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February 16, 2020

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

Proud recipient of the 2018
NH Excellence in Education Award
It is Winter Carnival Week!
Show Your Sanborn P.R.I.D.E.!
Senior Spotlight: Emma Roderick
An Article by Staff Member Amanda Feeney
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Emma over the past few years as the advisor of Youth in Action and Life of a Student. Emma has a way about her that she can adapt to any situation, she is constantly making others laugh and even though she will tell you she doesn’t see it in herself- I have seen her be a real leader in and out of the classroom. Charlotte Scott, the co-advisor of Youth in Action, couldn’t agree more: “It's been a great joy for me to be part of Emma's high school journey and transformation. Over the past 4 years I've watched Emma grow into a self confident, self aware, thoughtful, passionate and determined young woman. Her exuberant personality has made me smile nearly every day and I can't imagine a day without her coming through my door. I know Emma will accomplish any goal she sets her mind to in life. My days will not be the same without her.”

Emma has tried to make the most out of her time here at Sanborn. Emma has taken classes that have challenged her academically, participated in various clubs and activities and will graduate as a 12 season athlete. One thing that I admire most about Emma is that she doesn’t allow fear or anxiety to stop her from trying something new. As a senior, Emma decided that she wanted to try playing hockey for the first time and joined the school team! When I asked her why she decided to do this now she said that it was something that had always interested her and she thought why not take advantage of this opportunity while she still can. According to Emma “This has been the best decision of my life so far. It has been teaching me a lot about myself and others.”

Emma has made a lot of positive connections with her teachers over the years and credits them for giving her ongoing support (“even if that means calling me out when needed”) and helping her to grow into the person she is today. Emma’s teacher Mr. McQueen says “Emma has made some of the most drastic improvements I've ever witnessed through the time I've had the pleasure of knowing her. She has become an incredibly thoughtful, caring, and insightful person. It's been a privilege having her as a student, an advisee, and a frequent visitor in room 101 over the past three years. I'll definitely miss seeing her around SRHS and wish her all the best in everything she does.” Her school counselor Mrs. Farrar says: “Emma is hardworking, kind, and determined. She will graduate as a NH Scholar and with a 32 credit diploma with distinction. I will truly miss her!”

Next year Emma plans on attending a 4 year college and pursuing a degree in the field of science. I have no doubt that Emma will continue to push herself to try new things, meet new people and to succeed in whatever she sets her mind to. We will surely miss her presence here at school next year and I wish her nothing but the best!!
Senior Spotlight: Mason Coco
An Article by Staff Member Jack Kelly
Mason Coco exudes quiet competence. I met him as a Junior when his advisory was combined with mine. I have been happy to watch him come into his own over the last 2 years. Mason does well academically, He is athletic and played football at Sanborn for 3 years.  

Mason wants to be a welder, it’s sort of the family business. He takes welding here at Sanborn and also has an internship as a welder. He is interested in becoming an EMT as well. I can see him being successful as an EMT, Mason’s calm presence will be an asset in that field.  

 Mason loves to snowmobile. He wears Carhartt and I wish I could wear it as well as he does. He also has an impressive collection of stylish kicks. Mason’s friends say he is quiet, but not when you get him going. I have been impressed with how his friends support his younger brother at Sanborn.

 If you have never listened to one of Mason’s playlists, you are in for a surprise. He is one of those kids who likes both rap and country music.  But if you are trying to get in touch with Mason late at night, you are likely to be disappointed. Mason is usually tied up on the phone talking to a special someone late into the evening.
Senior Spotlight: Ava Tavares
An Article by Staff Member Brian Hurley
Ava Tavares is one of the most unique students I have ever worked with at Sanborn. She is worldly and mature beyond her years, yet on many occasions, shows a silly, mischievous side. I first got to know Ava as a junior when she took my American History class. She then challenged herself as a senior and is currently taking my AP Government and Politics course. Her understanding of politics and current political issues is greater than most adults. Her appreciation of government and history is impressive. I can see her making a career in politics if she so chooses.  

Many teachers have spoken very highly of Ava. English teacher Nicole St. Jean said, “I had the opportunity to teach Ava as a junior. She was a great asset in the classroom by leading many discussions and completing assessments at an exemplary level.”  

Art teacher Marissa Vitolo said, “She is very mature and has a great sense of humor. She is creative, making some very cool art work.”

I am very proud of Ava’s achievements at Sanborn. I am very confident that she will move on and achieve greatness wherever life brings her. Congratulations on wrapping up your four years of high school. I look forward to keeping tabs on your future plans and seeing you move on to bigger and better things. I’ll miss your contributions in class. Best of luck. Please stay in touch.
Senior Spotlight: Ollie Soars
An Article by Staff Member Josh White
When people talk about Oliver (Ollie) Soars, the word leader always comes to mind. Ollie is a natural leader who has excelled in many different areas of student life. I have known Ollie as a student in my class and as an athlete on different teams that I have coached, and it is always the same, everyone is looking up to Ollie; which is one reason why he was chosen be a Varsity Football Captain.

In the classroom, Ollie challenges himself; he has chosen to take high level classes, which is paying off, as his weighted GPA is above a 3.8. On the football field, Ollie is the type of player that makes everyone around him better.

Spanish teacher Señor McQueen had this to say about Ollie; “Ollie is a great member of the classroom community. He is a conscientious student who produces great work, and is also a positive social influence on those around him. It's been a pleasure having him in class and I wish him all the best in the future. Plus, he is a master of the Rubik's cube.”

Guidance counselor Michelle Farrar had this to say about Ollie “I have had the pleasure of knowing Ollie since middle school. He is kind, hardworking, driven and so polite. Ollie is a natural leader and no doubt will go far in the future. Ollie will graduate as a NH Scholar with a stem and art emphasis and with a 32 credit diploma with distinction. I will miss seeing Ollie in the halls of Sanborn High School, wish him the very best!”

In all, we are very proud of the man Ollie is becoming and will miss him here at Sanborn, but we know he will go on to do great things!
Sanborn Music Boosters Looking For Business Sponsors
We are offering an opportunity to advertise your business in our District Wide Band Concert program on March 19, 2020. Options are listed below. If you are interested in supporting our music program with a business ad, please include a business card with this form or email your ½ or full page business advertisement or coupon to:

Payment can be turned into your child’s music teacher, or mailed to: 

Sanborn Music Boosters, c/o SRHS, 17 Danville Rd., Kingston, NH 03848. All advertisement requests and payments must be received by Monday, March 2nd. Thank you for supporting the Sanborn Music programs!
School Counseling Office News
Course Registration

The course registration process for next year has been completed. Parents/guardians will receive a copy of your child's course selections by the end of next week. Please take a moment to review the courses with your child, sign the form and return it to the high school with any changes you would like to see made. It is much easier to make changes before a student’s schedule is built than when they return to school in August. 

From New Hampshire’s Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF):

“Registration Now Open for 21st Annual Destination College - New Hampshire’s Largest College Planning Convention ( ).
New Hampshire high school juniors and their parents seeking college admissions and financial aid planning information are encouraged to register for the 21st annual Destination College event, to be held at Saint Anselm College Saturday, March 28. This free college planning convention, hosted by The NHHEAF Network Organizations, features a variety of workshops as well as a college fair with over 60 colleges and universities in attendance.
“Destination College provides college-bound students the necessary tools to begin their own customized college search process. As part of the day’s events, college access and financial aid professionals from across the state will share important college admissions and financial aid Information in nearly 20 different workshops such as The Paths to Choosing a Major, The Write Stuff, and Paying for College 101,” according to Cameron Owen, co-chair of the Destination College planning committee. Over 1200 New Hampshire high school juniors and parents are expected to register for the event.
Destination College attendees are encouraged to attend the event’s college fair to meet college admissions professionals from over 60 local and regional postsecondary institutions. Every post-secondary institution in New Hampshire is expected to attend.

In addition, the Destination College Speech Contest is open to current New Hampshire high school seniors. In addition to winning a $1,000 college scholarship, the Speech Contest winner will deliver the keynote address at Destination College. Entries are due Friday, February 14th.
Registration for the event is required. To register for the event or to submit a Speech Contest entry, visit”
Junior Parents College Planning Night

On February 13th in the library at SRHS at 6:00pm, the high school counseling team will be presenting a workshop regarding the college planning process. Juniors will receive the same presentation during an FLT. This is our kickoff for the college and career planning season. We are using some new career exploration tools this year and we hope you are able to make it to the event to learn more about them.

Sophomore Career Exploration

During the week of February 11th, counselors will be in Sophomore classes to help them learn more about transcripts and GPA’s. They will then be doing a career exploration activity through NHHEAF and Gear Up. Students will be able to gather information about job responsibilities, pay scales and job outlooks for the specific careers that they identify.

