One Big Night, Two Great Parties. George School Celebrates 125 Years! George School will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with Embrace the World, a dinner, dance, and its first ever auction during Parents Weekend on Saturday, October 20 in the Fitness and Athletics Center from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now! Students will also have the opportunity to celebrate with their own themed party in Alumni Gym that will feature drawings and prizes. Food trucks will be serving up a variety of food and dessert options for students to enjoy.
Fathers’ Committee Meeting. The Fathers’ Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room. Please note the date change from September 19 to September 26. This year’s co-chairs are Paul Bencivengo p ’21 and Kern Jolibois p ’21.
Campbell, Orton, West Main, and Westwood Sponsored Weekend.There will be plenty of fun activities for students to enjoy this weekend including: activity night in the Fitness and Athletics Center playing dodgeball and other games, a Zumba class, s’mores and karaoke in Marshall, kayaking on Lake Luxembourg, a ropes team-building exercise, lawn games, an outdoor movie, and more.
Submitting College Applications: Senior Seminar. Seniors will attend a seminar with their college counselor the week of September 17 to review the procedure for submitting college applications. The PowerPoint from this seminar will be available on Naviance on September 21 in the Documents section. College representatives will also be visiting George School now through Friday, November 2, 2018. Parents can view the complete list of schools in Naviance. Parents can also check out the video recording of last week’s seminar, The Application Process: The Trends and What to Expect, on the Parent Portal.
Parents of Juniors and Sophomores (Class of 2020 & 2021): All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) here at George School on Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m. A copy of the PSAT Practice Booklet will be placed in your student’s mailbox in the next few days. Please encourage them to spend time with the booklet, which familiarizes them with the test format, policies, and procedures and contains a full-length practice test.
Parents Association Meeting Webcast Now Available. If you could not make the PA meeting on Wednesday, September 12, be sure to check out the recording that is now available. The meeting starts around the 14:30 mark. Don’t miss the back-to-school updates from Head of School Sam Houser, Dean of Students Erin Sio, and Director of the Learning Center Minnie Lee.
Hurricane Florence. Severe weather is not expected to impact George School, but we are prepared should forecasts change. We are monitoring the storm and will share any updates as needed. We hold those in Florence’s path in the Light.
September 15. George School Cross Country Invitational at 9:00 a.m.
September 26. Fathers’ Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m.
September 27. Voices & Visions: Artists of Haiti gallery talk and reception on Thursday at 3:10 p.m.
October 10. Parents Association meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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 3 to 4. Fall Theater Performance A Midsummer Night’s Dream
November 12 to 15. Term 1 exams
November 16. Thanksgiving break begins
November 27. Classes resume
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