LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: February 20-26, 2017

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GWCS ONLINE AUCTION STARTS TUESDAY 2/21 AT 6AM...

Help us reach our goal of $19,000!

Funds Raised in the auction are spent on the Four Ts: Teachers, Technology, Trips, and Traditions. Some examples include:

  • Teachers: Appreciation Events, Birthday Gifts, Classroom Support and improvements, Professional Development
  • Technology: Specialized technology equipment, services and software over and above routine IT expenses
  • Trips: Senior writing retreat, junior trip to Gettysburg, OBX trips
  • Traditions: Graduation, Heritage Feast, Event Night

All money raised from the auction will be spent in 2017, so you will see immediate benefits from your donations and purchases.  The auction starts on FEBRUARY 21 at 6 AM and ends on MARCH 2 at 10 PM.

You can Buy a Spot to attend an amazing event available only through the auction!  Our incredible "Buy a Spots" for this year are:

Items 601-604:  Dinner and Theatre with Mr. Goldie at the Arena Stage in DC
Items 636-643:  Gourmet Belgian French Dinner
Items 660-680:  Craft Beer and Hard Cider Tasting
Items 690-705:  Honey Tasting Event with Ms. Newton
Items 701-726:  French Country Cooking Class (and Dinner) at Culinaria with Chef Brian Batsel

And here's a sneak preview of some new items from GWCS:

Item 306: Four VIP reserved seats at Graduation
Items 307-309: Sponsor one of GWCS's adorable turtles or the new tortoise
Item 310: Sponsor the Graphics for the GWCS Van
Items 302-303:  Get a private locker in Ms. Warden's office for a day
Item 310:  Sponsor a Faculty Lunch for our fabulous faculty

SO many fantastic items to choose from... Start browsing now, decide what you want to bid on and we look forward to seeing you online Tuesday morning!

Please email Deiadre with any questions, or call her at 571-422-8935.

Deiadre Rauch
Coyote PAC Fundraising Chair
PAC-Fundraising@gwcommunityschool.com   

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BREAKING NEWS...

GWCS GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM IS OFF TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!

Congratulations to the GWCS Girls Varsity Basketball Team for notching another victory Thursday night!  After being outscored 8-7 in the first quarter, GWCS went on a 29-14 run to seal the win!

Next: The ISSAC Finals!  The Coyotes Varsity Girls will be playing for the first lSSAC championship in school history!  The championship game will be played on Monday night, February 27, 2017.  Make plans to be there and be part of the glory!

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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

  • No School:  Presidents' Day
  • Robotics Pre-States Scrimmage at GWCS with Mr. Lindner from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (info)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction Begins Today! (info)
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Theatre:  Earnest Reading in Goldie's classroom from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Newspaper - Interest Meeting with Ben Foster & Mr. Pereira during lunch
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • School Trip to see Hidden Figures at Fairfax Corner (tentative)
  • GSA Meeting during lunch with Anne & Mr. Pereira - all are welcome!
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Anime Club with Mr. Fedinatz and Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • Improv with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Robotics Teams depart for Virginia State Championships in Lynchburg, VA

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

  • Coyote PAC Silent Auction - Bid Today! (info)
  • Robotics - Virginia State Championships in Lynchburg, VA with Mr. Lindner (map)

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ROBOTICS SCRIMMAGE AT GWCS...

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00PM

Wonder what our GWCS Coyote Robotics Teams do?  Think you might be interested?  Want to check out some interesting robots and watch some fun competition?  Next Monday, February 20th, (Presidents Holiday – No School), from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, GW Community School and Coyote Robotics, Inc. will host top Virginia robotics teams from around the state to practice and scrimmage on our field in preparation for the FTC Virginia State Championships which takes place on Saturday, February 25th, in Lynchburg, VA.  Drop by for a little while and check out this exciting “sport where everyone can go pro!

Gary Lindner
Coyote Robotics Coach & GWCS Math Teacher
lindnergt@gwcommunityschool.com


CLASS OF 2017 GRADUATION...

SENIOR FAMILIES

  • Count Down to Graduation:  Four Months!
    Please visit the GWCS Senior Webpage often to keep track of important info, forms and dates! 
  • Mid-Year Transcripts will be uploaded to Common App by your assigned GWCS college counselor.  If you have colleges that do not use the Common App but they want to receive your mid-year transcript, remember to provide your GWCS college counselor a stamped addressed envelope and any necessary forms!
  • College Acceptances:  Seniors - remember to send Mrs. Sinichko an email with the name of the colleges where you are accepted and details about any scholarships you were offered.

