The Eagle Update!

Week of 09.15 - 09.22

Welcome to the Eagle Update!

Greetings, Eagle families and scholars! This is the eighth edition of The Eagle Update, a weekly newsletter to share news and information so our school community can be informed about all things GW. In this newsletter, you will find information about GW athletics, school counseling, upcoming events, clubs, and how parents can get involved at GW.

Title I

We are excited to inform you that GW is now a Title I school. This federal program allows for extra resources to be available to support our scholars academic achievement. Your scholar

will receive a flier outlining the responsibilities of the school, family, and scholar as it relates to Title I.

The goal of our Title I program is to improve teaching and learning, improve high school graduation rates, provide interventions for attendance, behavior, and increase family engagement in school processes. We are asking for your support in these efforts by attending our parent/family engagement meetings. These meetings will take place in the GW Auditorium. Parents, please join our Parent Family Advisory Council - PFAC

School-Parent-Student Compact

Title I Parent & Family Handbook

Upcoming Meetings:

October 24, 2023

January 23, 2024

March 26, 2024

May 21, 2024

School Safety

School safety drills are an important aspect of being prepared in the event of a school crisis. It is important that our scholars take these drills seriously and follow all directions during the drill. I want to share the types of drills that are practiced at GW.

Fire Drill - At the sound of the alarm, scholars line up in an orderly fashion and follow the evacuation route posted in the room.

Lock Down Drill (threat inside the building) - At the announcement of a lock down, scholars will move away from doors and windows. Students in the hallway will enter the closest room. Teachers will lock doors, turn off lights, and cover windows. All instruction stops and everyone in the room must remain quite.

Lock Out/Modified or Soft Lock Down Drill (threat outside the building) - At the announcement of a lock out, scholars will return to their class. Students should not move through the hallway, but instruction may continue in the classroom.

Tornado Drill - Are executed on a nation-wide date. Teachers will be informed via the intercom that we are under a tornado warning. Teachers will accompany their students to the assigned area (exit off of 2nd floor) and instruct them to sit facing the wall with their head between their knees. If they have a coat they should pull it over their heads. Teachers should check their roll to determine that all students are present in the assigned area. An announcement will be made to return to class when the danger has passed.

Parents and guardians, please have conversations with your scholar about the importance of following all faculty/staff directions during safety drills.

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Counseling Corner

Our school counselors have been hard at work with scheduling adjustments to ensure our scholars have the courses they need. The counseling department at GW has been reorganized with one counselor responsible for all seniors while our scholars in grades 9 - 11 are broken up alphabetically by last name. An assistant principal is also attached to a counselor and case load. A breakdown of counselor case loads is listed below. Students who need to see their counselor must make an appointment using the Google form that was emailed to all scholars earlier in the year. Below is a link to the form.

Counselor's Case Loads

Lead Counselor - J. Weatherford

Guidance Secretary - P. Ratliff

Seniors - C. Perdue

Juniors - G. Crews

Sophomore - C. Davis

Freshman - B. Culley

College Adviser - C. Mangum

Graduation Coach - M. Espinoza

Appointment Request for School Counselor

GW Scholarship Newsletter


701 Broad Street

Danville, Virginia 24541

Telephone (434) 799-5108

Fax (434) 799-5251

Scholarship Newsletter #2

September 5th, 2023

NOTE: Seniors are responsible for mailing their own scholarships unless directed otherwise in the George Washington High School Scholarship Newsletter. Scholarship applications that do not have an internet link will be in the scholarship file cabinet in the Guidance office.

Latest Edition of the GW's Scholarship Newsletter #2

GW's Scholarship Newsletter #1

Youth Program Scholarship (Deadline: 09/29/23)

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: 10/02/23 @ 5PM EST)

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What's happening inside George Washington High School??? Look below!

Join the GWHS Swim Team

GWHS Swim season is quickly approaching. If you are interested in joining our swim team this year, please fill out the form below:

GWHS Swim Team Interest Form

Join the ACE Team

Scholars!!! If you missed the interest meetings this past week and still want to tryout, please contact our ACE team coaches.

Head Coach, History, All Around - Mrs. Hovatter

Science - Ms. Baggerly

English - Ms. McMillian

Math - Mr. Lewis

Do you have a career interest in Healthcare? Goodwill can help you!

Through the GoodCare Healthcare Training Program, you will receive free assistance with healthcare training and instruction, supportive services, life skills training, education, and employment placement in the healthcare industry.

Entry level healthcare positions are paying more than ever before. You can get a job in a high demand occupation and start a career where you can grow and advance.

GW Spirit Week!!!

Get ready, everyone! Next week is GW Spirit Week, and we're gearing up for an incredible time of unity, fun, and showcasing our Eagle Pride!

