Weekly Roundup April 13

Weekly Roundup April 13
April 14, 2021 GWHS

TESTING WEEK OF APRIL 12
The week of April 12 we will have a modified schedule to accommodate testing for all Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Students should check their dpsk12.net email accounts for room assignments, and specific end-times. The modified schedule for the week is:

April 12 | Regular Monday Bell Schedule

April 13 | SAT Juniors | 7:30am – 1:00pm (end time approximate)
Asynchronous learning for all other students

April 14 | PSAT10 Sophomores | 7:30am – 12:30pm (end time approximate)
Asynchronous learning for all other students

April 15 | PSAT9 Freshmen | 7:30am – 12:00pm (end time approximate)
Asynchronous learning for all other students

April 16 | Regular Friday Bell Schedule

Teachers will be serving as proctors on testing days and won’t be available for live instruction. They will assign two days of asynchronous work for students to complete during the two days students aren’t testing.

SEASON D SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION
Season D is here! GW will be offering Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer, Girls Golf, Boys and Girls Track, Baseball, and Boys Swimming/Diving. Registration must be completed by April 22 by clicking HERE. You will need to register, pay your fee, and upload a current copy of your physical in order to tryout for Season D sports.  If you are interested in Girls or Boys Lacrosse, please contact athletic department for information about participating with another DPS school that offers those programs. If you have questions please reach out to the Athletics Department at 720-423-8669 or email kevin_maguire@dpsk12.net.

NINTH AND TENTH GRADE ACADEMY
GW – Mark your calendars! Ninth and Tenth Grade Academy dates are set. Tenth Grade Academy will be August 5 and 6, 8:00am – 3:00pm. Ninth Grade Academy will follow the next week August 9 – 12, 8:00am – 12:00pm. More information will follow in weeks to come!

SENIOR PARKING LOT CELEBRATION
Seniors! We have exciting news about a community event Student Leadership has put together. On Wednesday, April 28, seniors will be able to gather for a parking lot chalk party. Seniors will arrive for Senior Sunrise, have some coffee and breakfast, and then join a partner to decorate a parking spot with chalk. We will also be giving out a special gift that includes your yard sign! We will provide a beginning time for the event a week before to get a better prediction of the sunrise. Plan for 6:30am – 10:00am. Sign up HERE by Friday, April 16 if you would like to participate so we have enough supplies and food.

SENIOR BUSINESS MEETING
Seniors! Earlier today, we held a senior business meeting outlining the end of year expectations and celebrations. If you missed the meeting, you can watch it HERE. Please be sure to complete the sign-in HERE once you’ve watched the video. All of this information will also be available on the Class of 2021 Schoology page.

CLASS OF 2021 PROM
Prom is officially scheduled for Friday, May 7, 7:00pm – 11:00pm in the GWHS Courtyard at no cost to our seniors. This year’s prom will be for GW Seniors only and guests from other schools are not allowed. GW will be providing more specific guidelines for our seniors regarding prom next week. If you have any questions, please email alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net.

SENIOR CHECKOUT
Senior checkout will happen in two phases. Phase 1 is virtual and must be completed May 14. Phase 2 is in-person on Wednesday, May 19, 8:00am – 1:30pm. Students will participate in a curbside checkout arriving to drop off their items and pick up their graduating packs in the North Parking Lot. An email will be sent to seniors with more information regarding both Phase 1 and Phase 2 in early May. Seniors are expected to have completed all courses, pay their fees, and completed their ICAP requirements.

GRADUATION
DPS has just approved in-person outdoor graduations. GW has submitted our request with one of the locations secured by the district. As soon as we have the location confirmed by DPS, we will communicate out to seniors and families. Graduation is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 21. As of April 5, DPS has stated that each senior will be allowed to have 2 guests attend their graduation. Our graduation will be livestreamed and recorded for others to view. Tickets will be provided to seniors at Senior Checkout. We will continue to provide updates about graduation in the Weekly Roundup.

ACTIVITY PHOTOS FOR YEARBOOK
Seniors! Submissions for Senior Photos and Baby Dedications closed April 9th, but you can still submit photos from your senior year. Click HERE to submit your photos by Friday, April 16. Email Mr. Castanon at nolan_castanon@dpsk12.net if you have any questions.

CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
You can still order your cap and gown! We do not have an option to rent or loan caps and gowns. If you need assistance paying for your cap and gown, please contact Ms. Richason. If you have any questions about ordering, you can contact our jostens rep, Nils Erickson by phone at 303-985-0095 or email at nils.erickson.office@jostens.com. Click HERE to order your cap and gown. Please note, your cap and gowns will be sent to the school to be picked up at Senior Checkout. All other items ordered will be mailed directly to your home.

