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GWHS Gentlemen By Choice Presenters at VSBA Conference
The George Washington High School Gentlemen by Choice Club were presenters at the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The gentlemen, who mentor at the elementary and middle schools, presented strategies to help the schools in three areas: (1) Improving Attendance, (2) Improving Academic Performance, and (3) Reducing Discipline Referrals. Front Row: David Ragsdale, Reynaldo Sanchez, Latrell Lee, and Larry Toomer (advisor). Back Row: Luis Abelino (president), John Campbell (coordinator of community projects), and Angel Abelino. Also in attendance were the following Danville School Board members: Dr. Ed Polhamus, Chair, Dr. Phillip Campbell and Mrs. Cheryl Bryant.
CIVICS CLUB WORKING AT DAN DANIEL PARK VETERANS' MEMORIAL
GW Civics Club Receives Recognition for Volunteer Work for Veterans Memorial. Please click here for more information on recognition.
GW Senior, Cassie Tillman, Made Virginia’s Top Choir
Cassie Tillman competed with hundreds of seniors from around the Commonwealth for a part in the Alto I Section of Honor Choir and will travel to the Virginia Music Educator’s Conference November 20-22, 2014 to participate in rehearsals and performance with this prestigious choir as the closing ceremony for the entire conference.
PTSA CONTEST: Go to: ShareAwesomeNow.org
The PTSA of GW is launching the national PTSA’s #ShareAwesome and Win Contest. The contest encourages youth ages 13-17 to capture the awesome, positive moments they experience and share them using the #ShareAwesome hashtag. This is the National PTA’s first public awareness campaign to address issues of online safety and digital citizenship in a fun and positive way.
The PTA will provide prompts throughout the contest to inspire participants to share positive snapshots of the awesome people, places and moments in their lives. Snap a positive photo and tag it with #ShareAwesome on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win a brand new tablet or a $2500 scholarship!
Ten finalists will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro2 tablet. The grand prize winner will receive a Microsoft Pro3 tablet, a $2500 scholarship plus technology for his/her school!
The deadline is fast approaching, Nov. 30th, so “get-to-snapping”!
You must be a current member of our GWHS PTSA to participate. Membership dues is only $5!
Contact Mrs. Wanda Travis or Mrs. Mary Barnes at 799-5108 to join today...
Euantes Student and Magazine Win National Recognition
IsMonie Davis has won national recognition from American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) for her short story “Deadbolt,” which was named BEST STORY in THE NATION from ASPA. “Deadbolt” appeared in the 2014 issue of Euantes. Currently, IsMonie is one of the executive editors of the Euantes magazine.
The Euantes magazine also received major recognition by winning ASPA’s highest award: FIRST PLACE WITH SPECIAL MERIT. The judge commented:
“Euantes is an excellent publication which deserves a FIRST PLACE WITH SPECIAL MERIT award in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual magazine competition.… Your magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layout/graphics designers, staff members and advisor.”
EUANTES Wins Highest Award from Virginia High School League
Once again, Euantes wins the highest award Virginia High School League gives a magazine. Euantes adviser, Sharon Leigg, announced the award yesterday. Here are some of the judge’s comments:
“Your writing in this issue is some of the best I have ever read in my 50 years of judging. The pathos, the anger, the hurt, the pain your writers have captured in such poetic language chills my soul to the bone—Kudos!!!”
“With each piece, I thought I had read the best, BUT it became more professional as I moved through the magazine.”
“Visually, your magazine is complete pleasure. You have shown clear and exceptional creativity that provides powerful complements to the theme [Doors] and written word.”
“An exceptional job, one of your very best. The joy of your publication is you have created one with classical traditions; it has built on itself. There is always outstanding art and photography, professional writing, classical design. The reader knows what to expect and has come to look for it. It has the classical tradition of a National Geographic, a New Yorker, or any commercial magazine—Kudos!!!”
PTSA Celebrating Our Staff
GWHS Named a Blue Star School
Congratulations to George Washington High School for being named a Blue Star School. Blue Star Schools have students who achieve a 75% passing rate on the Financial Literacy Certification Test and have EITHER a majority of students on a given grade level take the Test OR have the students who took it achieve an average score of 80% or higher. This is no small feat. All the 2013-14 Blue Star Schools are listed in the attached. Congratulations!!!
Gentlemen By Choice
Mr. Steve Padgett of Steve Padgett’s Danville Honda, keynote speaker at the GBC Induction Ceremony
Gentlemen By Choice annual car wash fundraiser was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the parking
lot of Red Lobster Restaurant. They raised $1,273.96.
Eagle Pride Blood Drive
GW Students participated in a two-day Eagle Pride Blood Drive, coordinated in part with the DRMC Blood Donor Center, on September 15 and 16. Thirty-one donations were received from students and staff in the first of several blood drives GW will sponsor during the 2014-2015 school year. WAY TO GO EAGLES!
George Washington High School
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Danville, Virginia 24541