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  • Weekly Roundup May 31

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    COURSE COMPLETION DAYS
    Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 are Course Completion Days. During this time, students who are not passing a core course (i.e., English, math, social studies and science) and who have 60% or better overall attendance will work individually with their teachers on designated tasks to demonstrate mastery of skills necessary to pass their course. Students who received an email on Friday, May 27 regarding Course Completion will be required to attend school in-person during Course Completion Days. These students should report to their teachers in any core classes they not passing at 8:45am. Students will be released at 1pm.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbooks will be available for pick up Tuesday, June 7 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the GWHS North Lobby. If you are unavailable to pick up your yearbook during that time, please contact Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Love in the Main Office starting August 1 to arrange a different time. If yearbooks are delivered to us sooner than June 7, we will send an updated announcement with an earlier pick-up date. We are excited to share our final yearbook with you!

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
    The first day of school for ninth graders is Monday, August 22. All other students will report for their first day on Tuesday, August 23. Weekly Roundups will resume in early August with full details about the start of school.

    DECA FUNDRAISER AT CHIPOTLE
    Enjoy dinner from Chipotle and support GW’s DECA Chapter on June 1 from 4:00 to 8:00pm! Visit the Chipotle on Monaco and Leetsdale and mention GWHS DECA, and a portion of the proceeds of your meal will be donated by Chipotle in support. If you’d prefer to order online, use ordering code X8R2JLK and follow the instructions HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup May 24

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    ASSESSMENT – SPRING 2022 FINAL EXAMS
    All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will complete course finals:

    • Wednesday, May 25: Periods 1 through 3
    • Thursday, May 26: Periods 4 and 5
    • Friday, May 27: Periods 6 and 7
    • Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3: Course Completion Days (by teacher invitation only)

    Please find the full Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule HERE.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before May 27. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbooks will be available for pick up Tuesday, June 7 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the GWHS North Lobby. If you are unavailable to pick up your yearbook during that time, please contact Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Love in the Main Office starting August 1 to arrange a different time. If the yearbooks are delivered to us sooner than June 7, we will send an updated announcement with an earlier pick up date. We are excited to share our final yearbook with you!

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    DECA FUNDRAISER AT CHIPOTLE
    Enjoy dinner from Chipotle and support GW’s DECA Chapter on June 1 from 4:00 to 8:00pm! Visit the Chipotle on Monaco and Leetsdale and mention GWHS DECA, and a portion of the proceeds of your meal will be donated by Chipotle in support. If you’d prefer to order online, use ordering code X8R2JLK and follow the instructions HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup May 17

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    SCHEDULE – CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION
    As a reminder, there is no school for students on Monday, May 23. All staff will be participating in the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022.

    ASSESSMENT – SPRING 2022 FINAL EXAMS
    All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will complete course finals:

    • Wednesday, May 25: Periods 1 through 3
    • Thursday, May 26: Periods 4 and 5
    • Friday, May 27: Periods 6 and 7
    • Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3: Course Completion Days (by teacher invitation only)

    Please find the full Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule HERE.

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT SCORE RELEASE
    Scores for students who took the SAT, PSAT 10 or PSAT 9 in April are being released to student College Board accounts on the following schedule:

    • SAT: students who tested on April 13 began to receive scores on May 4.
    • SAT: students who tested on April 26 will receive scores beginning May 18.
    • PSAT 10: students will receive scores beginning May 20.
    • PSAT 9: students will receive scores beginning May 20.

    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS
    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SAFETY – CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT
    As you may have heard in the news, catalytic converter theft is a rising issue. Many local high schools have had catalytic converters stolen from cars parked in student and staff parking. Last week, GWHS had three catalytic converters stolen during the school day from cars parked in the North lot off Virginia Avenue and South Monaco Parkway. We will thoroughly investigate these thefts. Additionally, our School Resource Officers will provide increased monitoring in all our parking lots while we explore additional surveillence options, such as further video camera installation. Should you notice anything suspicious in any GWHS parking lot, please contact school officials immediately.

    SENIORS – SENIOR CHECKOUT
    As a reminder, all seniors must complete Senior Checkout in-person on Thursday, May 19. Before you arrive to Senior Checkout you must have the following completed by today, May 17:

    • DPS Senior Exit Survey located in Maia Learning
    • Future Center Checkout Survey
    • Completion of all four years of ICAP in Student Portal
    • Completion of Credit Recovery courses (if applicable)
    • All fees paid in full

    If you have a school-issued Chromebook you must return it during Senior Checkout. Please return your Chromebook in clean, working condition (no stickers), and with the charger (see details below). Failure to return a school-issued device will result in a fee and your inability to complete Senior Checkout. Senior Checkout will begin at 8:30am in the GW North Lobby.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbook printing and delivery has been delayed by our yearbook vendor. We anticipate having yearbooks available by early June. We will provide updated information in the next Weekly Roundup.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with two wonderful GWHS staff members, Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE.

