Weekly Crusader News

Welcome Back!


On behalf of all of us at GDRHS, welcome back for another school year. I will be sending out these newsletters almost every week during the school year in an effort to provide you with all of the latest news and announcements. I welcome your feedback to make this as useful as possible. If you should have interest in hearing more about events or programs at the high school, please let me know and I will be happy to include some information in upcoming newsletters.

Calendar of Events

We will continually update these throughout the year.

September 2, 2019: No School (Labor Day)

September 26, 2019: Open House (6-8pm)

October 14, 2019: No School (Columbus Day)

October 15, 2019: No School (District Professional Development Day)

October TBD, 2019: Travel Information Night

November 14, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 1/2)

November 15 -19, 2019: Give Kids the World Service Trip (Orlando, FL)

November 21, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 2/2)

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

December 2, 2019: Winter Sports Begin.

December 21, 2019 - 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 29, 2020: Graduation (6pm)

June 12, 2020: Scheduled last day of school

Student Drop - Off Procedures

For anyone wishing to drop of students prior to the beginning of school please follow this procedure.

All students should be dropped off on the side of the school close to the Tennis Courts. Students are able to access the school from the side entrance in the morning.

Please do not drop students in front of the main entrance prior to the beginning of the school day as this is reserved for School Busses only.

We have many new drivers in the Parking Lot. Please do not drive through the student parking lot and drop off students there. It is already a bit hectic and more cars in and out can add to the issue.

Please do not drive down the driveway to the left of the school. This area is reserved for student van drop-off at the side entrance located there.

If you are dropping off a student after the beginning of school, using the driveway directly in front of the main entrance is fine.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Welcome new GDRHS Staff

We are happy to welcome the following new staff members to our team.

Athletic Director: Mr. Ricard

Math: Mr. Johnson

Computer Science: Mr. Norton

Social Studies: Mr. Snodgrass

Fall Open House

Please join us for our Fall Open House which will take place from 6-8pm on Thursday, September 26th. During the Open House parents will have the opportunity to hear about programs offered at GDRHS and meet with their student's teachers as they follow their schedules. Administration and Guidance Counselors will be on hand to answer questions as well. Hope to see you there!

Yearbook News

Reminder to the SENIORS of the Class of 2020 and their PARENTS: SENIOR PORTRAITS are due on OCTOBER 25. If you haven’t scheduled your photo session, do so as soon as possible.

Here is our information sheet containing PORTRAIT PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS to give to your photographer as well as SENIOR TRIBUTE AD design and purchasing information for PARENTS and FRIENDS of SENIORS.

Our official school photographer is MARK LAWRENCE PHOTOGRAPHERS. They offer affordable portrait rates for GD seniors.

Our Mark Lawrence school rep, Lisa Dipalma, and her colleagues were at the high school on Friday, August 30, to take STUDENT ID PHOTOS, and she is working with our new Athletic Director Matthew Ricard to set the TEAM PHOTO date for our fall teams. We’ll be sending out information for how you can order underclassmen portraits, team pictures, and individual athlete photos in one of Mr. Woodlock’s upcoming blogs.

Travel Opportunities for this school year

It is not too late to sign up for travel opportunities this school year but time is running out.

We still have limited spots available for the following trips....

Peru (Language Immersion)... See Ms. Penchansky if interested.

South Africa (Science, Culture, & History)... See Mr. or Mrs. Reid if interested.

France / Italy (Art Focus)... See Ms. Kostich if interested.

Panama (Science and Technology)... See Mr. Rocheleau or Mrs. Salemme if interested.

Fall Theater Performance

Auditions for the Fall Play, You Can't Take It with You, will be Monday, September 9th in room 139. Sign ups will be posted outside room 203. Please see Ms. Olson in room 203 if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
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Travel Information Night for 2020-2021 School Year

Please join us in learning about the amazing travel experiences available for next school year!

Coming in October!

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