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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter May 2016

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

This month we bring you a message from our Product Development Team.

Coming Soon! New Email System!

We are excited to introduce a new email messaging system that will replace K-Mail for students, learning coaches and teachers. School Email will utilize the Office 365 platform providing staff, administrators and students an enhanced communication tool. Students will be assigned a school email address that will be used for school communications only. Learning Coaches will start receiving school notifications via their personal email address and no longer through K-mail inside the OLS. As always, for any messages a student sends or receives, the Learning Coach will be sent a copy of the message to their personal email address.

The switch to the enhanced communication tool will occur in July, 2016.  In preparation for the upgrade, Learning Coaches are strongly encouraged to go into My Account and verify the email address on file is accurate.


GWUOHS 2017 Trips

Last month we shared pictures and a summer of our 2016 Spring Break Trip to Paris and the French Riviera.  We are excited to announce that GWUOHS is offering two travel opportunities during the 2017 school year.

For the first time ever, we will be hosting a Service Learning trip during our semester break.  Designed to give students a travel, educational and service opportunity, this is sure to be a treat.  During this ten-day experience, students will earn a total for fifteen service hours, while touring Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

High up in the mountains where rolling greens lead to snow-capped peaks, students will journey into the remote villages surrounding Cuzco. As they explore the heart of Inca civilization, students will learn how locals preserve history, art and heritage, while also gaining insight into the challenges they face. Working together with community members, students will build long-term solutions to support economic sustainability, agriculture and access to education. As they foster meaningful relationships within the community, students will celebrate customs and help empower a village for generations to come.

To learn more about this tour, please visit our website

Our annual Spring Break trip will take us to Italy in 2017, where we will visit Florence, Venice and Rome.  At one time or another, each of these cities was among the most important in the world. Venice was a major naval power, and it still has a firm grip on the world’s romantic imagination. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that artistic tradition still thrives. In Rome, majestic sights like the Colosseum recall its long imperial reign.

Learn more about this tour by visiting our website

Information sessions for both trips will be held in late May.  Please check you Class Connect calendar for specific dates and times.  You can also contact Dr. Kimmons at (571) 308-6438, if you have immediate questions or would like to enroll.


Student Spotlight(s)

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This month we are thrilled to introduce you to one of the finest student-athletes at GWUOHS, Stefani Deschner.  Stefani is an 11th grade student who has been at GWUOHS for three years.  In addition to being an exemplary student, Stefani is a world-class fencer.   She started fencing at age 11 just to give her a break from dancing.   Within the first month, she quit dancing and went to fencing full time.  She enjoys individual sports more than team sports and fencing provided the intellectual challenge while requiring the physical challenge.   It is called “physical chess”.   She started with a recreational coach in Virginia, and with him became the Virginia State champion for Women’s Foil at age 12 (beating all ages, including adult fencers!).  She has kept the title for Virginia State Champion every year since then.

When Stefani began competing at the national level, she moved up to a coach who has been the US National Team coach for Women’s Foil.  He has the youngest women’s foil fencer in US history to make the Olympics in 2012.   Stefani has been fencing with this fencer for the last 2 years.   She travels to Kentucky for practice, then returns home to see her parents when she can, or her parents travel to Kentucky to see her.   She practices 4 -6 hours per day, 5 days per week, and does school around that schedule and on weekends.  She competes in about 8 international tournaments throughout the fencing season (September through April) to try to make the World Championship team each year.   She has now made the team the last 3 years in a row!   She came in 5th last year for her age group (under 20), and won Bronze this year.

Stefani’s academic and athletic accomplishments have yielded many scholarship offers.  Having the ACT and being named a National Merit Scholar, Stefani is currently debating between Harvard, Columbia or Notre Dame.  These are excellent schools with excellent fencing teams.

Stefani’s mom, Dr. Bonnie Deschner shared, “Because of the necessary travel schedule, she would not be where she is without GWUOHS.  The school has provided for her the opportunity to get an excellent education while pursuing her dream for fencing”.

Stefani’s ultimate goal is the 2020 Olympics.  The GWUOHS community will be cheering her on!

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Hello!

My name is Andrew Putt and I am a professional MotoTrials rider for the Sherco USA MotoTrials Team.  I left public school for online school in the eighth grade in order to travel across the U.S. for competitions and training with my team.  MotoTrials is a sport that involves riding a specialized motorcycle through an obstacle course of natural obstacles (large rocks, logs, hills) in a slow, controlled manner with the goal of not putting a foot on the ground.  This sport is NOT the same as motocross.  It is very precise and technical and is not based on time.  Penalties are given each time a foot touches the ground during the course.  The goal is to maintain your balance and control in order to complete the course with no penalties.

I started riding MotoTrials when I was eleven years old. I attended my first U.S. National competition when I was twelve, and after that National, I was hooked.  We have not missed a National competition since.  In 2012, I won my first National championship in the 15 & under division, as well as the National Junior class.  In 2013, I won the 15 & under championship again. For the past two years, I represented the United States with three other team members in the Trial Des Nations, which is the Olympic equivalent event for MotoTrials.  Team USA placed third out of 17 countries.  In 2015, it was my first year to participate in the Pro class at the U.S. Nationals, and I placed second overall in the nation.  I was also able to participate in the World Championship in 2015, traveling to Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Andorra, Spain, and Portugal.  This was extremely competitive and I placed 16th overall. This winter, another teammate and myself traveled to France to represent the United States in two indoor competitions.

My goal in MotoTrials is to ultimately win the U.S. National Pro Championship. This year I will continue to compete in the U.S. National series, but will minimize my time in Europe for the World Championship due to my college preparation.  My biggest priority has always been my schoolwork, and I am excited to pursue my higher education in Finance and Economics.  GWUOHS has allowed me to pursue my goals in MotoTrials while obtaining a great education and preparing me for college.


Seniors

We are so pleased with the number of acceptance and the amount of scholarships that our seniors are receiving.  To date, our seniors have been awarded over one million dollars in scholarships and awards.  In addition, they have been accepted at prestigious colleges/ universities including:

American University of Paris
Bloomsburg University
Bowling Green University
California Institute of Technology
Drexel University
Elon University
Emory University
Fordham University
Gardner-Webb
Georgia Institute of Technology
Global College
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
McDaniel College
Miami University at Oxford
Penn State University
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Stetson College
St. Mary’s College
University of Connecticut
University of Findlay
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Maine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
University of New Haven
University of California at San Diego
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of  Tennessee at Knoxville
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Waterloo
Virginia Tech
Westchester University
Western Carolina University
Wheaton College

All seniors should notify our college counselor, Mrs. Beasley, when you receive your admissions decisions and/ or notification of any scholarships and awards.  We recognize both of these at our commencement ceremony and want to make sure you are included.

Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances from 2012 to 2015

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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Spring Term Exams

The school year is quickly coming to an end and it is now time to prepare for final exams.

The final exam window opens on Monday, June 20th.  While we recommend that students complete their exams according to the schedule below, they may elect to take them at any time between June 20th and June 24thExams will not be accepted after 11:59 pm EST on June 24th.

Monday, June 20                             English/ World Language Final Exam

Tuesday, June 21                             History Final Exam

Wednesday, June 22                      Math Final Exam

Thursday, June 23                          Science Final Exam

Friday, June 24                                 Electives Final Exam


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GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

2016-2017 School Year

Re-enrollment has begun for the 2016-2017 school year.  We want to make sure GWUOHS families are aware of the re-enrollment incentives currently being offered:

  • Families who re-enroll by May 31, 2016 will receive $1000 off tuition.
  • Families who re-enroll between June 1st June 30th, 2016 will receive $500 off tuition.
  • Families who refer a family to GWUOHS, will receive a $1000 tuition credit, once the newly referred family has been enrolled for a full school term.

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

contact someone directly please feel free to contact gwuohs.com

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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter April 2016

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Class of 2016 Graduation Meeting on April 1st.  During this meeting, we covered important topics such as:

  • Dates and locations for our upcoming Capstone Presentations and Commencement Ceremony
  • Instructions for ordering your cap and gown
  • Our 2016 Student Commencement Speaker Contest
  • Information related to ordering your final transcript

If you were unable to attend this meeting, please make sure to watch the recording.  We also encourage you to read the Graduation Information Packet that was sent to you via kmail.


GWUOHS Spring Break Trip 2016

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This March, a group of GWUOHS students attended our annual spring break trip—this time, to Paris and the French Riviera. Our trip began in Paris, where we spent three days exploring the city—including visits to Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and shopping on the Champs-Élysées.

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From Paris, we boarded a train to the beautiful Provence region of France, where we visited the towns of Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence. In Avignon, we visited the medieval Palais des Papes, or Pope’s Palace, which hosted several French Popes in the 14th century. We visited several real-life locations that inspired the work of Vincent Van Gogh, and even stopped for a bite at the Café Van Gogh.

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From the Provence region, we boarded our bus to beautiful Nice, in the French Riviera region. Nice is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in France, along with much of the charm of both France and Italy, as the Italian border is only moments away. We also visited the principality of Monaco to view the changing of the guard and take in the beautiful views and pristine beaches.

Throughout the trip, our students were led by our tour guide Jean-Jacques (JJ) who kept us informed and educated throughout our visit. Our students were also provided the ability to form friendships and get to know one another on this trip better than they ever could have in the online setting. Speaking on this, group member Josie Denson stated, “I enjoyed meeting new people, having fun and making memories with them.” This was truly an experience to take in the best of French culture, sights, food, and to make friends along the way.


Spring Break 2017

Next school year we will be traveling to beautiful Italy to tour Florence, Venice, and Rome.  To learn more about this tour visit: 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


Student Spotlight

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Adam Kadlec

Born on September 3, 1999 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. From very early on, Adam had a passion for ice hockey. He first skated before age 2, and was playing hockey at 4 years old in a developmental league.  He is a right-handed Center.  The Kadlec family billeted Junior players ages 18 to 20 so Adam essentially grew up in a hockey rink and around hockey players. When he was 9, Adam represented Chicago and played on the Chicago Junior Blackhawks team which competed against the best young hockey players from all over North America in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament.  He, along with 3 teammates, won the Skills Competition.  He then went on to play, as the youngest league player, on the Team Illinois AAA Squirt team in Bensenville, Illinois which won the Tier 1 AAA Midwest Championship.  He was then selected to play on the Wisconsin Fire AAA Pee Wee and Minnesota Machine AAA Pee Wee teams, both teams ranked in the top 3 in the country.

