Looking at Next Week... September 16 - 24, 2017

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

  • Freshmen Camping Trip -  pickup at Burke Lake Park Camp Store at 9:00 am (map)
  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Community Service:  Help Mr. Lindner decorate for Pirate Day from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (email if interested)
  • History in Movies Elective with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm: Exodus: Gods and Kings

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day! (info)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

  • Senior Family College Conferences with Ms. Warden & Mr. Pereira - all day (info)
  • Soccer Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

  • No School - Rosh Hashanah Holiday
  • Hiking Event - Maryland Heights Trail in Harpers Ferry with Dr. G. and Senor Torres (info)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

  • No School - Rosh Hashanah Holiday

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

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

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The Student of the Week this week is KIAN MONETTE for demonstrating the GWCS value of KINDNESS

Kian is our first Student of Week for the 2017-2018 school year!  Although the teachers had no trouble voting on Kian as Student of the Week, they were challenged when asked to choose just one GWCS value that he most represented.  A few observations shared by some of Kian's teachers:   

"Kian demonstrates intellectual curiosity by asking questions one day, and then asking follow up questions the next day when he’s had time to think about it."  
"Kian is super helpful to his classmates in Spanish, effortlessly demonstrating the value of kindness to all."  
"Kian demonstrates responsibility by taking the time to get help with computer issues."  
"Kian eagerly volunteered to help with the freshman camping trip, demonstrating investment on one of the first days 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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TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY...

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Ahoy, Ye Swabbies!  Tuesday, September 19 be “Talk Like a Pirate Day”!  Ye best be clothed as a pirate should be.  We will be tryin’ yer talents at following a treasure map.  An’ be sure ye can talk like a pirate or ye’ll be walkin’ the plank! Arrgh!

  • Click Here to read the history of how 'International Talk Like a Pirate Day came to be!  
  • Click Here to quickly learn a few key words so that you too can TALK LIKE A PIRATE!

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HIKE THE MARYLAND HEIGHTS TRAIL...

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Join Dr. G. and Senor Torres on Thursday, September 21st as they scale the Maryland Heights Trail in Harper's Ferry, WV.  Okay, technically speaking, the trail is on the Maryland side of the Potomac River (hence the trail's name), but we will park in Harper's Ferry, cross the river via the pedestrian bridge, and hike the trail.  The total hiking distance will be 5-6 miles.  The trail offers an amazing view of Harper's Ferry and the lower Shenandoah River.  This hike involves hiking up, hiking around at the top, and hiking back down.  In other words, it ain't flat.  We will meet at GWCS at 9:45 am, depart at 10 am, and return by 4 pm.  Be sure to bring a lunch, a water bottle, appropriate shoes for hiking (no open-toed shoes), and weather-appropriate clothing.  We can accommodate up to 12 people.  Additional details will be on the soon-to-be-released sign up genius ~ stay tuned. A completed permission form is required to participate in this trip.  Please obtain one from Dr. G. or Senor Torres.

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7th PERIOD CLUBS & ELECTIVES...

7th Period Electives and Clubs officially begin on Monday, September 18th.  Students are encouraged to attend (with out signing up) through September 28th.  All sign up sheets should be signed and turned in to Ms. Mauney's basket by Friday, September 29th.  Students begin earning credit once they have signed up so - if you know what you want to participate in - sign up today!  Click on the buttons below for more detailed information:

NOTE:  A parent/guardian signature is required on the sign up sheet to insure that we are all on the same page on who is staying for 7th period each day and confirm that other after school activities and transportation has been considered.

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FUTURE EVENTS...

GWCS Online Calendar

Sept 26 - College Conferences
Sept 27 - Add/Drop Deadline
Sept 28 - Back-to-School Night (parents only)
Sept 30 - Bully Paws 5K Walk
Oct 4-6 - Senior College Essay Writing Retreat
Oct 7 - SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 9 - No School - Columbus Day
Oct 11 - PSATs
Oct 13-15 - Sophomore Chincoteague Trip
Oct 20-21 - Junior Gettysburg Trip

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