Glasgow Community Gazette - June 5

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Greetings!

We are excited about the 8th graders having their carnival style celebration during the school day. Please sign up with the PTA using THIS LINK if you want to attend and support from 12:30-2:15PM. Also, as a reminder Friday, June 10th is an early release day for the last day of school. We will send out a few more reminders, so families are aware. Also, here is the recording for this past week's PTA Meeting. This was the last PTA meeting of the year. Thank you for all the support! 

Our end of the year grade level awards ceremonies were recorded. Here are the 6th and 7th Grade recordings from this past Thursday:

Our community acknowledges Juneteenth and commemorates the day in 1865 that word of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War finally reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, effectively marking the end of slavery in the United States.  Also, in the month of June we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.

As a reminder: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for SY 22-23. For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. However, the extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year.

I encourage you to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application prior to the first day of the 22-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer. Watch your email and our website for more information. Learn more about the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program online.

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit the FCPS website for updated information during the summer. 

If you have questions about the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program, the additional benefits your child may receive, or no-cost summer meals, please contact our Student Services Department at 703.813.8700. We are happy to help.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 6/8 - Glasgow's Field Day
  • 6/10 - Last day of school, 2-hour early dismissal (12:15 PM)
Important Information

Grades Due for Final Marks: Final grades for teachers are due on Monday, June 6th in order to allow for processing and posting before staff leave for the summer. As such, please note that students are no longer able to submit assignments or re-take assessments. 

 

Glasgow 8th Grade End of Year Awards: The In-Person 8th grade award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 7th in the Glasgow Middle School cafeteria. All parents of student award recipients have been sent an invitation via email. Please contact Sydney McNamee, [email protected], if you have any questions. 

 

Glasgow School Counseling Advisory Council - You’re Invited!: The School Counseling Team will be holding its Spring Advisory Council virtually on June 6th  at 9:15am.  The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide support, feedback and recommendations for the school counseling team.  As a team, we serve the entire school, and we will be seeking student, parent/family, staff and community members to serve on our advisory council.  Of critical importance is for us to have diverse voices that represent our wider school community. If you are interested in serving on our Advisory Council, please contact  Emily Wasserman ([email protected]) to express your interest.

 

Greetings from Glasgow Middle School! Glasgow will host a 2-day summer institute for students on June 21st and June 22nd. This institute seeks to promote student’s interest in STEM based fields of study, reinforce classroom learning, build upon student’s Portrait of a Graduate skills, and expose students to higher level thinking routines that would typically be used in honors and advanced academic classes. All students are invited to attend. However, we must cap our institute at 100 students. Our 2-day institute is free of charge, and all students will receive breakfast and lunch. Preference will be given to students who are identified as young scholars and/or level IV students. Please note that transportation will not be provided at this time for the two day institute. To learn more and access the registration form, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/qyu4D9quxFK5mbGN6. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Randolph at [email protected]

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

After School Updates

Although the after school program has concluded for the year, I would like to thank our parents and students for participating in the after school program. We were able to continue clubs and activities in spite of the many health challenges we were presented with. As a staff, we are grateful for the relationships that were formed, lessons we learned together and the support of our parents and families. To that end, I wish our rising 9th graders continued success in high school and beyond. To our returning students, thank you for your participation and enthusiasm you brought to the after school program and we look forward to having you return next year.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]

Glasgow PTA News

ELECTIONS for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held at our May 31 meeting. Thank you to our candidates:

 

President - Dana Chodos

Treasurer - Elizabeth Sejas

Secretary - Kristina Messner

VP Communications - Jessica Bridges

VP School Activities - Radia Nait Mohamed 

VP Organization & Outreach - Sonali Khadilkar

here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard **

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 8th grade celebration will be a carnival style field day on Wednesday, June 8. We need lots of parent volunteers between 12:00-2:15 to hand out snacks and provide extra supervision. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a sign up to volunteer. A shout out to the McLean branch of Bach2Rock (https://mclean.b2rmusic.com/), who has offered to DJ free of charge. They offer music & DJ classes and camps for all ages. We are excited to partner with them!

 

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

Annandale High School Summer Sports Camps

Looking for fun activities for your child this summer? Annandale High School is offering various summer sports camps for rising 2nd graders through rising 9th graders led by Annandale coaches. 

Camps run each day from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The cost of the five-day camps is only $125 (Olympics Camp is 4 days for $100). Credit cards or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to “Annandale Athletic Boosters”. Payment is due on the first day of camp. Campers can bring their lunch or purchase lunch at camp, and they should bring a snack and a water bottle each day. 

Click HERE to register for any or all of these camps. More information can be found at AnnandaleAtoms.net. See descriptions of the various camps below. 

For more information, click here. If you have any questions, please email John Ellenberger, Director of Student Activities, at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

Glasgow Community Gazette - May 30

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Greetings!

Two weeks are left in the school year and we are plugging along. Our students have been doing an awesome job during our Spring Orchestra Concerts! We are very excited for Marium Gulzar who is a winner of the 2022 MYP Student Excellence Award from IB Mid Atlantic. So proud! Please see the image below.

Also, you are invited to our PTA Zoom webinar.

When: May 31, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Glasgow PTA Meeting - May 31st, 2022. Register in advance for this webinar:

https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rb15QXM8SEOmDy_Jul6-jQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

In the month of June we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQIA+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.

Lastly, FCPS has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases recently as the county has transitioned to the medium community level. Schools continue to apply layered prevention strategies to maintain a healthy work and learning environment. However, each of us has a responsibility to do our part to help keep ourselves, our students, and our colleagues safe.

Easy ways to “Do Your Part” include: staying up to date on vaccinations and boosters, considering when and where to choose to mask up, practicing good hygiene, and monitoring symptoms daily. 

A single booster dose is now authorized for children ages 5-11, at least five months after completing a primary series with the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment or find a walk-in option on the Fairfax County Health Department’s website

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 6/8 - Glasgow's Field Day
  • 6/10 - Last day of school, 2-hour early dismissal (12:15 PM)
Important Information

YEARBOOKS WILL BE HERE SOON!: The 2022 Glasgow yearbooks will be arriving soon! The yearbook staff has worked hard to create a memorable book to document this school year. Celebrate a great year at Glasgow Middle School by attending the yearbook distribution event.

  • Date:  June 2, 2022    
  • Time: Panther Time (Scheduled times by grade level)
  • Location: Inside entrance 3 (Bus Entrance)
  • If you have not ordered your copy of this year’s book, go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order one of the few remaining copies. We only have a handful of copies left.  

 

Grades Due for Final Marks: Final grades for teachers are due on Monday, June 6th in order to allow for processing and posting before staff leave for the summer. As such, please support your child at home by checking their grades and missing assignments in ParentVUE prior to this deadline. 

 

Glasgow End of Year Awards: The Glasgow End of Year Awards ceremony for 6th and 7th grade students will take place on Thursday, June 2. The Virtual 6th grade ceremony will take place from 6pm to 6:40pm, and the Virtual 7th grade ceremony will take place from 6:45pm to 7:30pm. The In-Person 8th grade award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 7th. All parents of student award recipients have been sent an invitation via email. Please contact Sydney McNamee, [email protected], if you have any questions. 

 

Glasgow School Counseling Advisory Council - You’re Invited!: The School Counseling Team will be holding its Spring Advisory Council virtually on June 6th  at 9:15am.  The purpose of the Advisory Council is to provide support, feedback and recommendations for the school counseling team.  As a team, we serve the entire school, and we will be seeking student, parent/family, staff and community members to serve on our advisory council.  Of critical importance is for us to have diverse voices that represent our wider school community. If you are interested in serving on our Advisory Council, please contact  Emily Wasserman ([email protected]) to express your interest.

 

Rising Freshmen! Are you interested in running Cross Country at Justice HS? Justice Cross Country will start for rising 9th graders on Tuesday, May 31, 2022!    Please see information below: Summer Training: We will begin after school conditioning on Tuesday, May 31st through the end of the school year. We will meet at 3:15 by the track and will finish around 4:30 each afternoon. Workouts are not mandatory, but highly recommended. Those with little experience need to take the time now to get into shape for the season. This is a good way to see if cross country is for you, and to avoid injuries when the formal part of the season starts in August.

Rising freshmen are encouraged to contact us, and run with veteran athletes over the summer.

Schoology group code: XF3V-P2BP-MK62K

Coaches’ emails: Coach Kronlage, [email protected], 703-401-1421

Coach Guevara, [email protected]

Coach Wallestad, [email protected]

Instagram: @justicecrosscountry

Twitter: @JusticeWolvesXC

Remind: @xcjhs22 in the app or text code to 81010

 

Greetings from Glasgow Middle School! Glasgow will host a 2-day summer institute for students on June 21st and June 22nd. This institute seeks to promote student’s interest in STEM based fields of study, reinforce classroom learning, build upon student’s Portrait of a Graduate skills, and expose students to higher level thinking routines that would typically be used in honors and advanced academic classes. All students are invited to attend. However, we must cap our institute at 100 students. Our 2-day institute is free of charge, and all students will receive breakfast and lunch. Preference will be given to students who are identified as young scholars and/or level IV students. Please note that transportation will not be provided at this time for the two day institute. To learn more and access the registration form, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/qyu4D9quxFK5mbGN6. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Randolph at [email protected] 

IBMA Student Excellence Award in the amount of $500.00 was granted to Marium Gulzar for the MYP Programme.

