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May 20, 2019

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

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
Sanborn Receives Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant
An Article by Students Jonathan Lee and Luke Botticelli
It is with great pleasure that we announce Sanborn Regional High School will receive the generous sum of $4980 from the 2018-2019 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant.

Funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant program has been supporting communities and schools in areas where Lowe’s stores are available. Every Spring and Fall, applicants from across the nation apply for this highly competitive grant in hopes of improving their school’s educational capabilities. SRHS is extremely privileged and honoured to be selected for the Toolbox for Education grant in the Spring of 2019.

Our school will be making full use of this opportunity to purchase a 3D Bioprinter and a miniPCR machine. These cutting-edge educational devices will be made available to all science classes but especially AP Biology and STEM ELO class students to explore the biosciences and learn marketable skills, a privilege few high schools have. With the available tools, a whole new range of exciting experiments is now within students’ grasp. This includes observing enzyme assays and reactions, doing DNA fingerprinting, and investigating antimicrobial screening, to name a few. These fascinating possibilities will serve to inspire a new passion for science in some students and cultivate the existing passions of our next generation of future scientists.

As students, Luke Botticelli and Jonathan Lee were extremely privileged to be able to contribute to the writing of the grant proposal. Teachers Mrs Meghan Petruzzi and Dr Timothy Young contributed heavily to the writing and mentored us along the way. This process was a cherished learning experience for us that enriched our potential as future scientists. To see our collaborative hard work come to fruition brings great joy to the entire science department.

As a pioneer in competency-based education and choice-driven learning, the equipment will allow our school to further ascend as an educationally progressive institution. Students will be challenged to think critically about real issues that can be scientifically remedied and will be able to work towards their personal goals with research and hands-on experience. It is believed by not only our school but also by the NH Board of Education that this type of passion-driven learning will maximise the potential of every student and create a lifelong enjoyment of learning.

Obtaining this grant was a huge collective effort among teachers and students. We would like to thank Lowe’s again for their extremely generous sponsorship towards our school and community. Their support is deeply appreciated by the students and staff of SRHS. We are confident that our school will live up to, and hopefully surpass, the expectations for utilizing the purchased equipment to its fullest potential.
Juniors to take the Statewide Assessment for Science May 22
On May 22nd, all juniors will participate in the Statewide Assessment for Science. NH law requires all districts to assess their students in the areas of Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts and Science. The juniors met the Math and Reading requirements through the SAT in April and will now complete the science assessment requirement through the Statewide Assessment System for Science. From the NH DOE website “State assessments are an important part of a student’s core educational program. They provide an evaluation of student mastery of content and skills in various academic areas, serve as one tool for measuring the degree to which students are on track to graduate high school and be college- and career ready, and help inform future instruction in the classroom. Along with student work on classroom assignments, projects, essays, and local assessments, state assessment results give teachers and you, the parents, important information about where students are on their path toward academic success.”

Similar to when the juniors completed the SAT, all students will use their chromebooks to complete the SAS testing. Students will practice on the testing platform on May 21st in the afternoon and they will be required to leave their chromebooks at school in order to ensure that they are all charged and fully prepared to be used for testing in the morning on the 22nd. Most students will complete the testing within a 2 hour window of time and students will then be required to return to their regularly scheduled classes. Juniors who attend SST in the mid session will be excused from class on that day.

In order to help students prepare, please remind them to get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat a healthy breakfast. Parents may access training tests for the NH SAS by going to the portal at  
Senior Spotlight: Hannah Derek
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Sam Parsons
I met Hannah last year in my Math 2 class and have gotten to know her more this year as she approaches graduation. I’ve always enjoyed having Hannah in my class. Hannah identifies herself as someone who’s never liked math, and made sure I knew this when she first started in my class. Despite these feelings, Hannah always impressed me with the insightful questions she asked, and her hard work in a subject that she didn’t love.

When Hannah wasn’t engaging with whatever was going on in my class she could usually be found doodling something in the margins. I truly appreciated receiving Hannah’s drawings when she turned them in on her school work, always making the grading process a little more enjoyable. It’s no surprise then, that Hannah is an incredibly creative young woman. The art room is one of her favorite places to spend time when she’s in the building. Art teacher Ms. Swist had this to say about Hannah: 

“Hannah floats throughout the art department multiple times a day. Her genuine personality bubbles out of her and much to my delight she frequently enters the room laughing with her friends. Hannah's sketch book is full of detailed pencil portraits, still life studies, and small sketches/notes to fuel her inspiration for future drawings. Hannah was excited to tell me that art will always be a part of her life.”

Hannah is also a member of the Sanborn girls tennis team. This year I was able to make it to one of Hannah’s tennis matches. Hannah is a great tennis player and teammate. I was lucky enough to witness Hannah and her doubles partner, Emily Metivier, stage a comeback against St. Thomas. It was an incredible match and I’m so glad I was able to see her play, and win, one of her last matches at SRHS.

After high school Hannah plans on going to Great Bay Community College to take her gen eds, hoping to transfer to a 4 year college after that. I can’t wait to see Hannah graduate at the end of the year, I know its a moment she’s excited for as well. I’ll always miss her positive presence in Sanborn’s halls, but I know she’ll go on to accomplish great things. Good luck Hannah!
Senior Spotlight: Addison Tate
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Kate Krumm
When you think of Addison (Addi) Tate, what comes to mind is a quiet, successful young woman, who is attention to detail is beyond comparison.  I first met Addi her sophomore year in high school, she had just transferred from Phillips Exeter Academy and was in my CAD 1 class. Over the course of that first year she revealed to me that she had fallen in love with designing houses and this was something she wanted to pursue in her life.  

Addi has grown so much over the last three years. Addi is a perfectionist, and refuses to turn anything in that is less than perfect in her mind. This had caused some problems in her sophomore year, as she was just learning the basics of designing. Addi had a hard time turning in work that was less than perfect, but was unable to reach perfect as it was her first attempt at doing a floor plan. Now anyone in the industry knows that there are constant revisions, and nothing is set in concrete, until you pour the concrete. And even than, there still can be changes. This was tough for Addi to accept, but she worked really hard, because this was her dream and she refused to give up on it. I am happy to say, that the growth I have seen in her, in this instance specifically is huge. Addi likes to research and come up with a complete or mostly complete plan before attacking the problem, but she has become flexible and allows herself to make mistakes and learn from them.

Addi is passionate about everything she does, as you can tell by what Ms. Mercedes has to say about Addi. “Addi is a great and enthusiastic student who is passionate about the Spanish language and Spanish culture. She always strives to do her best. I am so proud to be her Spanish teacher for Spanish II and Spanish IV. “   

As well as what Mr. McQueen has to say Addi is an incredibly conscientious student. Her curiosity always amazed me and she often took the initiative to not only learn, but to master concepts that reached far beyond the curriculum. On top of her academic prowess she's one of the most kind and respectful students I've ever had.

Mr. McQueen touched upon how kind and respectful Addi is. She is definitely a calming presence in my classroom, and I am going to miss her as she goes onto her dream! I expect to see great buildings with her name in them in the future.
Senior Spotlight: Annabelle Foster
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Katie Graham
When I think of Annabelle Foster, a quote from poet T.S. Eliot comes to mind: “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” Annabelle exudes emotion and personality, traits that come barreling into the world through her writing and through her interactions with others. 

I’ve had so many treasured times with Annabelle that I can’t pinpoint the first time I met her. Perhaps it was at an Open Mic, sharing her beautiful writing and inspiring others. Perhaps it was her first bowling team practice, where she tried her hardest and focused on improving herself. Since then, she has had several amazing moments on the bowling team, such as heading to the Individual Tournament both her Junior and Senior years. I had already worked with Annabelle by the time she came into my Junior English class last year, bringing them same passion for self-improvement and focus to her academic studies. This year, Annabelle shared a co-President position in Creative Writing Club, keeping the club and Open Mics running smoothly.

I asked Annabelle about her favorite moments at Sanborn. She fondly remembered Winter Carnival as something that she felt really connected to. She enjoyed how everyone teamed together and got along well during the week. It was a fun way to get involved. She specifically enjoyed decorating the bleachers. She also enjoyed our Creative Writing Club trip to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT last year. During this trip, she realized that her writing could become something more, inspired by the spirit burning bright through the Twain house.

