The Gunston School’s Heron Hustle 5K/1M Virtual Run was held on November 21 & 22 with more than 140 participants hitting the pavement (or their treadmills) to raise more than $7,000 for the Heron Annual Fund and compete for fun prizes and accolades.
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On Thursday, November 19, Gunston students and staff joined award-winning NCAA Athlete Schuyler Bailar via Zoom for a Q&A session. Students asked questions ranging from how did you deal with bullying? Do you think insurance should cover surgeries? After you transitioned, what was it like competing as a man? What was your major in college? Can you explain the role of hormones—estrogen and testosterone and how they work? How did you tell your parents? and more.
The Gunston School recognized 150 students for earning High Honors and Honors for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year. To earn a place on the High Honors list, a student must have a 93 percent or above and effort grades of satisfactory, “S” or above. To earn Honors, a student must achieve an 88-92.99 average and effort grades of “S” or above.
The Gunston School’s new Diversity Leadership Speaker Series virtually presents its first guest, Schuyler Bailar, an award-winning NCAA Athlete and inspirational speaker on Thursday, November 19. Students and faculty will join Bailar via Zoom for a presentation and Q&A session.
Lace-up your running shoes and hit the pavement (or treadmill) to raise funds for The Gunston School. The Heron Hustle 5K/1M Fun Run will take place virtually over the course of two days on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. Participants will use Strava to log their time and must submit their entries no later than 3 p.m.on Sunday, November 22. If you are running a “Double Heron,” (both the 5K and 1 M) they need to be completed on different days.
Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement (or treadmill) to raise funds for The Gunston School. The Heron Hustle 5K/1M Fun Run will take place virtually over the course of two days on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22. Participants will use Strava to log their time and must submit their entries no later than 3 p.m.on Sunday, November 22. If you are running a “Double Heron,” (both the 5K and 1 M) they need to be completed on different days.
Twice a year, Gunston declares a “Green and White Day” and students, faculty, and staff divide into two teams and compete in activities that range from canoe races to chopstick competitions, relay races, and more. The event begins with “the sorting” where current Green and White team captains pull names from a hat and all new students and employees are assigned to a team.
The Gunston School recently received three hand-crafted wooden picnic tables from senior Aidan Myers, as part of his Eagle Scout service project. The new tables are situated near the waterfront under a cluster of trees, offering shade and a great place to eat lunch or have outdoor class.
The Gunston School is pleased to announce that seniors Sean Riley and Ethan Nuessle have received letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC).
The GIVE Club is collecting donations for our local food pantry and you can earn Green and White points for your team if you participate. There will be Green and White boxes at Heron House, Middleton and AB from November 16-20. Some suggestions are listed below, but any non-perishable food items are welcome (just remember to check the expiration date!)
The Gunston School is very proud to announce 15 students received advanced placement (AP) scholar awards from the College Board this spring.
The class of 2020 and the school’s G.I.V.E. Club have both donated the proceeds of various fundraising efforts to several COVID relief organizations.