Principal Blog

Principal News from Colorado's Oldest Continuing High School (est. 1873)

30 July 2018

IMPORTANT  INFORMATION

Important Back to School Information.


Dear Parents and Students of GHS,


I would like to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 school year.  I am very excited to welcome 336 freshmen this year! Our current student enrollment is 1351, and I have closed choice enrollment for the school year.  At 1351, we are close to our building capacity.


Here are some quick notes for all parents and students:

  • Back to School Night is 15 Aug 2018, beginning in the main gym at 6:00 PM followed by a short run through of your student’s schedule.  Please bring a copy of their schedule or make sure that you can access online. We will end at 8:20pm so that freshmen and staff can be ready to go for the 1st day of school!


  • We do not have a grade level school supplies list.  Students should come to school on the first day with a pen/pencil and a notebook.  They will get needed requirements for each class from your teacher, but the first day will primarily be introductions and some community building.


  • The first day for freshmen is the 16th of Aug 2018.  This is Freshman Orientation Day, and is a required day for 9th graders.

    • Orientation will start in the main gym at 7:30am; students are asked to gather in the main courtyard to be let into the gym at 7:20am.  

    • Students should dress comfortably, as they will be moving around. *Dress code is still enforced. :)   School will end at 2:25pm, and busses will run normally.


  • The regular school year starts for all students on 17 Aug 2018.  On this day, students will have all seven class periods.  

    • Student hours are 7:05-2:25.  Classes begin at 7:15 and end at 2:25.

    • The office hours are 6:45-3:15 Monday through Thursday.  6:45-2:30 on Fridays.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION.



To register, go to JeffcoConnect to:

  • Review or edit student and parent contact information

  • Check every section via the menu on the left to ensure accuracy

  • Check Notification Preferences to ensure we have your most current contact information

  • While in JeffcoConnect, you can link to the fee payment system and SchoolCafe for meal accounts

  • Parking passes will be issued the first and second week of school.  You must pay all your fees and any outstanding balances in order to get a parking pass.

  • If you need login assistance, contact Golden High School at 303.982.4200


Tips for a great year:

  • Bookmark the Jeffco website so you can easily refer to it during the school year - www.jeffcopublicschools.org

  • Follow Jeffco on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (Facebook and Twitter are the fastest way to get urgent information from Jeffco)

  • Download our app - jeffco schools co - from the Apple store or Google Play and "turn on" schools you want to follow in "Settings"

  • Check your child's school website for additional, school-specific registration and start-of-school information

  • If you are interested in K - 12 funding in Colorado, visit our Future Funding webpage

  • Jeffco students, parents, families, staff, and community members may engage with Superintendent Dr. Glass via Twitter @COJasonGlass and through his blog, https://advancejeffco.blog/



  • Golden High School support staff who are here to help your student all year are listed below.  Contact information for staff can be found on the GHS homepage. www.goldenhighschool.com  Our main phone line is 303.982.4200.

Principal Secretary, Lorraine Ramirez

Athletic Secretary, Amber Hayes

Attendance Secretary, Dana Hornecker

Financial Secretary, Savannah Ortiz

Registrar, Lynn Nguyen


  • Your student’s administrators and counselor teams are listed below:

Freshmen--Christina Gese, Wendy     Roberts

        Sophomores-- Gretchen Carter, Rory Best

Juniors--JC Summers, Sarah Julias

Seniors--Josh Shellard, Rob Gill

The Golden High School website is http://goldenhighschool.com   This is a new website, and we are updating it as quickly as possible.  On this site, you can find important dates, teacher/staff email and voicemail information, Athletics and other information.   You can also see important information from my website, as well as news from around the district and the community of Golden.



I am pleased to welcome the following new staff members:

English

Casey DuVall

Kelsey Engelke

Paul Evans

Amber Bauer

Science

Cory Donofrio

Nathan Geroche

Social Studies

Matthew Winter

Lisa Hasse

World Language

Rebekah Cole

Sean Keirns

Teresa Waters

Stephen Watson

Special Education

Cynthia Oliver

Mark Christensen

Para

Elizabeth Baker

Christine Blatter

Registrar

Lynn Nguyen

Site Based Nurse

Valerie Borowick

Assistant Principals

Christina Gese

Josh Shellard


Information of Note:

  • The GHS Accountability Committee meets 4:00-5:00pm on the second Tuesday of the month.

