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Message from the Principal

Students & Parents,

We hope you had a great weekend!

In addition to many news updates and reminders about upcoming events and activities at GLOW, we have added a "Who to Contact" list at the top of this week's newsletter to help you get a more timely response when you have questions or concerns. You can click on that image to open it as a larger print file. This list has also been added to the Parent/Student Handbook.

Also, we have included a final reminder for 7th & 12th grade families about immunizations. We need proof of vaccination by Thursday of this week or unfortunately these students will be unable to attend school beginning on Friday of this week. Please get those records to us ASAP!

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe




Click the button above to access our 22-23 GLOW Student/Parent Handbook.


7th & 12th Grade Required Immunizations

7th & 12th Grade Parents, this is a FINAL reminder that proof of immunizations is required by Thursday, September 15.

  • 7th graders are required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
  • 12th graders are required to have a booster (second) dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine if they have not already received one.

If proof of immunization is not provided by Thursday, September 15, students may not return to school until proof of immunization can be provided.

Updated immunization records can be dropped off at school or scanned/emailed to If you have questions about required immunizations, please contact me or our school nurse, Valerie Mustamaa (

Reminder: No Lunch Deliveries

Parents, we want to remind you that lunch deliveries from delivery services or from restaurants by parents are NOT allowed. If a student who packs her lunch forgets it at home a parent may drop off that lunch (in a lunch box/bag) to the front office. No other deliveries are permissible.

LUNCH (from Student Parent Handbook p. 9)

Just as students must be prepared daily with all instructional materials needed for school, they must also prepare in advance for lunch. GLOW Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and offers all students FREE lunch daily. Students may choose to eat school lunch or bring lunch from home. Students may NOT have food delivered to school during the day, and students may not order lunch from a delivery service to be delivered to campus. Please note that food delivery orders delivered to students at school will NOT be given to the student; a school lunch will be offered instead.

College Admission Workshop

Parents, Are you looking for ways to support your student in their Senior Year?

Sign up for a workshop aimed at parents in their support of their student in the senior year from helping them navigate the application process to enrollment.

Monday, September 26 @ 6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern (Virtual) - Register here

Clarification: 1/2 Days

Just prior to the start of the school year some parents questioned (based on the color coding on our school calendar) if the first day of school was a half day. In Ms. Tayloe's announcement clarifying that the first day was a full day, she made an error and told you that we did not have any half days built into the school year. This was incorrect, and we apologize.

We have 1/2 days scheduled at the end of each grading period. October 12, December 16, March 10, and our last day, May 26 are all 1/2 days with 1:00 PM dismissal for students.

Afternoon Car Riders

We will be making a small adjustment to ensure the safety of our students and provide a more efficient system during afternoon dismissal. Students will enter their car at the front of Founders Hall in loading zones. Students may no longer walk up the sidewalk to meet their car. This will allow teachers and staff to safely load more than one car at a time, and decrease the wait time. Please pull all the way forward so we can meet our goal of loading 4 to 5 cars at a time. Thank you for your help in this manner.

Coffee with the Principal

Join Ms. Tayloe outside Founders Hall on Friday, September 16th at 8 a.m. We will have hot coffee, sweet treats, and great conversation to kick off your morning!

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.

Beginning of Year Forms

Please ensure that your GLOW student's Beginning of Year forms are completed and returned to Leadership Advisory Teachers, as soon as possible! Once we receive 100% of our Beginning of Year Forms from ALL students returned with parent signature, we will designate the next Friday as a Dress Down Day for students. More information about Dress Down Day expectations will be coming soon.

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


Middle School Phoenix Jam

Our first Middle School Phoenix Jam is coming up on September 30th! Students need to return their permission form to GLOW by Wednesday, September 28th in order to attend! This is a free, monthly event where middle school students can come hang out, play games, dance and have a good time with their friends on a Friday night in the GLOW Student Center. Extra slips will be handed out in Leadership Advisory on Monday. Any donations of snack items, pizza gift cards, or monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be brought to the front office, labeled for Phoenix Jam!


eSports will be having its first practice Wednesday the 14th. We also have room available for our Rocket League team. If interested eMail Mr. Mitro (, Mr. Kirby (, Mr. Monroe ( or Mr. V (

WILMA Magazine’s Future Leaders Initiative for 11th Graders

WILMA Magazine’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative is launching WILMA’s Future Leaders program to introduce teens in the Wilmington region to career paths and successful women.

The program is open to current 11th graders (2022-23 school year) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Twelve girls will be selected for the inaugural class. To apply, click HERE.


Join GLOW CREW Club! Calling all future designers, virtual artists, engineers, mathematicians, lawyers, environmentalists, and leaders! This seven week program for high school students meets every Tuesday beginning on September 13th. There are limited spots available, so submit your interest using this Google form to reserve yours now! Questions? Please reach out to Mrs. Papp-Shelton at
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Senior Retreat

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Info Mtgs for Juniors & Seniors

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Opportunities in Our Community...

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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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Money Matters - Finance Education Program

The Davis Center at Maides Park will be offering a Money Matters-Finance Education program for ages 17 and older next month. These three sessions will be offered at no charge by Corning Credit Union. Registration can be done in person at the Wilmington Parks & Rec Office located at 302 Willard St. or online. September 12, 2022 - Budgeting and Savings September 19, 2022 - Understanding Credit September 26, 2022 - How to Purchase a home or Car


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