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‘Gender identity’ added to school board policy

‘Gender identity’ added to school board policy

by Christina Howie, Copy Editor
January 19, 2016 • 549 views
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At the Glen Rock Board of Education meeting on Jan. 4, the school board decided to revise the current school board policy by including the term ‘gender identity’. Revisions were made to the following policies: 2224 Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action 4111 Recruitment, Selection and Hiring – C...

Glen Rock joins the College Board’s AP Honor Roll

Glen Rock joins the College Board’s AP Honor Roll

by Julia Rooney, Multimedia Manager
January 15, 2016 • 368 views
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The College Board has recently sent out a press release announcing its sixth Annual AP District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success. Among 424 other school districts across America and Canada, Glen Rock School District has been honored. The process of choosing whic...

Theatre Company takes on Star Wars

Theatre Company takes on Star Wars

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer
January 15, 2016 • 389 views
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May the force be with thee. The Theatre Company announced on Wednesday, Jan. 13 that the 2016 spring show will be William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher. The play is a dramatic retelling of the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope by George Lucas written entirely in Shake...

Our Top 10 Stories of 2015

Our Top 10 Stories of 2015

by Jack Jensen and Colin Morrow
January 13, 2016 • 409 views
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We count down the top 10 stories of 2015, as covered by The Glen Echo. 10. Students' lockers get emptied Although some students found these actions controversial, all of the students' items were returned to them shortly. 9. Fitness center replaces APR room In the beginning of the 2015-2016 ...

Theater Company attends Broadway show

Theater Company attends Broadway show

by Catherine Bennett, Staff Witer
January 8, 2016 • 316 views
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Glen Rock High School’s Theater Company attended a Broadway play this past Wednesday, Jan. 6. It was the first time The Theater Company was approved by The Board of Education to take students to see a show in New York City. Ms. Juliet McKinley, Theater Company adviser, organized the trip...

Toys-for-Tots drive collects presents for the holidays

Toys-for-Tots drive collects presents for the holidays

by Kate Casey, Staff Writer
December 22, 2015 • 244 views
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A Toy-for-Tots drive collected holiday presents for children in need, just before many will celebrate Christmas. Kevin Callahan (‘18) and faculty adviser Mr. Mario Porciello collected approximately sixty toys for less fortunate children. Students were asked to bring in new, unopened toys by Dec....

School nurse retires after 23 years

School nurse retires after 23 years

by Colin Morrow, Sports Social Media Editor
December 22, 2015 • 336 views
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Almost a quarter of a century ago, Ms. Susan Becker walked into her office at Glen Rock High School for the first time. Becker has been the nurse at Glen Rock High School for the past 23 years, taking care of whatever student who needs medical attention, whether it be a call to home or just a Band-Aid....

Annual student short films to be shown Wednesday

Annual student short films to be shown Wednesday

by Lilia Wood, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2015 • 351 views
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The annual winter slideshow assembly will be during the half day on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Media Arts classes have been preparing various two-minute video clips for the last two weeks that will be shown to the student body during the two hour long presentation. “We just got into this right after...

GSA welcomes transgender guest speaker

GSA welcomes transgender guest speaker

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer
December 17, 2015 • 625 views
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Transman and postgender activist Leo Caldwell visited the school on Friday, Dec. 11 to discuss with students his experiences and transvisibiliy in our society. The assembly was hosted by the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club and all students were welcome. The goal of the presentation was to educate...

The Glen Echo staff awarded prestigious honors

The Glen Echo staff awarded prestigious honors

by Olivia Lorenzo, Senior Staff Writer
December 15, 2015 • 387 views
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The Glen Echo online newspaper has been awarded a gold medal and All-Columbian honors from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is an international student press association founded in 1925. The main goal of this association is to unite students and staff ...

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