Weekly Roundup May 14

Posted May 14, 2024

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Spring Final Exams Schedule and AP/IB Exams Schedule
P/SAT Score Release
Chromebook Return
Online Registration for the 2024-2025 School Year
City Year After School Programming
Yearbooks are Here
Cheer Tryouts
2024-2025 Boys Soccer
“All the Fish in the Sea” Event
Seniors – Senior Awards Night
Seniors – Check-Out and Graduation Logistics
Doughnuts with Dr. Davis
Spring Arts Showcase
Summer School Sign-Up
Landscape Committee Updates
GWHS Grow Club Plant Sale
Personal Hygiene Product Drive
Follow the GWHS PTSO Instagram Account
GWHS Food Pantry Final Distribution
GWHS Food Pantry Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

This week’s events: click HERE
This week’s athletic events: click HERE

Please find the schedule for final exams HERE, and the schedule for AP and IB exams HERE.

After a student in grade 11 or grade 12 takes an AP or IB exam, they are no longer required to attend any remaining scheduled classes for that course in which they tested. Grade 11 and grade 12 students who do not take the AP or IB exam in their course must continue to attend scheduled classes and take a course final exam (see final exams schedule, above), as will all grade 9 and grade 10 students, regardless of whether they take their AP or IB exam. Earning honors-weight credit for that course is contingent on completion of a final exam. All students who are taking an AP or IB exam will be excused from the rest of their classes on the day of their exam. Students who are not testing must attend all their class that day. 

Thank you to all our freshmen, sophomores and juniors who worked so hard taking their state-mandated assessments in April! Scores for the SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 9 will be available to students starting Thursday, May 16. Students who provided a cell phone number during their Digital Readiness Check will receive a text notification from College Board when their score is available. Students who did not provide a cell phone number should log in to their College Board accounts to check their scores.

As a reminder, College Board will not contact you to sell you any materials. If you receive a phone call or email from someone stating they are from College Board and offering to send you free materials upon providing your credit card information, please do not respond or provide any information.

This year, Denver Public Schools is requiring all students to return their DPS-issued Chromebooks and chargers at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. Chromebooks must be be clean upon return (e.g., stickers removed). Chromebooks that are not returned by the end of the school year will be locked and/or reported missing by DPS, and a Chromebook and/or charger fee will be added to student’s MySchoolBucks accounts for payment. Chromebook and charger return dates will be:
  • Wednesday, May 29 from 1:55 to 3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 30 from 11:40am to 12:25pm
  • Friday, May 31 from 11:40am to 12:25pm
Students, please work with your teachers to be sure you have your Chromebook for any final exams that require a Chromebook, and plan to return your Chromebook on the date that fits your final exam schedule.  Seniors, if you wish to retain the contents of your Google Drive, please use the Google Takeout function before you return your Chromebook at Senior Checkout on Thursday, May 16. Instructions are HERE. 

Current DPS families, save time by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time at the school during the fall return. All SchoolChoice applicants must have an accepted seat prior to registering their student. Select one of the windows available to register your student(s) online for 2024-2025:  

  • The “Early Bird” window: Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 24
  • The regular window: Monday, July 29 through Friday, August 16

To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready. For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the Main Office at 720-423-8600 or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.
**New George Washington families — you, too, can register online! Contact our Main Office for more information.**
**Are you new to Denver? You can enroll and register directly in your neighborhood school. Locate your neighborhood school by typing in your address using School Finder, then contact the school for enrollment information. If you would like to enroll in a school other than your neighborhood school, please visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org to get started.** 


Need help with your homework or preparing for finals? City Year offers after school programming on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 5:00pm in room 317. To participate in this free after school program, have your parent or guardian complete a permission slip in ENGLISH or SPANISH, or pick one up in room 317! Questions? Check out this FLYER.

Our 2023-2024 yearbooks have arrived and are ready for pickup! Please pick up your pre-ordered yearbook in room 26 (you must have your school photo ID to pick up your yearbook). If you did not pre-order a yearbook, a limited quantity will be available for purchase at $75/each in room 26. Questions? Contact Ms. Kristi.

We are looking for our cheerLEADERS for the 2024-2024 Varsity Cheer Season! Please get your sports physical and come tryout to be a part of our Patriot Varsity Cheer Team. Tryouts are Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the GWHS Dance Room, and are open to all incoming ninth graders and current GWHS students. Click HERE for more info. Questions? Email Coach Shenae.

