April Newsletter

E. C. Glass High School

Important Dates:

  • April 7th: Report cards go home
  • April 7th - SAT Registration Deadline for May test
  • April 7th: Principal’s Coffee in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • April 7th: Principal’s Cabinet during both lunches in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
  • April 7th: PBIS 3rd Quarter Incentive during both lunches in the cafeteria
  • April 7th: The US Air Force Band, The Blue Aces, Assembly at 1:55 pm in the Auditorium
  • April 8th - ACT National Testing Date, 8am at LCA
  • April 10th- April 14th: Spring Break (Students do not attend)
  • April 17th- April 19th: 2nd attempt for Writing SOL (Only Juniors and Seniors)
  • April 17th: LCS German Essay Contest from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
  • April 18th: Touching Bases from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria
  • April 18th: Early Registration for the 2017-2018 school year from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm outside the cafeteria
  • April 19th: Spanish Club Meeting in the Cafeteria from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • April 19th: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • April 20th- April 25th: Senior Art Show in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall (please see flyer below)
  • April 20th - Scheduling for CVCC's Fall Courses at ECG, 9am-2pm in the Beacon of Hope Office
  • April 22nd: Saturday Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served at 8:30am)
  • April 23rd: Senior Art Show/Open House from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
  • April 26th- June 2nd: SOL testing
  • April 27th: VCDA All-Virginia Chorus in Blacksburg, VA
  • April 27th - AP Cookies & Cram Study Session 6:30-8pm in the cafeteria
  • April 29th - SAT Prep, 9am-12pm
  • April 29th: Saturday Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served at 8:30am)
  • May 1st – May 12th: AP testing in the Auxiliary Gym
  • May 5th: Principal’s Coffee in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall 8:00 am to 9:00 am Principals Coffee
  • May 5th: Principal’s Cabinet during both lunches in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
  • May 6th: Saturday Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am) ** This session wil be held at the RAMP Church across the street from E.C. Glass
  • May 6th: SAT testing from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • May 13th: Saturday Session 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am)

News from our SOL coordinator:

Dear ECG Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The upcoming Spring 2017 SOL Testing Administration will soon begin. The SOL testing window is from May 5th - June 1st with expedited testing being on specific dates. Please help to make sure to schedule any doctor’s appointments on alternate days aside from the school testing dates. Students have worked very hard to prepare for testing and it is always ideal when students can test on the initial scheduled testing day with their peers. With SOL testing being linked to student graduation, we reach out to you to help support our students in being in attendance on SOL testing dates.

Students will need to be present and in their classroom by 7:35 AM each day. If a student is late when testing begins, he/she will take their test on a make-up day. If a student leaves a testing site after beginning a test, their test will be stopped and cannot be restarted or re-administered.

***Electronic Device Policy: VDOE (Virginia Department of Education) and Lynchburg City Schools have an electronic device policy to be followed during SOL testing. To maintain test security, the possession of cell phones and mobile connection devices in the testing site is prohibited. If a student is discovered with a prohibited electronic device in a testing site, the student’s test will be stopped, the device will be confiscated, and the student will be removed from the test environment. Having an electronic device in a testing site will result in a score of “0” on the test. Please speak with your child in reference to this policy.

Other testing tips:

  1. Make sure your student(s) get a full night’s rest the night before testing.
  2. Ensure your student(s) eats breakfast and complete any self-care procedures prior to testing.
  3. Assist students now with review of any notes or previous test materials from this year.
  4. Access uploaded notes from one source: https://padlet.com/bucklewke/ecgsolreview
  5. Remind your student(s) about leaving any phones or electronic devices home or in their locker before coming to school.
  6. Support your student(s) in being on time to school...5 minutes late is still late.
  7. During SOL testing season, give your student(s) some down/free time at home to get some brief relief from testing mode. A fun activity can help your child re-charge for the next day.
  8. Students should also take advantage of ANY remediation opportunities by their teachers before SOL testing. Check with teachers to ensure when they offer remediation sessions.
  9. Encourage your student(s) about getting through testing; we only have a few days of school left…so let’s make the most of it!
  10. Students that pass their SOL will be exempt from taking the exam for the course.
  11. Be on the lookout for our schedule of Saturday sessions. They were very beneficial to the students who came last year.
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SOL Remediation:

Remediation after school continues through the month of April. Please see the calendar to know which courses are offered.
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Saturday Sessions:

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Teacher and Support Staff Person of the Year:

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Congratulations to our Support Staff Person of the Year, Gretta Ford, and Teacher of the Year, Heather McCormick. We're proud of you both.

ECG Honor Pledge:

E. C. Glass High School has a tradition of honor that is maintained in many ways. Lying, cheating, and stealing will result in a variety of disciplinary actions. More importantly, these actions reflect on one’s individual integrity and diminish the quality of our school and community.

In making assignments and in giving tests, teachers must expect that the work of each individual is his/her own and the references and sources are appropriately cited. A teacher may ask that certain work be PLEDGED with the following statement:



**Plagiarism or cheating will result in loss of credit for the assigned work and exclusion from school honors (National Honor Society) in addition to other disciplinary action.

Dress Code:

Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia or clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols is prohibited.

Clothing should conform to standards of safety and be appropriate for the learning environment. Clothing that does not meet these standards includes the following:

• Loose fitting clothing that could cause safety hazards

• Flip-flops and other footwear that are tripping hazards or injury risks

• Clothing that exposes or highlights private areas or shows an excessive amount of bare skin

• Hats and other head coverings, unless for religious or health purposes

Additionally, disciplinary action will be taken against any student taking part in gang-related activities that are disruptive to the school environment, which include the display of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, tattoo, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) of students requiring accommodation for religious beliefs, disabilities, or other good causes should contact the principal.

**Students not complying with this policy will be asked to cover the noncomplying clothing, change clothes, or go home.

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Early Registration:

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On April 18th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm we will be holding a Early Registration for all returning students for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a great opportunity to stop by and complete your On-Line Registration and avoid the long lines on registration day.

If you are unable to attend our early reigstation you can complete it online at Please visit the Lynchburg City Schools (LCS) website, http://www.lcsedu.net/parents/registration-information for detailed information. This process takes approximately 30 minutes.

To access your parent portal information or to reset your password, you can contact Counseling Department, at 434-515-5372.

Summer Career Academies at CVCC Ages 8-17

Summer Career Academies will be held at CVCC for students ages 8-17. The Workforce Department here at CVCC have been working hard to partner with local business and industry to put together a great lineup of options!There are a LOT of choices in summer camps for students ages 8-17 throughout the summer to learn more about careers in our region. Please pass this along to anyone you may know who might be interested.

Here is the link for information on all the career academies and registration application.


State Forensics Competition:

On March 24th and 25th the E.C. Glass Forensics team traveled to Richmond, VA to compete in the state competition. The Hilltopper Foresnics team took home the second place trophy as a school. Individual winners include:

Sidney Marshall - 1st Original Oratory

Kyle Mendez - 1st Impromptu speaking

Maria Navolio - 2nd Dramatic Interp

Claire Podosek and Ethan Snyder - 3rd Serious Duo

Additionally, my co-coach and fellow English teacher Deborah Bane received the "Outstanding Speech, Drama, and Theatre Educator Award" given by the National Federation of State High School Associations. This is a huge honor and no one is more deserving than Deborah.

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" I Love Math Day"

On February 17th, Mrs. Marshall took 10 of her Algebra II students to R. S. Payne Elementary School to help out with "I Love Math Day".

Lynchburg School Board Art Contest:

Hope LeFew's "A Timid Melody" was the winner of the high school division of our Lynchburg School Board Art Contest!

