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  • Weather Delay – Friday, November 18

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    Classes begin at 10:45am today. Please find our Weather Delay Schedule HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup November 15

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    SAFETY – STUDENT ID BADGES REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
    To better ensure the safety of our community, starting Monday, November 28 all students will be required to show their student ID badge to the security camera when they press the buzzer for building entry. Students, if you need a new ID badge, please come to the Main Office before school or during lunch only. The replacement fee for a lost ID badge is $5 (there is no replacement fee if you never received your student ID badge).

    ASSESSMENT – FALL SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS SCHEDULE
    Final exams will be administered Monday, December 12 through Wednesday, December 14. Course competency days will be Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16. Please see the final exam schedule HERE.

    ASSESSMENT – PSAT/NMSQT AND PSAT 9 SCORE RELEASE DATES
    Sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 12 should expect their scores to be released on Monday, December 5. Freshmen who took the PSAT 9 on October 13 should expect their scores to be released the week starting Monday, December 5. All students will receive an email directly from College Board once their scores are available in their student account. Scores are released only through student College Board accounts. If you don’t have a College Board account, click HERE and create one today to receive your scores!

    As a reminder, all freshmen will take PSAT 9, all sophomores will take PSAT 10, and all juniors will take the SAT in April 2023. These assessments are mandated by the State of Colorado, and schools are required to ensure their entire population is tested. Please make plans now to ensure your student is on time and prepared for out testing days. Schools are rated based on the number of students who participate in testing, and GWHS needs your help to retain its “green” performance rating!

    CAREER FAIR
    Are you interested in a well-paying and fulfilling career that may not require a four-year college degree? Want to learn about your options? GWHS is hosting a CTE (Career and Technical Education) Career Fair Thursday, November 17 during period 4 and Community Learning in the Gym. Careers like cosmetology, welding, real estate, building and construction careers, and some careers in medicine are a few examples of the career paths that will be represented at the fair. You will be able to talk with people who work in various careers about what they do and their path to get there, from trade school to apprenticeships to community college certificate programs. Several local unions will have representatives available to talk about the path to an apprenticeship. There will also be several trade schools present to talk about their programs. Come check out what your options are and start to figure out your path to the perfect career!

    SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, remember to submit your senior portrait to the yearbook! Click HERE to get started, use code 6598, then go to eshare to submit your portrait. Our portrait code is GW. See the posters around the school, or check out the video tutorial on our school website.

    YEARBOOK NAME CHANGE REQUEST FORM
    The GWHS yearbook staff wants you to feel seen, valued and accurately represented. If you prefer a different name and/or pronoun than is listed in Infinite Campus, please click HERE for a QR code linked to a form that lets yearbook staff know how you would like to be identified in our 2022-2023 yearbook. If your name in Infinite Campus is correct, there is no need to fill out this form. Our yearbook is already in production, so please complete this form by Monday, November 28.

    DRILL AND DRUMLINE
    GWHS is proud to announce it is forming a drill and drumline! Practices will be in the Band Room (room 141) from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re interested, plan to attend practice this week. Questions? Email Mr. Middleton.

    MOCK TRIAL CLUB
    If you have ever wondered what a trial is like, or if you think you might like to be a lawyer, come to a Mock Trial meeting. The club is getting ready for a competition in February, and it’s not too late for new members to join! Questions? Come to a meeting Thursday mornings at 9am in room 314 or email Mr. Hildner.

    MATH AND PHYSICS TUTORING
    Got a problem? We can help you solve it! Come join us for math and physics tutoring in the Success Center every Wednesday during Student Enrichment from 3:10 to 3:50pm. Questions? Contact Coach T. in the Success Center.

    FENTANYL AWARENESS NIGHT FOR FAMILIES
    Tonight, the DPS Substance Use Prevention Program is partnering the Opioid Response Network and the Harm Reduction Action Center for a Fentanyl Awareness Night for Families. The event will feature a panel of experts who will answer questions from the community about the impacts fentanyl is having on our community and how to educate yourselves and your children about fentanyl. Additionally, there will be a resource fair for families to gain valuable information from DPS’s amazing community partners. Please join us November 15 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at East High School. For additional information about the dangers of fentanyl, tips on how to keep your children safe, and what DPS schools are doing, click HERE. DPS is here to support your teen and your family. Please feel free to reach out via phone (720-423-8720) or email to Rebecca Elliston, LCSW, LCADC for additional education and/or support.

    GWHS ROBOTICS FUNDRAISER
    The GWHS Robotics team 1410 The Kraken is having a fundraiser at Chipotle from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 16. You can show either the ENGLISH or SPANISH flier to the cashier, or you can order online using the code YWADAWH. Chipotle will donate 33% of the profits back to the team. Thank you for your support!

    MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION DISTRICTWIDE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MLE DAC)
    Denver Public Schools is excited to invite all our families of Multilingual Learners to an In-Person Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Wyatt Academy (3620 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80205). Childcare and dinner will be provided. Please register HERE to attend.

    WINTER SPORTS PLAYER AND FAMILY MEETING
    Interested in playing a winter sport? GWHS offers boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and dive, boys wrestling and girls wrestling. Join us for an INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the GWHS Auditorium to learn more! Find information about the athletics registration process HERE. Questions? Contact Mr. Netherton.

    DESSERT THEATER
    Our theater department students will be presenting their individual work in a dessert theater showcase on Friday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Auditorium. You won’t want to miss this fun night of dancing, singing, acting, and improvisation, not to mention scrumptious desserts! Tickets are only $5 and cover the cost of a dessert treat of your choice. See this FLYER for more information.

    GWHS V. EAST ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME
    Join us in the GWHS Gym on Friday, November 18 from 6:00 to 9:00pm to kick off basketball season! GWHS basketball stars of the past will be facing off against East High School basketball alums. Don’t miss the special halftime performance by a local hip-hop artist, as well as the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for our GWHS Class of 2022 basketball all-stars. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Gym box office. Check out this FLYER for more information.

