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Steve Gabriel, Principal

March 2014

Student in the Spotlight

Lions Club Student of the Month
Each month we recognize a Lions Club Student of the Month. The student must be a senior, role model for others and someone that has contributed to the high school in a variety of ways. We attempt to select students that are not usually recognized and since we are allowed only eight seniors per year, it is imperative that we select confident, creditable ambassadors.

Congratulations Krystin!

Krystin Verran was our March Lion's Club Student of the Month!

Eyeglasses Needed!
Cub Scout Pack 657 (on behalf of the Lions Club of Grand Ledge) is collecting used eyeglasses. These are checked and sanitized and given to those in need. A collection bucket is available in the Main Office from Feb 11th through the end of the month.

Grand Ledge High School Students performed at Solo & Ensemble Festival
Haslett, Michigan On Saturday, February 8, several hundred high school band and orchestra students from the mid-Michigan area performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 8 Solo and Ensemble Festival. The festival took place at Haslett High School where over 40 events from Grand Ledge High School performed. These students were evaluated by adjudicators in the areas of tone, intonation, rhythm, technique, and interpretation, and given a rating from 1 to 5 (with a 1 being a superior rating).
The following students earned a first division (superior) rating on their solos: David Allen Trumpet Maddie Allen Bass Clarinet Troy Anderson - Trombone Rachel Arking Alto Saxophone Adam Batz - Tuba Nathan Buchweitz Euphonium Noah Dudley Trombone Nathaniel Fellows Tuba Noah Ford Marimba and Snare Tony Froman Trumpet Ryan Gerhardt - Bassoon Rachel Gute Horn Michelle Hart Flute Ben Hedlund - Trombone Rachel Hogan Flute Kayleigh Merz Alto Saxophone Nicholas Osborn Oboe Laura Schramm Flute Jaren Scoggins - Trombone Trevor Spitzley Bass Clarinet Jackson Sykes Tuba Diana Thompson Flute Eric Thompson Trumpet David Weiss - Clarinet Jonah Weller - Trombone Matt Wilcox Euphonium Carson Williams Horn Andrew Zakerski Marimba and Snare Miranda Zoglio - Flute

The following ensembles earned a first division (superior) rating:

Brass Chamber Ensemble David Allen, Eric Thompson, Zach Richardson, Carson Williams, Carol Nesbitt, Jonah Weller, Jaren Scoggins, Troy Anderson, and Tony McCrackin Clarinet Quintet David Weiss, Hannah Legal, Kara Krupp, Jessica Krawczyk, and Maddie Allen Clarinet Quartet with Djembe Trevor Spitzley, Tristan Kingsley, Alex Holly, Mike Failing and Andrew Zakerski Trombone Quartet Jonah Weller, Noah Dudley, Jaren Scoggins, and Troy Anderson Trumpet Duet Jacob Hoskins and David Allen Woodwind Chamber Ensemble Laura Schramm, Avery Riggs, Nicholas Osborn, Rebecca Albert, Trevor Spitzley, Hannah Legal, Ryan Gerhardt, Audrey Searles, George Marshall, Rachel Krahulik, Jared Babcock, David Allen, and Zach Richardson Woodwind Quintet Laura Schramm, Tristan Kingsley, Rebecca Albert, Ryan Gerhardt, and Carson William

The following students earned a second division (excellent) rating on their solos: Jared Arking Percussion Elizabeth Becker - Flute Hannah Legal Clarinet Peter Newman Horn Jessica Proper - Flute Aidan Richards Oboe Jordan Skutar - Flute

St. Patricks Day Parade Association

The Grand Ledge St. Patricks Day Parade Association invites all young ladies, from 7th to 12th grade, to participate in their St. Patricks Day Parade Queen's writing contest. The theme: What St. Patricks Day means to me. Entries should be no more than 500 words, and can be submitted online through March 8th to: First, second and third place winners will receive a U.S. Savings bond. The winners will be invited to ride the Queen's Court float during the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 pm in downtown Grand Ledge.


Photos for Senior Slide Show are now being accepted! Please email photos to Krystin Verran at Photos will be accepted until April 18th. Pictures must be from your high school years. No individual photos will be accepted.

Congratulations to all that competed at the DECA District competition this year! The finalists this year were: Juwan Hill, Isaiah Roberts, Kyle Platt, Tony Brand, Joe Strother, Keefer Johnson, Max Ralya, Chad Denbrock, Cody Dibean, Danny Smith, Joey Rodriguez, Tony Marinelli, Riley Thomas, Faith Gray, Mady Arnouts, Emily Allen, Natalie Villarreal, and Elise Dodge and Courtney Laudick. Awesome job everyone and good luck at the DECA State Competition in Detroit this Spring! Senior, Isaiah Roberts and Junior, Juwan Hill, won their event, (one of the most competitive) with a perfect score of 100! Another shout out goes to a first year DECA member, Joe Strother, who was the only freshman from Grand Ledge to compete and make it to States! Good luck at States, Comets! Hope to see you at Internationals in Atlanta, Georgia!

Junior/Senior Prom
Hey Juniors and Seniors! Need money for prom? MSUFCU is hosting the Cash for the Bash contest and you could win the ultimate prom package! Teens 15 through 17 should visit to enter! Students can fill out the form and share how they are saving money for this prom season. MSUFCU will pick their favorite essay and the winner could win a package worth over $600!

