Global High School held its fifth annual “Quest Fest” for all new incoming students for the 2011-2012 school year.
The event was hosted and staffed by current Global High School students.
The GHS student council members planned and organized the event that was attended by more than 200 students and their families.
The student council, under the direction of social studies teacher Andrea Kline, prepared for the event over the entire summer. The council recruited 60 student volunteers from Global to teach newcomers various collaboration strategies and to model successful implementation of project based learning practices.
The exercises required students to innovate a new product with limited supplies and resources. The day of learning activities wrapped up with a competition that granted bragging rights to the team that designed a “weather manipulator.”
The exciting event ended with a hot dog supper for new students, their families and staff. The Global High School PTO organization sponsored the meal and prepared 700 hot dogs along with drinks and snacks to feed the hungry crowd.
The evening proved to be a great ice breaker to introduce new students to the Global High School culture that they will be experiencing for the rest of their high school years.
This year is already proving to be a record breaking year for Global High School.
The student body has doubled in size and almost reached its school capacity, while the staff has also increased with many new teachers joining the innovative educational institution.
Every department has grown and increased in new opportunities for both the students and staff. One such opportunity includes the introduction of Nooks into the English classrooms.
The Nooks will allow teachers and students to utilize the new electronic digital library that is now available to all WISD students.
The new technology gets “books” in student’s hands in a format that speaks to their generation.
GHS will also be embracing today’s 2.0 Web Design options that make education in the 21st century engaging and enticing for students as well as the teachers.
The excitement is spilling over in every “Nook” and cranny at Global High School as the world of technology continues to deliver new educational experiences.
The GHS family is ready and willing to jump in and embrace everything this school year has to offer.
Stay tuned for the contributions of the next generation of innovators from Global High School.
Upcoming Global events
Global High PTO
The next Waxahachie Global High School PTO meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the commons of Global High. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Waxahachie Global High Facebook Page
Visit Facebook and search for the Waxahachie Global High. There you can join in on discussions, post your favorite Global High pictures and connect with other Global High students, staff and parents.
Global PTO Yahoo group
The WGH PTO invites any interested parent or family member to join the WGHPTO Yahoo groups.
This site will allow us to send e-mails to all that request information about what the PTO is doing. It will also serve as a historical information source. You will be able to read all “old” e-mails to know about past activities.
To join this group, you must e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Very soon only members of this Yahoo group will receive e-mail communications from the PTO. It is strongly suggested that all current parents join to keep informed.
Buy a car, help a school
Roger Sierra, sales consultant with Waxahachie Autoplex, has pledged to donate $100 to the Global High PTO from his commission on any vehicle he sells.
“That’s new or used from any of our stores (which include Buick, GMC, Ford, Mercury, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep),” Sierra said.
“I’m a huge supporter of Global High and this is something I can to help everytime someone buys a vehicle from me,” he said.
For more information, contact Roger Sierra at 972-938-1991 or 972-351-1496.
Waxahachie Global High is a public Early College High School campus. For more information or to schedule a tour and receive an application, call 972-923-4761. Global High is located at 600 W. Second St. in Waxahachie.