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
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
WARNING! DEADLINE APPROACHING: AP Exam Registration
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.
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.
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."
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbooks on Sale Now
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!