Cultural Exchange

Students in the eighth grade visited the Al Medina School of Richmond last week as the first part of their World Cultures course. These cultural exchange trips help to shape the students global understanding and values. Students spent the first half experiencing Islamic culture, traditions, countries, landmarks, and values through a presentation created by Al-Medina students.

The second half of their trip was spent interacting with Al-Medina students as GSES students asked fun, cultural, and various questions while they laughed, interacted, connected hearts and most of all developed respect for all people.

Students will also visit a Hindu temple in February.

National Junior Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to the new members of the National Junior Honor Society! Good Shepherd is delighted to recognize Barrett Burns, Ryan Busick, Kylie Fenick, Lainie Murray and Sabian Smith as the newest members of the GSES Chapter.

Established in 2016, the Good Shepherd Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inductees must exemplify the five standards of the NJHS, which include: leadership, citizenship, character, service, and scholarship. Applicants must have at least 20 hours of community service to be nominated.

Tree Planting

The Middle School students helped move and dig transplant holes for the ten new trees donated to Good Shepherd! We can’t wait to watch these grow! Many thanks to the Richmond Tree Stewards for helping our students learn about the best way to move and transplant trees.