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Principal's Message 9-12-22

Grissom Parents & Students,

Progress Reports went home this past Wednesday.  If you did not receive a progress report from your child, please check with your child on this.  If you need an additional copy or if you need access to PowerSchool for grades, please email Laura Bell laura.bell@hsv-k12.org

Our annual GHS Data Review will take place this Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the media center.  Any parents interested in viewing current testing and other pertinent data are welcome to attend.

As many of you know, our Freshman Academy Assistant Principal, Mr. Tim Wyant, is now the principal at Elkmont High School in Limestone County. Also, our 10th Grade Assistant Principal, Mac Howard, has been promoted to the HCS District Athletic Director.  We will miss both of them at Grissom.

Beginning next week, we will have two new assistant principals at Grissom.  Alex Mercieca will be our Freshman Academy Assistant Principal.  He is coming to Grissom from New Century Technology High School.  Terenca Elliott will be our new 10th Grade Assistant Principal.  She is currently one of our science teachers here at Grissom.  Please welcome Mr. Mercieca and Mrs. Elliott when you see them.

Towing/Parking:

Please make sure your student driver has a visible student parking pass/hangtag in their vehicle while parking on campus.  Any vehicle without a parking permit will be towed at owner’s expense.  If your child needs a parking pass, please follow the directions below:

Parking

Student drivers must have a parking decal to park at Grissom high School.  Please click the parking registration link to register.  You must also pay the $20.00 parking fee.  Once registration and payment are complete, the student may pick up the parking decal in the attendance office with Mrs. Varmette.

Events this week:

  • Monday:    Freshmen/JV Football v. Bob Jones @Grissom 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday:    Volleyball v. Albertville @Grissom 4:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday:    GHS Parent Data Meeting 6:00 p.m. in media center
  • Friday:        Varsity Football 7:00 p.m. @Sparkman

Computers

If you have questions regarding computers, please email our IT tech, Gail Meyers

Weekly A/B Schedules –

  • Monday & Thursday are always A Days
  • Tuesday & Friday are always B Days
  • Wednesday rotates weekly

Schedule for this Week 9/12-9/16:

  • Monday     A Day
  • Tuesday     B Day
  • Wednesday     B Day
  • Thursday     A Day
  • Friday         B Day

Daily Schedule

  • Morning Bell 8:20
  • 1st Block 8:30 – 10:00
  • 2nd Block 10:05 – 12:05
  • 3rd Block 12:10 – 2:10
  • 4th Block 2:15 – 3:40

Cafeteria Information

Grissom High School and Huntsville City Schools are committed to offering nutritious meals each day to our students.  School meals and menus are created by the HCS Child Nutrition Program department and adhere to government health guidelines.  Please see the link for the HCS August Lunch menu.
If you have questions or concerns regarding our school meal program, please email Grissom High principal, Jeanne Baird Greer or our HCS CNP director, henry.ward@hsv-k12.org

Dress Code

Please make sure your child is ready for school and adhering to dress code.  Please remember that SHORTS MUST BE MID-THIGH LENGTH. Mid drift shirts and spaghetti straps are not permitted.  Also, Grissom High School is a “No Cell Phone Zone” from 8:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m.  Phones will be allowed during lunch time only.

Breakfast & Lunch:

Please use the link to apply for free/reduced lunch for the 2022-2023 school year.

Counselor and Assistant Principal Assignments

9th Grade 
Counselor – James Vasquez

Assistant Principal –  Alex Mercieca

10th Grade 
Counselor – Taleshay Gray
Assistant Principal –  Terenca Elliott

11th Grade 
Counselor –Amy Langford
Assistant Principal – Bayleigh Hicks

12th Grade 
Counselor – Chanda Futey
Assistant Principal – Heather White

College Counselor – Sheri Crigger

Teacher Conferences

If you need to schedule a conference with a teacher, please reach out to the teacher for a date and time.  If you need to schedule a conference with 2 or more teachers, please contact your student’s grade-level counselor.   

Addressing Concerns

It is always best to handle concerns at the lowest level possible.  This will ensure concerns are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.  Our faculty and coaching staff are trained professionals, dedicated to supporting their students.  Please give the teachers and coaches an opportunity to resolve issues at the classroom level first. 
Step 1. If your concern involves your student’s teacher or coach, please email that teacher or coach first.  You may request a conference or try to resolve the issue via email.   
Step 2.  If after attempting to resolve your concern with the teacher or coach you feel your concern is not resolved, please contact the appropriate grade-level assistant principal.
Step 3.  If after attempting to resolve your concern first with the teacher and second with the appropriate grade-level assistant principal you feel your concern is not adequately addressed, please involve the principal, Mrs. Jeanne Greer.  Appointments may be made through the office manager, Mrs. Laurie McGuffey.

Jeanne Baird Greer
Principal
Grissom High School