In Focus @ GWA
A news bulletin for the families of George Walton Academy
Key Deadlines & Dates
- V Volleyball Senior Night: TONIGHT @ 6 p.m.
- V Football at Mt. Vernon: Sept. 24 @ 4:15 p.m.
- V Softball Senior Night: Sept. 27 @ 4:30 p.m.
- Homecoming Week: Oct. 4 - 8
- Early Dismissal: Oct. 8 - all grades, see below
- Homecoming Dance: Oct. 9
- Dawgs Unleashed Golf: Oct. 11
- Dawgs Unleashed Tennis: Oct. 12
- Dawgs Unleashed 5K & Fun Run: Oct. 16
- Yearbook Picture Make Up Day: Oct. 26
Guaranteed T-shirt Deadline is TODAY!
Where We Live
GWA Hosts College Fair
GWA hosted the Walton County Probe College Fair today in the Nicholson Center. Five local high schools brought juniors and seniors to our campus to interact with admission representatives from 70 colleges and universities. Students inquired about schools' entrance requirements, campus traditions, and program opportunities. It was great to see students engaged and exploring future opportunities.
This year's pink out was greeted with so much spirit and support. Thank you to all who went pink for cancer awareness! A portion of the sale proceeds from the pink out t-shirt, pink pom poms, pink hair bows, and pink glitter ribbon tattoos, a portion of each sale was donated to George Walton Cure Dawgs. Christie Johnson (Dawg Shop) is ecstatic to announce that we raised $4,200!
What is Cure Dawgs?
In 2006, a group of George Walton Academy teachers, staff, and moms, came together to form George Walton Academy Cure Dawgs. Their mission was to raise awareness and to lend support to GWA family members whose lives had been touched by cancer. A few years later, the Cure Dawgs mission expanded to include GWA families that have been touched by life threatening illnesses and diseases. At that time the Cure Dawgs began a scholarship fund to support a graduate whose life has been touched or changed by any of the events.
Thank you GWA for your incredible support!
New Afterschool Bells Class
WHO: Mrs. Dyer is the instructor
AGES: K3, K4, K5 & 1st grade students at GWA
WHAT: Resonator Bells and Prodigies curriculum, 8 weeks course
WHEN: Tuesdays in October and November (except Thanksgiving Break)
WHERE: Mrs. Dyer’s music room (Mrs. Dyer will pick children up in
after care and will escort them to and from her room).
COST: $70 per month (includes class use of bells and materials)
ADDITIONAL INFO: Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 students. FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Mrs. Debbie Dyer email@example.com
-To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and send a check made out to GWA to the attention of Stacy May. Put “Bells Class” in the memo.
Bring Your Bible to School Day is October 7
Early Kickoff for the Bulldogs
Strike a Pose
Bulldogs Perform at JSU
This past weekend, GWA had 12 of our GWA marching band students attend this year's Jacksonville State official Marching Southerners Band Day. This event was held during the JSU football game at their home stadium in Jacksonville, Alabama.
There were over 1,600 band students from all over Alabama and Georgia that came together with the 500 member JSU Marching Southerners and practiced four songs with the group and got to perform with them at halftime. It was a super fun and amazing experience for our students and the crowd! There were over 2,200 people on one field for a fantastic performance.
We presently have two of our former GWA students attending JSU and they both are members of the JSU Marching Southerners. Brody Lindsey ‘20 and Madison Smith ‘21 were both there on full music and leadership scholarships. We are so proud of them and were in absolute awe of their performance and the chance for our kids to perform with them this past Saturday.