Here's a sneak peek at the daily themes:

Monday: Senior Citizens Day

Tuesday: College Day/Dress for Success

Wednesday: Students Dress as Teachers/Teacher Dress as Students Day

Thursday: Throwback Thursday

Friday: GW Spirit Day

Let's make it a week to remember! Please remember to follow our dress code policy and get ready to show off that school spirit! #HighSchoolSpiritWeek #SchoolPride #EaglePride

2023 Homecoming Dance!

Tickets for the 2023 GW High School Homecoming Dance are now on sale! It will be held on Saturday, October 7th @6pm. Don't miss out on a night of fun, music, and memories. Get your tickets today and let's make this year's homecoming unforgettable! Tickets can be purchased on the GoFan app or website.

The Youth Advisory Council is hosting a Back to School party

This event is FREE for all to attend, please register for this event with the QR code attached. The date for the event is Thursday, Sept 28th from 6pm to 8pm @ Skatetown.

Support the GW Chorus Fruit Sale

Help support the GW Chorus by participating in their annual fruit sale! They have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves to provide you with the freshest fruit available. Your fruit will be harvested the very same day it's shipped to us, ensuring that you receive fruit that is hours off of the tree.

Now that's fresh! Now's the time to pick up a box of Navel Oranges that are sure to be bursting with flavor or a box of sugar-sweet, Indian River Red Grapefruit. And don't forget your friends, family, and coworkers. Everyone loves Fresh Fruit From Florida! Thank you! We appreciate your support!

Order Here

Sales ends on December 10th

Happy Friday to our Eagle Families from the GW Academy 9 Family!!!

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It's more than just Football!

The GW Football Team got up early this morning and welcomed the students at Park Avenue Elementary school. A lot of our guys don't understand how much our younger youth look up to them and they really enjoyed being there this morning. "It is more than just Football and it is amazing for allowing them to have these opportunities". - Nick Anderson, GWHS Head Football Coach🦅🏈

2nd Annual River City Classic

The month of September is finally here and we know what time it is!!! The George Washington Marching Eagles will be hosting The River City Classic. Their 2nd annual band competition here at George Washington High School. This year's competition will be held on September 30th, 2023 at the J.T. Christopher Stadium. Come out and watch these amazing bands and our Awards Winning Marching Eagles!!!

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Order your Yearbook!!!

Order online at ybpaylifetouch

Yearbook ID: 14800924

Order Deadline: October 1st

GW Clubs & Organizations

George Washington High School offers a variety of clubs and organizations supported by the school to meet student interests. These range from language art clubs, fine arts organizations, environmental clubs and honorary societies. Our clubs provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. This establishes a strong foundation and instills confidence to help our scholars advance in the future. Below is a list of clubs and their sponsors. GW Clubs Page

Anime Club - Paul Dennis

Art Club - James Lewis

Chess/Debate Club - George Hampton

E-Sports - Jeremy Lovelace

Fly Girls Aviation Academy - Veronica Carter and Melissa Murdock

Future Educators of Tomorrow - Renesha Myers

Gentlemen By Choice - Corey Williams

Green Club - Donna Fitzgerald

GSA Club - Brianna Jacobs

HOSA - Lisa Argyrakis

Japanese Club - Sharon Leigg

Poetry Club - Paul Dennis

National Honor Society - Frenita Griffin

Spanish Club - Melinda Espinoza

Social Justice Club - Kenyatta Thomas and Bria McMillian

SCA - Corey Williams, Kristen Baggerly, Brianna Jacobs, and Sandra Simpson

Download the DPS Mobile app

The Danville Public Schools App is finally here! It's as easy as 1 2 3 to download "Danville City Public Schools" from Google Play or the App Store. Stay connected with your school, and never miss any school happenings!


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Contact Principal Deskins

Please know that I am committed to our scholars, families, faculty/staff & the entire GW community.

Upcoming School Events

Golf: Varsity District Tournament (Away)

Monday, Sep. 18th, 10am

2380 County Home Road

Blanch, NC

Volleyball: Girls JV/Varsity vs Magna Vista (Home)

Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 5:30pm

300 Apollo Avenue

Danville, VA

Cross Country: Boys/Girls Varsity Meet vs Halifax County

Wednesday, Sep. 20th, 5pm

3164 Dan River Church Road

South Boston, VA

Volleyball: Girls JV/Varsity vs Tunstall HS (Away)

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 5:30pm

100 Trojan Circle

Dry Fork, VA

Football: JV vs Staunton River (Home)

Thursday, Sep. 21st, 6pm

701 Broad Street

Danville, VA

Football: Varsity vs Staunton River (Away)

Friday, Sep. 22nd, 7pm

1095 Golden Eagle Drive

Moneta, VA

SAT Testing

Saturday, Sep. 23rd, 7am

701 Broad Street

Danville, VA

GW Marching Band: Blue Ridge Fall Music Games - Salem

Saturday, Sep. 23rd, 8am-11pm

1008 Texas Street

Salem, VA