next to Mrs. P's main room). 

SENIORS – A Jostens rep will be in the cafeteria to collect orders for graduation items tomorrow. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

GIRLS BASKETBALL MANAGERS – There will be a meeting for anyone interested in being a manager for a girls basketball team tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.

MISSING CALCULATOR – A newer purple TI-84 calculator was lost. It has the owner’s name on it. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

Q100 AND KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – are doing a radio play of "A Christmas Story." The show will be rehearsing the week of December 12 and will be performed at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on December 17. There will be no memorization as it will be read live on the air and be available to stream afterward. Auditions will be held on today at 6:30 p.m. at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts and tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net if you have any questions.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school tomorrow. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
~~ Carl Sagan

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

SENIORS – A Jostens rep will be in the cafeteria to collect orders for graduation items on Thursday, November 10. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

GIRLS BASAKETBALL MANAGERS – There will be a meeting for anyone interested in being a manager for a girls basketball team this Thursday at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria.

MISSING CALCULATOR – A newer purple TI-84 calculator was lost. It has the owner’s name on it. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

Q100 AND KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – are doing a radio play of "A Christmas Story." The show will be rehearsing the week of December 12 and will be performed at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on December 17. There will be no memorization as it will be read live on the air and be available to stream afterward. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts and on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net if you have any questions.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:40-4:40 p.m.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school on Thursday. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
~~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, November 7, 2016

THE BOYS BASKETBALL AND SKI TEAMS – are hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fund raiser at Grayling Middle School today from 4:30-7 p.m.

SENIORS – A Jostens rep will be in the cafeteria to collect orders for graduation items on Thursday, November 10. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

MISSING CALCULATOR – A newer purple TI-84 calculator was lost. It has the owner’s name on it. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

Q100 AND KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – are doing a radio play of "A Christmas Story." The show will be rehearsing the week of December 12 and will be performed at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on December 17. There will be no memorization as it will be read live on the air and be available to stream afterward. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts and on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net if you have any questions.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:40-4:40 p.m.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school on Thursday, November 10. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with last minute set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
~~ Marie Curie

Friday, November 4, 2016

SENIORS – A Jostens rep will be in the cafeteria to collect orders for graduation items on Thursday, November 10. Extra information packets are available in the main office.

MISSING CALCULATOR – A newer purple TI-84 calculator was lost. It has the owner’s name on it. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

Q100 AND KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – are doing a radio play of "A Christmas Story." The show will be rehearsing the week of December 12 and will be performed at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts on December 17. There will be no memorization as it will be read live on the air and be available to stream afterward. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts and on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS auditorium. Email Mr. Patterson at cpatterson@casdk12.net if you have any questions.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:40-4:40 p.m.

GHS PICTURE RETAKE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED – Retakes will be held on Tuesday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

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.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school on Thursday, November 10. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with last minute set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: And that’s the way it is.
~~ Walter Cronkite

Thursday, November 3, 2016

SENIORS – A Jostens representative will be in the auditorium at 12:30 p.m. today for a presentation to go over graduation announcements, caps, gowns, and accessories.

ROBIN HOOD CAST – Rehearsal today will be Act 2 from 3-4:30.

MISSING CALCULATOR – A newer purple TI-84 calculator was lost. It has the owner’s name on it. If found, please turn it in at the main office.

THE WEIGHT ROOM – will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:40-4:40 p.m.

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

GRAND VALLEY LAKER PERSPECTIVES DAY – will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

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.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Grayling Promotional Association needs two students to volunteer to be snowmen during the Christmas walk and parade from 3-8 p.m. on November 19. Please see Mrs. Swope for information or to sign up!

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school on Thursday, November 10. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with last minute set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better, and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.
~~ Roseanne Barr

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

SPEC BUS TO MENOMINEE – for the Spec Bus to Menominee for football playoffs, sign up and read all details here: https://goo.gl/forms/aaCrWQSxKnyET9kz1. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday at 3 p.m. We need 40 people to sign-up or there will be no bus!

ROBIN HOOD CAST – Rehearsal tomorrow will be Act 2 from 3-4:30. The parents meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Monday at 6 p.m. 

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

GRAND VALLEY LAKER PERSPECTIVES DAY – will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

SUMMER COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY – Summer at Duke 2017 available now! Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!  Visit their website to review the 2017 programs dates and details. If you are currently in Grades 10 or 11, you can take classes with Duke professors and earn college credit through Summer College. If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy.

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.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed for the Mother/Son Dance at the elementary school on Thursday, November 10. The dance runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and volunteers need to be there at 5:00 to help with last minute set up. If interested, email Heather Warner at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – A babysitter is needed on Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and one Saturday a month for an 8-year-old boy. The family lives in the subdivision near the airport. If interested, call Melissa after 4 p.m. at 989-889-6249.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Help is needed at the breakfast with Santa on November 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. If interested, contact Arica D’Amour at 989-710-0292.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
~~ Dr. Seuss

Monday, October 31, 2016

SPEC BUS TO MENOMINEE – for the Spec Bus to Menominee for football playoffs, sign up and read all details here: https://goo.gl/forms/aaCrWQSxKnyET9kz1. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday at 3 p.m. We need 40 people to sign-up or there will be no bus!

ROBIN HOOD – The parents meeting scheduled for November 2 at 6 p.m. has been postponed to Monday, November 7 at 6 p.m.  Also, on November 2 the only people required at rehearsal are Molly Hunter and Easton Farrell. Check the schedule outside the auditorium for changes.

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT – will hold a STEM Open House on Saturday, November 12 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Murchie Science Building. This is an opportunity for prospective students to explore the sciences at UM-Flint, including Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, General Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics Education, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, Engineering and Geography, Planning and Environment. There are door prizes for all attendees! RSVP at www.umflint.edu/stem. 

EXPLORE STEaM CAREERS – and what Detroit Mercy has to offer on Saturday, November 12 at 9 a.m. on the McNichols Campus! Attending STEaM Day 2016 provides experience about what it is like to enter the world of science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics. Degrees in the STEaM fields lead to a variety of careers, such as an application software developer, market research analyst, engineer (health and safety, industrial, civil, electrical, mechanical, architectural), architect, microbiologist, dietitian and chemist — just to name a few! STEaM graduates can also work as health care practitioners, teachers, top-level managers in the private or government sectors, and community organizers. To register online, see the STEaM web page. For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or admissions@udmercy.edu.

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Witches cackle.
Goblins growl.
Spectres boo,
And werewolves howl.
Black cats hiss.
Bats flap their wings.
Mummies moan.
The cold wind sings.
Ogre’s roar.
And crows, they caw.
Vampires bahahahaha.
Warlocks swish their moonlit capes.
Loch Ness monsters churn the lake.
Skeletons, they rattle bones
While graveyards crack the old headstones.
All the while the ghouls, they cry
To trick-or-treaters passing by.
Oh, the noise on Halloween;
It makes me want to scream!
~~ Richelle Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Friday, October 28, 2016

ROBIN HOOD – The parents meeting scheduled for November 2 at 6 p.m. has been postponed to Monday, November 7 at 6 p.m.  Also, on November 2 the only people required at rehearsal are Molly Hunter and Easton Farrell. Check the schedule outside the auditorium for changes.

