Next Week at GWCS:
May 14 - 22, 2016


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

The students of the week are the MUSIC CLUB for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT

Juniors Brian Conner and Chris Abatzis and seniors Nick Christopherson and Trevor Ferguson put together our spring Coffeehouse with minimal teacher involvement, giving students an opportunity to show off their musical and dramatic talents and interests. Special shout-out to the improv teams, Goldie's Gladiators, Warden's Warriors, and Pereira's Pirates, and to emcees Ronan Taylor and Trevor Ferguson for bringing the laughs. 

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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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016

  • CERT Final Exercise & Graduation for Class 106 from 7:15 am - 12:00 pm-ish.  Meet at GWCS.  Test location is a surprise.  Graduation will take place at GWCS at approximately 11:30 am.
  • CERT Victim Actors Needed - Community Service Opportunity from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm-ish!  Students/parents who signed up received an email from Ms. Mauney on 5/11 with secret details of where to meet.  You will NOT be meeting at GWCS.

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

  • GWCS Foundation Scholarship application due date (info)

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

  • Add/Drop Deadline for third quarter class changes
  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $50 (price will keep going up, get your tix today) 

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016

  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $50 (price will keep going up, get your tix today)
  • Hot Dog Lunch by Mr. F's advisory, every Tuesday for the rest of the school year!
  • Music Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm:  Saving Private Ryan

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016

  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $50 (price will keep going up, get your tix today)
  • Improv/Theatre with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Chess Club with Mr. Hickman from 2:40 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Anime Club with Mr. Andrews Bashan and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. Siena (Away) at 4:00 pm (map)

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

  • GWCS Graduation R.S.V.P. due to Ms. Mauney from underclassmen families
  • GWCS Graduation Fee & R.S.V.P. due to Ms. Mauney from all senior families (info) (form)
  • Prom Tickets on sale during lunch for $50 (price will keep going up, get your tix today)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm:  The Search

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

  • Internships! [juniors & seniors] Questions?  Contact Mrs. Stombres at stombreskl@gwcommunityschool.com
  • OBX!  [freshmen & sophomores] SciTech & MD Science Museum in Baltimore, MD from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm - no gym

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016

  • Senior Beach Week departure from GWCS at 9:30 am
  • Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Reston with Mr. Connelly from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (info)

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS WALK...

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

GWCS students and families are cordially invited to join the GWCS team at the annual Reston Great Strides 5K Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm (check in opens at 1:30 pm) at Brown's Chapel Park off Baron Cameron Ave, across from Lake Anne. The walk is less than three miles and is a lot of fun. After the walk, there is food and hang-out time.

This may be the last major community service opportunity of the year and a great cause. If you do not have your hours, it is imperative that you go. You will receive three hours for yourself and three additional hours for each friend or family member you bring along.  

We realize that May 22 is the first day of the Senior Beach Trip, so we will be offering a beach trip CF Walk alternative. Seniors will still need to register on "Team GWCS Coyotes", but can walk at the beach with Ms. Warden in support of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 

Thank you and I hope to see you there,

Mr. Connelly
connellytp@gwcommunityschool.com

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PAC PAW PRINTS...

Coyote PAC is a GWCS program designed to more formally incorporate the wealth of parental resources and talents that are so obviously abundant in our community.   PAC Paw Prints is a section of the weekly newsletter where you can catch-up on all PAC related news and events.

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PAC #1)  GRADUATION MEMORY BOARD PARTY

(WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1st, @ 6:30 PM)

The first memory board party at GWCS on Monday, May 9th, was a success, with seniors and their parents enjoying sharing pictures and memories together.  A second party will be held at GWCS on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 pm. Here's your chance seniors and parents to get everything done and have fun while doing it!  

Looking forward to seeing you on June 1st!

Kathleen Easley
R.S.V.P.:  kaseasley@icloud.com

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PAC #2)  STUDENT LOUNGE APPLE BOWL & FINALS SNACKS

Thank you for contributing to the Student Lounge Apple Bowl. It has been a success.

For the end of the school year, we have added a list of snack contributions. Particularly for Finals Week! Please take a look at the Apple Bowl link to contribute a treat for the end of the school year.

Thank you for keeping the Coyotes spirit and energy up and running with the pack!

Thank You!

Linda Campbell, PAC Volunteer Chair
pac-volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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GWCS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS...

GWCS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR ARE DUE SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016.

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CLASS OF 2016...

IMPORTANT DATES & INFO

GWCS CLASS OF 2016 WEBPAGE
GWCS GRADUATION ACTIVITY PLANNING GUIDE

  • April 6:  Seniors measured for cap and gown
  • April 7:  Order your Graduation Announcements by this date
  • April 21:  Beach Trip Permission Forms due by this date
  • May 9:  Memory Board Making Party at GWCS at 6:30 pm
  • May 12:  Graduation announcements should be mailed by this date
  • May 19:  RSVP with total number of guests and submit graduation fee
  • May 22-26:  Senior Beach Week in Corolla, NC
  • June 1: Memory Board Making Party at GWCS at 6:30 pm
  • June 13:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 13:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 16:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple
  • June 18:  Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

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FINAL EXAMS WEEK OF JUNE 13 - 17...

 NO GYM.  SCHOOL HOURS ARE DIFFERENT.  READ CAREFULLY!

Click image above for detailed finals schedule.

Click image above for detailed finals schedule.


ORDER YOU GWCS YEARBOOK...

Click image above for an order form.

Click image above for an order form.


FUTURE EVENTS...

May 22-26:  Senior Beach Week in Corolla, NC
May 27:  OBX - Understanding Nutrional Needs of Exotic Animals at the Reston Zoo
May 30:  No School - Memorial Day
June 1:  Softball Game
June 1:  Senior Memory Board Party
June 3:  OBX:  Fountainhead Canoe Trip & Naturalist Tour
June 4:  SAT/Subject Tests
June 4:  Prom at The Patriot Hall
June 10:  OBX - College Life at University of Mary Washington
June 13 - 17:  Final Exam Week (schedule)
June 13:  Senior Speeches Due (info)
June 13:  Senior Memory Boards Due (info)
June 15:  GWCS Foundation Scholarship Decision
June 16:  Graduation Rehearsal for seniors and all underclassmen quilt givers
June 17:  Last Day of School / Last Day of Fourth Quarter
June 17:  End of the Year BBQ (contribute)
June 18:  GWCS Graduation
June 20-24:  GWCS Staff Inservice Week

SUMMER!  Looking for Summer classes and camps?  We have lots and lots of links on the GWCS Summer Page 

July 11 - Aug 5:  SUMMER COVE CAMPS for middle school students held at GWCS!  One week / half-day sessions - 32 different classes!  [OPEN HOUSE]

 

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LOOKING AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR...

2016-2017 school year Calendar

Wondering when the first day of school is next year or when you should plan your spring break vacation for next year?  Maybe you're hoping to go on the Staunton Shakespeare Trip or the MIT Splash Trip and want to add the dates to your calendar now?  Next year's school year schedule is available on the GWCS online calendar as well as on a one-page at-a-glance calendar, both are linked below.  (Events and dates are subject to change - although unlikely.)

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Microsoft 365 Webmail
BASKETBALL:  Coyote Basketball Schedules
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation
PARENT PORTAL:  Webpage with Links to School Related Documents & Forms  
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS Cloud 
COYOTE WEB:  Student's Grades, Attendance and More  
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  GWCS Closings & Delays 
 

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