Duke Update for 10/2/2022

Duke Update October 02, 2022

Homecoming court: Congratulations to the following 2022-2023 Homecoming court winners!
Freshman class - Princesses: Cora Santos & Saylor Helms
Princes: Declan McCann & Maliq Jackson
Sophomore class - Princesses: Jaida Peet & Bailey Wilson
Princes: Xavier Johnson & Trevor Richardson
Junior class - Princesses: Mackenzie Fertig & Taryn Legg
Princes: Jordan Pryor
Senior class - Princesses: Alexis Cruz, Hannah Rippel & Victoria King
Princes: Carson Hasty & Joshua Rodriguez Cruz

Homecoming tickets: Homecoming tickets for seniors only are on sale starting Monday, October 3. Juniors may purchase tickets starting Wednesday, October 5th. Sophomore and Freshman may purchase beginning Friday, October 7th. Tickets are $15 per ticket and may be purchased through the School cash online payment site. Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 22 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Golf: Congratulations to Andrew White & Gunnar Healy for qualifying for the Class 5 State golf

Dukes’ Dispatch: The first semester journalism students are proud to announce a new edition of thestudent newspaper, Dukes’ Dispatch! Click on the link here https://ghsdukesdispatch.org/ to view the
website. Don’t forget to bookmark the site and check back every two weeks for new stories and updates on events at GHS. In addition, the Dukes’ Dispatch is currently accepting student story submissions, club and activity announcements and story ideas and leads. Please submit stories, announcements and ideas to [email protected]. Thank you very much for your support!

Picture Day: Picture day for students in grades 9 thru 11 will be on Monday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th from 7:45 am - 2:15 pm in the GHS auditorium. Senior make-up/retake pictures will be on Thursday, November 3rd in the GHS auditorium from 9:00 am - 2:15 pm.

Attention Parents of Seniors: The School Counseling Department will start meeting with seniors to review graduation progress and starting helping firm up post-secondary plans starting Monday September 12th. If you wold like to be part of the meeting please email your child’s school counselor this coming week. Emails and school counselor assignments are on the GHS Website under the School Counseling tab.

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Admissions representatives from several colleges and universities will be conducting information sessions here at the high school for interested GHS Juniors and Seniors this fall. Visits are beginning this week with Regent University on October 3rd and Old Dominion University on October 4th. To participate, please sign up through your Naviance account. Please see the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

Code of Conduct: The GCPS Code of Conduct can be viewed at this link:
Please be advised that under School Board policy, students may possess personal communication devices, but they must be turned off, put away, and may not be used during the school day. This policy applies to cell phones, headphones, earbuds, smart watches, and all other personal communication devices. Also, note that hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building during school hours. 

Girl's Basketball: Girls basketball will start their Open Gym every Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm during the month of October. All those that are interested should show up. Stop by and see Coach Eaton for details, Room B141.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are now for sale through https://www.yearbookordercente... using code 4758. The early bird pricing is $45 until 10/1/22. There will be a price increase to $50 on 10/2/22 and a final price increase to $55 on 1/4/23. Senior ads are also available through the order center until 3/1/23. The yearbook sold out last year, so make sure to order before it’s too late! Contact Lauren Leszczynski, the yearbook advisor with any additional questions.

Activity Bus: Students who participate in after-school activities and need transportation after the regular school day ends may access the activity bus. The service will pick up students from Gloucester High school starting at 6:00 PM, Monday-Thursday. The service is not available on Fridays or on early dismissal dates. Students will report to the after-school buses no later than 5:50 PM with a pass to ride the after-school activity bus. There are two after-school activity buses that travel to specified locations throughout Gloucester County only. This service does not drop students off at their regularly designated bus stop. Parents or guardians should make arrangements to meet students at designated locations. You may review the bus stops serviced by going to the Gloucester High Schools website.

Parking Passes: Parking passes for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale now and can be purchased in the Gloucester High School main office. The cost for a parking pass is $52 dollars, via online thru School cash online site, cash, check, or money order made out to Gloucester High School. Please go to the Gloucester High School website to print out and complete the 2022-2023 Student parking pass application prior to coming into the main office to purchase your parking pass. If you purchase your pass using the School cash online site, make sure to bring in proof of the receipt, along with the completed 2022-2023 Student parking pass application. Students will be able to choose a numbered parking space
on a first-come, first-serve basis until all parking spots are sold for the 2022-2023 school year.

Food Service: For the 2022-2023 school year, student meal prices are as follows:
- Breakfast: $1.90 Reduced price: $0.30
- Lunch: $2.80 Reduced price: $0.40
Students will need to submit an application for a free or reduced price meal. Applications are available at this link: https://5il.co/1d6pd and in the GHS main office, and may be submitted online though the GCPS website or in-person at GHS. If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 804-693-3585.

Clinic: This is a reminder that the State of Virginia requires rising seniors to receive the Meningococcal Vaccine prior to the first day of school. If your child has not received at least one immunization prior to the first day of school, they are ineligible to attend. Please submit any immunization records to the clinic as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact the clinic.