SANBORN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
POINTS OF P.R.I.D.E.
A newsletter that promotes our core values of
Personalization, Risk-Taking, Integrity, Discovery, and Empowerment
January 18, 2021

Sanborn Regional High School
17 Danville Road
Kingston, New Hampshire 03848
(603) 642-3341

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
Senior Spotlight: Breanna Gates
An Article by Staff Member Dianne McCarthy
Breanna Gates impresses many with her focus and organization skills which totally keep her at the top of her game. I knew we would get along when I noticed her “to do” notebook like my own, where she writes down things she needs to do and checks them off as she goes!

Breanna is a scholar and will graduate with honors from SRHS. She loves math where there is a start, a process, and an end, and she finds that as she has progressed in the sciences to reach the more challenging level she is just as comfortable there given the processing of it. Given her love of these topics it makes total sense that she will study the Health Sciences, and is keeping an open mind about what career that will mean for her.

As someone who volunteers with children and special needs teens, those around Breanna would describe her as thoughtful, something I get so see in simple passings in the hallway. If someone drops their pen, teens may say “just a pen” and keep moving; Breanna sees it and thinks beyond that idea and will pick up the pen and return it to its owner. She will help the random student who is distraught, knowing she has never seen her before nor may she ever see her again. It’s these compassionate tendencies that will make Breanna an amazing health services provider, whether she desires Occupational Therapy, Nursing, or Physical Therapy.

Breanna continues to make honors each year, is a member of our Key Club, works many hours a week at a local restaurant, and keeps herself in tip top shape as she feels her best when she is physically healthy. She is a four season softball player and a valued member of the team. She is quiet but also a gentle leader and her peers look to her for that rational thought when needed.

She will be missed when she leaves our school but all who work with her are so excited to see what success awaits her!
Senior Spotlight: Jazzy Dixon
An Article by Staff Member Marissa Vitolo
I first met Jazzy last year in my advisory and Ceramics One class. She showed maturity and an ability to work with many types of personalities. Jazzy gave everyone a chance and offered help and advice with no apprehension (especially tech-related). Her sense of humor was always welcome and she often got some of the quiet students to engage.

As far as artistic talent, Jazzy has it. Her ceramics projects, always with dragons, were creative, intricate, and showed her willingness to learn through experimentation. I always enjoyed seeing what she would make.

Jazzy has always shown a great interest in science, physics, and medicine. Her favorite class is Anatomy and Physiology which fits perfectly with her goal of becoming a doctor. She was also very involved with STEM, working closely with Mr. Enright. He had this to say:

“I have known Jazzie for nearly 2 years due to her interest in high energy physics and STEM. When she was a sophomore and working on a Tesla coil for her Student Interest Project class, she started attending my FLT to work on the project. During her junior year, she continued to attend my FLT's to meet with a small group of other students for an informal high energy physics club. Jazzie always attended the FLT with great excitement and participated with enthusiasm. Her understanding of electronics and thirst for knowledge enabled us to work on several different STEM projects and to construct a model of the plasma generator we intended to build. Although the change to remote learning did not allow us the opportunity to build the actual plasma generator, she has already started to put together ideas for the project once in-person learning resumes. I am excited to see what the future holds for Jazzie and know that she will be successful in whatever she decides to do!”

Jazzy is a great person with much to offer. I am so glad she was in my class. I didn’t get to see her much this year, but enjoyed the few times she would pop in to advisory. Jazzy, I wish you all the best and know you will do very well as a doctor. But, please keep making art.
Free Meals for all Student (In Person & Remote) for the Remainder of the 20/21 School Year.
Remote meals are available for pick-up on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays at the High School Main Entrance from 12:30-1:30pm.

Please Use the following link to pre-order your remote meals:
Senior Kaylen LaChapelle Accepts Full Athletic Scholarship to UNH
Congratulations to senior Kaylen LaChapelle! This past Tuesday, Kaylen accepted an academic scholarship and signed a letter of commitment to play for the Wildcats of the University of New Hampshire. Here are pictures from her signing ceremony in front of the school's track and field record board at Sanborn. Kaylen is an accomplished student athlete and record-holder for the team. At UNH, Kaylen will study nursing. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, KAYLEN!!!
Counseling Office Updates
This is the time of year in the counseling office when we start planning for next year. In the coming weeks counselors will be going into classrooms to help students to pick classes for next year and teachers will be making recommendations for more challenging courses for students based on their performance in their current classes. It is important that students do well in their classes if they wish to take Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment classes next year. The Program of Studies for the 21-22 school year will be posted on the high school website soon. Parents and students will be able to read the course descriptions for all of our courses. It is highly recommended that parents review this document with their students before students make course selections. 

Freshmen and Sophomore Career Interest Planning

Counselors met with Freshmen in December and will be meeting with Sophomores the week of January 18th to complete Career Interest inventories, Students participate in a class activity which helps them to better understand how their daily class work impacts their overall grades and GPA and then they complete an interest inventory which helps them to better understand how their interests might lead to a career. Once they have completed the inventory, students then identify courses that they would like to take during their high school career. They keep this information in a google folder which will be used during their high school career to help with course selection and ultimately college and career planning.

