November Newsletter

E.C. Glass High School

IMPORTANT DATES:

November 1st- National Honor Society meeting at 2:30 in the Cafeteria

November 2nd- Make-up picutre day in the Lecture Hall

November 2nd- PSATs

November 4th- Principal’s Coffee at 8am in the Lecture Hall

November 4th- Principal's Cabinet in the Lecture Hall during both lunches

November 5th- Marching Band Competition at Liberty University. ECG band competes at 8:00pm

November 7th-8th - Professional Development (Students DO NOT attend)

November 7th- Touching Bases 4:00pm to 6:00pm

November 8th- Touching Bases 8:00am-10:00am

November 9th- FBLA at 2:30pm in the Lecture Hall

November 11th-12- South Central Senior Regional Orchestra Event

November 14th- 18th- Virginia College Application Week

November 14th- 18th- American Education Week

November 14th-18th- SOL testing re-takes

November 15th- Academic Awards Ceremony at 7:00pm in the Auditorium

November 16th- Get to Know Your Schools Day

November 16th- Spanish Club Meeting at 2:30pm in the Cafeteria

November 16th-19th- Glass Theatre presents “Shooting Stars” at 7:00pm in the Alumni Studio Theatre

November 17th-19th- VMEA Conference & Va. Honor's Choir (Homestead)

November 20th- Hall of Fame Reception- Open house 2pm in the E.C. Glass Hall of Fame

November 21st- FBLA at 2:30pm in the Lecture Hall

November 22nd- Interims go home

November 23rd- 25th- School closed in observance of Thanksgiving

December 1st- SOL testing re-takes

December 2nd- SOL testing re-takes

December 2nd- Principal’s Coffee at 8:00am in the Lecture Hall

December 2nd- Principal's Cabinet in the Lecture Hall during both lunches

December 2nd- Senior Field Trip to the movies

Information from our Testing Coordinator:

  • The week of November 14th we will holding a Writing SOL for any senior still in need of a Writing SOL. Please work with you school counselor to identify your SOL needs.
  • Attention all 10th grade English Students: Did you know that you have access to every writing prompt sample that may appear on your Writing SOL that you take in March. Visit the link below to review every prompt to make sure you are prepared for your Writing SOL. http://www.pen.k12.va.us/testing/sol/standards_docs/english/2010/online_writing/writing_prompts/eoc_writing_prompts.pdf. Work with your English teacher if you have questions about the prompts now so you can be fully prepared.

Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Anisa Hughes represented E.C. Glass and the Commonwealth of Virginia at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts over the summer. Anisa was able to watch live a surgery adn had the oppotunity to question the surgeon in real time. We are very proud of Anisa in her accomplishment of receiving the Awards of Excellence.
The E.C. Glass Choral Department congratulates Miss Caroline Guske for being selected as a Soprano I Delegate to the 2016 Virginia Honors Choir!! This prestigious group is made up of only 130 outstanding senior vocalists from the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, which includes 16 VMEA Districts. Auditions were held at Longwood University on Saturday, October 8th, where each candidate performed a difficult Baroque piece followed by eight measures of sightreading for the judges. An honorable mention goes out to Miss Emily Pawlas, our other Glass candidate, for making the highest Soprano II score in VMEA District VI! The select group of delegates will rehearse for two full days with a guest conductor before being featured on the closing session of the Virginia Music Educator's Association Conference on Saturday, November 19, at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.

2015-2016 Gold Star Teacher Awards

It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2015-2016 recipient of the W!SE Gold Star Teacher Award, Jay Whitacre! To be considered for the Gold Star Award, a teacher must achieve a 93% pass rate in at least one of their classes on either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Test.


Mr. Whitacre has been at ECG since 2001 teaching Cooperative Education before he switched to personal finance. He taught at Pride for a year before that and was at Heritage High School from 1990-2000 where he taught math for the first five years and then started the Cooperative Education program his sixth year there. He now teaches Personal Finance and Internship and does an excellent job working with employers to match students with internships positions. He has a great rapport with his students. Mr. Whitacre’s genuine excitement and passion for his students and school is reflected in his actions each and every day.

