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Christmas Market 2021

Our 60th anniversary celebration during the month of December has been focused on strengthening our school community.  Thanks to the tremendous organizational efforts of the FRIENDS and their dedicated army of volunteers, we have been able to maintain our school’s beloved tradition of a German Christmas Market.

With the pandemic affecting the third school year, we as a community have learned to adapt much of what we do including our celebrations.  A great deal of hard work and creativity on the part of many individuals resulted in a successful online market followed by a festive outdoor event where folks came to collect their goods and mingle with friends.  Beyond the funds raised by the FRIENDS on behalf of our school, perhaps the greatest success of this year’s Christmas Market was the way in which individuals came together and generously gave their time, their talents, their resources and their combined good will to spread warm holiday joy.

Special thanks go out to Michael Heinen and the entire Board of the FRIENDS for their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to our school and to all of the business partners, parents, students and staff who volunteered to make this event possible.

We thank VW for their generous sponsorship of prizes for this year's senior class raffle and to all who purchased raffle tickets to support the GISW Class of 2022.

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Founded in 1969 and run solely by parent volunteers, this group raises funds to benefit GISW. Learn more about the Friends