September 27, 2018



October 2, Tuesday
French Exchange Information Meeting 
6:30 p.m. -- Room C112 

      October 3, Wednesday
Interim Grades Available in PowerSchool

October 5, Friday
Early Release 
Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m.

October 8, Monday
Columbus Day Holiday
School is Closed

October 10, Wednesday

10th and 11th Grades
No ACC classes

GMHS will administer the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) to all 10th and 11th grade students during the school day on Wednesday, October 10. Students should come prepared with sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator. There is no fee for the test. The test will begin promptly at 8:05 a.m. The College Board has provided you with a sample of the Student Answer Sheet Instructions so that you are aware of the background information that will be filled out on the answer sheet.

   October 10, Wednesday
PSAT 8/9  
9th Grade

On October 10, we will administer the PSAT 8/9 to our 9th graders. The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of a student’s college and career readiness. It tests the same skills and knowledge as the PSAT 10 in a way that makes sense for 9th grade students.  If you have any concerns about your child sitting for this assessment, please contact Mr. Dave Serensits at  For more information:  PSAT 8/9

October 10, Wednesday
 Senior Day

The senior day schedule will consist of post secondary planning beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by a senior picnic in the Mustang Stadium.  All seniors are expected to arrive in the Mustang Cafe at 9:00 a.m. There are no ACC classes on October 10.   

October 10, Wednesday
Early Release 
Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m.

October 11, Thursday

GMHS Counselors present High School Parent Information Night from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. beginning in the Mustang Cafe. This is for parents of 9th, 10th and 11th graders. We will cover a variety of subjects including social/emotional issues and career/college readiness. 

October 11, Thursday and October 12, Friday
Health Screening 
The Vision and Hearing Screenings are for ALL students in Grade 10 and all new students in Grades 9 – 12. Parent volunteers are needed! Please email Ms. Miceli at 
if you are interested in volunteering. Thank you!
October 15, Monday
State Mandated 90-Minute Partners for Safe Teen Driving Presentation
Auditorium -- Promptly at 7:00 p.m.

October 16, Tuesday and October 17, Wednesday
New Date
JV Show
7:00 p.m. -- Auditorium
Adult Tickets $7
Student Tickets $5
Biggest Fundraiser for the Prom

October 17, Wednesday
Sophmorphing Field Trip to Washington, DC
This is an annual field trip for the entire Sophomore class.

October 20, Saturday
Fall Social -- benefiting the All Night Grad Celebration
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Click on the link below for more details

October 25, Thursday
Underclassmen Make-Up Portraits

October 26, Friday
Senior Portraits Make-Up Sessions

October 26, Friday 
Halloween Hootenanny
Do you love carnival games, raffles, or haunted houses? Join us on Friday, October 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at George Mason’s fifth annual Halloween Hootenanny! There will be a haunted house, food, games, raffles, and lots of fun. This family-friendly event will be held in the Mason cafeteria and auxiliary gym and will benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. 

An Important Message from Athletic Director Julie Bravin
Winter 2018 Practice Information

November 2, Friday
End of 1st Quarter

November 5, Monday
Scheduled Parent/Teacher Conferences
More Information to Follow
No School for Students

November 6, Tuesday
Professional Day for Staff
No School for Students

November 7, Wednesday
Beginning of 2nd Quarter

November 8, Thursday
1st Quarter Report Card Grades Available in PowerSchool by Noon

November 10, Saturday
District Chorus Auditions
Mt. Vernon High School
Alexandria, VA

November 13, Tuesday
District Orchestra Auditions
Justice High School
Falls Church, VA

November 14, Wednesday
Early Release 
Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m.

November 15, Thursday; November 16, Friday; and November 17, Saturday
Musical -- Chicago
Auditorium -- 7:30 p.m.
General Admission Tickets $10
Student Tickets $5

November 21, Wednesday; November 22, Thursday; and November 23, Friday
Thanksgiving Holiday


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