A weekly newsletter that promotes our core values of
P ersonalization, R isk-Taking, I ntegrity, D iscovery, and E mpowerment
October 6, 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: Nolan Kilimonis
An Article by Staff Member Anne Black
Nolan is the type of student that every teacher hopes to have. I have witnessed Nolan make extraordinary growth as a math student. I had the privilege of being Nolan’s math teacher for his junior and senior years. He has been a kind, funny, and respectful student since the first day I met him. He is a friend to many and always comes to class with a great attitude. As a Junior, Nolan was a pleasure to have in class but would spend a lot of time socializing with his friends, as most high school students do! As a senior, Nolan spends his class time completing his work and helping his friends with their math work. I am so proud of Nolan and am confident that he is ready to be a successful college student!

Ms. Vitolo had Nolan as a student in Digital Fine Arts and now has Nolan as a student in Ceramics 1. “He has come a long way since I met him as a Sophomore. He matured and shows that he cares about doing better for himself. I still have his charcoal Dwight Schrute drawing and it's pretty impressive,” Ms. Vitolo shared.

Nolan has been very involved with Sanborn athletics. He played soccer his freshman and sophomore years, baseball and basketball all four years, and golf his senior year. His golf coach and teacher, Mr. Adams, expressed how respectful Nolan is. He will definitely be missed in the classroom and on the field! 

Nolan plans to go to college after graduation and study business. I can’t wait to see where his path takes him. I know he will be successful at anything he puts his mind to.
Senior Spotlight: Sam Osgood
An Article by Staff Member Nicole St. Jean
I count myself lucky to have had Sam in my Junior English class last year. From the moment he’d step through the door at 7:20 AM, he’d be eager to see what was on the agenda and to dive right in. English may not have been his favorite subject but his willingness to improve his reading, writing, and speaking skills were admirable. He is a diligent and attentive student who not only took criticism extremely well but also continued to look for feedback to improve his work. These qualities will definitely prove useful beyond the hallways of Sanborn. It’s no wonder why teachers across all content areas speak very highly of Sam.

His science teacher, Mrs. Heather Wheeler, shared this about Sam: “He is a dedicated and hard-working student with a great sense of humor. Always willing to try new things, his willingness to push himself outside of his comfort zone will serve him well in the future. I am confident that he will be very successful at whatever he chooses to do when he leaves Sanborn next spring.” His math teacher, Mrs. Ann Black says, “I had Sam in Math 3 last year and I miss having him in my class! He is an excellent mathematician and problem solver. He always has a great attitude and works his hardest. I can't wait to see where his path takes him.” Mr. Jerry Wolbert, Sam’s advisor and US History teacher, says that If Sam has questions in class, he is not afraid to ask.  He is always respectful and demonstrates a strong desire to do well. Dr. Tim Young says, “I've just had the honor of meeting Sam this year in Physics, and he has been asking great questions since the first class. He is enhancing the classroom environment and the learning in it, and for that I am most appreciative.”

Though Sam isn’t decided on what he wants to study in college he says, “I am planning on taking an industrial design or auto design class because I want to design cars. However, I also want to be able to design AND build the bodies and engines the cars have as my own company.” His curiosity and drive to do well will no doubt set him on a course to success. No matter where life takes him, we wish the best for Sam!
Sanborn Campus Receives Safety Upgrades for Lock Downs
A Message From Principal Brian M. Stack
Dear Staff and Students,

I'm sure you have been wondering what all of the recent construction has been for in our building. The District in the process of installing a lock down system in our school. Without getting into all of the details, I want you to be aware that the system will include a series of alert beacons to notify all of us when the school is in lock down. It also has some pull stations in various locations in the school that allow anyone to put the school into a lock down (see the pictures below).

These enhancements are part of a grant that the District received to do some safety upgrades to our campus. The system is not yet active, but we are making great progress. More information will follow on how (and when) to use this system.

For now, please rest assured that we take your safety very importantly here, and we are working to help all of us feel more safe and secure while on campus.

Please reach out anytime if you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions related to school safety. I'm always open to feedback.
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.
Sanborn Spooky Week: A Student Council Initiative
Sanborn Students Attend NH Construction Career Day
On Friday Sept 27th, CTE teachers Carl Foti and Jack Kelly accompanied 20 Sanborn students to the 11 annual NH Construction Career Days in New Boston, NH. Sanborn students were exposed to new technology, job recruiters and the vast array of career opportunities in Construction. Our students had hands on experiences in Operating Heavy Equipment, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Welding, Engineering, Construction Management, Masonry, Truck Driving, Aerial Lifts and dozens more trades. We were proud to see a Sanborn Graduate among the exhibitors and several of our students were recruited for job opportunities after graduation. In a very competitive group, Sanborn's Robert Crawford won a Lego Engineering Challenge. It was a great day for all of us.
Student Council to Run Kindness Matters Week
10/21 Monday: Everyone Has a Name: Everyone is encouraged to wear a name tag with their name. They will be asked to wear their name all day. We will make it a point to greet everyone by their name, especially those who we do not usually address.

