Dear Grafton High School Community:

We have been busy with many activities happening both in and out of the classroom. It is hard to believe that we are approaching the half-way point of 1st quarter! All grades should be updated by this point in the quarter and students should review them through Powerschool. If a student or parent does not have a Powerschool password, please email Mrs. Pereira at pereiram@grafton.k12.ma.usfor assistance. 

 

 

STUDENT EMAILS

Students are reminded to check their email each day. Administration and teachers will send emails to students about a variety of school related topics during the week.

 

STUDENT iPAD CASES

All students must have a case for their iPad. If they need an iPad case, please go to the Tech Office in B143 for assistance.

 

SCHOOL-WIDE ASSEMBLIES AND LESSONS

On October 1st and October 8th, we will hold school-wide assemblies with advisory lessons to follow. Thank you very much to the faculty and staff that have developed the lessons. Every school-wide event will have a connection to our learning expectations that are shown in many ways on a daily basis.  

 

Wednesday, October 1st Schedule- 7-3-4-5-6

Period 7-7:25a.m.-8:08a.m.

Period 3-8:12a.m.-8:55a.m.

Recognition Assembly- 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.

Advisory Lesson- 10:05a.m.-10:30a.m. * We will have members from the Grafton community speak to our students about the importance of giving back to charities. We are connecting this event to the positive fundraising efforts that take place during Homecoming Week.

Period 4-10:35a.m.-11:20a.m.

Period 5- Lunch Block

1st Lunch- 11:20a.m.-11:44a.m.

2nd Lunch-11:59a.m.-12:23p.m.

3rd Lunch-12:38a.m.-1:02p.m.

Period 6- 1:06p.m.-1:55p.m.

 

Wednesday, October 8th Schedule-5-1-2-3-4

Period 5-7:25a.m.-8:08a.m.

Period 1-8:12a.m.-8:55a.m.

Bill Cordes Guest Speaker- 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.- Sponsored by Student Council along with the generous donation from the GHS Athletic Boosters Association.

Advisory Lesson- 10:05a.m.-10:30a.m. This lesson will connect to our assembly and the some of the topics from students making good choices as well as displaying a 100% effort every day of the week.

Breakout Session-10:35a.m.-12:00p.m.**After this lesson, there will be a breakout session with Bill Cordes with approximately 60-100 students. The students will be chosen at random in order to get a cross section of the school.

Period 2-10:35a.m.-11:20a.m.

Period 3- Lunch Block

1st Lunch- 11:20a.m.-11:44a.m.

2nd Lunch-11:59a.m.-12:23p.m.

3rd Lunch-12:38a.m.-1:02p.m.

Period 4- 1:06p.m.-1:55p.m.

 

HOMECOMING 2014

More information will be sent out as we get closer to the week of Homecoming (October 19th-25th). However, I wanted to mention two things about Homecoming.

  1. The administration will meet with each class to review the expectations of Homecoming. There are some changes this year and we want to be very clear on how students should behave leading up to and during this week. The Class of 2015 & 2016 will meet on Thursday, October 16th and the Class of 2017 & 2018 will meet on Friday, October 17th.

  2. The Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 25th is ONLY open to GHS students.  No students from outside of GHS will be permitted to attend.  As you know, we currently have 805 students in the building and we simply can’t for obvious safety reasons accommodate most of our students and then allow students from outside GHS to attend.  This dance beyond the prom, generally has a large number of students attending. All other dances will be open to outside guests with the proper paperwork being submitted.

 

HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK

Grafton High School's Student Council is proud to announce the 4th annual Harvest Homecoming 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 25th at 9:00a.m. Registration begins at 8:30a.m. This event is part of Grafton High School's Homecoming week activities and will be used as a fundraiser ($20.00/participant). The starting point is Grafton High School and we invite everyone to participate!  Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. To pre-register or find more details, please visit http://harvesthomecoming5k.weebly.com and any questions can be emailed to Renee Bailey at baileyr@grafton.k12.ma.us

 

GHS SCHOOL NEWS

Each day on announcements or on the TV screens in the school, there are reminders about the co-curricular groups we have in school. Many students have attended some of the meetings and we would like to have more students involved in these activities.

A total of 45 students attended the informational meeting for the fall  play. The cast has been chosen, but there are still opportunities for students to help out with the production of this show. More information will be emailed about this topic.

A total of 27 students attended the 1st GSA meeting of the year. GHS has been chosen to host regional meetings for schools during the school year!

 

Picture retakes: Casson-Foster will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 30th at 12:45 to take pictures of those that were absent on picture day and anyone who would like a retake. If it is a retake, please bring your picture envelope with you that day.

 

Class of 2015 News

Seniors! Your yearbook picture must be booked with Casson-Foster by October 31st.

