February 25, 2022
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For our students traveling during HSC week, all trips have been rescheduled! Local trips are also moving forward, while our other experiences are in full planning mode. Students who have not signed up for an experience are expected to plan for a work/job shadow/volunteer experience for the week of May 9-13.
It’s an exciting time in our CREW classes right now, as all grade levels are addressing their social emotional learning needs while planning for the future. Grade 9 continues their exploration of their personal learning styles and how to extend compassion toward themselves and others. Grade 10 is focusing on support and respect and how those important skills help them create community. Grade 11 students are working on self-management skills just in time for spring exams, while grade 12 students have begun work on their Ethics in the Real World project, completing one of the key MEA pillars. Also continuing in the coming weeks, grades 9-11 will pursue the course selection process as well, guided by counselors.
2022/23 Course Selection
Current high school students may begin selecting their courses for the 2022/23 academic year on Monday, February 28th. Instructions on how to select courses will be communicated via email on Monday. Students and parents may research pathways to graduation and course options on the Subject Selection Website.
the month of reading
high school counseling
duke of edinburgh practice adventurous journey
On February 13th, 32 High School students and 3 teachers left school at 7 am to embark on a 2 day hiking and camping expedition as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. They completed a 6 hour hike and then set up camp for the night in the Al Dhaid desert. They worked as a team preparing their food and setting up their tents. The next morning they packed up and were hiking as the sun came up. This is Cara’s account of her adventure:
legally blonde the musical
The Middle and High School are very excited to perform ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ to the DAA community in less than two weeks time. With a cast and crew of 90 students, this very popular movie transformed onto the stage is not one to be missed. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun!
GEMS Alumni app
HS General Email:Highschool_daa@gemsedu.com
HS Attendance SecretaryRoma Agtarap / 04 704 9747 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HS Secretary to PrincipalsNashmia Saleem/ 04 704 9723 / email@example.com
HS Secretary to CounselorsAlvin Agtarap/04 704 9831 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Gr 9: Ms. JoAnn Porterfield A-Z https://jporterfielddaa.youcanbook.me
Grades 10-12: Katrina Watson: (A-B) https://katrinawatson-4.youcanbook.me/
Rhiana Courlander: (C-I) https://rhiana-2.youcanbook.me
Phillip Wenturine: (J-Phi) https://mrphillipwenturine.youcanbook.me/
Trisha Johnson: (Phil-Z) https://mstrishajohnson.youcanbook.me/