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Message from the Principal

Students & Parents,

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful long weekend! As a reminder, there is no school on Monday of this week. We hope your family enjoys a Happy Labor Day. We look forward to seeing all students and staff back on campus on Tuesday.

We want our students to be in attendance at school EVERY day. As a result, it's important that I remind the parents of our 7th & 12th graders that students in these grades are required by NC law to receive immunizations in order to attend school. You can read more information in the body of this week's newsletter, but please ensure that we have your student's updated immunization record by Tuesday, September 13 so your child can continue to attend school daily.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe




Click the button above to access our 22-23 GLOW Student/Parent Handbook.

7th & 12th Grade Required Immunizations

Most immunizations that are required for school are received prior to students entering Kindergarten; however, there are also requirements for rising 7th and 12th graders:

  • Students entering 7th grade will be required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
  • Students entering 12th grade will be required to have a booster (second) dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine if they have not already received one.

An up-to-date immunization record indicating that your student has received the required immunization is due by the first day of attendance at school. If proof of immunization is not provided within 30 calendar days (by September 13, 2022) after school entry, your student will not be allowed to attend school until it is provided, as required by law.

Updated immunization records can be dropped off at school or scanned/emailed to Any 7th or 12th grader who does not provide proof of immunization by Tuesday, September 13, will be unable to attend school starting on Wednesday, September 14 until proof of immunization is provided.

If you have questions about required immunizations, please contact me or our school nurse, Valerie Mustamaa (

Afternoon Car Riders

We will be making a small adjustment to ensure the safety of our students and provide a more efficient system during afternoon dismissal. Students will enter their car at the front of Founders Hall in loading zones. Students may no longer walk up the sidewalk to meet their car. This will allow teachers and staff to safely load more than one car at a time, and decrease the wait time. Please pull all the way forward so we can meet our goal of loading 4 to 5 cars at a time. Thank you for your help in this manner.

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.

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

Frequently Referenced Resources for Students & Families

We have added a new section to our weekly newsletter that we don't want you to miss! At the very bottom of this newsletter, under the "This Week at GLOW" photos, you will find links to some of the resources, documents, and policies that are most frequently accessed by students and parents. This section will remain active in each newsletter and will be updated, as needed throughout the year.

At this time, you will find links to our:

  • Student/Parent Handbook
  • Cell Phone and Attendance Policies
  • Uniform Expectations
  • Printable Calendar
  • Live Online Calendar
  • Bus Stop Locations & Times

If you are looking for GLOW info, in addition to the GLOW Website, the bottom of the weekly newsletter, is another place you can look to access these frequently accessed documents.


Fall Drivers Ed Registration

Fall Drivers Ed registration will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. It is first come, first serve, so make sure you try to register as early as possible on the 7th.

Please visit the Drivers Ed page for your districted high school's website for more details and to access the link on Sept. 7th. You can also reach out to Mr. Kirby if you have questions or need the links to the site. Your teachers should also have the links to the High School Driver's Ed site.

Ashley High School

Laney HIgh School

Hoggard High School

New Hanover High School

WILMA Magazine’s Future Leaders Initiative for 11th Graders

WILMA Magazine’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative is launching WILMA’s Future Leaders program to introduce teens in the Wilmington region to career paths and successful women.

The program is open to current 11th graders (2022-23 school year) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Twelve girls will be selected for the inaugural class. To apply, click HERE.


Join GLOW CREW Club! Calling all future designers, virtual artists, engineers, mathematicians, lawyers, environmentalists, and leaders! This seven week program for high school students meets every Tuesday beginning on September 13th. There are limited spots available, so submit your interest using this Google form to reserve yours now! Questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Papp-Shelton at
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CLASS OF 2023!

Supporting Your GLOW Student in Their Senior Year

Join in a VIRTUAL workshop on Monday, September 26 at 7 pm to learn more about helping your Senior Student navigate the college application and enrollment process. Click HERE to register.

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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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Click this button to access our Student/Parent Handbook or click on the images below to access some of our most frequently accessed policies.