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Message from the Principal

GLOW Students & Families,

We hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.

Even though it felt much more like spring than winter, we had a great time at the Winter Festival on Friday. We are grateful to our staff who put that together for our students and are proud of our students who earned the opportunity to participate.

We are currently in our enrollment season at GLOW Academy! If you have a friend, neighbor, or even a daughter who may be interested in GLOW for the 23-24 school year, please let us know. We are currently accepting new applications for the 23-24 school year for students who will be entering grades 6th-9th. We'd love to give them a tour, invite them to a Parent Information Session, or answer any questions they have about GLOW as they consider our school for the 23-24 school year. Current students do not need to reapply for next school year.

Additionally, check out the information included below in this week's newsletter to stay current on the latest news and updates from GLOW Academy.

Wishing you all a great week!

Kate B. Tayloe



2023-2024 Calendar

This past week, the GLOW Academy School Board voted to approve the 2023-2024 school year calendar. As you will see, it looks very similar to this year. The first day of school for all students will be Monday, August 14th, with start and end times will remaining the same as this year. Please make your summer plans accordingly to ensure that all students are ready for a strong start to the 23-24 school year! We are already looking forward to it!

Spring Market

It's time for a spring cleaning!

National Honor Society will be hosting a community spring market at GLOW on Saturday, March 25th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Families are invited to donate yard sale items for NHS to sell OR reserve a space to sell their own new/used items.

Local businesses & vendors are also invited to reserve a space at the event. Please CLICK HERE to reserve a space!

The event will feature the Donut Bus, original works from GLOW's Art Club, and all proceeds raised by NHS will be donated to the Malala Fund and the Local Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. For questions, please contact Ms. Hayes at

Class of 2024 Reminder - ACT Testing

All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, March 7. Those Juniors who were absent on 2/17 need to see Ms. Corey for important information regarding your "My ACT" account.

Cookie Re-Stock!

Running low on your Girl Scout Cookie supply? Be sure to re-stock before cookie sales end! Use this link to order directly from GLOW'S Girl Scout Troop (Troop #8073) and your cookie order will be sent home with your student.

Or, you can use this link to have your cookie order delivered directly to your home (shipping rates will apply). Each box is $5 and will directly support GLOW's Girl Scout efforts! Also, be on the lookout for information about after-school troop opportunities in the coming weeks.

Dimes for the Dance Fundraiser

From February 8th- March 1st, the Prom Committee will be holding our “Dimes for the Dance'' fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards GLOW’s 2nd Annual Prom.

We will be collecting coins and cash in the carpool line daily and will have a QR code for online donations. Money can also be given directly to Mrs. Majeski-Turner in Lowe Hall Room 609.

We have reached $500 goal and are only $302 from reaching our $1000 goal. Students have earned a Dress Down Day for Friday, March 3rd and if we reach $1000 by Wednesday, students can also dress down on Thursday of this week! We will keep you posted! Thank you for your continued support!

Living the Dream: Middle School Entrepreneurship Program

In partnership with the YWCA, we invite middle school students to join the Entrepreneurship Program, designed to help students discover, develop, and use their voices to create their own business. To register for this free program, CLICK HERE.

Free Coding Camp Opportunity

Kode With Klossy camps are a series of FREE 2-week coding-intensive camps (Virtual) designed for students of traditionally underrepresented genders in the STEAM fields. Applications are open to girls, gender nonconforming and trans students, ages 13-18, who are curious, passionate, community-minded and enthusiastic about the future world of tech. NO prior coding experience is required.​

The priority application deadline is February 28, 2023 at 11:55PM ET. CLICK HERE to Apply.


Parents, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) Team is working in January to further educate parents about PBIS and how it is implemented as our Core Behavior Plan at GLOW.

What is PBIS?

PBIS helps schools create a common language around student behavior expectations and focuses on teaching expectations, preventing problems, and using logical consequences. At GLOW, we have established a common language by identifying 4 key expectations (respectful, responsible, safe, and kind) for all students. PBIS requires that we focus first on educating students about expectations and recognizing students who exhibit these behaviors (respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness).

Students have been provided instruction regarding what it means to be respectful, responsible, safe, and kind in all school environments. When we communicate with students about behavior that requires redirection, we use these 4 key words to communicate with students and re-teach expectations, as needed.

To learn more, you can find our PBIS Expectations Matrix HERE, as well as our school PBIS posters that are displayed in all settings HERE.

We encourage you to also use the language of GLOW's expectations when communicating with your student about behavior in and out of school. We believe that all behavior (appropriate an inappropriate) can be aligned with these 4 expectations.


Class of 2024 & Class of 2025 Opportunity

Attention 10th and 11th grade families -

Our partners at Queens University invite you to their upcoming Discover Queens event on Saturday, March 25th. Discover Queens is an open house-style event for interested prospective undergraduate students and their families that goes beyond our typical campus tour.

You’ll see what makes Queens special and what your life would look like as a Royal.

Learn more and register at


🤧 Cold & Flu Season is Here

Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu, GLOW will be following the recommendations and guidelines outlined by the CDC and New Hanover County Health Department:

Please do not send your child to school if she has or has had:

  • fever of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours (must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  • Symptoms that make it hard for your child to participate in school such as frequent coughing, headache, body aches, fatigue, earaches.
  • Strep Throat- until on antibiotics 24 hr.

Additionally, tips for staying healthy can be found in the image below!
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COVID Testing Available

COVID diagnostic testing will be available to students at GLOW for the 2022-23 school year. Online registration must take place before testing can occur (Note: registration from last school year is no longer valid). Please register as soon as possible in anticipation of future testing throughout the school year. Use this link to register Coqui Health Registration for GLOW. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Valerie at


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