The Kadlec family moved to Edina, Minnesota to pursue his hockey career further. Adam skated before school, after school, on weekends, and during the summers over 300 days a year, and that level of commitment has continued ever since.  Kadlec won the Ace Bailey Got Skills Competition in Chicago held at the Blackhawks home rink, the United Center, and was awarded 4 Gold Medals from Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman.  Adam played on a Selects Team in Prague, Czech Republic.  His team also traveled to Berlin, Germany.  Adam received the Player of the Year award from Selects Hockey.

In 2014 Adam was drafted by the Prince George Cougars of British Columbia in the Western Hockey League (an affiliate of the Canadian Hockey League).  He played two years for the Boston Junior Bruins, and played “up” on the U18 AAA team this past season as a 16-year-old.  Last summer, Adam participated in the Avon 39 2-day walk covering 39.3 miles and also volunteered to train youth hockey players.  He was recognized for raising an extraordinary amount of money for the Avon walk which goes to cancer research and treatment.  Adam was asked to train with Victor Teleguine, an ex-Russian Red Army player, and current professional development and training coach.  Adam insisted on getting the additional ice time with Victor.  He woke up before sunrise and drove an hour from Boston to Providence, Rhode Island for 2 hours of intensive training plus off-ice training with Andrew Sherman and Michael Macchioni of Northeast Sports Training.  As a result of this choice, Adam enrolled in The George Washington University Online High School because of the aggressive curriculum and its academic reputation.  The online program structure and support received from the teachers and his academic advisor has been invaluable.

In 2015 Adam was drafted into the USHL by the Omaha Lancers.  In early February, Adam signed a professional player agreement with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL.  He relocated from one end of the continent to the other.  Being in northern British Columbia, Adam’s road trips can be 2 to 5 days in length with multiple stops and games.  He and his teammates travel from Prince George to places like Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Victoria Island, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Brandon, Manitoba; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and other far reaching towns.  Adam has embraced the small town kindness in Prince George, and the remarkable hockey club and fans. While moving from Chicago to Edina to Boston and now to Prince George Adam has maintained a 97% GPA.  His level of compete and commitment is incomprehensible.  Adam and his family will live in Chicago this summer and Adam will train in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Toronto.  Adam has also pledged as a volunteer to train youth hockey players in Chicago, and participate in multiple charity walks on the Chicago lakefront.


Seniors

We are so pleased with the number of acceptance and the amount of scholarships that our seniors are receiving.  To date, our seniors have been awarded over one million dollars in scholarships and awards.  In addition, they have been accepted at prestigious colleges/ universities including:

American University of Paris
Bloomsburg University
Bowling Green University
California Institute of Technology
Drexel University
Elon University
Emory University
Fordham University
Gardner-Webb
Georgia Institute of Technology
Global College
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
McDaniel College
Miami University at Oxford
Penn State University
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Stetson College
St. Mary’s College
University of Connecticut
University of Findlay
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Maine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
University of New Haven
University of California at San Diego
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of  Tennessee at Knoxville
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Waterloo
Virginia Tech
Westchester University
Western Carolina University
Wheaton College

All seniors should notify our college counselor, Mrs. Beasley, when you receive your admissions decisions and/ or notification of any scholarships and awards.  We recognize both of these at our commencement ceremony and want to make sure you are included.

Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances from 2012 to 2015

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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Advanced Placement Exam Simulation

On Wednesday April 27th, the school will be holding AP Exam Simulations for all full year and half year AP courses offered by the school. A morning and afternoon session will be held in a Blackboard room proctored by a teacher to simulate exam like settings. The AM session will be held from 8:30-11:30 am ET and the PM session will be held from 12:30-3:30 pm ET; in the morning the Science and English exams will be given, and History and Math in the afternoon. If a student has a conflict with the proposed schedule please reach out to Mrs. Guzman via kmail. As an incentive, all students who sit for their spring semester AP Course Simulation will be given two weeks’ worth of CC participation points! This is a great opportunity for our students to practice and prepare for their AP national exam under timed, exam like settings; they will be given the scoring for the multiple choice sections of their exam and will be given teacher feedback for the written responses prior to their national exam.

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Guzman.


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GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

contact someone directly please feel free to contact gwuohs.com


GWUOHS Parent Newsletter February 2016

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

We are very excited to welcome five new families to the GWUOHS community, as well as to have our returning students back for the spring term. In keeping with the theme from our recent All-School Assembly, this term represents a new beginning. If you did well in your fall term classes, this is an opportunity to keep the momentum going as you begin this term. If you did not do as well as you had hoped, this is a chance for a fresh start. For our seniors, it represents an especially exciting time as they make their final college selections and prepare to start the next chapter of their lives. This month is all about new beginnings and we are here to support you. A couple of tips to help you have a great start to the term:

  • Make sure to stay on track with completing your assignments. While we realize that from time to time events arise that may cause you to get behind, you should use your course calendar as a guide to what you need to complete each day. Our rolling deadlines are in place to give you some cushion, in the event of an emergency, but should not be used as due dates.
  • Keep your weekly advising appointments. Academic advisors are here to monitor your academic progress, answer your questions and to provide support and guidance, as needed. Be sure to meet with you advisor each week, to stay on track.
  • Don’t forget that GWUOHS offers a number of academic supports for students including: Math Lab, Writing Center and regular Help Desk sessions. If you find yourself needed additional help or even wanting to ask a quick question, take advantage of these resources. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Be an active member of our school community. If you attended our recent Club Rally, you know that GWUOHS has something for everyone. Joining a club will allow you to pursue your interest/ passions, while also getting to know your classmates. Colleges/ universities also like to see well rounded students, who have been active participants and leaders with their schools. Try to join at least one club or attend at least one activity this term.

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GWUOHS Service Learning

Service and Leadership at the LEAD Conference and Kid Power Project in DC

Lucas Humphrey, GWUOHS NHS Adviser

This past month, the GWUOHS National Honor Society chapter held two events—the LEAD Conference, a student leadership conference hosted by NASSP , and a service learning project with Kid Power DC , in which students assisted with Kid Power’s after school program and participated in one-on-one tutoring with students at Barnard Elementary School in DC.

During the conference, students enjoyed networking with other NHS students and strengthening student leadership skills. Students had the choice of many sessions during each hour of the conference, including sessions focusing on characteristics of a leader, service, digital literacy, and ideas for new programs and initiatives that NHS chapters can sponsor.

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Speaking of the conference, Mia Davies, a GWUOHS student and NHS member, shared,

“While I never thought of myself as a leader, the conference really helped me understand how to step into that role. Most importantly, though, by meeting some of my classmates in person, I felt much more involved in the GWUOHS community, and I felt that we had become more united — which was a huge theme of the conference!”

GWUOHS Student and NHS member Noah Dakaud stated,

“The LEAD conference was a very dynamic experience in that you were able to choose various workshops and sessions that specifically suited your goals.”

Ashley Hum, also a member of our NHS chapter, offered praise of the LEAD Conference.

“At LEAD, I learned a lot of things, from how to start a conversation to how to apply for college, but one thing that has stuck with me is the butterfly effect – how one perfectly ordinary action can result in an extra-ordinary action. LEAD taught me that, as one student presenter said, ‘true leadership is…whose lives we touch.’”

The Kid Power project directly followed the LEAD Conference during the week of February 1st. Students worked with groups of elementary school students each day of the week, assisting with one-on-one homework help and managing students during planned activities and free time.

Overall, our students learned how to improve their leadership skills and were excited to have the opportunity to work with young students in the DC area. The National Honor Society hosts in-person service learning projects annually. For more information, please contact our NHS adviser, Mr. Lucas Humphrey.


Spring Break Trip 2017

We’re excited to announce that a group of students and teachers from GWUOHS are traveling on an educational tour to Venice, Florence and Rome during Spring Break 2017. At one time or another, each of these cities was among the most important in the world. Venice was a major naval power, and it still has a firm grip on the world’s romantic imagination. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that artistic tradition still thrives. In Rome, majestic sights like the Coliseum recall its long imperial reign.

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


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Seniors

We are thrilled that so many of you are starting to receive your college acceptance letters! As you receive admission decision letters, please remember to update your status in Family Connections to ‘Accepted’, ‘Denied’ or ‘Waitlisted’. This is extremely important as we maintain our records on college admissions.

For those who are still completing admissions applications, remember that you must submit all materials and link your Common App and Family Connections accounts at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. We cannot guarantee that school materials will arrive on time, if you do not adhere to this request. Further, official transcripts must be request via eScript Safe. Please follow the instructions provided in your Journeys Symposium class.

Finally if you are awarded any scholarships or awards, please notify Ms. Corell via k-mail. Students receiving scholarships/ awards will be recognized at our commencement ceremony in June.

College Acceptances to date

  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Ohio University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Georgia
  • University of New England
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg & Rochester)
  • University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western Carolina University

Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances from 2012 to 2015

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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Important Upcoming March Events

Friday, March 11                    Last day to drop a course/ withdraw for a full refund (no ‘W’)
Virtual Admissions Presentation: Johns Hopkins University 11 am

Thursday, March 17               Permanent Zero Deadline for Assignments due: 2/10-2/18

Monday, March 21                 Spring Break Begins

Monday, March 28                Classes Resume

GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

 


Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

contact someone directly please feel free to contact gwuohs.com


GWUOHS Parent Newsletter January 2016

Welcome Mrs. Beasley!  We are very pleased to introduce our part-time college counselor, Lisa Beasley. Mrs. Beasley will be joining Ms. Corell in our College Counseling Department. Together, they will assist our students with post-secondary planning.   Beginning February 10th, Mrs. Beasley will provide instruction for our 11th Grade Journeys Symposium and will serve as the coordinator and lead instructor for the 12th Grade Capstone. Mrs. Corell will continue to provide instruction for the middle school, 9th Grade and 10th Grade Journeys Symposium courses and will serve as the point of contact for all college applications and admissions related matters.

Mrs. Beasley has held a variety of roles within K12 Inc. over the last six years including: Enrollment Advisor, Admissions Counselor and most recently Academic Coach. Prior to coming to K12 she worked as a teacher, domestically and abroad. She brings a wealth of information and a very unique perspective, both of which are sure to benefit our students.

We are very excited to have her as a part of the GWUOHS team! Be on the lookout for her invitations to a variety of college admissions presentations and virtual field trips.

