February Newsletter

E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL

Important Dates:

February 1- Mr. ECG at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
February 2- Girls & Boys Basketball versus Heritage starting at 6:00 & 7:30 pm
February 2- FBLA Meeting at 2:35 pm in N102
February 3- Principal’s Coffee in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall at 8:00 am
February 3- Principal’s Cabinet in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall during both lunches
February 3 thru 5- Virginia State Thespians Conference, Blacksburg, VA
February 7- National Honor Society Meeting at 2:30 pm in the Cafeteria
February 8- Scholastic Bowl starting at 5:00 pm
February 8- Conference 23 indoor track meet at Liberty University
February 9- FBLA Meeting at 2:35 pm in N102
February 9- FAFSA Open House starting at 5:00 pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 10 and 11- VMEA VI All-District Chorus in Danville, VA
February 16- History Day in the Library
February 16- FBLA Meeting at 2:35 pm in N102
February 15 thru 18- Glass Theatre presents “New Faces 16/17: Songs & Scenes in the Key of Love” at 7:00 pm in the Alumni Studio Theatre
February 15- Region 4A West indoor track meet at Liberty University
February 17- Beacon of Hope Scholarship Deadline
February 20- 3rd Quarter Interims go home
February 23- FBLA Meeting at 2:35 pm in N102
February 23- Curriculum Night at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
February 24- Early Dismissal at 11 for students
February 27- March 3rd- Intersession Week (students do not attend unless invited)
February 27- CVCC Placement Test Prep from 9:00 am to Noon in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 27- Beacon of Hope Scholarship Workshop from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 28- SAT Prep from 9:00 am to Noon in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 27- Common Application Workshop from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 27- ACT Prep from 9:00 am to Noon in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall
February 27- Common Application Workshop from Noon to 3:00 pm in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall

Dr. Roger Jones Portrait Unveiling Assembly:

On January 6th E. C. Glass held a special assembly honoring Dr. Roger Jones. Dr. Jones was Principal at ECG from 1982-1990. During the school wide assembly Dr. Jones was recognized by several former students as well as several teachers that attended and taught here while he was principal. After the assembly special guests were invited to attend Dr. Jones’s portrait unveiling. ECG’s Culinary Arts students made the delicious h’orderves that were served in the Marie Waller Lecture Hall after the portrait unveiling.

Men 2 School:

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We loved having "Men 2 School" on campus January 3rd to greet our students for the start of second semester! Thank you gentlemen for all you do!

Yearbooks:

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This is the last week you can get one for $50!! On sale during both lunches and in G102.

The White House Student Film Festival:

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A big "Congratulations" to Catherine McCord who was honored by The American Film Institute for her short film "A Dad's Letter" and for her passion for filmmaking.

A quote from the article by Catherine on filmmaking:
"I adore cinema and will continue to learn all I can about movies," said Catherine. "Your passion is what drives you and your work ethic is what determines your success. I have the desire and the strong work ethic to make filmmaking my career."


You can read the entire article and view her short film here:
http://afi.com/membership/national-council/


Martin Luther King Jr. Service

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LCS Principals Mr. Tim Beatty (HHS) and Dr. Tracy Richardson (ECG) served as keynote speakers for the kickoff of Randolph College's Martin Luther King Jr Series that will continue from this evening to April 2018 highlighting the last year of the life of this Civil Rights pioneer. Each spoke of their friendship and professional collaboration to serve the students and families of both high schools in our community.

Positive Referrals:

"Nutty Tilez" Contest:

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Miss Makayla McKinney, a ninth grader in Mr. Potter’s German II class, placed third in the recent "Nutty Tilez" contest. Sponsored by “This Is Language,” a UK-based website and learning resource for teachers of French, German, and Spanish, this online gaming competition, which requires lightning-fast typing and recall of vocabulary words, involved 2,236 students from across America.

Congratulations Makayla!

Project Inclusion:

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On January 18th, 19 ECG students left for a life changing experience. The students will attend a 4 day wrokshop called Project Inclusion. You can read the entire article at http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lynchburg-students-learn-how-to-combat-bullying-stereotypes-at-inclusion/article_e8a4463f-fe79-5390-9721-bf2b72474c7b.html

Career Tech Information:

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Culinary arts students enjoyed the demonstration from Johnson & Wales University in their Culinary Arts I & II classes. Sushi... Yummm!
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The Drafting classes were visited by Lauren Dianich, AIA of Atelier 11, Ltd.. She presented to the students design projects and sketches of local businesses. Students learned about different professions that use drafting as a tool for their jobs.

