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Message from the Principal

Students & Parents,

We hope you had a great weekend!

We had a great week last week and especially enjoyed Talent Night on Thursday. You can check out some highlights from that event below.

This week is a full one at GLOW as we celebrate Spirit Week, have school pictures taken, host Parent University on Thursday, enjoy our Annual Fall Festival on Friday, and look forward to the middle school Phoenix Jam Friday night. It promises to be a great week at GLOW! You can read all about it in the newsletter items below.

Wishing you all a great week ahead!

Kate B. Tayloe


🎙Talent Night

Congratulations to all of our GLOW Talent Night participations and thank you to all of the friends & family members that came out to support our students. A special congratulations to Kyra & Cici for winning the People's Choice Award. CLICK HERE for few video highlights & pictures from the evening.


Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for TOMORROW, Monday, October 24. School pictures will be used for student badges and for our yearbook photos. Students must wear their purple or yellow GLOW polo shirts for their school picture.

Spirit Week is Here!

We look forward to celebrating Spirit Week October 24-28!

Our Student Government Association (SGA) has come up with fun themes each day that are detailed below. While there are designated themed days, students also have the option of "Dressing Down" during Spirit Week. "Dress Down" Days give students an opportunity to express themselves as individuals; however, we feel that it is important that students still dress appropriately for school. You can find information about Spirit Week and our "Dress Down" Expectations below.

NOTE: Monday, October 24 is Picture Day. Students may wear jeans, but they must be in their GLOW polo (purple or yellow).

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Parent University

Parent University is a monthly series of interactive workshops for ALL GLOW Academy families aimed at supporting their students through middle and high school. Topics range from understanding school-wide expectations, college admissions preparation, health & wellness, and more. Dinner is served at each event and it is a great way to meet GLOW Academy staff, students & families.

We are excited to invite all of our students and their families to the October Parent University on Thursday, October 27 from 6pm to 7:30pm in Founders Hall. This month's topic is all about Financial Literacy! Our partners at First Citizens Bank will be on campus with activities and information for students & parents. Dinner will be served as well. The Leadership Advisory class with the highest percentage of attendance will win a donut party! PLEASE RSVP to be sure we order enough food!

Middle School Phoenix Jam - This Friday!

The Phoenix Jam is coming up on Friday, October 28th! All Middle Students are welcome, even if you did not attend last month's Phoenix Jam. If this is your student's first time attending, they will need to return a permission slip form to GLOW by Thursday, October, September 27th in order to attend! Slips are available from Miss White & Mr. Greyson and may be returned to your student's Leadership Advisor.

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.

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!

Dual Enrollment - 11th & 12th Graders (from Mrs. Livengood)

Calling all juniors and seniors interested in the Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program! We will be offering three courses in collaboration with Cape Fear Community College. Please go to this link and complete ALL 3 steps:

  1. Complete the CCP Online Application .
  2. Read Approval Form DocuSign Instructions before proceeding to the next step.
  3. Complete the College Transfer Approval Form

Students MUST have their parent’s name and email address before clicking to complete the approval form. Finally, complete this Google form for each of the classes that you wish to take.

Submit ALL no later than October 28, 2022.

Dewey Awards - Last Chance!

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!

College Admission Workshops

The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) offers free resources to support students and families in preparing for college. These workshops are geared towards senior families, but junior families may also benefit from hearing the information. Consider registering for these upcoming sessions:

How to support your student in the senior year Tuesday, October 25 @ 7 pm Eastern (Virtual) - Register here .This workshop is aimed at parents in their support of their student in the senior year from helping them navigate the application process to enrollment.

Affording College (Applying for Financial Aid, CSS Profile, Scholarship Opportunities) Monday, November 7 @ 7 pm Eastern (Virtual) - Register here This workshop is aimed to support and inform students and parents through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Process.

Miss the first two workshops? Watch the recordings: The Common Application College Essay Writing

🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here

Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, we recommend your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms.

To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

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


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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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