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

UM-FLINT NURSING DIRECT ADMIT PROGRAM – Applicants selected will have a reserved spot in the BSN program once they have finished their pre-nursing prerequisite work. The Direct Admit program provides guaranteed admission to this highly competitive program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA and a 24 ACT/1160 SAT. Application to the Direct Admit program is rolling admission; students may apply at any time during their senior year in high school for Fall 2017 UM-Flint admission. Direct Admit Day dates to select from for Fall 2017 UM-Flint admission will be as follows: November 4, 2016 or January 27, 2017 or May 12, 2017 or August 2, 2017. Simply apply to UM-Flint as a Pre-Nursing major, submit the Nursing Direct Admission application, and complete an interview and writing reflection. UM-Flint Nursing will send an official invite letter to students that meet the minimum qualifications. Selected students will receive an official admission letter within 2-3 weeks after their interview and writing test. For more information, contact nursing advisor Vickie Jaskiewicz at (810) 766-6860 or by email at vljaski@umflint.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY – November 1 is the deadline for Early Decision 1, 7-Year Dental Round 1, and the 5-Year Physician Assistant program. Early Decision allows a student to show that DM is their first choice school. Those who apply ED will receive extra attention, a quicker decision turnaround, and a generous scholarship and financial aid offer. Since Early Decision is binding, only students who have done their research and have identified Detroit Mercy as a top choice school should consider this admission plan. Students interested in one of the above programs should plan to submit their application by November 1.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
~~ Evelyn Waugh

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TO SIGN UP – for the Spec Bus to Kingsford for football playoffs, sign up and read all details here: http://bit.ly/2dCS2rt. The deadline to sign up is today at 3 p.m.

AP STUDENTS – Tomorrow we will have an event in Mr. L. Cobb’s and Mrs. Allen’s classrooms during both lunch periods. We will have activities, Halloween desserts and movies.

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WINTER TRACK – There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in winter track on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 a.m. Students will meet with Coach Moore by the main office.

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY – November 1 is the deadline for Early Decision 1, 7-Year Dental Round 1, and the 5-Year Physician Assistant program. Early Decision allows a student to show that DM is their first choice school. Those who apply ED will receive extra attention, a quicker decision turnaround, and a generous scholarship and financial aid offer. Since Early Decision is binding, only students who have done their research and have identified Detroit Mercy as a top choice school should consider this admission plan. Students interested in one of the above programs should plan to submit their application by November 1.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – the Viking Pantry needs help running a bake sale on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Family Fare.  Sign up in the counseling office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
~~ Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TO SIGN UP – for the Spec Bus to Kingsford for football playoffs, sign up and read all details here: http://bit.ly/2dCS2rt. The deadline to sign up is Thursday at 3 p.m.

THE ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – takes place tonight from 5:00-7:00 in the GHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family. Come join the volleyball team for dinner!

AP STUDENTS – Tomorrow we will have an event in Mr. L. Cobb’s and Mrs. Allen’s classrooms during both lunch periods. We will have activities, Halloween desserts and movies.

GHS PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY – will be held on Tuesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FREE SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS – will be offered at Pioneer Hills Marine on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch. Limited space is available. Sign up by calling 989-275-5175.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night tomorrow from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What makes me happy is just keeping my brain challenged and stimulated and on its toes.
~~ Seth MacFarlane

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TO SIGN UP – for the Spec Bus to Kingsford for football playoffs, sign up and read all details here: http://bit.ly/2dCS2rt. The deadline to sign up is Thursday at 3 p.m.

LINK GROUP – Our first meeting will be after school today until 3:30 in the main office conference room. Games and snacks will be provided. You will need to make arrangements to be picked up at 3:30. Please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

THE ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family. Come join the volleyball team for dinner.

THE DECEMBER SAT AND ACT – test registration deadlines are November 3 for the SAT and November 4 for the ACT. 

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to run the clock, keep the book and work the admission table at GMS basketball games. Anyone interested should contact Mr. Forrester at sforrester@casdk12.net.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY TODAY 1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.
~~ Bobby Knight

Monday, October 24, 2016

WINTER SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place tomorrow at 9 a.m. Please fill out the form at this link to sign-up for a meeting: http://bit.ly/2eizzq3. You will not be able to participate in a meeting unless you are signed up. Meeting locations are as follows: Boys Basketball - Moffit's room, Girls Basketball - Auditorium, Skiing - Gariglio's room, Wrestling - mezzanine in gym.

LINK GROUP – Our first meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, after school from 3:00-3:30 in the main office conference room. Games and snacks will be provided. You will need to make arrangements to be picked up at 3:30. Please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net with any questions.  

THE ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family. Come join the volleyball team for dinner.

THE DECEMBER SAT AND ACT – test registration deadlines are November 3 for the SAT and November 4 for the ACT. 

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY                Tuesday, October 25              1:00 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: BBQ shredded chicken, cooked broccoli, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might-have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
~~ Milton Berle

Friday, October 21, 2016

WINTER SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 9 a.m. Please fill out the form at this link to sign-up for a meeting: http://bit.ly/2eizzq3. You will not be able to participate in a meeting unless you are signed up. Meeting locations are as follows: Boys Basketball - Moffit's room, Girls Basketball - Auditorium, Skiing - Gariglio's room, Wrestling - mezzanine in gym.

THE ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – will take place Wednesday October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family. Come join the volleyball team for dinner.

ROBIN HOOD CAST – There is a change as to who needs to attend October 26 rehearsal. The following people NEED to be there: Noah, Andrew, Lea, Callie, Easton, Dylan, Kam, Alyssa, Britney, Alanna, Jen, Kara, Shaun, Emily Brown, Dan, Cody, Caleb P., Caleb F., Ellie. There will be a notice posted in the display outside the Auditorium.

THE DECEMBER SAT AND ACT – test registration deadlines are November 3 for the SAT and November 4 for the ACT. 

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 25 1:00 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What do you hang on the walls of your mind?
~~ Zora Neal Hurston

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WINTER SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 9 a.m. Please fill out the form at this link to sign-up for a meeting: http://bit.ly/2eizzq3. You will not be able to participate in a meeting unless you are signed up. Meeting locations are as follows: Boys Basketball - Moffit's room, Girls Basketball - Auditorium, Skiing - Gariglio's room, Wrestling - mezzanine in gym.

THE ANNUAL VOLLEYBALL SOUP DINNER – will take place Wednesday October 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the GHS cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each or $20 for a family. Come join the volleyball team for dinner.

ROBIN HOOD CAST – There is a change as to who needs to attend October 26 rehearsal. The following people NEED to be there: Noah, Andrew, Lea, Callie, Easton, Dylan, Kam, Alyssa, Britney, Alanna, Jen, Kara, Shaun, Emily Brown, Dan, Cody, Caleb P., Caleb F., Ellie. There will be a notice posted in the display outside the Auditorium.

THE DECEMBER SAT AND ACT – test registration deadlines are November 3 for the SAT and November 4 for the ACT. 

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 25 1:00 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
~~ Mickey Mantle

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WINTER SPORTS SIGN-UP – will take place on Tuesday, October 25 at 9 a.m. Please fill out the form at this link to sign-up for a meeting: http://bit.ly/2eizzq3. You will not be able to participate in a meeting unless you are signed up. Meeting locations are as follows: Boys Basketball - Moffit's room, Girls Basketball - Auditorium, Skiing - Gariglio's room, Wrestling - mezzanine in gym.

THE MHSAA – is accepting applications for the Scholar-Athlete Award. This is the most prestigious honor available to Michigan scholar-athletes, and GHS students are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is December 2. Click this link to access the application: http://bit.ly/2dLNXCi.

