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GCHS Class of 2018 Graduation Live Stream
Check back Saturday, May 26 at 1 pm for a live stream of graduation cremonies. 
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Senior Walk 2018
Now a popular tradition, the GCHS Senior Walk still brings on the memories, a few tears, and lots of smiles from the soon-to-be grads, teachers who've guided them through the years, and young Cougars-in-the-making who will follow in their footsteps in just a few short years. It was a joyous, emotional, celebratory day -  one of the final few for the Class of 2018.
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Special Meeting Called for GCHS Council
A special meeting has been called for the Grayson County High School Council for May 29, 2018, at 5:30pm in the library conference room. The agenda is as follows:
  1. Adoption of agenda
  2. Approval of minutes from the May 24 special meeting
  3. Closed session per KRS 61.810 (1)(f) to interview applicants, discuss references, and discuss individual applicants
  4. Open session
  5. Possible selection of a new principal
  6. Adjournment 
Special Meeting Called for GCHS Council
A special meeting is called for the GCHS Council on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 5pm in the library conference room. The agenda will include:
  1. Adoption of agenda
  2. Approval of May 15 minutes
  3. Discussion and final revision of the draft principal selection criteria
  4. Approval of the final draft of principal selection criteria
  5. Discussion and selection of interview questions
  6. Closed session per KRS 61.810 (1)(f) to review applications and references and discuss individual applicants
  7. Discussion of possible interview dates
  8. Adjournment 
GCHS Makes Best High School List for Fourth Year in a Row Grayson County High School has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools, Bronze for the fourth year in a row. Fewer than 30% of schools nationwide earn the “Best” badge each year, which is widely recognized as a symbol of excellence in education. 

According to the publication’s website, rankings evaluate public high schools nationwide to identify those that best serve all of their students. Those making the list excel in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework, and student graduation. Students from nationally recognized schools graduate at rates that are 12 percentage points higher, on average, than students at other schools throughout the country.
Sherry Vincent With COY plaque and 3rd Region Coaches
Vincent  Awarded Coaching Honors Congratulations to Cougars Tennis Coach Sherry Vincent, recently named 3rd Region Coach of the Year! Vincent, a 25-year coaching veteran, is shown with other 3rd Region Coaches during her award recognition.
Jacob Smith, Patty Dudgeon and Grant Manion
Lions Club Honors Service GCHS freshmen Jacob Smith and Grant Manion have been hard at work for their community this year, earning the Leitchfield Lions Club Young Leaders in Service Award. Smith was awarded for 100+ hours and also received a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, and Manion tallied more than 50 hours. They are pictured with Lion’s Club Activity Director Patty Dudgeon.
Michael Dennis signing U of L Music Scholarship
Dennis Signs with UofL Music  Congratulations to GCHS Orchestra Senior Michael Dennis on his University of Louisville School of Music scholarship offer. He was joined at his signing by Dr. Sid King, Professor of String Bass and head of the String Education Department, who also presented Michael a U of L hat to wear for the occasion. Pictured, left to right are: (front) Darrell Dennis, Michael Dennis, Dr. Sid King, Lisa Dennis, Stacy French; (back) Delanee Dennis, Adam French.
Special Meeting of GCHS SBDM Council Called for May 15

A special meeting of the Grayson County High School Site Based Decision Making Council has been called for May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm in the library conference room at the high school.
The agenda will be: Training on principal selection, including but not limited to discussion and possible decisions on:
* Election of vice chair to run the meetings when the superintendent is not available if necessary
* Methods to get stakeholder input
* Developing criteria
* Writing interview questions
* Methods for gathering information, and 
* A process timeline

Important Upcoming Dates as the 2017-18 school year ends
  • May 15 -- KPREP Testing
  • May 16 & 17 -- Final Exams for Seniors
  • May 18 -- Senior trip to Kings Island
  • May 21 -- Senior Day -- Senior Walks at Elementary Schools
  • May 22 -- PLC Day -- Teachers only -- No students
  • May 23 -- Senior Baccalaureate at First Baptist Church: 6 p.m.
  • May 24 -- Underclassmen Finals 1st, 3rd & 5th periods
  • May 25 -- Underclassmen Finals 2nd & 4th Periods; Last Day for students
  • May 26 -- Graduation Ceremonies -- 1 p.m.; doors open at 11 a.m.
  • May 29 -- Staff Work Day
  • May 30 -- Staff Work Day
  • May 31 -- Closing Day for Staff 8 - 11 a.m.
