Parent Notices

11/10/17

posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:12 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 6:13 AM ]

Good Evening,

The cold weather is definitely here. Bundle up and come join our students as they open “Oliver!” tomorrow night, November 10th, at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Or join us November 11, 17, or 18.

Here is a link to the November 14th Policy meeting held at GHS at 7:30am.

I'm off to throw some wood in the stove. Have a relaxing, long, cold weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

November

10           NO School  Veteran’s Day 

                Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

11           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

13           Fall Sports Awards  6:00  auditorium

14           National Honor Society Induction  6:30  auditorium

15           Early release  12:06 students dismissed

17           Leadership conference field trip

                Annual GHS turkey dinner during lunch

               Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

18           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

20           Band field trip  PSU

22-26     NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving break

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library

11/3/17

posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:15 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 6:17 AM ]

Good Evening,

It’s been a brief but taxing week for our students and staff members. Many of us were thrown a curveball this week with no power, water, or other basic needs. Our students were supported this week with extension of assignments, food, water, and sometimes just a place to talk. It appears that many are getting back to “normalcy”. I hope your family dealt with this situation well and are past it.

November 10th, our students open the musical “Oliver!” at 7:00pm in the auditorium. I hope to see you that night or November 11, 17, or 18. Here’s a brief overview.

The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens' novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage.

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.


I’m including a link to some upcoming community service opportunities. Please contact Deb Laliberte for more information.

Attached are School Board agendas for Saturday and Monday.

Have a relaxing weekend.


Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

November

4              School Board meeting- budget work session  8:00am  GSD

6              School Board meeting  5:30  GHS library

                School Board presentation of budget to public  auditorium  7:00pm 

10           NO School  Veteran’s Day 

                Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

11           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

13           Fall Sports Awards  6:00  auditorium

14           National Honor Society Induction  6:30  auditorium

15           Early release  12:06 students dismissed

17           Leadership conference field trip

               Annual GHS turkey dinner during lunch

               Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

18           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 9 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - SAU Office

Thursday, November 9 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.- SAU Office

Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, December 03, 2017:
11-4-17 Agenda - Budget Work Session.pdf
11-6-17 Agenda.pdf
11-6-17 Budget Presentation to Public.pdf

10/28/17

posted Nov 1, 2017, 8:24 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 8:24 AM ]

Good Afternoon,

It's been quite a busy week at GHS. We had a very successful Freshmen Community Service day on Monday. Also this week, was our Red Ribbon Week overseen by a number of our students to promote healthy choices and staying away from substance abuse. Members from the Interact Club harvested carrots. Our School Counseling Department hosted a financial aid night Wednesday and we also had a college fair yesterday. Our PE classes ended the week with a beautiful day for the hike up Mt. Major. 

Here are the happenings today and this weekend. Today, our unified soccer team plays at 3:00 while our varsity boy's soccer team plays at 3:00 as well. Both of these games are home. Tonight, at7:00pm in Laconia, our football team plays their final game of the regular season. Tomorrow night, the volleyball team hosts a 6:00 playoff game. Unfortunately, our girl's soccer and field hockey team lost this week ending their quest for a state title. 

Congrats to our JV volleyball team for capturing the JV title hosted last weekend. Well done Coach Tripp!

I hope you have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

November

2              All New England Choral Festival  PSU

6              School Board meeting  6:00  GES 

10            NO School  Veteran’s Day 

                Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

11           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

13           Fall Sports Awards  6:00  auditorium

15           Early release  12:06 students dismissed

17           Leadership conference field trip

                Annual GHS turkey dinner during lunch

               Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

18           Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Fingerprint clinics are held at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.

Please call the office at 527-9215 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required for identification.  


10/20/17

posted Oct 25, 2017, 4:05 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening,

A short week ahead for some of our students attending Freshmen Community Service Day on Monday where they will understand and hopefully begin to value the sense of giving back to their community followed by our Physical Education classes hiking Mt. Major on Tuesday.

Our freshmen class had a worthwhile experience in Boston this week where they attended the Museum of Fine Arts. We continue to emphasize real-world application with our students and I thank our staff members that brought their Social Studies classes to life.

October 23-27 is Red Ribbon Week in support of living a drug free life.  To show support, students are welcome to wear a hat on Monday (put a cap on drugs), plaid on Tuesday (cross out drugs), tie dye on Wednesday say bye with tye dye), dress like a favorite TV character on Thursday (say yes to healthy choices), and wear red on Friday (red out).

On Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 pm, there will be a representative from New Hampshire Higher Education presenting information on the Financial Aid process. This is being held in Lecture Hall A and parents of seniors are invited to attend.

