Welcome to Student Life
Students at Gulf Shores High School are offered a variety of enrichment opportunities. We use a wide variety of online educational resources and technology devices to facilitate daily instructional goals. This page include links, information, extracurricular activities and resources for the school year!
- ACT Work Keys
- Advanced Placement
- Bell Schedule
- Senior Class of 2020 Information
- Clubs and Organizations
- Code of Conduct
- College Planning Guide
- Dress Code
- Dual Enrollment
- Lunch Menu
- Student Ambassador Program
- Student Handbook
The Island Band Boosters Non-Profit Organization was established to provide funding and support for our island bands—Gulf Shores Middle School and Gulf Shores High School. In general, the Boosters routinely provide for repairs on school instruments, music, flags for the color guard, busses to competitions and meals during practices. Additionally, we help staff band camp by providing snacks and drinks during rehearsals, lunch and dinner during meal time, and doing uniform fittings. Booster parents also help during football season with equipment and hydration for the band. To accomplish this, our organization conducts fundraisers throughout the year to help provide for our band.
As you can see, it takes a lot of parent participation to make all of this happen and we would love to have you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime! Together, our students can enjoy the life-long impact of making music while we as a community MAKE WAVES!
Visit our webpage at: https://gulfshoresbands.wixsite.com/website
Attention Seniors as of 3/26/20:
The dates and times below are our original delivery dates and times for senior supply delivery and final payment for supplies and cap and gown orders.
11:00 on Wednesday, April 15
11:00 on Cap and gown delivery Thursday, May 7
We hope to accommodate you on those dates and times; however, we understand due to the current State of Emergency we may have to make other arrangements. We are in continued communication with our Jostens representative and planning for the safest way to collect payments and deliver supplies.
As we learn when or if we will return to school, we will update the procedures for distributing supplies that have been paid for in full.
Seniors- Jostens emailed statements with remaining balances Thursday, January 23. They used the email you provided on your order. If you are uncertain of your balance and did not receive an email, you may ask Mrs. Blake or Coach Sampley for your balance. Please check your email for a bill from Jostens and make arrangements to pay all or part of your balance.
If you have not ordered a cap and gown yet, please do so ASAP. If you require assistance, Mrs. Blake or Coach Sampley can help you.
1-800-JOSTENS can help you with questions about your orders or bill payment.
Do you need a letter of recommendation? Please print and complete the BRAG SHEET and email it to your counselor or teacher. Please allow two weeks for letters of recommendation.
- 911 Club
- Book Club
- Drama Club
- Friends of Exceptional Students
- GSHS BEST Robotics Team
- GSHS GreenPowerUSA Racing Team
- High School Democrats of America
- International Club
- Jesus Club (Alpha & Omega)
- Leo Club
- National Honor Society
- Peer Helpers
- Scholars' Bowl
- Spanish Honor Society
- Sports and Entertainment Marketing
- Student Government Association
- Turning Point USA
Sponsor: Wil Tuggle
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.
Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.
The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization. The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change.
Sponsor: Michelle Gibbons
FES stands for Friends of Exceptional Students. FES is a club for all students and staff of Gulf Shores High School and promotes acceptance and inclusion of all students. FES encourages students to make an effort to friend and engage with others that may appear different from you.
We will be meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month during 2nd FOCUS in room 104/106.
The High School Democrats of America is a political organization that engages our youth in discussions, learning, and activism in politics. We will meet twice a month during FOCUS. Our common political and social interests include voting rights, social equality, minority rights, multiculturalism, and green planet initiatives. All students are welcome to join. Membership is $25 and includes a t-shirt. Members are expected to attend meetings and participate in events. We will have many guest speakers throughout the year. For more information on how to join or contribute, contact Mrs. Talantis email@example.com
HOSA-Future Health Professionals is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition. HOSA is 100% health care! HOSA is a powerful instructional tool. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team. HOSA’s mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry.
Monthly meetings during FOCUS. We will travel to Montgomery in February to compete in the state competition.
Sponsor: Jennifer Murphy, MSN, RN firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Lisa Patel
Vice President: Sara Coker
Treasurer: Khushi Patel
Secretary: Mary Barrontine
International Club is one of the largest and most successful organizations at GSHS! Our club’s focus is philanthropic, educational, and social. We have developed a relationship with an orphanage in Haiti, House of Hope. For the past two years we have raised over $6,500 to help with operating costs, collected many needed supplies, and nurtured relationships between our students and Haitian students via our Pen Pal program. All students are welcome to join the club. Dues are $25 and include a t-shirt. Meetings are held during FOCUS, once a month. Attendance is required to stay in good-standing. Students must be in good standing to go on our field trips, such as the Mobile International Food Fair, and join in our annual International Luncheon. For more information, please contact Mrs. Talantis email@example.com .
