What’s Happening at GHS 9/22/14
We just finished Spirit week, from the 15th to the 19th and all would be surprised at how our students perceived their grandparents dress. We saw lots of canes, a few walkers and lots of polyester, buts lots of fun had by all. The week culminated with the Pep Rally on Friday
The PSAT’s will be offered at GHS on October 15, 2014 for all juniors and any sophomores who may be interested. This practice opportunity for the SAT’s is a wonderful time to begin thinking about the entire college application and acceptance process. To register for the PSAT, a payment of $22 (cash only) may be deposited with Mrs. Mondello before school, during lunch or after school.
Gloucester U will be offering Credit Recovery options for any students that may need to recover any credits to ensure their graduation within a four year timeline. Any interested students or parents may contact the Guidance Department for further registration information, or register at the GHS homepage under the Gloucester U heading or directly to the website at http://gloucesteru.weebly.com/
Hard to believe but Progress Reports will be coming home October 3, 2014. Time is flying by already! Parents may register on the Gloucester High School Website Homepage for access to their Iparent accounts.
The Health Fair will be in the Field House on Thursday October 2, for all of our students to attend
and learn about the latest medical information and services available within the community.
A complete listing of all the GHS clubs and Sports is available on the GHS website but a few of our most popular include Human Rights Initiative, the Comic Book Club, Anime, Drama Club, Chess Club, Interact, Environmental Club, Film Club, Model UN, Photo Club and Robotics. Club meetings are slowly getting started and will be announced daily, check the announcements and join your friends after school.
The Guidance Counselors will begin meeting with all seniors within the next few weeks to ensure all of the planning and preparation of last year is progressing on target and make any changes or modifications to their college and career plans.
Guidance Department 978-281-9874
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Temple Ahavat Achim has just recently installed custom-made Eternal Lights aka “Nir Tamids”. The artist who created them is Claude Riedel.
The installation has happened just in time for the High Holy Days.
We invite the community to join us for the Rosh Hashanah services this week on the following days to enjoy the services and to marvel at our new Eternal Lights:
- Wednesday, September 24th at 7 pm (Erev Rosh Hashanah)
- Thursday, September 25th at 9 am (First Day of Rosh Hashanah)
- Friday, September 26th at 9 am (Second Day of Rosh Hashanah)
Our services are open to all. TAA has never issued tickets and we proudly continue our open door policy. Unaffiliated individuals and families are encouraged to attend any of our services. Our congregation is truly a “Jewel of the North Shore”. Please invite your friends and neighbors to pray and study with us, to share our work of Tikkun Olam (“Healing the World”) and to help TAA continue to be a strong vibrant center of Jewish Life.
And here is the story that Claude Riedel wrote about the Lights:
I am inspired by the Kabbalistic description of the source of light (G-d) as radiating from a “primary mystic center” in ever expanding layers of radiant translucence. I feel comforted by the permanence of the “source” and inspired by the ever expanding facets of that light as it shines on and fills us all. In the telling of the 16th century Kabbalist, Isaac Luria, god created the world : “By forming vessels of light to hold the Divine Light. But as G-d poured the Light into the vessels, they catastrophically shattered, tumbling down toward the realm of matter. Thus, our world consists of countless shards of the original vessels entrapping sparks of the Divine Light.” Tikkun Olam releases that energy into our world.
My own history resonates with these images as my Grandfather was taken away to Buchenwald on the Night of Broken Glass – Kristalnacht – and my work is an effort to take some of those shards and make them into something whole and holy.
This community has been sustained and devastated by the water of the sea. Your shul has been shattered by fire and and now rejuvenated. The Nir Tamids I have have been blessed to offer you are of that spirit.
In your prayers and meditation let the comfort of the eternal light remind and inspire you to light and tend to the Nir Tamid in your own heart from generation to generation:
bringing light to darkness, openness instead of concealment, to study rather than blind faith, to clarity versus mystery. May each of us be in touch with our own internal Devine light and share it with the world in peace.
Celebrating 25 Years of success in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C on the North Shore
North Shore Health Project’s 25th Anniversary Gala and Concert
The North Shore Health Project is celebrating its 25th year as a leading agency on the North Shore dedicated to helping people infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C with a fundraiser featuring an unforgettable evening of music and more at the Shalin Liu Music Performance Center in Rockport, MA on Friday, October 17th at 8PM. Featuring nationally renowned contemporary folk singers Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson as well as local singer/songwriters including Allen Estes, Brian Alex (Entrain), Marina Evans and a special surprise guest, it is sure to be a stellar night of entertainment and celebration.
Founded in 1988 by a group of Cape Ann citizens concerned by the devastating effects of the growing AIDS crisis, the Health Project’s services expanded in 2005 to include Hepatitis C, a direct response to that growing epidemic. Located in Gloucester, it offers medical case management, holistic support services, nutritional programming, peer support and more to over 130 residents from all over Essex County. It remains an independent grassroots agency dedicated to helping people with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C get the medical attention they need, as well as offering other supportive services to ensure that they are well equipped to manage their overall health while living with a chronic disease.
“The North Shore Health Project has offered a broad range of services to residents of Cape Ann and beyond for 25 years. Its services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client with an emphasis on holistic supports which, combined with strong physician collaboration, ensure that clients are empowered to maintain optimal health,” says Board President Donald Maier, MD. “This important milestone is a perfect time to celebrate the great success of the Health Project.”
Tickets are $75(VIP) and $50(GA) and are available at www.shalinliu/north-shore-health-project. The VIP tickets include preferred seating, a champagne reception beginning at 6PM with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as well as a special raffle. There are also sponsorship opportunities available. Please call or email Susan Gould Coviello at 978-283-0101, email@example.com for more information about the celebration, as well as information about the Health Project.
Seacoast News October 2014
Thanks to the Friends of Seacoast the residents at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoy marvelous entertainment and events.
The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, holiday gifts, supplies and community outings.
We are looking forward to many events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including The Magnificent Mummy Musical by the Big Smile Entertainment Company, weekly Musical Entertainment by outstanding performers including the Honky Tonk Women, Dinner Theater with catered foods from local restaurants, Community Outings and more…
The Friends of Seacoast are grateful for the donations and the gifts received in honor of loved ones.
The Friends of Seacoast Holiday Fair is scheduled for Saturday November 22nd,
9:00AM-1:00 PM. This special event will include professional vendors, a cookie walk, white elephant sales and a raffle. Vendor space is available $25 per table. Anyone interested in participating in this event please contact Alison Cox @ 978-283-0300.
The next Friends of Seacoast meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
Our next scheduled events with the Cape Ann Museam CAM connection program will be a Art tour and painting session at the North Shore Art Association and a tour of the newly renovated Cape Ann Museam.
VOTE 2014 MA State Election
Information Registration and Voting Dates
October 17th Last Day to Register General Election
November 6th General Election
Voter registration forms and absentee ballot application are located in the main lobby
Residents in need of assistance please see Alison Cox, Activity Director