Parent Notices

6/15/18

posted Jun 18, 2018, 9:37 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

The students are getting excited for summer and they only have four days left. Please remember that Monday is a full day of school with TuesdayWednesday, and Thursday set aside for final exams. Please remind your child to stay focused and finish strong.  

 

We celebrated our seniors last night at a very nice event that was well attended. I have told the class this week several times how much they have impressed us at GHS this year with their leadership and accomplishments. We wish our seniors luck as they take the next steps in their future endeavors.

 

This morning, we recognized our underclassmen with awards of their own. It’s always a great way to end the year.

 

The last Gilmanton late bus of the year is Monday.

 

Graduation is 10:00 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion this Sunday. I hope that you will join the community as we celebrate our seniors. Both entrances will be open to gain access to the venue on Sunday.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

June

17           Graduation  Meadowbrook  10:00am

19           Block 1 exam  7:40-9:10

                Block 2 exam  9:25-10:55

                Lunch  10:55-11:15

                Dismissal  11:20

20           Block 3 exam  7:40-9:10

                Block 4 exam  9:25-10:55

                Lunch  10:55-11:15

                Dismissal  11:20

21           Block 5 exam  7:40-9:10

                Make up exam  9:25-10:55

                Lunch  10:55-11:15

                Dismissal  11:20

                LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

6/8/18

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:29 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 4:29 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

Well, our seniors made it to their final day of classes! Now three days of finals.

 

Congratulations to the girl’s 4x400 relay team of Kaitlyn Callahan, Natalie Fraser, Brianna Fraser, and Lauren Dean for placing 4th at the Meet of Champions Saturday. Also, congratulations to Korey Weston for placing 5th in the javelin. Good luck to these five at New England’s Saturday!

 

If your child has not ordered a yearbook but would like to purchase one, have him/her see Mr. O’Riordan.

 

From Nurse Jenkins…

Physicals

As summer approaches, it is time for physicals and immunization catchup. The new Caring for Kids on Corporate Dr. Belmont office has dedicated 3 dates for Gilford and Gilmanton student exams. These are NOT walk-in visits. Please call 528-0995 to schedule your appointment to ensure a visit. For incoming freshman, you must have a current (less than one year old) physical in order to register on Family ID for HS sports preseason in August.

Monday, July 16th            1-7p

Thursday, July 19th          8am – 7p

Tuesday, July 24th            8am – 7p

Also available is the ClearChoiceMD in Belmont at the Belknap Mall and ConvenientMD in Concord.

 

Once you have the physical, it can be uploaded to FamilyID or feel free to mail or fax it to me at school.

ImPACT testing for Juniors

Juniors need to repeat their ImPACT testing before fall preseason (they have already been notified). Please ask them to see me to schedule a time.

 

It’s getting close to the end. Please remind your child to stay focused and finish strong.  

 

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

June

8              Senior Week schedule

  AP US HIstory field trip

11           Block 1 final exam (seniors) 7:40-9:10

                Block 2 final exam (seniors) 9:25-10:55

                Graduation rehearsal- auditorium 11:00-12:30

                Time capsule  12:30  

                Athletic Awards  6:00

12           Policy meeting  7:30 GHS  

                Block 3 final exam (seniors) 7:40-9:10

                Block 4 final exam (seniors) 9:25-10:55

                PTA meeting  6:30  GES

13           Block 5 final exam (seniors)  7:40-9:10  

                Graduation rehearsal- auditorium 9:30-12:00

                Seniors "final walk"  around 11:15

                Senior Yearbook dinner  5:30-7:00

14           Graduation rehearsal  9:30-11:30  Meadowbrook 

                Senior Awards Night  6:00  

15           In-house awards ceremony  8:00  auditorium 

                Veteran's home visit  9:15  

17           Graduation  Meadowbrook  10:00am


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6/1/18

posted Jun 5, 2018, 4:20 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 4:21 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

The boy’s tennis team and girl’s track and field teams were state runner-ups this year. Well done on a fabulous season. We do still have three teams in the running for a state title: baseball, softball, and unified volleyball. And some of the relay teams and individuals are competing for track and field this weekend. Good luck to all.

 

Please join our AP US History students as they explain their presentation of the 1850’s-1860’s in Gilford on Tuesday, June 5th at the Thompson-Ames Historical Society at 7:00pm.

