Next Week at GWCS...
May 30 - June 7, 2015

STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The Student of the Week is DANNY SAILE for representing the GWCS value of LEARNING.  Danny always comes to class with his work done and eager to participate.  His work is exceptional in almost every case.  One of his teachers said "Danny's enthusiasm for learning makes him a joy to work with."   

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 OF MAY...

Congratulations to Mr. Andrews Bashan who was voted GWCS Faculty Member of the Month for May!  Here are a few of the survey comments:

Investment:  "Just an all-around likeable human being who is dedicated to his students."

Kindness:  "Mr. AB earnestly listened and didn't jump to conclusions when I apologized for not having my homework done."

Learning:  "Mr. Andrews has so much passion and personal experience to help explain what he's teaching us."

Intellectual Curiosity:  I'm not 100% sure I know what this mean but I'm pretty sure ... has it."

Investment:  "Mr. Andrews Bashan took time with my child to seek a solution that was not only workable but one that encouraged self-respect, autonomy and a love of learning."

Kindness:  "Always willing to work one-on-one and help my child with a subject that, until this year, was his least favorite subject."

Ms. Warden (April 2015),  Mr. Vanya (March 2015), Mr. Pereira (February 2015), Mr. Goldie ( January 2015),  Mr. Fedinatz ( December 2014), Mr. Connelly (November 2014)


NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

  • Starry Night ~ 2015 GWCS Prom at Patriot Hall in Vienna from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (map)

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

  • Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta with Dr. Cox and honors physics students: Paul, Trevor & Wade.  Come out, enjoy the day with your family and cheer on GWCS!  Races begin at 2:00 pm! (event info
Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta - Come out and cheer for GWCS on Sunday!

Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta - Come out and cheer for GWCS on Sunday!

MONDAY, June 1, 2015

  • GWCS Foundation Scholarship Deadline (app)
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Ghandi Part II
  • Ronald McDonald House with Ms. Shumard from 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm.  Sign up on CoyoteWeb
  • GWCS Staff Meeting from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

TUESDAY, June 2, 2015

  • Theater Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015

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

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

  • Theater Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015

  • SGA Representative Meeting with Mr. Pereira & Ms. Bowen from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Theater Extravaganza - One Act Plays, live music and more performed by GWCS theater students from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Tickets $2.00 at the door (general admission), concessions will also be sold.

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015

  • Senior Graduation Speeches due to Mr. Pereira by 9:00 am (speech guidelines)

  • Internships for all juniors and seniors (LAST WEEK!)

  • OBX:  for all freshmen and sophomores - Old Town Alexandria Walking Tour from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm 

SATURDAY, June 6, 2015

  • SAT & Subject Tests proctored by Ms. Bowen from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

  • CERT Victim Actors community service event with Ms. Warden from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm (register here as an individual victim actor)



FUTURE EVENTS...

CLICK HERE -> 2015 SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE

click here -> 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

June 8-12 - Final Exams (schedule)
June 11 - Graduation Rehearsal
June 12 - End of the Year BBQ (food)
June 13 - Graduation
June 15-19 - Teacher Workdays
June 17-24 - Rome/Paris Trip
June 30 - GWCS Foundation Scholarship Decision Announcement


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PAW PRINTS

Dear GWCS Parents,

Thank you so much for all you've contributed to our vibrant community this year! This was the first year that the PAC received a contribution from every family due to the implementation of the GWCS registration fee. These funds were used to pay for meals at the PAC meetings and for all Teacher Appreciation Funded activities, including the birthday, half-birthday, teacher appreciation week activities and gifts for staff members that supplemented your generous delightful homemade goodies. We also dipped into the fund for “care packages” sent in September to last year’s grads, as well as assisting with some trips such as the XSTEM symposium and Spanish field trip.

Thanks also to everyone who participated in our PAC Auction; I'd especially like to thank Samantha Bailes and Jeanine Ferguson and Deiadre Rauch and their families for sponsoring parties in their homes, which put "fun" into these fundraisers for so many of us. I'd also like to thank Marianne Voight and Steve Rose for hosting our late winter parent party, a well-attended, enjoyable complement to the PAC sponsored pot-luck party in the fall.

I enjoyed meeting so many of you at the monthly parent coffees, or while participating in a GWCS community service event. It's been my pleasure to be your PAC president for the 2014-2015 school year. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Alexa Warden will have some changes in store for the PAC next year and we look forward to your participation.  We can't do it without you!

With gratitude,

Sharon Saile
PAC President 2014-2015


HAVE YOU ORDERED YOUR YEARBOOK?

Click on image for printable order form.  Price is $40/each unless you wait and then the price goes way up!

Click on image for printable order form.  Price is $40/each unless you wait and then the price goes way up!


SENIOR MEMORY BOARDS...

Dear Senior Families,

There is only one week left to work on graduation memory boards.  If you have any questions about strategies or best materials to use, feel free to contact our memory board gurus:  Margaret Kochel (4kochels@gmail.com) or Jennifer Kang (kang1752@verizon.net).

Memory Boards are to be turned in to Ms. Mauney by 4:00 pm Monday, June 8th!


END-OF-THE-YEAR BBQ...

Friday, June 12th from 12pm - 3pm.  Click image for additional info and to sign-up to donate food for the BBQ.

Friday, June 12th from 12pm - 3pm.  Click image for additional info and to sign-up to donate food for the BBQ.


GWCS FINAL EXAMS & PROJECTS...

Final Exams & Projects from June 8 - 12, 2015.  School day is from 9am - 3pm.  Please avoid scheduling appointments for this week.  Click image above to access the detailed schedule.  Read carefully. 

Final Exams & Projects from June 8 - 12, 2015.  School day is from 9am - 3pm.  Please avoid scheduling appointments for this week.  Click image above to access the detailed schedule.  Read carefully. 


GRADUATION INFO...

 

MPORTANT DATES FOR GWCS SENIORS:

  • May 15, 2015:  Graduation Activity Fee & Form due to Ms. Mauney (form) - PAST DUE!
  • May 15, 2015:  Senior Childhood Photo due to Ms. Mauney - PAST DUE!
  • June 5, 2015:  Graduation Speeches due to Mr. Pereira for approval (info) - THIS WEEK!
  • June 8, 2015:  Senior Memory Boards due to Ms. Mauney (info)
  • June 11, 2015:  Graduation Rehearsal at the Masonic Temple for all seniors and quilt givers
  • June 13, 2015:  GWCS Graduation at George Washington Masonic National Memorial

GWCS SENIOR WEBPAGE


SUMMER READING...

CLICK HERE to read about the GWCS 2015 Summer Common Book Project!


FEDINATZ FAMILY THANK YOU...

Anna & Ellie Fedinatz


WEEKLY STATUS REPORTS...

Click on image to access CoyoteWeb

Click on image to access CoyoteWeb

We are not currently not able to email status reports.  But, don't despair,  weekly status reports as well as activity and community service hours are always available online on the student's CoyoteWeb account.  Login name is always student's first name and last initial (for example:  AlexaW).  Families will need to obtain passwords from their children.  

Thank you for your patience and support while we upgrade our technology!



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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
SIGN-UP FOR ACTIVITIES:  GWCS CoyoteWeb Activity Sessions
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS O3
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COYOTE ROBOTICS:  GWCS Coyote Robotics Website 
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation  
FORMS & INFO:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS Cloud 

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