A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
November 3, 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
Senior Spotlight: Matt Pierson
An Article by Staff Member Dr. Timothy Young
Matt πerson steered clear of taking any classes with me during his senior year by taking both AP Calculus and Physics Honors during his junior year! Matt is a respectful, funny, top-notch student. He also took the challenge to write all his Physics answers in scientific notation!

Matt is looking to attend college at Utah State to study Mechanical Engineering. He wants to work in the aerospace industry, where his math-y, science-y, problem solving nature will serve him well.

Here are some comments from other teachers that he impressed:

Matt is such a fun person! I enjoyed getting to know him while I worked with the Sanborn bowling team and then later as a student in Junior English. He's whip smart, loves challenging ideas, and seeks out new knowledge constantly. His dedication to learning will no doubt take him to amazing places. Ms. Graham, English Teacher.

When I met Matt as a sophomore, I knew he was eager to find where he fit at Sanborn and in the greater scheme of life. He decided to independently study calculus and took initiative to forge his own path for learning. Watching Matt solve a Rubik's cube in just about a minute cemented that he had figured out how to use his critical thinking skills beyond the classroom walls. Keep gaining excellent skills, Matt! Ms. Richardson, Science Teacher.

Matt is a charming, intelligent young man who knows exactly what he wants to do after high school. Matt pushes himself, often taking honor and dual enrollment courses. This school year he is enrolled at NECC taking college courses on the NECC campus. He's also an Eagle Scout and really involved in his church, doing good stuff! I have no doubt Matt will be successful in life and I will miss working with him! Best of luck! Ms. Farrar, Guidance Counselor.
Senior Spotlight: Brooke DesRoche
An Article by Staff Member Julie Healey
Brooke DesRoche is one of those young ladies that you just have to admire. She is well known by her teachers for being a shining star. Mrs. Black commented that she “always comes to class with a great attitude. She is responsible, respectful, and hard-working. She completes all her work and is a helper to her peers.” She spends a lot of her time in the shop at school and is one of the few females who has gone through Sanborn’s CTE programs and has decided to make a career out of it. She even is working on obtaining an internship this year to perfect her skills. 

Brooke plans to major in construction management where she will learn how to coordinate and supervise a variety of tradesmen and contractors from different specialized fields in the building process. She is not quite sure where she will end up for college, but she plans to apply to the Construction Management Program at Southern NH University this year. 

Mr. Cass mentioned that Brooke is a self-proclaimed “country girl who does a lot of cool stuff outside of school.” Some of the things Brooke enjoys are fixing up trucks with her dad, playing softball, tending to horses, or hanging around the fire pit. Brooke is a hard worker outside of school and keeps busy with different jobs and volunteering opportunities like working with elderly folks at Riverwoods and working with horses at the barn.

Since Brooke spends a lot of time in the shop, Mr. Kelly naturally had a lot of nice things to say about her. He said,” Brooke DesRoche is quiet, but there is a lot of power behind her gentle facade. Brooke wants to be a diesel technician, she drives a Ford F250 (diesel of course). What type of music does she listen to? Metal naturally. Brooke loves horses too, has spent a lot of time riding and in stables. She is always surrounded by a lively friend group. Brooke has mastered the skills of hard work, concentration and dedication and they will serve her well in life. I will miss her.”

We, at Sanborn, know that with Brooke’s determination and spectrum of skills she will inevitably succeed in her future. Best of luck, Brooke!
Interested in the Sanborn Regional Music Boosters Association?
The goal of the SRMBA is to support the Sanborn Regional Music Departments so that as many students as possible will have exciting and enriching experiences in music classes and / or as a
member of a band and/or chorus group.

The SRMBA supports student activities associated with music. Please come and add your thoughts and see what we are all about. Our group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM in the High School band room. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 6th. A little time invested can help our students in many ways.

