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posted May 9, 2018, 7:01 AM by GHS Webmaster   [ updated May 9, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

Good Evening,


Our seniors are five hours north in Maine whitewater rafting for their senior class trip. I have always enjoyed this trip because the students are in the middle of the woods with no cell phones that work and they’re forced to communicate face to face. Thanks to our chaperones that have given up a weekend with their families to mingle with our seniors.


Don’t forget to RSVP to or call 524-7135 if you are attending the May 8thPerformance-Based Learning parent forum from 9:00am-10:00am or on May 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the GHS library to learn about formative and summative assessments, reassessment plan, and removal of the mission grade as the mission is very subjective and has little to do with skill acquisition.


The major shift is providing a more consistent way to inform students using formative assessments (10% of final grade) and summative assessments (90% of final grade). Instead of having some classes reporting homework, quizzes, and smaller assessments as different percentages throughout the school, all students will have this make up 10% of the student’s final grade whereas larger tests, projects, and labs will make up 90% of the final grade. This will now be consistent across the school and students will not be penalized during the “practice” portion while learning.


Congratulations to Mr. O’Riordan and his yearbook classes. They have been recognized as a National Program of Excellence by Jostens! Only four schools in New Hampshire earned this distinction.


Here is a link to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey results that our current 10th, 11th, and 12thgraders took last spring. The results were recently shared statewide and I want to show you the data.


To continue to support and offer our students positive messages, Gilford High School, in collaboration with the Gilford PTA, is hosting Kathi Sullivan on May 10 from 9:30-10:30 in the auditorium. Students will hear the story Kathi has about how her 17-year-old daughter attending a drinking party and found herself alone in the woods and drowned in two feet of water. Here is a link to Kathi’s story and her daughter, Taylor. I invite you to please attend this powerful presentation so you can talk with your child later that evening.


Not only does the PTA support our students, they also are supporting our teachers next week with an ice cream buffet for Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you!


Be sure to check out the exhibition of our students’ artwork being displayed at the Gilford Public Library. You have until the end of May.


Have a great weekend.


Anthony Sperazzo


Gilford High School



4-6          Senior class trip  Caratunk, Maine

7              AP Psychology exam 

  School Board meeting  6:00  GES

8              Policy meeting  7:30am  GHS

                AP Physics exam

                Parent forum  9:00-10:00am  GHS

                PTA meeting  6:30pm  GES

9              AP English exam

                EARLY RELEASE 

10           Kathi Sullivan presentation  9:30am  auditorium

                Parent forum  6:00pm  GHS library

                Monster Band concert  7:00pm  auditorium

11            Band & Choir trip

                AP US History & German exam

                Hypnotist  6:30pm  auditorium 

Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 03, 2018:
2018 summer app & school letter.pdf