George Washington High School

"Volate Cum Aquilis"       (Soar with the Eagles)





GWHS 2017-2018



Attention 11th graders! Mark your calendars for Monday, July 17 & Tuesday, July 18 for your 2018 SENIOR PICTURES! Appointment mailers will be sent from Lifetouch/Prestige.


Gear Up Announcement:
The GEAR UP summer camp has been moved from June 5-9 to July 17-21. The June 9 trip to VA Tech is still scheduled. Those students who have already turned in signed permission slips need to be in the gym parking lot at 8:00a.m. And plan to return at 5 p.m. Please bring breakfast and snacks. Lunch will be provided at VA Tech. 



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George Washington High School will prepare students to enter the world of work or
post-secondary training and to become productive citizens who are accepting of diversity
and willing to face the challenges of the future.

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Survey Notice

George Washington High School and J.M. Langston Focus School 9th grade students will be participating in the nationally recognized Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, Self Efficacy and Leadership survey. The survey is anonymous and results will  be reported for the whole school. 

Then survey is being conducted through the Virginia Tech Center for Public Health Practice and Research.
To participate, click on the link






GW Promotes Heart Health

GWHS administrators and faculty members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., flaunt red attire in support of heart health on National Wear Red Day.   L-R:  Asst. Principal Carolyn Stephens, Stephanie R. Jones, Tiana Galloway, Principal Randall Stokes, Ettie Collins, and Barbara Akins.





On-Site College Admissions

Above are students accepted to Radford today during our on-site admissions! Their names are (from left to right) Lane Abercrombie, Bhumika Patel, Rahasia Hunt, John Henry Moore, Bailee Puckett, AJ Myler, Cynthia Palacios Ramirez, and Daniela Chacon Salas. Tiara Hairston was also accepted (not pictured).

Go eagles!





GWHS Volleyball Team Goes to Virginia Tech

The JV and Varsity Eagles Volleyball Team attended a college tour and were special guests for the Lady Hokies of the Virginia Tech Volleyball Match against UVA on October 7th.  The lady Eagles were able to meet and greet players and staff while embracing visions of collegiate play and academic life!


GW Students Attend Edgar Allen Poe Presentation
at Danville Historical Society

Left to right:  Nathan Fussell, Yvette Waters, Amyia Totten, Lexi Djuric, Justin Ephriam, and Inubia Nesanet.

On September 8, students from Mrs. McGregor’s AP/Dual Enrollment English class attended the Edgar Allan Poe program that was presented by the Danville Historical Society and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.  The program was given by Richard Kopley, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, from Penn State DuBois.  The program included stories written about Poe, poetry recitation, and information on Poe’s ties to Danville.  Also, artifacts from the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia were on display.

GW Teachers Attend UVA-Wise Technology Summer Program

Dawn Ball, Ettie Collins, and Debbie McGregor improved their technology skills this summer by attending a UVA-Wise Chromebook Class at the Southwest Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA.  The week was filled with valuable Google for Education information.




Cyber Camp 2016

Cyber Camp 2016! Students caught the craze? Danville Public School students participated in an innovative and exciting program this summer: Cyber Camp 2016! Cyber Campers learned beginning programming using Boe-Bots (small robots) and electrical circuitry. The camp also explored cyber security projects and careers. Students participated  in cyber projects and learned about and subsequently debated issues related to cyber security, cyber media, and cyber terrorism. Students then competed in Cyber Camp Olympics in multiple categories such as Boe-Bots, electricity, and Public Service. The camp, at GWHS, ran from June 6 through June 21, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A generous grant from the Department of Education obtained by Danville Public School administrator, Jackie Rochford, made this program possible. GWHS principal Randall Stokes and Danville Schools superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones attended the Cyber awards ceremony. Some great things happen at Danville Public Schools!


Teacher Appreciation Week

Gayle Breakley and some of our wonderful faculty and staff accepting a cookie tray gift from Piedmont Credit Union in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Thank you Piedmont Credit Union!



Cavalier Wins Pacemaker Award

On April 16, the GW yearbook staff was notified of their Pacemaker win at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention. According to NSPA, "This award recognizes your staff for being among the elite student high school journalism publications in the country." This is the first Pacemaker win for yearbook journalism in GW history. In the picture, members of the 2015 yearbook staff hold both plaques received from NSPA, one notifying them of being a finalist and the other recognizing their win.


GWHS Business Class Wins in New York

Victory!!! Students competed with 146 high schools from around the world in competitions to display their class created businesses, marketing plans, commercials, and booth designs. GWHS won a silver award (2nd place) for originality and marketing concepts. Students were selected to appear on the local newscast and the NY International director stated,"great things are happening in little Danville." Students represented our school well!!!



GW Administrators Support Military Ball

Superintendent Jones and GW administrators support Commander Hitt and GW students at the area Military Ball.



GW Teachers Attend Technology Summit

A team of teachers from GWHS recently participated in Google Technology Summit held in Charlottesville. Attendees engaged in hands-on training in using the latest technology to more actively engage students in the learning process. Principal Randall Stokes (center), Assistant Principals Gayle Breakley and Michelle Ramsey, DPS central office staff Dr. Melissa Newton and Superintendent Dr. Stan Jones also attended.