Next year, Annabelle plans to attend Southern New Hampshire University to major in Engineering with a focus in Robotics. She feels that through this program, she will have the opportunity to change the world through invention. She hopes that she will learn the skills in order to invent something to help the elderly make their lives easier. She appreciates her time at Sanborn for helping her decide what she did and did not want to do with her life.

English Teacher, Bari Boisvert said: “Annabelle is definitely one of the hardest workers I've had in my sophomore English classes. She always did her best, which to me was pretty fantastic, but even when she gave 100% she still wanted to improve. Not so much for her grade, which was important, but also to improve as a writer.  That is something very rare. Equally as impressive is that for as driven as she is, Annabelle is equally and if not more a great person. She is compassionate, kind, and respectful. The year she was in my class, I rescued a Golden Retriever puppy and she made him the most simple, yet perfect Halloween costume. I still have it and and will definitely use it again!”

Good luck, AB. You are strong and wise beyond your years and I know you will achieve every goal you set for yourself. Continue to use writing as a refuge and escape from the things that keep us down; rise and stand tall for the things you deserve. Never apologize.
Senior Spotlight: Chase Brisson
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Librarian Mark Giuliucci
If Chase Brisson’s life ends up sounding like something out of a movie script, it won’t be by accident. Next fall, he will begin studying film production at Keene State University.

“I’ve always been into film,” Chase says. “I think it’s a fascinating process, and I’ve always thought I’d like to make one.” Chase began pursuing his interest early in his high school career, taking both Modern Media I and II as electives. He was a familiar presence on the school’s internal TV network, often hosting news segments. “Modern Media taught me what I want to do and what I don’t want to do in film,” Chase says. 

For the past two years, Chase has been enrolled in the Digital Media Arts program at the Seacoast School of Technology. He credits teacher Kristine Groleau for teaching him about the technology side of the business, especially with Adobe products. 

Chase says he likes comedies the most, especially movies by Mel Brooks and his all-time favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” He says he might like to make comedies in the future, though he says he might look for some “middle ground” that includes other genres.

When Chase looks back at his time at Sanborn, he says he will “look back on all the memories and lifelong friends I’ve made.” Teacher Mark Giuliucci says he will remember Chase as a valuable part of the Modern Media team. “From the first day in the classroom, Chase was funny, quirky, and obviously very bright,” Mr. Giuliucci says. “He has an electric presence in front of the camera. Not everyone feels comfortable in that position, but he settled in immediately and did some great work. I look forward to seeing what he accomplishes out there.”
Senior Spotlight: Grace Dubois
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Lauren Petraitis
Grace Dubois is one of those students that has a way of lighting up a room upon entering. Her warm demeanor is contagious to peers and instantly puts them at ease. I first met Grace when she was a Junior as part of my rambunctious 8th period English class. She always maintained a positive attitude and a focused mindset. Not only this, but she went out of her way to help students that struggled with managing their time or staying on task. She would literally pull her desk right up next to the student who was struggling and prompt them through their work- for no reason other than to help them succeed. Grace would say that she has learned valuable lessons from the teachers she has made connections with, and is a better person because of them. I can easily say that I am a better person and teacher because of Grace. While reading The Bell Jar or The Color Purple, she immerses herself in the stories of these characters, gaining empathy and insight about their lives and the world around her- and pushing her peers to do the same. As an educator, I feel privileged to see what Grace makes happen in the classroom- though she may not even realize it. 

Mr. Adams describes Grace as “One of the most polite, easy to talk to, and hardworking students. She truly cares about everyone around her and is great to have in class.” Grace’s advisor, Ms. Graham, remarks “It has been a pleasure to get to know Grace in my Advisory. She's a passionate, kind-hearted person who is fiercely loyal to her friends and family. She's always ready for a story or a friendly chat. I'll miss seeing her every week, but I know Grace will do amazing things in her life. Congratulations on completing your high school journey!”

