May 16th, 2014

Staff News

Continue to keep Administrative Assistant, Amy Carter, in your prayers as she mourns the loss of her father. She will return Monday, but it was a difficult week for her. 

Mandarin Chinese teacher, Mike Kralovic, has resigned because he and his family are moving to Chicago. His wife landed her dream job so they are off to the "Windy City" to begin a new chapter. We wish Mike all the best and thank him for his leadership and passion in building a top notch Mandarin Chinese program!

Art teacher, Sarah Fairchild, is taking a leave of absence during the first semester next school year to focus on her art. This was a difficult decision for her, but we support her and wish her all the best! 

Many of you are avid readers and look forward to time off this summer to dive into a good book or two (maybe three or four). Some of you prefer fiction while others prefer nonfiction, specifically books teaching, learning, assessment, and leadership. Some, on the other hand, prefer a combination of the two. Either way, what’s on your summer reading list? What books do you recommend? Share here!

Students As Leaders

Seniors, Noah Dennison, Jacob McKenna, and Eric Batke decided to share their thoughts about their high school experience in some creative ways. Noah and Jacob wrote blog posts and Eric created a video of his last day as a high school student. Each tells a unique story and gives us a glimpse of what being a part of the GLHS Family has meant to them. I appreciate their transparency, honesty, and vulnerability. Please take a few minutes to read about or watch their experiences:

Jacob McKenna- My Romans 16

Eric Batke- "My Last Day of High School... Ever"

Assistant Principal, Dr. Art Prince, and Guidance Counselor, Jim Lewis, facilitated another successful Seniors Honors Awards Night program last Monday. Students who earned a local scholarship, an Honors Diploma, or an academic award were invited to attend. There was also a flag exchange ceremony between our six foreign exchange students and Student Council President, Hannah Kesig.  Following is a list of seniors who earned a local scholarship:

  • US Military Awards: Ohio National Guard- Kelsey Bartholomew, Jonathan Chang, Erika Reed
  • BioScience Technologies Awards- Kirsten Linnabary, Lindsay Bush
  • American Red Cross Central Ohio Scholarship- Tyler Duff, Cymone Turner, Kara List
  • National Forensic Leagues Academic All Americans- Matthew Zianni, Sedona Resenberg
  • Russell Cochrane Keidan Family Scholarship- Carolyn Armstrong, Tyler Collins
  • Maurice Jones Scholarship- Christian Grimme, Nicholas Nadar
  • Gahanna Chamber of Commerce Scholarship- Max Agranoff, Rachel Rozler
  • Shane Albaugh Memorial Scholarship- Josh Gregory
  • Jim Harper Scholarship- Megan Van Sickle
  • Denny Green Scholarship- Josh Gregory
  • Jess Howard Electric Scholarship- Kyle Smith
  • High Point PTA Scholarship- Kirsten Linnabary
  • Royal Manor PTO Scholarship- Sarpona Sarpong
  • Lincoln Elementary Scholarship- Rebecca Gavin
  • Charlotte Secrest Goshen Lane Scholarship- Nick Nadar
  • Middle School South PTO Scholarship- Kyle Smith
  • Bus Driver Local 249 Scholarship- Rebecca Gavin
  • Karen Coggins Family Scholarship- William “Frog” Fenton
  • Tutoring Club Scholarship- Ben Foley
  • OCE Scholarship- Alex Ankrim
  • Newark Teachers Association Scholarship- Michael McMasters
  • Republic Waste Scholarship- Caroline Spartis
  • GJEA John Allen Scholarship- Andrew Collins
  • GJPS Graduate Profile Scholarship- Laura Stegner
  • Board of Education/Superintendent’s Scholarship- Tyler Collins, Emily Merickel, Elizabeth Merrick, Nick Nader, Sarpoma Sarpona
  • National Honor Society Scholarship- Alanna Meadows, Jon Fife, Alex Ankrim, Stephen George, Ross Candor, Rachel Rosler
  • National Achievement Award- Kirstyn Thomas

Thank you for assisting these students by writing letters of recommendation, editing essays, and providing quality classroom experiences for them. This is definitely a team effort!

Upcoming Events
  • Monday, May 19th, 2014- Distracted Driving Assembly (3 periods) Auditorium; Parent Volunteer Reception and Open House for Bobby Dodd 7:00 PM Clark Hall 325
  • Tuesday, May 20th, 2014- Band Awards Night 7:00 PM Auditorium
  • Thursday, May 22nd, 2014- Bill Withrow Award Ceremony 6:30 PM Cafeteria; Drama Banquet 7:00 PM Jefferson Country Club; Orchestra Awards Night 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 23rd, 2014- Graduation Rehearsal 9:00 AM Auditorium
  • Saturday, May 24th, 2014-Graduation 9:30 AM The Schott

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Until next week...

Be Great,


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