Freshmen and Sophomore College and Career Planning Night

On January 25th at 6:00pm the counseling team will be offering a virtual parent night for parents of Freshmen and Sophomores. This night will help you to better understand how to best prepare your child for future college and career planning. We will review NH Scholars, SST and the Northern Essex Early College Program as well as steps you can take now to help your child be better prepared for college and career exploration. Information on how to access the presentation will be provided on the day of the event.


PSAT’s for Juniors and Asynchronous Learning day for Seniors

On January 26th, all juniors will participate in the PSAT. Students will arrive at school at their regular time and be assigned to a testing room. If parents would like to opt their student out of the test, please complete this form. Once juniors have completed their exam and been dismissed from their testing room, they will be dismissed from school. Transportation will only be provided at the end of the regular school day. Students who attend SST will be excused from SST for the day. Seniors will have asynchronous classes on this day. 

ASVAB Follow Up Meetings for Juniors

Juniors who took the ASVAB in December will have an opportunity during upcoming FLT’s to meet with the ASVAB coordinator to discuss their scores. This discussion will focus on how to interpret your scores and how to translate the information in the report so that it can be used for college and career planning. Students should check with their advisory teachers to see when those meetings are scheduled.


Senior Probation Meetings

Beginning the week of January 25th, any senior who is failing a class needed for graduation or who has not completed at least 50% of each online class needed for graduation will be added to the Senior Academic Probation list. Seniors on this list are not eligible to participate in any senior activities including prom or senior trips. Parents will be notified via mail if their child has been added to this list.  

Senior Mid Year Transcripts to Colleges

Seniors who have applied to college should check in with their teachers to make sure that all of their coursework has been completed by the end of the second quarter on January 15th. Counselors will be printing mid year grades to send to colleges at this time. Many colleges use these mid year grades and transcripts to make admissions decisions. 

Senior Scholarships

Seniors, are you looking for free money to help you be able to afford college? Please check out our Counseling webpage for the updated scholarship newsletter. This can be located by going to the high school web page and clicking the Counseling office tab. The local scholarship packet will be available to all Sanborn seniors in February and scholarship applications will be due in April. Don't delay in gathering needed materials. Happy Applying! 


Finally, this time of year can be especially difficult for teens. The weather is not great, there is little light and this year with the pandemic, more and more of our students are feeling isolated and alone. Please take time to talk with your student. Let them know that it is okay to not be okay. Encourage them to reach out to people. Remind them to take care of themselves physically - eating well, exercising, drinking water, sleeping and taking a break from technology. If you are concerned about your student, please reach out to the counseling team. We have resources available to help.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application Information
SRHS PTO Announcements
NEXT MEETING: 1/20/2021 at 6:00PM. A Zoom link will be emailed the morning of the meeting.

The mission of the Sanborn Regional High School Parent Teacher Organization is to enhance and support the Sanborn Regional High School learning community of students, staff, and families of Fremont, Kingston, and Newton. This is accomplished through the following endeavors:

*Community Outreach *Teacher Involvement *Educational Programs *Civic Cooperation
*Volunteer Programs *Fundraising

If we all help a little it will be amazing how much we can accomplish as an organization.

We typically meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
(check the Points of P.R.I.D.E. Newsletter or our FB page for any changes)

Thank you for taking the time to complete the membership form and become part of the SRHS PTO. Check us out on Facebook at Sanborn Regional High Scholl PTO.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share with our organization, please contact Alicia D’Antonio at tishiebell@yahoo.com.
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
As part of our year end #BeSafewithSoRock campaign, 50 free safe home kits will be distributed to local families free of charge in the coming weeks. Kits will include a locking RX medication box, reusable personal hand sanitizer with hotline numbers for mental health, physical safety & substance use/misuse, how to Teen Proof Your Home guide, firearm trigger locks, NH COVID-19 Family Resource guide, hotline magnet for mental health and substance use disorders, therapeutic ice packs, and safe medication disposal pouches and more.  

If you are interested in getting a free “It’s a good day to check on a friend” yard/window sign please email sorocknhcc@gmail.com

SoRock has also purchased reusable fabric masks for SRMS/SRHS and our local police departments which were distributed over the holiday break!
 

Keep Us Informed!
PTO Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins
When you drop your unwanted clothing and shoes off in these bins, the SRHS PTO gets paid based on the weight of the clothing! This is a really easy way to help our school. All PTO proceeds go directly back to programming and scholarships that directly benefit our students. NOTE: Shoes must go in a separate bin.

Did you know? From April of 2015 - May 2017, this fundraiser has helped us raise nearly $2400.00 for the PTO. Help us double that number by sharing this opportunity with your friends, your family, and your neighbors!

* Not Sponsored by the Sanborn Regional School District