 

Here is the Senior Week schedule

 

The Parents of Performing Arts will be selling pre-sale flowers for Graduation. I have attached the information.

 

Please support POPS on June 3 at Fratello’s restaurant. Tell your server you support Gilford POPS and 25% will be donated to POPS.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

June

2              Boys tennis singles

                Girls tennis singles

                Baseball quarters  4:00  GHS

                Softball quarters  4:00  White Mountains

3              Mattress sale 10-4  GHS

4              School Board meeting  Gilmanton  6:00

5              Unified volleyball quarters  4:00 Laconia

                AP US History presentations  7:00  Thompson-Ames

                Baseball semis  7:00  SNHU  (if we win)

7              LEAD recognition  1:40-2:14  room 131

                Unified volleyball  4:00  (if we win)

                Unclassical Night  6:30 

8              AP US History field trip       

                Gilmanton 8th graders tour GHS  9:30

                Senior Week schedule

 

GHS Top 10

GHS Musicians Take First


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, July 01, 2018:
Mattress.pdf
Fratellos Dinner.docx.pdf
2018 graduation flowers.pdf

5/25/18

posted May 30, 2018, 7:01 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Morning,

 

Last evening, the HUOT Technical Center awarded several of our students awards and scholarships for their achievements this year. You should know that Gilford took home a lot ofrecognitions. Well done students! 

 

Here is the Senior Week schedule

 

Congratulations to the following students for being named a New Hampshire State Scholar. Here is more information on how they earned this recognition.

Brooke Beaudet, Branden Bergman, Taryn Breton, Cloe Boucher, Kaitlyn Callahan, Brayden Casella, Kaelin Cegelski, Julianna Coulstring, Julia Davis, Owen Day, Lauren Dean, Shawn Edson, Sandor Gamache, Erin Gately, Riley Glover, Tyler Hanf, Luke Harding, Olivia Harris, David Hart, Bailey Hildreth, Samantha Knowles, Jillian LaChapelle, Kaia Langathianos, Matthew Larose, Connor Leggett, Callie McGreevy, Isabella Moceri, Jonathan Nelson, Micaela Niskala, Gabrielle Podmore, Elizabeth Relf, Madison Relf, Christian Remick, Kellie Ryan, Aria Stephan, Olivia Trindade, Kelli Vieten, Ethan Warren, Christopher Weimann, Christian Workman, Sophia Wrobel, and Michele Young.

 

I have attached the National Honor Society Run to Remember 5K that will occur on May 28,2018 at the Gilford Youth Center at 9:00am.

 

The Parents of Performing Arts will be selling pre-sale flowers for Graduation. Stay tuned for more information.

 

Hold on because when students return from the weekend, the days go by quick! Happy three day weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May       

28           Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL  NHS 5K Run to Remember  9:00  Gilford Youth Center

29           Boy’s tennis state final  4:00  Derryfield School

30           Softball prelims  4:00

31           Student Leadership conference

                New Hampshire Scholars 

                Baseball prelims  4:00

                Girls lacrosse quarters  5:00

June

1              Boys lacrosse quarters  5:00

2              Boys tennis singles

                Girls tennis singles

                Baseball quarters  4:00

                Softball quarters  4:00

                Girls lacrosse semis  5:00 Laconia

3              Mattress sale 10-4  GHS

 

 

There are two scheduled volunteer fingerprinting clinics for June 19th. Photo ID is required.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:

June 19th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   SAU

June 19th ~ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   SAU

 

These sessions are during Kindergarten Visitation so that new parents can go through the process while their little ones are at school. Please let any other new parents know of the clinics so they can come as well. The badges issued will be for the 2018-2019 school year.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 24, 2018:
2018 Memorial Day Race & Parade.pdf
Gilford Yard Sale Form.pdf

5/18/18

posted May 18, 2018, 6:31 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 18, 2018, 6:31 AM ]

Notification from: Gilford High School

Good Morning,

 

You’re getting this early because of Prom. I’ll have my dancing shoes on so will not be able to write this later. We will see several hundred of you supporting our high school students tonightat 6:00pm for the Prom march in the gymnasium. Then the students will leave for Pheasant Ridge from 7:00-10:00 for some food, dancing, and fun activities. Please speak with your child before they leave for Prom and know where they are going. We want all of our students to be safe this evening.

