Parent Notices

4/14/17

posted Apr 17, 2017, 8:28 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 8:28 AM ]

Good Evening,


It's hard to believe that we're only five days away from another break. It seems that Mother Nature is cooperating with our vacation. 

Abigail Neilson, Victoria Brasil, and Emily Hayden were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the HUOT last night. Congratulations to these three. 

On Tuesday, we will host Kevin Hines. “In September 2000, Kevin Hines leapt off the Golden Gate Bridge, a method of suicide attempt that has resulted in death for most of the 2000 people who have made that jump since the bridge was erected in 1937. Right when he jumped, he knew it was a mistake. He is one of only thirty-six (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the globe. Kevin’s will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges, universities, high schools, and more. Kevin believes in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well. His mantra: “Life is a gift, that is why they call it the present. Cherish it always.”

http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/bio/


Have a good Easter 🐣 weekend!

Anthony Sperazzo
Principal
Gilford High School

April 18          Kevin Hines presentation  9:30
April 19          Wellness Wednesday
April 21          French trip
April 22-29    Spring vacation 

4/7/17

posted Apr 10, 2017, 4:19 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 4:19 AM ]

Good Evening-

I hope you will take a look into our Physical Education classroom by viewing this article that the Gilford Steamer published last week regarding activities our students are exposed to within our curriculum.

Continuing along with health, Wellness Wednesdays will start on April 12th in an effort to promote increased wellness and positive coping strategies. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about yoga, guided meditation, life coaching, Reiki, cross-fit training, aroma-therapy, nutrition, stress management and much more. The organizers even asked that I share my “Sperazzo Smoothie” concoction with the students. 

We welcomed 11 high schools for the New Hampshire Theatre Festival today. They will be presenting their productions today and tomorrow. If you’d like to watch GHS, they’re presenting “A Dollar” around 5:00pmon Saturday evening. Best of luck to them!

Congratulations to six of our sophomores that were chosen to attend the Lakes Region Leadership program on April 18th at Prescott Farms. Noah Presby, Hannah Waite, Michaela Robertson, Emily Waite, Ryan Witham, and Mia Shurbert will have the opportunity to meet and work with other student leaders as they examine leadership characteristics.

The warm weather is coming. I hope you can enjoy some fresh air.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

April 7 & 8                             Youth & Government field trip

                                                 State Theatre Festival  GHS

April 11                                  Quebec City/Montreal parent meeting  6:30  library

April 13                                  National Technical Honor Society Induction  6:00  HUOT

April 21                                  French trip  
April 22-30                            Spring vacation

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.

 

 

Attached

Ava Doris fundraiser dinner


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, May 07, 2017:
Fundraiser.jpg

3/31/17

posted Apr 3, 2017, 8:29 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 8:29 AM ]

Good Evening-

What a night it was last evening! Hopefully you were one of the 325 attendees in the crowd for Mr. GHS. Steve O'Riordan and his Business class put on an incredible show! The students demonstrated class, talent, and lots of humor. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while and it’s something that this school needed after the last few weeks. Congratulations to the 12 boys that were on stage as well as the students that planned this very successful event. All proceeds will fund the flag cases for the New Hampshire Veteran’s home. I was so proud of our students last night because they demonstrated both humor and class at the same time. Congratulations to Mr. GHS, junior, Seamus Therrien!

Next Wednesday is a very important day for our juniors. They will be taking the statewide assessment SAT from 7:45-12:30. This is one of the significant measures that our school, district, and community is judged. Please support our juniors that morning with a healthy breakfast and a positive attitude.

The Spanish club will be holding a month long calendar raffle to benefit those participating in our Costa Rica adventure. Each day in May, a name will be drawn for an awesome prize. On May 31st all names will be returned for the grand prize which is a hotel stay/Meadowbrook tickets/El Jimaddor dinner. Total prizes available valued at over $1500! Tickets are on sale now through April 30th and cost $10 each or 3 for $25. See any traveler for the tickets.