    GW GROW CLUB TOMATO SEEDLING SALE
    The GW Grow Club is offering beautiful heirloom tomato seedlings for sale. These plants were started by students and have been nurtured in the GW greenhouse. Proceeds benefit the Grow Club and refurbishment of the greenhouse. Please order your plants HERE. Please also note that if we sell out of a specific tomato variety, we may need to offer similar alternate varieties. Pick up will be May 11-14 and May 16-18, 4:00 to 4:30pm in the GW Community Garden. Please contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com with questions. Thanks for supporting the GW Grow Club!

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  • Weekly Roundup May 10

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    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT SCORE RELEASE
    Scores for students who took the SAT, PSAT 10 or PSAT 9 in April are being released to student College Board accounts on the following schedule:

    • SAT: students who tested on April 13 began to receive scores on May 4.
    • SAT: students who tested on April 26 will receive scores beginning May 18.
    • PSAT 10: students will receive scores beginning May 20.
    • PSAT 9: students will receive scores beginning May 20.

    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS
    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM TICKETS
    Seniors and juniors, if you purchased Prom tickets on MySchoolBucks, remember to pick them up at the Treasurer’s Office starting May 9. More information about Prom requirements and dates can be found on the Seniors tab of our website.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    Attention, all families of GW students (including families of freshmen and sophomores, who traditionally support Prom afterparty)! GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help. Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14, immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Prom attendees will have the opportunity to safely hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To donate items or volunteer with setup (during the day on May 14) or cleanup (the morning of May 15), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty! For a list of FAQs regarding Prom afterparty, click HERE.  

    PROM CHAPERONES NEEDED
    Interested in attending Prom? We need chaperones, and we’d love your help! Prom will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Downtown from 7:00 to 11:00pm. The Prom afterparty will be held at GW immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Please sign up HERE.

    INTRO TO PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT
    On Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium, the Intro to Performing Arts classes will be presenting their final exams: Original One Act plays, completely written, directed, acted, and technical directed by students. You won’t want to miss seeing these original compositions! Admission is FREE, and everyone is welcome to participate by coming to watch their final exams.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with two wonderful GWHS staff members, Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE

    YOUR VOICE/TU VOZ SURVEY NOW OPEN
    DPS families should have received an email with the DPS Your Voice/Tu Voz Family Survey linkIf you haven’t already, we ask that you please take a few minutes of your time today to complete the survey. The last day to complete the survey is May 13. This survey asks you to reflect on your experience at DPS, and let us know what went well and what we can improve in the future. The survey also includes questions about the Healthy Start Times initiative for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    This survey is optional and confidential. If you have any questions or need help while filling out this survey, please call the FACE Help Line at 720-423-3054. Results from the most recent survey can be found at www.dpsk12.org/survey.

    GW GROW CLUB TOMATO SEEDLING SALE
    The GW Grow Club is offering beautiful heirloom tomato seedlings for sale. These plants were started by students and have been nurtured in the GW greenhouse. Proceeds benefit the Grow Club and refurbishment of the greenhouse. Please order your plants HERE. Please also note that if we sell out of a specific tomato variety, we may need to offer similar alternate varieties. Pick up will be May 11-14 and May 16-18, 4:00 to 4:30pm in the GW Community Garden. Please contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com with questions. Thanks for supporting the GW Grow Club!

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  • Weekly Roundup May 3

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    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS

    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION SPEECH AUDITIONS
    Seniors, are you interested in giving a speech at this year’s graduation ceremony? Then you are in luck! We will be holding graduation speech auditions on Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am. Graduation speeches should be no longer than 2 minutes and should be focused on celebrating the events and accomplishments of the Class of 2022. In order to sign up for an audition time you must submit your speech to Mr. Maez by Tuesday, May 3 at 4:00pm. You can read more about graduation speech auditions HERE.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM TICKETS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom tickets are available to purchase now on MySchoolBucks and can be picked up at the Treasurer’s Office starting May 9. All information about requirements and dates can be found on the Seniors tab of our website.

    PROM GUEST UPDATE
    We would first like to thank everyone that has reached out to us with questions and concerns about any, and all, upcoming events. We have heard your concerns, and we will be allowing underclassmen to attend Prom as guests of a junior or senior. Those wishing to attend must have a completed guest form turned in by the junior or senior that will accompany them by Wednesday, May 4 no later than 2:30pm. Forms can be found here, on the GW website, on Schoology, and in the Treasurer’s office.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    PROCTOR AN AP OR IB EXAM
    GWHS has hundreds of students taking AP and/or IB exams in late April through May, and we need your help to proctor! Proctor training is easy and quick, and proctoring is a gigantic help to students and staff (and can give you some much-needed quiet time!). Please sign up HERE if you’re able to help. Thank you!

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    Attention, all families of GW students (including families of freshmen and sophomores, who traditionally support Prom afterparty)! GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help. Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14, immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Prom attendees will have the opportunity to safely hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty! For more information on how to help, click HERE.

    PROM CHAPERONES NEEDED
    Interested in attending Prom? We need chaperones, and we’d love your help! Prom will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Downtown from 7:00 to 11:00pm. The Prom afterparty will be held at GW immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Please sign up HERE.

