The GMHS Hitching Post

George Mason High School Newsletter - 01/08/2020

Welcome To the Team

Dear Mustang Families,


Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Maria Sneed who will be joining us as our Interim Assistant Principal for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Sneed comes to us with thirty years of experience as an educator. She began her career as a Spanish teacher and transitioned into an Assistant Principal at Herndon High School in Fairfax County before retiring last year.


We would also like to welcome Patrick Garland, our new Special Education teacher. Patrick comes to us with 20 years of educational experience.


We are fortunate to have such talented and knowledgeable leaders in the building. Welcome to the Mustang Herd!


Sincerely,

Team Mason


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GMHS PARENTS: YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED FOR MUSTANG CAREER SHADOW DAY!


The plan is for all seniors to spend a day in a professional workplace for Career Shadowing Experience.


This is a new program and we are in need of workplaces willing to host students. Can your workplace participate?


Date:Monday, January 27

Time: during school hours (8:00 am - 3:00 pm), but flexible if your workplace operates at different times.


You can host a single student, or a small group, allowing them to experience a day at work. All kinds of work is needed - whether it's an office, lab, hospital, restaurant, gym, retail, spa, school or other worksite.


Please complete this form to sign up by Monday, January 13.


Thank you for your attention to this!


Marybeth Connelly

Business and Community Partnerships Falls Church City Public Schools

office: 703-248-5691 cell: 703-403-7597

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DATES TO REMEMBER

January 14

Standard-Based Grading Parent Session

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Library

Core Curriculum Information Night

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Mustang Cafe


January 15

Course Selection Fair

Wild Horse Wednesday


January 17

Professional Day for Teachers

No School for Students


January 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Holiday


January 23

Standard-Based Grading Parent Session

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Library


January 28

IB Information Session

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Mustang Cafe


January 29

Early Release

12:10 p.m. - Dismissal


January 30

Report Card Grades Available in

PowerSchool and Schoology



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UNDERSTANDING STANDARDS-BASED GRADING THROUGH SCHOOLOGY AT GMHS

Please join us for a short presentation about how to use Schoology to see student progress in Standards-Based Grading classes at George Mason High School.


**Tuesday, January 14, 6-7 p.m. - Library

Thursday, January 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Library


**This session will run prior to our Core Curriculum Night.


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ARLINGTON CAREER CENTER PROSPECTIVE STUDENT VISIT

Thursday, January 23, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Is your child interested in taking a class at the Arlington Career Center? The ACC offers a variety of career and technical (CTE) courses such as Air Force JROTC, Auto Tech, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Culinary Arts & Sciences, Early Childhood Education and many others. For a complete list visit https://careercenter.apsva.us/career-technical-education-cte/cte/. Prospective students are invited to attend a visit to the ACC on January 23, 2020. Have your student submit a field trip release form ACC Field Trip Release Form by Thursday, January 16, 2020, to Mr. Serensits, Assistant Principal. Please email Mr. Serensits with any questions at dserensitis@fccps.org.


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Be A Force For Change Mural

BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE -- WORLD AIDS DAY 1998

Over the course of this school year, local artwork found in the hallways of GM will be published in our GMHS Hitching Post. Artist names will be acknowledged if available.


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SATURDAY LEARNING LOUNGE

Does your student need a tutor or a quiet place to study? Check out the link below:


Saturday Learning Lounge

FCCPS PARENT UNIVERSITY


Keep Calm and Check Parent University


Did you know that FCCPS has a resource for parents that pulls together all of the parent education opportunities across the schools? Anything that helps parents get smarter about school and parenting is included in Parent University.

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PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER

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