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Dear Parents:

Welcome back from spring break! We hope everyone enjoyed down time and is now ready for the final sprint of the school year. It’s hard to believe that in just two short months our Class of 2019 will graduate!

In the meantime, please note that re-enrollment contracts and related information were emailed to current parents before spring break. If you did not receive any communication from the school, please contact Mrs. Alma Nieves (anieves@ghcds.org or 340.778.1974).

A quick congratulations goes to Ms. Bishop (2nd), Ms. Fitzgerald (3rd), and Ms. Hill (3rd) for their acceptance into the Units of Study Writing summer workshop at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Last summer we were thrilled that Ms. Sundaram (6th) and Ms. Cerni (K) were invited to attend. Robust professional development opportunities like these will continue to help strengthen our writing program overall—and we hope that all our K-8 language faculty members will eventually have a chance to receive this training.

Similarly, next week our 6-12th grade math team (Ms. Dykstra, Ms. Cole, Ms. Baker, and Ms. Holt) will receive on-site CPM (College Prep Math) coaching from Susan Hoffmeier. Susan provided helpful training last year as well in Year 1 of the program implementation, and we look forward to continuing to improve. Bridges (K-5 math) coaching will take place April 17-18.

Another congratulation goes to our Math Counts Team who placed 2nd in yesterday’s Math Counts Territory competition.

Lastly, we are counting down the days until our Mamma Mia! Musical—rehearsals are going strong!

Have a wonderful weekend,




To students and parents: Please drive slowly when on campus any time of day. One of our faculty was nearly hit this week. Slow down, ignore your phone, and focus on driving.

Employment Opportunities

GHCDS Job Opening – Middle School English-Social Studies 2019-20 (1)

GHCDS Job Opening – Upper School Social Sciences Teacher 2019-20 (1)

GHCDS Job Opening – Upper School Math Teacher 2019-20


Save the Date!

Around Campus

Geometry students use real and virtual blocks to explore surface area and volume of a solid and develop procedures for finding those quantities. In our problem-based math curricula, students develop a deeper understanding of the traditional algorithms through exploration and collaboration.


Parents’ Association:

The March Parents’ Association meeting was held on Tuesday morning.  We discussed upcoming events and projects for the remainder of this year and a tentative calendar for next year.  We also discussed plans for the new playground sport court at length. Construction is planned for this summer. Full meeting presentations and minutes can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uISKaJVg2j7PhnvK_yRL3XbrluBeaytQ?usp=sharing  Please send all questions and input to parentassociation@ghcds.org

FAMILY BINGO NIGHT  is coming soon! We will be serving up a delicious spaghetti dinner, and Coach Amy and Sue Gibbons will be calling bingo! It is sure to be a fun night!  Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 26th. More information to follow soon.

Next Meeting Date:  Thursday, May 16th at 8:00AM in the Pavilion and 6:30PM in the Library. During these meetings, we will be having elections. Nominations will be collected prior to this meeting and voting will take place at both meetings.  Please plan to attend one of the meetings.


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