2024-2025 BOYS SOCCER
Are you interested in playing Boys Soccer next school year? Please fill out this interest FORM to get connected with Coach Rigo about important details on summer practices, tryouts, and more.

Team 1410 The Kraken is hosting a seminar on LGBTQ+ inclusion and diversity. The seminar will include games, snacks, and lots of positive conversation! We’re inviting anyone and everyone in the FIRST and Colorado Community, so come and join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:00pm in the GWHS Library!

Seniors and families, we invite you to join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of the Class of 2024 at Senior Awards Night on Thursday, May 16, in the GWHS Auditorium. Check-in begins at 5:30pm, with the Awards Presentation kicking off at 6:00pm. Following the presentation, there will be a delightful dessert reception. Let’s come together to make this evening unforgettable as we applaud the achievements of our exceptional seniors! Questions? Contact Mr. Q.

Following please find important information regarding Senior Checkout and the Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony:
Be sure to review each link carefully with your senior, and support them in their path to graduation!

Parents, guardians and community members, please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, May 15 from 8:00 to 8:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.

Come join our talented GWHS students for our Spring Arts Showcase on Wednesday, May 15 in the Pike’s Peak Lobby! Art will be displayed at 6:00pm, followed by a musical performance at 7:00pm. Click HERE for info.

If your student is off track for graduation or needs to recover credits, Summer School sign-up is now open! GWHS is one of the summer school sites this year!

  • RSS LOCATIONS: George Washington HS- 655 S. Monaco Pkwy.; North High School- 2960 Speer Blvd.; Bill Roberts- 2100 N Akron Way
  • DATE/TIMES/DETAILS: June 11 through July 17, 2024, Tuesday through Friday from 8:00am to 11:00am. RTD transportation support available. Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students cannot exceed four (4) absences/tardies.
  • To sign up, please fill out this FORM, or reach out to your student’s counselor directly. If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor; check this FLYER for more info.


  • LAST GROUNDS WORKDAYS: Students, do you need last minute volunteer hours? Parents, want to help out? Join us for our last workday of the school year on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 to 11:00am. We’ll meet in the Community Garden by the South Parking Lot. In case of inclement weather, check our website for any cancellations.
  • FINALLY… GIVE A LASTING GIFT for your 2024 graduate while helping the Landscape Committee continue to beautify the GWHS grounds! Purchase a personalized brick or tree HERE!
  • Questions? Email Barb DeSarro

The GWHS Grow Club is holding a plant sale! Students are offering a variety of tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, exotic eggplants and interesting succulents and houseplants, all grown in the GWHS greenhouse. Please join us Monday, May 13 through Thursday, May 16 from 3:30 to 4:15pm in the GWHS Community Garden (Leetsdale side of the school, below the South Courtyard). All proceeds benefit the Grow Club and their efforts to refurbish the greenhouse. Questions? Contact Lisa Emerson.

Over the next two weeks, we will be collecting items to help those struggling to afford hygiene menstrual products. YOU can help by donating period products such as tampons, pads, etc. Please bring any of those items to the bins located in the North Lobby and Pikes Peak Lobby, where they will then be donated to individuals affected by period poverty.

Parents, friends, families and students, please follow your GWHS Parent/Teacher/Student Organization (PTSO) on Instagram @gwhs.ptso for the latest PTSO news, events, and more! It is a great place to learn about events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, and how you can help support our amazing school.

GWHS Food Pantry, located near the Leetsdale parking lot in room 3, will have its final distribution day on Wednesday May 29. All GWHS students and staff are welcome.

Please support our GWHS staff, students and families with food scarcities who utilize our GWHS Food Pantry, and enjoy some Kirispy Kreme doughnuts! All processed will go towards purchasing items such as but not limited to food, hygiene, school supplies, coats, hats, gloves, etc. Our goal is to sell 100 dozen doughnuts by the end of the school year. Click HERE for info on how you can support our Krispy Kreme fundraiser. Thank you so much to all who have supported GWHS’s Food Pantry for the 2023-2024 school year!

Patriots excel in the classroom and on the field! Check out this week’s Athletics Update HERE. For information on summer sports workouts, click HERE

April 25 – May 17
IB Exams

May 6 – May 17
AP Exams

May 24
Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony/No School

May 29 – May 31
Final Exams
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