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December 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018
No School: WINTER BREAK!
Coyote Robotics - Refer to emails from Mr. Lindner and Dr. Carlisle regarding multiple Robotics dates over Winter Break.
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The Students of the Week this week are the cast and crew of The Actor’s Nightmare for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT!
Nick O’Neal, Jack Dwyer, Anne Callaway, Lizzie Weber and Delia O’Grady are the actors and they have been supported tirelessly by Emily Granger, Kian Monette, and Olivia Powell. Oh sure, a one act play sounds easy, but for every minute that the characters are on stage, the cast has spent an hour in rehearsal; which does not include the hours that they have spent memorizing their lines! The Theatre Department may be a quietly unnoticed corner of our community, but the people who are invested in it are not to be overlooked. They have invested time and effort to create an entertaining show, and they did it for us! ~Director Goldie and Assistant Director Garon
Check out the 'Student of the Week' bulletin board near Mr. Pereira's classroom. Each week a student is recognized for his or her demonstration of one of the eight GWCS Values.
GWCS VALUES: LEARNING, SERVICE, KINDNESS, EXCELLENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, INVESTMENT, TEAM PLAY, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY
GWCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The GW Community School Foundation awards scholarships twice a year -- at the beginning of the academic year and then in January for the second half of the school year. The application for the second half of the 2017/18 academic year is due Friday, January 5, 2018. Scholarship notifications will be sent out by January 31, 2018. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please go to http://www.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com.
REFLECTING ON GWCS, 14 YEARS LATER
I have a board in my office with thank you notes from families and students. It's a constant reminder of the hundreds of students who have come through our doors, and why GW Community School exists. One mom, Jean Abood, reached out recently and said she wanted to help support GWCS in a bigger way this year - this from a parent whose son went to our school 14 years ago! Please read her letter below, and feel free to share it with your family and friends and on social media. We're grateful every day for the wonderful GWCS community that has thrived through the years.
FOOD FOR OTHERS
Ms. Kohler's Holistic Health Science class went to Food for Others Food Bank on Thursday, December 14, 2017 to donate 319 pounds of food! The entire school participated in contributing the donated goods. Food for Others supports 90,000 families in Fairfax County who have been diagnosed as food insecure (unsure of where their next meal will come from).
A Doctor's office in Burke, Virginia has started a pilot program, partnering with Food for Others, where they prescribe a food prescription for families in need. Ms. Kohler's Holistic Health Science class got a personalized tour of the facility and had a private Q and A session with the director! What an educational and heartwarming experience.
JUNIOR FAMILY CONFERENCES
All GWCS junior families are asked to sign up for a 30 minute conference with Ms. Warden and Mr. Pereira on either Thursday, February 1st or Friday, February 2nd. The sooner you sign up the more likely you are to get the day/time that works best with your schedule. This seems super early to be announcing this but we understand that some families need more advanced planning to schedule a day time conference.
The purpose of the junior family conferences is to discuss the GWCS college application process which begins NOW. There are so many steps that can, and should, be taken during junior year to ensure a smooth, successful and enjoyable senior year.
GWCS CLASS OF 2018
It's only December and already our seniors have reported being accepted by the following colleges. Most of these seniors have also been offered generous merit scholarships of up to $26,000 per year!
- Alfred University, NY
- Hollins University, VA
- Juniata College, PA
- Lynchburg College, VA
- Randolph College, VA
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, IA
- University of Mary Washington, VA
- Warren Wilson College, NC
- Wheaton College, MA
Attention Seniors - if you have been accepted to a college that is not listed above, send Mrs. Sinichko an email with the name of the college and any scholarship info.
Thank you PAC Parents, from all of the GWCS staff, for the surprise treat from Peet's Coffee this week and the very generous gift cards!
Jan 2: Tuition 'Plan D' Payment Due
Jan 5: Co-Op Letter of Intent Due
Jan 5: GWCS Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
Jan 15: No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 22: Midterm Exam Reviews
Jan 23-25: Midterm Exams (Early Dismissal)
Jan 26: No School - Student Holiday
Jan 27: Robotics: Pre-States
Jan 29: No School - Student Holiday
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