  • Marium Gulzar (she/her) is a 6th grade student at Glasgow Middle School. Her family is originally from Pakistan,  but she was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia.   Marium  has been in the IB program since third grade as a PYP student and has always had a great passion for learning. Recently,  Marium developed an interest in coding and decided to join her school's coding program where she won the award for “Best Designed Website.”
  • Marium is also part of a journalism class where she helps write articles for her school's newspaper, the Panther Post.
  • In 5th grade, Marium decided to take action against a growing problem in our society: homelessness. She and a small group of other students collected items such as: food, clothing, toiletries, and then donated these items to shelters near them. They also educated their class as well as their community about the problem.

In her free time, Marium enjoys binge-watching some of her favorite shows, painting, baking, and making jewelry.

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

After School Updates

Although the after school program has concluded for the year, I would like to thank our parents and students for participating in the after school program. We were able to continue clubs and activities in spite of the many health challenges we were presented with. As a staff, we are grateful for the relationships that were formed, lessons we learned together and the support of our parents and families. To that end, I wish our rising 9th graders continued success in high school and beyond. To our returning students, thank you for your participation and enthusiasm you brought to the after school program and we look forward to having you return next year.

As a reminder, if you’re a rising 6th-8th grader, there are still spaces available for VIP Camp at Thoreau Middle School. If you’re interested in your student(s) participating in summer camp, please visit the link below to sign up for VIP Camp. Parent orientation will take place Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]

Glasgow PTA News

ELECTIONS for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held at our May 31 meeting. Thank you to our candidates:

 

President - Dana Chodos

Treasurer - Elizabeth Sejas

Secretary - Kristina Messner

VP Communications - Jessica Bridges

VP School Activities - Radia Nait Mohamed 

**We are still seeking a volunteer for VP of Organization & Outreach. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard **

 

PTA MEETING: Our final meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm on Zoom. We will be holding elections for next year's PTA Board. Following that, Mr. Powell will give an overview of changes to next year's schedule and be available to take any questions you have. Please use this link to pre-register for the meeting:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rb15QXM8SEOmDy_Jul6-jQ.

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 8th grade celebration will be a carnival style field day on Wednesday, June 8. We need lots of parent volunteers between 12:00-2:15 to hand out snacks and provide extra supervision. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a sign up to volunteer. A shout out to the McLean branch of Bach2Rock (https://mclean.b2rmusic.com/), who has offered to DJ free of charge. They offer music & DJ classes and camps for all ages. We are excited to partner with them!

 

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

Annandale High School Summer Sports Camps

Looking for fun activities for your child this summer? Annandale High School is offering various summer sports camps for rising 2nd graders through rising 9th graders led by Annandale coaches. 

Camps run each day from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The cost of the five-day camps is only $125 (Olympics Camp is 4 days for $100). Credit cards or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to “Annandale Athletic Boosters”. Payment is due on the first day of camp. Campers can bring their lunch or purchase lunch at camp, and they should bring a snack and a water bottle each day. 

Click HERE to register for any or all of these camps. More information can be found at AnnandaleAtoms.net. See descriptions of the various camps below. 

For more information, click here. If you have any questions, please email John Ellenberger, Director of Student Activities, at [email protected]

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

Glasgow Community Gazette - May 22

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Greetings!

We have finished our SOL schedule for 2022 and I am so happy for our students and teachers with the growth we have all made for our school community! Our students have worked really hard! Also we are excited about continuing our social and emotional strategies within our SEL block like working with the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program! Please see the images below. “Teddy” has helped our students in so many ways within communication skills, reduced anxiety and problem solving. We are looking to expand the program next year! 

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Mental wellness is key to student success. The pandemic has added to mental health challenges facing children of all ages. Join us in “Wear Green Day of Action” this Friday to call attention to this important issue. For resources to support the students in your life, visit our website.

As a reminder, the 8th grade PBIS Field Day celebration will be on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, during the school day, and the activities will be moon bounces, sports activities, music and games. We are partnering with the PTA for this event. We want students to have fun with their classmates during the last week of school! Finally, we have let our students know that we want all of them to attend the grade level field day celebrations for 6th-8th, but they will not be permitted to attend if they engage in serious misconduct during 4th quarter.  Serious misconduct includes but is not limited to:

  • Fighting 
  • Skipping class 
  • Attendance

Please let our team know if you have any questions. Thank you to the PTA for all their support for all our middle schoolers. Let's have an awesome week!

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, No School
  • 6/8 - Glasgow's Field Day
  • 6/10 - Last day of school, 2-hour early dismissal
Important Information 

Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year: Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year were distributed in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26th. Please complete this form and return to school. You can also drop off the form attn: Nancy Rodriguez in Student Services. This form helps us with staffing projections for the fall. 

 

Grades Due for Final Marks: Final grades for teachers are due on Monday, June 6th in order to allow for processing and posting before staff leave for the summer. As such, please support your child at home by checking their grades and missing assignments in ParentVUE prior to this deadline. 

 

Greetings from Glasgow Middle School! Glasgow will host a 2-day summer institute for students on June 21st and June 22nd. This institute seeks to promote student’s interest in STEM based fields of study, reinforce classroom learning, build upon student’s Portrait of a Graduate skills, and expose students to higher level thinking routines that would typically be used in honors and advanced academic classes. All students are invited to attend. However, we must cap our institute at 100 students. Our 2-day institute is free of charge, and all students will receive breakfast and lunch. Preference will be given to students who are identified as young scholars and/or level IV students. Please note that transportation will not be provided at this time for the two day institute. To learn more and access the registration form, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/qyu4D9quxFK5mbGN6. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Randolph at [email protected]

 

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

After School Updates

As we approach May 26th, our last day of the 2021-2022 After School program;  I would like to thank our parents and students for allowing your student(s) to participate in the after school program. We were able to continue clubs and activities in spite of the many health challenges we were presented with. As a staff, we are grateful for the relationships that were formed, lessons we learned together and the support of our parents and families. To that end, I wish our rising 9th graders continued success in high school and beyond. To our returning students, thank you for your participation and enthusiasm you brought to the after school program and we look forward to having you return next year.

As a reminder, if you’re a rising 6th-8th grader, there are still spaces available for VIP Camp at Thoreau Middle School. If you’re interested in your student(s) participating in summer camp, please visit the link below to sign up for VIP Camp. Parent orientation will take place Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]

Glasgow PTA News

ELECTIONS for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held at our May 31 meeting. Thank you to our candidates:

President - Dana Chodos; Treasurer - Elizabeth Sejas; Secretary - Kristina Messner; VP Communications - Jessica Bridges; VP School Activities - Radia Nait Mohamed 

**We are still seeking a volunteer for VP of Organization & Outreach. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard **

 

PTA MEETING: Our final meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm on Zoom. We will be holding elections for next year's PTA Board. Following that, Mr. Powell will give an overview of changes to next year's schedule and be available to take any questions you have. Please use this link to pre-register for the meeting:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rb15QXM8SEOmDy_Jul6-jQ.

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 8th grade celebration will be a carnival style field day on Wednesday, June 8. We need lots of parent volunteers between 12:00-2:15 to hand out snacks and provide extra supervision. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a sign up to volunteer. A shout out to the McLean branch of Bach2Rock (https://mclean.b2rmusic.com/), who has offered to DJ free of charge. They offer music & DJ classes and camps for all ages. We are excited to partner with them!

 

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

Annandale High School Summer Sports Camps

Looking for fun activities for your child this summer? Annandale High School is offering various summer sports camps for rising 2nd graders through rising 9th graders led by Annandale coaches. 

Camps run each day from 8:30am to 3:00pm. The cost of the five-day camps is only $125 (Olympics Camp is 4 days for $100). Credit cards or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to “Annandale Athletic Boosters”. Payment is due on the first day of camp. Campers can bring their lunch or purchase lunch at camp, and they should bring a snack and a water bottle each day. 

Click HERE to register for any or all of these camps. More information can be found at AnnandaleAtoms.net. See descriptions of the various camps below. 

For more information, click here. If you have any questions, please email John Ellenberger, Director of Student Activities, at [email protected]

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

4101 Fairfax Parkway, Alexandria, VA 22312  |  Main Phone: 703.813.8700
Attendance: 703.813.8787 | Web | Twitter | Facebook 

Glasgow Community Gazette - May 15

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Greetings!