Hope will be recognized at the school board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 18. The meeting is in the Administration Building and will begin at 5:30.

Her work will move to the regional competition on April 25th.

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Future Business Leaders of America:

On March 2nd the E. C. Glass Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Longewood University to comepte in the regional competition. Please help us congratulat the following winners:

Carter Cundiff - Business Calculations 2nd place

Brian Mandeville - Economic 1st place

Grayson Pierpoint- Securities and Investments 1st place

Each will be eligible to move forward in the State competition.

Second Chance Breakfast:

Second Chance Breakfast services have started at ECG. A huge thanks Angela Carter and Luanne Gray for their heroic efforts preparing beautiful grab 'n go bag breakfasts for the students, complete with blue and white ribbons! Great job ladies!

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Women Education Leaders in Virginia Conference:

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On March 16th and 17th, Dr. Richardson attended the Women Education Leaders (WELV) in Virginia conference in Charlottesville. Pictured above is Dr. Richardson with Dr. Steven Staples, Virginia State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Shannon Beasley, and Dr. Dietra Trent, Secretary of Education. Our very own Dr. Richardson has started a local WELV affiliates.

Senior Art Show:

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President's Volunteer Service Award:

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Catherine McCord received the President's Voluneteer Service Award from President Obama. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.

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We Give-ECG Cares:

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Thanks again to "We Give-ECG Cares" for the treats. #Hilltoppers #stpatricksday


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We are Alura Miller and Gerika Reynolds, and we are in the Nursing program in Lynchburg City Schools. Along with our diploma, we will earn our Certified Nursing Assistant licensure when we graduate high school. We are gaining clinical experience and knowledge that will prepare us for futures in healthcare. This program has also given us valuable insight into fundamentals needed to be a compassionate and efficient employee.

Lynchburg City School Spotlight:

Linda Harding, E.C. Glass Art Teacher

Linda Harding is a high school art teacher, but she also has perfected the art of getting to know her students as unique and special individuals. One student in her class, Desmond Meadows, had continuously expressed an interest in racing, and specifically for Wood Brothers Racing, which is a professional stock car racing team. Earlier this school year, Ms. Harding happened to find out that her sister was friends with members of the racing team, so she reached out to ask them to provide a special gift just for Desmond, for no other reason than he's a good student and a great friend to his peers. Ms. Harding saw an opportunity to show her students how they are important not just as a student but also as a person. This simple act of caring also demonstrated to Desmond and to her entire class that a teacher is also not just a teacher. They are people who care.
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EC Glass Winterguard:

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Congratulations to the EC Glass Winterguard members! In their 2nd competition of the year they finished in 1st place in their class at the Atlantic Indoor Association competition at Potomac HS on March 4th, 2017. The Indoor Drumline finished 4th in a very competitive class of 9 at their first competition as well. Great showing for the Glass indoor program! Plan now to see both of these groups compete at our own show on March 25th in the McCue Gym!

Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science:

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These Juniors placed second in the local TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) on March 7th held at Liberty University. This years competition theme was "Engineering the Environment". This years competitors were: Carson Wood, Youbin Roh, Titouan D'uston, Baker Gallagher, Alex Miller and Jack Riffee (not shown).

E. C. Glass Drafting:

Crest Yearbook:

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On March 15th the E. C. Glass Crest and Menagerie staffs headed to the Big (cold) Apple for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association conference!

