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Principal Update 11/21

Good evening Githens Raiders!  This is Dr. Lanier with a brief message for the week!  Please listen carefully to all details!

A reminder that there is no school for scholars Wednesday through Friday of this week!

The following is a list of performances and locations from the Fine Arts Department: 

  • Band  12/12 at 7 pm @ Jordan High School Auditorium

  • Chorus  12/14 at 7 pm @  Githens Gym

  • Drama  12/15 at 6:15 pm @ Githens Theater

  • Orchestra  12/19 at 7 pm @ Jordan High School Auditorium

Student artwork will be displayed throughout the various performances and venues.

We only have about one week left in our annual Give to Githens fund raising campaign and have raised approximately 75% of our $12,000 goal.  If you haven’t already, please consider donating today.  No amount is too small, EVERY donation helps.  For more information, please see the links in the email that accompanies this phone message.

A reminder that The Encore! afterschool program still has space to serve students.  The program operates Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30 pm at Githens.  The program is open to all scholars for a small fee or you may choose to take advantage of a “free” scholarship.  This semester, scholars can get assistance with their homework from teachers, have access to robotics & STEM programming in addition to participating in fun, recreational activities.  The program provides a daily snack and bus transportation is available if you live in the school’s transportation zone.  For more information, go to or call the Community Education office at (919) 560-9488.

PowerSchool Parent Portal is the official source of student grade information and a convenient way for you to update your most current contact information.  DPS has created step by step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Use the link ( provided in the email that accompanies this voice message to navigate the setup process.  

That’s all for now.  Have a happy Thanksgiving and if you’re traveling, please be safe!


Donate by clicking here, or send in a check/cash with your scholar (make checks payable to Githens Middle School PTA).  Share the flyer with your friends and family so they can donate, too! (English | Spanish)

Winter Sports Coaches/Information:

Boys Basketball

Thomas Hopkins -

Timothy Lee –

Girls Basketball

Shante Nelson –

Jazmin McMillan -


Charles Murrill –

Ultimate Frisbee Coordinator

Caroline Brickhouse –

Ultimate Frisbee In-School Advisor

Shlisa Stackhouse -

PTA Membership:

PTA Volunteer:

Ticket Spicket:

Githens Athletic Booster Club Sign Up:

Parent Resources Folder:

DPS Bus Transportation Information:

PowerSchool Parent Portal:

Lunch Application:

DPS Online School Payments/Lunch Account: