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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.