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GLOBAL CONNECTIONS HIGH SCHOOL
WEEKLY BULLETIN
JANUARY 16TH – JANUARY 20TH

BREAKING NEWS!!!


CALL TO ACTIVISTS!
On January 26th we will be having an Activism assembly. We are looking for student speakers to give short speeches about their topics to the student body. Need hours? Need motivation? Come speak at the assembly! Contact: Bikram, Ashly, Kevin or Mrs. Anderson to sign up.
 
EOC RETAKES
10th – 12th graders, EOC Testing is this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!  Check in with your advisor or the counseling office to find out if you are on the list.

 

GCO RAFFLE
The GCO Raffle will be held on Thursday, January 26th, during lunch. Students receive tickets for positive behaviors in three areas: engaged, dedicated and collaborative. Five blue tickets and one gold ticket will be drawn for a prize.  



GLOBAL GUARD
Global Guard Academy will begin this winter at the Matt Griffin YMCA. Participants earn a Y USA lifeguard certification over 9 weeks and have the option of earning school PE credit. The first session of Global Guard Academy is Friday, February 10. The program is available at no cost to all Tyee students! More information at seattleymca.org.

Application deadline: Friday, January 27.

LIBRARY 
This Year I Want To . . . we have some interesting goals and ambitions on our 500 building bulletin board.  Come over and add yours! 

Many new books in the library – fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and manga.

One of my favorites: “A Study in Charlotte” by Brittany Cavallaro

In this very slightly altered universe, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were real people and Arthur Conan Doyle was merely their literary agent.  It is now the present day, and the great-great-great grandson of Dr. Watson – Jamie Watson, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Sherlock – Charlotte Holmes, end up at the same Connecticut boarding school.  Charlotte has a few of her ancestor’s faults, including drug use and emotional distance and a great many of his virtues – extraordinary intelligence, biting wit and detective skills among them.  The team pair up and the game is afoot.  I love Sherlock Holmes stories but this is also a great read even if you are not familiar with the originals.  

SAT PREP ON FRIDAYS
The YMCA will be leading SAT Prep sessions on Fridays in the Tyee Library from 12:30-1:30pm. The session series will include:
• General and section specific strategies
• Practice questions and explanations
• Setting up Khan Academy account and overview of resources
• A mock practice test before the actual SAT on campus
Students will need to fill out a YMCA registration packet, found in the library after school.
 

ZUMBA IS BACK!
Join us for a free night of Zumba, this Thursday, January 19th 5:30-6:30pm in the Tyee Cafeteria.  Bring friends and family!  Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water.  

 
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE
 

Monday 12/12

Tuesday 12/13

Wednesday 12/14

Thursday 12/15

Friday 12/16

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

COLLEGE ACCESS
Seniors
The priority deadline for Financial Aid Applications (FAFSA/ WASFA) is January 31st! Apply before the deadline to guarantee funds for college! The College & Career Center is open daily until 4pm to help students!

Summer Search Info Session
(ACE 10th graders)
Wednesday, 1/11 during advisory in the library! Come learn about a program that will support your dream of going to college and give you opportunities for amazing summer experiences!
CAREER ACCESS
View our updated internship list at: www.highlineschools.org/career



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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