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February 4, 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
SRSD to Hold Deliberative Session on February 6, 2019 at 7PM
Dear Community Members:
I am writing to remind you that the First Session of the Annual Meeting (Deliberative Session) will be held on Wednesday, February 6th at 7 PM in the Sanborn Regional High School Auditorium. The Deliberative Session is a special part of our local democratic process. In this meeting, the people in attendance become the legislative body and may vote to approve or amend the budget. This is one of the most important school related budget meetings of the year. I strongly encourage all community members to attend the meeting. It is also important to remember that the process is not complete until the meeting is adjourned so everyone who attends should stay until the meeting closes.
The process of developing a budget takes over four months and includes input from everyone involved in our organization. If you would like more information about the budget, all of the slides I have presented are located on the Sanborn Regional School District website.
I sincerely hope you can join us on February 6th, 2019 at 7 PM in the Sanborn Regional High School Auditorium. Please plan to come early for the check-in process so we can have a timely start. We will have childcare available!
Senior Spotlight: Emma Donigian
Note: Each week, we will feature 1-2 seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by Teacher Brian Gray
Emma Donigian is a graduating Senior here at Sanborn. Emma has been an outstanding example of a student athlete during her four years. She has been a 3 sport athlete participating in Softball, Soccer and Basketball. She has taking a challenging course load here at Sanborn filled with honors level courses, college credit classes and has been involved in student organizations such as National Honor Society and Sanborn’s Key Club. Anyone who has been lucky enough to have Emma in their class knows that she is a special student. She always works hard to improve herself and is very goal driven. She also has the ability to work with student from all walks of life and can bring people together with her dry wit and caring personality. Emma is also very honest and has the ability to bring poignant perspectives to classroom discussions. She is a great role model of self advocacy always asking questions to learn more about a topic.  

Emma is a valuable member of all of her sports teams and always cares about her teammates She is always supportive and could always be heard positively communicating to her teammates on and off the courts during games and practices. Emma this last fall was a Captain of the Sanborn Girls Soccer Team. Her leadership helped develop the young team and prepare them in the future even after she graduates. In the basketball program, Emma has been a member of an Undefeated Team her freshman year as a member of the Junior Varsity and a member of last year’s 16-4 Varsity Girls Basketball Team. She was selected one of the Girls Varsity Captains this year for her ability to care for her teammates, her ability to lead with integrity and her never quit attitude. One of her teammates described her as a “portable charger” because of her ability to always energize her teammates even when they are down. Emma has been a valuable member of the program playing many roles for the team and always willing to put the team first. She is a great role model for our young players, volunteering to coach in our girls basketball camps and supporting her sister playing in the Fremont rec system. She also was a major contributor to our annual Blue Gray game finding sponsors and helping the program collect over 500 lbs of food for our local food pantry. She is the type of player that any coach would want on their team and any teammate would be lucky to have supporting them.

Emma plans to attend a 4-Year college after High School and is hoping to turn her love for animals into a career. She is applying to schools that offer Pre-Veterinary or Animal Science Majors. Emma has already started preparing for her next journey by taking college credit courses offered at Sanborn through a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University. Emma is also working in a internship as a Science Tutor working with struggling students at the school. Emma will no doubt be successful in her life after Sanborn because of all the opportunities she took advantage of and we look forward to hearing about all of her future accomplishments after she graduates.
Senior Spotlight: Brianna Anderson
Note: Each week, we will feature 1-2 seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by teacher Marissa Vitolo
Brianna Anderson is a kind young woman with a drive to be successful. She is loyal to her
friends and loves her pets. She enjoys learning about “how the mind works, what causes
certain things to happen, why people think and do the things they do.” Brianna also loves
art and photography.

I taught Brianna in her Junior year in a Photography ELO. She wanted to explore the
manual settings of a camera and learn photo editing. She was always ready to learn and try
new things. Her personality was always positive and her maturity was ever present. She
and I enjoyed looking at the images of her pets and sharing stories about silly animal

Brianna is well-respected by her peers and her advice is sought out often. Her caring
demeanor extended into her after school childcare job. She would spend time creating
projects for her little tykes and talking with me about her responsibilities. I could tell
Brianna was not only dedicated to doing well here at SRHS, but dedicated to the well-being
of the youngsters she took care of at the Y.

Mrs. Boisvert had this to say, “I have had the pleasure of having Bri in Sophomore English
and then again this year in The History of Rock and Roll. She is a hard worker and is very
conscientious when it comes to her work and meeting her deadlines. She has a great sense
of humor and is so much older than her years. I enjoy our conversations that are not
always academically focused that are about our pets, family, and day to day life. Her
calming demeanor and positive outlook will help her do great things beyond high school.”
Mrs. Golino added this, “Brianna was always willing to ask and answer questions to build
her understanding of content. She also drove many of the class discussions that we had,
which demonstrates her genuine curiosity of science and aptitude for problem solving.
More than willing to assist other students that struggled, she was able to use her
knowledge and understanding to facilitate the learning of her classmates.”

