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|“Your Voice/Tu Voz” DPS Family Survey Closes December 1
Fall 2023 Final Exams Schedule
Student Progress Reports
PSAT 9 and PSAT/NMSQT Scores
Complete the “You Benefit!” Form for Healthy Free Meals and More!
City Year After School Tutoring
Math and Physics Tutoring
Yearbook Sales and Senior Portraits/Dedications
Mondays are College and Career Gear Day
What Dewey Know – GWHS Library Newsletter
Seniors – Order Your Class Panoramic Photo
Seniors – ASCENT Program
Seniors – Construction Trades Apprenticeship Open House
Sophomores and Juniors – CU Denver Pre-Collegiate Program
Landscape Committee Updates
International Baccalaureate Information Session
Multilingual Education District Advisory Committee Meeting
Alumni Basketball Game
Varsity Cheer Mini-Camp
Webinar – Dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes
Over $400 Raised for GWHS Colorado Gives Day – Let’s Keep it Going!
Shop with a Patriot
GWHS Food Pantry – Thanksgiving Boxes
GWHS Food Pantry Open
Lifetouch School Photo Ordering
This week’s events: click HERE
This week’s athletic events: click HERE
“YOUR VOICE/TU VOZ” DPS FAMILY SURVEY CLOSES DECEMBER 1
The DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Family Survey will close Friday, December 1 (note this is an extension of the former deadline). Families who complete the survey will be entered to win one of ten $20 King Soopers gift cards! Responses to the survey inform decisions on how we can better serve our DPS community, so we want to hear from all our families. Unlike previous years, DPS will administer the survey to families once in the fall and will administer to students once in the spring. Click HERE to take the survey today!
ASSESSMENT – FALL 2023 FINAL EXAMS SCHEDULE
Final exams will run Monday, December 11 through Wednesday, December 13. Course competency days (by teacher invitation only) will run Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15. Please find the exam schedule HERE.
STUDENT PROGRESS REPORTS
Student progress reports will be emailed to families on the following schedule:
Student progress reports will include current grades in each course, as well as the number of absences and tardies accumulated. Please discuss these progress reports with your student to help them prepare for a successful finals week and semester course grades.
- Friday, November 17
- Wednesday, December 6
PSAT 9 AND PSAT/NMSQT SCORES
Students, did you take the PSAT 9 or PSAT/NMSQT in October? If so, your scores will be emailed to you (at the email address you provided) by College Board starting Thursday, November 16.
COMPLETE THE “YOU BENEFIT!” FORM FOR HEALTHY FREE MEALS AND MORE!
All students in DPS will have access to free healthy, nutritious school meals beginning in the 2023-24 school year thanks to the Healthy School Meals for All program approved by Colorado voters! While meals will be provided for free to all DPS students through Healthy School Meals for All, families will still need to complete a form to ensure DPS gets full access to available federal funding.
What this means for families:
- Please continue to fill out the You Benefit! form (formerly referred to as the Meals Application). We ask all DPS families to please complete the You Benefit! form during registration for the 2023-24 school year. By completing the form, you will help us access all available funds to cover the cost of meals, and other nutritional programs for students.
- Families who fill out the You Benefit! form may qualify to receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more!
- All household income information provided through this form is strictly confidential and protected by law. Only one form is required for all children in the household. Immigration, migrant, citizenship or refugee status is not required when completing the form.
Learn more about the Healthy School Meals for All program in a short video in English and Spanish, this flier (Spanish is on page 2), or by visiting the Healthy School Meals for All website. If you have questions about completing the You Benefit! form, please contact the DPS Food & Nutrition Services department by calling 720-423-5600 or emailing the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox.
CITY YEAR AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
City Year is hosting after school programing and tutoring this week! City Year will be available in room 317 until 5:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You must bring a completed permission slip to participate; you can get one HERE or visit Coach Folger in room 317.
MATH AND PHYSICS TUTORING
Need help in math or physics? Come to the Success Center Mondays and Wednesdays during Student Enrichment for support. Questions? Contact Coach T.
YEARBOOK SALES AND SENIOR PORTRAITS/DEDICATIONS
Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Seniors, baby dedications and senior portraits are both due by Friday, December 15. Senior portraits should be RGB, 640 x 800 @250dpi (dots-per-inch) for the best quality. If you have questions or if you are having trouble uploading them in e-share please contact customer support. Instructions on ordering yearbooks and uploading senior portraits/baby dedications are HERE.
MONDAYS ARE COLLEGE AND CAREER GEAR DAY
Every Monday of the 2023-2024 school year, wear your gear that represents your post-high school plans! This can be anything from a college sweatshirt to a mechanic’s worksuit – be creative and represent your goals!
WHAT DEWEY KNOW – GWHS LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
Check out the GWHS Library Newsletter HERE, and the DPS Library Newsletter HERE. Both have great info, resources and fun events you can join!
SENIORS – ORDER YOUR CLASS PANORAMIC PHOTO
We just approved the final images of the Senior class pictures and they look amazing. If you placed an order it will be mailed out soon. Remember when ordering: ALL laminated photos come with a 5-year money-back guarantee! Order BOTH the formal and the funny photos laminated and SAVE 20%! You can still order panoramic photos by clicking HERE. The photographer has waived the late fee until Friday, November 17. Questions? Email BestClassPicture@gmail.com.
