Category: Community

A Junior-Senior Class Trip for the Ages

They came from as far north as Canada and as far south as Chile. Travelers arrived by plane, car, train, and even bus. In April, during GWUOHS’ spring break, 24 juniors and seniors, along with three staff chaperones, took over Orlando for the week. Students who had only met each other in live class sessions or chatted on Skype were introduced at the airport or the hotel lobby. It took all of five minutes for many to connect and find lots in common.

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Meet GWUOHS’ First Ever Co-Head of School

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

In a series of shocking events, from Ms. Giraldo’s pregnancy to yesterday’s unfathomable PZD crucifixion, the GW Chronicle has, yet again, uncovered deeper, behind-doors news. According to an undocumented, unofficial insider report from Stride Inc., GWUOHS has hired a Mr. Richard Mistretta as GWUOHS’ first ever Co-Head of School. And yes, this Mr. Mistretta is, in fact, the father of our Ms. Mistretta, GWUOHS’ now Co-Principal. In an exclusive interview with Mr. Mistretta, the GW Chronicle explores the new Mistretta authority:

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GWUOHS Fundraisers for Ukraine Make Progress

From the GWUOHS Facebook page:

Our Facebook fundraiser has currently raised $3,026, with all donations going to the Global Empowerment Mission.  We will continue to accept donations if you would like to contribute here.  If you do not have a Facebook account but would like to donate, funds can be sent via PayPal to our school’s account:  amistretta@gwuohs.com.  You will be provided with receipts of the donation being transferred to the Facebook fundraiser.

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GWUOHS KIND Campaign Assembly

Julian-Alexandre W., journalist

Just last month, on Feb. 23 , GWUOHS had its very first KIND Campaign Assembly–big kudos to the Women’s Empowerment Club for hosting this event to promote girl-on-girl bullying awareness. This movement has grown as very popular forms of bullying amongst females such as indirect bullying, have grown to account for nearly 18% of all cases of bullying. Moreover, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the new popularity in online schooling, and a general increase in online activity, cyberbullying has risen dramatically. In a 2021 national representative sample, 23.7% of females in a 2,546-person sample, between the ages of 13 and 17, faced some sort of cyberbullying to their respective gender category. The issue of girl-on-girl bullying is widespread and non-exclusive to our school environment. Here is my interview with Danielle Chan, from the Women’s Empowerment Club and the GW Chronicle, to give more
insight into the GWUOHS KIND Campaign Assembly!

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Prepping for the Spring Semester

How to Be More Organized and Study Effectively

Deya N., journalist and member of the Student Council’s Student Support Committee

We are this year’s Student Support Committee! We know that it’s easy to feel isolated and overwhelmed with online school and COVID, but it’s important to know you’re never alone. Our mission is to remind you that you don’t have to handle everything internally- that’s impossible! We want to hear what matters to you and offer regular articles about ways to manage and cope. No shame, no judgment, all love. (This is not counseling but rather researched peer advice.)


Welcome to GWUOHS’ first student support article! The majority of our first survey’s results concluded that students are currently most concerned about planning for the spring semester and figuring out how to study effectively. If this sounds like you, we hope you find comfort in knowing we’re in this together. Through some research, experience, and experimentation, we’ve narrowed down six important aspects to organizing and completing schoolwork effectively. Don’t feel afraid to experiment and find what works for you!

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Personal Finance Should Be Required

Emma D., Arts Department Co-Editor

Word Cloud by www.epictop10.com

Taking my high school’s Personal Finance course last semester was one of the best decisions I ever made. Although I was apprehensive about approaching a subject I knew little about at first, I now find myself having acquired a high level of financial literacy. I know how to create a budget, open a bank account, calculate interest, read a stock table and much more. These are skills that will serve me throughout my entire life, especially as I head off to college later this year. 

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GWUOHS Model United Nations Club Members Shine during April 18 Virtual MUN Conference

GW Chronicle,

On Sunday, April 18th, GWUOHS student delegates participated in a Virtual Model United Nations Conference with hundreds of students across the globe. MUN is an educational simulation in which students can learn about international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations.

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GWUOHS Holds Decision Making Assembly

(Image by Ela Freeman)

Emma D., Arts Department Co-Editor

On Dec. 4, the George Washington University Online High School hosted an assembly on the topic of making good decisions. The lecture was presented by academic advisors Ela Freeman and Chelsea Crawford. While they navigated the audio glitches that occurred in Newrow, Freeman and Crawford provided students with advice on evaluating decisions. 

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