Thursday, March 24, 2016

Excused Absences, DI, Ryan Bjerke & More

Good Friday & Quarter 3
School will be in session tomorrow.  I have listed all the excused absences that can be found in our handbook.  As with all excused absences, please submit documentation to the office detailing the reason for the excused absence.  If a note was not provided before the upcoming religious holiday please call the attendance line on Friday.  Students can participate in after school activities if the absence is excused.  Also, due to snow days quarter three will end on Wednesday, April 6th.

Excused absences

  1. Doctor/dentist appointments or verified illness (notification from doctor due within 5 school days after the absence. (Please note that the student has to be seen at the doctor’s office.  A phone call by a parent to the doctor’s office does not constitute an excused absence)
  2. Court appearances
  3. College Visits ( Juniors/Seniors only 3 per year)
  4. DMV/Registry appointments (maximum of 2)
  5. Religious holiday



Pictured are Jacky Coy, Anthony de Freitas, Calvin Parker, Chloe Malsick,
Emily Olson, and Quinn Parker.


Destination Imagination
By Chris Olson
This Saturday is the Destination Imagination Tournament at WPI.  I am excited to bring a team to the state tournament for the third time, performing the improv challenge.  The group performs their central challenge in 9:15 in Perrault Hall Upper with an instant challenge in the afternoon.  It looks like there will be two other teams representing GD at the elementary level participating the technical challenge; they perform in Harrington Auditorium at12:59 and 2:17. 





Courtesy of  http://www.f1600series.com/

Exclusive Autosport is pleased to announce that Ryan Bjerke will race for the championship winning team in 2016 competing in the F1600 Formula F Championship in the United States and select SCCA Majors Tour events.

On-track Ryan will make his debut for the Canadian-based squad in this weekend’s SCCA Majors event at Road Atlanta, Georgia, Friday March 18th- Sunday March 20th. He will join fellow Exclusive Autosport drivers Will Harvey and Ben Auriemma.

Bjerke, the former karting champion, will drive the #94 Exclusive Autosport / Spectrum / Honda Racing HPD car this year, as he enters his first full-time season of F1600 competition in 2016.
This coming weekend at Road Atlanta (in the SCCA Major’s Tour) will allow Ryan to gain important seat time in his Exclusive Autosport Spectrum Honda prior to the championship season commencing at Road Atlanta in early April.

“I am really excited to be working with Ryan. I have been watching him drive for the past few years in the F1600 competition. I believe he has a lot of talent and a lot of speed. We are very optimistic and excited about him switching from a Van Diemen into one of our Exclusive Autosport Spectrum Honda’s. I think with the right equipment and support behind him he will be successful right from the get go and will be a strong asset to our program,” said team owner Michael Duncalfe.


“I am very excited to drive for a team as great and as successful as Exclusive Autosport,” said Ryan Bjerke. “It is a great opportunity and I will bring my experiences and winning attitude to the team for a successful season.”

TEDx
We have a really cool TEDx event at GD this Friday.  Great work by Kelly McManus, Leah Mitchell, and other members organizing and planning this event.  It would be great to sell the event out.  Providing an incentive for students to attend would be great.  



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