March Newsletter

E.C. Glass High School

Important Dates:

February 27th through March 3rd: Intersession (Students do not attend unless invited)

February 27th through March 1st: FAFSA Assistance by Appointment during Intersession (Beacon of Hope)

February 27th: Common Application Workshop for juniors from 9 am to 12 pm

February 28th: SAT Prep from 9 am to 12 pm

February 29th: SAT Prep from 9 am to 12 pm

March 7th: ASVB Testing in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall 7:30 am to 11:30 am

March 7th: National Honor Society Meeting at 2:30 pm in the Cafeteria

March 9th: FBLA Meeting at 2:35 pm in N102

March 10th: Principal’s Coffee in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall 8 am to 9 am

March 10th: Principal’s Cabinet during both lunches in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall

March 10th: Senior Government Newseum Trip

March 11th: SAT testing

March 13th through March 17th: SOL Writing Tests

March 17th: VMEA District VI Choir Assessment in Radford

March 21st: National Spanish Exam in the Library from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

March 22nd: National French Exam in the Library from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

March 22nd: Spanish Club Meeting in the Cafeteria from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

March 24th through March 25th: ECG Forensics Meet in Richmond, VA

March 25th: Mercy Care Dinner in the Cafeteria at 6 pm

March 29th through March 31st: Glass Theatre presents “Disney’s Little Mermaid” at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium

March 31st: End of 3rd Quarter

March 31st: Early Dismissal for students at 11 am

April 1st: Glass Theatre presents “Disney’s Little Mermaid” at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium

April 1st: ACT Prep from 9am to 12pm

Second Chance Breakfast:

On Monday, March 6, E. C. Glass will launch "Second Chance Breakfast", giving all students the opportunity to eat a healthy meal to fuel up for the day. If you didn't have time to eat breakfast in the cafeteria before school, you'll now have a chance to grab a quick meal to take with you to second period class. Second Chance Breakfast is free to students eligible for free and reduced priced meals. The cost of breakfast is $1.25. It's important to know that, since we only have a few minutes, no money will be exchanged during second chance breakfast. You will have to have money on your cafeteria account. In addition to a full Grab and Go Breakfast, we''ll be offering a la carte breakfast items and flavored iced coffee for $2.

SOL Remediation:

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Project Inclusion

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On Tuesday February 14th, Ms. Flaugher sat in a meeting with our recent Project Inclusion students. They were presenting the data they had gathered to begin the process of addressing a concern they see at our school. Before that they shared with Jessica Barger and Ms. Flaugher their thoughts and feelings from their recent trip to Project Inclusion. These are some of the thoughts they shared:

"We had an opportunity to see into each other's lives."

"We all started at the same place and grew together."

"I felt comfortable. We could share any story."

"I know everyone now."

"I loved Project Inclusion."


2016-17 Yearbooks are on sale for

$60 during both lunches!!!!!

Lynchburg City Schools Spotlight:

ECG junior Noah Fretz was recently highlighted by Lynchburg City Schools in our Career Tech Spotlight.

Hi, my name is Noah Fretz, and I am in the Machine Tool program in Lynchburg City Schools. Have you ever wondered how parts are made for machinery or other products you purchase? Do you like creating in a hands-on profession? In this course, I am learning the basics of machine tool operations and have created projects such as metal dice, jewelry, and an impossible puzzle. Currently, a lot of machinist are retiring, leaving a large gap of unfilled positions in the machining trade.

ECG senior Jasmine Richards was recently highlighted by Lynchburg City Schools in our Career Tech Spotlight.

Hi, my name is Jasmine Richards, and I am in the Athletic Training program in Lynchburg City Schools. This program is perfect for someone like me who is interested in sports and medicine. With the high school experience I have gained in the treatment, evaluation, taping, and rehabilitation of athletes, I already have a strong foundation that will directly connect me to my college career in Athletic Training.

State Superintendent Visit:

E. C. Glass High School and Dearington School for Innovation hosted the State Superintendent, Dr. Steve Staples, on Friday February 10th, and showcased their work around LOLET/COLET. A special thanks Dr. Richardson and Mr. Rule, along with their students and staff who worked hard to make this day successful!

Foresnics Team:

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The Glass Forensics Team won the Conference 23 Tournament Wednesday night, Feb 8th. The entire team, 19 students, will all advance to the regional competition on February 25th. Congrats to everyone who competed!

Chorus Department:

EC Glass Choral students blew the roof off George Washington High School in Danville with impressive performances while representing District IV at the Virginia Music Educators Association All-District Choir.

Several EC Glass students will represent EC Glass at the VMEA All-State Choir in April: Emily Pawlas, Sop. II Delegate, Annemarie Guske, Sop. II Delegate, Caroline Guske, Alto II Delegate, Andrew House, Bass I Delegate, Luke Mancari, Bass I Delegate, and Ian Kincaid, Bass I 1st Alternate Delegate.

We Give Because ECG Cares"

"We Give Because ECG Cares" organization was on hand delivering Valentines Day treats to teachers. They had over 100 gift cards along with treats for teachers!

