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WATCH OUT WORLD

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Welcome Gulliver's New President, Cliff Kling

We extend a warm welcome to Cliff Kling, Gulliver's new president, whose first day as a Raider was Jan. 1! There will be many opportunities to get to know Cliff, including the Academy Parent Social on Jan. 26 and the Prep Parent Social on Feb. 10. Stay tuned for details on these and other events. >>Learn about Cliff's new role and view a special welcome message.

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Students from Japan Spend an Unforgettable Week at Gulliver

As part of a school-wide program, four students from Kagoshima, Japan, spent a week shadowing students at the Academy - Marian C. Krutulis Campus in November. Yvette Salas P '24 said it was, "a great start to what we envisioned that Gulliver would foster." >>More about this sister-city exchange.

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Gulliver Gives

The Gulliver community gave back to South Florida this holiday season, acting on the school's mission to live with integrity and responsibility, and make positive contributions to the community. December's holiday philanthropic initiatives included food and toy drives, student-founded initiative Love on the Streets, a sock sale for pediatric cancer charity Live Like Bella, plus more. >>Gulliver's December giving.

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Gulliver Student Publishes Her First Book

At the age of 16, Prep student Nicole Nixon '19 became a published author. Fire Within: Part 1, which chronicles a cat's adventures around London, was released on Amazon just before she turned 17. >>More on Nicole's action adventure fantasy story.


SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS

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Prep Musicians Head to Florida
All-State Music Festival

The Florida Music Educators' Association selected three Gulliver students for its All-State ensembles, which will perform at FMEA's annual Professional Development Conference. Nathaniel Rich '18, Gonzalo Schaps '18 and Theresa Guidry '20 were selected through competitions with thousands of high school student musicians. >>More on our All-State musicians.


RAIDER ATHLETICS

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Youth Sports Enrichment Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 Gulliver Youth Sports program, offered as part of Gulliver's after-school Extended Care and Enrichment program. Students are taught specific fundamentals, principles of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork. Great emphasis is placed on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; the goal is not winning, but, rather, the experience of wholesome competition and the development of healthy minds and bodies. The overall aim of the program is for each child to enjoy the learning experience. >>Log in to your Parent Portal and click on After-School Programs to register.


ALUMNI CONNECTION

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Alumni Events Recap

November and December brought several fun alumni events, including:

  • Alumni Soccer & Lacrosse Games >>Photos
  • Home for the Holidays Alumni party >>Photos
  • Legacy Bowl – Flag Football Game >>Photos

>>More about our end-of-year alumni events.

 

Upcoming Alumni Events

  • January 13: Alumni Baseball Game & Tailgate
  • January 20: Gulliver Travels - Los Angeles
  • January 25: Raider's Edge Networking Lunch

>>For more information on alumni events, please contact Rachele Huelsman, director of alumni relations. #GulliverAlumni #ForeverARaider


UPCOMING EVENTS

Let's Partee!

At Raider Challenge!

Annual Raider Challenge Golf Tournament
Monday, February 5, 2018 
at Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club

Gulliver's beloved golf outing gets an upgrade this year as we partner with a a premier tournament specialist for the first time. Show off your swing,  take your best shot with the golf ball launcher, join the Gulliver Party on the Green and more. >>Details on this unique, interactive day on the links.

 

>>For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Dieppa '04, Gulliver's special events coordinator. 

 

>>View the full Gulliver activities calendar.


POWERING OUR POTENTIAL: FACULTY & STAFF

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Shifting From Monitoring to Mentoring

The Fall Parent Book Club engaged in a robust dialogue about the book Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. >>More on mentoring your digital-native children.  


The next Parent Book Club will cover The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively.


 
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HEAD OF SCHOOL'S CORNER

I wrote this as I was returning from The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference, where our Middle School Jazz Band was the only middle school-level group in attendance. "Watch out world," indeed! This is just one of many examples of how Gulliver students are empowered to follow a passion to the highest level, and how they embrace the challenge. >>Keep reading.


EMPOWERING OUR FUTURE

Supporting the Annual Fund

Hundreds of members of our school community are helping us foster a culture of philanthropy, supporting our Empower the Future 2017-18 Annual Fund. We have raised over $600,000 towards our $1.3 million goal, and the official launch on Give Miami Day was an unprecedented success. >>More on the campaign. >>Make a gift online

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM GULLIVER!

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