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GHS DRAMA FUNDRAISER BRINGS HOTLINE STORY TO LIFE

Students from the Gloucester High School Dramatic Program, under the direction of Nick Neyeloff, will present a staged reading of scenes from My Beautiful Failure, a teen novel about a suicide hotline, on Friday evening, January 17, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Admission is $5 per person, with all proceeds to go to the school’s drama program.

My Beautiful Failure is the work of Gloucester author Janet Ruth Young. Set in a locale similar to Cape Ann, it tells the story of Billy Morrison, a teen boy who volunteers at the hotline hoping to save a life, then finds that he’s falling in love with one of the callers. Says Young, “I can’t wait to see how the actors translate this story from the page to the stage. For one thing, they will not be able to look at one another, since their characters are connected only by phone. Also, the hotline does not use caller ID or any other form of tracking, so each time Billy answers the phone he has no idea what kind of situation he’s getting into.”

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The cast includes Christina Giambanco, Mikayla Healey, Diana DiLiberti, Celia Sanfilippo, Zachary Schultz (in photo), and Sabrina Siragusa. A book signing and discussion will follow the reading. For more program information, call (978) 283-6530; for directions and parking, see www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

GHS In Spain

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On April 10, 2013 forty-five Gloucester High students left for a ten-day visit to Spain. The trip began in the city of Madrid. They visited Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Retiro Park and the Royal Palace, which has more than 2,800 rooms.

The following day students traveled to the picturesque city of Toledo, the old capital of the country, which lies an hour outside of Madrid. In Toledo students walked through winding streets, visited the beautiful Medieval Cathedral, and visited the church of San Tome where they were able to see one of the most famous paintings by Velázquez, El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz. In the afternoon students visited the city of Segovia with its famous 2000 year old Roman aqueduct and the beautiful Alcazar castle.

From Madrid, students travelled toward the north of Spain. The first city they visited was Burgos. This city has an impressive Gothic cathedral made famous by the legendary hero, El Cid. The following day, students continued on to Bilbao where they visited the famous Guggenheim museum. The building itself is a masterpiece, designed by Frank Gerah.

The following day, using money from the fundraiser, students visited Biarritz, the playground of the rich and famous in France. In the morning, they had the chance to put their feet in the Atlantic Ocean, speak a bit of French and, of course, sample fresh croissants. Students spent the rest of the afternoon playing on the beach, swimming, or sunbathing.

The tour continued to the city of Zaragoza en route to Barcelona. Students visited the beautiful Basilica of our lady of El Pilar. Zaragoza is a Roman city where Emperor Caesar Augustus had established a Roman settlement.

The final destination was Barcelona. In this beautiful city, students visited the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia designed by the architect Antonio Gaudi. They also had an opportunity to walk through the Güell, Montjuïc Hill Park and one of Gaudi’s houses. On the last day, students visited Montserrat, famous for its monastery, caves and its amazing mountain with its weirdly shaped crags of rock. The town lies just 40km northwest of Barcelona and is a summer escape for many. The highlight of this visit was hearing the children’s choir sing the Salve Regina and one of the local songs.

Throughout their trip, students were able to experience authentic meals such as paella, tapas, local fish, different hams and other gastronomic delights. On one occasion, students had the opportunity to see — and participate in — an evening of Flamenco dance.

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DECA WINTER SPECIAL

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DECA students from GHS are selling their scarfs for a great deal of only eight dollars to support their DECA competition this coming January. These DECA students are selling them to other students at lunch last Friday. 

VIDEO- GHS DECA GLOUCESTER FIGHTING FISHERMEN CRUNCH

Featuring GHS DECA Students-

Featuring Teacher Ann Grassetti , Joshua Lane, Angela Marino Nick Lucido and  Alex Lucido
Julie DeFrancesco is the student teacher performing the taste test.  Get to Stop and Shop Today (Sunday) to purchase yours and receive the free coupon book inside filled with over a thousand dollars in savings to local businesses!

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GHS Film Club-Newell Stadium Documentary Seeks Input

Hey Joe,

The GHS Film Club is working on a documentary on Newell Stadium, it’s history, it’s legacy and the rebuilding. As an advisor with Shaun Goulart, I am reaching out to the community for the students who will be working on the project. This is going to be a student made film that we are hoping will involve the community. With your community involvement, I am hoping you will be able to help us recruit people who are willing to help us with the film. We are looking for people to interview (such as coaches and players), people with footage of events at the stadium and any other community members who might be able to help. This is more than a film about a football field, it is more about a community and how the stadium is such an integral part of that community. I know you have a lot of people who follow your blog and I am hoping we can get you to help get them to help us.

Thanks,

Rich Francis
Social Studies Teacher
Gloucester High School

By the way, Joe,
If people want to email us they can reach us at gloucesterhsfilmclub@gmail.com

GHS DECA Plans To Sell Gloucester Soda–We Do A Taste Test With Former GHS DECA Student David Brooks

DECA advisor and business teacher at GHS Ann Grassetti contacted me yesterday to help get the word out about Gloucester Soda.  So I met with the future business leaders of Gloucester at Art Haven, we had a conversation and taste test.

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GHS Music at City Hall

Last Saturday, the Gloucester Public School District Arts Festival took over several venues in the center of Gloucester, including City Hall, the Cape Ann Museum, the Sawyer Free Library, Alchemy, and Art Haven. I’ll be posting photos of the displays in a few of these locations.