  • June 4 - 13 -- Summer School 
Jacob Stinnett signs with Midway Jacob Stinnett to run at Midway University
GCHS Senior Jacob Stinnett will take his cross country and track skills to Midway University in Midway, KY next year.  With Jacob at his signing were, left to right: GCHS Asst. Cross Country Coach Mary Embry, Jim Stinnett (Dad), Asst. Cross Country Coach Wendy Embry, Jameson Stinnett (Brother) GCHS Track Coach Matt Hayes, Sherrie (Mom) Stinnett, GCHS Cross Country Coach Anthony Miller, Midway University Cross Country Coach Rob Lyon.
GCHS Teacher Brent Weedman Brent Weedman nominated for national History Teacher award
GCHS Social Studies Teacher Brent Weedman has been nominated for the prestigious Harris History Teacher Award. He was nominated by the Kentucky Historical Society.  The award is sponsored by University of Maryland Professor Emeritus James F. Harris and is awarded to one middle and high school teacher nationwide annually. Weedman is the one high school nominee from the state of Kentucky.  The two $5,000 awards will be announced on National History Day, June 14, 2018, in Washington, D. C.
2018 Governor's Scholars from GCHS Three GCHS juniors selected as Governor's Scholars
Jonathan Nelson, Shannnon McClung and Josh Embry have been chosen as Kentucky Governor's Scholars for this summer's program. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge. In order to participate in the Program, students must be nominated by their high schools and then compete on a state-wide level. Congratulations!
Cameron Harris Governor's School for the Arts Cameron Harris chosen for Governor's School for the Arts
GCHS junior Cameron Harris has been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts for Vocal Music.  The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is a three-week summer program for rising juniors and seniors in the state of Kentucky. Each spring over 1700 students audition for 256 spots in the program. The program is located at Centre College in Danville, KY. Cameron is only the third student in GCHS history chosen for the program.
GCHS Students working in FFA greenhouse FFA greenhouse is now open for business
The 2018 Spring Plant Sale at the Grayson County High School FFA Greenhouse is now underway. The students of the Grayson County High School Greenhouse Technology class proudly present this year’s crop of ornamental bedding and vegetable plants for public sale.  The plants are vigorous and healthy as well as very reasonably priced. The GCHS FFA Greenhouse is located directly behind Grayson County High School and is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will remain open until May 18th. For a complete price list, click here.
GCHS Winterguard State Champs GCHS Winterguard is Kentucky State CHAMPIONS !!
The GCHS Winterguard won the Kentucky State Championship and overall Gold Medal in their class at the 2018 SCGC Championships at Western Kentucky University. Guards from Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama competed, as well as a handful of guards from other states.  The GCHS Winterguard was started only three years ago and this was the first time they've won a state championship and gold medal.  Congratulations to our students and their instructor, Jason Henderson.
Parent member nominations for GCHS Site Based Council
Parent member nominations for the GCHS Site Based Decision Making Council for the 2018 - 2019 school year will be taken April 16, 2018 through April 20, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day in the main office of Grayson County High School.  Parent elections will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at GCHS.
Noah Saltsman signs with Spalding Noah Saltsman to run Track & Cross Country at Spalding University
GCHS Senior Noah Saltsman will run Track and Cross Country next year at Spalding University in Louisville. With Noah at his signing were, front row: Travis Saltsman (Father), Lora Saltsman (Mother). Back row: GCHS Head Cross Country Coach Anthony Miller, GCHS Head Track & Field Coach Matt Hayes, Jalynn Saltsman (sister), Nate Saltsman (brother) and Mary Embry and Wendee Embry, assistant Cross Country Coaches.
Grace Childress signs with Spalding University Grace Childress will run Cross Country for Spalding University
GCHS Senior Grace Childress will be running Cross Country next year for Spalding University in Louisville.  Attending her signing, front row: Keith Brooks (Dad), Grace, Karen Brooks (Mom). Middle row: Barbara Houston (Grandmother) Kennedy Childress (Sister), Houston Brooks (Brother). Back row: Blake Childress (Brother), Brennan Childress (Brother) Mary and Wendee Embry, GCHS Coaches, and Anthony Miller, GCHS Head Cross Country Coach.
Triniti Bradley Triniti Bradley awarded KSBA's First Degree College Scholarship
GCHS Senior Triniti Bradley was awarded the Kentucky School Board Association's (KSBA) First Degree College Scholarship at the KSBA Conference in early March in Louisville. The KSBA awards two Kentucky High School seniors who will be the first in their family to attend college a $2,500 scholarship to attend any two- or four-year college or university.  Triniti will attend Western Kentucky University in the fall and major in Chemistry, hoping to become a Dermatologist.
