Gaylord High School Newsletter

January 2023


There is no school on Monday, January 16th.

1st Semester Exams

First semester exams will take place January 19th and January 20th.

Students will take exams for their 1st, 2nd, and 4th hour classes on Thursday, January 19th. On Friday, January 20th students will take exams for their 3rd, 5th, and 6th hour classes.

The bell schedule will be altered on these days to allow for longer times in each class.

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Student Survey

The Otsego Community Foundation is conducting a youth needs survey. This survey is designed to help the community foundation better understand how they can support the needs of youth in our community. This survey is optional and anonymous and will be offered to students in their English class. If you would like to review the survey, please contact Mr. Hodges at


Our students will be taking the NWEA winter assessment between January 16th and February 3rd. ELA and Math teachers will communicate their testing schedule to their students.

Drama Club Duck Race

Who wants to win $500?

Each year, drama club sells raffle tickets for the annual Gaylord Downhill Quack. This is a fundraiser which culminates in a rubber duck race down a ski hill at Treetops Resort.

Students and their families sell raffle tickets, of which each has a number on it. Each ticket number corresponds to a number written on a rubber duck. On Saturday, February 4, each numbered duck will be sent down the ski hill toward a finish line at the bottom. Whoever buys the duck that crosses the finish line first wins $500! The second place duck owner wins $250, and the third place duck owner wins $100! All remaining tickets also go into a large bin and are used for door prize drawings.

See a drama club member today to purchase your ducks or inquire at the high school main office. Questions can be addressed to drama club director Laura Hotelling.

Upcoming Drama Productions

Mark your calendars for the next two drama club productions in Gornick Auditorium:

Whole Latte Love, this year’s GHS staff play, the hilarious story of an unconventional coffee shop and how the effects the special coffees have on the customers. This show will run Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17 at 7:00.

Singin’ in the Rain – GHS Drama will bring this beloved classic to the stage Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00.

St. Baldrick's

The Gaylord High School National Honor Society will be hosting St. Baldrick’s day on Friday, March 17th during lunches. Location to be determined. Anyone can donation hair or shave their head, to register please scan the QR Code below.

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.

Global Cuisines

Our ProStart/Culinary students have been busy cooking this year to earn a trip to Disney for Cook Around the World in April. For their final exam they are offering one pot meals for two to take home. Their theme is Global Cuisines! Please sign up for your favorites; you can sign up for more than one and multiples of any!! Place your order here.


Senior pictures are due by February 25th, more info can be found below or with Mrs. Romel and photos can be emailed to


Their are many scholarship opportunities available for our students. For student's that are interested, scholarships can be found posted outside the Guidance Office door.