WYNK:
January 27 -
February 4, 2018


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SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018

  • Coyote Robotics with Mr. Lindner from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • HayMaker STEAM Event with Mr. Lindner from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (info)

MONDAY, jan. 29, 2018

  • No School - Student Holiday
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TUESDAY, jan. 30, 2018

  • Spring Co-Op Meetings for juniors & seniors from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm with Ms. Warden & Ms. Stombres
  • Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. Field School (Away) 4:30 pm tip-off (map)

WEDNESDAY, jan. 31, 2018

  • Anime Club during lunch with Ciara from 12:15 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Spring Co-Op Meetings for juniors & seniors from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm with Ms. Warden & Ms. Stombres
  • Stream Cleanup Community Service Event with Ms. Kolhler from 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm (info)
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game:  GWCS vs. French School (Home) 5:30 pm tip-off (map)

THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 2018

  • Tuition 'Plan D' Payments Due
  • Junior Family College Conferences with Ms. Warden and Mr. Pereira (info)
  • GSA Meeting with Mr. Pereira and Ann at 12:30 pm
  • Spring Co-Op Meetings for juniors & seniors from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm with Ms. Stombres
  • Coyote Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Game *SENIOR NIGHT*:  GWCS vs. British School (Home) 4:00 pm tip-off.  (map)

FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 2018

  • Junior Family College Conferences with Ms. Warden and Mr. Pereira (info)
  • Spring Co-Op Meetings for juniors & seniors from 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm with Ms. Stombres
  • Coyote Robotics Depart for tournament with Mr. Lindner at 3:00 pm
  • Girls Varsity Basketball Game *SENIOR NIGHT*:  GWCS vs. German School (Home) 4:00 pm tip-off  (map)

SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 2018

  • Robotics FTC Eastern VA Qualifying Tournament with Mr. Lindner at Heritage High School in Newport News, VA (info) (map)

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This week we have a tie for the Student of the Week - not between students but between values!  The Student of the Week this week is ANNE CALLAWAY for demonstrating the GWCS value of EXCELLENCE and KINDNESS!

Excellence:  Anne embodies the GWCS value of excellence— not just this week, but every week. Anne is a doer! But she is also a “committer” and a “follow through-er”. Anne doesn’t need a lot of kudos, but she sure does deserve them.

Anne is an integral member of our theatre program, a manager of both boys and girls basketball, the head of our Gay-Straight Alliance, and an active activist. Anne is on a path of consistent and never-ending improvement. She makes our school a better school each day.

Anne is a wonderful listener, a true understander, a positive presence, an eager forgiver, and a loyal friend. Thanks, Anne for being the best you you can be!

Kindness:  Who cares about you?  Anne Callaway.  Anne is the walking epitome of what it means to care about others.  Anne is a willing volunteer who helps whenever she can.  She comes to every GWCS basketball game (boys and girls) and keeps stats and helps run the games.  She started the GSA two years ago to bring awareness, advocate, and fight for human rights causes here, there, and around the globe.  You may feel, at times, like the world is full of apathy and indifference, but you are mistaken. Anne cares.  

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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STREAM & TRAIL CLEANUP!

Join Ms. Kohler and Dr. G. for this regularly scheduled community service event! 

  • When:  Wednesday, January 31, 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!  CLICK HERE

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ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS, DONATE TODAY!

Deadline for Donations:  February 23, 2018

LET’S REACH OUR GOAL OF $25,000!

AUCTION ITEMs OF THE WEEK: 

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  • ABC 7 NEWS/WJLA-Channel 8 Studio Tour
    Includes a visit to the newsroom, control room, weather center and studio, and a possible visit during a live broadcast! This is a BUY-A-SPOT for 10 people donated by Kim Dwyer.
  • Kudos to Melissa Morgan: Melissa has donated certificates for 5 yoga classes at Sun and Moon Yoga in Fairfax.  Thanks, Melissa!

LOOKING FOR: Buy-a-Spot Donation Ideas

Do you or a friend have a special talent or hobby - cooking, flower arranging, boating, fishing, etc? Perhaps you could donate a buy-a-spot class or outing.  Another way to create a buy-a-spot is to plan a fun activity (e.g., dinner party, wine and paint party), arrange the supplies and place, and create spots for the number of people you'd like.  Some buy-a-spots in past years include gourmet dinner for 8, beer tasting, honey tasting, cooking class, tours....

FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO DONATE AUCTION ITEMS HERE:  

HAVE AN ITEM TO DONATE?  ENTER IT HERE:

NEED AN AUCTION DONATION IDEA?

Contact Kim Dwyer at kim_dwyer@verizon.net!

Thank you for your support!

Cheryl Massey
PAC Fundraising Chair
pac-fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com

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JUNIOR FAMILY CONFERENCES THIS WEEK!

All GWCS junior families were 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 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.

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BASKETBALL SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHTS

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Come out and cheer on our senior basketball players on their respective senior recognition nights:

Boys Varsity Basketball Senior* Recognition night:

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • 4:00 pm tip-off
  • Home Game (map)

*Anthony Lord
*Neel Devaiah
*Noah Nelson
*Preston Sulfstede
*Scott Morgan
*Zach Thornhill

Girls Varsity Basketball Senior* Recognition night:

  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • 4:00 pm tip-off
  • Home Game (map)

*Cate Hartnett
*Delia O'Grady
*Kelley Carlisle
*Laura Massey
*Mattie Powell

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SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Information below shared by GWCS parents and teachers:

The U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C. is offering 12-week paid summer internships for students at least 16 years old as of June 30, 2018 and enrolled in high school or college.

The Chesapeake Bay Field Station is offering an internship program for 8 current high school juniors, age 16 and older, with an interest in education, biology or science. For 2 months, students will live, work and play on their main campus, located just minutes from the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague.

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REGISTER EARLY FOR THE SAT

Did you know that you can register NOW for any SAT test date this year?  There are many testing sites available in Northern Virginia but if you are hoping to take your SATs at GWCS, register as early as possible as we are a very small testing site; we are open to the public, and we fill up really fast!  The SATs will be proctored at GWCS on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018

 

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MIDTERM NOURISHMENT

Special thank you to all the PAC parent volunteer organizers, shoppers, chefs and bakers who contributed yummy and nutritious breakfast foods for the students and teachers during midterms. 

The student kitchen was stocked with apples, bananas, bagels and cream-cheese, granola bars, cheese sticks, nuts, yogurt smoothies, Yoohoos, juice, milk and more! 

The staff kitchen counter delivered an overflowing buffet of homemade quiches, banana bread, cinnamon rolls, cheese, salamis and crackers, bagels and cream-cheese, bowls of fruit, hot coffee, a truly decadent lemon cheesecake and more!


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GWCS ONLINE CALENDAR

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Feb 6: USA Gap Year Fair
Feb 17:  Anime Club: Katsucon Convention
Feb 17:  Coyote Robotics Pre-States Scrimmage at GWCS
Feb 19:  No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 20:  Add/Drop Deadline for Third Quarter
Feb 21:  Girls Varsity Basketball Championship
Feb 24:  Robotics FTC State Championship Tournament
Mar 1:  Tuition 'Plan D' Payment Due
Mar 2:  Event Night
Mar 6-15:  PAC Online Auction
Mar 8:  100 Days Until Graduation
Mar 9:  Hexagon
Mar 10:  SAT and Subject Tests
Mar 22:  Basketball Banquet
Mar 23:  Last Day of Third Quarter
Mar 26 - Apr 2:  No School - Spring Break
Mar 28:  GMU Regional College Fair

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