Archive for April, 2010

April 27, 2010

GWHS Students score high in Financial Capability Challenge

  CONGRATULATIONS TO Larry Liu and Jorden Printz! 

When GWHS Accounting students recently participated in the National Financial Capability Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, seniors Larry Liu and Jorden Printz scored in the top 20% of all students with scores of 92% and 90%, respectively.   Across the country, 76,000 high school students participated in this event with an average score of 70% so this was quite an accomplishment.

Congratulations to both of them!  They will be honored publicly in a media event and on a website so watch for a link coming soon..

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April 27, 2010

The C-Word

By Avramit Katsnelson, Class of 2011

That’s right—cheating!  In this case, it has nothing to do with adultery!  Rather, it refers to the epidemic among students of one student copying the work of another and claiming it as his own or referring to his notes during a test.  Unfortunately, many students either fail to see the unethical nature of cheating or immunize themselves to it.  In this article, what makes it unethical as well as why many fail to see this will be discussed, along with what students can do to avoid cheating.

Obviously, students who cheat do so because they care about their grades.  They will do whatever it takes to have all their work turned in and all of it done correctly.  This raises the question Wouldn’t students who care so much about their grades not need to cheat? 

On the contrary, no one is perfect and no one knows everything.  Thus, even those who want good grades aren’t necessarily able to understand their assignments the first time around.  As a result, they resort to cheating.  When students still don’t understand the material by the time of the test, they will again resort to cheating. 

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April 27, 2010

GWHS students place in District’s Computer Competition

 

 The annual High School Computer Competition 2010 was held at our District’s Administrative Offices and was a huge success with more than 13 high schools represented in 9 different events.  GWHS had one entry in the Text-Based Desktop Publishing event and we came home with the 3rd Place prize.  Congratulations to Business Technology 3 students Natalia  Correa, Rameeza  Bacchus, Mohammad  Hamza  and Advisor – Sheryl Kirby  for their winning entry which was a GWHS Alumni Newsletter and Stationery Set.

April 26, 2010

Athletic schedule 4/27-5/1/10

Sport  DATE Opponent Location Time
BADMINTON 4/27 WEST PHILA. 48TH & LOCUST 3:15 PM
BOY’S LACROSSE 4/27 NORTHEAST GRATZ SUPERSITE 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/27 CENTRAL HAINES & ARDLEIGH 3:15 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/27 FELS HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/28 LINCOLN RYAN AND SACKETT 3:15 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 4/28 MASTERMAN GRATZ SUPERSITE 3:15 PM
TRACK & FIELD 4/28 SAYRE, MANSION, VAUX, WEST PHILA., WORLD COMM, U.C GRATZ SUPERSITE 2:30 PM
VAR BASEBALL 4/28 FTC UNRUH & ERDRICK 3:15 PM
BADMINTON 4/29 OVERBROOK 5898 LANCASTER 3:15 PM
JV BASEBALL 4/29 NE GLENDALE & BLEIGH 3:15 PM
JV SOFTBALL 4/29 COMM TECH 84TH & LINDBERG. 3:15 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/29 EDISON HUNTING PARKWEST OF FRONT 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/30 FRANKFORD HOME 3:15 PM
JV SOFTBALL 4/30 FRANKFORD ARROTT & LARGE 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 4/30 LINCOLN HOME 3:15 PM
GIRL’S LACROSSE 5/1 NORTHEAST GRATZ SUPERSITE 2:30 PM
April 12, 2010

What’s happening around GWHS

By Larry Liu, Class of 2010
 
National Honor Society
The National Honor Society has been involved in raising funds for families in need, donating canned food to poor families, and hosting  a coat drive and a bake sale.
The funds for the bake sale go toward buying new sashes and robes for the NHS. The NHS prides itself on raising money for a good cause. It plans to launch a car wash in the upcoming months ahead, and will participate in a Multiple Sclerosis Walk and Mother’s Day Walk, both of which will be held in May.
NHS officer Anjerie Yohn said that this year has been the best, because the NHS could make a lot of accomplishments, and is eager to help out the community. For the future, she hopes the students in the National Honors Society to continue to help their community and strive for academic excellence.
Continue reading below for updates on science fairs, the debate team and the robotics teams.
April 12, 2010

