In Focus @ GWA
A news bulletin for the families of George Walton Academy
Welcome Back, Bulldogs!
Changes to Lower School Afternoon Carpool and Buses
We are fortunate to have a close community which allows us a sense of comfort and security. However, it is always our goal to ensure that the systems we have in place make us as secure as possible. To that end, we have reviewed our lower school afternoon carpool process and our bus procedures and we have made a few adjustments. Read more...
Portugal/Spain 2020 Family Trip
GWA invites all high school students and their families to travel on an international educational opportunity to Portugal and Spain in Summer 2020!
We will be hosting an informational meeting on Sept. 5 to provide more details about this opportunity and answer any questions you may have. There is limited space on the trip and enrollment will open at the end of the meeting.
Meeting details are here. Please RSVP if you are interested in learning more - even if you cannot make it!
Student Trip of a Lifetime to Croatia
Are you a high school student interested in traveling with GWA to Croatia in June 2020? Come to the interest meeting on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm in the Upper School Commons to hear about the itinerary and get more details. This trip is open to all high school students in the 2019-2020 school year, and promises to be the trip of a lifetime! Questions? Contact Femke Côté at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dangers of Vaping
The use of e-cigarettes by middle school and high school students is trending upward and a cause for real concern for parents, schools and medical practitioners. The statistics and the emerging information on the effects of vaping are grim. Please click the links below to learn more about this harmful epidemic and share with your children. Many students are unaware of the negative impacts of nicotine and the risk of addiction. Read more...
Would you help make it possible for deserving students to attend GWA? Participation in Georgia GOAL doesn't require additional money out of your pocket. It's a dollar-for-dollar tax credit, and the window is still open to contribute! Read more...
There's an App for That!
We are continuing to enhance the GWApp and we invite GWA families and faculty to download it for easy access to website information- including athletics, dining information, announcements, Dawgs 360 information and more. Download the GWApp from the Google Play and Apple Store or click the links below.
iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-gwapp/id1458384466?ls=1&mt=8Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.me0adc58f412.www
Shopping Rebates for GWA
Many retailers offer rebate programs that can benefit George Walton Academy and it's so easy to sign up!
Go to Smile.Amazon.com when shopping online with Amazon and select George Walton Academy as the charitable organization to receive a rebate from your purchase of qualifying items. You must use the Amazon Smile portal for your online shopping for GWA to benefit from your purchases.
PUBLIX GROCERY CARDS
Simply sign up for a Publix.com account (if you don’t already have one), select George Walton Academy, and then enter your phone number on your account at checkout.
KROGER PLUS GROCERY CARDS
Register your Kroger Plus Card online at krogercommunityrewards.com and select George Walton Academy as your beneficiary. Present your Shopper’s Card or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count toward the program
Shop at Office Depot and use our school ID number 70026297 and GWA will receive 5% from your purchase.
Required Student Workbooks
The following required workbooks are available for purchase in the Dawg Shop. These may be purchased during Open House or by students after the start of school. The Dawg Shop will open one hour prior to each Open House session.
- 6th grade Wordly Wise book 6 - $10
- 7th grade Wordly Wise book 7 - $10
- 7th grade Life Science workbook - $12
- 9th grade online grammar - $22
- French 1, 2, and 3 workbooks - $20 each
- AP Micro Economics - $30
- AP Macro Economics - $30
Dawgs 360 Makes Bulldog Life Complete!
Dawgs 360 embodies the GWA Bulldog spirit and encompasses Bulldog life in so many meaningful ways. With over 400 members and an army of 500 volunteers, Dawgs 360 gives our community the opportunity to get involved, enjoy fellowship, support students and teachers, welcome new GWA families and much more. There are plenty of Dawgs 360 events on the horizon and we invite all to participate as we strive to make the George Walton experience even better. Read more...
Don't Miss Our Upcoming Parent Socials!
Dawgs 360 and Student Life are happy to announce dates for this year's parent socials. We invite all parents to join us in the cafeteria for an opportunity to meet new families, reconnect with parents and learn about the exciting events we have planned for the new school year!
Tuesday, August 27, 6 - 7 p.m.
Pre-K3 – First Grade
- First-grade parents should arrive at 6 p.m. to learn about our senior/first grader tradition
- PreK-3 thru K5 parents should plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 8
- Second - Fifth Grade - 2 - 2:45 p.m.
- Middle School - 3 – 3:45 p.m.
- High School - 4 - 4:45 p.m.