George Washington High School
"Volate Cum Aquilis" (Soar with the Eagles)
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GW Students Win Prizes!
Tahiyah Wilson, grade 9, won a $10 gift card to Chick-Fil-A, and Shavazz Payne, grade 12, won a $10 gift card to Sheetz in recent drawings among students in Ms. Eva Cassada's English classes. Students are eligible to win if they demonstrate good behavior all month. Grades are what they earn for themselves, Cassada tells them, but behavior is what they do for others. The gift cards are a way of thanking students who are consistently respectful and cooperative.
The March gift card will be for McDonald's.
Cavalier Named Crown Finalist
Congratulations to the Cavalier yearbook staff for the 2015 Cavalier being named a Crown finalist with the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Only 65 yearbooks of the hundreds submitted from around the country were so honored.
GW Orchestra Visit Washington D.C.
On December 11th the members of the George Washington High School orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Frenita W. Griffin, traveled to Washington, DC. On Friday, students toured the Smithsonian Museum of American History, National Archives, and saw a performance at the Kennedy Center that featured Stephanie J. Block who has appeared in various Broadway productions, and the von Trapps who are the grandchildren to the original von Trapp family from The Sound of Music. Students were also able to meet Mr. Steven Reineke, the conductor of the symphony.
On Saturday, the students toured several monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Martin Luther King Memorial. CBS was filming “Persons of Interest” near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, so some students were able to take pictures with the actors.
GW BAND WINS IN COMPETITION
Congratulations to the members of the G.W. Marching Eagles for earning 1st place honors at the USBANDS Virginia Beach Regional Held this weekend at Frank Cox High School in Virginia Beach. The marching band was awarded 1st place in Class 5 open along with awards for best Musical Presentation, Best Visual Presentation, Best Colorguard, and Best overall Effect. Thank you to everyone who had part in making our trip for our students a success.
GWHS NINTH GRADE STUDENTS SEE ROMEO AND JULIET
Credit: Aquila Theatre/Richard Termine
Fifty-two English 9 students of Mrs. Deborah Slayton and Ms. Eva Cassada saw Aquila Theatre's production of "Romeo and Juliet" at The Prizery arts center in South Boston on Oct. 8. The New Yorker magazine describes Aquila's productions as “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging” while The New York Times raves, “an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.” Based in New York City, the cast's actors were all trained on the London stage; one was born in Singapore, and another in Istanbul. Students also visited The Prizery's art gallery and took in its Revolutionary War exhibit that details the Dan River's role in the campaign for American independence.
GWHS Supports Breast Cancer Awareness "Pink Week"
GWHS Theatre Guild Presents
What happens when you take eleven actors and give them 53 parts? More From Story Theatre comes to life. Come and bring your children or come and bring a date. Children of all ages will love these traditional tales from England, Arabia, and Celtic lore. Come and join us for a night of magic. All DPS employees are free with ID. We hope to see you at the theatre! Please click here for flier of additional information.
GWHS 9th Graders Attend Career Expo
The 9th graders had the opportunity to attend the Career Expo at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Complex in Chatham. Chaperones, administration, and students had an EXCELLENT field trip! Various members exclaimed on how well-behaved and conscientious our students were on this trip. One of the directors of the program stated that this made him proud to be an alum of GWHS! English 9 teachers, please thank the students who attended the field trip for their great behavior and representation of GWHS, and let us all please give a special thanks to the following teachers for all of their help: Ms. Stone, Mr. B. Pearson, Ms S. Jones, Mr. Henderson, Ms. Logan, Mr. Staten, Ms. T. Jones, Mr. Southerland, Ms. Anderson, Ms. McKinnie, Ms. Cassada, Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. Schneider and Ms. Giles. Thank you so much! GREAT JOB!
GWHS GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
GWHS raised 1446 pounds of canned food for God's Storehouse in the WSLS First and 10 food challenge where GW triumphed over EC Glass. EC Glass had less than 300 pounds of food collected. Go Eagles!
Make Every Day Count!
George Washington High School commends our students who are coming to school each day and on time, with zero instances of tardiness! We recognize that attending school daily and being on time shows their commitment to learning and their ability to fulfill responsibilities.
To date, our Sophomore Class has the greatest number of students with Perfect Attendance, but our Senior Class has the highest percentage of perfect attendance. We congratulate all students with Perfect Attendance, and we look forward to honoring them at the end of each nine weeks. We thank our families for encouraging our students to attend school. We are looking for interested students, staff, parents, and community member to work with us developing ways to improve student attendance. Please email us or give us a call.
George Washington High School
701 Broad Street
Danville, Virginia 24541