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Principal Update 10/2

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

Today is National Custodian Appreciation Day!  Please join me in celebrating our amazing family members who work tirelessly to ensure our scholars and staff have a beautiful place to learn and grow each and every day.  We appreciate all of our team members and celebrate them on their day!  

A reminder that there is a teacher workday on Wednesday, October 5.  On this day, there is no school for students.

Raiders, we want you to join the PTA!  We now have a full slate of officers and will be meeting very soon.  In the meantime, you can join by clicking on the link that is included in the email that accompanies this phone message.  There is also a link that you can click on to volunteer on various committees.  Please sign up and support our PTA!

The Raiders sports schedule for the week is as follows:

Tuesday, October 4 – Volleyball, Boys Soccer, & Cross Country versus Lowe’s Grove at Githens

Thursday, October 6 – Football and Cheerleading versus Carrington at Carrington; Boys Soccer and Volleyball versus Brogden at Brogden

Game time is 4:45.

All sports ticket sales will be virtual this year through “ticket spicket” and are required for entry.  Please use the link provided in the email that accompanies this phone message to follow the steps necessary to purchase tickets.  We also encourage all who can to join the Githens Athletics Booster by using the link provided in the email that accompanies this phone message.  For further information regarding athletics or specific teams, please email either Ms. Stackhouse, Athletic Director, or the coaches.

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 great week.

PTA Membership:

PTA Volunteer:

Ticket Spicket:

Githens Athletic Booster Club Sign Up:

Fall Athletic Information:

Scholars will meet at the following locations once dismissal is complete:

Boys Soccer – Mr. McElroy (7th grade hall; B3) – Head Coach McElroy

Football – Dr. Murrill (7th grade hall; B5) – Head Coach Dr. Murrill

Cheerleading – Mr. Phillips (8th grade hall; A8) – Head Coach Ms. Huger

Volleyball – Mrs. Stackhouse (8th grade hall; A7) – Head Coach Ms. McMillan

Tennis – Mrs. Stackhouse (8th grade hall; A7) – Head Coach Mrs. Shinn

Cross Country – Mr. Fields (8th grade hall; A4) – Head Coaches Mr. Fields & Mrs. Melvin

Parent Resources Folder:

DPS Bus Transportation Information:

PowerSchool Parent Portal:

Lunch Application:

DPS Online School Payments/Lunch Account: