WYNK: December 30, 2017 - January 7, 2018

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SATURDAY, DEC. 30, 2018

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

MONDAY, jan. 1, 2018

  • No School - Last Day of Winter Break
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TUESDAY, jan. 2, 2018

  • Tuition 'Plan D' Payments Due
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, jan. 3, 2018

  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Basis School (Away) 4:00 pm tip-off (map)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Basis School (Away) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 2018

  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Anne from 12:30 pm - 12:49 pm
  • Theatre Elective with Dr. Garon from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Kingsbury (Home) 4:00 pm tip-off (map)

FRIDAY, jan. 5, 2018

  • GWCS Foundation Scholarship Deadline (info)
  • Co-Op Letter of Intent Due to Ms. Stombres by 4:00 pm - All GWCS juniors and seniors! (letter of intent form)
  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Cornerstone (Away) 4:00 pm tip-off (map

SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 2018

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

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The GW Community School Foundation awards scholarships twice a year -- at the beginning of the academic year and then in January for the second half of the school year. The application for the second half of the 2017/18 academic year is due Friday, January 5, 2018. Scholarship notifications will be sent out by January 31, 2018. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please go to http://www.gwcommunityschoolfoundation.com.

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Realistic Education and Authentic Learning

All GWCS Juniors & Seniors

important dates:


✔ Nov. 16, 2017 - Co-Op Information Meeting

✔ Dec. 6, 2017 - Resume Writing Workshop

  • Jan. 5, 2018 - Co-Op Letter of Intent Due by 4:00 pm (Letter of Intent Form)  
  • Jan. 2018 - Once Intent Forms have been submitted, Ms. Warden and Mrs. Stombres will meet with students individually to discuss and approve their Co-Op plan.
  • April TBD, 2018 - Student Co-Op Training Session
  • April 20 - June 8, 2018 - Friday Co-Ops

What is the GWCS R.E.A.L. Term SPRING Co-Op PROGRAM?

Each spring, GWCS juniors and seniors take part in an experiential learning program that introduces them to possible career paths, fosters academic interests, and offers meaningful, first-hand work-based experiences. Every Friday from April 20 - June 8 our students will go their “jobs” rather than school.  The hours of the “work day” are flexible and depend on the host’s needs and/or preferences.

Finding a Host

Many students find their own opportunities through a family connection, church/local community, or they can go online and find local business/programs and ask them to host them. Many of our own parents offer GWCS students the opportunity to work with them personally!  We have found that when we have a personal connection with our hosts, our students end up having a great experience.

Parent Sponsors

We are always looking for new opportunities for our students. Being a member of the GWCS Community makes you an ideal host... you get us!  You already know how great all of our students are and what a cool program this is.  Please email: Stombreskl@GWCommunitySchool.com if you are interested in hosting a student this year. Keep in mind, it is only eight (8) Fridays, and the hours of the work day are flexible, whatever works for your schedule.  Offering a student a place with your program gives them the opportunity to engage in real world learning, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learn how to be dependable, show initiative, and to be self-motivated.

Questions?  Contact:

Kristen Stombres
GWCS Co-Op Coordinator

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All GWCS junior families are asked to sign up for a 30 minute conference with Ms. Warden and Mr. Pereira on either Thursday, February 1st or Friday, February 2nd.  The sooner you sign up the more likely you are to get the day/time that works best with your schedule.  This seems super early to be announcing this but we understand that some families need more advanced planning to schedule a day time conference.

The purpose of the junior family conferences is to discuss the GWCS college application process which begins NOW.  There are so many steps that can, and should, be taken during junior year to ensure a smooth, successful and enjoyable senior year.




Jan 15:  No School - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 22: Midterm Exam Reviews
Jan 23-25:  Midterm Exams (Early Dismissal)
Jan 25:  Last Day of Second Quarter
Jan 26:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 27:  Robotics: Pre-States
Jan 29:  No School - Student Holiday
Jan 31:  Community Service - Stream Cleanup
Feb 1:  Tuition 'Plan D' Payments Due
Feb 1:  Junior Family College Conferences
Feb 2:  Junior Family College Conferences
Feb 3:  Robotics FTC Eastern VA Qualifying Tournament - Newport News, VA
Feb 17:  Coyote Robotics Pre-States Scrimmage at GWCS
Feb 19:  No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 20:  Add/Drop Deadline for Third Quarter
Feb 24:  Robotics FTC State Championship Tournament

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