The monthly Parents of Performing Students (POPS) will meet on Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm in the choir room. They are also in need of volunteers for the upcoming State Drama Festival including medical staffing. The link to sign up is http://signup.com/go/sZK7Jo

The Class of 2019 is excited to be partnering with FUN PASTA FUNDRAISING! Browse through the “pastabilities”, and order some creative, delicious pasta goodies. It's simple and you'll love the selection! With each sale, the Class of 2019 earns 40% which helps us reach our fundraising goal. Online orders get FREE shipping over $50! Plus, earn 50% profit on brochure orders over $4000! The fundraiser will run from 3/27 to 4/21 online, with the brochure orders ending on 4/18. https://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/ghs-class-of-2019

The agenda for the School Board meeting being held Monday night is attached.

Get the shovels back out. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

April 1                                    Computer Programming contest  St. Anselm CANCELLED

April 3                                    School Board meeting  6:00pm  GES

April 4                                    Policy Meeting  7:30 am  GHS

                                                POPS meeting  6:00  Choir room

April 5                                    SAT- juniors 

April 7 & 8                             Youth & Government field trip

State Theatre Festival  GHS

April 11                                  Quebec City/Montreal parent meeting  6:30  library

April 13                                  National Technical Honor Society Induction  6:00  HUOT

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, April 30, 2017:
FunPasta Fundraiser Letter.docx
April Board agenda.pdf

3/24/17

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:29 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 4:31 AM ]

Notification from: Gilford High School

Good Evening-

Trimester 2 has officially been completed. The light at the end of the tunnel will start to shine brighter as soon as the snow begins to melt.

Please support a few of the below listed events that our students are involved with. Tonight and tomorrow evening, beginning at7:00pm, our Performing Arts Department will perform “Little Shop of Horrors”. Here’s a sneak peek.  

Mr. GHS has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm in the auditorium. This should be a fun event for our students to show off their talents.

The Spring PTA Poetry contest deadline is April 18th. I’ve attached all of the details for our students to submit poems.

If your child is a leader or you’d like to foster leadership, please have him/her speak with their school counselor or click here for information on Boys and Girls State.

Senior parents: Graduation confirmation will be sent to you as soon as we are confirmed with Meadowbrook and the School Board. Stay tuned.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

March 25                               Spring Play  “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 26                              Spring Play  "Little Shop of Horrors"  2:00

March 30                               Mr. GHS  6:30  auditorium

March 30-April 1                  All State Music festival  Concord

March 31                               Junior SAT pep rally  9:54-10:14

April 1                                    Computer Programming contest  St. Anselm

April 3                                    School Board meeting  6:00pm  GES

April 4                                    Policy Meeting  7:30am  GHS

April 5                                    SAT- juniors 

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, April 23, 2017:
PTA Poetry.PNG

3/17/17

posted Mar 20, 2017, 4:25 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 4:26 AM ]

Good Evening-

 

Our School Counseling Department has created a summer educational opportunity section on their webpage. Please take some time so that our students can continue to grow during the summer.

 

The Athletic Boosters are opening their clothing store for a short window of time for online orders from March 16 - April 3 and will be available April 19.https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_boosters

We celebrated another round of students that have embodied our motto: Gilford students LEAD- Learn, Excel, Achieve, Dream. Here are the recipients.


Congrats to Mark Young who finished 1
st  in classic and 2nd in freestyle at the Meet of Champions for Nordic skiing. 

 

The production of "A Dollar" has been awarded best production at last weekend’s regional festival and has advanced to the state theatre festival in early April at GHS. The cast and crew performed well and represented GHS in a positive manner throughout the day. The acting company (Luke Harding, Tom Pouliot, Michael Wernig, Emma Nelson, Alexa Dembiec, Kaylee Lemire, Meredith Ellis, and Zoe Tourneur) were awarded a special excellence in "group" acting award during the ALL STAR Company awards. Congratulations!

 

March 23-25, our Performing Arts Department will be putting on the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors”. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his co-worker crush. Join us for an evening musical beginning at 7:00pm.