 

Well over a hundred of our students interacted with visiting writer, Ian McColluch, yesterday in the library. Thanks to Mr. Hutchison for staying in touch with Ian and bringing him back to his home. Hopefully, students heard that hard work pays off and anyone can make it to the big show even if you're from a small town. Thanks for sharing Ian with us Hutch! 

 

Congratulations to Kendra Tibbals for being runner-up forNew Hampshire’s First District Congressional Art competition. Kendra was recognized by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter last week in an awards ceremony.

 

Nice job to our singers last evening. They sang alongside the elementary and middle school at the chorale concert. Well done Mrs. Sanborn!

 

Speaking of Performing Arts, the band and choir both took home first place finishes at Music in the Parks last week. Kudos!

 

I have attached the National Honor Society Run to Remember 5K that wil occur on May 28,2018 at the Gilford Youth Center at 9:00am.

 

The 2nd grade is having a yard sale on Saturday, May 19th at GES from 8-11am. The yard sale will be held rain or shine! If it rains, we will be located in the GES cafeteria. The proceeds will benefit Got Lunch. We are selling different household items, toys, bikes, games, kitchenware, sporting goods, etc. Please come support the 2nd grade learners in this endeavor.  

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May       

18           Early release  12:06

  Prom march  6:00  gymnasium

               Prom  7:00-10:00  Pheasant Ridge- Gilford

22           STEAM EXPO  5:30-7:00  GES

24           HUOT Awards- Celebration of Achievement  6:00  HUOT

28           Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL  NHS 5K Run to Remember  9:00  Gilford Youth Center

 

There are two scheduled volunteer fingerprinting clinics for June 19th. Photo ID is required.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:

June 19th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   SAU

June 19th ~ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   SAU

 

These sessions are during Kindergarten Visitation so that new parents can go through the process while their little ones are at school. Please let any other new parents know of the clinics so they can come as well. The badges issued will be for the 2018-2019 school year.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 17, 2018:
2018 Memorial Day Race & Parade.pdf

5/11/18

posted May 14, 2018, 7:12 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening,

 

Yesterday morning, we had Kathi Sullivan speak with our students about making positive decisions and it was a very impactful story. She shared the loss of her daughter, Taylor, at an underage drinking party. It was moving for our staff members to see how our students listened to her speak. Please make sure you know where your child is before and after Prom and please have a conversation with him/her about doing the right thing. Thank you PTA for getting Kathi here.

 

Speaking of PTA, congratulations to Sharyn Sasserson for being named Lakes Region Champion for Children. She has supported students throughout the district in her many roles and we are so happy to see her receive this recognition.

 
Congratulations to Gilford Elementary School for being named New Hampshire ElementarySchool of the Year! See the award presentation here.


Last evening, all of the bands from elementary school to high school as well as Gilmanton played together in the Monster Band concert. This was another remarkable event put on by the Performing Arts Department. Well done!

 

The winners of the PTA Poetry contest are…

10th- Laurel Gingrich

11th- Kendall Boisvert

12th- Jenna Baumeister

Overall- Sophie Leggett

 

There will be a celebration of our winners Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6-8pm at the Gilford Public Library. All the winners are invited with their family and friends to read their poems aloud.

 

Senior parents: This went to seniors earlier this week. “This is a reminder that your school email/Google account will be locked permanently on Thursday, June 14th at noon.  All data associated with this account -- Google Documents, Calendars, Gmail, etc. -- will be permanently deleted during the summer. You MUST transfer anything you wish to keep BEFORE June 14th, 2018.”

There are many well-documented ways to download/transfer your Google Apps data. To get material out of your school Google account Docs/Drive, gmail or Contacts that you want to save, we recommend:
http://www.google.com/takeout  It takes about 5 minutes from start to finish! Once you have exported the files to a zip file, you can import them into your own Gmail account. If you have any questions, see Mr. Nazer.

 

For all the mothers out there, I hope that you enjoy your special day.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May       

11            Band & Choir trip

                AP US History & German exam

                Hypnotist  6:30pm  auditorium

14           AP Biology exam

15           AP Calculus exam

                AP Computer Science exam

16           PTA Poetry Night  6:00 Gilford Public library

17           Choral concert

               Visiting Writer- Ian McColluch

               AP Statistics exam

18           Early release  12:06

  Prom march  6:00  gymnasium

                Prom  7:00-10:00  Pheasant Ridge- Gilford

 

There are two scheduled volunteer fingerprinting clinics for June 19th. Photo ID is required.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:

June 19th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   SAU

June 19th ~ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   SAU

 

These sessions are during Kindergarten Visitation so that new parents can go through the process while their little ones are at school.   

