Eagles Express, April 21st

I hope that you 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.  

    9th Grade            Carter Vines Anderson, Parker Finch, & Asiya Shariff

    10th Grade          Catherine Taylor & Tristan Fields

    12th Grade          Jenna Bowers, Layne Taylor, Christy Saad, John Reeves, Kylee Carroll, & Sarah Burnett             


  • Congratulations Arlee Bouzek and Lev Nagel who qualified at the DECA state competition to attend the international competition in Orland Florida this week!  Good luck to these students! 
  • April is School Library Month!  We are grateful for our librarians Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Stockman and our library assistant Ms. Jensen.
  • Spring Testing:  This week on Wednesday, April 26th, students enrolled in English 9 and 10 (performance tasks) and English 11 (SOL Reading) will be testing.   12th grade students can either be in study hall from 9:15-11:45 or arrive late to school by the senior meeting at 11:45; 12th graders who have signed up to participate in the senior walk will need to be at school by 9 in order to load their buses for senior walk field trips and will be back in time for the senior meeting at 11:45.
    • Here is the bell schedule for Wednesday, April 26th:
      • Common Study: 9:00 – 9:10 (seniors participating in the senior walk will report to the auditorium
      • Testing/Study Halls/Senior Walk Field Trip: 9:15 – 12:30
      • Mandatory Senior Meeting and cap and gown distribution:  11:45 (auditorium)
      • One lunch:  12:45 – 1:35

      • Pd 1: 1:40 – 2:10

      • Pd 3:  2:15 – 2:45

      • Pd 5:  2:50 – 3:20

      • Pd 7:  3:25 – 3:55

  • You can now email the Godwin attendance office at Godwinattendance@henrico.k12.va.us.
  • Junior and Senior Prom:  The Godwin junior and senior prom will be held at the Richmond Marriott (downtown-500 East Broad Street, 23219) on Saturday, April 29th.  Tickets for the prom are $60 per person and can be purchased online through Go-Fan or in-person this week.  If a student is bringing a date from another school, there is a form in the front office that students will need to submit this week before purchasing tickets.

    • Please visit the Short Pump Men’s Warehouse for your prom tuxedo needs.  Men’s Warehouse is a partner with Godwin High School and donates all of the tuxes for the Mr. MG pageant each year.

  • Unannounced Safety Drill:  Soon, we will conduct an unannounced lock and hide safety drill.  This is the drill that we practice in order to be prepared to hide and lock in the case of an armed threat to our community.  If you have questions about this or any other safety procedures at Godwin, please contact us.

  • Henrico County Public Schools Dress Code:  As the weather gets warmer, please review the HCPS dress code with your child.  The issues that we see most at Godwin with dress code are students wearing hats and hoods, shorts and skirts that are not at thumb-length when hands are placed at the sides, clothing with inappropriate messaging, and clothing revealing the midriff.  If the dress code is not followed, there could be a need for your child to change clothing.  Thank you for your help with this.

  • Exam Exemption:  Seniors and students enrolled in AP classes are eligible for exam exemption if they meet the Henrico County exam exemption policy requirements.

  • Summer School:  Here is information about summer school opportunities and registration information.

    • Virtual Virginia Registration:  All courses taken for initial credit will be through Virtual Virginia.  

    • HCPS Summer Registration: Course registration opened on April 11th.  Here is the Henrico County summer academy website.

    • Economics and Personal Finance Longwood University Course:   Henrico County Public Schools is connecting with Longwood University to offer Henrico students the opportunity to take online Economics and Personal Finance this summer.  The cost of the course is $50, and students will register directly with Longwood.  Registration will open in late March and end June 9th, and the course will run from June 26th-July 29th.  Rising 9th and 10th grade students who have a 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed Algebra I are eligible to register.  Registration is open through Longwood University’s site: http://www.longwood.edu/personalfinance/ 

    • Here are summer camp opportunities at Virginia State University.

  • Upcoming Dates: Here is the school-wide calendar which includes athletic events and activities happening this week.   Please note: Pets are not allowed on Godwin’s campus at events.

    • April:  The junior parking lot will be closed during the month of April for drivers’ education range practice.  Juniors and sophomores are asked to park in the senior lot during the month.  The junior lot will be made available after 3:00 pm for parents to pick up students.  

    • April 24th:  Last Day to Purchase a Yearbook

    • April 26th:  9th, 10th, and 11th Grade English Performance Task Testing and “Senior Walk” 

    • April 29th:  Prom

    • May 1st-12th:  AP Testing

    • May 1st-5th:  Teacher Appreciation Week

    • May 4th-6th:  Spring Musical “Urinetown”

      • Godwin Theatre Wing invites you to Urinetown, May 4-6! In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company. A hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution! Godwin students bring you this hilarious, award-winning musical in three shows: May 4 & 5 at 7:00 p.m. and May 6 at 2:00 p.m. Learn more and buy tickets at godwintheatre.org/urinetown.html.

    • May 5th:  National School Nurse Day

    • May 11th:  Science SOL Testing

    • May 12th:  Math SOL Testing

  • Godwin PTSO: 

  • Godwin Athletic Association: 

    • MEMBERSHIP:  Spring Sports are upon us…it’s never too late to join the GAA or purchase additional punch cards.  Membership 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.
    • FLAMINGO FLOCKING:  Want to Flock someone?? Check out this new FUN-raiser to benefit the GAA. Click here to sign up for flocking.
  • We are grateful for Godwin’s community partners!  

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Leigh Dunavant