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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 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: 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


Gilford High School