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Message March 24, 2016

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1. The sophomore class experienced Challenge Daylast week, a national program that is created to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill a vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Challenge Day is more than a one-day program. Our programs go beyond traditional anti-bullying efforts, building empathy and igniting a movement of compassion and positive change, known as the Be the Change movement.

Many thanks to Challenge Day facilitators Katie and Sea Lloyd for offering such a worthwhile experience for our students.  Thanks also to our 25 adult participants, all staff members, parents, and community members connected to GHS.  And final thanks goes to GHS Asst. Principal Jayme Jones, who worked many hours to develop a schedule and recruit volunteers to assist; and Director of Development & Community Resources Ashley Caswell, who worked behind the scenes with the Challenge Day organization to share costs with another area district.  The…

Message March 7, 2016

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1.   We are all very proud of our outstanding students and staff.  Here are a few of the many recognitions and honors that have been awarded recently:

GHS junior Jack Saffian wins 2nd place in the state for his essay on special needs, sponsored by the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. GHS and GMS Civil Rights teams and the Unified Basketball team worked together on a project bringing awareness to both schools about sensitivity towards students with special needs in a day-long "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign. Civil Rights Team "Spreads the Word" GHS students Evan McCarthy and Charlotte Benoit win the Western Maine student athlete awards. Evan McCarthy, GHS Principal Dan McKeone & Charlotte Benoit
GMS student Christopher Martucci qualified for the state-level National Geography Bee.The National Honor Society welcomed 41 inductees this year at a candlelight ceremony.  Many thanks to advisor Jason Curry, Katie Dexter, and the NHS Faculty Council.The m…