Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • LS Tours
  • LS Drop-off and Pick-up
  • US Picture Day
  • US Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the US Headmaster
  • US Orchestra
  • US College Visits
  • US Homework Club
  • US Evening with the Classics
  • HS Back to School Cook Out
  • US Curriculum Nights
  • PSO News
  • US Parent Service Opportunities
  • North Texas Giving Day
Upcoming Events
  • Sept. 11 | 7 Grade Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Sept. 11 | PSO Spirit Day
  • Sept. 18 | 6,7 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 19 | 8-11 Curriculum Night
  • Sept. 19 | Spalding/Singapore Night
  • Sept. 23 | US PSO Workshop
  • Sept. 24 | LS PSO Workshop
  • Sept. 28 | Fall Festival
  • Sept. 30 | 5 Grade Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Oct. 14-16 | Fall Break and Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 25 | Storybook Festival
  • Oct. 30 | 8B, 8D to the Dallas Museum of Art
  • Nov. 6 | 10, 11 Grade to the Kimbell Museum
Notes from the Headmasters
Lower School Tours

Every day at Great Hearts Irving, our classrooms and corridors are filled with the joy of learning. Tours offer our families a look inside the wonder their students experience every day and bring our community closer together in our corporate pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Click here to register.
Lower School Drop-off and Pick-up

Lower School drop-off begins at 7:15 and ends promptly at 7:40. If you enter the parking lot after 7:40, you will need to park and walk your students to be signed in at the front desk. It is unsafe to let your students out in the Green Line without teachers present.

On full days, Lower School student pick-up begins at 3:15 and ends at 3:40. On early-release Fridays pick-up begins at 1:20 and ends at 1:45. All students must be picked up by these times unless they are enrolled in an after-school activity. A charge may be incurred for students picked up late.
Upper School Picture Day

Please remember that Upper School's picture day is the morning of Thursday, September 12. Click here to view the flyer.
Upper School's Window into Wonder

GHI Upper School families are invited to join your Headmaster for one of many Window into Wonder tours beginning on September 17, where we will spend time popping into classes and observing the rich offerings available to your scholars. Please click here for more information.
Coffee with the Upper School Headmaster

Please join us for Coffee with the Headmaster at Great Hearts Irving Upper School. 
Eighth Grade parents are invited to our Coffee with the Headmaster at Great Hearts Irving Upper School next Wednesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. To sign up, please click here.

Openings remain for the  Seventh Grade on Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m. You may reserve your spot  here.

Please contact  Jayshree.Bhagat@GreatHeartsIrving.org with any questions.
Upper School Orchestra

Are you interested in the Upper School Orchestra? Click here for more information and here to sign up.
Upper School College Visits

PSAT Boot Camp was a success! Thanks to all the families that participated. Our students will be better prepared to do their best on the PSAT given October 30.

Please click here to read about the upcoming visits from College Representatives.
Upper School Homework Club

Homework Club is seeking responsible and personable juniors as a Homework Club program assistant. The position is a great opportunity earn money and be in a safe and convenient work environment. The responsibilities are minimal and allow for the employee to work on their homework throughout the shift. Shifts available as full- or part-week positions. Hours are from dismissal to 6:00 p.m. Please contact LaTosha Scott, the Co-Curricular Campus Coordinator, at homeworkclub.irving@gretheartstx.org
Upper School Evening with the Classics

The year’s first “Evening with the Classics” is scheduled for 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Each “Evening with the Classics” event is intended to shed light upon some aspect of our school or community. For more information, please click here.
High School Back to School Cookout

The High School Cookout is back! Let's kick off the new year and spend a little time with each other relaxing and having fun. After school on  Friday, September 13, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. , High School students and teachers will gather on the lawn for food, music, and fun. Students planning to attend are welcome to wear Spirit Shirts or House Shirts  for the day— if you would like to purchase one or both, please do so by Noon on Monday 9/9 so that they can be distributed by the afternoon of Thursday 9/12. Orders for House Shirts can be placed in person at the front desk (cash or check only) or online through the Spirit Store . For more information, click here .
Upper School Curriculum Nights

Upper School Curriculum Nights will be Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We are looking forward to inviting you to visit classes and teachers at our upcoming Curriculum Nights! These nights are an opportunity for you to sample your child's schedule and to experience a snapshot of his or her day over the course of an evening. 
 
Grades 6,7: Wednesday, September 18 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 8-11: Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m.

Please note, this event is for parents only. No students or young children may attend the evening.
Parent Service Organization (PSO) News

Please join us at the September PSO Workshops!

Upper School PSO Workshop: Monday, September 23 at 8:00 a.m. We will be discussing our House and Room Parents and Fall Festival.

Lower School PSO Workshop: Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 a.m. in The Commons. We will be working on Fall Festival.

Please email Eva Klassen at pso@greatheartsirving.org with any questions.
Upper School Parent Service Opportunities

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to consider contributing to our community as a volunteer, representing and serving either a student House or a specific grade level. The unity of our families thrives in the light of the example our dedicated parents embody when they seek to serve our school. We are continually humbled by the tremendous support our volunteering parents have committed to our students and our families, and we thank you for offering your time and attention to the enrichment of our culture. Virtue is embodied— and the virtue you exhibit for our students uplifts our entire community.

We hope to have House Parents and Room Parents determined by the time of the year’s first Concilium Meeting on Monday, September 23 at 8 a.m. — a meeting open to all parents focused on planning for and supporting our parent and student community in coordination with House Parents and Senators. All parents looking to serve are invited!
 
Please click here to complete a short interest form and to learn more about the House Parent and Room Parent roles.

Sincerely,

Eva Klassen, PSO President
Philip Althage, Upper School Headmaster
GHI North Texas Giving Day
Scheduled giving for North Texas Giving Day begins early on September 9, 2019! Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference at GHI.  

To maximize your giving, learn about Matching Gift Programs and Cash Back Reward Programs here.