Quote of the Day
“The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change. ”
- Maya Angelou
Excerpt from “On the Pulse of Morning”
Read the full poem here.
Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction bestseller by an African American woman. Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work (nonfiction) category, in 2005 and 2009.
A Look Ahead to Fall 2020: A Tale of Four Gunstons
To the question — Will Gunston be open in September 2020? — the answer is an unequivocal yes! At the same time, our current public health crisis is demanding some meaningful changes in our policies and procedures that will likely make next year feel quite different. Each decision we make will be guided by the key tenets of our mission — rigor, nurture, and personalization — as well as those key elements of the Gunston experience that mean so much to our students: community, camaraderie, and fun.
Over the past month, our Board of Trustees, leadership team, and faculty have been furiously engaged in scenario planning for Fall of 2020. As we embarked upon this task, we did so knowing that the public health picture remains cloudy, but also with the understanding that Gunston’s students and families are relying on us to offer a robust and engaging educational program next fall, ideally occurring ON our campus.
This planning — which has also been driven by the fundamental value of safety for our students, faculty, and families — has led us to develop a framework entitled “The Four Gunstons.” Let me stress that we’re planning extensively for EACH of these models, with the understanding that we may need to mix and match these approaches during the year as circumstances and obstacles arise:
Points for #GustonWhiteTeam and #GunstonGreenTeam
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GREEN TEAM POINTS
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Rising Junior and Senior Ladies,
If you happen to be a rising junior or senior and are a young woman considering a career in law enforcement, please check out the link to the 2020 Year of the Woman Youth Leadership & Law Enforcement Seminar sponsored by the Maryland State Police:
Ringling College of Art and Design is offering their Summer Teen Studios Online this summer. Please check out their website if you're interested in learning more!
Otis College of Art and Design is offering their Summer of Art Program online.
The ACLU National Advocacy Institute High School Program is being offered online this summer.
Updates from Ms. Webb
The College Board has canceled the following SAT dates:
Saturday, June 6, 2020
For more information, please check the College Board website, which includes contact information.
ACT has decided to reschedule students who registered for the April 4th testing date.
Saturday, June 13, 2020, or future test date
Please check out the ACT website for more details.
ACT just announced:
- Offering test-at-home options for fall/winter 2020.
- Makeup test date of June 13th for the June 6th
- Makeup test date of July 25th for the July 18th
TOEFL iBT Testing Changes (for students who do not speak English as their first language)
- TOEFL Internet Based Test available to complete from home
- Proctors will watch students complete the test via webcam
- Proctors will watch the screens of all students taking the test
- Same length as typical TOEFL iBT