December 2017


Important Dates
 Dec. 18-20 Final Exams - see bell schedule
 Dec. 21 - Jan. 5 No School - Winter Break
 Thursday, Jan. 4 Teachers Return
 Monday, Jan. 8 Second Semester Classes Begin
 Monday, Jan. 15 No School - MLK Day
 Wednesday, Feb. 7 Parent/Teacher Conferences
 3:30-6:30 pm
 Monday, Feb. 19 No School - President's Day

See full calendar on the Important Dates & Schedules tab >

Important Reminders

What to Know about E-Cigarettes and Vaping
 E-Cigarette, Juul, and vaping device use have become an increasing concern for teens across the country including in Colorado. The surgeon general sent out a warning last December due to a 900% increase in teen use. As stated in the report, “E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.” 

Students caught using them at school and school events will be subject to disciplinary action. We want students making healthy choices and with your support, we can hopefully spread the word to discourage use of these devices. 

Please remember to call the attendance line within 24 hours of an absence if your student will be out.  In order for absences to be excused, a reason must be provided. Golden High School follows district policy with regard to the types of absences that are considered excused.  
  • If a student misses only some classes within the course of a school day, a doctor’s note or other verifiable documentation must be provided in order to excuse the absence.  
  • Students leaving school at any point due to illness must be checked out through the clinic in order to be excused, or through the main office if they are leaving for a reason other than illness.
  • Students who accumulate multiple tardies or unexcused absences for classes will be assigned lunch detention.  Please encourage your student to attend all classes, and to be on time.   Thank you! 

In this Issue

From the Principal
To keep up with the latest from Principal Conroy, you can visit his Principal Blog, part of the department and teacher websites on the GHS website, that he updates on a regular basis.

Join the PTA
Getting Ready for After Prom
Treats for Teachers
Holiday Bazaar
PTA Officers and Committee Chairs
PTA Meetings
Upcoming Open Positions
News and Notes
PTA Grant Awards
Amazon and King Soopers Cards

2017 Reflections' Local Winners
Speech and Debate Team
24th Street Singers
GHS Boys Soccer
Applause Award Winners

Career Talks with Students
Podcasts for Students
Daniels Fund
Scholarships Available for GHS Students
Need to Boost Grades?
Jeffco Public Schools App

Miracle Shop
Local Toy and Food Drive
Student Council Blood Drive
Olde Golden Christmas Parades
Fire Extinguisher Recall
Brake for Wildlife
GCC Pools Closed

Important Dates
Final Exam Bell Schedule
Daily Class Times
Jeffco School Calendar

About the Newsletter
This Golden High School PTA brings you this electronic newsletter to provide another place for parents and students of Golden High School to get important information. We will strive to make this a consistent source of information about the school and the Golden community. Click the links above, just under the header photo, to browse the different areas of the newsletter and find the information that is most important to you and your student.

If you have information or a story idea for the newsletter, please contact the newsletter editor directly. Send any information, notes and photos you have of the event to be included. Thank you!