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December 2018

WATCH OUT WORLD

Students Take Action for Climate Change

Upper School students are making a case for climate change, taking classroom learning into the community and engaging in projects and activities that are sure to make a global impact. They recently presented to the Youth Climate Action Summit held by The Tech for Global Good Student Board, kicked off South Florida schools' participation in the Underwater HOA environmental art initiative and more. >>Delve into students' environmental change work and hear from the students

A School With Heart During Wellness Week

A wise man said long ago: “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Those words, uttered by Greek philosopher Plato, rang true at the Academy as it dedicated a full week to promoting wellness of the body, mind and soul. It began with Movement Monday, then flowed into Thirsty Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Fantastic Friday. >>More on Wellness Week at the Academy.

Gulliver Gives: Thanksgiving Season

Gulliver is committed to developing global citizens who are socially responsible, inspired and engaged. Our students and families gave back to the community in many ways this Thanksgiving season. They built homes in Mexico City, engaged with an orphanage in Honduras, built bikes for at-risk youth, held drives that gave our entire community the chance to contribute to causes, celebrated Best Buddies Friendsgiving and more. >>Read about Gulliver's giving.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS

Academy Drama Gives Lauded Performances, Earns Awards

In November, Gulliver Academy's Drama Troupe 88015 presented 26 pieces at the Junior Thespians District Festival. The students earned 17 Superior and nine Excellent Ratings, and all qualified for competition at a state level. They also performed back-to-back nights of comedic play Antisocial, and will soon begin preparing for April's play Wizard of Oz. >>All of our award winners.

RAIDER ATHLETICS

2018 Fall Sports Wrap-Up

  • The girls' swim team won the 2A State Swimming Championship, while boys' swim team ended their season as the 2A swimming state runner-up.
  • The football team's 8-4 season qualified it for a playoff berth. 
  • The very young boys' golf team had a strong season, and the girls' golf team finished fourth in the district tournament. 
  • In volleyball, the Raiders went 11-11 and were district runners-up. 
  • The girls' cross country team was district runner-up, and both the girls' and boys' teams saw several members achieve personal best times. 
  • Both boys' and girls' bowling had one of their best seasons ever, with the boys finishing 9-4 and the girls finishing 8-2.
>> Get all the Raider Athletics season wrap-up details.

COMING UP ON CAMPUS

  • Dec. 4: Spring Enrichment registration opens
  • Dec. 4: The Academy Dancers present Peace Love Dance
  • Dec. 5-6: The Academy Music Department presents Holiday Harmonies
  • Dec. 7-11: Fall After-School Enrichment ends
  • Dec. 8: The Prep Music Department presents Rejoice the Season!
  • Dec. 8: Middle School Girls' Basketball vs. Ransom Everglades
  • Dec 8: Middle School Boys' JV & Varsity Basketball vs. Ransom Everglades
  • Dec. 11: Varsity Girls’ Basketball vs. Ransom Everglades
  • Dec. 11: Middle School Varsity Boys' Soccer vs. Ransom Everglades
  • Dec. 12: Middle School JV Boys' Soccer vs. Riviera Prep
  • Dec. 13: Senior Field Day
  • Dec. 13: Varsity Girls’ Soccer vs. St. Brendan
  • Dec. 13: Middle School Girls' Soccer vs. Florida Christian
  • Dec. 14: Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Westminster Christian
  • Dec. 14: Primary School Holiday Concerts
  • Dec. 17-20: Fall Youth Sports ends
  • Dec. 19: Primary & Lower School Holiday Celebration
  • Dec. 20-22: Varsity Boys’ Basketball, 7th Annual Gulliver Holiday Classic 
  • Dec. 20: Deadline to purchase athletic letter jackets
  • Dec. 21: PreK3-12 Noon Dismissal
  • Dec. 24-Jan. 4: Winter Recess
  • Jan. 7: Teacher Work Day
  • Jan. 11: Drama & Desserts (Prep)
  • Jan. 12: Casino Royale - Academy Parent Social
  • Jan. 14: Spring Enrichment classes begin
  • Jan. 18: Art Walk (Prep)
>>FULL ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

THE GULLIVER FUND

Gulliver #GiveMiamiDay Raises $77,402

Thank you to our community for joining together to support The Gulliver Fund through #GiveMiamiDay. The impact of your gifts, totaling $77,402, ensures we fulfill our mission of helping students realize the power of their potential.

Give Miami Day is a unique opportunity to join in a city-wide philanthropic effort to support the great work done by so many amazing organizations in Miami. Gulliver is grateful for your support! >>Make a post-Give Miami Day gift to Gulliver.

ALUMNI CONNECTION

Upcoming Alumni Events

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Recent Alumni Events

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
On Friday, November 2, the Gulliver Alumni Association welcomed more than 220 alumni, faculty, staff and friends for the annual Alumni Homecoming Tailgate. The afternoon featured food, music, a bounce house and entertainment. It ended with a color war on the field after the football team brought home a win over John Carroll Catholic High School thanks to an exciting comeback effort in the third quarter which catapulted them to a 42-31 victory. >> 
More Homecoming photos

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
Congratulations to our newest Athletic Hall of Fame members! On Saturday, November 3, we honored our newest members in a special ceremony that highlighted their high degree of sportsmanship, leadership and character, as well as the significant contributions and lasting impressions they made in the Gulliver Athletics program. >> 
More photos from the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

Alumni Games - Lacrosse & Soccer
On Saturday, November 24, Gulliver Alumni relived their glory days as Gulliver Raiders and reconnected with old teammates during the alumni lacrosse and soccer games at Sean Taylor ‘01 Memorial Field. Family and friends cheered on the players, everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ, and soccer alumni had the opportunity to go head to head with the varsity boys' team. >>
More Alumni Games photos

Gulliver Connect

Join Gulliver Connect today to network, share photos, keep up with alumni events, and serve as a mentor or provide internships to alumni and current students! #GulliverAlumni #ForeverARaider

For more information on alumni events, please email Rachele Huelsman, Director of Alumni Relations.

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