Ambassador Applications are now available! If you want a leadership opportunity showcasing GW at various recruitment and spirit events, becoming a Student Ambassador is the right job for you. There are 30 spots available. Current GW Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors can get more information and apply to become a GW Student Ambassdor online HERE . If you have questions, stop by to see Ms. Richason in Room 105A.
Tickets are $35 for Singles and $60 for Couples. Tickets can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office until Thursday, May 10. Seniors must turn in a completed Prom Requirements form in order to purchase ticket. Freshmen and Sophomores must accompany a Junior or Senior if they want to attend Prom. Students bringing a guest from another school must complete a dance guest approval form (available for download HERE) and turn it in by 3:00pm on Friday, May 4.
We are having a work day on Saturday, April 28 to finish some small projects around campus to improve our beautiful grounds, and we need volunteers to help us. Students, teachers, and parents are invited to meet by the school/community garden on the south side of the building at 10:00am and work until 12:00pm. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours and get fresh air and sunshine!
UPDATE: After careful review, DPS has chosen to cancel all Friday classes.
DPS has been working extraordinarily hard and in partnership with superintendents across the state to press our state government to restore education funding to our schools and ensure our students and our educators receive the supports and compensation they deserve.
The statewide teachers association, the Colorado Education Association, is planning a statewide rally of educators on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding and expects that many of our teachers will participate. As such, we’ve been working with our teachers on a plan that will have as minimal impact as possible on our students and families.
That’s why DPS has decided to schedule an early release day on Friday, April 27. The planned early release will not impact student meals. We are committed to feeding every child, every day, so bagged lunches will be available for every student on April 27.
Also, the planned early release day will not impact the African-American Young Ladies’ Summit or the 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Festival will follow its regular schedule. Students who go back to school after the festival will be provided with transportation home.
We’ve gathered information to help you plan for this early release day.
BELL SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Period 1 7:30am – 8:00am
Period 2 8:05am – 8:35am
Period 3 8:40am – 9:10am
Period 4 9:15am – 9:45am
Period 5 9:50am – 10:20am
Period 6 10:25am – 10:55am
Period 7 11:00am – 11:30am
Lunch 11:30-12:15 for students
ATHLETICS AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
All district-scheduled athletic games will not be cancelled. Students should check with their teacher sponsors regarding the scheduling of any club related after-school activities.
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call our main office at 720-423-8600.
Juniors, as you go into your senior year next year, there can be a lot to contend with – college applications, letters of recommendation, grades, extracurriculars, and life in general. Adopt a Senior Parent in the upcoming weeks to help you through the fun and tough times ahead. How do you do this? Just ask any GW teacher or staff member if they would be willing to be your Senior Parent. Then, start your senior year off right by making sure you check in occasionally with your Senior Parent to celebrate the great moments of your senior year as well as get advice on how to make it through those rough patches. If you can’t find someone, we will help make arrangements next year, but we would like to get a list this year that is as complete as possible!
The GW Library is hosting this semester’s Open Mic night on Thursday, May 3! We’re looking for poets, singers, writers, and other performers to share their work in a fun, supportive environment. If your piece is five minutes or less, we want you to join us! Stop by the library to sign up and get more information.
Come one and all to the GSA Drag Show! The show will be next Thursday, April 26, here at the GW Theater starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Main Office for $3.00! Ask a GSA member or one of the sponsors – Ms. O’Ryan, Ms. Rosenquist, or Mr. Bolz – if you have any questions.
According to One Green Planet, “there are about 70 million stray animals living in the U.S.” In order to make progress on solving this problem, we need your help. Ms. Kucic’s freshman seminar class is having a pet supply drive to collect materials for the Denver Dumb Friends League from Thursday, April 19 until Friday, April 27. We will accept cat and dog toys, as well as other supplies like paper towels and sandwich bags. If you can contribute, it will be greatly appreciated! Please bring any supplies to Room 208, or drop them off at one of the donation boxes placed around the school. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Kucic. Thank you!
Help support the Heifer International Foundation in your English classes by donating in the provided boxes. Heifer International is an organization that helps fight hunger and poverty around the world by giving impoverished families animals. This aid comes with training in the hope that the families can use the animals to provide themselves with a sustainable food source and start a small business. The fundraiser will start on Monday, April 23, and the participating English teacher’s classes who raise the most money by Friday, May 11 will receive a doughnut party! Ask your English teacher for more info.