The Souhegan Scoop

September 15, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Additional event information is available via this interactive Trumba calendar. Click here for the official SAU 39 school year calendar. Additional event information is available via this interactive Trumba calendar.

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.

School Highlights

Saber Spotlight

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.

Learning Commons

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 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 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.

Picture Day

Picture day is Thursday, September 21! Order your photo packages ahead of time at Remember to use the unique code: AF2BR3E7.

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Student Services

Student Services is implementing a monthly newsletter this year. September’s newsletter includes: Suicide Prevention Month Resources, Information for seniors (such as SAT/ACT Dates, College Essay Support, Service Academy info, Drop-in Application Support, etc), Telehealth Access at Souhegan, and the College Admissions Visit schedule. Upcoming Student Services events include Senior College Night (Sept. 21st) and Financial Aid Night (Oct. 3rd). Access the September Student Services Newsletter HERE.

Senior Year Notes

Senior Dues

Senior dues are $50. They cover some of the class hike, class trip, class gift, graduation BBQ, and t-shirts. Checks can be made out to the SHS Activities Fund with student name and “senior dues” in the memo and handed to Lynda Conley in Student Services. Online payments can be made here.

Senior Hike

The 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.
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Community News

Our Dean of Students and Groundskeeper will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, September 19 in the Learning Commons. This is a great opportunity to not only show pride in Souhegan’s campus - both inside and out - but students may also have the opportunity to learn how to use yard and landscaping equipment. Participation in this club, should enough interest be shown, will provide participants with community service hours.
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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 to sign up!

Lamson Farm

WHEN: Saturday, September 23rd

TIME: 9.30am-4pm
WHERE: Lamson Farm 40-54 Cross Rd, Month Vernon
WHAT: Various, including: parking, clean up, cider press etc.
Sign up here!


PTA Play

Exciting news! Audition information for the annual PTA play, Matilda, is up and running. Click here for more information!

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!

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Community Council

Freshmen council representatives were elected on September 15 almost rounding out council members for the 2023-2024 school year. Souhegan’s Community Council school board representative will be elected by a whole-school election to take place during advisory on September 18. At-large council representatives will run for their positions during the first Community Council meeting of the year and will be held on Monday, September 18 from 5-7 in rooms 126-127.

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.

Saber Nation

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!

Senior Nights

Field Hockey - 9/22

Golf - 9/28

Boys Soccer - 10/12

Volleyball - 10/16

Girls Soccer - 10/20

Football, Cheer and Pep Band - 10/27

Weekly Schedule can be found here. Please note these are tentative pending weather conditions and may be updated. Coaches will notify you of any changes.