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GHS Update -February 10, 2019

This week is very important as we begin the first steps in setting up our G-Term schedule for June for students in grades 9-11. Please review the timeline below with regards to the meetings and shopping dates for students. The students will visit teachers during the Extended Block on the day that each grade is assigned to.

Additionally, I shared a letter with the school community regarding the donation of funds or other resources that the community may help us out with as we begin this exciting new program at GHS.

G Term Timeline 2019 Update

Dates (Tentative)

Action Item

Monday, ,

February 11

Grade 11, 10, 9  Kick Off G Term Presentations in Auditorium Extended Block ( 3 separate presentations)

Grade 11-9:15a.m.-9:35a.m.

Grade 10-9:40a.m.-10:00a.m.

Grade 9-10:10a.m.-10:30a.m.

Tuesday, February 12

Juniors : Shopping Day for students to review the list of offerings

During Extended Block, students will use the menu of courses (with teacher room numbers) to go and ask those teachers questions about their GTerm offering.

Seniors, Sophomores, Freshmen will report to the gym

Wednesday, February 13

Sophomores : Shopping Day for students to review the list of offerings

During Extended Block, students will use the menu of courses (with teacher room numbers) to go and ask those teachers questions about their GTerm offering.

Seniors, Juniors, Freshmen will report to the gym

Thursday, February 14

Freshmen: Shopping Day for students to review the list of offerings

During Extended Block, students will use the menu of courses (with teacher room numbers) to go and ask those teachers questions about their GTerm offering.

Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores will report to the gym

Thursday, February 14 & Friday, February 15

Students register for their GTerm options In English classes over the course of two days.

TBD

Students are filtered into GTerm Courses

Begin finalizing transportation needs based on student sign up

March 1

45 minute Extended Block for Teachers and Students to prep for G Term Project

April 10

25 minute (regular) Extended Block for Teachers and Students to prep for G Term Project

May 2

25 minute (regular) Extended Block for Teachers and Students to prep for G Term Project

Tuesday, June 4th

Biology MCAS-Grade 9

Wednesday, June 5th

Biology MCAS-Grade 9

Thursday, June 6th

G Term 1st Day

Friday, June 7th

G Term 2nd Day

Monday, June 10th

G Term 3rd Day

Tuesday, June 11th

G Term Celebration Day of Programs, Experiences, Projects, Performances

Wednesday, June 12th

Last Day of School- ½ Day - Dismissal at 10:20a.m. (No Snow Days)

Positive News

Thank you to the SADD members, teachers and students who either donated money or participated in the Heart Challenge last Thursday. Over $700.00 was raised for the American Heart Association.

Congratulations to  Emma Bouvier, for being selected to attend the MIAA Annual Indoor T&F Recognition Breakfast on Monday, February 11, 2019. This Breakfast will recognize and celebrate student-athletes who have shown success both on and off the field.

Congratulations to Ciara Scales, a junior at Grafton High, for winning a Gold Key award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her drawing, “Reflections.” Works receiving Gold Keys will move on to national judging in New York City and will be considered for national honors.

“Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated,” the organization said on their website. “Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers—along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.” (posted in Grafton News)

On March 2, three students from Grafton High School will be performing in one of the most revered and venerable concert halls in the country. Congratulations to Juniors Sami Sandakly and Joshua Fiore and senior Jenna Lee will perform at Symphony Hall in Boston with the Massachusetts All-State Chorus, Band and Orchestra, respectively.

This talented trio (along with senior Aryan Mangalik, junior Matthew Torres and freshman Isabelle Kim) recently performed at Mechanics Hall in Worcester as part of the Central District Music Festival. The students demonstrated their musical prowess in a series of rigorous auditions, culminating in this fantastic opportunity to perform in this renowned concert hall. (posted in Grafton News)

Culture Club Event

Grafton High School Culture Club is sponsoring an exhibit at the Grafton Historical Society from April 27th-May 18th. There will be a reception on Saturday, April 27 from 7:00p.m-9:00p.m.and on Sunday, April 28th from 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.. These events are free and open to the public.

 

The focus of this exhibit will be students highlighting "The Many Histories of Grafton Residents." The students will talk with families in town and bring in artifacts from their cultures. There will be photographs, letters, journals, money, traditional clothing, cookware, etc. from the various cultures that are represented in Grafton. The students will curate the entire exhibit--from setting it up to writing the placards and stories behind their pieces.

 

Spring Sports Sign-Up Meeting

ATTENTION: All students interested in trying out for a Spring sport

There will be a MANDATORY preseason meeting Thursday, February 14th, right after school at 2:00pm in the GHS Auditorium. If you are considering trying out, you must attend. Please let your friends know, and plan to come even if you're not sure what sport you will go out for! Please see Mr. Scanlon in his office, if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Smash Cancer Tournament-Wednesday, February 27th

We are pleased to announce the annual Super Smash Tournament, The event will take place Feb 27th, from 2:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.  During the event, we will be having a tournament for the game Super Smash Bros Ultimate. A sign-up form for the tournament will be sent out in the coming weeks, along with more information. There are a couple new features that we will be presenting this year. In addition to a 1v1/singles tournament, we will be hosting a 2v2/doubles tournament during the event. Also, with the game being on a new console, we are encouraging everyone to Bring Your Own Nintendo Switch and compatible controllers to have friendly games or play practice matches while the tournament is underway.

If you have any questions, email Brendan O'Mullan(omullanb2020), Sahil Kale(kales2019) or Chris Protano(protanoc2019). We look forward to seeing you all there!!

2019 MCAS & iPads(FYI-Grade 10)

In anticipation of the 2019 Spring MCAS online testing the Technology Department would like to go over a few housekeeping items.

Please make sure your iPad is updated to the most recent ios, which is 12.1.3.  To do this go to Settings > General > Software Update. We recommend doing this at home while the device is charging.

If you have any damage to your iPad, please get your iPad repaired.

All sophomore iPads will be inspected 2/11, 2/12, 2/13  (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) during lunch periods to ensure they are ready for testing.

If you have any questions or need any help with updating your iPad, please stop by the MDM desk (located on 2nd. Floor next to the elevator) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 7:00-11: 00 am.

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Monday, February 11th:

G Term Meetings- Grades 9,10,11 (We will use Extended Block time)

iPad Inspections->11th-13th- Grade 10 only during lunches

Tuesday, February  12th:

Extended Block-Grade 11 Students visiting teachers to learn about G Term Learning Experiences

Wednesday, February 13th:

Extended Block-Grade 10 Students visiting teachers to learn about G Term Learning Experiences

Thursday, February 14th:

Extended Block-Grade 9 Students visiting teachers to learn about G Term Learning Experiences

Grade 9-11 students will begin to select G Term courses in their English class

Friday, February 15th:

Grade 9-11 students will begin to select G Term courses in their English class

Monday, February 18th-Friday, February 22nd- Vacation Week

Tuesday, February 26th:

6:00p.m.-Science Fair -Commons

Thursday, February 28th:

Extended Block- Scholarship Informational Meeting for interested Seniors

Friday, March 1st:

45 minute Extended Block

1:00p.m.- Congressman James McGovern will visit our school to meet with students.-LGI