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Lisa Beasley, M.ED

Part-Time College Counselor

Skype: lisa.beasleyK12 email:  lbeasley@k12.com


Spring Break Trip 2016

We’re excited to announce that a group of students and teachers from GWUOHS are traveling on an educational tour to Venice, Florence and Rome during Spring Break 2017. At one time or another, each of these cities was among the most important in the world. Venice was a major naval power, and it still has a firm grip on the world’s romantic imagination. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that artistic tradition still thrives. In Rome, majestic sights like the Coliseum recall its long imperial reign.

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


Student Spotlight

Jason Robertson
11th Grade Student at GWUOHS

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This month we are extremely pleased to spotlight GWUOHS student, Jason Robertson. In addition to being an outstanding student at just sixteen years old.  Jason is one of the youngest players in the Ontario Hockey League. In a recent feature article, he is described as playing well beyond his years, while making a considerable impact during his rookie season for the Kingston Frontenacs, who occupy first place in the East Division of the OHL’s Eastern Conference at 23-11-2.

Jason will be draft eligible for the NHL in 2017 and his dream is to play there one day. His favorite NHL team is the New Jersey Devils and his favorite player is the ageless wonder, 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers.

To read more about Jason and his accomplishments click HERE


New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza

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Seniors

We are thrilled that so many of you are starting to receive your college acceptance letters! As you receive admission decision letters, please remember to update your status in Family Connections to ‘Accepted’, ‘Denied’ or ‘Waitlisted’. This is extremely important as we maintain our records on college admissions.

For those who are still completing admissions applications, remember that you must submit all materials and link your Common App and Family Connections accounts at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. We cannot guarantee that school materials will arrive on time, if you do not adhere to this request. Further, official transcripts must be request via eScript Safe. Please follow the instructions provided in your Journeys Symposium class.

Finally if you are awarded any scholarships or awards, please notify Ms. Corell via k-mail. Students receiving scholarships/ awards will be recognized at our commencement ceremony in June.

College Acceptances to date

  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Ohio University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Georgia
  • University of New England
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg & Rochester)
  • University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western Carolina University

Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances from 2012 to 2015

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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The fall term is quickly coming to an end and it is now time to prepare for final exams. GWUOHS is offering an in-person final exam student day on Friday, January 22nd on the GWU Foggy Bottom campus from 9 am until 11 am. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs. Coyle, our Associate Head of School, via k-mail to RSVP.

The final exam window opens on Monday, January 25th. While we recommend that students complete their exams according to the schedule below, they may elect to take them at any time between January 25th and January 29th. Exams will not be accepted after 11:59 pm EST on January 29th.

Monday, January 25             English & World Language

Tuesday, January 26             History

Wednesday, January 27       Math

Thursday, January 28           Science

Friday, January 29                Electives

Don’t forget, GWUOHS Semester Break begins on Monday, February 1st. We will begin the spring term with a Kickoff Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th at 2 pm EST (see your class connect calendar for the link). Classes resume on Wednesday, February 10th.


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Important Upcoming Events

February 2016

Monday, February 1                      Fall Term Ends

Monday, February 1                      Semester Break Begins

Monday, February 1                      NHS Service Project

Tuesday, February 2                     NHS Service Project

Wednesday, February 3               NHS Service Project

Thursday, February 4                   NHS Service Project

Friday, February 5                         NHS Service Project

Tuesday, February 9                     All School Assembly, 2 pm EST

Wednesday, February 10            Spring Term Classes Begin

Monday, February 15                   Presidents’ Day- No School


 

GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

Detailed information will be shared in March.


 

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter December 2015

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

We’re excited to announce that a group of students and teachers from GWUOHS are traveling on an educational tour to Venice, Florence and Rome during Spring Break 2017. At one time or another, each of these cities was among the most important in the world. Venice was a major naval power, and it still has a firm grip on the world’s romantic imagination. Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance, and that artistic tradition still thrives. In Rome, majestic sights like the Coliseum recall its long imperial reign.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, join us for an information session on Friday, January 8th at 11 am EST (see link on Class Connect calendar). You can also visit our tour website 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


Student Spotlight

We are so proud of GWUOHS junior Annabel Annuziata who has just launched her own online fashion and home furnishings business called beautyatitsfinest.com. She launched in the US late November and in her native, Canada Dec 1, 2015. Annabel said she approached her parents about an online business when she was 14, but had to do all the research and planning to prove she was ready to take on such a big responsibility.  To prove her dedication, she contacted wholesalers who drop ship to supply her products and fulfill orders and then hired a website designer to help bring her vision to life.  She is planning on attending university for marketing and e-commerce.


New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza

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Seniors

We are thrilled that so many of you are starting to receive your college acceptance letters! As you receive admission decision letters, please remember to update your status in Family Connections to ‘Accepted’, ‘Denied’ or ‘Waitlisted’. This is extremely important as we maintain our records on college admissions.

For those who are still completing admissions applications, remember that you must submit all materials and link your Common App and Family Connections accounts at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. We cannot guarantee that school materials will arrive on time, if you do not adhere to this request. Further, official transcripts must be request via eScript Safe. Please follow the instructions provided in your Journeys Symposium class.

Finally if you are awarded any scholarships or awards, please notify Dr. Kimmons via k-mail. Students receiving scholarships/ awards will be recognized at our commencement ceremony in June.

