Welcome to the Week of January 3, 2021
Dear Families,
It brings a smile to my face to be writing to you all again, I hope each of you has had a joyful Winter Holiday. At the very least, I hope ushering in the New Year brought hope for a less onerous year. In fact, as a community we have much to celebrate this year - in May we will see our first Senior Class graduate! While this has been an untraditional year for our Seniors, even a pandemic cannot stop them from earning their high school diplomas and stepping boldly into the exciting years ahead.

For our community as a whole, while we might not have as much to look forward to as our seniors, we still and always have each other to look to for friendship and support. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of this community and look forward to all the good things 2021 may bring.
Below are announcements and important upcoming dates. We look forward to a wonderful week and, as always, please reach out to me with your questions.

Yours in Partnership,
Michael Cowan
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving
At a Glance
January 9 | Senior Production of The Winter's Tale
January 10 | Senior Production of The Winter's Tale
January 14 | Junior Production of Arms and the Man
January 15 | End of Semester 1
January 16-19 | MLK Weekend - No School
January 19 | Upper School Conferences
January 20 | Beginning of Quarter 3
A Closer Look
Junior & Senior Drama Performances

You are invited to our Junior and Senior Theatrical Performances this January!
Admission is free but space is limited. Please RSVP to our drama teacher and director, Hannah McAfee to reserve your spot.

Senior Play: Saturday 1/9 & Sunday 1/10 @ 2:30
Colleyville Nature Center Amphitheater

-Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale-

Junior Play: Thursday 1/14 @ 6pm
MainStage Irving Las Colinas
-George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man-
Lunch with the College Counselor

On January 11th, parents are invited to join Mrs. Fitzgerald, Director of GHTX College Counseling, for the monthly virtual lunch about all things college. The topic for January is Standardized Testing. After a short presentation, Mrs. Fitzgerald will take questions.
Semester 1 Conferences

Save the date of Tuesday, January 19 for Parent-Teacher Conferences. In response to the already arduous teacher workload this year, in lieu of written evaluations for Semester 1, we will again be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences. Keep your eyes peeled for more details.
Mustang Athletics

Please visit the athletics page located under "Academy Life" on the GHI website for all news and updates for Mustang Athletics. Contact our Athletic Director, Gary Gray, with questions (gary.gray@greatheartsirving.org).
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!