Looking at Next Week... October 14-22, 2017

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NEWSLETTER QUICK LINKS:


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017

  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

  • Fairfax County College Fair at Fair Oaks Mall from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm (info)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm: Alexander the Great
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Carlisle from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fairfax College Night at Hayfield Secondary School (info)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017

  • Junior Gettysburg Permission Forms Due Today!
  • PAC Faculty Appreciation Brunch (info)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

  • Anime Club with Ciara during the second half of lunch in Dr. G's classroom
  • Soccer Club with Senor Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

  • Great South East Shakeout (info) (safety guidelines)
  • GSA Meeting in Mr. Pereira's Classroom with Anne at 12:30 pm
  • Improv/Theatre Elective with Dr. Garon and Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017

  • Sophomore Hemlock Permission Forms Due Today!
  • Junior Gettysburg Movie Marathon with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 9:00 pm - The Gettysburg Movie
  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

  • Junior Gettysburg Trip with Mr. Goldie departs at 7:00 am
  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Junior Gettysburg Trip with Mr. Goldie returns at 5:00 pm

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The Student of the Week this week is ZACH THORNHILL for demonstrating the GWCS value of TEAM PLAY. 

Zach exemplified Team Play during the Senior Essay Writing Retreat.  He significantly contributed to creating a productive and cordial environment. He volunteered for necessary but not necessarily pleasant tasks (cleaning the kitchen after a dinner that required lots of pot, pans, and bowls), provided encouragement to new players while playing Frisbee, and positively acknowledged fellow students when they tried something new, whether it was Frisbee or eating salad.  In general, he helped turn a really good retreat into a great retreat.

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

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TAKING STANDARDIZED TESTS...

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is a test designed to help students practice for the SAT. It is also used to determine eligibility for scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. 

On Wednesday, October 11th, twenty-four GWCS students took the PSATs at GWCS. In addition to having the opportunity to practice taking a standardized test, many students were surprised to learn that it was their responsibility to arrive prepared to take the test including: eat a good breakfast, bring a snack, arrive on time, bring sharpened No. 2 pencils with good erasers as well as a calculator and to not bring electronic devices.  (Note: It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with rules and regulations for all standardized tests.  This is particularly important when you are taking a standardized test at a site other than GWCS.)

As students look ahead to taking SATs, Subject Tests, APs or ACTs during junior and senior years, please remember to consult the testing websites for all you need to know about being prepared for these tests!

GWCS offers SATs on four Saturdays during the school year.  Because GWCS is such a small testing site and our location is open to the public, we fill up very fast!  If you register and you do not see GW Community School on the testing site options, it is either because we are already full or we are not a designated testing site for that month.  REGISTER EARLY!  

SATs proctored at GWCS in 2017-2018

  • October 7, 2017 (SAT & Subject Tests)
  • March 10, 2018 (SAT)
  • May 5, 2018 (SAT & Subject Tests)
  • June 2, 2018 (SAT & Subject Tests)

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A GHOSTLY GOOD BRUNCH...

It's a ghostly good time to (trick or) treat the GWCS faculty to brunch. No bones about it! Sign up for an item and bring it on Tuesday, October 17th. Click on the sign up link to contribute, to help with setup or cleanup and for all the other details...

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

Mary Hill
PAC Faculty Appreciation Chair
pac-fac-app@gwcommunityschool.com 

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Read about last week's Senior Essay Writing Retreat: 

The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change...

The GWCS Class of 2018! (minus Noah, plus a few teachers, the Director and a little dog) 


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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR

Oct 27:  Sophomore Hemlock Trip
Oct 31:  Halloween Party
Nov 3-5:  Staunton Shakespeare Trip
Nov 3:  Last Day of 1st Quarter
Nov 3:  Lifetouch Underclassmen Photos
Nov 6:  No School - Student Holiday
Nov 7:  No School - Student Holiday
Nov 8:  Lifetouch Senior Portraits
Nov 9:  Balfour Class Rings
Nov 9:  Parents PAC Meeting
Nov 11:  Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball - Turkey Tip-Off (Away)
Nov 12:  Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball - Turkey Tip-Off (Away)

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Thank you for reading all the way to the end!