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Please note that PSAT scores for 10th and 11th graders will now be released in early January. For more information, please see your counselor.
In October, George offered the PSAT/NMSQT to all Juniors in order to prepare for their SAT in April. Official PSAT scores will be available to students
on December 11through the College Board’s Student Scores website. At that time, students will be able to see their scores and link them to Khan Academy to practice for the official SAT exam. Students can visit Khan Academy’s SAT Practice website to begin their free individualized test preparation program. It is recommended that students practice 20 hours to achieve the greatest score increase.
The official Colorado SAT test date for all Juniors is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. If a student cannot make that test date due to religious or other extenuating circumstances, please email email@example.com or call 720-423-8638 to determine eligibility for the Saturday, March 10 SAT Voucher program.
Balarat Outdoor Education offers courses to Denver Public School students in topics like environmental studies, western history, and outdoor leadership skills. High school students have a number of different options for participating, from day excursions to semester-long internships. Any GW students that are interested in signing up for Balarat, please visit Mr. Wallace in the Success Center.
This Thursday, December 14, join the GW choirs, band, and orchestra for their annual winter concert. The show starts at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Come see what they’ve been working on all semester, and kick off your winter break celebrations with some great music!
On Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, a great group of GWHS graduates will return to tell all in a panel at the GW Library. Current George students and parents are invited to attend the panel event and hear about the varied paths that these recent alumni have taken. Bring your questions about the college search process, applications, financial aid, and campus life, and get answers from the experts. Pizza will be served! If you’re interested, please RSVP HERE.
Second semester schedules are now available on Infinite Campus for all students. Please check your student portal and make sure you have the classes you need for next semester. We are not printing schedules, so you must go online to view them.
Beginning Monday, December 11, advisors will be available in the Success Center and in the IB Office to make schedule changes during lunch and after school only. Schedule changes will be made for compelling academic reasons only, and the schedule change form HERE must be filled out before changes will be processed. There will be no teacher changes! The last day for second semester schedule changes will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Looking for an incredible holiday present? Give the students in your life the gift of educational travel! Spots are available on this summer’s EF Tours trip to China, chaperoned by Ms. O’Ryan. If you’re interested, click HERE for more details, or contact Ms. O’Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Futsal Fiesta semi-finals are this Thursday, December 7, during lunch. There will be two three-way battles to earn spots in the finals! Round One will be Unicorns FC vs Basshat vs Coca Jrs, and Round Two will be Small Potatoes vs Supa HOT Boyz vs Pretty Ponies. Congrats to Al Shabad, who already qualified for finals. Futsal Fiesta forever!
The Gifted and Talented Office at GWHS provides students with the support they need to nurture their individual academic strengths. Both new and established GT students can take a few simple but important steps to make sure that they have access to the resources they need.
Gifted and Talented Advanced Learning Plans
Every Gifted and Talented student needs to complete an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) to help identify personal strengths, yearly progress, and social and emotional needs. Start the process by logging in to Naviance HERE, using your six-digit student ID (lunch number) as your username, and your six-digit birthdate (February 9, 2000 would become 020900) as your password. Once you have logged in, please click on your “About Me” tab, then look for the link in the list of surveys to the left. Click ‘view all surveys,’ and you will be guided through the first part of your ALP. After you submit your ALP survey, the GT Office may be in further communication with next steps!
GT Goal Consultations
GT goal consultations are by appointment or walk in on Thursdays and may be set after a counselor, teacher, or administrative referral has been made. Students may self-refer through these professionals. Parents are always in full communication whenever goal consultations are in place. To schedule a consultation, fill out the form HERE.
Gifted and Talented Lunch Discussion Group
The GT Office hosts discussion group meetings every other Thursday in the Hall of Fame Room during lunch. The next few meetings are scheduled for December 14, January 11, and January 25. All GT students are welcome; if you plan to attend, please RSVP HERE.
If you have questions about the GW Gifted and Talented program, please reach out to Brian Beard at email@example.com.
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Do you need a candy cane to cope with finals? Then buy a Holi-gram for your friend, or for yourself, to show your appreciation and holiday spirit. From December 4-11, you can purchase a Holi-gram from Pep Club members in the Pike’s Peak Lobby during lunch and after school until 3:15pm. You can choose by color or holiday, with 4 different choices to choose from. Remember, some sweet candy cures all your school problems, so don’t hesitate to buy a Holi-gram from Pep Club!
With 2017’s Colorado Gives Day approaching on Tuesday, December 5, the Denver Scholarship Foundation invites the George community to donate to the GW Future Center. Donations will go toward DSF scholarships, which support George Washington students as they head to college. GW students have secured over $3 million in scholarships through DSF since 2007, and donations allow the Foundation to help make college possible for new graduating classes.
For last year’s Colorado Gives Day, the GW Future Center received over $1,800 in donations – the most of any DPS Future Center High School! This year, to support the generosity of the GW community, every dollar donated to the Future Center will be matched by the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), and boosted even further by the Community First Foundation and FirstBank $1 Million Incentive Fund. Donation matching starts now and lasts until the end of the day on December 5, and all contributions made within the next week will count toward George’s total on Colorado Gives Day.
If you would like to contribute, click HERE, scroll down, and select George Washington from the list of DPS High Schools. If you have any questions, contact Jasmine Rainey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
GW Student Leadership is looking for volunteers to help plan and implement the Class of 2018 After Prom, an annual school-sponsored party the night of GW’s Prom. If you are interested, please sign up HERE and come to the introductory meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the GWHS Community Room. Parents/Guardians interested in volunteering to plan for After Prom should attend this initial planning meeting. We will discuss planning logistics and assign committees.
Join the GW Poetry Club in the Library next Wednesday, December 6 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm for this semester’s Open Mic Night. This is your chance to share your talents in a relaxed, friendly environment. Sing, play an instrument, read original fiction or poetry, do stand-up comedy, or just join the audience and support your peers. Performance sign-ups are limited, so stop by the Library by December 4 to make sure you get an open slot.