Daily Bulletin

George Stevens Academy Bulletin for Friday, November 27, 2015

Upcoming Events
11/25 -11/27 No School for Thanksgiving Break
12/2 - Running a Thursday schedule
12/2 - 12/2 - Holiday Concerts, 9:15am (for local schools) and 6:45pm with Holiday Angels prelude at 6:30pm
12/3 - Running a Wednesday schedule
12/3 - Guatemala Night (fundraiser) 5pm-7pm in the Cafeteria

Guatemala Night On Thursday, December 3rd GSA will hold a Guatamala Night Fundraiser starting at 5:00pm. There will be music and food and items for purchase. Don't miss this great cultural experience.For more information see Liza Moore.

Interested in Indoor Track?: Anyone interested in bringing back indoor track or next year, please see Mary Richardson to sign the petition.

Vocal start up group at GSA

If you are interested in joining a new vocal club at GSA see Summit or Maira for information.

Dance Team Dance team will meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3-4:30pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome. See Spock or Mrs. Trowbridge for details.

Poetry Out Loud The Poetry Out Loud Competition at GSA will be held on December 16, 2015. Students must choose 2 poems (one less than 25 words and one dating from before the 19th century), and a meeting with Ms. Johnson must be planned by Dec. 3 in order to participate. Parents, if you have questions about this amazing opportunity for your child, please email Ms. Johnson at m.johnson@georgestevens.info. Please visit poetryoutloud.org for poems, poets, and videos.

GSA Apparel Design Contest: The student council is holding an GSA apparel design contest. Turn your submissions into the office. Winner will receive a free sweatshirt with your design on it!

Community Outreach: Christmas Angels Program provides gifts of warm clothing to children in need living on Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle/Stonington. The program is also collecting books and stuffed animals in ‘new’ condition. To learn how you can help the program, contact Kim Williamson at peony13@me.com, 374-2092 by December 1. To receive assistance from the program, contact Wendy Ritger, bhcongo@yahoo.com, 374-2891.

Sciencia Cafe Interested in science. Join the Sciencia Cafe. Next meeting they will be exploring virtual reality. See Alex Wang for details.

Host Families Needed for the Christmas Holiday Break: Residential Life folks are looking for people to host students over the Christmas Holiday Break. Some may need a host for the full two weeks and some will just need a homestay for part of the break. The dorms will close on Friday, December 18th, at 5pm and reopen on Sunday, January 3rd, at noon. Please contact Kathy at k.pelletier@georgestevens.info or 266-7788 if you are able to help.

Senior Important Deadlines **Please remember to turn in your yellow Diploma Name form to the office if you haven't already!!!
**Superlatives are due to the office by Tuesday, 11/24
**Baby picture, senior photo and write ups are past due!!! Turn them in right away or you will risk the chance of not being in the yearbook.

College and Financial Aid Information

Below is the list of colleges that are visiting this fall (as of 9/10/15). These visits are listed in Family Connection and juniors and seniors must sign up to attend through Family Connection in order to attend. Please let your teachers know as soon as possible that you will be attending a session. (Do not wait until just before class!)

12/1 at 8:00am - US Naval Academy Visit: A current student at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis will be available to visit students on Dec. 1 at 8am. Interested students must sign up through Family Connection.
12/1 at 11:15am - Maine College of Art

Seniors who are applying to any University of California schools: There is an online workshop for the application process. Register for the meeting at: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=wsh9cxo2368t

All seniors who are planning to apply to college should be working on their college lists and have their resume up to date on Family Connection. They should create a Common Application account (commonapp.org) and make an appointment with either Ms. Rosemeier or Ms. Garfield soon.

For those of you who have questions about the new SAT, here is a good article about it:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/education/edlife/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-sat.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

Seniors and their parents and guardians: Financial Aid Meeting Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30pm in the Esther Wood Room. Mila Tappan from FAME will takes us step-by-step through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which is required for all student applying for financial aid.

Trip to Peru 2017 PERU 2017: GREAT NEWS! The tour company GSA is using for the trip has extended the limited time discount for the trip until December 14, 2015. If you want to sign-up for this amazing experience you can still do so at the least expensive price. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ms. Richards at c.richards@georgestevens.info.

TransGender, Family, and Friends Group The Transgender, Family and Friends Group(TGFF) offers a time for sharing stories and provides support for families, friends and transgender people of all ages. TGFF Group will meet Thursday December 3 at 7:30 pm at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. For more information, please contact Susan Yaruta-Young at (207) 460.6155 or email: syyoung@myfairpoint.net.

Caroling at the Congo Church!: Let us Make a Joyful Noise! Caroling at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. Sunday, November 29, at 7:00 pm, all invited to the First Congregational Church to welcome in the Advent season with carol singing. We will meet in Jonathan Fisher Hall (church basement dining hall) and Gerald Wheeler will accompany on piano. Feel free to bring a dozen cookies to share. Caroling books will be provided. For more information, call 374-2891.

The Blue Hill Peninsula Tree Lighting will be held in the village of Blue Hill on Thursday, December 3rd. Events kick off at 4pm with the Ugly Sweater Fun Run. Santa will arrive in town by sled dog around 5:30pm. He will lead children from Fairwinds to the Tree Lighting at the Town Hall, which will take place at 6pm. For the full listing of events throughout town please visit http://www.bluehillpeninsula.org

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