WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2023

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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We are a full week in to the 4th quarter and hope you had an opportunity to review your student's progress from 3rd quarter as it was reflected on their Report Card last week.

As the days warm up and grow longer, it can be difficult to focus on the matters of school, but these are important weeks at GLOW. Ensuring your child is present and on time for school each day is as vital as ever. We only have 14 school days remaining before Spring Break, and we look forward to maximizing every one!

Please check out the latest newsletter, as it is filled with news and updates from GLOW Academy.

Wishing you all a great week!

Kate B. Tayloe



Our 8th graders will be utilizing two of our GLOW buses for a field trip to Raleigh on Wednesday. 8th graders will be leaving before the school day begins and will be returning after the school day ends. As a result, we will split the Cougars riders between the Seahawks and the Wildcats buses on Wednesday morning and afternoon, as we have done several times this year when we've had a bus in the shop, etc. We wanted you to be aware that the Cougars, Seahawks, and Wildcats stops may be running a few minutes later on Wednesday morning and afternoon as a result.

We appreciate your understanding and wish our 8th graders safe travels and a Wednesday filled with learning and fun!


Spring Market

It's time for a spring cleaning!

National Honor Society will be hosting a community spring market at GLOW on Saturday, March 25th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Families are invited to donate yard sale items for NHS to sell OR reserve a space to sell their own new/used items.

Local businesses & vendors are also invited to reserve a space at the event. Please CLICK HERE to reserve a space!

The event will feature the Donut Bus, original works from GLOW's Art Club, and all proceeds raised by NHS will be donated to the Malala Fund and the Local Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. For questions, please contact Ms. Hayes at

Free Prom Shopping Event

Cinderella's Closet is offering a free prom shopping event on March 31st and April 1st at Grace Methodist Church. You must complete the event registration form and return it via email to by March 25th. Students can see Ms. Lexi (Smith Hall, Room 406) for a hard copy of the registration form and for help emailing the form to Cinderella's Closet.

Tell a Friend, Get a Shirt!

We still have some spots available for the 2023-24 school year. Our Admissions Department will continue to provide tours of campus to interested families throughout March.

Please encourage your friends, neighbors, and coworkers with a rising 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grader to check out GLOW Academy. When they do, you will receive a uniform shirt*!

Be sure to have your referral mention your name at the start of the tour. You will receive an email with a voucher for a shirt.

HERE is the link to sign up or the may email

*One shirt voucher per student.


Coffee with the Principal

Drop in to have a cup of coffee and a sweet treat with Ms. Tayloe to start your morning. We'll be outside Founders Hall on Wednesday, March 22ndth from 8:30 - 9 a.m.

Junior Night

Class of 2024 Students and Parents, College Bound is requesting the attendance of all students in the Class of 2024 and at least one adult from their family at Junior Night on Tuesday, April 4th, in the cafeteria beginning promptly at 6 p.m. As we continue to prepare for senior year, we want to share information about what to expect and general updates for summer and the start of the school year. Attendance at this event enters each student and adult into a raffle for special prizes! Please email Mrs. Jahleese ( with questions or concerns.

Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Opportunity

Attention 10th and 11th grade families -

Our partners at Queens University invite you to their upcoming Discover Queens event on Saturday, March 25th. Discover Queens is an open house-style event for interested prospective undergraduate students and their families that goes beyond our typical campus tour.

You’ll see what makes Queens special and what your life would look like as a Royal.

Learn more and register at

Calling all Chefs from the Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025

Class of 2024 and Class of 2025: If you love exploring all the possibilities of food, grab your seat at the table for an unforgettable experience.

Sharpen your skills in the culinary labs and learn from our very own JWU chefs, who not only know how to teach the fine art of cooking but also have excelled in the industry.

You’ll also explore the impact you can make through food outside the kitchen, with experts leading the charge to change the food industry through education, sustainability and research. Choose from Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts programming. Learn more at by CLICKING HERE and reach out to Ms. Lexi with any questions (

Dates: June 26-29, 2023 | July 11-14, 2023

Cost: $399 (The program includes housing, all meals, instructional materials, activities and on-campus transportation.)

🎓 Class of 2023 - Countdown to Graduation 🎓

Here We Go!

As we enter the 4th quarter of the 2022-2023 school year, we also being the countdown to graduation for the Class of 2023.

As of March 13, there are just 75 days (counting weekends and school holidays!) to Graduation. Please keep an eye on this section for updates and announcements as we move closer to the big day.

Class Ring Ceremony

Those in the Class of 2023 and 2024 who purchased a class ring, please join us for a formal presentation on March 22nd at 9am in Founders Hall. For details or more information, please contact Ms. Livengood.

Junior / Senior Prom

The Junior / Senior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2023.

This year's theme - Light Up the Night!

More details to follow.


Helpful Tips for Seasonal Allergies

Allergy season is upon us. Check out some super helpful tips to survive the Spring pollen by clicking HERE.




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