Posted October 25, 2022
STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
As a reminder, for the 2022-2023 school year, our goal is a daily attendance rate of 93%. To best facilitate continuous and effective instruction, especially in light of over two years of interrupted schooling, we ask that families partner with us to ensure students are on time and ready to learn. Of course, if your student is exhibiting any symptoms of illness and/or has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep them at home in accordance with DPS guidance.
When reporting a student absence, please use the following guidelines:
** Call 720-423-8642 or email email@example.com. Leave a message including your student’s full name, grade and reason for their absence.
** To request your student be released early from school, call or email no later than one hour before your requested release time. No early releases will be allowed after 3:20pm.
Additionally, students are required to be in-seat immediately following the end of each lunch period. Students who are not in-seat at these times will be marked tardy. A pattern of tardies after lunch may result in the loss of off-campus lunch privileges for individual students or entire grades.
TRUNK OR TREAT
GWHS DECA is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 to 7:00pm in the North Parking Lot. Participating clubs will bring a car with candy, then open its trunk to host elementary students for a “trunk or treat.” If your club is interested in joining the fun, or if you would like to help out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIORS – FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
All seniors planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 academic year must complete a financial aid application. To support students and their families, the Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center at GWHSl is conducting a Financial Aid Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00pm. We will have expertly trained English and Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in completing their financial aid application during one-hour time slots. Check out these flyers (in ENGLISH and SPANISH) for more information, and click this LINK to register for your time slot today!
JUNIORS AND SENIORS – DPS SEAL OF BILITERACY
The DPS Seal of Biliteracy is an award for graduating high school students who can read, speak, listen and write at a high level in English as well as another language. A prestigious award, the DPS Seal of Biliteracy will appear on your official transcript and diploma, and you’ll receive an honorary cord to wear at graduation. In order to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy, you must take a test of language fluency that measures speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. If you are interested in earning the Seal, please review the pathway HERE and complete the application HERE by October 28. Questions? Visit Mr. Wallace in room 112F or email him at email@example.com.
SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
Seniors, remember to submit your senior portrait to the yearbook! Click HERE to get started, use code 6598, then go to eshare to submit your portrait. Our portrait code is GW. See the posters around the school, or check out the video tutorial on our school website.
MOVIE NIGHT HOSTED BY GWHS PATRIOT PLAYERS
GWHS Patriot Players is hosting a movie night in the theater! Come join us Friday, October 28 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium for some fellowship and fun. We will sell snacks and drinks, so bring your pillow and blanket and come relax in the Auditorium seats or the theater pit to watch Beetlejuice!
ALL-SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT
Sign up today for the One George All-School October Chess Blitz Tourney! All skill levels are welcome. ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS are invited to join the fun, whether you are a chess ninja or a novice! WHEN? Saturday, October 29, 8:30am to 1:30pm, with awards presented from 1:45 to 2:00pm in the school cafeteria. Register in advance through this FORM OR register in-person before the tournament at 8:15am on October 29. The first round commences exactly at 8:30am.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
It’s spooky season! Come out to our Halloween costume party on Monday, October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. We will have a scavenger hunt, food, games, and more. Wear your costume and be ready for some fun! The entry fee is $5, and tickets must be purchased through MySchoolBucks, then picked up from the Treasurer’s Office before noon on October 31. All proceeds benefit the boys basketball team.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR
Please join La Casa as we create our third annual Dia de los Muertos altar. Our altar serves as a way to remember all those we have loved and lost. To participate in our alter, complete this FORM by October 31 (you can also scan one of the QR codes posted around GWHS). We will take care of the rest! Any and all are welcome to participate. Questions? Email Ms. Stark.
DRILL AND DRUMLINE
GWHS is proud to announce it is forming a drill and drumline! Practices will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students, if you’re interested, please email Mr. Middleton. More detailed information about tryouts, practice times, etc. will be available soon.
AP EXAM REGISTRATION
AP students, exam registration closes soon! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order (see this LETTER for more info). AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today and avoid the late fee!
**Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
**Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
**Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.
DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
Please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, November 2, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.
WINTER SPORTS PLAYER AND FAMILY MEETING
Interested in playing a winter sport? GWHS offers boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and dive, boys wrestling and girls wrestling. Join us for an INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the GWHS Auditorium to learn more! Find information about the athletics registration process HERE. Questions? Contact Mr. Netherton.
GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
Our highly competitive 2022-2023 girls basketball team is fundraising to support tournament travel fees, equipment purchases and banquets for their upcoming season! Please click HERE to donate.
MLE DAC MEETING
Join Denver Public Schools for the Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Manual High School. Childcare, dinner and interpretation services will be provided. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
The Village at Contemporary Learning Academy received an incredibly generous donation of gently used school supplies they would love to share with families and students! The Village at CLA is hosting “open house” style shopping this week, where you can come pick up and take whatever you need. Notebooks, binders, pencils, markers/pens, lined paper and lots of other treasures are available!
Location: The Village at CLA, 200 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80203.
**Wednesday, October 26 — 7:30 to 9:00am AND 2:00 to 4:00pm
**Friday, October 28 — 7:30 to 9:00am
SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.
We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.
ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.