Instructors: Mr. Bullock, Mrs. Palmer, Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Briggs
Abby Briggs - MS/HS Instrumental Music
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Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
Robert Bullock - Elementary Music
Business: 517-867-5682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 829 S. Union Street
Grass Lake, MI 49240
Barbara Palmer - Dramatic Arts
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Grass Lake, Michigan 49240
Kristi Stevens - MS/HS Vocal Music
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Grass Lake, MI 49240
Grass Lake HIgh School Forensics
5/3 - Mrs. Amy Janz reports on the results of the Forensics State Tournament last weekend......The official forensics' season has come to end with the completion of the state tournament at Oakland University this past May 2nd and 3rd. As always the competition was fierce; it is always amazing what these teenagers can accomplish across the state. From Grass Lake nine students attended and five students qualified for semi-finals.Congratulations to all of Grass Lake's students' state placements-Sonia Thatai - Informative Speaking - 20thChris Pongracz - Prose Interpretation - 20thElsa Miller - Prose Interpretation -18thMakenzie Molnar - Dramatic Interpretation - 14thSolomon Anderson - Dramatic Interpretation - 11th place (semi-finalist)Rebecca Rigg and Shaun Burk - Duo Interpretation - 9th place (Semi-finalist)Elle Durkee and Snowy Inverson - Duo Interpretation - 8th place (semi-finalist)Overall, due the scores of these students, Grass Lake placed 9th in the state in the C/D school classification.I can't stress enough how proud of these students that I am. They competed hard, felt good about their performances, and most importantly had fun and made lasting memories. They are truly remarkable students and fine examples of Grass Lake Community Schools.A handful of students will be competing at the Michigan Speech Coaches' spring tournament on Mackinac Island on May 18th.
Thanks for all the support and kind comments throughout the season. It is always appreciated.
3/11 Congratulations to our Grass Lake High School Forensics Team who participated in Novi this past weekend in the Spring Festival and Novice State Tournament sponsored by Michigan Speech Coaches, Inc. This is basically two tournaments in one: a state final for all first year competitors and a regular tournament for all other students.
Team Advisor Mrs. Amy Janz announced that Chris Pongracz placed seventh in prose interpretation in the novice tournament, while Rebecca Rigg placed the highest of the entire team at second in Dramatic Interpretation.
Thanks to Chris and Rebecca's scores, as well as the sweepstakes points earned by Solomon Anderson, Heather McArthur, McKenzie Molnar, and Elsa Miller, Grass Lake ranked third in the medium sized team category, bringing home another trophy. Well done GLHS Forensics Team!
2/9 Our Grass Lake High School Forensics Team hosted a multi-school tournament today. Overall, our team points earned from our team members' individual scores earned enough points to earn first place overall. Congratulations to our team for this impressive victory.
Following is a list of our individual successes shared with us by Forensics Club Advisor and Grass Lake High School English teacher Mrs. Amy Janz:
In Prose interpretation -
Chris Pongracz- 3rd Place
Elsa Miller - 2nd Place
In Dramatic Interpretation - the most competitive event of the day:
Elle Durkee - 5th place
Shaun Burk - 4th place
Makenzie Molnar - 3rd place
Solomon Anderson - 1st Place
In Poetry Interpretation
Snowy Iverson - 3rd Place
Elle Durkee - 2nd Place
In Duo Improvisation
Shaun Burk and Elsa Miller - 1st place
Having a successful meet depends on the organization of our advisor and the help of dedicated volunteers. Mrs. Janz shared the following with thanks for their help.
GL Staff Members:
Larry Shaltis - Arriving at 6:30 in the morning and setting up the auditorium
Angelee Connors - event judge
Kelly Minick - catering the judge's lunch
Chris Miller - running the prep room
Julia Pongracz, Rachael Anderson - judging and post tournament clean up
GLHS Alumni and former forensics competitors:
Phoebe Miller - event judge
Morgan Bell - event judge
From Mrs. Janz: "I cannot express enough how wonderful it is to serve in a district and community that supports this program so well."
On May 17th, 18th, and 19th, the Grass Lake High School Forensics Team attended the Michigan Speech Coaches, Inc. Spring Tournament and Conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in May. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.
Congratulations to our wonderful cast and crew of the Grass Lake Community Schools production of "Fiddler on the Roof" presented over the weekend of May 10, 11, and 12. Sell-out audiences enjoyed the results of your hard work over many weeks and we appreciate it very much! Click on the heading of this announcement for a photo of the cast.
"Fiddler on the Roof" is being presented at Grass Lake High School this weekend. Included in the play's program is a tribute to Grass Lake's "Mr. Everything" Larry Shaltis, written by long-time spring musical director Barb Palmer. Click on the heading of this announcement to see Barb Palmer's tribute.
Congratulations to our Grass Lake Middle School 7th and 8th grade choir for their performance at the State Choral Festival in Holt on Wednesday, May 1. Click on the heading of this announcement to view Choir Director Mrs. Kristi Stevens' report.
the Grass Lake High School Forensics Team traveled to Leslie High School to compete at their last regular tournament of the season. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information.
The GLHS forensics team kicked off Reading Lalapalooza today with Mrs. Wrozek's Kindergarten class. Members of the team lead stations of buddy reading, guest reading, crafts, and a board games. Click on the heading of this announcement for more information, along with photos.