President Lauren Quigley
VP Lisa Patel
Secretary Bentley Kendall
Philanthropy Chair Khushi Patel
Social Chair Madalyn Armstong
Community Liason Marleigh Green
Culture Enrichment Chair Marti McLaurin
Historian Malia Price
Our Kickoff for this school year is 9-10-19 - We meet in the Cafeteria every Tuesday morning @7:15am - We exist to grow in Christ together & be a light on our campus. “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” (Ephesians 5:8) “13 But when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light, Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:13-14)
The purpose of Juniorettes is to contribute to a meaningful community life, to become aware of community problems and how they can be met, and to learn the pleasures and rewards of working with a group. Juniorettes does this by participating in the local campaign of Boxes of Joy, sponsoring Thanksgiving baskets for individuals in need in our community, support the Lighthouse with their Eggstravaganza and many more.
Sponsor: Wendy Jones
President: Abigail Jones
1st Vice President: Marti McLaurin
Meeting the 4th Wednesday of each month during 2nd FOCUS in room 200.
The Leo Club is a service club under our parent organization, the Lion’s Club. It is our mission to empower volunteers to serve our community through leadership, experience, and opportunity.
Faculty Sponsor: Courtney Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
GULF SHORES HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY GENERAL INFORMATION:
National Honor Society is an organization with selection for membership based upon the following four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character. The Gulf Shores Chapter of National Honor Society is advised by Ms. Michelle McCann and maintains a membership of approximately fifty students. Members of NHS strive to serve the community and school; members also complete a minimum of fifty community service hours per school year.
THOSE SEEKING TO JOIN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY:
Consideration for membership requires a student be a current 10th, 11th, or 12th grader and currently maintain a 3.50 minimum GPA (the weighted GPA is used to determine eligibility). This is the minimum requirement for consideration. For additional information please access the by-laws. If you meet the minimum academic criteria for membership, we encourage you to apply to join the Gulf Shores High School chapter. Should you need a copy of the membership application/activity form, please visit the school website for the required form. Printed copies can be made available, see Ms. McCann in her classroom. Please follow the instructions on the activity form. Incomplete forms will not be given consideration by the Faculty Council. Additionally, late forms will not be accepted.
The application period opens September 1, 2020.
The deadline for submitting completed activity forms will be November 15, 2020.
INFORMATION FOR CURRENT MEMBERS:
Membership dues are due by October 15, 2020. Dues are $25.00. T-shirts are included in your dues. T-shirts may not be ordered until dues are collected. See Ms. McCann with cash or check (checks should be made payable to GSHS).
Remember to keep accurate logs/records of your service hours. At least 25 hours will be due by the end of each semester. Completed forms will be turned in to Ms. McCann in rm 212 (please do not provide contact information; a signature is required).
Before submitting your hours for consideration, please consider the following questions:
- Did this activity benefit more than one or two people?
- Did it serve the overall community?
- If you served only one person, was an elderly or disabled adult or child helped for no monetary gain?
- Was this activity required or expected of you by another organization or class?
- Was this activity completed outside the normal hours/days of the academic calendar?
The Peer Helpers course trains students in how to better help their peers. Peer Helpers gain life skills through training in the eight communication skills and through practicing these skills in mock situations. In addition, Peer Helpers study problem-solving techniques, decision-making strategies, and basic concepts of human behavior as they relate to peer tutoring, mentoring, and conflict resolution. After nine weeks of training, students are assigned to work as tutors, mediators, or mentors. Special thanks goes to the support of the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation. Without their help, many of the opportunities would not be possible.
The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation supports the Peer Helper programs in Baldwin County, which is a local United Way agency. To learn more the foundation, visit www.jennifermoorefoundation.com. To learn more about the NAPPP, visit http://www.peerprogramprofessionals.org, and to learn more about the Gulf Shores High School Peer Helper Program, go to www.gs-hs.com and look for Peer Helpers under Clubs & Organizations.
Scholars Bowl is an academic competition team aligned with the NAQT standards for competition. We have both a Varsity and JV team. We compete 4 times against other Mobile and Baldwin county schools to see who are the best and brightest in all academic subjects. For more information please contact Mr. Talantis, email@example.com , or Mrs. Talantis, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sponsor: Ram Talantis & Amanda Talantis
Competitions are held at Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay Minette. Matches begin at 9 AM.
Match 1: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Match 2: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Match 3: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Match 4: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Practices will be held every Wednesday after school until 4 and on Friday's during FOCUS hour in room 108.
SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPÁNICA, CAPÍTULO HISPANSTAS
La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica es una sociedad honoraria a nivel nacional. Nuestro capítulo, el Capítulo Hispanistas, fue fundado en 2018 para reconocer a los mejores estudiantes de lengua española y culturas hispánicas de Gulf Shores High School. El objetivo de la sociedad es promover el entendimiento intercultural en nuestra comunidad a través de la enseñanza/ el aprendizaje de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas. Los miembros del Capítulo Hispanistas enseñan el español en la escuela primaria, con el fin de educar a los niños sobre la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is a national honor society for students of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. Our chapter, the Capítulo Hispanistas, was founded at GSHS in 2018 in order to recognize our most devoted students of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The objective of the society is to promote intercultural understanding in the community-at-large. To this end, the Capítulo Hispanistas teaches Spanish at Gulf Shores Elementary School.
