Gaylord High School Newsletter

March 2023

Senior Photo Requirements

Senior picture deadline extended until March 17th, more info can be found below or with Mrs. Romel and photos can be emailed to

Yearbook is meeting deadlines as well, please due your part to get this done and help us achieve our goal objectives.

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Congratulations Gaylord High School Choirs!

On Wednesday, March 1st, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir had the opportunity to perform at the 2022-2023 MSVMA Festival. Concert Choir received a rating of II – Good, and were just shy of a I. Chamber Singers received a rating of I – Excellent and will be moving on to State Festival in early May. Thank you families for your continued support of the choirs and their hard work!

March 12, 2023

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Band Festival

Performances by our concert and symphony bands were scored at the district band festival, hosted by Gaylord Community Schools. Both high school bands performed very well. Concert band received a division 2 (excellent) rating and only missed qualifying for state festival by one score. Symphony band received straight division 1 (Superior) ratings and will participate in the state festival in May. Congratulations to our bands!

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St. Baldrick's

The Gaylord High School National Honor Society will be hosting St. Baldrick’s day on Friday, March 17th during lunches. Any staff member or student can donate hair or shave their head. To register, please scan the QR Code.

If you are a licensed cosmetologist and would like to offer your time to help with the success of this event, please contact Mrs. Romel by emailing

Donations can be made to the St. Baldrick's Foundation website, or by clicking DONATION.

National Honor Society would like to thank all participants in advance for your contributions. No matter the type or size of your donation, please know every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Finding a cure will take everyone's help.

Spring Break Reminder

Friday, March 24th, 3pm

Spring Break

Friendly reminder, Gaylord Community Schools will be closed for Spring Break March 27-April 2. School will resume on Monday, April 3rd. Please have a safe and relaxing break.

There will be no school on Friday, April 7th, 2023 for students.

Winter Season/Athletic Highlights

The Blue Devil Wrestling team earned Final Four honors in the Division 2 Team State Wrestling Finals falling to the eventual state champion in the Semi Finals. The following weekend the Devils brought 7 boys and 1 girl to the Individual state finals and bringing home 6 medals. Earning 4th Place was Jaron Bensinger and earning 3rd place honors was Ty Bensinger, Louden Stradling and Sunni LaFond earned runner up honors while Brayden Gautreau earned his 2nd State Championship. Also participating for Gaylord were Caiden Sides, Riley Hush, and Zane Willobee.

Our Girls Basketball team finished the season with a 14-10 record with Avery Parker leading the Big North Conference in scoring averaging 17 points per game.

Competitive cheer broke the 700 point barrier this season by scoring 728 points in a meet this season and broke the school record for a Round 1 performance with a score of 216.6

Hockey—defeated Petoskey 5-2 in the MHSAA Regionals.

Boys Basketball finished the regular season with a 13-9 record which is the most regular season wins in the last 14 years.

Gaylord Ski Team had three athletes compete at the MHSAA State Finals at Boyne Mountain. Kaija Lazda finished in 9th place int the slalom and 11th place in the Giant Slalom, while Jack Robel finished 4th in the Giant Slalom and Keaton Abraham finished 5th in the Slalom.

The Girls Bowling team won the Big North Conference Bowling tourney this past season.

Fitness Revolution

We are excited about our fitness revolution taking place at Gaylord Community Schools. Our goal is to provide a quality fitness program to each and every student and staff member at Gaylord Community Schools. We have grown from having 45 students participating in 2019 to over 400 students and staff members in 2023. There are a variety of options and resources available:

● High School Students can take advantage of the Physical Training class during the day

● Middle School Students now have a weight room also and it is being used in the Exercise Science class and there is an after school weight lifting program as well

● Students can utilize the after school program in the high school weight room every school day directly after school until 4pm

● If a student can’t make either of those they can still sign up with Mr. Beyers to take advantage of home or gym based workouts through our online app called Teambuildr

● In the summer the weight room is open 3 days a week for an hour and a half

● There is a nutrition resource that is made for students to individualize a healthy eating plan that is appropriate for their age, size, activity level, and goals

● We are currently working on providing a recovery room for our students where they can utilize massage guns and compression chairs to speed up the recovery from the strain of the workouts

● Staff members have options too:

○ M, W, F 7am workouts are going on

○ Staff can utilize the home or gym-based workouts through the Teambuildr app as well

There is a lot to be excited about as our community is embracing physical activity to help their mental and physical health. We know it helps in the classroom too! Be part of the revolution!

Testing Update

GHS Students will be taking the SAT, PSAT 9, and PSAT 10 on Wednesday, April 12th. Watch for a letter in the mail the week of April 6th containing more details about testing.

Financial Aid Information

Parents and students can follow this link to learn more about paying for college:

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2022-2023 School Yearbooks

To purchase your yearbook please click to ORDER HERE.
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Senior Send Off Information

Click link below to obtain details and information regarding 2023 Senior Send Off.