Weekly News

November 1, 2019

Calendar of Events

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, 2020: 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 27, 2019: Senior Class Dinner at Gibbet Hill

May 29, 2020: Graduation (6pm)

June 12, 2020: Scheduled last day of school

Winter Athletic Registration is Now Open

Attention any WInter Athletes: Registration for the winter season is now open.

Please visit the athletics web-page to access the sign-up link.

Winter season begins on December 2, 2019


Parent Conferences

We will continue to use the online scheduling platform ‐ www.signupgenius.com – to schedule parent/teacher conferences.

Fall 2019 parent/teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 and Thursday November 14, 2019. Ten minute time slots are available in the afternoon ONLY. You should schedule all conferences by the end of the day on Tuesday November 5, 2019.

If you are unable to access www.signupgenius.com you may call the main office 978‐448‐6362 and one our administrative assistants will be able to schedule a conference for you. Individuals who need to schedule a conference via the phone should do so after 9:15am but before 3pm and should have the list of teachers that they are scheduling conferences with.

This will populate a screen with all GDRHS teachers. You may sort this list by ICON or LIST. (List view is recommended) Once in the list view, click on the hyperlink to any teacher you wish to conference with.

  • Once on the individual teacher’s sign up page, select a ten minute time slot to conference with the teacher.
  • Once you have selected the time, a green check will appear in the box. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click submit.
  • On this screen you may leave a comment for the teacher. Please note: Comments are PUBLIC. Please DO NOT write anything confidential.

You may also check a box for an email confirmation to be sent to you.

You can also click on RETURN TO SIGN UP to make any changes to this conference reservation.

From the top of this screen click the HELP button and then the FIND A SIGN UP and begin the process again for the next teacher. Please schedule all conferences by the end of the day on Tuesday November 5, 2019.

You Can't Take it With You

Watch as chaos ensues when the crazy Sycamore family meets the well reserved Kirby’s. Tickets are sold at the door, $8.00 for students and seniors, and $10.00 for adults. Showtimes are Friday, November 1st at 7:00pm, and Saturday, November 2nd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
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Unified Basketball takes on GDP and GFD

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First Open Mic Night of the year... a big success!

Thanks to Katherine Suchecki for the submission.

The First Open Mic Night of the 2019-2020 school year was hosted in the Black Box this past Friday by GDMHS. The night included about 20 different acts from brand new freshmen to seasoned performers. We’d like to say thank you to all the performers and all those who attended this fantastic event and made it special. At the schools first Open Mic Night this school year, a senior and regular performer, Taryn Emerle, stated that “Open Mics have helped (her) a lot with getting comfortable performing in front of crowds, and are always some of the highlights of (her) year." Taryn Emerle is a member of the Chamber Choir which will be embarking on a trip across Spain in 2020, singing in notable and famous spots across the country. Please support the Groton-Dunstable Music Department by coming to our Open Mic Nights and other fundraisers.

GD Athletic Boosters

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Senior Cap and Gowns

Seniors and Senior parents. We have contacted Jostens and expressed our concerns for what we feel was misleading organization of the website. Please click on the link below to access the least expensive cap and gown package. To be clear, all graduating seniors will have the same tassel. If you would like to purchase a souvenir tassel, please do, but we have made it clear to Jostens that all of our Seniors will have the same caps, gowns and tassels.

If you have purchased a higher priced package and wish to cancel that order and purchase the less expensive package, please visit the site linked below....


International Travel 2020-2021

Click on the Link below to access the slideshow from our Travel Information Night Presentation.


International Travel through EF Tours:



England & Scotland:




Service, Scientific Research and Exchange Opportunities for 2020-2021

GAPP/ German Exchange:

email Mr. Schulingkamp


Service Learning Domestic Travel

Camp Sunshine; Casco, Maine:

email Ms. Pratt


Give Kids the World; Kissimmee:, FL: November 2020.

email Mr. Woodlock (picture; right)


Scientific Exploration

Operation Walacea (Scientific Research) Summer 2021; Amazon River, Peru:

email Ms. Salemme


FAFSA Information


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:


Time is running out for traveling this school year

Spring 2020:

Peru; Cost $4,445.00; February 2020

- To register or get more information visit https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2139392MX or

see Ms. Penchansky

- 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

France/Italy: April 2020 (Art based trip)

https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2268632CZ ro

see Mrs. Kostich

Summer 2020:

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

- To register or get more information see Mr. Arena or email him at


Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Perfect for seasonal gifts! Click here to start shopping! (Group Number: 990072197) Online sales are open until January 8th.

The class of 2022 is hosting a Yankee Candle fundraiser. The class of 2022 thanks you in advance for your support!"

Student Council Offers up a Scare for Groton and Dunstable

Congratulations to our School Council for the successful second edition of the haunted hayride.
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Our Mark Lawrence school rep, Lisa Dipalma, and an assistant took team photos on October 29. ANY PARENT WHO DIDN'T PRE-ORDER CAN STILL PURCHASE A TEAM PHOTO for their child by opening this link to open and printing a pdf order form.


Visit GDRHS’s Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center page, and you will be brought to a screen that has tools that allow you to:

  • BUY A YEARBOOK (using your credit card)

  • BUY AND CREATE A YEARBOOK AD (using your credit card)

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