Parent Notices

6/16/17

posted Jun 19, 2017, 4:46 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 19, 2017, 4:46 AM ]

Good Evening-

 

We sent our seniors off in style last Saturday at Graduation in a beautiful event. Today, the rest of the students have all started their summer break. I hope they all have a restful, safe, and fun summer.

 

In the coming weeks, I will send out a link for our current 9th grade students (10th grade next year) because they will have summer reading. Our incoming freshmen also have summer reading. This has already been shared with students; however, I hear that sometimes not all information makes it home. J In two more years, everyone will have summer reading. Also coming soon will be the fall athletic start up schedule coming from our Director of Athletics, Rick Acquilano. Stay tuned…

 

Kristen Nevious, from Franklin Pierce University, runs a FREE week at FPU each summer called “The Presidency & The Press”. This is a free week at FPU for NH high school students, grade 9 through 12, with an interest in politics or journalism. The class runs the week of July 15 and holds about 40 students. They currently have about 15 openings remaining and are hopeful to have students come from each county in the state. Please contact our Guidance Department if interested.

 

I’ve said it before; Gilford is a special place because of our community. Thank you for your support of our schools and I wish you a great summer. For all the fathers out there, I hope you enjoy your weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

6/9/17

posted Jun 12, 2017, 6:21 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 12, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Good Evening-

Our school celebrated our graduating seniors this week with their Senior Yearbook dinner, Senior Awards ceremony last evening, their final walk as a student at GHS as they were clapped out, and a school assembly this morning. It will conclude with their Graduation at the Bank of NH Pavilion at 10:00am tomorrow morning. If you plan to attend, you can use the main entrance on Meadowbrook Lane.

If you are unable to make the event but wish to watch, here is the video stream. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtFNewCbp90

There will be no late bus next WednesdayThursday, or Friday due to final exams.

Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

June 10                  Graduation  Bank of NH Pavilion  10:00

June 14                  Block 1 exam  7:40-9:10

                                Block 2 exam  9:25-10:55

                                Lunch 10:55-11:15

                                Dismissal  11:20

June 15                  Block 3 exam  7:40-9:10

                                Block 4 exam  9:25-10:55

                                Lunch 10:55-11:15

                                Dismissal  11:20

June 16                  Block 5 exam  7:40-9:10

                                Makeup exam  9:25-10:55

                                Lunch 10:55-11:15

                                Dismissal  11:20

6/2/17

posted Jun 5, 2017, 4:34 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 4:34 AM ]

Good Evening-

What an incredible week it’s been and it only gets better next week with Senior Week!

Our girl’s track and field team had a number of individual successes this past weekend at the Division III state meet. Lauren Dean won the 400. Marina Baer won the javelin. The 4 x 100 relay team won and broke the school record (Kaitlyn Callahan, Natalie Fraser, Brianna Fraser, Lauren Dean) while the 4 x 400 also won the division (Natalie Fraser, Brianna Fraser, Lauren Dean, Laurel Gingrich). With so many of these student-athletes so young, there is a lot of hope over the next few years. Congratulations girls!

Our boy’s tennis team captured the Division III state championship for the fifth straight year extending their winning streak to 84 matches which dates back to 2012! Sshhhh…don’t talk about the streak anymore. Congratulations to the boys and Coach Terry Wilson!

I’ve attached some facts from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on how you can speak with your child about celebrating responsibly.

This year, flowers will not be sold at Graduation. We didn’t want you to show up expecting this.

Need a new mattress? Visit the GHS cafeteria on Sunday, June 4thfrom 10-4 to support your back and neck as well as the Performing Arts Dept. & Spanish Club.

Next week is the busiest week of the school year with Senior Week finally upon us. All of the senior parents were sent information on the events in early May and now I’m including it for everyone in case you’d like to support the seniors at their events. Here is the Senior Week schedule.

Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

June 4                     Mattress Sale  10:00-4:00  cafeteria

June 5                     Athletic Awards Night  5:00 

                                School Board meeting 

June 6                     Policy meeting  7:30  GHS

                                Senior exams 1 & 2

                                Graduation rehearsal  11:00-12:30  auditorium

                                AP US History presentations 

June 7                     Senior exams  3 & 4

                                Senior Yearbook dinner  5:30-7:00  cafeteria

June 8                     Senior exam  5

                                Graduation rehearsal  9:30-12:00  Meadowbrook

                                Senior Awards Night  6:30  auditorium

June 9                     GHS Awards Ceremony  8:00  auditorium

June 10                  Graduation  Bank of NH Pavilion  10:00

 

Attached

NIH (Celebrating Safely)

Gilford Got Lunch

 

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Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, July 02, 2017:
NIAAA Graduation Fact Sheet.pdf
Got Lunch 6-2.pdf

5/26/17

posted May 30, 2017, 4:33 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 30, 2017, 4:33 AM ]

Good Evening-

 

Last night, many of our students received recognition at the HUOT Celebration of Achievement. 11 of our students received scholarships. Congratulations to the following students for earning a scholarship...Emily Hayden, Connor Perkins, Nathan Cobis, Lucia Parent, Jazmine Plummer-Spooner, Connor Craigie, Brad Parker, Cameron Fraser, Jackson Laflamme, Joseph Bonnell, and Mary Davis. 

 

Our boy’s tennis team will be competing for another state title on Tuesday, May 30th at 4:00 at the Derryfield School. Good win today! More info for state tournaments comes out Tuesday from the NHIAA.

 

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

 

I hope you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. When the students return, it's going to go by quick! 

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

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 1                     AP US History field trip 

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

June 5                     Athletic Awards Night  5:00 

                                School Board meeting 

June 6                     Policy meeting  7:30  GHS

                                Senior exams 1 & 2

                                Graduation rehearsal  11:00-12:30  auditorium

June 7                     Senior exams  3 & 4

                                Senior Yearbook dinner  5:30-7:00  cafeteria

June 8                     Senior exam  5

                                Graduation rehearsal  9:30-12:00  Meadowbrook

                                Senior Awards Night  6:30  auditorium

June 9                     GHS Awards Ceremony  8:00  auditorium

June 10                  Graduation  Bank of NH Pavilion  10:00

 

Attached

Police Explorer information

NHS 5K

 

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Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 25, 2017:
letter to parents about explorers.docx
Memorial Day 5K.pdf

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

 

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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

 

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Attached

Ava Doris fundraiser dinner


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

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