The Souhegan Scoop

APRIL 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

Health Reminder

On March 23 all schools in SAU 39 were changed to Blue Status, indicating a return to near normal operations.. Please note that all schools will continue to follow and enforce the NH DHHS Guidance until further notice. You can read that guidance here.

The SHS Health Office will continue to email health updates as necessary and additional information is available on the SAU39 Dashboard.

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.

PowerSchool Attendance


PowerSchool Parent Portal - Attendance

Please be sure to log into the PowerSchool parent portal to check your child's attendance. Attendance has been pushed out to the portal so you can view this summary information. This will be helpful to you as a parent in monitoring your child's attendance and ensuring access to learning opportunities. Please view this video for an overview of how to view attendance information.

Seal of Biliteracy


Our State is a better place because of the rich cultural and linguistic assets of our students. This award allows districts to acknowledge the achievements of New Hampshire’s bilingual students. Nationally adopted by 40 other states across the country, the Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. Click here to learn more about this opportunity for current seniors.

PTSA

Project Graduation + Fundraiser

Project Graduation is planned for Friday 3 June, 2022 beginning at 9:30p.m and ending at midnight! The committee has begun planning but we need volunteers--particularly Sophomore and Freshman parents so you can learn how to host for your students!


Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 13th at 7 p.m. Contact Lisa Eastland for a Zoom link. leastland@sau39.org; lmm.eastland@gmail.com; or eastland@comcast.net.


Additionally, Project Graduation is hosting a concession stand to raise funds for this event during the PTA Play April 7-10. If you can donate items, or time, please use this link.

**Students can earn Community Service hours for working the concession stand. We are in need of students on Saturday 4/9 from 1-4 pm and Sunday 4/10 from 1-4 pm at SHS. They can email Lisa Eastland to sign up.

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!

The Brodsky Prize for Student Journalism

Applications for the 2022 Brodsky Prize, a $5,000 award for high school journalists, have been extended to April 18.


The prize is open to all New Hampshire high school students.

Judging criteria include a student's journalistic initiative and enterprise, as well as what Brodsky calls "a contrarian nature and out-of-the-box thinking." Students should submit examples of their work that are illustrative of the prize criteria, along with a completed application.

“Working on the school newspaper was the most formative and meaningful high school experience for me – more than any classroom," Brodsky said. "It's more important than ever for young journalists to push boundaries and to challenge authority, and they can start by using the power of their school paper just like the press in the professional world."


Click here to learn more about the The Brodsky Prize.

Robotics

Over the weekend, Souhgean's own FIRST Robotics Team Entropy 138 competed in Shrewsbury MA at the NE District Central Mass Event. After competing in 12 qualification matches, they were chosen to be part of the 6 alliances in the quarter finals. Entropy made it to the semifinals before slimly losing, placing them as the #3 team out of 37 competing teams. Entropy now has 27 district ranking points, which places them at 101st out of 183 teams in the district. Great job Entropy!


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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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STUDENT SERVICES

  • Seniors, please update your Naviance accounts with any college acceptance decisions you have received.

  • Scholarship season is not over - While the local scholarship process has ended, we are posting scholarship opportunities on a daily basis to the school website here.

  • The make up SAT will be held on Wednesday, April 13th. Juniors who were absent during the SAT administration yesterday will be scheduled to take the make-up.

  • Check your email for community service opportunities. Maren has received a number of requests from community organizations that she is forwarding to you. Seniors, please log your hours asap.

Athletics

Spring Sports are back in action! Here are the home opener dates for each sport:

Boys Tennis 4/8 4pm @ Camp Young Judea

Girls Tennis 4/11 4pm @ Camp Young Judea

Girls Lacrosse 4/11 4:30pm

Track and Field 4/12 4pm

Baseball 4/13 4:30pm

Softball 4/13 4:30pm

Boys Volleyball 4/15 5:45pm

Boys Lacrosse 4/15 4:30pm


For full season schedules, click here.

Saber Spotlight

Click here to see this week’s Saber Spotlight Presentation.