Welcome to the Week of November 8, 2020
Dear Families,
If you missed the message sent out Friday evening, Great Hearts Irving Upper School students will continue with Distance Learning until we return from Thanksgiving Break, Monday, November 30th. You can read our Campus Re-Opening message here.

During this time, the Upper School Front Office will be open from 8am-1pm November 9-20, and will be closed over Thanksgiving Break, November 23-27.

In line with our transition to Distance Learning for the next two weeks, we have canceled the remainder of the volleyball and cross country seasons, postponed Homecoming Week, and rescheduled picture day for Upper School students.

Please see below for other important dates and reminders, 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
November 9 | NHS Applications Due
November 18 | Spirit Night at Lamberti's Ristorante
November 23-27 | Thanksgiving Break
November 9-December 11 | Open Enrollment
December 2 | Picture Day
A Closer Look
NHS Applications

NHS applications have been sent to all eligible students who currently have achieved a cumulative High School GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible scholars have also been invited to a Google Classroom where they can access the online application. The application deadline is Monday, November 9th.
Please email our NHS Advisor, Celeste Wheelock (celeste.wheelock@greatheartsirving.org), with questions.
Spirit Night At Lamberti's Ristorante

Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at Lamberti's Ristorante for Spirit Night! A portion of the proceeds Lamberti's makes from Great Hearts Families will go back to Great Hearts Irving!

Lamberti's offers curb-side pickup & delivery!

Picture Day Rescheduled

Upper School Picture Day has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 2!
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.

To pre-order pictures go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter the Picture Day ID GFBTKJTVE.

Open Enrollment Nov. 9 - Dec. 11

Open Enrollment is for your family if:
1. Your current Great Hearts student has a sibling whom you want to attend Great Hearts next school year.
2. You would like your currently enrolled Great Hearts student(s) to attend a different Great Hearts academy next school year. Click here for transfer eligibility requirements and process.
Texas Charter School Lobby
Texas Charter School Lobby Week

You are invited to attend Texas Charter School Lobby Week: a special virtual event to foster authentic relationships between the charter community and state lawmakers. Lobby Week will take place from December 7- December 11, 2020. 
Homecoming Week Postponed

Great Hearts Irving Homecoming Week is being postponed until the Spring.

Regardless, here are highlights to look forward to!

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

Mustang Athletics

To do everything in our power to protect the health and welfare of the school community, we have made the call to cancel the remainder of the volleyball and cross country seasons.

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
Lunch with the College Counselor
The November 9 Lunch with the College Counselor is being postponed. Please check back next week for an updated schedule!
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!