The Souhegan Scoop
September 15, 2023
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
Access Card Update
This week students received their door access cards as locked campus went into effect. The transition has been smooth and both students, and staff, are quickly adjusting to the new expectations.
If your child still does not have their access card, it is because the Student Access Card agreement form needs to be completed. It can be found on the parent Power School site under “forms”.
In the event that a student loses their card, a $5 replacement fee will be assessed and the original card will be deactivated.
Our first Saber Spotlight of the year was a huge success! The Theatre was packed with students playing “Happy Robin, Sad Robin” as student leaders reviewed the Souhegan Six in action, we discussed implementing our new key card system, and student representatives talked about Community Council and Ethics Forum. We are looking forward to involving more students in Saber Spotlight and making this biweekly school community gathering to be as collaborative and engaging as possible.
Click here to view slides from the presentation that was held on Monday, September 11.
The Learning Commons is a space for students to work, get support, and spend time during free periods. We offer math support every single period and writing conferences most periods. We open at 8:10 each morning and close at 3:40. Students without free periods can access Learning Commons support during Saber Flex class with teacher permission. Check tinyurl.com/SouheganLearningCommonsSupport to see what tutors are available each period.
Argentina Trip 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 dinners, 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. We will also have a short meeting at 4:45 on Wednesday 10/4 right before open house night.
Senior Year Notes
Senior HikeThe senior class hike is Wednesday, October 18th! There is no cost to seniors, and lunch is provided. Bring your own water, snacks, and appropriate-for-hiking clothing. We will leave school that day at 8:00 (so you have to get up a little earlier!) and be back around 1:30. Click here for the permission slip, which you should return to Lynda Conley, Sarah Barbato, or Matt McDonald.
Community Service Opportunities
PTA Meeting - Babysitters
WHEN: Tuesday 17th October 5.30-7.30pm
WHERE: Library, Amherst Middle School
WHAT: 4 babysitters needed for PTA meeting
Contact Lindsay Harrison at email@example.com to sign up!
Get To Know SHS
Meet the wonderful and talented staff members of SHS!
Kelli Bailey Lazarte (La-Zar-tay)
What is your role at Souhegan?
Main Office Admin Assistant
How long have you been with Souhegan?
This is my second year at Souhegan, my first year in the Admin position.
What do you love about your job?
I love being able to interact with all of the staff and students! Simply put; I love to help! Whether it's helping a student make photo copies, ordering supplies, interacting with community members or creating organizational systems, I love it all.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I love hanging out with my husband, our two dogs and our guinea pigs. I love exploring New England and all it has to offer. We love to dine out, we travel for food and then explore wherever we end up. I love music, photography and crafting. Being a tourist in my own backyard (Boston) is one of my favorite things to do!
If you were given one wish what would it be?
I would wish for time to slow down.
Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?
Bloom where you're planted!
The next Community Council meeting will take place on Monday, September 25 from 3-3:45 in the Information Center on the second floor of the main building.
Clubs & Activities
Senior photos are due by November 1, 2023! Please submit your senior photo through our private photo sharing site, Replayit. Please use the link below to upload your photos. If for some reason the link does not work, our ID is 0hQfv11-N-kA2lNLkKPB8hQ.
Back to School Special: 4 FREE ICONS when you personalize your cover! This deal ends on 10/13!
Ethics continues to fund-raise for their Claws for a Cause foundation, NAMI. Shirts, hats, bracelets are sold during both lunches with proceeds going towards the foundation. Claws for a Cause spirit week will take place the final week in September that will round out with our homecoming football game against Plymouth on Friday, September 29 and our homecoming dance for grades 9-12 the evening of Saturday, September 30. Stay tuned for more information!
Fall Sports Picture Day
Fall Sports Picture Day is 9/28. More information and links for ordering to come!