Fourth Quarter Fridays = Collaborative & Experiential Learning at GWCS (a.k.a. OBX)
OUT OF THE BOX EDUCATION: Every Friday during fourth quarter GWCS took education on the road and outside the box! While juniors and seniors were at their Friday internships, freshmen and sophomores participated in OBX, or Outside the Box learning -- a series of adventures that celebrated collaborative teaching, experiential learning, and the richness of our community. Each interactive Friday was planned by GWCS faculty members and highlighted interdisciplinary studies as well as the values that the school holds dear. OBX Fridays allowed students to participate in collaborative and experiential learning taking advantage of the wealth of opportunities in the D.C. metro area.
The Goldie-Warden Annual Scholarship is a 1-year renewable scholarship to the GW Community School. More than one scholarship may be offered, but the total amount of all scholarships will not exceed $20,000. It was established in 2012 by the directors of the GW Community School in order to encourage diversity and excellence in the GW Community School student body.
During the month of May, seven GWCS art students worked together to paint a mural in a play room at Kidspace House of Ruth Child Development Center in Anacostia, Washington, DC . Kidspace is a child development center for children ages six weeks through five years old. The children are from families that are homeless and living at House of Ruth or another transitional program or shelter in the District of Columbia. Together, GWCS students decided to paint scenes from the childhood stories, Babar (Queen and King Elephants) to create a more happy, kids-friendly environment. Along with having fun and doing something to make the children at Kidspace happy, students received 14 hours of community service hours.
On May 17th, students voted on their Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2012-2013 school year. The members of the Student Government are responsible for putting on major events during the school year as well as running the school store and funding the Senior Beach Trip, so it's quite a responsibility, and quite an honor to be selected. After a hard-fought election, the results were in, and the 2012-2013 SGA is: