Weekly Crusader News

February 8, 2019

Calendar of Events


February 13, 2019: German Exchange leaves for Pfungstadt, Germany


February 18 - 22, 2019: February Vacation



  • Camp Sunshine Trip
  • England Trip


February 26th, 2019: 6pm- Parent & Traveler Meeting for all Spain travelers


February 27th, 2019: College info Night for Juniors and parents in the BBX


March 8, 2019: Open Mic Night


March 14, 2019: Spring Open House (6-8pm)


March 26 & 27: ELA MCAS


April 3, 2019: Course selection forms due for 2019-2020 school year.


April 5 - 6, 2019: GDRHS Drama Spring Play


April 15 - 19, 2019: April Vacation



  • Spain Trip


May 4, 2019; Prom


May 6 - 16, 2019: AP Exams


May 8-11, 2019; Band Trip to Disney


May 21 & 22, 2019: Math MCAS


May 23, 2019: Spring Concert


May 29, 2019; Senior Dinner at Gibbet Hill


May 30, 2019: Class Night (seniors)


May 31, 2019: Graduation (6pm)


June 4 & 5, 2019: Science and Technology MCAS


We will continually add to this list as some events are finalized but some people are planners so I hope this is helpful. If you have questions about certain events, please send them in and we will add those events to the list.

Postural Screenings Upcoming

Dear Parents/Guardians of Freshman Students,

Groton Dunstable Regional High School will conduct state-mandated postural screenings beginning in March and continuing through the end of the school year for Freshman students. This program is intended as a supplement to your child’s primary health care. The purpose of postural screening is to detect signs of spinal curvature at the earliest stages to prevent its progression. Postural screenings are performed annually in grades 5 through 9, the time of the most rapid growth and when signs of spinal curvatures typically appear.

The school nurses will conduct these screenings. Boys and girls will be screened separately and privacy will be maintained at all times. The screening is a simple 30 second observation of the back with the shirt/top removed. If your child has any unusual findings, you will receive a letter recommending further evaluation by your child’s physician.

If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the postural screening, or if your child is being monitored by your healthcare provider please make the request to cshea@gdrsd.org by February 15, 2019.


Please call the school nurses, Cheryl Shea or Leah Caruso at 978-448-6362 ext. 1018 if you have any questions.


National School Counseling Week

This week is National School Counseling Week. At GDRHS e are so fortunate to have such amazing counselors on staff. Thank you Ms. Charbonneau, Ms. Shoemaker, Mr. Palumbo,

Mr. Brown and Mr. Hennelly for all that you do.

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10th Annual "One Act" Plays Awards are released!

Congratulations to all participants! Here are our award winners for 2019.

One-Act Award Winners 2019


Best Use of Space

What Are We Doing Tonight? Class of 2020


Best Set and Props

Lord of the Pies class of 2019


Best Accents

Sierra Wynn and Bryce McKinley (2021)


Best Old Lady

Bethany de Groot (2019)


Best Comedic Duo

Kate Suchecki and Lily Huff (2021)


Best Debut

Abby Harris (2019)


Best Supporting Actors

Henry Vandermillen (2021)

Jai Santoro (2021)


Best Actors

Thomas Belanger (2022)

Lara Stecewycz (2020)


Best Director

Charlie Vervaeke for Lord of the Pies (2019)


Best Play class of 2021

Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Directed by Jill Suchecki

With actors Kate Suchecki, Lily Huff, Henry Vandermillen, Kaatje Stuer, Julia Thompson, Jai Santoro, Levity Debow, Gus Vlcek, Nitsa Kanungo, Sierra Wynn, Bryce McKinley, Sarah Stram, Meagan Webber, Joy Wilson, Meghan Flaherty, Taylor Anstead, and techies Sophie Puchulu, Maddie Reiber, Anna Leonard, Tessa Masino, Emma Gill, and stage managed by Lilly Harris


Travel Opportunities for 2019-2020

EF Tours options:

- Panama; Cost $3,200.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2137917MHor

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/2139392MXor

see Ms. Penchansky


Chamber Choir:

-Spain: Cost $4095.00: April 2020

- This tour is only available to members of the Chamber Choir next year. See Mr. Savoy


Summer 2020:

- Germany, Austria, Italy; Cost $3265; July 2020

- To register or get more information visithttps://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx

or see Mr. Arena.


Exchange Opportunity

- Costa Rica Exchange; Cost Estimated $1,500.00; Summer 2020 and host February 2021.

See Mrs. Liebold for more information.


- 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

Parents of Juniors

Wednesday February 27th, 6pm in the Black Box

The G-D Guidance Department will be hosting a College Info Night for junior parents.

Hear about the application process and how to help your students prepare.


** there will not be financial information presented at this meeting**