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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

We hope you had a great weekend! It was so great to see so many of our families at our Curriculum Night event on Thursday. Thank you for coming!

Among other news and updates, in this week's newsletter you will find other ways that your student and family engage at GLOW in the coming weeks, beginning with our High School Choir's Pops Concert this Tuesday!

Wishing you all a great week ahead,

Kate B. Tayloe



Pops Concert - This Week!

The High School Choir will be performing music of Rhianna, Carole and Tuesday, Lynn Manuel Miranda, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Pentatonix, Green Day and more!

Join us at our first ever Pops Concert, Tuesday, February 7th in Founders Hall. This hour-long concert is free and starts at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Honors Chorus

Congratulations to the following middle school students who have been selected to represent GLOW Academy in the University of Mount Olive Honors Choir in March: Ava Baer, Julia Goggin, Ava Onate, Katalina Thompson, Phoebe Schroeder, Presli Seller, Marissa Horrell, Tanehiyia Singletary, Amira Eller-Jennings, and Zayli Royal.

Dimes for the Dance Fundraiser

From February 8th- March 1st, the Prom Committee will be holding our “Dimes for the Dance'' fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards GLOW’s 2nd Annual Prom.

We will be collecting coins and cash in the carpool line daily and will have a QR code for online donations. Money can also be given directly to Mrs. Majeski-Turner in Lowe Hall Room 609.

If we reach $500 by March 1st, the whole school will have a dress down day on Friday, March 3rd, but there will also be the chance to earn additional dress down days for every additional $500 that is collected. Help us earn those dress down days and make this year’s prom amazing!

Youth Medical Summit

Novant Health is hosting a free medical summit on February 18th for middle & high school students of color. This is open to all students, parents, educators, healthcare professionals, and community leaders. It will provide exposure to various careers in the medical field and networking opportunities. This is a free event. For more information or to register click HERE.

Class of 2023 - Senior Success Series & Senior Parent Meeting

College Bound is hosting Senior Success Series, a signature event for the Class of 2023, on Wednesday, February 22nd, 8:15-12:23 p.m. Our partners from Student Leadership Network will share factors to consider when making a final choice about their plan after high school graduation. Our partners are excited to share with parents about ways to support their senior during a Senior Parent Meeting on February 22nd, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please reach out to Ms. Lexi with any questions at

Upcoming Financial Aid Webinar Series

As part of Financial Aid Awareness month in February 2023, NCSEAA and CFNC are pleased to bring you the How to Pay for College webinar series.

Students and their families are often confused about how to bridge the gap between family funds, financial aid and the total cost of paying for college. Funding a college education shouldn’t be a mystery. Having a better understanding of the funding landscape can help families build a sound plan so students can focus on their studies.

We will cover all the important topics you need to know to pay for college:

Week 1: How to Pay for College, February 2nd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 2: Scholarships "Ask the Experts" panel, February 9th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 3: FAFSA;s done - show me the money!, February 16th, 6-7 p.m. - Register here

Week 4: Comparing financial aid award letters, February 23rd, 6-7 p.m. - Register here


Parents, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) Team is working in January to further educate parents about PBIS and how it is implemented as our Core Behavior Plan at GLOW.

What is PBIS?

PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).

Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.

To learn more, you can find our PBIS Expectations Matrix HERE, as well as our school PBIS posters that are displayed in all settings HERE.

We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.


Driver's Ed Registration

Registration for the spring Driver's Ed sessions will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8th, 2023. It is first come, first serve, so make sure you try to register as early as possible on the 8th.

An email was sent out that contains the Drivers Ed website for your districted high school. This site will give you more Driver's Ed details as well as access to the registration link on Feb. 8th.

Please see Mr. Kirby if you have any questions.

Volunteer at the Novant Health Wilmington Marathon

GLOW Academy will be on the course of the Novant Health Wilmington Marathon on Saturday, February 25th. If you are interested in joining us as we pass out water & cheer on runners, please click HERE to email Jen Wilson-Mathis. More details will follow.

Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Opportunity

Attention 10th and 11th grade families -

Our partners at Queens University invite you to their upcoming Discover Queens event on Saturday, March 25th. Discover Queens is an open house-style event for interested prospective undergraduate students and their families that goes beyond our typical campus tour.

You’ll see what makes Queens special and what your life would look like as a Royal.

Learn more and register at


Thank You!

A big Thank You from the GLOW PTA to our community for making this year's Book Fair such a success!

🤧 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





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