A Message From The Administration:
The 2nd semester/3rd quarter at GNGHS begins on Tuesday, 01/22/19. Report cards for the 2nd quarter will be produced on Thursday of this week with the goal of having them out in the mail by Friday (01/26). By Thursday of this week, we should have grade checks completed for Junior/Senior privileges. An announcement will be made once the updated privilege list is completed.
Parents of Seniors: Time is running out to purchase a recognition ad for your student. Go to: Jostens Ad Service to purchase your ad. The deadline is February 15th. Don’t forget to buy your yearbook! We are almost sold out of books! Go to: Order Yearbook to order your yearbook.
From the Guidance Department:
- Attention Sophomores: During Advisory on Tuesday (01/22) your advisors will have you log into your school gmail accounts and click on a quick 4 question survey about the ASVAB. The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test) will be given to all Sophomores on Wednesday (01/23). Sophomores will be meeting with the school counselors to review their results from the career interest inventory. Test results are NOT shared with the military branches, but you are welcome to do so.
- All students will be receiving an email about signing up for the REMIND App notification system to get alerts from our office about upcoming programs, field trips and college visits. Please take a minute to sign up for these important alerts.
- The ADD/DROP period will run this week (01/22 – 01/25) for semester 2 courses. Classes dropped after that period will be reflected on the official transcript.
- 2019 – 2020 Course Registration: School Counselors will meet with all Juniors by alpha caseload to discuss course registration for next year on Friday (01/25) during advisory. Juniors with the last name A-F will meet with Ms. Piker in the auxiliary gym; Juniors with the last name G-O will meet with Mrs. Genovese in the cafeteria; and Juniors with the last name from P-Z will meet with Ms. Osburn in the library.
- GNGHS Student Services Department will be hosting onsite admissions for SMCC on March 8th and CMCC on March 14th. Seniors can sign up for an appointment in the guidance office if they are interested in participating.
- On Thursday, March 28th from 6-7pm, GNGHS will be hosting an informational evening program for Juniors and their parents focused on Financial Aid and College Planning.
- Mark your calendars! All Juniors are invited to attend the NACAC College Fair this spring at the Augusta Civic Center on May 23rd. Transportation will be provided.
Maine Community Foundation Scholarships:
Scholarship applications are updated and available for 2019, with restored links and current information here: https://www.mainecf.org/find-a-scholarship/
- The Lydia R Laurendeau Scholarship is now renewable, beginning with the 2019 awards. This scholarship supports graduating Seniors at all Maine high schools who are young women pursuing post-secondary education in either science or engineering at a four year university. There is a preference for applicants who demonstrate an interest in, and actively participate in their Franco-American heritage. (online application)
- The Chet Jordan Leadership Award is now available to graduating Seniors at all Maine high schools. This fund provides renewable support to Maine’s graduating high school Seniors who are leaders in their schools or communities. Being a leader is to have the ability to turn a vision into reality, to set a direction to inspire others and make an impact all around you. This scholarship seeks to award those students who have seen a need and were able to bring people together to meet that need, making a lasting impact for the betterment of their community. Eligible applicants are graduating Seniors at all Maine high schools who are pursuing post-secondary study in a certificate, 2 year or 4 year undergraduate program at the following schools: (online application) University of Maine system, Maine Community College system, Maine Maritime Academy, and all vocational / technical post-secondary schools in Maine. While being a sports team captain or a student government officer are commendable accomplishments, this alone is not the type of leadership the fund seeks to support. However, if they’ve done something truly extraordinary in a leadership role, we’d like to hear from the student.
- New scholarship: The Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship supports graduating seniors at all Maine high school who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, new media, or English, with the intent of becoming a journalist. There is a preference for female students. (online application)
- New scholarship: The Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen Scholarship supports graduates of local high schools who have gone through the Junior Guides program. (application through the Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen Association)
From the Robotics Team:
The Robotics Team is excited to announce that our kick-off and build period has officially started! We are participating in “Destination: Deep Space”, in which we will build and program our robot to complete the tasks of loading cargo and hatch panels onto our team’s rockets and loading bays! You can come see the team in action at our North Shore event in Redding, Massachusetts on March 15th through the 17th, or during our District event on April 4th through the 6th at the Lewiston Colisee. We’re excited to see you there!
The GSTA Club will be having a special meeting on Monday (01/28) during Advisory. This meeting is open to all. The club will be making valentines and having support conversations. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder, our next early release will take place on Wednesday (01/23) with students getting dismissed at 11:50.
That’s it for this week’s edition of the Patriot Express. Have a great week!
Mr. Ted Finn, Principal
Ms. Sadie Grealish, Assistant Principal
Last updated 1/21/2019