Archive for March, 2010

March 29, 2010

Scholarship information for new Americans and minorities

Our college guidance counselor, Mrs. Shirley Davis, suggests that all new American students and minority students check out the link below for valuable scholarship information.   Published by DFW International and sponsored by Citigroup,  this document details nearly 30 pages of scholarships.  If you want further information or help with any of these scholarships, please see Mrs. Davis in the guidance office.

Link:  https://cc.philasd.org/service/home/~/Scholarships_for_Minorities_and_New_Americans.pdf?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=27398&part=2

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March 29, 2010

New National Academic League at GWHS

“The National Academic League © motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. By successfully combining the important aspects of team sports — such as competitiveness, strategy, teamwork and cooperation in a group effort — with important aspects of learning — such as problem solving, critical thinking and scholarship — the NAL © generates the same popular enthusiasm and pride as do sports teams. It’s cool to be smart!”

It's cool to be smart!

 Under their coach, Mrs. Andrea Seitchik, the First GWHS NAL Team competed this school year. The team is comprised of students in grades 9-12. Games were played against Northeast High School, Douglas High School and Martin Luther King High School. Each team competed against each other twice. Our final standings in the Gold Region was 5-1. We continued on to the City-Wide finals reaching 4thplace. Quite an accomplishment for a 1st year team.

March 29, 2010

NFTE/FBLA SHOPPING TRIP TO NYC!!!!

 “March Winds 2010 in NYC with NFTE and FBLA”

By Mrs. Mary Falkenstein

On March 16th,  NFTE and FBLA students took their annual trip to New York City to the wholesale shopping district and it  was a huge success!  We had lunch with Mr. Steve Marriotti, founder of NFTE, and sat in his big conference room.  Many of his staff members visited us and they treated us to lunch.  NFTE loaned us $50 each to start our own businesses and guided us to make smart decisions.  Mr. Marriotti taught us a lesson on the Economics of One Unit and Return on Investment.  Although Mrs. Falkenstein teaches this all the time, it sure sounded better coming from Mr. Marriotti.  

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March 29, 2010

Athletic schedule 3/29-4/10/10

Sport DATE Opponent Location Time
VAR BASEBALL 3/29/10 GAMP 7TH AND PACKER 2:45 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 3/29/10 FTC, FREIRE HOME 3:15 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 4/5/10 MASTERMAN HOME 3:15 PM
JV BASEBALL 4/5/10 ROXBOROUGH HARMON & PORT ROYAL 3:15 PM
JV SOFTBALL 4/5/10 NE HOME 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 4/5/10 LINCOLN HOME 3:15 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/5/10 SOUTH PHILA BROAD & OREGON 3:15 PM
BOY’S LACROSSE 4/6/10 FATHER JUDGE 3301 SOLLY AVE 3:45 PM
BADMINTON 4/6/10 EDISON HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/6/10 OLNEY HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/6/10 FRANKFORD 5000 OXFORD AVE 3:15 PM
BADMINTON 4/8/10 LAMBERTON HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/8/10 FRANKFORD HARRISON & RUTLAND 3:15 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 4/8/10 CENTRAL HOME 3:15 PM
GIRL’S LACROSSE 4/8/10 PICKETT GRATZ SUPERSITE 4:45 PM
JV BASEBALL 4/8/10 FTC HOME 3:15 PM
TRACK AND FIELD 4/8/10 NE, RUSH, FELS, FTC, LINCOLN, SWENSON NORTHEAST 2:30 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/8/10 OLNEY FRONT AND ASHDALE 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/9/10 PARKWAY WEST HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S LACROSSE 4/10/10 AUDENREID SOUTH PHILA SUPERSITE 10:00 AM
March 22, 2010

GWHS voted among the top places to work in Philadelphia

The staff at GWHS voted our school as one of Philadelphia’s Top 100 Places to Work!  Check out the list  in the March 21 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the March 22 issue of the Daily News. 

Continue reading below for some interesting fact about our school, and some of the things our staff had to say. Congratulations GWHS!

