October Newsletter

E.C. Glass High School

Important Dates:

  • May 1st – May 12th: AP testing in the Auxiliary Gym
  • May 9th: Spring Chorus Concert at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium
  • May 11th: Band Spring Concert at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
  • May 13th: Saturday Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am)
  • May 13th: JROTC Awards Banquet in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
  • May 15th: 4th Quarter Interims go home
  • May 18th: Blood Drive from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Aux. Gym
  • May 24th through May 27th: Glass Theatre presents “Lend Me a Tenor” at 7:00 pm in the Alumni Studio
  • May 26th: School Closed (Students and Staff do not attend)
  • May 27th: Mercy Care Yard Sale from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Cafeteria
  • May 29th: School Closed (Students and Staff do not attend) in observation of Memorial Day
  • May 30th: Senior Awards Ceremony at 8:00 am in the Auditorium
  • June 3rd: SAT Testing

News from our SOL Coordinator:

Dear ECG Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The upcoming Spring 2017 SOL Testing Administration will soon begin. The SOL testing window is from May 5th - June 1st with expedited testing being on specific dates. Please help to make sure to schedule any doctor’s appointments on alternate days aside from the school testing dates. Students have worked very hard to prepare for testing and it is always ideal when students can test on the initial scheduled testing day with their peers. With SOL testing being linked to student graduation, we reach out to you to help support our students in being in attendance on SOL testing dates.

Students will need to be present and in their classroom by 7:35 AM each day. If a student is late when testing begins, he/she will take their test on a make-up day. If a student leaves a testing site after beginning a test, their test will be stopped and cannot be restarted or re-administered.

***Electronic Device Policy: VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) and Lynchburg City Schools have an electronic device policy to be followed during SOL testing. To maintain test security, the possession of cell phones and mobile connection devices in the testing site is prohibited. If a student is discovered with a prohibited electronic device in a testing site, the student’s test will be stopped, the device will be confiscated, and the student will be removed from the test environment. Having an electronic device in a testing site will result in a score of “0” on the test. Please speak with your child in reference to this policy.

Other testing tips:

  1. Make sure your student(s) get a full night’s rest the night before testing.
  2. Ensure your student(s) eats breakfast and complete any self-care procedures prior to testing.
  3. Assist students now with review of any notes or previous test materials from this year.
  4. Access uploaded notes from one source: https://padlet.com/bucklewke/ecgsolreview
  5. Remind your student(s) about leaving any phones or electronic devices home or in their locker before coming to school.
  6. Support your student(s) in being on time to school...5 minutes late is still late.
  7. During SOL testing season, give your student(s) some down/free time at home to get some brief relief from testing mode. A fun activity can help your child re-charge for the next day.
  8. Students should also take advantage of ANY remediation opportunities by their teachers before SOL testing. Check with teachers to ensure when they offer remediation sessions.
  9. Encourage your student(s) about getting through testing; we only have a few days of school left…so let’s make the most of it!
  10. Students that pass their SOL will be exempt from taking the exam for the course.
  11. Be on the lookout for our schedule of Saturday sessions. They were very beneficial to the students who came last year.
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SOL Remediation:

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**Power up sessions are intense remediation students are given prior to taking their SOL test.

Saturday Sessions:

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Our first Saturday Cram Session was held on April 22nd from 8-Noon. Dr. Richardson, Principal, and Mrs. Miller-Goode, Director of School Counseling, were here bright and early preparing breakfast for the approximately 70 students in attendance.

Our 2nd Saturday Cram Session was held on April 29th from 8-Noon. Ms. Flaugher, Associate Principal, and Mr. Mabery, Assistant Principal, along with several Math and History teachers were here bright and early preparing breakfast for the students in attendance. There were approximately 100 students in attendance!

Our next AP/SOL Cram Session THIS Saturday, May 13th. Breakfast will be served beginning @ 8:30 with sessions beginning @ 9:00 a.m

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Dress Code:

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Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia or clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols is prohibited.

Clothing should conform to standards of safety and be appropriate for the learning environment. Clothing that does not meet these standards includes the following:

• Loose fitting clothing that could cause safety hazards

• Flip-flops and other footwear that are tripping hazards or injury risks

• Clothing that exposes or highlights private areas or shows an excessive amount of bare skin

• Hats and other head coverings, unless for religious or health purposes

Additionally, disciplinary action will be taken against any student taking part in gang-related activities that are disruptive to the school environment, which include the display of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, tattoo, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, disabilities, or other good causes should contact the principal.

**Students not complying with this policy will be asked to cover the noncomplying clothing, change clothes, or go home.

Lynchburg City Schools Teacher of the Year:

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On Monday May 1st, E.C. Glass's very own Heather McCormick was named 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for Lynchburg City Schools. Mrs. McCormick has been teaching English in the classrooms of E. C. Glass for 20 years.