  • The PTA meets the second Tuesday of the month following the Accountability meeting.  PTA meets 5:30-6:30pm. All are welcome. If you would like to be part of the Accountability Committee please email me at bconroy@jeffco.k12.co.us.  If you would like to be part of our PTA, please go the PTA website in order to join.  


Golden High School has a proud tradition of success which can only be continued by the ongoing support of the community, parents, staff and students of Golden.  Thank you so much for choosing GHS--The Home of the Demons!


SAVE THE DATES


Aug 01 Registration open

Aug 06 First Day of Practice

Aug 15 Back to School Night 5:30 Freshmen, 6:00 all families welcomed Main Gym

Aug 16 Freshmen Orientation

Aug 17 All Students’ First Day of Class

Aug 22 Class photos and Ids

Aug 23 Class photos and Ids

Sep 17-21 Homecoming week



*Please continue to read if you have an incoming Freshman.


With great excitement and academic anticipation, Golden High School is moving to a 1:1 model with regards to educational technology.  Starting with the Class of 2022 (this year’s incoming Freshmen), each student will be issued a Chromebook to use as an academic tool. Teachers have been hard at work innovating instruction in order to incorporate and maximize this resource and it is just one of the ways in which GHS is working to transform the student learning experience.

As we implement this program, it is extremely important that the school, parents, teachers, and students all have a shared understanding of the process, expectations, and responsibilities that come with having individual devices.  There will be an informational meeting for parents of Freshmen in the large gym at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 15th (just before Back to School Night starts @ 6:00pm).  This meeting will be a brief overview of what is needed in order for your student to receive their device on the first day of school.  It is strongly suggested that a parent attend this meeting.

Please complete the form below as it is a mandatory step in ensuring that your student can receive their Chromebook on Thursday, August 16th.

1:1 Chromebook Distribution information

If you have additional questions about the 1:1 Chromebook initiative prior to the meeting, please see the additional link below.

GHS 1:1 Chromebook Initiative

Finally, there is also a link provided for students/families who may have financial challenges.  If applicable, please fill out this form to discuss options. No student will be denied access to this technology, so please contact Savannah Ortiz in the financial office if you have questions that are not addressed.  Financial assistance options for Chromebook

**If your student is on free and reduced lunch, you can either go onto Jeffco Connect to ensure the fee has been adjusted properly, or contact Savannah Ortiz in the finance office (303-982-4182)



27 July 2018

Hold the Date

Golden Police Dept. is hosting a FREE 

PARENT ACADEMY

Keeping Youth & Families Safe


When:  13 Aug 2018 

Location:  Golden Fire Dept. in the Upstairs Training Room  

911 10th St.

Golden, CO 804041

DUE TO THE CONTENT, ADULTS ONLY PLEASE.



Wall of Hope

Please view  the short video of GHS students collaborating with community partners to create a 600 foot long mural along Washington Street in North Golden.

https://vimeo.com/280775065


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Past Notes From the Principal 

Archives

Important Dates

updated 20 Aug 2018








Important Announcements

*Please continue to read if you have an incoming Freshman.

FRESHMAN 1:1 PROJECT

With great excitement and academic anticipation, Golden High School is moving to a 1:1 model with regards to educational technology.  Starting with the Class of 2022 (this year’s incoming Freshmen), each student will be issued a Chromebook to use as an academic tool. Teachers have been hard at work innovating instruction in order to incorporate and maximize this resource and it is just one of the ways in which GHS is working to transform the student learning experience.

As we implement this program, it is extremely important that the school, parents, teachers, and students all have a shared understanding of the process, expectations, and responsibilities that come with having individual devices.  There will be an informational meeting for parents of Freshmen in the large gym at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 15th (just before Back to School Night starts @ 6:00pm).  This meeting will be a brief overview of what is needed in order for your student to receive their device on the first day of school.  It is strongly suggested that a parent attend this meeting.

Please complete the form below as it is a mandatory step in ensuring that your student can receive their Chromebook on Thursday, August 16th.

1:1 Chromebook Distribution information

If you have additional questions about the 1:1 Chromebook initiative prior to the meeting, please see the additional link below.

GHS 1:1 Chromebook Initiative

Finally, there is also a link provided for students/families who may have financial challenges.  If applicable, please fill out this form to discuss options. No student will be denied access to this technology, so please contact Savannah Ortiz in the financial office if you have questions that are not addressed.  Financial assistance options for Chromebook

**If your student is on free and reduced lunch, you can either go onto Jeffco Connect to ensure the fee has been adjusted properly, or contact Savannah Ortiz in the finance office (303-982-4182)