    STAFF APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
    It is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our community will celebrate our terrific GWHS staff by sponsoring breakfast burritos on Thursday, May 5, and a delicious dessert party on Friday, May 6, from 12:00 to 3:30pm in the Community Room. Please sign up HERE to provide cookies, brownies or other tasty treats. Please bring your goodies to the Community Room by 12:00pm on Friday, May 6. If you need to drop off your donations early, please leave them with Ms. Kelly Vigil in the front office.

    Thanks to your generosity, all other slots are filled. Your enthusiastic contributions to the burrito donation have allowed for us to plan an ice-cream social for the teachers during finals week. Thank you so much!

    SPRING DANCE CONCERT: “KEEP ON DANCING!”
    After a two year absence, the Dance department is proud to bring back their annual Spring Dance Concert titled “Keep On Dancing!” The concert is Friday, May 6 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($5 for K-12 students). Tickets may be purchased from Dance students or at the door. Please come and support these talented dancers!

    INTRO TO PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT
    On Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium, the Intro to Performing Arts classes will be presenting their final exams: Original One Act plays, completely written, directed, acted, and technical directed by students. You won’t want to miss seeing these original compositions! Admission is FREE, and everyone is welcome to participate by coming to watch their final exams.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with our wonderful school psychologist, Ms. Stein-Shevell, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE.

    YOUR VOICE/TU VOZ SURVEY NOW OPEN
    DPS families should have received an email with the DPS Your Voice/Tu Voz Family Survey linkIf you haven’t already, we ask that you please take a few minutes of your time today to complete the survey. The last day to complete the survey is May 13. This survey asks you to reflect on your experience at DPS, and let us know what went well and what we can improve in the future. The survey also includes questions about the Healthy Start Times initiative for the 2023-2024 school year.

    This survey is optional and confidential. If you have any questions or need help while filling out this survey, please call the FACE Help Line at 720-423-3054. Results from the most recent survey can be found at www.dpsk12.org/survey.

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  • Weekly Roundup April 19

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    ASSESSMENT – SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 9 MAKEUP DATES

    • On Tuesday, April 26, all juniors who did not take the SAT on our primary test date will be required to attend a makeup administration. Students who must attend will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Monday, April 25 with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details.
    • On Wednesday, April 27, all sophomores who did not take the PSAT 10 on our primary test date will be required to attend a makeup administration. Students who must attend will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Monday, April 25 with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details.
    • On Thursday, April 28, all freshmen who did not take the PSAT 9 on our primary test date will be required to attend a makeup administration. Students who must attend will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Monday, April 25 with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details.

    Additional details for testing students include:

    • Arrive at 8:30am. Testing room doors close at 9am. Students may not be admitted to test after 9am.
    • Lunch will be available in the cafeteria following the end of standard time testing.
    • Bring a no. 2 pencil, a graphing calculator, and a snack and drink.
    • This is mandatory state testing. Please plan to attend the makeup administration if you were absent on our primary test date(s).

    SENIORS – GRADUATION SPEECH AUDITIONS
    Seniors, are you interested in giving a speech at this year’s graduation ceremony? Then you are in luck! We will be holding graduation speech auditions on Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am. Graduation speeches should be no longer than 2 minutes and should be focused on celebrating the events and accomplishments of the Class of 2022. In order to sign up for an audition time you must submit your speech to Mr. Maez by Tuesday, May 3 at 4:00pm. You can read more about graduation speech auditions HERE.

    SENIORS – ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS
    Seniors and families, please be on the lookout for an email regarding additional graduation tickets that will be sent on Tuesday, April 19.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM GUEST FORMS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom guest forms are available and due April 22 to Ms. Vigil in the Main Office by 2:30pm. You may access the form HERE, in Schoology, or through the Seniors tab on our GWHS website. Remember, you must turn in a completed form no later than April 22 for your guest to attend.

    SENIORS – REPORT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
    Seniors, don’t forget to tell the Future Center about your college acceptances and scholarship awards! You can forward your acceptances and awards to ecarlson@denverscholarship.org or fill out the Google forms on the Future Center Schoology course page (acceptances HERE and scholarship awards HERE).

    LIFEGUARD FOR DENVER PARKS & RECREATION
    Denver Parks and Recreation is hiring students ages 15+ as lifeguards at both indoor and outdoor pools. They will pay for applicants who work a full summer season to obtain their lifeguard certification. This is a fun, dynamic work environment with flexible scheduling at 30+ Denver locations, with pay starting at $15.87/hour. Find more information HERE.

    PROCTOR AN AP OR IB EXAM
    GWHS has hundreds of students taking AP and/or IB exams in late April through May, and we need your help to proctor! Proctor training is easy and quick, and proctoring is a gigantic help to students and staff (and can give you some much-needed quiet time!). Please sign up HERE if you’re able to help. Thank you!

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help! Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14 from 11pm to 1am, giving Prom attendees the opportunity to hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty! For more information on how to help, click HERE.

    14TH ANNUAL GO GREEN DAY
    Interested in keeping our school beautiful by planting trees? GW will be hosting its fourteenth annual Tree Planting/Go Green Day on April 30! This is an event where the GW community plants and restores trees around the campus. We also plan to “spruce” up the planting bed at the north entrance. Registration begins at 8am, work begins at 8:30am, and we will wrap up with a group photo and pizza by 1:00pm. Sign up HERE to volunteer at Go Green Day. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and water, and prepare for some fun!

