WYNK: APRIL 28 - May 6, 2018

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  • Teen Job Fair at West Springfield 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

  • 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

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm: In Love and War
  • Theatre Dress Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - ???

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018

  • Sophomore Family Conferences with Ms. Warden (info)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theatre Dress Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie and Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - ???

WEDNESDAY, may 2, 2018

  • Sophomore Family Conferences with Ms. Warden (info)
  • 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
  • Theatre Spring Performance ~ An Evening of One Acts at GWCS from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (info)

THURSDAY, may 3, 2018

  • Sophomore Family Conferences with Ms. Warden (info)
  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne at 12:30 pm
  • Theatre Spring Performance ~ An Evening of One Acts at GWCS from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (info)

FRIDAY, may 4, 2018

  • Co-Ops for all GWCS juniors & seniors
  • OBX:  Coyote Day for all GWCS freshmen & sophomores

SATURDAY, may 5, 2018

  • Auction Item:  Nats vs. Phillys (info)
  • SAT & Subject Tests proctored at GWCS from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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The Student of the Week this week is CHARLIE PETTY for demonstrating the GWCS value of LEARNING!

Charlie's quiet consistency in the classroom has been enriched by his insightful participation and his sly sense of humor. Teachers can count on Charlie to turn in work that shows deep understanding and thoughtful effort.      

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.


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

Attention Senior Families:  If you haven't started your Memory Board, (or aren't sure what a Memory Board is), no worries!   This is a great time to see examples of Memory Boards, explore ideas, find your inspiration and get started.  If you have already started the project, you can use this time to keep going.  The goal is to have fun with this project.


Things to bring to the party;
(but come anyway if you don't have this yet):

  • Atri-fold science project type stand-alone board (36"x 44" available at craft stores)
  • Shoeboxes of photos and memorabilia that reflect the personality, interests, accomplishments or anything else you wish to highlight about the senior
  • Any other supplies you have and may use

We will have:

  • Additional scrapbooking supplies (scissors, assorted paper, glue dots, tape etc)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Inspiration and encouragement

The Memory Board tradition at GWCS is a wonderful way to highlight the achievements and good times of graduating seniors on their special day.  Some seniors like to make their own Memory Boards while others are surprised with the Memory Board their parents create for them - that is an individual family decision.

The boards are displayed in a dedicated Memory Board room at the Masonic Temple during the GWCS graduation and reception. This gives others a chance to know the graduates and know what has been important in their lives.  Memory Boards are a tradition at GWCS and truly make the graduation day special for everyone.

Please RSVP (through like below) so that we can plan for you.  Hope to see you then and there!

Lead by Melissa Morgan (experienced GWCS Memory Board maker and parent of a senior).


Melissa Morgan
GWCS PAC Facilities Chair

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  • March 12:  Seniors measured for cap and gown
  • March 15:  Order your Graduation Announcements by this date
  • April 28:  Memory Board Making Party at GWCS
  • May 1:  Graduation announcements should be mailed by this date
  • May 17:  R.S.V.P DEADLINE - Talley total number of guests and submit graduation fee & R.S.V.P. form by this date!
  • May 17:  Quilt Giver name due - signup sheet in cafe
  • June 11:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 11:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 14:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple
  • June 16:  Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

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An Evening of One Acts 


The Boor
This Chekhov comedy features two characters, set in there ways, distinctly not trying to fall in love, and one servant, distinctly not condoning the amorous advances of the crass debt-collector and his matron.  Somebody is not going to be getting their (wild) oats tonight!

The Sure Thing
Time and space stumble all over each other trying not to get run over in the path of love.  As Bill and Betty try to get acquainted, each syllable leads them to the precipice of missing the Woody Allan Festival and spending the rest of their lives alone!  Waiter!

The Philadelphia
Metaphysically, they are in a Philadelphia.  Physically they are in the middle of GWCS, where nothing is going right for either of them, until Mark realizes that there is nothing more opposite than the opposite sex!  So…

This is a Test
Is Alan dreaming, or does Mrs. Williams actually hate him (and love Evan)?  Standardized testing would be impossible if it weren't for mother’s home-baked cookies!  This is a cookie!

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Dear GWCS Community -

Thank you once again for your generous contributions to our online auction and fundraising efforts. This school year has flown by, and I can hardly believe our 2018 graduating class will be in their caps and gowns in less than 57 days.  I get teary just thinking about it!  I'm so proud of our seniors, and of all of our students and faculty.

As you know, anyone who chose to give a direct donation will see their name -- with our thanks -- in our GWCS 2018 Graduation Program (unless you opted to donate anonymously).  As we prepare for graduation, we wanted to give everyone another opportunity to donate directly to GWCS.  We have five donation levels, and any amount is welcome and appreciated as a way to honor our  GWCS students, faculty and school.

Here's the link:  http://www.gwcommunityschool.com/support-us/#anchor-donate

The deadline for your name to appear in the graduation program is Memorial Day, May 28th.

Thank you again, as always.



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Faculty appreciation will be spread throughout the month of May with opportunities for parents and students to say "Merci!" to the amazing people who make GWCS a place of exploration and learning, a community of caring and an unforgettable high school. Watch your inboxes for more information.


Questions?  Contact:

Mary Hill
GWCS Faculty Appreciation Chair

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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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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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