WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2023

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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

We had a great week back from Spring Break and are looking forward to the week ahead.

As we prepare students for End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) testing, we are also preparing our technology for these online assessments. Part of this preparation requires that we ensure that all Chromebooks are at school, in good working order, and with the most up to date software required for test administration. As a result, all Middle School students will return their Chromebooks and Chargers on Wednesday, April 26, and High School students will return their devices and chargers on Monday, May 8. Students who are still enrolled in online courses will be able to keep their device, if needed, for course completion.

Also, thank you to the 21% of our families who have completed the Intent to Return Survey to let us know if your child will be returning for the 23-24 school year. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so HERE. This information is vital to our preparations for the 23-24 school year. Once we have 100% of responses collected from families, we will begin instituting "Dress Down Fridays" for students that will continue for the remainder of the school year!

Please read other news and updates from GLOW in the newsletter below...including a night of Family Fun coming up on Tuesday, May 9. We hope all families will join us!

WIshing you all a great week ahead,

Kate B. Tayloe




Parents, if you have not already done so, please complete THIS BRIEF SURVEY to let us know if your student to return to GLOW for the 2023-2024 school year. Are you undecided? That's ok...there's an option for that, as well. This survey is VERY BRIEF, but the information you provide is vital to our planning for the upcoming year.

We also know that family's plans and circumstances change over the summer. If you complete the survey and need to make a change, just let us know.

So far, 21% of our families have responded. Once we hit 100% we will begin instituting "Dress Down Fridays" for students to continue for the remainder of the school year!


April 24 - Just 20 spots left! Help us "Sell Out!" NHS Blood Drive

There are just 20 spots left to fill for the National Honors Society blood drive fundraiser on tomorrow (Monday April 24th)! Those age 16 and older may participate (16 year olds must have a signed consent form found HERE. Copies will also be available at the front desk.)

Donors do not need to be a GLOW Academy student or teacher/staff member to give. Share this information with your family, friends, and coworkers - it's always more fun when people give together!

April 26 & May 8 - Chromebook & Charger Return

We will collect Chromebooks & chargers before end-of-year testing to ensure technology is up-to-date. Please be sure your student brings their Chromebook and Chargers to turn in to their grade level teachers by the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 26th - Middle School (6th - 8th)
  • Monday, May 8th - High School (9th - 12th)

April 28th - Global Pay It Forward Day

GLOW Academy students strive to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind every day. Global Pay It Forward Day is a reminder to everyone that we should be engaging in this behavior, and that one day someone may pay it forward to us when we most need it. Let's make the world a kinder place, together.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

May 8-12 - Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th - 12th.

CLICK HERE for free/low cost ideas to celebrate our teachers & support staff all week!

CLICK HERE for more information & to sign up on the Teacher Luncheon!

CLICK HERE to donate to the Punch Board Gift Card Game.

May 9 - Studio 4100 Family Night

We are excited to invite our students & their families to Studio 4100 - GLOW Academy's Family Appreciation Night on Tuesday, May 9th from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm in Founders Hall. We have completed the last installment of lights & sound from our SONY Social Justice Initiative Grant - and it is truly something to see! There will be a lights & sound demo, our Choir & Guitar students will perform, and dinner will be served. PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING HERE.

May 11 - Girls Scout Academy

Spring is in the air! To celebrate students are invited to build a birdfeeder after school on May 11th as a part of our Girl Scout Academy. Participants will receive the wood working patch and leave with their very own birdfeeder!

Spots are limited so be sure to fill out THIS GOOGLE FORM.

May 13 - Junior/Senior Prom

The Junior/Senior "Light Up the Night" Prom will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Tickets go on sale this week (April 24 - May 5). They are $20 each (cash or check only).

If students plan to bring a non-GLOW student as their date, the date must be approved before students can buy their date a ticket.

Students can see Mrs. Majeski-Turner or their Leadership Advisory teacher if they have questions.

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.)


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Here Comes The Sun

We are excited to report that the GLOW Academy Solar Panel project is complete. See fantastic aerial views of the school below. GLOW Academy is one of the top 10 largest systems in New Hanover county and the largest on a school in eastern North Carolina.

Our system will produce an estimated 409,587 kWhs per year and also offsets 639,929 lbs of CO2 emissions per year. The equivalent of 56.5 homes electricity for a year, 4,800 tree seedlings grown for 10 years, and 35,308,862 smart phones charged.

Thank you to Cape Fear Solar Systems for their partnership & work on this project.

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.

πŸŽ“ Class of 2023 - Countdown to Graduation πŸŽ“

34 Days to Graduation!

2023 Graduation Info & FAQs

Parents of the Class of 2023,

12th Grade Leadership Advisory Teachers reviewed this 2023 Graduation Info & FAQs document with seniors in Leadership Advisory; however, we wanted to ensure that you also had a copy. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Decision Day 2023

Class of 2023 Students & Families -

Save the Date for Decision Day 2023. Be sure to keep an eye on your email inbox for details on this very special event.


Rising 7th & 12th Grade Immunizations

As a reminder, rising 7th & rising 12th grade students will need to submit updated immunization records for the 2023-2024 school year.

NHCDHHS will be offering no-cost vaccinations for students during the week of April 25th. CLICK HERE to register. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 6th.

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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