AN ADIDAS SHOE REP – will be in Coach Moffit's Room today at 10:35 a.m. They offer the best prices for boys basketball shoes and they will replace if defective. There is a $20 deposit to order shoes. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett for more information.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
ARMY TODAY lunch visit

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: new “Max” cheese pizza, corn fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
~~ Anne Frank

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


AN ADIDAS SHOE REP – will be in Coach Moffit's Room tomorrow at 10:35 a.m. They offer the best prices for boys basketball shoes and they will replace if defective. There is a $20 deposit to order shoes. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett for more information.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
ARMY Wednesday, October 19 lunch visit

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Effort without talent is a depressing situation…but talent without effort is a tragedy.
~~ Mike Ditka

Monday, October 17, 2016

SUPPORT YOUR GHS ROBOTICS TEAM, THE ROBOVIKES – They are selling tickets for an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Dinner tonight at McDonald's Grayling.  Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 people. Dinner includes pancakes, sausages and a drink.

AN ADIDAS SHOE REP – will be in Coach Moffit's Room on Wednesday at 10:35 a.m. They offer the best prices for boys basketball shoes and they will replace if defective. There is a $20 deposit to order shoes. See Coach Moffit or Coach Burkett for more information.

GRIEF GROUP – will be meeting tomorrow during Academic Center time in the small conference room in the media center.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is welcome to attend.  You must get approval from your assigned teacher ahead of time.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 18 8:20 a.m.
ARMY Wednesday, October 19 lunch visit

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
~~ Joel A. Barker

Friday, October 14, 2016


HOCO 2016 UPDATE – It's a close one folks! Thursday's results: dress: 4th = sophomores; 3rd = freshmen; 2nd = juniors; 1st = seniors; Viking Pantry collection: 4th = seniors; 3rd = juniors; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = freshmen. Overall standings: 4th = freshmen with 220.5 points; 3rd = sophomores with 244.5 points; 2nd = juniors with 254 points; 1st = seniors with 268 points.

VIKING PANTRY COMPETITION – As of Thursday, the staff is still beating the students! The staff average was 12 items per staff member; the student average was 1.5 items per student.

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches today. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

SUPPORT YOUR GHS ROBOTICS TEAM, THE ROBOVIKES – They are selling tickets for an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Dinner for this Monday, October 17 at McDonald's Grayling.  Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for a family up to 6 people. Dinner includes pancakes, sausages and a drink.

GRIEF GROUP – will be meeting on Tuesday, October 18 during Academic Center time in the small conference room in the media center.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one is welcome to attend.  You must get approval from your assigned teacher ahead of time.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wheeler at kwheeler@casdk12.net.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FLINT – The final Fall Previews will take place on October 15 and November 12. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the campus and get information. They will also host the annual Honors Receptions on October 20 and 25. These events are for high ability students (recommended minimum 3.7 GPA and 27 ACT/1210 old SAT/1280 new SAT). Also, the deadline for full-tuition scholarship consideration is December 1. Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship need to be admitted by this date. No essays or letters of recommendation are needed. There are a number of other automatic merit scholarship opportunities for students ranging from $3,000-$7,000 per year. More information can be found at https://www.umflint.edu/merit.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

FEELING STRESSED? – The Comfort Crib will be opening next week. It is located by the ISS room in the library. Students will have to request a special pass from their current teacher in order to use this room. This room is a stress-relief area where you can stay and relax for a brief period of time when feeling overwhelmed. Remember, use it, don’t abuse it!

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
ALBION COLLEGE Monday, October 17 8:15 a.m.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 17 9:00 a.m.
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 18 8:20 a.m.
ARMY Wednesday, October 19 lunch visit

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
~~ e. e. cummings

Thursday, October 13, 2016


HOMECOMING UPDATE – Wednesday's dress: 4th = sophomores; 3rd = juniors; 2nd = seniors; 1st = freshmen; Pantry: 4th = seniors; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = juniors; 1st = freshmen. Overall standings: 4th = freshmen with 180.5; 2nd = sophomores with 214.5; 3rd = juniors with 219; 1st = seniors with 233!

VIKING PANTRY COMPETITION – The GHS staff is in the lead. Staff average: 7 items per staff member; student average: 1 item per student.

CONGRATULATIONS – to the Junior and Senior Powder Puff Teams for a great game last night. Both teams showed great sportsmanship and mental toughness in great weather conditions. The seniors prevailed, winning 13-0.

HOMECOMING WEEK 2016! – Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE – Not only are classes competing in daily dress, games, float and banner, but we are also competing in a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive! Bring in your non-perishable food items, hygiene products or household necessities such as laundry detergent, toilet paper and dish soap. Points will be awarded daily!

MORNING BLEND – will NOT meet tomorrow.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FLINT – The final Fall Previews will take place on October 15 and November 12. This is the perfect opportunity to visit the campus and get information. They will also host the annual Honors Receptions on October 20 and 25. These events are for high ability students (recommended minimum 3.7 GPA and 27 ACT/1210 old SAT/1280 new SAT). Also, the deadline for full-tuition scholarship consideration is December 1. Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship need to be admitted by this date. No essays or letters of recommendation are needed. There are a number of other automatic merit scholarship opportunities for students ranging from $3,000-$7,000 per year. More information can be found at https://www.umflint.edu/merit.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

FEELING STRESSED? – The Comfort Crib will be opening next week. It is located by the ISS room in the library. Students will have to request a special pass from their current teacher in order to use this room. This room is a stress-relief area where you can stay and relax for a brief period of time when feeling overwhelmed. Remember, use it, don’t abuse it!

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
ALBION COLLEGE Monday, October 17 8:15 a.m.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Monday, October 17 9:00 a.m.
MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Tuesday, October 18 8:20 a.m.
ARMY Wednesday, October 19 lunch visit

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
~~Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


HOMECOMING 2016 UPDATE – Tuesday's dress: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = seniors; 1st = juniors. Pantry collection: 4th = juniors; 3rd = freshmen; 2nd = seniors; 1st = sophomores; games: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = seniors; 2nd = sophomores; 1st = juniors. Overall standings: 4th = freshmen with 120.5 points; 3rd = juniors with 174 points; 2nd = sophomores with 179.75 points; 1st = seniors with 203 points.

VIKING PANTRY COLLECTION – In addition to the competition between classes, the staff is competing against the students! As of Tuesday, teachers have brought in 320 items and the students have collected 178!

POWDERPUFF GAME – Make sure you come out and support our juniors and seniors at this year's Powderpuff Game tonight at 6:00. The cost is $3 per person (no sports passes or GVR cards). All proceeds go to GVR so we can buy more prizes and provide fun rallies. The girls have been working hard and it should be a great game!

WELCOME TO HOMECOMING WEEK 2016! – Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE – Not only are classes competing in daily dress, games, float and banner, but we are also competing in a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive! Bring in your non-perishable food items, hygiene products or household necessities such as laundry detergent, toilet paper and dish soap. Points will be awarded daily!

ARE YOU INTERESTED – in science, technology, engineering or math? Have you ever thought it would be cool to build things and bring them to life? If yes, the GHS Robotics Team is for you! Come learn about the RoboVikes and hear about all the cool things we do. We are meeting today at 12:30 p.m. in the Robotics Room (C313). We hope to see you there.

YEARBOOK – If you have pictures from last year’s prom, graduation or Project Graduation that you would like to see in the yearbook, please email them to jbryan2017@students-casdk12.net.

