The Souhegan Scoop

March 31, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

Magnify Voices Expressive Art Contest

As the awareness and prevalence of mental health conditions in our youth becomes more widespread and acknowledged, the NH Children's System of Care is launching the fifth year of its Magnify Voices Expressive Art Contest. Now through April 3rd, New Hampshire students in 5th through 12th grade are invited to submit a creative piece about their experiences and connections to mental health. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges with varied expertise according to their grade (5-8th and 9-12th). Creative pieces will be showcased to help raise awareness, erase stigma and effectuate change! For more information, please have your student see Sheelu in Student Services.
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School Highlights

Souhegan Prom 2023

The annual Souhegan Junior/Senior Prom is fast approaching. This years prom theme is "Twilight Garden". Tickets will be $75 a piece and will be available in the school store for purchase in the next couple of weeks. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Argentina Trip - February 2024

Souhegan is going to Argentina! Over February vacation in 2024, Aimee Gibbons and Matt McDonald will take a group of students to Argentina for the trip of a lifetime. This seven-day trip will feature tours of historical and cultural sites in Buenos Aires, a visit to a ranch (with horseback riding!), a ferry ride across the Rio de la Plata for lunch in Uruguay, a train ride to El Tigre, and more. The cost includes airfare, hotel, breakfasts and dinner, and a local guide. For additional information, go to or talk to Aimee Gibbons in room 131 or Matt McDonald in the Learning Commons.

Student Services

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In New Hampshire, YRBS is jointly administered by the Departments of Health & Human Services. The data from the YRBS are used extensively by health departments, schools, and local area agencies to define areas of high health risk and to secure the resources necessary to address any identified health issues. Our district has administered the YRBS since 1995. We will again participate in the YRBS on April 18th in grades 9-12. The survey takes approximately 35 minutes. Results have been instrumental in identifying trends and providing support for students in our community.

The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. Students can skip questions they don’t want to answer and/or stop at any time. To review the survey please visit YRBS site. If you prefer your child not participate in the survey, please return this form to student services by April 13th.
SAT Makeup Day - April 13

We will administer the school based SAT to juniors who were absent due to illness during the March 22nd testing administration. Students (& parents) who were absent have received an email with the information from Karen Chininis.

Senior Year Notes

Senior Project News

The final Senior Project checkpoint will take place on Thursday, April 20th. At this checkpoint senior project panels will make sure that students have completed their applied pieces, as well as all parts of their projects other than their presentations.

Presentations will take place on May 18 and 19; seniors or parents must notify Senior Project coordinators Kathy Maddock and Ryan Lemieux about possible time conflicts during the presentation days by Friday, April 14.

Community Service Opportunities


  • Volunteer opportunities are available to high school students who are at least 14 years old and have an interest in helping out after Souhegan' s day ends.

  • Employment opportunities are available to high school students who are at least 16 years old and have an interest in Early Childhood Educations

If interested in either, please reach out to Molly Cummings at or stop by Sunrise Children's Center located at 94 NH-101A, Amherst.

Get To Know SHS

Meet the wonderful and talented staff members of SHS!

Julianne Mueller-Northcott

What is your role at Souhegan?

Science Teacher -Marine Science and Advanced Biology

How long have you been with Souhegan?

23 years

What do you love about your job?

I love that I get to share what I am most passionate about with my students everyday! This week in my classes we have fertilized sea urchin eggs, we have observed Planaria (flat worm) regeneration and I have had students working with outside experts from institutions around the Gulf of Maine on their marine science inquiry projects. Everyday is an adventure! I love planning activities that will be engaging for students but also help them better understand the world around them.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Because I love my job so much, I do spend a lot of time outside of work, still learning, reading and having experiences that build my expertise as a science teacher--for example this summer I am hoping to go to a paleontology dig site! I love going on adventures with my family--my husband Marc, my three kids Madelyn, Lucy and Oliver and our two rescue pups Penny and Stanley. We are a water family so most of our vacations involve being on or near the water. In the summer we camp in Maine a lot and spend time in Cape Cod. I love kayaking and going paddle boarding. And I do love spending time hiking in the White Mountains. This winter I finally learned how to downhill ski--it was so fun to learn something new! And we are always in the middle of some DIY home improvement project!

If you were given one wish what would it be?

That I could bring all of my students on an epic scuba diving trip in Hawaii! And also to stop coral reefs from bleaching.

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

We can do hard things and together we go far!

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Community Council

The SHS Community Council had no proposals this week to discuss. Our next meeting will be Monday, March 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm in rooms 126/127.

Performing Arts

Check out the latest edition of the Souhegan Performing Arts Newsletter!
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Saber Spotlight

The next Saber Spotlight will be held on Monday, April 3! Click here to view information from the latest presentation that was held on Monday, March 20.


Senior Parents,

The countdown to graduation has begun! The Project Graduation Committee has a great event planned for your Senior on Friday night June 2nd after the graduation ceremony. The party will start at 9 pm and end at midnight with a fireworks show to send them off on their next adventures with a bang! But before then, celebrate them with a personalized Souhegan Saber yard sign that can be ordered here:

The cost is $25 for a double sided sign and $60 for a banner. Products are delivered to Amherst and Mont Vernon residents. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Eastland at **Input your student’s name in the Notes Section on the order page** Scholarships are available–please contact Sheelu Joshi-Flegal @–completely confidential!

Spring Barkery Shop

All cat and dog treats are made in school by students practicing life skills. Proceeds go toward student field trips!
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The Spring Season has begun!

Weekly Schedule can be found here. Please note these are tentative pending weather conditions and may be updated. Coaches will notify you of any changes.

Keegan O'Keefe, JD Dowd, Autumn Fichera, Samuel Enriquez, Hadley Harris, Margo Hinspeter, Grace Giannetti, Kaylee Moran, Liv Doyle (left to right)