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March 30, 2020:  Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for Marylanders which means no one should leave their home for any reason other than essential work, to get food or other fundamental reason. The order takes effect at 8 pm.
For the GISW this means:

1. All GISW buildings will be closed for the foreseeable future. 

2. In order to give our teachers and parents more time to prepare, we are postponing both parent nights that were scheduled for tonight to Thursday at the same time.

Distance Learning until Friday, April 24th, 2020.

We are here for you as we continue to prepare for the 2020/21 school year. The Admissions Office remains open. Please complete this form and we will contact you: https://giswashington.org/request-information-package.html

GISW updates related to the Coronavirus: https://giswashington.org/coronavirus.html

One, Two Three, and You're Out!

Our trip to the National Museum of Natural History

On January 22nd, 2020, the "Field Biology"- FuF-group visited the National Museum of Natural History accompanied by Mrs. Ellenrieder and Mr. Endenich. The goal was to get to know and understand the world of endangered animals. In the Hall of Mammals we tried to find out how many of the exhibited animals you can find on the “Red List” already, meaning they are endangered. Shockingly, it turns out that every fourth mammal is endangered!

Then we explored the museum and looked for relatives of mammals that are extinct today, watched a short film about evolution, looked at the “Hope Diamond” and saw an exhibit of ancient mummies. We also discovered an interesting exhibition about the outbreak of  epidemics. During several activities we took on the role of doctors, scientists and epidemiologists.

We learned a lot and also had a lot of fun. So you too, should visit the National Museum of Natural History.

by Josephine B. and  Amelia F. (6A)

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