We are very proud of Mr. Whitacre for this outstanding achievement!

Mr. Matthews and Mr. Regner

So proud of Mr. Matthews and Mr. Regner for their article in the Lynchburg News and Advance. The article can be found at:

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lynchburg-area-schools-find-civics-lessons-in-presidential-contest/article_ce24f113-946a-5f76-bdcd-00eac7215cbe.html

25th Annual Poetry Contest:

The Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum held its 25th Annual Poetry Contest in honor of Anne Spencer, an American poet who lived in Lynchburg, VA most of her life. The Poetry Contest was held on October 27th in the RS Payne Elementary Auditorium. Fifteen finalists performed their poetry in front of a live audience and was judged on their performance and poetry.


Tom Baker, "A Pine Tree Upon a Battlefield," 12th grade, E.C.Glass, Mrs. Worsham


Peter Woods, "The Richest Season," 12th grade, E.C.Glass, Mrs. Worsham


Kumari Johnson-Ford, "Me'Ma "Grandmother," 9th grade, Fort Hill Community School, Mr. Giambrone


Livy Burnett, "Series of Stanzas Depicting Life at Seventeen," 12th grade, E.C. Glass, Mrs. Worsham

Virginia College Application Week:

NOVEMBER 14th-18th


Virginia College Application Week helps seniors complete the regular decision application process including all college, vocational, and military options. Students will visit the library with English and government classes during the week. Participating schools waive application and transcript fees for ALL students, and some even offer on-site admission decisions! Visit www.applyyourselfva.com for information and links to applications.

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ANNUAL PINK DONOR DINNER:

Fifty-five Football players, decked out in their pink jerseys, came to dinner in the E.C.Glass cafeteria on Wednesday, October 12th. Gretta Ford did most of the decorating, and cheerleaders met the fellows as they walked through the doors to help them connect with their sponsors. Senior Caroline Guske sang and played the guitar beautifully as students and adults mingled. Fifty-five individual sponsors and several major sponsors spent the next couple of hours sharing a delicious meal--prepared by Renee Stephens, John Garretson and the Culinary Arts Department, and getting to know the student-athletes. They shared stories of cancer survival and loss. Since 2014, the E.C.Glass football team has donated $12,500 to the scholarship endowment at the Awareness Garden. Scholarships are awarded to area students (not just E.C.Glass students) who have been affected by cancer or are going into a cancer-related field. Incredibly $5,000 of that donation has come back to two E.C.Glass students the past two years! J.P. and Kay Vaughan concluded the wonderful dinner with a few words of gratitude to the sponsors and to the boys and their coaches.


On Friday October 14, 2016 E.C. Glass H.S. hosted Brookville in the Annual Pink Game. Special thanks to Coach Woody and the team for your participation.

News from the Athletic Director:

This fall we have been off to a strong start! Football is currently 6-3; with one more regular season games to play. Come out and help the Hilltoppers become eligible for playoffs on Friday night at Rustburg. Volleyball celebrated their senior night Tuesday (Oct. 25th). Cross Country hosted the Conference Meet Wednesday (Oct 26th). Field Hockey completed their first season as a varsity sport; which included a game in the first round of conference playoffs. Golf has completed their season as Conference Champions, Region Runner-up and State Champions'. It is the first time in 28 years that golf has brought home the state title.


Monday Nov. 7th will be the start of Winter sports. If interested please follow morning announcements for updates and arrive with your physical and concussion form completed.

2016 VHSL 4A State Golf Champions

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MARCHING BAND COMPETITION: FRANKLIN COUNTY CLASSIC

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Congratulations to the hard working Marching Band members. In the second competition of the year, they again swept all captions, placed first in Group 3A and took home the Grand Champion award over 15 other bands at the Franklin County Classic!