The GHS Parent Organization promotes a strong and vibrant GHS community, and it drives most of the volunteerism on campus. The Parent Organization is an active organization open to all GHS families providing time and financial and volunteer assistance to school programs. The Parent Organization provides and excellent opportunity for parents/guardians to meet other parents/guardians help the school, find fulfilling ways to become involved in the school community, and meet their contracted volunteer commitment of 25 hours.
The Parent Organization, sometimes referred to as the "PO," has two branches of service:
Room Parent Branch
Comprosed of parent representatives for each class, grades JK-5th, and a team of parents for the middle school, grades 6-8. These representatives serve as the primary communication link between the teachers, administration, and parents; they also assist in coordinating parent support of our teachers within the classrooms and are your point of contact if your interest lies in assisting.
For the current year Room Parent Branch click here.
Comprised of committees made of peope from multiple grades. These members plan most of the community events that the GHS families have come to know and love throughout the school year. Events include (click on link for more information about individual events) included Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Teacher Appreciation, and Book Fair.
If you have any further questions about the Parent Organization or how to get involved please contact the current Parent Organization Lead by clicking here.
Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Before heading off on winter break the entire school along with their immediate and extended families come together in the GHS gym in pajamas for a morning of pancakes, holiday songs, crafts, and activities. Classes generally have prepared performances to celebrate the season. A small core committee of volunteers develops the event plan and then additional volunteers are needed to implement the plan leading up to and during the actual event.
Throughout the school year we want to energize and celebrate our wonderful teachers at GHS. This committee develops and implements small gestures of gratitude throughout the year. As a final thank you towards the end of the year the teachers are treated to a wonderful luncheon. A small core committee of volunteers develops an appreciation plan and then additional volunteers are needed to implement the plan including smaller activities and the year-ending luncheon.
In order to create a wonderful, welcoming school environment this committee changes the campus décor to celebrate the GHS spirit and the season. A core committee of volunteers develops décor themes and ideas and then additional volunteers are needed to install.
During the spring students have an opportunity to start stocking up for their summer reading via the on-campus book fair. Organizers work with teachers to ensure the selection is well-rounded, academically appropriate, and engaging. A core committee of volunteers develops the plan including vendor selection and then additional volunteers are needed to set-up the fair as well as work the fair as cashiers or helping hands with younger students.