If would are taking the SAT on Saturday morning and would like to talk math strategy or work some practice problems, Dr. Sheehy will be offering a study session on Friday afternoon from 2:30 – 5:00 at Panera Bread… stop by any time. And also do not forget about alternative sources for preparation and buy custom papers to be aware of the latest changes in the scientific discourse.

Step Team-Remember that there is practice today until 5 o'clock in the front lobby.

Please vote for superlatives during your lunch this week. A box will be set up for your votes for Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Superlatives.

You can vote only once. Boxes will be out Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday THIS WEEK ONLY! Nominees must be passing all classes, and have no disciplinary referrals.

The Gainesville High School BIG RED MACHINE competed in the annual Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands on Saturday.
Our band had a great day, and was incredibly successful.

The awards won were:
Superior Drum Major
Superior Dance Team
Superior Drumline
Superior Band
Excellent Color Guard
1st place Drum Major in the class
1st place Dance Team in the class
2nd place Band in the class
2nd place Percussion in the class
3rd place Guard in the class.
Additionally, our Majorettes and our Dance Team were the highest scoring groups of the day.

Congratulations on a job well done.

The Gainesville High School Construction classes have completed their entry into 2009 Mule Camp competition. The design was on display at Lowes over the weekend and will be at Mule Camp this weekend. A raffle is being conducted through Habitat for Humanity for this and other designs throughout the county. See Mr. Lucas for details on how you can win this Big Red Train and Swing Set.

Renee Croce, Ava Goble, KC Glenn, LeeAnn Noble, and Bakhile Siphambili represented the GHS Debate Team at Sequoyah High School's Autumn Argument on Saturday. Our kids held their own against over twenty schools. Please congratulate them on their efforts when you see them.

Student Council is sponsoring a Life South Blood Drive on Thursday, October 8 from 9-4. Students must have a PHOTO ID with them to donate next week.  It is very important for donors to eat and drink water beforehand. You must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds. Brusters is donating a pint of ice cream to each donor.

Attention GHS! Members of the Key Club would like to offer you free tutoring!

If you find yourself in need of help getting caught up, learning new material, preparing for exams, completing homework assignments, etc. in any course, please stop by the front office to pick up an application, fill it out, bring it to Room 202 and we will assign you a tutor. We look forward to working with you.

   Well, if you missed the excitement of opening night of WEST SIDE STORY last evening, you must stop by the ticket table in the atrium of lst floor tomorrow to secure your seats during both lunches.. We have limited tickets available. The box office does open at 6:30 PM at the Warehouse for a 7:30 PM curtain. It is the best $5 that you could spend on live entertainment. You will enjoy the performances of Ivan Morales, La Lo Espinoza, Tania Louis, Ginnie Highsmith and Davis Couch. You will marvel at the antics of Taylor Hall as "Action" and of the choreography led by Charleston Troutman and Stacy Young. This is a must see of all seasons.

Senior Portrait retakes will be October 15 during lunches.

If you have a convertible that you would be willing to drive in the parade or know of someone who might drive in the parade, please let me know. The parade is Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. Thanks for your help!

The Debate Team is selling seat cushions to raise money for tournaments. The cushions are perfect for all sporting events and other outdoor activities and they're only $2.00! That's right! $2.00! You can buy your seat cushions from any debate member or email Mrs. Conti. Tournaments are very expensive (usually over $200/tournament), so we need your support. Thanks for your help!


10/6   Cross Country The Run at the Lake at Chestatee High School

         Volleyball West Forsyth & North Hall at North Hall 6:00 pm

         West Side Story in PAC 7:30 pm

10/7   West Side Story in PAC 7:30 pm

10/8   Life South Blood Drive 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

         Volleyball Region Tournament at Flowery Branch or Johnson
         JV Football West Hall at Home 5:30 pm

         West Side Story in PAC 7:30 pm

10/9   Varsity Football at East Hall 7:30 pm

10/10  Volleyball Region Finals at Flowery Branch or Johnson

2009 Football Tailgates
Please download and print the tailgate order form

Aug. 28  GHS vs. Chestatee  sponsored by Prom Committee  Catered by THE VARSITY
 Sept. 18  GHS vs. North Hall   sponsored by Senior Class  Catered by JOHNNY'S BBQ
 Oct. 30  GHS vs. Johnson  sponsored by Senior Class  Catered by MOE'S

GHS football players Tai-ler Jones and Blake Sims have been named by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as Super 11 Players.