Thank you to the many parents that are volunteering this week with our Homecoming activities. The students truly enjoy this week and without the cooperation, donations and help of parents and guardians, we would not be able to have this annual event.

Grafton Residents: Tell us what health issues are important to you!

The Town of Grafton joined the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) in the spring of 2014. The Alliance is made up of seven municipalities: Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, West Boylston and Worcester and is managed by the Worcester Division of Public Health with guidance from individual boards of health. The mission of the Alliance is to improve, promote, and protect the health and safety of residents in participating Massachusetts municipalities through the formation of strong community and academic partnerships, data-driven decision-making, and delivery of high quality public health services.

To better understand the health needs of its residents and the Grafton community as a whole, a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA) is being conducted in summer/fall 2014. The final report will be used to create a strategic plan to improve health in the town.

Please share your opinions by taking the online survey at:  Participants also have the option to enter a raffle to win a prize worth up to $100.


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.



The Guidance Department will be hosting the annual mini college fair on Thursday, October 23rd from 8:15 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. in the commons.  Seniors will be able to meet with representatives from more than 50 local colleges and universities, the military, and trade schools.  A list of schools planning to participate is listed below.

AmeriCorps,Anna Maria College,Assumption College,Babson College,Bay Path College,

Bay State College,Ben Franklin Institute of Technology,Bridgewater State University,

Bryant University, Curry College,Dean College,Eastern Connecticut State University,

Emmanuel College,Fitchburg State University, Franklin Pierce University, Johnson & Wales University,Lasell College,Lesley College,Mass. College of Liberal Arts,Mass. Maritime Academy,Merrimack College,Mount Ida College,National Aviation Academy,New Hampshire Institute of Art,Nichols College,Paul Mitchell Schools, Providence College, Quinnipiac University,Saint Anselm College,Saint Joseph’s College of Maine,Salem State University,Southern New Hampshire University,State College of New York – Albany,Suffolk University,TONI & GUY Hairdressing Academy,United States Navy,Universal Technical Institute,University of Maine,University of Massachusetts – Boston,University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth,University of Massachusetts – Lowell, University of Rhode Island, University of Southern Maine, Western New England College, Westfield State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,Worcester State University


Grafton High School Class of 2015 Adam’s Scholarship Recipients

Grafton High School is proud to announce the recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.  This year Grafton High School congratulates 46 seniors with this outstanding accomplishment.   This merit based scholarship program is based on students’ performance on the grade 10 MCAS English Language Arts and Mathematics tests.  The Adams Scholarship offers four years of free tuition to full-time students attending any University of Massachusetts campus, or participating state or community college.


This award is a clear indication of the school setting high student expectations and the district remaining dedicated to providing the students with a high quality education.  Everyone involved with the Grafton Public School is proud of their accomplishment.


Katherine Atchue,Youki Azuma,Julia Bonner,Connor Bouman,Nicole Breault,

Kaitlyn Chance,Julien Cherry,Sean Cloran,Jamie Cohen,Ian Collins,Sarah Cross,

Aoife Croucher,Mary Teresa Cuzzupe,Cayla D’Amico,Traci Debatis,Christine Eddy

Audrey Edelman,Isabel Edwards,Connor Evans,Cesar Faes,Nicholas Gilchrist,

Alicia Glick,Evan Johnston, Theodore Kiritsy,McKay Lewis,Meghann Macdonald,

Neha Majeti,Cori Malmquist,Briana Margosian,Katherine Marlette,

Amanda Morico,Katherine Mulvey,Brendan Nixon,Matthew Olsen,Dean Patulak,

Antony Qin,Margaret Ryer,Jacob Sandakly,Meaghan Sawtelle,Ashley Scarlett,

Jeremy Shorr,Adam Smith,Megan Treu,Cara Tsombakos,Eric Webster,Benjamin Weinberg


BonVoyage Post Graduation Party:Contact Deborah Trapasso at

Please consider helping out at this event which occurs the night of graduation for our seniors. The graduation date this year is Friday, June 5, 2015.