    IB THEATER NIGHT
    Come support the IB Theater students in their solo performances on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Students will be performing short solo pieces followed by a collaborative project, “A Taylor Swift Musical!” You won’t want to miss this performance!

    SPRING CONCERT
    Come hear the band, orchestra and choir in their Spring Music performance! The music begins at 6:30pm in the Auditorium on Thursday, April 28. Join us for an evening of beautiful music!

    GSA FAMILY NIGHT
    The GW Genders and Sexualities Alliance is hosting a catered event that is free to all GW students, faculty, friends and families to learn more about the trans community and resources supportive of them! This event will take place on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the South Courtyard. We look forward to bringing our community together and enjoying some free food! Sign up HERE, or by scanning any of the QR codes on the flyers posted around GWHS.

    SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
    Pre-order a shirt to help support Senior events and gifts for the Class of 2022. Shirts are $12 and payment with cash or Venmo will be made when you pick up your shirt. Orders will close on Friday, April 22.

    DPS VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS
    Denver Public Schools generally provides free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all students in identified grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9). However, because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the universal screening process over the past two school years, ALL DPS students (ECE-12) will have the opportunity to receive screening this school year. At GW, priority for screenings will be given to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, with seniors having the option to be screened on a walk-in basis during the last day of screening.

    These screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

    Your student will receive screenings in the following areas: vision and hearing. Although this year dental screenings will not be performed, vision, hearing, and dental resources are available for all DPS enrolled students. Additional information for parents on dental screenings appears below this message.

    The vision and hearing health screenings will be completed at GW the week of April 18 to 22. Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results.

    If you would like for your student to OPT OUT of these screenings, please complete this FORM.

    Note on dental screenings:

    *Due to the impacts of the pandemic, we will be unable to provide in-person oral health screenings this year. Since good oral health is so important for concentration, we are asking that you please complete the Oral Health Screening At Home survey on the Parent Portal. A few minutes and a flashlight or good light source is all you need to complete the screening!

    *Debido a los impactos de la pandemia, este año no podremos proporcionar exámenes presenciales de salud oral. Como una buena salud oral es tan importante para la concentración, les pedimos que completen la Encuesta de evaluación de la salud oral en casa en el Portal para Padres:. Solo necesitan unos cuantos minutos y una linterna o una buena fuente de luz para completar el examen.

    STAFF APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, our community would like to celebrate our GWHS staff with breakfast burritos on Thursday, May 5, and a delicious dessert party on Friday, May 6 from 12:00 to 3:30pm in the Community Room! Please sign up HERE to donate to the burrito purchase, help with the dessert party or provide baked goods.

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    ASSESSMENT – SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 9

    • On Wednesday, April 13, all juniors will take the SAT and all sophomores will take the PSAT 10. Juniors and sophomores received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Friday, April 8 with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors.
    • On Thursday, April 14, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9. Freshmen received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Friday, April 8 with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for sophomores, juniors or seniors.
    • On Friday, April 15, teachers will have a workday. There will be no school for students (except for individual students who are completing testing or working with a teacher).

    Additional details for testing students include:

    • Arrive at 8:30am. Testing room doors close at 9am. Students may not be admitted to test after 9am.
    • Leave personal belongings at home, as there will be no locker access.
    • Lunch will be available in the cafeteria following the end of standard time testing.
    • Bring a no. 2 pencil, a graphing calculator, and a snack and drink.

     

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT 10 STUDENT DATA CONSENT FORM
    As part of the administration of the PSAT 10 (sophomores) and SAT (juniors), the College Board provides an optional questionnaire to support students and their families in accessing key opportunities. A primary benefit of completing the optional questionnaire is to opt in to Student Search Service, which connects students to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect their interests. Before testing, students will be required to complete a Student Data Consent Form to indicate whether they wish to participate in the optional questionnaire. The Student Data Consent Form is linked HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION SPEECH AUDITIONS
    Seniors, are you interested in giving a speech at this year’s graduation ceremony? Then you are in luck! We will be holding graduation speech auditions on Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am. Graduation speeches should be no longer than 2 minutes and should be focused on celebrating the events and accomplishments of the Class of 2022. In order to sign up for an audition time you must submit your speech to Mr. Maez by Tuesday, May 3 at 4:00pm. You can read more about graduation speech auditions HERE.

    SENIORS – ADDITIONAL GRADUATION TICKETS
    Seniors and families, please be on the lookout for an email regarding additional graduation tickets that will be sent on Tuesday, April 19.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM GUEST FORMS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom guest forms are now available and due April 22 to Ms. Vigil in the Main Office by 2:30pm. You may access the form HERE, in Schoology, or through the Seniors tab on our GWHS website. Remember, you must turn in a completed form no later than April 22 for your guest to attend.

    SENIORS – REPORT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
    Seniors, don’t forget to tell the Future Center about your college acceptances and scholarship awards! You can forward your acceptances and awards to ecarlson@denverscholarship.org or fill out the Google forms on the Future Center Schoology course page (acceptances HERE and scholarship awards HERE).

