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 will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account just prior to their test day with their room assignment and approximate end times, 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!
Come join us at GWHS from 4:00 to 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 11 or Thursday, October 13 for a casual meet-and-greet with your student’s teachers at Family/Teacher Conferences! We will provide details about how conferences will be structured in an email later this week, as well as in next week’s Weekly Roundup. You may select the conference date that works best for your family; there is no need to attend both dates. Additionally, conferences will not require formal time slots, so choose a time within our open hours to drop in.
RTD MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
Students who are eligible for DPS RTD tickets can now download the mobile ticketing app. On Monday, September 26, DPS transportation sent eligible students this flier (multilingual versions here) via SchoolMessenger. The flier went directly to eligible student email address, so students should monitor their email. The email will let eligible students know they can now begin using the app by signing up using their DPS email address. DPS transportation understands adopting the app may take time, so eligible students can still order paper tickets through December 2022 by emailing Sherri Jones. Starting January 2023, all eligible students will be expected to use the mobile app on their smartphone. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY
If you missed our school picture day at the beginning of the school year, plan to attend our picture retake day on Friday, October 7. Students needing a picture retake should plan to go to the Auditorium during lunch, or during an off period.
TU VOZ/YOUR VOICE STUDENT SURVEY
Students, on Monday, September 26 you received an email to your @dpsk12.net account with a personal link to the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey being conducted by Denver Public Schools. DPS encourages you to participate, as this is your opportunity to provide feedback about your experience in school so DPS can understand how to better support students like you. There will be an opportunity to complete the Tu Voz/Your Voice survey during Community Learning on October 6, so be sure to flag your email so you have your survey access available. If you wish to complete your survey earlier, you may (it takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete). The survey closes Sunday, October 9.
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 – 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.
SENIORS – YARD SIGNS
All proud members of the Class of 2023, stop by the Main Office to pick up your yard sign. Put your Patriot Pride (and pending graduation) on full display!
SENIORS – SENIOR PORTRAIT SUBMISSIONS
Seniors, if you’d like to submit a senior portrait to be included in the 2022-2023 yearbook, please visit our WEBSITE and select “Students” then “Yearbook.” The deadline to upload your senior portrait is Friday, December 16. Watch the video tutorial on our website to learn how to upload your portrait through the yearbook order center. Our school code is 6598, and the portrait upload code is gw.
FRESHMEN – HOST A MIDDLE SCHOOL SHADOWING STUDENT
Freshmen, would you like to show a current eighth grader all the great things happening GWHS? We have lots of eighth graders signed up for shadowing days October 21 through November 14. If you’d like to host one by taking them to periods 1 through 4 with you, please sign up HERE by October 7. Questions? Contact Ms. Foster in the Success Center.
SCHOOL STORE GRAND OPENING
GWHS’s very own School Store has its grand opening set for Monday, October 10! The School Store is operated by students in the ACE program, and will be open EVERY school day at various times. The schedule will be posted around the building and outside the School Store, so stay tuned. We are a one-stop-shop for your favorite snacks, drinks and GWHS merchandise. Help support our very own students as they gain job experience and come stop by the School Store! We are in the newly-renovated room 222A, right next to the Library. See you there!
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.
DOUGHNUTS WITH DR. DAVIS
Please join our principal, Dr. Davis, on Wednesday, October 5, from 9:00 to 9:30am in the GWHS Community Room for doughnuts and conversation. Dr. Davis will be hosting a “Doughnuts with Dr. Davis” event the first Wednesday of every month, so watch future Weekly Roundup issues for reminders about upcoming dates. Dr. Davis would love to take your questions, engage in conversation, and listen to your ideas during this casual event.
BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS MOVIE SCREENING AND YOUTH SUMMIT
Denver’s first Black Youth Summit, in partnership with Black Men in White Coats, is screening “Black Men in White Coats” on Friday, October 7 from 5:00 to 9:00pm, and presenting an activity fair investigating careers in the health care industry on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Both events are at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. For more information and to register via QR code, see this FLYER.
MEET OUR GIRLS SWIM & DIVE COACH
Coach Oss, our Girls Swim & Dive coach, will be hosting an informational session Wednesday, October 12 at 4:15pm at the GWHS Pool Deck. 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.
NOODLES & COMPANY FUNDRAISER FOR ROBOTICS
The GWHS Robotics team (FIRST Robotics Team 1410) is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Noodles & Company in Glendale. Please stop by and tell your server you are supporting GWHS Robotics, and 25% of the price of your order will be donated to our team! Use code GIVING25 if you are ordering online. If you already have dinner plans but still want to support the Robotics team, you can donate HERE.
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 by scanning this QR code.
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! 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.