April 10,2015
There are number of events coming up not only this week, but after we come back from the April break. A separate email with specific details about the activities will be emailed in the next couple of weeks. 


Congratulations to the cast & crew of Shrek, The Musical! The performances of all of our students in the Spring Musical was outstanding. Please make every effort to attend the remaining shows, Friday and Saturday at 7:00p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m.



Beginning on Monday, April 13th, Student Council will sponsor our Spring Spirit Week! Each day will have a different theme (listed below) and a Field Day will be held in the afternoon on Friday, April 17th.

Spirit Day Themes (All school dress code rules apply)

Monday - PJ day/Tuesday - Twin Tuesday/Wednesday - 80's workout Wednesday

Thursday - Hawaiian Luau Shirt day/Friday-Grafton Pride Day & Field Day

Period 6- 7:25a.m.-8:15a.m.

Period 7- 8:19a.m.-9:09a.m.

Period 1- 9:13a.m.-10:03a.m.

Period 2- 10:07a.m.-10:57a.m.

Lunch Block-Period 3

1st Lunch-10:57a.m.-11:21a.m.

2nd Lunch-11:31a.m.-11:55a.m.

3rd Lunch- 12:05p.m.- 12:29p.m.

Students will be dismissed to the turf field/outdoor bleachers by classrooms/Commons at the end of 3rd lunch.  


12:45p.m. - Students v. Faculty playing capture the flag and at 1:00p.m.,  the rest of the campus will open up with various activities and entertainment. Some of our featured items are the 50 ft inflatable obstacle course, popcorn & cotton candy machines, dunk tank and Woo-Berry Frozen Yogurt Truck. Popcorn and cotton candy are complimentary but there will be a charge($5.00 & under) for the frozen yogurt, depending on what you order.


The dunk tank will have a charge of $1 for 3 balls. All proceeds will be donated to Leah Berthiaume, a 2014 graduate, who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia.


Student Achievement in Manufacturing Class (New)

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievements in Manufacturing. Also, thank you to Mr. Graves for working with these students in a wide variety of areas that extend beyond the classroom.


Manufacturing students were recently required to visit a professional woodworker and learn about what they do and how they got where they are.  A few students went above and beyond the requirements and discovered some wonderful people very willing to share their skills and knowledge.


Larry Zwicker visited a meeting of the Central New England Woodturners in Worcester.  He brought several samples of his work from school.  He was greeted with open arms.  Larry is attending the next meeting and is formally joining the group to continue his exploration into woodturning.  His work was recently published in the groups newsletter.  Check it out at the following link.  


Alex Smith visited Joe Weiss of Skana Design in Spencer MA.  Alex assisted Joe in building his latest design coffee table, a beautiful black walnut table.  He is currently spending time in the shop with Mr. Weiss as an apprentice.  This is a win-win for both Alex and Joe.  The table Alex worked on can be seen under the Instagram tab of the website.  Skana Design showcases some of their work at the Crompton Collective in Kelley Square in Worcester.  Check out Skana Designs website at the following link.


Dan Ferrazano spent some time with Steve Beckwith, a luthier (builder of stringed instruments) who lives right here in Grafton.  Dan, who is building an acoustic guitar in class, saw this project as an opportunity to find out more about guitar construction.  Mr Beckwith shared some tips with Dan and showed him some of his guitar building techniques which he plans to incorporate into his project.  Check out Steve Beckwith's website at the following link.


Kit Mulvey visited Steven Plays of Icon Snowskates in Uxbridge.  Steven shared his story of learning fine furniture building at the Bennett Street School in Boston, and transitioning to custom Snowskates when his kids became interested in the sport.  Check out Steven's website and learn about Snowskates at the following link.



College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know (New)

Wednesday May 6, 2015, 6:00-7:00 PM

On Wednesday May 6th, please join GHS Guidance in welcoming Dr.Loretta Halloway from Framingham State University. She will be presenting, “College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know” from 6:00-7:00 PM in the GHS auditorium.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this free information session to help familiarize different ways to prepare their son/daughter to become college and career ready (Hint: good grades are not good enough).

Topics to be addressed include the following:

·      Expectations and assumptions of college faculty

·      Work/study habits and organizational skills: high school vs. college

·      Why getting good grades now is not a guarantee for future success

·      Academic accommodations: K-12 vs. college


Safety Week- Week of April 27th- May 1st(New)

Peer Leaders and SADD will sponsor specific Health messages each day during the week. There will be a school-wide assembly on Thursday, April 30th with Tim Morris. A school-wide advisory lesson will take place immediately following the presentation in the auditorium.


Also, as part of safety week, we have included a reminder about the new state law regarding drivers turning on your headlights when using windshield wipers.



Social Host Law Presentation by the District Attorney’s Office- Wednesday, April 29th(New)

On Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30p.m. in the LGI (2nd floor), a representative from the District Attorney’s Office will conduct a presentation for parents and students on the Social Host Laws of Massachusetts. This assembly is very important for parents as well as students to attend to learn about the legal issues that surround the use of/possession of alcohol with people under the age of 21 in a home. Additionally, as we approach the Prom and other end of the year events, this type of presentation is valuable for all members of the Grafton community to be part of.


2015 Junior/Senior Prom at DCU Centre- Saturday, May 2nd(New)

The sale of Prom tickets will end on Friday, April 17th. Tickets will be sold before school and at lunches. No tickets will be sold after Friday, April 17th. The cost of a ticket is $65.00/person. All class dues must be paid in full for any student attending the prom. Additionally, any student must be in good standing in terms of their behavior in school in order to attend the prom.

Pictures will be taken at 6:00p.m.

Doors to the Ballroom will open at 7:00p.m.

All students attending the prom must be at the DCU Centre by 7:30p.m.


Monday, April 13th- Day 2 (2-5-6-7-1)* Spirit Week Begins (New)

Hats ON Day! FCL is sponsoring a Hats On Day on Monday, April 13th to benefit Mrs. Blessing’s scholarship. Staff and students are invited to stop by the table in the Commons on Monday morning and  pay a dollar to wear a hat during  the school day. Monday is the home opener for the Red Sox.

Tuesday, April 14th- Day 3 (3-4-5-6-7)

Wednesday, April 15th- Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2)

9:00a.m.- Senior Speech meeting in LGI

NHS Senior Citizen Luncheon


Thursday, April 16th- Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4)

9:30a.m.-Senior Singers meeting in Auditorium

Report Card Grades are Updated on Powerschool

6:00p.m.-Open Mic Night


Friday, April 17th- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)


Monday, April 20th-Friday, April 24th- Vacation Week


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


Tuesday, April 28th- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

Sophomore Field Trip to Freedom Trail in Boston


Wednesday, April 29th- Day 2 (2-5-6-7-1)

6:30p.m.- Social Host Meeting in LGI


Thursday, April 30th- Day 3 (3-4-5-6-7)

School-Wide Assembly with Tim Morris

School-Wide Advisory Lesson after Assembly


Friday, May 1st- Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2)


Saturday, May 2nd- Prom at DCU Centre


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


Tuesday, May 5th- Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3)

6:30p.m.-Financial Aid Night in Auditorium


Wednesday, May 6th- Day 7 (7-3-4-5-6)

6:00p.m.-School Council Meeting


Thursday, May 7th- Day 1 (1-2-3-4-5)

6:30p.m.-Every Day Hero Awards Ceremony


Friday, May 8th - Day 2 (2-5-6-7-1)

7:00p.m. - Rock Stock Concert






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