Welcome to the Week of October 25, 2020
Dear Families,
We hope you and your scholars had a wonderful Fall Break! When we return on Monday we begin Quarter 2, and are excited to welcome more students onto campus. For those of you who are returning to campus for the first time this school year, please review the Return to Campus Reminders below.

Instructions on accessing your scholar's first quarter grades were sent out this past Wednesday. If you did not receive this email or have questions about accessing grades, please reach out to Mrs. Weatherton (tamara.weatherton@greatheartsirving.org). If your scholar received a C in one or more classes, we invite you to sign up for a parent-teacher conference. Please see below for more information.

Yours in Partnership,
Michael Cowan
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving
At a Glance
October 26 | Begin Quarter 2
October 30 | Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 30 | Senior Parking Space Painting Day
November 5 | Picture Day
November 6 | Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 6 | Senior Parking Space Painting Day
November 16-20 | Homecoming Week!
November 23-27 | Thanksgiving Break
A Closer Look
Return to Campus Reminders

We are excited to welcome more students on campus second quarter! If your student(s) are returning to campus for the first time this academic year, please familiarize yourself with the campus updates we have made, including home screening, carline, mask policy, and more.
Upper School Conferences

If your student earned a C or lower in at least one class, you are invited to signup for a Parent-Teacher conference over Zoom in the afternoons of Friday 10/30 and Friday 11/6. To respect our teachers' time, we ask you do not request conferences concerning Quarter 1 grades outside of these times. Conference signups will go live on Monday, October 26.
Painting Senior Parking Spaces

Seniors who turned in their designs before Fall Break will be painting their parking spaces Friday 10/30 and Friday 11/6 after school. Bring a change of clothes, some snacks, and, most importantly, your paint! Please refer to the guidelines below for what kind of paint to buy. If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Malpiedi (michael.malpiedi@greatheartsirving.org).
Homecoming Week!

Great Hearts Irving Homecoming Week will run from November 16-20! Here are some highlights to look forward to!

  • Themed Days Monday - Friday
  • Homecoming Volleyball Game
  • Powderpuff Boy's Volleyball Game
  • Students vs. Faculty Volleyball Game
  • Outdoor Festivities Friday Evening

Picture Day

Upper School Picture Day is just around the corner on Thursday, November 5!
On-Campus students will have their pictures taken in the morning, and Online students are invited to campus from 1-2:30 pm to get their pictures taken.
Please reach out to Patrick Malone (patrick.malone@greatheartsirving.org) with questions.
Lunch with the Counselor

On Monday, October 26th, parents are invited to join our College Counselor, Ms. Priscilla O'Neill, for her monthly meeting about all things college. The topic for October is Financial Aid. After a short presentation, Ms. O'Neill will take questions.
For the calendar of college counseling events for the year and much more, please visit our College Counseling webpage.
Mustang Athletics

Cross Country and Girls Volleyball are in full swing! Join us Monday evening on Facebook Live as we stream our Girls Volleyball team's first game!
Please refer to the athletics page located under "Academy Life" on the GHI website for more information. Contact our Athletic Director, Gary Gray, with questions (gary.gray@greatheartsirving.org).
From Our College Counselor
College Counseling Webpage

Stay up to date with news from the College Counselor by checking the website! You can find the College Counseling page on the GHI website located under "Academics," or simply click the link below!
Virtual College Visits During Lunch

College virtual visits are happening throughout the fall for 9th -12th grade. All the visits are located in google classroom under the course titled “College Virtual Visits” . On campus students may join Ms. O’Neill in the library during lunch to participate in a college visit.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

The NACAC Virtual College Fairs are occurring throughout the fall! For each session, more than 600 colleges will offer Zoom meetings. These fairs offer an unparalleled opportunity for students to explore their college options! See below for dates & links.

Monday, October 12 (1:00-9:00pm)
Sunday, October 18 (12:00-8:00pm)
Sunday, November 8 (2:00-10:00pm)
Ways You Can Help

Substitute Teachers

Due to the current state of affairs, we anticipate an increased need for:
  1. Short and long-term substitutes
  2. Athenaeum teachers and assistants
  3. Teachers available to fill mid-year openings

If you or someone you know has interest in applying, please use the links above to complete an online application today! Please reach out to careers@greatheartsamerica.org with any questions!