 

There will be NO Gilmanton late bus on Thursday and Friday of finals week.

 

Have a good week.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

March 17-18                          New England Music Festival  CT

March 18                               Youth & Government field trip

March 20                               Spring sports start

March 21                               Math meet 

                                            Gilford Together  6:30  Gilford Community Church

March 22                               Final exams (schedule below)

March 23                               Final exams

                                            Spring Play “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 24                               Final exams

                                            Spring Play  “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 25                               Spring Play  “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 28                               Band field trip

March 30-April 1                     All State Music festival  Concord

March 31                               Junior SAT pep rally  9:54-10:14

April 3                                    School Board meeting  6:00pm  GES

April 4                                    Policy Meeting  7:30am  GHS

April 5                                    SAT- juniors 

 

Wednesday, March 22  

Block 1 exam  7:40-9:10

   Block 2  9:14-10:11

   Block 3  10:15-11:17

   Regular schedule

 

Thursday, March 23 

Block 2 exam 7:40-9:10

Block 3 exam 9:25-10:55

10:55-11:15 lunch

11:20  buses depart

 

Friday, March 24

Block 4 exam 7:40-9:10

Block 5 exam 9:25-10:55

10:55-11:15 lunch

11:20  buses depart

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.

3/10/17

posted Mar 13, 2017, 4:30 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 4:31 AM ]

Good Evening-

It’s been a smooth transition back to school for our students after the break. With that being said, our trimester is coming to an end in two weeks. I spoke with our students on the tv announcements Monday about finishing strong. Please help us out and make sure that our students and your children are advocates for their learning. If they are struggling, please have him/her reach out.

The Gilford Rotary held their annual 4 Way speech contest Tuesday. Six high school students gave passionate speeches on a topic of their choosing. All of these students demonstrated an important 21st century skill of being a strong communicator.Congratulations to Cader Coleman (1st place), Connor Leggett (2nd place), and Aria Stephan (3rdplace).

Please come join us at GHS for the production of Mr. GHS on March 15th at 6:30. Mr. GHS is a good-humored pageant where twelve high school boys will perform their talents, lip-sync, and show off many other abilities. Mr. O’Riordan’s block 5 Business Management class will be hosting this production to raise money to build flag cases for the Tilton Veteran’s home. Tickets are sold at the door- $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for students. I hope to see you there.

Currently, our thespians are on stage at Newfound High School performing the student-directed play, “A Dollar”, directed by Jack Harding and Dawson Ellis. Our robotics team is also on their way south to compete in Massachusetts for their competition this weekend. Good luck to all!

Stay warm this weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

Attached

Food Drive voting day

 

March 10-12                         Robotics Competition  Bridgewater High School

March 13                               Winter Sports Awards  6:00

March 14                               Voting  Gilford Community Center

March 15                               Mr. GHS  6:30

March 16-18                         New England Music Festival  Connecticut

                                                HYPE Conference

                                                Quebec City-Montreal meeting  2:30  room 369

                                                PTA- Anonymous People showing w/panel  6:00

March 17                               Student Leaders of the Month recognition

March 18                               Youth & Government field trip

March 21                               Math meet 

                                                Gilford Together meeting  6:30  Gilford Community Church

March 22                               Final exams

March 23                               Final exams

                                                Spring Play “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 24                               Final exams

                                                Spring Play  “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

March 25                               Spring Play  “Little Shop of Horrors” 7:00

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, April 09, 2017:
GGL Election Day Flyer-march.pdf

2/24/17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 10:06 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 10:07 AM ]

Good Evening-

This has been an action packed week with students participating in winter carnival activities. Everything went well after a mid-week pep talk to the study body. Sometimes competition takes over and we need to remind our students that these are activities to help bring life to the school, bring classes together, and get through winter.

Three of our students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. As our choir director shared that night, “We also inducted three M’s: Melissa Moynihan, Meredith Ellis, and Michael Wernig”. Congratulations to those three on meeting the requirements.

