Join us for 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 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!
The GW FAFSA Workshop for seniors and their families will take place a week later, on Thursday, October 12, from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. The October 5 financial aid presentation will help you prepare for the workshop and better understand the process!
Attention Seniors: Please remember to submit your transcript requests via Naviance. Once you have submitted your college or scholarship application, you must request your transcripts through your Naviance account. Do not submit the request until you have completed your college and scholarship applications. Please see your College & Career Advisor in the Success Center or Ms. Rainey in the Future Center if you have any questions.
Attention Juniors and Seniors: GW’s College Fair is Tuesday, October 3 from 9:00am – 10:00am in the Gym. Have your questions answered by over 50 admissions officials, including representatives from Colorado State, DU, UNC, CU-Boulder, UCCS, Adams State, Metro State, and many community colleges. Listen for the announcement to be dismissed from class.
Come out and support the Patriot Volleyball team against Denver South High School on Thursday, September 28, when they host a fundraiser for the Second Wind Fund and spread hope for suicide prevention. CTeam plays at 4:00pm, JV at 5:00pm, and Varsity starts at 6:30pm. “Second Wind Fund believes that every child and youth at risk of suicide should have access to the mental health treatment they need.” And GW Volleyball wants to support their courageous work!
This year’s Homecoming is scheduled Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 7:00pm until 10:30pm in the GWHS Gym. Tickets go on sale in a few weeks, beginning Thursday, October 12, 2017, and cost $25 for Singles and $40 for couples. Guest Approval Forms must be turned in to the School Engagement Office, Room 105A, no later than Friday, October 13, 2017 by 3:00pm. Forms can be picked up in the Main Office, Athletics Office, or the School Engagement Office. You can also download and print a copy of the form HERE.
This is a reminder that as per district guidelines, over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol are not routinely stocked in the nurse’s office. Medication can only be dispensed with permission from the parent or guardian, as well as authorization from a prescriptive authority, such as an MD, NP, or PA.
This means that if there is a likelihood that your child may need to have access to medication during the school year for recurring issues – such as headaches, menstrual cramps, musculoskeletal pain, a sports injury, or seasonal allergies – please have your student come to the nurse’s office to request a medication authorization. After receiving this authorization, signed by both your student’s guardian and their primary care provider, the student may bring that specific medication to be stored in the nurse’s office and given to them as needed throughout the school year.
Students may not self-carry either over the counter or prescription medications* on campus, due to the risk of allergic and adverse reactions should these medications be taken by students for whom they were not intended. Exceptions are made for emergency prescription medications such as Epi-pens and inhalers.
Attention seniors: the College & Career Advising team is hosting a required boot camp on Wednesday, October 11. All seniors are required to attend this day in order to learn about graduation requirements, college applications, and financial aid. Boot camp will begin at 8:00am in the Gym. If you do not attend senior boot camp, you will not be allowed a ticket to Homecoming. Please see your College & Career Advisor in the Success Center if you have any questions.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Parents and guardians can stop by the cafeteria at any time during those hours to speak with teachers regarding the progress of their students. To make sure everyone has time to speak with each of their students’ teachers, we will be limiting conversations to 10 minutes per teacher. If you need more time with a teacher, please reach out to them to schedule an appointment for a conference on another day.