05/19/2017

posted May 19, 2017, 7:05 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good morning.  Big day in Gilford today with the high school having their Prom and the middle school having our grade 6-8 dance from 7:00-8:30; $5.00 cost.  We wish a safe and fun night for everyone.


The second annual Memorial Day 5K race to benefit Camp Resilience will be taking place on May 29th at the Gilford Youth Center.  There will be a “fun run” for smaller children, as well, where there will be supervision and prizes.  The GHS National Honor Society is looking to get as many runners as possible.  Attached is a detailed flyer on the event.


On Monday and Tuesday of next week, our 8th graders will be taking their Science NECAP assessments.  Once again, please encourage, rest, and feed your children well so that they can put their best foot forward.  I was very impressed with their efforts on the SBAC tests and hope that this will continue with the NECAP.


We have another Early Release next Wednesday (5/24).  Unlike today (11:55), students will be dismissed at their normal early release time of 12:20.


Also, next Wednesday evening starting at 6:00 at the high school is the district’s annual STEAM/GEEF EXPO.  This is to celebrate the work teachers and students have done in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.


Tip from the “Middle Years”* - Keep on Learning; Create a science spot:  Designate a corner for storing odds and ends (cardboard, index cards, aluminum foil, etc).  When your tween says, “I’m bored,” see if she can figure out ways to use them in a science experiment or engineering project.  Cardboard tubes could become a marble “roller coaster” to test gravity.  Aluminum foil and index cards might be engineered into a shiny skyscraper.  Have her research ideas online or in books.


Thank you and have a great weekend!


Peter


*Resources for Educators, May 2017
Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 18, 2017:
memorial day 5K Flyer.pdf
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