Next Week at GWCS... February 28 - March 8, 2015

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Liz Rose - Student of the Week

The Student of the Week is LIZ ROSE for demonstrating the value of EXCELLENCE. Not only does she try her hardest each day to focus on, understand, and contribute to the lesson of the day, she is always willing to take on extra tasks that better her community and herself. 

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


FACULTY MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Mr. Pereira - Faculty Member of the Month

Congratulations to MR. PEREIRA who was voted GWCS Faculty Member of the Month for February!  Here are a few of the survey comments:

Investment:  "So appreciated his sincerity and obvious dedication to his students he portrayed in the Junior parent meeting in January. While my child does not have him as a teacher, he totally admires Mr. P."

Excellence:  "Mr. Pereira makes even the most drab topics very interesting, even entertaining."

Learning:  "He rocks."

Investment:  "Mr. P. gives 100% one hundred percent of the time."

 Mr. Goldie  ( Jan 2015),  Mr. Fedinatz ( Dec 2014), Mr. Connelly (Nov 2014)


NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015

  • E-Cycle Fundraiser - last day to donate your old electronics
  • Ronald McDonald House from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb

  • Recycling Club with Mr. Kochel from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb

  • GWCS Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Varsity Boys Basketball ISSAC Allstar Game with Mr. Goldie at 7:30 pm (map)

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

  • Robotics Design Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Theater Elective with Mr. Andrews Bashan & Eric Asker from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • STEM - Family Mobile Lab Nights info session in Herndon, VA from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, march 4, 2015

  • Art Club with Ms. Warden from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb

  • Magic:  The Gathering Club with Mr. Vanya from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb

  • Robotics Programming Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Theater Elective with Mr. Andrews Bashan & Eric Asker from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

THURSDAY, march 5, 2015

  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb
  • Robotics Design Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Theater Elective with Eric Asker from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Nintendo Club with Mr. Fedinatz & Ciara O'Brien from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb

FRIDAY, march 6, 2015

  • History Through Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm:  Lincoln
  • Magic:  The Gathering Club with Mr. Vanya from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb
  • SGA Representative Meeting with Mr. Pereira & Ms. Bowen from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

FURTURE EVENTS

March 10 - STEM - Mobile Labs Family Science Night
March 11 - PAC Parent Coffee
March 13 - Hexagon
March 14 - SAT/Subject Testing
March 16 - No School
March 19 - 21 - Robotics Regional Championship
March 19 - Basketball Banquet
March 20 - St. Patrick's Day Live Auction
March 25 - So You're Turning 18
March 27 - GWCS Contracts Due for 2015-2016 
March 30 - April 6 - Spring Break


PAC PAW PRINTS

The PAC wishes to acknowledge our Basketball and Robotics teams.  A hard fought playoff battle between our boys GWCS Coyote Basketball team and Chelsea was waged this past Monday afternoon. While we did not advance, the efforts were gallant. All of our players, JV and Varsity alike, demonstrated an infectious love for the game and strong team spirit.  Best of luck to Coyote Robotics at the States Tournament in Richmond on Saturday, February 28.   As always, we know you will make all of us very proud!


AUCTION RESULTS

PAC ONLINE AUCTION MAKEs
RECORD BREAKING GOAL!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the PAC online auction in so many ways!  The auction closed Wednesday night at 10:00 pm and made more than $15,500 which put us over our goal of $15,000.  There were some amazing items, and so many fun "Buy a Spots" that will keep our community having fun together for months to come!

 If you weren't able to get that wonderful item that you wanted and would still like to make a contribution, the auction site will be accepting cash donations by using the "Donate Now" button.  The link is: http://www.32auctions.com/gwcommunityschool2015

If you didn't pay for your items through PayPal, please send a check in to the school made out to GW Community School with the memo "PAC Auction" and leave it with Laura at the front desk no later than Wednesday, March 4th.

 Items are available for pick up after school on Friday, February 28th, or you can contact Deiadre Rauch directly for pick up arrangements.  

Deiadre Rauch
GWCS PAC Fundraising Chair
Email:  deiadrelrauch@aol.com
Home: 703-444-6425
Mobile:  571-422-8935


HEXAGON 2015

When:  Friday, March 13, 2015  4:30 pm – 11:00 pm  (Theatre at 8:00 pm)

Where: Wilson High School 3950 Chesapeake Street NW  Washington DC 20016  (MAP)

What:  ELEVENTH ANNUAL GWCS HEXAGON EXTRAVAGANZA!!!  We will leave after school (4:30ish), drive downtown, eat dinner together (Dinner at Guapo’s Mexican Restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue), then drive a few blocks to the theatre. We should be back at the school around 10:45 pm.  Dinner + Ticket + Ride + Fun = $50.  This is a 'first come, first served' event (limited number of seats). If you like political, musical, satirical theatre then bring a fifty dollar check to school made out to GWCS. 

Dress: semi casual (no jeans, no tennis shoes, no t-shirts or hoodies) 

More Info:  http://www.hexagon.org/ 

Questions or to Reserve a Spot, E-mailgoldiera@gwcommunityschool.com


INTERNSHIP HELP NEEDED


GRADUATION - GWCS CLASS OF 2015

Have you ordered your graduation announcements yet?  Refer to the senior webpage (by clicking on the image above) for graduation information including how to place your announcement order with Balfour.  Don't delay... order today!  Orders can take up to two months to receive!


 LAST DAY TO TURN IN E-CYCLE DONATIONS


HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
SIGN-UP FOR ACTIVITIES:  GWCS CoyoteWeb Activity Sessions
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Outlook Webmail
BASKETBALL WEBPAGE:  GWCS Coyote Basketball Schedule 
COYOTE ROBOTICS:  GWCS Coyote Robotics Website 
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation  

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