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GLOBAL CONNECTIONS HIGH SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 13TH – FEBRUARY 17TH 


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!!!

BOND DAY [BEING OPEN AND NURTURING DIVERSITY]
On February 28th we will have an assembly schedule. Students will be placed in mixed groups in assigned classrooms. Student leaders will facilitate activities to help students come together in order to face our stereotypes, understand different people and connect as a school. 

INDEPENDENT PE: MANDATORY MEETING
Tuesday, February 14th @ 2:30pm there will be a mandatory independent PE meeting in the gym. Students MUST come to this in order to get the necessary information about this option. See below for all meeting dates: 
 

Date

Time/Location

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, February 14

2:30-3:00 GYM

Basic Requirements.  Completing the packet

Tuesday, February 21

2:30-3:30 GYM

Packet help

Tuesday, March 21

2:30-3:30 GYM

Packet help

Tuesday, April 18

2:30-3:30 GYM

Packet help

Tuesday, May 16

2:30-3:30 GYM

Packet help

Friday, June 2

Packet DUE!! No Late packets will be accepted!


3-MONTH YMCA FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS!
In partnership with the YMCA, admin is giving away 50 3-month family memberships!
  • 15 will be given to students throughout February by Assistant Principal, Ms. Barrineau 
  • 10 will be given to students throughout February by Principal, Ms. Fitch 
  • 15 will be giving to students with perfect attendance on March 3rd
  • 10 will be giving to most improved students on March 3rd 

WINTER DANCE: PARIS UNDER THE STARS
February 25th 7:30-10:00pm in the Tyee Gym
ACE Leadership will be selling Winter Formal Dance tickets in the cafeteria during lunch starting on Monday, 2/13. If you plan to bring a guest, a guest form must be completed prior to purchasing tickets. Forms will be available during lunch at ticket sales. 
TICKET PRICES: You MUST bring an ID to purchase tickets
  • 2/13 - 2/17 - $15.00
  • 2/20 - 2/24 - $20.00
  • 2/25 at the door - $40.00
To follow up an elegant, high-class dance, look forward to kicking back at a casual dance hosted by Global at the end of March. Details to come…
 
SPRING SPORTS
Are you interested in:

• Baseball
• Softball
• Girls Tennis
• Boys Soccer
• Track & Field

Sign up today for spring sports! Just have your parent or legal guardian login to FamilyID.com and fill out the registration information. You will need to have an updated physical that does not expire before May 31.

Questions? Come by Mr. Kesterson’s office in the 500 Building.
 
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Bike Club
2:15 (411)

UPower
2:15-3:15 (Gym)

 

GNO
Lunch (303)

Theater Club
2:15-3:30 (119)

Techbridge
2:30-4:45 (921)

 

Interact Club
Lunch (305)

UPower
2:15-3:15 (Gym)

Latinos Unidos
2:15-3:30 (782)

Filipino Group
2:30-3:30 (907) 

Game Club
2:30-4:45 (207)

YAG
5:00-6:30 (YMCA)

 

Africa United
Lunch (609)

Girls Group
2:15-3:30 (605)

 

Choir Club
Lunch (111)

HERO
Lunch (P-8) 

Inspirational Group
Lunch (605)

 

 

 

YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM includes food and homework help!   
Monday-Thursday:
2:05-5:00pm in the library. Bus leaves @ 5:15pm                      
Fridays: 12:05-2:30pm.  Bus leaves @ 2:45pm

 
 