    PROCTOR AN AP OR IB EXAM
    GWHS has hundreds of students taking AP and/or IB exams in late April through May, and we need your help to proctor! Proctor training is easy and quick, and proctoring is a gigantic help to students and staff (and can give you some much-needed quiet time!). Please sign up HERE if you’re able to help. Thank you!

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help! Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14 from 11pm to 1am, giving Prom attendees the opportunity to hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty!

    14TH ANNUAL GO GREEN DAY
    Interested in keeping our school beautiful by planning trees? GW will be hosting its fourteenth annual Tree Planting/Go Green Day on April 30! This is an event where the GW community plants and restores trees around the campus. We also plan to “spruce” up the planting bed at the north entrance. Registration begins at 8am, work begins at 8:30am, and we will wrap up with a group photo and pizza by 1:00pm. Sign up HERE to volunteer at Go Green Day. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and water, and prepare for some fun!

    SPEECH AND DEBATE PERFORMANCE NIGHT
    Are you interested in taking Speech and Debate as a class? Want to know what happens behind the scenes? Come find out why we are ranked first in Colorado and fourth in the nation at our annual Performance Night on April 13 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the GWHS Auditorium.

    DINE AT NOODLES & COMPANY AND SUPPORT AVID
    AVID is hosting a fundraising event at Noodles & Company (4590 Leetsdale Drive) on April 14 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Grab your favorite meal and drink, and part of that money will go to the AVID program! Mention “GW AVID” when your order; for online orders and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code box at checkout (check out the flyers in English and Spanish for details). Thank you for supporting AVID while enjoying some delicious food! Please ask Michelle Rosen if you have any questions.

    IB THEATER NIGHT
    Come support the IB Theater students in their solo performances on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Students will be performing short solo pieces followed by a collaborative project, “A Taylor Swift Musical!” You won’t want to miss this performance!

    SPRING CONCERT
    Come hear the band, orchestra and choir in their Spring Music performance! The music begins at 6:30pm in the Auditorium on Thursday, April 28. Join us for an evening of beautiful music!

    GSA FAMILY NIGHT
    The GW Genders and Sexualities Alliance is hosting a catered event that is free to all GW students, faculty, friends and families to learn more about the trans community and resources supportive of them! This event will take place on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the South Courtyard. We look forward to bringing our community together and enjoying some free food! Sign up HERE, or by scanning any of the QR codes on the flyers posted around GWHS.

    SUPPORT OUR SENIORS
    Pre-order a shirt to help support Senior events and gifts for the Class of 2022. Shirts are $12 and payment with cash or Venmo will be made when you pick up your shirt. Orders will close on Friday, April 22.

    DPS VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS
    Denver Public Schools generally provides free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all students in identified grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9). However, because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the universal screening process over the past two school years, ALL DPS students (ECE-12) will have the opportunity to receive screening this school year. At GW, priority for screenings will be given to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, with seniors having the option to be screened on a walk-in basis during the last day of screening.

    These screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

    Your student will receive screenings in the following areas: vision and hearing. Although this year dental screenings will not be performed, vision, hearing, and dental resources are available for all DPS enrolled students. Additional information for parents on dental screenings appears below this message.

    The vision and hearing health screenings will be completed at GW the week of April 18 to 22. Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results.

    If you would like for your student to OPT OUT of these screenings, please complete this FORM.

    Note on dental screenings:

    *Due to the impacts of the pandemic, we will be unable to provide in-person oral health screenings this year. Since good oral health is so important for concentration, we are asking that you please complete the Oral Health Screening At Home survey on the Parent Portal. A few minutes and a flashlight or good light source is all you need to complete the screening!

    *Debido a los impactos de la pandemia, este año no podremos proporcionar exámenes presenciales de salud oral. Como una buena salud oral es tan importante para la concentración, les pedimos que completen la Encuesta de evaluación de la salud oral en casa en el Portal para Padres:. Solo necesitan unos cuantos minutos y una linterna o una buena fuente de luz para completar el examen.

    STAFF APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, our community would like to celebrate our GWHS staff with breakfast burritos on Thursday, May 5, and a delicious dessert party on Friday, May 6 from 12:00 to 3:30 pm in the Community Room! Please sign up HERE to donate to the burrito purchase, help with the dessert party or provide baked goods.

    GWIB SPRING SOCIAL SUCCESS
    Thank you to those who attended our IB Spring Social. A special thank you to the staff and students who attended! If you were unable to join us but would still like to support GWIB, please consider making a donation to the IB Foundation, which raises money to support the facilitation of the Extended Essay, CAS grants, and teacher support. You may donate HERE. Thank you!

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  • Weekly Roundup April 5

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    ASSESSMENT – CMAS SCIENCE (ALL JUNIORS)
    All juniors will take CMAS Science on Wednesday, April 6, followed by the SAT Preadministration Session. Juniors received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on March 23 with their testing room assignment. Juniors should arrive at 8:30am, and bring their fully-charged DPS Chromebook with them on April 6. Following their SAT Preadministration Session (approximately 1:30pm), all juniors will be dismissed for the remainder of the day.

    Classes for freshmen, sophomores and seniors will continue on the regular Wednesday odd-block day schedule.

