Parent Notices

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

2/24/17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 10:06 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 10:07 AM ]

Good Evening-

This has been an action packed week with students participating in winter carnival activities. Everything went well after a mid-week pep talk to the study body. Sometimes competition takes over and we need to remind our students that these are activities to help bring life to the school, bring classes together, and get through winter.

Three of our students were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. As our choir director shared that night, “We also inducted three M’s: Melissa Moynihan, Meredith Ellis, and Michael Wernig”. Congratulations to those three on meeting the requirements.

Also, congratulations to our JV girls basketball team for winning the Franklin tournament last week. Good luck to the Varsity girls basketball team as they compete in their playoff game this Saturday at Newfound at 7:00pm.

The Gilford Rotary will host the Rotary 4 Way speech contest on March 7th at 6:00pm at the GHS library. This is a chance for students to prepare a 5-7 minute speech on the 4 pillars of Rotary and also win money. More information is attached.

I hope your child has a restful and enjoyable week off.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

Attached

Belmont-Gilford hockey fundraiser at Patrick’s  March 5-9

Rotary 4 Way Speech contest

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation

February 25                           Girls basketball playoff game @ Newfound  7:00pm

March 3-5                              Robotics Competition  Windham High School

March 5-9                              B-G Hockey fundraiser  Patrick’s 

March 6                                 School Board meeting  6:00  GES

March 7                                 Policy meeting  7:30  GHS conference room

March 7                                 Rotary 4-Way speech  6:00  GHS library

March 8                                 Blood drive

                                                HUOT field trip  sophomores

March 10                               Student Leaders of the Month recognition

                                                Robotics Competition  Bridgewater High School

                                                Drama field trip

 

‘Like’ Gilford School District on Facebook here.


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 26, 2017:
BG hockey.pdf
Rotary 4 Way Speech.doc

2/17/17

posted Feb 20, 2017, 4:31 AM by GHS Webmaster

Good Evening-

Tonight kicks off winter carnival with a dance from 7:00-10:00. Students can get quite competitive next week with class spirit. Any reminder to your child to have fun and be a good role model will be helpful and appreciated.

With our fifth snow day, we have pushed back final exams and trimester two back a week. Final exams will now be March 22-24with March 27 being the first day of trimester three.

Congratulations to our PTA State Level Winners: Justine Carter and Caledonia Hackley for moving onto the National Level! Here is a complete list of the winners.

LITERATURE

First Place- Justine Carter

Second Place- Sean DeSautelle

Honorable Mention- Alexa McNamara

DANCE

Third Place- Grace Southworth

VISUAL ARTS

First Place- Caledonia Hackley

Third Place- Taeylor Plante

PHOTOGRAPHY

Honorable Mention- Harry LaFlamme

Check out all of our New Hampshire Scholastic Art Awards winners in this slideshow on the front page of our website. Our students show off their talents in many forms.

Like Gilford School District on Facebook here. You can also view the budget at this link and all budget info is on the lower right section.

Please remember to pick your child up by 10:00 from the dance if they’re attending. I’m off to get my dancing shoes. Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

 

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10

February 20-24                     Winter Carnival

February 21                           Youth Risk Behavior Survey  advisory

                                                 POPS meeting  5:00  Choir room

                                                 Classical Night Club and Tri0M Music Honor Induction  6:30 

February 22                           DEW

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation

March 3-5                              Robotics Competition  Windham High School 

Attached

PTA Mock Teenage Bedroom Presentation/Discussion- February 23  GES  6:00

Belmont-Gilford hockey fundraiser at Patrick’s  March 5-9

Election Day Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch- March 14th

Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 19, 2017:
GGL Election Day Flyer-march.pdf
BG hockey.pdf
Mock teen bedroom event flyer 2017.pdf

2/10/17

posted Feb 14, 2017, 4:12 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 4:12 AM ]

Good Evening-

It was a short instructional week due to the snow cancellations; however, a lot still happened. Our PE class was out snowshoeing this morning taking advantage of all the snow! And when they came in from the outdoors, our departments went on live air and promoted their courses for the course selection process that has started. Our teachers try to appeal to the students’ interests and align future careers with their curriculum.  