UNDERGRADUATE FAMILIES

  • Volunteers:  Thank you for volunteering!  Task descriptions of your volunteer job will be sent out in March.  (April and May are when graduation preparation really gears up!)  As always, feel free to contact Cheryl Massey, PAC Graduation Chair (contact info below) with questions or for more information.

  • Potential Volunteers:  There are still a few more volunteer spots to fill.  If you want to be part of a great team and a great experience, please contact:       

    Cheryl Massey
    Coyote PAC Graduation Chair
    PAC-Graduation@gwcommunityschool.com

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SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS...

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Interested in getting a taste of college over the summer?

APPLICATION DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING!

SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Visit the GWCS Summer Programs webpage for a running list of some fascinating opportunities for high school students!

If you have participated in a summer college program in the past and you feel it should be added to our list, please send an email with the college name and a link.

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SNACK ATTACK...

The Student Lounge Apple Bowl has been such a hit that we are adding granola bars to the mix. 

SIGN UP today to provide apples or granola bars and you will automatically receive an email reminder two days before your scheduled date. 

This is a simple (and delicious!) way to volunteer and contribute if you are short on time.  

Thank you,  

Linda Campbell
Coyote PAC Volunteer Chair
PAC-Volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GWCS HEXAGON EXTRAVAGANZA...

LIMITED AVAILABILITY - GRAB YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Join Mr. Goldie for an evening of laughter!

WHAT:  Hexagon is a nonprofit organization composed of people whose purpose is to create and stage an original, political, satirical, musical comedy revue each year, both to have fun entertaining and to raise money for local charities. 

WHEN:  Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm  (Theatre at 8:00 pm)

WHERE: Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW,  Washington DC 20016  (map)

COST:  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 (per person) to school made out to GWCS.

DRESS: semi casual (no jeans, no tennis shoes, no t-shirts) 

THE PLAN:   We will leave after school at approximately 4:30 pm, drive downtown, eat dinner together (at Guapo’s on Wisconsin Avenue or something similar), then drive a few blocks to the theatre which begins at 8:00 pm. We should be back at the school around 10:45 pm.  

INFO:  http://www.hexagon.org/

QUESTIONS?  Email Mr. Goldie: goldiera@gwcommunityschool.com

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

 

The student of the week is KELLEY CARLISLE for demonstrating the GWCS value of KINDNESS

Kelley went to great lengths to welcome our newest student to the Robotics program and her team, showing him around, explaining things, and giving him a job to do right away.

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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Feb 27:  Girls Varsity Basketball Championship Game (Woot! Woot!)
Feb 28:  Add/Drop Deadline for 3rd Quarter
Mar 1:  PAC All-Parents Meeting
Mar 3:  Co-Op Data Form Due (all juniors & seniors)
Mar 6:  Last day to purchase Basketball Banquet Ticket
Mar 6:  Girls & Boys Varsity Allstar Games
Mar 9:  100 Days Until Graduation!
Mar 11:  SAT & Subject Tests Proctored at GWCS
Mar 15:  Last Day to Donate to SGA Live Auction
Mar 17:  SGA St. Patrick's Day Live Auction
Mar 20:  Enrollment Contract for 2017-2018 Due
Mar 22:  Rose's Luxury - Food Chemistry Field Trip
Mar 23:  Coffee House
Mar 24:  No School - Student Holiday
Mar 29:  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair at GMU
Mar 31:  Astrophysics NRAO Field Trip

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SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
EMAIL & ONEDRIVE LOGIN: GWCS Microsoft 365
BASKETBALL:  Coyote Basketball Schedules
SCHOLARSHIPS/DONATIONS:  GWCS Foundation
PAC APPLE BOWL:  Sign Up to Contribute
PARENT PORTAL:  School Related Forms & Info  (pw=gwcscoyotes)
PARENTS - COYOTE PAC:  GWCS PAC Webpage 
MICROSOFT OFFICE 365:  GWCS 365 Cloud Info 
COYOTE WEB:  Student's Grades, Attendance and More  
STAFF CONTACT INFO:  GWCS Teacher & Staff Emails & Phone Numbers
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:  GWCS Closings & Delays 
FACEBOOK:  Friend Request Goldie Warden to be added to the GWCS Current Families Group

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