Weekly Crusader News
December 7, 2018
Unified Champion School Assembly Recap
It was a great assembly and will go down as the largest crowd to attend a basketball game in our gymnasium!
Representatives from Special Olympics came to present our banner and honor our school with this award.
Members of Best Buddies addressing the crowd.
Tip-Off of our Intra-squad unified Basketball Scrimmage!
2nd Annual Team Up for St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Hope to see you there!
Showtime is 7pm.
Student Travel Information
Travel Information 2020
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
-Spain: Cost $4095.00: April 2020
- This tour is only available to members of the Chamber Choir next year. See Mr. Savoy
- 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.
- Costa Rica Exchange; Cost Estimated $1,500.00; Summer 2020 and host February 2021.
See Mrs. Liebold for more information.
From the Guidance Office
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018
Study Guide Online: December 17, 2018
Exam Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Visit the guidance website to apply.
GD Students give back by volunteering at Seven Hills
Groton Dunstable Robotics Team Gears Up For 2019 Season...Susan Prescott; publicist.
The Groton Dunstable High School Robotics team, "The Robotomies" is gearing up for the 2019 FIRST Robotics “Destination: Deep Space” competitions. These budding engineers and future scientists have been meeting weekly since September.
At the end of last year, the upperclassmen reflected on the season and decided to improve upon the student Team Manager model. The Team Manager and the Senior Team Leads are running skills workshops like: Pneumatics, Woodworking, Programming, and Milling to educate and strengthen the team’s dynamics.
Presently, the team is busy with outreach activities. On November 16th, the team and the robot will attend a Providence Bruins game. During period breaks, the team will demonstrate the robot and answer questions. Also, some of the senior students are helping local Girl Scouts the earn STEM robotics and programming badge by teaching programming of LEGO MindStorms robots.
January 5th is the FIRST Robotics competition season kickoff! About 3000 high school teams are given the details of the FIRST Robotics challenge and their kit of parts. The team only has six weeks to design, build, program, and test the robot. The competitions are exciting events and we welcome your visit. For more information, visit the Robotomies’ web site at team1277.org or Facebook at “GD Team 1277”.
· The first competition - Salem, NH February 28 - March 2
· The second competition - Bedford, NH March 15-17
The Robotics team depends on volunteer mentors and funding. The team is looking for mentors who have experience in machining, engineering, programming, marketing, and project management. All funding for the Robotics team is privately raised as no money from the school budget is allocated for this team.
The Robotomies would like to thank the current sponsors who provide funding for the entrance fees for the FIRST competitions and for materials. Also, a thank you to Mr. Mark Rocheleau, the Engineering and Technology teacher at the High School. If you have questions or would like to help support the Robotics team, please contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.