FEELING STRESSED? – The Comfort Crib will be opening next week. It is located by the ISS room in the library. Students will have to request a special pass from their current teacher in order to use this room. This room is a stress-relief area where you can stay and relax for a brief period of time when feeling overwhelmed. Remember, use it, don’t abuse it!

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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             Wednesday, October 12                        9:00 a.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When I come home, my daughter will run to the door and give me a big hug, and everything that’s happened that day just melts away.
~~ Hugh Jackman

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


HOMECOMING UPDATE – Banner: 4th place = freshmen; 3rd place = juniors; 2nd place = sophomores; 1st place = seniors; Monday's dress: 4th = freshmen; 3rd = sophomores; 2nd = seniors; 1st = juniors. Pantry drive = 4th = freshmen, sophomores, and juniors; 1st = seniors. Overall standings: 4th = freshmen with 59.5 points; 3rd = juniors with 76 points; 2nd = sophomores with 81.75 points; 1st = seniors with 114 points.

POWDERPUFF GAME – Make sure you come out and support our juniors and seniors at this year's Powderpuff Game tomorrow at 6 p.m. The cost is $3 per person (no sports passes or GVR cards). All proceeds go to GVR so we can buy more prizes and provide fun rallies. The girls have been working hard and it should be a great game!

WELCOME TO HOMECOMING WEEK 2016! – Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE – Not only are classes competing in daily dress, games, float and banner, but we are also competing in a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive! Bring in your non-perishable food items, hygiene products or household necessities such as laundry detergent, toilet paper and dish soap. Points will be awarded daily!

PINK-OUT – tonight for the volleyball games vs. Boyne City! To promote breast cancer awareness, the volleyball program is asking that you wear pink to their game on October 11! There will be giveaways throughout the night, so come support your Vikes!

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. To receive the special rate, just take your T1 report card to Hanson Hills when you purchase your membership.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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   Wednesday, October 12  9:00 a.m.

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

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

Monday, October 10, 2016


HOMECOMING WEEK – starts today! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

JUNIOR BOYS – have powderpuff practice tonight from 6:00-7:00 at the middle school. You must be there if you signed up and plan on participating.  Let Mr. Tunney know if you cannot make it.  

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches this week. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE – Next week, the homecoming competition begins! Classes will be competing in daily dress, games, and a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive!

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students have been emailed a form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

PINK-OUT – tomorrow for the volleyball games vs. Boyne City! To promote breast cancer awareness, the volleyball program is asking that you wear pink to their game on October 11! There will be giveaways throughout the night, so come support your Vikes!

THE GRAYLING PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY – will hold its regular monthly meeting on tonight at 7:00 in room 107 of the middle school. Middle school and high school students, as well as adults, are welcome. They will be discussing and setting guidelines for their upcoming competition.

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The lawyers at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Applicants for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0+. Complete the contact information form, attach a high school transcript and a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. The deadline for application submissions is June 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/.

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP – The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2017. Visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about them and to apply for their scholarship. While you’re there, browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free and there is no charge for the information or the application. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017. If you have any questions, contact them at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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  Wednesday, October 12 9:00 a.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
~~ Helen Hayes

Friday, October 7, 2016

HOMECOMING WEEK – starts Monday! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

HOMECOMING TICKETS – will be on sale during both lunches next week. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE – Next week, the homecoming competition begins! Classes will be competing in daily dress, games, and a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive!

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students have been emailed a form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

PINK-OUT – on October 11 for the volleyball games vs. Boyne City! To promote breast cancer awareness, the volleyball program is asking that you wear pink to their game on October 11! There will be giveaways throughout the night, so come support your Vikes!

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The lawyers at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Applicants for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0+. Complete the contact information form, attach a high school transcript and a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. The deadline for application submissions is June 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/.

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP – The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2017. Visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about them and to apply for their scholarship. While you’re there, browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free and there is no charge for the information or the application. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017. If you have any questions, contact them at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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 1:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 12 9:00 a.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My dad said to me, 'Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in.
~~ Simon Cowell

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PINK-OUT – on October 11 for the volleyball games vs. Boyne City! To promote breast cancer awareness, the volleyball program is asking that you wear pink to their game on October 11! There will be giveaways throughout the night, so come support your Vikes!

THE ANNUAL GHS BLOOD DRIVE – will take place on Wednesday, November 23. If you wish to donate blood, sign up in the main office! If you are 16 and want to donate, you will need a consent form which can also be found in the main office.

SKI TEAM – If you are interested in joining the ski team, there will be a 5-minute meeting in Mr. Gariglio's room A127 after school today. If you can't make it stop by his room to see him. 

WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE – to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays. Please just throw them away.

HOMECOMING COURT – Arrive at the middle school at 4:30 for the parade on Friday, October 14. Plan on attending the game that night in order to participate in the half time festivities!

HOMECOMING COMPETITION INFO – Next week, the homecoming competition begins! Classes will be competing in daily dress, games, and a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive!

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students have been emailed a form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

JUNIOR BOYS INTERESTED IN POWDERPUFF CHEERLEADING – There will be a practice today at 6:30 at the middle school. 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The lawyers at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. Applicants for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0+. Complete the contact information form, attach a high school transcript and a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome. The deadline for application submissions is June 1, 2017. Qualifying students can apply at http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/.

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP – The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a $1,000 scholarship for 2017. Visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about them and to apply for their scholarship. While you’re there, browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free and there is no charge for the information or the application. The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017. If you have any questions, contact them at awards@studentawardsearch.com.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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 Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 12 9:00 a.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
~~ Tony Dungy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO ASHLEY VITALE! – She won two tickets to the Homecoming dance by designing the winning ticket!

HOMECOMING COURT – Arrive at the middle school at 4:30 for the parade on Friday, October 14. Plan on attending the game that night in order to participate in the half time festivities!

COMECOMING COMPETITION INFO – Next week, the homecoming competition begins! Classes will be competing in daily dress, games, and a canned food (non-perishable) drive to support our very own Viking Pantry. Students will also be competing against the staff in the food drive!

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students have been emailed a form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

JUNIOR BOYS INTERESTED IN POWDERPUFF CHEERLEADING – There will be a practice tomorrow at 6:30 at the middle school. Also, the deadline for signing up is today at the end of school.

STUDENT MANAGERS NEEDED – Coach Nitchman is looking for 2 student managers for the girls varsity basketball team this year. Duties will include keeping stats, taking video, attending home and away games and having a blast. Please email sparky@casdk12.net if interested.

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Tonight from 6-7:30 at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Volunteers are needed to work at the elementary school’s Pumpkin Night on Thursday, October 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will help set up and clean up and will assist children during the event. To sign up or for more information, contact Heather Bennett at hwarn21@yahoo.com.

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.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY TODAY 10:00 a.m.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
AQUINAS COLLEGE Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
~~ Vaclav Havel

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students will receive an emailed form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

ROBIN HOOD – rehearsal starts tonight at 6:30 with Act 1, Scene 1.

JUNIOR BOYS INTERESTED IN POWDERPUFF CHEERLEADING – There will be a practice on Thursday at 6:30 at the middle school. Also, the deadline for signing up is Wednesday at the end of school.

STUDENT MANAGERS NEEDED – Coach Nitchman is looking for 2 student managers for the girls varsity basketball team this year. Duties will include keeping stats, taking video, attending home and away games and having a blast. Please email sparky@casdk12.net if interested.

