Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Parents and guardians should stop by the cafeteria at any time during those hours to speak with teachers regarding the progress of their students. Please remember, these conversations are just snapshots of your students’ progress and should only last 10 minutes. If you need more time with a teacher, please reach out to them to schedule an appointment for a conference on another day.
GW’s Homecoming Tailgate is, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00am – 11:00am. Come out to celebrate and have some breakfast snacks. GW is seeking help to set up, work, and clean up the tailgate, as well as donations for the breakfast items. If you are available and/or able to donate, please sign up HERE.
GW is looking for chaperones for its 2017 Homecoming Dance. The dance occurs October 21, 2017, 7:30pm – 10:30pm. We are looking for chaperones to work 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 8:30pm – 10:30 pm, and 9:00pm – 11:00pm. We are also looking for adults to collects tickets at the door. If you are available, please sign up for a shift HERE. Thank you!
Mr. Beard, GW’s on-site GT Coordinator, will be organizing anyone interested in participating in the annual National History Day competition this year. There have been some changes in organization this year, so if you’re interested, please check in with Mr. Beard in library office 223E this Thursday, October 5, in the afternoon before conferences.
Gifted and Talented Students and students curious about Gifted and Talented at George are invited to the kick off of this year’s bi-monthly GT Discussion Group. This Lunch Bunch will discuss a wide variety of topics around intelligence, the brain, how to use the most of your strengths and passions, and how GT can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes with extra social and emotional stresses. Come network with other GT students at GW and learn how to access supports available here on site and at the district level. Reach out to Brian Beard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit him at George on Thursdays in library office 223E.
All senior pictures, quotes, and biography descriptions submitted to the yearbook program are free for all 2018 graduates, and submissions are open now. You can submit HERE. Yearbook needs everything by November 17, so make sure to turn your photos and bios in soon!
Students and parents, please come and help spruce up the GW grounds during service days this fall. Tasks include weeding, planting trees, pruning, and cleaning up the GW community garden. Dates include October 14 and 21 and November 4 and 11. Please meet us near the community garden on the south side of the school. Plan to work from 10:00am – 12:00pm. For any students who need service hours, this is a great opportunity!
Seniors, join the GW Future Center for a FAFSA Workshop on Thursday, October 12. Come any time between 4:30pm and 7:30pm. FAFSA is the main way that students qualify for financial aid to pay for college, and we can help you make sure you fill it out correctly, so make sure you attend! Stop by the Future Center for a list of items you’ll need to bring with you for the workshop.
The Future Center will be hosting a financial aid presentation on Thursday, October 5, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the GW Library. We’ll cover the various types of financial aid available to you and list the information you’ll need to have with you when you fill out the FAFSA. This presentation is perfect for students and their families who want to learn more about the various ways of paying for college. Seniors are strongly encouraged to attend!
All GW seniors have a GW staff member assigned to be their senior mentor. Your mentor is here to help you through the trials and tribulations of your senior year, and to have fun! If you have yet to be informed who your mentor is, please see Mr. Bolz in Room 307 or 312.