GWMS Sunday Message

Week of November 23rd

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Kudos to…

  • Emily Boydstun and Ben DeRigge for being vigilant in their work.
  • Corey Olmstead for his fantastic social planning!

Staff Potluck

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 3:15pm

1005 Mount Vernon Avenue

Alexandria, VA

In the Multi-Purpose Room. Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy the feast!
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PBIS - SPIRIT DAY! PAJAMA DAY!

Show your Prexie Pride and come to school in your favorite cozy pajamas! Enjoy this fun spirit day with our whole school. There will be a teacher fashion show after each grade level lunch, come join the fun.


After each grade level lunch there will be a fashion show in the auditorium. Students will be dismissed directly from the cafeteria to the auditorium and miss the period directly after lunch.


The fashion show will include:

  • Teacher fashion show
  • Student fashion show
  • Cheerleaders
  • Raffles
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes


Remember to show your homeroom students the important PowerPoint to help clarify any questions they might have.

ELL Sheltered Survey

WIth our changes this year to the composition of our teams, please take a second to complete this short survey, If you teach ELL students or would like to comment. Click here.

Help the GWMS Choir Raise Money by Donating Your Old Shoes

George Washington Middle School Chorus (GWMSC) is conducting a shoe collection drive on 11/18/2015 to raise funds to raise money for new choral risers. GWMSC will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit the purchase of new choral risers. Anyone can help by

donating gently worn, used or new shoes at George Washington Middle School, Choir Room A237 (above Entrances 6 and 7).

Care Packages for Soldiers

The seventh grade and the Builder's Club are teaming up to put care packages together for soldiers. The drive will run until December 17th and students are asked to bring in their donations to their seventh grade homeroom or to A120.


Possible donation items are:

  • beef jerky
  • Easy Mac
  • Ramen Noodles
  • candy (not chocolate)
  • packaged cookies
  • toothpaste
  • tooth brushes
  • Chapstick
  • lotion
  • baby wipes
  • and much more!


Please see Ms. Ferruzzi in A120 or Mrs. Soileau in C204 for more information.

Staff Member of the Month

Each month we will highlight a staff member of the month. This person will get to use the “Staff of the Month” parking spot near Door 3. For November, the Staff Member of the Month is…Javaughn Perkins, for his on-going support of AVID at GWMS!

Now it is time for our PBIS vocabulary game….. WORDS WITH FRACULTY

WORDS WITH FRACULTY! This week’s intellectually snobbish, impractical, obsolete, and vacuous word will be stated on the announcements. Students will be challenged to use the word in its proper context per the appropriate content area to gain prexie love in their classes.

THIS WEEKS WORD: Tangent - going off the main subject

Great News - Mail Chimp is Here!

Mail Chimp is our amazing new platform for sharing great news with our GW families. Thank you to everyone for your contributions…..KEEP THEM COMING! You are doing great work with our students and the parental feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.


Continue to send your pictures and short write-ups to Ms. Barnes - adriane.barnes@acps.k12.va.us - to share all the wonderful things going on in your classrooms.


Thank you!

HALLWAY SUPPORT AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Please, please, please be a present force in the hallways during ALL passing periods. We need to perform as a unified team in this respect. The power of the many is what makes transitions smooth and orderly. Simply put, we cannot do this alone.

PBIS - November Pillar is INTEGRITY!

It's not too late to be a RESPECT certified homeroom, many homerooms are sporting their new certificates outside their doors. Complete the activity and survey from last week and hand it in to Ms. Jackson.


COOL TOOL to be sent out in your email for your PBIS lesson on Tuesday.


November 24 will be our schoolwide PBIS Celebration - thank you for all of your feedback as we prepare for this event.

Restorative Justice

Continue with Activity #7. This was sent out in an email.

Upcoming Week

Monday 11/23/15

NO SST

GWMS Potluck - 3:30pm TBA


Tuesday 11/24/15

No Professional Learning

Spirit Day! - PAJAMA DAY


Wednesday 11/25/15

No School


Thursday 11/19/15

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday 11/20/15

No School