Also, congratulations to our JV girls basketball team for winning the Franklin tournament last week. Good luck to the Varsity girls basketball team as they compete in their playoff game this Saturday at Newfound at 7:00pm.

The Gilford Rotary will host the Rotary 4 Way speech contest on March 7th at 6:00pm at the GHS library. This is a chance for students to prepare a 5-7 minute speech on the 4 pillars of Rotary and also win money. More information is attached.

I hope your child has a restful and enjoyable week off.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

Attached

Belmont-Gilford hockey fundraiser at Patrick’s  March 5-9

Rotary 4 Way Speech contest

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation

February 25                           Girls basketball playoff game @ Newfound  7:00pm

March 3-5                              Robotics Competition  Windham High School

March 5-9                              B-G Hockey fundraiser  Patrick’s 

March 6                                 School Board meeting  6:00  GES

March 7                                 Policy meeting  7:30  GHS conference room

March 7                                 Rotary 4-Way speech  6:00  GHS library

March 8                                 Blood drive

                                                HUOT field trip  sophomores

March 10                               Student Leaders of the Month recognition

                                                Robotics Competition  Bridgewater High School

                                                Drama field trip

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 26, 2017:
BG hockey.pdf
Rotary 4 Way Speech.doc

2/17/17

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:31 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening-

Tonight kicks off winter carnival with a dance from 7:00-10:00. Students can get quite competitive next week with class spirit. Any reminder to your child to have fun and be a good role model will be helpful and appreciated.

With our fifth snow day, we have pushed back final exams and trimester two back a week. Final exams will now be March 22-24with March 27 being the first day of trimester three.

Congratulations to our PTA State Level Winners: Justine Carter and Caledonia Hackley for moving onto the National Level! Here is a complete list of the winners.

LITERATURE

First Place- Justine Carter

Second Place- Sean DeSautelle

Honorable Mention- Alexa McNamara

DANCE

Third Place- Grace Southworth

VISUAL ARTS

First Place- Caledonia Hackley

Third Place- Taeylor Plante

PHOTOGRAPHY

Honorable Mention- Harry LaFlamme

Check out all of our New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards winners in this slideshow on the front page of our website. Our students show off their talents in many forms.

Like Gilford School District on Facebook here. You can also view the budget at this link and all budget info is on the lower right section.

Please remember to pick your child up by 10:00 from the dance if they’re attending. I’m off to get my dancing shoes. Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

 

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10

February 20-24                     Winter Carnival

February 21                           Youth Risk Behavior Survey  advisory

                                                 POPS meeting  5:00  Choir room

                                                 Classical Night Club and Tri0M Music Honor Induction  6:30 

February 22                           DEW

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation

March 3-5                              Robotics Competition  Windham High School 

Attached

PTA Mock Teenage Bedroom Presentation/Discussion- February 23  GES  6:00

Belmont-Gilford hockey fundraiser at Patrick’s  March 5-9

Election Day Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch- March 14th

Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 19, 2017:
GGL Election Day Flyer-march.pdf
BG hockey.pdf
Mock teen bedroom event flyer 2017.pdf

2/10/17

posted Feb 14, 2017, 4:12 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 4:12 AM ]

Good Evening-

It was a short instructional week due to the snow cancellations; however, a lot still happened. Our PE class was out snowshoeing this morning taking advantage of all the snow! And when they came in from the outdoors, our departments went on live air and promoted their courses for the course selection process that has started. Our teachers try to appeal to the students’ interests and align future careers with their curriculum.  

Congratulations to the following students for being invited to attend the NHIAA Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Day. These senior students have participated in two or more varsity sports during their senior year, take part in community service, and have had a minimum of a 3.3 overall GPA throughout high school: Marina Baer, Stevie Orton, Kaylee Smith, Hannah Sullivan, Alden Blais, Joseph Bonnell, James Buckley, Ethan Carrier, Connor Craigie, Kyle Davies, Anthony Eldridge, Logan Essaff, Daniel Getchell-Lacey, Thomas Poulliot, Grant Workman, Mark Young.

