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Message from the Principal

Students & Parents,

I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weekend!

It was great to spend time with some of our parents at our first "Coffee with the Principal" event last Friday. We look forward to hosting more of those throughout the school year.

We have another opportunity for parent engagement this Thursday at our first Parent University of the school year. Parent University is a series of interactive workshops for ALL GLOW families aimed to support students through middle and high school. We hope you'll join us this Thursday from 6-7:30 PM in Founders Hall; dinner will be served. More information can be found in the newsletter below. Also, please use the link under the Parent University info to RSVP so we can better plan for dinner.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe



Parent University

Parent University is a monthly series of interactive workshops for ALL GLOW families aimed at supporting their students through middle and high school. Topics range from understanding school-wide expectations, college admissions preparation, health & wellness, and more.


Do you ever wonder who you should contact when you have questions, or as needs arise for your student, at GLOW? Check out the "Who to Contact" chart below to get connected to the right person and ensure a timely response to your needs at GLOW.

Thank You Drivers!

Thank you for helping us make the car rider line more efficient while being safe and kind drivers. The line has been moving much better. We appreciate you!

Reminder: No Lunch Deliveries

Parents, we want to remind you that lunch deliveries from delivery services or from restaurants by parents are NOT allowed. If a student who packs her lunch forgets it at home a parent may drop off that lunch (in a lunch box/bag) to the front office. No other deliveries are permissible.

LUNCH (from Student Parent Handbook p. 9)

Just as students must be prepared daily with all instructional materials needed for school, they must also prepare in advance for lunch. GLOW Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers all students FREE lunch daily. Students may choose to eat school lunch or bring lunch from home. Students may NOT have food delivered to school during the day, and students may not order lunch from a delivery service to be delivered to campus. Please note that food delivery orders delivered to students at school will NOT be given to the student; a school lunch will be offered instead.

GLOW Live Calendar Now Available

Keep up to date with all things GLOW. Our school events, activites, and holidays will be posted on our online calendar.

PRO TIP: You can add this calendar to your own digital calendar by clicking on the +GoogleCalendar link at the bottom right corner of the calendar.

1/2 Day and Fall Break Approaching

Speaking of the school calendar...the end of Quarter 1 will be here before you know it, which means our first 1/2 day of the school year and Fall Break are fast approaching. Please note that Wednesday, October 12 will be the last day of the grading period and a 1/2 day for students. October 13 and 14 are Teacher Workdays and Fall Break for our students.

Beginning of Year Forms

Please ensure that your GLOW student's Beginning of Year forms are completed and returned to Leadership Advisory Teachers, as soon as possible! Once we receive 100% of our Beginning of Year Forms from ALL students returned with parent signature, we will designate the next Friday as a Dress Down Day for students. More information about Dress Down Day expectations will be coming soon.

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


Middle School Phoenix Jam

Our first Middle School Phoenix Jam is coming up on September 30th! Students need to return their permission form to GLOW by Wednesday, September 28th in order to attend! This is a free, monthly event where middle school students can come hang out, play games, dance and have a good time with their friends on a Friday night in the GLOW Student Center. Extra slips will be handed out in Leadership Advisory on Monday. Any donations of snack items, pizza gift cards, or monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be brought to the front office, labeled for Phoenix Jam!
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Senior Retreat

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Class of 2023

The most vital step in applying for federal grants, work-study, and loans for college is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. We invite all Class of 2023 families to attend this workshop where we will provide one-on-one assistance to complete your students FASA application. Dinner will be provided.
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Class of 2024 & Class of 2023

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Gap Rental Assistance Program to Continue

New Hanover County will continue to offer the Workforce Housing Gap Rental Assistance Pilot Program for a second year, with updates. Applications are open through September 30th. An outline of eligibility and how to apply can be viewed at

Davis Center Seed Library

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New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project Essay Contest

The New Hanover County Community Remembrance Project, in conjunction with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), based in Montgomery, Alabama, is sponsoring an essay contest for all 9th-12th grade public high school students in New Hanover County. At least $5,000 prize money will be awarded to the winner(s) of this contest. We would like you to make your students aware of this contest. The contest launches September 1, and the final date for entry of an essay is December 15, 2022.

We have attached a flyer which describes the purpose of the contest. More information about the contest is available at our Facebook page ( and at a website which has all the specifics about this project (

If you have questions you can contact us via the Facebook page or at

Please encourage your students to enter this contest.

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Money Matters - Finance Education Program

The Davis Center at Maides Park will be offering a Money Matters-Finance Education program for ages 17 and older next month. These three sessions will be offered at no charge by Corning Credit Union. Registration can be done in person at the Wilmington Parks & Rec Office located at 302 Willard St. or online. September 12, 2022 - Budgeting and Savings September 19, 2022 - Understanding Credit September 26, 2022 - How to Purchase a home or Car


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College Admission Workshop

Parents, Are you looking for ways to support your student in their Senior Year?

Sign up for a workshop aimed at parents in their support of their student in the senior year from helping them navigate the application process to enrollment.

Monday, September 26 @ 6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern (Virtual) - Register here