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Record Setting Year for Students in the 2024 Scholastic Writing Awards

Far surpassing last year’s record, GFA students received 117 Scholastic Writing Awards in the 2024 competition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were founded in 1923 and, for more than a century, have inspired bold ideas in creative teens throughout the country. While GFA has always had a strong presence among the top Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, this year broke records for the number of award-winning students, and the number of awards. 

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Spring Training for Educators: Embracing Practice to Strengthen School Culture

This week, GFA's faculty experienced a dynamic “spring training” session during our professional development day, united under the powerful theme of practice. The day kicked off with an engaging keynote from best-selling author Doug Lemov, who shared powerful insights from his book, "Reconnect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging." Lemov's discussion on creating classroom environments that foster a strong sense of belonging and high levels of learning resonated with GFA’s mission.

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Cross-Divisional Celebrations of Black History Month

As we bid farewell to February, we also conclude our annual celebration of Black History Month, a period marked by observance and recognition across all divisions of our school community. This year's theme, "African-Americans & the Arts," was a focal point for assemblies, classroom discussions, and conversations throughout our hallways. Community blocks were dedicated to meaningful dialogues that delved into the contributions and impact of African Americans in the arts

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