Class Newsletter: September 16th

AP Microeconomics and American Government!

Dear Students and Parents,

Grades have recently been updated for students following the 18 week, 16 week, and 14 week schedules in American Government or AP Microeconomics.

Our next bi-weekly due date for students following the 18, 16, 14 and 12 week schedules..........September 26th !


Dana A. Bauries, M.S.

Department Coordinator and Master Teacher, Social Studies

Georgia Virtual School

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

m: 770-569-3179



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Late Work Policy Reminder!

Late penalties will be applied following the scheduled bi-weekly due date.
  • Saturday through Monday at midnight -10% deduction
  • Tuesday at midnight - 20% deduction
  • Wednesday at midnight - 30% deduction
  • Thursday at midnight - 40% deduction
  • Friday at midnight - 50% deduction
  • After Friday at midnight - Grade will be a 0.

It is STRONGLY recommended that students turn in assignments daily according to the course schedule they are following!

Georgia Virtual School's Fall Break Policy! (Students and Parents)

Students should continue to follow the GaVS schedule that they chose upon entering their course.

Even if the local school breaks do not coincide with the GaVS break, students must meet the assignment due dates.

Students should communicate their school breaks with their teacher as soon as possible, and if necessary, discuss with their instructor how to get ahead.

**Late policies will apply to assignments turned in after the bi-weekly due date.**

Feedback on Quizzes Tests

Shmoop: AP Microeconomics' Students (Extra Credit Opportunity)

1. Sign-up for a Shmoop Account.

2. Log into your Shmoop Account.

3. Click the "JOIN CLASSROOM" button

4. Enter my email address (Dana.Bauries@gavirtualschool) and the Group Code (46457).

ALL AP Microeconomics students are required to use Shmoop as a practice and study resource throughout the semester!

Earn 50 Shmoints=5 Extra Credit points added to one exam grade

What are Optional Projects on the Course Schedule? (American Government only!)

Note: If you choose to opt out of the "RED" project on the course schedule, the unit exam grade will count twice in place of the project grade. ALL students are required to complete ALL unit exams.

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Are you interested in business and developing your leadership skills?

If so, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) may be the right organization for you.
FBLA promotes leadership and business through meetings, guest speakers, conferences, and competitions. Its focus is to help prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields.

This year marks the third year that the Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) FBLA Chapter has been in existence. We are hoping the chapter will continue to grow in members during the 2014-2015 school year. If you are enrolled in at least one course (any subject) in the current semester with GaVS and are interested in joining FBLA, please complete the survey through the link below. An application form along with information about the first meeting will be sent directly to you. Membership requires an application and $11 membership fee by Friday, September 26th.

FBLA Interest Survey Link

Once you complete the survey through the link above, an email with additional information will be sent to your GaVS email address within two school days.

If you have any questions, please email Valerie Bentley at

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