Student drawing: Hakujin from “Bleach”

Drawn by 9th grader DaiQuan Newman

April 11, 2010

Athletic schedule 4/12-4/16/10

Sport DATE Opponent Location Time
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/12/10 LINCOLN HOME 3:15 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 4/12/10 FTC RHAWN & STATE RD 3:15 PM
GIRL’S LACROSSE 4/12/10 GIRL’S HIGH GRATZ SUPERSITE 3:30 PM
JV BASEBALL 4/12/10 EDISON HOME 3:15 PM
JV SOFTBALL 4/12/10 FTC HOME 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 4/12/10 CENTRAL 15TH & SOMERVILLE 3:15 PM
BADMINTON 4/13/10 FELS 5500 LANGDON ST. 3:15 PM
BOY’S LACROSSE 4/13/10 FITZSIMONS GRATZ SUPERSITE 4:45 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/13/10 EDISON 171 W. LUZERNE 3:15 PM
JV SOFTBALL 4/13/10 CENTRAL 15TH & SOMERVILLE 3:15 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/13/10 FRANKFORD HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/14/10 PALUMBO HOME 3:15 PM
GIRL’ S SOCCER 4/14/10 GIRL’S HIGH 15TH & OLNEY 3:15 PM
VAR BASEBALL 4/14/10 NE HOME 3:15 PM
BADMINTON 4/15/10 UNIV. CITY HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/15/10 LINCOLN HOME 3:15 PM
JV BASEBALL 4/15/10 MCS HOME 3:15 PM
TRACK AND FIELD 4/15/10 CENTRAL, GRATZ, DOBBINS, OLNEY, FITZSIMONS, MASTBAUM,

NEW  MEDIA

GRATZ SUPERSITE 2:30 PM
VAR SOFTBALL 4/15/10 CENTRAL 15TH & SOMERVILLE 3:15 PM
BOY’S TENNIS 4/16/10 M.L. KING HOME 3:15 PM
BOY’S VOLLEYBALL 4/16/10 E & S 1600 W. NORRIS ST. 3:15 PM
April 10, 2010

The Evils of Procrastination

     By Avramit Katsnelson, Class of 2011

       Upon reading a title like that, I would think I’m about to be lectured by a parent or teacher.  That’s probably what you’re thinking right now.  So why are you reading this?  It’s probably because you know this is a student newspaper, and you can gain some insight into the problem of procrastination from someone who has not only been there, but who is still there!

            “Evils” may seem a bit harsh for something that causes inconvenience, but which seems to be pretty harmless.  However, once you’re through reading this, I’m sure you’ll agree that “evils” is appropriate.

            Procrastination is putting off chores, assignments, and homework—anything you just don’t want to do!  In my case, it’s putting off assignments until the very last minute, which is why I often stay up while the rooster is still asleep!

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April 10, 2010

FOR ALL BINGO LOVERS!!

JOIN THE HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC BINGO ON TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2009, from 6-10 p.m. at Guido’s – The Marsico Room.  Donation of $25 includes a full-course buffet dinner and 3 bingo cards. Valet parking is included.   For more information and to purchase tickets, call 267-210-8896 or 215-593-0765.

April 5, 2010

Want a discounted prom dress?

CAREER WARDROBE PROM GOWN FASHION SHOW AND SALE:  Career Wardrobe provides prom gowns to  teens. 

On Saturday, April 10, The Career Wardrobe is hosting its first Prom Gown Fashion Show and Sale at The  Wardrobe Boutique, providing prom dresses at deeply discounted prices to local teens.  The Boutique is located at     1822 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia.  The cost is a $5 entry fee ($10 at the door).  Light refreshments will be  served. 

In order to provide as many options as possible to teens, The Career Wardrobe is currently collecting new   and gently used prom and formal wear.  The donated dresses must be clean and on hangers with accessories in   shopping bags.  For more information or to RSVP, email boutique@careerwardrobe.org.