Weekly Crusader News


Calendar of Events

May 29, 2019: Senior Dinner at Gibbet Hill

May 29, 2019: 30 Minutes til' Show...GD Players

May 30, 2019: Class Night (seniors)

May 31, 2019: Graduation (6pm)

June 4 & 5, 2019: Science and Technology MCAS

June 12, 2019: Last day of school

Upcoming Senior Events

May 29, 2019: Senior Dinner at Gibbet Hill Barn at 6pm.

May 30, 2019: Class Night at 6pm in the Gymnasium

May 31, 2019: Graduation at 6pm on the stadium field. If weather is a factor, graduation will be moved inside to the gym and 5 tickets will be issued to each student.

Senior Obligations

Seniors will be receiving and email today explaining procedures for sign-out next beginning next Friday, May 17th, 2019. Seniors should be checking their school email regularly in the next two weeks for updates on this and any important information.

Senior Graduation Practice

Graduation Practice is Mandatory for all seniors who wish to participate in graduation ceremonies. In discussions with student leaders, they have decided that they prefer earlier practices to the originally scheduled later practices. Practices will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 30th and 31st. Practice will begin at 8:30am.

Summer Strength and Conditioning

Mr. Unger is running his strength and conditioning program again this summer. Details were sent to student emails last week. Check in with Mr. Unger for details

Turtle Season

A message from Darcy Donald

Turtle activity is increasing with the warm and wet weather. Nesting activity will begin in earnest the last week of May into mid June.

Please alert your students and faculty to watch for turtles in the parking lots, under parked cars, and crossing roadways. If they encounter a turtle trapped by curbing, please ask them to gently lift the turtle over the barrier, always moving a turtle the direction it is heading.

If an injured turtle is found, please email grotonturtles@gmail.com immediately.

G-D Players Presents....

A Staged Reading of

'Thirty Minutes til Show'

Public is Welcome!

Wednesday, May 29th @ 7 pm

GDRSD High School Black Box

Unified Track Team Finishing the Season Strong

from Mrs. Valacer (head Coach)...

On Wednesday, May 22 GD Unified Track and Field competed in the 2019 MIAA/ Special Olympics Massachusetts Central Sectional with 14 other schools. Our team placed sixth with an overall score of 93. It was a beautiful, sunny day with all athletes receiving ribbons for running and field events. Next week many of our athletes will compete in the State Championship Meet at Milford High School. Congratulations to 2019 GD Unified Track and Field Team.

Results from yesterday's sectional meet.

Photos Courtesy of Mr. MacDonald

Big picture

Several new G-D/Eagle Scouts recognized!

The following GD students earned the badge of Eagle Scout this year.

Aidan Prince

Will Arthur

Alex Menard

Cole Pisani

Congratulations on this impressive accomplishment!


A new travel opportunity is opening up for students who have a passion for art. Ms. Kostich will be leading a trip (pending school committee approval) to Paris, Rome and Florence in the Spring of 2020. Although this trip will focus on the amazing works of art in these destinations, you do not need to be an artist to participate. If you are interested, please see Ms. Kostich in the Art room.

Open Mic Write up...

by Taryn Emerle....

GDMHS hosted its third Open Mic Night of the school year, featuring almost 20 diverse acts. It brought out one of the largest crowds we’ve seen this year, which was great fundraising for our upcoming Disney trip. The creativity and talent displayed throughout the show made it unmissable, and we’d like to say a big thank you to all those who attended.

As junior Josh Booth said of Open Mic Night, “It’s a great place to try your hand at new songs and styles, because it’s such a positive environment.” Since the audience at Open Mic is notoriously very supportive and encouraging, it’s the perfect place to show your creativity.

GD’s music program is kicking it into full gear fundraising for the Disney Trip in May and the Spain Trip in 2020, with the recent Open Mic and chamber’s Fundraiser on March 30th. This event will feature performances from GD’s own Jazz Band, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at http://www.gdchamberchorus.org/ , so please come out and support our music program!

Encouraging students to develop a spirit of inquiry…

Groton-Dunstable​ ​Regional​ ​High​ ​School​ ​fosters​ ​academic​ ​and personal​ ​excellence​ ​in​ ​cooperation​ ​with​ ​the​ ​community. Through​ ​an​ ​evolving​ ​curriculum,​ ​we​ ​cultivate​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​attitudes that​ ​encourage​ ​students​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​inquiry,​ ​the disposition​ ​to​ ​adapt​ ​to​ ​changing​ ​environments,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​intrinsic motivation​ ​to​ ​become​ ​responsible,​ ​contributing​ ​citizens.