LOOKING AT NEXT WEEK: September 17 - 25, 2016


STUDENT OF THE WEEK...

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

Joey can be seen and heard giving thoughtful suggestions and sagacious advise to, well, just about anyone.  If you need tips for getting through a school day with a positive attitude, Joey is your guy.  He was last seen volunteering to take freshmen (who had never been off campus before) out to lunch to show them the lay of the land!

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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NEXT WEEK AT GWCS...

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

  • 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 22, 2016

  • 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
  • Back-to-School Night for parents from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

  • Improv Elective with Mr. Goldie from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

  • Robotics Workshop with Mr. Lindner from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm at VCU School of Engineering in Richmond, VA (info) (map)
  • Astronomy for Everyone with Dr. Cox at Sky Meadows State Park from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (info)

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2016 GWCS FALL TRIP...

Sixth Annual GWCS Shakespeare Trip to Staunton, Virginia

READ ALL ABOUT IT!  2016-2017 Trip Details and Agenda

WHO:  Interested GWCS students and staff

WHAT:  Weekend of Shakespeare Theatre  

  • Henry VI part 2 (The Rise of Queen Margaret)
  • Twelfth Night
  • Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
  • King Lear

WHEN:  October 28 - 30, 2016

COST:  $725 (all inclusive - transportation, hotel, food & ice cream - every night after the Theatre!)

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Stonewall Jackson Hotel (info)

QUESTIONS?  Contact Mr. Goldie at goldiera@gwcommunityschool.com

PREVIEW:  2014 GWCS Shakespeare Trip News Blurb

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PAC PAW PRINTS...

Coyote PAC is a GWCS program designed to more formally incorporate the wealth of parental resources and talents that are so obviously abundant in our community.   PAC Paw Prints is a section of the weekly newsletter where you can catch-up on all PAC related news and events.

STUDENT LOUNGE APPLE BOWL

(NOW THRU TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR)

Click on apples to sign-up to send in a bag!

Click on apples to sign-up to send in a bag!

Apple Donations Needed for the Student Lounge Apple Bowl

Yes, the apple bowl tradition continues!  Parents are invited to help keep the apple bowl full of apples for the students to munch on during the day.  If you're interested in contributing, please click here to signup to donate a bag of apples.  When you, or your child brings your apples to school - put them in the blue bowl in the sofa area.  If the bowl is full, put them in the designated "apple drawer" in the refrigerator.

Thank You!

Linda Campbell, PAC Volunteer Chair
pac-volunteer@gwcommunityschool.com

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Robot Reveal...

Saturday, September 9, 2016

The 2016-2017 Robotic season is officially underway!  With Mr. Lindner bravely leading another team of eager, robot builders into robot battle, the first party was a huge success!

F.I.R.S.T., the robotics competition organizing body keeps the new season a secret until noon on the first Saturday of the school year!  This year eighteen students and an impressive collection of parents all convened in the LGIR (movie room) at GWCS to watch the “reveal” together in real time.  This year the robots that are created in Dr. Linderstein’s laboratory will have to possess a great number of skills.  They will have to move objects, lift objects, push buttons, place objects in goals, and (for extra points) throw a giant rubber ball onto a platform six feet over their ‘heads!’

It promises to be a challenging and exciting season!  If you missed the reveal party, it is not too late to join robotics.  See Mr. Lindner for details.  We’ll see everybody else at the upcoming tournaments! ~RAG

To see more photos go to the Robot Reveal News Blurb.

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FUTURE EVENTS...

Refer to GWCS online calendar for details.

Sept 26: Add/Drop Deadline
Sept 27:  Flag Football Game @ Chelsea
Oct 1: SAT & Subject Tests
Oct 1:  NOVAC Star Gaze
Oct 3: No School - Rosh Hashana
Oct 4: No School - Rosh Hashana
Oct 6 & 7:  GWCS College Conferences
Oct 8:  Walk for PAWS
Oct 10: No School - Columbus Day
Oct 11:  Flag Football Game @ Kingsbury
Oct 12: No School - Yom Kippur
Oct 13:  PAC Parents' Meeting
Oct 14 & 15: Junior Gettysburg Trip
Oct 15:  Accotink Watershed Cleanup
Oct 16:  FCPS College Fair
Oct 17:  FCPS College Info Night
Oct 18:  Flag Football Game @ Basis
Oct 19-21:  Senior Essay Writing Retreat
Oct 28-30:  Staunton Shakespeare Fall Trip
 

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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
PAC APPLE BOWL:  Sign-up to Contribute
PARENT PORTAL:  School Related Forms & Info  
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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