The Latin I classes celebrated the end of the school year by competing against each other in the first annual Ludi Romani, which included contests of language mastery and physical skill. Historians believe that hopscotch was invented as a training exercise for Roman legionnaires who jumped the boards fully loaded with armor and weapons. The Ludi Romani concluded with hopscotch races with competitors decked out in toga instead of armor.
The College Office is partnering with Revolution Test prep to offer a free practice SAT and ACT test in July. Please see the attached flyerand this website for more information and to register.Registration is open to the first 30 students, so don't delay!
Last Minute Prom Information
The GA Women’s Club Prom Committee has been busy planning an exciting Prom Night for the Juniors and Seniors and their guests. We would like to share the following information with the parents of students attending Prom to help the evening run smoothly.
Please remind students that once they enter Gilmour Academy, they must take their car directly to Valet. No one will be allowed to hang out in their car or parking lot until it is time to go into venue.
If you are leaving a car for your student in the parking lot, please leave keys marked with your child’s name with Valet before you leave.
If you or your child (those 18 and over) have not already completed the Adrenaline Monkey Waiver, please go to the Prom web site and select the button for Adrenaline Monkey. Your child will not be able to participate in the activities at Adrenaline Monkey if the waiver is not completed.
All Seniors and their dates will check in at Tudor House beginning at 6 p.m.
All Juniors and their dates will check in at the Athletic Center beginning at 6:45 p.m.
All Seniors and their dates will participate in the Senior Promenade as they enter Tudor House and will meet with the Head of School, Mrs. Kathy Kenny, at the bottom of Tudor House main stairs. The promenade is only for Seniors and their guests attending Prom. Venditti Studios will be photographing each couple/student during the promenade. Parents will be sent instructions on how to purchase pictures on the Venditti Studios website after graduation.
All seniors should be on campus by 6:50 p.m. ready to board buses for dinner.
All juniors should be on campus by 7:10 p.m. ready to board buses for dinner.
Parents volunteering for check-in, please park in the ice arena and dorm parking lots.
Level 3 Spanish students Research and Present on Hunger as United Nations Reps
Level 3 Spanish students completed an Individual Performance Assessment on World Hunger. Each pair of students had to research the global challenge of hunger in a country of their choosing. They presented their findings in Spanish to the class, acting as student representatives to the United Nations. They shared the causes of hunger in their country, what those in that population eat to survive, and then asked for aid from the United Nations.
Families of juniors and seniors, please read our last edition of the College Cornerfor the 2018-2019 academic year! As you can see, we have been very busy this month planning events and visiting colleges. Learn more about all the activity in the college office.
Spread Your Wings this Summer
Don’t sleep your summer away! Learn more about yourself, explore an interest, enrich a talent, enhance your leadership, live on a college campus, visit a workplace… the summer opportunities are endless and there are still some available! Contact Ms. Kay, coordinator of learning enhancement, at email@example.com or (440) 473-8000 ext. 3009.
Used Uniform Sale
Friday, May 10, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Athletic Center Wellness Room
The Gilmour Measles and Global Health Initiative is hosting a Used Uniform Sale this afternoon and tomorrow. Gently used uniform shirts, skirts, pants, sweaters and blazers are available. All proceeds benefit the Measles and Global Health Initiative.
Navigating Obstacles At Sophomore Retreat
Focusing on the theme of "Paths to Holiness: Navigating the Obstacles of Life," the sophomore class overcame rain, cold and fear as they conquered the high ropes course and rock wall, built community, shared their faith and grew as leaders. Check out the pictures here.
Social Studies AP Courses Entrance Exam
Monday, May 6, 8:15 a.m., Classroom Building
This is a reminder that students intending to take AP social studies courses next year will need to take the entrance exam this coming Monday. Students who filled out the blue sheet requesting an AP course will receive an email with their specific room assignment.
Attention Senior Parents! You're Invited to Derby Day!
All juniors will attend the "Your Life. Your Choice" program sponsored by The Geauga County Sherriff’s Office at Parkside Church on April 30 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Buses will leave campus at 9 a.m. and we will return to campus around 1 p.m. The junior class will eat lunch in the Athletic Center once we return to campus. This program addresses the very real issue of teenage drinking and driving and the importance of awareness, especially during prom season. Students may dress in Gilmour spirit wear.
Ready to Help Save a Life? Sign Up to Donate Blood on May 1
Did you know every two seconds someone in the United States will need blood? In the Greater Cleveland area, we need to collect an average of 300-600 units to meet our needs! You can help save a life by donating blood Wednesday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.
Live Jive '19 ended the open-mic event's residency in the Field House of the Athletic Center with a truly spectacular night exhibiting student talent. The event kicked off shortly after 6:00 with a special pre-show play, "Bad Auditions with Bad Actors" performed by Mrs. Janis' Advanced Acting Techniques course. Thanks to the set-up of Mr. Kilkenney and his Audio Engineering class, from 6:30 until shortly after 8:00 the Field House was site to a wide gamut of student talent, from original poetry by Trinity Turk, to covers of the best of Broadway/pop/rock, to an original song, "Missed", by Gilmour's own Olivia Sucato, to the sentimental conclusion of two Chinese-language songs from the now-famous duo "Robin & Michelle" (Boyuan Cao and Yifan Wang). Among the audience favorites were a powerhouse cover of Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" from freshman Desiree Smith in her Live Jive debut, the satirical love song "When I Look In Your Eyes, I See... Eyes" (penned by Mr. Greenfield) performed by Anthony Patrick & Rebecca Pahoresky, and the second-act opener, a dance piece ("Playing with Fire" from the Korean group BlackPink) from seniors Matilda Washington, Yifan Wang, & Yuke Gan. The show was MC'd by seniors Brian Allen, Elizabeth Espenschied, and Connor Gerspacher, members of the rock band now known as THE WELL-KNOWN (which premiered their freshman year as "THE UNKNOWN"), who also treated the audience to classic and eclectic rock covers throughout the night. Liz Espenschied even stole the show (and the mic) at the very end of the night to deliver an unexpected encore: her parody version of Rick Astley entitled "Never Gonna Sing This Song". (The captivated audience was very glad that the title was proven incorrect!)
Gilmour students once again participated in NHD. The 45th annual National History Day Region 3 competition was held on Saturday, March 16. Students chose historical topics related to the year’s theme, Triumph and Tragedy, and conducted extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. Close to 600 students presented more than 300 research projects as either exhibits, performances, websites, papers or documentaries. Annie Solomon ’22 participated in the Senior Division of the competition. She constructed an exhibit about Henrietta Lacks. Annie examined the ethical tragedy of using her cells, which become the first immortal human cell line, without her consent. HeLa, Henrietta’s cell line, is responsible for some of the biggest medical triumphs, and her story impacted the way medical ethics has evolved. Annie will be moving on to participate in the state competition on Saturday, April 27 at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Summer Course Options
GA is offering summer courses for those who would like to get ahead in their studies. Chemistry and Speech fulfill graduation requirements and can open up student schedules to take electives during the school year. Catalyst is available for advanced science students who would like a more focused lab experience (see Dr. Goel for more details). Health fulfills a graduation requirement and is taught online, so students can work in their own time and place throughout the summer. More information is available on the on the Camp Programs page of the GA website, which can also be accessed via Quicklinks.
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