Weekly Crusader News

April 26, 2019

Calendar of Events

April 30, 2019; GD Student Activities Council Presents, Frank Santos, Comic Hypnotist

May 4, 2019; Prom Royal Sonesta, Cambridge

May 6 - 16, 2019: AP Exams

May 8-11, 2019; Band Trip to Disney

May 6-17, 2019; Advanced Placement Exams

May 21 & 22, 2019: Math MCAS

May 23, 2019: Spring Concert

May 29, 2019; Senior Dinner at Gibbet Hill

May 30, 2019: Class Night (seniors)

May 31, 2019: Graduation (6pm)

June 4 & 5, 2019: Science and Technology MCAS

S.A.C. Presents Frank Santos

The Student Activities Council will be hosting Frank Santos on April 30th in the Black Box. Frank has been doing these shows for a long time and it is fun for all age groups.



The Robotomies Team 1277 helped local Girl Scout Brownie Troop 82693 earn their STEM badges in robotics earlier this year. The girls were instructed in programming, designing and building robots. The two day program culminated with the girls showcasing the robots that they programmed and built.

The girls bottom row left to right: Brady Rainville, Maddie Schamberger, Kate Sun, Karoline Mackenzie, Sophie Goss, Delanie Walsh, Annabelle Song, Hannah Stevens

Middle row: Mark Rocheleau, Trevor Shrady (‘18), Bethany de Groot, Tom Cote, Griffin Bjerke

Top row: Conor O’Rourke, Max Prescott

Not shown: Venkata Dendukuri, Lindsey Bjerke, Troop Leader Marcia Walsh, Troop Co-Leader Vickie Rainville

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NHS to Host a Color Run

The National Honor Society will be hosting a color run Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. All of the proceeds will be going to the Joey Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation. More details in future weeks.

GDRSD Art Festival

Arts at the Heart, our District-Wide Art Festival will take place from May 7th - May 9th at Middle School South from 6:30pm - 8:30pm each night.
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Academic Scholars

Congratulations to Meghan Fitzpatrick and Lina Abu-Absi who have been selected for recognition at the annual Superintendent's Luncheon. these two students have worked extremely hard and are so deserving of this honor. They are invited to attend a luncheon to take place on Wednesday, May 1st to receive their awards.


Our Prom will be taking place next Saturday evening at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Ballroom in Cambridge, MA.. Obviously, this is a night to remember for all attendees. As an administrator, my main focus is making sure that all students remember this evening in a positive light. As exciting as this season is for our students, statistically it is also a very dangerous one. Please join us in emphasizing good decision making amongst our students during this time of year.

Mandatory Meeting for all students attending Prom

All GD students attending the Prom must attend a meeting prior to the Prom. Our meeting is scheduled for Friday morning at 9:00am. I understand that some students may not be able to attend this meeting due to specific issues (field trip, dual enrollment courses, internship). Should a student fall into this category, students will need to contact me directly in order to schedule an alternate meeting.

If students do not attend the meeting they WILL NOT be admitted to the Prom.

Additionally, students must be in attendance on Friday in order to participate in Prom events on Saturday. No Exceptions.

Any student taking a guest to the Prom must have them registered in the main office no later than May 1, 2019. Any unregistered guest WILL NOT be admitted into the venue.

At our meeting on Friday, May 3rd at 9:00am we will go over all of these expectations and more.

Eagle Scout honor for GD Senior

Congratulations to Senior, Max Prescott for earning recognition as an Eagle Scout!

His project was a planning and building a 16’ horse-accessible bridge to make a Groton trail safer and easier to use.

Rotary HOPE Event

Our GD Service club has recently partnered with our local Rotarians to form our first INTERACT club. Their first event will be participating and promoting the HOPE event, promoting awareness of the dangers of opioids. See the link below.


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From our Guidance Department

Tips for interpreting financial award letters from colleges.