Director of Residence Life’s Corner

Greetings, Happy Holidays

We are rolling right along. I cannot believe how fast time has flown by this semester. Very soon students will be heading out for winter break. We want to wish everyone very safe travels and a wonderful holiday season.

We have finals December 12th -15th. Most students will be traveling out to hubs on the 21st December. We have staff in-service in January. Students come back to GILA on the 10th of January.
As a reminder students cannot take the school issued computers home for winter break. The computers will be here for them when they return.

We have several students heading out into the community of Galena for Thanksgiving dinner, but we are also having an awesome Thanksgiving dinner here at the Two Seasons dining hall for all those students and staff here too.

It at any time you have any questions, please give me a call or email me
From our family to yours happy holidays.

As a district we have looked to our strategic plan and have developed our promise
We promise to …

  • help our students increase their math performance 4% annually and their reading performance 3% annually,
  • treat all students with compassion, dignity, and respect so that at least 80% will continue schooling with GCSD, and
  • personalize instruction for each student based on assessment data.

It at any time you have any questions, please give me a call or email me
Yours in education,
Ben Blasco
Director of Residence Life

 2nd Quarter Newsletter – December 2016
 Introduction Letter – September 2016
 1st Quarter Newsletter – November 2016
Mission Statement

Provide a nurturing environment through building relationships with our residents so they may develop into caring, productive members of their communities

Core Values

As a staff we hold these values to heart as we interact and give guidance to the young people we serve. These are values we hold to bolster in every student.

Students Will:
• Know they are loved
• Progress toward becoming positive contributors in their communities
• have an opportunity to build character
• develop life skills
• learn healthy habits
• learn how to make healthy choices
• experience a loving environment
• learn to value others above selfishness
• learn more about how to be self governing
• learn how to bounce back from hard times (resiliency)
• understand servant leadership
• believe they can be productive in their communities
• be able to identify their gifts and dreams/goals
• receive tools to succeed in life