Brianna is committed to being successful. She is warm-hearted and a wonderful friend to
her peers. I know she will make it far in life. I wish her the best after high school.
Ms. Vitolo
Senior Spotlight: Samantha Keeley
Note: Each week, we will feature 1-2 seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by School Counselor Dianna McCarthy
Samantha Keeley, known to us as “Sam”, is a true pleasure to have here at Sanborn. While she is in the top of her class and maintains a rigorous course load, she is also a member of our National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Key Club and has donated over 115 hours to community service since she arrived at SRHS. For her it’s all about balance and being able to meet the high goals she sets for herself while also being committed to relationships and supporting others. 
With an extremely impressive GPA and class rank, we could go on about her academic accolades which are apparent from her transcript. She is a student who will tell you she dislikes math, but has succeeded in all aspects of math and the math based sciences, including Calculus.  Through all of her academic success, she is one who will stop and check in on others and will often put her own needs second to a peer when they are in need of support. Sam has been on Varsity Cheer for her entire Sanborn career and also runs track, making her a three season athlete while she continues to work and manage a hefty course load. 
Her teachers always comment positively about her, stating: 
“Samantha’s work ethic is outstanding; she takes her assignments seriously and is always concerned about turning in quality work. During group activity and discussion she is always actively engaged and involved in classroom activities. Samantha is a hardworking and driven student that is always focused on completing assigned tasking”
“If any of the material became challenging, she had a plan in place that would help her learn the material. Samantha is self-motivated in her learning and sets her goals high. She enjoys challenging herself academically and understands what must be done to attain those high academic standards. Samantha has won the Teacher Award of Excellence in Spanish, Mathematics, Technology, and Social Studies.”
“Sam is a versatile learner and able to succeed in many environments because she is not afraid to ask questions, especially the questions that might not have a clear answer. She has a passion for science because of its endless possibilities and its ability to make an impact on someone’s life.”
We can say with confidence that whatever college she chooses to attend will be very lucky to have her!
Sign Up for Driver Education
Pro staff driving school next driver’s education course will run March 4th thru April 17th 2019 at Sanborn Regional High School. A student cannot be younger than 15 years and 9 months old on the first day of the course to be eligible. Go to to register online. “Teaching today for Tomorrow’s safe driver”

ASVAB Testing March 8
Sanborn Regional High School will be administering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam on March 8th from 7:30-11:30 am. While the ASVAB is most well known as a required exam for military enlistment, it is also an excellent resource for career exploration and planning. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who are either thinking about enlisting in the military or need some extra help figuring out their plans for after high school are encouraged to sign up for the exam. There will also be an information session with an ASVAB representative on March 5th from 8:30-9:30 am. Please see or e-mail Ms. Arena ( to sign up! More information can be found at
Winter Carnival is Coming!
SRSH To Host Next Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Meeting
Key Club Hosts Walk4Water Event
On February 8th, Key Club will be hosting a Walk4Water and is looking for acts to perform in between each segment, as well as students to model prom dresses. In segments, students will be modeling dresses that were donated from local businesses, as well as Becca's Closet. All proceeds will be going towards the Thirst Project. Admission is $7 at the door or $5 with a donation to the Families in Transition drive that NHS is running. Please contact if interested.
The SRHS NHS Needs Your Help For Families In Transition Program
Have Your Purchased Your 2019 Sanborn Calendar Yet?
Athletic Booster Update
Your Athletic Boosters will meet this Thursday January 17 th  @ the indoor concession booth. Boys JV and Varsity have home games vs Milford High School, see you for 7:00pm.

Our signup genius has been updated for the Basketball Season, come on out and join us to cheer on the players!
Summer 2019 Enrichment Camps
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Sanborn Schools are offering a variety of week-long summer enrichment camps. These camps are open to both Sanborn and non-Sanborn students. Space is limited, so ACT FAST to secure your spot in one of these camps today by submitting a registration using this button:
Upcoming Kingston Rec Programs
Yearbook Information
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, February 20th at 6pm in Room 137 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)
Hello Sanborn Community!

I hope everyone is staying warm. SoRock has just wrapped up our free Staying Connected with your Teen workshop through Teen Institute. Those who attended learned skills for increasing communication and decreasing conflict, ways to bond with their teen, strategies for preventing high-risk behaviors, how to involve your teen at home in problem-solving, decision making, and responsibility and more. If you missed the workshop but are interested in attending one in the future, please contact us for more information.  

We will soon be wrapping out our winter session of the P.A.S.T.A Caregiver and grandparent support group with plans of a third session in the spring. The next meeting is on Monday 12/17 at 6pm at the Danville Community Center. We are currently looking for input from caregivers and grandparents in this position to help us prepare for, and possibly to attend, a meeting with one of our NH Senators in the New Year. The meeting will be focused on filling gaps and meeting the needs of this growing population for both caregivers and the children.  

SoRock would like to acknowledge that the holiday season is a stressful one and is not necessarily joyful for everyone. Please remember self-care and stay connected to others. If you know someone who is struggling reach out and remind them, they are not alone. If you are in need resources, please visit

SoRock is a community-based coalition with over a 25-year history of working collaboratively with federal, state and local organizations to help promote, support and sustain healthy choices for families in our communities. We do this by actively working to reduce and prevent alcohol, marijuana, prescription and other drug misuse.  SoRock relies on community engagement to be successful in it’s mission. Please visit our website or follow us on social media @SoRockNH to stay up to date on prevention programming and events in the area.  If you would like to get more involved reach out to me at or give me a call anytime at 603-642-3341 x 196
Charlotte Scott
SoRock Coalition for Healthy Youth
An Important Message From School Administrators:
PTO Clothing Donation Bins
When you drop your unwanted clothing 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. 

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