Weekly Roundup March 2

Weekly Roundup March 2
March 2, 2021 GWHS

SENIORS – YEAR END CELEBRATION DPS SURVEY
DPS is working to determine the best options for end-of-year celebrations that follow state health and safety guidelines as well as provide a memorable experience for our graduating students. To get input from as many stakeholders as possible, DPS wants to hear from all of our students, staff, and families about their celebration preferences and ideas. This feedback will inform district decisions regarding prom, senior ceremonies and other celebrations, and will help ensure a fun and equitable approach to these celebrations. Provide your feedback by completing this survey by March 8.

SENIORS – GRADUATION CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
Seniors! If you missed the deadline to order your cap and gown – no worries! Here’s one last opportunity to get your orders in. You can order a package or navigate through the website to place an order just for your cap and gown. If you have any questions about ordering, reach out to our Jostens rep, Nils Erickson, at 303-985-0095 or Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net. Click HERE to get your cap and gown orders in.

SENIORS – UPDATE ON YEARBOOK AND SENIOR CELEBRATIONS
Seniors and senior families – please be on the lookout for a communication regarding yearbook and year end logistics on Friday, March 5.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Spring semester AP students must register for their AP exams by March 10 (a $10 per exam late fee starts February 24). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to join AP Classroom(s) at MyAP.collegeboard.org, which places student exam orders.

ASSESSMENT OPT OUTS
Juniors are scheduled to take the SAT on April 13. Sophomores are scheduled to take the PSAT 10 on April 14. Freshmen are scheduled to take the PSAT 9 on April 15. All testing will take place at GWHS; there is no remote testing option. DPS understands some families may not want their students to attend these tests. For P/SATs only, the Assessment Opt-Out form remains open now through Friday, March 12. Instructions are linked here in English and Spanish.

Juniors are no longer able to opt-out of CMAS Science through Parent Portal. Please contact Emily Hunter at Emily_Hunter@dpsk12.org with any questions regarding these assessments.

MODIFIED SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK
We will be on an all-virtual modified schedule next week as students take their Q3 final exams:

MONDAY, MARCH 8 & TUESDAY, MARCH 9
All Cohorts Virtual
Regular Monday/Tuesday Bell Schedule, but all cohorts will attend ILBs virtually

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
All Cohorts Virtual
Period 1 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
Period 2 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 11
All Cohorts Virtual
Period 3 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
Period 4 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
No School for Students | Teacher Workday

DPS YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Q&A
Are you in 10th or 11th grade looking for a job that could lead into a career? Are you a parent of a 10th or 11th grader that has expressed interest in starting their career? Come join us on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30pm to hear and have a Q&A about the DPS Youth Apprenticeship Program! Grounded in the comfort and support of GWHS, apprentices continue taking classes while getting paid to work for one of the following industries: healthcare, education, business/finance, IT, advanced manufacturing, and more. Click HERE to join the Q&A on March 11 at 5:30pm.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP VIRTUAL CONCERT
The George Washington Student Leadership is hosting a virtual concert. Performances will include singing, dancing, and instrumental pieces all put on by your peers. If you are interested in participating click HERE. Once you fill out the interest survey an email will follow explaining how to submit your video. Your last day to submit will be on Friday, March 5.

9TH GRADE COLLEGE EXPO
The 9th Grade Virtual College Expo is coming up! This is an opportunity for freshmen to learn more about the college process and an opportunity to earn scholarship money now! All 9th graders should have the 9th Grade College Expo added to your Schoology “Groups” page. Click there for updates. All GW 9th graders are invited to participate on Thursday, March 11 after finals. If anyone has questions on how to sign up, please click HERE or reach out to Ms. Griffin at alea_griffin@dpsk12.net.

SEASON C SPORTS REGISTRATION OPEN
The CHSAA Season C sports registration is currently open on the GWHS Website. The sports that are being offered in Season C are: Gymnastics, Volleyball, Football and Boys Soccer. In order to be eligible to participate all students must register online. Students must complete the online registration information, upload a current physical and submit payment. If all information is not uploaded and fill out you will be unable to tryout and or participate in Season C sports.

Football begins March 4. Gymnastics, Soccer, Volleyball all begin on March 8. If you are interested in Gymnastics we co-op (participate) with Denver South HS. If you are interested in Field Hockey we co-op with Denver East HS. If you have questions please contact the athletics office at 720-423-8669.

SIGN UP FOR SPRING VOLLEYBALL
Volleyball tryouts will start March 8! Sign up to play HERE and by completing the FamilyID sign up in the athletics section of the GW website. You must submit a current sports physical in order to play. Virtual information sessions will be help March 3 at 3:30pm and March 4 at 7:00pm. Contact Coach Danley for meeting links at angela_danley@dpsk12.net.

JOIN MIDDLE EASTERN CLUB
Want to explore a fascinating region that crosses over three continents? Then the Middle Eastern Club is for you! The Middle Eastern club meets every other Friday at lunchtime. Each time we meet, we talk about fun facts, food, music, culture, history, etc. about different Middle Eastern countries. This club is open for all, whether or not you have Middle eastern roots, want to learn about the region, or just want to hang out and have some fun! We’d love to have your company! For more information contact the club sponsor Mr. El-Saieh (viktor_el-saieh@dpsk12.net) or the club leader Jazzy Tung (712178@dpsk12.net).

NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL PARENT/COMMUNITY LIAISON
Happy Women’s History Month! Let’s begin with discussing how and why we have Women’s History Month.

According to The Library of Congress, in 1981 Congress passed Public Law 97-28 and the President proclaimed the week of March 7, 1982 would be Women’s History Week. Over the next five years a Public Law was passed and the President proclaimed a week in March for Women’s History. March of 1987 is when Women’s History Month was passed as Public Law 100-9. Between 1988 and 1994 Congress continued to pass resolutions requiring the President to proclaim March as Women’s History Month. Presidents have issued annual proclamations since 1995. The proclamations are to celebrate and acknowledge the many ways women have contributed to the success of the United States. With that said, over the course of the month we will highlight the contribution of women in the United States.