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Posted by Whitney Buckley on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Our first grade classroom has been filled with the sounds of “cheeping” lately. In early May the class incubating chick eggs as they kicked off their 'Hatching Chicks' project, learning about the different stages of the 21-day incubation period. Over Memorial Day weekend, the chicks began to make their way out into the world - and the class was excited to welcome 5 baby chicks into their classroom. Using collaboration and consensus-building skills, the... Read More
Posted by Nancy Hartmann on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
We are excited to announce the 2019 SUMMER@GUS Wednesday morning special entertainment and Friday themes.  There is still time to sign-up for SUMMER@GUS! Don't miss out on your chance to explore, adventure, discover, have fun, and make friends - at GUS this summer.   Wednesday Special Entertainment Friday Theme June 24 - 28 Yo-Yo Guy Wacky Olympics July 1 - 3 Fourth of July Extravaganza! No camp July 4 + 5... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Thursday, May 23, 2019
Overview Current assistant head of school, Gretchen Forsyth, will assume the role of interim head of school for the 2019-2020 school year, beginning on June 12, 2019, through July 1, 2020, when a permanent head of school will begin. During this interim period, in partnership with the current administrative team and talented faculty, the role of assistant head of school will be filled internally, expanding the roles and responsibilities of several current faculty members. This structure... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Tadler Grant, established by former GUS Trustee Richard Tadler and his wife Donna (P '05 '09), offers extraordinary professional development opportunities to exemplary GUS teachers - who bring those experiences and learnings back to the classroom. From attending educational conferences led by Stanford professors to traveling to foreign countries to run arts programs, the Tadler Grant has offered GUS teachers a wide range of amazing experiences in its ten years. We are... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Being known, as an individual and as a student, is essential to academic success at GUS. This is also the most important factor in determining life after GUS. What’s next? For parents, this can be a scary question, but for us, it is a question we love to think about. Preparing our students for the next step, and making sure that step is the right one, is a labor of love with implications that are actually far greater than the needs of any one individual student. While the process may seem... Read More
Posted by David Liebmann on Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  Spring is a time of new growth and change, and so it is with GUS. After three years of transformative growth including enrollment increases, the successful launch of the Pre-Kindergarten program, the 40+Forward all-school reunion, new faces among faculty and staff, classroom upgrades, and the building of a new playground, I leave the school in June to Interim Head of School Gretchen Forsyth, who will carry the work forward. Working closely together all winter and spring, we... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Friday, May 10, 2019
The 2019 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest highlights endangered and threatened species, using students artwork to showcase their knowledge and commitment to protecting these endangered animals.  Students from across the country were invited to submit entries. This year, NOAA received 452 entries from 21 schools!  We are thrilled to have a number of GUS students selected, including: Alex Stanley (grade 1) and James Daoust (grade 1) have been ... Read More
Posted by Taylor Ann Bradford, Gloucester Daily Times on Friday, May 10, 2019
A little house sits on the shore of America’s oldest fishing port with one mission in mind: to bring history to life for those who live there. The Cape Ann Museum, in downtown Gloucester, has been an academic resource for more than a century as it bridges the region’s past and present through art installations, interactive exhibits, programs and events.  And over the years, a number of schools on Cape Ann and the North Shore have taken advantage of the museum's... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Monday, May 6, 2019
We are excited to welcome our final two exhibitions of the school year, as part of our GUS Visiting Artists Series. They will be on display Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through May 30, and are open to the public. On display in the Johnson Gallery (lower school), Elizabeth Harty’s vibrant paintings are inspired by spirituality, nature, people, dance, music textiles, costumes and calligraphy from all over the world. In the upper school gallery, get lost in GUS parent... Read More
Posted by Nancy Hartmann on Friday, May 3, 2019
We are proud to offer a new course this summer, specifically for girls. Environmental Science Leadership + Adventures for Girls is a one-week course offered to girls entering 6th through 9th grade. It offers a hybrid of environmental science learning and daily adventures in scientific fieldwork. Lead by Cory Ryan, AP Environmental Science teacher at Dexter Southfield, campers will venture out to local farms to learn about agricultural practices and land stewardship; waste management and... Read More