Friday, October 6, 2017

Student Council Retreat

Last week our Student Council and their Advisors attended a retreat in Acton.  Please see the summary of the event below written by Kirsten Sjoberg.

This past Monday, September 25, the Student Council went on a trip to begin to know each other and become better leaders. They worked with Adventure In Adventure Out at NARA Park in Acton to grow the skill set need for their positions, as well as brainstorming for the upcoming year.
One the bus ride to the park, the group split into five groups by position (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Student Representative). They discussed with the newcomers what the responsibilities of the position where, gave advice on how to do the best job, and shared our goals for the year. Each group then shared their favorite pieces of advice with the whole council.
Once at the park, we immediately started with ice breaking games, like Evolution, a form of rock-paper-scissors, and Human Bingo, a questionnaire style game. We then split into three random groups. Each group went to a different area of the park to complete further activities.
All of the groups did one more team bonding game, and then started an exercise on effective communication. After forming teams, one person from each was blindfolded and directed around vocally by the other two. After we had a discussion on communication. This lead into a discussion about balance, one of the core values outlined this year.
After this, all the groups joined together for lunch. In between bites, the class governments discussed among themselves their goals and plans for the year. After pizza, they had one last activity to promote teamwork. The activity involved throwing balls into various bins in an attempt to get the maximum number in. Initially, the eight teams competed with each other, standing in front each other's bins, and stealing balls. However, they soon realized that working together was the best way to accomplish the goal they all shared. After this, the student council thanked Adventure In Adventure Out, cleaned up, and quickly headed for the bus.
On the bus returning, we began to plan the upcoming fundraiser for breast cancer awareness by breaking into teams to handle different parts of the week.
Throughout the whole day, not a moment was wasted standing around. Beginning at 7:40am, ending when we got back to school property, the Student Council was planning, talking, sharing, laughing, and overall, becoming better class leaders.

The Student Council as a whole would like to say thank you very much for all the grants from GDEF and Groton’s Trust Funds’ Lecture Funds. This would not have been possible without them. Thank you.
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!

Olivia Ash; Grade 11.  Nominated by Mr. Brown

Mitchell Hardy; Grade 12.  Nominated by Sra. Liebold and Mrs. Lanza

Carolyn Hill; Grade 12.  Nominated by Ms. McHugh

Omran Khan; Grade 11.  Nominated by Mrs. Reynolds

Thomas Guichard; Grade 12.  Nominated by Mrs. DeBay

Alexis D'Agostino; Grade 12.  Nominated by Sra. Liebold

Shamus Gelinas; Grade 12.  Nominated by Mr. Brown

Kaylyn Sampson

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ryan's Story for Parents

Good Afternoon,

Just a reminder that there is a presentation for parents this evening at 6:30 in the Black Box Theater. John Halligan will share his heartfelt message with parents while educating us on what to look for when our teens are struggling.  Students in 9th and 10th grade attended a presentation this morning geared towards young people.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

College FINANCIAL AID Seminar

One month from today! 10/12 - 6pm in the Black Box (MEFA - will be here to discuss questions with parents and students!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Class of 2018 Yearbook: Senior Submissions

Senior portraits are due on October 20

Follow this link is to a letter from The Key Yearbook Staff for parents and seniors. The letter contains detailed information about the deadlines and submission specifications for senior portraits and senior tribute ads, instructions for how to purchase yearbooks, and more!

Seniors who haven't scheduled a portrait session yet should do so immediately. Our official school photographer, Mark Lawrence Photographers, has affordable packages and will be happy to work with you get your session scheduled in time for the yearbook deadline.
You are all invited on Thursday evening at 6:30pm to attend a presentation in the BBX theater. Ryan's Story is a presentation that will be shared with our 9th and 10th grade students during the day on Thursday. The parent presentation is not the same as what students will see and provides a much more practical presentation on lessons learned from a horrific experience. John Halligan has spoken to over a million students and their parents since he began his campaign to stop aggressive social behaviors amongst young people. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Parking Update

Any student who has turned in a complete Parking Application and paid the fee will be able to pick up their permit beginning on Monday, 8/21 at 11am.

Spots are still available for anyone who is just getting their license or has yet to apply.