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our SRMBA mailing list, please contact us at
Sanborn Students Appointed to Statewide 'Bridges House Youth Sustainability Council'
We are proud to announce Siera Carey, Jacqueline Genthner, and Sophie Rowell have been appointed to represent Sanborn Regional High School as student delegates for First Lady Valerie Sununu’s 2019-2020 Bridges House Youth Sustainability Council held in partnership with Project Green Schools. 
The Bridges House Youth Sustainability Council (BHYSC) brings together students from across the Granite State to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. As part of the Youth Council, students will share ideas about what can be done to promote sustainability within their schools and communities throughout New Hampshire and discuss these ideas with peers, business and policy leaders. 
The Youth Council convened last weekend in October with an informational meeting and will meet again in the Spring for the BHYSC Sustainability EXPO, which is a “Shark Tank” style competition for green projects. Both council meetings are held at the Bridges House, the official residence of Governor and First Lady Sununu in Concord, New Hampshire. 
For the Sustainability Expo, student delegates will build a team that will develop proposals at their home schools to be presented in front of a panel of sharks at the EXPO. Project topics can address issues such as energy usage, water consumption, land use, food/waste, or other relevant categories. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning teams as a stipend to help fund the top green projects presented so students can implement these initiatives in their schools.
Through this experiential learning exercise students will gain an understanding of a variety of skills related to leadership, communication and teamwork. They will use critical thinking to develop creative solutions to real-world sustainability-related problems or challenges experienced in their school community. 
We congratulate these students for their leadership and wish them luck in this endeavor! For additional information, please visit:
Drama Club Offers Sneak Peek of Play to Senior Citizens
SST Tech Fun Night
Youth in Action and SoROCK Art Gala
On December 13th, Sanborn Youth in Action and SoROCK are partnering to host a youth lead art gala at Sanborn Regional High School. It is a night celebrating community, compassion, and strength in hopes of increasing prevention and decreasing the stigma of mental illness. We recognize that art can be a powerful tool to start meaningful conversation. The students of Youth in Action hope that this event will be a way to bring awareness to mental illness and the importance of ending the stigma. We hope that you will consider creating a piece of art that answers the question "What does mental health look like to you?" (for younger students- "What do feelings look like to you?") with a focus on the themes of hope, recovery, community, or support. This event is open to the community and all ages- with prize/judging categories of elementary, middle school, high school and adults. If you are interested in submitting original work please register using the button below:
2nd Annual Blue and Gray Night
The Sanborn Girls Basketball Program will host their 2nd Annual Blue/Gray Night on November 22, 2019. The event will start at 5:30PM at the Sanborn Regional High School and will involve all levels of female student athletes in the Sanborn Basketball Program. The night will be open to the community and will be a family friendly event that will have raise money for the Girls basketball program and collect food donations as part of the Girls Varsity Basketball Team Hoops for Help Food Drive. All of the food donations will be collected and brought to the Holy Angels Food Pantry in Plaistow, NH. This pantry serves the areas of Fremont, Kingston and Newton as well as other surrounding areas. 

The event will feature a full inter-program scrimmage with each level taking the court for a quarter and competing against each other for bragging rights. Each quarter will feature players from grades 3rd through 12th grade. Players can still sign up to play until October 15 at The score will keep building all night and we will see whether the Blue side or the Gray side will take home the win. This event is our season kick off which is a fundraiser coached by rec coaches and the official season will start on November 19th for the High School. 

Admission for this event will be 3 dollars a person with 5 and under free. Admission is only a $1 a person if they bring a food donation. There will also be concessions, fan contests between quarters and Sanborn basketball merchandise for purchase at the game and on our online store. We hope that the families of our players and the members of the community will come out and fill our gym for what should be a great night of fun. 

If you have any questions or would like to be one of our sponsors for the night, please e-mail Girls Varsity Coach Brian Gray at 
The Music Program Needs Your Feedback!
We need your feedback! The Sanborn Regional School District Music Department is undertaking a strategic planning process in order to identify goals and focus areas for the next several years. We need your input. 

Thank you for taking the time to respond to our questions.  The survey will remain open until October 31, 2019.
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, October 16th 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
Fall spots awards is coming up! We are in need of volunteers:

Date: Monday, November 4th, High School Auditorium

Time: 6:30pm

Team Assignments

Football and Girls Soccer - Sport Drinks Individual bottles

Boys Soccer - Water Individual bottles

Cheer and Golf - paper plates and napkins

Field Hockey and Cross Country - Desserts

Athletes please dress appropriately

See you there!

Athletic Booster Club website link:
Sanborn To Host College Bound Event For Students on 11/13
Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Comedy Night Fundraiser
Proceeds Benefit a Scholarship for a Graduating Sanborn Senior
Choose Love Movement Comes to Sanborn Regional Schools
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
We have had so much going on this week! We kicked off Red Ribbon and Kindness weeks by sponsoring
mental health speaker Ivy Watts who presented to all the High School students in both the Sanborn and
Timberlane districts and also to the community on Monday evening. Her message was important and
well received! It is so important that we continue to talk about mental health and reduce the stigma!
We hope that the community presentation will be available soon on video. If you would like the link
please email

This week our Sanborn Youth In Action group was very busy making kindness-grams! A kindness-gram
included a mental health awareness sticker designed by one of our members along with a “build bridges
of kindness” bracelet and some candy with a special message of kindness or encouragement chosen or
written by the sender. The group did this as a fundraiser for prevention and will be available during
lunch’s again through the coming week. Staff and students have enjoyed sending messages and many
days have been brightened!

This years Red Ribbon week theme is “Send a Message” and Mrs. Feeney our amazing Student
Assistance Counselor and Youth In Action co-facilitator, is collecting letters from students to their future
selves to be delivered date of their choosing.

This morning the middle school welcomed the theater group the Improbable Players to approach the
subject of substance use, how it starts and how to resist. Counselors were available to students after all
presentations this week.

SoRock is still seeking funding and welcomes your involvement! If you would like to help or attend our
next meeting please email for more information
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