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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We have had a few students inquire about completing final exams early. Please see the policy and procedures for requesting early completion of final exams below:

In some instances, students may need to complete final exams early due to illness, pre-arranged travel, or other special circumstances. In such cases, students will need to submit a formal, written request to his/ her advisor no later than two weeks prior to the start of final exams. These requests will be reviewed and subsequently approved or denied by the GWUOHS Leadership Team.

Please note: Once a student has accessed the final exams, they will not have the ability to complete or submit any assignments or assessments for the course.


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Important Upcoming Events

Monday, December 21                                                  Winter Break Begins

Monday, January 4                                                        Classes Resume

Friday, January 8                                                           2017 Spring Break Trip Information Session

Tuesday, January 12                                                      GWUOHS Financial Aid Night (link in CC calendar)

Monday, January 18                                                      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School

Friday, January 22                                                         Study Day (location TBA)

Monday, January 25                                                      English & World Language Final Exams

Tuesday, January 26                                                      History Final Exam

Wednesday, January 27                                                Math Final Exam

Thursday, January 28                                                   Science Final Exam

Friday, January 29                                                         Electives Final Exam

GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend

Capstones Presentations
Saturday, June 25 (individual presentation times TBA)
The George Washington University, Marvin Center

Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, June 26th at 1 pm
The George Washington University, Marvin Center

More detailed information will be provided in March.


 

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter November 2015

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Students may complete school work during school holidays, but teachers will not be available on those days. We recognize that students and families, whether living in the United States or another country, may require holidays in addition to the official school holidays. Students should inform their teachers with as much advance notice as possible of any additional holidays that they will be observing so that lesson schedules and assignment due dates can be adjusted as necessary. Additional holidays will be approved provided students are able to complete all required coursework by the end of the school semester.

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


Get involved!

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Enter K12’s Savor the Season Pinterest Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card to help with your holiday shopping! Contest ends 12/09/2015.


New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza

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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

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

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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!

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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 stories.K12.com 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.


 

 

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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


 

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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 SayTkU.com 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

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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

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter September 2015

 

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at GWUOHS. We hope that your first week is off to a good start! As you get started in your courses, we would like to remind you of a few tips for a successful year:

  1. Pace Yourself– Each day your calendar tells you exactly which lessons/ assessments you should complete. Make sure you follow this calendar closely. In the event that you will miss a day of school due to travel, competitions, etc, plan to work ahead.       It is easy to get behind and very hard to get caught up. GWUOHS has very stringent guidelines for requesting extensions (see the parent/ student handbook). Extensions will not be granted for reasons other than those noted.
  2. Communicate– Your advisor will schedule weekly meetings with you to discuss your academic progress. Be sure to engage with your advisor for these meetings to celebrate your successes to get additional support. Your advisor is one of your biggest advocates at GWUOHS.
  3. Ask for Help– Our teachers are eager to help you to be successful. In addition to your class connect sessions, each teacher offers multiple Help Desk sessions each week. This is an opportunity to get individual and small group support. You can also schedule individual appointments with your teacher.
  4. Attend your classes– Class Connect sessions are designed to extend the learning opportunities provided in your lessons. It is important that students take advantage of these weekly sessions. For high school students attendance at Class Connect sessions is required and constitutes ten percent of your course grade. If you are unable to attend your class connect sessions, be sure to watch the recordings.
  5. Stay Connected– Check your k-mail at least twice per day. Important information is shared with you via this internal communication system.

Welcome to the Faculty

.Dr.Anderson

Dr. Angela Anderson
History Teacher and Academic Advisor

Dr. Anderson is the newest member of the GWUOHS History Team. She brings a wealth of experience in history education, leadership and online learning including: serving as a History teacher in Harford County Public School in Maryland and Department Chairperson and Curriculum Consultant with the Greater Works Academy in Pennsylvania. Most recently she was an online Social Studies teacher with The Keystone School. Outside of work Dr. Anderson enjoys sports and spending time with her husband and three children.

This term Dr. Anderson will be teaching Anthropology, Psychology, United States History, United States Government, as well as AP US History, AP Psychology and AP Government.

You can reach Dr. Anderson via Skype: dr.anderson.gwuohs or phone: (724) 635-4498.

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Ms. Karyn Corell
College Counselor

Ms. Karyn Corell recently joined GWUOHS as the College Counselor. With over eighteen years of experience as a counselor, we are confident she will successfully help our students navigate the college preparation, exploration, application, and selection processes. Most recently, Ms. Corell worked as a counselor with Cobb County Public Schools in Georgia. Outside of school, Ms. Corell enjoys traveling, playing with her two dogs, and participating in marathons and triathalons.

Ms. Corell will teacher Journeys Symposium for all grade levels, as well as hosting a variety of parent night programs throughout the year. She also plans to hold informal drop in sessions, Coffee with Karyn, for students to bring individual questions and/or concerns they have regarding the college preparation, search, and application process. These drop-in sessions are open to all grade levels.

You can reach Ms. Corell via kmail. Her phone and Skype contact information is forthcoming.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Upcoming Events at GWUOHS

Thursday, September 17th, 6 pm EST, Freshman Parent Night
Our college counselor, Karyn Corell, will lead this session designed to educate parents about supporting students as they make the transition from middle school to high school.   We will also have some of our 9th grade teachers on hand to meet you and to participate in our question and answer session. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend this session. A link to the meeting room can be found by accessing the class connect calendar.

