Good Afternoon,

Our students were very happy about returning to campus last week. In speaking with many of them, they said they had a great vacation but it was nice to get back to in-person learning.

Remember that Monday, January 18th, there is no school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Now that contact tracing has been completed, as of Friday evening, in-person instruction resumes Monday.

Enjoy your week!


Anthony Sperazzo
Principal
Go Baby Go!!
The Gilford High School Introduction to Engineering class recently presented the latest Go Baby Go car to a Gilford resident. Ellah Murray visited the high school to receive a pink Mercedes Power Wheels car that was modified by the engineering students.

The Go Baby Go project is designed to assist students with mobility challenges and allow them to more easily move in and around their homes and schools. Go Baby Go is a loosely organized group of high school and college students who are attempting to make life easier for disabled students. The program teaches students about assistive technology and user-centered design. As students begin to identify modifications that will be best for a particular student, they develop empathy for the student and their caregivers as they design safe innovations for the car.

The Go Baby Go program, at Gilford HS, was started by student Troy Gallagher in 2019. That year, the class completed 2 cars for students at Gilford Elementary School (GES). The class was honored by US Senator Maggie Hassan when she designated the class, “Granite Staters of the Month,” and arranged to have a proclamation read into the congressional record. Since that first class, the Introduction to Engineering students have delivered six Go Baby Go cars. Car number seven will be presented in January to a GES student.

The high school engineering students who worked on this car were Julianna Herbert, Elijah Miller, Benjamin Suranyi and Mitchell Townsend. The purchase of the car and supplies came from a generous donation by the Blacktop Saints Riding Club. 
Look what Lauren is doing!
Lauren Sikoski is interning at the Laconia Daily Sun. She helped research and layout the election information and has recently worked on an article that appeared in the paper. Well done Lauren!!

Interested in learning more about internships, please see Mr. Dan Caron.
Remote Learners
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Several remote learners have taken GHS remote classes, eStart classes, Early College Classes, VLACS, and online classes through Husson University.

While most VLACS classes are not complete, the college classes should have been completed with the end of the fall semester. Please make sure that you request an official transcript to be sent to the GHS School Counseling office to ensure that your earned credits will be added to your GHS transcript. It is not automatically sent to us and we cannot request those transcripts on your behalf.
Mr. Pegg's Homeostasis lab
Biology 1 students explored homeostasis, a characteristic of life, by designing and carrying out their own experiments. Students get creative and incorporate their own interests to see how that activity influences their heart rates.
Students then use what they've learned to further understand homeostasis as a real world application. Examples of labs have included golf putting, dizzy bat, kan jam, stress tests and jump scares!

Assistant Principal Goggin and Director of Technology, Brenda McGee were unsuccessful at sinking their putt from 30'. But Sam Cheek sank from 100' away!!! The students and staff had fun during this lab.
Policy Committee meeting
January 12 7:30 GHS
Get your school supplies...
Please make sure that each afternoon you are taking home all of your supplies such as Chromebook, charger, books, etc. in case we have a positive COVID case and need to contact trace.

During contact tracing, the school is closed and no one is allowed into the building until tracing has been completed.
NO school-Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.
We're still going outside...
Please make sure that your child is prepared to go outside for mask breaks.
Athletics info
Here is information about athletics that was sent out last Thursday.

Director of School Counseling
ljewett@sau73.org
524-7146 x218
2021: A - Cameron
2022: A - Green
2023: A - Currier
2024: A - Cameron
School Counselor
msawyer@sau73.org
524-7146 x219
2021: Carpenter- McDowell
2022: Hazelton - McNutt
2023: Davignon - Laurendeau
2024: Canto - Logan
School Counselor
jbassett1@sau73.org
524-7146 x222
2021: McGreevy - Z
2022: McLean- Z
2023: Lewis - Z
2024: Macaione - Z
Gilford High School
88 Alvah Wilson Road
Gilford, NH 03249