This weekend was great hanging out with my mother-in-law and attending a friend's wedding. I’m finishing up my course work for the Urban Superintendents program with AASA and Howard University, so I am excited about that! The past two weeks our students have been engaged in their SOL testing and I have been so proud of their focus and efforts! We still have a few days of make-up SOLs and retakes in the coming days. 

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online. Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website. 

El martes, 17 de mayo, la superintendente entrante Michelle Reid, Ed.D. se unirá al personal, las familias y los estudiantes para un ayuntamiento virtual multilingüe, de 7 a 8 p.m.  Regístrese en línea.

La Dra. Reid organizará sesiones de participación adicionales en todo el condado después de su fecha de inicio oficial el 1 de julio. Manténgase informado sobre las oportunidades de participación comunitaria visitando nuestro sitio web.

On May 9th, CBS Morning News aired a segment highlighting Prasidha Padmanabhan’s work. Prasidha is a FCPS student leading an effort to get more women, and especially women of color, in FCPS’s  history curriculum. Padmanabhan and her organization, Women for Education, Advocacy and Rights, were successful, developing a curriculum for sixth-grade history that is being adopted by some teachers. Glasgow’s very own Julie Kouril (6th grade social studies teacher) is featured in the clip below: https://www.cbs.com/shows/video/6PvVMZ1Hbj8c0H2Hi1RtUc4ftMcc9_aX/

As always, please let our team know how we can support them within the last 4 weeks of school.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 5/16 - SOL Make-Ups, Math
  • 5/17 - SOL Retakes, Science 8
  • 5/18 - SOL Retakes, Reading 7
  • 5/19 - SOL Retakes, Reading 6
  • 5/20 - SOL Retakes, Reading 8
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, No School
  • 6/8 - Glasgow's Field Day
  • 6/10 - Last day of school, 2-hour early dismissal
Important Information 

Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year were distributed in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26th. Please complete this form and return to school. You can also drop off the form attn: Nancy Rodriguez in Student Services. This form helps us with staffing projections for the fall. 

 

Glasgow will host a 2-day summer institute for students on June 21st and June 22nd. This institute seeks to promote student’s interest in STEM based fields of study, reinforce classroom learning, build upon student’s Portrait of a Graduate skills, and expose students to higher level thinking routines that would typically be used in honors and advanced academic classes. All students are invited to attend. However, we must cap our institute at 100 students. Our 2-day institute is free of charge, and all students will receive breakfast and lunch. Preference will be given to students who are identified as young scholars and/or level IV students. Please note that transportation will not be provided at this time for the two day institute. To learn more and access the registration form, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/qyu4D9quxFK5mbGN6. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Randolph at [email protected] 

 

Broadway Desserts is Back @Justice High School!!! 

Our most popular concert of the year is back in person!!! Come out to support the Choral program at Justice HS and hear selections from Big Fish, 13 the Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Annie, and much more! In addition to amazing performances by the talented students of Justice High School, Glasgow Middle School will be joining us at the 2:00 p.m. show.  Come enjoy the music and desserts!  Plus, there is a raffle where you can win some great prizes! We are also looking for dessert donations!  If you are able to donate store or bakery desserts, please email Bernadette McConville at [email protected]  Thank you!

 

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

After School Reminder: The 2021-2022 After School program will end Thursday, May 26, 2022! If you’re interested in summer camp, VIP camp is still taking registrations. Spaces are filling up fast, so please do not hesitate to sign your student up. There will be many fun and exciting activities to participate in. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Here’s the link to the online registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

 

Think you’re the best Clash player in Glasgow? Well get your Goblin Barrels and X-Bows set, because we are having an all Glasgow Clash Royale tournament. Register for the tournament using the posters around the school and get ready to show that whether it be by one or three tower victories, you are the best Clash player in the school. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Gehred [email protected]!

Glasgow PTA News

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 8th grade celebration will be a carnival style field day on Wednesday, June 8. We need lots of parent volunteers between 12:00-2:15 to hand out snacks and provide extra supervision. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a sign up to volunteer. A shout out to the McLean branch of Bach2Rock (https://mclean.b2rmusic.com/), who has offered to DJ free of charge. They offer music & DJ classes and camps for all ages. We are excited to partner with them!

ELECTIONS for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

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Glasgow Community Gazette - May 8

GovDelivery1 month 3 weeks ago

Greetings!

This weekend was spent hanging out with the family and watching my son at his soccer practice. SOL Testing at Glasgow is in full swing and our students took their Science 8 SOL and Reading 6 & 7 & 8 SOLs this past week. We are focused on growth from year to year and ensuring our students are proficient in the skills needed for their courses. 

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. Details about this event have been shared in newsletters and directly via email to families.

Since the start of the pandemic, Fairfax County Public Schools has regularly reviewed and adjusted our health and safety guidance in alignment with recommendations from local, state and national health experts.

As a result, FCPS will be changing current isolation procedures for students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Beginning May 1, 2022, your child may return to in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, when your child has met the following criteria:

  • Student has completed at least five days of isolation; AND 
  • Student is fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication; AND
  • Student’s symptoms have improved or resolved
  • Student wears a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (day six through day 10) after the end of the 5-day isolation period, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance

If students are unable to wear a mask when around others, they are to continue to isolate for a full 10 days at home.

Children who are in isolation will continue to have access to our StreamIn/CheckIn during this time. 

The new procedure aligns with the timeline recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD). It also follows improving vaccination rates in the Fairfax Health District, as well as a continued community level of low in Fairfax County.

We continue to balance the need for students to have a high-quality in-person learning experience with student and staff safety. By adhering to our layered prevention strategies and increasing vaccination rates, we are all doing our part to keep schools safe.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 5/9 - Make-Ups - Science 8 SOL
  • 5/10 - Make-Ups - Reading SOL
  • 5/11 - Math 7 SOL
  • 5/12 - Math 6 SOL
  • 5/13 - Math 8 SOL
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, No School
  • 6/10 - Last day of school, 2-hour early dismissal
Important Information 

Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year were distributed in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26th. Please complete this form and return to school. You can also drop off the form attn: Nancy Rodriguez in Student Services. This form helps us with staffing projections for the fall. 

 

Celebrating 3rd Quarter Honor Roll: We are proud of the hard work students have been doing so far this year in all of their classes and we look forward to celebrating students who have earned either All A or A/B Honor Roll. All A and A/B Honor Roll Certificates will be handed out in Panther Time on May 12th. Please congratulate students on all of their hard work!

 

Glasgow will host a 2-day summer institute for students on June 21st and June 22nd. This institute seeks to promote student’s interest in STEM based fields of study, reinforce classroom learning, build upon student’s Portrait of a Graduate skills, and expose students to higher level thinking routines that would typically be used in honors and advanced academic classes. All students are invited to attend. However, we must cap our institute at 100 students. Our 2-day institute is free of charge, and all students will receive breakfast and lunch. Preference will be given to students who are identified as young scholars and/or level IV students. Please note that transportation will not be provided at this time for the two day institute. To learn more and access the registration form, please visit this link: https://forms.gle/qyu4D9quxFK5mbGN6. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to Dr. Randolph at [email protected] 

 

Broadway Desserts is Back @Justice High School!!! 

Our most popular concert of the year is back in person!!! Come out to support the Choral program at Justice HS and hear selections from Big Fish, 13 the Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Annie, and much more! In addition to amazing performances by the talented students of Justice High School, Glasgow Middle School will be joining us at the 2:00 p.m. show.  Come enjoy the music and desserts!  Plus, there is a raffle where you can win some great prizes! We are also looking for dessert donations!  If you are able to donate store or bakery desserts, please email Bernadette McConville at [email protected]  Thank you!

 

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

After School Reminder: The 2021-2022 After School program will end Thursday, May 26, 2022! If you’re interested in summer camp, VIP camp is still taking registrations. Spaces are filling up fast, so please do not hesitate to sign your student up. There will be many fun and exciting activities to participate in. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Here’s the link to the online registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Glasgow PTA News

STAFF APPRECIATION: Did you know there are over 200 teachers & staff at Glasgow? In honor of Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, the PTA provided lunch to staff on Thursday, held daily raffles, and gave candy bars to each staff member. THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who made these activities possible. We couldn't have done it without you. An even bigger THANK YOU to all of Glasgow's teachers & staff. We appreciate all you do for our children.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 8th grade celebration will be a carnival style field day on Wednesday, June 8. We need lots of parent volunteers between 12:00-2:15 to hand out snacks and provide extra supervision. Watch this space in the coming weeks for a sign up to volunteer. A shout out to the McLean branch of Bach2Rock (https://mclean.b2rmusic.com/), who has offered to DJ free of charge. They offer music & DJ classes and camps for all ages. We are excited to partner with them!

ELECTIONS for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Glasgow Community Gazette - May 1

GovDelivery2 months ago

Greetings!