 

Please let any other new parents know of the clinics so they can come as well. The badges issued will be for the 2018-2019 school year.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 10, 2018:
Stomp the stigma.png
SBIRT.png
2018 Academy Day Flyer.pdf

5/4/18

posted May 9, 2018, 7:01 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 9, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

Our seniors are five hours north in Maine whitewater rafting for their senior class trip. I have always enjoyed this trip because the students are in the middle of the woods with no cell phones that work and they’re forced to communicate face to face. Thanks to our chaperones that have given up a weekend with their families to mingle with our seniors.

 

Don’t forget to RSVP to kdubois@sau73.org or call 524-7135 if you are attending the May 8thPerformance-Based Learning parent forum from 9:00am-10:00am or on May 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the GHS library to learn about formative and summative assessments, reassessment plan, and removal of the mission grade as the mission is very subjective and has little to do with skill acquisition.

 

The major shift is providing a more consistent way to inform students using formative assessments (10% of final grade) and summative assessments (90% of final grade). Instead of having some classes reporting homework, quizzes, and smaller assessments as different percentages throughout the school, all students will have this make up 10% of the student’s final grade whereas larger tests, projects, and labs will make up 90% of the final grade. This will now be consistent across the school and students will not be penalized during the “practice” portion while learning.

 

Congratulations to Mr. O’Riordan and his yearbook classes. They have been recognized as a National Program of Excellence by Jostens! Only four schools in New Hampshire earned this distinction.

 

Here is a link to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey results that our current 10th, 11th, and 12thgraders took last spring. The results were recently shared statewide and I want to show you the data.

 

To continue to support and offer our students positive messages, Gilford High School, in collaboration with the Gilford PTA, is hosting Kathi Sullivan on May 10 from 9:30-10:30 in the auditorium. Students will hear the story Kathi has about how her 17-year-old daughter attending a drinking party and found herself alone in the woods and drowned in two feet of water. Here is a link to Kathi’s story and her daughter, Taylor. I invite you to please attend this powerful presentation so you can talk with your child later that evening.

 

Not only does the PTA support our students, they also are supporting our teachers next week with an ice cream buffet for Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you!

 

Be sure to check out the exhibition of our students’ artwork being displayed at the Gilford Public Library. You have until the end of May.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May       

4-6          Senior class trip  Caratunk, Maine

7              AP Psychology exam 

  School Board meeting  6:00  GES

8              Policy meeting  7:30am  GHS

                AP Physics exam

                Parent forum  9:00-10:00am  GHS

                PTA meeting  6:30pm  GES

9              AP English exam

                EARLY RELEASE 

10           Kathi Sullivan presentation  9:30am  auditorium

                Parent forum  6:00pm  GHS library

                Monster Band concert  7:00pm  auditorium

11            Band & Choir trip

                AP US History & German exam

                Hypnotist  6:30pm  auditorium 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 03, 2018:
2018 summer app & school letter.pdf

4/20/18

posted May 2, 2018, 7:59 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 2, 2018, 8:02 AM ]

Good Evening,

Congratulations to Neil Miller who received the Dean’s List award at the recent New England District Robotics championships at FIRST Robotics. He was selected from over 418 entries and will represent the New England District at the FIRST Robotics championships next week in Detroit.

Prom ticket sales will run from April 30 – May 4. Tickets are $65. The GHS Prom is a Pheasant Ridge Country Club on May 18th. The Prom March will be held in the GHS gymnasium at6:00pm. Prom is from 7:00-9:30. See Mr. Nazer with any questions.

We are still waiting for official word regarding Graduation. As soon as we get a contract in hand, I will alert everyone.

Click here to read about Olivia Morea receiving the Annalee Thorndike scholarship.

Click here to get your Gilford apparel. The sale is open from April 8-20.

Back in mid-February, I shared an article named, “Redos and Retakes Done Right”. This outlined why it’s important for students to have a pathway for re-teaching and re-learning when they fail to demonstrate proficiency on an assessment. Over the past few months, our faculty has developed a reassessment procedure that will be implemented next year. I have attached it for your viewing and to allow you a sample of what we’ll outline at our parent forums on Performance-Based Learning. I’ve listed dates and times where I invite you to learn more about this procedure and how students will be graded on formative assessments (10%) and summative assessments (90%) next year.

