Monday, April 29, 2013
Seniors should reserve tickets by Tuesday, April 30, if they are interested in attending the luncheon May 2.
Press release submitted by Grafton High School On Thursday, May 2, members of National Honor Society and Family Community Leaders will host a luncheon for Grafton senior citizens at the new Grafton high school. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a tour of the new high school and musical entertainment by the chorus and jazz workshop. Lunch will be served. The menu includes salad with chicken, rolls, Angel cake with fruit dessert, and coffee, tea and lemonade. There is no fee, but the school needs a count to be prepared. Senior citizens from Grafton should contact the Senior Center or high school office to reserve your ticket by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, if they would like to attend. Call the high school office at …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Yesterday was the first day back to school after April vacation, and the first school day since the Boston Marathon bombings.
Grafton school officials and teachers were prepared yesterday to offer support to students on their first day back after the Boston Marathon bombings, but most students didn't need to take them up on it. "The return was a good one across the board," said Superintendent Jay Cummings in an email, referring to the first day back after April vacation. Cummings had sent out a notice to parents over the weekend, notifying them resources would be available to help students deal with the events of last week. "We had some students access supports, and for the most part those students were able to connect with an adult at school and then reengage at school and get back into the swing of things," Cummings said.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The award recognizes those that have gone "above and beyond" helping special needs students in Grafton.
Submitted by the Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council. The Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2013 Every Day Hero Award. This prestigious award is presented to individuals who have made a significant and positive contribution in enhancing the life of a Grafton student with special needs. This is the 5th Annual Every Day Hero Award celebration and this year we have 60 nominations for teachers, students, administrators and community members of Grafton. These individuals are considered to have gone "above and beyond" in their efforts. They were nominated by families, teachers, and school staff. All nominees will be recognized on Thursday May 9, at the Grafton High School …
Superintendent Jay Cummings emailed community members this weekend; he said the schools will not be "speaking to the incidents," particularly at the younger grade levels.
The following is Grafton School Superintendent Jay Cummings' newsletter, which was sent out Sunday, April 21: Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, This past week has been incredibly eventful in terms of the Boston Marathon tragedy and the ensuing search for the bombing suspects. Numerous students had connections to these events. As we ready for the return to school tomorrow, I want to brief everyone on our efforts to ensure that any and all individual student needs are met. Much like we did following the Newtown incident, our staff is prepared to speak with any student who requires additional support. Especially at the younger levels, we will not be speaking to the incidents that took place. We want to make sure that we are …
The group will offer a preview of the auction, which features items including Red Sox tickets and a gas grill.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Find out if you're qualified.
According to schoolspring.com, there are two open positions in Grafton. 1. Behavioral aide, Millbury Street Elementary School. According to the site, the person hired will: "Provide support for students with autism and related disabilities through the implementation of programs and protocols utilizing applied behavioral analysis approach. Prior school experience preferred. Must have experience with therapeutic restraining techniques or be willing to be trained." 2. Behavioral aide, South Grafton Elementary School. According to the site, the person hired will: "Provide support for students with autism and related disabilities through the implementation of programs and protocols utilizing applied behavioral analysis approach. Prior school …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See what Grafton students have been up to since leaving town.
Information provided by ReadMedia Newswire. John Pilczak of Grafton, a second-year student in RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, made the Dean's List for the Winter 2013 quarter. Sophie Hatch of Grafton, a member of the Pomfret School Class of 2013, earned high honors with an average of 3.5 and no grade below a B-. Founded in 1894, Pomfret School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school for 350 students in grades 9 through 12. Andrea Nicholson of Grafton, also a member of the class of 2013 at the Pomfret School, was recently named to the Honor Roll for the winter term at Pomfret School. A student earns Honors with a 3.0 average and no grade below a B-. Heather Graham of Grafton has …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Don't let today pass without seeing your child's report card!
Reminder to parents of Grafton public school students in grades 7 to 12: report cards come out today! A notice is posted on the district's website, where you can sign up for reminders. Here's hoping that the report card is full of good news. Do you reward your child for good grades, or punish him/her for bad ones? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students at one California high school have challenged a policy that barred 40 teens from a school dance for outfits deemed "too tight."
With prom season almost here, a California high school has earned attention for its dress code. Students in Orange County, CA, have called Capistrano Valley High's policies a "repressed code," after 40 girls were subjected to wardrobe inspections before being admitted to a recent dance. "There were these girls who have beautiful bodies, who are happy with their bodies—to have the principal ask what part of your body isn't the dress tight on, he makes me feel insecure," said senior Lindsay Kamikawa, editor of the school newspaper, who was among the girls prohibited from entering the dance. "I think that my principal has the best intentions when he was enforcing the dress code. I think that perhaps he didn't consider the position of a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Grafton students are among the nearly 150,000 students nationwide who participate in a series of monthly contests and weekly practice sessions.
Wednesday, April 3
Submitted by the coaches of Grafton Public Schools' Math Olympians “Lara starts at the bottom of a long staircase. She climbs exactly 2/3 of the stairs. Then, she goes back down exactly ½ of the way to the bottom. From that spot, she climbs exactly 2/3 of the way to the top. Finally, from there, she climbs 6 stairs to reach the top. How many stairs are in the staircase?” If you’re not sure, ask a Grafton Public Schools Math Olympian. Math Olympiads is a math enrichment program which provides challenging, thought-provoking math problems. Thinking outside the box is embraced and sharing different strategies is encouraged. Grafton students are among the nearly 150,000 students nationwide who participate in a series of monthly contests …