News From Across GMRSD

Ms. Martin asks students entering 7th grade to read and review two books over the summer. Here is the assignment, which includes a list of recommended titles, a rubric for the book review, and a sample book review. The book reviews are due by September 15, but if you turn yours in on the first day of school (August 30th), you'll get extra credit!
Press Release   From: Gill-Montague Regional School District, Office of Superintend Date: August 16, 2018 Topic: School Committee Looks to Fill Vacancy School committee member Shawn Hubert resigned his position in July. On Tuesday, August 14, the committee voted to begin the process of seeking a one-year replacement. By policy, the vacancy will be filled only until the next committee elections in May 2019, at which time this Gill seat will be open to all candidates to fill the remaining one year of the three-year term (2017-2020). Mr. Hubert held one of the 3 Gill...
We sent this letter, which contains all sorts of back-to school news, to Sheffield families earlier this month. If you have a student at Sheffield and you didn't get a copy in the mail, please make sure we have your current address! Sheffield School's August 2018 Letter to Families
Dear Hillcrest Families, I am writing this letter to share some sad news with you.  On Tuesday, August 14, Ms. Linda Cusack, a Hillcrest staff member, died very unexpectedly.  Our entire Hillcrest community has been shocked and saddened by this news. If your child was a preschool student at Hillcrest, he or she certainly knew Ms. Linda. Ms. Linda joined our preschool staff in 2015 and she was a familiar face to all of our preschoolers.  And, if you dropped your child off at rolling drop-off each morning, you were greeted by Linda’s enthusiastic “Good Morning!” and her...
GILL — Three faculty members at the Gill Elementary School presented on project-based learning at the Massachusetts School Administrators Association summer institute. Read more here.
In addition to welcoming new students and families, I am excited to introduce some new staff members as well.  In our Health Office, we will have a new School Nurse, Ms. Francis Liri. In Technology, we will be joined by Ms. Stacy Batallus. We will also be joined by Mr. Ruben Baker-Dekater as a new special education paraprofessional. And, with the addition of a fourth first grade classroom, Ms. Lauren Casey will make the shift from kindergarten teacher to first grade teacher. All of these staff members bring experience and enthusiasm to the Hillcrest community!  ~ Sarah Burstein