Grambling Laboratory High School set up two days focused on parental involvement for our senior and junior students. Oct. 23 was declared “Senior Day” at Grambling High School and Oct. 30 was declared “Junior Day.”
On this day, Grambling High School Counselor, Barbara Torbor, reviewed transcripts, graduation requirements, TOPS requirements, ACT scores, college admission standards, and standardized test results with parents. Also, Melanie Colvin, English teacher and Parental Involvement Coordinator for Grambling High School, met with parents to review their child’s current reading level.
She informed parents about the literacy program developed for her students at Grambling High School.
Parents had the opportunity to schedule a convenient time for the meetings. The meetings were held in the Grambling High School Library. Meeting times were in fifteen minute intervals and began at 7 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. Over fifty percent of the senior class parents attended this informative meeting. We appreciate all parents for helping us to continue to be successful at Grambling High School.
The Canterbury Tales Project
Grambling High School senior have been studying Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Instead of the traditional reading of the text, students were assigned a character from the Medieval Literature masterpiece.
The students had to read about the character, annotate the description of the character, and complete several assignments using this information. Students were required to write a ten-line poem incorporating their annotation, create a “costume” based on their annotation, and perform their poem for several audiences.
The senior class recited their poem in full costume for the English I and English II students at Grambling High School, and the students took a “pilgrimage” to Grambling Middle School to perform their poems for the reading classes.
Band Performs at Head Start
The Grambling High School Marching Band along with the GHS Cheerleaders and Dynamic Du Maine Dancers, performed for the Ruston Head Start on Oct. 21. The band, cheerleaders, and dancers led the Head Start students in a parade. Refreshments were served to all students.
The Grambling Lab Band along with the Dynamic DuMaine Dancers is scheduled to perform at the following events:
Thursday, December 5 – Wal-Mart Christmas Parade, Jonesboro, (4 p.m.-5 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 10 – Louisiana Tech Multicultural Performance, Ruston, (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 11 – Pecan land Mall, Monroe, (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Thursday, December 12 – Ruston Christmas Parade (6 p.m.)
Thursday, December 19 – Grambling Laboratory schools Christmas Program (10 a.m.) in the school gymnasium