This weekend I spent some time at Lake Braddock Secondary recruiting for our school to fill a few of our vacancies for the 2022-23SY. It was great to connect with potential candidates and work with our staff to interview. This coming week our students will begin taking their first SOL Assessments. The students have been working so hard and we are proud of their continued efforts! Also, if you missed the PTA Meeting this past Tuesday, please view the video here. We discussed the new Tutoring.com program, Glasgow progress within our SIIP & ESSER and other items. Also, the 8th grade celebration will be linked with the end of the year Field Day Celebration (June 8th, 2022) for our 8th graders. More details to come. We will not have a dance this year. Our Field Day will be outside with music and fun activities for our students to create their last memories as 8th graders before going on to high school. 

An upcoming opportunity to meet Dr. Michelle Reid, our incoming superintendent.  She will be visiting FCPS next week to learn more about our schools and community.  On Tuesday, May 3 from 7pm - 8:30pm, she will have an in-person meeting with families, staff and students at Annandale High School.  Please register to attend, as seating capacity will be limited. Language interpretation will be available.

Dr. Reid will also hold a virtual town hall for families and employees on Tuesday, May 17 from 7pm-8pm via Zoom.  Registration details will be shared soon by FCPS. She will also hold additional opportunities to meet students, staff, and families after her official start date, so don’t worry if you can’t make these first meetings. I am excited for our FCPS community to get to know Dr. Reid!

Morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails are suspended until June 10. Many of our students are involved in AP and SOL testing and are in designated testing sites during our normal attendance-taking time. Evening attendance notification will continue. Parents and guardians continue to use the normal absence reporting. If you have any questions, please contact our attendance secretaries in our main office. 

As always, if you have any questions please connect with your child’s Panther Time teacher, Assistant Principal, Counselor or teachers. We are here to support in any way we can.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 5/3- Science 8 SOL
  • 5/4- Reading 7 SOL
  • 5/5- Reading 6 SOL
  • 5/6 - Reading 8 SOL
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, No School
Important Information 

Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year were distributed in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26th. Please complete this form and return to school. You can also drop off the form attn: Nancy Rodriguez in Student Services. This form helps us with staffing projections for the fall.  

Congratulations to Glasgow students Lina Rosenbaum and Rahel Kassa (grade 7), who participated in the All-State Choir in Mechanicsville, VA, April 21-23. These students were selected through a competitive audition process, prepared their music independently, and then had two days of rehearsals with a guest conductor followed by a concert performance. They performed a program of advanced choral music including pieces in English, Latin, and French. Lina and Rahel were exemplary models of professionalism and maturity.  We are so proud of their accomplishment!    

Congrats to the cast of Annie Jr.! - This weekend our amazing students put on three performances of Annie Jr. The students did a fantastic job! A special shout out to Tai Smits-Beasley for all the work she put in leading these students through the process.

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

Glasgow Science Olympiad Open House: The Glasgow Science Olympiad team will be hosting an open house after school on May 4 and May 5 from 2:25 – 4:45 in the auxiliary gym.  All staff, families, and students are invited, especially rising 6th graders from our feeder schools.  Students from our state tournament team will describe their events and show off their award-winning devices.  Come see if we can finally break the bridges that held 15 KG at regionals and states! 

After School Reminder: The 2021-2022 After School program will end Thursday, May 26, 2022! If you’re interested in summer camp, VIP camp is still taking registrations. Spaces are filling up fast, so please do not hesitate to sign your student up. There will be many fun and exciting activities to participate in. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Here’s the link to the online registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjmGqGoQCPOc8R6ZUNR0LeqjPcYzyGx4w4WhO3V5FQ0IzvKw/viewform

Glasgow PTA News

Elections for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

Hello Glasgow Families! Do you have a rising 9th grader interested in playing Basketball for Justice Highschool? Justice HS Boys basketball will be hosting basketball camps for anyone interested in improving their skills. Please see the flier for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wiley at [email protected].

Justice High School will be hosting our first “Justice High School Mini-Golf Tournament” for our Justice Pyramid at Jefferson District Park on Thursday, May 5th @ 6:30 & 7:30 PM. All staff, families, and students are invited from our feeder schools! We are looking forward to an awesome night with our community!

Come out and enjoy an evening with family, music, mini-golf, a mini-meal, and most of all FUN!

Sign-up at https://hallofjustice.com/mini-golf-tournament/#

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Glasgow Community Gazette - April 24

GovDelivery2 months 1 week ago

Greetings!

It was great participating in Hoop It Up with our staff and students on Friday! We have an awesome community. On Saturday, I spent a full day within my Urban Superintendent Cohort with Howard University and AASA. Today, I spent time with some family and friends while still celebrating my birthday this month. Also, mark your calendars! Sleepy Hollow Elementary PTA will be holding two major fundraising events this week:

SHES PTA Annual Auction will be held online, starting on Tuesday, April 26 and ending Sunday, May 1 at 9pm. Everyone is invited to participate and bid on the many amazing items they have to offer!  Further details and auction link will be posted on www.shespta.org, SHES PTA Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram soon. Also on April 26, SHES PTA will hold Spirit Night at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Seven Corners. Come in for lunch or dinner and invite your friends and neighbors: ALL proceeds from meals sold that Tuesday benefit SHES (no password or flyer necessary), including online and to-go orders. Volunteers will be on site selling raffle tickets starting at 5p to win gift baskets and other donated items. 

This is Dogfish’s last time hosting a fundraising event before they close their doors forever in May! Let’s join SHES in saying goodbye and thank you for their tremendous support to the local community for the past 15 years!

Due to the rise in opioid overdoses in the Fairfax Health District (which is consistent with national and state trends), Fairfax County Public Schools has partnered with Fairfax County Government to provide educational webinars on youth substance use trends and supports. The free webinars are scheduled for April 26, and April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Both webinars will provide the same information. 

The following topics will be covered:

  • Most commonly used substances
  • In-depth opioid information
  • Reasons why youth use substances
  • How parents can support their children
  • Available FCPS and Fairfax County Resources
  • How students, parents, and community members can connect with support providers

Registration for the webinars is available online. We recognize those in our community observing Good Friday. Millions of Orthodox Christians and their churches celebrate holidays according to the Julian calendar. Good Friday commemorates the events leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Chag Sameach to all in our community celebrating Passover! Many Jewish communities mark the last day of Passover (April 23) as the end of a holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. We value everyone in the community! Let's have a great week!

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 4/26 - Report Cards distributed in Panther Time
  • 5/30 - Memorial Day, No School
Important Information 

3rd Quarter Report Cards, SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE Access: Third quarter report cards will go home with students in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26. Third quarter grades are also now viewable in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. 

 

Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year Student Intention Forms for the Next School Year will be distributed in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26th. Please complete this form and return to school. You can also drop off the form attn: Nancy Rodriguez in Student Services. This form helps us with staffing projections for the fall. 

 

After School Program: Please review the following important information about after school activities and discuss these changes with your student. In an effort to increase accountability and supervision in our after school program, we are implementing the following new policies and procedures:

  • At dismissal, students must go directly to their after school location (cafeteria or classroom) and all other students should go to their bus or the late bus area in the gym.
  • Students should remain in their after school location and be supervised by their sponsor or after school staff at all times.
  • Students staying after school must follow the same behavior expectations for Kindness, Commitment and Safety as during the regular school day.
  • Before after school activities are dismissed, students will now receive an AFTER SCHOOL BUS PASS to verify that they had permission to be after school and were with an adult sponsor.

Students who do not meet behavior expectations may not ride the bus and will need a parent pick up. Students may also face disciplinary consequences including a removal from after school activities. As always, please feel free to reach out to your child’s administrator, or our After School Activities Director, Greg Williams.

 

Ramadan: This year Ramadan begins at sunset the evening of April 2 and ends at sunset the evening of May 1, 2022. During this time, many of our Muslim students may be fasting. Students who are fasting and wish to stay at an alternate location during lunch may ask for a pass to the library. Because librarians may be teaching classes, students going to the library during their lunch block will be expected to self-monitor their conduct and meet all expectations for behavior. 

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

Glasgow Science Olympiad Open House: The Glasgow Science Olympiad team will be hosting an open house after school on May 4 and May 5 from 2:25 – 4:45 in the auxiliary gym.  All staff, families, and students are invited, especially rising 6th graders from our feeder schools.  Students from our state tournament team will describe their events and show off their award-winning devices.  Come see if we can finally break the bridges that held 15 KG at regionals and states! 

Hello Glasgow Families! BASKETBALL is BACK!! Now that Hoop it Up Night practices and games are over, we’ll return to our normal basketball schedule. Mondays will be 8th Grade Basketball, Wednesdays will be 7th Grade Basketball and Thursdays will be 8th Grade Basketball. Proper shoes are required to participate (ie No Crocks, sandals, flip flops). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected]

Hello Glasgow families! Summer is almost upon us and moving fast. Are you looking for summer camps? If so, V.I.P (Value in Prevention) Camp will run from June 28, 2022 through July 29, 2022. Registration forms are  available here. Registration has already begun, so please do not wait! For more information, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] for more information.

