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GHS Update -May 14, 2017

MCAS Math Sessions- Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th

All grade 10 students will take the Math MCAS assessment this week. Testing will occur during the first three periods of the day.  

  • We have adjusted the rotation schedule on Tuesday (a Day 7) to 746(35). ****

  • There is no adjustment to Wednesday's schedule.


2017 Prom

Approximately, 350 students attended the Junior/Senior Prom on Saturday night and I’m pleased to report that the dance was enjoyed by all and it was without any issues. I would like to thank

Ms. Moriarity and Ms. Curran for coordinating the prom. Many hours of planning went into this event and it was a success! Also, thank you to Ms. Monaghan,  Mrs. Thurber, Mrs.  Evers and Mr.  Kelly for chaperoning the dance. Thank you as well to the many faculty members that greeted the students as they entered the prom.  Also, thank you to the many families that came to the high school to take pictures before the prom. It was a great event to see a large turnout of community members at the school!


Safety Week

Thank you to Mrs.  Morin and all of the students in SADD for their efforts in sponsoring Safety Week. They spoke about many topics related to student safety throughout the week and they did an excellent job!


Scholarship Night

A list of all of the students that received a scholarship was emailed last week. The night was a celebration of the outstanding achievements of our students. Thank you to Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Scheinbart for coordinating the entire program and process to make this night a special occasion.  Also, thank you to Mr. Patraitis,Ms. Rohan and Mrs.  Swenson, Dr. Cummings and Mrs. Often for their participation in the ceremony.


Congratulations to Mrs. Miranda!

She will be recognized by the Blackstone Valley Collaborative as Grafton’s Promising Practice Award Recipient! Nancy is an outstanding educator at the high school and will be honored with other teachers in the area on Friday morning in Millbury.


Spring Fling Theme Days sponsored by Student Council

Monday: Monochromatic Day (one color)

Tuesday: Twin Day

Wednesday: Boston Sports Team Day

Thursday: Grafton Pride Day

Friday: Spring Day Activities (Bell Schedule is below)

Period 3- 7:25a.m.-8:15a.m.

Period 4- 8:19a.m.-9:09a.m.

Period 5- 9:13a.m.-10:03a.m.

Period 6- 10:07a.m.-10:57a.m.

Lunch Block-Period 7-1st Lunch-10:57a.m.-11:21a.m./2nd Lunch-11:31a.m.-11:55a.m./3rd Lunch- 12:05p.m.- 12:29p.m.

12:30p.m.-1:55p.m.- Spring Day Activities


Departmental Showcase Opportunities at Arts Night/Spring Concert Information- May 18th

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize the outstanding student achievement in a wide variety of areas at our school!!  Please make every effort to attend both of these events this week! The Arts Night begins at 6:00p.m. with the Spring Concert to follow at 7:00p.m.


Student Donation to Music Program

Congratulations to the students that organized Open Mic and RockStock as they donated the money raised by these events to the music department. They purchased a new practice room digital piano!


The GHS Music Department is going to Disney!

Next year all students enrolled in a performing ensemble at GHS will have the opportunity to travel to Disney from May 17-21, 2018. There will be an informational meeting about the trip on Monday June 5th at 7pm in the band room.Additional information can be found on the Grafton High School Music blog:


Congratulations to the Student Council Officers for the 20 17-2018 School Year!

President-Sam Carroll

Vice-President-Jess Hamilton

Secretary-Emily Siemen

Historian-Katie Egan

Public Relations-Abby Hamilton

Lead Committee Chair-Julia Siemen


Timeline for class officer elections for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Students may pick up nomination papers from Ms. Lachapelle in room C240 or Mrs. Bailey in B135 beginning Monday May 15th.  They are due with a copy of their speech by 2pm on Wednesday the 24th.

Speeches & Elections

2018-Friday May 26th

2019-Tuesday May 30th

2020-Wednesday May 31st


Upcoming Events/Field Trips/MCAS sessions at GHS

  • Monday, May 15th-Humanities Collaborative, Honors English, ELL program, AP US History, and AP Spanish classes to NYC to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

  • Monday, May 15th- Grade 10 MCAS Meeting -Extended Block-Auditorium

  • Tuesday, May 16th- Math MCAS -Session #1- Day 7* Change in Rotation to 7-4-6-3-5

  • Wednesday, May 17th- Math MCAS-Session #2- Day 1

                                                          Student Council Banquet-6:00p.m.

  • Thursday, May 18th- Arts Night/Spring Concert-6:00p.m./7:00p.m.

  • Friday, May 19th- STUCO sponsors Spring Day Activities

                                                Music Department to Great East Music Festival

                                                Last day of classes for seniors

  • Wednesday, May 24th- US History II classes to Vietnam Memorial- Worcester

                                                          NHS Recognition Night-6:30p.m.

  • Friday, May 26th- Cabaret For a Cause-7:00p.m.

  • June 1st & 2nd- Biology students trip to Broad Meadow Brook -Worcester


Senior Final Assessments

Monday, May 22nd-Day 4- (Periods 4 & 6)-7-1-2

Tuesday, May 23rd-Day 5- (Periods 5 & 1)-2-3-4

Wednesday, May 24th- Day 6*Change in Rotation- (Periods 2 & 3)- 6-7-1

Thursday, May 25th- Day 7 (Period 7)-3-4-5-6

Friday, May 26th- Senior Assessment Make Up Day