Parent Notices

1/12/18

posted Jan 16, 2018, 11:34 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 11:34 AM ]

Good Morning,

This week our students and staff settled back into school with no interruptions. Next week, students have no school Monday due to MLK Jr. Day and Friday there is a teacher workshop so no school.

Congratulations to the following students for winning the PTA Reflections Program. They are now moving onto the state level.

Literature: Olivia Trindade, Nathan Hudson, Lydia Meserve

Photography: Harrison Laflamme

Visual Arts: Mae Kenny

Please click here if your daughter is interested in becoming part of a Coding Group after school.

Parent of Seniors: Scholarship opportunities are arriving almost daily. Some of the newest ones include The Stockwell Scholarship; The Annalee Thorndike Art Competition; The Lakes Region Board of Realtors; and The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation. Please check them out on our website http://www.ghs.sau73.org/guidance/financial-aid-and-scholarships.

As I outlined in my most recent parent communication, we would appreciate it if you took 15 minutes to provide feedback on our school through this survey. The survey which will remain open until January 22nd.

Stay safe if you’re driving this morning and go Patriots!

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

January

13                           Chamber Music Festival

15                           MLK Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL

16                           Public Hearing: Town & School budget  7:00  auditorium

18                           Coffeehouse  5:00-8:00

                               Incoming Freshmen Night  6:30  auditorium

19                           Teacher workshop- NO SCHOOL

25                           Art field trip 

27                           UNH Choral Gala 

1/5/18

posted Jan 10, 2018, 6:58 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening, 

This was an interesting week for our students to try and get settled in. Starting school on Tuesday, having Thursday off, and a two hour delay today, we never gained traction. Hopefully next week we’ll get back into the swing of things. 

Congratulations to Scott Hutchison and the Lit Mag. They earned First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association. Please see Scott for a copy of our students' work. Well done! 

As I outlined in my most recent parent communication, we would appreciate it if you took 15 minutes to provide feedback on our school through this survey. Thank you for any help. The survey which will remain open until January 22nd.

Stay warm this weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School


January

5                              Granite State Music Festival

8                              School Board meeting  6:00  GES

9                              Policy meeting  7:30  GHS  

10                           Early release 12:06 dismissal

11                           Math meet  2:30

12                           Students complete NEASC survey during advisory

13                           Chamber Music Festival

15                           MLK Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL

18                           Coffeehouse  5:00-8:00

19                                Teacher workshop- NO SCHOOL 


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12/22/17

posted Jan 10, 2018, 6:55 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening,

Our students got through the week and were actually, quite focused today. I was impressed! It’s a short parent update.

Parents of Seniors- It's beginning to look at lot like Scholarship season. There are a few opportunities that have arrived including the Faith, Hope, & Love Scholarship, as well as the Skrungloo Farm, Inc., and don't forget the Boston Red Sox Service Scholarship that is due on January 15! The break is a great time to get started on this. Please check out the Financial Aid and Scholarship link out for more information.

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to participate in the New England Music Festival in March! Senior Aria Stephan will be playing clarinet in the band (3rd year). In the chorus are tenors junior Ryan Witham (3rd year), freshmen Blake Bolduc, Chandler Green, and Jonathan Buttrick. Sophomore Charles Purcell will be going as bass (2nd year).

I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

December

23 - Jan 1               Holiday break

January

2                              PTA meeting  6:30  GES

5                              Granite State Music Festival

8                              School Board meeting  6:00  GES

9                              Policy meeting  7:30  GHS  

10                           Early release 12:06 dismissal

11                           Math meet  2:30 


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12/15/17

posted Dec 18, 2017, 4:18 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 4:19 AM ]

Good Evening,

The end of the year is rapidly approaching with only five school days remaining for our students.

Every ten years, accredited high schools are visited by a committee of peers, comprised of professional educators who have volunteered to serve on the visiting team, visits an institution to evaluate its adherence to stated standards. This process includes reviewing the findings of the self-study and identifying areas of strength and making recommendations that will lead to better adherence to standards and to school improvement. This is the process that has granted GHS their accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We will be visited by this committee in the spring of 2020. The reason I am explaining this is that for the remainder of the school year, GHS will take an extensive look at how we perform compared to the standards.

In the coming weeks, I will ask each family to complete a fifteen minute (14 questions) survey that will allow us to gather opinions of parents/guardians regarding how well GHS is meeting your child’s needs. The survey will be confidential and the results will be used to improve the school. Please stay tuned and I would ask for your support in completing the questions accurately and honestly.

