AFTER PROM FUNDRAISER WINNER
The GHS PTSA After Prom Fundraiser Drawing was scheduled to be held tonight at Gaitherburg's Finest Show. As that show has been postponed, the GHS After Prom Committee made the decision to hold the drawing today at Gaithersburg High School and to share the good news with the Gaithersburg High School community via YouTube video. There are two winner of $1000 Gift Cards to a retailer of the their choice choice.
Thank you to all families who donated to the After Prom fundraiser - you have helped us get closer to our goal to raise enough money so that we can offer the After Prom event free to all students to keep them safe on prom night.
Click below to see the drawing and announcement of winners:
Winners will be notified this weekend.
What is After Prom?
An alcohol-free and drug-free event for ALL 11th & 12th graders who attend GHS.
It was created to provide students a fun and safe way to celebrate after the prom.
It is FREE for all 11th and 12th graders - whether they decide to attend the prom or not.
It is held the night of prom (May 15, 2020) and runs from 11:00p - 4:00a at GHS.
What is there to do at After Prom?
Inflatables - (Yes, the older kids still love them!)
Poker tables ( chips, not real money)
Airbrush tattoo artists
Food, Food and More Food
Tons of Raffle Prizes throughout the event ( 80+ prizes)
How many students attend? HUNDREDS! (Over 500 students attended last year.)
How much does this cost to put on?
Approximately $13,000 and IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY TO KEEP THESE KIDS SAFE!
Share Your Love of Pizza and GHS PTSA After Prom on TODAY March 12
Enjoy delicious pizza or wings at Ledo's Pizza at 7213 Muncaster Mill Road. All you need to do is show up, Ledo's is giving 10% of all sales on March 12 to the After Prom. Offer is good all day from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm for Carry out or Dine In.
Please donate store bought pies today or tomorrow morning! Pie giveaway is tomorrow and volunteers needed! Drop pies off in office and Contact Jeremy_S_Youngdale@mcpsmd.org if you can volunteer!
Announcement: Have you seen the new posters in the main offi
ce hallway? Have you heard the announcements for Gaithersburg’s Finest and wondered what it is? GHS has enjoyed the annual Mr. Gaithersburg show this time of year in the past. This is the first year we have opened up the show to all eligible seniors and not just male students. The name of the show has been changed to Gaithersburg’s Finest. It is still the entertaining, hilarious, and always enjoyable show you are used to seeing, the only difference is the group of contestants. They have been working hard on their talents and you can expect some crowd pleasers! The show is this Friday,March 13th. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 6:30. Tickets are on sale at lunch today and tomorrow for a reduced price of $5. They will be $8 at the door. Come out to see who will be crowned Gaithersburg’s Finest!
Announcement:The GHS CNA program will be holding our Information Meeting in the Main Office Team Room during lunch next Monday, March 16th. Please see Mr. Edmiston if you would like more information.
Announcement: Did you know that home health care is projected to be one of the fastest-growing career fields over the next 20 years? Did you know that you can study to become a Certified Nursing Assistant right here at Gaithersburg High School? If you would like to learn more about our program please plan to attend the CNA Information Meeting in the Main Office Team Room during lunch today. Mr. Edmiston if you would like more information.
Announcement: TODAY is the Master of Pi competition. Come to 3076 during lunch and show off your digits! Twenty digits will get you free pie and 2000 digits will beat the GHS record. Tomorrow. there… will… be… pie! (*with hesitations for dramatic effect )
Announcement: Attention all ladies interested in playing Powderpuff on your class team: Please see your class sponsors ASAP! The game is coming up quickly and teams need to be put together. The powderpuff game is Thursday, March 19th. Kickoff is at 5:30pm in the stadium.
Announcement: Attention Class of 2021, grade 11 students. If you have not completed the exam choice form for SAT School Day please do so immediately! You may complete a form in the main office. Place your completed form in the box top marked, “SAT School Day Exam Choice Form.” All forms are due today March 12th. All other grade levels, if you want to take the SAT, you must register online for a Saturday date. SAT School Day is for Class of 2021, grade 11 students only.
Announcement: SADD meets Thursday during lunch in room 3060. All are welcome. See Miss Ward with any questions.
Announcement: The Board Game Club will meet every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch in room 3034. Please see Mr. Payne in room 3034 for a lunch pass.
Announcement: Drama Club meets on Wednesdays during lunch in Room 1095
Announcement: Do you like solving puzzles and adventure? Hope to see you at the Geocaching Club on Thursday’s during lunch in room 2090.
Announcement: The Sewing Club meets on Tuesday at 2:40 in room 2039
Announcement: Food for Thought meetings are Wednesdays after school from 2:40-3:30 in room 2039. Come see how to help feed the homeless and learn to cook.
