GHS January Newsletter
January 2nd, 2024
Happy New Year!
An Update from Mr. Hodges
It is with a mix of emotions that I am formally announcing my resignation from the position as principal of Gaylord High School, effective April 30th. After much consideration, I have accepted the position of Superintendent of Bath Community Schools. I am excited for this transition, but I know I will miss the staff, students, parents, and community that has made Gaylord Community Schools a special place for me to teach, learn, and lead since 2008.
Superintendent Cracraft and I have worked together to ensure a strong transition plan is in place for GHS. Over the next two months, Mr. Cracraft will gather stakeholder input that will be used to create the posting for the position. The position will be posted in late February or early March.
GHS Staff Updates
Please make note of the following changes to GHS staffing:
Ms. McKay will be moving from her position in the online classroom to the front office as a building secretary.
Mrs. Davis, a parent of students in the district and volunteer, has been hired to take over the online classroom.
In addition, please join me in welcoming Ms. Fisher to GHS. Ms. Fisher is a Michigan College Access Network advisor that will be focusing entirely on helping GHS students navigate the process of choosing a college, applying to colleges, and applying for financial aid. Ms. Fisher's first day at GHS will be January 9th.
In December, GHS students gave back to our community. The National Honors Society raised over $3,000 for the Otsego County Animal Shelter and Student Council collected over 1000 canned goods to donate to the Otsego County Food Pantry.
Financial Aid Night
School Store Reopening
Please join me in thanking Mr. Bigsby and the marketing class for making the grand reopening of the school store a success. Students can stop by during lunches on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to grab a snack or pick up some Blue Devil gear!
January 15th: No School for students/Teacher PD
January 18-19: Semester 1 Exams
January 30: Financial Aid Night, 6:00 PM
March 25 - April 1: Spring Break