Parent Notices

5/19/17

posted May 22, 2017, 9:15 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 22, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

Good Evening-

You’re getting this early because tomorrow is action packed with students in classes until 11:45, staff members are involved with staff development after that, and we cap the night off with the Prom march beginning promptly at 5:30 at the GHS gymnasium before leaving the Weirs docks at 7:00 for Prom. This goes until 10:00. As I’ve asked in my recent parent updates, please speak with your child about what they’re doing and where they’ll be if they’re going out after Prom. We want this to be a fun and safe evening.

Congratulations to the following students for being honored as a New Hampshire State Scholar today in Manchester. Here is more information on this recognition. 

Johanna Morris, Kassidy Morris, Kaylee Smith, Kiara Smith, Celia Weeks, Grant Workman, Kayla Zarella, Kyle Davies, Braedan French, Jenny Hancock, Duncan Howland, James Buckley, Ethan Carrier, Danielle Clairmont, Madison Currier

STEM- Hannah Sullivan, Kassandra Weston, Mark Young, Haley Macleod, Alden Blais, Joe Bonnell, Connor Craigie

STEAMRachel Williams, Alexa Dembiec, Leah Gardner, Madelyn Griffeth, Jack Harding, Kaylee Lemire, Shannon Anderson

Tonight, our Spring Choral concert is taking place at 7:00. Get here early because I’m sure it will be standing room only again.

Our band and choir students arrived safely back home earlyMonday morning. The choir received a superior rating and a 3rd place finish, while the band received an excellent rating and a 1st place finish. Congrats!

Our math teacher, Gene Duquette will be out for the remainder of the year on medical leave. We have hired a teacher to step in for Mr. Duquette the final three and a half weeks.

National Honor Society is once again sponsoring the “Run To Remember” 5K on May 29th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

May 19                  Prom  5:30 Prom march @ GHS  7:00 Mt. Washington boat departs

                                Early release- students dismissed at 11:45

May 23                  PE field trip  8:45-10:15

May 24                  STEAM EXPO  6:00-7:30 

May 25                  HUOT Celebration of Achievement  6:00

                               Unclassical Night  6:30

May 26                  Tech Ed field trip  7:45-10

May 29                  Memorial Day-  NO SCHOOL

                                NHS “Run To Remember” 5K 9:00am  Gilford Youth Center

May 30                  Art field trip 

May 31                  Performing Arts banquet 6:00

June 2                    LEAD recognition for students  1:50-2:14

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Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, June 17, 2017:
Memorial Day 5K.pdf
GGL 2017 Reg Form & Info.pdf

5/12/17

posted May 12, 2017, 4:26 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 12, 2017, 4:27 AM ]

Good Evening-

This update is coming to you a day earlier because we have a lot happening. Tonight, we will have our Monster Band concert for grades K-12 with Gilmanton attending as well. I hope you’re able to join us. Immediately following that, most of the high school students will go home and complete their packing as they’re leaving for Orlando, Florida Friday morning at 2:30 for three days so they can compete. Best of luck! I hear the weather is going to be in the mid-90’s.

GHS is proud to announce that we have a United States Presidential Scholar recipient. Connor Craigie, has been selected to receive the medallion in Washington, D.C. in June. Out of the 3.5 million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 5,100 candidates qualified for this award by demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contributing to school and community. 161 students were recognized for this achievement and Connor is one of only 20 students that qualified in the area of Career and Technical Education. Please join me in congratulating Connor on this prestigious honor. Here is the press release.

Wellness Wednesday continues to be a huge hit with our students. They were exposed to reiki this week. Fruit and vegetable smoothies were also offered to students. You can see a sample attached.

Also attached is information on our STEAM EXPO Night occurring at the high school on Wednesday, May 24th from 6:00-7:30. Join us as students show off what they’re learning about!

Jordan’s Ice cream is offering a fundraiser for the PTA. This Fridaynight, order ice cream at the new Funspot location and say you’re supporting the Gilford PTA. A portion of the proceeds help our PTA.

Next Friday evening, our Prom march will begin at 5:30 in the gymnasium. The Mt. Washington boat leaves the Weirs dock promptly at 7:00. We’re hoping for good weather.

