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10/6/17

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

Good Evening,

 

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

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

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

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

     -Providing a supportive culture for our students with interventions

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Have a nice, long weekend.

 

Anthony Sperazzo

Principal

Gilford High School

 

October

9              NO SCHOOL  Columbus Day

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

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

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

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

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

 

Math Center                           

Mondays w/Mr. Eckhardt 2:20-3:20pm

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

 

Writing Center

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


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