Greetings Parents and Guardians,
March is a busy time of year for our students. March marks deadlines and graduation preparation, not to mention spring break occurs March 17 th – March 24th. Our students look at spring break as a time of rest and relaxation. I look at spring break as a time of reflection and recovery. They need to reflect on their grades and missing work, complete any missing assignments and hopefully recover any low grades. As parents and guardians this would be an opportune time to go to Edline and check on your student’s grade status, email the teacher or teachers and ask what assignments your students are able to make up. If your student is assigned to Edgenuity or Reading Plus, spring break is an excellent time for them to catch up or get ahead. Especially seniors, their completion date for the on-line credit recovery is May 5th .
This is an exciting time for your seniors. Graduation is May 22nd at 6:00pm in the FAU Carole and Barry Kaye auditorium. Each student will receive 8 tickets. We do not keep extra tickets we make sure to pass all of them out. If your student needs extra tickets they should start asking their friends now for any tickets they will not be using. Caps and gowns will be distributed during the month of May. Students were sized by Herff Jones on campus.
Senior exams begin May 8th and their last day of school is May 11th . The exam schedule is on the school calendar. The senior movie day will be on May 19th and graduation rehearsal will be held on the morning of graduation May 22nd . Graduation fees should be turned in to Mr. Gurevitz in J building. Two other events which are not included in senior dues are Grad Bash (April 7th) and G-Star Prom (May 6th). Encourage your student to attend our next April senior meeting which occurs during the first half of lunch. Further information concerning graduation will be posted in the coming weeks on our website (www.gstarschool.org).
Some other exciting events this month include: Cell Phone Film Festival, student participation in disaster drills with local/state/federal authorities, the theatre department’s trip to New York, underclassman theatre auditions, Student Showcase of Films, and the IE Benefit Show.
Have a wonderful month and thank you for your continued support for your student and G-Star.
G-Star Student Alexander Luttin Wins First Place!
For the second year in a row one of our students has won 1st place in Mental Health Awareness PSA category at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Student Showcase of Films. 11th grader Alexander Luttin's film 'Parting' took the first place award that will be presented at the 22nd Annual Student Showcase of Films during the live Red Carpet Awards Show will taking place on March 10, 2017!
FSA/EOC Testing Bell Schedule
Period 1/2 7:30 – 9:05
Period 3/4 9:12 – 10:47
Lunch 10:50 – 11:23
Period 5/6 11:30 – 1:30
Period 7 1:37 – 2:40
*** Students with senior privilege please note time change for dismissal from 1:42p.m. to 1:30p.m. ***
March 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th
April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th
May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, & 16th
HAPPENINGS IN THE CLASSROOM
IB VISUAL ART
Dr. Leach would like to recognize the entire IB Visual Art Class who all are amazing & motivated to learn!
In the upcoming month, they will be learning to observe and comment on art from different cultural contexts, as well as developing hands-on art skills in several mediums of two dimensional art.
We are learning perspective drawing, color theory, and beginning to work in acrylic on representational painting. (See images in shared drive folder)
Mr. Leach, the husband of Dr. Leach, is the author of two books on perspective drawing, and the artist of the renderings of the projected new cafeteria
IB Film Year One
"What I Wish My Students Knew" - a short film project examining the complex relationships between teacher and student, teacher/student and subject, and teacher/student and school through different modes of documentary.
IB Environmental Systems and Societies
We made them of sweets and got to eat them!!!
They were given tours by docents both working on their masters degrees at Florida Atlantic University in marine bio-geography. They traveled to the Town of Juno Dunes Loggerhead Park for a picnic, a hike through ecosystems to the Palm Beach County's higher elevations at Juno Dunes Natural Area and took a run to the tide's edge of the Atlantic Ocean. They also visited the Marine Life Center to learn about sea turtles which have been rescued from the surrounding waterways and placed under their hospital's care and rehabilitation tanks. Green and loggerhead sea turtles and some hatchlings that were a rare hybrid of hawks-bill and loggerhead turtles were just some of the sights that were seen. Palm Beach County is one of the largest sea turtle nesting areas in the entire world.
These delightful places are free to the public and, if you take the time to visit, you will enjoy going with your friends and families all year on most days.
They will be seeing three Broadway shows, a private panel discussion at Manhattan Theatre Clubtaking an audition workshop with Broadway performers, touring NYU as well as New Amsterdam Theatre, and taking a dance class at Broadway Dance Center!!
G-Star Acting Department Presents the 2017 Spring Mainstage Show Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor
We also have the 7 PM shows Feb 15-17th and 22-24, prices are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Check out the call board for more information. Tickets are available in the theatre office before school, during lunch, and after school. See you there!
DAWSON DIGITAL ARTS SUMMER CAMP
The camp will take place from June 16 - July 13, 2017
Students who have taken Animation 2 are eligible to earn community service hours.
CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE!!
Film camp is geared to incoming G-Star freshman, current students and those that are thinking about coming to G-Star in the future.
Campers will learn:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing
Transitions// Effects// Special Effects
Video and Audio editing using key frames
Adobe Photoshop basics
Basic image capture
Several of the specialized tools, brushes and filters
Script writing techniques
Formatting and structure
Lighting 3-point lighting
Cannon G-10 camera and working with and associated equipment
Boom Mic’s / handheld techniques / lav’s
Learn to work as team member
Campers this year will be working on public service announcements and other video shorts.
Please save and print the registration form below. The mailing address is listed on the form.
YEARBOOK ADS & SALES
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Juniors- Spring is the time to start preparing and registering to take the SAT/ACT. The SAT/ACT calendar is available on Gstarschool.org under academics to guidance. The calendar has the test dates and websites for registration. Students must register themselves for these assessments.
Seniors- If you have not yet met your online graduation requirement this is a reminder that it is due April 1st- please keep working on it.
Looking for scholarships? Visist Gstarschool.org under academics to guidance for a list of scholarship search links- it's never too early to start!
The time is now to get your college applications in if you have not yet done so. Also, please don't forget to complete the application for the Bright Futures Scholarship by visiting https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/ua/sawstua_uaform.asp and the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Have a safe and refreshing winter break!
Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Recruitment Tour
Students from all the high schools in Palm Beach County will be able to speak with representatives from the different institutions and obtain financial aid information. For more information contact the School Counseling and Graduation Support Team at 561-434-8820.
Click below for more info!
A reminder to current seniors, remember to register for the SAT/ACT if you have not yet tested. SAT/ACT dates and the websites for registration can be found on Gstarschool.org under academics to guidance and also in front of the guidance office. Juniors should start preparing themselves for the tests and register to test Spring time.
It is official! G-Star’s King of Haup T-shirts are on sale now. Get a shirt with a cartoon of Mr. Hauptner dressed as Elvis. These shirts commemorate the day that Mr. Hauptner wore an Elvis Presley costume, entertaining both the students and faculty. The cartoon was designed by David Pierre and Elizabeth Siassi. Order now and get this limited edition shirt for only $12 to remember this occasion. You can make a down payment of $8 and provide the remaining $4 upon receiving the shirt. Show some school spirit and buy a King of Haup t-shirt to help raise funds for Yearbook.