ECG Air Force JROTC:

Two ECG Air Force JROTC teams competed this weekend at the Army’s 4th Brigade JROTC Tri-Meet in Sanford, NC. The Raiders and Rifle Marksmanship teams were the first Air Force teams to compete in this annual meet, which pitted them against seasoned battalions from across the region. Neither ECG squad earned place trophies, but the Raiders finished 7th place out of 17 participants, and the Marksmanship team finished 11th out of 15. Cadets also visited Fort Bragg and met soldiers from the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The also visited the Army's Airborne and Special Operations Museum.
A squad of ECG Air Force JROTC cadets traveled to Vinton, VA on February 23rd, as guests of the Air Force Association Chapter 285. The dinner's guest speaker was Captain Adam Frank, an Air Force AC-130 Gunship Navigator who briefed the US Gunship combat mission in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Regional National History Day Competition:

On March 18th, Catherine McCord competed for a spot in the Regional National History Day competition. For the third year straight, she won First Place in the Senior Division Division Individual Documentary category with my film, "Film Piracy: Taking A Stand for the Film Industry."
Film Piracy: Taking a Stand for the Film Industry

All State VBODA:

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Congratulations to our own senior Kurt Cox on his 4th place finish on Alto Saxophone at the All State VBODA Auditions at James Madison University today. He will be representing EC Glass at the All State Concert in April!

VCDA Choral Assessment:

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Congratulations to all members of the E.C. Glass Chamber Singers for earning straight SUPERIORS at the VCDA Choral Assessment at Radford University on Friday, March 17! This means that E.C. Glass will again be designated as a VMEA BLUE RIBBON HIGH SCHOOL for having SUPERIOR programs in BAND, ORCHESTRA and CHORUS!!


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On March 16th, the A'Cafellas performed at the 11th Annual Breakfast With the Superintendent.

Central Regional Virginia Science Fair:

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Congrats to these E.C.Glass students for placing in the Central Regional Virginia Science Fair! We are proud of our Hilltoppers!

The 40th annual Central Virginia Regional Science Fair was held on March 4, 2017 at Central Virginia Community College. There were 66 students entered from high school students representing Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County and the City of Lynchburg Public Schools. The fair is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Guest Speaker Ron Nash:

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The faculty of E.C. Glass High School would like to thank the ECG Foundation for providing the funds to bring in Ron Nash on the afternoon of February 17th for professional development. Wow, what a dynamic afternoon. Mr. Nash created Ron Nash & Associates, Inc., a company dedicated to shifting students from passive observers to active participants in their own learning.

National Athletic Trainier's Association Safe Sports School:

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E.C. Glass was awarded the National Athletic Trainer's Association Safe Sports School (1st Team) Award for 2016-2019. The award recognizes athletic training services and requires sports safety actions, including that the school has a comprehensive athletic health care plan, promotes safe and appropriate environments, provides proper sporting equipment, develops injury intervention strategies, rehearses an emergency action plan and promotes a culture of safe play.

Books & Baseball: Hilltoppers Read to Succeed:

Our baseball program at EC Glass started its second annual community service project "Books & Baseball: Hilltoppers Read to Succeed". Today we kicked it off, teaming up with the Lynchburg Hillcats at Dearington Elementary. Throughout the month of March we are reading to elementary classes at Dearington, RS Payne, and Linkhorne as well as doing a book drive at ECG. Very proud of our players, our program, and the Hillcats organization.

Sports Update:

Reminder!!!!! On nights with softball/baseball games the back gates will be closed at 3:00 pm and anyone leaving the school after that time would need to exit out the main entrance.

Also parents, students, and staff please remember that pets are off limits on school grounds.

Congrats to our Indoor Girls Track team on taking the 4A State Championship title. Spring sports are currently in full swing. We ask that you check seminoledistrictva.org for up to date schedules as weather causes frequent changes. Admission to all home games is $5.00. Adults can buy a year long pass for $75.00. Students can purchase a pass for $30.00. Student Athletes should stop by Ms. Masencups office to pick up your Athletic Pass.

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Congratulations to Libby Davidson!!! She placed 6th in the 5000 at indoor national championships in NYC and was named All American AGAIN !!!!
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State Champions AGAIN! The Girls Track Team....2017 4A State Indoor Champs! 2nd year in a row!

The State Championship Girls Cross Country Team were presented their championship rings on March 7th! Congratulations again, Hilltoppers!

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