Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ticket sales from a game between the Grafton Indians and the Westborough Rangers benefitted the One Fund on Friday.
Although slow to gain momentum in the first quarter, Grafton's top scorers were too much for the Westborough defense to handle on Friday during one of the final lacrosse games of the season. "We try to keep the intensity up the whole time, listen to each other on the field and listen to coaches on the sideline," said Alan Rotatori, head coach of Grafton's Varsity lacrosse team. The team is 15-2 this season and has qualified for the playoffs which start following the final two games of the season. The Indians defeated the Rangers 17-9. All proceeds from ticket sales at the event that was attended by dozens of local residents benefited the One Fund.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
English teacher Beth Lambert believes tonight is "more than simply an occasion to see a movie."
Monday, May 6, 2013
With its first year of service coming to a close, the new Grafton High School is a facility worth showing off.
The new Grafton High School opened at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, and just in case you haven't seen the new building - we figured we woud show you a few photos. The new building cost $73 million and features state-of-the-art energy conservation technology and a common area that serves as a cafeteria and gathering space. The school is also home to a television station that will allow for broadcasting of school events.
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 …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The new high school opened in September; officials now have an idea of the total scope of the project.
"Under-budget" isn't a term municipal officials often hear in these tough fiscal times, but it's something Grafton officials heard Tuesday when they received final numbers for the high school building project. The total cost of the new school has come in nearly $3 million under budget, reported the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Richard McCarthy, Secondary School Building Committee chairman, told selectmen Tuesday night that the new school, which opened in September, has cost $69.5 million.
Friday, January 25, 2013
"Bon Voyage" is an annual event held the night of graduation.
Grafton High is inviting parents to a “Bon Voyage” meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Grafton High School library. According to the high school's Facebook page, Bon Voyage is an overnight event for seniors, organized by “Together We Can” and senior parent volunteers. It is held on the night of graduation (May 31) at the YMCA Boroughs Branch. The senior parents do the planning and the junior parents chaperone the event, described as "a fun and safe night for the seniors." Organizers are in the process of beginning to plan the events for the night (entertainment, food, gifts, prizes, invitations) and are invited interested parents to the planning meeting on the 30th.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Exams will be pushed back to Thursday and Friday.
Grafton High School is changing its midterm exam schedule after the schools closed today Wednesday because of the snowstorm. Principal James F. Pignataro told the school community that the schedule will now be: Thursday, Jan. 17 – Period 4&5 exams – Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 – Period 6&7 exams – Dismissal at 10:45 a.m. – All grades for second quarter will close on Friday. Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Day 3 (3-4-5-6-7) – third quarter begins. Students will report to their school-wide advisory classroom at the beginning of the day to pick up their new schedule for second semester. Wednesday, Jan. 23 - Day 4 (4-6-7-1-2) Thursday, Jan. 24 - Day 5 (5-1-2-3-4) Friday, Jan. 25 - Day 6 (6-7-1-2-3). Report cards will be distributed during the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The last time they played in the Super Bowl was in 1988.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
After the Thanksgiving Day win over Millbury, the Grafton Indians (9-3) edged out Lunenburg 23-7 to win a spot in the Division 4 High School Super Bowl against top-seed Northbridge (10-2). The victory gave Coach Mike Ross his 100th win and is sending the team to the game for the first time in 24 years, according to the telegram.com. The game will be held at Fitchburg State University at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Telegram.com.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The new 186,000 square foot facility replaces the existing school, built in 1962.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Press release submitted by the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Jack McCarthy, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), joined with state and local leaders to cut the ribbon at the new Grafton High School on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The MSBA is contributing 56.89 percent of eligible expenses toward the project. “The opening of the Grafton High School is another example of the MSBA’s unwavering commitment to Massachusetts schoolchildren,” said Massachusetts Treasurer and MSBA Chair Steven Grossman. “All across the Commonwealth, we’re working with school districts to develop state-of-the-art learning environments in which to educate and prepare students for the demands of the new economy.” “It is a pleasure …
Friday, May 18, 2012
You have something to do — actually, a lot to choose from — in Grafton on Saturday!
Each morning, Grafton Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Grafton Garden Club holds its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 19 at 9 .m. at the Grafton Public Library, 33 Grafton Common. There will be a wide variety of annuals, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables as well as perennials. Experienced club members will be on hand to answer questions. There will also be a number of raffle items. 2. The South Grafton Firefighters Association is holding a spaghetti supper on Saturday, May 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Station 3, 94 Main St. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad bread and drinks. …