• Performing Arts

    Instructors: Mr. Bullock, Mrs. Palmer, Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Briggs


Department Contacts

  • Abby Briggs - MS/HS Instrumental Music

    Business:  517-867-5622
    Email:  abby.briggs@grasslakeschools.com
    Address:  11500 Warrior Trail
    Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

    Robert Bullock - Elementary Music

    Business:  517-867-5682
    Email:  robert.bullock@grasslakeschools.com
    Address:  829 S. Union Street
    Grass Lake, MI 49240

    Barbara Palmer - Dramatic Arts

    Email:  pbarb419@aol.com 
    Address:  829 S. Union Street
    Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

    Kristi Stevens - MS/HS Vocal Music

    Business:  867-5616
    Email:  kristi.stevens@grasslakeschools.com
    Address:  1000 Grass Lake Rd.
    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 - 20th
    Chris Pongracz - Prose Interpretation - 20th
    Elsa Miller - Prose Interpretation -18th
    Makenzie Molnar - Dramatic Interpretation - 14th
    Solomon 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.

    Forensics State

    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."

    GL Forensics

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Department Announcements

  • GLHS Forensics Coach Mrs. Janz Named "Coach of the Year"

    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.

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  • "Fiddler on the Roof" A Glowing Success

    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.

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  • A Tribute to Mr. Larry Shaltis

    "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.

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  • GLMS Choir Finds Great Success at State Festival

    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.

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  • GLHS Forensics Team Finds Success at Leslie Tournament

    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.

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  • 2019 Reading Lalapalooza Continues

    Continuing with Reading Lalapalooza, the Grass Lake High School Forensics Team visited Ms. Artz and her adorable kindergartners at George Long Elementary Schools on Thursday, March 21. Click on the heading of this announcement for photos.

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  • Forensics Team Participates in George Long Lalapalooza

    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.

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