Announcement: The Millionaires Club meets the first and third Mondays of the month in Room 2024 during lunch. The purpose of this club is to encourage and promote financial and investment literacy by utilizing a stock market simulation and engaging students in practical discussions that will increase their personal financial knowledge
Announcement: The Academy of Business Management and Finance meets the second Thursday of the month at lunch in room 2024.
Announcement: The Pride Alliance will not meet tomorrow. We will meet on March 20 as usual during lunch in room 1124 and will be hosting a guest speaker, Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass. All are welcome.
The Pride Alliance meets on Friday’s during lunch in room 1124. Note the room change.
Announcement: The Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society meets every Wednesday during lunch in room 3066. (Note the room change). Please see Ms. Sabatino in 3083 if you need a lunch pass, or want more information.
Announcement: The Minority Scholars Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch in room 2088. Please see Mrs. Fairclough in room 2088 for further details.
Better You will meet on Mondays during lunch in the wellness center conference room. Bring a friend and enjoy a cupcake!
Announcement: The Writing Center is open for all students during lunch and REM in room 2091.
Announcement: The new Black-Eyed Susan Book Nominees are here! Stop by the Media Center to check them out. Have you been turning in your Black-Eyed Susan book logs? Read 3 BES books in a category, vote for your favorite author & enter in a prize drawing. Don't delay, you can submit your book logs online by visiting the Media Center website and clicking on the Black-Eyed Susan tab!
Date: March 12
Announcement: Poder meets every Wednesday during lunch in room 3012. Please see Mr. Acosta for passes and more details. Refreshments will be served.
Announcement: The Comic Book Club meets on Thursday during lunch in 2004. If you are interested, come by 2004 before then to get a pass, and we’ll see you then.
Announcement: Come unplug and challenge your mind. The Trojan Puzzle Enthusiasts meet every day in
Room 2080 during lunch. Please see Mr. Bierly, Mrs. Portell, Mrs. Farrow, or Mr. Murray for a pass.
Announcement: Are you considering joining a branch of the US Military? Have you taken the ASVAB exam yet? Have you taken the ASVAB and are unhappy with your scores? If so, testing will take place here at GHS on Monday, March 30. Permission slips are available now. In addition, the Montgomery County Public Library website offers FREE online practice tests for the ASVAB. Come by the Media Center for instructions on how to access this free resource.
Announcement: DUAL ENROLLMENT at Montgomery College
Dual Enrollment is for motivated HS students ready for new challenges, and interested in getting a head start on earning college credit. Next Fall there will be three MC courses offered at GHS taught by MC Professors during Periods 7 & 8. The first step is to apply to Montgomery College. The Application Fee for MC is waived through April 15, so now is a great time to apply! Financial assistance and an MC HS Grant is available to qualifying students for Dual Enrollment courses. See Karla Berggren, Dual Enrollment Program Assistant, in Room 2007, 8:00am to 12:00pm for information. Karla_L_Berggren@mcpsmd.org
Announcement: Interested in earning SSL hours? The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a fun way to earn up to 8 hrs. in a day! Come by the Media Center to fill out a form or visit our Quick Links on the Media Center Home page. The festival is on Saturday, May 16.
Announcement: Reminder for the class of 2020: Please let the College Career Center know about any admissions responses you have received from any of the colleges and universities you have applied to, as well as any scholarships and grants you have been awarded.
Announcement: Fun Fact: Did you know 4th period ends at 11:00 today? Did you know it’s all because of pie day? Join us in the cafeteria pit, bring your tickets, bring your dollars, and at the end of lunch come see which math teachers will be pied… in the face (“in duh faaace”)!
Announcement: The Booster Club will be selling spirit wear tomorrow during lunch in the cafeteria. There are new designs and some items will be on sale. Bring your cash, buy some spirit wear and show your school spirit!!
Announcement: Attention all seniors: If you know where you are going to commit and want your photo in the yearbook. Come see Ms. Keres for an appointment to get your photo taken during REM.
Announcement: Boys tennis wants you!!! If anyone is interested in playing Boys Tennis this spring, please see Mr. Gant in room 1035 during lunch.
Announcement: To help maintain the safety and security of our building, students who are caught returning to school during or after lunch will be meeting with security and administration.
Announcement: Stressed out? Need a break in a busy day? Come to our mindfulness sessions including yoga and meditation during REM in the wrestling room. See Ms. Nadjibe, Ms. Neidlinger, Ms. Chevalier or
Ms. Scott to get a pass.
Announcement: Those attending the Romeo and Juliet field trip on Friday 3/20, we will be meeting in the PAC before leaving for the field trip, at the start of period 2.
Announcement: It’s time to donate blood! The Spanish honor society will be in the pit this week during lunch so you can sign up to donate there! If you sign up to donate you have a chance to win a gift card! Further information will be provided at the table!! Be sure to bring back your parent permission slips to the sign up table! The blood drive will be next Wednesday, March 18.