GW families, do you want to get involved and make sure the IB program at George is the best it can be? If you are interested in receiving IB news for all grade levels at George, please sign up for the GWIB Broadcaster HERE. Also, all IB families are encouraged to donate a minimum of $50 per student to GW’s Friends of IB Foundation. These dues directly facilitate grants for all GW classrooms and contribute to test fees for committed IB students. They also provide stipends for George’s amazing teachers for their support of IB seniors’ Extended Essays. If you’d like to donate, please click HERE.
Are you a skilled chess player? The GW Chess Club has a challenge for you! Every Wednesday in the cafeteria, the Chess Club will set up boards for open challenges. For $1, you can purchase a game with a club member and a raffle ticket for a monthly gift card drawing. If you win your five-minute blitz game, you will win a second raffle ticket for the monthly drawing. The money the club raises will go towards chess sets, snacks, training, and tournament fees. They will face all challengers, so come by the cafeteria on Wednesdays to find out if your skills measure up!
Do you want your clothing to make a statement? Then come to BSA on October 10th and help us create Equality clothing. We will have student guest artist to help you create your clothing statement or you can create your own. Bring a white item to decorate, shirt, pants, shoes, hat, socks, whatever you will rock. The fun begins at 2:45 in room 128. See Mrs. Rosen or Clayton with any questions.
The GW Culture Fest planning committee is having its first meeting of the year this Thursday, October 11 during lunch in the Library. If you’re interested in helping as we plan the second annual GW Culture Fest, stop by and bring your ideas and perspective. All are welcome!
According to Misha Berson of the Seattle Times, The Children’s Hour is “a moral melodrama that can still pack a wallop. It remains historically and thematically provocative – as a reflection of fear-based bigotry and the ugly ramifications of deceit.”
George Washington’s Patriot Players will be presenting this timely classic in a free after-school performance on Tuesday October 9 at 4:00pm. Regular performances will be held from Thursday, October 11 through Saturday, October 13 starting at 6:30pm, with a special matinee showing on Saturday, October 13 at 1:00pm. Tickets will be available at the door, $6 for GW students and $8 for members of the public.
Picture Retakes will be held on Friday, October 12 in the Community Room, 7:00am – 2:30pm. Students who were absent the first day will receive a pass to take their picture and get their ID. Students who would like to purchase pictures can pick up an order form from the Main Office.
On Wednesday, October 10, all juniors are taking the PSAT/National Merit, and all freshmen and sophomores are taking a practice PSAT. Students must be waiting outside their assigned testing room no later than 7:30am with their calculator and ID. Please check the room assignments posted outside the GW Library and in the North Lobby today and tomorrow, as some rooms may be changed.
Pep Club is hosting two Pack the House events this week. The Pack the House for Cross Country will be Tuesday, October 9, beginning at 3:15pm at City Park, and the Pack the House for our soccer team will be held Wednesday, October 10, beginning at 4:00pm here at GW. Come support our teams, and wear green and white!