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March

March Update:

  • The Junior Class held successful fundraisers this month, including bake sales and sponsorships from local restaurants and dealerships. Thank you to everyone who participated!
  • The Freshman Class had a very successful fundraiser at Chipotle, raising over $400! Keep a look out for more fundraisers from your Freshman Class Officers.
  • Your Junior Class has also been working hard to organize Junior Prom. Buy your tickets on MySchoolBucks.

Upcoming:

  • Elections for next year’s Student Government are coming up! These include Student Body President, Class Officers, and Student Government ExComm positions. The packets to apply will be available after break and are due to Student Activities by the end of the day on April 24th.
  • Sophomore Class Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th at Pizza Post ALL DAY, mention Class of 2020 at the register!
  • There will be an event hosted by the Local Prevention Council, co-sponsored by your very own Sophomore Class President Zane Khader, on April 30th from 6-8 PM at Arch Street. The talk is called “Stress, Success, and Teenage Setbacks: How to Cope.”
  • Student Government’s Food Truck Fair will be May 12th, we will be raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. We hope to see you there!
  • Big Garden Catering fundraiser coming up for your Junior Class. Stay tuned for more details!

March Student Shoutout:

James Heavey: James helped to take initiative in the Junior Class fundraisers during March, and was instrumental in securing the support of local small businesses in the Glenville area. Thank you James!

February

February Update:

  • The Senior Class had a blast doing SRO! Highlights include the Obstacle Course with Dr. Winters skit, “Godfather” skit, and, of course, the fun mass dances (especially when Dr. Winters joined in). Thanks for coming out to see it!
  • The February GHS Blood Drive, run by our Community Service Committee, surpassed its goal by 10 pints and totalled 58 pints. Thank you to everyone who participated!
  • The Executive Committee has been working to protect student on-street parking, by both writing a letter to the community (published in Greenwich Free Press) and speaking to the Board of Selectmen at the February 22nd Board of Selectmen Meeting at Town Hall (see press coverage in Greenwich Time).


February Student Shoutout: Rena Landberg, 11th Grade
Rena Landberg, a junior, showed her dedication to the GHS community through her efforts during the Blood Drive. Rena worked tirelessly with VP of Community Service Emily Gunzburg to recruit students and faculty to donate blood in the weeks leading to the drive. She was a great help on the day of the drive, donating food/drinks for the blood donors and helping the event to run smoothly. Thank you Rena!


Upcoming Events:

  • There is a Freshman Class Bake Sale 3/16 after school in the Foyer - check it out for some St. Patrick’s Day themed goods!
  • The Freshman Class is also hosting a Chipotle fundraiser on Monday March 26th, make sure to say you’re supporting the fundraiser.
  • The Junior Class will be having a St. Patty’s Day themed bake sale on Tuesday March 20th, stop by to support your juniors!

January

January Update

  • The Sophomore Class had a very successful fundraiser at Chipotle in January!
  • Your Sophomore Class Officers created and are now analyzing the results of their pre-midterm and post-midterm stress surveys, which they are now using with the Executive Committee to examine how we can reduce student stress during exams.
  • The Freshman Class hosted a fundraiser with Cava, stay tuned for more from your Class Officers!
  • Your Senior Class has started SRO! Rehearsals started this week. See below for more information on getting involved.


Upcoming Events

  • Our second Blood Drive of the year will be February 23rd! It is Day A, and runs from 7:45 - 12:45. You must be over 17 to donate. The American Red Cross is in emergency need of donated blood! If you are over 17, please visit the American Red Cross to sign up and save 3 lives! Sponsor code: Greenwichhs
  • It’s not too late to get involved in SRO! Rehearsals have started this week. You can show up to any of the dance and mass choral meetings. Please see the rehearsal schedule. Any senior who participates in SRO gets 10% off their prom ticket!
  • Stay tuned for more fundraisers this month from your Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class Officers

December

December Recap

  • The Student Government Executive Committee wrote a "letter to the community" regarding the field lighting situation. It was published in many community newspapers.
  • We have been sharing your concerns with the administration regarding late bus arrivals in the morning and safety/traffic issues on Hillside Road. Again, as a reminder, if you have concerns about a specific bus, please submit a formal complaint on the GPS website.


Upcoming events!

  • The Sophomore Class is hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle in Riverside on 1/23 from 5-9PM. You must mention the Class of 2020 at the register!!
  • The Senior Class will be selling bumper magnets as part of a class fundraiser. Look out for a chance to support your seniors!
  • The Freshman Class if hosting a fundraiser at Cava on 1/12 from 6-10PM. You must mention the Class of 2021 at the register!!
  • This year’s SRO Theme will be Feelin’ the V18E! Seniors stay tuned for more informational meetings. There will be one after school today at 3:20 pm.
  • The Junior Prom Committee will be meeting every Wednesday at 8:10 am in Room 604. All juniors are welcome to come to these meetings.
  • Don’t forget about the February Blood Drive! Email Emily.Gunzburg@greenwichschools.org if you are 17 years old or older, and interested in donating.


