Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I hope that you've had a restful summer and are looking forward to the start of another exciting year. It has been a busy summer here at GCHS as the entire roof has been replaced, sections of the front sidewalks redone, and the custodial staff has worked tirelessly to prepare the building for the opening of school.
We have a new Assistant Principal at Grove City this fall. Zach Wiard is joining us and will be working with the Freshmen. Zach was most recently at Watkins Memorial High School, where he was a Social Studies teacher. Please welcome Mr. Wiard to the Greyhound family! Additionally, Kaitlin O'Hara is our new School Counselor (Last Names E-Le); she has been a science teacher here at GCHS for the last ten years. We are excited to have Kaitlin in her new role at GCHS!
In the pages of the Newshound there are lots of important dates and information for the upcoming school year. Please take a few minutes to review all of the information. If you have questions, please contact the office at 614-801-3300. We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 on Tuesday, August 13th and seeing the upperclassmen at Schedule Pickup on Wednesday, August 14th!
This fall, we will continue our work on College and Career Readiness, including important skills for all students in all subjects - Writing to Learn, Classroom Talk, Questioning, Literacy Groups, Scaffolding, and Collaborative Group Work. These skills are critical for all students to master regardless of their path beyond GCHS. We will also again be working with Anna Coyne from I Know I Can, who will be partnering with our School Counselors to assist students with their planning beyond high school and the college application and admission process.
It is imperative that all students are in attendance and on-time each day; students should plan ahead for morning traffic and arrive to school in plenty of time. Information on busing and parking is available in the Newshound as well. Being present at the start of the day is an important part of being successful in school; all students are expected to maintain proper attendance.
If you have any questions at any time throughout the year, please contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or administrator for assistance. We are happy to help. Again, welcome and let’s have an outstanding year at GCHS!
With Greyhound pride,