Virginia Organization of German students Berlin Wall contest

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You really can have your cake and eat it too! Congratulations to Joe Saville from German II class who won the Virginia Organization of German students Berlin Wall contest. Students in ECG’s German Club created smaller versions of the Berlin Wall out of chocolate cake. Then they destroyed the wall by eating it! The wall’s true destruction wasn’t so easy, but it was also eventually consumed. Joe’s cake illustrated the unusual story of Hans Strelczyk and Gunter Wetzel who built a hot air balloon to escape from East Germany in 1979. Along with their wives and four children, they floated up to 8,000 feet and drifted over the Berlin Wall to freedom. In 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began building the barbed wire and concrete wall between East and West Berlin to keep Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state, but it primarily served the objective of stemming mass defections from East to West. The Berlin Wall stood until November 9, 1989, when the head of the East German Communist Party announced that citizens of the GDR could cross the border whenever they pleased. The ECG German Club participates in statewide contests competing with other middle and high schools in Virginia, which offer German language courses. Many ECG German students have demonstrated their motivation and creativity to win similar contests over the years.

Virginia Summer Governor's School for the Arts in Voice

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Congratulations to ECG Junior Abigail Cheshire for being selected to represent E.C. Glass High School this weekend at the vocal auditions for the Virginia Summer Governor's School for the Arts in Voice. Thirty-two vocalists from the state of Virginia will be selected for this prestigious honor. Those selected will spend four weeks of intensive vocal & music theory study at Radford University in July. Results will be posted in late spring.

Empowerment Academy Graduates:

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Le'Kira Watson is congratulated by her aunt Stephanie Saunders and 9-year-old cousin Maurice Turpin following the first graduation ceremony for Lynchburg City SChools Empowerment Academy graduates. The other graduate was Lydia Page, a former Heritage High School student.

Congratulations to both of these young ladies!

ECG JROTC Cadets:

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Eighteen ECG JROTC cadets joined 319 Lynchburg residents Sunday for the 7th annual Boys and Girls Club Resolution Run. Racers and volunteers braved temperatures in the 30s, which didn’t cool their enthusiasm for the 2-mile run which raises funds for the club. JROTC's 10-member team finished in formation with a 20:28 time, while other Cadets teamed with the Lynchburg Police Department to provide road intersection management. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg provides a safe and friendly space for children in the community to learn, be creative, and have fun. Programs introduce and deepen knowledge of principles and skills such as healthy eating, confidence, setting goals, and being great. The club is celebrating 10 years of opening doors to great futures. This was the 7th annual Resolution Run which JROTC has supported every year.

Africian American Studies Speaker

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Welcoming Mr. Tim Beatty, principal of Heritage HS, to the building. He will be speaking to our African American Studies class.

EC Glass Winterguard:

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Congratulations to the members of the EC Glass Winterguard. In their first competition on January 28th, at Hanover High School they won General Effect and finished 2nd in their group. They are off to a fantastic start. Plan now to see both groups perform in McCue at our indoor showcase on March 25th!

Sports Update:

Hello Hilltoppers!


Thursday, February 2, is our rivalry game against Heritage. It is also Senior Night, we will be celebrating our seniors! This game is sure to bring out the crowds and we are expecting to be at capacity in both gyms. Unfortunately, we will probably have to turn away fans- once we have met capacity. Parents of our senior’s need to arrive early. Everyone needs to find a seat in the stands, standing will not be permitted as per the fire marshall.


Parking- Once parking has become full in the gym/teachers lot and the spaces in front of Entrance #1 have been filled, we will start to use the Langhorne Road parking lot. Please do not park in the fire lane or remove cones.

Boys Baseball:

Coach Jeremy Sink wrote: "For years, I have attended the Roanoke Salem Baseball Hall of Fame Dinner at the Salem Civic Center. Last night, I decided to take some of my players along for this special night where several locals were inducted for their years of service in the game of baseball. However, this year was even more special with the guest speaker being Franklin County's own Gary Gilmore, who is the head coach of the most recent NCAA Baseball National Champs, Coastal Carolina. He had a great message for everyone in attendance, especially our players (Matthew MacCallum, Hunter Hall, Jacob Selden, and Austin Cooper). Stand up guy who took the time to talk to them about their futures."
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Girls Swim:

2016 Conference Swim Champions! The swim team will travel to Harrisonburg, VA for regionals on February 11th at 2:00 pm

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Golf Team:

Another memorable day for the 2016 State Championship Golf Team! State Rings arrived!
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