Carver Guild Updates – January 2024
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George Washington Carver Guild
A Message from our Principal
Dear Carver Families,
The last day of the semester is Friday, January 26th. This is a minimum day, dismissal is at 12:55PM. Teachers have had grade checks during advisory. Please remind your students to work with their teachers for make-ups and a chance to re-take any exams. We pride ourselves in meeting students where they are and providing them with the extras they need to succeed. Encourage your student to do their part. Be on time, be prepared, be engaged in the work during classes, and don’t wait to turn in assignments.
School Site Council: Carver needs a ninth grade and 10th grade parent to join the School Site Council. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com Principal Kobelt.
Great Kindness Challenge Week: January 22-26th This is a global campaign that promotes kindness, social-emotional health, and bullying prevention.
Carver Volleyball: Carver Volleyball Schedule & Information
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
USA ECA Medallion: “George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science has received the United States Department of State ECA Medallion for our commitment to intercultural exchange.” Every year we host international students. This year we are honored to host Amelia Bardhoku, an exchange student from Albania. Amelia is part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES). ECA Medallion – George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science (carverartsandscience.org)
Carver also received the Best High Schools U.S.News Ranking Badge. “George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science earned high National and metro-area rankings in 2023-2024 Best High Schools. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School and gained eligibility to display a U.S. News-trademarked 2023-2024 Best High Schools award “badge” (logo).”
$250,000 After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Grant: Carver in partnership with YMCA & SCUSD will offer extra curricular electives such as Music Production, Self Defense, Cooking 101, Tutoring, Financial Literacy, sports and more during the second semester. This is made possible by the $250,000 21st Century Grant.
I want to thank Manpreet Kaur, Dir. III Of Youth Program Services for her assistance and working with me to obtain this grant for our students. Carver will receive the grant for 5 years and students will receive elective credits for some of the courses. We hope this will also provide families with more time and flexibility for student pick up and carpools.
Paid Internships: Student Ambassadors are paid juniors and seniors interns from Carver. If your student is interested, have them scan the QR code on the posters around the carver campus or on here Ambassador Recruitment Flyer.pdf
La Niecia Kobelt, Principal
GWC School of Arts and Science
Dates to Know
January 26, minimum day, dismissal at 12:55pm
January 29, Campus Beautification
Each advisory group at Carver acts as a steward for a designated portion of the Carver campus. During the first advisory meeting of each month, all advisories join together in a “campus beautification” event! Students clean up litter, sweep, and do whatever they can to make sure their portion of campus is taken care of. This activity not only helps to beautify the campus, but it also gives students a sense of ownership and responsibility for their campus environment.
February 12, School Holiday, Lincoln’s Birthday
February 19, School Holiday, President’s Day
From the Guild
Hello Carver Families,
On behalf of the Parent Guild, I would like to welcome you and your students to the 2023 –2024 school year! I’m Kristi Wright, the Guild President.
The Parent Guild is a non-profit 501(c)3. Our goal is to support everyone in the Carver community– teachers, students, parents, staff– to thrive. This can be a yearly stipend for teachers, funding field trips, campus beautification, assist with volunteers and a free Chili Cookoff with student entertainment to connect parents, students and community with each other.
Add us to your list for year end giving. Parents, grandparents, friends, and relatives are all welcome to donate to the Guild on a monthly or annual basis.
Many people share that giving on a regular basis makes them feel connected to the school and their students and gives them a good feeling inside.
Contributions of any size are welcome from $1-$1000+
Please join us for our monthly Guild meetings. Our next meeting will be on February 7 at 6:00pm on Zoom.
Meeting ID565 405 1490
Senior scholarships are available! Go to www.scusd.edu/scholarships for more information.
First Wednesday each month at 6:00pm on Zoom
Meeting ID565 405 1490 Password Guild
February’s meeting will be on February 7th
Mr. Lake needs volunteers to work in the library at lunch time. No experience needed.
Mr. Smith needs 2 chaperones* for upcoming field trips. 8:15 to 2:45.Transportation provided via charter bus from Carver.
1/31/2024 and 3/20/2024
*Volunteers must be cleared through the district office. Volunteer packets available at the Carver office or SCUSD Volunteer Packet
Mrs. Kobelt must sign before turning in to the district office.