Somersworth HS & CTC

October 2016 Newsletter

From the Principal's Office

Picture Retake Day

Will be held on November 1, 2016.

From the School Counselor's Office

PSATs

The Class of 2018 will take the PSATs on Wednesday, October 19th during the school day. Students are expected to be in the gymnasium by 7:35am, and will return to classes at the completion of testing.

College Rep Visits

Attention Juniors and Seniors! Click below for the calendar of upcoming college rep visits!

All visits take place at SHS. See Mrs. Lucier for a pass!

Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 6:30pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

FREE COLLEGE PLANNING PROGRAMMING BY NHHEAF

This presentation helps families navigate through the federal financial aid process (FAFSA), explores what type of additional aid is available, reviews scholarship searches and highlights the importance of meeting deadlines.
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The Gift of Anxiety and Depression Prevention: Skills We Can (and should) Be Teaching Our Children

Monday, Oct. 24th, 6-8pm

46 Stackpole Road

Somersworth, NH

Free seminar for parents of school aged children. Free childcare is available.

Classroom Happenings

Building Trades

Building Trades students are in full building operation! BT2 students designed a shed and are now bringing their planning designs to life! Once completed, the shed will be available to purchase for $1850 (this simply covers the cost of materials). Anyone interested in purchasing this shed (or other projects) should contact Shane Chick (schick@sau56.org) to learn more!
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Performing Arts

This month, students in the Performing Arts Program had the opportunity to work with power tools in the building trades space with guest teacher Jerry Craven.
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Art Room

On October 29th SHS Art students will be painting faces at The Hilltop Chevy Event from 10-2! Come get your face painted and bring the little ones!

SHS Art Room is always looking for donations of old magazines, newspaper, and plastic & paper bags for future projects.

Music Department

The music department will be having our annual Poinsettia fundraiser coming up from November 1st to November 16th. Pick up will be Tuesday, November 22nd. Just in time to decorate after Thanksgiving!

Our winter concert is Tuesday, December 13th. More information to follow!

Class / Club News

Drama Club

The Drama Club will be performing their second annual Somersworth Night Live! Comedy show. The dates are November 18th and 19th at 7pm in our exciting new black-box theater. The show is directed by Ashley Kinsey and will be hosted by Kailey Kinsey, with special musical guest Citronella. Admission is $7 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens 65 and older.

Class of 2017

Upcoming events:


October 7th - November 7th – They will be selling coffee, fudge, and cookie dough

October 17th- Fundraiser at Panera Bread 4-8pm

October 29th- They are sponsoring the Halloween Dance here in the Café starting at 7pm

Class of 2018

Mixed Bag fundraiser coming soon! Contact a member of the Class of 2018 for more info!

Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 will be selling Topper Pride T-shirts. Shirts are blue, short sleeve, with white ink. The price is $15 per shirt, while supplies last (Cost may vary if a second order is required). See a 2019 officer, or go to shsclassof2019.weebly.com for more information.

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National Honor Society

UNH Football Concessions 10/1, 10/15: NHS members will be working concessions stands at the UNH football games. Members will be teamed up with experienced worker that will be working the cash register. Members are working for their clubs and fundraising efforts will go to the club that they represent.

Teacher Luncheon 10/7: NHS members provided food for the teacher’s lunch-in and gave their time to prepare and clean up the dining area. Pasta, drinks, and Panera bread were served to the teachers.

Pumpkin Fest 10/8: Members sold homemade pastries, coffee, apples, and popcorn. The profits were split among 68 Hours of Hunger, the festival association, and a community member’s leukemia walk.

2016 NHS Induction 10/19: 11 new NHS members are being inducted. The ceremony will be in Mulligan’s Grill and will be from 6-8 pm and snacks will be provided. New Members include: Rhiannon Amero, Brett Dodier, Sophia Dupuis, Joseph Ferland, Jacquelyn Foote, Hunter Gosselin, JT Laurion, Kaitlyn Lavoie, Nazareth Likumarico, Holly Moore, and Dan Smith

Food Pantry 11/2: Members will be working with the Table for Plenty and we’re going to be help serve food to those in need.

Nurse's Corner

Flu Shots

It is not too late to get your child’s flu shot. Convenient MD gives FREE FLU Shots to children ages 6 months to 18 years old. The student must have their parent or guardian with them to give consent to get the Flu Shot. They are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week (no appointment necessary). If you have any questions please call or email Nan Soule nsoule@sau56.org or 692-2431 x1315.

Inhalers

If your child has asthma and is carrying an inhaler please have the doctor fax over the student’s asthma plan to the nurse . The fax number is 692-5041. Also on the high school website under health services is a form to be filled out by the doctor and parent allowing the student to carry there inhaler with them.

Feeling sick?

Please remember if your child has a fever that is greater than 100 F and have a cough or a sore throat. Please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking and medication to bring the fever down. When you call them in sick to school please leave a message on the nurses line.
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