Eagles Express, January 27th

Hello Godwin families!

Happy weekend!  We hope you all had a great week! Our students are doing great things with excellence, perseverance, integrity, and compassion!

  • Congratulations to the Godwin Students of the Week for this week!  These students are nominated each week by Godwin staff for doing great things!  Please see Ms. Cipolla in the front office for your written nomination and swag!
    • 10th Grade    Ja’Miya Brown, Shannon Metzgar, Isaac Kasay, & Ilana Gulkarov
    • 11th Grade    Pierce Miller
    • 12th Grade    Sarah Sharpe, Jules Keller, Adam Gallini, & Wayne Bugg
  • Congratulations to senior K.J. Nugin who is this year’s Mr. MG!  The Mr. MG pageant last weekend raised $5,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation!
  • Congratulations to these students who will be performing in the District Band on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00pm at Highland Springs High School!  Hyrum Ashby, Jake Bruning, Austin Burks, Moses Cordero, Aiden Darden, Jackson David, Matthew Fish, Henry Glagola, Eliana Gold, Henry Guo, Andy Jiang, Camden Lovings, Matthew Madeville, Etienne Mazion, Isaac Mendoza, Joseph Neely, Madeline Osterfeld, Ryder Perdue, Spirika Reno, Madi Riley, Beckett Samson, Elliot See, Beatrice Shippee, Jack Spaulding, Adam Stallard, Will Vaughan, Caleb White, Marshall Wright, Nathan Wright, Emily Yang, and Jonathan Yousik!
  • Congratulations to these students who recently participated in the All-County Orchestra:  Adam Aquilo, Mike-Olivier Any, Rylee Bartenstein, Julianne Cassiere, Aour Dau, Stephanie Flores, Evelyn Fung, Karol Grochulski, Michel Park, Kathryn Perry, Phoung-Uyen Phan, George Phung, Melissa Ribeiro-Rocha, Nisarg Shah, Amal Surani, Noah Wilbourne, Roxanne Wilhelm, and Annie Yuan!
  • Congratulations to these students who won awards in this year’s Scholastic Writing Contest:  Lydia Hudgins: Honorable Mention; Anna Moseley:  Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention, and Annie Yuan:  Silver Key, two Honorable Mentions!
  • Congratulations to one of our Math Modeling competition teams-Likitha Appalapuram, Adam Aquilo, Nachaal Chidambaram, and Ankita Mandal- who earned the score of Meritorious in this year’s competition!  
  • Custodial Appreciation Week:  Thank you to the Godwin Equity Ambassadors who coordinated celebrations of them this week!  We are grateful for these custodial staff members: Mr. Attia, Mr. Daoud, Mr. Makaeel, Ms. Ping, Ms. Lubuto, Ms. Kelsaw, Mrs. Britton, Ms. Henson, Ms. Woo, Mr. Randolph, and Mr. Threatt!
  • Great Kindness Challenge Week: This week, we will be celebrating kindness at Godwin!  There are activities planned for all week and a spirit week too!
    • Monday:  Make Up Your Mind but Always Be Kind (Hot vs. Cold: dress for the tropics or for the arctic)
    • Tuesday:  Spread Sunshine (Wear your yellow!)
    • Wednesday:  Double Your Kindness (Twin Day)
    • Thursday:  Be Kind to Yourself (Pajama Day)
    • Friday:  Community Matters (Godwin colors:  9th and 10th: red; 11th: white, 12th: black)
  • Safety and Metal Detectors:  We are unsure of whether Godwin will be a pilot school for metal detectors or not at this time.  As soon as we know more information about the implementation of metal detectors, we will share the information with the community.  The PTSO and the Godwin Safety team will be hosting an in-person safety forum on February 13th at 7:00pm at Godwin to discuss school safety at Godwin.  We will share more information soon about this event.
  • End of Course Writing Performance Task Assessments:  Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) will continue to implement End of Course (EOC) Writing Performance Tasks instead of multiple-choice writing SOL tests during the 2022-23 school year.  9th and 10th students will complete Performance Tasks this year that count toward their English verified credits.  Students will be immersed in tasks throughout this school year to prepare for this EOC task.  Godwin Students enrolled in English 10 (except those in Edgenuity) will be taking their next Writing Performance Task on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
    • During the testing period, all other students will be in study hall, so if you would like for your child to remain at home in the morning, your child can arrive before 1st period and then report to afternoon classes.  Daily attendance will be taken through 1st period on this day.
      Here is the bell schedule:
Early Bird 8:00-8:45
Common Study 9:00-9:10
Testing/Study Halls 9:15-12:30
One Lunch 12:30-1:15
Period 1 1:20-1:55
Period 3 2:00-2:35
Period 5 2:40-3:15
Period 7 3:20-3:55
  • FEV Tutoring:  We have shared information with Godwin students about free FEV tutoring that Henrico County is providing for all students this year.  Here is a presentation about what the platform can offer for students.
  • ASVAB Testing:  Attention 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in the military:  if you would like to take the ASVAB test on Thursday, March 2nd (a Day 1), please complete this short google form.  To learn more about the ASVAB test, go to https://www.officialasvab.com/ or see or message Mrs. Eubank in school counseling.
  • Upcoming Dates: Here is the school-wide calendar which includes athletic events and activities happening this week.
    • February 1st:  English 10 Performance Task Testing
    • February 2nd:  Henrico County Black History Month Concert at Dominion Energy Center 7pm (Godwin chorus students will be participating)
    • February 13th:  PTSO Program-School Safety 7pm (in-person in the auditorium; details forthcoming)
    • February 16th:  Evening Parent Conferences 4:30-7:30 pm (sign-ups forthcoming)
    • February 20th:  President’s Day (Student and Staff Holiday)
    • February 21st:  Student Holiday (Teacher Professional Learning Day)
    • February 26th:  Chorus Concert 3 pm
  • Godwin PTSO: 
    • Join the Godwin PTSO and donate to the Godwin Eagle Fund!  100% of all money collected stays at Godwin.  Visit the Godwin PTSO website for info and to join at https://godwinptso.com/join-the-ptso/
  • Godwin Athletic Association: 
    • GAA MEMBERSHIP:  Membership drive for the 2022-2023 school year is still open.  Let’s continue to come together and support our student athletes.  We raise money to benefit athletes and the facilities on which they practice and play.  Our goals are to promote positive community relations with parents, administration, students, alumni and the greater Godwin community to make sure our athletic programs are the best they can be.  By joining the Godwin Athletic Association, you are supporting ALL our athletes and coaches, whether it be Fall, Winter or Spring sports.  You can click here to join online or to purchase a punch card.
    • SPIRIT EVENT: Relax Tuesday, January 31st (3:00PM-9:00PM) and let The Grapevine do the cooking for you!!  Come on out and support our Godwin Athletes.  Dine In or Pick Up – Drop Receipt in the red Godwin Athletic Association Box.
    • 3rd ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT: The GAA invites you to take a chance and join us for an evening of fun at our 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, March 18th at The Dominion Club.  To purchase your tickets or sponsorship, VISIT https://form.jotform.com/230107551588153
  • We are grateful for Godwin’s community partners!  

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Leigh Dunavant