A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
January 7, 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
Latest Modern Media Webisode
Save The Date! Parent/Teacher Conferences on January 14
Senior Spotlight: Jack Hayden
Note: Each week, we will feature 1-2 seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by teacher Jeff Adams
Jack is that quiet student that sits in class does his work and does it well. Mrs. Heather Wheeler wrote that Jack “is a self-directed student, attentive to details, goal oriented, persistent in the face of challenge, a seeker of knowledge and will be with no doubt successful at all his future endeavors”. As his golf coach for the past four years I have seen him as a persistent, goal oriented, confident person, while still being polite and thoughtful at the same time.  

Jack Hayden played for the Sanborn Golf team all four years at Sanborn Regional High School and during those four years I have seen a passion for golf grow in Jack that has “driven” him to follow a career involving the sport of golf. Jack has a goal to find a career in the golf industry and has taken the first step in achieving his goal by learning and improving his game which allowed him to compete in the matches this year for the Team. Mr. Jack Kelly says “Jack is an example of a student who settled on a college/career path early and worked hard to make it a reality. Jack wanted to concentrate on golf and a business career, so he joined the golf team, took marketing at SST and has been accepted into Methodist University which specializes in business and golf.”  

Jack would like to obtain a degree in PGA Golf Management with a Major in Accounting. Mr. Kelly stated that “Jacks positive attitude, work ethic and good nature will serve him well at the next level”. I see Jack doing great things following his dream in golf, I to believe that he will be very successful and he will not need a mulligan as he tries to swing for those dingers as he makes his way through life. 
Senior Spotlight: Zach Merrick
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 Hurley
If Sanborn teachers had to create a short list of which students best model Sanborn P.R.I.D.E., Zach Merrick would certainly make the cut. He absolutely would make my list. In fact, when I asked the staff for comments to help me with this article, I was overwhelmed with really positive comments from several colleagues. Zach is genuine, friendly, respectful, and cares about everyone on campus. He was a pleasure to have in my American History class last year. I enjoyed our conversations every day, whether they were about hockey or history. 

Social Studies teacher Michelle Wheeler says: “Zach is always polite with a smile on his face. He seems to be able to get along with anyone.”

Assistant Principle Robert Dawson says: “Zach seems to sense when others are feeling left out, or need a friend, and reaches out to these kids with a kind comment, a fist pump, or just one of his huge smiles.”
The Sanborn community will really miss Zach after he graduates in June. But his impact will always be felt by those he reached out to during his four years here. I look forward to hearing about his future successes as he continues to share his core values with others. 

Congratulations Zach! Best of luck. I hope to keep in touch as you move on to bigger and better things.
Senior Spotlight: Peter Chambers
Note: Each week, we will feature 1-2 seniors with a spotlight article, written by a staff member.
This article was written by teachers Kathy Giovando and Amanda Bradley
Peter Chambers has grown up a lot throughout his high school career. Mrs. Bradley was
fortunate enough to have Peter as a freshman, and again in Home Base with Ms. G. We all enjoy
joking around with Peter and making him smile. He has a great sense of humor. Mr. Withee says
that Peter is soft spoken but has a huge personality, and that he is gifted with technology.

Actually, one little known fact about Peter is that he has a YouTube channel. If you think Peter is
quiet at school, then check out his channel, because on there, he is anything but! Peter has almost
3,000 followers, and even makes some money on his channel.

When Peter graduates, he plans to enter the work force. He is considering working with his dad,
but is still unsure about that. Whatever Peter chooses to do, all of us in Home Base will miss him and wish him the best of luck in his future!
School Counseling Office Update
A Message From Heidi Leavitt, School Counseling Director
Have you started looking forward to the 19-20 school year yet? It is hard to believe it but in the school counseling office that is exactly what we do in January. When students return from their winter break, they will be selecting courses for next year. The process will look a little different this year as students will have individual conferences with their core academic teachers to choose the course that is best for them given their interests and post-secondary plans. Once the core classes are chosen, counselors will be going into English classes for Sophomores and Juniors and Math classes for Freshmen to help them choose their electives. This process will be completed by the end of January. Look for a letter with your child’s course selection in the mail during the first week of Feb. Those letters will need to be returned with a parent or guardian’s signature. The 2019-2020 SRHS Program of Studies will be on the high school web page within the next two weeks for you to review with your child as you approve the courses they will be taking. It is important to remember that these are course requests and not a schedule. All elective courses are subject to interest as to whether or not they are run.

