Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Principal's Notes

Progress Reports
Please review the image below for detailed information on how best to access student grade information.  

GD Student Artwork
By Rebecca Kostich
Our Artsonia gallery is up and running for its second year! You can view students' artwork, and you can also purchase a variety of items and gifts (like mugs, magnets, and keychains) printed with their artwork! When you purchase these items, not only are you getting great keepsakes and gifts, but 20% of the proceeds come right back to the Art Department! Our gallery is here: http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=43465
You can get your gifts in time for Christmas using Priority Postal Mail or UPS Ground. (December 21st is the deadline for orders using UPS Express). 

MHA Field Trip
By Jon O'Conner
On Friday, December 12th GDRHS had an interdisciplinary field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  The visit included upper level students from French, Spanish, Studio Art and Design.   (French IV, Spanish V, Design III and Studio Art III-V)

A key draw was a major exhibit of paintings and illustrations by Francisco Goya (1746-1828), widely held as one of the most influential painters of all time.   A Spanish Romantic Master who specialized in royal portraiture and tapestry design, Goya is now best known for his subversive political pieces criticizing ignorance and violence and for his expressive painting style that was a precursor to essential Twentieth century artists such as Matisse and Picasso.

Students then broke into smaller tour groups and explored the Museum: American Art, Contemporary Art, Impressionism, Art of the South Pacific, Mummies of Ancient Egypt and a special exhibit on Transportation were some of the highlights.  

Special thanks to Madame Sutherland for organizing and to Ms Durst for chaperoning.

Host Families Needed
Educatius International is still seeking host families for two of GDRHS’s incoming spring semester students. Eric is from China, and will be a freshman this spring.  He loves biology, chemistry, the outdoors, hiking, ping pong, swimming, and cooking.  

Paulo is from Brazil, and will be a senior this spring.  He describes himself as a very happy, friendly, and active person, who loves volleyball and drawing.  Unfortunately, Paulo has an allergy to cats, so cannot live with a host family who has cats.

Hosts are asked to provide the student with a bedroom, 3 meals a day, and a friendly family atmosphere.  They are also asked to complete an online application and background check, as well as a home meeting with the local coordinator.  There is a monthly stipend to help offset the costs of having the student in your home.

Rebecca, a representative of Educatius International will be at the high school Christmas concert at the middle school in Groton this upcoming Wednesday December 10th.  Come and visit her table to learn more about hosting one (or both) of these students. Students coming for spring semester arrive in Groton from mid to end of January, so home placements are to be confirmed before Christmas.

If you have questions please contact high school principal, Michael Mastrullo.  He can be reached at (978) 448-6362.

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