The Bobcat Bulletin


An (Extra) Long Weekend!

Hello GBS Bobcats!

Welcome back, everyone! We have a short week (again!) thanks to Old Man Winter and Mother Nature conspiring to bring us a hefty amount of snow this weekend. We wanted to let everyone know that we have NWEA testing coming up; the students have been diligently working hard to prepare, and we believe that they are indeed ready to show that GBS Bobcats only strive to be the very best!

There is a high chance of more snow this week, so please be careful while out and about. Take it nice and easy as you travel to and fro. Our district has been on top of letting families know regarding conditions, taking care to prepare for such, and I am grateful to be part of a district that takes staff and student safety so seriously.

- Joe Wright, Assistant Principal

Quote of the Day:

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.“

--Albert Einstein

Basketball Team Wrapup:

On Thursday this past week, both teams traveled to JRMS, and played against their B teams. We ended up winning both contests, thanks to some great playmaking and teamwork.

At the moment, this result means the Boys team have 7 wins this season, and the Girls with 6 wins! If you'd like to continue to support the teams, they will be playing away at SMS "B" in Peterborough this week on Thursday, Jan. 26th, with the boys playing at 3:00 and the girls following them at 4:15.

Finally, our Basketball Team's final game will be next Monday, January 30th at GBS, starting at 3:30 for the boys, and 4:45 for the girls' team.

8th Grade Transition Happenings

For all of our 8th graders & parents, the next month will be busy! On Friday, February 17th, the 8th graders from GBS will travel to ConVal HS and tour the ATC and visit a Career Fair. We will be arranging transportation, but keep an eye out for a permission form for that coming out soon.

The following week, ConVal HS Counselors will visit GBS on Tuesday, February 21st in the morning to provide some additional info on classes, opportunities at the HS, etc., before Freshman Class Registrations begins (that same day). This registration will continue through March.

Reminder: Baby Photos!

Attention 8th Graders: During the 8th Grade Celebration, we traditionally like to have a slideshow showing baby pictures of the students, alongside their current photos, to show just how far they have come since they were littles. Ms. Kidd is organizing this, so if you can share any such photos by sending them with your student to give her, or if you can email her directly at, we'd greatly appreciate it.

8th Grade D.C. Trip Info Meeting

Attention to all of our 8th grade students and parents: on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, at 5:30 PM in the GBS Cafeteria, we will be having a meeting to share final preparations for the Washington D.C. trip.

Note: Final payments for the trip can be made at this meeting!

Upcoming Events:

Yeti Club: Set to begin this week (Wednesday, Jan. 25th); visit the front office if interested (planned to be held after school each Wednesday)

NWEA Testing: Tuesday, Jan. 31st, and Tuesday, Feb. 7th: Testing will begin in the morning.

Roller Skating: Friday, Feb. 3rd, from 6:30-8 PM at GBS.

8th Grade HS Trip: Friday, Feb. 17th: Students will tour the ATC and participate in a Career Fair.

8th Grade Parent Orientation: Monday, Feb. 20th: Zoom meeting to discuss the transition to High School. More to follow.

HS Counselor Visit: Tuesday, Feb. 21st: HS Counselors visit & meet with 8th graders.

Field Trip to the Harris Center: Wednesday, Feb. 22nd: Students will be paying a visit to the Harris Center to learn more about the natural world around them, especially here in NH.

New Facebook Page

After getting hacked, Mr. Cogan has created a new Facebook Page for his class. So while it is unfortunate that some of his past things have been lost, the show must go on!

You may find it via this this link.

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GBS Mission & Vision Statements

The Mission of the Great Brook School community is to foster the growth of creative thinkers and confident learners who see the world through a compassionate lens.

The Vision of Great Brook School is to collaborate to create an inclusive, caring, and responsive environment that provides innovative and rigorous opportunities for learning and personal growth.

Community Resources | Events | Opportunities

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