On Thursday, October 26th, from 9:00-10:00, Gilford High School is hosting its final college fair this school year. There are over 40 colleges, universities, and armed forces participating in this fair. All seniors and juniors will attend.

I am enclosing the School Board Budget work sessions for 2017. On Monday, October 23rd, the high school budget will be presented at 5:30 in the SAU.

Enjoy the warm air this weekend.


Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

October

21           Field hockey quarterfinals  2:00  GHS

23           Freshmen Community Service Day

               Kick off- Red Ribbon Week

               School Board Budget work session  5:30  SAU

24           PE field trip- Mt. Major  9:50-2:00

                Boy’s soccer first round  3:00  TBD

                Financial Aid Night  6:30  lecture hall

25           Girl’s soccer first round  3:00  TBD

26           College Mini Fair  9:00-10:00

                College Mini Fair  9-10  gym

November

2              All New England Choral Festival  PSU

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Tuesday, October 24 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Fingerprint clinics are held at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.

Please call the office at 527-9215 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required for identification.  


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, November 19, 2017:
Board and Administrative Budget Work Sessions 2017.pdf
Ski & Snowboard Sale Flyer.pdf

10/13/17

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:00 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 7:00 AM ]

Good Evening,

It’s been a quick but productive week for our students. We have a busy couple weeks coming up for our students. The freshmen will begin accumulating their community service hours (24 before they graduate) on October 23rd. Here’s a rundown.

 

In an effort to help the incoming Freshmen Class better understand the high school's philosophy regarding community service the following events have been scheduled:

 

Monday 10/16  7:45- Kick off assembly for all Freshmen in the auditorium "Why Community Service" (PowerPoint presented by Eagle Ambassadors)

 

Monday 10/16  During English classes: All Freshmen complete Google Community Service Day Sign Up form. (Students pick four projects they want to work on and be assigned one.)

 

Friday 10/23- Community Service Day

 

7:40- 8:15 Breakfast for students and chaperones

 

8:00- Opening remarks by Principal. (Review of why service and the pillars of character are important and how they foster a sense of community in the school. Overview of the day.)

 

8:15- 8:30 Students organize into project groups with their chaperones

 

8:30-11:30 Students work on projects

 

11:30-2:00 Student BBQ & Team Building/Class bonding games run by Jumpstart/Eagle Ambassadors

 

Please support the Superfund for GHS and GMS clubs and organizations. This link provides an overview of the program and how it will assist our students.

 

Here’s a preview of Oliver! which is held at GHS on November 10, 11, 17, 18 beginning at 7:00pm in the auditorium. More info to follow.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

October

17           Freshmen field trip- Boston

18           Early Release

19           Picture retakes

20           Drama field trip

23           Freshmen Community Service Day

       Kick off- Red Ribbon Week

24           PE field trip- Mt. Major

26           College Mini Fair  9:00-10:00

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Tuesday, October 24 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Fingerprint clinics are held at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.

Please call the office at 527-9215 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required for identification.  

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Wednesday, October 18 ~ every half hour starting at 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

SAU Office - 2 Belknap Mountain Road

Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library

No sign-up necessary for orientation sessions.

 

Math Center                           

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

Wednesdays w/Mrs. Twombly  2:20-3:20pm

 

Writing Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30am2:15-3:00pm  room 321


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10/6/17

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:48 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 5:48 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

I was away from Gilford High School Sunday through Wednesday attending a New England Schools and Colleges (NEASC) reaccreditation visit for another high school. Educators from all around New England serve on visiting teams that make recommendations on what they observe, gather from evidence provided by that school ahead of time, interview students, parents, administrators, community members, and School Board members as well. If a school wishes to seek reaccreditation from NEASC, a very intensive process ensues and that’s what I was a part of. The reason I mention this is because it’s some of the best professional development that an educator can go through. I observed many sound practices being used and it allowed me to reflect on how we’re doing as a high school. Here are some GHS highlights that show GHS is “on the right path”…

     -Finalizing assessment plan to better drive our instruction with formative and summative assessments

     -Ongoing curriculum revisions that address higher order thinking and transfer goals

     -Providing authentic learning opportunities is critical and will continued to be addressed

     -Providing a supportive culture for our students with interventions

We also have work to do such as embedding our school’s core values, mission, and learning expectations for the graduate into our everyday practice. You should be pleased to know that we’re constantly self-assessing our practices to get ready for our reaccreditation process in the spring of 2020.

 

Plymouth State University is hosting a Women in STEM Night on their campus in Plymouth. It’s a great opportunity for female students to learn more about fields in science, technology, engineering and math. Join regional female leaders in STEM fields to network, learn about STEM, and to watch Hidden Figures on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 pm at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts! This event will provide an opportunity to network with women in STEM fields at Plymouth State and in the NH Community. This event is open to all women interested in STEM fields in high school, college, and the community!Here is the information to sign up.

 

National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 15-21, 2017

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year-olds in the US. In fact, in 2015, there were 1,972 teen passenger vehicle drivers (15-19 years old) involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 99,000 were injured. Yet, a survey showed that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Please take the time to talk with your children about the many dangers of driving. Those issues include alcohol, seat belts, cell phones, speeding, and extra passengers.

 

Have a nice, long weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

October

9              NO SCHOOL  Columbus Day

11           PSAT  ALL juniors take test  7:34-11:30 (with permission slip, juniors can leave afterwards)

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, October 10 ~ every 1/2 hour starting at 9:15 a.m. - ending at 1:45 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library - downstairs conference room

 

Math Center                           

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

Wednesdays w/Mrs. Twombly  2:20-3:20pm

 

Writing Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30am2:15-3:00pm  room 321


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, November 05, 2017:
Super Georgie's Silent Auction & Bake Sale.jpg

9/29/17

posted Oct 2, 2017, 6:05 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening,

 

Our juniors and seniors were exposed to the New Hampshire Colleges and Universities College Fair today. In listening to our students, they came prepared with questions and seemed focused with future plans.

 

Don’t forget to sign up for Student-Led Conferences on Thursday, October 5th from 3:00-6:00 and Friday, October 6th from 8:00-3:00. We believe that it’s crucial for your child to play a major role in their own education. We ask that your child attend the conference with you to facilitate the meeting and articulate what he/she is learning. Here is the link to sign up. Please contact Tim Goggin at tgoggin@sau73.org if you have questions. 
          
  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48afa72ba4fd0-student

 

Don’t forget that in order to remove your son’s/daughter’s name from any list given to the military, should contact Irene Dami by Tuesday.

 

Have a nice weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

October

2              Gilford School Board meeting  6:00 GHS library

4              Early release 

5              Student Led Conferences  3:00-6:00

6              NO SCHOOL  Student Led Conferences  8:00-3:00

9              NO SCHOOL  Columbus Day

11            PSAT  ALL juniors take test  7:34-11:30 (with permission slip, juniors can leave afterwards)

13           Visiting Writer- Earl Braggs

 

Math Center                        

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

Wednesdays w/Mrs. Twombly  2:20-3:20pm

 

Writing Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30am2:15-3:00pm  room 321


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, October 29, 2017:
PTA items needed.jpg
80's fundraiser.jpg
Opt Out Form for Armed Services Recruiting.pdf
Running Start Flyer.pdf

9/22/17

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:31 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening,

 

Last week was a successful Homecoming week for our students. It’s always fun to see our alumni come back and share their experiences with us.

 

During Homecoming, our students and families donated over 455 pounds of food that will be distributed to our local community. Combine that with our efforts for the hurricane relief effort and I can say with certainty, our students are understanding what it means to give back to their community. This supports our .5 credit requirement of community service. In looking ahead, October 20th will be our Freshmen Community Service day where they will learn about this requirement and comprehend why we value this.

 

GHS is holding Student-Led Conferences on Thursday, October 5th from 3:00-6:00 and Friday, October 6th from 8:00-3:00. We believe that it’s crucial for your child to play a major role in their own education. We ask that your child attend the conference with you to facilitate the meeting and articulate what he/she is learning. Here is the link to sign up. Please contact Tim Goggin at tgoggin@sau73.org if you have questions. 
          
  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48afa72ba4fd0-student

 

Next Friday, September 29th, Gilford’s School Counseling Department is hosting the New Hampshire Colleges and Universities College Fair. Students were provided a list of questions to pose to the admissions representatives. Parents are welcome to attend. Seniors  11:00-11:30, Juniors  11:30-12:00 in the gym

 

Listed below are the upcoming dates for volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations: 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 ~5:30 p.m. ~ GHS Auditorium (prior to Lynn Lyons presentation)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room 

 

Lynn Lyons will be speaking at our auditorium on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-8pm about anxiety. I hope you are able to attend.

 

Senior parents- I strongly encourage you and your child to attend the Senior Parent Night on Thursday, September 28th from 6:30-8:00 in the auditorium. This is a “must see” presentation on what to expect for your child regarding College and Career Planning.