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS – to the Homecoming dance? See Mrs. Anderson to find out how!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – offers more scholarships for leadership than any other college or university in the Midwest, including the $8,000 Leader Advancement Scholarship. Eligible students must carry at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, apply for admission to Central Michigan University, and demonstrate qualities such as integrity, self-confidence and a desire to lead. To apply, go to https://www.cmich.edu/ess/leadership/Pages/scholarships.aspx. Students selected for this scholarship will enhance their leadership skills by joining 39 other outstanding incoming freshmen in completing specified courses together as a cohort while earning a leadership minor through CMU's Leadership Institute - the premier center for leadership in the Midwest. Leader Advancement Scholars reside in the Leadership Residence Hall, Barnes Hall, enroll in general education courses with a leadership emphasis, and complete the Leader Advancement Scholarship Protocol. Visit https://www.cmich.edu/ess/leadership/Pages/default.aspx for more information about the program.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

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 Wednesday, October 5 8:30 a.m.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Wednesday, October 5 10:00 a.m.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
AQUINAS COLLEGE Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I look forward to being older, when what you look like becomes less and less an issue and what you are is the point.
~~ Susan Sarandon

Monday, October 3, 2016

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry is officially open! All students will receive an emailed form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

STUDENT MANAGERS NEEDED – Coach Nitchman is looking for 2 student managers for the girls varsity basketball team this year. Duties will include keeping stats, taking video, attending home and away games and having a blast. Please email sparky@casdk12.net if interested.

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS – to the Homecoming dance? See Mrs. Anderson to find out how!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY – offers more scholarships for leadership than any other college or university in the Midwest, including the $8,000 Leader Advancement Scholarship. Eligible students must carry at least a 3.0 high school grade point average, apply for admission to Central Michigan University, and demonstrate qualities such as integrity, self-confidence and a desire to lead. To apply, go to https://www.cmich.edu/ess/leadership/Pages/scholarships.aspx. Students selected for this scholarship will enhance their leadership skills by joining 39 other outstanding incoming freshmen in completing specified courses together as a cohort while earning a leadership minor through CMU's Leadership Institute - the premier center for leadership in the Midwest. Leader Advancement Scholars reside in the Leadership Residence Hall, Barnes Hall, enroll in general education courses with a leadership emphasis, and complete the Leader Advancement Scholarship Protocol. Visit https://www.cmich.edu/ess/leadership/Pages/default.aspx for more information about the program.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

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 Wednesday, October 5 8:30 a.m.
Central Michigan University Wednesday, October 5 10:00 a.m.
Grand Valley State University Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
Aquinas College Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
Ferris State University Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
~~ Thomas Wolfe

Friday, September 30, 2016

THE VIKING PANTRY – is a new resource at GHS for GHS students. The pantry will officially open next week. All students will receive an emailed form that they can complete if they would like to place an order. If your basic food and hygiene needs are not being met at home, you can get what you need from the pantry, no questions asked. This is a confidential program run by volunteers from your GHS staff. If you would like to contribute to the pantry, we gratefully accept donations of non-perishable food items, hygiene products and household necessities such as toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap. Drop boxes are located outside of the gym and outside the building's main entrance. Items can also be dropped off in either office.

STUDENT MANAGERS NEEDED – Coach Nitchman is looking for 2 student managers for the girls varsity basketball team this year. Duties will include keeping stats, taking video, attending home and away games and having a blast. Please email sparky@casdk12.net if interested.

FRESHMEN WHO SOLD CARAMEL APPLES – Apples will be available for you to pick up after school today. Please make sure you get them so they do not sit all weekend long without being delivered!

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS – to the Homecoming dance? See Mrs. Anderson to find out how!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

AQUINAS COLLEGE – will host four AQDays this fall: Science, Nursing, Math and Kinesiology AQDay on Friday, November 11, General AQDays on Friday, November 4 and Friday, December 2, and Athletic AQDay on Saturday, December 10. These are a great means of obtaining information about Aquinas and its programs, as well as an opportunity to tour the campus. For more information, visit https://www.aquinas.edu/admissions/undergraduates/visits-directions/general-aqdays.

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 Wednesday, October 5 8:30 a.m.
Central Michigan University Wednesday, October 5 10:00 a.m.
Grand Valley State University Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
Aquinas College Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
Ferris State University Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.
~~ Elie Wiesel

Thursday, September 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS – to our awesome Lady Vikes golf team as they finished fourth at the conference championship yesterday, shooting by far their best 18-hole score of the year! Chantel Maczorowski earned All-Conference Honorable Mention by shooting a 110!

FRESHMEN WHO SOLD CARAMEL APPLES – Apples will be available for you to pick up before or after school tomorrow! Please make sure you get them so they do not sit all weekend long without being delivered!

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villains) and/or Green and White.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS – to the Homecoming dance? See Mrs. Anderson to find out how!

COME JOIN THE ROBOVIKES – your GHS Robotics Team. We will have our first meeting for the school year today at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics Room (C313). We will be discussing our upcoming season and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you all there!

FRESHMEN – The freshman class is working on the homecoming banner after school today until 4:45 in Mrs. Allen's room (A122). Please try to make it, so we can get the banner done!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

AQUINAS COLLEGE – will host four AQDays this fall: Science, Nursing, Math and Kinesiology AQDay on Friday, November 11, General AQDays on Friday, November 4 and Friday, December 2, and Athletic AQDay on Saturday, December 10. These are a great means of obtaining information about Aquinas and its programs, as well as an opportunity to tour the campus. For more information, visit https://www.aquinas.edu/admissions/undergraduates/visits-directions/general-aqdays.

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 Wednesday, October 5 8:30 a.m.
Central Michigan University Wednesday, October 5 10:00 a.m.
Grand Valley State University Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
Aquinas College Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
Ferris State University Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: soft shell tacos, refried beans, green peppers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
~~ Lech Walesa

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 HOMECOMING COURT – The freshman prince and princess are Gage Davis and Alainna Moffit. The sophomore prince and princess are Ken Dutton and Carlee Miller. The junior prince and princess are Ricky Heavner and Carmen Reilly. Your senior court candidates are (in alphabetical order): for king: Koedy Dole, Seth Patterson, Cam Summers and Troy Summers; for queen: Natalie Amy, Alanna Bonamie, Mallory Colby and Molly Leslie. Voting for king and queen will take place during homecoming week.

HOMECOMING INFORMATION – Tickets for the homecoming dance will be on sale during both lunches October 10-14. Advance sale tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $12. The theme of the dance is Halloween, but costumes are not allowed. It is a semi-formal dance.

HOMECOMING WEEK – is October 10-14! Dress up and participate. If you think you’re the best dressed in your class, see your class advisor EVERY day to get in on the contest for Mr. or Ms. Spirit. (class advisors: 9th: Allen and Krabill; 10th: Kososky and Zigila; 11th: Tunney; 12th: Binert-Armstrong and Hollingsworth). Dress Days: There’s a high risk and low risk every day except Tuesday, so dress as one or both! Monday: Zombie and/or Comfy Day (pjs, etc); Tuesday: Color Day - 9th: white; 10th = pink; 11th = black; 12th= blue; Wednesday: Hippie and/or College Day; Thursday: Stay Afloat (like a beach theme) and/or Flannel; Friday: Theme (superheroes vs. villians) and/or Green and White.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS – to the Homecoming dance? See Mrs. Anderson to find out how!

COME JOIN THE ROBOVIKES – your GHS Robotics Team. We will have our first meeting for the school year on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Robotics Room (C313). We will be discussing our upcoming season and will be available to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you all there!