Cap & Gown measurements will take place during lunches on Wednesday, October 15th.

 

School Store The school store will be open everyday after school from 2:00 to 3:00 and during lunches on Day 1 and Day 6. Students can purchase a variety of items including GHS apparel, gifts, poster board, ear buds, and snacks. Be sure to stop by and check it out!

 

GHS bracelet Anyone interested in purchasing a GHS charm bracelet for $15.00 should see a DECA member or Mrs. D'Amato in room C229. The bracelets will have a GHS charm, a feather, and a grafton green bead. These bracelets will be on sale until Oct. 1st. Be sure to order yours today!

 

Anime Club GHS is looking to start an Anime club. If students are interested in joining, please see Ms. Ciampi or send her an email.

 

Ski and Snowboard Club There will be a meeting of the Ski and Snow Board Club after school Thursday October 2. In the Student Activity Room. If you plan on participating this year, it is recommended that you attend.

 

The Grafton Globe Are you interested in sharing your ideas with the community? The Grafton Globe is looking for writers, photographers, graphic designers, and a video team to participate in this year's newspaper! Those who are interested can join us at the informational meeting Thursday, Oct. 2 in the library at 2:00.

 

Come to Chipolte's in Shrewsbury or Westboro on Tuesday, Sept. 30th to help support the Community Harvest Project. 50% of proceeds will be donated, please show flyer or let them know you are supporting the Community Harvest Project.

 

2014 Yearbook Anyone who ordered a 2014 yearbook can pick up their supplement during lunches on Wednesday in the back of the commons.

 

GSA There will be a meeting for the Gay Straight Alliance on Monday, Oct. 6th right after school in the nurse's office. All are welcome!

Class of 2018 News

Please read information below related to grade 9 students from class advisors, Mrs. Ross  and Mrs. Durost.

 We are writing to let you know of the many fun and exciting things planned for the Class of 2018 and to ask for your      assistance in reaching our fund raising goals.  Freshman year is a very busy and important year.  Class officers have just  been chosen and we held our first class meeting last week.  This year, we begin to make our big push to raise funds for  the many activities during junior and senior years.  These activities include Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Senior Class Trip,  Senior Class Gift, and Graduation. 

 Each year, freshman through senior year, the class officers for the class of 2018 collect dues from their peers.  Dues are  $25 each year for four years, totaling $100 per student.  These activities include the Homecoming dance, the winter semi-  formal, prom, and  the senior class trip.    Successful fundraising will lead to affordable prom tickets and and greater  options for the  class trip, class breakfast and class dinner senior year.  The class must raise funds during all four years of  their high  school career and dues collection is a large part of fund raising.  Students may pay their dues with cash or by a  check made out to GHS Class of 2018.   Please support our efforts.

 In addition, the class officers have just finished designng a t-shirt for homecoming week in October.  The t-shirts are $10  each and will be blue, our class color for our four years.  Any freshman who would like a class t-shirt for the Homecoming  week activities should bring in $10 to one of the oficers or advisors as soon as possible.  Please remember to tell us what  size t-shirt you would like.  T-shirts and dues can be paid for with a single check.

 If you have any questions or concerns can be addressed to Mrs. Ross or Mrs. Durost.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 29th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

 

Tuesday, September 30th- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

 

Wednesday, October 1st- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

9:00a.m.- Recognition Assembly with lesson to follow

 

Thursday, October 2nd- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

1st Quarter Progress Reports

 

Friday, October 3rd- Day 2 (2-5-6-7-1)

 

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

 

 

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

 

Wednesday, October 8th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

9:00a.m.- Bill Cordes-Speaker-School-wide assembly

6:00p.m.- School Council Meeting in Library

 

Thursday, October 9th- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

 

 

Friday, October 10th- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

Student Dismissal at 10:20a.m.

˝ day for Professional Development

 

Monday, October 13th- No School -Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 14th- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

 

Wednesday, October 15th- Day 3 (2-5-6-7-1)

Extended Block Meeting- Grade 10-Balfour Ring Assembly

Lunches- Cap & Gown Measurements for Grade 12

 

 

Thursday, October 16th- Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2)

Administration Meetings (2)- with Class of 2015 & 2016 - Expectations for Homecoming

 

Friday, October 17th- -Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

Administration Meetings(2) with Class of 2017 & 2018- Expectations for Homecoming

 

Upcoming Events/Meetings

Tuesday, October 28th- NHS Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, October 29th- Flu Shot Clinic for students in Mrs. Thurber’s Office

7:00p.m.- Costume Concert

Thursday, October 30th- 2016 Character Carnival

Friday, October 31st- Blood Drive

Saturday, November 1st- No Stomach for Cancer Walk

 

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