LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK... May 20 - 28, 2017


NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

  • Graduation Quilt Volunteers Pin & Prep at GWCS beginning at 12:00 pm with Linda Campbell at GWCS (info)

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

  • Seniors Depart for Beach Week - Corolla, NC at 9:00 am from GWCS parking lot

  • Cystic Fibrosis 5K Walk - Community Service Event with Mr. Connelly (info)

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No gym all week!
seniors: beach week
underclaSsmen: Spring Thing 1 & Thing 2
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MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • Seniors at the Beach, Corolla, NC with Ms. Warden, Mr. Pereira & Ms. Shumard
  • Chesapeake Bay Field Station group departs from GWCS at 9:00 am with Ms. Newton
  • Improv Acting - Intensive Workshop with Jack Reda from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at GWCS
  • Colleges that Change Lives - College Fair at Washington Hilton, DC at 7:00 pm (info)

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • Seniors at the Beach, Corolla, NC with Ms. Warden, Mr. Pereira & Ms. Shumard
  • Chesapeake Bay Field Station trip continues with Ms. Newton
  • Improv Acting - Intensive Workshop with Jack Reda from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at GWCS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • Seniors at the Beach, Corolla, NC with Ms. Warden, Mr. Pereira & Ms. Shumard
  • Chesapeake Bay Field Station group returns to GWCS at @ 3:00 pm with Ms. Newton
  • Improv Acting - Intensive Workshop with Jack Reda from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at GWCS

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • Seniors return from the Beach!  Pickup at GWCS at @ 2:00 pm
  • Chesapeake Bay Field Station group will participate in Wakefield Stream Cleanup and Analysis with Ms. Newton from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Improv Acting - Intensive Workshop with Jack Reda from 9:00 am - 3:15 pm at GWCS

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • OBX - Hemlock Adventure Links for all freshmen & sophomores from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
  • Spring Co-Ops for all juniors and seniors

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

  • Graduation Quilt Volunteers Pin & Prep at GWCS beginning at 12:00 pm with Linda Campbell at GWCS (info)

MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017

  • No School - Memorial Day

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LET'S TAKE A WALK... OR RUN TOGETHER!

THIS SUNDAY, May 21st!

GWCS students and families are cordially invited to come and join the Reston 5k Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on Sunday, May 21st at 2:30 pm (check in opens at 1:30 PM) at Brown's Chapel Park. The walk is less than 3 miles and is a lot of fun. After the walk, there is food and hang-out time.

EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:

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

SENIORS AT THE BEACH CAN WALK:

We realize that May 21st is the first day of the Senior Beach trip, so we will be offering a beach trip CF Walk alternative. You will still have to register on TEAM LEWIS, but can walk at the beach with Ms. Warden in support of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 

REGISTER TODAY!

Click on the link below and register with TEAM LEWIS

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT:

Mr. Connelly
connellytp@gwcommunityschool.com

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THE Capsaicin CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 participants SO SIGN UP TODAY!


COLLEGE UPDATE, PLEASE...

Every Senior should CLICK HERE now!  
BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR THE BEACH.


IMPORTANT DATES...

  • May 18:  RSVP Deadline has passed!  If you did not RSVP please contact Ms. Mauney ASAP!
  • May 31:  Memory Board Making Party at GWCS (sign up)
  • June 12:  Graduation Speeches are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 12:  Memory Boards are due - turn in to Ms. Mauney
  • June 15:  Graduation Rehearsal at Masonic Temple
  • June 17:  Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

SENIORS ONLY...

VOTE FOR THE GWCS
CLASS OF 2017
SENIOR SONG

Thank you for all your senior song suggestions.  Your options have been narrowed down to the TOP FIVE songs.  Please VOTE HERE by ranking in order of preference.  SENIORS ONLY!
(Survey will close Tuesday, May 30th at 4:00 pm.)

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GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS... 

Everything is lined up for a great day at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, June 17, 2017!   Our team of 35 parent volunteers (and soon many student volunteers) are working hard!

We are on schedule and in our final push to order/ pre-order all supplies and services by May 26th.

REIMBURSEMENTS:

Remember to send your reimbursement requests and receipts as soon as possible to Julia O'Grady, PAC Graduation Treasurerat jogkog@msn.com

Volunteers needed:

We are still looking for volunteers to help with clean-up from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the temple. Please contact Cheryl Massey as soon as possible if you can help us out!

CONTACT:

Cheryl Massey
PAC Graduation Chair
pac-graduation@gwcommunityschool.com  

If you don’t have a part yet in this fun and memorable event, there’s still a place for you.  

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GWCS PROM...

Date:  Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Who:  All GWCS students!

Theme:  Indiana Jones

Tickets:  For sale at the school store during lunch (checks payable to GWCS)

  • $25 (current price)
  • $30 (May 30-June 2)
  • $35 (at the door)

Location:  Landings Community Center, Burke Centre (map)

Guest:  Form for Non-GWCS Students (form)

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GSA CAR WASH FUNDRAISER...

Volunteer to wash cars and earn up to FOUR HOURS of community service and have fun in the process!

Everyone should stop by to get their car washed and donate to a worthy cause - The Wanda Alston Foundation


FINALS WEEK AT GWCS...

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm (no gym)

Click to view full GWCS final exam week schedule.

Click to view full GWCS final exam week schedule.


HUNGRY, HUNGRY KIDDOS...

Parents!  Let's finish out the school year strong and keep our students energized with apples and granola bars.  The bowls are filled in the morning, and our kids devour the snacks by the afternoon.   Please SIGN UP HERE to donate apples and granola bars.  It's a great and easy way to contribute if you're short on time (especially with Giant around the corner).  Thanks to all the parents who have contributed so far this year!

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The student of the week is LUKE HEILMAN for demonstrating the GWCS value of INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY .

Since the beginning of the year, Luke has been steadily teaching himself to play the bass guitar before school, during lunch, and after school on one of GWCS' many donated instruments. Intellectual curiosity is about following your passions where they lead, and when you hear the bass from Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" or Green Day's "Longview" coming from the couches, you know Luke is following his.     

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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Performance Night...

Thank you for a very entertaining, dramatic and enjoyable evening!  GWCS Performance Night, on Wednesday, May 17th, included music and theatrical drama.  Musical performances provided by Evelyn, Darkopap (Mr. Torres & Brian ) and Dr. Garon.  Incredible theatrical performances in the one-act-play - The Man with the Flower in His Mouth - by Brian, Nick and Delia! Special thanks to Mr. Goldie for his direction and time, to Gabby for all of her backstage efforts, and to the audience for showing up and singing "We'll Meet Again" as the finale.

May 27:  Graduation Quilt Pin & Sew
May 29:  No School - Memorial Day
May 30:  Softball Game vs. The New School (A)
May 30:  Capsin Challenge
May 30:  GWCS Foundation Meeting
May 31:  Softball Game vs. Chelsea (A)
May 31:  Graduation Memory Board Making Party (how to)
June 3:  SAT & Subject Tests
June 3:  GSA Car Wash
June 3:  Prom - Indiana Jones (*NEW DATE!*)
June 4:  Lake Accotink Cardboard Boat Regatta (info)
June 9:  OBX - Canoe Trip
June 10:  GSA Capital Pride Parade
June 12 - 16:  Final Exams (schedule)
June 12:  Senior Memory Boards Due
June 12:  Senior Speeches Due
June 15:  Graduation Rehearsal
June 16:  Last Day of School - End of Year BBQ
June 17:  GWCS Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

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