LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: March 18 - 24, 2017


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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

  • Robotics FTC Eastern Super-Regional Competition with Mr. Lindner in Scranton, PA (info).  Watch Team 965's robot in action on Saturday and Sunday via the Live Stream at: http://new.livestream.com/ESR-Hopper

When to watch:  Saturday, March 18:  GWCS will be competing between 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 5:15 pm.  Sunday, March 19:  GWCS will be competing between 8:30 am - 9:30 am (and hopefully afterwards as well) on Sunday.  We won’t be in every match, but all our matches will be during those time frames.  Watch for Team 965, The League of Incompetent Gentlemen!  Cheer them on from afar!

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

  • Robotics Super Regional Championship with Mr. Lindner in Scranton, PA (info)
  • Honey Tasting Experience (Auction Event) with Ms. Newton at GWCS from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  (a few spots left!)

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017

  • GWCS 2017-2018 Enrollment Contracts Due  (info)
  • AP Exam Orders Due (info)
  • Softball Begins (info)
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm: Sea Biscuit
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

  • Fantasy Baseball Club Interest Meeting in Mr.Fedinatz's classroom from 2:40 pm- 3:15 pm (info)
  • Theatre Rehearsal with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

  • Ham & Cheese Paninis for Sale for $3 during lunch - made and sold by Mr. Torres' Advisory
  • Howler Newspaper Meeting during lunch in Mr. Pereira's classroom
  • Food Chemistry Field Trip to Jaleo in Crystal City with Ms. Newton from 3:50 pm - 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017

  • GSA Meeting during lunch with Anne & Mr. Pereira - all are welcome!
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  • Senior Cap & Gown Measurements will be taken from 1:30 pm - 3:15 pm by PAC Graduation Volunteers: Debbie & Doug Fuller
  • 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, MARCH 24, 2017

  • No School - Student Holiday
  • Staff Inservice at GWCS from 9:00 am - 2:15pm

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AUCTION ITEM #705

Honey Tasting Experience with Ms. Newton

Sunday, March 19th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GW Community School cafe

On Sunday, our wonderful science teacher and apiarist, Ms. Amanda Rose Newton, will lead a culinary experience in Honey. Did you 'Buy-a-Spot' for this event on the PAC online auction?  If not, but you are interested - there might be a spot left for you.  Participants will enjoy tasting food pairings with various honey collected from Ms. Newton's own bees. Buckwheat, clover, sage, poplar, and wildflower... for example.  Participants will learn how honey can enhance flavor in cooking, while gaining an education on bee keeping, our natural environment, and even some health benefits.  Participants will also receive a honey bear to take home to extend their experience.

At the time the newsletter was published, there were 11 spots purchased and 4 spots still available for purchase for $50/each for Ms. Newton's Honey Tasting Experience.  If interested, contact Deiadre Rauch at 571-422-8935 before 5:00 pm Saturday, March 18th.  

PLEASE, No drop-ins.  Only attend if you purchased a spot in advance.  

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2017-2018 GWCS ENROLLMENT...

In February, GWCS Enrollment Contracts for the 2017-2018 school year were mailed home to all underclassmen families with a due date of Monday, March 20th.  For your convenience, the contents of this mailing are linked below:

Other places you can find this information:  Parent Portal Page and Email sent in February.

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SPRING AND OF COURSE, SOFTBALL!

Last season was the GWCS inaugural softball season, and a successful season on all levels. Students who never played softball before were integral players on our team. We truly had fun, won some games, enjoyed some ice cream and pizza post-game, and most importantly, built relationships and memories with our peers.

Monday, March 20th we will meet in the gym for our first practice. All are welcome and will have a week to decide if they want to join softball for the season.

Practices: M-F 7:55 am - 8:40 am: Any inclement weather including temps below 40 we will practice in the gym otherwise we will be out on the soccer field. Come on spring!

What to Bring: Glove and good attitude

Season: Mr. Goldie is scheduling between 7-12 games for us this season, hopefully with a few home games (inside Fairfax County).

Coach Shumard and I are really looking forward to our second season and coaching a great group of kids. Let us have some fun, learn some new skills, and become a team. See you Monday.

Coach Fedinatz
fedinatzgs@gwcommunityschool.com

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IF YOU ARE TAKING AN AP CLASS...

IT IS TIME TO ORDER AP EXAMS! 

If you are enrolled in an AP class and plan on taking the AP exam, please complete the AP Exam Order Form and return it with payment to Ms. Mauney by Monday, March 20th.  If you are not currently enrolled in an AP class but would like to take an AP exam in any subject, please complete the form accordingly. 

