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  • PSAT for Juniors

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    The PSAT will be held on October 19th for Juniors interested. The October PSAT will allow students to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship and to gain more practice for the SAT that all Juniors will be taking on April 11th, 2017.

    See Ms. Vigil to pay then proceed to the Future Center to register.

    Fee: $20 or FRL fee will be waived
    Registration: Sept 1st – Sept 23rd
    Location: BMH-BJ Congregation ( Monaco Parking lot Entrance)
    Date: October 19th
    Time: 7:30 – 2:30

    Bring your pencils and an approved calculator.

    See collegeboard.org for details on the PSAT.

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  • Men’s Lacrosse Info Meeting

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    Interested in playing Men’s Lacrosse? All students interested, including those who played last season, Please come to room 130 on Friday, September 2 during lunch to meet coach Siracusa and learn more about our program! No Experience in Lacrosse is needed, Everyone is Welcome!

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  • Homecoming Ticket Sales

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    Homecoming is in two weeks on Saturday, September 17th. Tickets go on sale next week and will be sold before school, after school, during lunch, and during an off period. The price is $40 for couples and $25 singles. You must have your ID’s to purchase tickets. Tickets can be bought from the treasurer’s office. If you’d like to bring a guest from another school, you can pick up a guest approval form outside of room 120. Forms are due next Friday, September 9th by 3pm.

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  • Bond/Mill Levy Proposals and George

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    This fall, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education is putting an initiative on the ballot seeking voter approval of bond and mill levy proposals to increase funding for our schools. We are sharing this letter to address common questions about what this might mean for your family and your community.

    What is included in the 2016 bond proposal for my school?

    In addition to district managed funds for major capital improvements the bond proposal includes $4,640,000 for community-directed quality learning environment upgrades:

    • Facility Maintenance – Classroom level air conditioning solution; Exterior LED lighting upgrade; Repair/update exit lighting for fire safety; Replace ceiling tiles in kitchen; Safety upgrades in kitchen; Improve existing cooling and ventilation systems
    • Quality Learning Environments – Funding to make school determined investments that may include: Classroom Upgrades,STEM/STEAM labs,Carpet/Tile/Paint/Furniture,Restrooms,Front Office, Gym/Auditorium/Cafeteria/Library,Lockers,Signage
    • Technology – Additional funding for student devices; Network and infrastructure; Safety investment in door hardware to support lockdown and upgrading existing systems

    What is included in the 2016 mill levy proposal for my school?

    The mill levy proposal includes these annual investments that will benefit all DPS schools:

    • Social/emotional supports and enrichments: A $15 million-a-year investment to help all schools meet the social emotional and enrichment needs of their students, a key priority identified by DPS classroom teachers.
    • Classroom technology: A $6.6 million annual investment to ensure students have the tools to prepare them for the 21st Century workplace.
    • Great teachers: A $14.5M annual investment in teacher leadership and teacher supports that allows our best teachers to coach and grow other teachers in their schools while still teaching their own classroom of kids.
    • College and Career Readiness: An $8 million investment in real-world college and career readiness such as DPS Career Connect.

    What are the costs associated with these proposals?

    If approved, the bond proposal will require an increase in the district’s bond debt. Based on current and forecasted property values, DPS does not expect your property tax rate to increase in order to fund the bond. The mill levy proposal, if approved, is expected to cost about $9 per month or $110 annually for owners of a median Denver home, valued at $329,000.

    Thank you for your attention to these important issues. If you have additional questions, please visit bond.dpsk12.org or reach out to bondmill@dpsk12.org.

    Best,

    Tom Boasberg
    DPS Superintendent

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  • Schedule Corrections Week of August 29

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    Schedule corrections during the week of August 29 will follow the schedule below:

    11th and 12th Graders
    On Wednesday, August 31, 11th & 12th grade students who are requesting schedule corrections should report to the Pikes Peak Lobby during lunch.

    Schedule corrections will be approved for the following reasons:

    • Missing a graduation requirement or CORE Class
    • Scheduled for the same class twice
    • Scheduled for the wrong level of a class (Ex: Spanish 1 instead of Spanish 2)
    • Don’t have enough classes :
      • (Seniors must have 6 classes minimum)
      • (Juniors must have 6 classes minimum)

    Schedule corrections will not be approved for teacher preference or to be with “friends”

    9th and 10th Graders
    On Thursday, September 1, 9th & 10th grade students requesting schedule corrections should report to the Pikes Peak Lobby during lunch.

    Schedule changes will only be approved for the following reasons:

    • Missing a graduation requirement or CORE Class
    • Scheduled for the same class twice
    • Scheduled for the wrong level of a class (Ex: Spanish 1 instead of Spanish 2)
    • Don’t have enough classes (Freshman & Sophomores & must have 7 classes)

    Schedule changes will not be approved for teacher preference or to be with “friends”

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  • Arts National Honor Society

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    Arts National Honor Society Meeting on Thursday Sept 1, 2016, 10:45am (Lunchtime), room 231.

    GW is excited to be initiating a new chapter of the National Arts Honor Society. Do you have a high interest in art and do you successfully participate in art classes at GW? Come to our first meeting and join!

    The National Art Honor Society program inspires and recognizes students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.

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  • Summer Trip Opportunity

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    Already thinking about next summer? We are. Ms. O’Ryan and Ms. Smith will be taking a group of lucky students to Ireland, Scotland, and England right when school gets out in 2017. Bring a guardian and learn more about this fantastic trip abroad to the trip meeting on Sept. 14, 6:30 pm in Rm. 24.

    britania trip

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  • Fall Play Auditions

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    Auditions for the fall play, Living Dead in Denmark will be held Thursday and Friday, the 1st and 2nd of September at 3:00 on the stage. In this production of epic awesomeness, three of Shakespeare’s most famous leading ladies use their ninja-like skills to save the world from the mysterious Ghost King and his zombie hordes. Actors will need to prepare a two-minute modern teenage monologue for the audition. Interested in being on a technical crew instead, see Mr. Hasbrouck in room 213 to get details.

     

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  • PSAT Scores from April

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    All New Juniors who took the PSAT in April, if you were unable to get your scores online, please stop by room 203 to pick up your score sheets.

    Save the date – the PSAT for Juniors will be on October 19th. This PSAT allows students to be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship and gives extra practice for the schoolwide SAT coming on April 11th. Signups will begin in September, please stay tuned.

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  • Schedule Changes

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    No schedule changes will be conduced on 8/22 or 8/23. Counselors will be focused on enrolling new students.

    During the first week of school schedule changes will only be made for the following reasons:

    • Missing a CORE Class (Math, English, Science, or Social Studies)
    • Scheduled for 2 classes in the same period
    • Scheduled for the same class twice
    • Missing a class/has an empty period (10th grade only)

    Schedule changes for reasons other than the ones listed above will be made during the second week of school. Schedules will not be changed to accommodate teacher preference or to be in a class with friends.

    FRESHMEN SCHEDULE CHANGES

    If a student needs a schedule corrections, their Advisory teacher will send them to the Counseling Office during Advisory on Wednesday, August 24 and Friday, August 26.

    10th – 12th GRADE SCHEDULE CHANGES

    10th – 12th graders can speak to their counselor during lunch or on an off period if they need a schedule correction.

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