LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK:
September 12 - 17, 2016

STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

Each week GWCS teachers nominate a student who has demonstrated a GWCS value that week during school.   And, every Friday, we start the newsletter off announcing who was nominated as Student of the Week.  Instead of selecting a Student of the Week this week, we just wanted to start the year of by sharing our school values with everyone. On the first day of school, as students entered the cafe, they were asked to select a 'value label' that they most identified with and placed the label on their shirt.  Next they found other students and staff who wore the same label and grouped together.  Ms. Warden then asked the various groups to give examples of how they could represent their value while at school.  Listening to everyone confidently share their intentions of how they will contribute to our community this year was inspirational and energizing and the perfect way to start this new school year.  

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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

  • Robotics Kickoff & Game Reveal at GWCS with Mr. Lindner from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm (FIRST Tech Challenge Info)
  • Robotics Parent Meeting with Mr. Lindner from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Monday, September 12, 2016

  • History in Movies Elective with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 5:50 pm? (Gladiator)
  • Staff Meeting from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

  • Camping Permission Forms Due - all freshmen, sophomores and SGA
  • Food Chemistry Elective with Ms. Newton from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Soccer Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • New Parents Coffee at The Swiss Bakery at 8:15 am (map)
  • Robotics Elective with Mr. Lindner from 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Music Club with Mr. Torres from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Anime Club with Ciara O'Brien from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Improv Elective with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Camping Trip Departs at 3:15 pm - all freshmen, sophomores and SGA
  • Wakefield Run Stream Monitoring with Ms. Newton and Dr. G. from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Camping Trip Pick-Up at Burke Lake Camp Store at 9:00 am

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THE FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL...


ELECTIVES & CLUBS...

During orientation week, students learned about all of the different 7th period electives and clubs.  Please take a look at the descriptions as well as what days and times they are offered.  Some students have already submitted their signup sheet.  All students are welcome to sample the electives and clubs next week to decide whether or not they are interested.  Please turn in your signup sheet by Friday afternoon, September 16th.  If you sign up for something and change your mind, please let us know by sending and email to Mrs. Sinichko at sinichkocm@gwcommunityschool.com.
 

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SUMMER EVENTS...

Thank you to all the teachers, students, parents and siblings who participated in one or more of our summer events!  As you can see, good times were had by all:

2016 Summer Events:  Movie Marathons, Nat's Game, Yearbook Signing Party and BBQ, Chincoteague Bay Field Station Trip, Common Book Discussions, and the annual Bowling Bash!

Click Here to read the GWCS News blurb about Ms. Newton's Chincoteage trip and to view more photos!

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FUTURE EVENTS...

Sept 22: Back-to-School Night (Parents)
Sept 24: Robotics Kickoff
Sept 24:  Astronomy for Everyone
Sept 26: Add/Drop Deadline
Oct 1: SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 1:  NOVAC Star Gaze
Oct 3: No School - Rosh Hashana
Oct 4: No School - Rosh Hashana
Oct 10: No School - Columbus Day
Oct 12: No School - Yom Kippur
Oct 14 & 15: Junior Gettysburg Trip
Oct 15:  Accotink Watershed Cleanup

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HELPFUL SCHOOL LINKS...

SCHOOL EVENTS:  GWCS Online Calendar
OFF-SITE EMAIL: GWCS Microsoft 365
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 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 

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