Monthly Archives: October 2015

GWUOHS Parent Newsletter October 2015

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

Thank you to everyone that attended GWUOHS Senior Night on September 24th. We hope this meeting helped you to better understand the college application process and the procedures followed at GWUOHS. If you were unable to attend this meeting, we encourage you to watch the recording. The link to the recording can be found under the Class News section of the 12th Grade Journeys Symposium course in the NOHS.

GWUOHS students and parents are invited to join us for an Inside Look at The George Washington University on Friday, October 23rd at 11 am EST. This presentation will be led by Mr. David Iselin, GWU Associate Director of Admissions. David will discuss GWU programs and majors, admissions requirements and what makes GWU the prestigious university that it is today. A link to this program can be found on your class connect calendars.

On Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30 pm EST we will host a Junior Parent and Student Night program. A link to this program can be found on the class connect calendar. This presentation will focus on the new SAT, which all juniors should plan to take in the spring. Ms. Corell will also be sharing information of preparation tools and college admissions.

Many of you have expressed interest in the 2016 Spring Break Trip. We will host an information session for students and parents on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 pm EST. A link to the program can be found on your class connect calendar and below:

Spring Break Trip 2016

Our school mission emphasized the need for our students to be global citizens. Recently, ten GWUOHS students traveled to Ireland, Scotland and England for our annual Spring Break Trip. Among the many exciting experiences, student had the opportunity to tour Trinity College, the Edinburgh Castle, to visit Blarney Castle, and to go atop the Eye of London. It is experiences like these that set GWUOHS apart from other online schools.

The destination for our 2016 Spring Break Tour has been revealed! We will be traveling to Paris and the Riviera. Highlights of this our include a tour of the Palace of Versailles, a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a visit to the Louvre, as well as travel throughout Provence, Nice, Cassis, Cinque Terre, and Milan. We still have spots remaining! To learn more about this opportunity or to enroll for the tour, please click HERE.

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events at GWUOHS

Thursday, October 22                        Deadline for assignments due between Sept. 18th and Sept. 24th

Thursday, October 29                        Deadline for assignments due between Sept. 25th and Oct. 22nd

Friday, November 6                           Deadline for assignments due between Oct. 23rd and Nov. 6th

Friday, November 6                           1st Quarter Ends

Monday, November 9                       2nd Quarter Ends

Wednesday, November 11                Veteran’s Day- No School

Friday, November 13                         Academic Assembly Time: TBA

* Please refer to the GWUOHS Parent & Student Handbook for the guidelines for consideration for an extension. Requests that do not meet the criteria outlined in the handbook will not be approved.

Get involved!


The annual Art Contest is back, and we want to showcase your student’s talents!

In honor of the 10th Annual K12 Art Contest, our theme is Decades.

We want to see what decades look like to your child, whether it’s the music of the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression in the 30s, the colors of the psychedelic 70s, a view of the world today, or a vision of the future.

This year, your student(s) can submit multiple entries. Artwork can be realistic or abstract. And your child can submit work in any medium: painting, photography, drawing, collage, digital illustration, or three-dimensional pieces (submitted as a photograph) in clay, origami, etc.

Visit for more information. When submitting artwork, please be sure to also include a story of what decade your student is illustrating and why he or she chose it.

The Art Contest closes October 30.




This year, K12 offers you and your kids the chance to get involved in National Bullying Prevention Month by joining its Zero Bullying Campaign. It’s simple for your family to Unite for What’s Right and show you stand for zero bullying.

Learn how to participate by clicking HERE



Making Science Make Sense

Help foster science literacy by saying “thank you” to someone who inspired your scientific imagination. You can say thanks by 1) taking a photo using a “Tk U” card, 2) recording a short video or 3) writing a message to tell your story. Submit your message on and share on your social networks using #SayTkU. For each “thank you” message shared, Bayer will provide a child with free admission to a STEM-focused venue, such as a trip to a local science center or museum, to enjoy a hands-on science experience.

To print a TkU card click HERE


New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza




College Acceptances

The following is a listing of the institutions to which GWUOHS graduates have been accepted from 2012 – 2015. Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Orrin Hatch


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