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From the Desk of the Principal
Gervais High School is a special place with a caring, well-trained staff and a student body that receives praise throughout the valley. Our community is rich in tradition, generous in its support of education and sincere in its concern for students’ educational welfare.
With an enrollment of about 300 students, we are a small school and proud of it. Students thrive under the tutelage of enthusiastic staff members with an average class size of 22. It is easy to be noticed and known in our hallways. The staff of Gervais High School provide a safe, nurturing and enriching environment in which all students have the opportunity to develop physically, emotionally and intellectually. We welcome all languages and cultures into our melting pot.
There are five standards we ask all students to seek: Be Yourself, Find Your Niche, No One Eats Alone, Post Positive, and 1% Improvement Each Day.
First, we encourage each student to “Be Yourself.” Students… you are special, one of a kind, unique. The world will never again see someone with your gifts, your skills, your experiences. Be the best version of yourself you can be and share that with the world.
Second, we encourage each student to “Find Their Niche.” Your niche is a special place that you belong to, it ‘fits’ you. This could be a group of friends or an activity, like a sport or club, that you participate in. What do you enjoy doing? What do you want to do? High school is a great time to have adventures, to try new elective courses, to find where you belong. So go exploring! Take an Art class, take an Ag class, join the Music club after school, try-out for the basketball team. Be yourself and believe in yourself. Try new things. Introduce yourself to new people. Be courageous!
We encourage all staff and students to work doubly hard to make sure that “No One Eats Alone.” Be the person that steps across the cafeteria or hallway to invite someone to have lunch with you! Break the cycle of sarcasm and criticism, break through to those who are hiding in their phone, and be a friend to someone who needs one.
We ask all students to “Post Positive.” Social media has a profoundly strong influence on all of us. Much of it is fine, but so much is not. When referring to yourself or someone else in your postings, please “post positive”.
Finally, we encourage all students to adopt the mindset of “1% Improvement Each Day.” Keep yourself moving forward. Wake up in the morning, tell yourself it is a new day and walk into it with expectation.
Our commitment to you as a new or returning member of Gervais High School is to provide you with an education that is relevant, engaging, rigorous, and prepares you for college, a trade school or employment. Each and every year, as a result of our college dual enrollment programs, GHS students earned dozens of college credits and saved tens of thousands of dollars in college tuition costs.
We are currently supporting four Career and Technical Education (CTE) strands –
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Systems
- Construction Technology
- Health Occupations
- Graphic Arts and Design
We also send 23 students to the new career training facility known as Willamette Career Academy.
Get involved. Ask questions. Educate yourself. Be known.
We welcome you,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 503-792-3803 x3090.