March 2018


Important Dates
 Thursday, Mar. 22 Academic Letter Banquet
 March 26-30 No School - Spring Break
 Tuesday, April 10 PSAT 10 and SAT
 Wednesday, April 11 PSAT 9 and CMAS 11
 May 7-18 AP Exams
 Saturday, May 12 Prom

See full calendar on the Important Dates & Schedules tab >

Important Reminders

School Safety Panel Discussion March 20
Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass will moderate a panel discussion from 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Lakewood High School (9700 W. 8th Ave). School security staff, local law enforcement, and other community partners will share information with the community on how we all work together on school safety. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues. The meeting will also be live streaming online if you can't make it to the meeting in person. See or contact Jeffco Public School superintendent’s office 303-982-6800 for more information. View the flyer for more details.

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.

After Prom
PTA Senior Scholarships
Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction a Success
Join the PTA
PTA Officers and Committee Chairs
Upcoming Open Positions
PTA Meetings
Amazon and King Soopers Cards

Chasing Coral Screening
Spring Testing Schedule
Make a Wish Week
Memories for Retiring Teacher
Information on Athletics
Bring Your Own Device

ProStart Culinary Team Places 3rd in State
Applause Award Winners
Outstanding Achievement
Colorado Scholastic Art & Writing Competition Winners

Scholarship Opportunities
Smartphone Addiction and its Impact on Us All
Golden Schools Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards
Career Talks with Students
2018-19 Course Registration Open
Need to Boost Grades?
Jeffco Public Schools App

GHS Performing Arts Fundrasier
Golden Backpack Program
GoFarm Working on Access to Fresh, Local Food
Garden in a Box Kits Now Available
City of Golden Annual Tree Sale
Apex Gulch Replacement
Ulysses Park Tree Planting

From the District
Message from the Superintendent
School Safety Panel Discussion
Manage Your Preferences on Schools Communications
School Calendar Survey
Jeffco Night with the Rockies
Jeffco Night with the Mammoth
Board of Education Meetings

Important Dates
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!

Newsletter Editor position to be vacant after this school year!
Interested in getting involved? The newsletter editor position will be vacant starting next year. If you're interested in being involved and want a creative way to do it, please let us know. The current editor can work with you to learn the current technology and style - or you can make it all your own!