Looking at Next Week... October 7-15, 2017

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NEWSLETTER QUICK LINKS:


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017

  • SAT & Subject Tests proctored at GWCS from 7:45 am - 1:00 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017

  • No School - Columbus Day
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Carlisle from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017

  • PSAT Day!  Testing begins at GWCS promptly at 8:00 am.  No gym for PSATers.  Click Here for PSAT day plans for ALL students.
  • 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 12, 2017

  • 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 13, 2017

  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindnerfrom 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

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)

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The Student of the Week this week is EVELYN SCHULMAN for demonstrating the GWCS value of LEARNING. 

Evelyn has been putting 110% into all of her classes, participating actively, completing work with diligence, asking honest questions, and pushing her potential as far as it will go. Her teachers note both her positive attitude and the way that has led to noticeable improvements over the first month of school. 

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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PSAT/NMSQT DAY AT GWCS...

The PSAT will be given at GW Community School on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 

The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship.  The test is a shorter version of the SAT.  It provides students with the opportunity to get comfortable with the SAT format and test taking procedures. 

WHO WILL TAKE THE PSAT? 

All GWCS juniors and any underclassmen who are currently enrolled in or have completed Algebra II are scheduled to take the PSAT’s.  Any current Geometry students who reply to this email by Friday, October 6th may opt-in to take the PSATs.

WHO WILL NOT TAKE THE PSAT?

All GWCS seniors and any underclassmen currently enrolled in Algebra I, and any Geometry students who do not reply to this email by Friday, October 6th will not take the PSAT this year.

SCHEDULE FOR EVERYONE:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017

  • 7:50 am:  PSAT students should report directly to GWCS – do not go to the gym.
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Any underclassmen NOT taking PSATs will meet at the gym for an extended hike and stream cleanup community service event.
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm:  All seniors will meet at the gym for a special fitness basketball game followed by breakfast at Subway* and final polishing of essays at Kings Park Library.  (*Bring cash for breakfast.)
  • Normal LUNCH schedule
  • Normal AFTERNOON class schedule 

PLEASE REPLY to this email by Friday, October 6, 2017 if you do not want your child to take the PSAT this year so that we can plan and staff accordingly. 

PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship Information - click-on or copy-and-paste this link:  http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html

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A GHOSTLY GOOD (FACULTY APPRECIATION) 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 for all the details...

Questions?  Contact:

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

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Read about last weekend's Community Service Event: We Walked for a Cause Called Bully Paws


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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

BASKETBALL CALENDAR

Oct 17:  Faculty Appreciation Brunch
Oct 20-21:  Junior Gettysburg Trip
Oct 27:  Sophomore Hemlock Trip
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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