What’s Happening at GHS 10/29/14
Always present the Good News first so, don’t forget next Tuesday is Veteran’s Day and school will not be open!
The registration deadline for the December 6 SAT is November 6, 2014, so if your student would like to take the SAT then please register for this test at http://www.sat.org
The Interact Club meets every Wednesday afternoon in the lecture hall. The Interact Club at Gloucester is a version of the young Rotarians. They are responsible for reaching out within the community and looking for community service assignments. Their past service commitments have included the Pizza Taste Off at the cruise port, the Empty Bowl, assisting with filling the bowls, the Lobster Roll Sale next week, and assisting with meal preparation and service at the Open Door Food Pantry. As Gloucester High School does not currently maintain a community service commitment for graduation, the Interact Club is a wonderful way to get started and begin serving the community to which we all owe so much!
The DECA Store Grand Opening was Friday October 31, and will be available during your lunch blocks to visit and take advantage of some really great deals!
This GHS group MCAS English and Math retests will be given at GHS on November 5 and November 12, respectively. If your child will be taking these required tests for their graduation requirements please ensure they are present in school at this time. We have met with all of your students to explain the process and the importance of the retests to meet their graduation requirements.
Upcoming Dates of Interest
First Term Ends Thursday, November 6,
Semi Formal at Danversport Yacht Club, November 10
Veteran’s Day No School Tuesday November 11
Report Cards Mailed Home, Friday, November 14
Sawyer Medal Night Wednesday November 12,
GHS Open House Thursday, November 20 for all new incoming 8th grade students and their parents
MEFA Financial Aid Night Thursday,
Hi Joey, could you include this announcement on your Good Morning Gloucester page? It’s a wonderful opportunity for people in the community!
The Adult Learning Center of North Shore Community College is looking for students for its free Adult Career Pathways program on the Beverly campus. Classes meet in the afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 on Tuesday through Thursday. Students with or without a High School diploma can apply. Math, English, and Science topics are taught, with particular focus on Health Care and Construction Trade careers. For more information, contact Tiana McGhee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-236-1229.
First of all I want to thank you for helping us so much last year for the Relay For Life of Cape Ann, despite the weather it was a great success and we attained and surpassed our fund raising goals.
We have listened to those who have supported us in the past and have made great changes in the 2015 Relay For Life of Cape Ann .
This year we will be hosting a Carnival type of atmosphere at the newly renovated Burnham’s Field the event will be from 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM On June 20th and the luminaria Celebration will be held at 10:00 pm.making this a very family friendly event! As we did last year we will to unite ALL the communities of Cape Ann by reaching out to Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, Essex and Ipswich. We are committed to Fighting Cancer every Step of the Way. Remembering our cancer survivors, the caregivers, remembering those we have lost and fighting back to end this dreaded disease.
We will be hosting a Relay for Life of Cape Ann Kickoff Rally Open House Saturday November 15th,from 10:00 to 12:30 at the First Baptist Church on 33 Gloucester Ave. We will offer the chance to learn more about Relay, attendees can create and register a relay team, volunteer to help plan our 2015 event, register as a cancer survivor or caretaker for the survivor and caretaker celebration, and make a luminaria bag to honor the memory of a loved one. There will crafts and items to purchase, games to play, raffles to win, all to support Relay for Life of Cape Ann.
Would you help us publicize the event in the coming weeks edition of Good Morning Gloucester? The event is open to the public and is completely free. We invite everyone who is interested in getting involved with Relay For Life to join us.
As more plans and events plans come together for this awesome event, we will keep you posted!
Thanks so much for your support and for your great service to our community! I can be reached at this email or 201 696 0522 if you would like to discuss further.
My name is Jessica Ruggles, and I am the new Theatre Arts teacher at Gloucester High School. I was hoping we could get a blurb to your readership regarding sponsors and raffle items for our Fall Production.
The Fall production, Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play is coming up and the GHS Theatre Program is looking for program sponsors and donated raffle items. The play runs November 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at the GHS Auditorium. Interested parties may contact Jessica Ruggles (email@example.com) or visit the Theatre Program website (gloucesterhighdrama.blogspot.com/p/advertising-and-donations.html) for more information, to download a sponsor form, or to pay online via PayPal!
Theater Arts Teacher
LECTURE PRESENTATION WITH SLIDES by LISE BREEN on the HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN GLOUCESTER
Part of the 2014-15 Series to Benefit the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund, the presentation focuses upon the early history of slave-holding in Gloucester, freed African-American residents, and our City’s role in the later Abolitionist Movement.
Sunday, November 9th 2014
Doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:00pm
Gloucester’s Historic Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse (1806)
Corner of Church & Middle Streets, parking allowed on the green
Accessible Entrance: 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Free and open to the public; free-will offering ($10 suggested) but all are welcome
Black O Heavens: Links to some Cape Ann slave owners, slave ship owners and captains, and Universalists.
Throughout this year, Lise has been presenting various aspects of her research on Cape Ann’s complicity with slavery. You may have heard her speak at the Church last February on the Daltons of Gloucester. She has given talks on related topics for NOAA, The Gloucester Writers Center Diggers Series, the Rockport Universalist Church, and at the Sandy Bay Historical Society. She has received a Phillips Library Fellowship from the Peabody Essex Museum and a Paul Cuffe Memorial Fellowship from the Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport Museum, to help support her research.
Lise has a graduate degree in anthropology from New York University and held several positions at the Brooklyn Museum. She co-authored Objects of Myth and Memory: American Indian Art at The Brooklyn Museum.
Please contact Lise through the Church if you have accounts of slaves or abolitionists in your family. This is a history that needs to be told.
“Lise Breen is a spellbinding storyteller about little-known aspects of Gloucester’s early history in connection with leading families who held slaves, participated in shipping aspects of the slave trade system, about prominent free African-Americans who resided in Gloucester, and concerning the Gloucester links to the later Abolitionist Movement. Her research opens new windows to understand our past.”
JOIN THE EFFORT TO PRESERVE GLOUCESTER’S HISTORIC MEETINGHOUSE
SERIES CONTRIBUTIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE
GUARDIAN ANGEL: $1000+
EVENT SPONSOR: Name an upcoming event, cost varies
SEND CHECKS TO: Gloucester UU Church, Meetinghouse Preservation Fund
10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-283-3410
Hey Joey, any way we could get a little publicity for our dog wash? We will be doing shampoo and blow dry, Sunday 10-2 for donations to the Fuller Street Fire Fund!
Thanks sooooo much!
The Cape Ann Contra Dance series continues this Friday, November 7 at 7:30 PM in the American Legion Hall, 8 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA.
We’ve been learning that many local folks are still just learning that contra dancing is available on Cape Ann, so we’re really happy that you help us get the word out.
The dancing is mildly aerobic, sociable and fun. No experience is necessary as all dances are taught.
We really encourage newcomers to come join us.
Details are on the attached flyer.