The following students have been accepted to the New England Music Festival in Norwalk, CT: Shannon Anderson, Leah Gardner, Aria Stephan, Sam Drew, Dawson Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Claire Gardner, Rachel McCarthy, Melissa Moynihan, Charles Purcell, Ryan Witham, Kayla Zarella.


Next Wednesday (2/15) at the Gilmanton School (6:00) there will be a presentation on mental illness awareness. Justice John Broderick will be the speaker. Feel free to attend as this is an extremely prevalent issue in today’s society and Justice Broderick does an amazing job in his presentation.

Jillian Nickerson taught her final class this past Thursday and is now out on maternity leave for the birth of her second child. We have hired Donna Snow to fill in for the remainder of the year. Mrs. Snow has filled in for Science long-term sub positions in the past. She can be contacted at dsnow@sau73.org.

Sophomore parents: If your child was planning to attend the HUOT field trip, this was moved to Monday, February 13th from 8:30-10:10. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor.

If your child is attending the Winter Carnival dance on Friday, February 17th, please pick your child up by 10:00pm so that our chaperones can go home to their families on time. Thanks for your help on this.

Hopefully you’ll be reading my name as the winner of the fishing derby this weekend or as my father says, “Let’s catch at least one fish Anthony”. Enjoy the snow! 

Attached

Election Day Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch- March 14th

PTA Mock Teenage Bedroom Presentation/Discussion- February 23  GES  6:00

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

asperazzo@sau73.org

 

February 10                           School Deliberative session  7:00  auditorium

February 13                           HUOT field trip  8:30-10:10

February 14                           Policy Meeting  7:30-8:30  GHS conference room

February 15                           DEW

                                                Justice Broderick  Gilmanton School  6:00

February 16                           Sophomore Parent Night  6:30  GHS library

                                                Junior College Night  6:30  GHS lecture hall

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10

February 20-24                     Winter Carnival

February 21                           Classical Night Club and Tri0M Music Honor Induction  6:30 

February 22                           DEW

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 12, 2017:
GGL Election Day Flyer-march.pdf
Mock teen bedroom event flyer 2017.pdf

2/3/17

posted Feb 6, 2017, 3:56 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 3:57 AM ]

Good Evening-

Next week our students begin the process of selecting their courses for next year. I encourage them to take time to read each course description carefully to make sure each selection fits their learning plan and goals. If your child has any questions, please have him/her meet with their school counselor. Here is our Program of Studies.

On February 21st, all students will have the option of completing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey during advisory. This optional survey was developed to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. If you wish your child not to take this survey, please notify Meg Jenkins at mjenkins@sau73.org or have your child state he/she would rather not take this survey at the time it is administered. Even during the survey, at any point in time, the student can stop taking it. The survey can be seen here.

Sophomore parents: Your child has the opportunity to take part in the HUOT program next year. Here is a video that highlights the state-of-the art programs offered. Please take a look with your child to see if he/she is interested. If they’re interested, there is a planned field trip for February 7th. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor. 
Mrs. Wright is out on medical leave for the next 6-8 weeks. Kristen Snow has taken over her duties if you have any questions. 

The Athletic Booster’s online store for apparel will close on February 7th. Please visit this website if interested. 

I have also attached Monday night’s School Board agenda for those interested.

Need I say Go Patriots?! Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

asperazzo@sau73.org

 

February 6                            NHIAA Senior Scholar Athlete recognition  Concord

                                                School Board meeting  6:00  GES

February 7                            Policy meeting  7:30  GHS conference room

                                                HUOT field trip  8:50-10:30

                                                POPS meeting  5:30  Choir room

February 8                            DEW

                                                Math meet

                                                 Classical Night Club & Tri-M Music Honor Induction

February 9                             School Deliberative session  7:00  auditorium

February 15                           DEW

February 16                           Sophomore Parent Night  6:30  GHS library

                                                 Junior College Night  6:30  GHS lecture hall

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 05, 2017:
2-6-2017 School Board Agenda .pdf

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