Our next IB Community Dialogue meeting with Richard Maez, IB Program Manager, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in the GW Community Room. All community members interested in IB are invited to join us for an informal discussion with Mr. Maez. Topics will include GWIB updates and the future growth of the program at George. If you have questions or feedback, please contact Maura Mackintosh (email@example.com).
On April 9, freshmen will take the PSAT 9, sophomores the PSAT 10, and juniors the SAT. As part of the PSAT 10 and SAT administrations, sophomores and juniors have the choice to provide additional information about their background, interests, and education. If students choose to provide this information to College Board, it will be shared with colleges, universities, and scholarship programs, and used for research and planning. Students should discuss this with their families and decide whether they want to provide this information before April 3 (for juniors) or April 9 (for sophomores). For more information and for a copy of the Student Consent Form students may sign, please see the attached flyer – in English HERE, o en español AQUÍ.
Dear George Washington Community –
Yesterday, in our Weekly Roundup, we shared information regarding the new date for our African American Heritage Month assembly. As part of this posting, there was a link to an opt-out form that has been a standard policy for any all-school assembly. Since yesterday afternoon, we have received concerns from our community questioning the opt-out form.
As we continue the important work of dismantling systemic racism, segregation, and inequity in education, and specifically at George Washington High School, we appreciate our community holding us accountable. To expand the perspectives and learning opportunities for all of our students, it is counter-productive to promote the opportunity to opt-out of an assembly examining any part of history, culture, or current events. Effective immediately we are eliminating the assembly opt-out policy and all students will attend educational assemblies at GW.
Change and progress are a product of collaboration, respect, and shared values. Thank you for contributing your voice and embracing our community.
Kristin Waters, Ph.D.
Principal | George Washington High School
Seniors, if you purchased announcements from Jostens, you can pick them up in the North Lobby on Wednesday, March 20 during lunch. This date was moved up from April 5 to allow more time to send your announcements out to family and friends. See Ms. Richason if you have any questions.