    GWHS V. EAST FOUNDATION GAME
    Pre-season boys basketball play begins with GWHS v. East on Saturday, November 19 from 1:00 to 3:00pm in the GWHS Gym. Tickets are $7/adults and $4/children. The Foundation game will honor the late Dr. Sharon Bailey and her husband John, passionate community advocates for racial equity and justice within DPS and beyond.

    SUPPORT GWHS THROUGH COLORADO GIVES DAY
    GWHS is participating in Colorado Gives Day! If you make a donation to your favorite participating club or program, it will receive your donation AND a share of the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund. To donate, click HERE then select the program you would like to support. Help GWHS students thrive by participating today!

    Want to donate, but not sure where to allocate your money? Check out these two amazing activities:

    Student Leadership is student-run class that promotes leadership within the school and the community. We plan and organize a large portion of the school events and communications, such as G-News, that take place at GWHS. We also reach out to our community through events like Shop With a Patriot (see below), where families receive support through item donation, food baskets, and more. Please consider donating to help support all GWHS students and the GWHS community by selecting Student Leadership. Thank you!

    Boys Basketball is legendary at GWHS, with a storied program that often sends its teams on to state championships! Consider showing your Patriot Pride by donating to boys basketball – they need donations to buy uniforms, equipment, pay travel and tournament fees, and much more. Thank you for selecting boys basketball when you donate through Colorado Gives!

    DENVER CLUB OF HUMANITIES FOOD DRIVE FOR GWHS FOOD PANTRY
    The Denver Club of Humanities at GWHS is hosting a food drive! All donations will be going to the Food Pantry in our school to provide meals for families in our community. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in one of the cardboard boxes in the Pike’s Peak or North Lobby. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, and thank you so much for supporting your community! Questions? Contact Denver Club of Humanities.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN
    GWHS is proud to announce its Food Pantry is now open for the 2022-2023 school year! All students and staff are eligible to participate. Each Wednesday, food will be distributed at the Food Pantry (located in room 3 in the sub-basement) from 2:45 to 3:30pm. Family-sized bags for weekend meals are available by signing up in advance, and special distributions will be make for holidays, winter break, etc. Interested in participating, or in volunteering or making a donation? Click HERE for more information.

    PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED
    GWHS has so many opportunities to lend a hand! Complete the form linked to the QR code to let us know about your interests, strengths and availability. We’ll match you to the right volunteer role. Any help is deeply appreciated and needed! Questions? Contact Ms. Locks.

    PARENT/TEACHER HOME VISITS
    Would you like to participate in a parent/teacher home visit (a “PTHV”) with a GWHS staff member? PTHVs are voluntary appointments designed to build a trusting relationship between equal partners, so that the most important adults in a student’s life can work together to support the student’s learning and growth. If you are interested in participating in a PTHV, please contact Ms. Locks. More information on the PTHV program is available HERE.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HEREExciting news: our Patriots football team will be playing in the second round 3A CHSAA state championship game Saturday, November 19 at 1:00pm! Check out the flyer in this week’s update for more info on how you can attend the game or livestream it at home. 

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  • Weekly Roundup November 8

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    FREE STUDENT BREAKFAST DAILY
    Did you know our cafeteria provides free breakfast to all students every morning starting at 8:00am? Come join us to get a healthy start to your day and enjoy some tasty treats!

    ASSESSMENT – STUDENT PERCEPTION SURVEY
    Students, if you did not complete your Student Perception Survey during Community Learning on November 3, please check your @dpsk12.net email for an email titled “Complete Student Perception Survey.” You have until November 14 to provide feedback about two of your teachers that will help them make your classroom experience even better. Each survey only takes around 10 minutes, so be sure to complete them today!

    SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, remember to submit your senior portrait to the yearbook! Click HERE to get started, use code 6598, then go to eshare to submit your portrait. Our portrait code is GW. See the posters around the school, or check out the video tutorial on our school website.

    YEARBOOK NAME CHANGE REQUEST FORM
    The GWHS yearbook staff wants you to feel seen, valued and accurately represented. If you prefer a different name and/or pronoun than is listed in Infinite Campus, please click HERE for a QR code linked to a form that lets yearbook staff know how you would like to be identified in our 2022-2023 yearbook. If your name in Infinite Campus is correct, there is no need to fill out this form. Our yearbook is already in production, so please complete this form by Monday, November 28.

    DRILL AND DRUMLINE
    GWHS is proud to announce it is forming a drill and drumline! Practices will be in the Band Room (room 141) from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re interested, plan to attend practice this week. Questions? Email Mr. Middleton.

    MATH AND PHYSICS TUTORING
    Got a problem? We can help you solve it! Come join us for math and physics tutoring in the Success Center every Wednesday during Student Enrichment from 3:10 to 3:50pm. Questions? Contact Coach T. in the Success Center.

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK
    AP students, exam registration closes soon! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order (see this LETTER for more info). AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam started November 1, and AP exam registration closes Thursday, November 10. Register today to be sure your AP exam is ordered!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    IB EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE THIS WEEK
    Registration for the April/May 2023 IB exam session is now open. Please click HERE to submit your information and select the IB exams you will take this school year. The IB exam registration deadline is Sunday, November 13. Be sure to complete the form in its entirety; if you do not select all the classes in which you will be testing, you will not be registered for all your exams in the IB system.

    • Full Diploma seniors should test in all of their IB courses.
    • Full Diploma juniors are expected to take exams in one-year SL courses only (this includes second year SL Mathematics and SL World Language courses).
    • If you are a student taking an IB course but not participating in the Full Diploma program, please select the classes you are planning to test in.
    • If you are a grade 9 or grade 10 student, you cannot take any IB exams until your junior year.

    The fee for each IB exam is $119. Fees will be applied to your MySchoolBucks account once the form is completed.

    **For students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, you will need to provide proof of F/RL approval in order to receive the reduced exam fee of $40.
    **GWHS is also able to provide assistance due to a financial hardship.
    **Financial hardship and FRL information must be submitted by Monday, November 14. Click HERE to apply for the reduced exam fee.