Seniors continue to receive college acceptances everyday. It is important for them to remember to log their acceptances into Naviance. Also, if your child has decided definitively where he/she will be attending, please remind them to log that too. Counselors send out mid year and final transcripts based on the information in Naviance thus it is important to keep it up to date. Make sure to come up to the school counseling office to pick up the monthly scholarship newsletter. Every year thousands of dollars goes unawarded because no one applies for the scholarships. Don’t leave free money on the table!

Do you think your Junior would like to earn college credits before finishing high school? Wouldn’t it be great to earn their English Comp 101 credits while studying in Ireland? Northern Essex Community College is offering a study abroad opportunity for current juniors for next summer. If you and your child are interested in this amazing opportunity, please contact their school counselor.  

Sophomores will have an opportunity to hear about the many programs offered at the Seacoast School of Technology (SST) on January 7th. Many of these programs offer college credit through Great Bay Community College but more importantly they offer skills for students to obtain viable employment right out of high school. There are many jobs available in the trades and manufacturing sectors in NH and SST offers a seamless path to these industries.

Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 should have received their PSAT scores by this point through College Board. When students return from winter break there will be an opportunity to attend an FLT session with the school counseling team to learn how to improve their scores. This is especially important for juniors who will be taking the SAT in the spring. Parents of Freshmen and Sophomores, do you wonder what PSAT, SAT and other acronyms mean when it comes to college and career readiness? On January 28th in the high school library, the school counseling team will offer a information session to help you to prepare your child for whatever path they choose after high school - college, career, or the military. There are steps to take even as underclassmen to put them in the best position possible for when their time comes to leave SRHS.

Finally, speaking about leaving SRHS, seniors who are struggling in their classes or who have online course work that is not completed to at least the 50% point will be meeting with their counselors at the end of January for academic probation meetings. Academic probation means that a student has been removed from the graduation list. They can earn their way back onto the list by completing the steps needed to graduate. If your child is placed on this list, you will receive a letter from their administrator and school counselor outlining what steps they need to take as well as what activities they are not allowed to participate in if they are on the list (prom, senior harbor cruise). Please remember that even if you have paid for the activity and your child does not finish their tasks before the date of the event, you will not be refunded the money paid. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s readiness to graduate, please contact their school counselor.  

SRHS Announces January Staff Members of the Month
Each month, Sanborn Regional High School recognizes staff members who go “above and beyond” the call of duty to support students. This month, we recognize the following individuals:

Bari Boisvert: Mrs. Bari Boisvert is an English teacher on the Sophomore Team, and is also the school’s new Student Council faculty advisor. As a classroom teacher, Mrs. Boisvert is committed to helping students become better readers and writers by sharing her love and passion for English Language Arts. Mrs. Boisvert shines in her new role as the Student Council advisor. She keeps students laughing while learning skills in leadership and character-building. She teaches all of her students that to make a positive impact, the positivity has to start within themselves every morning with a positive mindset. Staff have found Mrs. Boisvert to be an invaluable team member who will go to lengths to help others be successful in their classrooms. 

Connie Carson: Mrs. Connie Carson is a special education teacher at Sanborn, focusing on the school’s Life Skills program. Her commitment to her students and their families is immeasurable. She spends countless hours after school communicating with parents to let them know how their students are doing. Her ability to form positive working relationships with students and their parents is exemplary. Mrs. Carson is also a mentor to new staff members. Her willingness to support her colleagues is equal to the commitment she has with her students. She is always ready to lend a helping hand and staff value her insights and enthusiasm for what she does.

Congratulations to Mrs. Boisvert and Mrs. Carson for being recognized as Sanborn’s January 2019 Staff Members of the Month!
Athletic Booster Update
Our next meeting will be Thursday January 17th, 2019

Our signup genius has been updated for the Basketball Season, come on out and join us to cheer on the players!
Derailed Boutique Offering Prom Specials for Sanborn Students!
Derailed Boutique
3 Newton Junction Road
Kingston, NH

Is offering 10% off all Prom wear for Sanborn Regional High School Students

This offer expires 5/19/19.

Flyers are up in the School Counseling Office, or you just mention the flyer.

Please support this business. The owner, Chyane Parrillo, is a Sanborn graduate!

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:
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, January 16th 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