Duke Update for  10/16/2022

Spirit Week begins on Monday, October 17th with the following themes:

Monday, October 17th: Minion Monday
Tuesday, October 18th: Cowboys vs Aliens
Wednesday, October 19th: Battle of the Bands
Thursday, October 20th: 90's Throwback
Friday, October 21st: Class Colors

The homecoming parade is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th at 5:15 pm on Main street at Gloucester courthouse. The homecoming game is scheduled for Friday, October 21st at 7:00 pm at the Gloucester High School Athletic field. Also, the homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Gloucester High School.

Senior Fundraiser: Attention Seniors and families, the Cookie Dough Fundraiser has started. Information can be found on the Class of 2023 canvas page. Fundraising packets are also available in English 12 and Government classes, as well as in Mrs.Zanette's classroom in C149 and Ms. Thompson's classroom in D23. We need every senior to sell only 3 items for us to reach our goal. Funds go towards Prom and Senior Activities. The deadline is Monday, October 17th.

Dukes’ Dispatch: The first semester journalism students are proud to announce a new edition of the student 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 JUNIORS AND SENIORS: Admissions representatives from Mary Baldwin University and the University of Mary Washington will be conducting information sessions here at the high school next week for interested GHS Juniors and Seniors. To participate, please sign up through your Naviance account. Please see the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

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 current price is $50. There will be a 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.