The major shift is providing a more consistent way to inform students using formative assessments (10% of final grade) and summative assessments (90% of final grade). Instead of having some classes reporting homework, quizzes, and smaller assessments as different percentages throughout the school, all students will have this make up 10% of the student’s final grade whereas larger tests, projects, and labs will make up 90% of the final grade. This will now be consistent across the school and students will not be penalized during the “practice” portion while learning.

May 8th from 9:00am-10:00am, we will host “Chatting over Coffee” on performance-based learning. We will also host an evening parent presentation on May 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the GHS library. Please RSVP to kdubois@sau73.org or please call 524-7135 so we can anticipate numbers.

It appears the weather is looking nice next week. I hope you are able to enjoy some time with your family.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

April

23-27     April vacation

26-28     New England Theatre Festival  

May       

1              Junior pep-rally for Science assessment

3              NH Science assessment

4-6          Senior class trip  Caratunk, Maine

7              AP Psychology exam 

               School Board meeting  6:00  GES

8              Policy meeting  7:30am  GHS

                AP Physics exam

                Parent forum  9:00-10:00am  GHS

                PTA meeting  6:30  GES

9              AP English exam

                EARLY RELEASE 

10            Kathi Sullivan presentation  9:30  auditorium

                Parent forum  6:00  GHS library

11           Band & Choir trip

                AP US History & German exam


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, May 20, 2018:
GHS Reassessment Form.pdf

4/13/18

posted Apr 17, 2018, 4:11 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 4:12 AM ]

Good Evening,

Mr. Mike Zulauf took 14 students to Youth and Government Day, in Concord, last weekend so they could immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and practice democracy. Here are some pictures.

New scholarships available here are American Legion Auxiliary Ann Tracy Memorial; American Legion Post 1; Virtual High School; Gilford P.O.P.S; NH Electric Co-op; Berghahn Family Nursing; Gilford Community Church; Manchester Artists Association; and Society of Women Engineers. 

Speaking of money, congratulations to Olivia Morea for winning 1st place at the AnnaleeThornedike Scholarship contest last evening.

I have attached information about the Rotary-Interact yard sale occurring on April 28th.

Click here to get your Gilford apparel. The sale is open from April 8-20.

Rotary 4 Way Speech contestants

Have a great weekend and I hope this is the last of the snow.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

March

12-14     NH All-State Festival 

13           LEAD recognition

19           Art field trip 

23-27     April vacation

May       

3              NH Science assessment

4-6          Senior class trip

7              School Board meeting  6:00  GES


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, May 13, 2018:
Open House. CAP Hawk. 2018.pdf
yardsale.pdf

4/6/18

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:26 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 7:26 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

Congratulations to our Rotary Four Way speech contest winner, Connor Leggett. Thank you to Aria Stephen, Kaelin Cegelski, and Joseph Sawyer for participating last evening.

 

Click here to get your Gilford apparel. The sale is open from April 8-20.

 

I have enclosed the results of our recent NEASC survey. A couple highlights…

            - 88.6% of parents reported, “I know who to go to if my child needs academic support”

            - 100% of parents stated, “I am familiar with the supports this school provides to my child “.

            -Thanks for providing feedback on the three questions I posed last week

 

Does your child have a chronic health issue (migraines, post-concussion, bowel issues, diabetes etc.) that makes them feel different or unable to connect with their peers in school? We are looking to gather students so they may have a place to be able to discuss (or listen to others) issues they face, in a safe environment, that other students typically do not.  We will meet a couple times this year and then regroup in the fall. This will be facilitated by Meg Jenkins RN, (HS nurse) and Monica Sawyer (GHS School Counselor). If this is something you would like more information about or have questions, please contact Meg Jenkins @ 527-9663 ormjenkins@sau73.org.

 

Please remember that Monday, April 9th high school classes begin at 7:24 and not 7:34. Please make sure your child is waking up a bit earlier.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

March

6 & 7      Youth & Government field trip

10           SAT make-up

                Policy meeting  7:30am GHS

               PTA meeting  6:30pm  GES

11           Early Release

                Biometric screening

12           ALICE training for students

12-14     NH All-State Festival 

13           LEAD recognition  7:40-8:00


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