Congratulations to the following students for being invited to attend the NHIAA Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Day. These senior students have participated in two or more varsity sports during their senior year, take part in community service, and have had a minimum of a 3.3 overall GPA throughout high school: Marina Baer, Stevie Orton, Kaylee Smith, Hannah Sullivan, Alden Blais, Joseph Bonnell, James Buckley, Ethan Carrier, Connor Craigie, Kyle Davies, Anthony Eldridge, Logan Essaff, Daniel Getchell-Lacey, Thomas Poulliot, Grant Workman, Mark Young.

The following students have been accepted to the New England Music Festival in Norwalk, CT: Shannon Anderson, Leah Gardner, Aria Stephan, Sam Drew, Dawson Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Claire Gardner, Rachel McCarthy, Melissa Moynihan, Charles Purcell, Ryan Witham, Kayla Zarella.


Next Wednesday (2/15) at the Gilmanton School (6:00) there will be a presentation on mental illness awareness. Justice John Broderick will be the speaker. Feel free to attend as this is an extremely prevalent issue in today’s society and Justice Broderick does an amazing job in his presentation.

Jillian Nickerson taught her final class this past Thursday and is now out on maternity leave for the birth of her second child. We have hired Donna Snow to fill in for the remainder of the year. Mrs. Snow has filled in for Science long-term sub positions in the past. She can be contacted at dsnow@sau73.org.

Sophomore parents: If your child was planning to attend the HUOT field trip, this was moved to Monday, February 13th from 8:30-10:10. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor.

If your child is attending the Winter Carnival dance on Friday, February 17th, please pick your child up by 10:00pm so that our chaperones can go home to their families on time. Thanks for your help on this.

Hopefully you’ll be reading my name as the winner of the fishing derby this weekend or as my father says, “Let’s catch at least one fish Anthony”. Enjoy the snow! 

Attached

Election Day Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch- March 14th

PTA Mock Teenage Bedroom Presentation/Discussion- February 23  GES  6:00

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

asperazzo@sau73.org

 

February 10                           School Deliberative session  7:00  auditorium

February 13                           HUOT field trip  8:30-10:10

February 14                           Policy Meeting  7:30-8:30  GHS conference room

February 15                           DEW

                                                Justice Broderick  Gilmanton School  6:00

February 16                           Sophomore Parent Night  6:30  GHS library

                                                Junior College Night  6:30  GHS lecture hall

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10

February 20-24                     Winter Carnival

February 21                           Classical Night Club and Tri0M Music Honor Induction  6:30 

February 22                           DEW

February 25-March 5           Winter vacation 


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 12, 2017:
GGL Election Day Flyer-march.pdf
Mock teen bedroom event flyer 2017.pdf

2/3/17

posted Feb 6, 2017, 3:56 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 3:57 AM ]

Good Evening-

Next week our students begin the process of selecting their courses for next year. I encourage them to take time to read each course description carefully to make sure each selection fits their learning plan and goals. If your child has any questions, please have him/her meet with their school counselor. Here is our Program of Studies.

On February 21st, all students will have the option of completing the Youth Risk Behavior Survey during advisory. This optional survey was developed to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. If you wish your child not to take this survey, please notify Meg Jenkins at mjenkins@sau73.org or have your child state he/she would rather not take this survey at the time it is administered. Even during the survey, at any point in time, the student can stop taking it. The survey can be seen here.

Sophomore parents: Your child has the opportunity to take part in the HUOT program next year. Here is a video that highlights the state-of-the art programs offered. Please take a look with your child to see if he/she is interested. If they’re interested, there is a planned field trip for February 7th. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor. 
Mrs. Wright is out on medical leave for the next 6-8 weeks. Kristen Snow has taken over her duties if you have any questions. 

