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Panther Choir Update Week of 9/14



Dear Parents and Students:

It is hard to believe we have already made it to the end of the third week of school! Progress reports will go out this week. Please be careful to monitor grades during the upcoming 3 weeks. Although GCISD is now on a 9-Week grading period we must still follow the state UIL eligibility calendar which is on a 6-Week Grading Period. This means that at the end of week-6 students can lose eligibility for extra-curricular activities based on the 6-week progress report. It is imperative that we monitor grades carefully as we all adjust to this new system.

Please accept my sincere thanks for the many, many parents who assisted us in get fit day. I also need to publicly thank our incredible Booster Board and president Robin Krueger for her leadership in this event. We saw about 90% of our students on Saturday. While we always hope for 100% we do realize that there are circumstances beyond everyone’s control that sometimes prevents this. If you were not present to turn in the required forms and fees please send that with your students to school at your earliest possible convenience. I will be in touch shortly with a plan for getting uniforms fitted for students who missed this.

Worthington National Bank (Colleyville Blvd and Glade Rd) 10am-3pm

We need a handful of parent volunteers and a good deal of student volunteers for our annual Fall Car Wash. I have attached a flyer advertising the event to this email. Please forward to friends and family and send them our way on Saturday. We have divided the day into 2 shifts. Please consider helping us with this event as it is a major fundraiser for our program.

SIGN UP (Parents and Students) HERE

All-State / All-Region Entries Due

Our entries for All-State / Region are due tomorrow, Monday, September 13. If you have not turned in your All-State Audition Contract and/or filled out the information online at HERE, I need you to do it immediately! Your $15 audition fee should be turned in to the drop box in the choir room. For those of you in 9-10th Grade, we will be talking about the opportunity for you to audition for 9-10 Region Choir this week. We hope LOTS of you are interested!

Men’s National Anthem Rescheduled

As I mentioned in last weeks Panther Choir Update we needed to reschedule our men’s performance for the Pep Rally and Football Game. The new date will be Friday, October 30. Our Choralier Women and Concert Women will perform on Thursday, September 24.

All-State Sectionals / Individual Rehearsals

This week Mrs. Massey and I will offer a sectionals on Tuesday / Thursday After-School (4-5pm) and Wednesday before school 7:40-8:25am. We have also both blocked times to do individual lessons. Please use the sign-up below if you’d like an individual lesson this week.

ALL-STATE LESSON SIGN-UP

CHORALE ONLY

A reminder that our Mock Audition Test is next week. I will send out sign-up times next weekend. If you need help, please come to a sectional this week or feel free to get a group together to practice after-school / during lunch, etc! We want you to be successful!

THIS WEEK

Monday Chamber Choir 5:15pm-6:30pm

Open House 6pm-8pm

Tuesday All-State Sectionals 4-5pm

All-State Lessons 4-6pm and 8am

Wednesday - All-State Sectional 7:40am-8:25am

My Fair Lady Callbacks (After-School)

Thursday All-State Sectional 4-5pm

All-State Lessons 4-6pm and 8am

Friday All-State Lessons 4-5pm

Saturday Car Wash 10am-3pm


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