Friday, September 18th, 3 pm EST, NCAA Eligibility Presentation
Ms. Corell with meet with 11th and 12th grade students who are considering participating in a sport at the collegiate level. A link to the meeting room can be found by accessing the class connect calendar.

Thursday, September 24th, 6 pm EST, Senior Parent Night
Ms. Corell with meet with parents of our 12th grade students. This is a very important program, as GWUOHS processes and procedures for the completion and submission of college applications will be presented. We will also discuss important senior information such as FAFSA, scholarships and graduation weekend. A link to the meeting room can be found by accessing the class connect calendar.

Friday, September 25th, 10 am EST, GWU Campus Tour and Lunch
GWUOHS students will have a guided tour of the GWUOHS Foggy Bottom Campus. Following the tour, you will be treated to lunch with members of the GWUOHS administration and faculty. Space is limited for this event, so please contact Mrs. Coyle to RSVP, as soon as possible.


 

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 2                  Last day to drop a course/ withdraw for a full refund (no ‘W’)

Friday, October 2                  NHS Induction Ceremony Time: TBA

Thursday, October 8             Permanent Zero Date for assignments due between 9/2- 9/10*

Monday, October 12             Columbus Day- No School

* 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.


 

GWUOHS Presents: Writing the College Application Essay

This five-week series teaches students how to successfully write a personal narrative essay for any college application.

ALL SENIORS ARE WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

September 11th – Understanding the Narrative & Finding Your Topic

September 18th – Point of View & Getting It Down

September 25th – “Big Picture” Editing & Second Draft

October 2nd – Self- Editing & Third Draft

October 9th – Pulling It Together & Finishing It Up

Each session will be held at 2pm EST. Please find the link on the class connect calendar.


 

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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 stories.K12.com 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.


 

New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza

How A Student Can View Teacher Locker Items

  1. In your specific course, go to Tools and select Class List
  2. Once in class list, look for your specific teacher’s name
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the teacher’s name
  4. From the drop down menu click “view shared locker files.”

You should then see a separate window appear of that teacher’s specific shared Locker items.

How a Student Can View Teacher Comments on Assignments

There are actually three different ways for you to view comments from your teacher

Option 1:

  1. Click on the Grades tab from the tool bar

A new window will appear with current graded assignments and comments visible.

Option 2:

  1. Click on Progress
  2. Once in the Progress screen; from the left hand tool bar click on Grades
  3. Once in the grades section, you can expand the units that you wish
  4. Once the units are expanded, you can click on feedback below the assignment.

The feedback on that specific assignment is then visible to you.

Option 3 (If the assignment is a dropbox item):

  1. Click on Tools
  2. From the drop-down menu select Dropbox
  3. Once in the drop-box screen find the specific assignment that you want to view feedback
  4. To the right of that specific assignment there is an option to view feedback.
  5. Click on the talk bubble/view feedback

A new screen will open with the assignment and feedback.

You can click done and it will be bring you back to the dropbox home screen.

Check out and  bookmark our Strong Start Site so you do not miss out on important information, updates, and a library of resources that will help all GWUOHS students get off to a strong and successful start.

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

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

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

Should you want to contact someone directly please feel free to contact rhilliard


GWUOHS Parent Newsletter August 2015

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

How to Have a Successful School Year:

  1. Pace Yourself– Each day your calendar tells you exactly which lessons/ assessments you should complete. Make sure you follow this calendar closely. In the event that you will miss school due to travel, competitions, etc, plan to work ahead. It is easy to get behind and very hard to get caught up. GWUOHS has very stringent guidelines for requesting extensions (see the parent/ student handbook). Extensions will not be granted for reasons other than those noted.
  2. Communicate– Your advisor will schedule weekly meetings with you to discuss your academic progress. Be sure to engage with your advisor for these meetings to celebrate your successes to get additional support. Your advisor is one of your biggest advocates at GWUOHS.
  3. Ask for Help– Our teachers are eager to help you to be successful. In addition to your class connect sessions, each teacher offers multiple Help Desk sessions each week. This is an opportunity to get individual and small group support. You can also schedule individual appointments with your teacher.
  4. Attend your classes– Class Connect sessions are designed to extend the learning opportunities provided in your lessons. It is important that students take advantage of these weekly sessions. For high school students attendance at Class Connect sessions is required and constitutes ten percent of your course grade. If you are unable to attend your class connect sessions, be sure to watch the recordings.
  5. Stay Connected– Check your k-mail at least twice per day. Important information is shared with you via this internal communication system.

Mark Your Calendars! We have several important events in the coming weeks. We hope you will be able to join us:

All-School Assembly
Tuesday, September 1st at 2 pm EST
Link provided in your Class Connect Calendar
This is a great opportunity to meet your advisor, find out about new clubs and other exciting events at GWUOHS!

9th Grade Parent/ Student Orientation
Thursday, September 17th at 6 pm EST
Link provided in your Class Connect Calendar
Welcome to High School! This is a great time to come learn about how to have a successful transition from middle school to high school.

Senior Parent/ Student Night
Thursday, September 24th at 6 pm EST
Link provided in your Class Connect Calendar
We will be walking parents and students thru the process for completing and submitting your college applications and supplemental materials. This is one that you do not want to miss.