CAP AND GOWN PHOTOS
If you are interested in purchasing cap and gown photos you must call 720-506-5640 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available April 13, 14, or 15 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and will take place at GW in the Community Room. Seniors must follow all health and safety protocols that include social distancing while waiting for your appointment and wearing your masks. Arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time to allow time for health screenings. You must leave the building as soon as your appointment is complete.

FUTURE CENTER
Please forward or text Ms. Carlson screenshots of any college acceptances / scholarship awards you get! You can also fill out these google forms! This one is for college acceptances and this one is for scholarship awards. Reminder, her email is Emily_carlson1@dpsk12.net and her Google Voice number is 720-588-3652.

LIFE AFTER GW
Attention all seniors, Student Leadership Execs have partnered with other seniors to create the Class of 2021 Instagram Page to celebrate you! We would love for you to share your plans for life after George. Are you pursuing higher education, a recruited athlete, taking a gap year, serving in the military, entering the workforce, or something else cool? If you want to share your plans with us and have it posted to our Instagram Page @GWHS_2021Seniors, click HERE to complete the form.

VIRTUAL MOVIE NIGHT
Join us Friday, April 16 at 7:00pm to watch The Lion King (thank you for voting on our IG poll!). Click HERE to login.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE APPLICATION OPEN
Juniors! Student Leadership is now accepting applications for students who would like to run as one of the student body executives for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Click HERE for more information. If you are interested in running, you must attend the virtual information meeting held Thursday, April 22 during lunch. Click HERE to access the meeting. Email Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net if you have any questions.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR APPLICATION OPEN
At the start of next year, GW will be hosting both a Tenth Grade Academy and Ninth Grade Academy. We are now accepting applications for students who would like to be Ambassadors to help with both Ninth and Tenth Grade Academy. Freshmen, you can apply for the program and attend our Tenth Grade Academy. You will get the chance to learn about the school and then help our upperclassmen welcome the class of 2025. Click HERE for more details and to access the application. Applications are due Friday, April 30. Email Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net if you have any questions.

GO GREEN DAY APRIL 24
Go Green Day is on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. We will be planting new trees in the GW orchard. To sign up contact Ariella at 777792@dpsk12.net. The number of participants is limited, so sign up soon if you want to attend this fun event. Remember to bring water, wear closed-toe shoes and wear sunscreen! Masks and social distancing will be required. We hope you will join us!

GW MASKS ON SALE
Now that we are able to be in person more often, pick up your GW face to continue to show your school spirit. Masks can be purchased on our GW Store for $10.

SPRING FOOD DRIVE
The Denver Club of Humanities is hosting their spring food drive! Donations of non-perishable food and/or unused sanitary products are greatly appreciated and will go towards GW’s food pantry. In-person students/faculty can drop off donations at the bins located in the North Lobby, Pikes Peak Lobby, cafeteria, and library. Virtual students/faculty can stop by the north parking lot on May 1 anytime between 12:00pm – 2:00pm for a safe drop off.

GW LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY – CELEBRATE DAY OF SILENCE WITH US
Join us for an amazing event as Denver Public Schools celebrates LGBTQ voices with a performance by slam poet Andrea Gibson! Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art. This will occur on Thursday, April 22 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. If you are interested in attending, email Mr. Bolz at joseph_bolz@dpsk12.net for the sign up information!

SPRING GIRLS SOCCER
Registration is now open for Spring Girls Soccer! Official practices start on Monday April 26. You must complete registration on Family ID and upload a current physical to participate. Tryouts will be the first three days of practice. Coach Page is running preseason conditioning practices currently on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. If you would like to attend please register for Soccer and sign up for a time slot using the directions on the team website. Reach out to Coach Page if you have any questions: Abbie_Page@dpsk12.net.

JOIN FEMALE EMPOWERMENT CLUB
If you are interested in finding empowerment as a woman or would like to be a part of deep conversations about what is happening to women today and to talk on any subject that comes to mind, this club is just for you! All genders are welcome to join our conversations and let us know your thoughts. For more information contact Ms. Franco at michelle_franco@dpsk12.net or Mackenzie Maynard at 801807@dpsk12.net.

CARING FOR GRIEVING KIDS
Thomas Jefferson has included the entire Denver community in their TJ Talk on April 15, 2021. This free workshop from Judi’s House Grief Counselors is for parents, guardians and adult family members who are caring for grieving youth and will cover:

  • Common grief reactions
  • Children’s understanding of death
  • Coping with grief
  • Parenting skills

When: Thursday, April 15 – 6:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Google Meeting Link HERE or Phone Number 641-954-4897 (meeting PIN: 477 679 937#)
Why: Because you can make a difference in the life of a grieving child
Please RSVP here

Questions? Please contact Sarah Hartman, LCSW at 720-504-6414 or 720-423-8673.