The Souhegan Scoop
February 11, 2022
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
Souhegan is currently in COVID status green. This means masks are optional for most students and staff. The exception to this is when returning from having COVID (isolation) or when returning from someone in the household having COVID (quarantine). In these situations masks must be worn indoors for 5 days per New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
The latest guidelines from NH DHHS can be found here.
Please reach out to SHS Nurse, Sherisse, with any questions: phone 603-673-9940 ext 5327, firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 603-673-0318. During non-school hours she will respond within 24 hours. If it is urgent, please email email@example.com.
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.
Headspace for Teens
The need for mental health care for young people has been growing at astronomical rates over the years, with COVID-19 only further highlighting the limited resources. At SHS, we have worked hard to inform our youth about proactive ways to "be kind to their mind", regularly encouraging them to seek out support. We continue to share resources and have often talked about the power of mindfulness. We now have an exciting resource to share that is absolutely FREE for teens. Headspace for Teens is an initiative that empowers teens to care for their mental health by providing free access to Headspace, ultimately helping them build daily mindfulness routines that last a lifetime. Souhegan students can take advantage of the Headspace for Teens offer, by registering with Peer Health Exchange, using a school or personal email account, and in return gain free access to the entire Headspace library that is normally $69.99/year. The app has articles focused on teens, links to resources focused on teens, daily meditation focused on teens and sleep meditation--you guessed it, focused on teens!
Viewing progress reports
Your student’s Semester One progress report is now visible in the PowerSchool portal. This is the second of three progress reports your student will receive throughout this academic year, prior to a final report card in June. Please click here for the communication sent on February 1 with an explanation of the progress reports and how to view them.
On Monday, February 7, 2022 Principal Mike Berry had the opportunity to speak to community members at the 2022 Deliberative Session. Please click here for the State of Souhegan presentation by Mike Berry.
Virtual Parent Cafe Tuesday, March 22
See below for registration information
Souhegan High School is participating in the Penguin Plunge this year to help support the Special Olympics and our launch of Unified Sports!
Thank you to the brave students and staff who took part in today's Penguin Plunge event at Souhegan!
Host Families Needed
Creating Friendship for Peace (CFP) invites Amherst and Mont Vernon families to consider a volunteer teen hosting opportunity for Summer 2022.
We are seeking 4 to 8 residencies for teen pairs who will be arriving from Israel/Palestine and the island of Cyprus-- both countries with divided lands.
Your willingness to open your home for this two-week or month-long peace-through-friendship-building program will offer teens a memorable and transformative experience-- the chance to develop unlikely friendships and re-imagine their lives as future leaders in a peaceful nation. If you are interested in learning more or have further questions about CFP, please contact Bo Dean, the New Hampshire Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or look at their website Creating Frinedships for Peace
Course selection for 2022-2023 is underway! Course selection presentations have been completed in all grade levels. Counselors are currently meeting with each student to review and confirm their choices. We recommend that students complete the process in consultation with their parents. The Program of Studies can be found here POS 22-23. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s counselor with any questions.
Below is the scheduling timeline for students by grade level:
Instructions for online course registration for students can be found here.
Career Technical Education Programs
Attention Rising Juniors (current sophomores). One of the opportunities for rising juniors are CTE programs at the 3 affiliated sites below. Please review linked information or the web-sites that lists the various programs at each site. There is an application process for CTE programs. The first step is for students to express their interest to their counselor during their course selection meetings and the counselor will walk them through the process. Please note:
Some of the programs are competitive and we would advise that students choose their 1st and 2nd choice program and also apply to another site (if program is offered).
The district is hoping to provide transportation to Nashua, although that will not be confirmed until later in the spring.
There is no transportation to Alvirne or Milford
Students who transport themselves will receive mileage reimbursement at the end of the school year.
CTE scheduling for next school year is not confirmed until later in the spring.
Students should complete their online course requests as if they are not applying to CTE and their schedules will be revised later when their acceptance is confirmed.
Milford Application - print, fill out, and submit to your school counselor by 2/25
No open house scheduled
Applications in Student Services. Submit to your counselor by 2/25
Alvirne Palmer Center Open house on Feb 9th 5:30-7:30pm
Palmer online application deadline for online submission 3/4
Teaching Fellowship Opportunity
Juniors and Seniors - The Breakthrough Teaching Fellowship is a rewarding and rigorous paid teaching opportunity available to high school juniors/seniors and college students. Whether they have always dreamed of teaching in a classroom or are considering it for the first time, teaching at Breakthrough will help to prepare for a career in education while building skills that are transferable to any profession. Breakthrough brings together passionate undergraduates from all majors to teach our motivated middle-school students. As a Breakthrough Teaching Fellow, they will receive extensive training, continuous support, and the opportunity to lead a classroom through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Throughout the summer, they will assume leadership roles developing creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving skills. Under the guidance of experienced educators, they will work alongside other exceptional college students to plan and teach classes, manage a classroom, advise students, lead field trips, and develop as a teacher and leader.
For more information and to apply: https://bit.ly/Teach2022. The application deadline is February 24, 2022.
NH American Legion Boys and Girls State Programs
Each year, students from NH who have just completed their junior year assemble to learn about New Hampshire’s system of self-government. These non-partisan programs are in their eighth decade of providing students with this opportunity. The 2022 programs will take place at St. Anselm College from June 26-July 1. Program information and application materials can be found here:
Admissions Decisions - Please update Naviance with your admissions decisions as you receive them. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to see Maren in Student Services.
Community Service Graduation Requirement - The community service graduation requirement for the class of 22 is 20 hours. The minimum hours were decreased to accommodate covid circumstances. Seniors are encouraged to submit any hours they have completed thus far to Maren in student services.
Local Scholarship Opportunities - AVAILABLE February 14 on Naviance. Whether you are applying to a 2 or 4 year college there are a wide variety of opportunities so please be sure to review them all on Naviance!
Opportunities for students will include:
If you are applying to Community College
Pursuing a degree in Teaching, Science, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Business, Vocational and Technical schools
Have had Academic Success at Souhegan
Art & Music Schools
Other Scholarship Opportunities - Seniors, make sure to check the school web-site often for scholarships opportunities. We will post the information here as we receive them. These are generally national or state scholarship opportunities. Please review each scholarship for the criteria and deadline dates. If you need supporting documents, such as, transcripts and/or recommendations, see Maren in Student Services at least a week before the deadline.
Spring Sports Registration
Spring Sports Registration is open.
Please visit PowerSchool Forms to sign up. Tryouts begin 3/21/22 for most sports. Boys Volleyball begins 3/28/22.
Please visit the Athletic Department's site for updated athletics information.