    ASSESSMENT – SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 9

    • On Wednesday, April 13, all juniors will take the SAT and all sophomores will take the PSAT 10. Juniors and sophomores will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account this week with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors.
    • On Thursday, April 14, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9. Freshmen will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account this week with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for sophomores, juniors or seniors.
    • On Friday, April 15, teachers will have a workday. There will be no school for students (except for individual students who are completing testing or working with a teacher).

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT 10 STUDENT DATA CONSENT FORM
    As part of the administration of the PSAT 10 (sophomores) and SAT (juniors), the College Board provides an optional questionnaire to support students and their families in accessing key opportunities. A primary benefit of completing the optional questionnaire is to opt in to Student Search Service, which connects students to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect their interests. Before testing, students will be required to complete a Student Data Consent Form to indicate whether they wish to participate in the optional questionnaire. The Student Data Consent Form is linked HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

    APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Interested in a career in business, technology, medicine, or manufacturing? Apply for a CareerWise Apprenticeship to get your head start in your career. The program allows you to get paid up to $30,000 during the multi-year apprenticeship, earn credentials to get you ready to step into an entry-level position, develop a professional network, and earn debt-free college credit. You can do all this while you are still earning your high school degree. To learn more, visit this SLIDE DECK and/or get in contact with Coach Rigo in room 321.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM GUEST FORMS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom guest forms are now available and due April 22 to Ms. Vigil in the Main Office by 2:30pm. You may access the form HERE, in Schoology, or through the Seniors tab on our GWHS website. Remember, you must turn in a completed form no later than April 22 for your guest to attend.

    SENIORS – REPORT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
    Seniors, don’t forget to tell the Future Center about your college acceptances and scholarship awards! You can forward your acceptances and awards to ecarlson@denverscholarship.org or fill out the Google forms on the Future Center Schoology course page (acceptances HERE and scholarship awards HERE).

    GWIB SPRING SOCIAL
    Please join us for the GWIB Spring Social on April 6 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry Town Center! Come and enjoy a happy hour showcasing our amazing IB program and students, meet new people, and connect with our terrific GW community. This is an opportunity for us to gather together and celebrate spring and our Patriot Pride. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP HERE. The event is free, but there will be an opportunity to donate to GWIB. For more information, please contact mackintoshmaura@gmail.com or lisa_seaman@comcast.net.

    PROCTOR AN AP OR IB EXAM
    GWHS has hundreds of students taking AP and/or IB exams in late April through May, and we need your help to proctor! Proctor training is easy and quick, and proctoring is a gigantic help to students and staff (and can give you some much-needed quiet time!). Please sign up HERE if you’re able to help. Thank you!

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help! Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14 from 11pm to 1am, giving Prom attendees the opportunity to hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty!

    14TH ANNUAL GO GREEN DAY
    Interested in keeping our school beautiful by planning trees? GW will be hosting its fourteenth annual Tree Planting/Go Green Day on April 30! This is an event where the GW community plants and restores trees around the campus. We also plan to “spruce” up the planting bed at the north entrance. Registration begins at 8am, work begins at 8:30am, and we will wrap up with a group photo and pizza by 1:00pm. Sign up HERE to volunteer at Go Green Day. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and water, and prepare for some fun!

    SPEECH AND DEBATE PERFORMANCE NIGHT
    Are you interested in taking Speech and Debate as a class? Want to know what happens behind the scenes? Come find out why we are ranked first in Colorado and fourth in the nation at our annual Performance Night on April 13 from 6:30-8:30pm in the GWHS Auditorium.

    DINE AT NOODLES & COMPANY AND SUPPORT AVID
    AVID is hosting a fundraising event at Noodles & Company (4590 Leetsdale Drive) on April 14 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Grab your favorite meal and drink, and part of that money will go to the AVID program! Mention “GW AVID” when your order; for online orders and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code box at checkout (check out the flyers in English and Spanish for details). Thank you for supporting AVID while enjoying some delicious food! Please ask Michelle Rosen if you have any questions.

    DPS VISION AND HEARING SCREENINGS
    Denver Public Schools generally provides free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all students in identified grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9). However, because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the universal screening process over the past two school years, ALL DPS students (ECE-12) will have the opportunity to receive screening this school year. At GW, priority for screenings will be given to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, with seniors having the option to be screened on a walk-in basis during the last day of screening.

    These screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

    Your student will receive screenings in the following areas: vision and hearing. Although this year dental screenings will not be performed, vision, hearing, and dental resources are available for all DPS enrolled students. Additional information for parents on dental screenings appears below this message.

    The vision and hearing health screenings will be completed at GW the week of April 18-22. Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision or dental screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results.

    If you would like for your student to OPT OUT of these screenings, please complete this FORM.

    Note on dental screenings:

    *Due to the impacts of the pandemic, we will be unable to provide in-person oral health screenings this year. Since good oral health is so important for concentration, we are asking that you please complete the Oral Health Screening At Home survey on the Parent Portal. A few minutes and a flashlight or good light source is all you need to complete the screening!