Hannah Saltsman signs to play basketball at Brescia Hannah Saltsman will play basketball at Brescia University
GCHS Senior Hannah Saltsman has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next year for Brescia University in Owensboro.  With Hannah at her signing were, front row, left to right; her Mom, Tammy and sister Hadlee. Her Dad, Trevor and brother Hunter.  Back row: Brescia Head Coach Mike Gray and GCHS Girls Head Basketball Coach Josh Basham.
20 GCHS music students perform in All 4th District Ensembles
The GCHS Music program is proud to announce that 20 high school music students participated in All 4th District Band and Symphonic Band in early February. The 4th District Symphonic Band and the 9th and 10th grade Honor Band performed on February 2nd and 3rd at Taylor County High School.
 4th District Symphonic Band
 Members of the 4th District Symphonic Band were, bottom to top: Alexis Coon, Kaylie Westphal, Mason Parker, Darrenger Huff, Jonah Nolan, Noah Gawarecki, Jeremiah Embry, Jacob Swift and Jackson Parker.
 9th and 10th grade all district
 Members of the 9th and 10th Grade All District Band were; front; Devin Coon, Trevor Kincheloe. Middle; Rylie Hayues, Natasha Ramsey, Lexi Darst, Kristen Decker. Back; AJ Napper, Jacob Green, Shaina Portman, Alexis Harmon and Riley Penny.
Noah Bullock with Bassmaster Champ Mike McClelland GCHS Bass Fisherman meets Bassmaster Pro at event
GCHS Bass Fisherman Noah Bullock got a treat in February at a Customer Appreciation event at Renegade Marine.  The highlight of the event was a meet and greet with Bassmaster Pro Mike McClelland, a winner of 8 Bassmaster Tournaments and more than $1.7 million in career earnings. While at dinner at Las Palmas restaurant, McClelland was gracious enough to pose for a pic with Noah.  The GCHS Bass Fishing Team would like to thank Renegade Marine and Mike McClelland for hosting this event.
Academic team prepares for regionals Academic Team competes at regionals, prepares for state and nationals
Congratulations to the Grayson County High School Academic Team for its performance at the KAAC Governor's Cup Regional competition Saturday, February 17.  The Quick Recall team placed 3rd, losing to previous state champion-team Daviess County in a close game. Overall, the team placed third in total number of school points!  Pictured from left to right are: Kaylie Reed, Cesselly Gibson, Johnny Loughran, Hunter Meredith, Alex Dennis, Amanda Fulp, Dakota Boaz, Sarah Kiper, Dustin Hayden, and Makayla Armes. Not pictured: Holly Lykins and Nathan Shelton. 
The GCHS Future Problem Solving team tied for first place in the  Regional competition, with members Amanda Fulp, Sarah Kiper, Emily  Logsdon, and Carly Mann; the FPS team is coached by Ellen Thomas.  Good  luck to the Future Problem Solving team as they head to the State  competition in March! Alex Dennis also advances to the state competition  for written assessment, placing third in Arts & Humanities and  second in Language Arts. He was also invited to compete at the NAQT  Individual Player National Championship to be hosted in Chicago in  April. Good luck to Alex at the state and national competitions! The  GCHS academic team is coached by head coach Sharon Sloan and assistant  coaches Erina Duvall, Priscilla Gordeuk, and Bill Newsome. 
ACT 30+ Scorers 13 GCHS students score 30 or above on the ACT exam
Thirteen GCHS students have scored 30 or above on the ACT test. The ACT is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam and is accepted and valued by all universities. A score of 30 or above puts these students in the upper 5 percent of all US high school students taking the exam. More than 2 million students took the exam last year. The average composite score was 20.8. A perfect score is 36. Pictured here are; front row, left to right: Alexis Coon, Katie Poindexter, Sarah Bratcher, Jackson Parker, Makenna Wells, Jacob Swift. Back row: Jonathan Nelson, Sydney Rogers, Nathan Haycraft, Alex Dennis, Haley McDowell, Jonathan Loughran, Bailey Stevenson.
Customized GCHS Polo Shirt Get your official Grayson County Cougar gear now from Jostens school store
GCHS and Jostens have teamed up to provide Cougar supporters with all the logoed Cougar gear you’ll ever need for men, women and the kids. You’ll find caps, t-shirts, hoodies, sweats, pants, polos and much more in all sizes. Better yet, it doesn’t matter if you buy one item or 20, you can personalize anything with a variety of designs and colors. And, the best news, for each item purchased, GCHS will receive a portion of the proceeds to be used to reward students for achievements in academics, clubs, athletics, attitude and enthusiasm. It’s a great way to show your Cougar Pride and help our achieving Cougar students at the same time! Visit the Josten's School Store today!
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