FRESHMEN – The freshman class is working on the homecoming banner after school today until 5:00 and tomorrow until 4:45 in Mrs. Allen's room (A122). Please try to make it, so we can get the banner done!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

JUNIOR GIRLS – interested in playing Powder Puff, there will be a sign up sheet outside of Mr. Kososky's classroom.  Reminder you must have a physical in order to participate.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

COLLEGE FAIR AT KIRTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE – Wednesday, October 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the new Kirtland Grayling Health Sciences Center. Representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities and the Armed Services will be available to answer your questions and prepare you to choose your path. The fair is open to students in any grade and parents are also encouraged to attend.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIOR ATHLETES - Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. Since then, Wendy’s has awarded nearly $2 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors. And new this year, Wendy’s is awarding 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000 to senior scholar-athletes. Students of the graduating class of 2017 have until October 3 to complete the application by visiting www.WendysHighSchoolHeisman.com. More than 5,000 of the best high school seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments with five phases of awards, ranging from School Winners to State Winners to National Finalists.

BAKER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – All seniors are eligible to apply for the Board of Regents Scholarship (worth up to $24,000) and the $6,400 Baker College Career Scholarship. Students attending their Culinary Institute of Michigan or Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan are also eligible to apply. If you are interested, complete and mail a “request for information” card found on the Baker College poster on the bulletin board outside the counseling office, and a formal application will be sent to you. Completed applications must be received by the Baker College Scholarship committee by May 1.

AQUINAS COLLEGE – offers the only Bachelors of Science in Translation and Interpretation in the state of Michigan. The program comprises core translation and interpretation courses and offers concentrations in French, German, and Spanish to ensure competence in a world language. Graduates may enter graduate programs in translation or interpretation or go on to work for a variety of settings. Translators provide products and services, and work with written documents, as distinguished from interpreters, who work as oral language mediators. While most practitioners pursue one field or the other; it is possible to work in both. Interpreters and translators are employed in a variety of industries: schools, colleges and universities; healthcare and social assistance, especially hospitals; and other areas of government, such as Federal, State and local courts. The requirement of a minor or second major enables students to acquire a level of expertise in a specific field in which they can specialize as translators or interpreters. Translation is one of the top ten fastest-growing business sectors worldwide, with demand rising at 25-30 percent per annum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) projects a 46 percent growth nationally and a 32 percent growth in Michigan in employment for translators and interpreters with bachelor's degrees, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – Are you interested in both gaming and computing? MTU has a new Computer Science concentration in Game Development. For more details, visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/programs/majors/computer-science/.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS INTERESTED IN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE – The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive educational program week held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. We have applications in the counseling office. Applications have to be completed and returned to us by October 14.  We will then schedule a qualifying exam and essay within the next few days.  For more information, visit http://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017-USSYP-Brochure.pdf

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 Wednesday, October 5 8:30 a.m.
Central Michigan University Wednesday, October 5 10:00 a.m.
Grand Valley State University Thursday, October 6 8:45 a.m.
Aquinas College Thursday, October 6 11:15 a.m.
Ferris State University Friday, October 7 1:30 p.m.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You know who is against democracy in the Middle East? The husbands. They got used to their way of life. Now, the traditional way of life must change. Everybody must change. If you don’t give equal rights to women, you can’t progress.     ~~ Shimon Peres

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium today at 3 p.m.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken tomorrow, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 is October 26. 

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.

FRESHMEN – The freshman class is working on the homecoming banner after school today until 5:00, tomorrow until 5:00, and Thursday until 4:45 in Mrs. Allen's room (A122). Please try to make it, so we can get the banner done!

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

JUNIOR GIRLS – interested in playing Powder Puff, there will be a sign up sheet outside of Mr. Kososky's classroom.  Reminder you must have a physical in order to participate.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIOR ATHLETES - Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership. Since then, Wendy’s has awarded nearly $2 million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors. And new this year, Wendy’s is awarding 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000 to senior scholar-athletes. Students of the graduating class of 2017 have until October 3 to complete the application by visiting www.WendysHighSchoolHeisman.com. More than 5,000 of the best high school seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments with five phases of awards, ranging from School Winners to State Winners to National Finalists.

BAKER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – All seniors are eligible to apply for the Board of Regents Scholarship (worth up to $24,000) and the $6,400 Baker College Career Scholarship. Students attending their Culinary Institute of Michigan or Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan are also eligible to apply. If you are interested, complete and mail a “request for information” card found on the Baker College poster on the bulletin board outside the counseling office, and a formal application will be sent to you. Completed applications must be received by the Baker College Scholarship committee by May 1.

AQUINAS COLLEGE – offers the only Bachelors of Science in Translation and Interpretation in the state of Michigan. The program comprises core translation and interpretation courses and offers concentrations in French, German, and Spanish to ensure competence in a world language. Graduates may enter graduate programs in translation or interpretation or go on to work for a variety of settings. Translators provide products and services, and work with written documents, as distinguished from interpreters, who work as oral language mediators. While most practitioners pursue one field or the other; it is possible to work in both. Interpreters and translators are employed in a variety of industries: schools, colleges and universities; healthcare and social assistance, especially hospitals; and other areas of government, such as Federal, State and local courts. The requirement of a minor or second major enables students to acquire a level of expertise in a specific field in which they can specialize as translators or interpreters. Translation is one of the top ten fastest-growing business sectors worldwide, with demand rising at 25-30 percent per annum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) projects a 46 percent growth nationally and a 32 percent growth in Michigan in employment for translators and interpreters with bachelor's degrees, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – Are you interested in both gaming and computing? MTU has a new Computer Science concentration in Game Development. For more details, visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/programs/majors/computer-science/.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS INTERESTED IN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE – The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive educational program week held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. We have applications in the counseling office. Applications have to be completed and returned to us by October 14.  We will then schedule a qualifying exam and essay within the next few days.  For more information, visit http://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017-USSYP-Brochure.pdf

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: macaroni and cheese, cucumbers, green beans

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What I’ve come to know is that in life, it’s not always the questions we ask, but rather our ability to hear the answers that truly enriches our understanding. Never, never stop learning.
~~ Lester Holt

Monday, September 26, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium today at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m.

SOCIAL PROBATION – To avoid social probation, your class dues must be paid to date, your community service hours must be up to date and you cannot have any bills, fees or fines. If you’re unsure of your status, check with your class advisor. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours and dues need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours and $10 of dues paid; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours and $20 of dues paid; Class of 2017 –required  30 hours and $30 of dues paid; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours and $10 of dues paid by the end of the year.  

JUNIOR GIRLS – interested in playing Powder Puff, there will be a sign up sheet outside of Mr. Kososky's classroom.  Reminder you must have a physical in order to participate.  

HOMECOMING – The complete schedule for GHS Homecoming can be found at the link below. On Friday, October 14, our JV Varsity Football team will host Benzie Central, with the game beginning at 7 PM. The Grayling Little Vikes (7/8 Grade) will kick off the night at 5 PM with an inter-squad scrimmage. http://ghsvikings.com/2016/09/22/homecoming-schedule-october-14-15/

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – offers the Leading Scholar Award to recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholarly achievements both in and outside the classroom. Three Michigan resident students will be awarded scholarships equivalent to regular full-time tuition, plus room and board and $1,000 towards fees and other expenses each year. In addition, 27 in-state students will receive scholarships valued at $8,000 per year. To apply students must submit a one-page essay on a specified topic. For details, visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/scholar/.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS INTERESTED IN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE – The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive educational program week held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. We have applications in the counseling office. Applications have to be completed and returned to us by October 14.  We will then schedule a qualifying exam and essay within the next few days.  For more information, visit http://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017-USSYP-Brochure.pdf

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
~~ Arnold Palmer

Friday, September 23, 2016

THE CLASS OF 2018 – is sponsoring an after-game dance tonight.  Admission is only $4!

