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
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

George Washington Ranked #12 in ColoradoBest High Schools
George Washington High School was recently ranked #12 in Colorado by US News and World Report. See the complete rankings here

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:

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 or at 720-423-3350 so that we may include you in future communications regarding this committee.

Rockies Tickets for Sale!!

The Baseball team is raising money for equipment by selling Rockies Tickets.  We still have some seats available for the August 5th game and we now have available tickets for the September 23rd 1:00 game against Arizona.  Please contact Andrea Gordon at if you are interested in buying any tickets.  They will also be for sale at registration.  Thanks for your support!!

Congratulations to the GW Mile High Scholar Award Recipients!
George Washington High School seniors Jacob Ditmer, Andrea Dominguez, Briauna Persinger and Yaritza Sandoval, were honored by Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock on April 5, 2010.

Congratulations GW Robotics Team!
GWHS’s Robotics team did a fantastic job at the Colorado Regional FIRST Robotics Competition this past week!  They ended up ranked 9th out of 48 teams and were captain of the 6th seeded alliance in the finals.  They won the Imagery award at the Colorado Regional.  The Imagery Award celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration from the machine to the team appearance. Make sure to say congratulations to the team!


Speech and Debate State Results

Contratulations to Senior Dan Morgan-Russell, who successfully defended his 2011 state championship in international Extemp, again bringing back-to-back state championships to GW. Last year, GW also had back-to-back champions in CXers Miles Owens and Sam Clark, who went on to become national champions as well.

GWSD sent 24 students to the State Speech and Debate tournament in Fort Collins on March 16-17. Ten patriots finished in the elimination rounds of competition. Congratulations to all our patriots, to coach Mayrose Kohan, and to assistant coach Greg Sobetski for a job well done! 

State Champion/1st Place:
Dan Morgan-Russell, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

2nd place:
Langston Williams & Eli Gordon, Public Forum Debate

Semifinals (tied for third)
Dylan Hertel & Jack Kealey, Public Forum Debate

8th Place:
Jack Glaser, Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking

10th Place:
Margaret Schaack, US Extemporaneous Speaking

Octafinals (9th-16th place, not ranked)
Jacob Waters & Aidan Murray, Public Forum Debate

Elijah Durso-Sabina, Lincoln-Douglas Debate 



GWSD had 13 students participating in the House and of those, 9 were chosen to attend the super session, which is a special honor for those students who give the most articulate and compelling speeches. Nationals qualifiers are drawn from super session participants.  It's therefore a great accomplishment that GW was able to send so many of our team to the super session.  By comparison, the other two largest schools at the tournament combined for only 8 representatives in the super session.



The hours for each of these registration dates is 7am - 11am and 12:30pm - 3pm 

August 8 Registration for all projected 9th graders 

August 9 Returning students in grades 10-12 with last names beginning A-L

August 10 Returning students in grades 10-12 with last names beginning M - Z

Walk-In registration begins on August 16 for any student who is not currently enrolled in Denver Public Schools.  The hours for walk-in registration are 7:30 am to 2:30 pm

August 27 First day of school for ninth graders

August 28 First day of school for 10-12 graders

August 13-16 Ninth Grade Academy, see above for more information.

September 6th Back to School Night 5:30pm-8pm

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