Weekly Crusader News

January 11, 2019

Semester 2 Begins

Our new semester starts on January 22. Please make sure you can get into SchoolBrains to print your new schedule if needed.

Calendar of Events

January 11, 2019: Open Mic Night

February 1-2, 2019: GDRHS Drama Festival of One Act Plays

February 13, 2019: German Exchange leaves for Pfungstadt, Germany

February 18 - 22, 2019: February Vacation

  • Camp Sunshine Trip
  • England Trip

March 8, 2019: Open Mic Night

March 14, 2019: Spring Open House (6-8pm)

March 26 & 27: ELA MCAS

April 3, 2019: Course selection forms due for 2019-2020 school year.

April 5 - 6, 2019: GDRHS Drama Spring Play

April 15 - 19, 2019: April Vacation

  • Spain Trip

May 4, 2019; Prom

May 6 - 16, 2019: AP Exams

May 8-11, 2019; Band Trip to Disney

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

We will continually add to this list as some events are finalized but some people are planners so I hope this is helpful. If you have questions about certain events, please send them in and we will add those events to the list.



Scholarships are starting to be posted. They are available in Naviance Student under scholarships, or by clicking on the following links. Please pay attention to deadlines.

Late applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. No exceptions!

Local Groton and Dunstable Scholarships - Click Here for list and applications.

Miscellaneous Regional Scholarships - Click Here for list and applications.

Head, Shoulders, Heart & Toes: Sock and Mitten Drive

Lauren Hill, Class of 2020...

Help those in need this long, cold winter by bringing in new donations of socks, mittens, hats, and more. All donations will be given to CleanSlate Centers in Tewksbury. CleanSlate treatment programs save lives with medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addictions. Their mission is to fight to save lives and help their patients achieve the lives they want and deserve. Many of their patients are homeless and struggling to stay warm throughout the winter without basic necessities like socks. Their patients come from all over our community, some even from right here in Groton and Dunstable. Join us and become a Warrior for Hope by lending a helping hand for others in our community in their time of need this winter. Donation boxes will be placed outside the office. Thank you!

Starts on Monday!


Time to register for AP Exams!

Please register for all exams you will be taking. Payment is due for SEMESTER 1 classes by January 31, 2019. Payment for Semester 2 will be due no later than March 22, 2019.

Click here for Exam Information.

Click here for the registration form.

Student Travel

Student Travel Opportunities

EF Tours options:

- Panama; Cost $3,200.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2137917MHor

see Mr. Rocheleau or Ms. Salemme

- Peru; Cost $4,445.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2139392MXor

see Ms. Penchansky

- South Africa; Cost $5,085.00; April 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2149969EEor

see Mr. Reid or Ms. McHugh

Chamber Choir:

-Spain: Cost $4095.00: April 2020

- This tour is only available to members of the Chamber Choir next year. See Mr. Savoy

Summer 2020:

- Germany, Austria, Italy; Cost $3265; July 2020

- To register or get more information visithttps://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx

or see Mr. Arena.

Exchange Opportunity

- Costa Rica Exchange; Cost Estimated $1,500.00; Summer 2020 and host February 2021.

See Mrs. Liebold for more information.

Chamber Choir Fundraiser

20% of the sales will go directly to the Chamber Choir. Check it the flyer below or on their facebook page...


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GD Volunteers team up with other local schools...

Club Leader, Mrs. Durst

The GD Volunteers are going to be participating in a meal packing event at Lawrence Academy this Sunday 1/13 /2019. The three area high schools Lawrence Academy, The Groton School and GDRHS will be participating together in this event this year.

Lawrence Academy has a group of students who organize an annual meal packaging event in January through Rise Against Hunger. They package between 10,000 – 18,000 meals in about 2-2.5 hours. The meals consist of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix including 24 essential vitamins and minerals. The meals are placed in small sealed packages. These meals are then ready to be shipped to crisis areas in the United States and internationally. They are also used to support school feeding programs. Lawrence Academy has done this event 4 times and for the last two years they partnered with Groton School. This year they reached out to me at GD, because they were interested in expanding the event to include the third high school in our town. ...So this year all three area high schools have raised money and will be participating together in this meal packing event.

For more information I have included links to the Rise against Hunger website, and Lawrence Academy's youtube video of last year's event. I think this would be good to include in your weekly newsletter, we are excited about participating this year, and we plan to make this an annual event.

Rise Against Hunger website:


Video of last year's event:


Open Mic Night

Join us tonight in the Black Box at 7pm.

Come see the immense talent of our GDRHS students.

Tickets are $5.00 or $3.00 for performers.

All proceeds benefit the Music Program.