April 13, 2020
Dear GHCDS parents and students,
Hope you had a peaceful Easter / Passover holiday weekend. We’re now heading into a short, four-day school week, as our seniors count down the days till graduation.
Speaking of whom: While members of our Class of 2020, like high school graduates everywhere, are clearly not experiencing the spring they envisioned, they are moving forward with their college plans. This edition of Weekly News lists their college acceptances and commitments, as of today.
In addition, the following items are highlighted in today’s news:
If you haven’t yet viewed my video readings from the other day, you can find them below.
If you have questions or concerns about how online learning is working for you and your family, please contact your division head (Julie Crisler, grades N-4; Tracy Cole, grades 5-8; and Nancy Thatcher, grades 9-12), or respond to this email.
And please continue to check out the GHCDS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GoodHopeCountryDay/), our Parents’ Association Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GHCDSParentsAssociation/), and our Online Learning Program website (https://ghcds.org/academics/remote-learning/) for what’s happening at GHCDS.
To all our students and families, stay well!
William Bugg, Head of School, Good Hope Country Day School
(As of April 13, 2020; italicized, bold indicates commitment; ED indicates Early Decision)
Stephen Bannis: Jacksonville University; Michigan State University; University of Houston
Kelsey Bhola: Harvard University; Duke University; Brown University; Spelman College, Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program; Fordham University; Boston University; University of Miami; New York University; Northeastern University; Ursinus College; Howard University
Lidia Boguslawska: Montclair State University; Colorado State University; University of Tennessee; Loyola University, New Orleans; Rider University; Rowan University; Kutztown University
Nbiko Bowry: Jacksonville University; University of West Florida; Florida Institute of Technology, UMass Boston
Zachary Bozzo: University of the Virgin Islands
Layla Bradshaw: Brenau University; Virginia Commonwealth Arts Foundation Program; Stevenson University; Savannah College of Art and Design; Jefferson University
Donovan Capdeville: Hofstra University; Manhattan College; Temple University
Douglas Capdeville: Rider University; Roanoke University; Lynn University; Loyola University, New Orleans; Syracuse University; Old Dominion University
Gabriel Capdeville: Rider University; Roanoke University;; Lynn University; Arizona State University
Savanna Capdeville: Loyola University, New Orleans; Loyola Marymount University; Drexel University; Howard University; Rider University; Spelman College; DePaul University; Virginia Commonwealth University; George Washington University; American University; Emerson College; Syracuse University
Miko Dizon-Bumann: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; Tufts University; Binghamton University; UMass Boston; Northeastern University; Syracuse University
Dominique Elizee: Savannah College of Art and Design; Fordham University; Lafayette College; University of Pittsburgh; Spelman College
Nyama Gibbs: Howard University; Georgia State University; Clark Atlanta University; Spelman College
Gabriella Gomez: University of the Virgin Islands
Carolyn Grimm: University of Virginia, ED
Gus Johnson: Temple University; Drexel University; Georgia State University; UMass Boston; University of Houston
Quincy King: University of South Florida; Howard University
Lucy Klempen: Roger Williams University; College of Charleston; Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Natalia Kuipers: Bryant University
Sean Low: United States Coast Guard
Andre McIntosh: Stetson University; Jacksonville University
Trey Roth: American River College; College of the Redwoods
Rosie Simpson: Susquehanna University; Augsburg University; Hofstra University; Quinnipiac University; University of New Haven; Ithaca College
Ariel Sutherland: University of Hawaii, Manoa; University of the Virgin Islands
Larissa Sweeney: Connecticut College; Guilford College; Loyola University, Maryland; Nova Southeastern University; Willamette University; University of the Virgin Islands
Kieran Walter-Sundaram: Savannah College of Art and Design, GRADpath; California College of the Arts; Georgia Tech
Kimberly Thompson: Western Washington University
Carlos VanGurp: Georgia State University Perimeter College; Lynn University; Barry University
Saisha Wesley: University of the Virgin Islands
As school and home continue to work together to flatten our mutual learning curve for stressless online school days, we were just now graced with a four day weekend. Hopefully, this was a great opportunity for some much needed rest and relaxation!
Studies show that exercise really helps quell anxiety in children of all ages, and that parents’ anxiety can make children feel unsettled. So getting the whole family involved in a fun physical activity together has lots of benefits.
If you don’t have much outdoor space, you can make an obstacle course in the house. As you begin to relax, you’ll probably feel more creative. While there was no Easter camping on the beach this year, you can still pitch your tent in your house or your backyard and roast marshmallows.
While young children may love being home with their parent(s) 24/7, teens may not be so thrilled. It’s important for parents to acknowledge their frustration and sense of isolation with social distancing and figure out workable solutions together. This could include relaxing screen time rules a bit to allow for gaming with friends on the weekend.
Parents, you are juggling so much these days. It’s important for you to find moments for yourself to regroup and relieve some stress. And ultimately, may you all share your love, gratitude, and kindness with your family, friends, and community.
We are here to help and collaborate with you and your students. You can contact your student’s teachers and division heads with questions and concerns. Please feel free to also contact me, Sasha Marohn (GHCDS Counselor), by email (email@example.com) or cell (340-332-3413).
They worked hard to use aerial view, as well as include a key and compass rose.
Fifth grade students finished a mixtures unit in science with a hands-on activity of making homemade play-dough!
Fourth grader Tristan S. reading a Dr. Seuss book to his baby brother during Friday Reading Buddies time.
Seventh grade students are learning all kinds of animals in French, using the game Jenga. Ms.Schill says “Mon chat – got scared and ran away at the end. Little did he know that it was the “araignée ” that made the Jenga tower come tumbling down!”
The GHCDS Parents’ Association is seeking volunteers to serve as officers and committee chairs for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested or have any questions about the Parents’ Association please email current president Robyn Falconer at ParentAssociation@ghcds.org.