WEEK OF MAY 1, 2023

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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

May promises to be an exciting month at GLOW with a full calendar for all grade levels, but there is certainly an added layer of excitement for our seniors as they anticipate graduation in less than a month! We look forward to the many opportunities to celebrate our seniors and all of our students as we finish out the school year.

6th-11th grade parents, if you haven't yet completed the "Intent to Return" form linked below. Please do so, as soon as possible, so we will know your plans for 23-24!

You can find other news and updates in the newsletter sure to check it out!

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!


Make sure you have the following dates on your calendar for important end of year testing:


  • Friday, May 12 - Science EOG (8th Grade Only)
  • Tuesday, May 16 - Math EOG (6th, 7th, & 8th)
  • Wednesday, May 17 - Reading EOG (6th, 7th, & 8th)


  • Tuesday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 3 - AP Testing
  • Friday, May 19 - English II EOC & 1st/3rd Period Teacher Exams
  • Monday, May 22 - 2nd/4th Period Teacher Exams
  • Tuesday, May 23 - Math I & Math III EOCs
  • Wednesday, May 24 - Biology EOC
  • Thursday, May 25 - Exam Make-Ups

* We will be sending HS Student Schedules next week so that students know what days they will be taking each exam and are required to be on campus for testing.

Class of 2029 - 6th Grade Reminder

6th grade families, please remember to turn in your student's permission slip by Tuesday May 2nd for our trip to Tuck Everlasting. Thank you so much, 6th Grade Team!


Chromebook & Charger Collection

Our middle school families have done a PHENOMENAL job of returning our Chromebooks and chargers! Students who still have a Chromebook or Charger at home, please bring that to turn in to your teachers on Monday!

As a reminder, High School students will return their devices on Monday, May 8.

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.)


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“

27 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

Immunizations can be obtained at either your primary care doctor's office or at the NHC health department.

New Hanover County Health and Human Services - Routine Immunizations are accepted on a walk-in basis. Please bring a copy of your immunization record. Costs vary depending on the type of immunization, insurance coverage, and other qualifications. Please call 910-798-3500 for pricing information.

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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