Friday, 25 September 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 25 September 2015


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree





Attendance
Congratulations to Lewis house which had the highest number of pupils still on 100% attendance at the September break.  150 house points to Lewis, 100 to Skye who were 2nd and 50 points for Tiree who came a very close 3rd.  A special mention to T1 who had 13 pupils still on 100% - the best tutor group!! 

Despite the best efforts of all these 100%ers we now have only one year group in the GREEN ZONE (over 95%) and that is S6 – well done to them.  At 90.1% third years will need to improve or they are going to drop into the RED ZONE
(below 90%). 

Come on First Years you could easily give the sixth years a run for their money and get back into the GREEN ZONE.


                                                   S1          S2               S3            S4         S5            S6          S1-6

Gracemount
94.7%
91.2%
90.1%
92.0%
93.5%
95.3%
92.6%
Ms Pretswell



The Great Gracemount Bake off
The Gracemount bake off starts next week for all S1 pupils after school from
3.30- 4.30pm.

Monday- Lewis pupils

Wednesday - Skye pupils

Thursday- Tiree pupils

 Please add your name to our sign- up sheet or speak to either Miss Campbell or Mrs Gillan for further info.
Ms Campbell

 

S6 Leavers Hoodie Money and Forms
Please can all S6 pupils hand in their Leavers Hoodie money and form to Natasha Ho or Max Chisholm by end of this week or start of next week.

Order forms received after Monday, 5 October 2015, will not be accepted.
Natasha Ho/Max Chisholm

 

School Photos
A reminder that the deadline for Senior School photo orders is Monday 28 September.  Any S1 students who missed the S1 deadline may hand in an order before this date also.
Classroom Assistants Team


 
Nice Trip
Just another reminder from me to get slips and deposits in for the Nice trip as soon as possible.
Ms Davies

                                               

Career’s Lunch Clinic
I would like to invite all pupil's to come along to the careers lunch Clinic on Thursdays starting on Thursday the 1st of October at 1:05-1:30pm. This will be held in the school library. I will be on hand to answer questions, signpost you to useful information and hopefully get to know you all. I look forwards to see you all.
Paula Jack Careers Adviser



Tuesday Lunchtime Singing Club
Lunchtime Singing Club will take place every Tuesday lunchtime in Music Room 1 – all welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 18 September 2015


No Assemblies for Next Week.

 


Thank you Ms Campbell
Vielen Dank Ms Campbell for helping us with our Schokitorten! Thank you for giving up your free period. We had great fun!”
S3 German class
Mrs Towers

 

 
Well done Senior French Pupils
Well done Senior Phase French pupils for being good role models on the cinema trip last week”
Mrs Towers

 

 
Nice Trip
Just another reminder from me to get slips and deposits in for the Nice trip as soon as possible.
Ms Davies

 

 
Lost Property in PE
We have amassed so many shoes and clothes left in the PE changing rooms that we are running out of space to store them!  If you think you might have lost any items please visit the PE department next week or they will be given over to our Rag Bag collection.
Mr Gregor

 

 
Student Teachers
We will be welcoming two student teachers next week.   Ms Sinclair will be in the Modern Languages Department and Ms Kennard will be in PE.  I know you’ll all make them feel very welcome.
Miss Kennedy

 

S1 Basketball
We are hoping to enter separate S1 Girls and S1 Boys Basketball teams into this years Schools competition.  If you are keen to play please see Mr.Kidd to sign up.  Training is also on Fridays after school.
Mr Gregor

 

 
PE Kit
No pupil should be arriving to school in PE kit.  Please remember to bring a full change for all PE lessons, and change when you have PE.  This includes period 1 and after lunch.
Mr Gregor

 

Announcing the Great Gracemount Bake Off
All S1-S3 pupils are invited to participate in this new, exciting event!

If you would like to bake a cake and enter this competition then please give your name to Miss Campbell or Ms Gillan.

Heats will take place in year groups after school. See posters around school for dates and times.

House points and certificates will be awarded to successful pupils and prizes given to the winners.

