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Update: March 4, 2019

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Naturalization Ceremony On February 27th, several hundred students at GHS were able to witness 54 candidates from 26 countries become US Citizens. The Naturalization ceremony was held at the Greely Center for the Arts. Congrats to those who were Naturalized and special thanks to Julie Doughty for organizing this event, Jordan Bryant for reciting a beautiful poem and our keynote speaker, GHS Senior, Ibrahim Saleh!


Bytes and BitesGMS 4-8 Technology Teams hosted "Bytes and Bites Family Dinner" on Tuesday evening. There was good food, good company, and good conversation! Over 100 people in attendance - amazing! A big THANK YOU to our GMS 4-8 Tech Teams, Greely PTO and MSAD #51 Technology Department for all the time and effort put into the successful event!  Thank you to the many volunteers who pitched in to make it happen including GHS swim team athletes who came to help with dinner.

State Champions - Boys & Girls Basketball
On Friday evening at the Augusta Civic Center, both t…

Update: February 5, 2019

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Greely Center for the Arts Grand Opening
THANK YOU! On Monday, January 28th, we held the Grand Opening of the Greely Center for the Arts with a ribbon-cutting and stellar performances by our K-12 students.  From the Grade 3 chorus singing for the first time, to the polished Madrigal singers performing in the lobby, to the mini art gallery in the lobby displaying K-12 student art, there was a little something for everyone to see and hear throughout the evening.  After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the amazing GHS theater students were present at every turn to help assist our guests as they navigated throughout thisbeautiful new facility.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single student who contributed, every parent, every GCA building committee member, every Board member over the past three years, and every community member for helping to ensure that this dream become a reality. Without YOU, this facility would never have been built.  For that, we are incredibly gratef…

Update: January 22, 2019

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Greely Center for the Arts Grand OpeningPlease join us on January 28, 2019 from 6-9pm as we host the Grand Opening of the Greely Center for the Arts. Come for the evening or swing by to see a short performance or view the art gallery....either way, we hope to see you there! For a complete detailed schedule, visit our website.




6th Graders Celebrate Half-Way Mark
Last week, GMS 6th graders celebrated their "half way" mark: exactly half way through their K-12 education. They did this in creative ways, from painting half their faces to changing classes halfway through their class blocks, all in good fun. Just 6.5 years until graduation!


Students Raise Money for Guatemala
6th Graders in Mrs. Adams class held a "Pie Your Teachers" fundraiser to raise money for a village in Guatemala. Students raised $433 and plan to purchase a trampoline for the kids. Many thanks to the 17 GMS staff members who agreed to be "pied" in the face for this fundraiser!

GMS FLS Class…

Update: January 7, 2019

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Welcome to 2019!Greely Center for the Arts Update
Last weekend, we moved the GHS chorus and band classrooms into their new space in the GCA. While there are still a few minor items left on the punch list, the majority of the space has been completed and ready to be occupied. Greely High School will be hosting their "Poetry Out Loud" in the GCA in a couple of weeks and the Grand Opening will be held on Monday, January 28 from 6-9PM - more details to come in the district's weekly newsletter.
Japanese VisitorsWelcome to our visitors from Japan! Greely Middle School hosted 10 students and 4 staff from Namioka Junior High School, Namioka Town, Amori Prefecture, JAPAN. The mission of the exchange with our friends from Japan is to promote mutual understanding, friendship, and goodwill through educational and cultural exchange. The ultimate goal is to contribute toward the peace and prosperity of our communities, our countries, and the world. Message from Overseas Before the ho…

Update: December 17, 2018

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French Partnership & Exchange Greely High School students and their families played host to twenty French students from Barr, France. Our community welcomed the Barrois students into their homes, classes and lives. In addition to attending classes with our Greely students, the students from Barr visited local museums, such as the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Maine State Museum. One of the highlights of this exchange was the immersion weekend in Québec City when 39 students, host students, and guests took part in an amazing weekend exploring the culture, history, music and cuisine of Québec.

New Street Signs As part of our district-wide staff safety evacuation drill held this past October, one of the items for further review was the need to label campus streets for 911 purposes, as proposed by both the Cumberland police and fire chiefs. To that end, these street names have been pre-approved by the Town of Cumberland for 911: Campus Drive, MS…

Update: November 19, 2018

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Broadway Actor Visits GHS Many thanks to John Cariani, award-winning Broadway actor and playwright of Greely Drama's fall show, ALMOST, MAINE, for inspiring the GHS drama club in person last week.
"No Shave November" Join me in raising awareness for those battling cancer by observing national “No Shave November” or finding other ways to help, such as donating to charities like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which treats children with cancer at no cost to families. My beard is growing by the day and it reminds me every day about the struggles so many of our family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors must face in their battles with all forms of cancer.
GHS seniors admitted to Maine schools Congrats to 44 GHS seniors who were accepted to UMaine or USM after the GHS App Review Day before anyone in the U.S. or most other Maine students! All 35 students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition/fees. Thanks to guidance director Melissa Fowler for or…

Update: November 5, 2018

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Greely Center for the Arts in Final Stretch of ConstructionThe Center for the Arts project is in its last leg of construction, with substantial completion expected by early December and a tentative opening planned for sometime in January.  The 510 seats have been installed in the auditorium (pictured above).  The last phase to be completed includes interior flooring, trim work, audio visual systems, cabinetry, woodwork, etc.



Unity Day National Unity Day, which is meant to help bring awareness to the effects of bullying, was held in October at all four schools.  Various activities included a kindness assembly at MIW, police and fire department personnel greeting students at GMS 4-5, and the civil rights teams at GMS 6-8 and GHS planning awareness campaigns around the harmful impact of bullying.  The Congregational Church lit up its steeple the color of orange to help promote Unity Day in the schools and community.

Challenge Day  For the fourth year in a row, Greely High School is hosting …