Welcome to the Week of October 18, 2020
Dear Families,
This past Friday concluded the 1st Quarter! This week keep an eye out for a communication about report cards and an invitation to sign up for parent-teacher conferences on Friday 10/30 and Friday 11/6 if your student earned a C or lower in any subject. Please see below for other upcoming events and reminders.

We hope you and your students have an enjoyable and restful Fall Break!

Yours in Partnership,
Michael Cowan
Headmaster, Upper School
Great Hearts Irving
At a Glance
October 19-23 | Fall Break
October 26 | Begin Quarter 2
October 30 | Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 5 | Picture Day
November 6 | Parent-Teacher Conferences
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.
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
Upper School Conferences

We have decided to dedicate Fall Break (October 18-23) to well-earned and much needed rest and relaxation and will not hold conferences as we have in the past. To respect our teachers’ time and to accommodate the concerns of families with a student who has earned a C or lower in at least one class, optional Parent-Teacher conferences will occur over Zoom in the afternoons of Friday 10/30 and Friday 11/6. More information and sign-ups will be forthcoming.
Meal Boxes for Distance Learners

Meal Boxes for DL students will continue to be distributed on Thursdays, 8:30-10:30.
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 started last week! 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!