Table Talks on Wednesday.
Student Council Members: Please meet during lunch time in the office conference room.
Retake picture day is Thursday, November 9.
Football players, please turn your uniforms in to Mr. Wanner. See Mr. Wanner if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the Readers Theater team of Desiree Blevins, Alyssa Fordham, Hailey Monson, and Sheyanne Richards for placing 5th at the oral interp meet on Saturday.
Snow Queen Talent Competition forms are in the office. Forms need to be turned in to Mr. Swanson by Wednesday, November 1. Those performing will have run-through on Friday, November 3 at 3:30 PM. Preliminary cuts may be made if there is a large number of performers.
FCCLA is selling fruit, meat, and cheese through Friday, November 3. See an FCCLAer to place an order!
Grades 11-12 ACT: Registration for the December 9 test is due online by Friday, November 3 . Register at www.actstudent.org and pay with a credit card. You will test in Aberdeen but be sure to list Groton as your home school. Remember you must upload a photo to register and then print the admission ticket. Fee waivers are available – stop by the GO. Other test dates are: Feb., April, June, July. See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.
The ACT test is a curriculum-based education and career planning tool for high school students that assesses the mastery of college readiness standards
Grade 12: Financial Aid Information: Financial Aid Information Night meeting will be held on November 6, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the GHS Computer Lab to help parents with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Becky Pribyl, Financial Aid Officer at Northern State University, will be available to explain financial assistance programs and procedures and to answer questions. She will be able to help parents with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form – please have your child bring his computer, get your FSA ID, and have your 2016 tax information ready if you would like to start the process. You could get your FAFSA started and maybe even submitted on November 6th!
Grade 12: Free Application Week at the LATI and Mitchell Tech Schools – October 30-November 3, 2017!
Grades 10-11: University of Jamestown is having an Engineering Day event on Wednesday, Nov 8th from 9-1 pm with lunch included. Please call 701-252-3467 ext. 5562 to register by 10/31/17.
Grades 10-12: SD Air Guard Career Day in Sioux Falls, 8-12 November 1. More information was emailed to you 10/11/2017
Grades 11-12: ASVAB test will be held on Thursday, November 2 in the conference room. Please bring your computer.
Grade 9: Reminder to bring your pathways forms back to Mrs. Sternhagen
Grade 12: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: If you have performed community service in the past year you may want to fill out this award/scholarship. One student will be recognized from Groton and will go on to compete statewide and possibly nationally. Go tohttp://spirit.prudential.com and click on “Apply Now”. Once you have completed the application go to the “Certification” page and enter Mrs. Sombke’s name and email as the certifier – Kiersten.Sombke@k12.sd.us. Please print out the completed application. The local deadline is November 7, 2017 – again you must be certified so please complete by the local deadline. We can only submit one so PRINT out the application and bring it to Mrs. Sternhagen.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Grades 11-12: The following college representatives will be in the School Counseling Office to visit with students. Please make arrangements with your teachers.
Tuesday, October 31 10:30-11:00 Mitchell Technical University
Wednesday, November 1 2:30 – 3:00 Mount Marty College
Groton Youth Rally is November 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the GHS Arena featuring former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams. Tickets are available in advance at Groton Dairy Queen and Aberdeen Anchors of Faith for $7 in advance and $10 at the door, or $20 family rate. Call 377-0709 for more information. http://www.grotoncma.org
Socktober Challenge 2017 – Here’s how it works: All you have to do is put NEW (not used) socks in the Socktober box located in your designated classroom from October 2-31st. We are looking to collect NEW socks of any size and color for men, women, children, and infants. All of the socks collected at the Groton Area Middle School will be donated to the Salvation Army, Safe Harbor, and Journey Home.
The middle school grade with the highest percentage of pairs of socks donated will hold the ‘Golden Sock’ traveling trophy for the 2017-2018 school year and a party. Let’s ‘sock’ it to them- Tigers!