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Are you a Latino student who is interested in learning more about and celebrating your heritage? Have you ever been curious about the traditions and stories of the Latin people? Then come join La Fuerza, a new student club that will focus on celebrating, empowering, and embracing the Latino culture. This club is open to all students, regardless of heritage, and will meet weekly on Mondays during lunch in Room 218. Please come and be a part of this new club and experience here at GW!
GW sophomores and their families are invited to attend GW’s upcoming International Baccalaureate information meetings. International Baccalaureate (IB) is an assessed program for motivated, academically curious juniors and seniors. George’s IB staff will host in-person meetings on Thursday, December 7, at 6:30pm, and Saturday, December 9, at 9:30am. Families can also watch a short online presentation giving an overview of the program. For more information, to sign up for a meeting, or to watch the online presentation, please click HERE.
This November 29 session is the third in GW’s Teen Mental and Emotional Health Series for students, parents, guardians, and community members.
This session will cover mental wellness vs. mental illness, barriers to teens getting treatment for anxiety and depression, and facts, myths, statistics, and warning signs regarding mental illnesses. Presenters include: Shenelle Roebuck, the GW school-based therapist from Jewish Family Service, and Sarah Hartman, LCSW and Britt Rosenquist, MSW from GW’s Social and Emotional Support Team.
Snacks, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP HERE.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Fans of soccer/futsal, gather your crew of five to play in GW’s 2nd annual tournament! Come see Mr. Vicente in Room 133 to get a sign up sheet. Return your sign up sheet by Friday, November 17; the tournament admits a maximum of 16 teams, so turn it in as soon as possible to guarantee your spot! The tournament will take place on November 30 and December 7, with finals on December 14.
All girls interested in playing for the GW Soccer team this spring, please come to an informational meeting in Mr. Vincente’s room on Wednesday, November 15, from 10:55am – 11:10am. The meeting will cover Friday morning soccer/futsal and weight room sessions. Friday soccer/futsal conditioning will start November 17 from 6:15am – 7:00am, and conditioning with Coach Finesilver will take place on Mondays at 3:45pm and Wednesdays at 2:45pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get in shape for the soccer season!
Who doesn’t love a burrito bowl from Chipotle? We can’t think of one person – so, when your tummy starts rumbling this Friday, November 10, stop by Chipotle. Why? Because a portion of funds will be donated from Chipotle to our GW Gay Straight Alliance club. There isn’t a time limit on Friday, because they are supporting our organization all day!
Tryouts for all winter sports will begin this Friday, November 10. Check with your coach for exact tryout times for each sport. Please make sure you have your physical and registration turned in to the Athletics Office before Friday; if you do not have a current physical on file, you will not be able to try out. Students can also complete a portion of registration online HERE. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletics Department.
The GW Wrestling team begins practice for the season on Friday, November 10, from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. We encourage all interested students to join, as several all-female wrestling tournaments are scheduled for this season. Students must complete all required permission slips and have a current sports physical filed with GW Athletics staff to participate. Please contact the Athletics Office for more details.
The Patriot Wrestling team is hosting a fundraiser at GW’s local Chipotle (820 South Monaco) on Wednesday, November 15, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Proceeds from the event will be donated to George Washington High School Wrestling. Bring your appetite and your friends, and remember to let your cashier know that you’re there to support George!
The GWHS Food Pantry and Student Assistance Fund is a Proud Patriot Parent initiative and is new this fall. GWHS supports many students receiving free and reduced lunch and students struggling with homelessness. By supporting GW’s new program, you are helping our young adults work towards a better future. This program is 100% maintained by community support and donations. We need your help!
We have a number of different opportunities this Fall for individuals, families, companies, and groups (Girl or Boy Scouts, churches, synagogues, book clubs, etc).
- Sponsor a GWHS student for Thanksgiving – donate $40 or a basket of Thanksgiving items to be distributed to students identified by our social worker and homeless liaison. If you would like to sponsor a student’s Thanksgiving, click HERE
- Donate food items / host a food drive – we need non-perishable food donations and love every box or can that we receive to support our teens. Ask for donations at birthday parties and corporate events, or have your group host a mini food drive. Our most needed items at the moment are peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit, boxed pasta, canned pasta sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, and cans of soup.
- Sponsor a GWHS student for school supply support – donate funds or collect items of specific need for a George student to support their learning and high school experience. For example, you could help a student by covering their sports participation fees, glasses, calculators, AP course fees, art course fees, bus fares, etc.
- Volunteer to help with the Food Pantry, fundraising, or special student assistance programs – these can be done during the school day or at home. We need volunteers to help pack weekend food boxes and individual meal bags, pick up donated food or food from the Food Bank of the Rockies, and coordinate fundraising events and grants, as well as special programs like Thanksgiving, Winter Break, etc.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the GW Patriots Care Student Assistance Fund, please click HERE, or write a check to ‘Patriots Care / GWHS Student Assistance Fund’ and drop it off at George in the Food Pantry Box near the office. To volunteer with the Food Pantry, please sign up HERE.
For more information on the Fund and its activities, contact Jo-Nell Herndon at GWHS_StudentAssistance@yahoo.com, or text or call (720) 244-8742. Thank you for your interest and support!
Mayor Hancock is coming to George for lunch next Friday, November 17 to speak with GW Seniors who are First Generation college-bound students. We would love to have a few parents come from 10:45am until 12:15pm to help with logistics, welcoming, serving lunch, cleaning up, and anything else that may pop up! If you’re interested, please sign up using the form HERE. Please wear your P3 tees to the event; if you need a tee, Libby will be in touch to get one to you. Thanks for your help in celebrating our First Gen Seniors!
Senior pictures are due next Friday, November 17, 2017. They are easy to submit using the form HERE, and submission is free! If your pictures are not submitted by November 17, the yearbook will use your Life Touch picture. There will be no deadline extensions or exceptions!
Auditions for the winter musical Annie are this week! Anyone may audition. Please sign up for a time slot on the call board outside the backstage door of the Auditorium. First round auditions will be held after school on the stage on Wednesday, November 8, and Thursday, November 9, with call-backs on Friday, November 10. Rehearsals begin next week.
Students who earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the Spring Semester of 2016-2017 received Honor Roll Certificates in their 2nd period classes on Monday, November 6. Any students who believe they should have received an award, please stop by Ms. Richason’s office in Room 105A on Wednesday, November 8 during lunch. Congratulations to all of the recipients!