Student Weekend Activities. Students can walk the runway in Marshall after designing and creating original pieces for this weekend’s Trashion Show. There is a trip to Philadelphia Saturday morning for a community food service project, an ice skating trip to Warrington in the afternoon, and a game night in Marshall. On Sunday, students are invited to attend the 7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Teen Peace and Social Justice Summit at Bensalem High School.
Threads: George School’s Inclusion Newsletter. Marcus Ingram, Inclusion Director, is pleased to announce the release of George School’s inaugural inclusion newsletter entitled Threads. Though not exhaustive, each installment will offer highlights of happenings here that further George School’s inclusion agenda. Hopefully, Threads provides a window into the school’s equity and inclusion efforts and inspires interest and engagement. Enjoy your scroll through Threads.
You’re Invited: Senior Class Fundraiser! On Saturday, January 25 the Class of 2020 will hold a formal attire sale in the Fitness and Athletics Center from 1:00–5:00 p.m. to fundraise for the Senior Dinner Dance. Donations of gently used formal clothes and accessories are welcomed, and can be dropped off in the MDA Library Monday-Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., or Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please note this is a cash only event—no credit or debit cards will be accepted. Charging clothing to GS accounts is permitted for eligible students. Please contact Class Sponsors Marion Wells or Peggy Karaffa with any questions.
Parent Teacher Conferences. Parents may meet with teachers on Conference Night (Monday, January 27) or Conference Day (Friday, January 31). Conference Scheduling is now open and will close on Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 p.m. for Conference Night or Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00 p.m. for Conference Day. Informational sessions about course planning, college counseling, and international service trips are on Conference Day only. Learn more.
Penn Travel Medicine Lecture for International Service Trips. Penn Travel Medicine will present a medical lecture for our international service trips in the MDA Library Conference Room on Friday, January 31, at 2:00 p.m. Parents of participants in attendance who have vaccinations done through Penn Travel Medicine will have the consultation fee waived. For questions, please contact Steven Fletcher.
Service Learning Trip Contracts. Parents of students attending service learning trips this spring should submit all required paperwork no later than Friday, January 31. Completed paperwork can only be returned to the Business Office or Steven Fletcher.
College Counseling Meetings. Sophomores should schedule a one-on-one meeting with a college counselor between now and February 28 to discuss the PSAT, course planning, and answer any questions they may have.
College Process Kick Off Meeting. Juniors and their parents are invited to join College Counseling on Friday, January 31 at 11:15 a.m. during Parents Conference Day in Walton Auditorium to learn how college counseling will guide and support students throughout the application process. Juniors are required to attend.
CIALFO Sign-In. Make sure that students who are juniors have signed into CIALFO (the new College Counseling tool for researching colleges), completed the questionnaire, and have scheduled an appointment to meet with their college counselor. The student registration information was emailed to them in November. Parents were also recently emailed the Class of 2021 Junior Parent Questionnaire to complete.
January 20: MLK Day—Classes held, special schedule
January 23: Intersections: Outsider Art Collection – Gallery Talk and Reception
January 25: Senior Class Fundraiser
January 26: Instrumental Concert
January 27: Conference Night
January 31: Conference Day
February 1 – 3: Midwinter Break
February 4: Classes Resume
February 7: Great Green Give
February 12: Parents Association Meeting
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