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!
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.