Glasgow PTA News

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who helped with cupcakes for all the students during lunch AND at Hoop It Up Night on Friday. It was a big day for Glasgow, and our parents came through to make it happen.

Elections for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard

Our next meeting will be on April 26 at 7pm on Zoom. The meeting topic will be a demonstration of the new Tutoring program that is available to all FCPS students. Use this link to register for the meeting:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MY3tsrOgTxe0_9KHUyNhwA

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

Justice High School will be hosting our first “Justice High School Mini-Golf Tournament” for our Justice Pyramid at Jefferson District Park on Thursday, May 5th @ 6:30 & 7:30 PM. All staff, families, and students are invited from our feeder schools! We are looking forward to an awesome night with our community!

Come out and enjoy an evening with family, music, mini-golf, a mini-meal, and most of all FUN!

Sign-up at https://hallofjustice.com/mini-golf-tournament/#

 

 

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FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

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Glasgow Community Gazette - April 17

GovDelivery2 months 2 weeks ago

Greetings!

I hope this week’s message finds you rested after Spring Break last week and ready for a great end to the year.  SOL Testing is right around the corner and our 8th graders only have 30 school days left! Also, help us make the Beech Tree Fun Fair a success! Please volunteer for a shift or two on April 23rd from 9:30-2:30. We need lots of people so bring your friends. https://signup.com/go/DRapvZK. April is also School Library Month. We have a very active library at Glasgow Middle and two wonderful librarians, Tara Sanz and Monisha Blair. They have created a learning space for students to explore, create, and collaborate. 

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine). More than 80% of residents have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicates that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  COVID-19 Vaccinations  are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22, 2022: 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the late stages of the pandemic together. 

Lastly, this week we recognize those in our Glasgow Middle community observing Good Friday, the Friday before Easter. On this day of mourning, Christians observe the commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus and what his suffering and death means for their faith. New Year's good wishes to our Theravada Buddhist community! Theravada means “the teachings of the elders.” New years celebrations include a water festival in which they meet the Buddha image and pay respect to the elderly.

 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 4/22- Hoop it Up Night from 6-9PM
  • 4/26 - Report Cards distributed in Panther Time
Important Information 

3rd Quarter Report Cards, SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE Access: Third quarter report cards will go home with students in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26. Due to grade preparation for third quarter marks, SIS will be unavailable to all FCPS parents and students from Thurs, Mar 31, 2022 @ 4pm until Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 6am. 

 

Ramadan: This year Ramadan begins at sunset the evening of April 2 and ends at sunset the evening of May 1, 2022. During this time, many of our Muslim students may be fasting. Students who are fasting and wish to stay at an alternate location during lunch may ask for a pass to the library. Because librarians may be teaching classes, students going to the library during their lunch block will be expected to self-monitor their conduct and meet all expectations for behavior. 

 

Justice Volleyball Visiting Glasgow: The Justice Wolves’ Volleyball team wrapped a historic fall 2021 season with a National District championship and its best finish and deepest postseason run since the program’s start in 2003. Our athletes persevered through all the pandemic limitations, changes, and setbacks to produce a committed and cohesive roster. The Wolves earned the runner-up trophy in the Region 6 and qualified for the State tournament, finishing 4 in the state. The team’s success came with the leadership of seven seniors and a host of talented underclassmen. Coach Ponton, head varsity coach, will be visiting Glasgow during all lunches on April 20 to answer questions and hand out information to anyone that is interested. 

 

Tutor.com Opt Out: Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

 

HOOP IT UP NIGHT - APRIL 22: This popular event is back for the first time in 3 years. There will be performances by Glasgow music groups, a showcase of art from art students, basketball games, concessions, Glasgow spirit wear, and more. We need lots of volunteers to make this evening a success. Please sign up to help out:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aa4a92da0fc1-hoop

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

After School Club Update: Are you interested in Football? Mr. Haggett and other Justice Football coaches are available during both blocks on Wednesdays and Thursdays teaching skill development and preparing students for high school football. If you’re interested, please contact Mr. Williams [email protected] or Mr. Haggett [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

Hello Glasgow families! Summer is almost upon us and moving fast. Are you looking for summer camps? If so, V.I.P (Value in Prevention) Camp will run from June 28, 2022 through July 29, 2022. Registration forms are  available here. Registration has already begun, so please do not wait! For more information, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] for more information.

Glasgow PTA News

Elections for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Position descriptions can be found here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.com/w/execboard

 

HOOP IT UP NIGHT - APRIL 22: This popular event is back for the first time in 3 years. There will be performances by Glasgow music groups, a showcase of art from art students, basketball games, concessions, Glasgow spirit wear, and more. We need lots of volunteers to make this evening a success. Please sign up to help out:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aa4a92da0fc1-hoop

 

Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be on April 26 at 7pm on Zoom. The meeting topic will be a demonstration of the new Tutoring program that is available to all FCPS students. Watch your email for the meeting link.

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings, purchase spirit wear, or to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

Justice High School will be hosting our first “Justice High School Mini-Golf Tournament” for our Justice Pyramid at Jefferson District Park on Thursday, May 5th @ 6:30 & 7:30 PM. All staff, families, and students are invited from our feeder schools! We are looking forward to an awesome night with our community!

Come out and enjoy an evening with family, music, mini-golf, a mini-meal, and most of all FUN!

Sign-up at https://hallofjustice.com/mini-golf-tournament/#

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

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Glasgow Community Gazette - April 10

GovDelivery2 months 3 weeks ago

Greetings!

I hope everyone's Spring Break was peaceful and restful! I had a restful time and enjoyed celebrating my birthday with family and friends. We are at the start of the 4th quarter and we are very excited to finish strong for the 2022-23SY. Before the break, we started with a Social and Emotional strategy during our Panther Time for targeted classes. This strategy is a partnership with the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program. Please see the images below. Our students are not riding the horses but are interacting with the horses. We are excited for this new program! 

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

   o Welcoming environment

   o Communication

   o Student success

   o Advocacy

   o Family and school partnerships

   o Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the     school, region, and division levels

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by clicking on the QR code below or visit the survey website

Lastly, a reminder that all FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. Watch for an email soon that will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates
  • 4/11 - 4th Quarter Begins
  • 4/22- Hoop it Up Night from 6-9PM
  • 4/26 - Report Cards distributed in Panther Time
Important Information 

3rd Quarter Report Cards, SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE Access: Third quarter report cards will go home with students in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26. Due to grade preparation for third quarter marks, SIS will be unavailable to all FCPS parents and students from Thurs, Mar 31, 2022 @ 4pm until Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 6am. 

 

Ramadan: This year Ramadan begins at sunset the evening of April 2 and ends at sunset the evening of May 1, 2022. During this time, many of our Muslim students may be fasting. Students who are fasting and wish to stay at an alternate location during lunch may ask for a pass out of the cafeteria. Because librarians may be teaching classes, students going to the library during their lunch block will be expected to self-monitor their conduct and meet all expectations for behavior. 

 

Justice Volleyball Visiting Glasgow: The Justice Wolves’ Volleyball team wrapped a historic fall 2021 season with a National District championship and its best finish and deepest postseason run since the program’s start in 2003. Our athletes persevered through all the pandemic limitations, changes, and setbacks to produce a committed and cohesive roster. The Wolves earned the runner-up trophy in the Region 6 and qualified for the State tournament, finishing 4 in the state. The team’s success came with the leadership of seven seniors and a host of talented underclassmen. Coach Ponton, head varsity coach, will be visiting Glasgow during all lunches on April 20 to answer questions and hand out information to anyone that is interested.

 

Tutor.com Opt Out: Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report Request: FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

Academic Advising: Academic Advising is now complete for Glasgow students. For parents of rising 7th and 8th grade students, log in to your ParentVUE account to view your child’s course requests. Rising 6th grade students will have their courses uploaded in the coming weeks once feeder elementary schools are finished with course selections. If you would like to make any changes to your child’s course requests, please contact your child’s school counselor by Friday, April 15th. 

 

Hoop It Up Night is Back: Mark your Calendars! Friday April 22, 2022, 6-9 PM at Glasgow. Featuring the GMS Panther Band; Art from Art Students; Food and Spirit Wear for sale; …and the MAIN EVENT:

  • basketball games featuring 6th Grade/7th Grade/Unified Team/8th Grade vs Staff!
  • We will need many volunteers the evening of the event, so be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius in April to find out how you can help.
  • Food! Music! Basketball! You don't want to miss it!
  • Many thanks to Mr. Stuecheli and Mr. Williams for bringing back this long-running favorite community event.

GOOD TIMES NOW, GREAT MEMORIES LATER: These are the years when connections are made that can last a lifetime. Celebrate with your whole squad now, and remember them later through the pages of the Glasgow yearbook. Order your copy today. 

