Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Flock IS Family

Hello Glendale High School Families,
I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your student with us this year, and for allowing us to have a chance to impact their life in a positive way.  This blog will serve as a tool to communicate important information to Glendale families.  This is not all inclusive, so please check out social media and the school website for information.

Glendale High School Mission and Vision
Mission: To inspire personally-driven, community-focused, and globally-connected learners.
Vision: Learners refine their unique abilities to positively impact our world.

Back to SPS
Parents, please check out the link below for support with technology.  There is a video about navigating Canvas, and other links to provide support.


It is vital that students and parents reach out to teachers and counselors with concerns during this time.  Please use email and Canvas messaging to communicate with Glendale staff.  We are here to support you.

New Information 01/20/2021: Senior Student Information
As we begin second semester, it becomes time to begin communicating about our senior student information, upcoming events, and important dates.

Graduation: Glendale's graduation date is 05/20/2021 at 5:00 PM.  At this time, we have not received any other information about the 2021 GHS commencement ceremony.  As I get information, I will provide updates.
Cap and Gown Information: Cap and Gown Ordering Information
ROSE Banquet: Thursday, 03/11/2021 (Top 10 seniors by GPA at GHS)
Prom: Currently scheduled for 04/16/2021

New Information 01/20/2021: Second Semester Tutoring Plan
We are pleased to offer the A+ Tutor Lab again starting on January 19th.  It will be available from 8:30-2:30 on Mon/Tues for L-Z students (both seated and virtual) and Th/Fri for A-K students (both seated and virtual).  A+ student tutors will be available throughout the day to assist with questions. Students who stay during lunch time may bring their own lunch or Glendale will provided a lunch from the cafeteria.  Due to high demand parents and/or students will be required to schedule a tutoring date(s) in advance. You can schedule up to two weeks at a time. You can schedule your time by contacting Mrs. Cofield at jcofield@spsmail.org, CANVAS message or by phone at 523-8954. We look forward to helping your student have a successful 2nd semester. 

We will also have after school tutoring each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday that school is in session in room 108.

New Information 01/15/2021: Student Home Access (eSchool Gradebook)
If you do not know your log in, contact the Glendale main office at 417-523-8901, and office staff will provide this information. 

Then go to https://www.sps.org/  or  https://www.sps.org/glendale  and click on the  Family Home Access Center link. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password.

New Information 01/19/21: Glendale Art Department
The Glendale students will have their work displayed in Kraft Administration Center (1359 E St Louis Street). The artwork done by the art students will be available for viewing from January 15 to February 15. We hope that you get a chance to see what some of the students have done this school year!

Samuel UK, Oil Pastel, 9th grade, Art Foundations
Sierra Hendrix, Chalk Pastel, 11th grade, Drawing I
James Nguyen, Charcoal, 12th grade, Drawing I
Eli Stagg, Chalk Pastel, 12th grade, Drawing I
Monroe Liggett, Mixed Media, 11th grade, Drawing II
Randi Martin, Micron Pen, 12th grade, Drawing II
Autumn Seely, Oil Pastel, 12th grade, Art II
Taylor St. Clair, Acrylics on found object, 11th grade, Art III
Shea Garrett, Acrylics, 12th grade, Painting I
Evelyn Bush, Watercolor, 11th grade, Painting I
Braden Cravens, Cardboard, 10th grade, Sculpture I
Bella Blackwell, Ceramics, 12th grade, Sculpture I
Olivia Chenevert, Ceramics, 11th grade, Sculpture I
Syenna Lupfer, Oil Pastel, 12th grade, Portfolio

Missouri Seal of Biliteracy
Is your senior student proficient in more than one language?   If so, he or she may qualify to take a test so that they may qualify for the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy thus earning him or her up to eighteen credit hours at qualifying universities, a stamp on their transcript and a letter of certification verifying their level of proficiency. The Glendale Foreign department will proctor the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL)  in the library on Tues, Feb. 23rd(A-K) OR Thurs, Feb. 25th (L-Z) from 11:25-2:50. The fee to take the test is $20.00.  Please contact Mrs. Dinamarca for more information. Deadline to register is January 29th, 2021.

