Class Newsletter: October 13th

American Government and AP World History classes

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to Georgia Virtual School!

The class newsletter will be sent bi-weekly throughout the semester. Information on upcoming due dates, extra credit opportunities, and a hodgepodge of everything else will be included in the newsletters. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions!

Grades have recently been updated for students following the 18, 16, 14, and 12 week schedules.

Our next bi-weekly due date for students following the 18,16, 14, and 12 week schedules..........October 22nd!


Dana A. Bauries, M.S.

Instructional Lead Teacher and Master Teacher, Social Studies

Georgia Virtual School

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

m: 770-569-3179



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Fall Break Information and Policy!

Georgia Virtual School does not have Fall break scheduled on our school calendar. Students, if your school has a Fall break, planning and working ahead is key to meeting the next assignment due date. Please notify your instructor with the dates your school will be out for Fall break. Extensions beyond the next assignment due date will not be granted due to a local school's scheduled Fall break. The late work policy will apply.

Plan ahead and enjoy your Fall break!

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All AP World History students will be using Shmoop as a resource and study aid throughout the semester. Students have the opportunity to earn Shmoints (Shmoop points) in Shmoop. Shmoints can be exchanged for extra credit points added to tests and assignments.

75 Shmoints=5 extra credit points. You will be in control of where you would like these Shmoop points added!

Max points: 300 Shmoints or 20 extra credit points

Once you receive 75 Shmoints, take a "screen shot" of the number of points in your Shmoop account and submit the screen shot to the Shmoop folder in the dropbox. In the comments box, state where you would like the points added. I will provide you with a "date of transaction" that documents when and where the points were added.

Follow the directions below to register for a Shmoop account. Once you register, you will be receiving an email from me via GAVS Google email. The email will provide you with instructions on joining our AP World History Shmoop classroom.

Once you join our AP Shmoop classroom, you can begin earning Shmoints towards extra credit points in class! You will need the class code below to register.

Code: 6f4bb

Note: Students must register and earn Shmoints through the AP World History Shmoop class. Shmoints earned outside the class will not apply!

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GAVS Late Work Policy

Student work is due bi-weekly on THURSDAYS at midnight (11:59 pm) EST.

Work turned in after the deadline on the course schedule will be accepted within 3 school days following due date with a late penalty assessed.

Late penalty begins on Friday and is deducted at a rate of 10% of the assignment value per school day.

Work submitted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is considered 1 day late. Monday is considered 2 days late (-20%). Tuesday is considered 3 days late (-30%). After Tuesday, assignments will no longer be accepted for credit.
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Synchronous Session Policy

  • Weekly synchronous sessions will be held every Tuesday night at 8:00pm.

  • Students will have the opportunity ask questions during this time.

  • Over the next several weeks, information on school policies and procedures will be discussed pertaining to the new school year.

  • Synchronous sessions are optional but recommended!

  • Click HERE to join Mrs. Bauries's Synchronous Session

My name is Dana Bauries (pronounced Boar-ease), and I am a Master Teacher and Instructional Lead Teacher within the Social Studies Department at Georgia Virtual School. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Education with a minor in Psychology from the University of South Florida, and a Master's Degree in Instructional Systems: Open and Distance Learning (Instructional Technology) from Florida State University. Presently, I am in graduate school working on a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University.

I hold valid Georgia, Florida, and Alabama teaching certifications in Science 4-8, Math 4-8, and Social Studies 6-12. In addition, I hold Advanced Placement Certificates in World History and Economics (Micro and Macro). I have professionally taught these subjects in various combinations for a total of eighteen years, both in the face-to-face and online classroom.

I enjoy learning about new technologies and how they are implemented into online courses in order to improve student achievement. I love teaching and want ALL my students to be successful!