    *Debido a los impactos de la pandemia, este año no podremos proporcionar exámenes presenciales de salud oral. Como una buena salud oral es tan importante para la concentración, les pedimos que completen la Encuesta de evaluación de la salud oral en casa en el Portal para Padres:. Solo necesitan unos cuantos minutos y una linterna o una buena fuente de luz para completar el examen.

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  • Weekly Roundup March 22

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    ASSESSMENT – CMAS SCIENCE (ALL JUNIORS)
    All juniors will take CMAS Science on Wednesday, April 6, followed by the SAT Preadministration Session. Juniors will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account this week with their testing room assignment. Juniors should bring their fully-charged DPS Chromebook with them on April 6. Following their SAT Preadministration Session (approximately 1:30pm), all juniors will be dismissed for the remainder of the day.

    Classes for freshmen, sophomores and seniors will continue on the regular Wednesday odd-block day schedule.

    ASSESSMENT – SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 9

    • On Wednesday, April 13, all juniors will take the SAT and all sophomores will take the PSAT 10. Juniors and sophomores will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account the week before testing with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors.
    • On Thursday, April 14, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9. Freshmen will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account the week before testing with their testing room assignment, approximate end time, and testing details. There will be no school for sophomores, juniors or seniors.
    • On Friday, April 15, teachers will have a workday. There will be no school for students (except for individual students who are completing testing or working with a teacher).

     

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT 10 STUDENT DATA CONSENT FORM
    As part of the administration of the PSAT 10 (sophomores) and SAT (juniors), the College Board provides an optional questionnaire to support students and their families in accessing key opportunities. A primary benefit of completing the optional questionnaire is to opt in to Student Search Service, which connects students to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect their interests. Before testing, students will be required to complete a Student Data Consent Form to indicate whether they wish to participate in the optional questionnaire. The Student Data Consent Form is linked HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

    SPIRIT WEEK AND PEP RALLY
    Join in on the fun of Spirit Week, with a Pep Rally on Friday, March 25! Our Spirit Days are:

    • Monday, March 21: Pajama Day! Cozy up in your favorite pajamas.
    • Tuesday, March 22: Neon Day! Neon or brightly colored attire a must.
    • Wednesday, March 23: Wacky Wednesday! Mix and match to make the oddest outfit.
    • Thursday, March 24: Heroes v. Villains! Come as a superhero or bad guy.
    • Friday, March 25: Clash of the Colors! Seniors wear black, juniors wear green, sophomores wear white and freshmen wear yellow.

     

    Friday, March 25 will follow a Pep Rally Schedule.

    APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    Interested in a career in business, technology, medicine, or manufacturing? Apply for a CareerWise Apprenticeship to get your head start in your career. The program allows you to get paid up to $30,000 during the multi-year apprenticeship, earn credentials to get you ready to step into an entry-level position, develop a professional network, and earn debt-free college credit. You can do all this while you are still earning your high school degree. To learn more, visit this SLIDE DECK and/or get in contact with Coach Rigo in room 321.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM GUEST FORMS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom guest forms are now available and due April 22 to Ms. Vigil in the Main Office by 2:30pm. You may access the form HERE, in Schoology, or through the Seniors tab on our GWHS website. Remember, you must turn in a completed form no later than April 22 for your guest to attend.

    SENIORS – REPORT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
    Seniors, don’t forget to tell the Future Center about your college acceptances and scholarship awards! You can forward your acceptances and awards to ecarlson@denverscholarship.org or fill out the Google forms on the Future Center Schoology course page (acceptances HERE and scholarship awards HERE).

    GWIB SPRING SOCIAL
    Please join us for the GWIB Spring Social on April 6 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry Town Center! Come and enjoy a happy hour showcasing our amazing IB program and students, meet new people, and connect with our terrific GW community. This is an opportunity for us to gather together and celebrate spring and our Patriot Pride. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP HERE. The event is free, but there will be an opportunity to donate to GWIB. For more information, please contact mackintoshmaura@gmail.com or lisa_seaman@comcast.net.

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help! Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14 from 11pm to 1am, giving Prom attendees the opportunity to hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty!

    DINE AT NOODLES & COMPANY AND SUPPORT AVID
    AVID is hosting a fundraising event at Noodles & Company (4590 Leetsdale Drive) on April 14 from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Grab your favorite meal and drink, and part of that money will go to the AVID program! Mention “GW AVID” when your order; for online orders and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code box at checkout (check out the flyers in English and Spanish for details). Thank you for supporting AVID while enjoying some delicious food! Please ask Michelle Rosen if you have any questions.

    GW FRUIT TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP
    Don’t miss the GW Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on March 23 from 4pm to 6pm, brought to you by the GW Grounds Committee, the GW Grow Club and Denver Urban Gardens! Students and families are invited to join us to learn how to prune fruit trees for long-term health and better fruit production. The training will be conducted by Creighton Hofeditz, Director of Permaculture & Perennials for Denver Urban Gardens, and will be held in the GW Orchard. There is no cost for this workshop, but space is limited. To register, click HERE. Bring pruning shears (if you have them), sun protection and drinking water.

