"Volate Cum Aquilis" (Soar with the Eagles)
GW SCHOOL NEWS
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GEORGE WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 2012-2013
FRIDAY, MAY 17 FULL DAY
1ST PERIOD 9:00------9:30
2ND PERIOD 9:35-----10:05
3RD PERIOD 10:10-----10:40
4th Period 10:45-----11:10
**6TH PERIOD 11:15-----11:40
**7TH PERIOD 11:45-----12:10
5th PERIOD 12:15----1:00 2nd Lunch 1:00---1:40
1st Lunch 12:10----12:50 5th PERIOD 12:55---1:40
1st Lunch 12:10---12:50 2nd Lunch 1:00---1:40
FIRST PERIOD EXAM 1:45-----3:45 DISMISSAL
**Seniors with early release will report to Senior Lounge if they have a first period exam.
MONDAY, MAY 20 2ND PERIOD EXAM 9:00---11:00
....................................3RD PERIOD EXAM 11:15-----1:15 DISMISSAL
TUESDAY, MAY 21 4TH PERIOD EXAM 9:00----11:00
....................................5TH PERIOD EXAM 11:15----1:15 DISMISSAL
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
6TH PERIOD EXAM 9:00-----11:00
........................................... BREAK 11:00----11:15
........................................... 7TH PERIOD EXAM 11:15-----1:15 DISMISSAL
THURSDAY, MAY 23 MAKE-UP EXAM DAY HALF DAY 12:10 DISMISSAL
BUSES WILL NOT OPERATE ON THIS DAY.
*ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY EXAM TO BE TAKEN EARLY OR LATE
WHO: ALL GW SPORTS
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013
GIRLS’ 9:00 a.m.—10:30 p.m.
BOYS’ 10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
WHERE: GW GYMNASIUM
NO PHYSICALS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER 12 pm!!!
GW Concert Choir Wins!
The Concert Choirreceived three Superior ratings from the Judges at District Festival on March 22nd in Radford. Then they traveled to Walt Disney World over Spring Break. They performed in EPCOT on Friday April 5. They brought home a beautiful Mickey Mouse Trophy which will be on display in the trophy case in the Arts Wing between the Theatre and Choral rooms. Their motto this year has been "Work hard, Play hard". They spent three days enjoying the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
GW Teacher of the Year 2013
Congratulations to Mr. Ronald Hessinger for being chosen as GW Teacher-of-the-Year for 2012-2013.! Mr. Hessinger served four years in the Air Force after high school and spent 10 years living in Ecuador, South America where he ran the Misahualli Jungle Hotel and Miltours (travel agency). Mr. Hessinger was a correctional officer for a year and decided this is not what he wanted to do as a career choice. Time to go back to school! Mr. Hessinger stated, “Since I lived and breathed earth science for ten years by trekking through the Andes, climbing up active volcanoes, living through major earthquakes and personally experiencing plate tectonics, it was only obvious that I pass this information on by teaching the subject.” Mr. Hessinger has been a teacher at GW for 10 years. He teaches earth science and AP Environmental (APES). Congratulations to a wonderful teacher!
GW Concert Choir Superior Rating
GW Concert Choir received a Superior rating at District Assessment. Please visit the links below to see our wonderful choir in action. Go, GW! Go, Eagles!
James Chandler sitting in front of his creation for “Black History Month” for George Washington High School – Danville, VA – He began his creation in February and completed in March of 2013.
Medium: Chalk pastels
Size: approx. (4’ x 8’)
GW Band Receives Superior Rating
Congratulations to the members of the George Washington High School Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble for receiving straight Superior ratings at the District Six Concert Band Assessment held in Lynchburg at E.C.Glass High School. This is the highest rating given to concert bands at the state level. Both ensembles were applauded for their hard work and dedication to music and excellence, and were praised highly from all of the judges. The bands are comprised of students in grades nine through twelve and participate in the bands on a daily basis. The bands are under the direction of Reginald Purvis. Thank you to everyone who has supported the band programs throughout the year. The spring concert is scheduled for May 14th at 7:00pm in the G.W. auditorium. It will feature performances by both concert bands and the Jazz band.
National Honor Society
The Washington Chapter of the National Honor Society of George Washington High School will be holding its induction ceremony March 19, at 7:30 in the school auditorium. Thirty-three students will be inducted at this ceremony and thirty-three senior members will receive their NHS tassels for graduation.
Each of these students has earned at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA in their high school studies. Membership in this society is an honor bestowed upon students their junior or senior year of high school. The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students at George Washington High School.
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