Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mr. Wilkins and the GD Mock Trial Team have their day in court and defeat Nashoba Tech in the first competition of the year.  Congratulation!!!
GD Student use time off to help others.  Senior, Emma Grondolski shared this information with me.  She and several other GD students will be volunteering during February break.  There is so much negative news about teenagers reported each day....I thought it would be nice to share what some of our own are doing to make the work a better place.

When I heard about what she would be doing over vacation I asked her to summarize the trip.  Thanks for sharing Emma. 

I along with eleven students and two parent chaperones from Groton and Dunstable plan to fly into Masaya, Nicaragua on February 17th and spend the next ten days building a house for a family in need.  Through the organization Bridges to Community we will meet a Nicaraguan family who has worked, applied, and waited for a safe place to call home.  We will live in a place given to us by the community (often a school or church) for five days while we complete the project. While we are there, the neighborhood including family and friends come together to help us and support us in our project.  We will not only build a house that will last lifetimes, but we'll build friendships too.  Children, parents, grandparents, and even dogs come and support us, show us their community and open their homes to us as we truly become part of their family.  After we are done with the house we will explore Nicaraguan cities, with our local friends leading the way. Then we will finish our journey at a Nicaraguan resort, with our new friends and our new memories by our side.
GDRHS Sophomore Jordan Sweenie Will Represent GDRHS at the Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition
Groton, Mass., January 9--In a tight competition against the 20 strongest reciters at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Jordan Sweenie earned the highest scores for her recitations of “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert and “Grief” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She will go on to represent GD in the regional semifinals on Saturday, March 4, in Framingham.

In second place was senior David Heffernan, with his poems “Degrees of Gray in Phillipsburg” by Richard Hugo amd “Novel” by Arthur Rimbaud, and, in third place, was junior Juliana Lazaris with “I Remember, I Remember” by Thomas Hood and “Love Armed” by Aphra Behn.

All 20 students at this level of competition had the highest score among GD’s 815 students, and Sweenie, Heffernan, and Lazaris stuod out at the best among the best.

More than 20,000 Massachusetts students participate in Poetry Out Loud, with 70 schools represented in the semifinals. Nationally, more than 365,000 students participate. State champions receive $200 and a free trip to Washington, D.C., for the national finals and an opportunity to win the $20,000 grand prize scholarship.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Semester 1 Grades now available for viewing.

Have a great weekend!
Come join Groton Dunstable Regional High School and North Middlesex Regional High School as they honor local members and veterans of our U.S. Military.

The 6th annual Military Night high school varsity hockey match-up between Groton-Dunstable and North Middlesex will be Saturday, February 11th,2017 at 6PM at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.

The game is played to honor all military, past and present and to pay special tribute to U.S.M.C. Sgt. William. J. Woitowicz, a 2009 GD graduate, who died in battle in the Afghanistan War and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Both teams would like to invite all those who have served to attend for free.

Proceeds from the gate fee and 50/50 Raffle will go towards the Sgt Woitowicz’s Memorial Fund

Monday, January 23, 2017

Good Luck to our Mock Trial team as they tackle their first case in Leominster tomorrow.
I hear the picture above is from last year's team.  If anyone is able to get a current picture, please send it along.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Excited to say that the G-D Drama Guild will be hosting the 8th annual "Festival of One-Act Plays" on 2/3 and 2/4.  Tickets are $8.00 for students and Senior Citizens and $10.00 for everyone else.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Did you know that since 1912, only 2.1% of boys that become involved in scouting ever reach the rank of Eagle Scout?  Astoundingly, we have six current GD students who have achieved this impressive feat over the course of the last year.  What an amazing accomplishment!  Congratulations to these students and to Scout Troop 1 operating out of W. Groton.

GDRHS Eagle Scouts

Nicholas Marsh

Ed Murray

Alex Platt

Will Premru

Matthew Suchecki

Michael Suchecki

Friday, January 6, 2017

2:00 - 2:45 pm BBX Theater on 1/12/17

Students!  You are all invited to attend a forum to be held in the BBX on 1/12/17 to discuss the process and the qualities that you would like to see in our next Superintendent.  All students are welcome and no sign-up is necessary.

2:00 - 2:45 pm BBX Theater on 1/12/17