Contents
  • Notes from the Headmasters
  • GHI Announcements
  • Academy Giving
  • PSO
  • Instagram Takeover
  • Lower School Announcements
  • Grandparents' Night
  • Window into Wonder
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Prairie Lights
  • Winter Concert
  • Upper School Announcements
  • College Counselor News
  • Attendance Reminders
  • Window into Wonder
  • Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Food Drive
  • Eagle Scout Project
  • Carline End Time
Upcoming Events
  • Nov. 19 | US Window into Wonder
  • Nov. 20 | Grade 7 Coffee with the Headmaster
  • Nov. 20 | LS Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Nov. 20 | LS Window into Wonder
  • Nov. 20 | US Food Drive Concludes
  • Nov. 21 | US PSO Workshop
  • Nov. 21 | Grandparents' Night
  • Nov. 22 | GHI Spirit Day
  • Nov. 22 | Instagram Takeover
  • Nov. 23 | Eagle Scout Project
  • Nov. 25-29 | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 3 | US Window into Wonder
  • Dec. 4 | Floresco Meeting
  • Dec. 9 | LS Q2 Clubs End
  • Dec. 11 | GHI Spirit Night
  • Dec. 12 | LS Winter Concert
NOTES FROM THE HEADMASTERS
GREAT HEARTS IRVING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Academy Giving News

See here for the latest Academy Giving News, including an upcoming planning meeting for Floresco on Wednesday,
December 4 at 8:00 a.m. at the GHI Corporate Office.
PSO News

Spirit Day is this Friday, November 22! Join us from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. at the Children's Health Star Center Ice Rink. Reserve your spot at the following links: Lower School or Upper School. Sign up to volunteer here: Lower School or Upper School.
Instagram Takeover

On Friday, November 22, Great Hearts Irving will be taking over the Great Hearts Academies Instagram account to promote our school. Follow @greatheartsacademies to tune in as we post throughout the day!
LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Grandparents Night

Grandparents of Lower School scholars are invited to attend a special open house on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Bring your grandchild along and join us to spend time touring our school and visiting with your student’s teachers. Click here for an invitation.
Window into Wonder Tours

Lower School families are invited to join the Headmaster for one of many Window into Wonder Tours, where we will spend time exploring the rich instruction your children experience every day. Click here to register.
Flag Retirement Ceremony

Join us beneath the flag poles in front of the Lower School on Wednesday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m. for a formal Flag Retirement Ceremony. This will be an excellent opportunity for our scholars to witness the virtue of citizenship as our old flags are retired respectfully. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
Prairie Lights Sneak-a-Peak

On Saturday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m., a team of Great Hearts faculty will be participating in Prairie Lights, a three mile walk/run. You are invited to form your own team and participate alongside our faculty or come and cheer them on. Click here for more information.
Winter Concert

The Lower School Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 12 at the Irving Bible Church (2435 Kinwest Pkwy Irving, Texas 75063). K-2 Grade students should arrive at 5:00 p.m. for the program beginning at 5:15 p.m. 3-5 Grade Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. for their program which begins at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the dress code.
UPPER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
College Counselor News: SAT/ACT

It is time to register your student for the SAT and/or ACT! Students must be registered in advance to avoid late fees. GHI recommends students in eleventh grade take these tests if considering universities that require test scores for admission. Find a list of colleges that do not require SAT/ACT scores for admission here.
Attendance Procedures

Please see here for the Upper School attendance procedures and important reminders.
Window into Wonder

Families are invited to join the Upper School Headmaster for the next Window into Wonder on December 3 from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. Tour the building, step into classrooms, and observe all the rich offerings available to your scholars. Sign up here.
Coffee with the Headmaster

Seventh-grade families are invited to join the Upper School Headmaster on November 20 from 8:00-8:50 a.m. for coffee and an informal conversation focused on grade-level specifics. Click here to RSVP.
Spirit Day Attire

As Spirit Day is this Friday, November 22, all Upper School students may wear spirit tops. For $2, students may also wear jeans! Tickets for buck-a-jeans will be sold on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (cash or check only). Students must bring their tickets to school on Friday. All contributions go toward the Senior Trip Fund for next year!
Food Drive

House Belisarius is partnering with Irving Cares to host a school-wide Food Drive. All Upper School students are invited to participate until November 20. Keep an eye out for future House-sponsored, school-wide charity opportunities! 
House Crest Eagle Scout Project

Held at Ace Hardware, the Eagle Scout Project will raise funds to allow wooden House crests to be built for the Upper School. The crests will hang proudly in the entryway atrium. Join us this Saturday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Contribute to the project by purchasing a hot dog! Look for upcoming opportunities to volunteer to assist with assembling the crests.