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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

We hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead!

GLOW Academy has been implementing PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) strategies to teach students appropriate behaviors so they can successfully demonstrate respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness. This work has been successful, and this week, we will be elevating this program by recognizing and rewarding students who are meeting our school wide expectations.

This week, students will learn more about how they can be recognized as a Rising Phoenix. In doing so, students will receive Rising Phoenix cards as staff identify examples of our students showing respect, demonstrating responsibility, practicing safety, and being kind to others. If students wish, their names will be included as a part of our morning announcement celebrations and on Fridays 3 Rising Phoenix cards will be drawn from each grade level and students will receive a small reward. Also, in February, we will begin our monthly and quarterly rewards and celebrations for students who do not receive an office referral.

We appreciate the many ways you support our work at GLOW, including partnering with us to promote positive behavior among our students.

Wishing you all a great week ahead,

Kate B. Tayloe



Bus Update

We will keep the routes we used at the end of last week throughout the coming week (through Friday, January 27).

Good News...We expect to be back to a full fleet of buses on Monday, January 30!

On Monday, January 30 we will operate using the routes found HERE. Please check your morning and afternoon bus stops in case your times have been adjusted. Again, these will not begin until Monday, January 30.

Rachael Ray Show

On Thursday, February 9th, the Rachael Ray Show will be on campus filming for a segment about our culinary program and Emeril Lagasse’s support (Emeril will be on campus this day, as well) to run in the spring. The filming will consist of a tour of the school and the naming ceremony of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Culinary Lab.

The Rachael Ray Show requires that a release be signed by anyone who may appear in the filming. Because we are unsure of where the group may tour and which students may be filmed, we are requesting that all parents sign a release for their student(s).

Your student will be bringing hope the release this week. Please sign and have your student return the form to their Leadership Advisory teacher by Friday of this week. Any student who does not have a signed release form will be relocated at the time of filming.

Uniform Collection

As we work to build our collection of uniform pieces in the GLOW Uniform Closet for students in need of temporary uniform solutions, we are partnering with Custom Logoware to offer $1 Custom Logoware coupons for each piece of gently used clothing that is donated to the GLOW Uniform Closet. Uniform pieces that your student has outgrown can be dropped off at the Front Office or donated at our February 2 Curriculum Night.

Cool Women Hot Jobs is BACK!

GLOW Academy is hosting its sixth annual Cool Women Hot Jobs event and we need your help! This signature, whole-school event provides our students exposure to the wide variety of careers in the local community and the VERY cool women (and men) who have them. Please consider joining us as a professional to share your passion for your work and show our students that the 'sky's the limit'.

As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to: - share a day in the life of your career with inquisitive 6th through 12th grade students - learn about the mission and vision of GLOW Academy - network with other local professionals Cool Women Hot Jobs will be hosted at GLOW Academy from 8:30-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th.

Please submit this survey to reserve your spot. There is an opportunity to refer a friend to join as well at the bottom of the survey. Be sure to reach out to Ms. Lexi at with any questions!

Azalea Festival Student Ambassadors

Calling all Juniors & Seniors. The Azalea Festival Committee is looking for Student Ambassadors to serve our community. The festival this year is April 12th-16th. Azalea Ambassadors will be featured throughout the Annual Garden Tour, as well as participating in other Festival Events (the Parade, Art Shows, School Visits, Galas, and More). The deadline to apply to be an has been extended to Monday, January 30th. Please email Ms. Moore by Friday January 27th if you are interested in applying.

Upcoming Financial Aid Webinar Series

As part of Financial Aid Awareness month in February 2023, NCSEAA and CFNC are pleased to bring you the How to Pay for College webinar series.

Students and their families are often confused about how to bridge the gap between family funds, financial aid and the total cost of paying for college. Funding a college education shouldn’t be a mystery. Having a better understanding of the funding landscape can help families build a sound plan so students can focus on their studies.

We will cover all the important topics you need to know to pay for college:

Week 1: How to Pay for College, February 2nd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 2: Scholarships "Ask the Experts" panel, February 9th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 3: FAFSA;s done - show me the money!, February 16th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 4: Comparing financial aid award letters, February 23rd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here


Parents, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) Team is working in January to further educate parents about PBIS and how it is implemented as our Core Behavior Plan at GLOW.

What is PBIS?

PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).

Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.

To learn more, you can find our PBIS Expectations Matrix HERE, as well as our school PBIS posters that are displayed in all settings HERE.

We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.


Driver's Ed Registration

Registration for the spring Driver's Ed sessions will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. It is first come, first serve, so make sure you try to register as early as possible on the 8th.

An email was sent out that contains the Drivers Ed website for your districted high school. This site will give you more Driver's Ed details as well as access to the registration link on Feb. 8th.

Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions.

Book Fair is Back!

Our 2nd Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open Monday, January 30th - Friday, February 3rd!

Not only does the Book Fair raise money for GLOW Academy, it is a celebration for our students, brings our families together, and encourages lifelong learning.

Volunteers are needed throughout the week. Please take a look at shopping hours HERE and sign up for a shift as you are able. Thank You!

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🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here

Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:

Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:

  • fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
  • Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.

Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
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COVID Testing Available

COVID diagnostic testing will be available to students at GLOW for the 2022-23 school year. Online registration must take place before testing can occur (Note: registration from last school year is no longer valid). Please register as soon as possible in anticipation of future testing throughout the school year. Use this link to register Coqui Health Registration for GLOW. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Valerie at



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