A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
November 10, 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
Drama Club Presents: You Can't Take It With You
Senior Spotlight: Maddie D'Antonio
An Article by Staff Member Sam Parsons
I first met Maddie in my Math 2 class during her Sophomore year and my first year at Sanborn. I haven’t had Maddie since but I’ve always hoped to have her back in my classroom. As a student, Maddie was always an absolute pleasure to have in class. Maddie’s personality and positivity helped me immensely during my first year at Sanborn. Maddie is the type of student that always takes something away from a lesson, even if it doesn’t go as well as you hoped. I’ll always appreciate Maddie for this, and it’s important that she knows how much she helped me during that first year.

I haven’t seen Maddie as much over the past two years, but luckily I still get to catch up with her on occasion. I resorted to asking one of Maddie’s other (more recent) teachers for some kind words as well. Mrs. Hambucken had this to say: “Maddie is a creative, spunky student who uses her dramatic flair to make class more lively. I've had Maddie in three levels of French, and she has proven to be a strong student who is interested in obscure aspects of French culture. In addition, I had the pleasure of working with Maddie on stage her sophomore year, and her ability to take direction and push herself in her acting was an acting coach's dream. There is no doubt that Maddie will be successful in whatever she chooses to do.”

Maddie is an incredibly talented actor. She’s been involved in the SRHS theater program through all four years of high school. Maddie has always had important roles in the shows at Sanborn and it’s been a pleasure being there for both of her Sophomore performances as well as both of her Junior performances. I look forward to seeing her this fall in the SRHS performance of “You Can’t Take it With You.” 

After high school Maddie plans on attending a four year college, her current top pick is George Washington University. After college Maddie wants to stay in D.C. and become a lobbyist, a job I have no doubt that she’ll excel at. I’ll always miss Maddie’s smiling face in Sanborn’s halls after she leaves. I know that she’ll succeed at whatever she attempts, and I wish her all the luck in the world. Good luck Maddie!
Senior Spotlight: Will Lewis
An Article by Staff Member Erin Smith-Davis
Will Lewis brings tremendous energy, humor, and charisma wherever he goes and often leaves his classmates and teachers laughing. I’ve had the pleasure of directing Will in numerous school plays and musicals, as well as teaching him in Sanborn’s Concert Chorus for the past three years. 

Will has been an active member of the Sanborn Drama Troupe since he was a freshman, and has proven to be an invaluable member of the troupe ever since. I first remember him as a crew member of our spring musical production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. The following fall he was cast as one of the leading characters in Women and War-- one of Will’s favorite experiences here at Sanborn. Will approaches each character he plays with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind and as a result his performances are simply stunning. I was thrilled, but not surprised, that Will was awarded Excellence in Acting Awards from the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild at both the District and State Festival last spring. You’ll also be able to catch Will playing the role of Paul in our fall play You Can’t Take it With You. 

English teacher Mr. Cass says, “Will is not shy. He is bold, funny, and highly entertaining. Whether it's starring in the school play, or writing a ridiculous screenplay for a trouble-making high school duo, he knows how to have fun and bring you along for the ride.”

Mrs. Boivert says, “I had Will in sophomore English and currently in Diversity English. He has certainly come a long way since sophomore year. I find him to be incredibly funny and personable and above all, likable. He adds to much to my Diversity literature class. I wish him all the best when he graduates.”

Math teacher Ms. Black says, “I had Will in Math 3 last year and again in Honors Statistics this year. I always enjoy discussing the latest Switch games with him and other Nintendo news. Will has a great sense of humor and is regularly making me and his peers laugh. I was excited to have the opportunity to see him perform in the school musical last year. Will has many talents and I can't wait to see where his path takes him!”

English teacher Ashley Harbel says, “I have enjoyed seeing Will grow these past four years. I had the pleasure of having him as a student in his freshman year in English and again now as a senior in our Holocaust Studies class. He has grown into a perceptive, mindful student who is aware of the world around him. I have loved seeing him grow creatively in his roles in drama and push himself to be better in whatever he takes on.”

I recently learned that Will hopes to pursue a career as a teacher in the near future. I’m certain that he will engage and inspire the next generation of learners with his humor, charisma, energy, and passion for working with others. I’ll miss Will next year, but I know his future is bright and he’ll go on to do great things!
Girls Basketball Team Store Closes Friday at Midnight!
The Sanborn Girls Basketball Team Store closes this Friday at Midnight. All items are available for for anyone in our program. This is not a fundraiser, all prices are at cost and great quality!