SENIORS – ASCENT PROGRAM
Seniors, are you interested in a free year of college at the following schools: Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Denver, Community College of Aurora, Front Range Community College, Red Rocks Community College. Emily Griffith Technical College, Pickens Technical College or Metropolitan State University? If so, ASCENT may be the perfect fit for you. ASCENT is a fifth-year high school program that pays for a free year of college the year after 12th grade. DPS ASCENT students receive free tuition/fees, wrap-around advising and support during the critical transition from high school to college. Students choose to attend college at one of the eight participating technical, community, or four-year colleges listed above the year following their graduation from high school. ASCENT gives students a head start in earning a certificate, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree, all while saving time and money. Applications open Wednesday, November 1! If you’re interested, please visit Mr. Wallace in room 112F.
SENIORS – CONSTRUCTION TRADES APPRENTICESHIP OPEN HOUSE
Seniors, if you are interested in a construction trade, be sure to attend the Construction Trades Apprenticeship Open House on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Center. Over ten construction trades will be showcasing their apprenticeship opportunities. Click HERE for details.
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS – CU DENVER PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAM
If you are a first-generation student with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a desire to prepare for college, CU Denver’s Pre-Collegiate Program may be right for you. For details on program admission requirements, activities and enrollment, check out this FLYER. Questions? Contact Ms. Crawford.
LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE UPDATES
The GW Landscape Committee has updates to share:
- The next meeting is Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30pm at Tessa Delicatessen. We’ll be planning the year’s campus work days, which are a great way for students to get volunteer hours, and the annual “Go Green Day” in the spring.
- It’s not too early to commemorate a 2024 graduate by donating a personalized brick or tree. Click HERE for details.
- General donations help the Landscape Committee keep GWHS beautiful! Click HERE to donate.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE INFORMATION SESSION
Would you like to learn more about the IB program at GWHS? Curious about the CAS project? Wondering if students can take an IB class without taking the full diploma program? (Spoiler alert: yes!) Join us in the GWHS library on Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30pm to learn the answer to these questions and more. IB teacher Mr. Hildner will be presenting information about the IB program. The event is sponsored by the Friends of IB Scholars Foundation. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Email email@example.com.
MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
Join the MLE DAC meeting on Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Place Bridge Academy. This month’s meeting will focus on the Seal of Biliteracy! For more information and to RSVP, click here for ENGLISH, SPANISH or SOMALI.
ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 17 at 5:00pm! Join us on Chauncey Billups Court for an exhilarating evening of basketball as the George Washington High School Patriots take on the Denver East High School Angels in an electrifying Alumni Basketball Game! Tickets: Students (with Student ID): $5.00; General Admission: $10.00. Click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit GWHS athletics. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness your favorite alumni players in action, showcasing their skills and reliving their glory days on the court! Questions? Contact Mr. Quattlebaum.
VARSITY CHEER MINI-CAMP
Do you have a tiny family member or friend who wants to be a Future Patriot cheerleader? Have them come learn the basics of cheer from our very own GWHS Varsity cheerleaders! Mini-camp for little cheerleaders runs Monday, November 13, Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16. Mini cheerleaders will then perform a routine at the alumni basketball game on Friday, November 17! Click HERE for more info. Questions? Contact Coach Shenae.
WEBINAR – DANGERS OF VAPING AND E-CIGARETTES
The prevention team at DPS, along with Parents Against Vaping (PAVe) would like to invite you to a webinar on Tuesday, November 28 from 11:00am to 12:30pm. This webinar will uncover the real health risks of youth vaping, and shine a light on how the tobacco industry targets our kids. To register, click HERE.
OVER $400 RAISED FOR GWHS COLORADO GIVES DAY – LET’S KEEP IT GOING!
As we bring the second week of our 2023 Colorado Gives Day campaign to a close, we want to thank you for donating already. We’ve already received over $400 for our clubs! Amazing! Do you want to support the Elite Patriot Dancers? Maybe you want to help Student Leadership as they create opportunities to increase school spirit? If you haven’t donated yet, head over to GW CO Gives Day Team. If you’d rather donate by cash or check, please drop it off in the Main Office. Thank you for your continued support of the GWHS community. Go Patriots!
SHOP WITH A PATRIOT
GWHS is hosting its second annual Shop with a Patriot event on Saturday, December 9. GWHS students will be giving $200 to 20 elementary students in need, and will take them shopping at Target to purchase holiday gifts for their families. Everyone will then spend the afternoon at GWHS in a Winter Wonderland enjoying food, wrapping gifts, and playing games. Please help us make this event magical and meaningful by donating towards the $200 for each elementary student. Donations can be made HERE on MySchoolBucks; please add a note in the comments that it is for Shop with a Patriot. Questions? Contact Ms. Kristi.
GWHS FOOD PANTRY – THANKSGIVING BOXES
GWHS Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving boxes to GWHS students, family and staff in need of food over the break. Please click HERE to sign up for a box by Friday, November 10. Boxes will be distributed Friday, November 17. We are in need of donations! Please click HERE to sign up to donate items on our list. All non-perishable and perishable items can be dropped off to our family and community liaison, Ms. Locks, at GWHS Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 2:00pm prior to Tuesday, November 14. Here is the link of items needed. Questions? Contact Ms. Locks at 720-423-8670.
GWHS FOOD PANTRY OPEN
The GWHS Food Pantry is available to all staff, students and their families who are in need of food for meals. Please visit us every Wednesday after school until 4:00pm in room 3 (located in the sub-basement). Questions? Contact Jasmine Locks.
LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PHOTO ORDERING
If you would like to order your student’s school photo, please use the instructions linked here in ENGLISH or SPANISH.
WEEKLY ATHLETICS UPDATE
Patriots excel in the classroom and on the field! Check out this week’s Athletics Update HERE. Winter Sports registration is now open – click HERE!
NOVEMBER 20 – 24
Thanksgiving Break/No School