Friday, March 6, 2015

Girls BBall/Poetry Out Loud/Travel/ & Scheduling Info.

Girls Basketball Playoff Game

The GD Girls Basketball team plays at WPI this Saturday at 12:45pm.  They face a formidable opponent, but the lady Crusaders led by coach Mark Hennelly and senior captains Lindsay Werner and Melyssa Langell are up to the challenge.  A fan bus will depart GD at 11am on Saturday morning.  

Poetry Out Loud

Congratulations to David Fitzpatrick who has advanced to the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition.  David is one of 24 who will compete on Sunday, March 8 in the Massachusetts State Finals at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.  The incredible talent at the four regional semi-final competitions presented stiff competition and we are proud of David for advancing.   Good luck David. 

2016 International Travel Update
We had quite a bit of activity this week with several trips witnessing growth.  A few trips are nearing capacity.  There are, however,   spots available for all trips.  Please follow the link provided for additional information on each trip.  Each individual website provides a detailed itinerary along with information on how to enroll online.

There will be an important informational meeting for all students and parents who are interested in the Amazon science expedition trip for 2016. It will be held in the library at 6 pm on Monday March 9th. A representative from the company hosting the trip will be present via Skype. If you have signed up for a place on this trip we will be collecting a deposit to secure your spot that evening.

2015-2016 Scheduling Update

Parents & Students,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 scheduling season. Groton-Dunstable Regional High School continues to streamline the scheduling process by utilizing the iPass program. Use of iTeacher, iStudent and iParent helps us create a student-centered schedule. It is our hope that IPASS will provide you with more information about your child’s teacher recommendations, and that it will be a valuable tool for planning your child’s high school academic experience.

Currently, teachers are entering their 2015-2016 recommendations into the iTeacher system. This process is one that is done thoughtfully and considers all aspects of the child, including but limited to, learning style, test scores, placement level, maturity, historical grades, MCAS scores, homework patterns and work ethic.  Teacher recommendations are due by March 6th.

On March 9th, grades 9, 10 and 11 will have class meetings during the school day to review the scheduling process. There will be a presentation on the evening of March 9th at the high school  for 8th grade students and parents. This presentation will be recorded for ANY parent who wishes to watch the presentation from the comfort of your home at a later time. Additionally, all information shared during the presentation will be posted on the HS website under the Parents and Students Tab.

On March 10th, iStudent will open. Students and parents will be able to see teacher recommendations and will have a 2-week period of time to select courses for next year. Prior to March 10th, current high school students and their parents are encouraged to meet with their guidance counselors to discuss courses for next year, transcripts and/or graduation requirements.  

A link to the scheduling timeline is here:

It is the hope of the high school staff that you and your student feel well informed throughout the scheduling process.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  

Marisa E. Brisson
Assistant Principal
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School

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