The Souhegan Scoop
March 10, 2023
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
Principal SearchIn the interest of learning about what others are looking for when searching for Souhegan’s next principal, the search committee is asking for your input. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey before Friday, March 17.
School Based SAT
Juniors will be administered the SAT on Wednesday, March 22nd. The school based SAT is sponsored by the state and used for accountability measures. It is free to our students and provides reportable scores for college admissions and scholarships. Juniors have been preparing for the SAT by taking the PSAT (last Oct), connecting their score reports to Khan Academy, and participating in various prep opportunities in school.
This SAT is administered digitally on the student’s school issued laptop. Students who use a personal laptop must see IT.
This year we will be administering the PSAT 10 to all 10th graders on March 22nd. This standardized assessment measures readiness for college and provides students a practice opportunity for the SAT. The PSAT 10 is the same as the same as the PSAT/NMSQT in terms of subject matter and difficulty, but it’s different from the PSAT/NMSQT in that it is taken in the spring of 10th grade (versus the fall of 10th/11th) and does not qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Counselors have introduced the PSAT 10 to sophomores earlier this month which included information about what it will cover and what to expect on test day. They have distributed a booklet with information about the PSAT 10 and practice questions. The PSAT 10 is a paper exam. The content is similar to that on the SAT, with reading, math, and writing and language sections. Please visit https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/psat-10 for more information about what is included in the assessment.
Senior Year Notes
Senior Project News
Our next Senior Project checkpoint will take place next Wednesday, March 15, between the senior and their mentor. The specific criteria for this checkpoint includes a complete Works Cited page, and evidence of research that draws from a minimum of 10 sources and includes a minimum of 10 pages of notes. Students should schedule a meeting with their mentor by 3/15 for this checkpoint.
On Wednesday March 22nd, the same day as SAT's, the seniors will have a dedicated day to work on senior project. All Seniors are required to fill out this form on google classroom regarding their plans for the day and to discuss this information with their mentors by March 17. If a senior has ANY of the three checkpoints incomplete, they will be required to come to school and meet in the learning commons to work on their project. Students who will be required to attend school will receive individual communication via email.
Community Service Opportunities
WHAT: Concession Stand Assistance
WHERE: SHS Theatre
- Thursday 3/16: 6-9 pm
- Friday 3/17: 6-9 pm
- Saturday 3/18: 1-4 pm
- Saturday 3/18: 6-9 pm
CONTACT: Lisa Eastland at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Get To Know SHS
Meet the wonderful and talented staff members of SHS!
What is your role at Souhegan?
Humanities Domain Leader
How long have you been with Souhegan?
Since July 2021.
What do you love about your job?
All of the teachers and groups I get to work with while still being able to be in the classroom.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love being with my husband and dog, being outdoors, gardening, and exercising.
If you were given one wish what would it be?
The time and money to do all of the things I want to do (and still sleep).
Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?
"Onward. Forward." (Thanks, Ted Lasso!)
Spring MusicalThe Addams Family musical is next week! Shows are on Thursday 3/16 at 7 PM, Friday 3/17 at 7 PM, and Saturday 3/18 at 2 PM and 7 PM. It is a family-friendly show with a few more mature jokes or references here and there (that will likely go right over the little ones' heads). Hope to see you there!
Souhegan Crew Team
Coming in March is the SHS Spring Musical "Addams Family"! The Project Graduation Committee will be operating the concession stand in conjunction with the Theater Department. We need some donations of water and candy, but most importantly, we need some adults and students to help! Students will earn Community Service hours. The biggest help we need is on March 17th. I typically do all the shows, but that is my son's 18th birthday and my middle child is coming home for Spring Break that day. I would really appreciate it if someone could volunteer for that date--I will tell you all about how to do it and it is the easiest gig ever--I promise!
Dates are Thursday 3/16 from 6-9 pm; Friday 3/17 from 6-9 pm; Sat 3/18 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm. Attached is a Sign-up Genius or you can contact Lisa Eastland at email@example.com. Thank you!
Sougehan's robotics team competed in their first event of the season this weekend, the event was scheduled to run Friday and Saturday but due to the snow they were forced to do some creative scheduling and fit a 2 day competition into 1 day. This meant they went straight through from 7:30 am to after 8:30 pm without scheduled breaks or rest periods, it was rest and eat when you can. The team, students and mentors were able to rise to the challenge with distinction.
The robot performed excellently, so well that we were presented with a Judge's Award "Innovation in Control" It came with the following message:
“The innovation in control award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components, electrical ,mechanical or software, to provide unique machine functions. This team is being presented with the innovation and control award. Their drivetrain scheme helped keep them from being pushed around. They demonstrated strengths in enhancing the stability of their robot. Contrary to your team name, which means lack of control, you creatively managed all wiring for full function and protection during play. Congratulations to team 138 entropy from Amherst.”
We performed well throughout the event and had the 2 highest scoring matches of the day. We finished the day placing 6th out of 39 during qualifications earning us the 6th alliance captain spot – an excellent result so early in the season (this is week 1) We were then selected by the team 4 alliance captain and made it to the quarterfinals of the double elimination tournament before suffering our second loss and ending our day.
We are looking forward to our next event March 17-19 in Reading, MA.
Wrestling - MOC/Girls State Tournament
Logan Brown placed 4th at 132 in the Meet of Champions!
In the first ever Girls State Tournament, also held at Bedford High School, Kat Voss placed 3rd at 152, Maddie Brown placed 2nd at 113, and Isabelle Brandt placed 1st at 145!
Alpine - MOC
Erin Taylor finished out her high school racing career with a 30th finish in GS and 27th in SL.
Lyla Kimball took 9th in GS and 7th in SL, which qualified her for Eastern High School Championships! Lyla will race at Cannon Mountain on March 3rd & 4th with Team NH.
Reid Kimball took 30th in GS and 32nd in SL.
Indoor Track - New England’s
The boys 4x800 raced to a season best time of 8:18.96, 15 seconds faster than their previous best time and garnering them 10th place overall, and NH's fastest.
The Sabers 4x200M Relay team of Finley Raudelunas, Aidan Eastland, Cole Henderson, and Carson Behn also ran their fastest time of the season, as they captured 20th with a 1:36.90 clocking, after being seeded 28th!
Cole Henderson also competed in the 55M Hurdles and had another great race, finishing in 8.53 seconds, just .05 seconds off of his best, and good for 25th place.
SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Please log into PowerSchool, click forms on the left hand side, then Athletic Registration-Spring to complete the process.
Start dates for tryouts/preseason are 3/20 for baseball, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Softball, Unified Track, and Tennis. 3/27 is the start date for Boys Volleyball.
Spring Meet the Coaches night will be on Monday, March 13th at 6pm.