GWU Campus Tour, Admissions Presentation, and ‘Meet & Greet’ Luncheon
Friday, September 25th
GWU Foggy Bottom Campus (meet at the Welcome Center in the Marvin Center)
If you are interested in GWU, this is a fantastic opportunity to see the campus and find out more about the admissions requirements. Following the tour and presentation, join your administrators and teachers for lunch.

New K12 Online High School

Reminder

Check out and  bookmark our Strong Start Site so you do not miss out on important information, updates, and a library of resources that will help all GWUOHS students get off to a strong and successful start.

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

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

Yawp

The student news site of George Washington University Online High School. Explore our student-run newspaper and see what’s happening in our vibrant school community.

 

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

 

Should you want to contact someone directly please feel free to contact rhilliard


GWUOHS Parent Newsletter Summer Edition

 

A Message from our Head of School

 

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

Another great school year is in the books! We have many accomplishments to be proud of this year including:

  • Our middle school program has almost doubled in size, in only its second year.
  • Over ninety percent of our students passed all of their classes.
  • The average grade point average of GWUOHS students exceeds a 3.0
  • Our senior class of twenty-nine students has been awarded over one million dollars in scholarships/ awards. This is an outstanding accomplishment!
  • Eighty-six percent of our graduating seniors will be going onto four-year colleges/ universities including some very selective schools such as: New York University, Peabody School of Music, Syracuse University, The George Washington University, University of California at Berkeley and University of Southern California.
  • One of our 10th grade students was featured in the New York Times for her ballet performance at The Lincoln Center.
  • English Teacher, Cassandra Brownlow, was published in the International Writing Centers Association newsletter.

Thank you for your contributions toward making this a great year and GWUOHS an outstanding school!

Graduation

On June 26th and June 27th we will celebrate our graduating seniors. We hope to see many members of the GWUOHS school community!

Capstone Presentations

June 26, 2015

10 am-5pm

The George Washington University

Marvin Center, Rooms 301 & 302

 

Commencement Ceremony

June 27, 2015 1 pm

The George Washington University

Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

GWUOHS ACT/ SAT Bootcamp

Did you know that GWUOHS offers free ACT and SAT Preparation?

ACT/ SAT Boot camp will be held August 3-12, 2015 from 9 am – Noon EST. These online sessions will cover topics including:

  • General Test Taking Strategies
  • Critical Reading, English, and Math Strategies
  • Writing Tips and Mock Essays

Please contact Mrs. Coyle at macoyle@k12.com to enroll. Space is limited

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James

 

GWU Summer Immersion Program 2015

Summer Immersion Dates

(Mount Vernon Campus)

Session I July 5 – July 17

Session II July 19 – July 31

The Summer Immersion program is open to students in grades 9-11. This two-week highly-structured program provides interactive, non-graded experiential sessions that integrate lectures and seminars with applied activities and site visits. Courses are taught by GW’s faculty or expert practitioners. Class projects allow students to articulate their understanding of the field and demonstrate skills learned.

Areas of study include:

· The Arts

· Business & Economics

· English, Writing & Communications

· Engineering

· Medical & Health Sciences

· History, Culture & the Humanities

· International Relations, Law & Government

· Mathematics & Science

Co-Curricular Activities offer students the opportunity to experience college life in a vibrant and supportive community of peers. Students participate in workshops focused on U.S. higher education and the admission process, college and career readiness. During evenings and weekends, students participate in organized recreational social events, trips, and activities on campus and around Washington, D.C. GW Precollege students have full access to GW’s libraries, computer labs, health services, dining and recreational facilities. Students reside with other high school students in residence halls supervised by a Resident Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline May 15

Early application is strongly recommended as courses fill quickly.

Late applications are accepted subject to availability

Application Fee Waived ($50)
Program Fees (tuition, program fee, supplies, room & board) $1929/session(reflects a @30% discount)
Financial responsibility per student Total $1929

For program information contact:

GW Pre-College Program c/o Sharon Testor

Email: gwsummer@gwu.edu

Phone: 202-994-6360

Web: precollege.gwu.edu

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

 

Looking Ahead to the 2015-2016 School Year

New K12 Online High School

As another successful school year comes to a close, many of our families are preparing to head off on what we hope will be a relaxing summer break. In the meantime, schools are completing their readiness checklists, champions and super users are continuing to familiarize themselves with the platform, training is opening up for our teachers, and our corporate teams are putting in place their final pieces to ensure a successful roll-out. Launch is just a couple of short months away!

Here is a preview of what is coming your way!

For more information about the New Online School be sure to bookmark our Parent Support and Communities Strong Start site.

In addition the the new Online High School, be on the lookout for invites, as we have a number of fun events planned including:

  • Back to School Assembly
  • Fall Meet & Greet in Washington DC, including a tour of the GWU campus and admissions presentation.
  • Study Days at GWU
  • Paris & the Riviera Spring Break Tour
  • NHS Service Learning Project
  • Capstone Presentations and Commencement

We also welcome your ideas for other events/ activities that you would like to see.

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
Yoko Ono

Thank you for all of the students who submitted photos for the 2015 issue of the GWUOHS Pioneer! Information for ordering your yearbook will be provided in the next issue of the parent/ student newsletter.

 

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

 

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