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  • 01/12/2018 Good evening.  And a very warm one at that!  I want to start by thanking the PTA and our Volunteer Steering Committee for sponsoring and doing the leg work, respectively, our 5th and 6th grade movie night tonight.  I think we have about 30 or so students in the cafeteria right now enjoying popcorn, pizza, and “Despicable Me 3” for free!Three more classes that I visited recently, the first two reminded me of my own days as a Gilford Middle/High School student back in the late 70’s/early 80’s.  The first was Mrs. Damato’s 6th grade computer class where students were learning a skill that I learned on a typewriter by senior year with Mr ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:21 AM by Suzanne Bowen
  • 01/05/2018 Good afternoon.  I want to start by wishing you all good luck this weekend in avoiding having frozen pipes in your homes; it’s gonna be a frigid one!The PTA is sponsoring a movie night for 5th & 6th graders that will be held next Friday (1/12) at 6:15 in our gym.  The movie they are showing is, “Despicable Me 3.”  There will be popcorn and drinks supplied by both the PTA and our middle school Volunteer Steering Committee.  And best of all, the PTA is footing the bill for everything; this is a no-cost event!Those of you who are enrolled in the PTA’s after-school Spanish program are reminded that it begins next Tuesday ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2018, 11:04 AM by Suzanne Bowen
  • 12/27/2017 Good morning, parents and staff.  I hope you are enjoying the time with your families and the fresh snow; the cold, probably not so much….Not to be out done by their bandmates, we have several members of our choir who also got accepted into the Lakes Region Junior High Festival.  They are Anna Cook, Caitlyn Costa, Josh Dery, Kaleena Dyer, Zoe Lehneman, Owen Nelson, Mackenzie Roys, and Colby Smith.  That makes 15 of our students who earned this honor!  And if you were able to make our Holiday Concert last week, you’ll know why so many of our performers were accepted; it was quite a concert.Our middle school Volunteer Steering Committee is partnering with the Gilford PTA ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 4:13 AM by Suzanne Bowen
  • 12/15/2017 Good afternoon.  Typically, the “week before the week” of a vacation is the most challenging. Students know that vacation is looming but they can’t quite taste it yet.  But this past week has been atypical; students have been performing amazingly well.  I credit you, the parents, and our staff for a smooth running week; and I thank you..What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to attend our annual Winter Concert?  It happens this Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.  I promise you:  You will be amazed at the talent that our directors, Warnick, Sanborn, and Beyrent get to work with each day.  Also that night, the Parents of Performing Arts will ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 4:14 AM by Suzanne Bowen
  • 12/8/2017 Good afternoon.  I hope that this email finds you and your families well.  I’d like to start off this week’s email with some additional glimpses into the day of the life of a Gilford Middle School Student:In Mrs. McLane’s 7th Grade Health class, students were learning about the dangers of “vaping.”  Not surprisingly, many students were well aware of the increased use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes.  Mrs. McLane did a great job in laying out how dangerous this seemingly harmless (at least to teenagers) this habit really is to their bodies.In Mr. Bowler’s 8th Grade Math class, students were using our Eureka math program to learn how to write equations using symbols.  Their ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:47 AM by Suzanne Bowen
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