School Lunch and Breakfast Update
Federal Free Meal Program has been extended through the end of the school year.  All students, regardless of their meal status, will receive free breakfast and lunch at school.  GHS will also be sending out dinner meals in the "grab-n-go" meals that students can pick up after school.  Next week, we will begin sending home "7-day-a-week" meals.  

Upcoming Testing Dates
ASVAB – April 5th: Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Center.

ACT – April 13th:  All Juniors are automatically registered to take this exam.

Quarantined and Absent Students
If your student is absent from school, or is quarantined, they are still responsible for the learning and school work that impacts their grades.  if your student is sick, and cannot work, please communicate with your student's teachers.

GOCAPS (Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies)
GO CAPS is a program that allows you to access real-world, career-oriented experiences across Five Industry Strands. This program gives students the opportunity to: actively explore career opportunities to help you Find Your Passion based on what interests you, learn skills and qualities needed for your chosen industry track as you Build Career Readiness to succeed in the future, and connect with and work alongside business partners who will help you Gain Exposure to industry leaders in high demand career fields. Talk to your counselor about enrolling today!  Want to know more? GOCAPS is holding an open house for each strand this winter. OPEN HOUSE DATES

Senior Recognition Ads

Senior Portraits have arrived.  Seniors can pick up their packages in the Main Office.  

Yearbooks can be pre-ordered through the Financial Office at Glendale or online at 

Glendale PTSA Information and Upcoming Meetings
Our Glendale PTSA is amazing!  Our staff and students are so thankful for all the things that the Glendale community does to support our school.  Please consider joining Glendale's PTSA!


Health Updates From Springfield Public Schools
Please see below for Health Updates from Springfield Public Schools.

SPS Health Updates

GHS A+ Information
The A+ Program provides scholarship funds for eligible graduates to attend most Missouri community colleges and technical schools. In addition, several four-year Missouri colleges and universities offer their own scholarship for A+ qualified students. Last year our A+ graduates could earn as much as $10,000 towards their college tuition and general fees. 

Glendale makes the A+ program fun by providing promotional activities and events each school year. Each year we have around 50% of graduates qualify for the A+ program. For more information about the Glendale A+ Program students can check out their A+ CANVAS course which list A+ Program Resources, visit the A+ website or follow us on Twitter @glendaleAplus.

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Cofield, Glendale A+ Program Coordinator. 

Red/Blue Day Calendar
Please utilize the below calendar to help navigate the red and blue days.  


The Branch
Students needing free food, hygiene and/or clothing supplies…  GHS is proud to have The Branch Hygiene, Clothing, and Food Outreach Program inventory available to our students at no cost!  Use this link to place your order: GHSTheBranch

Student Grades 
Please check your student's grades for seated courses in eSchool.  We will continue to post student grades in eSchool.  It is vital that students start strong.  Please check your student's grades on-line, and communicate with your student's teachers.  Our goal is that all students are academically successful, please encourage your student to submit all assignments.

If your student is taking a LAUNCH course, or is fully virtual, their grades will be kept updated in Canvas.  

eSchool is where you see your students grades (completed assignments) and Canvas is where you see what they are doing, and what they will be doing (current and future assignments and learning).
Grades & D/F Phone Calls
Grades in eSchool are the official grades for seated students.  GHS will continue sending phone messages to the homes of students who have a D or F in any of their classes. If you haven't started checking eSchool grades please do so.  If you receive the phone call please check eSchool to see what class(es) your student has the D/F. We also recommend you contact the teacher with questions, concerns, or you feel an error has been made.

For clarification, the report used to determine who receives these calls runs at 4:30 a.m. 
the day you receive the call. It is possible teachers update grades during the course of the
day. Again, please check eSchool on a regular basis and direct questions to the teacher(s).

New Information 01/21/21: Academies Information
Glendale High School is in the THIRD year of College and Career Academies. Two years ago we implemented the Freshman Academy Model.  This year, the Freshman Academy work continues, and our sophomore and junior students are engaged in an Upper Academy.  Glendale has three Academies, STEM Academy, Business and Law Academy, and Technology and Design Academy.  

Check out this website for more information: GHS College and Career Academies

Glendale and SPS Information GHS Website:  Glendale High School Website
GHS Academies Information: GHS Academies Information
2020-21 Springfield Public Schools Calendar: 2020-21 School Calendar

Please remember we are here for you and your student. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at 
any time.

For questions, please call 523-8900.