Baking will start week beginning 28th September!
Miss Campbell

 

Young Driver’s Event at the Corn Exchange- Tuesday (period 5 and 6) 29th September
Police Scotland provide an educational event aimed at young drivers.  The event has a number of stalls and displays which highlight road safety.  If you are learning to drive or you are keen to start learning, this would be an excellent event to attend. If you are interested, please collect an EE2 form from Miss Livingston.
Miss Livingston




Career’s Lunch Clinic
I would like to invite all pupil's to come along to the careers lunch Clinic on Thursdays starting on Thursday the 1st of October at 1:05-1:30pm. This will be held in the school library. I will be on hand to answer questions, signpost you to useful information and hopefully get to know you all. I look forwards to see you all.
Paula Jack Careers Adviser



 
Tuesday Lunchtime Singing Club
Lunchtime Singing Club will take place every Tuesday lunchtime in Music Room 1 – all welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 11 September 2015


Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree



FAO of Tiree Tutors
Any Senior Tiree students who are interested in being House Captain should submit an A4 sheet outlining why they would like to be House Captain and what they intend to bring to the role. Please hand submission to me by the end of the day on Friday.
Miss Livingston



Pupil Council Meeting
There will be a Pupil Council Meeting today, period 2 in Miss Flannigan’s room.
Miss Flannigan



S1 Students using Edmodo:
All S1 students should now have received their Edmodo letter.  Edmodo is a way of handing in homework and keeping in touch with your teachers online.  Some of your teachers may have already started using it.

In order to use Edmodo, your parent/carer needs to know what it is about.  The letter will give them some useful information about Edmodo.  If your parent or carer has any concerns and does not wish you to be set up with an Edmodo account, they should fill out the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter and you should return it to Mr Whyte in the Technologies department (room ICT2).

Only return the tear off slip if your parents do not wish you to have access to Edmodo.

Mr Whyte has more copies of the letter if any S1 Pupils were absent when the letter was distributed.

Many thanks.
Mr Whyte



Senior Students Photo Order Forms
Senior Students have now received their photo order forms.  The group photo is displayed outside the office and orders for this should be included on the individual order forms. 

Please note that the deadline for orders is Monday 28 September.

Many thanks.
The Classroom Assistants



France Trip Letters
Just a reminder that letters for the France trip to Nice are now available from Ms Davies.
Miss Davies

 

Well Done to Pupils taking part in VLA Training at George Heriots School
Well done to Josh Steadwood, Natalie Divine, Mia Tolentino and Morgan Smith for being great ambassadors for Gracemount High School when they took part in VLA training at George Heriots School. You were a credit to our school!
Mrs Towers



Tuesday Lunchtime Singing Club
Lunchtime Singing Club will take place every Tuesday lunchtime in Music Room 1 – all welcome!

Friday, 4 September 2015

E-Newsletter for Friday, 4 September 2015

Assemblies for Next Week

Order of Assembly:

Tuesday - Skye

Wednesday – Lewis

Thursday – Tiree

 

Career Ready
A reminder for all S5 pupils wishing to apply for the course must have the application forms submitted on Edmodo today.
Mr Gregor


 
Senior Football
All senior footballers should be ready to leave at 12:50 outside school today. Strips will be provided.
Mr Gregor

 
 
House Points for 100% attenders
House points will be awarded to the house with the highest number of pupils still on 100% attendance by the September break.  That’s only 2 weeks away!  You know you can do it and keep your name on that 100% chart.

Congratulations to S1 which is the only year group to have remained in the GREEN ZONE this week.  All other year groups have slipped into the AMBER ZONE which is below 95%.  What’s happening??  Come on Gracemount we can do better - GO GREEN next week!
Ms Pretswell

 

South Edinburgh Police Group
Students can follow what the South Edinburgh Police group are up to via Twitter on @EdinSouthPolice.
Mark Dickson

 

Nice trip June 2016
Any S3-S6 pupils interested in the French trip to Nice next year should see Miss Davies for more details.  First come first served for places.
Miss Davies

 

French Cinema Trip
EE2s and £3 for the French Cinema Trip on 10th September and the Senior Trip to George Heriots on 7th September must be handed in ASAP. No EE2 means no excursion! Hand in to Mrs Towers or Miss Davies.

Any outstanding French textbooks (including the Grammar ones) must be handed in also.
Mrs Towers

 

Tuesday Lunchtime Singing Club
Lunchtime Singing Club will take place every Tuesday lunchtime in Music Room 1 – all welcome!

 

Leavers Hoodie Forms
Any S6 pupils who do not have a Leavers Hoodie Form, please see Natasha Ho.  The deadline is Monday, 5 October 2015, however, please hand in your form and money ASAP to Natasha Ho, Max Chisholm or Mohamed Tariq.  Thank you!
Natasha Ho

 

S6 Pupils Meeting on Wednesday, 9 September 2015
There will be a meeting held in the library for all S6 pupils on Wednesday 9 September, during period 5, to discuss the Yearbook and Leavers Hoodies etc.