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  • Weekly Roundup March 15

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    ASSESSMENT – MANDATORY STATE ASSESSMENTS
    Each year, the State of Colorado requires students participate in the following assessments:

    • Wednesday, April 6: CMAS Science (all juniors), followed by the SAT Preadministration Session (all juniors)
    • Wednesday, April 13: SAT (all juniors); PSAT 10 (all sophomores)
    • Thursday, April 14: PSAT 9 (all freshmen)

    The results of these assessments are used to drive improvements in student instruction. Additionally, the SAT is an approved measurement of competency, meaning students may use their qualified scores to demonstrate their readiness for graduation. As a reminder, to graduate from a public high school, the State of Colorado requires all students to earn required credits, complete their ICAP plan, and demonstrate competency.

    Please check our upcoming Weekly Roundup issues for schedule changes to accommodate this mandatory testing.

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT 10 STUDENT DATA CONSENT FORM
    As part of the administration of the PSAT 10 (sophomores) and SAT (juniors), the College Board provides an optional questionnaire to support students and their families in accessing key opportunities. A primary benefit of completing the optional questionnaire is to opt in to Student Search Service, which connects students to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect their interests. Before testing, students will be required to complete a Student Data Consent Form to indicate whether they wish to participate in the optional questionnaire. The Student Data Consent Form is linked HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

    SENIORS – MANDATORY CLASS MEETING AND PANORAMIC PHOTO
    All seniors should report to the Gym on Thursday, March 19 at 9:30 am for a mandatory class meeting and the panoramic photo. Important logistics and requirements regarding prom and graduation will be discussed.

    SENIORS – REPORT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES
    Seniors, don’t forget to tell the Future Center about your college acceptances and scholarship awards! You can forward your acceptances and awards to ecarlson@denverscholarship.org or fill out the Google forms on the Future Center Schoology course page (acceptances HERE and scholarship awards HERE).

    COLLEGE REP VISITS ARE BACK!
    In-person rep visits are back! Rep visits are when representatives from different colleges come to present to and talk with students in the Future Center. These are great opportunities to learn more about schools and get tips for applying! To sign up, visit MaiaLearning (sign in using your DPS Google login). From there go to “Events,” and then to “Visits.” Click on “Actions,” and then select what events you will attend. Please check the time with your teacher, but if they approve you attending, Ms. Carlson will excuse you from class. If you need help or have questions, please contact Ms. Carlson in the Future Center!

    GWIB SPRING SOCIAL
    Please join us for the GWIB Spring Social on April 6 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry Town Center! Come and enjoy a happy hour showcasing our amazing IB program and students, meet new people, and connect with our terrific GW community. This is an opportunity for us to gather together and celebrate spring and our Patriot Pride. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP HERE. The event is free, but there will be an opportunity to donate to GWIB. For more information, please contact mackintoshmaura@gmail.com or lisa_seaman@comcast.net.

    PROM AFTERPARTY CELEBRATION
    We are so excited to be hosting Prom at GW on May 14, followed by an afterparty offsite! Families, we need your help to make the afterparty a stunning success. Please check upcoming issues of the Weekly Roundup for information about opportunities to support our Prom and afterparty!

    GW GROUNDS COMMITTEE UPDATES
    The GW Grounds Committee is ramping up for spring projects, including Go Green 2022. Mark your calendars for the following events:

    • March 19, April 9 and April 23: GW Grounds Community Service Days, 10am to 12pm (depending on weather). Please meet in the GW Community Garden. Grounds Community Service Days are wonderful opportunities for students and families to get involved in beautifying our school while earning volunteer service hours. To help with planning, or for more information, contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com.
    • March 23: Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop, 4pm to 6pm. The GW Grounds Committee, the GW Grow Club and DUG are excited to announce a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop! Students and families are invited to join us to learn how to prune fruit trees for long-term health and better fruit production. The training will be conducted by Creighton Hofeditz, Director of Permaculture & Perennials for Denver Urban Gardens, and will be held in the GW Orchard. There is no cost for this workshop, but space is limited. To register, click HERE. Bring pruning shears (if you have them), sun protection and drinking water.
    • April 30: Go Green 2022, 8am to 1pm! This year, we will be planting new trees across campus and improving the planter box at our north entrance. Students, families and community members are invited. Go Green is brought to you by the GW Grounds Committee. For more information, contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com.

    BOOK DRIVE
    A GWHS student is hosting a book drive for the pediatric patients at the Lowry Refugee Clinic. Please support the Lowry Refugee Clinic by dropping off a new or gently used childrens or young adult book in the Library donation box from March 1 through 18.

    GEOMETRY IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SALE
    Our new Geometry in Construction course is offering a great deal on its extra equipment, and needs your donation! GIC is offering four DeWalt 60v circular saw kits, model DCS577X1. Two saws have not been used (batteries have very minimal usage), and two saws have only been used for ten test cuts. Each of the like-new saws are $350, and each of the slightly used saws are $300. Pricing is below retail! Contact Steve Bonansinga or Mike Hammond with questions or to make a purchase. All funds received will go back to GIC’s “cutting edge” program!

    2022 YEARBOOK SALES NOW OPEN
    2022 GWHS Yearbook sales are now open! The cost is $55. Purchase yours now by using our school’s order number, 6598! Click HERE to get started.

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