“If you were to ask me why I deserve to be teacher of the year — I don’t,” McCormick said tearfully as she clutched a bouquet of red roses given to her by LCS Superintendent Scott Brabrand.

She credited her fellow staff members for their constant hard work and her students, whom she described as the “greatest students on the planet” — even in those times when they don’t act like it.

For the full article on Lynchburg City Schools Teacher of the Year, Heather McCormick please visit http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/english-educator-named-lynchburg-s-teacher-of-the-year/article_2bdf2302-2eae-11e7-9e96-078911354f25.html

Summer School Courses:

Already planning for the next school year. Follow the link for information concerning summer on-line classes. http://www.lcsedu.net/…/summer-opport…/summer-online-courses

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, E.C. Glass held its 92nd annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Associate Principal Ms. Rose Flaugher welcomed parents and students. Officers Nuha Reza, Sophie Smith, Caleb Slaughter, and Mary Key addressed the 67 new inductees and spoke to them about their obligations as new members to uphold the National Honor Society pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Senior NHS members Madeline Phillips, Caleb Slaughter, and Sophie Smith comprised the string trio who performed classical music for the audience. Congratulations to all new members!

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Moms in Motion:

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Look who's on the cover of the spring issue of Life Outside! It is ECG’s very own Mrs. Gibson-McDonald.

Holocaust Remembrance:

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Fifteen E.C. Glass students participated in the Yom HaShoah service of Holocaust Remembrance April 30th at Agudath Sholom Synagogue. They are pictured here with the guest speaker Cantor David Wisnia a survivor of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Students read their poetry or had art work on display as part of the annual Holocaust Awareness Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Education Foundation of Central Virginia. Pictured are Maggie Mace (BHS) Susan Gibson, Livy Burnett, Hannah Mendez-Riffee, Maria Navolio, Caroline Guske, Luke Mancari, Sabina Sabat, Cantor David Wisnia, Caleb Slaughter, Anne Marie Guske, Carson Ferguson, Lauren Brown, Redmond Payne, Sierra Wood, Mary Katherine Guthrie, Mrs. Patty Worsham

Randolph College Poetry Jam:

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Congratulations to Meg Gladieux, she won 1st place in the Randolph College Poetry Jam. There were 52 finalist chosen from more than 1,000 submissions.

World Language Update:

Our Advanced German 4 class student, Macy Brandon, got accepted to Full Immersion German Academy that will take place June 24-July 15, 2017 at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA.

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LCS German Essay Contest:

The awards ceremony for the 6th annual LCS German essay contest was held on Monday, 4/17/17 in Marie Waller lecture hall at E.C. Glass.

Congratulations to all the winners!!
Reagan McDaniel, Jahmiya Crews, Makayla McKinney, Zoe Nylund, Axel Jablonski, Macy Brandon, Kiara Browne, Viktoria Takacova, Anna Ranguin, Hans Flores, and Tom Baker!

World Languages End of Year Party

The French, Spanish, German and Latin Clubs combined forces for a spectacular World Languages end of the year party on Wednesday April 26th in the courtyard. Everyone was grateful for the bright sun and lovely 80 degree weather after the long, cold, rainy spell!

Lots of great food, "cheesy" French Cafe music and a festive Pinata made the afternoon complete, and a great time was had by all!

Mercy Care Council:

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The Mercy Care Council is planning their last big event of the year and they need your help. The Yard Sale/Car Wash will be held Saturday, May 27th, in the E.C. Glass cafeteria. We will accept donations up until May 26 (tax receipts available) . We especially welcome books & household items, but anything clean and in usable condition is welcome. Donations can be dropped off in the Main office at ECG during regular school hours. Student volunteers are needed Friday morning from 9:00-1:00 and Saturday from 8:00-2:00.
See Mrs. Worsham to sign up.

Air Force Blue Aces:

On April 7th our students enjoyed the Air Force Blue Aces from Langley Air Force.


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Flight Instructor, Chris Cartwright, from Liberty University's School of Aeronautics spoke to ECG Air Force JROTC cadets on April 27th about flight science and aviation careers. Industry experts project a shortage of 30,000 pilots in the next 20 years making aviation an attractive career option. Projections also suggest that 7,000 aircraft mechanic positions may remain vacant.
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Twenty One EC Glass Air Force JROTC Cadets joined 11 William Byrd HS cadets to participate in a commemoration to the Bataan Death March on April 1st, marching 14 miles of the Appalachian Trail near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Similar memorial marches are conducted by US troops annually in honor of the heroic US and ally service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their lives

Chorus Updates:

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Virginia Music Educators Association All-Virginia Chorus

EC Glass was represented in dynamic range with impeccable distinction over the weekend of April 29th, at the Virginia Music Educators Association All-Virginia Chorus at Virginia Tech University. The following extraordinary vocalists added polish and volume to the impressive performance: Emily Pawlas, Soprano II; Annemarie Guske, Soprano II; Caroline Guske, Alto I; Andrew House, Bass I; and Luke Mancari, Bass I. Additionally, Ian Kincaid was the top Bass I Alternate. Also, Caroline Guske was featured in a crowd pleasing small group solo.

