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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

We hope your family had a Happy Thanksgiving and that our students are ready to return as we close out the final weeks of 1st semester.

Believe it or not, high school students will begin exams in less than two weeks (on Friday, December 9), and the 1st semester will end with a half day on Friday, December 16. It is so important that your child be at school, on time, each day to make the most of every learning opportunity this semester.

Our student organizations are currently hosting a couple of "Drives" at GLOW. You can read more about middle school SGA's Recess Equipment Drive and our 9th grade AVID Pajama Jams Drive in the newsletter below.

Also, please note that we have make-up pictures this week both for school pictures and senior pictures.

December can be a hectic month, but we look forward to supporting our students and staff in the busy weeks ahead!

Wishing you all a great week,

Kate B. Tayloe


πŸŽ“She will graduate, GO TO COLLEGE, & succeed in life!πŸŽ“

We are so excited for our first class of seniors who are finishing 1st semester strong and preparing for their final semester of high school in the spring!

With the support of our OUTSTANDING College Access Team (Mrs. Jahleese & Mrs. Lexi) Our seniors are knocking it out of the park with college applications, acceptances, and scholarship offers (check out the most recent data below).

We are so proud of the Class of 2023!

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School Pictures - Make Up Day

Make-up pictures for the yearbook will take place this Thursday, December 1st. Students that were absent during the first session or not pleased with their first picture may sit for a retake. Be sure to wear your yellow or purple polo shirt. Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions.

Senior School Pictures - Make Up Day

Make-up pictures for Seniors will be Thursday, December 1st. This is the last chance for a senior portrait, with a $29.99 sitting fee. A schedule of times will be created and shared to indicate the time of your session. Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions.

Pajama Drive - Help Us Reach 100!

The 9th grade AVID class is so close to hitting their goal of 100 new pajamas for kids New Hanover County this holiday season!

Donations are still be accepted through Wednesday 12/7 in sizes 5T - adult large.

Pairs may be dropped off in person to the main office and Lowe Hall, or shipped directly to the school at 4100 Sunglow Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405. You can read more about the Pajama Jam drive in the image below.

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Recess Equipment Drive (from Middle School SGA)

Our Middle School Student Government Association is hosting a recess equipment drive. Items include, but are not limited to, hula hoops, soccer balls, chalk, jump ropes and more! Please check out the Amazon wishlist to contribute by clicking here. You can also participate by donating your own gently used equipment.

Thank you so much for your support. We are excited to get moving and having fun.

🀧 Cold & Flu Season is Here

Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:

Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:

  • fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
  • Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.

Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
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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

State Required TSI Support Letter

Each year we are required to share various communications with parents about state and federal designations and funding support being provided to our school. This letter includes information regarding our designation ongoing TSI-AT designation by NCBOE.


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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