Well, we’re halfway done with our semester final exams. We have two more days of testing (01/13 & 01/14) and that will be followed by a full “A” day on Wednesday (01/15) and a full “B” day on Thursday (01/16) to end the first semester. The administration met with all class officers and agreed to move the Winter Carnival from 01/16 to a date TBD (sometime in February or March) so that students can focus on their final exams without worrying about organizing a Winter Carnival. Students are reminded that the quarter/semester ends on Thursday (01/16). Any work owed for the 2nd quarter and/or any final that needs to be made up (or retaken due to failing grade) must be done by the close of school on Wednesday (01/22).
The testing schedule for exams this week will be as follows:
- Monday – 01/13 = 2A & 3A
- Tuesday – 01/14 = 2B & 3B
Juniors and Seniors with privileges will only be required to be in school during their testing blocks on 01/13 & 01/14. The schedule for each testing day will be as follows:
- 07:30 – 09:00 = Test #1
- 09:00 – 09:15 = Break
- 09:20 – 09:55 = Advisory (silent study)
- 10:00 – 11:30 = Test #2
- 11:35 – 12:05 = Lunch for 9 & 11; gym activity for 10 & 12
- 12:10 – 12:40 = Lunch for 10 & 12; gym activity for 9 & 11
- 12:45 – 1:50 = Advisory (silent study & academic support as needed)
Other Dates to Note:
- 01/15 = Regular A Day
- 01/16 = Regular B day with Advisory
- 01/17 = Records Day (no school for students, and a grading day for staff)
- 01/18 = New Year’s Dance (sponsored by the Class of 2021; 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
- 01/20 = Martin Luther King Day (no school for students or staff)
- 01/21 = 1st day of the 3rd quarter/2nd semester
- 01/22 = Last day for students to make-up any/all work for the 2nd quarter/1st semester
Project Graduation: The Project Graduation Committee will be hosting a Corn Hole Tournament on Sunday, February 9th at Turfs on Warren Avenue. There will be competitive and fun divisions. To register, click on the following link Project Graduation Corn Hole. (Here is the link: https://bit.ly/2QOJiE5)
Congratulations: The following students were selected for the Elizabeth Polletto Memorial Scholarship to the University of Southern Maine’s Summer Youth Music Program: Charlena LaValle, Cameron Landry & Seth Whidden. This award is given in memory of Beth Polletto, who was the band director at GNGMS, by her parents, John & Kathryn Polletto.
Joey Koenig and Bradan Craig attended the District 2 Honors Instrumental Festival at Oxford Hills HS on Friday 1/10. Congratulations Joey & Bradan for being selected to participate in this prestigious festival!
Will Maines placed 4th in the Western Maine Conference Nordic Ski Race held this past week. Nice job Will!
From the Nurse: Cold and flu season is here! As a result, we are seeing students in the health office with communicable illnesses. A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to others. Let’s work together to keep our students healthy. Please do not send your student to school if he/she has:
• Fever over 100 F within the last 24 hours (must be fever free without medication)
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Continuous coughing not relieved with cough medicine
• Strep throat; they may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics
Tips for staying healthy:
1. Frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.
2. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use an elbow if needed.
3. Do not share food or drinks.
4. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of water.
5. Avoid people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick.
6. Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs.
Please remember to notify the Health Office at 657-9330 if your child is sick. Thank you for your help in keeping our students healthy.
Yearbook: FINAL CHANCE to order your 2020 yearbook. The last day to order yearbooks will be January 31, 2020. Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03241900 to order your book. There will not be many extras available in the spring! Parents of Seniors you only have a few weeks left to place your recognition ad for your graduating student. Please go to https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1067571 to order your ad no later than February 13, 2020. Thank you!
Semi-formal Dance: The Class of 2021 is sponsoring a semi-formal New Year’s Dance this Saturday evening (01/18) from 7:00 – 10:00. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Admission is $5 per person. GNGHS students may invite a guest (one per student) as long as that guest is in high school and/or no older than 20 years of age. If a student is bringing a guest, they must complete a guest form (from the Main Office) AND have it approved by the administration on/before Thursday (01/16). Students who will be getting a ride home from the dance are asked to have their rides ready for pick-up by 10:00 PM. There will be no admission into the dance after 8:00 PM. Light refreshments will be sold and there will be a picture area available. In advance, the Class of 2021 would like to thank everyone for their support!
That concludes this week’s edition of the Patriot Express! Take care.
Mr. Ted Finn, Principal &
Ms. Sadie Grealish, Assistant Principal
Last updated 01/12/2020