Gainesville High School
830 Century Place
Gainesville, GA. 30501




 During studies, students will repeatedly face various problems: lack of time, seasonal depression, lack of interest, various types of testing. Thus, they can use exam takers for hire, as well as various libraries or resources, asking for help from materials selection services or teachers.
12/8  Early Release Day   Elementary Schools Out 12:25  GMS -1:30  GHS 1:25    
12/19 - 1/3  Winter Holidays - No School
1/4  Begin Second Semester
1/4  School Board Work Session 5:00 pm
1/7  Report Cards Go Home
12/18- Martha Rightmyer Christmas Breakfast
January is Word Smart Month
1/6  Student Council Meeting 1:30 in Media Center
12/18  Student Council Meeting - Media Center   10:15-10:35
1/8  Honors Program/Team Tiger & Monkey Joe's
       8:00 am Grades K-2
       9:00 am Grades 3 - 5
12/19  7th Annual Christmas Dinner 6:00 pm
12/18  Hall County Middle School Wrestling Championships @ GMS 9:00 am
1/7     Basketball vs. West Hall 8th Grade @ Home  7th Grade @ West Hall  4:30 pm
1/7     Wrestling vs. East Hall @ Woods Mill Academy Gym  5:00 pm
12/18  Final Exams 2nd & 4th Periods
          Swim Meet Flowery Branch Dual Meet @ Frances Meadows Aquatic Center 5:30 pm
          Wrestling @ Franklin Co.
          Basketball West Hall @ Home J.V. Girls 4:00 pm J.V. Boys 5:30 pm Varsity Girls 7:00 pm Varsity Boys 8:30 pm
12/28  Varsity Boys Basketball in Deep South Classic @ Brookwood High School vs. Osborne 3:45 pm
12/29  Varsity Boys in Deep South Classic @ Brookwood High School vs. So. Cobb or Grayson 3:45 pm
1/1      Hall Co. Wrestling Championship @ Flowery Branch
1/2      Hall Co. Wrestling Championship @ Flowery Branch
           Varsity Basketball @ Buford 9th Grade Boys 11:00 am, J.V. Girls 12:30 pm, J.V. Boys 2:00 pm, Varsity Girls 4:00 pm Varsity Boys 5:30 pm
1/3      GHS High Q Team on Channel 2 12:30 pm
1/4      Senior Night Pictures Made During Both Lunches
1/5      Varsity Basketball @ East Hall Girls - 6:00 pm Boys 7:30 pm
           Swim Meet @ Riversity Military Academy 5:30 pm
1/8       Wrestling Region Duals
           Basketball @ Lambert High School J.V. Girls 4:00 J.V. Boys 5:30 Varsity Girls 7:00 Varsity Boys 8:30
1/9      Wrestling Region Duals
          JROTC Air Rifle Competition @ Westside High School in Augusta
          Varsity Basketball Franklin Co. @ Home J.V. Girls 3:00 pm  J.V. Boys 4:30 pm Varsity Girls 6:00 pm Varsity Boys 7:30 pm    
Directions to:
Brookwood High School – I-85 North to Pleasant Hill Road .  Turn right and travel four miles to Reagan Parkway .  Get on the Parkway heading toward Snellville.  Exit at Webb Ginn House Road .  Take a right from the exit onto Webb Ginn House Road .  Go ¼ miles to a four-way stop.  The school is on the left.
Buford High School-I-985 South to Exit 8.  Turn right at the end of ramp.  After turning right, go to the third traffic light, and turn left onto Buford Highway .  Just before Buford Highway turns into a four lane, turn right onto Sawnee Ave. - should be a sign saying Buford High School .  School is up the hill (about 1/4 mile) on the right.  2750 Sawnee Ave. 
East Hall High School - Go Jesse Jewel Parkway .  Go under I-985.  Road changes into Old Cornelia Highway .  School will be approximately 2 miles on your right.
Flowery Branch High School-Take 985 South to Spout Springs Road exit.  Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.  Go 2.5 miles.  School is on left hand side of road.  6603 Spout Springs Road.


Franklin Co. High School-Take I-85 North to first Carnesville exit.  Turn right.  Take a left at dead end.  Go part of the way around Town Square .  Take Hwy. 145.  School will be 2 miles on left.


Lambert High School - Go 985 S.  to Exit 4.  Go right on GA 20 toward Cumming/Buford.  Go 16.2 miles.  Turn right at Buford Drive/ GA-20.  Go 1.2 miles.  Continue straight onto Buford Dr/ GA-20 for 5.8 miles.  Turn left at James Burgess Road.  Go 2.2 miles.  Turn right at Nichols Drive.  Go .5 miles.  Turn left at Nichols Road.  Go 1.1 miles.  805 Nichols Road, Suwanee, GA


Riverside Military Academy-Go Green Street (Highway 60/129 North).  When road forks at Civic Center, go right (129 North).  Take 2nd left past Pasquale's onto Riverside Drive.  School is at 2001 Riverside Drive.


West Hall Middle:  Go Brown's Bridge Road West to McEver Road at Liberty Mutual.  Turn left onto McEver Road.  Go approximately 4 miles.  School will be on right on McEver Road before West Hall High School.


Westside High School-Augusta, GA. Go I 985 S. to 85 S. to I-285.  At exit 95A, take ramp right for I-285 South toward Macon/Augusta. Take the I-20 exit East toward Augusta.  Take the GA28/Washington Road Exit, Exit 199 toward Augusta.  Turn left onto Washington Road/GA-28/Savannah River Scenic Highway.  Turn right onto Patriots Way.  School is at 1002 Patriot's Way in Augusta.


