Weekly News

11/15/19

Calendar of Events


November 14 -19, 2019: Give Kids the World Service Trip (Orlando, FL)


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



December 2, 2020: Winter Sports Begin.


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



January 20, 2020: No School (MLK Day)


January 24, 2020: End Quarter 2 / Semester 1



February 15 - 23, 2020: February Vacation



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



April 3, 2020: End Quarter 3


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

Veteran's Day Assembly

Thanks to all the Veterans who came to help us celebrate all vets last weekend. The assembly was excellent and highlighted by our guest speakers, General Bruce Zukauskas (ret.) and Lt. Colonel John Giger (ret.). Thanks to Rick Arena, Bob Johnson, Kathy Shelp, Joe Dean, And Andy Donovan for their assistance in bringing this event together.

Thank You Veterans!

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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

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Students of the Month Announced!

Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen as students of the month. To be selected as a student of the month students must be nominated by a staff member for displaying one of our four core values of Respect, Perseverance, Balance, and/or Integrity.


Hiba Khan, nominated by Mrs. Liebold for Perseverance


Joshua Gray, nominated by Ms. Gounis for Respect


Amanda Taylor, nominate by Ms. Olson for Balance


Lauren Maloomian, nominated by Ms. Olson for Balance


Alec Moulton, nominated by Mrs. DeBay and Mrs. Fisher for Integrity


Shane Dolan, nominated by Mrs. Bennett for Perseverance


Gabrielle Lewis, nominated by Mr. MacDonald for Integrity and by Mrs. Potter for Perseverance


Tia Bonomolo, nominated by Mrs. Smyth for Perseverance

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.

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/

GD Athletic Boosters

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SPIRIT WEAR IS NOW AVAILABLE...
The GD Athletic Booster Club is glad to present on-line shopping again at RedBrick Clothing from now until midnight November 17th

https://redbrickclothing.com/rbcmall/stores/store/314
Back by popular demand are the Black-Out and White-Out Hoodies, as well as the highly anticipated "CRUSADERS" PJ Pants.

Most products are under $50. Youth and ladies sizes available.
Pick-up will be available prior to the holiday break at the HS and MS home Basketball games the week of 12/16.
Any questions, please visit www.gdathleticboosters.org

Travel Opportunities for 2020-2021

International Travel 2020-2021

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

Operation Walacea (Scientific Research) Summer 2021; Amazon River, Peru:

email Ms. Salemme

hsalemme@gdrsd.org

Senior, Taryn Emerle... All-National Choir

Thanks to Kate Suchecki for the submission.



After making the district and all-state choirs, Taryn Emerle from Groton Dunstable Regional High School was selected for the 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble organized by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The mixed choir ensemble, which is considered the “best of the best” from high schools across the nation, performed on November 9, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Taryn Emerle is currently a senior but her endeavor to become the first girl from Groton Dunstable Regional High School to make it into the All-National Honor Ensemble started early in her junior year auditioning for the Massachusetts Central District Choir. Upon being accepted into that choir with a perfect audition score, she was recommended for an audition for the Massachusetts All-State Choir, where she was again accepted, allowing her to audition for the prestigious All-National Honor Ensemble. Taryn Emerle has been a very active participant of the Chamber Choir led by Mr. Savoy. She has been a member for four years and now leads her section, as well as holding an officer position in the school’s Tri-M Music Honors Society. This choir is set to perform in Spain in 2020. Outside of the music program, Taryn is also an athlete. She is on the school’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She said of her experience in the All-National Honor Ensemble, “it was so eye opening [to be] around kids from all over the country and [from such] diverse backgrounds. We all couldn't have been more different, but we had music in common. It was a pretty powerful experience to hear everyone come together for the show.”

Background on the All-National Honor Ensembles

The 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles, selected through an audition process, consist of a mixed choir with 240 vocalists, a concert band and symphony orchestra with 119 and 121 instrumentalists respectively, the jazz ensemble with 20 instrumentalists, the guitar ensemble with 41 instrumentalists, and the modern band 16 with performers.

In Orlando, students rehearsed a challenging repertoire in preparation for performing under the direction of six of the most prominent conductors in the United States: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu (Mixed Choir); Soo Han (Symphony Orchestra); Emily Threinen (Concert Band); Todd Stoll with Camille Thurman (Jazz Ensemble); Bill Swick (Guitar Ensemble); and Scott Burstein (Modern Band). All conductors have received top honors in their field and spent several days rehearsing with students before the concert.

National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations. For additional information on the organization and the Honor Ensembles, visit nafme.org/ANHE.

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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