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Computer Coding (2) 12/15/17
Students in all grades at Galax Elemenary School are learning to write computer code.  According to Mitch...
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Watch the Game Live 09/01/17
The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School ...
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Guidance News (2) 01/15/18
5 Fast Facts That Will Help Make Filling Out FAFSA a Breeze "It's that time of year again when parents and co...
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First Tech Challenge 12/10/17
The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed S...
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Guidance News (2)

5 Fast Facts That Will Help Make Filling Out FAFSA a Breeze


"It's that time of year again when parents and college or college-bound students fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The idea of wading through a form – especially one that requires financial information – is definitely not an appealing idea, but the FAFSA could be a tremendous help in getting your student money to attend college," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"...The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators points out some common mistakes that can delay your form's submission or cause you to not get the aid and scholarships you might qualify for. They include the following:


Leaving some fields blank – Instead, put in a '0' or 'not applicable.'

Listing an incorrect Social Security or driver's license number – It pays to recheck these numbers.

Failing to use your legal name – Use the name on your Social Security card, not a nick-name.

Forgetting to list colleges – Even if you're not sure of which college you'll be attending, add any reasonable possibilities to the list of colleges that will receive your information. You're under no obligation to apply to or attend these colleges, and they can't see which other colleges you're interested in."

Computer Coding (2)

Students in all grades at Galax Elemenary School are learning to write computer code.  According to Mitch Resnick (Watch his TED Talk) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology there are a number of academic advantages to young students learning to code.  These include:

  1. Math concepts such as variables and conditions
  2. Logic such as sequencing as well as cause and effect
  3. Techniques for solving problems
  4. Project design such as the importance of breaking down big ideas to specific tasks
  5. Benefits of collaboration and techniques for communicating ideas
  6. Ability to take criticism as well as identify and fix errors
  7. Perseverance in the face of difficulty

Take a look at what GES students are doing.

 

Watch the Game Live

The Galax High School Production club (PANDA) is proud to bring you live sports coverage of Galax High School Football and Basketball.  Click on the link to watch the game live or on-demand.  A subscription is required through www.nfhsnetwork.com to watch the games.  A portion of the subscription fee is returned to the school that you follow.  Just click on the link to watch the game.

Basketball Opponent                         Date             Broadcast Time Result   
Galax v Eastern Montgomery     Boys 12-11-2017 7:00 PM  59-35  W

 

 

Football Opponent Date Broadcast Time Result
Galax @ Glenvar 08/25/2017  14-34  L
Galax v Radford 09/01/2017 6:30 PM  17-14  W
Galax v Carroll Co. 09/08/2017 6:30 PM  53-0    W
Galax v Rural Retreat 09/15/2017 6:30 PM  63-7    W
Galax @ Northside 09/29/2017 6:30 PM  13-31   L
Galax v Fort Chiswell (Homecoming) 10/06/2017 6:30 PM  40-13  W
Galax @ George Wythe 10/13/2017 6:30 PM  50-13  W
Galax v Auburn 10/20/2017 6:30 PM  35 - 0  W
Galax @ Bland 10/27/2017  75 - 7  W
Galax @ Grayson 11/3/2017 6:30 PM  20 -21  L
Group A Region C Playoffs
Galax v Bland Co 11/10/2017 6:30 PM  62 -13  W
Galax v Parry McCluer 11/18/2017 6:30 PM  28 -10  W
Galax @ Narrows  Region C Championship 11/25/2017 1:30 PM  28 -27  W
Group A State Championship Playoff
Galax v Chilhowie Group A State Semifinals 12/2/2017 2:30 PM  21 -25  L

First Tech Challenge

The Maroon Tide (Team 12953) competed at its first ever First Tech Challenge.  The Maroon Tide competed Saturday, December 9th at the Southwest Virginia Qualifier held at Southwest VA Community College.  The Tide finished 8th out of 15 teams.  Coaches Joyelle Edmondson and Dustin Carter have been working with 13 students to design, build, program, and drive the robot in the 2017 FTC game Relic RecoveryWatch the Maroon Tide compete.

GHS students compete at the First Tech Challenge robotics competition