George Washington High School
EAGLES ARISE - JANUARY 2021
Eagles ARISE - Involved
2021 Student Council
Attendance - check-in/check-out policy
Students are considered tardy to first period after 8:00 AM. They must enter through the main doors and go straight to class. They do not need to check-in with the office. Breakfast bags will be available to students until 11:30 AM. Students wanting breakfast after school has started may take a breakfast bag. Students must take the entire bag, but they don't have to eat everything in it. Students may not leave class to get breakfast.
If you need to check your student out of school, please come to the main office with identification. You will need to sign your student out. The office will call the student to the office. Only those listed as contacts on your student's registration can check your student out of school. Please do not check out students the last 10 minutes of the day. If you're unable to pick your student up and would like them to be released early to walk home, you can contact the school from a phone number we have on file for you and we will release your student.
Student of the Month - Anelicia Soto
Anelicia Soto was GWHS's Student of the Month in December. She received this award for exemplifying GWHS ARISE standards by: having 95% attendance (Accountable), being a student who refuses to swear (Respectful), connecting with others well, being a friend to everyone and helping Achievement Club members feel included and encouraging them to participate in their classes and A-Club activities (Involved), coming to school sober (Safe), and having 19.13 credits as a JUNIOR (Excelling). She's way ahead of the game and will start taking classes at the ATC in the spring.
Anelicia likes being at GWHS and feels teachers really help her understand the material. Math has been hard for her, but Mr. Gardner has helped her “catch on.” She really likes history with Mr. Wilson. He may think she hates it, but she actually finds it to be cool. When I asked her about Achievement Club, her immediate and enthusiastic response was, “I love A-Club so much!” They have helped her keep on track with attendance and keeping her grades up.
Anelicia worked for Quantel until changes were made there recently. In her free time, she likes to shop with friends and sleep and she enjoys taking care of their new Yorkie puppy. Anelicia plans to go to the ATC for one of the medical certificate programs. She’s not sure which one yet, but she feels that doing so will help her achieve her dream of going to school to be a therapist or social worker.
Slam Poetry with Ms. Durham
"World" by Mikalei F.
When all colors can blend together without judgment
And all can do as they please, when we can wear ourselves without fear of others, and be who we want to be
When black smog is gone and all can breathe free air
Without pollution filling the air
When people can understand that the world is our friend
And need to treat it with care
Ocean, jungles, rivers and lakes covered with plastic and waste
Animals suffering because people don't care
All this can be stopped if people would just care
Open their eyes and see the world's dying and it's because of us
And to be kind to one another
can stop if we put effort into the world again
"Change and Want" by Alonzo G.
We want change
Change our government with more valuable and reliable individuals
We want more jobs to feed our children
We want change
We want opportunity
Change our schools into a more realistic and healthier palace
We want our children and their children to be the leaders of tomorrow
We want opportunity
These things need to be heard
None of them shouldn't be
They don't understand us
They don't believe in us
We need to prove them wrong
We need to change