10/22 Tuesday: Mix It Up Day: Students will be encouraged to eat with someone new at lunch and make sure noone is eating by themselves. Students will get a have a scavenger hunt card from their teacher before lunch, and when a student gets a signature in all spaces, they can trade for a prize at the Student Council table.

10/23 Wednesday: Random Acts of Kindness: Students and Staff will be asked to complete random acts of kindness all day. A banner will be set up in the lobby where students and staff may use post it notes to give shout outs to someone who completed a RAK acctivity for them during the day. At the end of the day, a random sticky note will be pulled and they will win a prize.

10/24 Thursday:  Favorite T-shirt Day: Students and teachers will be encouraged to wear a t-shirt that expresses a subject they have a passion about. Example: favorite movie, band, team, sport, activism.. Students will be encouraged to find new friends with the same interests as themselves and form a group at lunch.  The group will take a selfie and post to IG #SanbornKindness19

10/25 Friday: Sanborn Pride Day: Wear your Sanborn colors and or Sanborn apparel to support our school. The most popular #SanbornKindness19 post will win a prize from coffee shop/school store.
Change to After School Building Accessibility for Students
A Message From Principal Brian M. Stack
Effective Immediately:

For safety reasons, the school has adopted a new rule that prohibits students from being in the building after school unless they are part of a supervised activity (a club, athletic practice or game, meeting, or other work with a teacher). Students may not loiter in the halls unsupervised while waiting for an activity to start. For students who need a place to go until late bus, supervision will be offered in the Library on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. See the flyer below for more information.
SRHS to Run Flexible School Days Throughout School Year
A Message From Principal Brian M. Stack
Dear Parents/Guardians,

In order to provide students with every possible opportunity for students to be successful in all classes, we are offering a series of flexible days with a modified class schedule on October 10, January 17, March 27, and at least one day at the end of the year. On these days, we will run a series of extended Focused Learning Time (FLT) periods. 

FLT is typically offered as part of our regular schedule each day and provides an opportunity for students to engage in personalized intervention, extension, and enrichment. Please understand that attendance at these extended FLT sessions is mandatory for all students who have been assigned by a teacher to attend. These sessions will NOT conflict with SST or NECC. Students in those programs are expected to attend those programs as usual.

Students who are not assigned to any FLT sessions by a teacher will not be required to attend these extended focused learning opportunities. Please be aware, however, that bus transportation will only be available at the end of the regular school day at 2:10PM.  

Your child will be notified by their teacher(s) on the day before at the latest if they will be required to stay for any and all of the extended FLT sessions on a flexible day. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades, please contact your child’s teacher(s) by email (preferable) or by phone at (603) 642-3341.

The schedule for these days will be as follows:
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
Your Sanborn Athletic Boosters would like to Thank all of the volunteers that came out to help for Reach The Beach! You all Rock! We had about 48 volunteers throughout the day and we could have had more, please help us next year to beat this record of volunteers! You really make a difference in how our transition stop runs smoothly and helps the van drivers and runners coordinate through our school campus. This is our largest fund raising event of the year! First time is has rained on us and you all stayed in it until the end! Way to Go! Reach The Beach does take a village, we are so thankful for our village community!

That’s a wrap for 2019 Homecoming! Congratulations to all the classes for a fabulous Sanborn Homecoming week! From the banners to the parade floats, they all showed great team spirit , hard work & the attention to detail.  Congratulations to the Senior Class for taking the trophy! 

Huge shout out to the all the volunteers, parents and teachers that lend a hand to the students!

Athletic Booster Club website link:

SST To Host College Fair October 18, 2019
Technology Fun Night at SST
Seniors: Take Note of the Yearbook Photo Deadlines!
Sanborn To Host College Bound Event For Students on 11/13
Yearbook Ordering Information: Grades 9-11
Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange Comedy Night Fundraiser
Proceeds Benefit a Scholarship for a Graduating Sanborn Senior
Choose Love Movement Comes to Sanborn Regional Schools
Concert to Benefit Hockey Program
An Update From Southern Rockingham Coalition for Youth (SoROCK)
YOUTH IN ACTION- SAVE THE DATE!  COMMUNITY WIDE, ALL AGES ART SHOW WILL BE ON DECEMBER 13th! “HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS” is aimed at reducing the stigma of mental health and substance use disorders. Our hope is to engage all local school art departments in the project along with the community.  Many of our members are upperclassmen this year so we’re hoping to add more underclassmen interested in making a difference! If your student (in any grade) is interested in helping to support and inform their peers by addressing current issues related to mental health, vaping/alcohol and drug use, self-esteem , friendships/relationships and more, please encourage them reach out to SoRock in room 111 for more information or sign up for Mrs. Feeney during FLT on C days!  Next Meeting will be Wednesday 9/25! 

**Important Note** SoRock has reached the end of our current funding as of September 30th . We may receive a very short extension and we did NOT get the new federal funding we were hoping for.  We will require NEW funding ASAP in order to continue to serve our communities in the capacity we currently do, without funding we will not have staff (including myself). If you are interested in helping to support the coalition in any way, please reach out to   For more information about SoRock click here. 

Charlotte Scott, Coordinator SoRock Coalition for Healthy Youth
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