    Questions? Contact Ms. Stark.

    FALL PLAY: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
    Come share in the magic and wonder of our fall play, “Alice in Wonderland”! Three evening performances are available, running Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or HERE. See this FLYER for more information.

    FRIENDS OF IB FOUNDATION: IB INFO SESSION AND FUNDRAISER
    The Friends of IB Foundation at GWHS is a nonprofit led by a board of GWHS parent volunteers with a mission to support student success and participation in the IB program. The Foundation works hard to meet the educational funding needs of students (through testing fee subsidies, CAS project supplies, and more) and staff (through Extended Essay coaching stipends).

    Please join the Foundation for its 2022-2023 kickoff event on Monday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry to learn more about the IB Program at GWHS and the Foundation’s activities. All current and prospective GW IB parents and guardians are invited to come to a presentation about the requirements and benefits of GW IB, meet other GW IB families, and get an overview of the Foundation’s funding priorities. Click HERE for full details and to RSVP.

    Questions? Click HERE for more information about the meeting, the Foundation and a donation link.

    BROTHERS BBQ FUNDRAISER
    Join your GWHS community at Brothers BBQ on Monday, November 14 and pick up dinner for your family! For every family meal sold, $10 will be donated to our school. You can visit Brothers BBQ nearest GWHS, or you can pre-order your meal for pickup at GWHS using this FORM. An easy, delicious way to both feed your family and support your school!

    GWHS ROBOTICS FUNDRAISER
    The GWHS Robotics team 1410 The Kraken is having a fundraiser at Chipotle from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 16. You can show either the ENGLISH or SPANISH flier to the cashier, or you can order online using the code YWADAWH. Chipotle will donate 33% of the profits back to the team. Thank you for your support!

    MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION DISTRICTWIDE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MLE DAC)
    Denver Public Schools is excited to invite all our families of Multilingual Learners to an In-Person Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Wyatt Academy (3620 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80205). Childcare and dinner will be provided. Please register HERE to attend.

    WINTER SPORTS PLAYER AND FAMILY MEETING
    Interested in playing a winter sport? GWHS offers boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and dive, boys wrestling and girls wrestling. Join us for an INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the GWHS Auditorium to learn more! Find information about the athletics registration process HERE. Questions? Contact Mr. Netherton.

    DESSERT THEATER
    Our theater department students will be presenting their individual work in a dessert theater showcase on Friday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Auditorium. You won’t want to miss this fun night of dancing, singing, acting, and improvisation, not to mention scrumptious desserts! Tickets are only $5 and cover the cost of a dessert treat of your choice. See this FLYER for more information.

    SUPPORT GWHS THROUGH COLORADO GIVES DAY
    GWHS is participating in Colorado Gives Day! If you make a donation to your favorite participating club or program, it will receive your donation AND a share of the Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund. To donate, click HERE then select the program you would like to support. Help GWHS students thrive by participating today!

    DENVER CLUB OF HUMANITIES FOOD DRIVE FOR GWHS FOOD PANTRY
    The Denver Club of Humanities at GWHS is hosting a food drive! All donations will be going to the Food Pantry in our school to provide meals for families in our community. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in one of the cardboard boxes in the Pike’s Peak or North Lobby. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, and thank you so much for supporting your community! Questions? Contact Denver Club of Humanities.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN
    GWHS is proud to announce its Food Pantry is now open for the 2022-2023 school year! All students and staff are eligible to participate. Each Wednesday, food will be distributed at the Food Pantry (located in room 3 in the sub-basement) from 2:45 to 3:30pm. Family-sized bags for weekend meals are available by signing up in advance, and special distributions will be make for holidays, winter break, etc. Interested in participating, or in volunteering or making a donation? Click HERE for more information.

    PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED
    GWHS has so many opportunities to lend a hand! Complete the form linked to the QR code to let us know about your interests, strengths and availability. We’ll match you to the right volunteer role. Any help is deeply appreciated and needed! Questions? Contact Ms. Locks.

    PARENT/TEACHER HOME VISITS
    Would you like to participate in a parent/teacher home visit (a “PTHV”) with a GWHS staff member? PTHVs are voluntary appointments designed to build a trusting relationship between equal partners, so that the most important adults in a student’s life can work together to support the student’s learning and growth. If you are interested in participating in a PTHV, please contact Ms. Locks. More information on the PTHV program is available HERE.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERESpoiler alert: check out the Athletics Weekly Update for info on how you can come watch our Patriots football in the CHSAA 3A playoffs on Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm!

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  • Weekly Roundup November 1

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    FREE STUDENT BREAKFAST DAILY
    Did you know our cafeteria provides free breakfast to all students every morning starting at 8:00am? Come join us to get a healthy start to your day and enjoy some tasty treats!

    SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, remember to submit your senior portrait to the yearbook! Click HERE to get started, use code 6598, then go to eshare to submit your portrait. Our portrait code is GW. See the posters around the school, or check out the video tutorial on our school website.

    DRILL AND DRUMLINE
    GWHS is proud to announce it is forming a drill and drumline! Practices will be in the Band Room (room 141) from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you’re interested, plan to attend practice this week. Questions? Email Mr. Middleton.

    MATH AND PHYSICS TUTORING
    Got a problem? We can help you solve it! Come join us for math and physics tutoring in the Success Center every Wednesday during Student Enrichment from 3:10 to 3:50pm. Questions? Contact Coach T. in the Success Center.

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, exam registration closes soon! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order (see this LETTER for more info). AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today and don’t miss your opportunity to earn college credit for your high school learning!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
    Parents, guardians and community members, please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, November 2, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.

    GW GROUNDS COMMITTEE WORKDAY
    Come join our GW Grounds Committee on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to work on weeding, mulching and possibly removing a few dead trees on campus. We will meet at the community garden which is on the south side of the GWHS campus just above the Leetsdale (south) parking lot. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. We will provide the gloves and tools. The weather looks great for Saturday, and this is our last work day for the fall, so please join us! For more information on the GW Grounds Committee, click HERE.

