What’s Happening at GHS 11/19/14
TOMORROW NIGHT: The Guidance Department will present a Financial Aid Night on Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 pm in the Lecture Hall. A representative from MEFA will be here to guide you through the financial aid process. Included in the presentation will be information about the FAFSA form, CSS profile, PELL Grants and other loans. This presentation is highly recommended for parents who are new to the college application process.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Open House on Thursday Evening November 20, from 6:30 until 8:00pm. Please join us in introducing course offerings, student panel presentations, student performers, guided tours and refreshments so that all may see the dedication to excellence in education that occurs daily within our school.
Cap and Gown Measurements will be taken on Thursday November 20, at GHS for any student in the class of 2015, who is preparing to graduate on June 14th this year.
The Student Council will be collecting all non- perishable food items for the FOOD DRIVE this year and hopefully will reach their goal of 2000 items. Items may be dropped off in most classrooms but all will be collected in the library divided by class, Frosh, Soph, Junior and Senior. May the most dedicated class win!
Upcoming Dates of Interest
GHS Open House Thursday, November 20 for all new incoming 8th grade students and their parents
MEFA Financial Aid Night Thursday,
Early Release ½ Day for Students Wednesday November 26, for Thanksgiving Recess
Sea Change Theatre Company Presents “Cariboo Magi”
Would you please publish this community announcement? thanks! Pastor Anne Deneen
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, to be held on Monday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m., hosted by the First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Avenue, Gloucester. First Baptist kindly opened their doors for an interfaith gathering for Thanksgiving. The service will include readings, prayers, and songs from different faith traditions, focusing on the theme of gratitude and blessings. Please join us for a lovely evening.
Hi Joey- My name is Julie Arvedon and I handle PR for Boston Children’s Theatre. I was talking with Mary Barthelmes at the Wenham Museum yesterday and she recommended that I reach out to you as well. BCT is so excited to be bringing our family-friendly holiday production of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT to the North Shore this season. We will be performing at the Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College December 6 – 21. Many of our young actors are from the North Shore and BCT’s Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark and Executive Director Toby Schine both live in Beverly. This past summer we were also conducting our summer program at Shore Country Day.
A rocking horse that talks, boats that dance, a toy soldier that marches and a soft, endearing rabbit who changes a young boy’s life. This is all part of the magic created on stage in Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) annual production of the classic children’s story THE VELVETEEN RABBIT. Returning for a 6th season, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT will be performed this year at Endicott College’s Manninen Center for the Arts in Beverly from December 6 – 21.
By combining the unique art of puppetry with live actors on stage, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT captures the essence of the holiday spirit with memorable characters and beautifully hand-crafted puppets designed by Marjorie Tudor of the Tasha Tudor Family. “We are so proud to bring such a heartwarming story to our audiences each year during the holiday season,” said BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark. “The magic and joy of The Velveteen Rabbit appeals to all ages and it’s wonderful to see multi-generational families come together to enjoy this touching tale of friendship, love and loyalty. We are especially excited this season to bring one of our most cherished productions to new audiences on the North Shore.”
Adapted by Clark from the classic children’s book by Margery Williams, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT tells the moving and amusing story of a friendship and love between a boy and his beloved Velveteen Rabbit. Audiences follow the boy and his stuffed rabbit on a journey that ends with a life lesson that is guaranteed to warm the heart.
Directed by Jay Pension, THE VELVETEEN RABBIT features young actors from 10 area communities. The cast includes Amesbury student Carly Gendell as ‘Boy’; Beverly actress Katie Clarke as ‘Nana’; Lexington student Chloe Thorburn as ‘Rabbit’; Peabody actress Jenney Dale Holland as ‘Margery’; Quincy student Alex Cox as ‘Wooden Lion’; Sudbury student Owen Sherrin as ‘Skin Horse’; Tyngsborough student Cameron Perrin as ‘Velveteen Rabbit’; Wayland student Sophie Stowell as ‘Fairy’; Winthrop student Heather Buccini as ‘Rabbit’; and Worcester student Sima Kasten as ‘Tin Soldier’.
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT will be performed at Endicott College’s Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA. Performances are December 6 at 2:00 pm; December 7 at 6:00 pm, December 13 at 4:30 pm, December 14 at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, December 20 at 2 :00 pm and 4:00 pm, and December 21 at 12 noon and 2:00 pm. Tickets are $27.00 and can be purchased by visiting the BCT website at www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or calling the BCT Box Office at 617-424-6634, x222. Grandparents Packages are also available that include 2 tickets to the show, a special souvenir and a photo with the cast. School groups can also reserve tickets for weekday performances by contacting the BCT Box Office.
About Boston Children’s Theatre
For over 60 years, Boston Children’s Theatre has served as one of the regions premier not-for-profit theaters. Named Best of Boston® 2013 and 2012 by Boston Magazine for Best Children’s Theatre, BCT’s mission is to provide access to exceptional theatrical experiences dedicated to fostering the artistic and personal development of diverse youth, with a focus on professional training and the development of new works. Programs at Boston Children’s Theatre provide a unique chance for self-discovery and individual expression in a supportive, and productive environment. At BCT, talented and motivated students gather from across traditional boundaries and nationalities to learn about themselves, each other and the world as they create some of the finest theatrical productions in New England.
Photo Caption: (l-r) Heather Buccini of Winthrop, Carly Gendell of Amesbury and Cameron Perrin of Tyngsborough will be appearing in Boston Children’s Theatre’s production of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT running December 6 – 21. Photo courtesy of Boston Children’s Theatre.
We are a group of concerned Gloucester residents that are trying to spread the word regarding the proposed height of the cell tower in West Gloucester and it’s permanent impact on our scenic shoreline and hiking vistas. I am requesting that you post a reference to our grassroots website, www.notalltower.org, on GoodMorningGloucester so that local residents can be more informed before the zoning board of appeals soon makes a decision. Feel free to grab an image from the site if you should choose to post an article on the matter.
Many thanks in advance,
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COLD WEATHER REQUEST TO RESIDENTS
THE ROCKPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ROCKPORT COUNCIL ON AGING ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO REGULARLY CHECK IN WITH THEIR ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS.
THE WINTER MONTHS BRING ADDITIONAL HAZARDS TO SENIOR CITIZENS , WHICH INCLUDE SNOW AND ICE, HYPOTHERMIA, AND POWER OUTAGES.
CONTACT THE ROCKPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT ( 978-546-1212), EMERGENCIES 911, AND THE COUNCIL ON AGING (978-546-2573) FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE AND REFERRALS TO OTHER AGENCIES.
The O’Maley Innovation Middle School Guidance Department will host a special parent/guardian information night Tuesday, December 2nd entitled:
KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE
A look at how adolescents are using social media, the internet, and cell phones today and understanding how we can help them make healthy choices.
As technology continues to change so rapidly and middle school students are getting more and more involved with communicating via multiple platforms it is important that we stay informed and updated.Think Before You Send, a presentation developed by Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett’s office that highlights using digital communication responsibly will be shared along with tips and strategies, and students will on hand to present and enlighten us about what is really happening in their world of texting and online communication. Please join us!
6:30-8:00pm – O’Maley Auditorium
Refreshments will be provided