LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK... May 27 - June 4, 2017


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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

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

TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

  • Fantasy Baseball with Mr. Fedinatz  during Workaround
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm:  Miracle
  • Capsaicin Challenge with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (info)
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. The New School (Away at Thaiss Park) from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (map)
  • GWCS Foundation Meeting at GWCS from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Coyote Robotics Parent Meeting at GWCS with Mr. Lindner from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

  • Senior Memory Board Making Party at GWCS with Mrs. Morgan from 2:40 pm - 6:00 pm (sign up)
  • Food Chemistry with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. Chelsea (Away) from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (map)

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017

  • GSA Meeting during lunch in Mr. Pereira's classroom from 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
  • History in Movies with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm:  Eddie the Eagle
  • Anime Club in Mr. Fedinatz's classroom with Ciara from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Softball Game:  GWCS vs. Kingsbury (Home) from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (map)

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

  • No Gym!
  • OBX - Coyote Day at GWCS for all freshmen & sophomores from 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
  • Spring Co-Ops for all juniors and seniors
  • Food Chemistry Bonus with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

  • SAT & Subject Tests proctored at GWCS by Ms. Newton from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • GSA Car Wash Fundraiser at Exxon Mobile from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (info)
  • GWCS PROM at the Landings Community Center in Burke from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm (info)

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

  • Cardboard Boat Regatta at Lake Accotink - Come out and cheer on Dr. Cox's Honors Physics students as they race their cardboard boat in the regatta!  Races begin at 11:00 am.  This is an annual Honors Physics tradition.  Read about the 2015 GWCS team HERE.   (regatta info)

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THE CAPSAICIN CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS SO SIGN UP TODAY!


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

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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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ACTION ITEMS - SENIORS ONLY...

#1 - COLLEGE UPDATE, PLEASE...

UPDATE GWCS
ON YOUR FUTURE PLANS
CLICK HERE NOW!

Unless you completed the college update/future plans survey before going to the beach, please click on the link above and fill us in on the latest!

#2 - SENIORS class song...

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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#3 - MEMORY BOARD MAKING PARTY...

The  last Memory Board Party for seniors and their parents is this coming Wednesday , May 31st, from 2:40 pm – 6:00 pm  (during workaround and after school). Don't miss this chance to have a fun get-together sharing memories and pictures with other senior parents and seniors!

Melissa Morgan, Memory Board expert extraordinaire will be there to provide inspiration, tools, and supplies to help bring this all-important project to completion. 

Things you can bring to school on 5/31 for the party:

  • shoeboxes of photos and memorabilia that reflect the personality, interests, accomplishments or anything else you wish to highlight about the senior
  • a tri-fold science project type stand-alone board (36"x 44" available at craft stores)
  • any other supplies you have and may want to use

 Please RSVP on the sign up genius link by Tuesday, 5/30, whether or not you are able to attend, so we can plan for you. See you then and there.

Melissa Morgan
Memory Board Chair
Parent of 2016 Senior and 2018 senior-to-be! 
melissamorgan@live.com 

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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 (graduates & quilt givers)
  • June 17:  Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony & Reception


GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS... 

Three weeks to go!

Thank you for all you are doing to ensure that the 2017 graduation is a success!

FOLLOW-UP:

Please be sure that all orders, reservations, and pre-orders are in, and that you have everything ready and lined up for graduation day.   

REIMBURSEMENTS:

Email all reimbursements and receipts as soon as possible to Julia O'Grady, PAC Graduation Treasurerat jogkog@msn.com.  

LOGISTICS:

Graduation Day logistical information will be emailed soon.  If you have any questions about your task please ask your committee chair or Cheryl Massey. 

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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FINALS WEEK AT GWCS...

MONDAY, JUNE 12 - FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (NO GYM)

Please read over the final exam schedule carefully.  Know where you need to be on each day, where you should not be, what to bring with you, and how to inform school if you will not be present.


EMPTY BOWLS...

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 this week is ANNIE SYERS for demonstrating the GWCS value of INVESTMENT. 

The week of ‘Spring Things’ is a week of opportunity for many students to step out of their comfort zones, face new challenges, and demonstrate their school values.  Many of them did, but none seemed to stand out and distinguish themselves as Annie did!  In front of one third of the school, Annie volunteered without hesitation for game after game after game.  She rose to every challenge.  Then, when the other students returned from their trips, Annie eagerly encouraged all of them to stay to watch the improv show on Thursday afternoon.  Great job Annie!

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SPRING THINGS!

GWCS students were off in every direction this past week -- improvising, researching or beaching! Below are the three groups.  Details and lots more photos to come later.     Click images to expand.  

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 (click here to contribute)
June 17:  GWCS Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony & Reception

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