The Athletic Booster’s online store for apparel will close on February 7th. Please visit this website if interested. 

I have also attached Monday night’s School Board agenda for those interested.

Need I say Go Patriots?! Have a great weekend.

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

asperazzo@sau73.org

 

February 6                            NHIAA Senior Scholar Athlete recognition  Concord

                                                School Board meeting  6:00  GES

February 7                            Policy meeting  7:30  GHS conference room

                                                HUOT field trip  8:50-10:30

                                                POPS meeting  5:30  Choir room

February 8                            DEW

                                                Math meet

                                                 Classical Night Club & Tri-M Music Honor Induction

February 9                             School Deliberative session  7:00  auditorium

February 15                           DEW

February 16                           Sophomore Parent Night  6:30  GHS library

                                                 Junior College Night  6:30  GHS lecture hall

February 17                           Winter Carnival Dance  7-10


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, March 05, 2017:
2-6-2017 School Board Agenda .pdf

1/30/17

posted Jan 30, 2017, 12:56 PM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 12:57 PM ]

Good Evening-

 

Today, our sophomores listened to a group present about the HUOT program. This is a remarkable program that we hope meets the needs of some of our students who learn best with the hands-on-approach. About 80 students attend the HUOT from GHS for two periods as day. If they’re interested, there is a planned field trip for February 7th. For more information, please contact your child’s school counselor.

 

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra from Gustavus Adolphus College in MN, will be visiting GHS on Thursday, Feb 2nd and presenting workshops to band students in grades 7-12 that afternoon and Friday morning in the middle school. They will also be presenting a concert in combination with the GHS Symphonic Band Thursday evening in the auditorium at 6pm, which is free and open to the public.  

 

The following students have been accepted to the NE Music Festival in Norwalk, CT: Shannon Anderson, Leah Gardner, Aria Stephan, Sam Drew, Dawson Ellis, Meredith Ellis, Claire Gardner, Rachel McCarthy, Melissa Moynihan, Charles Purcell, Ryan Witham, Kayla Zarella.

 

Here is a link of the Gilford School District’s proposed 17/18 school year. If you have any questions, you can inquire at the SAU.

 

Friends of Football are holding a raffle. Please see the attached flier for a chance to win a trip to Puerto Rico.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

(603) 524-7146 x252

asperazzo@sau73.org

 

February 1                             DEW

February 2-4                          NH Jazz All State Festival

February 3                             Art field trip

February 6                             NHIAA Scholar Athlete recognition  Concord

February 7                             HUOT field trip  8:50-10:30

February 8                             Classical Night Club & Tri-M Music Honor Induction

February 9                             School Deliberative session  7:00  auditorium


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1/20/17

posted Jan 23, 2017, 3:37 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 3:37 AM ]

We found out this week that GHS received some incredible recognition! The Gilford School District is one of 433 school districts in US and Canada and one of nine school districts in New Hampshire that has been recognized on the 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll in 2016.

This recognition is for schools "that simultaneously achieved increases in access to Advanced Placement® courses for a broader number of students and also maintained or improved the rate at which their AP® students earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam."

Only some of these 433 districts (5 in NH) on this list "were honored for achieving the honor for multiple years."

When you consider that there are 100 school districts in NH, over 13,000 in the US, and over 3,000 school districts in Canada with secondary schools, it is easy to say that great things are happening in our classrooms at GHS.

On Thursday, Feb 2nd the Gustavus Wind Orchestra from Gustavus Adolphus College in MN will be visiting Gilford, giving workshops to both the 8th grade band and high school band, and then presenting a free concert that evening in the auditorium at 6pm.  

