There is still space available for our August 2019 alumni trip to Honduras! Please contact Martha Ligas or Eileen Pryatel for more information. We are also in need of donations to bring with us for the children of Nuevo Paraiso, particularly children's clothes, shoes, and vitamins. Any and all donations are appreciated! Please contact Martha or Eileen to arrange a drop-off/pick-up.
COYO Concert At Severance Hall
Come out to see two Gilmour students - Angeline Monitello '19 and Ania Lewis '21 - before they head off on tour!
Attention Gilmour Families! A summer construction project that Cuyahoga County is undertaking will impact the way some of you enter/exit campus. From Monday, June 3 – early October, Cedar Road will be closed (local access only) for widening and repairs. Prior to the start of school in August, the traffic pattern will be re-assessed.
As a result, allaccess to Gilmour Academy over the summer months (starting Monday, June 3) will be via our SOM Center Road entrance (2045 SOM Center Road). Our Cedar Road entrances (Lower School entrance and Tudor House entrance) will be closed for the duration of the project. We are pleased to announce that, next week, our IntraCampus Loop (the back road, in red on the map below) will be finished and can be utilized to access the Lower School. Drivers will enter campus from SOM and head back toward the baseball field to reach this new roadway.
Please inform any guests coming to campus to enter through the SOM Center Road entrance. For GPS purposes, they should use the 2045 SOM Center Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040 address. All summer camp patrons will utilize this SOM Center Road entrance as well.
With the change in traffic patterns on campus, please remember to drive slowly and to watch for children and construction vehicles. When parking on campus, please use the Athletic Center parking lot.
Arts At The Academy Spring Recital
On Saturday, May 18, Arts at the Academy celebrated with their second recital this year. Arts at the Academy is a partnership with Cleveland International Piano Competition's Arts Direct program and offers music lessons to Gilmour students after school. Sixteen students and their teachers presented their pieces for family and friends.
In its inaugural year we offered three sessions - fall, spring and summer. Sessions are 14 weeks in length. If you are interested in the summer session that begins on June 3 and runs through August 30, or lesson for next school year please complete this survey.
Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. As the school year comes to a close, we have an opportunity to thank the teachers, business staff, maintenance and serving staff that have taken such great care of our students throughout the school year. Traditionally, an Appreciation Luncheon is hosted by the Women's Club and AVI in the Commons.
This is where you come in!
We need food to supplement the main dishes provided by AVI. We also put together baskets and gifts to raffle off during the luncheon. The teachers and staff look forward to the raffle and enthusiastically appreciate the gifts. The Women's Club has budgeted for gifts to purchase items for the baskets, but we also depend on the generosity of our parents to round out the gifts. Please consider sending in a donation in the form of a gift card, sports tickets, entertainment, etc. All donations are greatly appreciated. Please be sure to add your name to your donation, as we will want to recognize you!
Current Parent and Dermatologist Shares Her Expertise During Convocation
Last week during Convocation, Dr. Allison Moosally, mother of Luke ’28, Isabella ’30 and Sophia ’31 Woodhouse, delivered a powerful presentation on the dangers of sun exposure and its connection to skin cancer. Dr. Moosally and her husband, Dr. Justin Woodhouse, are dermatologists at Allied Dermatology and Skin Surgery, which has offices in Akron/Fairlawn, Mayfield Heights (Landerbrook) and Mentor.
During her talk, Dr. Moosally shared photos of real patients who have developed skin cancer as a result of the collective sun damage done to their skin throughout their lives. She reminded them that any tan (not just burns) results in DNA damage and can lead to skin cancer. She talked about how to prevent sun damage through protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
At the end of the presentation, Dr. Moosally fielded questions from students and faculty and everybody was treated to a gift bag. One lucky winner even took home a basket filled with skincare products! Many thanks to Dr. Moosally (and Dr. Woodhouse, who brought their children up from the Lower School to see their mom's presentation!) for sharing her expertise and helping students understand that they need to start actively protecting themselves from the sun now!