November

November Recap

  • Thank you so much for all of the support during the Fall Blood Drive. We are proud to announce that we collected enough blood to save 144 lives!
  • In an effort to continue with the Veterans Day spirit, Student Government reps. hand wrote 134 letters to veterans through Operation Gratitude.
  • The Senior Class of 2018 has selected almost all of the chair positions for SRO. However, technical chair is still available. Please reach out to Ms. Lynch if you are interested! (seniors only)
  • We have been sharing your concerns with the administration regarding late bus arrivals in the morning and safety/traffic issues on Hillside Road. Again, as a reminder, if you have concerns about a specific bus, please consult the following link: http://www.greenwichschools.org/departments/transportation.
  • Your Student Body President, Greg Goldstein, spoke in front of the Board of Education concerning the field-lighting issues, and in support of our student-athletes. If you’re interested, here is an article on his speech and more about the BOE meeting: https://greenwichfreepress.com/schools/gea-president-warns-boe-lost-year-at-ghs-may-take-on-new-meaning-97986/


Upcoming events!

  • Our GHS Football team is playing in the State Championship Game this Saturday, December 9th vs. Darien at 11:00 am @ Boyle Stadium in Stamford, CT. You can buy your tickets online at https://gofan.co/app/school/CIAC.
  • GHS is having an Ugly Holiday Sweater Day on Friday, December 15th. There will be prizes for students with the best holiday sweaters and ugliest sweaters, and for the house with the most students dressed up!
  • All seniors stay tuned for more SRO information! We will be holding meetings in January for seniors to find out how you can get involved.
  • The Junior Prom Committee will be meeting every Wednesday at 8:10 am in Room 604. All juniors are welcome to come to these meetings.
  • The Freshman Class is hosting a bake sale on December, 19th.

Feel free to email us at ghsstudentgov@greenwichschools.org with any comments, questions, or concerns.

October

October Recap

  • 2017 Homecoming Week was a great success! Thank you to everyone who participated in Spirit Week, attended the Homecoming Dance and/or Parade, and cheered on our football team in their big win against Westhill!
  • The Senior Class Fundraiser on College Night was a great success! Look out for more chances coming soon to help support your senior class.
  • The Chipotle Fundraiser for the Junior Class was also a great success for our juniors! Junior class officers will have more fun fundraising opportunities this November.

Upcoming events!

  • SENIORS: Make plans now if you’d like to be a part of SRO 2018! We want everyone in the class of 2018 to get involved. Applications for Chairs are available now in Student Activities and due by 3 pm on November 21st. There are many different opportunities to get involved, so be sure to check them out.
  • The Junior Prom Committee will be meeting every Wednesday at 8:10 am in Room 604. All juniors are welcome to come to these meetings.
  • The GHS Blood Drive will be held on November 17th from 7:45 am to 12:45 pm, Day F. To donate, you must be 17 years old or older. Donating blood is a great way to contribute to your community. By volunteering on the 17th, you can save three lives. Email Emily.Gunzburg@greenwichschools.org if you are interested.
  • Sophomore Class of 2020 T-Shirts are coming soon! Look out for the chance to rep your class in this fundraiser.
  • Sophomore Class Thanksgiving Bake Sale is coming up. Make sure to stop by and help support your class officers.
  • Junior Class Lanyard prices have been lowered to $2, reach out to a class officer to purchase.

IMPORTANT: Student Government has received a lot of concern about the bus situation. We would like to remind you all that if you have a concern about your bus, please visit the GPS Transportation Dept website to report your concerns.


Feel free to email us at ghsstudentgov@greenwichschools.org with any comments, questions, or concerns.

September

September Recap

  • We have launched a new Student Concerns system where students can submit concerns directly to their leadership. Please click on the link labeled "GHS Concern" on Aspen and if you leave your email we will get back to you ASAP.
  • Check out the new GHS Student Gov tab on the GHS website. This will allow the student body to stay updated with student government activities.
  • After the recent devastating natural disasters, we launched a drawing in which multiple local companies had donated gift cards and goods. From selling tickets for these drawings we raised over $1,000.
  • Congratulations to the newly elected Freshman Class Officers!!!
    • President-Mark Chen
    • Vice President-Alexandra Zeppeiro
    • Secretary-William Clemens
    • Treasurer-William Quinlan
Upcoming events!
  • Homecoming Spirit Week (October 16-20)- Full schedule to be released soon!
    • Homecoming Chairs
      • Julia Putrino
      • Ally Fox
      • Val Fleurant
  • Homecoming Dance (October 20th)
  • Homecoming Parade and Football Game (October 21st)
  • Class Fundraisers
    • Sophomore- New Class of 2020 T-Shirts.
    • Junior- Lanyard prices reduced (now $2), reach out to a class officer to purchase.
    • Senior- Stand at college night selling baked goods and water.
Feel free to email us at ghsstudentgov@greenwichschools.org with any comments, questions, or concerns.

2017-2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President – Gregory Goldstein
Vice President of Communications - Catherine Veronis
Vice President of Community Service - Emily Gunzburg
Vice President of Special Events - Julia Putrino
Vice President of Student Concerns - Sophia Chow

Advisor:
Jennifer Lynch


CLASS OF 2018

President – Alissa Landberg
Vice President – Ben Michals
Secretary –Zachary Moore
Treasurer –Felipe Sanchez

Advisors:
Shannon Presta
Kelly Shepard


CLASS OF 2020

President - Zane Khader
Vice President - Lucas Gazianis
Secretary - Owen Lee
Treasurer - Elliot Kim

Advisors:
Mara Subach
Jennifer Preli


CLASS OF 2019

President - Alexander Kosyakov
Vice President - Gillian Gordon
Secretary -Bea Edmonds
Treasurer -Monique Nikolov

Advisors:
Debra Chauvin
Linda Turbert


CLASS OF 2021

President - Mark Chen
Vice President - Alexandra Zeppeiro
Secretary - William Clemens
Treasurer - Will Quinlan

Advisors:
Kristina Downing
Courtney Powers