SOCIAL PROBATION – Please make sure all of your fees and appropriate dues are paid so you can attend the dance. Check with your class advisor if you’re not sure. In order to participate in homecoming, community service hours need to be in by October 8. Class of 2019 – required 10 hours; Class of 2018 – required 20 hours; Class of 2017 – required  30 hours; Class of 2020 – need 10 hours by the end of the year.  

FRESHMEN – Your caramel apple order forms and money are due to Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill today! 

JUNIOR GIRLS – interested in playing Powder Puff, there will be a sign up sheet outside of Mr. Kososky's classroom.  Reminder you must have a physical in order to participate.  

THE STUDENT SECTION – for football games will be moving down next to the band starting tonight.

5K ZOMBIE RUN/WALK – River House is coordinating 5K Zombie Run/Walk at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 1. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 10 a.m. There will be drawings for prizes, awards for top male and female runners and an award for best costume. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids and $60 for a family of four. For more information, call 348-3169 or email office@riverhouseinc.org.

HOMECOMING – The complete schedule for GHS Homecoming can be found at the link below. On Friday, October 14, our JV Varsity Football team will host Benzie Central, with the game beginning at 7 PM. The Grayling Little Vikes (7/8 Grade) will kick off the night at 5 PM with an inter-squad scrimmage. http://ghsvikings.com/2016/09/22/homecoming-schedule-october-14-15/

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY – offers the Leading Scholar Award to recognize high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholarly achievements both in and outside the classroom. Three Michigan resident students will be awarded scholarships equivalent to regular full-time tuition, plus room and board and $1,000 towards fees and other expenses each year. In addition, 27 in-state students will receive scholarships valued at $8,000 per year. To apply students must submit a one-page essay on a specified topic. For details, visit http://www.mtu.edu/admissions/scholar/.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS INTERESTED IN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE – The United States Senate Youth Program brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high school students — two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) — during an intensive educational program week held in Washington, D.C. The program is merit-based and highly competitive. Each student will also receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. We have applications in the counseling office. Applications have to be completed and returned to us by October 14.  We will then schedule a qualifying exam and essay within the next few days.  For more information, visit http://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017-USSYP-Brochure.pdf

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school tomorrow. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run tomorrow at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When I was growing up, there were two things that were unpopular in my house. One was me, and the other was my guitar.
~~ Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE CLASS OF 2018 – is sponsoring an after-game dance tomorrow.  Admission is only $4!

SOCIAL PROBATION – Please make sure all of your fees and appropriate dues are paid so you can attend the dance. Check with your class advisor if you’re not sure. 

TASTE TESTING – During lunches today, Gordon Food Service will be in the cafeteria offering samples of new products available for student meals. Your opinion counts! Please try the samples and let them know what you think!

FRESHMEN – Your caramel apple order forms and money are due to Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill tomorrow! 

JUNIOR GIRLS – interested in playing Powder Puff, there will be a sign up sheet outside of Mr. Kososky's classroom.  Reminder you must have a physical in order to participate.  

THE STUDENT SECTION – for football games will be moving down next to the band starting at this Friday’s game.

5K ZOMBIE RUN/WALK – River House is coordinating 5K Zombie Run/Walk at Hanson Hills on Saturday, October 1. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K begins at 10 a.m. There will be drawings for prizes

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school tomorrow. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on Saturday at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
~~ Tommy Lasorda

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school tomorrow. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

PSAT SIGN UP – The PSAT test is a National Merit Scholarship qualifying test that is given to juniors on October 19. In order to take the test, you must sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

TODAY’S LUNCH MENU: new “max” cheese pizza, corn, fresh carrots

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When I wake up in a bad mood, I try not to stay in one. Learn to make the best of what you have.
~~ Faith Hill

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27 at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school on September 22. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST – Winning a National Merit Scholarship is no easy task. Each year, approximately 50,000 students (out of 1.4 million juniors) qualify for recognition based on their high PSAT scores. Those whose scores put them in the top 99th percentile in their state become National Merit Semifinalists. Of these, around half win scholarships after submitting their high school records, as well as recommendations from teachers and a personal essay. Some students win a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Corporation, while others may win larger awards from colleges hoping to attract top scorers. In order to get in the running, you need to take the PSAT test that is given October 19 when you are a junior.  In order to take the test, you must first sign up in the counseling office, and pay the $15 fee. 

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS - The Medallion Scholarship is a prestigious $60,000 award ($15,000 per year for four years) and presented to approximately 20 competitors annually. Of those who attend the on-campus competition, up to 60 finalists will be invited to interview with the Medallion Selection Committee, after which two scholarship tiers will be offered based on a student's state of residency. All students who participate in the competition will receive scholarship funds. New awards this year include the $25,000 President's Academic Excellence Scholarship for in-state students, and the $50,000 Presidential Gold Plus Scholarship for out-of-state students. Eligible students will be automatically invited to participate. A complete admissions application file is due by November 1, 2016 to be considered for the competition.

ALMA COLLEGE – Fall is a great time to visit campus, and there are many upcoming events to help acquaint students with all Alma has to offer. To learn more about these events, or Alma’s individual weekday visits, visit www.alma.edu/visit.
September 24: Business Open House
September 24: Education Open House
October 8: Fall Open House
October 29: Explore Alma
November 12: Explore Alma
November 19: Music Open House

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
~~ Sophia Loren

Monday, September 19, 2016


THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27 at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school on September 22. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST – Winning a National Merit Scholarship is no easy task. Each year, approximately 50,000 students (out of 1.4 million juniors) qualify for recognition based on their high PSAT scores. Around 34,000 of these students receive Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. While these letters don't include a scholarship check, they look good to admissions offices and can be listed on your college application. The remaining 16,000 students or so—those whose scores put them in the top 99th percentile in their state—become National Merit Semifinalists. Of these, around half win scholarships after submitting their high school records, as well as recommendations from teachers and a personal essay. Some students win a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Corporation, while others may win larger awards from colleges hoping to attract top scorers. In order to get in the running, you need to take the PSAT test that is given October 19 when you are a junior.  In order to take the test, you must first sign up in the counseling office, and pay your fee.  The cost this year is $15.

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: ‘Have fun’ is my message. Be silly. You’re allowed to be silly. There’s nothing wrong with it.
~~ Jimmy Fallon

Friday, September 16, 2016

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 the most powerful nations in the world and the longest lasting modern democracy in the world. Our longevity and successes as a country can all be traced back to this document’s 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!

THE GRAYLING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS – are holding open auditions for their fall play "Robin Hood" in the auditorium on Monday, September 26 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 27 at 3 p.m. There are many roles available for males and females. If you have any questions, contact Chad at 619-5463. Scripts will be made available in the office after school on September 22. A list of characters is up in the showcase outside the auditorium. On top of our need for many talented people onstage, we also need talent in the technical stage crew. If you are interested in stage crew, contact Mr. Binert-Armstrong.

