WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2023
Message from the Principal
Students & Parents,
We hope our students and families enjoyed Fall Break and are ready for a strong start to Quarter 2! We look forward to seeing students on campus tomorrow, Monday, October 16th.
Last week was a great week at GLOW, especially our celebration of International Day of the Girl on Wednesday. Each grade level was assigned a theme relevant to girl’s issues, and challenged to create a hallway mural interpreting the topic through their own perspective. Our High School Student Ambassadors provided guided, walking tours to our Middle School students and discussed how each theme was expressed. CLICK HERE to see each grade level's work.
Report Cards will go home on Thursday, October 19th. Students will receive two copies of their Report Card. Parents, please review the report card with your student and sign the white copy. Students will bring the signed white copy of their report card back to school to turn-in to their Leadership Advisory teacher on Friday.
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Kate B. Tayloe
NC School Report Card
You can preview the letter students will bring home using the following links:
We hope you will take time to review GLOW Academy's NC School Report Card.
🚍 TRANSPORTATION NEWS 🚍
Wednesday - Doubled Routes in AM & PM
As a result, we will need to "double up" some of our routes in the morning and afternoon on Wednesday. Stop times should not vary greatly, but please check your modified bus stop pick-up and drop-off times for Wednesday HERE.
✅ PARENT REMINDERS✅
School Picture Day
October 23 also kicks off our Spirit Week (see more info below). On Monday we are having a "Half Way Dress Down Day." 6th-11th graders must wear their GLOW Polo Shirts, but they can wear "Dress Down" bottoms instead of their uniform skirts/pants.
Picture Make-Up Day for Senior Portraits (taken this summer) and 6th-11th grade Picture Day on October 23 is scheduled for November 30th!
Student Attendance & HS Course Credit
We want to remind students and parents of the legislative guidelines and GLOW School Board Policy around student attendance. You can read GLOW's Attendance Policy HERE. The implications for chronic absences (more than 10) are especially important to note, as the policy states:
Grade Level Retention/High School Course Credit:
Middle school students who have UNEXCUSED absences for more than 10% (20 days) in a school year may be retained.
High school students who have UNEXCUSED absences for more than 10% (10 days in a semester course; 20 days in a year long course) shall not be awarded course credit regardless of class average.
For HIgh School students, this means that if a student accrues more than 10 unexcused absences in 1st period, for example, they will not receive course credit for their 1st period course. It is so important that students earn credit for all courses for which they are enrolled to ensure they stay on track to graduate with their cohort.
Please ensure that your child is at school unless an absences is absolutely necessary. Also, please ensure that documentation for excused absences are submitted to the student's Leadership Advisory teacher or the school's Data Manager upon the student's return to school.
NC School of Science and Math Partnership Continues!
We are excited to be one of the only schools in the tri-county area to have a partnership with the North Carolina School of Science & Math.
GLOW students have the opportunity to enroll in NCSSM honors-level STEM focused virtual classes and/or a select few Advanced Placement/AP courses. We will once again be offering this program in the 2024-25 school year
NC School of Science and Math will be on campus Friday, October 20th to speak with students.
- 7th & 8th grades will attend a presentation during electives.
- 9th - 11th grades should complete the Google form to express interest in attending the high school presentation.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Ms. Andersen.
National Honor Society Blood Drive - Open to All
GLOW's National Honor Society will be hosting our Fall Blood Drive in partnership with the Blood Connection!
The bus will be at GLOW on Tuesday, October 31st from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Donors will receive a $10 rewards gift card and a t-shirt (a sample is in the front office). Students 16 years or older may participate with a SIGNED Waiver.
Please use the link below to register for a time slot.
Thanks for supporting NHS and our entire community!
GLOW is looking to connect with your Church, Civic Group Meeting, or Business to host an information session and help spread the word about our school, all that we offer, and information on applying for the 2024-25 school year. If you'd like to host an information session for your neighborhood at a nearby park or home, that's great as well!
Please contact Jen Wilson-Mathis by email, or you can call or text 910-707-4474 for more information or to schedule. (And if you know Jen, you know she'll bring the snacks!)
✅ STUDENT ACTIVITIES + OPPORTUNITIES ✅
2 New Opportunities for Students
Beginning in November:
- Ultimate Frisbee will meet on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM
- Writing Club will meet on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 PM
These are great opportunities to use your talents, learn new skills, and get to know more students and staff in our school community.
Oct 26 - PreACT for ALL 10th Graders
📣 SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING 📣
NOTE: Monday, October 23 is Picture Day. Students may wear jeans, but they must be in their GLOW polo (purple or yellow).
Spirit Week culminates with our annual Fall Festival for students on Friday, October 27!
Wilmington Rotary's Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at UNCW - Applications Open
Applications are now available to secure a spot in Wilmington Rotary's Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at UNCW in December.
The conference will build connections among New Hanover County students and business leaders, and teach dynamic leadership skills. A small group of conference attendees will be selected for a 3-day Rotary district program RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.
The Rotary Youth Leadership conference application is due to Ms. Andersen by 3:30 pm on Thursday, November 2nd. Email or stop by Ms. Andersen's office in Lowe Hall for the application or for more details.
Seniors & Juniors - It's Time for Cap & Gowns and Class Rings!
Graduation Day will be here before we know it!
Class of 2024 - it is time to order Cap & Gowns
Class of 2025 - it is time to order Class Rings
A representative from Herff Jones will be in Saklad Hall on Monday, October 23rd during your Leadership Advisory with an informational presentation about gowns, rings, announcements, and more.
On the following Monday, October 30th, representatives from Herff Jones will be in the cafeteria during your lunch for you to place orders.
For any additional information or questions, please reach out to Mrs. Jordan.
✅ COMMUNITY EVENTS✅
Maides Park Halloween Festival!
Individuals of all ages are welcome to attend the event. The festival will include safe trick-or-treating, games, food, and music.
Limited number of Wilmington Parks & Recreation bags will be available. Children are encouraged to bring their own bags.
Inclement weather date (rain date): Friday, October 27, 2023
Maides Park is located at 1101 Manly Avenue in Wilmington.
Spark Academy - Spots Available
Featuring an unparalleled educational environment, engaging curriculum and warm setting, Spark Academy uses a mixed-income model to ensure all children are prepared to shine in kindergarten, as well as within the larger community.
If you are looking for placement for your younger child, Spark is accepting applications and, is also hiring. For more information, visit www.sparkacademync.com.