We recommend any girl playing in the middle school, rec programs or trying out for placement in our high school program to buy the white program-wide game day jersey with the WE ARE SANBORN on the sleeve if they don’t have one already!

Check out the options below in our store and remember the team store closes at midnight on Friday, November 17th. This way players get them early so they can wear it all season long!
Student Council Updates
In the month of October, Student Council sponsored, "Kindness Matters Week". With a donation, teachers and staff were permitted to wear jeans and that money was to be given to a chosen local charity. This week, Student Council President Ella Cotter and Vice President Sophie Rowell brought the $108 check, as well as food donations from their Halloween Trick or Canning initiative in our communities, to the Kingston Food Pantry.
Student Council spent November 7th and 8th at the New Hampshire Association of Student Councils’ fall state meeting at Waterville Valley. Students learned how to find the hero within. Before attending, councils were asked to come up with a super hero that embodies their role within their school community. Keeping with the kindness theme, students came up with the concept of kindest with their Keeper of Kindness. 

They experienced two days of workshops with much information to bring back to Sanborn and improve their roles with Student
Sanborn SST Student Wins National FFA Award
During the last week in October, members of the SST- FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana where they competed in career development events at the 92 National FFA Convention, along with 68,000 other FFA members from across the country. SST -FFA member Kailee DiRienzo  earned a bronze medal for extemporaneous public speaking.

The Dairy Cattle Judging Team the team finished with a silver rating. Congratulations to everyone!  
Sanborn Anatomy Students Experience a Sports Medicine Surgery Up Close
Students enrolled in Sanborn’s Anatomy and Physiology course experienced a sports medicine surgery -LIVE- from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. Students were connected live, via video, to the hospital to get the inside view of an Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tenodesis Repair procedure from the arthroscopic video feed and were able to ask questions of the surgeon and OR team. One student commented, “I liked that they walked us through the whole procedure by showing us tools they were using and what they were using them for.” Another student reflected, ”It was pretty cool when the surgeon cut into the patient's shoulder and that we could see the patient’s bone and blood cells”. 
Ice Hockey Boosters Host Annual Craft Fair
National Honor Society Happenings
On October 20th, 6 National Honor Society students (pictured below), Izzi Giles, Rachel Kelly, Jackie Genthner, Emily Abney, Ms. Richardson, Siera Carey, and Kaileigh Brown, participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Exeter, NH. As a society these 6, along with other members of the National Honor Society raised $25. The walk is done annually, starting at Lincoln Street Elementary School and is 3 miles through downtown Exeter and the Phillips Exeter Campus. This is the eighth year the Sanborn NHS has participated in the event.
On October 21st, the current members of the National Honor Society inducted 10 new members from the class of 2020. The ceremony was emceed by Chapter President, Brayden LaChapelle. That evening, members, new inductees, and attendants of the ceremony heard 4 honorary guests speak on the four pillars of the National Honor Society: French Teacher, Madame Hambucken spoke on Scholarship, Physical Education Teacher and Coach, Mr. White spoke on Leadership, Case Manager and Life of a Student Adviser, Mr. Maxwell spoke on Service, and Science Teacher, Mrs. Wheeler spoke on Character. The evening continued with student speakers: Jacqueline Genthner, Isabelle Giles, Kaileigh Brown, Rachel Kelly, and Emily Abney. 

Pictured below are the new members of the National Honor Society upon completion of the induction ceremony, from the left: Luke Larkham, Melina Postema, Julie Bond, Oliver Soares, Zachary Cardoso, Emily Hinckley, Courtney Gelina, Alexander George, Kailee DiRienzo, and Jarrod St. Jean. Congratulations! 
On October 31st and November 4th, the members of the National Honor Society went to visit Ellis School and Memorial Elementary School. Many of the books were selected from the Memorial School Library and the readers dressed up in character! The Lorax, a bus driver, a sheep, a hotdog, a Red Sox player, a construction worker, and a fox were some of the children’s literary characters that the NHS members dressed as for the visits. The NHS members were a hit with the elementary students. All involved agree that we will have to do this again!
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
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 
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
That’s a wrap for our Fall 2019 Season! Congratulations to all our athletes onto Winter sports we go.

Be sure and check our Facebook and website for updated Sign Up Genius we will be looking for help during the basketball season.

Sanborn To Host College Bound Event For Students on 11/13
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