Congratulations to the 2015 State Champion
Grants Pass Boys Track Team
State testing is just around the corner. As many of you are aware, the state has transitioned to the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) test for English Language Arts and Math. It replaces the old OAKS test that your student has been very familiar with. The new SBAC test is more comprehensive and interactive than the OAKS test. While the old OAKS test was based on Oregon State Standards, the Smarter Balanced Test is rooted in the Common Core State Standards. All juniors will take the test this year regardless of how they have performed on OAKS tests in prior years. We will start our testing on April 27 with the math test. State testing for science will remain the same. Please encourage your student to put out there best effort as the test is one way to meet the state required essential skills of reading and math.
The Grants Pass High School SkillsUSA students completed their state competitions April 17-18 in Portland. SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. Before the competition, students took tours of two manufacturing companies. Thank you to Pioneer Pump for allowing us to tour their facility and Mighty Mite for their hospitality in showing us their manufacturing process. Both businesses are located in Canby, Oregon. Students were very impressed at the manufacturing process and the job opportunities that await many of them after high school. Our students then went on to compete against hundreds of other students from around the state in Welding and Video Productions. Our Welding Fabrication Team took the gold and are heading to the national competition in June along with our Video Production Team who took the gold in two events. Congratulations to Jared Hood, Jordan Epple and Michael Burris for their success in Team Welding Fabrication and to Mr. Leair, our welding instructor for all of his hard work preparing the team. Michael Jaroslow and Tannon Rounsaville took 1st in Digital Cinema Production and Television Production. This is the third straight year that Michael has won the gold. Tannon has won the gold 2 of the past 3 years. In addition to our gold medal winners, we also had several other students place in events. Michael and Tannon took 4th place in Pin-Design and T-shirt Design respectively. Jared Hood took 4th in Welding TIG and Alyssa Pio performed outstandingly in her first appearance in the state welding competition. She took 4th in the Welding Sculpture event and 4th place in Arc Welding. Alyssa was the only female to place in Welding. Next up, the gold medal winners prepare for the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.
SkillsUSA advisor Christopher Rossetta and Jake Leair
Artist of the Month: Jaiden Jessen
2014-2015 Bell Schedule
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Congratulations to our 2015 Academic Masters Winners
The following students will move on to represent GPHS in the county-wide competition:
Josh Akins - Math
Austen Anderson - English
Kellen Bogardus - Social Studies
Stephen Covrig - Science
DJ Snyder - Music
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