    FALL PLAY: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
    Come share in the magic and wonder of our fall play, “Alice in Wonderland”! Three evening performances are available, running Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or HERE. See this FLYER for more information.

    FRIENDS OF IB FOUNDATION: IB INFO SESSION AND FUNDRAISER
    The Friends of IB Foundation at GWHS is a nonprofit led by a board of GWHS parent volunteers with a mission to support student success and participation in the IB program. The Foundation works hard to meet the educational funding needs of students (through testing fee subsidies, CAS project supplies, and more) and staff (through Extended Essay coaching stipends).

    Please join the Foundation for its 2022-2023 kickoff event on Monday, November 14 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Eisenhower Chapel in Lowry to learn more about the IB Program at GWHS and the Foundation’s activities. All current and prospective GW IB parents and guardians are invited to come to a presentation about the requirements and benefits of GW IB, meet other GW IB families, and get an overview of the Foundation’s funding priorities. Click HERE for full details and to RSVP.

    Questions? Click HERE for more information about the meeting, the Foundation and a donation link.

    WINTER SPORTS PLAYER AND FAMILY MEETING
    Interested in playing a winter sport? GWHS offers boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and dive, boys wrestling and girls wrestling. Join us for an INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the GWHS Auditorium to learn more! Find information about the athletics registration process HERE. Questions? Contact Mr. Netherton.

    DESSERT THEATER
    Our theater department students will be presenting their individual work in a dessert theater showcase on Friday, November 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Auditorium. You won’t want to miss this fun night of dancing, singing, acting, and improvisation, not to mention scrumptious desserts! Tickets are only $5 and cover the cost of a dessert treat of your choice. See this FLYER for more information.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
    Our highly competitive 2022-2023 girls basketball team is fundraising to support tournament travel fees, equipment purchases and banquets for their upcoming season! Please click HERE to donate.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY NOW OPEN
    GWHS is proud to announce its Food Pantry is now open for the 2022-2023 school year! All students and staff are eligible to participate. Each Wednesday, food will be distributed at the Food Pantry (located in room 3 in the sub-basement) from 2:45 to 3:30pm. Family-sized bags for weekend meals are available by signing up in advance, and special distributions will be make for holidays, winter break, etc. Interested in participating, or in volunteering or making a donation? Click HERE for more information.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup October 25

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    STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
    As a reminder, for the 2022-2023 school year, our goal is a daily attendance rate of 93%. To best facilitate continuous and effective instruction, especially in light of over two years of interrupted schooling, we ask that families partner with us to ensure students are on time and ready to learn. Of course, if your student is exhibiting any symptoms of illness and/or has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep them at home in accordance with DPS guidance.

    When reporting a student absence, please use the following guidelines:

    ** Call 720-423-8642 or email attendance_georgewashington@dpsk12.org. Leave a message including your student’s full name, grade and reason for their absence.
    ** To request your student be released early from school, call or email no later than one hour before your requested release time. No early releases will be allowed after 3:20pm.

    Additionally, students are required to be in-seat immediately following the end of each lunch period. Students who are not in-seat at these times will be marked tardy. A pattern of tardies after lunch may result in the loss of off-campus lunch privileges for individual students or entire grades.

    TRUNK OR TREAT
    GWHS DECA is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 to 7:00pm in the North Parking Lot. Participating clubs will bring a car with candy, then open its trunk to host elementary students for a “trunk or treat.” If your club is interested in joining the fun, or if you would like to help out, please email kathryngparsons@gmail.com.

    SENIORS – FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
    All seniors planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 academic year must complete a financial aid application. To support students and their families, the Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center at GWHSl is conducting a Financial Aid Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00pm. We will have expertly trained English and Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in completing their financial aid application during one-hour time slots. Check out these flyers (in ENGLISH and SPANISH) for more information, and click this LINK to register for your time slot today!

    JUNIORS AND SENIORS – DPS SEAL OF BILITERACY
    The DPS Seal of Biliteracy is an award for graduating high school students who can read, speak, listen and write at a high level in English as well as another language. A prestigious award, the DPS Seal of Biliteracy will appear on your official transcript and diploma, and you’ll receive an honorary cord to wear at graduation. In order to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy, you must take a test of language fluency that measures speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. If you are interested in earning the Seal, please review the pathway HERE and complete the application HERE by October 28. Questions? Visit Mr. Wallace in room 112F or email him at khari_wallace@dpsk12.net.

    SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, remember to submit your senior portrait to the yearbook! Click HERE to get started, use code 6598, then go to eshare to submit your portrait. Our portrait code is GW. See the posters around the school, or check out the video tutorial on our school website.

    MOVIE NIGHT HOSTED BY GWHS PATRIOT PLAYERS
    GWHS Patriot Players is hosting a movie night in the theater! Come join us Friday, October 28 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium for some fellowship and fun. We will sell snacks and drinks, so bring your pillow and blanket and come relax in the Auditorium seats or the theater pit to watch Beetlejuice!

    ALL-SCHOOL CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Sign up today for the One George All-School October Chess Blitz Tourney! All skill levels are welcome. ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS are invited to join the fun, whether you are a chess ninja or a novice! WHEN? Saturday, October 29, 8:30am to 1:30pm, with awards presented from 1:45 to 2:00pm in the school cafeteria. Register in advance through this FORM OR register in-person before the tournament at 8:15am on October 29. The first round commences exactly at 8:30am.

    HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
    It’s spooky season! Come out to our Halloween costume party on Monday, October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. We will have a scavenger hunt, food, games, and more. Wear your costume and be ready for some fun! The entry fee is $5, and tickets must be purchased through MySchoolBucks, then picked up from the Treasurer’s Office before noon on October 31. All proceeds benefit the boys basketball team.

    DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR
    Please join La Casa as we create our third annual Dia de los Muertos altar. Our altar serves as a way to remember all those we have loved and lost. To participate in our alter, complete this FORM by October 31 (you can also scan one of the QR codes posted around GWHS). We will take care of the rest! Any and all are welcome to participate. Questions? Email Ms. Stark.

    DRILL AND DRUMLINE
    GWHS is proud to announce it is forming a drill and drumline! Practices will be scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students, if you’re interested, please email Mr. Middleton. More detailed information about tryouts, practice times, etc. will be available soon.

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, exam registration closes soon! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order (see this LETTER for more info). AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today and avoid the late fee!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
    Please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, November 2, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.

    WINTER SPORTS PLAYER AND FAMILY MEETING
    Interested in playing a winter sport? GWHS offers boys basketball, girls basketball, girls swim and dive, boys wrestling and girls wrestling. Join us for an INFORMATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the GWHS Auditorium to learn more! Find information about the athletics registration process HERE. Questions? Contact Mr. Netherton.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
    Our highly competitive 2022-2023 girls basketball team is fundraising to support tournament travel fees, equipment purchases and banquets for their upcoming season! Please click HERE to donate.

    MLE DAC MEETING
    Join Denver Public Schools for the Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Manual High School. Childcare, dinner and interpretation services will be provided. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.

    FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
    The Village at Contemporary Learning Academy received an incredibly generous donation of gently used school supplies they would love to share with families and students! The Village at CLA is hosting “open house” style shopping this week, where you can come pick up and take whatever you need. Notebooks, binders, pencils, markers/pens, lined paper and lots of other treasures are available!
    Location: The Village at CLA, 200 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80203.
    Shopping times:
    **Wednesday, October 26 — 7:30 to 9:00am AND 2:00 to 4:00pm
    **Friday, October 28 — 7:30 to 9:00am

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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    HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
    It’s spooky season! Come to our Halloween costume party on Monday, October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the GWHS Gym. We will have a scavenger hunt, food, games, and more! Wear your costume and be ready for some fun! The entry fee is $5, but tickets must be purchased through MySchoolBucks.

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  • Weekly Roundup October 18

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    ASSESSMENT – UNIVERSAL SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SCREENER
    As part of our district-wide effort to support the Whole Child, our school will be implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students. Universal social and emotional screening can provide a fair and impartial way of looking at how students are progressing in their social and emotional development. Screenings can also help identify areas where school personnel can improve or adjust our supports. Denver Public Schools currently uses a social and emotional screening questionnaire called the Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS). The online tool takes approximately ten minutes to complete and consists of 28 questions for the student to answer. This screener will be delivered to all GWHS students during their Community Learning seminar on Thursday, October 20. If you do NOT want your child to participate, please complete this FORM by Wednesday, October 19.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL INTEREST MEETING
    If you are interested in playing for the girls’ basketball program, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, October 19 at 3:15pm in the Hall of Fame room to discuss practice times and tryouts. If you have any questions, please email or call Mr. Wallace at khari_wallace@dpsk12.net or 720-423-8664. You can also visit Coach Wallace in the Success Center.

    TRUNK OR TREAT
    GWHS DECA is hosting a “Trunk or Treat” Wednesday, October 26 from 4:30 to 7:00pm in the North Parking Lot. Participating clubs will bring a car with candy, then open its trunk to host elementary students for a “trunk or treat.” If your club is interested in joining the fun, or if you would like to help out, please email kathryngparsons@gmail.com.

    HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
    It’s spooky season! Come to our Halloween costume party on Monday, October 31 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the GWHS Gym. We will have a scavenger hunt, food, games, and more! Wear your costume and be ready for some fun! The entry fee is $5, and tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the GWHS boys basketball team.

    CITY YEAR AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
    Come join City Year for after school tutoring in the GWHS Cafeteria! We are offering tutoring Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:50 to 5:00pm, and Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. We provide tutoring and homework help for all grade levels, and we have activities and games twice a week! Also stop by for some ELL support. Check out this FLYER for details.

    SENIORS – FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
    All seniors planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 academic year must complete a financial aid application. To support students and their families, the Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center at GWHS is conducting a Financial Aid Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00pm. We will have expertly trained English and Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in completing their financial aid application during one-hour time slots. Check out these flyers (in ENGLISH and SPANISH) for more information, and click this LINK to register for your time slot today!

    SENIORS – PANORAMIC PHOTO ORDERING
    Seniors, please use this LINK to order your panoramic class photos. All orders will be online through the ordering website. Photos will be mailed to the address specified in the order form in about four weeks. The order deadline to get the best price is Thursday, October 13 by midnight. After October 13 there will be a $10 late fee. Questions? Email the photographer, BestClassPicture@gmail.com.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION DATE
    GWHS is proud to announce the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00pm at Denver University’s Richie Center! Many more details will follow in spring 2023.

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, register for your AP exam(s) today! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order. AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    MEET OUR NEW BOYS TRACK & FIELD COACH
    Come meet Nate Yorks, our new Boys Track & Field coach! Coach Yorks will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Library.

    GW LANDSCAPING COMMITTEE WORK DAY
    Our GW Landscaping Committee is hosting a work day Saturday, October 22 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to work on weeding and tree removal on campus. They would love your help, whether you are a student or a family member of a student! Please meet at the community garden (on the south side of campus just above the Leetsdale [south] parking lot).  Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes and bring water. The GW Landscaping Committee will provide gloves and tools. The weather looks great for Saturday, so please come join in the cleanup efforts!

    GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER
    Our highly competitive 2022-2023 girls basketball team is fundraising to support tournament travel fees, equipment purchases and banquets for their upcoming season! Please click HERE to donate.