For today, here are some photos of the musical presentations at City Hall by the GHS Chorus and the GHS Docksiders.  As usual, their performances were outstanding!

The GHS Chorus shared their talent with the community

The Docksiders were in great form!

While the Docksiders played, it was hard not to want to dance. Some children gave in to the music and started dancing together.

The angle of this panorama makes it look like there was more empty space than there really was There were lots of people in the balcony, in the seats, and at the activity tables around the auditorium.

For the grand finale, the Chorus, the Docksiders, and other children from the public schools performed “We Are the World”.

There were many other beautiful moments during these performances, including the vocal talents of a student who won prizes for her performance at Disney World, but I could not capture them all.

It was appropriate that all these talented young people were performing under the message written on the wall: “Build not for today alone but for tomorrow as well.”  Teaching these children and young adults to develop their talents, to share their gifts, and to dare to dream of great achievements, is an important way of building for tomorrow.  Thanks and kudos to all the teachers, coaches, etc., who help the children of our community realize their potential!

GHS CLASS OF 81 Weekend Reunion is one week away!

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GHS CLASS OF 81 Weekend Reunion is one week away!   Visit www.GloucesterClassof81.com for details.  Includes Itinerary, purchase tickets for Saturday Dinner, Sunday Memorial Breakfast or CD "Through the Years". 

Word of Advice from Class Prez Roz "nothin’ but the bones" Frontiera… "Bone up on your Ole School and Maritime Trivia" for a Special Island Expedition of S U R V I V O R: The Class Reunion, hosted by Mr. Fiesta, Joey Palmisano.   Back from the loooong Morrocan Race,  Capt. Gus will make be in attendance.  Go Gus, Go Glosta!

Joey, take care my good man and hope your having a prosperous summer!   Your site is awesome, and one of Gloucester’s Tresures to connect people :)

Roz "nothin’ but the bones" Frontiera

GHS Business Management Junior Achievement With Kathy OReilly

Kathy OReilly invited us to learn about the Business Management Junior Acievement Class at Gloucester High in which students create a business plan and create a corporation from start to finish.

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This class follows a Junior Achievement curriculum and is written to offer our students a curriculum which is rich in writing, math, communication  and computer skills. The curriculum disposes these students to actively engage in critical thinking and self-accountability. This semester our class ran their our own business called “Good Morning Mugs” from capitalization to liquidation.  Our mission is to learn about important business components necessary in building a business and to give our proceeds to a local non-profit organization or as a scholarship.  The unique part about this semester’s class is that we applied for a loan from Cape Ann Savings Bank in order to purchase our materials (inventory) for production and sale.  Our class submitted our business plan and application which was approved by Mr. Harold Rogers, President of Cape Ann Savings Bank in Gloucester.  Mr. Rogers presented it to his board before the approval was made.  I would love to give credit to Mr. Rogers/Cape Ann Savings for their contribution to our business and to recognize their involvement as well as advertise the importance of what this class offers our students here at the high school.  I would also love to give credit to Mr. Bruce Horne and Mr. Andrew Rae from Gorton’s Seafood who come in weekly during the fall semester to encourage and mentor us in our business.  They are highly dedicated in serving the community and we appreciate their time and efforts.

Each student is required to hand in an annual report which requires the following information:  title page, Table of Contents, shareholder letter, Cape Ann Savings Bank Loan Application, Invoice, marketing flyer, business plan, production plan layout, balance sheet statement, Sources and Uses of Funds financial statement, 2 financial graphs showing income sources and uses of funds, shareholder list, employee sales chart, Syllabus, and officer comments.  The shareholder letter will be distributed to their shareholders (along with their 13% return on their investment dividend) upon the conclusion of the class.   Please see features of our class by going to www.ghsja.webs.com for more information and pictures from www.goodmorningmugs.webs.com.

GHS Talent Show to be held March 18-19

The Gloucester High School Class of 2011 will host a fundraiser featuring talented GHS students during a Talent Show on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at Gloucester High School.

Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $8, refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kennedy at 978-281-5188.

Gloucester High School Theater Program – Dress Rehearsal

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The Gloucester High School Theater Program Dress Rehearsal for their performance of   “The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter”.   This video contains their off stage last-minute preparation and anticipation.  Sophi Hopkins demonstrates her dedication to the program and the students, and her tireless effort to making them successful.               Also Play slideshow  

GHS Chess Team Keeps on Rolling!

The GHS Chess Team Keeps Rolling On!

The GHS Chess Team Remains Undefeated after beating their main rivals Swampscott High School 33-11

The GHS Chess Team is 7-0 so far this Season with one Match to go. They’ve already earned a first round bye in The upcoming North Shore Scholastic Chess League Tournament.

Look for More Breaking GHS Chess News and Photos,

(If I can teach these Geniuses how to use a Camera)

Right here on GMG!

GHS Chess Team Coach Zack Roy

Dylan Lane and Avery George practice their Poker faces

Chris Frontiero Contemplating his next Move. Chris' Overall Season Record is 18-0-1

Quinn O'Neil Stares down an Opponent

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GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

slide show at 11AM

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GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox

GHS Superbowl Pics By David Cox


GHS vs Westford Academy Div 1A Pics From David Cox

The Fishermen travel to Gillette stadium tonight for the Superbowl.  Anyone planning on going?

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GHS vs Westford Academy Div 1A Pics From David Cox

GHS vs Westford Academy Div 1A Pics From David Cox

GHS vs Westford Academy Div 1A Pics From David Cox

Slide Show Tonight At 8PM

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