Join us for a special evening celebrating our school community!
This virtual celebration will include student performances, alumni testimonials, and some exciting opportunities to support GHCDS.
Our online auction is sure to have something for everyone, from a Prosolar Solar Array to Tennis Lessons and everything in between — over 75 packages so far, and counting. This is the perfect chance to shop for a good cause! Bidding opens May 24.
Look for our “Cool in School” campaign to provide air conditioning for all of our classrooms.
Congratulations to the Junior State of America, End-of-Year Raffle winners!
A big shout out to volunteer parent, Mrs. Deborah Marlow, for her invaluable assistance with the After School Sewing group. We couldn’t have done it without her!
On Saturday, May 15, Ricky, Wanda and Alessandra Evangelista’s residence was the setting for the much anticipated prom party. A special thank you to them for hosting the event. After weeks of preparation and following the biosecurity guidelines, the senior class and their guests were able to enjoy a wonderful evening of music, dance, photographs, appetizers and a sit-down dinner in a beautifully decorated backyard. Very special thanks goes to Mariam Hamed’s family for their generosity and thoughtfulness covering the cost of the dinner, to Hanan’s family for donating the desserts and to the entire prom committee for their hard work preparing for the event. Images featured taken my Misty Winter.
After learning how to become an Investigative Historian, our 6th Graders worked on an Oral History Project. This involved asking a relative if they would agree to be interviewed, selecting a series of open-ended questions that would elicit the best stories from their subjects, and conducting the interviews. Students recorded and transcribed their interviews, creating a primary source document. Then, they used their person’s life story to write a biographical poem, created a personalized cover page, and collage of photos as part of their final project. On Friday, we invited our subjects to join us for a virtual celebration of their Oral Histories, where each student recited their poem honoring their subject and thanked them for sharing their stories. We learned something special about each one. Featured presenters include: Malek Southwell, Ozzy Odom, Ella Evora, Devon Davis-McCarthy, Cameron Cullinan, and Honored Guests.
To all of the wonderful supporters of GHCDS Arts!
Due to Covid-19, we will hold our Annual Art Exhibit virtually.
SPEAKING THROUGH ART, starts on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021. Please check out our art show hosted by Artsonia.com:
N – 4th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11027
5th – 8th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11031
9th – 12th Grade: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11029
Art Activity 1: Recreate A Famous Artwork Challenge– Choose a famous artwork and recreate it with your family, friends and or pets. Examples from last year’s show below. Recreate Famous Artwork: https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/138017/11030
Art Activity 2: On and Off Campus Chalk Walk: Grab some chalk or chalk pastels, go outside to concrete grounds, and use the surface as your very own canvas. Compose a design or write words of your appreciation for the arts.
Send your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on May 18th and your image can be included in the art show. If you have additional creations that you’d like to share, please feel free to share directly on social media using the hashtags #GHCDSartshow2021 or #GHCDSspeakingthroughart
Suenita Banwaree and Kelsey Hill, GHCDS Art Teachers
*Art Show slideshows are hosted by Artsonia.com and as such, students who do not have a public listing on Artsonia.com will not be viewable in the slideshow. Please visit Artsonia.com directly to view your student’s artwork.
Students in 6th grade technology mastered 3D modeling in Tinkercad and demonstrated their proficiency by combining and subtracting 3D forms to design products and buildings. Featured Designers: Connor Thompson, Jolene Zielke, Ella Evora, Leo Keularts, Riley Pomykal, and Wyatt Sayre.
Come by the front of the admin building to check out the 3rd grader’s hard work making life-sized turtle paintings of tracked sea turtles!
Corporate By Michael Fitzgerald Corporate cares not of conservation As capitalism rules over the nation Money’s the sole motivation For those with such reputations Souls as tainted as the oil Stolen from a foreign soil Care not if the earth will boil As long as they remain as royals And once the ground beneath us crumbles And stock markets slip and tumble Nature will take back this rubble And corporate will for once be humbled
Footprints Not Trash By Davina Brown The beach is calm, peaceful, and relaxing It takes away any stress, or worries It lets you clear your mind Or so you think When the waves are big and rough You think it is fun But when a tsunami comes all you think to do is run Why do you think the water gets mad? Because of all the trash, you leave on the land It gets so angry because of all the garbage that gets left there It wants to get rid of it but it doesn’t know where The beach is a place where people go to get away from their jobs or issues They don’t want to come to a beach to find candy wrappers and tissues. Our beaches are some of the most beautiful in the land and if we want them to stay that way, do your part, leave nothing behind but footprints in the sand!
Kekoa Alexander: Syracuse University; University of Rochester
Saba Alfred: Drexel University; Howard University; Sarah Lawrence College; Fordham University; American University; Boston University; Georgetown University; Tufts University; New York University; Barnard College
Kara Barton: Flagler College; Gannon University; Louisiana State University, Eunice; Norwich University
Lucia Bishop: Gap Year
Molly Brownsdon: University of Florida; Stetson University; Loyola University,, New Orleans
D’Asia Charles: The University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Clark Atlanta University; Nova Southeastern University
Cooper Crowther: United States Marine Corps
Marcus Curran: University of the Virgin Islands; Hampton University
Mathieu Dale: Fordham University; Roger Williams University; University of Rhode Island; Old Dominion University
Tea Desmond: University of Tampa
Alessandra Evangelista: Baldwin Wallace University; Flagler College; Johnson and Wales University, Providence; University of New Haven; Rollins College; Saint Louis University-Madrid; University of San Francisco; The American University of Rome; Richmond, The American International University in London; Catholic University; Providence College; University of Central Florida; American University; The George Washington University
Michael Fitzgerald: University of the Virgin Islands
Dilani Frorup: Allegheny College; Roanoke College
Hanan Hamed: Tufts University; Allegheny College; Gannon University; Nova Southeastern University; University of Pittsburgh; University of Tampa; Drexel University; Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS); Suffolk University; University of Tampa; Northeastern University
Mariam Hamed: University of North Texas; Roosevelt University; Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Newark campuses; Temple University; University of South Florida; Ohio State University; University of the Virgin Islands
Sean Hiddleston: East Carolina University; University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Gloria Leo: Radford University; Longwood University; University of the Virgin Islands; University of Indiana, Bloomington
Reyna Olivares: United States Air Force
Anaíjah Peters: Georgia Southern University; Nova Southeastern University; Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Naurani Persaud: Temple University; University of Delaware; University of Texas, Arlington
Alexander Schmidt: Gap Year
Roxy Wallace: Binghamton University; Drexel University