Sponsors: Coach Bill Thom & Coach Ian Thom
The sports and entertainment marketing club will work in conjunction with both the sports and entertainment marketing class as well as the Dolphin Video Crew. In this club we will be marketing our extra curricular activities, such as, athletics and arts. We plan to start a Dolphin Channel to create commercials and advertisements for Gulf Shores High School. We will also do weekly/monthly athletic shows and hope to broadcast most of the Gulf Shores Sporting Events.
Gulf Shores High School Student Government Association is an organization of the Students, for the Students, and by the Students. SGA is headed by a group of officers but is an open organization for all students to be a part of. SGA serves as a link between the administration and the student body. They work for betterment of students in the hopes of providing the best possible high school experience for their peers.
President- Lisa Patel
Vice President- Bentley Kendall
Secretary- Jake Gibbons
Treasurer- Jake Gibbons
SGA Sponsor- Owen Corcoran
Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on June 5, 2012 by Charlie Kirk. The organization’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. The Gulf Shores High School Chapter will meet once a month. All opinions and views are welcome!
Sponsor: Austin Boyd
We are so excited this year about the new 2019-2020 Yearbook! We are totally revamping the structure and will be creating a chronological yearbook organized by weeks, ex: week 1, week 2, week 3, etc.... This will give us the opportunity to truly tell the story of our inaugural year as GSCS.
Do you need to purchase a yearbook? Click HERE and enter code #1798.
Would you like to share pictures for the yearbook? Email us at email@example.com. Please be sure to include the names of students in the picture.
GSCS Expected Dress for All Students
Gulf Shores City Schools in collaboration with the Gulf Shores parents, students, and employees have created the following dress code for Gulf Shores Elementary, Gulf Shores Middle, and Gulf Shores High Schools. The process was thoughtful, intentional, and focused on ensuring an updated dress code.
Gulf Shores City Schools recognize the importance of student appearance, including the need to partner with parents/guardians in maintaining a positive learning environment that is free of distraction due to clothing and/or accessories. Students are expected to dress with respect toward self, family, school, and community using reasonable standards of cleanliness and decency throughout various situations. All students must follow the dress code while attending school, riding buses to and from school, and participating in school functions, unless otherwise indicated by the principal. Final dress code interpretation is at the discretion of the administration.
GSCS requires that students follow the following clothing and/or accessories guidelines:
● No pictures, emblems or writings on clothing that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene. Attire or accessories that directly, by innuendo, or look-alike promote alcohol, drugs, sex, profanity, violence, gangs, may not be worn.
● Spaghetti straps and strapless tops are not permitted. No garments that are see-through or show midriff, lower back or cleavage. Fabric should cover your front, back, sides, and under the arms.
● No oversized or overly tight tops.
● Tank tops or undershirts are not permitted to be worn as tops.
● Tops and bottoms must overlap at all times, including when arms are raised. Pants:
● No sagging or baggy fit and must be worn at the waist.
● No see-through pants/leggings may be worn.
● Leggings may be worn only under shirts or dresses that come to the top of the thigh.
● No oversized or tight pants.
● No holes in jeans in inappropriate areas.
● Sweat pants and warm-up suits are permitted.
● Pajama pants are not permitted.
● Must be visible under shirts.
● Spandex, biker, or see-through shorts are prohibited.
● Shorts must have a minimum of a four inch inseam - including athletic shorts (i.e. - Nike shorts).
Dresses & Skirts:
● Spaghetti straps and strapless dresses are not permitted.
● Bottom of skirt and/or slit cannot go above mid-thigh.
● Elementary Students: Shorts/Leggings must be worn under all dress/skirts. Shoes:
● Must be worn at all times and fastened properly.
● No bedroom slippers.
● Classes may require certain shoes. Example: P.E., Chemistry.
● Elementary Students: Tennis shoes or totally enclosed shoes are required for the school day.
● Hats, caps, sweatbands or other head covering will not be worn in the school building (religious and themed dress-up day are exceptions). Headbands are allowed but not as head covering. Students may have specific attire required for certain field trips, classes or labs.
Students are expected to adhere to these requirements as directed by the teacher.
Progressive Disciplinary Action for Dress Code Violations:
1st Offense. Warning and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither of these options is available, student spends the day in OCS. Parents must be notified that dress code policy has been violated.
2nd - 3rd Offenses. Break detention and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. If neither of these options are available, student spends the day in OCS. Parent must be notified of break detention placement.
4th Offense. Meeting with a counselor to discuss violations, appropriate clothing, and needs. Student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of meeting with counselor and invited to attend the meeting.
5th Offense. 1 Day OCS and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of OCS placement.
6th Offense. 2 Days OCS and student changes clothes using available clothes at school or calls parent/guardian to bring a change of clothes. Parent must be notified of OCS placement.
7th+ Offenses. 1 Day suspension. Parent must be notified of suspension.
Please click on the following link for more information about dual enrollment with Coastal Alabama Community College.