HELP CENTER – is available for students after school from 3-4 p.m. in the Media Center Monday through Thursday.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST – Winning a National Merit Scholarship is no easy task. Each year, approximately 50,000 students (out of 1.4 million juniors) qualify for recognition based on their high PSAT scores. Around 34,000 of these students receive Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. While these letters don't include a scholarship check, they look good to admissions offices and can be listed on your college application. The remaining 16,000 students or so—those whose scores put them in the top 99th percentile in their state—become National Merit Semifinalists. Of these, around half win scholarships after submitting their high school records, as well as recommendations from teachers and a personal essay. Some students win a $2,500 scholarship from the National Merit Corporation, while others may win larger awards from colleges hoping to attract top scorers. In order to get in the running, you need to take the PSAT test that is given October 19 when you are a junior.  In order to take the test, you must first sign up in the counseling office, and pay your fee.  The cost this year is $15.

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

FRESHMEN – Please see Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill to pick up a caramel apple fundraiser sheet! This is an important and popular fundraiser for your class.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

SENIOR ATHLETES – While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE – Northwestern Michigan College is offering several regional financial aid information sessions this fall. Information on dates and locations is available in the counseling office.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Crawford County United Way is looking for volunteers to help with Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on Sunday, September 25. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of Tinker's Junction at 1 p.m. to clean M-93, from M-72 to the front gate at Camp Grayling. In the event of rain, clean up will be rescheduled for October 2. To sign up, email crawforduw@gmail.com and provide your full name and telephone number.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
~~ Amy Poehler

Thursday, September 15, 2016

HELP CENTER – is available for students after school from 3-4 p.m. in the Media Center Monday through Thursday.

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL – will meet in Mrs. Paulus's new room, C312, today from 3-3:30 p.m. Important paperwork will be distributed, and we will discuss a regional YAC meeting to take place in October. Mrs. P will also provide snacks!

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

FRESHMEN – Please see Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill to pick up a caramel apple fundraiser sheet! This is an important and popular fundraiser for your class.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

SENIOR ATHLETES – While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE – Northwestern Michigan College is offering several regional financial aid information sessions this fall. Information on dates and locations is available in the counseling office.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. 
~~ Agatha Christie

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

HELP CENTER – is available for students after school from 3-4 p.m. in the Media Center Monday through Thursday.

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL – will meet in Mrs. Paulus's new room, C312, on Thursday from 3-3:30 p.m. Important paperwork will be distributed, and we will discuss a regional YAC meeting to take place in October. Mrs. P will also provide snacks!

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

FRESHMEN – Please see Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill to pick up a caramel apple fundraiser sheet! This is an important and popular fundraiser for your class.

9TH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS – Pictures will be taken on September 28, at the back of the stage on the band room side. We will begin with the freshmen 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 26. 

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.

SENIOR ATHLETES – While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE – Northwestern Michigan College is offering several regional financial aid information sessions this fall. Information on dates on locations is available in the counseling office.

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.
~~ Tyler Perry

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO HANNA SCHREINER – on taking the MIHA (Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association )Equestrian Team Reserve Championship for District 13 Division D. Hanna will compete at regionals at the end of the month.

HELP CENTER – is available for students after school from 3-4 p.m. in the Media Center Monday through Thursday.

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

FRESHMEN – Please see Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill to pick up a caramel apple fundraiser sheet! This is an important and popular fundraiser for your class.

SENIOR ATHLETES – While working on college applications this year, we recommend looking into the Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarship. They give out 100 scholarships to students ranging from $1,000 - $10,000. Visit WendysHeisman.com to learn more.

GIRLS WRESTLING – Signup and practice for the girls-only high school age wrestling team starts today from 6-7:30 p.m. at Grayling Middle School. If you have not signed up, please come 20 minutes early.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE – Northwestern Michigan College is offering several regional financial aid information sessions this fall. Information on dates on locations is available in the counseling office.

MORNING BLEND – will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. sharp.  We will meet Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:00.  

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. The registration fee is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

GRAND VALLEY LAKER EXPERIENCE DAYS – will be held at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, October 22 and Friday, October 28. Representatives from academic departments and support services will be available to answer your questions. Laker Perspectives Day will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register for any event by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The deadline for the 11th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information and to apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You can sometimes learn more working with less talented people, because you learn to survive.
~~ Jacqueline Bisset

Monday, September 12, 2016

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. Early registration fees of $20 for students and $25 for adults ends today. After today, the cost to register is $30. Registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

THE CLASS OF 2020 – is selling caramel apples from the Alpine Chocolat Haus. If you would like to purchase some, see any of the freshman class, Mrs. Allen, or Mrs. Krabill. Apples will be available September 30.

FRESHMEN – Please see Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Krabill to pick up a caramel apple fundraiser sheet! This is an important and popular fundraiser for your class.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday at 7 a.m. sharp.  We will meet Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:00.  

GRAND VALLEY LAKER EXPERIENCE DAYS – will be held at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, October 22 and Friday, October 28. Representatives from academic departments and support services will be available to answer your questions. Laker Perspectives Day will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register for any event by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The deadline for the 11th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information and to apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~~ Samuel Beckett

Friday, September 9, 2016

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. Early registration is open until Monday.  The cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults and registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  After September 12, the cost to register is $30. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

AFTER GAME DANCE – tonight after the first varsity home football game of the year! Admission is $4. The dance ends at 11:00 p.m.

MORNING BLEND – will begin on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 a.m. sharp.  We will meet Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:00.  

GRAND VALLEY LAKER EXPERIENCE DAYS – will be held at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, October 22 and Friday, October 28. Representatives from academic departments and support services will be available to answer your questions. Laker Perspectives Day will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register for any event by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The deadline for the 11th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information and to apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I was raised by a mother who told me I was great every day of my life.
~~ Adam Sandler

Thursday, September 8, 2016

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. Early registration is open until September 12.  The cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults and registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  After September 12, the cost to register is $30. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

AFTER GAME DANCE – tomorrow after the first varsity home football game of the year! Admission is $4. The dance ends at 11:00 p.m.

GRAND VALLEY LAKER EXPERIENCE DAYS – will be held at Grand Valley State University on Saturday, October 22 and Friday, October 28. Representatives from academic departments and support services will be available to answer your questions. Laker Perspectives Day will be held Saturday, November 19. The purpose of this day is to expose prospective students and their families to the diverse opportunities available to them as GVSU students. Register for any event by visiting www.gvsu.edu/visit or call the admissions office at 800-748-0246.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The deadline for the 11th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information and to apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – GHS Volleyball is looking for individuals to work home games. Please contact Mr. Zigila for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: I’m very much in the trenches, and I don’t live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there’s always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket.
~~ Pink

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

COLOR RUN – The senior and freshmen classes are hosting a 5K color run on September 24 at 10 a.m. Bring your friends and family to walk, jog, run, or skip your way through a colorful course. Early registration is open until September 12.  The cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults and registration can be completed online using the link below or pick up a form in the main office.  After September 12, the cost to register is $30. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Binert-Armstrong. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grayling-high-school-classes-of-2017-and-2020-my-school-color-run-tickets-26937623156

AFTER GAME DANCE – after the first varsity home football game of the year, this Friday! Admission is $4. The dance ends at 11:00 p.m.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – The deadline for the 11th annual AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for more information and to apply.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – The Eagles Club monthly Fish Fry will be the first Friday of every month. It runs 4-8 p.m. and is a good way to earn 4 hours per month. Contact the club at 348-5287 for more information or to sign up. 

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It always seems impossible until it’s done.
~~ Nelson Mandela