Weekly Roundup November 10

Weekly Roundup November 10
November 10, 2020 GWHS

ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE 11/12
On Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12, we will have a modified schedule and upperclassmen will be excused from Community Learning Seminar (see our Assembly Bell Schedule HERE). Over the course of these two days, all 9th graders will attend an extended Community Learning Seminar period where GW mental health staff will be presenting a suicide prevention training program called Signs of Suicide (SOS). Freshmen families received an email on November 4th with more information about this program. If you missed the email, you can see it HERE.

Q1 INCOMPLETE RECOVERY OFFICE HOURS
For students who earned an incomplete during Quarter 1, plan to attend Q1 Incomplete Recovery office hours tomorrow from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor or your advisor:

All Freshmen
Alea Griffin | alea_griffin@dpsk12.net

Grades 10-12
Last Names A – Gh | Khari Wallace | khari_wallace@dpsk12.net
Last Names Gi – O | Sarah Ozee | sarah_ozee@dpsk12.net
Last Names P – Z | Michelle Wellman | michelle_wellman@dpsk12.net 

NEW TEACHER OFFICE HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS
Teacher office hours on Wednesdays are shifting. Each Wednesday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm teachers will host office hours to support students who are recovering Q1 Incompletes, and from 2:00pm – 3:00pm will host office hours for current Quarter 2 classes. This change has been updated on our Bell Schedule Google Calendar

FALL AP STUDENTS: REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS BY TOMORROW
Fall semester AP students must pay for and order their AP exams by November 11 (a $10 late fee starts October 28). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to order exams through CollegeBoard. This final step also enrolls students in their AP Classroom, which provides rich resources for pre-exam study.

  • Questions about F/RL exam fees? Contact kelly_vigil@dpsk12.org
  • Questions about financial assistance? Contact frederick_harrisjr@dpsk12.org
  • Questions about exam ordering? Contact emily_hunter@dpsk12.org

FALL BREAK
Fall break is November 23 – 27. We will return to classes on Monday, November 20. 

Q2 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Q2 Final Exams will be held on December 16 and 17. December 18 is a teacher workday and there is no school for students. Dates and times are listed below and can also be found on our school calendar

Wednesday, December 16
Period 1 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
Period 2 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

Thursday, December 17
Period 3 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
Period 4 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

DPS MEAL DISTRIBUTION
Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch meals to any child 18  years or younger at curbside locations throughout the city. Pickup is available Monday – Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm unless otherwise noted. Learn more by clicking HERE.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
GWHS’ chapter of The National Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members! The National Honor Society is a nationwide club that celebrates Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. The GWHS NHS is an awesome group of student leaders committed to making a positive difference for students in our school and for the people of our community. We’d love to include you! Qualified candidates have/demonstrate: minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; commitment to uphold the core values of the National Honor Society; desire to be a force for positive change in our school and community; and willingness to be of service to others. There is a $15 one-time fee (waiver available). Dues pay for cords for graduating seniors, supplies for events and service projects, and our annual club contribution to the GWHS Scholarship Fund. All qualified students are encouraged to apply by clicking HERE! Application deadline is Friday, November 27, 2020. Please join us!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO WASHINGTON DC
GW is thrilled to announce a travel opportunity for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to visit our nation’s capitol in the Spring of 2022. Students will not only be able to take in the sights and sounds of Washington DC, but they will also have the unique opportunity to meet our congressional representatives and learn more about the policy-making and legislative process. The informational meeting will be held virtually at 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 17. Please RSVP HERE. If you have specific questions please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS OPEN AFTER FALL BREAK – SENIORS
We have moved the submission window for senior yearbook materials until after Thanksgiving break. Look for information in the Weekly Roundup on Tuesday, December 1. Please email nolan_castanon@dpsk12.net with any questions. 

FILM VIEWING: I AM NOT A RACIST…AM I?
GW Family Culturally Responsive Engagement is hosting a film viewing of I’m Not A Racist…Am I (directed by a GW alumni), sponsored by The Denver Public Schools Foundation on Tuesday November 17 at 5:00pm. After the film viewing everyone is encouraged to participate in a family friendly workshop, designed to dive deeper into the topic and continuing the important work at GW. There are limited viewing opportunities, so make sure you register early by emailing Michelle Quattlebaum at m_quattlebaum@dpsk12.net. Please note: the film viewing will serve as the affinity sessions for both groups.

GWHS FOOD PANTRY THANKSGIVING BASKETS
The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving Baskets – they will be distributed to interested families on Friday, November 18th for both pick-up or delivery. 

The food baskets will include a Turkey, pie, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, yams, canned cranberries & rolls. If you are interested in receiving a basket, please fill out THIS FORM by Friday November 13.

This program could not be possible without our Patriot donors and volunteers. We are so appreciative of your past support and welcome out new supporter. Please SIGN UP to donate or volunteer. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Herndon at gwhs_studentassistance@yahoo.com.