George Washington High School

Eagles ARISE December 2022


Eagles ARISE is our motto and an acronym for our behavior standards. The 'R' stands for 'Respectful.' When teachers see students behaving respectfully, they give them one of our blue ARISE tickets. These tickets can be spent at our school store or to enter raffles for bigger items. In December, they can also be spent at our annual Santa's Workshop! Details will be shared with students during Advisory.


Even during the holiday months it is important that your student is here for every class every day!
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Student of the Month: Cassian Fernandez

Cassian has been on fire! We chose Cassian as the student of the month for November because they are such an incredibly intelligent and diligent student. They have worked hard to overcome their own struggles with anxiety and have pushed through them to be successful. They could have already graduated by now, but chose to extend their time at GWHS so they could participate in the new CNA program. Cassian is killing it in the CNA program and is going to be an amazing nurse some day. We are so proud of them!

Cassian is a student who doesn’t seek recognition; they just go about their business. Cassian was surprised to receive this honor. They thought nobody noticed their hard work and success. But we absolutely did!

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If your student is in 12th grade and you haven't met with his or her counselor yet, please make an appointment to do so by calling Cheryl Dinsdale at 801.737.7422.

Author Visit

Armando Solórzano, the author of the book we read together as a school about Día de Muertos, joined us for an assembly in November to discuss his book and answer questions from students. We were excited to have students from our Adult Education program join us. Afterward, we shared tacos and horchata while Dr. Solórzano signed books.

Thanksgiving Service Project

GWHS helped out families in the OSD community for Thanksgiving. Each Advisory class worked together to come up with a menu, recipes and a complete shopping list for a Thanksgiving meal and a game or activity for families to do. Those items were then purchased and given to a family for the holiday. Students were really excited about the project and having an opportunity to help others!

SafeUT Crisis and Tip Line

Use the web or download an app to your phone to talk with a mental health professional or submit a tip any time, any day: