The Souhegan Scoop

May 19, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

NH Teen Institute's Summer Leadership Program

NH Teen Institute's Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a dynamic residential week of leadership development, self-discovery, and social connection. SLP brings up to 100 diverse high school students from across NH and New England together through experiential workshops designed as catalysts for personal values exploration and increased school and civic engagement. Throughout the week, participants also increase their knowledge on a variety of topics including bullying, conflict resolution, substance use/misuse and health and wellness. The program connects participants with their local peers and school and community action organizations so they can channel this new energy toward the betterment of their home communities. 2023 session runs from July 9th-14th. Full and partial scholarships are available! Please use this link to learn more!

NHSAS Family Portal

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 are engaged in NHSAS, our state assessment, throughout the month of May. Assessment results will be sent home to families at the end of the school year. In addition, parents are now able to directly access assessment results for their child through the NHSAS Family Portal.
Click here for directions on how to access the NHSAS Family Portal secure website.

End of the Year Happenings

Crew Team Graduation Raffle

Wanna know how to get the best seats for the Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony?!

Buy a $10 raffle ticket to win 4 VIP seats with a prime parking spot!!!!

Two winners will be chosen and announced on Tuesday May 30th!

This raffle supports the SHS Crew Team. Thank You for your support.

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PTSA - Project Graduation

Seniors and Senior Caregivers!

Graduation is two weeks away and that means Project Graduation is also in two weeks! This is a fun, safe, drug free event held at SHS on Friday 6/2 (rain or shine). The doors closest to the cafeteria open at 9:00PM with a fantastic hypnotist show starting at 9:40PM (attendees need to arrive by 9:30PM. There will be food, music, fun, yearbook signing, hanging with classmates one last time by the firepit, and it all culminates with a fireworks show at midnight! (Rain date for fireworks is 6/9 at 9:00PM). The cost of a ticket for this great night is $20. All attendees must be dropped off and picked up by a caregiver, sibling, carpool with another adult, etc. Here is the link to sign up digitally with cash or check (made out to SHS PTSA Project Graduation) handed into Lynda at the Welcome Center. Any questions? Contact Lisa Eastland at

We still need 9-11th grade volunteers the night of Project Graduation from 8:00PM until just after midnight! Please contact Sue McNamara at Come learn what the event is about and help celebrate our graduating seniors and their families!

Additionally, we need a volunteer or two to clean up the fireworks debris on the AMS baseball field on Saturday morning. Community service hours can be awarded. This should take no more than an hour, at most.

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Student Highlights

Physics In-House Field Trip

Physics classes had a great opportunity to hear from a post doctoral researcher who is working on quantum physics and quantum computing!
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Trivia Night Fundraiser

This trivia night will be a fundraiser put on to support Kasen Fox’s Eagle Scout Project. The project is to build a structure at The Buck Meadow Conservation and Recreation Area for storing cross country skiing equipment for the Parks and Recreation Department. The trivia night will consist of 6 rounds of trivia, each with 10 questions. This will be a fundraiser for you and your friends or family to come enjoy, and show off your trivia knowledge! There will also be food for purchase, so come hungry!

Who: Ages 12 and up

What: Trivia night fundraiser

Where: Souhegan High School Cafeteria - 412 Boston Post Rd., Amherst, NH 03031

When: Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Fee: $20 per person or $150 for a team of 8 people - If you don’t have a team, we’ll put you with other people to make your own team when you arrive.

Max: 160 people or 20 teams

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School Highlights

Souhegan High School is Seeking host families for 15 days in October 2023.

For the first time since the Covid pandemic, Souhegan High School is welcoming German exchange students to our community. We have a 16-year history of hosting students from university prep high schools in the Mannheim region of Germany. This venture is in cooperation with Nashua High School. Students will arrive on October 14, 2023, and stay with host families until October 30, 2023. They will attend three days at the high school and spend the rest of their time touring points of interest and history in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Visiting students will need the following:

  • A Souhegan student to be their host

  • Accommodations to include a bed/bedroom and meals

  • Transportation to and from school during the two weeks

  • Evenings and weekends spent with a host family

Souhegan students are then welcome to visit families in Germany during the April vacation of 2024 but that is not required. This tradition of cultural exchange has led to wonderful experiences and lifetime friendships for many Souhegan alumni.

For more information reach out to Marjie Hobbs and if you are interested in signing up please fill out the German Exchange sign-up form.

Student Services

Thank you to all of the Juniors who took the SAS Science test and put forth their best efforts! We had 11 juniors perform at the highest level of proficiency.

Next week, there will be makeup exams for the remaining juniors who have not taken the exam. They should report to the Learning Commons on Tuesday morning to complete the state assessment.

Info Center

Attention Parents of Seniors!
Please encourage your child to return all library and instructional materials to the Info Center as soon as they are finished using them and clear up any outstanding fines on their accounts so we can give them green light for graduation!
Attention Parents of 9-11 Graders!
Please help ensure that your child is signed up for summer reading, which they can do on the summer reading website. This year, we are offering a list of books that students can choose from if they like, or they can sign up for any book they would like. Sign up deadline is May 17!

Senior Year Notes

Senior Project

Congratulations to all the seniors who presented their Senior Projects over the last two days! Don't forget to submit your "Evidence of Learning" Reflections to your mentors by May 24. Additional Senior Project highlights are forthcoming.

Senior Week

The week of 5/29 to 6/2 is a big week for our seniors! This schedule gives a big-picture overview of the events that week. Permission slips for Six Flags are available from Matt McDonald, Sarah Barbato, Lynda Conley, or by clicking here. The cost is $50 for seniors who paid class dues already and $75 for seniors who haven't. Money and permission slips should be given to Matt or Sarah only - not Lynda.

In addition to the events that week, seniors should be wrapping up community service hours, completing the computer portfolio, returning library books and tech equipment, and finishing any remaining class work.

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Community Service Opportunities


When: Saturday, May 20

Check out the links below for more details and to sign-up!

Spring Gala - Help on the Green & Parade

Spring Gala MVFDA Road Races

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES (read entire post as there are several opportunities)

Interested in helping rescued dogs who will be trained to be veteran service dogs? Operation Delta Dog needs you! We are hosting our largest annual event called The Power of Ten- an anniversary fundraiser on Friday June 16th. at Nashua Country Club.

Various volunteer opportunities including:

1. Video editing- we are creating a video celebrating 10 years of service dogs and veterans. We need a few volunteers who are willing to work with us to craft a message that shows just how powerful service dogs can be for their veteran

2. Set up of the event space on 6/16 at NCC- 7am-12pm.

3. Evening of event 6/16-5:00pm-11pm at NCC. Various positions including silent auction staff, games, registration and more. Based on your skills, we will find you a spot.

4. Are you an artist, craftsperson or business owner who would like to donate an item or service? Do you babysit and want to donate hours? Fill out our online donation form here:

Can’t help with this specific event, we still need your help at our training center in Hollis. Please contact Emily Mangiaratti at or 603-921-5253

Get To Know SHS

Meet the wonderful and talented staff members of SHS!

Cora Beaudry

What is your role at Souhegan?

Learning Specialist, Co-Advisor for Best Buddies, Co-Advisor for the Junior Class

How long have you been with Souhegan?

Since 2016

What do you love about your job?

I love working with teens! I love to build relationships and to help kids discover their strengths. I love to see the spirit on the sidelines, in the gym, in the theatre, and while decorating the halls for Fangfest. I just love being a part of the Souhegan High School community.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love anything that involves spending time with my family - my husband, two daughters, and step son. Anything will do - watching movies, playing cards, and listening to music, as long as I'm with them. I also love to dance, especially tap. I love the beach and try visit York, Maine in all seasons.

If you were given one wish what would it be?

I wish I could be on the beach all year round! Maine in the summer and someplace tropical in the winter!

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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Community Council

The SHS Community Council held our elections for our executive positions for the upcoming school year. We would like to congratulate our new Moderator Colin Atkinson, Clerk Emma Linton, Treasurer Owen Stine, Communicator Kasen Fox, and Student Activities Committee Coordinator Stella Lunati and Vice Coordinator Maddie Lim.

National Honor Society

Donation Goods for the Bedford Animal Rescue League

  • Gently used towels, hand towels, washcloths, blankets, and flat sheets
  • Gently used, small to medium-sized, machine-washable pet beds
  • Unopened, unexpired pet food
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Cats: Unscented, non-clumping clay cat litter, Feather, mouse, or catnip toys, Cat slow feeders, Cardboard scratchers & Kitten Replacement Milk.

Dogs: Paw Safe Snow Melt, Nylon leashes (6-foot length, 1-inch width), Slip leads, Nylon Martingale collars, Front attaching harnesses (EZ Walk, Sensation, Freedom), Brain toys (Kongs, Kong wobblers, Tug-A-Jug, Buster Cube, etc) & Squeaky tennis balls, plush or plastic toys.

Small Animals: Rabbit toys (plastic stacking cups, chew toys, wooden toys), Timothy hay, Blue Seal Bunny 16 Pellets, Oxbow Adult and Young Guinea Pig Food + Rabbit Food & Tall metal exercise pens and exercise pen covers.

Shelter Supplies: Dawn Dish Soap, Windex, Poop bags, Disposable, non-latex gloves, Paper towels, Scrub tops and pants, larger sizes preferred & Toilet paper.

Office Supplies: Card stock, Copier paper, Binder clips, Post-Its, Scissors, Scotch tape, Stamps (first-class Forever stamps) & Manilla Folders.

Performing Arts

Check out the latest edition of the Souhegan Performing Arts Newsletter!
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If you have not already ordered your Yearbook, please do so as soon as possible. Online ordering ends Friday, May 19th. Pre-purchased Yearbooks will be distributed on June 1st. We will have a very limited number of copies available to purchase starting June 2nd that will be sold on a first come first serve basis during lunch and advisories.

Please visit this link to purchase your copy today!

Thank you,

The Yearbook Club

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Saber Spotlight

The remaining two Spotlights for the year will occur on May 22 and June 5.

Click here to view information from the latest presentation that was held on Monday, May 8.

Community Events

Football Golf Fundraiser

Sign-up for the Sabers Golf Tournament! Help support the Saber Football program.

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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.