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The best way to get to know GDS is to visit. The second best way is to stay up to date on all the happenings and goings on! GDS News offers an insider's view.
Middle School Band Performances

Students in Middle School band worked diligently this semester in their virtual lessons and their in-person, small group rehearsals

Beauty and Spitfire

The 75th Anniversary Speaker Series event Advocacy Through Music and Poetry

Philanthropy and Impact

Revisiting Philanthropy in a Time of Social, Economic, and Political Unrest, A GDS 75th Speaker Series Event

Three masked students playfully jumping

On April 5, spring sports returned across DC schools, and GDS athletics kicked off their long-lost season cut short last spring by the start of the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Haiku and Poe-Tree

Daniel Farber '23 won the youth division in the District’s Inaugural Poe-Tree Contest, and community members wrote haikus in honor of AAPI Month.

Alumni in Art: Part I

GDS alumni artists connected with current GDS students who share an interest in art and storytelling.

The Inaugural Senior Walk

We are so excited that the Class of 2021 was the first graduating class to participate in our Senior Walk.

3D Modeling and Design

Students in 3D Modeling and Design class are working towards constructing a fully-functional lamp fixture, lamp shade, or light feature.

Earth Day Eve

Lower School students spent time outdoors in pursuit of answers to questions about the Earth.

Fist painted like the planet Earth

Environmental Justice Week at GDS included a variety of activities and events meant to further educate the community on environmental justice and its intersections.

Artist standing next to large piece of artwork

Fine artist, published author, and illustrator Jazzmin Imani Cox-Cáceres ’19 made two virtual visits to GDS last week.

High School baseball players standing on a field

On April 5, spring sports returned across DC schools, and GDS athletics kicked off their spring season.

Gleeful students bouncing balls on a parachute

Lower School students are joyfully "popping popcorn" on a parachute in P.E. class.

Music teacher at piano

"Outer Spaceways Incorporated" by Sun Ra with Brad Linde and a GDS creative music class

Photo of Ela

Ela Rockafellow ’18 honored with prestigious Goldwater Scholar award

Image of GDS Statement to #StopAsianHate

As an institution that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we support the AAPI community within our school and across the nation.

Mock Court Advocates

GDS recently participated in the Mock Court Program for DC High School students.

Mathletes & Puzzle Makers

Math teams and clubs have continued to thrive throughout the year despite the virtual setting.

Sidibe’s Slam Session and More

The second gathering of Sidibe’s Slam Session featured a blend of guest performances, callback student spotlights, and many first-time slam and spoken word poets.

Biography & Advocacy

Second grade continues to learn from the past as they look ahead to creating the kind of world in which they want to live.

Middle School Perseverance Watch Party

Middle School science teachers hosted a watch party for students interested in following NASA’s rover Perseverance on its descent to—and successful landing on—the surface of Mars.

Lower School MLK Assembly

For the Lower School Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly, 1st graders  performed in a powerful and touching collection of protest songs and poems.

Never. Give. Up.

Ziyah Holman ’20 inspires the world right off the starting line.

Celebrating Hoppers Celebrating America

Annalise Myre ’19 did her part to create the 2021 Presidential Inauguration's COVID-19 memorial, talent list, and series of real, hometown heroes for a virtual “parade.”

Students smiling on steps

In an effort to welcome GDS students in the new year with joy and purpose, we introduce Joyful January x CAN-uary.

Grace Under Pressure

Elite athletes share life lessons and tips on motivation and mental toughness with GDS community members

Differing Ability

This week, the Middle School held an assembly on differing abilities—conceived, coordinated, and moderated by Lexi Berzok ’25.

Virtual Hamlet

In honor of GDS’s 75th anniversary, the GDS High School theater program will present a 75-minute virtual presentation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 

Smiling Child

Treasuring traditions, a pandemic notwithstanding, GDS’s three divisions honored the virtue of gratitude virtually prior to the Thanksgiving Break.

Speaker for Change Begins at Home

Tools for Nurturing Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias Attitudes in your Child(ren)

Revisit: Entertainment in the Time of COVID

The 75th Anniversary Speaker Series continued this month with “Entertainment in the Time of COVID,” featuring GDS alumni Kelly AuCoin ’85, Terence Carter ’97, Gina Gionfriddo ’87, Ethan Slater ’10, and A.J. Weissbard ’91 and moderated by High School performing arts chair Laura Rosberg.

Pumpkins with Seniors and PK/K

High School seniors carved pumpkins inspired by drawings sent in by PK and Kindergarten students in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

Screenshot of virtual Middle School lockers

Take a walk down the Virtual Middle School Hallway and you’ll get a rare peek into the lockers of our 6th graders. 

Community Norms and Creativity

From both the Lower School and Middle School this week, students and teachers animated their understanding of shared community norms with joyful creativity.

Finding their Footing in Middle School

Orientation will wrap up in 5th grade this week, but it’s not just the start of a new year—it’s also the year 5th grade joined the Middle School!

Learning On Campus

Each morning this week, 25 or more students arrived for supervised Virtual Campus in well-ventilated tents just outside the main entrance to the new Lower/Middle School building.

Safety and Flexibility in Theater

GDS is pleased to announce the completed installation of perhaps the only high-strength tension grid system in any DC-area school.

Welcome to Our Virtual Classroom!

Teachers have created innovative virtual classroom spaces to introduce themselves, create a sense of shared community space, provide resources for accessing class materials, and start meaningful dialogue with students.