A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
December 8, 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
District to Host Social Media Safety Training for Families January 15
Provided by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
Senior Spotlight: Wesley Mesina
An Article by Staff Member Marissa Vitolo
As a very involved student, Wes has been an integral part of many clubs, social events, and sports. He was driven to be a positive role-model at our high school, as well in the community. Wes is full of energy and ideas and a passion for making a difference.

Throughout his school career here at Sanborn, Wes volunteered to video our large school events. He managed the shots, the music, and all the editing needed to create a polished video. Not only was he our got-to videographer, Wes often DJed at our school dances. Wes, wanting to make a difference and be involved, became his senior class treasurer and the varsity soccer team captain. Along with that, Wes participated in LEO club (lLeadership, Experience, Opportunity) which helped him hone his leadership skills while helping others. Wes also formed his own club called Sports Management Team (SMT). Austin 17 House is a local non-profit in Kingston, NH. Wes, being a founding member of this non-profit, along with his family members, created this space to provide children and teens a place where their talents can thrive, as well as, have a place to go for friends and support throughout their lives. 

Wes was in my Digital Photography class and was tasked to delve into the photography and videography business. Wes, however, was suffering from a major concussion which kept him from using technology for the first few weeks of school. Despite this large obstacle, Wes worked hard to catch-up, learning how to take photos and videos for clients. He impressed me with his ability to overcome his set-back and create outstanding videography, as well as a plan that he can use to run his own business.
Mrs. Heather Wheeler had this to say about Wes: “Wes is a great student- dedicated and bright. He works hard to do well at anything he attempts, from classwork to DJ'ing school dances, to learning the ropes at Class Council his senior year. I'll miss his insights and sense of humor next year.”

I cannot wait to see what Wes does next. Good luck!
Senior Spotlight: Tyler Lovely
An Article by Staff Member Denise Alenskis
Tyler has been an active member of SRHS sports throughout his high school career. He has been a member of the track, soccer, and basketball teams. In addition, Tyler has been a member of AAU travel soccer, basketball and baseball. Both the AAU basketball and baseball won the state championship award. During the 2019 AAU summer league Tyler was voted MVP for Journeyman basketball!
Tyler is interested in furthering his education in the field of Engineering or Sports Management. He completed one year of Pre-Engineering at Seacoast School of Technology, and is currently enrolled in PreCalculus and Physics. With these courses and his experience in sports he is sure to be a success in either of his areas of interest! 

Outside of school Tyler enjoys hanging out with his friends, building lego structures, playing video games, ping pong, basketball and watching sports on television.

Wellness teacher Josh White added this about Tyler, “I have had the pleasure of having Tyler, in both, Basketball and the classroom. Tyler is an absolute pleasure to be around; his attitude and sense of humor make him unforgettable. On the basketball court, Tyler is a force; possessing both, height and shooting ability. Even with all of these positive traits, his best characteristic is his personality. We will greatly miss Tyler here at Sanborn, but we know he will go on to do great things!”
English teacher Aaron Cass had this to add, “I have so enjoyed watching Tyler grow into the (foot-taller-than-me) young man he is today. He's a good kid who works hard, and I'm glad to have him in class again this year.” Tyler is a hard worker Social studies teacher Michelle Wheeler said, “Tyler is a hard worker who can persevere in order to meet his goals.” 

Good Luck Tyler! We will miss you!
School Looks For Donations for Students in Need
Key Club Pulls Together Thanksgiving Basket Drive
Thanks to the help of numerous student and teacher volunteers Key Club has had another successful annual Thanksgiving Basket food drive. A total of 25 baskets were filled this year with all the essentials for a Thanksgiving dinner including a $15-20 gift card for a turkey. The baskets were split evenly and sent to food pantries in Newton, Fremont, and Kingston. A big thanks goes out to all the volunteers who took the time to help make a difference!  
Did You Know?
A Message From Annie Collyer, SRSD Budget Committee
Did You Know???

On Thursday, December 5, the Sanborn Regional School District Budget Committee unanimously voted to present to the voters the same budget that was also unanimously recommended to them by the School Board and by the Administration.

It is a tax-restrained 0.54% increase that includes the staff contracts passed last March, and the ability to begin the School-Board-adopted 2-year plan to implement early intervention for children for improving outcomes. 

At the same time it provides for pursuing the planned school consolidations of moving the Middle School to the High School and reorganizing the elementary schools. These consolidations will both fund the intervention and give tax savings.

This proposed budget is lower than the default budget.

Per the Superintendent's statements, it provides for the children's educational needs and the District plans, and it gives room for any consolidation uncertainties.

Identified by all in the Administration, on the School Board, and on the Budget Committee, are budget areas for further audit and likely additional cost savings, once the consolidation is completed.
Winter Concert Information
Driver Education Information
The next Driver's education course will start on January 6th, 2020 thru February 19th, 2020.
To take a course a student must not be younger than 15 years and 9 months old on the first day of a class. Sign-up at as seats are limited. A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required at sign up to reserved a student's seat in the course.
Kingston Rec To Hold "Get on Board" Party
Come and create your own personalized treasure at a Get On Board party!  
At Kingston Rec 24 Main St. 
Monday 1/13/20 @6:30 

Get On Board provides in-home DIY workshops that will encourage your creative side to shine. You will create your own one-of-a-kind project. You choose your design from our variety of options and select your stain finish. All of the supplies you need will be brought to you at the event and you will be instructed on how create your professional looking accent piece while surrounded by friends and family. 

Feel free to invite a friend, neighbor or family member who you think would enjoy getting their craft on.

Head on over to to shop the designs. You will choose your design, then stain color, and be able to pay for your sign right from the website. I will bring your sign, stencil and our vast selection of paint colors to the party. If you have any questions, email Becky at or Paul Butler 

Please have sign orders in by Monday, January 6th!"

Not Sponsored by SRSD
Student Council Presents: 12 Days of Caring
Kingston Recreation Offering Parents Night Out
Spanish Honor Society to Offer Holiday Babysitting
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".
Sanborn Alumni! Can You Help?
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. This month we met to gather ideas for fundraiser events and to review the upcoming music schedule. 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, December 4th.  

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
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:
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, December 18th 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 has been very busy working on our sustainability goals! We recently applied for a state grant and are awaiting that award announcement (fingers crossed!). Receiving that grant would sustain our coordinator position (me) for the remainder of the school year. We have also been taking to the selectmen and hoping to ask the towns we serve to consider donating one dollar per person to SoRock for prevention. We are currently looking for registered votors to sign warrant article petitions. If you are interested in signing the petition for your town please reach out and we will set up a time to meet.
On 11/21, with funding assistance from D.A.D, our Youth In Action group participated in a Peer Leadership Summit at the Austin 17 House, with students from both Timberlane and Pinkerton, facilitated by NH Teen Institute. This was a great opportunity for students to learn skills for helping/getting help for their peers in sensitive subject areas such as substance use, mental health and more.  
They also continue to work on their “Healing Through The Arts” Art show scheduled to take place on 1/16. The students hope that this ALL AGES art show will be a way to bring awareness to mental health and substance use issues 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?" with a focus on the themes of hope, recovery, community, or support. Artists sign up here . All proceeds from the art show will go directly to prevention efforts in the communities we serve.
SoRock 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