Nurse Jenkins has provided this link to our Health Services page with updates on invisible illnesses.

Please remind your child to stay focused the final week before vacation. Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

December

23 - Jan 1               Holiday break

January

5                              Granite State Music Festival

8                              School Board meeting  6:00  GES

12/8/17

posted Dec 11, 2017, 4:04 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 4:05 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

Our students were in a great mood today. Maybe it’s because they’re excited about the impending snow. Whatever it was, it was a fun place to be with all the smiles.

Congratulations to Olivia Trindade for being awarded the Daughter's of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Here is some more recognition in the area of our fall athletes

We recently had a visiting professor join our music program. Click here to read about how he worked with our students. 

Have a great weekend and enjoy the white stuff. 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

December

8                              French field trip

12                           Policy Meeting  7:30  GHS

                               PTA meeting  6:30  GES

13                           Math meet

23 - Jan 1               Holiday break

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (approximately 15 minutes):

December 12 - 6:30 p.m. - GES Library

12/1/17

posted Dec 5, 2017, 7:45 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 7:47 AM ]

Notification from: Gilford High School

Good Evening,

 

I like to give an inside look at classes so you can see how our staff is challenging our students to think critically and apply real-world solutions to obstacles. Last week, Hunter Murphy explained one of his classes. He stated that our robotics class was working on a submersible called the SeaPerch. These students split up into three groups and were given a specific task. The students explained that the robot works off of three thrusters; two of the thrusters make it move forward and backwards and the third thruster allows the thruster to move up and down. The robot’s motors have wax sealing so no water can get in. The controller was very simple consisting of two thumbsticks and two buttons on top that controlled the robot. The students built this from scratch. I was impressed because they were provided with a problem and had to collaborate to create this robot. Well done students! 
  

  

Congratulations to the newest members of the GHS National Honor Society. Here’s a picture of our induction two weeks ago.

 

The Holiday Craft Fair is this Saturday from 9:00-3:00 at the middle and high school. Please come support our students and local crafters.

 

Here is our Angel Tree to support students around the district that I’ve been asked to forward.

 

I’ve attached an invitation for the Lakes Region Community College Open House on December 2nd.

 

Trimester one came and went and now trimester two starts Monday. There are only three weeks until a holiday long break. Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

December

2              Craft Fair 9:00-3:00

                New England Festival auditions

4              Trimester 2 begins

5              School Board meeting  6:00  GES

6              Early release  students dismissed at 12:06

12           Policy Meeting  7:30  GHS

               PTA meeting  6:30  GES

13           Math meet

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (approximately 15 minutes):

December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office

December 12 - 6:30 p.m. - GES Library


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, December 31, 2017:
LRCC_OpenHouse_Dec2.png

11/17/17

posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:59 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 9:02 AM ]

Good Evening,

 

Today, we had our annual Thanksgiving turkey dinner at lunch for our students and staff. It was enjoyable to sit back and watch our students mingle with our staff members. This says a lot about your children. They’re full of good and were genuinely interested in hearing what each other was doing for the holiday break and listen to their traditions.

 

Congrats to Mitchell Juneau for being honored this week by the Council for Youths with Chronic Conditions. We are proud of him for the grit he has shown. 

 

Good luck to our performers today and tomorrow in "Oliver!". They're coming off a star-studded night with our senior citizens. The Interact Club hosted about 100 for dinner before they attended the show. 

 

The Unified Club received an $8000 donation last week from two alums of GHS. Kevin Shaw and Scott Everett are thrilled to support our Unified Club because it's one more way in which our students are brought together and continue to accept each other for who each person is. 

 

This will be the last parent update for a couple weeks. I hope that you truly enjoy your holiday break with family and friends. When we return from break, it’s the final week of trimester one.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

November

17           Leadership conference field trip

               Fall Musical  “Oliver!”  7:00pm  auditorium

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

20           Band field trip  PSU

22-26     NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving break

29           Block 1 exam 7:40-9:10, then resume regular schedule

30           Block 2 exam  7:40-9:10

                Block 3 exam  9:25-10:55

                Lunch  10:55-11:15

                Dismissal  11:15

                Budget Committee meeting  6:30  Town Hall

December

1              Block 4 exam  7:40-9:10

                Block 5 exam  9:25-10:55

                Lunch  10:55-11:15

                Dismissal  11:15

2              Craft Fair

4              Trimester 2 begins

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

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

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.  


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