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Message from the Principal

Students & Parents,

We hope you enjoyed this beautiful fall weekend!

We want to remind families that this week we will be closing out 1st Quarter. As a result, Wednesday is scheduled as an Early Release Day for students. Students will be dismissed at 1 PM on Wednesday. While teachers have workdays on Thursday and Friday, Thursday and Friday will be Fall Break for students.

Also, thank you to all who have responded to our Beginning of Year Parent Survey! We've had a great response from parents, but we want to hear from more of you! As a result, the survey will remain open for one more week. You can access the survey using the link/QR code in the newsletter or by clicking HERE.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe



1/2 Day and Fall Break This Week!

We will have our first Early Release Day of the school year, followed by Fall Break this week. Please note:
  • October 12 - Early Release for Students (last day of Quarter 1)
  • October 13 & 14 - No School for Students (Teacher Workdays and Fall Break)

International Day of the Girl - Tuesday

GLOW Academy will mark the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, with guest speaker Karolyn Martin, Miss North Carolina, along with planned activities throughout the day. Students are asked to be dress in their formal GLOW uniform (Polo shirts) on Tuesday; no Spirit wear t-shirts please.

The United Nations declared the International Day of the Girl in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face worldwide. We hope honoring the International Day of the GIrl will help to inspire GLOW students to create a different future and bring people together in a shared mission to create transformational change.

Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for Monday, October 24. School pictures will be used for student badges and for our yearbook photos.

Updated Who to Contact (Tech Work Orders)

Please note that we have updated our "Who to Contact" form to reflect a new work order process for reporting Chromebook and other technology issues. You can use the URL or QR code provided in the chart below.
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Beginning of the Year Parent Survey

Last chance! We want your feedback. Please use THIS LINK to take a short, anonymous survey about GLOW Academy.

Student Flu Vaccine Clinic

The student flu vaccine clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 19th. Forms will be sent home this week with each student, and must be completed legibly and returned by Friday, October 14th. Late forms will not be accepted and there will not be any make-up dates.

PTO Interest Form

Planning is underway for this year's activities & events supported by GLOW's Parent Teacher Organization. If you are not on the PTO email list, you may email directly to If you are interested in helping throughout the year, please complete the form FOUND HERE.

Dewey Awards

Attention all Parents, Teachers, and Students!

Do you have a story about a teacher who changed your life? Now is your chance to tell that story, entering you to win a $1000 grant for GLOW Academy! CLICK HERE to complete the form and entry via written or video submission. The deadline is October 28th.

Learning Circles - Help Us Spread the Word!

GLOW Families - help us spread the word about a fun & free opportunity.

We will host a free Learning Circle event on October 29th for 5th-8th grade girls who are currently not attending GLOW. This Saturday educational enrichment activity is a great opportunity to learn more about school, participate in a few fun hands-on activities, and meet new friends.

Tell your friends and neighbors, siblings of current GLOW students are welcome too!

🗓️ GLOW Live Calendar Now Available

Keep up to date with all things GLOW. Our school events, activites, and holidays will be posted on our online calendar.

PRO TIP: You can add this calendar to your own digital calendar by clicking on the +GoogleCalendar link at the bottom right corner of the calendar.

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



Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade runners!! Registration is still open for students to register for Girls on the Run, a fun program where students train for and run a 5k while having fun and learning life skills. Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 . There are two different options to join the team: Option 1-Students can register officially with GOTR and pay 75/65 dollars to join. Students will receive a GOTR T-shirt., Swag, and be able to do the Girls on the run 5K on December 10th and the 5K here at GLOW. Option 2: Students can do Girls on the run through the school and will to just need to turn into the Parent and Student Information sheet which they can ger from Mrs.Wall. Students will get to participate in girls on the run,, do awesome and amazing practices, and work up to a 5K done here at GLOW.

The Wizard of Oz Casting Call

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for The Wizard of Oz on Saturday October 29 at 10 am. All roles are available, and we welcome of levels of experience! Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for our entire season.

CLICK HERE for a short video from the Artistic Director, Chandler Davis, about this free program.

This is TACT’S first ROOKIE SHOW, meaning these auditions are open only to those performers that are NEW to Thalian Association.

Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by experienced youth theatre director Emily Graham, runs January 20-29, 2023 at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is no fee to participate in this production. The age range we are accepting is 7 to 15 years of age.

PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME. You will need to prepare a 30 second song of your choice to sing without music. You may also be asked to read or sing from a provided script.


UNCW Intercultural Festival

UNCW’s annual Intercultural Festival (iFest) is a celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food, art and informational booths representing more than 25 countries. This free event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at UNCW's Burney Center.

Davis Center Seed Library

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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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