    MLE DAC MEETING
    Join Denver Public Schools for the Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Manual High School. Childcare, dinner and interpretation services will be provided. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! Please click HERE to make a donation through MySchoolBucks. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup October 11

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    ASSESSMENT – PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 9 AND ACCUPLACER
    On Wednesday, October 12, all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors. On Thursday, October 13, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9, and seniors who need to demonstrate competency will take the Accuplacer (seniors, if you are demonstrating competency, you received your room assignment and important testing details in your @dpsk12.net email on Monday, October 3). There will be no school for sophomores and juniors. Important reminders:

    **Students received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on Friday, October 7 with their room assignment, approximate end time and testing details.
    **Students should plan to arrive at GWHS at 8:30am. Testing room doors close promptly at 9:00am.
    **There will be no locker access, so students should bring only no. 2 pencils, a snack/drink, and a graphing calculator (GWHS will provide a calculator for use by students who do not have one).
    **Cell phones will need to be powered off and collected by proctors.
    **Lunch will be available in the cafeteria immediately after standard testing.

    PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides, which include a full-length practice test and information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, are available to students in grades 10 and 11. Stop by the Library to pick one up today!

    FAMILY/TEACHER CONFERENCES
    GWHS will be hosting family/teacher conferences on Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13 from 4:00 to 7:30pm. Please select a time on one of these two days that best fits your family’s schedule, and come meet with your student’s teachers. Each teacher will be available for 5-10 minute meetings in their classroom. Building maps and student class schedules will be available, as well as Student Ambassadors to assist you throughout each evening.

    This is a casual event, designed to allow parents/guardians quick updates on their student’s progress, and teachers the opportunity to establish positive relationships with families.

    SUPERINTENDENT STUDENT CABINET
    Students, are you interested in having a voice in Denver Public Schools? You have the chance to represent your school through the DPS Superintendent Cabinet! The Superintendent Cabinet’s mission is to advance student decision-making and build equitable youth/adult partnerships. Up to three students are eligible for this opportunity! To apply, please fill out this student registration FORM by Monday, October 17.

    CITY YEAR AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
    Come join City Year for after school tutoring in the GWHS Cafeteria! We are offering tutoring Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:50 to 5:00pm, and Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. We provide tutoring and homework help for all grade levels, and we have activities and games twice a week! Also stop by for some ELL support. Check out this FLYER for details.

    SENIORS – FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
    All seniors planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 academic year must complete a financial aid application. To support students and their families, the Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center at GWHSl is conducting a Financial Aid Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00 to 6:00pm. We will have expertly trained English and Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in completing their financial aid application during one-hour time slots. Check out these flyers (in ENGLISH and SPANISH) for more information, and click this LINK to register for your time slot today!

    SENIORS – PANORAMIC PHOTO ORDERING
    Seniors, please use this LINK to order your panoramic class photos. All orders will be online through the ordering website. Photos will be mailed to the address specified in the order form in about four weeks. The order deadline to get the best price is Thursday, October 13 by midnight. After October 13 there will be a $10 late fee. Questions? Email the photographer, BestClassPicture@gmail.com.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION DATE
    GWHS is proud to announce the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00pm at Denver University’s Richie Center! Many more details will follow in spring 2023.

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, register for your AP exam(s) today! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order. AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    MEET OUR GIRLS SWIM & DIVE COACH
    Coach Oss, our Girls Swim & Dive coach, will be hosting an informational session Tuesday, October 11 at 4:15pm at the GWHS Pool Deck (note this is a new date). Please come with any questions!

    MEET OUR NEW BOYS TRACK & FIELD COACH
    Come meet Nate Yorks, our new Boys Track & Field coach! Coach Yorks will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Library.

    MLE DAC MEETING
    Join Denver Public Schools for the Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Manual High School. Childcare, dinner and interpretation services will be provided. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.

    PATRIOTS FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER
    Our Patriots football team is having an amazing season, with a 4-1 record thus far! Currently, the football team has the largest roster it has seen in many years, and they are running short on basic equipment needs for all these amazing athletes. Please help us fundraise for items like protective/ safety gear and other essential team equipment! You can donate through MySchoolBucks by clicking HERE.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! We will provide a link to our MySchoolBucks fundraising site soon. If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    GWHS CAMPAIGN: “WHY GEORGE?”
    Mr. Netherton and Ms. Locks are working on a campaign to promote interest in and fundraising for GWHS, and they would appreciate your collaboration! Please complete this two-question SURVEY to give your input on “why” GWHS was the right choice for you and your family.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup October 4

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    ASSESSMENT – PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 9 AND ACCUPLACER
    On Wednesday, October 12, all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors. On Thursday, October 13, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9, and seniors who need to demonstrate competency will take the Accuplacer (seniors, if you are demonstrating competency, you received your room assignment and important testing details in your @dpsk12.net email on Monday, October 3). There will be no school for sophomores and juniors. Important reminders:

    **Students will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account just prior to their test day with their room assignment and approximate end times, and testing details.
    **Students should plan to arrive at GWHS at 8:30am. Testing room doors close promptly at 9:00am.
    **There will be no locker access, so students should bring only no. 2 pencils, a snack/drink, and a graphing calculator (GWHS will provide a calculator for use by students who do not have one).
    **Cell phones will need to be powered off and collected by proctors.
    **Lunch will be available in the cafeteria immediately after standard testing.

    PSAT/NMSQT Student Guides, which include a full-length practice test and information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, are available to students in grades 10 and 11. Stop by the Library to pick one up today!

    FAMILY/TEACHER CONFERENCES
    Come join us at GWHS from 4:00 to 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 11 or Thursday, October 13 for a casual meet-and-greet with your student’s teachers at Family/Teacher Conferences! We will provide details about how conferences will be structured in an email later this week, as well as in next week’s Weekly Roundup. You may select the conference date that works best for your family; there is no need to attend both dates. Additionally, conferences will not require formal time slots, so choose a time within our open hours to drop in.

    RTD MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
    Students who are eligible for DPS RTD tickets can now download the mobile ticketing app. On Monday, September 26, DPS transportation sent eligible students this flier (multilingual versions here) via SchoolMessenger. The flier went directly to eligible student email address, so students should monitor their email. The email will let eligible students know they can now begin using the app by signing up using their DPS email address. DPS transportation understands adopting the app may take time, so eligible students can still order paper tickets through December 2022 by emailing Sherri Jones. Starting January 2023, all eligible students will be expected to use the mobile app on their smartphone. Questions? Email transportation@dpsk12.org.