CLUBS AND GROUPS
 
  • AFRICA UNITED CLUB: Spread awareness of and support African issues. (Campanelli/Maiah Graham)
  • BIKE CLUB: Enjoy weekly rides around the community and some weekend field trips. (Nguyen/Campanelli)
  • CHOIR CLUB: If you got vocals, come hang with the locals. Choir club is a place for students who want to sing. We will do some projects this year and plan to perform on campus and throughout the community. (Malcolm)
  • FILIPINO GROUP: In the spirit of bayanihan (collective community cooperation), we will build bridges and connect with our homeland and each other. Join us to learn about and celebrate Filipino culture and revolutionary history! Activities will include interactive workshops, singing, dancing, games, and of course eating! (Castillo, Ms. Karly, Ms. Pia)
  • GAME CLUB: We play a wide variety of games in the club. We play chess, card games, board games, video games, etc. (McCord)
  • GIRLS GROUP: This club is a safe place to talk about the big stuff at school and at home. (G. Lemon)
  • GNO CLUB (Giving New Opportunities): is a student-run club, which supports various groups of people in need. (Greve)
  • HERO CLUB (Helping Educate Regarding Orientation) is starting soon! This is a club that advocates for a powerful and safe experience for every student, no matter who they are! If you are passionate about social justice, about gender and orientation equality or about activism, then come check us out! This Friday, October 21st is our first meeting from 12:05 until the buses leave. We’ll have some pizza! (Newman)
  • INSPIRATIONAL GROUP: Inspiration club is a club started by students who want this campus to feel safe, welcoming and friendly. Here you will work to improve the campus, help each other, and be role models by being friendly, welcoming and safe. Please grab your lunch and hurry over. We will meet every Friday during lunch. (G. Lemon)
  • INTERACT CLUB: Come be a part of a great club that makes a change in the lives of our community members! (Nguyen)
  • LATINOS UNIDOS CLUB: To educate and raise college awareness among Latino students. The Latinos Unidos Club will also have activities for students to explore their diverse identities and take pride on who they are and their respective cultures. Latinos Unidos will meet their purpose through community partnerships, conferences, fieldtrips, and leadership camps. (Prado)
  • STEALTH PRODUCTION THEATER CLUB: Club members will play games, sing, act, learn about props, costumes, makeup, lighting and performance. (Nelthropp/Malcolm/G. Lemon)
  • TECHBRIDGE: Techbridge is a program for girls to encourage them to pursue Science, Technology and Engineering. We will take fieldtrips to tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. (S. Kaur)
  • UPOWER: Want to get fit? Doing Independent PE? Have nothing to do after school? Just plain like working out?! Come to UPower! Activities vary based on what YOU want that day! (Cass)
  • YAG CLUB (Youth and Government): A YMCA organization that develops civic responsibility and awareness in high school students across Washington State. In YAG you will learn to about how to make a law, write legislation, and debate. (Brewer)

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
See Larissa (Karly's sub) in the 500 building

JUMA APPLICATION
Still working on that Juma application? Ren will be back on Thursday, February 16th during lunch to help you fill out your application.

FASFA/ WASFA
Still haven’t filled out the FASFA/ WASFA? You still have time! Hurry and come visit Larissa and DJ at the college and career center. Do not let free money for college go.

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON
Dunh Dunh Dunh It’s that time……. SCHOLARSHIP SEASON $$$$$! Dead- lines are approaching FAST so do not let free money go to waste!

Come to the Career Center and apply by Feb 28th.

Here is what to focus on this month:
• The College Success Foundation Leadership 1000 scholarship
• Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.


ONGOING COMMUNICATION

LOST & FOUND
There is a lost & found box in the 500 building office. Come during lunch to see if your item was turned in.

STUDENT FORMS
All forms are in the Commons Area in the center of the 600 building on the Student Bulletin Board: FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION (online directions), LOCKER CONTRACT, OFF CAMPUS LUNCH for 11th & 12th graders, PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE REQUEST, PARKING PERMIT, and CAMPUS MAPS. Please turn in forms and present your Student ID card to Mrs. Melchior in the 500 building main office DURING LUNCH.

ABSENCES
When you are absent from school, please bring to Mrs. Melchior, 500 building office, a written note with your parent/guardian’s signature stating the reason and day(s) of your absence. Your unexcused absence will turn into an excused absence. If you are leaving school/campus early, please sign out in the 500 building office with your parent/guardian or bring a signed note from your parent/guardian stating when you can leave campus and why.

“Vacation” is considered an “unexcused” absence. If you are planning a vacation or an extended weekend trip, you will need to complete a PRE-ARRANGED ABSENCE FORM and turn it in to Mrs. Melchior, 500 building office, at least 1 week prior to the vacation. You need Principal approval before leaving.

ASB FEE & STICKER
Purchase your ASB with the Bookkeeper in the 500 building main office. Bring your Student ID Card.

ATHLETICS/SPORTS CLEARANCE
Online Registration Only. Access website & information at the Highline Public Schools Athletics page http://highlineschools.org/Page/147. Please see Justin Kesterson in the 500 building main office with questions/concerns.

 



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