03/15/2017

posted Mar 16, 2017, 4:13 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  I hope that you came through yesterday’s storm unscathed.  I know that there were some trees down on the roads; I had one in my driveway but a friendly neighbor helped me get rid of it!

Congratulations to the following students (and their topics) who have qualified to advance to the state level of the National History Day competition held at PSU on April 1st:  Kendall Jones (The Eradication of Small Pox), Angie Bonnell (Edith Wilson), Thomas Cain (Treaty of Portsmouth), Matthew Farrah (John Lennon), Shushu Sawyer (Arabic Numerical System; Fibonacci), Alaina Osburn (Clara Barton), Kaelan O’Connor (Robert G. Shaw), Emma Tierno & Jacqueline Nash (the Federalist Papers), Mae Kenney (Susan B. Anthony), and Kathryn Osburn (Anne Sullivan).  Kyle Brent (Rosa Parks) and Kat Mitchell (Governor Phips) are alternates.

I have attached two items to this email.  The first is regarding tomorrow night’s “Anonymous People” showing at the Elementary School (6:00) sponsored by the PTA and Gilford Together.  There will be pizza, vegetables and fruit and a panel of experts for open discussion after the film.  The panel experts will be Judge James Carroll, Jacqui Abikoff (Director of Horizons), Laconia Prosecutor Attorney James Sawyer (he ain’t heavy, he’s my brother; I’m the heavy one….), Melissa Fernald (MLADC), Nate Walters (recovery court participant and GHS graduate), GPD Lt. Kris Kelley, and Kerri Lowe from the Partnership for Public Health.

The second attachment is in regards to a summer program available to middle schoolers, Aerospace Career Education (ACE), that will be held at the Laconia Airport.  The topics/strands to choose from are Space Academy, Air Traffic Control, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Manufacturing/Engineering.  For further questions please contact our own Andrea Damato or Dan Caron at the high school.

We sent a team of students and teachers to the annual Winni Dip again this year.  Our team raised the most money ($4500k) of all for the NH Special Olympics!  Word has it that the water temperature was warmer than the air temperature; some didn’t want to get out!

The middle school spring coaches meeting has been moved to Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 in our cafeteria.

If your child was unable to participate in last Friday’s Winter Carnival activity and you would like a refund, please contact Natalie Wyatt in the front office before next Friday (3/26).

Congratulations to Chelsea Sasserson, Kathryn Osborn, Mae Kenny, Maria Uicker, Murphy Harris, Camryn Marshall, Lily Tierno, and Emma Tierno for successfully auditioning in the Broadway Jr. program in New York City over the February vacation.  Brenna O’Connor was also selected an alternate.  There were over 700 students from across the country auditioning and our 8 were part of the 200 who were selected.

Upcoming Events:

Tomorrow:  “Anonymous People” at GES (6:00)

Monday:  8th Grade Field Trip to HUOT/UNH

Tuesday:  8th Grade Field Trip to HUOT/UNH, 7th and 8th Grade Mathalon at Alton (3:30); Gilford Together (6:30)

Thursday:  6th Grade Mathalon at InterLakes (3:00)

Thank you and have a nice rest of the day

Peter

 


Attachments available for 30 days until Friday, April 14, 2017:
2017_Brochure_AirSpace.pdf
Anonymous People Screening Flyer.pdf

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