The April 2014 IB Broadcaster is now available online (PDF)

IBO Mission Statement and Learner Profile (PDF)

2014 IB Exam Schedule (PDF) | What Happens After the Exams? (PDF)

2014 IB Exam Fees (Word)

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GWIB Class of 2014 Scholarships

The IB department is proud to announce seniors who have received prestigious scholarships:  Ellis Aune has been awarded the Boettcher Scholarship, Dawit Gebresellassie has been awarded the Coca Cola Scholarship and the Comcast Leadership Scholarship, Aiden Murray and Suzanne Steele have both been awarded the DPS Retired Employee Scholarship, and Jahnee Hughes has been awarded the Daniels Scholarship. All of our IB seniors have applied to four-year colleges and we are starting to see the decisions coming in and seniors making their decisions.  We will post a complete list of the college choices in May and additional scholarship information as received. Please congratulate these students on their amazing accomplishments!!


Denver College Fair

IBARMS is happy to announce that we are inviting sophomores and juniors to participate in the Denver College Fair on Sunday, April 6 at the DU Ritchie Center.  IBARMS will be hosting a special reception prior to the event.


Six George Students Are National Merit Finalists

Stephanie AlexievEllis AuneSarah BergmanJohn HallidayZachary Segall, and Eva Tourangeau have been selected as National Merit Finalists based on their PSAT scores and application materials showing their academic record, extracurricular activities, and awards/honors. 15,000 finalists are chosen from the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT each year. 

Nine National Merit Commended Students at GWIB

The following IB students were selected Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  “These students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success” and performed in the top 5 percent of more than 1.5  million students who took the 2012 PSAT. The students are Richard DyerLianna HolstonBinyu JiangAlastair LaingHannah MorseWilliam MurphyShivani NayakMargaret Schaack,  and Sarah Van Vranken.


GWIB Student Scores a Perfect 36 on the ACT

Colorado is one of 14 states that provide the ACT to all high school juniors each year. In the spring of 2013, 53,826 Colorado juniors took the ACT. Of that number, there were 17 who received the maximum possible 36 score. One of those 17 is GWIB student Nicole Day-Lucore. On Wednesday, November 13, the Colorado State Board of Education honored the 17 students by inviting them to their monthly meeting, and presenting them with a certificate recognizing the accomplishment. The students and their parents were then invited to a luncheon at a downtown hotel to further the celebration. Nicki was the only Denver Public Schools student of the 17 honorees.


Two GWIB Students Are State Rugby Champs

Maya Learned and Madison Dico are members of the Glendale Raptors Girls High School rugby team; the Raptors team is comprised of 9thto 12th graders from multiple high schools in and around Denver. The Raptors played the Highlands Ranch Harlequins on Saturday, November 9th at Glendale Infinity Park. The final score was 21-10, Glendale coming out on top and winning the Rugby Colorado Sevens Division State Championship. Maya was also selected as part of the 2013 All-State rugby team.


GW Red Cross Youth Club Outreach

In late September, three George Washington Red Cross Youth Club leaders, IB seniors Hannah Walker, Claire Baker and Sadie Van Vranken, led a preparedness event for 15 Nepali refugees who are influential in their communities. It is hoped that these respected individuals will disseminate the information throughout the Nepali refugee community. The outreach was recognized on the American Red Cross web site.


GWIB Shadowing Appointments Have Been Filled

IB shadowing appointments have been filled for this fall through December. If the IB office has received a completed application package, we may be able to schedule  some shadowing appointments in January.


World Class Triathlete at GW

Steven Kyker has been involved in triathlon competitions the past two years and just recently qualified to participate in the world competition next summer. Last year he qualified at a regional race to participate at the National Competition in Milwaukee held this past summer for 17-19 year olds. He placed 12th out of 80 participants in that age group. He was also the youngest of the 2600 participates (men and women of all ages). What this means is that he now is part of the USA Triathlon Team that is representing the US in the world competition next year to be held in Edmonton, Canada. The amazing part of all of this is that he does not even have a coach and has done this all on his own. 

Can you see GW through the forest?

GW Mural

Don’t miss the new mural on the north side of the Leetsdale parking lot. The idea behind this mural was spawned by the Physical Environment Committee that was part of the Coming Together for a Better Future for GW. With the help of Emily O’Ryan, art teacher at GWHS, IB Student Gabi Pezoa and about 20 other students, many of whom were part of the Latino Association Club. Go Green Day was a very productive one! 

2013 CAS Fair

CAS Fair on April 17

The CAS Fair held the evening of April 17 in the gym was a well attended event with over 300 attending!  Luckily, we did not have to cancel due to the impending snow storm which really turned out not to be much of a storm.  We wish to thank the following organizations for helping to make this 2013 fair so successful and full of energy:  Al Campo International, American Red Cross, Broadway Music School, Center for Hearing, Speech & Language, Colorado Mountain Club, Common Ground International,  A LIttle Help, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Stahl’s personalized health/fitness program, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Sprout City Farm, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.  In addition,  the senior Class of 2013 each shared his or her individual CAS 18 month experience for all of us to benefit and especially for the sophomore Class of 2015 who are about to embark on an 18 month CAS experience of its own.

A fund-raiser Bake Sale was also held outside the gym for the benefit of the freshman Class of 2016.

Colorado Mountain Club

Colorado Mountain Club at the CAS Fair

Principal Johnson checking out the baked goodies on the way to the CAS Fair

Principal Johnson checking out the baked goodies on the way to the CAS Fair

GW Math Students Shine at Metro Competition

Congratulations to GW’s two math teams that competed at Metro State’s Math Day on April 16.  Our two teams took on twenty-six teams from Greater Denver.  The team of juniors, John Halliday, Ellis Aune, Stephanie Alexiev and sophomore David Lynn,  placed first in the Geometry competition and third in the Algebra/Analysis contest.  The team of sophomores, Jack Glaser, Lily Kaneko, Sarah Nick and freshman  Ryan Culhane earned a third place in Geometry.

CAS Fair & Senior Presentations

On April 17, from 6:30-7:30pm, all IB Seniors will also be present to fulfill and share the CAS experience of the past 18 months.  We encourage all students and parents of freshman and juniors to attend. Parents of senior please visit, too! There will be a BAKE SALE FUND-RAISER to benefit the freshman Class of 2016 outside of the entrance to the gym!

National History Day

On Saturday, April 5, 2013, 70 George Washington students competed in the National History Day District Competition. Students entered a wide variety of categories, including Exhibit, Web Site, Paper, and Documentary. George Washington’s history students continued the school’s strong tradition of success at NHD, qualifying 15 projects and 30 students for the state competition to be held on May 4, 2013. Congratulations to all the qualifiers and good luck at state.

GW Art Tour to France & Spain

A group of students and teachers from GW are traveling on an educational tour: Artists of France & Spain, Summer 2014. Students will experience new cultures and have amazing adventures visiting the Louvre and taking an art workshop in Barcelona.

Ms. O’Ryan is hosting a meeting at GW in Room 15 on February 20th at 6:00pm to discuss this opportunity in detail and answer any questions. If you and your child would like to attend, you can RSVP by emailing me at 


US News Ranking 

GW Receives a “Gold” Ranking from US News & World Report

George Washington High School is ranked 12th within Colorado. Students have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The IB participation rate at George Washington High School is 52 percent. The student body makeup is 47 percent male and 53 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 70 percent. George Washington High School is 1 of 37 high schools in the Denver Public Schools. [ READ MORE ]

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