WYNK: APRIL 21 - 29, 2018


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SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

  • Teen Job Fair at South Lakes High School from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (info)
  • Graduation Quilts - Pin & Sew with Linda Campbell from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (info)

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Auction Item:  Tudor Place Tour & Earth Day (info)

MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm: Iron Jawed Angels
  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

TUESDAY, april 24, 2018

  • Coyote Robotics Depart for World Championship in Detroit, MI!  (info
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Parents' PAC Meeting in GWCS cafe from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (info)

WEDNESDAY, april 25, 2018

  • Add/Drop Deadline for 4th Quarter
  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Prom Committee Meeting with Mr. Goldie and Ms. Mauney from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Stream Cleanup Community Service Event with Ms. Kohler from 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm (info)
  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne at 12:30 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

  • Co-Ops for all GWCS juniors & seniors
  • OBX:  Hike & History Lesson Along the C&O Canal for all GWCS freshmen & sophomores
  • Theatre Rehearsal (All) walk-thru with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018

  • Teen Job Fair at South Lakes High School from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (info)
  • Graduation Memory Board Making Party with Melissa Morgan from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (info)

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018

  • Coyote Robotics Return from Championships in Detroit (info
  • Auction Item:  Tudor Place Tour & Earth Day (info)
  • Theatre Rehearsal (ST/Phi) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre Rehearsal (Test/Boor) with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Student of the Week this week is EMMA CRESKOFF for demonstrating the GWCS value of EXCELLENCE!

Emma is relatively new to the GWCS community, and we are so happy to have her here.  She has been a consistently exceptional student and is a treasure to have in class.  She is always prepared, participates in class, and is always kind.  She provides very thoughtful answers and insights whether she is volunteering a response or called upon. The quality of Emma’s work is excellent; her writing is wonderfully imaginative and chock full of understated wit.  It is truly a pleasure to read.  In math class, Emma diligently tries on every problem and explains her answers to the class when called upon. Emma shines every day and is a wonderful new addition to the GWCS community.      

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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PARENT COYOTE PAC MEETING

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DATE:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018

TIME:  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE:  GWCS Cafe

WHO:  All GWCS Parents

WHAT:  Pizza & Potluck

RSVP & POTLUCK SIGN UP :  Click on the button below for more info, to signup for potluck and to RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order!


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STREAM CLEANUP

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Join Ms. Kohler and Mr. Wallace for this regularly scheduled community service event! 

  • When:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Where:  Accotink Trail/Stream
  • What:  Participants will practice environmentalism by cleaning up toxic trash that hinders our earth
  • Time:  3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Dress:  Clothes and shoes that can get dirty.  Dress for the weather.  Work gloves provided.
  • Transportation provided for students to and from school.
  • Community Service:  Earn one-hour of community service towards your 30 required.
  • Signup:  Only 12 spots - sign up today!  

GWCS R.E.A.L. TERM SPRING CO-OPS...

every friday thru june 8th!

GWCS JUNIORS & SENIORS

Click here to read Co-Op INFO in previous newsletter.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING...

every friday thru june 8th!

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES

Click here to read OBX INFO in previous newsletter.

OBX Grade & Credit:

While we at GWCS lovingly refer to it as “OBX,” your child’s high school transcript will denote one quarter credit of “Experiential Learning,” which is what OBX is all about. Please note that this is listed on the transcript as a separate grade and carries just as much weight as any academic class. Many colleges are now including experiential learning opportunities for their students because they understand the importance of being able to learn in real world settings. The fact that GWCS students have already shown success in this type of learning environment sets them apart.

Because this is listed as a separate grade on the transcript, and because we can only grant credit for participation and enthusiasm, please do not schedule appointments, college visits, or family trips during the eight OBX days. 

We truly believe in these special opportunities for learning. We treasure the teachable moments we encounter. And, the life lessons imparted on each OBX are irreplaceable.

Thanks in advance for your support of this unique and important program.

Ms. Warden

 

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GRADUATION QUILTS - PIN & SEW...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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GRADUATION MEMORY BOARD MAKING PARTY...

SATURDAY, April 28th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Memory Board Making Party for all seniors and their parents to get you started on your display for graduation day.  Bring a display board and any craft materials and photos to get started on layout. Lead by Melissa Morgan (experienced Memory Board maker and parent of a senior).

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

Linda S. Campbell
PAC-Graduation@gwcommunityschool.com


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SOPHOMORE FAMILY CONFERENCES...

Senior and Junior families have all completed their conferences - now it's your turn sophomore families!

All GWCS sophomores and their parents are asked to sign up for a 30 minute conference with Ms. Warden.  The sooner you sign-up the more likely you are to get the day/time that works best with your schedule.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Thursday, May 3, 2018

The purpose of this conference is to discuss sophomore summer; social and emotional maturity; and a preview of junior year including college visits, high school transcripts, and the "6th semester."  Click the button above to sign up!

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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

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May 1-3:  Sophomore Student/Parent Conferences
May 2-4:  Spring Theatre Performances
May 4:  OBX - Coyote Day
May 5:  Auction Item -  Nats vs. Phillys
May 5:  SAT & Subject Tests
May 8:  Auction Item:  Goldie & Godot
May 10:  AP Government Exam
May 10:  AP Environmental Science Exam
May 11:  AP US History Exam
May 11:  AP Computer Science Principles Exam
May 11:  OBX - Roer's Zoofari
May 11:  Auction Item - Woodworking Date Night
May 15:  GWCS Scholarship Deadline
May 15:  AP Calculus Exam
May 17:  Graduation Fee Form & RSVP Due
May 18:  OBX - Paper Rollercoasters
May 20-24:  Senior Beach Trip
May 25:  OBX - NOVA Theatre Tour
May 28:  No School - Memorial Day
May 30:  Stream Cleanup

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