    PICTURE RETAKE DAY
    If you missed our school picture day at the beginning of the school year, plan to attend our picture retake day on Friday, October 7. Students needing a picture retake should plan to go to the Auditorium during lunch, or during an off period.

    TU VOZ/YOUR VOICE STUDENT SURVEY
    Students, on Monday, September 26 you received an email to your @dpsk12.net account with a personal link to the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey being conducted by Denver Public Schools. DPS encourages you to participate, as this is your opportunity to provide feedback about your experience in school so DPS can understand how to better support students like you. There will be an opportunity to complete the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey during Community Learning on October 6, so be sure to flag your email so you have your survey access available. If you wish to complete your survey earlier, you may (it takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete). The survey closes Sunday, October 9.

    CITY YEAR AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
    Come join City Year for after school tutoring in the GWHS Cafeteria! We are offering tutoring Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:50 to 5:00pm, and Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. We provide tutoring and homework help for all grade levels, and we have activities and games twice a week! Also stop by for some ELL support! Check out this FLYER for details.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION DATE
    GWHS is proud to announce the Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00pm at Denver University’s Richie Center! Many more details will follow in spring 2023.

    SENIORS  YARD SIGNS
    All proud members of the Class of 2023, stop by the Main Office to pick up your yard sign. Put your Patriot Pride (and pending graduation) on full display!

    SENIORS  SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, if you’d like to submit a senior portrait to be included in the 2022-2023 yearbook, please visit our WEBSITE and select “Students” then “Yearbook.” The deadline to upload your senior portrait is Friday, December 16. Watch the video tutorial on our website to learn how to upload your portrait through the yearbook order center. Our school code is 6598, and the portrait upload code is gw.

    FRESHMEN – HOST A MIDDLE SCHOOL SHADOWING STUDENT
    Freshmen, would you like to show a current eighth grader all the great things happening GWHS? We have lots of eighth graders signed up for shadowing days October 21 through November 14. If you’d like to host one by taking them to periods 1 through 4 with you, please sign up HERE by October 7. Questions? Contact Ms. Foster in the Success Center.

    SCHOOL STORE GRAND OPENING
    GWHS’s very own School Store has its grand opening set for Monday, October 10! The School Store is operated by students in the ACE program, and will be open EVERY school day at various times. The schedule will be posted around the building and outside the School Store, so stay tuned. We are a one-stop-shop for your favorite snacks, drinks and GWHS merchandise. Help support our very own students as they gain job experience and come stop by the School Store! We are in the newly-renovated room 222A, right next to the Library. See you there!

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, register for your AP exam(s) today! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order. AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
    Please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, October 5, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.

    BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS MOVIE SCREENING AND YOUTH SUMMIT
    Denver’s first Black Youth Summit, in partnership with Black Men in White Coats, is screening “Black Men in White Coats” on Friday, October 7 from 5:00 to 9:00pm, and presenting an activity fair investigating careers in the health care industry on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Both events are at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.

    MEET OUR GIRLS SWIM & DIVE COACH
    Coach Oss, our Girls Swim & Dive coach, will be hosting an informational session Wednesday, October 12 at 4:15pm at the GWHS Pool Deck. Please come with any questions!

    MEET OUR NEW BOYS TRACK & FIELD COACH
    Come meet Nate Yorks, our new Boys Track & Field coach! Coach Yorks will be hosting an informational session on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm in the GWHS Library.

    NOODLES & COMPANY FUNDRAISER FOR ROBOTICS
    The GWHS Robotics team (FIRST Robotics Team 1410) is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Noodles & Company in Glendale. Please stop by and tell your server you are supporting GWHS Robotics, and 25% of the price of your order will be donated to our team! Use code GIVING25 if you are ordering online. If you already have dinner plans but still want to support the Robotics team, you can donate HERE.

    PATRIOTS FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER
    Our Patriots football team is having an amazing season, with a 4-1 record thus far! Currently, the football team has the largest roster it has seen in many years, and they are running short on basic equipment needs for all these amazing athletes. Please help us fundraise for items like protective/ safety gear and other essential team equipment! You can donate by scanning this QR code.

    SHOP WITH A PATRIOT FUNDRAISER
    This year, GWHS is hosting our first annual “Shop With A Patriot Day”! We are partnering with feeder elementary schools to help families in need during the holidays. Elementary students will be paired with a GWHS student, and will join them for a shopping trip on December 10 at Target in Glendale, where Patriots will help their little student select gifts for themselves and their families. Everyone will then return to GWHS to join with their families for a winter celebration with games, food, photos, gift wrapping and more. Each family will also take home a basket complete for a holiday meal.

    We need your help to raise money to make this venture possible! If you prefer to donate goods for this event, please see our Amazon Wish List.

    GWHS CAMPAIGN: “WHY GEORGE?”
    Mr. Netherton and Ms. Locks are working on a campaign to promote interest in and fundraising for GWHS, and they would appreciate your collaboration! Please complete this two-question SURVEY to give your input on “why” GWHS was the right choice for you and your family.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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    ASSESSMENT – PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 9 AND ACCUPLACER
    On Wednesday, October 12, all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT. There will be no school for freshmen or seniors. On Thursday, October 13, all freshmen will take the PSAT 9, and seniors who need to demonstrate competency will take the Accuplacer (seniors, check your @dpsk12.net email frequently for communication about Accuplacer, should you need to take it). There will be no school for sophomores and juniors. Important reminders:

    **Students will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account just prior to their test day with their room assignment and approximate end times, and testing details.
    **Students should plan to arrive at GWHS at 8:30am. Testing room doors close promptly at 9:00am.
    **There will be no locker access, so students should bring only no. 2 pencils, a snack/drink, and a graphing calculator (GWHS will provide a calculator for use by students who do not have one).
    **Cell phones will need to be powered off and collected by proctors.
    **Lunch will be available in the cafeteria immediately after standard testing.

