WEEK OF OCTOBER 9, 2023
Message from the Principal
Students & Parents,
It's hard to believe, but on Wednesday our students will have completed the 1st Quarter of this school year. We have had a GREAT Q1 and are looking forward to what lies ahead throughout the remainder of the school year!
At GLOW, we typically end each quarter with an Early Release Day at 1 PM followed by 2 Teacher Workdays. This week, students will be dismissed at 1 PM on Wednesday. For our students who stay for the YMCA After School Program, there will be NO After School program on Wednesday of this week. Thursday and Friday are Teacher Workdays for our staff and Fall Break for our students.
Following Fall Break, we look forward to seeing students back at school on Monday, October 16. Report Cards will go home on Thursday, October 19.
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Kate B. Tayloe
✅ PARENT REMINDERS✅
Student Attendance & HS Course Credit
We want to remind students and parents of the legislative guidelines and GLOW School Board Policy around student attendance. You can read GLOW's Attendance Policy HERE. The implications for chronic absences (more than 10) are especially important to note, as the policy states:
Grade Level Retention/High School Course Credit:
Middle school students who have UNEXCUSED absences for more than 10% (20 days) in a school year may be retained.
High school students who have UNEXCUSED absences for more than 10% (10 days in a semester course; 20 days in a year long course) shall not be awarded course credit regardless of class average.
For HIgh School students, this means that if a student accrues more than 10 unexcused absences in 1st period, for example, they will not receive course credit for their 1st period course. It is so important that students earn credit for all courses for which they are enrolled to ensure they stay on track to graduate with their cohort.
Please ensure that your child is at school unless an absences is absolutely necessary. Also, please ensure that documentation for excused absences are submitted to the student's Leadership Advisory teacher or the school's Data Manager upon the student's return to school.
October 26 - PreACT for ALL 10th Graders
NC School of Science and Math Partnership Continues!
We are excited to be one of the only schools in the tri-county area to have a partnership with the North Carolina School of Science & Math.
GLOW students have the opportunity to enroll in NCSSM honors-level STEM focused virtual classes and/or a select few Advanced Placement/AP courses. We will once again be offering this program in the 2024-25 school year
NC School of Science and Math will be on campus Friday, October 20th to speak with students.
- 7th & 8th grades will attend a presentation during electives.
- 9th - 11th grades should complete the Google form to express interest in attending the high school presentation.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ms. Andersen.
GLOW is looking to connect with your Church, Civic Group Meeting, or Business to host an information session and help spread the word about our school, all that we offer, and information on applying for the 2024-25 school year. If you'd like to host an information session for your neighborhood at a nearby park or home, that's great as well!
Please contact Jen Wilson-Mathis by email, or you can call or text 910-707-4474 for more information or to schedule. (And if you know Jen, you know she'll bring the snacks!)
✅ STUDENT ACTIVITIES + OPPORTUNITIES ✅
Wednesday - International Day of the Girl
On Wednesday, we will be celebrating International Day of the Girl!
As we prepare to celebrate The Day of the Girl, Leadership Advisory classes at each grade level will engage in learning around 7 themes, and Leadership Advisory classes will create a mural for their assigned theme. On Wednesday, students will go on a guided gallery walk, led by our High School Student Ambassadors to view the murals.
The 7 Themes include:
- 6th - The Importance of Education
- 7th - Changemaker Girls
- 8th - Issues Facing Girls in the US
- 9th - Issues Facing Girls Globally
- 10th - Breaking Stereotypes
- 11th - Creating Sisterhood
- 12th - How Can We Inspire?
We look forward to learning and celebrating together!
Wilmington Rotary's Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at UNCW - Applications Open
Applications are now available to secure a spot in Wilmington Rotary's Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at UNCW in December.
The conference will build connections among New Hanover County students and business leaders, and teach dynamic leadership skills. A small group of conference attendees will be selected for a 3-day Rotary district program RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
The Rotary Youth Leadership conference application is due to Ms. Andersen by 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 2nd. Email or stop by Ms. Andersen's office in Lowe Hall for the application or for more details.
Seniors & Juniors - It's Time for Cap & Gowns and Class Rings!
Graduation Day will be here before we know it!
Class of 2024 - it is time to order Cap & Gowns
Class of 2025 - it is time to order Class Rings
A representative from Herff Jones will be in Saklad Hall on Monday, October 23rd during your Leadership Advisory with an informational presentation about gowns, rings, announcements, and more.
On the following Monday, October 30th, representatives from Herff Jones will be in the cafeteria during your lunch for you to place orders.
For any additional information or questions, please reach out to Mrs. Jordan.
✅ COMMUNITY EVENTS✅
Fire in the Pines
GLOW will be hosting a table during this a free event with LOTS of kids activities and food trucks. Fire in the Pines raises awareness about the importance of controlled burning and educate the public about it’s relationship to the longleaf pine forest.
Spark Academy to Open This Week!
Featuring an unparalleled educational environment, engaging curriculum and warm setting, Spark Academy uses a mixed-income model to ensure all children are prepared to shine in kindergarten, as well as within the larger community.
If you are looking for placement for your younger child, Spark is accepting applications and, is also hiring. For more information, visit www.sparkacademync.com.