Good luck to the girls’ soccer team today at West Central! Dismissal time is 1:00
Good luck to the football team tonight against Beresford!
Saturday – Good luck to the girls’ and boys’ soccer teams against Sioux Falls Christian!
Anyone interested in participating in the Carnival of Silver Skates, please pick up a registration form in the office. Registration is Sunday, Sept 16 and Monday, September 17.
Students wanting to go out for DI please get a form from the office. Last day to register is September 21.
Congratulations to the newly elected 2018-2019 Student Council Representatives:
Grade 12: Tylan Glover and Alexis Simon
Grade 11: Anthony Schinkel and Payton Colestock
Grade 10: Erin Unzen and Tanae Lipp
Grade 9: Stella Meier and Alyssa Locke
Student Council Members please plan to meet, Friday September 7 during Lunch in the Library Conference room. Please either bring a sack lunch, or plan to get your tray to take to the library conference room. Please seem Mrs. Sombke if you have any questions. Congratulations Student Council Team Members!
Sixth grade girls’ basketball practice will start Sept 10 at 6:00 in the old HS gym. Any 6th girl interested in play in welcome and should come to practice on Sept 10.
The Class of 2020 is selling shirts for Homecoming. Please have your order form and payment turned into the HS office by noon on Friday September 14th. You can view a color design on the school website at http://www.grotonarea.com.
The first FCCLA meeting of the year will be in the FACS room on Tuesday, September 11 during lunch. New members are welcome and lunch will be served!
Dance Team Tryouts will be Sunday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m. Sign-up sheets are in the office.
FBLA meeting Thursday, September 6th at 8:00 AM in Ms. Lingbeck’s room. Breakfast will be served and new members are welcome!
All forms handed out on the first day of school must be returned to the office today.
Grade 11: These juniors registered for the PSAT and must pay $16 by 9/21/18 (check payable to GHS): Caitlnn Barse, Payton Colestock, Brody DeHoet, Cyruss DeHoet, Ashley Fliehs, Tadyn Glover, Cade Guthmiller, Kaycie Hawkins, Kya Jandel, Kayla Jensen, Austin Jones, Kaylin Kucker, Nicole Marzahn, Grady O’Neill, KaSandra Pappas, Noah Poor, Indigo Rogers, Rylee Rosenau, Anthony Schinkel, Madline Schuelke, Jameston Stange, Kayde Stange, Eliza Wanner, Please bring a check for $16 to Mrs. Sternhagen.
Grade 10: These sophomores registered for the PSAT and must pay $16 by 9/21/18 (check to GHS): Desiree Blevins, Tessa Erdmann, Alyssa Fordham, Braden Freeman, Jasmine Gengerke, Trey Gengerke, Brooklyn Gilbert, Alexis Hanten, Alexa Herr, Regan Leicht, Tanae Lipp, Kenzie McInerney, Dragr Monson, Hailey Monson, Alex Morris, Sage Mortenson, Samantha Pappas, Kale Pharis, EhThaYou Say, Isaac Smith, Erin Unzen, Grace Wambach, Grace Wiedrick, Please bring a check for $16 to Mrs. Sternhagen.
Grades 9-12 Scrubs Camp – Held on October 9, 2018 at Presentation College. Learn about health care careers possibly including psychologist, EMT/fire rescue, medical assisting, chiropractor, pharmacy, physical therapy and wound care. Huron also has a camp in October. Fills as students register so register early! http://scrubscamps.sd.gov/camp-locator/. Application requires a signature from the student, teacher or counselor and a parent.
Grades 11-12: US Senate Youth Competition and Scholarship competition: Opportunity to win a free trip to Washington, DC for two SD students. GHS will select two students to take the test and send the results to the state. Only students who hold an elected or appointed office in student government, civic or educational organizations can apply. Test covers government and history. Stop by my office if you are interested. Deadline Monday, 9/15/18.
Grade 12 SDSU Senior Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 https://www.sdstate.edu/visit-sdsu/senior-dayAttend major fair, talk to admissions, free barbeque and admission to football game
Grade 12 Questbridge National College Match: www.questbridge.org High achieving seniors (ACT >28), income qualifying (typically $65,000 per family of 4 with limited assets). Links students to Ivy League schools and prestigious schools. Due Sept. 27, 2018.
Grades 11-12 ACT: Registration for the October 27 test is due online by Sept. 28. Register at www.actstudent.org and pay with a credit card. You will test in Aberdeen or Grotonbut 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: December, February, April, June and July. See Mrs. Sternhagen if you have questions.
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, Sept. 11 University of SD 11:45 – 12:14 –
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Dakota State University
Grade 11 – 12 College and Career Opportunities 2018-2019
Lake Area Senior Days Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, Big Camp Out Oct. 18
Junior Day April 4
Mitchell Tech Exploration Days – Nov. 1, Jan. 31, March 21, July 17
Oct. 10 Business, Construction, Oct. 24 Ag, Transportation, Cyber, November 14 Energy and Scrubs, March 5 Culinary
Northern State NSU Bound Days – Oct. 12 &19, Nov. 2, Feb. 22, Mar.30, Apr.12
Presentation College: Oct.6, April 12, Juniors April 26
SDSU Senior Day – Sept. 15, Honors October 26, Preview Days – most Fridays from October – April
Junior Day – Feb. 3
SE Tech Oct. 5 & 19, Nov. 2, Feb. 8, March 22, Junior Preview Jan. 18
Univ. of SF Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 12
USD Fall Open House Oct. 13 and Nov. 10, Health Happenings Nov. ?
Junior Visit Day March 30 and April 27
NDSCS Health Career Day: October 4, 2018, Transportation Day – October 8, Dental Day – October 18, Discovery Days – Oct. 18 and 19, Imagine It, Build It, Design It – November 1, Feb. 14, Case IH – November 5, Ag Day – November 7, Manufacturing – November 13, John Deere Tech Day – November 19, Culinary Arts – March 19,
Grade 12 Scholarship list
Sept. 19 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Sept. 27 QuestBridge www.questbridge.org
Sept. 27 PEO Star – Girls Scholarship, will be emailed on 9/1018, submit to Mrs. Sternhagen
Sep. 30 Scrubs Camp (Oct. 9 at Presentation) application due as soon as possible www.scrubscamps.sd.gov
Oct. 12 Wendys High School Heisman http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/ deadline is Oct. 17 at 3 pm
List a Reviewer (nonrelative who can write about your accomplishments). Make sure your unweighted GPA (on your transcript), Rank and ACT are accurate (must be checked by the reviewer). The early deadline is recommended as the site gets too busy.
Oct. 12 Young Arts Scholarship http://www.youngarts.org/apply
Oct. 15 Legislative page, Final Deadline Nov. 12 http://sdlegislature.gov/Students/Page/default.aspx?Session=2018
Oct. 25 Horatio Alger https://scholars.horatioalger.org/ -national & state, fin. need
Oct. 31 The Big Idea Business Plan http://www.bigideasd.com/
The class of 2021 is selling Groton Gear. Stop in the office for an order form.
OST Fundraiser info is on the counter in the office. They are taking orders for flags, shorts, and t-shirts.