Duke Update for 01/08/2023

SOL Testing Schedule:

● Tuesday, January 10th- Reading SOL
● Tuesday, January 17th- World History 1 SOL
● Wednesday, January 18th- Biology/Chemistry SOL
● Thursday, January 19th- Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra 2 SOL
● Friday, January 20th- World History 2/U.S. History SOL
● Monday, January 23rd- Expedited Retakes for Reading/World History 1/Biology/Chemistry
● Tuesday, January 24th- Expedited Retakes for Math/World History 2/U.S. History

Attendance Recovery: Attendance Recovery sessions will be held on Thursday, January 12th, and Thursday, January 19th from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Please sign-up through Canvas or the GHS Announcements link in order to attend.

Auditions: Willy Wonka auditions are happening Saturday, January 14th. The sign-up sheet is outside of the choir room. Please sign-up for a time slot. All are welcome to audition!

Yearbook picture: Any student in grades 9 thru 12 who did not take a picture for the yearbook can stop by room C149 during 3rd block between Wednesday, January 4th thru Wednesday, January 11th to have their photo taken. This is the last opportunity for yearbook photos.

Calendar update: The Gloucester County School Board recently approved an updated school calendar. The last day of the first semester is now Wednesday, January 25. This will be a full day of school, as the School Board has also eliminated final exams. Please visit the GCPS website to view the new calendar.

Juniors and Junior Parents/Guardians: The GHS School Counseling Dept will begin course selection for next school year after the holiday break. Counselors will meet individually with rising seniors throughout January. Parents/guardians who want to be part of these meetings can email their child’s school counselor from the GHS website and set up an appointment time.

Attention Seniors: Now is the time to apply for scholarships. The GHS Scholarship Application is now available and can be accessed from your Naviance account. The application with all needed forms has been sent to your school-based e-mail and paper copies are available at the Counseling Office. This application allows you to apply for 37 different scholarships with just one application. If you are thinking of attending any trade school or a 4-year or 2-year college, you should apply for local scholarships using
this application.

Visit the BayPort Credit Union site in c-hall to deposit $5 into your account, or open an account and be entered to win $25! One entry per person. We are open Mondays and Wednesdays.

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!

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.

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.