Weekly Roundup September 21

Weekly Roundup September 21
September 21, 2021 GWHS

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
School is closed for students on Monday, September 27 for a teacher workday. Enjoy your long weekend!

FALL BREAK
School is closed for students on October 15 and 18 for teacher workdays. Enjoy your break!

P/SAT TESTING ON OCTOBER 13 AND 14 
GWHS is administering the PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 9 on the following schedule:

Wednesday, October 13

  • All Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Students will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account prior to their test day with their room assignment, arrival and approximate end times, and testing details
  • There will be no school for Freshmen or Seniors

 

Thursday, October 14

  • All Freshmen will take the PSAT9 and Seniors who need to demonstrate competency will take the Accuplacer (Seniors, your counselor will contact you if you need to take Accuplacer to graduate)
  • Students will receive an email to their @dpsk12.net account prior to their test day with their room assignment, arrival and approximate end times, and testing details
  • There will be no school for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors not taking the Accuplacer

 

Important reminders:

  • 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 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 testing

 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
We are hosting virtual parent teacher conferences on October 12 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Information about how to schedule a conference with a teacher will be available in the next Weekly Roundup.

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC
Rocky Mountain Primary Care ‑ Partners in Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at GW on September 30 from 11:00am  – 2:00pm. All eligible students and GW family members are welcome to attend. Vaccines are free for all individuals and medical insurance is not required.

Vaccines are another tool in our toolbox in ensuring that our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff. Currently, vaccines are available in Colorado for those 12 years old and older. To learn more about the vaccine, please click HERE.

If you or your student would like to sign up to receive the vaccine, please complete the consent form HERE. Students under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission, and all submitted forms will be verified before a vaccination is administered.

SPIRIT WEEK
Next week is our first spirit week! Show your spirit by participating everyday. The spirit days are:

  • Tuesday, September 28 is Tie Dye Day
  • Wednesday, September 29 is Dress to Express Day (dress in your favorite outfit and express yourself!)
  • Thursday, September 30 is Throw it Back to the 80s Day
  • Friday, October 1 is Crazy Green and White Day!

 

SENIOR MEETING
Seniors! There is a mandatory meeting in the Auditorium during teacher office hours on Thursday, September 30, 9:30am – 10:10am. You will be provided with important information for your senior year. Contact your counselor if you have any questions.

SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS
Senior Yearbook Photos and Baby Dedications will open for submission on Monday, October 4. We will send information via email to seniors and their families when the submission form is open.

JOIN BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE
Black Student Alliance is having its first meeting during lunch on Wednesday, September 29 in Room 26. All students are welcome. Come share your black excellence! If you have questions, contact Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net. See you all next week!

LA CASA MEETINGS NOW MEETING ON TUESDAYS
La Casa, GW’s Latinx student association will now be meeting on Tuesdays, instead of Wednesdays. Come to Room 208 during lunch to join and experience a place to celebrate culture and discuss the experience of being LatinX. We have some really big projects coming up and would love your help. All are welcome!

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO WASHINGTON DC
GW is thrilled to invite you to attend this 2022 travel opportunity to Washington, D.C.! We will be holding a virtual informational meeting on Thursday, September 30 from 6:00pm – 6:30pm. Attending the meeting is not a commitment to travel, just an opportunity for us to share information and sign up if your family is ready. For that reason, if you have any interest at all, please remind your parent(s) or guardian to register through the link below so that you all can learn more! We will cover:

  • What we’ll see and do (the fun stuff!)
  • Travel logistics
  • Safety and flexibility
  • How to earn high school credit
  • Affordable payment options and more

To attend the virtual meeting, you must register HERE. Questions? Email: richard_maez@dpsk12.net. Can’t make the meeting but want more information? RSVP HERE and select “No but send more info” to stay in the loop.

PROM FUNDRAISER
Student Leadership is hosting its first fundraiser to raise $5,000 for Prom! Help raise money for Prom by eating dinner on October 6, 2021, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Chipotle on Monaco – 820 S Monaco Pkwy Unit 1B, Denver, CO 80224. We can earn 33% of the sales from that day if you dine in or order a pick-up. If you decide to dine in, stop in between 4:00pm – 8:00pm and show THIS FLYER to the cashier when you checkout. If you decide to pick up an order, place your order online between 4:00pm – 8:00pm and enter our online code 2293LND. Online orders must be pickup – not delivery and you must use the Chipotle app. Hope to see you all there to create an unforgettable prom!

FAMILY CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ENGAGEMENT
Welcome Home Patriot Families! FCRE welcomes you to our first session of the 2021-22 school year. Raikeis Timm, a parent of a GW student, will lead the the session: De-Stress with Mindfulness. During these unprecedented times it is important for us to take care of ourselves. Join us to learn breathing techniques, meditation, chair yoga, and other tips and tricks to help de-stress.

Topic: De-Stress with Mindfulness
Date: Thursday Sep 23, 2021
Time: 6:00pm -7:00pm
Registration: Please RSVP HERE to receive a meeting link

PULSE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
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!

The goal for the month of September is to raise $10,000. We also want to thank the generosity of a GW family willing to match funds raised. Click HERE  to learn how to give any amount. Patriots we can do this!