Signs of Suicide (SOS)

In March, the counseling team will be working with the Freshmen Wellness teachers to present the Signs of Suicide program. We have presented this program for 8 years and it is always well received by the students. The program focuses on teaching the students how to ACT when faced with someone who says or does something concerning. ACT is an acronym for Acknowledge - let the person know you hear what they are saying, Care - tell them you care about them and are worried, Tell- tell a trusted adult. We work with the students on identifying who their trusted adults are and what kinds of things they should be reporting. In order to present the program to your child, we need parent permission. Please look for an email from the Freshmen team to sign the electronic form.

If you have a student in the 9th grade and haven’t already, please review and complete the consent form below regarding your student’s participation.  


Finally, looking ahead to March, the counseling team will be teaming up with NHHEAF to present a workshop for parents of seniors regarding Financial Aid Award Letters and How to Finance the Gap between what your child was awarded for scholarships and aid and what the actual cost of attendance will be.  

As always, if we can be of any assistance to your child both academically or emotionally, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Seniors, Its Time To Reserve Your Cap & Gown
Seniors, your Senior class council is working hard to ensure that your graduation is the best ever! We need you to complete your color choice (silver or blue) and sizing for your cap and gown ("regalia") ASAP if you did not do it at our last class meeting. Below is the URL for you to take care of this. Thank you.
If you have any questions, please see a class council member or one of the advisors.
Sign Ups For Driver Education
The next driver’s education course will run from March 4th thru April 22nd. To be eligible for this course a student must be at least 15 years and nine months old on March 4th. Sign-up on our website.
Penny Wars For Winter Carnival
Kingston Recreation Sponsors Launch Trip for February Vacation
Parents of Juniors: We Need Your Consent for April's SAT Test!
All grade 11 students will take the SAT during the school day on April 14th. Since this is the state's accountability test, there is no testing fee. Students will be able to send their scores for free to 4 schools from this test.

With this test, the College Board will also offer an optional program called 'Student Search Service." Parents who want their child to be included in this program must give consent as NH state law prevents schools from allowing students to send their personal information without parental permission. Please be aware that this is a for-profit service that College Board provides. If you give consent, your child's information may be sold to colleges, universities, and other scholarship organizations. In return, you and your child will receive information on opportunities that may be of interest to you and your child.

Please click on the button below to complete the form granting, or not granting, consent for the optional component. Every parent must respond to the school with a "yes" or "no".
SRSD Offers Exciting Summer Enrichment Programs for Students of All Ages
Interested in the Sanborn Regional Music Boosters Association?
Sanborn Music Boosters is running a fundraiser through Savers that won't cost you a dime!! As a matter of fact, this fundraiser may actually help you with your Spring Cleaning!!

All you have to do is pack up your gently used clothing and linens as you organize and declutter this winter/spring, put them aside, contact the Music Boosters, and we'll arrange to pick up your donations!

The boosters email address is:
Thank you in advance for your support!!
Join the PTO!
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, February 12th at 6pm in the Conference Room (Room 102) 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
SRHS PTO Launches its Back to School "Un-Fundraiser"
We are asking for your support for our 2019 back to school Un-Fundraiser. Simply put, an Un-Fundraiser is a way to donate money without having to sell or buy anything. Isn’t that the best?? 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to the SRHS PTO, and then it goes right to our kids, which is the best place to put it! Where does this money go you might ask? 

Each year, our PTO supports the following kinds of activities:
• Starter cash for the in-coming freshmen student activities account
• Classroom grants, up to $250 per teacher, to fund innovative programming
• Scholarships to Sanborn Seniors
• Funds to support class activities such as the Senior Cruise in Boston.
• Senior Success Day
• Teachers’ meals for the open houses & Teacher Appreciation Week
• Strategies for College Presentation for parents
We hope you were able to appreciate the sarcasm and humor in this form of request and we thank you for your time and monetary donation.
Athletic Booster Update
GIRLS and BOYS JV and Varsity Basketball

Please help out the Boosters by signing up for a slot or two! The Booster Club really needs your help! If you can't do the whole time slot, no problem! Leave a message in the comments letting us know how long you can help out for. Your daughter or son is on JV? Work the Varsity game so you won't miss the action! You don't even have to have a basketball player to help out! Thanks for supporting the Sanborn athletes! 

NOTE!!! The games are listed as GIRLS JV and VARSITY (GJV or GV) or BOYS (BJV or BV) in the location section of signups :)

An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
SoRock’s funding has expired. We are reaching out to our towns in hopes of your support on March 10th to enable us to retain one part time staff position to coordinate the good work we do for our communities. Please visit our toolbox to learn more about SoRock and help spread the word! 

This week is National Children of Alcoholics week. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction please visit for support group near you. 
Youth In Action Meets during FLT on C days in SoRock rm 111. Sign up for Mrs. Feeney if you’re interested in joining! 
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