There were many positive events of Homecoming Week and I can’t say enough good things about the time and effort that many of the faculty, staff, students and parents put into the entire week. Additionally, the behavior of our students was outstanding! A total of $2,600 was raised for various charities (Make a Wish Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, No Stomach for Cancer, Worcester County Food Bank) and a total of 1,605 food items were donated to the Grafton Food Bank. We asked our students to meet the challenge of making Homecoming a safe and positive event and they met that challenge.

 

Thank you very much to the following people/groups:

 

GHS Students: They were very positive and made this Homecoming Week very successful! The support shown during the competitions, especially for the freshmen was very special. This year’s senior class truly set the bar high for future classes in terms of how to make this week one that all students can be proud of.

 

GHS Parents: Your donation of food items for the BBQ, Senior Breakfast or Dance is very much appreciated. Additionally, many parents volunteered to work at the BBQ. Without the donations and parents volunteering, these events would not happen.

 

Mrs. R. Bailey & Mrs. Lachapelle and Student Council for their leadership in organizing many of the activities.

 

Mrs. Black, Ms. Ciampi (Senior Class Advisors), Mrs. Calandra, Mrs. Senckowski (Junior Class Advisors), Ms. Moriarity, Ms. Jones (Sophomore Class Advisors), Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Durost (Freshmen Class Advisors for working with their specific class and encouraging students to be involved.

 

Mrs. Black, Ms. Ciampi, Mr. Marando, Mrs. Calandra, Ms. Jones, Ms. Moriarity, Ms. Curran, Ms. Doiran, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Wrenn, Mrs. Renner, Mrs. Durost for volunteering to chaperone the dance.

 

The custodians for helping out at various times during the week to make sure the facility was set up for our students.

 

SCHOOL-WIDE ADVISORY

Our next school-wide advisory lesson on Tuesday, October 28th will focus on health-related topics. Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Cimoch will prepare the lesson for this advisory. A reminder that the Blood Drive sponsored by Peer Leaders & SADD is on Friday, October 31st and the No Stomach for Cancer Walk is on Saturday, November 1st.

 

PARENT CONFERENCES- NOVEMBER 10TH & SCHEDULE

A reminder that our conferences with parents will take place on Monday, November 10th. We will have day and evening conferences.  8:00a.m.-11:00a.m./12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. & 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.

 

The Grafton High School Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, November 10th. We will again be using an Internet based appointment booking system from pickatime to coordinate your meeting times. Please go to:  https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11601864&event=266876

Register (new users)

1.     Enter your email address and push "Login/Create Account".

2.     Fill in the required fields and register.

3.     For each child, enter a student ID (on their student ID card or you can access this number in PowerSchool) and birthdate in this format (mm/dd/yyyy)

Sign In

If you've previously registered, all you need to do is enter your email and password. The system will know about your appointments and the children you have added to your account.

Scheduling

1.     Each colored square represents an available meeting time. The legend shows you which teacher corresponds to which color, and the times increase as you go down the page. (Note: you will not see all of the teachers at your school, just the set of teachers that your children have classes with.) Click on a square to book that time.

2.     You will optionally have the choice of setting a time when you would like a reminder email delivered.

3.     Click "Create Appointment".

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.

·      At any time you can click on "printable schedule" and print the resulting web page to get a hard copy of your schedule.

·      If you want to make changes to your schedule, you can log in at any time with the email address and password you used to create your account.  

·      If you have more than one appointment, they will be hidden. Click on the blue circle to the left of your name at the top of the screen to show your appointments. There will be links to modify the time, or cancel the appointment.

·      You must allow 10 minutes in between appointments.

Please Note: if you have a class with a co-teacher please schedule your appointment with the primary teacher.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Harris at 508-839-5425.

 

COLLEGE FAIR AND FCL STUDENTS

The following students helped out as guides during the College Fair and many college representatives commented on the outstanding job that they did!

Kelsey Delaney,Ryann Forte,Jennifer Cray,Sarah Amorin,Jill Gosselin,Kelsy Luther,Sabrina Raymond,Stephanie Mahoney,Julia Donabed,Brianna Revellese,Erin Slason,Grace Markowski,Julia Bonner,Audrey Edelman,Siobhan O"Reilly,Dana Rivard

 

FIELD HOCKEY TEAM VOLUNTEERS

On Sunday, October 19th, the following members of the field hockey team participated in the Making Strides breast cancer walk in Worcester. Thank you to Kristen Brawn, Alli Corcoran, Caroline King, Maddie Leonard, Christine Eddy as well as Mrs. Kittredge and Mrs. Anderson! Great job by everyone!

