Gender Dynamics for a New Era of Students
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: GW Library
Details: Snacks, childcare, and interpretation services will be provided.
GW students, staff, parents, guardians, and community members are invited to a presentation and discussion on gender dynamics for a new era of students. This session will provide an overview of gender identity, gender as a social concept, and review the lived experiences of transgender and gender-expansive youth in Colorado. We will engage in a discussion regarding the things we can do as peers, parents, and educators to make the George community safe and affirming for transgender and gender-expansive youth. GW’s Gay Straight Alliance will also share the most effective ways to involve and support LGBTQ+ students in and outside of school. This session will be led by Keri Smith, MA (pronouns: she, her, hers) from One Colorado and Ben Schweitzer/Peaches (pronouns: he, she, they) from Children’s Hospital Colorado.RSVP HERE
The GW Gifted and Talented Office is hosting an information session and Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Group in the Hall of Fame Room during lunch on Thursday, January 24. Bring your lunch and learn about Gifted and Talented support at George, and stick around for GT Lunch Discussion Group. The Discussion Group meets every other Thursday, so come check in, GT students!
GW Patriots! We are making this year’s annual Winter Dance a Birthday Bash you don’t want to miss. Come out Saturday, February 10, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm to celebrate GW birthdays! Tickets are $15 for couples and $10 for singles. Ticket can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office beginning Monday, January 29 through Thursday, February 8. No tickets will be sold at the door. Guest approval forms are available HERE, and must be turned in to Ms. Richason’s office, Room 105A, before 3:00pm on Friday, February 7.
Hey Patriots! Come out and support the IBBO’s Chipotle Fundraiser tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Stop by the Chipotle on South Monaco Pkwy and mention IBBO during checkout, and a portion of proceeds from your order will go to support college trips and the purchase of laptops and calculators.
This semester’s Academic Awards Night is Thursday, February 1 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Students who earned a 3.0 or higher GPA this last Fall Semester will be honored for their achievements. Students who have earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in the past three semesters, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Fall 2017, will be receiving Academic Letter awards. Families and friends are invited to come out and celebrate the amazing work of our students. All students who are receiving awards should arrive to check in at 6:00pm. Congratulations to all recipients!
To support the #metoo movement, GW would like to honor all of the women who have been influential in our lives. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to send in one photo of a woman who has played a huge role in your life. Submit photos HERE, email your photo to Alyssa Richason (firstname.lastname@example.org), or bring a photo to Ms. Richason’s office that she can scan in herself. If submitting your photo through the link online, you will need to use your GW Google account. GW Student Leadership will be using the photos to create a special tribute to the women of GW that will be unveiled on National Women’s Day. Please submit your photos before Friday, February 23 to allow time for Student Leadership to complete the tribute.
AP registration is now open for GW students. Students enrolled in AP classes this year will be registering for exams during class. Students taking AP exams via independent study may also register using the website HERE. The registration fee is $94, or $20 for students receiving free/reduced lunch.
The Red Apple Recycling fundraiser for Patriot Baseball has begun! From January 15 until February 15, George Washington’s Baseball team will earn money for all donations placed in the Red Apple Recycling schoolhouse donation boxes at George. Donation boxes are located in the North and South parking lots.
All donations must be placed in bags; grocery bags or kitchen-sized trash bags are ideal, as they will fit into the box windows. Acceptable donations include clothing, shoes, linens, belts, backpacks, and soft toys. Please do not donate electronics, luggage, or other hard objects.
The more we collect, the more we earn, so please take a few minutes to clean house and support the Baseball team! Email Debbie Bishop at email@example.com with questions, or to arrange for a member of the Baseball team to pick up your donations.
The Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is proud to offer Denver metro students a free SAT Test Prep Workshop in partnership with Z Prep! Test Preparation Services. To ensure a successful workshop, they are looking for 30 students, with a maximum of 50, and are asking that interested students submit the application HERE to participate. The deadline for application submission is Thursday, January 25. Coordinators will notify the selected students on Tuesday, January 30. The parent/student orientation will occur on February 3; all students and their parent(s) must attend the orientation as well as each of the workshop sessions.
This workshop is designed to prepare students for the SAT exam on Saturday, March 10. The free district-wide SAT test day for all GW juniors will be Tuesday, April 10, and Z Prep! will offer a discount to students who would like additional help between the end of the workshop in March and the district test day in April.
If you’re interested in participating, remember these key dates:
Application Deadline: January 25, 2018
Student Selection Notification: January 30, 2018
Workshop Orientation: February 3, 2018 (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
Workshop Sessions: February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 2018 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Workshop Awards Ceremony: March 25, 2018 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
District-Wide SAT Exam: April 10, 2018
To apply, fill out the form HERE. For more information on the workshop, and on Denver’s Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter, visit their website HERE. Selected students will receive additional details on January 30. Good luck!
If you’re an African American student at any grade level with a strong interest in achieving academic success, expanding your options for college, and building fellowship with other high achievers, come check out IBBO, the International Baccalaureate Black (Students) Organization. IBBO meets every Tuesday at lunch in the Hall of Fame Room.