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 15th till 19th. 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 9th 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 had several students out into the community of Galena for Thanksgiving dinner, but we are also had 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

Yours in education, Ben Blasco Director of Residence Life

Some events/meetings for students and staff

  • 11/29 Basketball practice starts
    • Girls 5:30am
    • Boys 4:30pm, catch bus over, vans back
  • 11/30 GILA PAC meeting
  • 12/1 & 2nd School Board in-service
  • 12/2 basketball practice
    • Girls 7:30am
    • Boys 9:45am
  • 12/2 SAT
    • 7:30am at SHS
  • 12/2 Wrestling GIR (Galena Inner-squad Rumble) Senior night
    • 6pm GILA Gym
  • 12/9 ACT
  • 12/8-9 Regional Wrestling (Delta)
    • Travel on the 7th & 9th
  • 12/10-13 KATA training in Fairbanks
  • 12/14-16 Wrestling State
  • 12/16 Winter Ball
  • 12/14 & 15 Basketball
    • Nome (boys home, girls away)
  • 12/14-19 Finals
  • 12/21 end of Semester
  • 12/21 Student depart

Ben Blasco
Director of Residence Life

 Letter to the Families 2nd 2017
September 2017 Board report
 September 2017 Newsletter
 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