Together We Can, a subcommittee to the Town of Grafton Board of Selectmen, oversees and assists the BonVoyage Chairperson and guardian of the fundraising account.  A TWC committee member documents deposits and withdrawals, and pays the bills associated with the event. TWC writes the check for the deposit reserving the facility for the event.  TWC members will provide assistance when needed to BonVoyage chairpersons.

Senior Parents:

  1. Chairperson, or co-chairs:

    • Oversees entire planning of party

    • Books date with facility asap, usually held at the Boroughs YMCA, TWC pays for deposit,

    • Recruits and assists the following Sub-Committee Chairs:

  1. Fundraising

  2. Entertainment

  3. Food&Berverage

  4. Decorating

  5. Clean-up

Junior Parents:

  1. Attend first meeting to see how planning and fundraising gets underway

  2. Chairperson in charge of recruiting other junior parents to chaperon the night of the party

    1. Two shifts- 10:30 pm - 2:00 am; 2:00 am - 5:30 am

    2. Chaperons assigned specific places to supervise, such as entrance, exits, lockerrooms, food/beverage room, gymnasium where amusements are located, lifeguards are hired for pool and paid for from Bon Voyage funds.

  1. Consider getting involved for their child’s Bon Voyage party the following year.



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:


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


Flu Clinic GHS will be holding a flu clinic for students on Wednesday, Oct. 29th. The permission form is on the web site and is due to the nurse before Friday, Oct. 24th.


Class Ring Class ring family ordering night is Monday, Oct. 27th, 5 to 7pm in the Commons. Ordering is also available on Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29 during lunches.


Student Council The Harvest Homecoming 5K walk/run is happening on Saturday, Oct. 25th here at GHS. The race begins at 9:00am and prizes will be awarded to the top participants! Registration forms can be found in the main office.


Freshman math team There will be a freshman math team practice session Thursday 10/23, at 2pm in B301. Bring signed permission slips if possible. New members are welcome. Team T- shirts will be available for $18.00. See Mrs Sherman for more details.


NHS Penny Wars Make sure to donate during the Penny wars this week! The proceeds go to charity and it is a way for your grade to earn points. All junior and senior members of NHS make sure to contact Abbie Sheridan about volunteering in the morning, lunches, and after school.


Seniors If any senior has not been measured for their cap and gown for graduation, please see Mrs. Harris in the main office.


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.


NE Tech: Those students planning on attending the New England Tech field trip please bring your permission forms to Ms. Rohan in Guidance by this Friday.


Transition Events for Middle School Students

On Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30p.m., an informal meeting will be held with parents of 8th graders to discuss course offerings and opportunities that we have at the high school.


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.


Weekly Schedule

Monday, October 20th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

NHS sponsored Penny Wars & Student Council sponsored Food Drive

Homecoming Dance Tickets on sale until Thursday, October 23rd

Theme:America Day

8:00a.m.- Principal’s Coffee


Tuesday, October 21st- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

NHS sponsored Penny Wars & Student Council sponsored Food Drive

Theme:Black/White Clothing Day

6:30a.m.-7:20a.m.-Parent Sponsored Senior Class Breakfast

6:30p.m.- 8th grade parent informational meeting in LGI


Wednesday, October 22nd- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

NHS sponsored Penny Wars & Student Council sponsored Food Drive

Theme:Comfy/Pajama Day

5:30p.m.-Parent Sponsored BBQ/ Dodgeball Tournament to follow


Thursday, October 23rd- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

NHS sponsored Penny Wars & Student Council sponsored Food Drive

Theme:Grafton Pride Day

Decoration of Commons- Class of 2015- 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.


Friday, October 24th- Day 2 (2-5-6-71)

Theme:Class Color Day


Class Competitions in Gym at 12:30p.m.


Saturday, October 25th

Harvest Road Race sponsored by Student Council

Homecoming Dance - 7:00p.m. in Commons


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

Music Department Citrus Fruit Sale begins

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


Friday, October 31st- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

Blood Drive sponsored by Peer Leaders & SADD


Saturday, November 1st

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




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