The District has been informed by Public Health Director for our region, Joel Massey, MD, MPH, that the COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for adolescents ages 12-17. Please complete this short form to indicate your interest in having or not having your adolescent children (Ages 12-17) vaccinated. If there is enough interest, the district will make contact with DSHS to have a vaccination opportunity available in the district. Please note- Graham ISD is not advocating for or against this vaccination. ADOLESCENT COVID-19 VACCINATION INTEREST FORM
Out of an abundance of caution and varied weather models, the decision has been made to move the Class of 2021 graduation ceremony from Newton Field to the GHS Competition Gym. The graduation ceremony will begin with the Class of 2021 processional at 8:00 pm. Please note the ceremony will be live-streamed on the Graham Independent School District Facebook Page. Each graduate was issued 12 tickets this morning at the graduation practice. Each individual entering the gym will need a ticket to attend the graduation ceremony. Graduation seniors need to report to the GHS Classic Gym no later than 7:00 pm.
The community is invited to attend the 1st Annual Community Resources Transition Expo on Tuesday, June 8th. The event will be held in the commons at Graham High school from3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on this date. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
The Graham Steers will be playing Springtown in the Area Playoffs this coming Friday and Saturday. - Game 1: Friday, May 14th @ Springtown at 7 pm - Game 2: Saturday, May 15th @ Graham at Noon - Game 3 (if needed): Following game 2 in Graham For Game 1 in Springtown, tickets must be purchased online at https://www.springtownisd.net/Page/1200 . The online ticket portal will open on Thursday at 5:00 pm. District passes and THSBCA cards will be accepted at the gate.
Please see the below message and attached flyer from the Graham Office of Workforce Solutions North Texas. From: Paige Bailey ( email@example.com ) Phone: 940-549-6363 Message: Good afternoon, My name is Paige Bailey and I am the WIOA case manager for the Graham office of Workforce Solutions North Texas. I wanted to share some information with you about the WIOA program, in hopes that it could benefit some of the kids, parents and families in Graham. The WIOA Program is a federally-funded program designed to help job seekers secure employment, education and training necessary to succeed in the workforce. The WIOA program can provide several individualized services including: - On-the-Job Training - If you are looking on Work In Texas and you see something that you are interested in but you don\'t have all of the skills, we can potentially contract with that employer for about 10-12 weeks. They train you during that time. We pay a percentage of your wages and the employer pays the rest. If they like you, if you show up, if you are courteous and you do a good job, they can potentially keep you on as a full-time employee - Work Experience - kind of the same thing, but mostly for Youth or people who have never worked before. With Work Experience we are the employer, we pay the employee 100%. We just want to give them some work experience to put on their resume. - Vocational Skills Training - going to school for jobs like LVN, CDL, HVAC,... - Supportive Services - we can help pay for things that are required for your job like: scrubs/uniforms, steel toed boots, tools, etc. We can also provide gas cards to offset the cost of traveling and commuting to and from work, classes or training. There are eligibility requirements, but each person’s individual circumstances will be review to determine eligibility for the program. We have three groups that our participants are grouped into, based on their eligibility. The groups are: - Youth – an individual age 16-24 with a barrier to employment. Examples: • Disability • Pregnant or Parenting • Offender • Homeless • Dropout • Foster Youth - Dislocated Worker – an individual who has been laid off or is receiving unemployment AND is unlikely to return to previous industry or occupation. - Adult – an individual receiving public assistance OR within the federal low-income guidelines set by the Department of Labor. After speaking with several people, I know this is a program that not many people have heard about and I thought it could potentially be a great resource for some of the students, especially as graduation is nearing. I have attached the WIOA Youth flyer to this message. Feel free to spread the word and the information. Workforce Solutions North Texas serves 11 counties: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young. Our main office is located in Wichita Falls, but we have offices in the outlying cities of Graham, Vernon, and Bowie. If you have any students, staff, parents or faculty that are curious about the WIOA program and want to know more, I’d be happy to give them more information.
See the attached image for information regarding dates, etc. for the various summer sports camps and for strength and conditioning camps. To complete the registration process for all camps go to https://grahamisd.store.rankonesport.com/Camp/List .