Criminal Justice:

Students in Criminal Justice 1 and 2 spent the morning directing and controlling "traffic" at an "intersection." Students pretended to be drivers waiting to be directed around an accident at an intersection. Each student took their turn as the law enforcement officer directing traffic with hand signals we learned in class. They even wore the vest to go along with it.

Project Launchburg:

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10th graders have left the building. On February 9th, all 10th graders at E.C. Glass and Heritage were able to participate in Project Launchburg, visiting local area colleges. #classof2019


On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Mrs. Rivers's advanced biology students hit the halls to swab the school for bacteria. Students were able to practice using cotton swabs to collect bacteria, transferring it to a petri dish they will observe bacterial growth on Friday

"Hillcity Figures"

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On Thursday Feb 2nd, 2017 E.C.Glass's Equity & Accountability Team ( Ms, Cotrena Liggon & Mrs. Krista Rawls-Fanning) recognized all of our African American Principals in Lynchburg City Schools. This was our big kick off at Glass for Black History Month, honoring our own " Hillcity Figures". These hard working individuals lead this community and our youth everyday. They are positively impacting Lynchburg, and we here at Big Blue want to thank you for being the model we look to, guiding us as we work to meet every child's need to graduation and beyond. You are appreciated.

School Counseling Week:

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The week of February 7th marks an important week for us here at ECG, National School Counseling Week 2017. We are honored to have you all as part of our team! Thanks for all you do!

Mr. E. C. Glass:

The Annual Mr. ECG Show was held on Wednesday, February 1st. As usual, the night was filled with unique talent! Special thanks to the SCA, Mr. Reid, Mr. McClurg, our judges, Ms. Yates, our tech theatre students, and our numerous sponsors for helping to continue this tradition.

Glass Theatre:

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Congratulations to the nineteen Glass Theatre students who spent a weekend at Virginia Tech participating in Virginia Thespians Conference '17. Our student lead production of "Einstein is a Dummy" received thunderous applause from a full house on Friday night and continued garnering praise the rest of the weekend! We were adjudicated by International Thespian/Education Theatre Association representatives and anxiously await their feedback.

Directed by Calvin Keener
Vocal Director & Light Board Operator-- Caroline Guske
Choreographer & Sound Operator -- Alaina Stem
Stage Manager & Spotlight Operator -- Rebekah Lass

Albert Einstein -- Spencer Cohen
Cat -- Marina Pantner
Elsa -- Katie Kauppi
Constantin -- Pierson Blount
Herr Schloppnoppdinkerdonn -- Ethan Snyder
Helga -- Kate Kowalski
Greta -- Fallon Elliott
Mama -- Carson Ferguson
Maja -- Claire Podosek

Kara Brehm
Makayla Harris
Audrey Martin
Claire Harvey
Shelby Miller
Sidney Marshall

E.C. Glass Theatre Artistic Director - Mr. E Tom Harris III
E.C. Glass Theatre Technical Director - Mrs. Tammi Norwood


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Congratulations to the EC Glass students who earned an invitation to participate in the VBODA District VI Honor band, held over the weekend at Cave Spring HS. Students learned and prepared a concert of music in 12 hours of rehearsal over 2 days and did and OUTSTANDING job representing Glass at this event. In 3 weeks, Jackson Hanowitz and Kurt Cox will compete at ALL STATE for one of those coveted spots in the ALL Virginia Honor band! Best of luck to them as they prepare for this upcoming audition.

National History Day:

This past week we had over 300 students get active with the National History Day contest at E.C.Glass. The purpose of National History Day is to engage students and teachers in historical research and 21st century skill development. All 9th - 12th grade students participated in History Day here at E.C. Glass and their projects were on full display in our library (2/16 Thursday-2/17 Friday). Many of our students will be selected to move on and compete at the Region 2000 level competition on Saturday March 18th, 2017 at Central Virginia Community College from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

" History Day has been the vehicle that creates an understanding & appreciation of history while developing the necessary 21st century skills and aptitudes for our diverse student population."

Lynchburg Optimist Club

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The Lynchburg Optimist Club honored 10 local students for positive achievements while enrolled in one of the Career-Technical Education programs in Lynchburg City Schools. Program teachers nominated students who they believe show exceptional dedication, improvement, and/or promise in their chosen fields. These students were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in their respective programs. E.C. Glass honorees included Ms Kylah Kemper-Claytor from Air Force JROTC, Mr Nathan Hansen from Engineering/Architecture, Mr Keller Royer from Criminal Justice, Mr Nick Soratos from Nuclear Technology, Mr Jacob Sandvig from Automotive Technology and Ms Emma Pododel from Athletic Training. The Optimists’ Clubs purposes are to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.The program was sponsored by AREVA NP, Lynchburg. AREVA provides low- carbon power generation solutions in North America and all over the world.

Sports Update:

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The ECG Girls Swim Team traveled to Richmond to participate in the 4A State Swim meet. The girls were competitive, but unfortunately did not make it onto the podium this year.
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Our Boys' and Girls' Basketball teams made it to the Conference Tournament. On Monday February 13th the girls' team traveled to Amherst and the boys' traveled to Charlottesville. Unfortunately both teams lost after hard fought games.
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Work on the new softball locker room is coming along. Great addition for the start of the 2017 season!
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