 

Enjoy the summer feel this weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

September

26           Lynn Lyons  6:00-8:00  auditorium

28           Senior Parent Night  6:30  auditorium

29           NHCUC College Fair  11:00-12:00

October

2              School Board meeting  6:00 GHS library

4              Early release 

5              Student Led Conferences  3:00-6:00

6              NO SCHOOL  Student Led Conferences  8:00-3:00

9              NO SCHOOL  Columbus Day

 

Math Center                        

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

Wednesdays w/Mrs. Twombly  2:20-3:20pm

 

Writing Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30am2:15-3:00pm  room 321


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, October 22, 2017:
Lynn Lyons.jpg
80's fundraiser.jpg
PTA items needed.jpg
Opt Out Form for Armed Services Recruiting.pdf

9/15/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:25 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Morning,

I’ve heard several comments from staff members this week such as, “This senior class is leading the school in such a positive manner, this year the students are in such great spirits, they’re asking high level questions, and many more positive comments. One comment from one of our new teachers was, “I can’t believe that these students will hold the door for you and even say hello when they do not know me”. These small gestures go a long way. I hope this continues as it’s been a really great start this year.

I hope you join us today as the student-athletes compete on Homecoming. Here’s the most up to date schedule. Don’t forget to bring a canned good to Tackle Hunger for our local community.


We provide a number of supports for our students. We hope that they take advantage of these.

Math Center              

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

Wednesdays w/Mrs. Twombly  2:20-3:20pm

 

Writing Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45-7:30am2:15-3:00pm  room 321

 

Last week I shared the outstanding Advanced Placement data. This week I’d like to highlight how our current seniors performed when they took the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Our current seniors scored a combined average of 1071 compared to the state average of 1034. We showed growth from the previous year when the total was 1040. You can see the individual breakdowns as well. Well done seniors!

 

The Community College System of New Hampshire is announcing a new scholarship program for students that will allow them to take up to 2 STEM related courses each year through Project Running Start free of charge. I have attached the information. Please contact our School Counseling Department if you have questions.

Also attached is the “Girls Rock the Capitol”. This is a unique legislative internship and mentoring program for high school girls.

Anyone wishing to remove their son/daughter’s name from any list given to the military should fill out the Opt Out form attached and return it to the School Counseling Department by September 28th.

Lynn Lyons will be speaking at our auditorium on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-8pm about anxiety. I encourage you and your child to attend.

Next Wednesday, September 20th, GHS has an early release. Students will be dismissed at 12:06 from the high school. Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

September

16           Homecoming

20           Early release (students dismissed at 12:06)

26           Lynn Lyons  6:00-8:00  auditorium

28           Senior Parent Night  6:30  auditorium

29           NHCUC College Fair  11:00-12:00

Meet our new teachers

Attached

Opt Out form for Armed Service

Running Start

Gilford Youth Center Celebration

Lynn Lyons 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, October 15, 2017:
Opt Out Form for Armed Services Recruiting.pdf
Lynn Lyons.jpg
Running Start Flyer.pdf
GYC- End of Summer.pdf
Girls Rock the Capital.pdf

9/8/17

posted Sep 11, 2017, 6:25 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 6:25 AM ]

Good Evening,

The excitement is starting to build as we gear up for Homecoming next week. Wednesday and Thursday evening will be a time for our classes to collaborate at spirit hallways in the gym from 5:30-7:30Saturday, we host many athletic events on our campus. During the Homecoming games, the athletic teams will be collecting food donations for the local food pantry for New Hampshire Tackles Hunger.

Speaking of donations, thank you to all of the students, parents, and community members that contributed to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort that the Interact and NHS organizations led.

Another area that our students impressed us is with their Advanced Placement results we received this summer. 87% of all GHS AP students received a 3 or better on their exam compared to 71% at the state level and 60% globally. This year we have 51 students challenging themselves with the most rigorous curriculum that we offer. 



Lynn Lyons will be speaking at our auditorium on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-8pm about anxiety. I encourage you and your child to attend. Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

September

12           Policy Committee meeting  7:30  office conference room 

13           Spirit Hallways  5:30-7:30

14           Club Fair during lunches

                Spirit Hallways  5:30-7:30 

15           Bagel & Book Club  7:00am  library

16           Homecoming

20           Early release (students dismissed at 12:06)

 

Attached

PTA Movie Night

PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser

Gilford Got Lunch

Lynn Lyons 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, October 08, 2017:
2017 movie night.JPG
80's fundraiser.jpg
2017-2018 GGL school Program letter.pdf
2017-2018 GGL WEEKEND BAG school year application.pdf
Lynn Lyons.jpg

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