Next up for the wonderful voices of EC Glass is the "Spring Celebration of Song," a local performance at our auditorium on 9 May. This will showcase the Chorus Choir, the Chamber Singers, The A'Cabellas, the A'Cafellas and several featured soloists. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30pm in the auditorium and enjoy an evening of choral delight!

E.C. Glass A'Cafellas

The E.C. Glass A'Cafellas earned ovations for a musical performance at Lynchburg College Sunday evening, teaming up with 2013 ECG Alumni Brandon Coffer during his LC senior voice recital at Snidow Chapel on the LC campus. Brandon graduated from ECG in 2013, and was an outstanding member of the Glass Choral Dept. during his four years here. The A'Cafellas performed a medley that Brandon arranged especially for them. Another 2013 alumni, Ryan Murphy, was also invited to be a part of the performance. The piece will be featured again on the upcoming Spring Choral Concert on Tuesday, May 9th, at 7:30pm in the Glass auditorium. All are welcome! Congrats to Brandon Coffer, Ryan Murphy and all of the current members of the ECG A'Cafellas on an outstanding performance! Pictured with Dr Volk-Stalcup, ECG Choral Director – Ryan Murphy (L) and Brandon Coffer (R).

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Culinary Arts:

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Culinary Arts students from E.C. Glass High School and Heritage High schools participated in the FCCLA State Leadership and Recognition Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia this past weekend. 9 students from E.C. Glass Culinary Arts and 3 students from Heritage Culinary Arts represented Lynchburg City Schools well in their personal conduct as well as their performance in the competitive events. Collectively they earned $98,000 in scholarships, 2 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals.

From E.C. Glass Culinary Arts Program:

Knife Skills and Chicken Fabrication
  • Tyler Williams-1st place – Gold medal $8000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $1600 from Sullivan University
Food Innovations
  • **Rashaud Anderson & Devonte Dammones – 2nd place – Silver medals $6000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $10,000 from Sullivan University (each)
**Qualified to compete at the National FCCLA Conference in Nashville, TN

  • Laura Adam & Joi Russell – 3rd place – Bronze medals $4000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $6000 from Sullivan University (each)
Professional Portfolio and Exhibit – Decorated Cake
  • Leah Cooley – 2nd place – Silver medal $6000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $10,000 from Sullivan University
  • Zaire Shelton – 3rd place – Silver medal $4000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $6000 from Sullivan University
Professional Portfolio and Exhibit – Patisserie
  • Helena Ware – 3rd place – Silver medal $4000 from Culinary Institute of Virginia and $6000 from Sullivan University
Professional Portfolio and Exhibit – Showpiece
  • Martiqua Lovelace – 4th place – Silver medal

2017 Charles Pryor Scholarship:

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Joseph Henderson, a senior at E. C. Glass High School, is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles W. Pryor, Jr. and Family Excellence in Science Scholarship.

In fall 2013, Dr. Charles W. Pryor, Jr. and his family announced a $25,000.00 scholarship to be awarded each school year for the next four years to an outstanding Lynchburg City Schools senior interested in entering a science-related field of study. Dr. Pryor is a graduate of both E. C. Glass High School and Virginia Tech.

Joseph was presented with the award during the April school board meeting. He plans to study engineering at either the University of Virginia or Virginia Tech.

Sports Update:

Reminder!!!!! On nights with softball/baseball games the back gates will be closed at 3:00 pm and anyone leaving the school after that time would need to exit out the main entrance.

Also parents, students, and staff please remember that pets are off limits on school grounds.

Girls Soccer

The girls soccer team hosted Heritage on April 18th in their annual PINK game. The girls were joined by CVU players to help celebrate the evening. Not only did the Hilltoppers get the win on the field they were able to raise over $1,500 for the awareness garden scholarship program. Special thanks to the Jefferson Forest and Appomattox girls team who each made donations.

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2017 All-Area Girls Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Libby Davidson

2017 All-Area Girls Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Libby Davidson

For more information check out the news and advance article on Libby at http://www.newsadvance.com/sports/high_school/e-c-glass-libby-davidson-named-a-female-athlete-of/article_9b4ed5cc-2af1-11e7-9ec1-6b235a832b01.html.

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Softball Clubhouse:

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the softball team, parents and donors! This year our girls softball team can enjoy their new clubhouse.

Spring sports are in full swing. Be sure to keep up with all the action on www.seminoledistrictva.org