A Message From The Administration:

Greetings Patriots!

Another graduation has come to pass. Congratulations to the Class of 2021! If you weren’t able to go to the graduation on Friday evening – 06/04 or to view it live-steamed, you can watch it by going to msad15.org; click on the high school tab; then click on the golden-colored box at the top of the page and you’ll be able to view it.  Despite some of the restrictions we were required to abide by, we are so appreciative of the Cross Insurance Arena; Pinepoint Creative; and Tsukroff Photography for providing our students, families, and the GNG community with a quality, first-class graduation experience.  We also want to thank the parents of our graduates for entrusting us with your students to prepare them for the next chapter of their lives.  We are honored and humbled to have worked with these incredible young men and women, and we have no doubt they are ready to do some AMAZING things with their lives!

Students in grades 9 – 11 have four school days remaining, with the last day of school being Friday – 06/11.  We will not have advisory on Wednesday – 06/09 as the high school will be hosting a step-up day for the current 8th graders from 9:00 – 12:00.  Schedules for the 2021-2022 school year will be ready for students on 06/10 and 06/11.  If a student (or parent) has any questions or concerns with their schedule, they are asked to contact the Guidance Department and request a meeting with their assigned school counselor between 06/14 – 06/23.

Summer School – 2021: As we enter this last week of school, we will be reviewing those students who need to recover credit(s) in the areas of Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. Assuming we have enough student interest and staff availability, our plan is to offer in-person summer school from July 13 – August 12 (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) from 8:00am – 12:00pm. We will send out our final plan for summer school by Tuesday – 06/15.

Backpack Program: The GNG Backpack Program/ weekend meals will end the school year the week of June 8th. The MSAD 15  Nutrition Department will once again be providing meals for students throughout the summer.  I can be reached at dskilling@sad15.org in case of emergencies.

From the Health Office: To parents of 21-22 incoming Seniors: If your student has not yet received the second dose of the meningococcal vaccine, please make an appointment with their provider to have that completed over the summer. Please call 657-9330 to make arrangements to pick up your student’s medications from the Health Office by Friday, June 11. Any medications not picked up will be disposed of.  The med policy and all med forms for the beginning of next year can be found online at https://msad15.org/health-services/.  Med administration forms must be updated yearly.

Retirement:  We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation and best wishes to Mrs. Louise Chaplin, the Guidance Secretary at GNGHS for the past 20 years!  Mrs. Chaplin has been instrumental in so many facets of life at GNG, to include growing our incredible local scholarship program and putting in countless hours as the co-advisor to our Community Service Club.  Her passion for our students, staff, and school is second to none, and she will be greatly missed!  Thank you, Mrs. Chaplin, and enjoy your well deserved retirement!

GNGHS’s Arts & Literary Magazine – Heartwood 2021 has arrived! During our pandemic year, the Heartwood publishing team has logged innumerable Zoom hours collecting and curating the artistic output of the GNGHS community. Under this year’s conditions, we decided to once again publish electronically at Heartwood 2021.

We hope you enjoy and properly celebrate the creativity in our student population. We had over 50 unique student, faculty and alumni contributors this year, a dedicated staff of four publishing team members along with the support of other students, faculty, staff and administration. Enjoy Heartwood 2021 and share widely! ~Ms. Pennington & Mr. Murphy and the Heartwood Publishing Team~

From the Library: All library books and materials are due back to the Library before you leave for the summer break, unless you have made other arrangements with Ms. Lewis.

iPad Inspections: Students will be keeping their school issued iPad, charger, and protective case over the summer break.  Teachers will be doing a general inspection of the condition of all three items for every in-person student on 06/07 and 06/08.  Students who are 100% remote will need to arrange for an in-person inspection sometime during the first week of the new school year.  If a student is having an issue with their device or charger, they should report that using  helpdesk@sad15.org and one of our techs will respond as soon as they can. Thanks!

Student Council Elections:  We will be holding elections through online voting for the 2021-22 Student Council Officers on Monday – 06/07.  We will mail out the online ballots on Monday morning and the voting will end at 2:00pm.  We will announce the results before the close of school on Monday.  We will also have a special online election for the position of Vice-President for the Class of 2024 as they did not have a candidate for that position when we did the Class Officer elections last week.

Dates to Note:

06/07 = iPad inspections (Grade 9)

06/08 = iPad inspections (Grade 10 and 11)

06/09 = Step-Up Day for Grade 8 (by cohorts; Red 9:00 – 10:30 & Blue 10:30 – 12:00)

06/10 = 2021-22 Class Schedules ready for view

06/11 = Last day for students

06/15 = Last day for teachers

That concludes the final edition of the Patriot Express! for the 2020-21 school year.  We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable summer break.  We will send our several updates over the summer, so please check your emails periodically.  As always, we thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to a new school year when students return on Wednesday – 09/01!  Take care and stay well.


Mr. Finn, Principal

Ms. Grealish, Assistant Principal

Last updated 06/06/2021