The Souhegan Scoop
March 31, 2023
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
Magnify Voices Expressive Art Contest
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!
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 explorica.com/Gibbons-6045 or talk to Aimee Gibbons in room 131 or Matt McDonald in the Learning Commons.
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.
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
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT SUNRISE CHILDREN'S CENTER
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 email@example.com 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!
What is your role at Souhegan?
Science Teacher -Marine Science and Advanced Biology
How long have you been with Souhegan?
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!
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: https://www.brandingmine.com/collections/class-of-2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org **Input your student’s name in the Notes Section on the order page** Scholarships are available–please contact Sheelu Joshi-Flegal @ email@example.com–completely confidential!