Weekly Crusader News

March 15, 2019

Schedule of Events

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.

February Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who were nominated for this honor by displaying one of our four core values.... Respect, Integrity, Perseverance, & Balance

Briana Sullivan, Class of 2021... nominated by Ms. McHugh

Helena Koch, Class of 2020... nominated by Mrs. Butler

Alanagh Keane, Class of 2019... nominated by Ms. Charbonneau

Lily Huff, Class of 2021... nominated by Mrs. Liebold

Jem Booth, Class of 2022... nominated by Mrs. DeBenedictis

Lauren Hill, Class of 2020... nominated by Mrs. Shea

Ainsley Wortman, Class of 2019... nominated by Mrs. Butler


Time to register for SEMESTER 2 AP Exams. You should now be registered for ALL Exams you will be taking. Many students have already registered, just remember payments are due for Semester 2 exams no later than March 22, 2019.

Click here for Exam Information.

Click here for the registration form.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Groton Historical Commission seeks student volunteers.

What: Inventory of historical archives from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The archives are in bound volumes; including town records of Birth, Marriage, and Death; Property Deeds, Town Articles, and the like. Inventory requires details of each volume be recorded onto forms and a bookmark tag be placed into each volume.

When: Four to eight weeks at 10 to 15 hours per week during the months of July and August, 2019; schedule is flexible.

Where: Groton Town Hall, 173 Main Street - 978-448-1100

Who: Under the auspices of the Groton Town Clerk, Michael Bouchard, the project will be administered by the Groton Historical Commission members Michael D. Danti PhD, RPA, FSA; Paul W. Keen, PhD; and Michael F. LaTerz II.


Michael LaTerz


cell: 978-496-6049

home: 978-448-2151

Senior Interns

Thanks to all of our faculty and community partners for making these internship opportunities possible!

Lily Blodgett at Dynamic Strength and Conditioning

Julia Howes at GDRMS

Mishayla Silver at Flo Ro

Conor O'Rourke at Keystone Precision Engineering

Brenna Cox at Evolve Health Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

Garrett Ready at RTJ Concessions

Peter White at Aquatime Pools and Spas

Sarah Willcox at Innovation Academy

Hannah Bowman in the PAVE Program

Jared LeClerc at Windham Country Club

Max Prescott at Jenike and Johanson

Sadie Ameral at the Groton Inn

Whitney Ellis at GDRMS Speech/Language

Andrew Dorr at Swallow Union

Erin Jussaume at Pro Physical Therapy

Kolleen McCarthy at Bisousweet Bakery

Carolyn Abraham at GDRMS Foreign Language

Jaquelyn Stiles at Groton Police Debt.

Joseph Bushnell at Sunshine Paving Corp.

Ryan Beals at The Mill Works

David Kimetto at Ayer District Court Clerk of Court

Dylan Connerty at Pepperell Veterinary Hospital

Hannah Wynn at Swallow Union

G-D Senior qualifies for Nationals!

Congratulations to Senior, Jessie Wang, who qualified for the National Championships in Synchronized Swimming this past weekend.

"Our Soloist, Jessie Wang, qualified for Sr. Nationals with her 2nd place finish in Sr. Technical Solo, and her 5th place finish in Sr. Free Solo."


Spring Sports

Best of luck to all of our Spring Athletes. Spring sports begin on Monday, March 18th.

A request from the Wellness Committee Survey

Dear GDRSD Parents/Guardians,

The GDRSD Wellness Committee is seeking your input as we work to identify and plan for priorities moving forward. Please take a few minutes to complete this Wellness Survey by March 22nd. Your input is greatly appreciated. The committee is looking for participants to rate the level of importance of each area at the high school.

On behalf of the Wellness Committee, thank you in advance for your participation.

Chamber Choir Annual Fundraiser

The Groton-Dunstable High School Chamber Choir will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year on March 30, 6-10 p.m. at Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA. It’s a fun night with music and dancing to two local bands (that have connections to the music program), performances by the Chamber Choir and GD Jazz Band, complimentary appetizers, a menu to order from and cash bar, as well as a great silent auction with some amazing items (like a weeklong stay at a resort in Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado). The event is appropriate for the whole family, and proceeds will help Chamber students travel to Europe next year for a singing tour of Spain.

Tickets are available from any Chamber student, or by calling (978) 905-1201, or online through our website: www.gdchamberchorus.org

More information is also available by emailing: tracy.cartier@verizon.net

Yearbooks on Sale Now

Just a reminder to order your 2018-2019 edition of the yearbook, The Key. It can be ordered online at www.herffjones.com. Simply enter Groton-Dunstable Regional High School under the yearbook tab and choose "order your yearbook". The cost is $75 for the book and $6 for the senior only supplement. Don't miss out on all the exciting events from this year.

GD Open Mic a Huge Success Again,

by Taryn Emerle...

Last Friday, GDMHS hosted its third Open Mic Night of the school year, featuring almost 20 diverse acts. It brought out one of the largest crowds we’ve seen this year, which was great fundraising for our upcoming Disney trip. The creativity and talent displayed throughout the show made it unmissable, and we’d like to say a big thank you to all those who attended.

As junior Josh Booth said of Open Mic Night, “It’s a great place to try your hand at new songs and styles, because it’s such a positive environment.” Since the audience at Open Mic is notoriously very supportive and encouraging, it’s the perfect place to show your creativity. GD’s music program is kicking it into full gear fundraising for the Disney Trip in May and the Spain Trip in 2020, with the recent Open Mic and chamber’s Funraiser on March 30th. This event will feature performances from GD’s own Jazz Band, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at http://www.gdchamberchorus.org/ , so please come out and support our music program!

Taste of Nashoba

The Groton-Dunstable Athletic Booster Club is selling tickets for the Taste of Nashoba event at Lawrence Academy on Tuesday March 19, 2019. The event hours are 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Celebrating its 18th year, the Taste of Nashoba has been an annual event showcasing the best restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and breweries from the region to thousands of attendees. Tickets are $30 with $5 from each sale donated to GDABC. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gdathleticboosters.org by clicking on the Taste of Nashoba, Tickets Available box. You will be directed to the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce site to purchase your tickets. Thank you in advance for supporting the GDABC.