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY! Budget friendly payment plan: Purchase your yearbook now using Jostens JPay™ and spread your payments over three months with no interest. ORDER NOW ›

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team!  Wow, Glasgow did so well at our first state competition at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, March 26. . We are so proud of their hard work and achievements.  Glasgow won medals in three state events, and had two additional top 10 finishes as follows—well done:

  • Bridges:  3rd place medal.  Laura Prudius and Diana Prudius
  • Electric Wright Stuff:  3rd place medal.  Amanuel Gebremeskel and Aaron Naidan
  • Sounds of Music:  5th place medal.  Laura Prudius and Gavin Tilock
  • Meteorology: 8th place.  Clinton Morimoto and Gabriel Cervoni
  • Crave the Wave:  10th place. Laura Prudius and Gabriel Cervoni

Everyone should be very proud of their effort this year.  We never would have gotten this far without the whole team pitching in and showing up for tests/events where the team needed coverage.  Special thanks go to those folks who covered tests at regionals ‘for the good of the team’, and to our three newest team members who jumped right in for the State Tournament:  Clinton, Gabriel, and Angiza.

 

After School Club Update:

  • Summer is almost upon us and moving fast. Are you looking for summer camps? If so, V.I.P (Value in Prevention) Camp will run from June 28, 2022 through July 29, 2022. Registration forms are available electronically here. Also, you will find the link on our Glasgow Homepage under Announcements.  For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] for more information.
  • Kiss My Kicks is on the horizon. This is a running club which promotes physical fitness, social and emotional support and self-awareness. More information will follow in the coming weeks. 
  • Flag Football will now meet during Academic time on Wednesdays beginning March 30, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected].
Glasgow PTA News

PTA Announcements: Elections for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Serving on the PTA is a great way to be connected to Glasgow and give back to the community. Contact the PTA for descriptions of the positions or to self-nominate.

 

Did you miss our last meeting? Watch the recording here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2618538965 and learn more about the upcoming Glasgow Games as well as Hoop It Up Night (April 22). 

 

Join us in-person at Glasgow on Monday, April 11 at 6pm for a listening session with school board member Dr. Ricardy Anderson. The primary topic will be about realignment of 6th grade, but all other topics will be open to discussion as well. This is a great opportunity to learn about the issue and make your voices heard.

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings or purchase spirit wear, and it's never too late to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

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Glasgow Community Gazette - March 27

GovDelivery3 months ago

Greetings!

Greetings! This weekend I took the kids to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It has been a while since I have been, but I wanted them to go, as well. 

A school highlight was Brooke Ehmann-Jones, an 8th grader at Glasgow, tied for second place at the Thomas Jefferson Invitational Science Fair for her project titled: "Attention Span of Adolescents When Faced With The Distraction of Technology”. We are very proud of her hard work and research skills! 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Durgavich as Special Education Department Chair. Dr. Barnes will remain as the administrator overseeing the Special Education Department, however, Ms. Durgavich will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the department starting in the 2022/23 school year.  Ms. Durgavich has been a special education teacher with Glasgow for 5 years teaching self-contained English before becoming the lead reading teacher.  Prior to Glasgow, Ms. Durgavich worked at Marshall Road Elementary School’s CSS site as an ED teacher, as well as at Cunningham Park Elementary as an LD teacher.

Also, FCPS’ Middle School Grade Level Configuration Survey is now open! As mentioned in previous communications, this survey is an opportunity for you to provide input on the grade level arrangement at Glasgow, Holmes, and Poe Middle Schools, which house students in grades 6-8. This is a different set-up from all other FCPS middle schools, which have a grade 7-8 arrangement.

The survey is for: 

  • Parents/caregivers of students who currently attend Glasgow, Holmes, and Poe Middle Schools.
  • Parents/caregivers of elementary students who feed into those three middle schools.  
  • A small number of elementary parents/caregivers whose children attend specialized programs at a school other than their base school, that will likely attend Glasgow, Holmes, or Poe. 

Your feedback is very important! Please check your email for the survey link and let your voice be heard. 

For more information, visit FCPS’ Middle School Grade Configuration webpage. If you missed the PTA Meeting from March 22, please view the recording here. As always, please let our team know how we can support you.

 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates

3/31 - 2 Hour Early Release & End of 3rd Quarter

4/1 - No Students, Teacher Workday

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break, No School

4/22 - Hoop it Up Night from 6-9PM

4/26 - Report Cards distributed in Panther Time

Important Information 

Congratulations Brooke Ehmann-Jones: Brooke Ehmann-Jones, an 8th grader at Glasgow, tied for second place at the Thomas Jefferson Invitational Science Fair for her project titled: "Attention Span of Adolescents When Faced With The Distraction of Technology. We are very proud of her hard work and research skills (see picture above)!

 

3rd Quarter Report Cards, SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE Access: Third quarter report cards will go home with students in Panther Time on Tuesday, April 26. Due to grade preparation for third quarter marks, SIS will be unavailable to all FCPS parents and students from Thurs, Mar 31, 2022 @ 4pm until Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 6am.

 

Tutor.com Opt Out: Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.  Directions for opting out can be found on the Online Tutoring Services website. If you are unable to opt-out via ParentVUE, submit the hard copy form that will be sent home by your school. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student's school.

 

Lightspeed Parent Report Request: FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

FCPS Family Engagement Survey: FCPS Family Engagement Survey: The FCPS Family Engagement Survey will be administered to all parents from March 13-April 3, 2022. The purpose of the survey is to provide data to inform the Strategic Plan goal of Caring Culture: FCPS employees will demonstrate cultural responsiveness when supporting families, students, and other staff. Principals are asked to complete the brief Google form (linked below) to identify Points of Contact for the survey, and to identify your school’s web curator. Points of Contact will be responsible for assisting with communication to families, advertising the survey within your school, supporting parents who may take the survey at the school site, and serving as liaison with the Family Engagement Survey team.Once the survey has been released on March 13, please provide access to the survey link or paper copies during the window in order to assist families in completing the survey. In addition to English, the survey will be available in eight languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Parents will be able to complete the survey on most electronic devices, including Smartphones.

 

Academic Advising: Academic Advising is now complete for Glasgow students. For parents of rising 7th and 8th grade students, log in to your ParentVUE account to view your child’s course requests. Rising 6th grade students will have their courses uploaded in the coming weeks once feeder elementary schools are finished with course selections. If you would like to make any changes to your child’s course requests, please contact your child’s school counselor by Friday, April 15th. 

 

Ramadan: This year Ramadan begins at sunset the evening of April 2 and ends at sunset the evening of May 1, 2022. During this time, many of our Muslim students may be fasting. Students who are fasting and wish to stay at an alternate location during lunch may ask for a pass out of the cafeteria. 

 

Hoop It Up Night is Back: Mark your Calendars! Friday April 22, 2022, 6-9 PM at Glasgow. Featuring the GMS Panther Band; Art from Art Students; Food and Spirit Wear for sale; …and the MAIN EVENT:

  • basketball games featuring 6th Grade/7th Grade/Unified Team/8th Grade vs Staff!
  • We will need many volunteers the evening of the event, so be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius in April to find out how you can help.
  • Food! Music! Basketball! You don't want to miss it!
  • Many thanks to Mr. Stuecheli and Mr. Williams for bringing back this long-running favorite community event.

 

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED:  Attention Glasgow Community.  The Yearbook crew could really use your help.  We are in desperate need of photos for the yearbook.  It is our goal to represent EVERY single student from Glasgow in our book, The Pride.  We are lacking a great number of people and student populations.  We would absolutely love more candid pictures, of students having fun and being themselves.  Examples of this could be sporting events, competitions, friends playing in the back yard or at a get together.   If you can snag some pictures of your student AND their friends without masks,  that is even better.  Please take some pictures of your students and submit them using this form.  Please be sure to include your email, names of students, and what is happening in the pictures to ensure accuracy.  Thank you so very much for your help.   If you have any questions, please email our yearbook adviser,  Rushel Grillo: [email protected]  Thank you.

