Meet GW's new Principal
GW parents are invited to attend one of two currently planned get togethers with our new principal, Mr. Michael Johnson. These are being hosted by Patriot Partners and are intended to be very small informal gatherings - an opportunity for our community and Mr. Johnson to get to know each other. We will schedule other dates this summer and into September if there is interest from the parent community for us to do so.
The first gathering will be at the home of Michelle Quattlebaum (northeast) on Friday August 10th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please RSVP to Michelle if you would like to attend. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second gathering will be at the home of Andrea Gordon (southeast) on Monday August 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please RSVP to Andrea if you would like to attend. Her email address is email@example.com.
George Washington Ranked #12 in Colorado
George Washington High School was recently ranked #12 in Colorado by US News and World Report. See the complete rankings here http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/colorado/rankings
Ninth Grade Academy
To assist in the transition from middle school to a successful high school experience, George Washington High School, along with the other DPS high schools, will be hosting a Ninth Grade Academy for incoming students. This exciting, fun, and informative program will last four days and all of George Washington High School incoming ninth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend.
During the Ninth Grade Academy, students will:
- Learn ways to succeed in high school, such as understanding graduation requirements and the importance of a GPA and reading transcripts.
- Meet school staff and other GW students.
- Earn 2.5 elective credits for completing the NGA, and receive incentives and a small backpack full of school materials.
- Receive free morning snacks and free RTD coupons for those who need transportation.
- Participate in engaging activities designed specifically for GW students.
Details for the GW Ninth Grade Academy are as follows:
Dates: Monday, August 13 – Thursday, August 16, 2012
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: George Washington High School
Here is a list of registration documents, please click on the document to download: General Information, Letter,(english) Letter, (spanish) GW Registration form, Registration form (spanish)
Juniors, it's not too early to be thinking about Senior Pictures
Attention Class of 2013. It is time to start thinking about senior pictures. Don’t know where to go? Well, the yearbook class has done the work for you. Please check out the yearbook website for the GW Preferred Photographer list: www.georgewashingtonyearbook.yolasite.com.
National Merit® $2500 Scholarship Winners!!
Congratulations to Anjelica Neslin and Sarah Pierce for winning the National Merit $2500 Scholarship. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Congratulations DaQuay Taylor!
We are pleased to announce the selection of DaQuay Taylor as Commander of the 6th Battalion, Denver Brigade, for school year 2012-13.
Visioning Committee Information
Visioning Committee – We will be seeking to convene a group of representative students, teachers, parents and community members to serve as a “Visioning Committee” for GW. This group will be charged with the development of a strategic plan for GW that outlines tactics and strategies around topics such as: the development of a clear school mission/vision/core values; communications protocol, marketing initiatives, ways to increase parent involvement and overall plan to help build a thriving school culture and climate. If you are interested please contact Yana Smith, Chief Community Engagement Officer at yana_Smith@dpsk12.org or at 720-423-3350 so that we may include you in future communications regarding this committee.