Grand Ledge High School is now a Labels for Education School! You can help Grand Ledge High School earn free merchandise simply by collecting Labels for Education participating product UPCs and beverage/sauce caps! Please turn in any UPCs and caps to the box in the main office. For a complete list of participating products, please visit the Labels for Education website.

Tri-Countys Got Talent Show

The talent show will be held at DeWitt High School on April 26th. The show celebrates Alcohol Awareness Month! 1.

TI Technology Rewards Program

The Math Department is collecting points found on the backs of new TI calculator packages, which can be redeemed for new calculators.


The show is open to students in grades 8 through 12 and auditions will be held on March 8th and 15th at Imagine this Church in Grand Ledge. From the auditions, 16 acts will be chosen to perform.

Points can be turned in to Mrs. Rice or Mrs. Heriford.

2014 Yearbooks
Yearbook preorders are done, however a few extra copies will be ordered. To get one of the extra books that is ordered you must have your student turn in an $80 check or cash to room113. First come first serve. Email questions to


1st prize - $500.00 2nd prize - $250.00 3rd prize - $100.00

ACT Testing Schedule

March 4th, 2014 No school for grades 9, 10, 12 Testing begins at 7:45 Testing ends at 12:50 No afternoon classes Buses run at 2:39 March 5th, 2014 Delayed start for grades 9, 10, 12 Testing begins at 7:45 Testing ends at 11:30 Lunch 11:30-11:53 Afternoon class schedule: 1st 12:00-12:57 2nd 1:04-2:01 3rd 2:08-2:39 March 6th, 2014 Testing begins at 7:45 Testing ends at 10:50 Lunch 10:50-11:53 Afternoon class schedule: 3rd 12:00-12:31 4th 12:38-1:35 5th 1:42-2:39

Boy Scout Troop 70

Wacousta Boy Scout Troop 70 will be having their Annual Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Wacousta Masonic Lodge (9030 W. Herbison Rd). Dinner consists of Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink. Food will be served from 4:30-7:30 with takeout available. Prices: Adult Tickets $10 Children 4-10 yrs old $5 Children under 4 are free. Tickets can be purchased from a Troop 70 boy scout or at the door the night of the event.

Honor Captain Greg Fenton

This past week, it was such an amazing honor to receive a flag at Grand Ledge High School from Captain Greg Fenton, Commanding Officer, GLHS Class of 1982. Capt Fenton flew this flag from the mast of his ship, the USS George Washington, as they crossed the equator south bound for Australia. "Let [this flag] serve as a reminder that there are many things in your future, and with drive and dedication, you can accomplish all of them." GLPS Spring Food Drive
During the week of March 24-28, the 3rd Annual GLPS Spring Food Drive returns to Grand Ledge High School. Last year, over $2500 was raised in cash and gift cards and 6000 pounds of food for the Grand Ledge Food Bank, and GLEAP (Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance Program). This supplies them for approximately 3 months. This year, we are joined by Hayes Middle School, Beagle Elementary, Neff Kindergarten, Wacousta Elementary, Delta Center Elementary, St. Michael School and the G.L. Baptist Church. During that week we will be asking/encouraging students to bring in a different food item each day, items that are priorities for the G.L. Food Bank. We are hosting this event in March because this is the time of year when the Food Bank starts to run bare. Please drop off all donations in the lobby of Grand Ledge High School. If you have any questions, suggestions, or are willing to help, contact Food Drive Coordinator Jeffrey Belding at Monday, Mar 24: Toiletries (Toilet Paper, Feminine Hygiene Products, Diapers, Mens and Womens disposable razors) Tuesday, Mar 25: Protein (Peanut Butter, canned meat and fish) Wednesday, Mar. 26: Cash, Check (make out to GLEAP), or gift card to a local food business (fast food, or Meijer, Horrocks, etc.) Thursday, Mar. 27: Pasta and Rice (and sauce, beans, etc.) Friday, Mar. 28: Raid the Pantry (everything else) For more information go to, or

Grand Ledge High School

820 Spring Street Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Phone: (517) 925-5815 Fax: (517) 925-5829

A dministration
Steven Gabriel, Principal Seniors Sara Hamelink, Assistant Principal th 9 and 10th Grades Blake Wegenke, Assistant Principal 11th and 12th Laura Wyble, Student Success Coordinator Warren Lester, Student Success Coordinator Scott Millbrook, Dean of Students 9th & 10th Maria Capra, Dean of Students 11th & 12th

A ttendance Office
Mary Ann Eveleth, Attendance Secretary

Grand Ledge Parent Group

Candy Little, President

Student Services
Dawn Anderson, 9th & 10th Grade Counselor Stacy Woodworth, 11th & 12th Grade Counselor John Mills, EISD Social Worker Nancy Folkertsma, Secretary Lisa Nelson, Secretary nelsonl@glcomets.nets

A thletic Office
Steve Baker, Athletic Director Terrie Westman, Athletic Department Secretary

Main Office
Cindy Bouchard, Receptionist Ashley Howe, Principals Secretary Elaine Yuvan, Bookkeeper

High School Library

Minda Schneider, Secretary

Website Address Change!

The Grand Ledge Public School website address has changed! We are now at: Please change your bookmarks to reflect this.