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Class of 71 1 Reply

Started by Mary Lou Whatley Wright. Last reply by M.J. "Jan" Aug 8, 2016.

class of 1960

Started by linda joyce saunders Mar 21, 2014.

Gopher Donation Bucket - Hall of Fame 8 Replies

Started by M.J. "Jan". Last reply by M.J. "Jan" Sep 1, 2012.


From the family of Linda Johnson Graf

Our dear sister Linda Johnson Graf passed on May 15, 2011 after a brief illness.  She was a 1963 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and lived most of her adult life in Garland, Texas.


Linda was strong in her faith, loved her family and friends and was a wonderfully dedicated mother and grandmother.  She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Susan Walker; son-in-law Brent Walker; three grandchildren Cole, Blake and Bella, who were the joy of her life; mother Gretchen A.…


Created by Charlie Taylor May 27, 2011 at 9:47am. Last updated by Charlie Taylor May 27, 2011.

Gopher Artist

Hello Gopher Artist: you might like to check out this artist site..


Created by M.J. "Jan" Jan 23, 2013 at 4:55pm. Last updated by M.J. "Jan" Jan 23, 2013.

Gopher Bowl

  • The Gopher Bowl was constructed in 1956 in the northeast portion of the campus and hosts the school's home football games and soccer matches. Unlike many stadiums with "bowl" in their names, the Gopher Bowl is a true bowl-shaped stadium, situated below ground level. Since 1969, it has also been the site of the home football games of the South Grand Prairie High School Warriors. It was remodeled and expanded in 2003-2004 and re-dedicated as the Gopher-Warrior Bowl, to much dismay from…

Created by M.J. "Jan" Jun 16, 2010 at 1:55pm. Last updated by M.J. "Jan" Jun 16, 2010.

Gopher Fight Song

Fight song



All Hail to Grand Prairie High School

Raise High Your Colors…


Created by M.J. "Jan" May 3, 2010 at 11:47pm. Last updated by M.J. "Jan" May 3, 2010.

GP Gopher Chat Room Open 24/7

Wonder what Patsy is chatting about? Click onto the Chat icon, located on the upper right hand side of the page.
Remember to keep the chat least, as much as possible.
You never know who might be waiting to chat with you. Talk to old friends, or make some new ones.
* Also there is a private chat for those wanting a more personal conversation.

Linda..get off the phone and come chat!




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Happy Thanksgiving Gophers..

Happy Thanksgiving Gophers...

  Hope you have a day blessed with lots of love, food and blessings..


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on November 22, 2017 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

Foreign Exchange Student Visit

  Jon Minyard wants to invite friends to join him in welcoming GPHS Class of 1968 Foreign Exchange Student, Lennart Persson, On Monday Oct. 23 @ the Jolie Hotel. 

  Anyone wanting more information, please contact Jon on his face book messager.



Posted by M.J. "Jan" on October 12, 2017 at 9:45pm

Thanks David

I would like to thank David Thomas for his generous donation to gpgophers..

Really appreciate it David..


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on October 4, 2017 at 1:43pm

Passing of GP Gopher and Man of God - J.D. Stewart

Dear Gopher Family,

   This evening, a great man of God, Gopher Alumni and precious friend, passed to his Heavenly home. He was definitely an angel on Earth, shining God's glory through his own personal life.

Thanks J.D. for being such a wonderful friend to all of us.


Visitation: Wednesday 7-9 PM @ Westridge Fellowship

Funeral: Thursday morning 10:00 @ First Baptist Church…


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on October 3, 2017 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Passing of Mark Ramsey

Dear Gopher Family:

  It is with heavy heart that i inform you of the passing of Gopher Mark Ramsey. 

His brother Brent has posted Mark's arrangements on FB and I am sharing his information with all of you who

know and love him.

  Service: Saturday March 25 at 2 PM...@Bean Massey Burge on 2951 Beltline Road in Grand Prairie. Please lift Brent up in your heart and prayers..


  Jan …


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on March 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Passing of Harold "Joe" Farmer - Father of Teresa, Jan and Kela

Hello Gopher friends and family,

  Our Father, Harold "Joe" Farmer passed away Tuesday morning from a three month illness.

Just wanted to "thank " all of you, that knew dad,  for being a special part of dad's life and memories.

His services are scheduled for (Viewing) Tuesday 5-9 and (Services) Wednesday 11 am, at Dignity Memorial (across from Theos).

His information can be found on their website. 

Thank you all and God Bless.

Posted by M.J. "Jan" on February 3, 2017 at 12:38am — 16 Comments


Dear Gopher Family, 

  I just wanted to inform you all that two precious Gopher husbands passed into Heaven this week. It breaks my heart to post because I personally know these two awesome women.

  Kathy Kincaid lost her husband and I pray that you all will send her lots of love and prayers.

  Diane Hammack Plummer lost her precious husband, Jay, after a lengthly illness of ALS.  She never left his side and personally took care of her soul mate of many years.  Please…


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on August 8, 2016 at 12:07pm — 16 Comments

Paul Fuller Bio Film Info

hi gophers...just got off the phone with Paul Fuller and he needs anyone that has info on the GPHS Newspaper article/photographs,  concerning his Student Council Candidacy at GPHS. In particular, the News photographer that took the pix of him during his speech/dance? 

Thanks so much,


Posted by M.J. "Jan" on June 2, 2016 at 4:51pm — 4 Comments

Notice of Passing: Mr. Norman Ross - Father of Gopher Lisa Marie Ovani

Dear Gophers, Mr. Norman Ross, father of Lisa Marie Ovani, passed on January 17, 2016. 

The planned services are as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Viewing at Greenwood Arlington Chapel


Location: 1221 E. Division St.

Arlington, Texas 76011

Funeral Service:

Thursday, Jan. 21 @9:30 am

South Center Baptist Church

2109 S. Center St.

Arlington, Texas 76010

Gravesite (family only)



Posted by M.J. "Jan" on January 19, 2016 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

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GPHS Geepette "50" Reunion at Gopher Bowl

October 12, 2018 at 6pm to October 13, 2018 at 7pm
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GPHS Geepette "50" Reunion at Gopher Bowl

October 12, 2018 at 6pm to October 13, 2018 at 7pm
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GPHS Geepette "50" Reunion at Gopher Bowl

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