December 19thCelebration of the Season” celebration. There will be music, art, and open houses at the stores.  It will be from 5:15 - 6:30 pm.  Many of our students will be performing. 


WHAT:  An overnight theatre workshop for kids in Grades 3 – 6             

 WHEN:  Friday night to Saturday morning, January 29 – 30, 2010


GHS students may apply for an AP Fellows Scholarship! Each recipient of a 2010 College Board AP Fellows Scholarship will be offered $1,000 to attend a College Board–endorsed AP Summer Institute. AP Summer Institutes provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to gain command of a specific AP subject and to receive up-to-date information on the latest curriculum changes. Teachers from around the world come together at these institutes to exchange ideas and information about AP courses and exams. The application deadline is February 15, 2010. For more information, please go to

On Tuesday, 12/15, the GHS High Q team beat St. Pius.   It was a very close game but Big Red prevailed. The show will air on Channel 2 on  January 3rd.  Team members are Shelley Farmer, Taylor Hall, Isaac Hopkins, and Josh Chester, captain.  The alternates are Patrick Kelley and Eleanor Walker.  Pam Michelsen and Sally Jackson are the sponsors. 

GHS has another team competing for a State Championship.  Our 9th-10th Red Elephant academic bowl team will compete in the state finals in January.  Academic Bowl Team Members are: Cody Stephens, Charlie Bryant, Candeleria Ramirez, Cristina Martinez, Isaac Hopkins, William Morris, Crystal Lipscomb, Grace Miller, Will Jackson, John Lee Givogre.  Pam Michelsen and Sally Jackson also sponsor this group of bright GHS students.  We are proud of them and hope they bring home a state championship.

GHS had 22 students from GHS audition for the annual Georgia Music Educators District Honor Bands.  The following GHS students were selected to one of the two Honor Bands:

Owen Fowler....12th grade trumpet
Nathan Henry....9th grade trombone
Chris Kelley......9th grade trumpet
Patrick Kelley...10th grade euphonium
Dillon King.......9th grade tuba
Jesse Mitchum...10th grade percussion
Kole Wheeler....10th grade percussion
Additionally, the following students scored high enough at this audition to move on to the state level audition in January
Patrick Kelley
Nick Smith
Dillon King
and Kole Wheeler
The GHS Girls Basketball Team is currently ranked 4th in the poll and the GHS boys are now eighth in the state.
GHS senior quarterback Blake Sims was named Region 7 AAA's Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by the coaches in the region.  He led the Red Elephants to the state title game in Class AAA.  Named to the first team for office were Tai-ler Jones and Michael Waters.  Second team for offense were Sloan Strickland and Teryan Rucker and honorable mention were Michael Lorentz, David McConnell, Wesley Nestor, Jacob Couch, and Greg Stenzel.  Named first team for defense were A.J. Johnson, Taylor Stoye, Tevin Yarborough, Alberto Sanabria, Dante Carr, and Thomas Sprague.  Second team defensive were Justin Owens and Thomas Niles and honorable mention were Kevin Hall and Graham Simmons.  Tyson Smith was named to the Special Teams Second Team.
Gainesville's Thomas Sprague and Daunte Carr have been named to to play for the North squad in the annual GACA North-South All-Str football game on Dec. 29 in Columbus.  They helped lead Gainesville to its first title game since 1982. 
GHS Senior and Student Council President Parrish Brown was named Belle of the Ball at the Junior Service League's Charity Ball on Saturday, Dec. 12.  She raised the most money for the charities supported by the League.  GHS Senior Maggie Norton was on the court.
Members of the GHS football team recently met with students at Centennial Arts Academy about academics, sports, football camp and other activities.
The Times Athlete of The Week Honor Roll:
Chris West - 16 points in a win against Chestatee
Ty Redmon - 14 points in win against Chestatee
Jaymee Carnes - Averaged 18 points in Lanierland semifinals and finals
Loren Thomas -  21 points in Lanierland finals loss
Gainesville High School's Daunte Carr has been named Wendy's High School Heisman school winner.  He was acknowledged for his excellence in the classroom, playing field, and community.  The award which was created in 1994 provides each school the opportunity to nominate both a male and female student-athlete that exemplifies excellence in the community and school leadership, academics, and athletics.
GHS grad and former outstanding football player Avery Hall (Class of 1990) has been named to the Board of Trustees at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
Video Of Elephant Walk
A Big Red "Thank You" for a Great Season
For Gutsy Gainesville Coach, the Risk Was Well Worth the Reward
Gainesville Girls Beat Johnson, Boys Lose
Hats Off To the Red Elephants
Gainesville School Board Renews Dr. Merrianne Dyer's Contract
Little Love Lights
Basketball Takes Center Court With Football Season Complete
'O9 Season Filled With Success 
Loss Doesn't Dampen Big Red Fans' Enthusiasm
Run Stopped in Title Game
Luck Not a Lady in State Title Game
Nearly A Miracle
Red Elephants Head for The Dome
Lanierland Final Results
Wager Pits Poultry Vs. Peaches
Belles of the (Foot)Ball - Parrish Brown & Maggie Norton Vie for Belle of the Ball
GHS Named to "Best High Schools' Bronze List
One Goal To Go
Big Red's Day Of Triump
One Goal To Go