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Cap and Gown Pick Up Plan

We are ready to distribute Caps and Gowns to those of you who previously purchased them.  Our Cap and Gown Distribution Schedule is below Please follow the appropriate time slot allotted according to your last name.  If you are unable to make it to your scheduled time please email Ms. Beasley [email protected] to make an appointment for Friday afternoon.

Seniors with last name: Day & Time
A-G Tuesday, May 19th – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
H-O Wednesday, May 20th – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
P-Z Thursday, May 21st – 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Request Only Friday, May 22nd – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The process for distributing Caps and Gowns will follow all appropriate social distancing protocols to provide for the health and safety of all involved.

For a senior to receive their cap and gown the following steps will need to happen upon arrival to GBHS:

  • Caps and Gowns will be distributed in the front Parking Lot on B&A Blvd.
  • Cars will pull in single file.  No one may exit the car at any time.
  • Seniors will be able to pick-up cap/gown/tassel/stole by themselves

-OR-

  • Seniors can be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian if parent is driver; senior must be present in the vehicle if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • ID of the senior will be verified by a school staff member. Please bring school ID or Driver’s License.
  • Seniors will receive their Cap and Gown order, Latin Honors Stole (if applicable), and a Yard Sign.

It is important to remember that safety is the priority at this point.  Many of our staff members present will be happy to see students but we must continue to exercise an abundance of caution during these times.

Principal Scott McGuire

From Class President Aaron Miller —

All seniors should join their Google Classroom by using code: 5a4dec3 to get the latest on Senior News.

From Senior Class Adviser —

Dear Seniors,

As a result of school being closed until May 15, AACPS has decided to cancel all proms throughout the county.  We wish we were able to celebrate like we normally would.  Our Senior Officers and Prom Committee were working tirelessly to make sure that prom night was a night to remember: “A Night in Rome” to be exact.  Even though prom is cancelled, AACPS is still going to help us find ways to celebrate you and make sure you have a memorable end of the year. 

Remember, no matter what happens this year, you still have made it!  This is still your last year of high school and you can still feel very proud of everything you have accomplished!  There will always be bumps along the way.  How we respond to the bumps is what defines us. 

We believe in you and everything you will be able to do after this unprecedented journey we are taking!

-Mrs. Benya

From Principal McGuire —

Dear Glen Burnie High School Seniors,

It has been almost five weeks since I last saw you. Maybe we spoke, maybe you heard me on the Morning Announcements, maybe we shook hands and talked about your classes or future plans, maybe we have never officially met. No matter how we know each other, know that I care about you and I am proud of what you have accomplished to get to this point in your education. Also know that I am deeply sorry for your loss and that you have had to endure this unprecedented global pandemic that has not just swept our community or our nation but our entire planet. No one could have predicted this, but it doesn’t diminish all the seniors’ accomplishments, hard work, and next steps that are going to be taken by such a talented and wonderful group of seniors moving forward. Our lives, our communities, our world has changed because of the coronavirus, but it won’t change how much all the parents, families, fellow Gophers, faculty, and our school community care about our seniors.

Yesterday, the State Superintendent, Dr. Salmon, announced that schools would remain closed until at least May 15, 2020. While I think that many of us in the back of minds thought it might happen, this date is beyond our scheduled Prom date. I wish that I could tell you that I have answers, but I don’t. I wish that I could tell you when and how we will celebrate your accomplishments, but for now I do not have answers. AACPS Leadership, including some High School Principals, have begun to brainstorm unique ways to celebrate you. Be assured that when decisions are made, they will be communicated to you. Also be assured that we will be reaching out to our Senior leaders to help us generate ideas and options for Glen Burnie High School.

For now, I still need you to finish strong. Work hard on your classes in the new online format. Stay in touch with your teachers, counselor, and administrator. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to someone. I know that as time passes and we remain at home and away from friends, it seems like you are losing out. Know that you are not. I look forward to celebrating the Class of 2020 with you. The most important thing you can do right now is to remain safe and healthy.

Finally, keep in mind that if you need food, it is available Monday – Friday at GBHS from 12:00pm – 12:30pm. I encourage you to take advantage of this service if you need it. Additionally, on Tuesday, April 21st we will be doing a curbside pickup of Graduation Announcements from 9:30am – 11:30am in the front of the school. This is only for Seniors who ordered Announcements. Please pick up your items at this time. This is Announcement distribution only, no cap and gowns. No one is to exit their vehicles and we will practice proper social distancing protocols. If you have any questions you may contact Lindsey Glamp at Jostens directly at: [email protected] or 443-822-8097.

Scott McGuire Principal

Graduation Credit Requirements Reduced

Click on the link to read Superintendent Arlotto’s letter to Seniors explaining the requirement revisions.

https://www.aacps.org/gradrequirements

Your senior class advisor is Ms Benya-Zwald/email at [email protected], located in room B207.

Senior Graduation

Senior Graduation will take place sometime in the afternoon on June 4th. More details soon to be added!

The Senior Council

Look out for your class representatives and see them if you have questions or suggestions!

Class of 2020 Officers
President: Aaron Miller
Vice President: Madizza Bundy
Treasurer: JaNya Brown
Financial Secretary: Jordan Davis
Historian: Jada Armstrong
Chief of Staff: Nick Novak
Communications Officer: Asia Stovall

Graduation announcements

Graduation announcements ordered through Josten’s will be available for pickup in the spring in the cafeteria during all lunches.


Senior Award Ceremony

The senior award ceremony is scheduled for To Be Determined

where awards and cords will be presented to eligible seniors. Dress nicely and be on time!


College & Career Spirit Day

As graduating seniors, we’ll be moving onto a new chapter in our lives after we walk across the stage in June. Some seniors will go directly to two- or four-year post-secondary education. Others will go to trade school or enter directly into the workforce. Others still will join the armed forces or take time off after graduating high school. Whatever your plans are for after high school or even if you have none at all, college and career day is an opportunity to show your peers your plans and aspirations. Show off your school or career pride and wear spirit wear or attire to represent your future.

College and Career spirit day will be (to be scheduled), the deadline for most college acceptance/commitments.

 


This year’s Prom will be on May 8 at the BWI Marriott Hotel. More details will be posted soon.


Seniors’ Last day:

The last day for graduating seniors is May 21, 2020.

 

 

 


Last 4 week policy

Graduating seniors found to be involved with unlawful drugs of any kind– alcohol, drugs, and e-cigs included– will be prohibited from participating in senior activities such as prom and graduation. This includes consumption, distribution, and possession. More information can be found here.

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