It’s not too early to think about gardening! In fact, the peas should be going in the ground this week, and spinach seeds next week. If you are interested in a plot in the GW Community Garden, do not delay! For a small fee and with a little work, you can have fresh, homegrown veggies all summer. Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a plot or would like more information.
Are you or your family from another state or country? Share your culture and background with the GW community by hosting a booth at this year’s Culture Fest on the evening of Thursday, April 18. If you’re interested, or if you’re already planning to host a booth, bring your lunch to the Library this Friday, March 22 for more information.
Attention, gardeners – the GW School Community Garden has a few plots available for the 2019 season. For a small fee, you will get your own space to grow beautiful veggies and flowers on the GW campus. Our Community Garden is located within the walled area in the South Courtyard, off of Leetsdale. Please contact Lisa at email@example.com for more information or to reserve your plot.
Gifted and Talented Students: Spring ALP Check ins are underway! Use the consultation form HERE to connect with Mr. Beard and arrange a Spring ALP check in. If you haven’t access your High School ALP this year, click HERE, log in with your .net DPS log in, and get started.
Connect with Mr. Beard in the Library on Wednesdays if you have any questions about ALPs, or the Gifted and Talented program in DPS.
On April 9, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9, sophomores the PSAT 10, and juniors the SAT. Testing room assignments will be posted the week of April 1, and will include dismissal times for each room. Students will need to bring their graphing calculators and a photo ID. Students should consider leaving their backpacks and personal items at home, as they will not be able to visit their lockers after testing due to ongoing testing in other rooms. Lunch will be available in the cafeteria until 1:00pm.
On April 3, all juniors will take the CMAS Science exam, then complete their SAT preadministration activities, where they will bubble in required and optional information. A form explaining the optional information students may complete is available in English HERE, o en español AQUÍ. Students will need to sign this form during their preadministration session if they plan to provide the optional information. Testing room lists will be posted on April 1. Juniors will be done with both activities at noon, and will have time for lunch then. Juniors will return to class for period 7.
The months of April and May bring many important testing events for our students. On Tuesday, April 9, our Freshman will take the PSAT9, our Sophomores will take the PSAT, and our Juniors will take the SAT. In May, our students in AP and IB classes close the assessment season with exams in their respective courses.
All of these exams are important indicators of college readiness for both your child and the school. We want to see all learners at GW perform to the best of their abilities, and we believe that building a positive environment around these assessments can make a significant difference. To do this, we could use your help. We are asking families to help us create a positive environment by donating any of the following:
- Healthy food and snacks that can be given to students before and during the testing
- Prizes (that range in value up to $10) that can be given to the students after enduring some of the longer tests
If you would prefer, we can accept financial donations with the understanding that we will use the money to purchase items to celebrate the efforts of our students. Please use the form HERE to indicate what you would be willing to donate. Thank you for helping us to create an environment in which our students can represent themselves well!
GW is starting a new tradition! Next Friday, March 15 is our new teacher vs student basketball game pep rally! We will celebrate our Winter Sports and Activities and watch this year’s teacher and student teams play basketball. We will be operating on a pep rally schedule on Friday. We will also have a Spirit Week leading up to the game – show your spirit by dressing according to the themes for next week, which you’ll find below.
Monday, March 11 – College and Career Day
Tuesday, March 12 – Twin Tuesday
Wednesday, March 13 – Wacky Tacky Tourist Day
Thursday, March 14 – Throwback Thursday
Friday, March 15 – Crazy Green and White Day
Celebrate the SHEROs here at GW! Come fill out a heart comment telling us how a young woman was selfless, helpful, enthusiastic, respectful, and/or optimistic. The SHERO Wonder Woman table will be open for shout-outs during lunch and after school in the North Lobby on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – just in time to celebrate Women’s Day on Friday!
According to both the Children’s Hospital and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), respiratory illnesses including RSV and influenza are currently trending above seasonal baseline levels throughout the state and are continuing to rise. In the health office here at George, there has been an overwhelming number of cases of flu-like symptoms including malaise, body aches, chills, fever, sore throat, headache, and cough. More students have been sent home this year compared to by this point in time last respiratory season. In addition to students being sent home, as a general rule, any student with the above symptoms should not come to school until these symptoms have resolved and the student has been fever free without Ibuprofen or Tylenol for 24 hours, as per CDPHE guidelines.
When your student is ill and really is too weak, uncomfortable, or fatigued to come to school, it is in the best interest of all parties for your student to just stay at home. We know that many parents hate for their child to miss any school, but coming to school when sick will usually prolong the course of an illness. The fastest route to recovery is medical treatment when necessary, fluids, and rest. In addition, we want to prevent viral illnesses from spreading throughout the school and compromising the health of others.
During this respiratory season, please remind your students to take good care of themselves by eating well, drinking lots of water, washing their hands frequently throughout the day for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching their eyes and noses, and coughing into their sleeves. It is also not too late to get a flu shot if your student hasn’t received one.
In health and wellness,
Omisola Ari, BSN, RN School Nurse
Every year, Denver Public Schools provides free vision, hearing, dental, and BMI screenings for all students in the 9th grade. These screenings are not an assessment or an evaluation and do not replace professional exams; they are designed to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra supports to reach academic benchmarks.
This year at George, our universal screenings (Vision, Hearing, Dental, and BMI) will take place from Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22.
Please contact Nurse Omisola Ari (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns, or if you would like to opt out of the universal screening process. Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision, or dental screenings will be notified in writing regarding these results. Thank you for your assistance as we fulfill our mission of treating the whole child!
Do you want to surprise your boo or friend on halloween? Come buy a boo gram from Pep Club! We will be selling them from October 24th-29th during lunch and after school by the gym! Large candies will be $1 and small will be 50c. Please find out your “boo’s” 1st, 2nd or 6th period and if they have any food allergies! Boo grams will be delivered by Pep Club on October 31st!
Please contact individual employers for more information about these job postings. GW is not affiliated with any of these businesses and is simply providing the information to students as we receive it.
Discount Tire off of Monaco and Evans is hiring individuals 16 years and older with no experience to train and become Service Tire Technicians. Starting pay is $14.00/hour. Must be able to pass a drug test. Apply with Store Manager Trent McCann at 6171 East Evans Avenue, Denver 80222 or call 303-756-3688.
Waterway Carwash is hiring. They will be recruiting students to work at their Cherry Creek location during lunch on Thursday, October 25th. You must be at least 16 years old and have a license to apply. Hours are incredibly flexible to work around your busy schedule. Apply at www.waterway.com and choose the Cherry Creek location,3875 Cherry Creek N Dr, Denver, CO 80209
Bass Pro Shops is hiring for the holiday season. If you are at least 17 years old and looking for part time work, apply today. They are hosting a hiring fair on October 18th at their Northfield location, 7970 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238. 720-385-3603 You must apply in advance at basspro.com/careers OR cabelas.jobs
Phil Weiser’s campaign for Attorney General is looking for motivated student leaders to join their Political Organizing Program. If you’d like to learn more about how a political campaign is run, help your community, and develop a record of community service and leadership, you’d be a great fit for the program. Contact Internships Director Daniel Rauch at 504-376-4202 or at email@example.com for more information. Thank you!