Ein herzliches Dankeschön für ihre Spenden im Rahmen der Annual-Giving-Kampagne 2017/18 geht an die folgenden Familien: Aagaard-Kummer – Acker-Gellerich - Adams-Goggin – Adcox-Specht - Adrieyenko-Keda – Alston - Armanyos-Owen - Arvand-Velasco - Beck-Cho – Beckmann – Benson - Berg - Black-Rosenblum - Boghardt-Plotkin - Boniface-Dietrich – Brachmann-Dehdasti (2) – Buckley-Kruckenberg - Busnel-Vorpahl (2) - Cakir - Campeanu - Castelo-Gonzalez - Choi-Claus – Cropsey - Conway-Rehding Cunliffe-Galil – Dang-Kroemer - Dean – Deringer – Deschler - Devoyans – Dine - Djumena-Ramirez - Douglass – Dubrey - Edenhofer-Hein- Everett – Fiess (2)– Gilder – Gimbel – Gonzalez – Gordon - Green - Gröschel – Haag - Hake-Rodriguez – Hall – Hanson - Hamann – Hanada (2) – Hartmann – Hebous - Heininger – Hernandez - Hildebrand – Hirn - Hitaj – Horn - Hubrich-Karlsson – Hutter - Illig - Jessen-Klingenberg (2) - Jia-Smith - Kaltenstadler – Klick – Kneiske - Kohlmeyer-Zeitoun – Kemper (2) - Kopp - Kopp-Wilson (4)– Kotzur - Kuhlen – Lau – Lampkin-Srebric - Lanz - Lehmann-Scholl – Lairo - Levin – Lieb – Liles(2) – Linnenbrink - Lopez-Vermehren – Lorraine-Zegarra - Macnamara - Mantl-Rihai-Pour - Mahious – Mayer-Nicolai - Melters-Ordonez – Mickler - Miranda-Silva – Molineus - Müller - Nakamizu-Wiesen – Nagy (2) – Narayanan – Neal - Nighbert – Nix - O’Donnell – O’Neill - Paine – Palenzatis-Parker - Peter-Velasquez - Peuker-Pham - Propst – Plörer - Ramirez De Arellano – Reichelt – Reinecke -Riedmueller-Smith - Wichmann – Rodrigues – Rolph - Rother - Sanio (2) – Sarmiento - Schmidt - Sedlmayer – Sheldon - Staak-Stein - Stocker – Tack - Tawil, Dagmar – Tawil, Philip – Thiemeyer - Tischer - Tschida-Spiers - Twinn – Uhas - Vorwerk – Veldhues - Wagner - Weiler – Wezel - Wille-Reece – Williams - Wood – Ziegler- Berghausen and: Book a Smile ;) (4) & Anonymous & Sprinkles Potomac -- We thank the following families for donating to our 2017/18 ANNUAL GIVING campaign: Aagaard-Kummer – Acker-Gellerich - Adams-Goggin – Adcox-Specht - Adrieyenko-Keda – Alston - Armanyos-Owen - Arvand-Velasco - Beck-Cho – Beckmann – Benson - Berg - Black-Rosenblum - Boghardt-Plotkin - Boniface-Dietrich – Brachmann-Dehdasti (2) – Buckley-Kruckenberg - Busnel-Vorpahl (2) - Cakir - Campeanu - Castelo-Gonzalez - Choi-Claus – Cropsey - Conway-Rehding Cunliffe-Galil – Dang-Kroemer - Dean – Deringer – Deschler - Devoyans – Dine - Djumena-Ramirez - Douglass – Dubrey - Edenhofer-Hein- Everett – Fiess (2)– Gilder – Gimbel – Gonzalez – Gordon - Green - Gröschel – Haag - Hake-Rodriguez – Hall – Hanson - Hamann – Hanada (2) – Hartmann – Hebous - Heininger – Hernandez - Hildebrand – Hirn - Hitaj – Horn - Hubrich-Karlsson – Hutter - Illig - Jessen-Klingenberg (2) - Jia-Smith - Kaltenstadler – Klick – Kneiske - Kohlmeyer-Zeitoun – Kemper (2) - Kopp - Kopp-Wilson (4)– Kotzur - Kuhlen – Lau – Lampkin-Srebric - Lanz - Lehmann-Scholl – Lairo - Levin – Lieb – Liles(2) – Linnenbrink - Lopez-Vermehren – Lorraine-Zegarra - Macnamara - Mantl-Rihai-Pour - Mahious – Mayer-Nicolai - Melters-Ordonez – Mickler - Miranda-Silva – Molineus - Müller - Nakamizu-Wiesen – Nagy (2) – Narayanan – Neal - Nighbert – Nix - O’Donnell – O’Neill - Paine – Palenzatis-Parker - Peter-Velasquez - Peuker-Pham - Propst – Plörer - Ramirez De Arellano – Reichelt – Reinecke -Riedmueller-Smith - Wichmann – Rodrigues – Rolph - Rother - Sanio (2) – Sarmiento - Schmidt - Sedlmayer – Sheldon - Staak-Stein - Stocker – Tack - Tawil, Dagmar – Tawil, Philip – Thiemeyer - Tischer - Tschida-Spiers - Twinn – Uhas - Vorwerk – Veldhues - Wagner - Weiler – Wezel - Wille-Reece – Williams - Wood – Ziegler- Berghausen and: Book a Smile ;) (4) & Anonymous & Sprinkles Potomac

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The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for the coordination of the school development at the GISW and oversees the work of project groups. The members of the committee come from all areas of the school: Student Government (SMV), Parents‘ Council (SEBR), Faculty Members, Business Office Staff, Board of Directors, Head of School. The inclusion of representatives of each area allows for an oversight of the work of the project groups from variety of different angles and a direct communication to all groups and departments.

The Steering Committee
- oversees and coordinates the process of school development and supports the different project groups that are working on developmental focal points based on their action plans
- is responsible for evaluating the measurements within the framework of school development
- informs all groups and departments (SEBR, SMV, Faculty, Board, Business Office) and communicates on the current status of the school development process

Based on suggestions from the school community and based on external requirements, the Steering Committee makes recommendations to the Head of School regarding developmental focal points that will be developed in a project group. Teachers receive extra pay for taking on the lead role in a project group that lasts for a longer time, at least 2 years.

The current developmental focal points of the GISW are:
- Strengthening the School Identity
- Teaching at different academic levels in one classroom (Binnendifferenzierung)
- A program of individually-oriented instructional units that focus on extra coaching to improving language skills (German and English) and on challenging our gifted students  (Förderkonzept und Forderkonzept - FuF)
- Concept for using different media in the classroom (Medienkonzept)

Additionally the Steering Committee oversees:
- Career & College Counseling
- Knowledge Management & Transition Management

Steering committee meetings are open to the public and visitors who sign up one week before a meeting date are welcome to join us. Please sign up with Guido Mueller at gmueller@giswashington.org. In general, the Steering Committee meets on a Tuesday or a Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The meeting dates for this rest of this school year are February 27, April 24, May 10, June 16, 2018.

Related Links:
> Bylaws of the Steering Committee
> Communication Strategy of the Steering Committee.

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