It's Teacher Appreciation Week! It would be neat if each one of you wrote a note to a teacher to thank him/her for how they've influenced you in a positive way. I challenge you to take 3 minutes to write that note to a teacher.

This week students will come back (ten minute shifts) to gather any materials they left behind. Please see the sign up sheet below. Each student will enter at the front entrance, sign in at the front desk, be escorted to retrieve their belongings by a staff member (appropriately spaced apart), and will exit by the auditorium doors.

Please call 524-7146 with any questions you may have. All messages are checked and are routed to the appropriate person.

Stay safe everyone! We miss you!

Anthony Sperazzo
Remote Learning
Our Portrait of a Learner fits nicely with remote learning. Even in these difficult times, we need to look at this struggle as an opportunity. Remote learning is providing you with opportunities to become a better learner, specifically a Self-Directed Learner. This is your chance to improve in this area! Take a good look at the list. Refer to it when you are struggling. Remote learning helps you become a self-directed learner in these ways:

You are in control of your learning.
You learn to problem-solve on your own.
You don't give up, but know when it’s time to reach out for help.
You read directions carefully.
You use all sources provided by the instructor.
You seek additional sources to problem solve.
You use textbooks as a resource by reading.
You have more time to investigate a topic.
You become inquisitive about learning.

Three years from now you may be looking at post-secondary options which could include online courses. In the next few weeks you should take advantage of this valuable opportunity to learn how to work in this environment.

Remember to refer to this list when you struggle in any of your classes and please reach out if you need help.
Here are some quotes to think about:

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." Mary Kay Ash

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." Debbi Fields

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." Henry Ford
Picking up your materials
Students have the opportunity to come in to gather any materials they left behind. 
  • Students (in shifts) come in to clean out their lockers and gather any supplies they left beginning on May 4, 5, 6, 7 in ten minute shifts (escorted by a staff member) 
As of May 8, the building will be shut down and you will not have access to it. 

In early June, we will establish a safe system that will allow you to drop off books, Chromebooks, uniforms, band equipment, etc. This will, probably, also be the time that we will hand out caps and gowns to our seniors. More info to follow in the coming weeks. 
If you need to obtain medications from Nurse Jenkins, please have your parents contact her directly at  mjenkins@sau73.org

Please  SIGN UP HERE  for a time slot IF you need to enter the building and gather your belongings. If you have questions about this process, please contact, Director of Athletics, Rick Acquilano at  racquilano@sau73.org  or 524-7146 x251.
Graduation & Senior Week
Towards the end of this week, we will be releasing some pertinent information on when, where, and what Graduation will look like. We also have some exciting plans for Senior Week to recognize them. Stay tuned!
School Board Meeting
Monday, May 4 6:00pm
agenda (virtual)
If you are encountering technical issues, please contact Corey Nazer (cnazer@sau73.org) or Jenny Wyatt (jwyatt@sau73.org)
Policy Committee Meeting
Monday, May 12 7:00am
Did you write that note thanking a teacher?
Internships for fall...
Contact Dan Caron so he can work with you to set up an internship for the fall or next year. dcaron@sau73.org
Gilford High School
88 Alvah Wilson Road
Gilford, NH 03249