Embrace the World is ONE week away! Have you ever wanted to taste an array of international foods, while catching up with your favorite GS faculty, under a tower built of delicious donuts? Well now you can! Tickets for our 125th anniversary celebration Embrace the World are going FAST, but there are still a few left. Get yours today and don’t miss out on a memorable evening filled with dinner, dancing, and our first ever auction. Online bidding starts Monday, October 15!
Great Scavenger Hunt Weekend. Students can participate in a ping pong tournament Friday night, scour campus solving riddles and finding clues on Saturday afternoon, attend Bucks County BookFEST, participate in a mural painting for We Are the World, and more. There will also be a trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Saturday night where students can get in the Halloween spirit! Full schedule.
Nobel Laureate Lecture and Q&A on Campus. Dr. Mario Capecchi, Class of 1956, and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, will speak on “The Etiology of Cancer in Adolescents” on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the MDA Conference Room. The event is open to the entire George School community. He will also be visiting science classes on Tuesday (10/16) and Wednesday (10/17), and attending the Symposium on IB Group Projects (10/18) and Embrace the World (10/20).
IB Science Projects and Symposium. On Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, IB Science students will be doing their IB Group 4 projects. The theme this year is Science and Art. Students will work in small groups to design and carry out a scientific investigation. There will be a symposium on Thursday, October 18 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. on the second floor of the science building where students will share their work. The science teachers invite parents and community members to attend!
Admission Open House. Join George School during our fall Open House on Sunday, October 28. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the program starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. Current families are encouraged to stop by the Admission Office to pick up a yard sign to proudly display on their front lawn. Contact the Admission Office at 215.579.6547 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harvest Weekend. All are welcome to join the community for one of the school’s most beloved traditions, Harvest Weekend, on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. Activities will include hayrides, apple butter making, ghost stories and s’mores by the campfire, and the firing of the wood-fired kiln by ceramics teacher Amedeo Salamoni. Join us on campus for some fall fun! Read more.
Fathers’ Committee Meeting. The Fathers’ Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room. This year’s co-chairs are Paul Bencivengo p ’21 and Kern Jolibois p ’21.
Picture Day! A photographer will be available on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to take optional student portraits. Pictures will be taken on Main South Porch, and the rain location will be Main Lobby. Order form.
Service Learning permission electronic submissions are due Saturday, October 20. You can complete the form by following these links for parents of 10th graders and parents of 11th and 12th graders. Do you want your child to complete an independent service project instead? You can find that application here.
Class of 2020: For those who registered for the FREE Practice ACT with Kaplan Test Prep this Sunday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the new location is now in the Fitness and Athletics Center (FAC) Wrestling Room.
Class of 2019: College Counseling will host a FAFSA completion workshop on Friday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the MDA Library Conference Room. This is not a presentation, but will be an opportunity to work on your FAFSA with an expert and have your questions answered. RSVP here.
GS Athletics Calendar. Visit the Athletics section to view upcoming matches.
October 13. George School IEA Horse Show
October 20. Parents Visiting Day
October 20. Fall Break begins
October 20. Embrace the World Dinner and Auction
October 23. Classes resume/ Parents Conference Night
October 26 to 28. Harvest Weekend
October 28. Admission Open House
November 2 and 3. Fall Theater Performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream
November 12 to 15. Term 1 exams
November 16. Thanksgiving break begins
November 27. Classes resume
December 16. Holiday Meeting for Worship
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