Weekly Roundup September 14

Weekly Roundup September 14
September 8, 2021 GWHS

FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION
This year, Denver Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge, regardless of the student’s free or reduced-price meal benefit status; however, it is still very important that families continue to complete and submit a Meal Benefits Application.

DPS is asking that all families complete the Meal Benefits Application by October 1, regardless if they believe they will qualify. The submission and approval of a Meal Benefits Application provides advantages beyond eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. Submitting an application also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on bus passes and some school fees, such as athletics, and reduced AP testing fees. It also ensures schools receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and afterschool programs. In addition, based on your application, you could be eligible for the P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer) program through the Department of Human Services. Please visit their website for additional information.

Your assistance in completing and submitting the Meal Benefits Application is greatly appreciated and has the potential to help all DPS schools. Apply now HERE. All information provided is confidential and protected.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Register today for your AP exams! Registration is a two-step process: go to Total Registration to pay for your exams, then follow the instructions in your payment confirmation page to order your exams through College Board. Instructions are HERE. Each exam costs $96, and there is a $4 online payment processing fee. Late fees of $10 per exam begin November 1, and exam registration closes November 10. Remember, DPS policy requires students take their AP exam to receive weighted credit for their AP course.

FUTURE CENTER MAJOR SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTATION
Come to the Future Center during lunch on Monday, September 13 to learn about some of the major scholarships and how to apply! We will talk about scholarships like the Boettcher, Daniels Fund, Greenhouse, and more. We will also give advice about how to find scholarships for yourself.

COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP
Come to the Future Center at 8:00am on Tuesday, September 14 to learn about how to write a good college essay. We will talk about the personal essay, supplemental essays and more. We will also have time for you to ask questions or work on your own essays.

JOIN THE YOUTH ACTION BOARD
Hey Patriots! My name is Bailey Shelden and I wanted to share an exciting opportunity with you! I am a part of the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Youth Action Board on mental health and we are recruiting new members! This position is seeking high schoolers who are passionate about mental health advocacy. We are looking for a partner who will be able to continue my advocacy work after I graduate. We meet via zoom once a week for about an hour and you get paid for your time! Through the Youth Action Board, I have been able to testify to Colorado’s senate, speak to news outlets such as CNN and world news, and collaborate with amazing organizations like the partners for children’s mental health on a suicide prevention video! Apply HERE.

SUPPORT PATRIOT CHEER
Patriot Cheerleaders will be selling chocolate bars for $1 until October 4 to raise money for their competition choreography and music. Help support them and curb that sweet tooth at the same time by buying some chocolate! They have milk chocolate, dark chocolate, wafer, caramel, crunch, and almond.

ELITE PATRIOT DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS
The Elite Patriot Dancers will be hosting tryout clinics September 13 – September 16 right after school from 3:50pm – 6:00pm in the cafeteria. You will learn choreography for the first few days with the final tryouts happening on September 17. Think you have what it takes? You might just be the talent we’re looking for! Come dressed in comfortable clothing and bring water. Tryouts are open to all students!

GET YOUR SPORTS TICKETS ONLINE
The 2021 fall sports season is in full effect! Show that GW Spirit and let’s fill the stands to show support for all of our Athletes. You can now buy tickets to all sporting events online by clicking HERE. Don’t wait in lines to get your ticket, use the online tool and get your ticket sent directly to your phone!

GW BLACK EXCELLENCE BARBECUE PARTY
Join the GW Black Excellence Center for its first Black Excellence Barbecue Party! We are inviting our black families to come out to the GW North Courtyard on Saturday, September 18, at 12:00pm to enjoy food, fun, and music and to hear more about how GW wants to honor and celebrate our black students! We can’t wait to connect! Feel free to reach out to Alyssa Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net if you have any questions!

PULSE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER FUNDRAISING
Your help is needed to raise $50,000 for the Pulse Health and Wellness Center. A brand new School-Based Health Center is coming to GW in 2021-22. DPS will fund general construction and GW is responsible for finishing the space, purchasing furniture, and creating an environment that enhances the visitor’s experience. Students will have access to well care, sports physicals, vaccinations, family therapy, and care for chronic conditions like asthma. Patients are seen whether or not they have insurance!

We are hoping you’ll help us support this effort. Click HERE to learn about how to give at any amount or to donate goods/services.