A thank you to seniors from seniors

Seniors at Granby Memorial High School were pleasantly surprised on Valentine’s Day, when members of the Granby Senior Center walked into class pushing a cart full of goodies. Each senior received a bag of homemade cookies, chocolates and a note wishing them a Happy Valentine’s Day.

There’s “sNOw” better way to spend your snow day

Winter weather is chaotic and unpredictable, with its wailing winds, stinging cold and speeding blizzards. In the morning, the feeling students experience after waking up to a blurry landscape outside of their window, with school canceled, is filled with a tremendous amount of joy.

How to communicate with your teenage children

Parents, you are incredible role models and important figures in your children’s lives, but sometimes it is hard for parents and children to get along. The relationship will never be seamless, but this article was created to hopefully open a small part of a teenagers life to a parent, to help them better understand the wants and needs of a teen today.

DTC Trivia Night raises funds for scholarships

Members and guests of the Granby Democratic Town Committee (DTC) gathered for fun, food and friendly competition at the second annual Trivia Game Night Out, an event that raises funds for Granby DTC college scholarship awards. The event was attended by more than 80 people this year.  Award levels have grown over the years with the first scholarship of $500 awarded in 2012 increasing to two $1000 scholarships in 2017.

GMHS Winter Sports

James Shelansky takes the ball up the court on a fast break.

GMHS Athletes of the Month

Maddee McGee
Sports played: Basketball, Softball
Academic accomplishments: Honor Roll Student, Perfect Attendance 2015-16, Spanish Honor Society member, Young Educators Society member
Athletic Accomplishments:
All- Conference Honors NCCC Team 2016-17 -Girl’s Basketball (Sophomore)
All- Conference Honors NCCC Team 2016-17 -Softball (Sophomore)
All- Conference Honors NCCC Team 2017-18 -Girl’s Basketball (Junior)
Captain of Granby Varsity Girls Basketball 2017-18
AAU Basketball player (5 years)
How I prepare for a game/match/meet: Review game film, get to practice early to get shots up, stay after practice to get shots up, scout opponents, write out plays using my whiteboard, work out at the YMCA on weekends, check opponent records and stats, listen to music
Most memorable moment as a BEAR:
Basketball: Ellington Away Game Freshman Year; subbed in six minutes left in 4th qtr, down 28-36, scored 10 points to bring Granby back within one possession (missed buzzer beater)
Softball: Hitting two home runs in back-to-back at bats vs. Bolton (Spring 2017 Season)
Favorite athlete: Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder; Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Plans after high school: Attend a four-year university and play women’s college basketball/softball, while earning a degree in Education; play women’s basketball professionally, coach sports
Favorite quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”– Michael Jordan

Kaleb Lillestolen
Sports played: Basketball, Track
Academic accomplishments:  Spanish Honor Society, Honor Roll
Athletic Accomplishments: Basketball Captain, four Varsity Letters
How I prepare for a game/match/meet:  pregame snack and relax
Most memorable moment as a BEAR:
Win over St.


The February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulting in the senseless loss of 17 lives was another tragic event for public education and the nation. It is a sad day when any superintendent of schools cannot 100 percent guarantee the safety of students and staff in school.

STEAM career fair at GMMS

On Jan. 30, the students of Granby Memorial Middle School participated in STEAM Day, a day devoted to Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.  Throughout the day, students engaged in a number of hands-on and inquiry-based activities to recognize the various ways that STEAM connects to their daily lives.  STEAM education is a high priority at GMMS, as it helps students to develop the necessary skills in today’s tech-savvy world.  STEAM represents a pathway to some of the most in-demand jobs that the economy has to offer, and allows students to develop a problem solver’s mentality, always looking to question and wonder about how things work.