The Souhegan Scoop

APRIL 22, 2022

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

Health Reminder

SAU 39 will now recommend but not require COVID testing for any student/staff member with new or unusual symptoms. Please continue to keep your children home when they are sick and test them as you deem necessary. Notifications of positive cases in your student’s class or school will continue. Please be aware that COVID cases in the school and community setting will be monitored and future recommendations will be based on this data.

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SHS Performing Arts Newsletter

The Performing Arts will be sharing out important information and shout-outs via a Newsletter. Please click here to access and learn more about all the great things going on in the music and theater worlds.

Important Senior Announcements

Campus will be closed to any senior who has not met the most recent Senior Project Checkpoint and/or the Community Service graduation requirement (20 hours logged) as of Tuesday, May 3. Information has been sent home to those who may be impacted.



Make sure to check Google classroom for community service opportunities. Maren has received a number of requests from community organizations that she is posting. Seniors, please log your hours asap. Seniors must meet the graduation requirement of 20 hours by May 27th.

Senior Projects

Seniors should be working towards the completion of their applied piece in advance of their final panel meeting on Monday, May 9. At this checkpoint students will provide evidence of completion of all work-- both their research and applied piece and share a draft presentation or a presentation plan. Senior Project Presentation Days are May 19 and 20.

NH Teen Institute Summer Leadership Program (SLP)

Follow this link to learn more about this great opportunity!

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Autism Acceptance Month

Along with warmer weather, April also ushers in a wave of understanding and acceptance. April is the month in which we celebrate and recognize the contributions made by the autistic community. Seeing as Souhegan is a pioneer school in appreciating neurodiverse populations, they are proud to offer their support in observing Autism Acceptance Month. Please click here for more information from our student contributor.
PowerSchool Progress Report

Student Progress Reports for Mid-Semester 2 will be available to view in PowerSchool on Monday, April 18. Click here for viewing instructions.

Staff Appreciation 2022

Through all the challenges we’ve faced over the last two years, our educators have worked tirelessly with students to keep things moving forward. This Staff Appreciation Week, communities across the country will come together to appreciate educators and the lengths they will go to ensure every student has the tools to learn, grow, and thrive. We will celebrate our fantastic Souhegan staff the week we return from April vacation. It's time to show them our love and appreciation so let’s give the teachers in our lives a special thanks for all that they do during Staff Appreciation Week, May 2-6.

Seeking Community Feedback

On March 8th, the Amherst School Board presented Warrant Article 12 on the ballot for a bond to construct an elementary school and renovate the middle school. The Amherst School Board and SAU 39 Joint Facilities Advisory Committee are interested in gathering community feedback regarding the proposed plan. Your input will help us determine how to proceed. We encourage you to complete the survey and share your feedback regardless of how you voted. Please complete the survey by April 27th. Thank you for your participation.

The online survey can be accessed here.

Sophomore Parents

Click here to learn more about the upcoming Division I Roundtables June 6th-10th

SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Info Center Author Visit

Children's and young adult literature author David Elliott, author of Bull, Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc, The Seventh Raven and more, visited with Writer as Creator and American Literature classes April 15 following their poetry and narrative writing units during an Info Center sponsored event. David counseled students that harnessing language grants them power and influence in the world. David shared his process with students, answered student questions, signed books, and had lunch with students after our session

Fang Fest 2022

Thank you to everyone who made Fang Fest 2022 a huge success!

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Ice Cream Surprise!

A huge thank you to the community member who surprised our Souhegan Students and Staff with free ice cream! The weather was perfect and the students and staff appreciated the break and sweet gesture.

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Advanced Biology

Students in Advanced Biology ran simulated samples of patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 through gel electrophoresis, simulating lab testing. Students then interpreted the resulting banding patterns to make a diagnosis (all while dressed up for Fang Fest in their Safari costumes!)

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CHARITABLE GIVING

Environmental Club

Environmental Club & Amherst Conservation Commission Town Wide Clean Up

Saturday, April 23 from 9am-1pm in honor of Earth Day 2022

Click here to learn more about the Environmental Club Event


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PTSA

Project Graduation

The Project Graduation Form and Banner/Sign Ordering Info can be found here .

Please note - Once you submit your Google Form and submit a $20 payment to the Welcome Center, you have completed registration.

Donations Needed

The PTSA is looking for a few parent volunteers to bake/donate baked good (cookies, brownies, treats, etc.) for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 5th. Please contact Andy Krawiecki for further details (andy_krow@yahoo.com)


Click here for the Sign Up Genius link for donations!

Memory Quilt Raffle

The last few years have been a difficult time to fundraise just about anything! Especially "In Person" events, so organizations had to get creative in order to raise monies for various, worthy causes. Our organization, Souhegan High School PTSA is no different and our "creative" endeavor is personal, practical, stunning and best of all, a work of art!

Click here to learn more about this year's Memory Quilt Raffle!

STUDENT SERVICES

AP Testing

Advanced Placement Exams begin after April break from May 2- May 11. AP students who will be participating in the exams have previously registered. Please note the start times of the AP exams. Morning exams have a 7:30 am arrival time and afternoon exams have a 11:30 am arrival time. Students who have registered for the exams have received an email from Karen Chininis with more details.


STEM Talk Series

BAE Systems is pleased to be continuing the STEM Talks series this spring! Follow this link to learn more about how to register for this great opportunity.

Athletics

Overall Results for the week of 4/11-4/16: 13 wins, 7 losses for our varsity teams


Girls and Boys Tennis and Boys Lax remain undefeated!


Saber Invitational Track and Field

Boy’s Team Wins the Day!

Carson Behn, 200m=Win. 4x800 Relay=Win.

Tony Garrant, Wil Jaques, Owen Stine, Nolan Dickinson, Jaren Noorda, Finley Irvine, Sean McCool, Cole Henderson, the 4x100 team, the 4x400 team, Jackson Steckbeck, Declan Steele all contributed points to the victory.


Girls Results-7th overall

Chloe Trudel, Stephanie Svendsen, Emma Jarnigan are the top 3 in the 3200M



For full season schedules, check out the website.