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March 22, 2010

Two sophomores honored by Phillies Explorers Program

CONGRATULATIONS to sophomores Eric Smith and Michael Tuller, who will be honored during a pre-game event at the May 5 Phillies game at 7:05 p.m. for the three months of work they completed in the Phillies Explorer Program.  

They will be meeting Phillies players on the field before the game, and receive certificates for their perfect attendance and participation in the program.  

The Phillies Explorers program was offered to students in our Sports & Entertainment Marketing class, because it offered a real world connection to the material covered in class.  Eric and Michael learned about careers in sports marketing and what the Phillies organization does outside of the actual game of baseball.  

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March 22, 2010

What is your collection?

My favorite gundam model

My name is Michael and I collect models to put them around my room.  I collect Gundam, planes, and Zoids models. My first model was a Gundam. I had Wing Zero Gundam as a model and built it with my dad’s help. Since then I have been building models on my own.

I was eight years old when I first built it — the shield was red and white, and the body was white,blue red and yellow. The yellow was on the head and wings but my favorite was Wing Zero Gundam Custom. The reason why is that  Wing Zero Gundam Custom has angel wings. The second Gundam model I got was Burning Gundam.
Burning Gundam is a stronger version of Shining Gundam.

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March 22, 2010

Athletic Schedule for 3/22/10 through 3/26/10

Sport DATE Opponent Location Time
BADMINTON 3/22/10 RHODES 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 3/22/10 M.L. KING 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
BADMINTON 3/23/10 LINCOLN 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 3/23/10 GRATZ 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 3/23/10 LINCOLN 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
JV BASEBALL 3/26/10 LINCOLN RYAN AND SACKETT 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 3/26/10 FTC 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 3/26/10 NE 10175 BUSTLETON AVE 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 3/29/10 GAMP 7TH AND PACKER 3:15 PM
March 21, 2010

College open houses

The following colleges have upcoming OPEN HOUSES:

March 27, April 17    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    California University of PA – Register online at 222.calu.edu or send an email to pavtis@alu.edu

April 2            10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Kentucky State University

April 9            9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Lincoln University

April 11            9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    LaRoche (Pittsburgh) – Go to http://www.laroche.edu to get more information and to pre-register.

May 2            10:00 a.m.        Delaware Valley College Spring Open House for Sophomores and Juniors.  For more information, check out poster in room 110.

March 21, 2010

SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Check out this list of summer enrichment opportunities:

  • Grades 9-12:  ACE (Advanced College Experience) at CCP – July 12-August 10: Six different choices..  To apply, click here and download an application.
  • Grades 9-11:  UPenn Engineering – July 11-July 31:  summer Institute for talented high school students interested in Applied Science and Technology. Apply online here.  Deadline is March 25.
  • Grades 10-11:  Drexel University Computing Academy (DUCA) – June 27 – July 31.  This program is NOT free.  For more information, see Summer Opportunities file in room 110.  Deadline to apply is May 1.
  • Drexel University Summer Programs including Law, Business, Engineering, Media and Arts, college of Medicine, Information Technology:  For more information, click here.
  • Grades 9-11:  Career Exploration:  Discover Healthcare  – program sponsored by Einstein Healthcare Network.  See a counselor for an application.  Deadline is March 21.
  • Leadership Institute Bryant University (Rhode Island) – Emphasis on Accounting – June 27-July 2. -Criteria:  1.  GPA of 3.0 or higher.  2.  Must have completed Algebra II by the end of this year.  3.  Must be Black or Latino.  FREE.  For an application, see Mrs. Davis in room 108.  Deadline to apply is April 9.
  • UPenn Summer Mentorship Program for Sophomores and Juniors – July 7 – August 4:  Programs include dental medicine, engineering, IT, law, medicine, nursing.  Applications are available online.  Deadline to apply is April 9.
  • Carnegie- Mellon Pre-College Programs – June 26 – August 6 – Programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, National U. S. Game Academy.  To register, go to http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college.