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  • Senior Graduation Orders

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 11/14/2019

    ATTENTION:  Class of 2020 Graduating Seniors and families:

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    IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PLACED YOUR GRADUATION CAP AND GOWN ORDER YOU CAN STOP READING NOW!

     

    If you have not yet ordered your graduation, cap and gown order, no worries.  Good news is here!  You still have time to go online at www.Jostens.com, choose your school and place your order prior to December 13, 2019 and still receive the current reduced group rate pricing.

     

    You may also, call in your order to 1-800-Jostens and they can take the order over the phone.

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  • Daily Announcements

    Posted by GKHS on 10/24/2019

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Wrestling: Come out and witness the mayhem this evening at 7pm when your Eagle wrestlers battle Rogers. It’s staff appreciation night.

    Student Voice: The Student Voice Team will meet today after school in the library. The topics on the agenda are AP classes, school culture, and discipline. Come, have your voice heard. Your voice matters!

    Mr. Eagle: Our annual Mr. Eagle pageant is tonight at 7pm in the Auditorium. Come see our senior boys, Nico Golla, Anthony Todd, Cole Burke, Gavin Ripka, and Ryan Winters show off their talents and best looks as they compete to see who is the true Mr. Eagle! Admission is free. however, we will be accepting monetary donations for "Together We Rise," a non-profit that helps support Foster Children. We can't wait to see you and your friends there!

    Open Gym:  There will be an open gym@ FMS today and Friday Jan. 24th from 2:30-4 with Coach Thomas and Coach Haley. All GK students welcome.

    Track: There will be a track and field interest meeting Thursday during Study Support in the Career Center. If you are planning on coming out for track, attend this meeting for important information.  Passes in the Career Center.

    Volunteer Opportunities: New Volunteer Opportunities are posted in the Career Center now.  Northstar Bingo Night on January 24th, and STEM / Science Fair Nights in February at North Star, Naches Trail, and Elk Plain. Make sure you are district approved volunteer in order to work these events.  Stop by the Career Center for info and sign up.

    Talent Show: Renaissance is looking for new faces to join the Talent Show this year! If you can juggle, dance, mime, act, sing or more we hope to see your name on the signups! Talent show sign-ups are available during lunches. Auditions are the first week of February and the Talent Show itself will be February 27th.  Sign up and show us what you’ve got!

    Voter Registration: Hey future voters! If you will be 18 years old before March 10th, you can be part of choosing the next president of the United States. But, you must sign up first to be eligible.  Please come to the table located in the commons during lunches and we can help you get registered. All you need is legal ID like a driver’s license or state ID card. Make sure you have your opinions heard by taking part in choosing the next president of the United States.

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  • Yearbook Senior & Business Ads

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 10/23/2019

    Senior Ads Business Ads

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  • New Cell Phone Policy

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 8/27/2019 5:00:00 AM

    We want to let you know about an important school policy change taking place for the 2019-2020 school year. All GKHS classrooms will be cell phone free zones. As a result, cell phones should remain in lockers, bags, or backpacks, off or in airplane mode, through the duration of their classes. This is a change from previous years when teachers set individual policies within their classrooms. All teachers will have a consistently worded cell phone free policy in their syllabi/course expectations, supported by a progressive administrative policy to reinforce it. Students will still be able to access to their phones before/after school, during lunch, and during passing periods. Specifics will be communicated upon return from summer break.

    As a technology forward school, Graham-Kapowsin wants to help teach and promote appropriate digital citizenship. Our staff has overwhelmingly agreed that a consistent school wide policy to bar cell phone use during class will help students remain present and engaged in their learning. The intent of this policy is to support students in their academic success, remove a major temptation and distraction, and promote face-to-face social interaction and connection. Teachers have repeatedly observed that a cell phone on a desk, even when used as a research tool, still provides too tempting a distraction. When it dings or buzzes, the minds of even the strongest of students wander away. Studies indicate that it can take the brain up to ten minutes to re-engage after responding to a cell phone distraction. Phones are not merely distractions for their owners in the classroom, but they can also be a source of distraction for teachers and classmates alike. Students we interviewed as part of this process confirmed these assertions, albeit begrudgingly.

    Parents and guardians, please help us promote this policy be restricting phone contact with your student to passing periods or during lunch, when cell phone use will be allowed. You are also welcome to call the office to deliver information to your student during the day.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, 253-683-6100.

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  • Canvas Help for Parents

    Posted by GKHS on 10/15/2018
     
    Parent Registration and Student Observation

    In this video, you will get an overview of how to register for a Canvas account as a parent or guardian to observe students and their interactions within a course.
    (Last updated 2015-11-03)

    To view subtitles for this video, click the CC button in the tool bar and select a language.

    Learn from and share ideas with other Canvas users: https://community.canvaslms.com
    View the script for this tutorial: https://goo.gl/aiI1Sq

    https://vimeo.com/105957000

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  • iPad Information & Help

    Posted by GKHS on 10/14/2018
     
    • Students who attend GKHS for at least 1 class period per day will be able to check out an iPad.  Full time Running Start, and full time Skills Center students will not.
    • Parent must sign Hold Harmless and Coverage Preference paperwork in order for iPad to be checked out to student.
    • Paperwork can be filled out ahead of time: As long as a parent has signed the Hold Harmless and Coverage Preference paperwork.
    • Hold Harmless, and Coverage preference.  To get the forms, click this link. https://www.bethelsd.org/Page/3761
     
     
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Principal's Message

  • At Graham-Kapowsin High School we believe that Orange and Blue Starts with YOU. This means bringing "Your personal best everyday," "Owning your future," and "Understanding we are one."  

    I encourage all students to get involved at GKHS through clubs, sports, activites, challenging classes, or anything else that helps them take ownership over GKHS. I encourage students to take at least one challenging class that will help them in their post-high school life, whether their path includes four-year university, technical college or an apprenticeship, the military, or some other exciting, career-oriented endeavor.

    One of the most important factors in your student’s success is your involvement. The way you talk to your students about their education influences their academic success. Some of the items worth discussing include the following:

    • Let students know that through their hard work they will increase their understanding in all subjects (including Math and Science).
    • Encourage students to talk to teachers if they have concerns about grades or other issues in class. This helps teach students responsibility to work things out with supervisors. Let them know that it is okay to ask the teacher for help
    • Set high expectations for achievement in school. Encourage students to take challenging classes throughout their high school experience, including during their senior year.

    Other ways to be involved include the following:

    • Become a partner with your student by communicating with teachers.
    • Regularly monitor your student’s progress by calling teachers or online using Family Access.
    • Call or email teachers, counselors or administrators when you have a question or concern.
    • Join the GK Booster Club; the boosters provide many services to the school.
    • Stay informed by reading the school mailings, sent every other month.
    • Visit the school and teachers’ websites

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at GKHS at 253-683-6100.

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