Duke Update for 10/30/22

Halloween:  Monday, October 31st is Halloween and all students are prohibited from wearing costumes, masks, face paint, and any other Halloween costume attire during the school day.

Congratulations to Field Hockey Senior Channy Johnson on being selected as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholastic Player of the Month for September. She was selected over students from across the US. In the month of September, Channy held a staggering 2.625 goals per game average and 2.5 assists per game average.

The Bay Port Credit Union office in C-hall is open during 3rd block on Mondays and Wednesdays. Stop by on Monday, October 31, and open an account, and you will get a free $5.00 put into your account, and be entered in a drawing to win a $50.00 MasterCard gift card.

Congratulations to the Gloucester Marching Dukes on earning an overall Excellent rating at the VBODA State Marching Assessment this past week. The marching dukes will finish their competitive season this Saturday at Tallwood and Kecoughtan competitions.

There will be a swim interest meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at 3:00 pm in the Duke Rock.

Winter sports tryouts start Monday, November 7th for Girls & Boys Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming. Track & Field will start November 14th. Coaches emails are listed on the GHS website. Students must be grade eligibility requirements and a valid sports physical on file.

GHS Indoor Track and Field for 22-23 season will begin on Monday, November 14. Any students that are currently in the 8th- 12th grades are welcome to come try out. Tryouts will last the week of Monday, Nov 14th through Friday, Nov. 18th. Friday, November 18 the final roster will be made. Student-athletes who try outwill need to have a current updated physical, be 2.0 GPA eligible, and be motivated to work hard! Practices will be at the GHS stadium from 3:15 - 5:15 each day.

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 l[email protected]. Thank you very much for your support!

ATTENTION JUNIORS AND SENIORS: An admissions representative from Gettysburg College will be conducting a virtual information session this week for interested GHS Juniors and Seniors. To participate, please sign up through your Naviance account. E-hall passes will be sent to those who have signed up to meet in the library for a Zoom meeting. Please see the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

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.