October 11, 2019
Calendar of Events
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
October 14, 2019: No School (Columbus Day)
October 15, 2019: No School (District Professional Development Day)
October 15, 2019: Travel Information Night. 6pm
October 17, 2019: MEFA College Funding Seminar
October 18, 2019: Homecoming
October 19, 2019: PSAT Testing
October 19, 2019: Homecoming Dance 7pm -10pm
October 22, 2019: School Council Meeting; 2:30-3:30pm
October 22, 2019: Financial Aid Information Night
October 25, 2019: Early Release Day
October 25, 2019: Open Mic Night
October 26, 2019: 2nd Annual Halloween Festival hosted by GD Student Council
November 1 & 2, 2019: Fall Theater; You Can't Take It With You
November 7, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 1/2)
November 14, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 2/2)
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, 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
2020-2021 Travel Night
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 6pm
Black Box Theater GDRHS
Please join us. We have opportunities for exchanges, International Travel and Service Opportunities.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Travel Night is next Tuesday!!!!
Please RSVP on the link above!
FROM MS. PENCHANSKY (TOUR LEADER)
Spring 2020 Travel Opportunity!
Is your child interested in traveling to Perú this coming February for a once in a lifetime trip!? We have a few openings left for 9th-12th graders. No Spanish experience is needed! SIGN UP HERE! Here are the highlights:
- 11 day trip during February vacation
- Highlights include: Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Pichu, a boat tour around the Las Ballestas Islands (considered one of the world's richest ecosystems), Paracas National Park- where the desert meats the ocean, Korikancha, Pisac Market, hands on activities, a cooking class, and so much more!
- Authentic Language Learning: Students will have the unique opportunity be completely immersed in the Spanish language and will also be exposed to the dialects and languages of local tribes. Our bilingual director will lead language classes that are interactive and fully immersed in the language and culture of Perú.
- Meaningful Service: Working alongside locals, we'll gain insight into the challenges they face and build lasting solutions to help empower their community. We will participate in a two day community service project.
- Leadership Development: Our Field Director will take our global service experience even further, developing and strengthening leadership skills.
- Live in the communities you serve—we will celebrate customs and form lasting connections with locals.
from Mike Brown, Guidance Counselor
Attention parents and guardians of seniors applying to college.
We strongly suggest you fill out the FAFSA online which will qualify you for financial aid.
If you and your family would like help filling out the FAFSA, UMass Lowell is hosting a free FAFSA help day on November 6th from 5-8pm in the O'Leary Library.
Here is the registration link...if you can't make it that night, other FAFSA days are available in different parts of MA over the coming month or so:
Second Annual GD Haunted House sponsored by the GD Student Council
Class of 2022 Fundraiser
MEFA College Financing Seminar
GD Athletic Boosters Fundraiser
COLLEGE FUNDING SERVICES OFFERS FREE SEMINAR
"How to Maximize Your Financial Aid"
Presented by College Funding Services
Tuesday - October 22, 2019
@ 6:00 pm
High School Library
Mastering the college financial aid application process can be a very tricky endeavor. In an attempt to assist parents further in the process, we are offering an additional financial aid night with a focus on finding ways to maximize the aid your family receives for your child’s education.
Please note that the presenting company, College Funding Services, is not affiliated with the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. However, their services have received many positive reviews in local communities such as Chelmsford. Please contact Mark Hennelly (email@example.com) with any additional questions.
From the Guidance Office
Our Guidance Website:
The PSAT will be proctored at the high school on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 am.
All AP students are required to have a college board account.
for registration (AP teacher will provide an access code for each AP class).
for access to digital resources (New this year)
for receiving AP scores
Earlier AP test registration (moved from spring to fall semester)
Students taking a semester one AP or a full year AP are required to order their exams by November 1, 2019
Students taking a semester two AP are required to order by March 10, 2020
Exams are $100 for each exam
Registrations after the deadline will be assessed a $40 per exam late fee
More information will be provided by your student's AP teacher. If you have further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR PORTRAIT DEADLINE
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.
FALL TEAM PHOTOS AND ORDER FORMS
Our Mark Lawrence school rep, Lisa Dipalma, is working with our new Athletic Department to set the TEAM PHOTO date for our fall teams. ANY PARENT WISHING TO PURCHASE A SPORTS PHOTO PACKAGE for their child should open this link to open and print a pdf order form.
PARENT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF JV TEAMS
Although Mark Lawrence Photographers take team photos and action photos of varsity teams for us, we only contract with them to take the team photos for our JV teams. IF YOU ARE A PARENT WHO TAKES ACTION PHOTOS of your child's JV games, please share your best action photos with us. One of our goals this year is to get more complete coverage of our JV teams, and your photos would help us do that. You can email your photos as attachments to email@example.com or drag them into this shared folder: JV Teams Parent Photo Submissions. Thank you in advance for sharing!