Weekly Crusader News

May 30, 2019... Graduation Edition

Graduation

Congratulations to all of our Seniors graduating this evening! The Class of 2019 has represented our communities very well and I have nothing but good things to say about them. I wish each and every one of our graduates the very best in all that they do going forward.

Graduation Time and Seating

Seats for graduation will be available beginning at 5pm on Friday evening. No one will be allowed into the stadium before this time. Only school administration can reserve seats. If you would like prime seating you should expect to arrive at the field early and remain in the seats until the ceremony begins promptly at 6pm. Some folks were confused last year when t-shirts placed on a row of seats were removed and another family had taken those seats. Please don't let this happen to you. In order to be fair we will hold to these policies.

Calendar of Events

May 31, 2019: Graduation (6pm)


June 4 & 5, 2019: Science and Technology MCAS


June 12, 2019: Last day of school


Class Night

Class Night took place last night at 6pm in the GDRHS Gymnasium. We were excited to recognize outstanding achievement and scholarship and to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2019 as a whole. We would like to thank all of the donors who generously give back to the students of Groton and Dunstable. This year we were able to award over $217,000.00 in scholarships to more than 70 students!


The following students were honored with four years of excellence awards in the following areas.


Mathematics: Dylan Han

Physical & Behavioral Health: Jared LeClerc

Spanish: Eli Kritzer

Latin: Kersten Danti

Fine Arts/ Art and Photo: Catrin Shrady

Fine Arts/ Music: Alison Cartier

English: Jackson Allworth

Science: Lina Abu-Absi

Social Studies: Angelina Leach


Two students earned certificates of Bi-Literacy. These are the first two students to ever meet the requirement for this recognition at GD.


Tiba Qattan and Eli Kritzer

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Formally Announces New Director of Athletics!

It is with great excitement that I introduce Matthew Ricard as our new Athletic Director! After a lengthy search process in which we received over 100 applications, Mr. Ricard was chosen overwhelmingly by our search committee to take over leadership of our Athletic Department.

Mr. Ricard, a Groton resident, has spent a large portion of his career at Nashoba ValleyTechnical High School where he worked in various roles including Athletic Director and most recently as Principal. Welcome Mr. Ricard!

Spring Concert Ends the Year on the Right Note

By Taryn Emerle


This past Thursday, GD Music Honors Society hosted our last concert of the year, the highly anticipated annual Spring Concert. This concert showcased what the students have been working on all year, and with performances from the Concert Band, Chorus, Drum Corps, Jazz Band and Chamber Choir, the night was full of unmissable talent.


This was the last Spring Concert for the Class of 2019, and senior Ali Cartier felt a mix of emotions about the event, saying, “It’s the end of an era, but I’ll never forget my time in Chamber. I’ve met some of my best friends there, gone to so many cool places, and grown so much as a singer and a person.” Chamber has been an essential part of Ali’s life since sophomore year, and she has been section leader of the soprano section junior and senior year.


GD’s Music program just returned from Disney World, where we participated in workshops, performed at Disney Springs, and enjoyed the parks (in our spare time). Looking forward, Chamber Choir will be going to Spain next April to sing in some of the world’s oldest cathedrals and potentially for the royal family of Spain. We will be doing a lot of fundraising for this trip, including the Open Mics, Winter and Spring Concerts, the annual Funraiser, and likely more, and we would appreciate your support.


GD’s Music Program is as lively and energized as ever, as reflected by this year’s Spring Concert. With so many incredible performances, you really don’t want to miss these concerts. Thank you to all attendees for your support, and we hope to see you at the next Open Mic Night in June!


Open Mic; June 7th

GDMHS will be hosting its last Open Mic Night of the year this Friday, June 7th at 6pm in the Black Box. With their diverse acts spanning many disciplines, no two Open Mics are the same. If you haven’t had the opportunity yet this year to attend or perform at these, it’s a lot of fun and we hope to see you there! Tickets will be sold at the door and there will be concessions available at intermission.


Get Fit This Summer!



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

Art and Travel!

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. RSVP for an informational meeting on June 4, 2019 using the link below.

https://rsvp.eftours.com/xs4dcny

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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.