 

Glasgow Yearbook: Do you need to order a Glasgow Yearbook? Watch this quick tutorial on how to order a yearbook online - https://youtu.be/Y7c9W8hhZds

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

Afterschool Updates

After School Club Update:

  • Panther Families! Due to the early release on Thursday, March 31, 2022 After School will not be held.
  • Summer is almost upon us and moving fast. Are you looking for summer camps? If so, V.I.P (Value in Prevention) Camp will run from June 28, 2022 through July 29, 2022. Registration forms are available electronically here. Also, you will find the link on our Glasgow Homepage under Announcements.  For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected] for more information.
  • Kiss My Kicks is on the horizon. This is a running club which promotes physical fitness, social and emotional support and self-awareness. More information will follow in the coming weeks. 
  • Flag Football will now meet during Academic time on Wednesdays beginning March 30, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams at [email protected].
Glasgow PTA News
  • Elections for the 2022-23 school year PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. Our current President is eligible to stay on, but we are seeking candidates for Treasurer, Secretary, VP of School Programs, VP of Organization/Outreach and VP of Communications. All terms are 1 year, and the workload is very manageable. Serving on the PTA is a great way to be connected to Glasgow and give back to the community. Contact the PTA for descriptions of the positions or to self-nominate.
  • Did you miss our meeting last week? Watch the recording here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2618538965 and learn more about the upcoming Glasgow Games as well as Hoop It Up Night (April 22). 
  • Join us in-person at Glasgow on Monday, April 11 at 6pm for a listening session with school board member Dr. Ricardy Anderson. The primary topic will be about realignment of 6th grade, but all other topics will be open to discussion as well. This is a great opportunity to learn about the issue and make your voices heard.
  • Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings or purchase spirit wear, and it's never too late to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.
  • To stay in touch and in the know, sign up for the PTA listserv by sending a request to [email protected] Or join the PTA at https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store. It’s only $10!

¿Interesado en jugar voleibol? Venga a ver las clínicas de Starlings @ Glasgow Middle School en abril y mayo. Abierto a todos los atletas interesados en aprender a jugar. No se necesita experiencia. El costo no debería impedir que los jugadores participen, así que comuníquese con [email protected] si necesita ayuda. ¡TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS! *La entrenadora Corey habla español.

Interested in playing volleyball? Come check out Starlings clinics @ Glasgow Middle School in April and May. Open to all athletes interested in learning how to play. No experience needed. Cost should not prohibit players from participating, so contact [email protected] if you need help! ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

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Glasgow Community Gazette - March 20

GovDelivery3 months 1 week ago

Greetings!

This weekend was spent taking my classes with the AASA/Howard University Urban Superintendent Program, studying for church and hanging out with my mother in law. I hope everyone had a peaceful weekend. 

Don't forget to join the PTA meeting TUESDAY, MARCH 22 at 7pm on Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar:  https://myfcpsk12.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UwOFLHRDRoyQYOgzMVn6fw. The topic of the meeting will be information about Hoop It Up Night and the Glasgow Games. Be sure to look at the PTA section below for more updates. 

On Friday, CBS news came to film Julie Kouril and her History 6 students in 7th period. The segment will be on CBS news highlighting gender bias in the curriculum for Women's History month.   Julie was asked to pilot W.E.A.R. curriculum materials created by a student group from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  This group of young advocates creates teaching materials to promote female representation across all content areas.  CBS will be airing the story on March 29th!  Awesome work Julie Kouril!  To learn more about this organization and the resources visit https://www.w-e-a-r.org/

Also, all FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost. Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared between a student and tutor. All sessions are recorded and transcripts are available for review by teachers and parents/guardians. 

Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. Watch for an email soon that will include the online tutoring services notice and opt-out information. Additionally, a hard copy form will be sent home with every student. 

For additional information, visit our online tutoring services website. As always, please contact us if you have any questions. As always, please let our team know how we can support your family. 

 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates

3/31 - 2 Hour Early Release & End of 3rd Quarter

4/1 - No Students, Teacher Workday

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break, No School

Important Information 

All-Virginia Chorus: We are very proud to have four Glasgow students selected for All-Virginia Middle School Chorus!  Rahel Kassa, Lina Rosenbaum, and Saron Walelign (7th grade), will participate in the Treble Choir category, and Max Hoffmann (8th grade) will participate in the Mixed Choir category.  These students were selected through a competitive audition and were scored on tone, intonation, phrasing, and diction. Rahel Kassa was the highest-scoring soprano in the entire All-State Treble Choir, and the 2nd-highest scoring soprano overall in the state of Virginia.  The selected students will work with a guest conductor and perform in a culminating concert in Richmond on April 23rd.  Congratulations to these outstanding musicians!     

 

Lightspeed Parent Report Request: FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

FCPS Family Engagement Survey: FCPS Family Engagement Survey: The FCPS Family Engagement Survey will be administered to all parents from March 13-April 3, 2022. The purpose of the survey is to provide data to inform the Strategic Plan goal of Caring Culture: FCPS employees will demonstrate cultural responsiveness when supporting families, students, and other staff. Principals are asked to complete the brief Google form (linked below) to identify Points of Contact for the survey, and to identify your school’s web curator. Points of Contact will be responsible for assisting with communication to families, advertising the survey within your school, supporting parents who may take the survey at the school site, and serving as liaison with the Family Engagement Survey team.Once the survey has been released on March 13, please provide access to the survey link or paper copies during the window in order to assist families in completing the survey. In addition to English, the survey will be available in eight languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Parents will be able to complete the survey on most electronic devices, including Smartphones.

 

Academic Advising Academic Advising is now complete for Glasgow students. For parents of rising 7th and 8th grade students, log in to your ParentVUE account to view your child’s course requests. Rising 6th grade students will have their courses uploaded in the coming weeks once feeder elementary schools are finished with course selections. If you would like to make any changes to your child’s course requests, please contact your child’s school counselor by Friday, April 15th. 

 

Ramadan: This year Ramadan begins at sunset the evening of April 2 and ends at sunset the evening of May 1, 2022. During this time, many of our Muslim students may be fasting. Students who are fasting and wish to stay at an alternate location during lunch may report to the library. 

 

Hoop It Up Night is Back: Mark your Calendars! Friday April 22, 2022, 6-9 PM at Glasgow. Featuring the GMS Panther Band; Art from Art Students; Food and Spirit Wear for sale; …and the MAIN EVENT:

  • basketball games featuring 6th Grade/7th Grade/Unified Team/8th Grade vs Staff!
  • We will need many volunteers the evening of the event, so be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius in April to find out how you can help.
  • Food! Music! Basketball! You don't want to miss it!
  • Many thanks to Mr. Stuecheli and Mr. Williams for bringing back this long-running favorite community event.

 

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED:  Attention Glasgow Community.  The Yearbook crew could really use your help.  We are in desperate need of photos for the yearbook.  It is our goal to represent EVERY single student from Glasgow in our book, The Pride.  We are lacking a great number of people and student populations.  We would absolutely love more candid pictures, of students having fun and being themselves.  Examples of this could be sporting events, competitions, friends playing in the back yard or at a get together.   If you can snag some pictures of your student AND their friends without masks,  that is even better.  Please take some pictures of your students and submit them using this form.  Please be sure to include your email, names of students, and what is happening in the pictures to ensure accuracy.  Thank you so very much for your help.   If you have any questions, please email our yearbook adviser,  Rushel Grillo: [email protected]  Thank you.

 

Glasgow Yearbook: Do you need to order a Glasgow Yearbook? Watch this quick tutorial on how to order a yearbook online - https://youtu.be/Y7c9W8hhZds

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

¿Interesado en jugar voleibol? Venga a ver las clínicas de Starlings @ Glasgow Middle School en abril y mayo. Abierto a todos los atletas interesados en aprender a jugar. No se necesita experiencia. El costo no debería impedir que los jugadores participen, así que comuníquese con [email protected] si necesita ayuda. ¡TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS! *La entrenadora Corey habla español.

Interested in playing volleyball? Come check out Starlings clinics @ Glasgow Middle School in April and May. Open to all athletes interested in learning how to play. No experience needed. Cost should not prohibit players from participating, so contact [email protected] if you need help! ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

Afterschool Updates

After School Club Updates:

Due to low enrollment, the Chess Club has been put on pause. If you are interested in playing chess in a stress free fun environment, please see Mr. Williams or email him at [email protected] for interest. If interest and participation increases, we’ll be able to bring the Chess Club back.

Kiss My Kicks, is on the horizon. This is a running club which promotes physical fitness, social and emotional supports and self-awareness. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Glasgow PTA News

The PTA is seeking 1 more volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee to help find candidates to serve on the PTA Board for next school year. Your responsibilities would be to: 1) Coordinate with the current PTA Board members to find candidates to run for next year's officer positions; 2) Be available to provide descriptions of the various Board positions to potential candidates (this information will be provided to you); and 3) Present the nominees for Board positions at the April 26, PTA meeting. Your responsibilities will be over after this meeting.

 

Elections for PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. As the terms are for 1 year, we will be seeking candidates for all positions. Our current Treasurer and Secretary are moving up to Justice, so only the current President is eligible to remain on the Board next year. We welcome any and all questions about what the positions entail and look forward to your participation for next school year.

 

Join us in-person at Glasgow on Monday, April 11 at 6pm for a listening session with school board member Dr. Ricardy Anderson. The primary topic will be about realignment of 6th grade, but all other topics will be open to discussion as well. This is a great opportunity to learn about the issue and make your voices heard.

 

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings or purchase spirit wear, and it's never too late to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

Check out the Glasgow PTA website to find out how you can help at Glasgow!  glasgowms.memberhub.co 

To stay in touch and in the know, sign up for the PTA listserv by sending a request to [email protected] Or join the PTA at https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store. It’s only $10!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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Glasgow Community Gazette - March 13

GovDelivery3 months 2 weeks ago

Greetings!