In the fall, Grace will be headed to Salem State University to major in Exercise Science and then plans to apply for the Occupational Therapy program sophomore year. I have no doubt that she will continue to grow as an individual once she goes onto the next chapter of her life. I will be thrilled to see the impact that she makes in the world beyond just high school. I am so proud of her and wish her all the best. Congratulations Grace- keep shining!
Senior Spotlight: Isabelle Lang
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Marissa Vitolo
I have taught Isabelle in Art Class for two years now. She is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is she an independent young woman, she is strong-willed and loyal to her people. Isabelle has some great ideas and can be very creative. Despite not completely recognizing her talent and skill level in art, she continues making work and trying new things. Her preferred method to create art is with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. She has impressed me with how easily she gained the knowledge to make art using these programs. I enjoy hearing her Home Depot stories, all her opinions, and about her field hockey adventures. Intelligence Studies is a great choice for her. Mercyhurst is gaining a great student and person.

Doc Young had this to say about Isabelle, “Izzy Lang is one-of-a-kind... well, except for her "twin" brother. Izzy has bravely taken three Honors or AP level mathematics or science courses with me, including the double-block of AP Calculus. Though the timestables may elude her, she has very good instincts when solving the most difficult of problems. She is not shy about advocating for herself, always asks for assistance when needed, has been a loyal Mathlete for several years, and is a multi-time cashier-of-the month at the Depot. My classes and FLT will be less interesting without her, but she will be busy on the fields and in the classrooms of Mercyhurst next year.”

Mrs. McCarthy added this, “I truly enjoy being able to work with Izzy. Her drive and perseverance is amazing, and she has a great sarcastic wit that makes her fun to be around. She is caring towards others (including her teachers), and works hard to maintain her high GPA, athletic schedule, volunteerism and work schedule. Mercyhurst University is going to be so lucky to have her both academically and as a member of their Field Hockey team.”

Mr. Gray said, “In the classroom, Isabelle can be counted on to rise to challenges and continue to push herself to new levels. Isabelle during her sophomore year was a member of our Modern Media 2 class. She took the entry class her freshman year and struggled for most of the year because much of the content she learned was new to her. This would have deterred many students from moving on to the next level course work, but not Isabelle. She flourished in Modern Media 2 becoming a student we could depend on to help make our news program about Sanborn engaging and published on time. Her final project was a well-received Drinking While Driving PSA that partnered with the local police."

Isabelle, we wish you the best of luck after high school.
Senior Spotlight: Kaylie Thomas
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Jules Ryan
As an avid animal lover, an empathetic friend, and a dedicated student, there is no doubt in my mind that Kaylie Thomas is going to change the world in small ways every day. In fact, Kaylie already does make an impact on a daily basis. For as long as I have known her, Kaylie has done work for local animal shelters. She comes in with incredible stories about the animals that she cares for and gets very passionate when it comes to animals who have been hurt or mistreated. She is also already a Licensed Nursing Assistant and looks forward to beginning work in hospitals this summer after working in assisted living centers in the past. She is taking this passion for caring for others and running with it, with the ultimate goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner in the future. She would like to focus on trauma, which shows that she isn’t afraid of feeling the pressure of intense situations.  

During her time at Sanborn, Kaylie has been a dedicated student with a wide variety of interests. When I had her as a Freshman, she excelled in the realm of Humanities. She loved to write and discuss what she was reading. As she moved forward, she became interested in the STEM field. Some of her favorite classes while at Sanborn were Anatomy and Physiology with Ms. Petruzzi, Wellness with Ms. Lang, and anything with Ms. Krumm. Krumm says, “I have been honored to work with Kaylie this year. She is an exceptional young lady who thinks long and hard about how to approach the problem in the best way possible. She has been working very hard to get her LNA this year through SST, and passed her test! (I never thought she wouldn't). She is mature beyond her years, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends. She is one that you definitely want in your corner.” Kaylie should also be incredibly proud of her accomplishments at SST, where she was President of her Health Sciences class during both her Junior and Senior year. She is even getting her EMT license this summer!

Kaylie, you are intelligent, you are hardworking, and you are kind. I can’t wait to see where you go after high school--I know it will be far! 
Senior Spotlight: Megan Welch
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Meghan Petruzzi
Megnesium Welch (as she prefers to be called) is a dedicated, kind, and compassionate individual.  During Megnesium’s time in my class she always asks about my day, and genuinely cares about the response. Megnesium is a quiet student but she also brings moments of levity (and rice+beans) inserting humor in to the class. At times, her stories really make your heart palpitate, fearing where the story may go. When thinking about Megnesium and her abilities as a student, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is her aforementioned diligence. Often times, Megnesium will add to discussions by expounding on information that she has come across during her own educational pursuits. In the course of her sophomore year, for a genius hour project, she did a big presentation expounding on the benefits of a plant-based diet for health, animals, and the environment. 