    OCTOBER COUNT DAY
    Monday, October 3 is our October Count day. This is the day when Colorado Department of Education records our student attendance and budgeting for the school year is allocated. It is vitally important to our school’s financial standing that every student be in-seat all day this day. Help us exceed our 93% annual attendance goal on October 3, and ensure our budget is intact.

    RTD MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
    Students who are eligible for DPS RTD tickets can now download the mobile ticketing app. On Monday, September 26, DPS transportation sent eligible students this flier (multilingual versions here) via SchoolMessenger. The flier went directly to eligible student email address, so students should monitor their email. The email will let eligible students know they can now begin using the app by signing up using their DPS email address. DPS transportation understands adopting the app may take time, so eligible students can still order paper tickets through December 2022 by emailing Sherri Jones. Starting January 2023, all eligible students will be expected to use the mobile app on their smartphone. Questions? Email transportation@dpsk12.org.

    STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND TARDIES
    For the 2022-2023 school year, our goal is a daily attendance rate of 93%. To best facilitate continuous and effective instruction, especially in light of over two years of interrupted schooling, we ask that families partner with us to ensure students are on time and ready to learn. Of course, if your student is exhibiting any symptoms of illness and/or has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep them at home in accordance with DPS guidance.

    When reporting a student absence, please use the following guidelines:

    ** Call 720-423-8642 or email attendance_georgewashington@dpsk12.org. Leave a message including your student’s full name, grade and reason for their absence.
    ** To request your student be released early from school, call or email no later than one hour before your requested release time. No early releases will be allowed after 3:20pm.

    Additionally, students are required to be in-seat immediately following the end of each lunch period. Students who are not in-seat at these times will be marked tardy. A pattern of tardies after lunch may result in the loss of off-campus lunch privileges for individual students or entire grades.

    TU VOZ/YOUR VOICE STUDENT SURVEY
    Students, on Monday, September 26 you received an email to your @dpsk12.net account with a personal link to the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey being conducted by Denver Public Schools. DPS encourages you to participate, as this is your opportunity to provide feedback about your experience in school so DPS can understand how to better support students like you. There will be an opportunity to complete the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey during Community Learning on October 6, so be sure to flag your email so you have your survey access available. If you wish to complete your survey earlier, you may (it takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete). The survey closes Sunday, October 9.

    CITY YEAR AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
    Come join City Year for after school tutoring in the GWHS Cafeteria! We are offering tutoring Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:50 to 5:00pm, and Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. We provide tutoring and homework help for all grade levels, and we have activities and games twice a week! Also stop by for some ELL support! Check out this FLYER for details.

    SENIORS  YARD SIGNS
    All proud members of the Class of 2023, stop by the Main Office to pick up your yard sign. Put your Patriot Pride (and pending graduation) on full display!

    SENIORS  SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
    Seniors, if you’d like to submit a senior portrait to be included in the 2022-2023 yearbook, please visit our WEBSITE and select “Students” then “Yearbook.” The deadline to upload your senior portrait is Friday, December 16. Watch the video tutorial on our website to learn how to upload your portrait through the yearbook order center. Our school code is 6598, and the portrait upload code is gw.

    FRESHMEN – HOST A MIDDLE SCHOOL SHADOWING STUDENT
    Freshmen, would you like to show a current eighth grader all the great things happening GWHS? We have lots of eighth graders signed up for shadowing days October 21 through November 14. If you’d like to host one by taking them to periods 1 through 4 with you, please sign up HERE by October 7. Questions? Contact Ms. Foster in the Success Center.

    SCHOOL STORE GRAND OPENING
    GWHS’s very own School Store has its grand opening set for Monday, October 10! The School Store is operated by students in the ACE program, and will be open EVERY school day at various times. The schedule will be posted around the building and outside the School Store, so stay tuned. We are a one-stop-shop for your favorite snacks, drinks and GWHS merchandise. Help support our very own students as they gain job experience and come stop by the School Store! We are in the newly-renovated room 222A, right next to the Library. See you there!

    AP EXAM REGISTRATION
    AP students, register for your AP exam(s) today! Click HERE to pay for your AP exam(s). Then, check your payment confirmation page and email for join codes you’ll use to order your AP exam(s) at MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. You must complete both steps to finalize your AP exam order. AP exams are $101 each. A late fee of $10/exam starts November 1, and AP exam registration closes November 10. Register today!
    **Questions about free/reduced lunch? Ask Ms. Vigil.
    **Questions about financial assistance (non-F/RL qualified)? Ask Mr. Harris.
    **Questions about exam registration? Ask Ms. Hunter.

    PERFORMING ARTS SHOWCASE
    GWHS will host the Performing Arts Showcase on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Come see performances from Speech and Debate, dance, theater, orchestra, choir and and band. The Showcase is free, and a wonderful way to celebrate the performing arts at GWHS!

    DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
    Please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, October 5, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.

    NO-COST EYE EXAMS AND FREE GLASSES THROUGH VON’S VISION
    Von’s Vision (a non-profit started by former Broncos star Von Miller), in partnership with Adventure Dental and Vision, is offering free vision screenings, as well as prescription glasses if needed. Join them at Adventure Dental and Vision’s Commerce City office on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Register in advance HERE, as exams fill up quickly. The exam and frames are valued at $500+ per child. For more information, see the flyers in ENGLISH and SPANISH.

    BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS MOVIE SCREENING AND YOUTH SUMMIT
    Denver’s first Black Youth Summit, in partnership with Black Men in White Coats, is screening “Black Men in White Coats” on Friday, October 7 from 5:00 to 9:00pm, and presenting an activity fair investigating careers in the health care industry on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Both events are at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.

    ATHLETICS WEEKLY UPDATE
    Patriots perform highly in academics and athletics! See our weekly athletics update HERE.

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