This Saturday we were going to have more than 250 FCPS students and parents choose to attend school for the Inspire Conference 2022, but the snow and weather caused us to reschedule for after spring break. The event is funded by some of Glasgow’s share of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief aid, or ESSER III funding – money given to states by the federal government to help address any pandemic-related issues that may be impacting students. The conference is designed to boost reading, math and social-emotional skills, as well as get students and parents alike inspired to think about college and goal-setting for the future. Also, this past week one of our students was interviewed by the news based on her experience at the Inspire Conference we held in the Fall. So proud of our students! We will communicate the new date within the coming weeks. 

Glasgow, Holmes, and Poe Middle Schools are located in the Mason District of Fairfax County. They currently house sixth grade students, which is a different set-up from other middle schools across all other neighboring school districts. During the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process in February 2021, the School Board unanimously approved two follow-on motions to assess a reconfiguration of middle schools with a Grade 6-8 arrangement. Parent/caregiver engagement will be an important part of this evaluation. 

Parent/Caregiver Engagement for Poe, Holmes, and Glasgow Middle Schools and the elementary feeder schools is proposed as follows:

  • Brief survey in all eight languages 
  • Parent Meetings (Monday, March 14, 6-7 p.m.: Register now / Monday, March 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Register now )
  • Focus Groups

Lastly, parents can now request access to weekly parent reports via the FCPS website: Technology Support for Families. 

  • FCPS will validate the enrolling parent’s email in SIS, and once processed, the parent will receive a weekly report over each weekend. 
  • The weekend report will come from IT’s internet content filtering service, Lightspeed.

For more information, including a sample view of the Parent Report and the Internet Use Parent Portal, visit Lightspeed Parent Report information page. As always, if you have any questions or needs, please let me know.

 

Humbly,

Victor L. Powell, Principal

 

Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @VictorLeonPowe1

Website: http://www.fcps.edu/GlasgowMS/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowMS.FCPS/

Important Dates

3/31 - 2 Hour Early Release & End of 3rd Quarter

4/1 - No Students, Teacher Workday

4/4 - 4/8 - Spring Break, No School

Important Information 

Lightspeed Parent Report Request: FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

 

FCPS Family Engagement Survey: FCPS Family Engagement Survey: The FCPS Family Engagement Survey will be administered to all parents from March 13-April 3, 2022. The purpose of the survey is to provide data to inform the Strategic Plan goal of Caring Culture: FCPS employees will demonstrate cultural responsiveness when supporting families, students, and other staff. Principals are asked to complete the brief Google form (linked below) to identify Points of Contact for the survey, and to identify your school’s web curator. Points of Contact will be responsible for assisting with communication to families, advertising the survey within your school, supporting parents who may take the survey at the school site, and serving as liaison with the Family Engagement Survey team.Once the survey has been released on March 13, please provide access to the survey link or paper copies during the window in order to assist families in completing the survey. In addition to English, the survey will be available in eight languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Parents will be able to complete the survey on most electronic devices, including Smartphones.

 

Academic Advising Academic Advising is almost complete for Glasgow students. For parents of rising 7th and 8th grade students, log in to your ParentVUE account to view your child’s course requests. Rising 6th grade students will have their courses uploaded in the coming weeks once feeder elementary schools are finished with course selections. If you would like to make any changes to your child’s course requests, please contact your child’s school counselor by Friday, April 15th. 

 

Hoop It Up Night is Back: Mark your Calendars! Friday April 22, 2022, 6-9 PM at Glasgow. Featuring the GMS Panther Band; Art from Art Students; Food and Spirit Wear for sale; …and the MAIN EVENT:

  • basketball games featuring 6th Grade/7th Grade/Unified Team/8th Grade vs Staff!
  • We will need many volunteers the evening of the event, so be on the look out for a Sign Up Genius in April to find out how you can help.
  • Food! Music! Basketball! You don't want to miss it!
  • Many thanks to Mr. Stuecheli and Mr. Williams for bringing back this long-running favorite community event.

 

New Spiritwear in Stock!: Exciting news! Our new spiritwear is now in stock. We have grey sweatshirts and blue t-shirts in stock that can be purchased at any time through our website:  https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store. Items will be delivered to your student during Panther Time within a week of placing the order. If you need a paper form and prefer to pay with check or cash, email us at [email protected]. A limited time online store is coming soon with additional Glasgow items that will be shipped directly to you. Stay tuned!

 

YEARBOOK PICTURES NEEDED:  Attention Glasgow Community.  The Yearbook crew could really use your help.  We are in desperate need of photos for the yearbook.  It is our goal to represent EVERY single student from Glasgow in our book, The Pride.  We are lacking a great number of people and student populations.  We would absolutely love more candid pictures, of students having fun and being themselves.  Examples of this could be sporting events, competitions, friends playing in the back yard or at a get together.   If you can snag some pictures of your student AND their friends without masks,  that is even better.  Please take some pictures of your students and submit them using this form.  Please be sure to include your email, names of students, and what is happening in the pictures to ensure accuracy.  Thank you so very much for your help.   If you have any questions, please email our yearbook adviser,  Rushel Grillo: [email protected]  Thank you.

 

Glasgow Yearbook: Do you need to order a Glasgow Yearbook? Watch this quick tutorial on how to order a yearbook online - https://youtu.be/Y7c9W8hhZds

Inside Glasgow

Each week our students are exposed to various topics and updates through the Panther Post, Good Morning Glasgow News Show, and Powell’s Powerful Words. If you’re interested in seeing what comes out each week take a look at the below YouTube channels. 

Panther Post: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHJmy9GDzxrJ42lxEXXQuCw

Good Morning Glasgow News Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpOlglGZm6wjLRsO3DRWMNQ

Powell’s Powerful Words: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2r-wXbFfMfle73CM7p9XkH9aBaMgE2L3

¿Interesado en jugar voleibol? Venga a ver las clínicas de Starlings @ Glasgow Middle School en abril y mayo. Abierto a todos los atletas interesados en aprender a jugar. No se necesita experiencia. El costo no debería impedir que los jugadores participen, así que comuníquese con [email protected] si necesita ayuda. ¡TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS! *La entrenadora Corey habla español.

Interested in playing volleyball? Come check out Starlings clinics @ Glasgow Middle School in April and May. Open to all athletes interested in learning how to play. No experience needed. Cost should not prohibit players from participating, so contact [email protected] if you need help! ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

We Want Your Photos for the Yearbook!

Afterschool Updates

Hello Glasgow Families. Our annual Mitch Goldman Hoop it Up Night tryouts were this past week. Grades 6, 7 and 8 each had their tryouts, rosters will be posted on Monday, March 14th, 2022 outside of Mr. Williams’ door. We will also start practice on Monday, March 14, 2022. 7th Grade practice will be held Mondays, 8th Grade practice will be on Wednesdays and 6th Grade practice will be held on Thursdays during the 2nd block. Please remind your students to wear the appropriate attire.

Due to Hoop it Up Night practice, our normally scheduled Basketball clubs for each grade will be put on hold until Friday, April 22, 2022. We will resume our Basketball Clubs on Monday, April 25, 2022! Our Soccer Clubs will be affected as well. If there’s inclement weather, Soccer will be canceled. If we have good weather, Soccer will be held outside on our fields. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Williams [email protected].

Glasgow PTA News

The PTA is seeking 3 volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee to help find candidates to serve on the PTA Board for next school year. Your responsibilities would be to: 1) Coordinate with the current PTA Board members to find candidates to run for next year's officer positions; 2) Be available to provide descriptions of the various Board positions to potential candidates (this information will be provided to you); and 3) Present the nominees for Board positions at the April 26, PTA meeting. Your responsibilities will be over after this meeting.

Elections for PTA Board positions will be held on May 31, 2022. As the terms are for 1 year, we will be seeking candidates for all positions. Our current Treasurer and Secretary are moving up to Justice, so only the current President is eligible to remain on the Board next year. We welcome any and all questions about what the positions entail and look forward to your participation for next school year.

Contact us at [email protected] to volunteer or with any questions. Check out our website at www.glasgowms.memberhub.co to find links to recent meetings or purchase spirit wear, and it's never too late to join the PTA. Your $10 Membership goes a long way to supporting our school. You can join here: https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store.

 

 

Check out the Glasgow PTA website to find out how you can help at Glasgow!  glasgowms.memberhub.co 

To stay in touch and in the know, sign up for the PTA listserv by sending a request to [email protected] Or join the PTA at https://glasgowms.memberhub.co/store. It’s only $10!

FCPS Cares

Do you know a Glasgow Middle School staff member who went beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to submit a brief description so we can all acknowledge the good work of Glasgow faculty and staff members.

     Be Informed, Stay Involved!

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