George Washington High School
Eagles ARISE - February 2022
We have updated some of our behavior policies. Parents, please be aware that students who have recurring ISS referrals may be sent home for the day and/or suspended.
Student of the Month - Luis Mendoza Negrete
When Luis started at GWHS, he had very poor attendance and wasn’t sure how he felt about graduating. His pattern was to go to class just enough to stay above the redline to avoid getting dropped. He has greatly improved from last year and has realized that to be a better father to his seventeen month old daughter Aubriella he needed to improve his grades. He now wants to graduate and sees it as an important step in starting his adult life. He also feels it’s important to set that example for his daughter. This year his credits have doubled and his grades have gone up. Even when he is sick he tries to come in to get his work and get caught up. He stays for Turnaround Tuesday and other days to make sure that he is on top of his classes.
Luis is in Achievement Club and participates in the Young Parents group. He appreciates that teachers at GWHS go out of their way to help students beyond just teaching. He has never had teachers like that before. He is grateful for the counseling services offered by the school social worker and thinks they are important for students needing help.
Luis currently works at Home Depot as a cashier. He spends as much of his free time as he can with Aubriella. He likes to take her to the mall to play, watch people and he loves to watch her dance. He's not sure what his future plans are, but his first priority is to graduate! He plans to continue working and is curious about taking mechanics classes.
Check out Ogden Weber Technical Scholarships. Note that the application deadline for the UTech Scholarship is March 4th, 2022. The Summer Bridge Scholarship application process runs from March 18, 2022 - April 27, 2022. Check out the link for more information.
Regular attendance is key to success in school. It is very important for students to stay home when they are sick. When they are well, we expect them in every class every day!
90/90/1 - Ice-skating
Students who attend classes at least 90% of the time, are on-time to class 90% of the time and earn at least one credit per term are invited to our 90/90/1 activity. This term we went ice-skating at the Ogden Ice Sheet and students got to meet Mitchell Friese who is ranked 14th in the nation for figure skating and his choreographer.
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