Announcements From The Prom Committee
Dear Parents and Students,
We have been hard at work planning the Junior/Senior Prom. We could use everyone’s help to make it a great night for our students.
How you can help:
1. Volunteer - There are many volunteer opportunities available at Prom and After Prom. Please review our Signup Genius for a list of all the volunteer opportunities and the time commitments for each. Some are as little as 90 minutes!
2. Donate - Want to help, but cannot donate your time? How about making a monetary donation or donating prizes for the After Prom raffle? You can make monetary donations on the Prom website at GA Prom web page and you can send in donations of prizes to the school office.
3. Register Online - We would love to have all our Juniors and Seniors attend Prom. Please encourage your students to register early. Students who register by this Friday - May 3 - will receive an extra After Prom raffle ticket and are guaranteed an official Prom t-shirt in the size of their choosing.
Don’t miss your chance to see “Into the Woods” next weekend! It promises to be a great show. There will be three performances: -Thursday, May 9 - Gates Mills Community Center, 8 p.m. -Friday, May 10 - Gates Mills Community Center, 8 p.m. -Saturday, May 11 - Gates Mills Community Center, 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. See you there!
Women’s Spring Retreat
Tuesday, May 7, Chapel & Lennon Boardroom, 5:30– 9 p.m.
There is still time to RSVP for our very popular Women’s Spring Retreat! We are taking reservations through Monday, May 6.
Fr. John will facilitate this evening of reflection. It will begin with Mass in Our Lady Chapel at 5:30 p.m., followed by a refreshing dinner that you don’t have to cook! The cost for the evening is $20. If you can’t make it for Mass, or even for dinner, come whenever you can! It will be a wonderful night of spiritual renewal.
Please RSVP by signing up on the easel in the Chapel lobby or by contacting Patty in the Chapel Office at email@example.com or (440) 473-3560.
Bourbon Tasting and Cigar Party - May 2
Men's Club's Annual Spring Social Bourbon Tasting and Cigar Party
Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m.
StoneWater Golf Club
We invite all Gilmour dads and male guardians to this evening of fun and fellowship. There is no charge for this event, but it is limited to 30 participants so please RSVP below.
Prior to this evening event, Gilmour men can also golf—tee times start at 1 p.m.—for a reduced rate of $49/person for 18 holes and a cart.
We are looking to update our database to include all siblings of current students so we can keep your family updated on special events and opportunities for prospective students.
One such opportunity is coming up on Friday, April 26! We are hosting Lil’ Sibs Preview Day for any sixth- and seventh-grade siblings of current students in Grades 9-12. This is a special opportunity for our current Upper School students’ younger siblings to get a sneak peek at the school since Shadow Days don’t begin until eighth grade.
This fun-filled day will start at 11 a.m. The sibs will join their older brother or sister for a class, lunch, skating in our ice arena and other fun activities. Again, this is a special day designed only for the younger siblings of current Upper School Lancers.
Please complete this form indicating your student’s sibling(s)’ name(s) and age(s), regardless of what grade they are currently in and to RSVP for Lil’ Sibs Preview Day if the sibling is in sixth or seventh grade.
We look forward to learning more about your family and welcoming our students’ siblings to campus!
Renowned internet safety expert Jesse Weinberger is coming to Gilmour Academy!
Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m., Our Lady Chapel
Sponsored by Gilmour's Lower School Parent Organization (LSPO) together with Gilmour's Men's and Women's Clubs, this event is free and open to the public.
Jesse Weinberger—a nationally recognized Internet Safety presenter, TEDx speaker, and author—will deliver a presentation to parents, alumni and guests to provide guidance on how to manage and improve the digital lives of our children.
Weinberger's particular passion is in speaking directly to tweens, teens, and their parents, who may not understand how best to keep their children safe. Jesse is able to effectively move her audiences with the perfect combination of humor and deep expertise regarding the digital world.
Weinberger's presentation, for adults only, will cover the following topics:
-understanding social media and media literacy -cyberbullying -sexting -sexual predation