Weekly Crusader News

November 15, 2018

Chamber Choir Performance

The GD Chamber Choir will give a public concert at 2 p.m., December 2, at St. Joseph's Church (Our Lady of Grace), 28 Tarbell Street, in Pepperell. The concert is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds will help the group get to Spain for an exciting singing tour next year. The concert will include an hour of music with some special surprises, including a choral piece written by a rising young composer with local roots. Refreshments will be provided in the church basement immediately following the concert. Please come out and support this talented group of singers!

News From the Guidance Office

If you applied Early Action and your initial materials were sent to colleges your first quarter grades will automatically be sent. All others, if you have applied to college make sure you are updating your Naviance account, that is the only way guidance knows to send your transcript and recommendation letters.

For more information on all Guidance matters visit their website.


Travel Information

EF Tours options:

- Panama; Cost $3,200.00; February 2020

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

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/2139392MX or

see Ms. Penchansky

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

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

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 visit https://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.

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine

Great News!!! Because of our now established partnership and amazing representation by our students, Camp Sunshine has extended more opportunities for GDRHS students to volunteer. Our potential number of volunteers has doubled from five to ten students per trip! We will be running a trip in February and again next summer.

See Ms. Pratt if you are interested.

Give Kids the World

Give Kids the World 2019

There will be a meeting for any student interested in participating in the 2019 service trip to Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, FL.

When: November 27th during Break

Where: Black Box

We will provide information on the trip and explain to students how to sign up and apply for the trip. Spaces are limited to twenty students. Must be 16 by November 2019 to participate.

Check out the short video to learn more about the village.

Volleyball! Central Mass Champs!!!!

Congratulations to our Volleyball team who not only won the Central Mass Crown but beat a 15 and 2 Lynnfield team to advance to the State Championship against Minnechuag Regional out of Western Massachusetts. Prior to playing G-D, Lynnfield had not lost a set in the state tournament.

The State Championship Game will take place at Worcester State University at 4:30pm on Saturday.

See the article in the Lowell Sun from Wednesday.


X-C in States this Weekend

Good Luck to our Girls X-C Team as well as runners from our boys team who will be competing in the Massachusetts State Championships this weekend!

Spirit Week Has Begun

Our annual competition between the classes to see who has more spirit began yesterday as GD was awash in red, white and blue. This is what the rest of the week looks like leading up to Thanksgiving.

Wednesday: America Day

Thursday: Boston Sports Day

Friday: Meme Day

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Hawaii Day

Wednesday: Class Colors Day (Freshmen- Grey, Sophomores- Maroon, Juniors- White,

Seniors- Black)

The final Wednesday there will be a pep rally featuring the powderpuff dancers. Football games

will follow immediately after the pep rally on the field hockey field until a final winner is


Classes are invited to the gym to decorate their bleachers on

Tuesday night from 6-8pm.


November 15-20: Our first annual trip to Give Kids the World Village departs for Kissimmee, Florida.

November 16: Round two of Parent Teacher Conferences. 11:30am - 1:50pm

November 21: Early Release Day

November 22: Thanksgiving Football

GD hosts Tyngsborough for the rights to the "Colonel's Cup".

Kick-off is at 10am.