Megnesium devours information to find a path that works best for her own personal health. Megnesium advocates for more naturopathic approaches to medicine . Megnesium has a respect for how the human body functions and how it is able to heal itself. Megnesium wants to bring her own personal passion for naturopathic medicine, natural food sources, and her love of the outdoors to others. Megnesium became vegetarian for health reasons after doing her own research. She realized that her diet affects her health, the environment, as well as animals. Megnesium Welch has a bright, quirky future ahead of her.
Senior Spotlight: Shane Marrama
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Ashley Harbel
“Shane is awesome”. This was the response I got from several teachers here at Sanborn when I sent out an email asking for quotes about him. And I would 100% agree! I have been lucky enough to teach Shane for 3 out of his 4 years here, both in English and as his Modern Media teacher. Shane is positive, always smiling and joking, willing to take the few seconds to make sure to say hello. Over the course of the past three years, I have seen Shane find his passion and follow it, something that as an educator, you hope that all students will find! 

Shane has a unique way of seeing this world - one that involves seeing it through a lens. What started as a hobby has slowly turned into a career for Shane. I have been lucky enough to watch this process happen. In his sophomore year, Shane joined our Modern Media class, where he quickly showed his skill in his ability to frame an image and film interesting, exciting angles. Throughout his two years with us, he continued to grow and flourish. In school, he uses his videographer skills to work on projects, such as his PSA Sophomore year on why you shouldn’t stereotype people. He is currently in an internship for filmmaking, where he is proving himself to not only be a hard worker, but also funny and personable. Outside of school, he is earning a name for himself, using his skills to create professional videos for local companies. Mrs. Boisvert says of a video he created for a friend of hers, “What he did was so fantastic, the company hired him as their videographer. I had the opportunity to see him work first hand at a property in my neighborhood. His work and professionalism for a high school senior is above and beyond what one would see an adult do.” Mrs. Vitola says, “Shane is passionate about creating work for weddings and corporate events after he graduates. With his motivation and people skills, he will definitely make this happen.” 

With Shane’s passion, vision, creativity, and positive outlook on life, I am sure that we are going to be seeing his name in the future. I can’t wait to see what Shane creates and where this passion leads him! 

(Make sure to check out Shane’s Youtube channel for some of his amazing videos - including a great look at Sanborn’s Homecoming and Winter Carnival!)
Senior Spotlight: Nicole Branham
Note: Each week, we will feature a few seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Katie Graham
Charles Bukowski wrote in his poem, “so you want to be a writer:” “when it is truly time,/ and if you have been chosen,/ it will do it by/ itself and it will keep on doing it/until you die or it dies in you./ there is no other way./ and there never was.” Nicole Branham is and always has been chosen to be a writer. She is the type of student that only appear in English teacher dreams, where they have read all of the assignment and can have a candid discussion about more than you knew was possible. She writes the same way. Sometimes, she can be frustrating, but it’s because she has to wait for it to come to her. When it is truly time, the writing happens by itself. She has a confidence on the page and in spoken word that is matched by few and despite those times when she can frustrate me to the breaking point, it was a pleasure being a part of her writing education.

Nicole has always been interested in Psychology and Criminology, both of which she hopes to study at Southern New Hampshire University after her Gap Year. She hopes to take some General Education requirements during next year at Great Bay. 

I first met Nicole as a Freshman at Poetry Club open mic events. Later, I had her on my bowling team and in Junior English. This year, Nicole is the only Senior in my Creative Writing elective and she is in our Senior English “Your Way” class. Nicole’s leadership shines through in Creative Writing. As the only Senior, I encourage her to be an example to the underclassmen. She is always willing to share her work and it has been great seeing how those developing their writing skills look up to her abilities. 

Her favorite memories of Sanborn have been the Open Mic events in the library. Here, she has lent her voice and her writing to our growing culture of creativity. 

English teacher Lauren Petraitis has this to say about Nicole: “She is a powerful force as a writer and poet. I have seen her perform at several open mic events and she always pulls at my heartstrings and leaves me speechless.”