For all the mothers out there, I hope your children spoil you this weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May 11                  Monster Band concert  7:00pm  auditorium

May 12-14            Band & Choir trip  Orlando, FL

May 16                  NECAP exam  juniors

May 17                  Gilmanton 8th grade tour

May 18                  AP Chemistry test

May 18                  State Scholars Celebration  Northeast Delta Dental Stadium 

                                Spring Choral concert  7:00 auditorium

May 19                  Prom  5:30 Prom march @ GHS  7:00 Mt. Washington boat departs

                                Early release- students dismissed at 11:45

May 24                 STEAM EXPO  6:00-7:30 

May 25                 HUOT Celebration of Achievement  6:00

                               Unclassical Night  6:30

May 29                 Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

 

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Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, June 10, 2017:
Smoothies.pdf
STEAM.PNG

5/6/17

posted May 8, 2017, 4:27 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening-

What fantastic stories our students shared when they returned from Quebec and Montreal. Thanks to Ms. Jagusch, Mrs. Dubois, and Mr. Defregger for leading them.

We have 70 seniors white water rafting for their senior class trip today, Saturday, and Sunday. Mr. Goggin, Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Brooks, Mr. Javalgi, Mr. Whipple, Ms. Ledwith, and Ms. Jenkins have been looking forward to the trip. Having been on the last four trips, it’s an absolute blast!

New Hampshire is home to 20 schools ranked among the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools. Gilford High School was ranked 13th in the state based on students’ performance on required state tests, their graduation rates, and their level of college readiness.Here are the specifics.

I’m attaching an important letter I’m hoping you will read with your child. Gilford Together and Gilford Police Department collaborated with a message regarding how to support our youth with a positive end of the year. It’s critical that all of our students remain safe during exciting times such as the senior class trip, music trip to Florida, Prom, Graduation, and summer.

 

The winners for this year’s PTA Poetry Contest are:

9th- Sophie Leggett, Absence

10th- Nicole Berube, Tired

11th- Gabrielle Podmore, Learning to Love Yourself

12th- Alexa McNamara, Northern Lights

Overall GHS winner- Sean Desautelle, Adieu

Congratulations to our winners.

Have a great weekend and stay dry.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May 5-7                 Senior Class trip  Caratunk, Maine

May 8                     AP Biology test

May 9                     AP Calculus test

                               NECAP Junior Pep-rally  advisory

May 11                  Steve O’s Sub 

                                Monster Band concert  7:00pm  auditorium

May 12-14            Band & Choir trip  Orlando, FL

May 16                  NECAP exam  juniors

May 17                  Gilmanton 8th grade tour

May 18                  AP Chemistry test

May 18                  State Scholars Celebration  Northeast Delta Dental Stadium 

May 19                  Prom  5:30 Prom march @ GHS  7:00 Mt. Washington boat departs

                                Early release- students dismissed at 11:45

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 04, 2017:
Alcohol Awareness Month Letter.pdf

4/28/17

posted May 1, 2017, 4:18 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening-

We wish our French travelers well as they explore Montreal and Quebec over the next few days.

To support our Wellness Wednesdays, we had Kevin Hines speak to our students on Tuesday about suicide and how to assist others if they show warning signs. A simple smile is all someone may need each day. It was an outstanding presentation and both students and faculty loved his message. One powerful moment during the presentation was when Kevin asked all GHS staff members to stand up. He mentioned how every single one of these individuals standing wants to see you every day. He further went on to say they love working with children. It was a moving moment.

With that being said, we’d like to make you aware of the recent release of the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. This series is based on the fictional book that was released 10 years ago. It follows a group of high school students as they follow the story that was left behind for them by their classmate who died by suicide.

The trailer and advertisements for the series can be misleading. In watching the series, young people and teenagers could perceive the message that suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option. The content of the series is extremely graphic with troubling scenes throughout each episode, which may be difficult for the teenage mind to watch and process in an appropriate way.


Please find out if your child has read the book, watched the series, or heard of the series; if they have, please talk with them about it. We also suggest that you research the series so you understand what your child may have been exposed to.

Thank you for your attention to this very important topic. Should you feel you need more information or support, please contact the school counseling department.

On a lighter note, I hope you have an enjoyable week.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

May 1                     Teacher Appreciation Week

                                AP Psychology exam

                                School Board meeting  6:00  GES library

May 2                     SAT make-up exam

                                Senior Class trip meeting  advisory
                                
                                Policy Meeting  7:30am  GHS 

                                PTA meeting  6:30  GES library

May 3                     AP English exam

                                Wellness Wednesday

May 5                     AP History exam

May 5-7                 Senior Class Trip  Caratunk, Maine

 

Attached

Gilford Got Lunch application 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, May 21, 2017:
GGL 2017 Reg Form & Info.pdf

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 

 

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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

 

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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

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