GW Choir Travels to New York

Fifteen members of the GW Choir traveled to New York City over Spring Break.  They performed at St. Paul the Apostle Church and toured the city.  During their tour they visited the Lincoln Center, the Top of the Rock, the 9/11 Memorial and they saw the Broadway Musical "The Color Purple". 



GW Forensics Win

Mae Gayle Dalton is 3rd in the State for Original Oratory. She had an average score of 97% all day. Several judges gave her 100% when they judged her. She represented GW well.



GWHS Teacher of the Year

Please give Mrs. Ruby Hovatter a round of applause for being GWHS Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Hovatter is also a candidate for the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year award.



Congratulations to HOSA Students

Congratulations to the dental students who competed in the state HOSA  competition March 10-13, 2016.

Maria Salazar-1st in state in Job Interview Skills
Maria Salazar-2nd in state in Dental Terminology
Royal Lea, Jr.- 3rd in state in Dental Science
Tia Price-5th in state in Dental Science
MiAndra Gwynn- 5th in state in Oral Pathology & Film Mounting

GW was also recognized 10th in state for having the most increase in HOSA membership and for the dental students’ participation in HOSA Day events. Way to go, GW!

Nursing and EMT were represented at the Virginia HOSA in WIlliamsburg over the weekend.
There were over 900 competitors in 55 categories in competition. 
Many of our students had the opportunity to go to second round in competition.  All students worked hard toward their goals and appreciated the opportunity to compete.

Stephanie Altamirano and Stefani Carbajal went to second round in Home Health.
Zachary Adams and K'Shawn Baugh went to second round in Physical Therapy.
Mekhiya Gregory, Precious Elliott, Terrance Harper
and Miriam Gonzalez - Pacheco went to second round in the Biomedical Debate.
Miriam Gonzalez - Pacheco also placed second in Personal Care.

Students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd are eligible to participate in National Competition in Nashville in June.

Go, GW!



GW Concert Choir President Wins Top Honor

Concert Choir President, Joyce Martin, wins first place in Vocal in the Bland Competition in South Boston on Sunday, March 6, 2016, performing Nella Fantasia by Enrico Morricone. She is 2nd from the Left in the photo.


GW Celebrates Black History Month

Recently, under the direction of Ms. Ann Anderson, GWHS celebrated Black History Month with an assembly that highlighted the accomplishments of successful African-Americans from Danville, Virginia. The program also showcased the GW Jazz Band (under the direction of Mr. Reginald Purvis) and the GW Concert Choir (under the direction of Mrs. Sheridan).


GWHS Virtual Class Students Land Coveted Invitation

Virtual Students participated in the annual GWHS Trade Show.  Students showcased their creativity and entrepreneurship skills to drive through the development and operation of two firms.  Eco-Living an eco-friendly apartment offering solar panels for electricity, steamed powered water, gardens, and other biodegradable products for construction and other usage.  Cloud IX is a cell phone charging clothing line eliminating the need for electrical charges.  Students created a modern and fashionable clothing line that allows consumers to simple place their phones in their pockets and charge through body heat energy. 
Students’ ingenious efforts landed them an invite to the NY International Trade Show in April where they will compete with other high schools from across the United States, Germany, Austria, and Brazil......Go Eagles!!


Japanese Business Community Members Visit GWHS Japanese Club

Japanese Business Community Members from JTI Leaf Services visited GWHS’s Japanese Club and gave a presentation on Japanese culture and language. Guest speakers from JTI were Mr. Keita Kawaguchi and his wife Mrs. Tomoyo Kawaguchi,  Mr. Takuya Oike, and Mr. Tatsunori Izumi. Students learned about various topics from Japanese history, American fast food in Japan (ex. マクドナルド Makudonarudo, McDonald’s), Japanese events and festivals (祭り matsuri),  manga まんが  (comic books)  and origami (おりがみ).  Mrs. Leigg, Japanese Club sponsor and teacher, said, とてもたのしかったです!(It was so much fun!) and a great time was had!”



Congratulations to GW Concert Choir

Congratulations to GW Concert Choir Students who attended All-District Choir on February 12-13, 2016 at Blacksburg High School (From Left, Ishmale Davis, Joyce Martin, Mae Dalton, Kendall Robertson and Kenneth McClary).



GW Band Students Place!

Nineteen students from the G.W. Band were selected to participate in the District Six All Region Band that was held at Blacksburg High School the weekend of February fifth.  These students were selected from an audition process that included 500 hundred students from the region.  They are:
Row1: Sam Roche, CJ Rader, Adrian Deshazor, Madison Osborne, Tahvon Davis, Augustin Errecalde-Gil, Jessica Brown, Nick Johnson.
Row 2:
Korey Hall, Neriah Ray-Saunders, Jameel Ferrell, Ishmale Davis, Malik Terry, Chris Glass, Kameron Walker, Daniel Davis, Kai Canty, Will Scearce, Noah Pruitt.

Seven Students were selected to Audition for the All Virginia Band on February 27th at James Madison University.  They are: Jessica Brown, Neriah Ray Saunders, Kai Canty, Nick Johnson,  C J Rader, Korey Hall, and Will Scearce.  Congratulations to all of these students!
































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