Nicole, you are your own person, something that many people in their entire lifetimes never achieve. You have what it takes to make of yourself anything that you choose. Your passions are enough, your choices are enough, you are enough. 
AP Calculus Students Rally for AP Exam
Sanborn Regional High School's Advanced Placement Calculus class had the distinct honor of being the final AP exam this season. Fifteen intrepid students on our AP Calc "team" enjoyed 3+ hours of challenging mathematics. The learning journey to this day was arduous, but rewarding... and the "team" t-shirts just made everything better! Thanks, class, for a great year together. - Doc. Young
SRHS Announces Plans For Final Days of School For Grades 9-11
Dear Parents/Guardians of Sanborn Regional High School Grade 9-11 Students,

In order to provide students with every possible opportunity to obtain full credit for all classes, we are offering a modified class schedule on the last two days of school, June 12 and 13. On these days, we will run 90 minute extended Focused Learning Time (FLT) periods.
FLT is typically offered as part of our regular schedule each day for 40 minutes and provides an opportunity for students to engage in personalized intervention, extension, and enrichment. During these end-of-year extended FLT periods, teachers will be available to work with students on projects for competency recovery. Students who will not pass a course will have the opportunity to meet with their guidance counselor to complete a credit check, re-evaluate their course selections for the 2019-20 school year and to initiate the process for credit recovery.  
Please understand that attendance at these extended FLT sessions is mandatory for all students not passing a competency or who have not finished any required work in one or more of their courses. These sessions will provide students with the opportunity for teacher supported competency recovery that will not be available over the summer. If students are not able to make up the competency/credit at the end of the year, they will likely have to repeat the class next school year.

Students who are passing all of their competencies and who have completed all required work for their classes will not be required to attend these extended focused learning opportunities. Please be aware, however, that bus transportation will only be available at the end of the regular school day at 2:10 PM. Please also note that the last regular day of school for grades 9-11 will be Tuesday, June 11.

Your child will be notified by their teacher(s) by Tuesday, June 11 at the latest if they will be required to stay for any or all of the extended FLT sessions. For questions about your child’s grades, please contact your child’s teacher(s) at (603) 642-3341.
The schedule for the days at the end of the year will be as follows:
Technology Device Collection
All students will be permitted to take their school-issued technology devices (chromebooks/laptops) home for the summer. These devices have been checked out by students through our school library system. Before the end of the year, all students will need to renew the check-out of their device with the school library. If students do not complete this task before the last day of school then the school will assume that the device has been lost or damaged and will pursue payment of the replacement cost for the device. 
Please contact the office at (603) 642-3341 if you have any questions about this plan.
Austin17 House Offering Tutoring at SRHS
Graduation Has Been Set for June 7, 2019
A Message From Principal Brian M. Stack
Dear Students in the Class of 2019:

It is hard to believe your time at Sanborn is almost over! This is an exciting time of year with many events and activities culminating with graduation set for Friday, June 7, 2019. Congratulations to all seniors on your many accomplishments.
IMPORTANT: Our gymnasium has been closed unexpectedly due to a major water leak. As a result, we have no "back up" facility in the event of bad weather. Graduation will be LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE. Graduates will be under a tent, but audience members may need an umbrella. In the event of a heavy downpour or thunderstorms on June 7, graduation will be moved to Saturday June 8 (time to be determined). Please note, this is an emergency-option only, but one that we must keep available.
The following is a list of senior activities for the remainder of the school year. Seniors who are on the “probationary” graduation list are not permitted to participate in senior activities and should speak to their counselor to find out what they need to do to be removed from probation. Please note the mandatory activities and graduation practices on June 6 and 7. Please also remember that all students must have their $50 class dues ($20 senior dues) paid in order to participate in the graduation ceremonies. 
April 9 Senior Success Day ( MANDATORY)
May 7        Spring Band Concert – 6:30pm in the Auditorium
May 13       Drama Dinner and Awards Night – 5:30pm in the cafeteria
May 14       Spring Choral Concert – 6:30pm in the Auditorium
May 18       Prom – 4:30pm Promenade at SRHS, 6:30pm - 11:30 event at DiBurro’s, Haverhill, MA 
May 20       Senior Recognition Banquet (By Invitation Only) – 5:00pm in the cafeteria
May 20       Scholarship and Academic Awards Night for Seniors – 7:00PM in the auditorium
May 30        Yearbook Dedication – 8:45am in the auditorium ( MANDATORY)
May 31       Last day of regular classes for seniors
May 31 Choral Pops Concert - 5:30pm in the auditorium
May 31 Senior Cruise in Boston - 7:30pm - 3:30am (depart for Boston at 9:15PM)
June 3       Reassessment Day 1 – Students only come to school as needed.
June 3       Spring Sports Awards – 5:30pm in the cafeteria / auditorium
June 4       Reassessment Day 2 – Students only come to school as needed.
June 4        Music Dinner and Awards Night – 5:30pm in the cafeteria
June 5       Reassessment Day 3 – Students only come to school as needed.
June 5        Senior Sports Awards – 6:00pm at DiBurro’s in Haverhill
June 6       Graduation Practice – 9:00am to 11:00am in the gym ( MANDATORY)
             Baccalaureate, 7pm ceremony at Kingston Congregational Church (cap/gown)
June 7       Elementary School Walk – Report at 8:45am to SRHS (cap/gown) ( MANDATORY)
             Class Day – 11:00am on the library lawn or the gym (cap/gown) ( MANDATORY)
             Senior Luncheon – 12:00 in the cafeteria ( MANDATORY)
             Senior Video – 1:00pm in the auditorium ( MANDATORY)
             Graduation – 6:00pm on library lawn (grads must report at 5:00pm in cap/gown)
June 8 EMERGENCY-OPTION for the graduation ceremony in the event of bad weather on the 7th
The decision to hold graduation on June 7 or 8 will be made 24 hours before the event.
Athletic Booster Update
Welcome Spring!

Your Sanborn Athletic Boosters are looking forward to moving outdoors to our concession stand!

Sign Up Genius has been updated for the home games we will be open, take a look and see if you can volunteer for a slot we would love to see you! The link is below.

Upcoming Activities:

4-17-2019 Boys Tennis, Varsity Baseball & Varsity Softball

4-30-2019 High School Track Meet

5-1-2019 Middle School Track Meet

5-3-2019 Timberlane Middle School Track Meet

5-7-2019 High School Track Meet

5-8-2019 Middle School Track Meet

5-15-2019 High School Track Meet

5-17-2019 Timberlane Middle School Track Meet

6-3-2019 Spring Sports Banquet
Attention Current Ninth Grader Students!
Are you crazy about computers? Is reading books your bag? Is math magical (or sometimes maddening)? Do you just love learning??? Join us around the table this summer!

RAYMOND ROUNDTABLES 2019 is now open to students throughout the greater Raymond area. Reserve your spot for our summer academic enrichment opportunities today!
Read the following for more information, course descriptions and an application:
Not Sponsored by the Sanborn Regional School District
Come To The Next PTO 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, and Fundraising.

When we all help a little it is amazing how much we accomplish as an organization.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 19th at 6pm in the Special Education Conference Room at the school. We normally meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6pm.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share with our organization, please contact Barbara Munroe, PTO President, at or Tammy Gluck, PTO Vice President, at 
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
SoRock and Sanborn Youth in Action have had a busy spring!  On May 1st we were at the Statehouse in Concord to Receive the Youth Mental Health Matters award from NH First Lady Valerie Sununu for dedication and service to children in NH. On May 8th we met with six different police departments and three school districts to discuss strategies to reduce underage drinking and party hosting together. On My 10th some of our young people met with two of our NH senators and our local Public Health Networks to advise them on current trends and youth substance use prevention strategies. Their input was greatly valued and requested to continue.

This past Friday May 17th we held our annual Project Stand By Me for 5th grade students and their parents from Newton, Kingston & Fremont. Parents spend the morning in the HS auditorium with us learning about brain development, risk and protective factors, communication skills and prevention strategies while the kids are at Camp Lincoln doing blended team building actives. Parents joined their students for lunch and fun following their session. 
Upcoming Events

5/21 – Former Chief Justice John Broderick will be at Ellis School in Fremont from 3:30-4:30 to discuss mental health.  
An Important Message From School Administrators:
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