The Souhegan Scoop
February 25, 2022
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
Souhegan's COVID numbers are doing much better. We still require a negative COVID test to return to school when a student has new or unexpected symptoms, even if they have had COVID in the last few months. Please submit your SHS student's negative COVID test to the nurse prior to their return to school. If they were not tested please let me know the circumstances.
The guidelines from NH DHHS can be found here.
Please reach out to SHS Nurse, Sherisse, with any questions: phone 603-673-9940 ext 5327, 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.
Senior Project Reminders
The Exhibition of Learning - Installation Exhibition.
At the beginning of January 2022, the AP/ Advanced Art students created an installation exhibition where they shared the work that they have been creating in class with the students and staff at Souhegan High School.
There were additional contributions from three Freshmen students, Maya Bagshaw, Phoebe Faucher and Lucy Wyser who created a SAU39 collaborative installation with classes from the four other schools in our district as well as a documentary created by Shannon Hargreaves. This installation is an example of an Exhibition of Learning.
The goal of the Exhibition of Learning is to celebrate our developing citizenship within the community at all levels. It is an authentic platform where students can share their knowledge and their passion for what they are creating in their classes with the community, in an interactive way. Students have the opportunity to showcase their curiosity, growth and creativity in any subject area, through a hands-on approach to meaning making. In time we hope to expand the EOL so that community members are invited to personally experience Souhegan’s students' unique and creative work.
Click here for an article written by Maya Bagshaw, Phoebe Faucher and Lucy Wysor who created the SAU39 art installation named "Community" that is hanging in the main hall at Souhegan.
Virtual Parent Cafe Tuesday, March 22
See below for registration information
Host Families Needed
Creating Friendship for Peace (CFP) invites Amherst and Mont Vernon families to consider a volunteer teen hosting opportunity for Summer 2022. - Click here to learn more about this great opportunity!
Souhegan High School is participating in the Penguin Plunge this year to help support the Special Olympics and our launch of Unified Sports!
Juniors - Destination College is an annual opportunity sponsored by NHHEAF and St. Anselm College. NH juniors and their parents are invited to participate and engage in free college planning workshops, and visit with over 100 admissions representatives. Destination College 2022 will be offered as a VIRTUAL event on Saturday, April 9th.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is open now at destinationcollege.org .
There is also an opportunity for seniors to enter Destination College Speech Contest
Are you graduating from high school in 2022? Are you interested in scholarship money to help pay for college? If so, we encourage you to submit a 3- to 5-minute speech for the Destination College Speech Contest. By submitting a short narrative (via either essay or YouTube video) about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process, you may win a $5000 scholarship and have the opportunity to be a part of the event's opening ceremonies. Click here for more information. Applications are due Friday, March 4th at 5pm.
Community Service Graduation Requirement - The community service graduation requirement for the class of 2022 was decreased to 20 hours to accommodate challenges due to COVID. is 20 hours. Seniors should submit completed hours to Maren in Student Services.
February vacation is a great time to work on Local Scholarship Applications. Over 40 local scholarships have been activated and are available to view in Naviance. Whether you are applying to a 2 or 4 year college there are a wide variety of opportunities. There truly is a scholarship for everyone and most of these are exclusive to Souhegan seniors. To apply, log into your Family Connection account and go to College/Scholarship. Download the applications, print them off and fill them out. We will attach transcripts and recommendations if requested. Be sure to make note of the criteria as requirements are specific to each scholarship. All local applications are due into Student Services on March 16th ~ no later than 3pm.
Other Scholarship Opportunities - Scholarship information is posted here. 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.