 

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY EVENT INFORMATION

Selective Service A reminder for all young men…You must register with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. It's the law. Register online: www.sss.gov

 

Senior Portrait Attention seniors! Your yearbook picture must be booked with Casson-Foster by October 31st.

 

Class Ring family ordering night for sophomores is Monday, Oct. 27th, 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Commons. Ordering is also available on Tuesday, Oct. 28th and Wednesday, Oct. 29th during lunches.

 

GSA The Gay Straight Alliance will be having a Halloween Party after school in the back of the Commons on Monday, Oct. 27. All are welcome!

 

FALL ATHLETICS

Congratulations:

Golf team for winning the Division 2 District Championship. Best of luck to them as they play in league and state championships.

Football Team for qualifying for the playoffs, they play Friday night v. Nipmuc at Grafton

Best of luck to the Boys’ & Girls’ Cross-Country teams, Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer teams, Field Hockey and Cheerleaders as they prepare for league or district contests.

 

Transition Events for Middle School Students

On Monday, November 3rd,( 8th graders) and on Wednesday, November 5th, (7th graders) will meet in the auditorium for a presentation regarding high school course offerings and opportunities. Both meetings will take place at 1:00p.m. Senior Leaders will help with tours.

 

NEWS FROM MRS. THURBER

All 10th graders must have an up to date physical on file with the nurse by November 1st.

 

MUSIC BOOSTERS

My name is Laura Chevalier. I am one of the Music Boosters parents and am organizing the bake sale at the upcoming Costume Concert on 10/29.  I am writing to ask you to mention in your upcoming announcements/newsletters the Music Boosters, our mission of raising funds to help pay for busing for all students involved in the various music programs at GHS to upcoming competition(s) as well as the scholarships we support, etc., and invite parents to donate baked goods for the bake sale at the concert on the 29th.  Many baked goods are needed. I have attached the Sign Up Genius Link.  

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044aaea922a13-costume


                                         

Weekly Schedule

Monday, October 27th-Day 3 (3-4-5-6-7)

Music Department Citrus Fruit Sale begins

2:00p.m.- Students helping out with Blood Drive will meet

5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.- Sophomores can place ring orders with Balfour Representatives

 

Tuesday, October 28th- Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2)

Lunch Block- Sophomores can place ring orders with Balfour Representatives

School-Wide Advisory Lesson

7:00p.m.- NHS Induction Ceremony

 

Wednesday, October 29th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

Lunch Block- Sophomores can place ring orders with Balfour Representatives

Flu Shot Clinic for students in Mrs. Thurber’s Office

7:00p.m.- Costume Concert

 

Thursday, October 30th-Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

 

Friday, October 31st- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

Blood Drive sponsored by Peer Leaders & SADD

 

Saturday, November 1st

No Stomach for Cancer Walk-2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

 

Monday, November 3rd- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

Guidance Meeting with 11th graders during Extended Block

1:00p.m.- 8th grade tour

 

Tuesday, November 4th- Professional Development Day

No school for students

 

Wednesday, November 5th- Day 2 (2-5-6-7-1)*MCAS ELA Retest

1st Quarter Grades Close

1:00p.m.- 7th grade tour

6:30p.m.-School Council Meeting

 

Thursday, November 6th- Day 3 (3-4-5-6-7)MCAS ELA Retest

Guidance Meeting with 10th graders during Extended Block

6:30p.m.- Open Mic Night

 

Friday, November 7th- Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2)*MCAS ELA Retest

Guidance Meeting with 9th graders during Extended Block

 

Monday, November 10th- Parent Conferences

No school for students

 

Tuesday, November 11th- No School -Veterans Day

 

Wednesday, November 12th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)*MCAS Math Retest

Report Cards Issued

 

Thursday, November 13th- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)*MCAS Math Retest

9th grade meeting during Extended Block

7:00p.m.-Hypnotist Show

 

Friday, November 14th- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

 

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