The High School is getting ready to head into testing season starting with the ACT for Juniors and the staff at Garfield Heights High Schools asks that you please make sure you encourage your child to get a good night's rest and eat breakfast on the day of the test. Teachers in all subject matters have been working with your child to prepare them for these tests, and we encourage parents to take a moment to talk to your child about how they are doing in their classes. It’s our objective to make sure that every student to pass each one of their courses which means they need to make sure they are completing homework and projects and studying for tests.
As our weather begins to change please remind your student to follow dress code. Some of the issues we deal with frequently are as follows: Shorts and skirts need to be at least down to their finger-tip. Holes in the pants need to be below the finger-tip, or they should put another pair of pants underneath them. No sagging. While crop tops are in style right now, please remind your child to wear another shirt or tank top underneath it to make it school appropriate.
The High School also recognizes the strong performances demonstrated by both Bowling teams, which have made it to the District Tournament, Music Express for a success first place finish at Medina High School and The Walsh Tournament and our Academic Challenge team. GHHS also had numerous Art students receive awards in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Writing and Multi-Media competition. In fact, Cassie Frederick won the 12th grade Art Competition as well. In the Cleveland Clinic eXpressions competition, Armanda Galvez won a White Ribbon for his artwork while Deanne Smith won a Red Ribbon for her art as well. A number of students had their art chose in the Mythical Creatures Youth Art Gallery at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, including Deanne Smith, Gabrielle Heath and Cassandra Frederick. Continuing on with the accolades, our High School Band program competed in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest and the High School is pleased to announce that all students that competed were awarded Outstanding and Superior ratings of 1's and 2's. Specifically:
In Class C:
Jonathan Rawlins received a 1 on his solo and Evan Robinson received a 2 on his solo. Our Flute Quartet, consisting of Armando Galvez, Brianna Martinez, Chrissa Sobocinski, and Charity Perry, received a 1.
In Class B:
Emily Mazer, Stacia Greathouse, Jasmine Milton, received a 1 on their solos, while Our Trumpet Quartet, featuring Jasmine Milton, Emily Mazer, Devin Bishop, and Alexis Cole received a 1. Corey Marsh and Cameron Rawlins received a 2 on their snare solos.
Our Clarinet Quartet (featuring Cassandra Frederick, Taelyr Bonner, Mikwan Clark, and Shekinah Harmon) received a 2.
Our Trombone Quartet (featuring Stacia Greathouse, Jonathan Rawlins, Evan Robinson, and Michael Philips) received a 2. Congratulations!
In Class A, which is the most difficult class to compete in:
Cassandra Frederick received a 2 on her solo, and Austin Santos received two 1s! He performed both a snare solo and marimba solo in Class A
Congratulations to these students on their successes and for making the High School Proud. As always, you can contact me at any time with questions or concerns.