SCHEDULED 2017 AP EXAM DATES
FOR GWCS AP CLASSES:

  • Thursday, May 4th
    AP Government & Politics
    8:00 am
     
  • Friday, May 5th
    AP US History
    8:00 am
     
  • Friday, May 5th
    AP Computer Science Principles
    12:00 pm
     
  • Tuesday, May 9th
    AP Calculus AB
    8:00 am

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A NEW GWCS CLUB:  FANTASY BASEBALL...

First Meeting:  Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:  Workaround 2:40 pm - 3:15 pm

Hello GWCS students and staff,

Have you ever been interested in fantasy baseball or maybe you have played before? Come join me, Mr. F., in my classroom on Tuesday, March 21st during Workaround for our initial meeting. We will create a head to head (H2H) category weekly league on ESPN. An auto draft is set for Monday, March 27th.  The next meeting on Tuesday, March 28th we will discuss our teams and set our lineups for the first week.  Weeks run Monday through Sunday. This is all for fun, and of course free. We can have up to 20 teams so if you have any interest, please come to my room on Tuesday.
SEE YOU THEN!   

http://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/

Mr. Fedinatz
fedinatzgs@gwcommunityschool.com

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WHAT WILL OUR JUNIORS & SENIORS BE DOING ON FRIDAYS, 4TH QUARTER?

What’s a Co-Op?

Each spring, GWCS high school juniors and seniors take part in an experiential learning program that introduces them to possible career paths, fosters academic interests, and offers meaningful, first-hand work-based experiences.

Every Friday from April 21-June 9 our students will go to their “jobs” rather than school.

Co-Ops provide meaningful, hands-on learning encounters for our students, enabling them to gain real-world experiences.  Our students gain exposure to a professional atmosphere and through their experiences get a sense of a specific field of interest BEFORE heading off to college.

Our goal for our students is for them to have a positive experience, learn something about themselves, and attain problem solving skills.  It’s not so much about figuring out what they are going to do for the rest of their life, it’s more about getting a taste of the real world, uncover their strengths (and weaknesses) and know that their contributions are valuable.

Spring 2017 - Where will our students go?

Here are a few of our confirmed hosts for this spring’s program:

  • River Bend Nature Center
  • Children’s Science Center
  • Udvar Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space
  • Mix Masters Pro Studios
  • George Mason University Robotics
  • George Mason University Observatory
  • Sunrise Senior Center
  • Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, District Office
  • Columbia Elementary School, PE Instruction
  • Vienna Elementary School, 3rd Grade Instruction
  • George Mason Elementary School, ESL Instruction
  • Hidden Pond Nature Center
  • Whitehall Organic Farm

How You Can Help:

We are still looking for a few opportunities for our students. If you or someone you know may be able to sponsor one of our students, we are currently looking for Co-Ops in the following areas:

  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Spa Services
  • Nursing
  • Computer and administrative work
  • Law Enforcement
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CONTACT:

Reach out to our Co-Op Coordinator, Kristen Stombres, at stombreskl@gwcommunityschool.com with your lead.

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The student of the week is CHRISTIAN BOWMAN for demonstrating the GWCS value of INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY.

Christian has been a pleasure to have in class since he joined GWCS back in February.  He is always ready for class, he is always eager to learn, and he loves when he is given any assignment described as ‘a challenge.’  Christian pursues answers beyond the classroom, works on geometry proofs that were not assigned, and completes every assignment with pride and pleasure.  Christian never has to worry about where the bar is being set—he is planning to exceed that level anyway!   ~Mr. Goldie

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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Mar 28:  Coffee Talk with Ms. Warden at Swiss Bakery
Mar 29:  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair at GMU (map)
Mar 31:  Hexagon
Mar 31-Apr2:  Astrophysics NRAO Field Trip
Apr 1:  Watershed Cleanup Community Service Event (info)
Apr 1:  Gourmet French Dinner - Auction Event
Apr 4:  Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Apr 6:  Co-Op Training (all juniors & seniors)
Apr 7:  Last Day of 3rd Quarter
Apr 8-15:  Spring Trip to Italy
Apr 8-17:  No School - Spring Break
Apr 21:  Co-Ops Begin
Apr 21:  OBX Begins (CPR Training)
Apr 27:  Coffeehouse (tentative date)
Apr 28:  Co-Ops - all GWCS juniors & seniors
Apr 28:  OBX - all GWCS freshmen and sophomores
Apr 30:  French Country Cooking Class at Culinaria - Auction Event

 

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SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
EMAIL & ONEDRIVE LOGIN: GWCS Microsoft 365
SENIORS:  GWCS Senior College and Graduation Info Webpage
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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