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!
Please mark your calendars for the First Annual CareerConnect CareerLaunch Internship Student Showcase and Information Night this Wednesday, November 8. Students will be sharing their experiences and offering advice to their peers on next steps for participating in upcoming Summer 2018 opportunities. The event will last from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in the Cafeteria. Please RSVP HERE!
As a proud Patriot community, let’s celebrate the hardworking teachers and staff at George with a dessert extravaganza! Please sign up HERE to contribute cookies, brownies, your family secret holiday fruit cake – something sweet to thank our teachers, especially during the busy month of December.
Please plan to bring your items to the Community Room (Room 110) before 11:00am on Thursday, December 7. If you need to drop items off the day before, please contact Suzanne Gunn via text or phone call at (303) 601-6177, and she will arrange to safely store your treats. If your serving dish is not disposable, you can pick it up Thursday after 3:00pm from the Community Room kitchen. Please remember to label your dish!
The Denver Club of Humanities will be holding their annual Thanksgiving food drive this Saturday, November 11, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Please stop by either the West parking lot of Denver South High School or the North parking lot of George Washington High School to drop off non-perishable food donations. Thank you!
Friday, November 10 will have a modified schedule. Students will report to their 1st period classes and then head down to the Auditorium to attend a performance of Black. Once the play is over, students will return to their 1st period classes and continue through the modified schedule for the rest of the day. Periods will be timed as follows:
Morning Assembly | 7:30am – 8:40am (70 minutes)
Period 1 | 8:45am – 9:25am (40 minutes)
Period 2 | 9:30am – 10:10am (40 minutes)
Period 3 | 10:15am – 11:00am (45 minutes – extra time allotted for announcements)
Lunch | 11:00am – 11:45am (45 minutes)
Period 4 | 11:45am – 12:25pm (40 minutes)
Period 5 | 12:30pm – 1:10pm (40 minutes)
Period 6 | 1:15pm – 1:55pm (40 minutes)
Period 7 | 2:00pm – 2:40pm (40 minutes)
Period 8 | 2:45pm – 3:25pm (40 minutes)