SAU #34 Community News
November 4, 2022
SAU #34 Community Newsletter
Hello SAU 34 Families, Students, and Staff,
Please scroll down to access a wide range of information and links about what is happening all across SAU #34. If you have trouble opening any of the links, please scroll to the top and click on the picture of the SAU sign. That will bring you out of the email preview and into the actual newsletter, all the links will work from there. We know that the Wakelet application has not been easy to access, so starting this week the collections are being displayed as PDF files, which will make them viewable for everyone.
Tuesday, November 8th, is election day, all SAU #34 schools will be in session, with all Hillsboro-Deering Middle School students scheduled to be off campus on grade level field trips.
Friday, November 11th all SAU #34 schools and offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.
We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and don't forget clocks fall back Sunday morning as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end.
Upcoming Important Dates
- Nov 7 HDSD School Board meeting 6:00pm HDES Media Center
- Nov 8 State General Election Voting 7am-7pm
- Nov 11 No School - Veteran's Day
- Nov 14 Washington School Board meeting 6:00pm WES
- Nov 16 WES Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Nov 23-25 No School -Thanksgiving Holiday
Updated Website Calendar
The calendar on the SAU website has been updated to be more user-friendly and to provide selectable event views by building. In addition, the individual school calendars have also been updated to include events that are occurring in the other schools. These changes enable a single view for everyone to see what is happening across the SAU and District.
By clicking on the calendar name on the left-hand panel, you can hide that particular calendar's events from the larger view. You also can subscribe to a calendar to receive updates and changes to events.
Powerschool is coming to SAU #34. After more than 15 years, a new student information system will launch for the 2023-2024 school year. Powerschool will bring many, much-requested features as well as improved workflows for students and staff of the district. Please stay tuned for additional information as we work to implement the new system.
Please Click on the Links to see Recent Pictures & Videos From All Across SAU 34
Socktober Halloween Parade at Washington Elementary School
During the month of October, students at Washington Elementary School (WES) collected new, unused socks to donate to homeless veterans and their families. This event was organized by the 4th and 5th grade class.
Fourth and Fifth Grade lead the school in a variety of school-wide activities tied to the Socktober theme, including reading books, team building exercises and the costume parade culminating with filling the Washington Police cruiser with the donated socks.
This tradition started because socks are the least donated item to homeless shelters, and students and staff at WES wanted to give back to the community while celebrating Halloween. This year, the students collected 430 pairs of socks!
Recent Happening in H-DHS Sports:
Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team for beating Winnisquam yesterday on the road by a score of 4-3!! The team has advanced to the D3 Quarterfinal Round and will play on Sunday vs a team to be determined, at 2:00pm.
Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team and the Girls Volleyball Team for qualifying to play in the 1st Round of the D3 Playoffs.
The X-C team competed in the D-3 State meet this past weekend. Greg Leblanc was our fastest in the boys division with a time of 23:00 and Kylie Crowe was our fastest in the girls division with a time of 27:28. Congratulations to all members of the team on a great season!
Redhawks Football lost to Manchester West on Saturday by a score of 27-6.
The Boys Soccer Team played Campbell on Sunday in a D3 Qtr Final playoff game and lost a tough battle by a score of 2-1. The boys finished with a record of 11-6-1. Great Season!!
Fall Awards Night is on Tuesday, Nov 8th from 6:00-7:30pm in the gym.
Winter Sports sign ups are now open online at hdsd.org / HDHS / athletics. All students who are signing up for a winter sport and are a returning athlete from this Fall (not from last year), should be signing up under returning athletes. All students who are signing up for a winter sport and did not play a Fall sport, you should be signing up under new athletes and filling out all the forms.
2022-2023 HD Winter Sports Tryouts / Practices
HDHS will hold tryouts / practices for winter sports on the following dates / times, and at the following locations:
Monday-11/14/22 Cheer tryouts - 3:00pm @ HDHS Cafeteria
Tuesday-11/15/22 Bowling tryouts - 3:00pm HDHS @ Yankee Lanes Keene (Bus@2:20)
Monday-11/21/22 Girls Basketball tryouts - 3:00pm HDHS Gym Boys Basketball tryouts - 6:00pm HDHS Gym Alpine Ski practice - TBD
Monday - 11/28/2022 Hockey tryouts - time TBD NEC Rink
All athletes trying out must have a current physical on file with the school nurse, or one ready to turn in to their coach. All athletes trying out must also have current Impact test results readily available if needed. Those athletes needing an Impact test should see Coach Wood during the week of 11/14 - 11/18 in the library after school. All athletes are responsible for their own hydration for the entirety of the season. Good Luck!!
News from Across SAU # 34
HDHS Hillcat Newsletter
Officer Danielle Normand has been with Hillsboro Police Department for just over 10 years now. She started her career in law enforcement with the Stratham Police Department in 2010. Officer Normand attended Plymouth State University where she received a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a minor in Mathematics.
The Office of Student Supports
End 68 Hours of Hunger
- The NH Department of Health and Human Services has an important update for families with children covered by NH Medicaid. During the COVID-19 federal Public Health Emergency (PHE), New Hampshire has provided continuous health care coverage for children and families that receive Medicaid. When the PHE ends, this extended coverage will end too, and families may need to complete a renewal to re-certify their children’s Medicaid eligibility. Learn more about planning for the end of the PHE here.
The Curriculum Office
Parents and Other Adults: How do we Support Children Who are Struggling?
Panelists discuss how to be part of the solution for young people with mental illness
SAT prep courses
Students in grades 3-8 and 11th grade participate in the NH State Assessment.
Test results currently available are from Spring 2022
School Registration Process
Our district has moved to an online registration process and it is so very important for parents and guardians to log in to https://hdsd.web2school.com/ and update all information. DO NOT click on the new student registration button. Simply log in with your username and password and follow the prompts. If you have any issues or do not remember your login information, please contact the school office below for assistance:
Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School, PreK-5, firstname.lastname@example.org , 603-464-1122
Hillsboro-Deering Middle School, 6-8, email@example.com, 603-464-1120
Hillsboro-Deering High School, 9-12, firstname.lastname@example.org , 603-464-1184
Washington Elementary School, K-5, email@example.com , 603-495-3463
The document links below, which are also in Web2School under Announcements, will be helpful for you to review prior completing your information update:
H-D – Washington Student Electronic Device Agreement
Notification of Video and Audio Recording
Opt-Out of SORA Digital Library
HDSD Annual Parent Guardian Notice of Policies