Community Stuff 6/19/14

MIT Game Design Photo

Today seven GHS students travelled to the MIT campus as a culminating activity for their participation in the Gloucester U class – MIT Educational Game Design.  The students had participated in a pilot Massive Online standards-based educational game called Radix. During this time they solved STEM quests and provided valuable participant data to MIT.  In addition to this, all students produced an educational based game of their choice in which they prepared to present to the MIT game interns and staff.
After a wonderful tour, our GHS were the very first Alpha Testers of a new programming language and associated game called Gameblox.  Their data and two hour interaction is being used to help pilot a MOOC (massive on-line course) on Game Design to be offered by MIT on the EdX platform.  At the conclusion of our time, the students presented their electronic games they had produced.
I am proud of our students, their accomplishments, and all those who helped to make this trip possible.  A special shout out to Susannah Gordon-Messer, the Radix director who provided a stellar morning tour, Paul of Gameblox, GEF and the Gloucester U team of Samantha Whitney and Mark Kelsey.  Thanks to all that I have missed who have had a part in this special program.
In parting, one quote I overheard while there having the middle photo taken –
“Hey guys, this will be us in four years on this lawn in front of the MIT rotunda with our caps and gowns!”
Eric Leigh
Biology/Forensic Instructor
Gloucester High School



Save the Date

Cape Ann Day

Live on Cape Ann and always wanted to tour the Sargent House Museum? Now’s the perfect chance! “Cape Ann Day” is a FREE open house for residents of Cape Ann with a valid ID. Visit on Sunday, June 29th between 12-4P and see what everyone’s talking about!

Lama Marut Back in Gloucester this Monday!!!

Hi Joey,

You haven’t posted about Lama Marut in a while! Hope you’re able to make it this Monday, June 23rd, 7:30pm. He’ll be giving a talk at Temple Ahavat Achim, “Beyond Individuality: The Great Equality of All Beings” and will be signing his new book, Be Nobody.
Here’s the talk description: We cling to our uniqueness, individuality, and separateness at the expense of the great commonalities that unite us. Join Lama Marut for a discussion about his new book, Be Nobody, and learn how to be happier through living a life of selflessness rather than unbridled egoism.

I’ve attached a photo in case you’re able to post to GMG!

Hope to see you Monday,



Dear Joey,

We have another innovative project started by one of our local artists that may become a model for artists to give back and share their talents with their neighbors and community.

Please share the announcement below and the 2 attachments about a GREAT OPPORTUNITY we all have to ACQUIRE ORIGINAL ARTWORK at affordable prices, WHILE ALSO SUPPORTING 3 LOCAL CHARITIES 100%. 

Many thanks for posting this to your GMG fans asap so they have a chance to check out the artwork on Facebook. 


June 28 from 1-4 pm Art Lovers will have a chance to acquire their own unique work of art by Cape Ann master Betty Lou Schlemm at the North Shore Arts Association.

When Betty turned 80 in January, she asked herself what she should do with the artwork that she has retained from a very successful career as an artist. 

The Gift, an exhibition and sale of many years of artwork is the result. Betty will be offering all the proceeds of her artwork as a donation to 3 Cape Ann charities – Cape Ann Animal Aid, The Open Door, and Wellspring House. 

Come out and support these local charities while purchasing original art work at very affordable prices. Her usual prices will be discounted significantly at the June 28 benefit sale.

Betty just wants her art work to do some good – she’s had a lot of fun making these paintings, has been honored with scores of awards, and now wants to share this artwork with the community so these paintings can continue to bring joy.

Please visit Betty’s Facebook albums to see the work that will be offered for sale:

Come join the HUSKIES FOR HEROES Run to Home Base team in raising money to support services for local Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and traumatic brain injury-All while having fun and bowling with friends and family!!
*CAPE ANN LANES has fun for everyone from a bar to an arcade and of course candle pin bowling!
$20 gets an adult 3 strings with shoes and an entry into the HUGE raffle ($15 for kids)
RAFFLE TICKETS are 5 for $5 or 25 tickets for $20
For any questions or for prize donations,
contact Caitlin 339-788-1994 or
To donate directly click this link and choose a runner to donate to:


Ohana re-starts lunch service on Thursday, June 19th

Lunch Hours are 11-3

Come in for creative and delicious lunch offerings such as Tuna Burgers, Haddock Burritos and Duck Pastrami.  Also, don’t forget our fabulous mixed platter.  

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