List of 8 news stories.

  • Incorporating Wellness into the Residential Life Experience

    With new programs on exercise, mindfulness and nutrition, our residential life students are reaping the benefits of Gilmour's focus on educating the whole child. 
     
    Our 68 students living in the Murphy Residence Hall enjoy a range of benefits that contribute to their overall development. As we work to educate both the minds and the hearts of students, our resident students enjoy a host of opportunities that contribute to their socio-emotional, physical, spiritual and academic well-being. Part of this is due to their proximity to campus resources such as our athletic facilities, our Chapel, dorm proctors and our counseling services. Additionally, the school offers unique programming designed specifically for our resident students so that they might optimize their non-class time.
     
    Recently, Wellness Coordinator Katie Gallagher facilitated a program that combined physical, socio-emotional and nutritional health as part of the weekly Dorm Prayer meeting. The evening began with a gentle flow yoga class in the Great Room and concluded with a cooking class in which students learned how to prepare healthy snack and meal options. "The goal," according to Gallagher, "is to encourage positive behavior through fun, engaging, educational content."
     
    Fun was had by all and the opportunity to experience something new was met with great enthusiasm!
     
  • Local Gilmour Families Open Hearts and Homes to Resident Students

    Gilmour’s international students enrich our lives in many ways, especially by preparing our students to excel in a multicultural, increasingly connected world. Family partnership in this initiative is extremely important. As part of our strategic plan, our residential leadership team is striving to find exciting new ways to engage families as part of our vibrant educational community and increase connectedness between the resident students and the broader Gilmour community.
     
    Over the Christmas break there were students who needed a “home away from home” for a day or two, or the entire break due to their travel arrangements or athletic schedules. Our families responded, opening their doors and their hearts to welcome these students into their home.  It created a unique opportunity to share special family time, holiday traditions and make memories that will last a lifetime.
     
  • College Tour for Sophomore and Junior Students

    May 31 - June 5
    The Gilmour College Counseling Office is partnering with the College Offices of Laurel School, University School and "College Visits," to offer a college tour for current sophomores and juniors to NYU, Fordham, Vassar, Marist, Yale, Quinnipiac, Trinity, Wesleyan, Harvard, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and Tufts.

    The cost of the tour is $1,900 per student and covers air and ground transportation, lodging, meals, materials and activities. Students will need additional money for snacks, college souvenirs, etc.  Please see the attachment for agenda and registration materials.

    To reserve your spot, submit a $250 deposit and forms to Tracy Stockard, Director of College Counseling, by February 15, 2020. Final payment is due by April 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stockard at stockardt@gilmour.org or College Visits at info@college-visits.com.
  • Attention Parents Of Freshmen and Sophomores!

    Monday, February 10, 8-8:45 a.m. (freshman students and parents), 8:45-9:30 a.m. (sophomore students and parents), Athletic Center

    We invite all current ninth- and 10th-grade students and their parents to join Dr. James Gutowski and the Counseling Department for our Academic Planning Event.

    During this morning presentation, students and their parents will hear from Director of Academic Services Dr. James Gutowski about course offerings and course requirements. Families will then have the opportunity to visit information stations to learn more about different offerings in greater detail - from college planning and next year's schedule to the Vector program, summer opportunities, service and more.
     
    This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your student to plan ahead for the next few years while creating an open dialogue about interesting class offerings, academic programs and other opportunities that pique your child’s interest.

    Please click here to RSVP for the event. We look forward to seeing you soon!
  • Hackathon At Gilmour!

    February 29 - March 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
     
    Gilmour Academy will be hosting Hacks Academy, a 24-hour hackathon at Gilmour!

    This is an event where high schoolers around the region will come together for 24 hours and build apps, games and programs in a welcoming and friendly environment. Students of all skill levels are welcome to attend - no prior programming experience is required to attend this event. It's totally free for students to attend, and will include workshops, t-shirts, stickers and the opportunity to network with other students from the Cleveland area.

    It would be great if you could share this opportunity with your child(ren). Interested students can find more information and sign up at hacks.academy.

    If you have any questions, email team@executebig.org. Hope to see your child(ren) at the event!
  • Khan Academy Test Prep Pilot Program for Grades 9-11

    January 28 - May 19, Community Block Mod 1, CB 08

    The class is now full. If you would like to join the waitlist, please email Tracy Stockard at stockardt@gilmour.org.
  • Social Justice Visits

    Over the past two weeks, junior theology classes have kicked off their semester on social justice by participating in Social Justice Site Visits. These visits are a chance for them to see the Works of Mercy and Catholic social teaching in action, while making meaningful personal connections that will prove useful as they dive into the experience-oriented Praxis project. Soon, groups will be researching various injustices and how they affect our global and local communities. The site visits included the May Dugan Center, the West Side Catholic Center, Malachi House, the Ignatian Solidarity Network, and even a panel of John Carroll students speaking about social justice opportunities in college. These trips wouldn’t be possible without the support of these generous organizations, as well as our flexible new schedule and Community Block!
  • Speech and Debate Update

    Congratulations to the following students, who placed at the Speech and Debate Tournament held at John Carroll last weekend.
     
    Teeba Marlowe ’21 – 1st place (straight 1s), Declamation, fourth state bid and newest state qualifier 
    Faith Smolik ’22 and Clara Morgan ’22 – 1st place (straight 1s), Duo Interpretation
    Jackson Sturtevant ’21 – 1st place (4/0), Lincoln Douglas, second state bid
    Lena DiPuccio ’20 – 3rd place, Original Oratory, sixth state bid (already a state qualifier) 
    Clara Morgan ’22 – 3rd place, POI, third state bid
    Luke Peterson ’25 – 3rd place, Congress (Middle School)
    Cayla See ’21 – 3rd place, Big Question 
    Arianna DiMenna ’22 – 4th place, Humor 
    Elisa Flynn ’22 – 4th place, Original Oratory
    Grace Gainar ’22 – 4th place, Drama 
    Eric Brandt ’21 – 5th place, Informative 
    Lauren Kastelic ’22 – 5th place, Congress
     

US Important Dates

  • Monday, January 20 - No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Friday, February 14 - No classes Grades 7-12, Self-Assessments
  • Monday, February 17 - No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Presidents’ Day
  • Monday, March 2- No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Self-Assessments
  • Monday, March 9 - No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Self-Assessments
  • Monday, March 16 - Monday, March 30 - No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Spring Break
  • Thursday, April 9 - Monday, April 13 - No classes Toddler-Grade 12, Easter Break
  • Saturday, May 23 - Baccalaureate Liturgy
  • Sunday, May 24 - Commencement
  • Monday, May 25 - No classes Grades 7-12, Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 27 - End of second semester

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