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From the Classroom: Students Build Parachutes

On the far side of the GVP parking lot, right next to the Decatur Library, a group of Form One girls are talking excitedly, each one trying to drown out...
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GVP Founder Suzie Jacobs Volunteers in Math Class

For 13 years, Suzie Jacobs has watched GVP grow and blossom. She is one of the school’s founders. Since 2009, she has contributed to the school’s development. Now, she continues...
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From Volunteer to Lead Math Teacher: Caroline Henry Starts a New Journey at GVP

On her first day of work, Caroline Henry realized she already had a special connection to GVP. Ms. Marjorie, Science Teacher, told Ms. Caroline that she used to be her...
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“Mathstravaganza” Puts Math Center Stage at GVP

Ms. Linda Smiley, GVP’s long time mathematics teacher, walks around in her new classroom. She moves classroom supplies intentionally, placing each item carefully where she wants it. Against the wall,...
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Going Coastal: Students Explore Tybee Island for Experiential Learning Field Trip

GVP students had a special field trip this month. We spent two nights at the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island to learn about the ecosystem of barrier islands. We...
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Codes are Everywhere: Students Apply Coding to Multiple Subjects

“Codes are about much more than just coding.” For the past eight weeks, students have been participating in the Codes Learning Unit. The goal of this unit is to demonstrate...
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Students Adopt a Growth Mindset through Art

Have you ever tried to create something that did not turn out the way you wanted? Were you disappointed in yourself? Did you learn from your mistakes and try again?...
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Summer Camp Offers Long-Awaited Opportunity for In-Person Connection

After a year of remote learning, the ache to meet again in person was acute for GVP’s students and teachers alike. The opportunity finally came last month: for a week...
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Students Stand Up, Speak Out Through Rights Unit

This semester, our integrated unit of study is “Rights.” In this unit, all of our core subject areas explore questions like “What are our rights?” and “How can we be...
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Maker-Centered Learning Prepares Students for 21st Century Challenges

How would your education have looked different if you were encouraged to take risks and learn from your mistakes? If instead of worksheets and tests, you were given a problem...