Mrs. Janet Breton is looking for a few more host families to host 2, 3, or 4 college musicians that night. Hosting involves giving them a place to sleep (bed, couch, futon, air mattress, etc.) and breakfast the next morning, as well as transportation to and from the school. If you can help with this, she would be extremely grateful. If interested, please email Janet Breton at jabreton@metrocast.net and she will send you the host form. Also, they are providing a pot luck dinner for the musicians that evening in the GHS Cafeteria. She knows many of you are GREAT chefs and she’s hoping that if you are not able to help with hosting, perhaps you would consider bringing a pot luck dinner item that evening around 4pm. The sign up for that is here: http://signup.com/go/u5jCTb Thank you for your help and I hope you and your child are able to come hear the concert that evening!

Thursday evening was a chance for our students to show off their talents at the annual Coffeehouse event. Kudos to the students that stood up in front of their peers and danced, sang, read poems, and so much more. It’s always interesting to see students who walk through the hallways quietly, yet shine at this event.

Have a great weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

1/13/17

posted Jan 17, 2017, 10:18 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 10:19 AM ]

Good Evening-

 I have attached highlights that our students and staff have accomplished during the 2016 year. I am very proud of what our students and staff achieved together while also being mindful that we need to continue to improve in areas as well. But let’s take a look back…

Also attached is a flier on Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth (HCID). The HCID is offered during July and August for high school students entering grades 10, 11, and 12. Students who have expressed an interest in working in health care or want to know more about clinical and non-clinical health careers, while learning about important issues and topics in healthcare today, are encouraged to apply. Scholarships may be available to New Hampshire residents or students attending school in New Hampshire. The website is: http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/hcid and a flyer you can post or pass along is attached. The online application is available on the website … March 6this the deadline to apply.

Don’t forget that the PTA is providing a free event on January 19th at GES beginning at 6:00pm with a showing of “Screenagers”. In this film, the filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, expresses her concerns with social media, video games, and academics and internet addiction. Attached is the flier.

Have a great, long weekend.

 

January 16                            NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. Day

January 17                            Gilford Together  6:30  Gilford Community Center

January 18                            DEW

                                            Gilford-Gilmanton 8th grade parent night  6:30  auditorium

January 19                            Coffeehouse  5-8  Small theater

                                            Screenagers  6:30-8:30  GES cafeteria

January 20                            NO SCHOOL- Teacher workshop

January 21                            SATs

January 25                            DEW

January 27                            Student Leader of the Month recognition  8:25

                                            HUOT presentation for sophomores  9:45



GHS 2016 Town Report.docx
Screenagers.pdf

1/6/2017

posted Jan 13, 2017, 5:36 AM by Brenda McGee

Happy New Year!

 I hope you all enjoyed your holidays.

 The auditorium and chorus room was filled with sounds of what sounded like the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Today we hosted the Granite State Invitational Music Festival with 7 schools being invited to play this evening at 7:00. Here’s a picture of one of the group’s practicing.

 Our freshmen competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) challenge this morning in the library. They were tasked with assembling a puzzle while working with their advisory as quick as they could.

 Parent of Seniors: A reminder that scholarship season is upon us and deadlines are fast approaching! The Red Sox Service Scholarship is due on January 13th. Information about this scholarship and many others can be found under Financial Aid and Scholarships on the School Counseling tab of the GHS Website. 

 Don’t forget that competency recovery starts next week. Please see the School Counseling Office if you have questions.

 Have a great weekend.

 January 6                               Granite State Music Festival  GHS  7:00
January 7                               NH Chamber Music Festival  Timberlane HS
January 9                               School Board meeting  6:00  GES Library
January 11                            Delayed Entry Wednesday
                                            Math meet  Merrimack Valley HS
January 12                            School and Town Public Hearing  7:00  auditorium
January 16                            MLK Jr. Day-  NO SCHOOL

Anthony Sperazzo
Principal
Gilford High School
(603) 524-7146 x252
asperazzo@sau73.org

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