Weekly News

11/22/19

Calendar of Events



November 28, 2019: Happy Thanksgiving! (10am Annual Football Game at Tyngsborough)



December 2, 2020: Winter Sports Begin.


December 13, 2020: Early Release


December 21, 2020 - January 5, 2020: Winter Vacation



January 20, 2020: No School (MLK Day)


January 24, 2020: End Quarter 2 / Semester 1


January 31 - Feb. 1, 2020: 11th Annual Festival of One Act Plays



February 15 - 23, 2020: February Vacation



March 12, 2020: Spring Open House (6:00 - 7:30)



April 3, 2020: End Quarter 3


April 3 - 4, 2020: A Midsummer Night's Dream


April 18 - 26, 2020: April Vacation



May 15, 2020: Junior Senior Prom (early release day)


May 27, 2020: Senior Class Dinner at Gibbet Hill


May 29, 2020: Graduation (6pm)



June 12, 2020: Scheduled last day of school

Winter Athletics Registration

Attention any WInter Athletes: Registration for the winter season is now open.


Please visit the athletics web-page to access the sign-up link.


Winter season begins on December 2, 2019


https://grotondunstable-ar.rschooltoday.com/

Senior, Bianca Resca signs National Letter of Intent

Bianca Resca officially signed her letter of intent to play soccer for Division 1, Northeastern University next year! Wonderful achievement. Congratulations to Bianca, her family, her coaches, and her teammates who can all share in this great accomplishment. Good Luck next year.


Go Huskies!

3rd Annual "Team Up for St. Jude's" kick off

Groton Dunstable Crusaders 3rd annual Team Up for St. Jude Club Kicks off Fundraising

with a Limited Edition GD/St. Jude T-shirt.


Pre-Order your size(s) and donate $10.00.


All orders must be paid in advance by December 3, 2019 (cash or check to GDRHS). Orders can be placed during all lunches at the high school or sent in to the high school c/o Cheryl Shea (school nurse and club advisor).

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GD Chamber Choir and Friends in Concert December 7

Thanks to Mrs. Cartier for the submission...


Enjoy a wonderful evening of music featuring the award-winning Groton-Dunstable High

School Chamber Choir, 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Joseph’s Church (Our Lady

of Grace), 28 Tarbell Street, Pepperell, Mass.


The program will include classical and contemporary chorale music performed by the

Chamber Choir, along with several individual classical performances by solo

instrumentalists and singers.


The event is open to all. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted to

help defray the cost of the Chamber Choir’s singing tour of Spain in April 2020. Come

hear the choir in a great acoustic setting! Refreshments will be served following the

concert.


More information about GD Chamber Choir is available on our website:

www.gdchamberchorus.org.

Or, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Groton-Dunstable-Chamber-

Chorus-765600160246036/?fref=ts.

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2nd Annual Give Kids the World Service Trip a Huge Success!

Twenty-one students and staff recently returned from spending four days working at Give Kids the World Village located in Kissimmee, Florida. Their service helped make it possible for hundreds of families who have a child suffering from a potential life threatening condition to enjoy a week's vacation and enjoy their time at the GKTW resort and the surrounding Orlando attractions. Our GD group served food, bussed tables, hosted a Candy Land themed party and spent many more selfless hours doing whatever they could to make these vacations special. I am so proud of this group and look forward to many more years of GD students and staff participating in this experience.
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"Ever since last year when I first heard about Give Kids The World Village I knew it was a trip I wanted to go on and I was really excited when I found out it was a trip the school was continuing. This trip was truly inspirational and eye-opening and something I’ll remember forever. I hope to come back soon and volunteer with my family. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to be part of something bigger than themselves."


-Chloe Ashburn; Class of 2020

Travel Opportunities 2020-2021

International Travel

International Travel through EF Tours:


Japan:

www.eftours.com/2298230RY



England & Scotland:


www.eftours.com/2246102WN



Italy:


www.eftours.com/2313481PK

Service travel

Camp Sunshine; Casco, Maine:

email Ms. Pratt

kpratt@gdrsd.org


Give Kids the World; Kissimmee:, FL: November 2020.

email Mr. Woodlock (picture; right)

mwoodlock@gdrsd.org

German Exchange

GAPP/ German Exchange:

email Mr. Schulingkamp

hschulingkamp@gdrsd.org

Operation Walacea; Scientific Research

Summer 2021



Operation Wallacea (Scientific Research); Amazon River, Peru:

email Ms. Salemme

hsalemme@gdrsd.org

From the Health Office

Dear Parents/Guardians of 10th Grade Students,

We will conduct state-mandated vision and hearing screenings for all 10th grade students on Thursday, December 5, 2019.


School-based vision and hearing screenings are intended to help identify common vision and hearing problems and do not serve as a replacement for regular comprehensive examinations by a doctor. If your child requires additional evaluation based on the results of the screening you will be notified in writing by the nurse.


If you would like your child excluded from the screening please submit a written request to the school nurse by December 2, 2019.


Please contact the school nurse, Cheryl Shea @ 978-448-6362 ext. 1018 or cshea@gdrsd.org if you have any questions.

Parent Volunteers Needed

This year we are beginning preparations for our decennial accreditation visit conducted by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). As part of this process we will be conducting and writing a self-reflection. You may remember requests to fill out a parent survey earlier this year. We are looking for a few parent volunteers to participate in this process by contributing to some of the work our staff is doing on this. If you would be interested in participating, please email Mike Woodlock. mwoodlock@gdrsd.org

Thanks

Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Perfect for seasonal gifts! Click here to start shopping! (Group Number: 990072197) Online sales are open until January 8th.


The class of 2022 is hosting a Yankee Candle fundraiser. The class of 2022 thanks you in advance for your support!"

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