We’d like to kick-off this week’s newsletter by thanking our incredible Project Grad parents and all other Senior parents who contributed to the Senior Grab & Go Breakfast that was held this past Thursday (02/25). A great big THANK YOU to our local Aroma Joe’s for their contributions to this event. The Seniors really appreciated the time, energy, and efforts that went into putting on this event!
Attention Seniors! The results are in and the overwhelming majority of you selected Rock Row in Westbrook as the location for your graduation! We are now working out the details with this venue and will pass all that information along to you and your parents once everything has been finalized. Stay tuned!
Class of 2021 Top 10%: We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following Seniors for earning a spot in this year’s Top 10%: Keegan Brooks, Megan Thompson, Kassidy Plummer, Tiffany Ha, Tyler Amos, Margaret Austin, Autumn Ouellette, Cordelia Lambert, Kyle Martel, Madison Soule, Amelia Cobb, Ruby Pfeifle, Julie Sanborn (Salutatorian), and Maya Hutchings (Valedictorian). These students received a congratulatory letter from the Principal and will be presented to the School Board later in the spring to be recognized for this significant achievement. Job well done!
Correction: The last day of the 3rd quarter is Friday – April 2nd, not Friday – March 26th. Any student who is struggling with any class is strongly encouraged to seek academic assistance ASAP. Please don’t wait until the quarter is about to end before getting the help that you may need or to make up a failed summative. Our teachers are here for YOU; and we all are doing the best we can under the current circumstances. We’ve instructed our teachers to reach out to any student who is in need of support and/or to connect with the parents as needed so that there are no surprises when the quarter comes to an end.
Last call to order your 2020 – 2021 yearbook! The yearbook staff has been working hard and has overcome challenging circumstances to create a book that documents this historic year. This is one book you will want to have. Copies are limited. We don’t have the ability to order extras, so please CLICK HERE to guarantee your copy.
Katherine Morris’ artwork entitled “Afternoon Tea” was chosen recently to be displayed virtually at the Portland Museum of Art’s Youth Art Month exhibit. The exhibition will begin digitally on March 1, 2021 at https://www.portlandmuseum.org/magazine/youthartmonth. In addition, the same artwork by Katherine was chosen to be displayed nationally as part of the Maine virtual exhibit at the National Art Education Association’s convention, from March 4 – 7 to celebrate Youth Art Month. Congratulations to Katherine Morris for these two honors!
Heartwood, GNG’s arts & literary publication, is still accepting artwork and writing all this week. The deadline is this Friday, March 5th! This year’s website will have a section for current students, alumni and even staff. Share your creativity with the GNG community! Look for posters up around the school to get the link or QR code to last year’s website which has all the submission forms. Contact Mr. Murphy or Ms. Pennington with any questions. The publishing team can’t wait to see what you’ve created this year!
From Our Nurse: Please notify the school nurse, email@example.com, if your student is considered a close contact, is ill or if you are planning to have your student tested for Covid-19. Please do your part in following the precautionary measures put forward to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by mask wearing; maintaining appropriate social distancing; frequent hand washing; and following all other guidelines put forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Click on the following link: Pre-Screening Tool.
Attention Patriot Musicians! If you are in Band or if you were in Band and want to get the instruments and drumsticks out again, we have GREAT NEWS! Live music is starting back up! The Patriot Band will be meeting after school in the Cafeteria on Tuesdays for grades 10 & 11 and Thursdays for grades 9 and 12! We’ll be going from 2:45 – 3:15. Music and PPE will be provided in the lobby.
Attention all students & staff! The next edition of the online student newspaper (The Patriot Post) will be out sometime on Monday (03/01). Be sure to check it out!
That concludes this week’s edition of the Patriot Express!. Have a great week, take care and stay well.
Mr. Finn, Principal
Ms. Grealish, Assistant Principal
Last updated 02/28/2021