The Souhegan Scoop

January 13, 2023

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

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SAT Prep for Juniors

Planning is underway for SAT School Day 2023 for Souhegan juniors! The SAT with Essay, which covers English language arts (reading and writing) and mathematics, is required for every New Hampshire 11th grader. The school-wide testing date is March 22, 2023. Click here for a letter regarding the free SAT Prep course being offered this year at SHS.

Grading and Reporting Updates

It's hard to believe that the end of Semester 1 is upon us. Semester 1 will end on Thursday, January 19, which is the deadline for students to turn in work. Students are encouraged to check on their progress in classes and connect with teachers regarding upcoming deadlines and around any outstanding work. Progress Reports for Semester 1 will be available via PowerSchool by 3pm on Thursday, January 26.

School Highlights

Accelerating/Advancing in Mathematics

On Thursday February 2, 2022, the Souhegan High School Math Department will host an informational meeting for students and parents of students who are interested in accelerating/advancing in mathematics.

The evening’s agenda will encompass:

  • The current math pathways at SHS.

  • Advancement opportunities available to all students.

The meeting will be held in the Learning Commons at 6:30pm. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents so everyone is in the loop and understands the expectations and opportunities available. If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to receive the information, please fill out the form linked below and the information will be emailed to you.

* Unable to Attend Form Please use the link and complete the form to receive the information shared at the information session.

Julie Colby

Math Department

Acceleration Coordinator

Get To Know SHS

Meet the wonderful and talented staff members of SHS!

Sheelu Joshi Flegal

What is your role at Souhegan?

School Social Worker

Advisory Coordinator

How long have you been with Souhegan?


What do you love about your job?

What DON'T I love about my job?!! I have the great joy of spending time with students in a variety of settings every single day. I can say it's never dull, and though I know I am sharing important information with them, I feel so lucky to be learning so much from all of them as well!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, listening to music, watching sports and cooking.

If you were given one wish what would it be?

I wish everyone had a place to feel loved and respected without judgement.

Also, I'd really like to be a backup singer for a really cool band!

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

Be Present. Be Kind. Be Open. Be Together

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Student Services

Junior & Parent College Night

Parents and Junior are invited to this information presentation regarding the college application process. Please join us in the theatre on 1/17 at 6:00pm. We will present timely information about the process, timeline, “to dos”, as well as information regarding course selection.

Course Section Information Night

January 24 at 6:00pm - Parents of current 9th and 10th graders are invited to attend this informational session regarding course selection, considerations, and future planning.

Course Selection 2023

Believe it or not, course selection for the 2023-2024 academic year is upon us! Please review the timeline for course selection. Following the online course selection, students will meet with their counselors to review and confirm their course selection. More specific information will be provided to each class during the presentations.

Rising Seniors -

Course selection presentations - 1/18 - 1/19

Online course selection - 1/18 - 26

Rising Juniors -

Course selection presentations - 1/24 - 1/25

Online course selection - 1/24 - 2/1

Rising Sophomores -

Course selection presentations - 1/24 - 1/25

Online course selection - 1/24 - 2/1

Community Service Opportunities





On 1/18, Wilkins School will be hosting Math Night for their students and parents. Ms. Burke is looking for students who are interested in babysitting siblings of Wilkins' students. If interested, please contact Ms. Burke ASAP.

Senior Year Notes

Senior Project News

On Tuesday seniors met with their panels for the Applied Piece Proposal checkpoint. In this meeting seniors presented their plans for applying their research and received feedback from their panel members. If a senior was marked incomplete for this checkpoint they were given specific instructions as to what they need to do in order for their work to be deemed complete. If students have not passed this checkpoint by the 24th of January they will lose their off-campus privileges. We heard a wide variety of interesting and creative plans for application of research and are excited to see our seniors' final work!

SNHU “On the Spot Decision Day

Join Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for an On the Spot Decision Day Tuesday, January 17th from 10-12pm! Apply onsite and receive your admission decision the same day. Meet with your Admission Counselor from SNHU while they review your application and go over next steps in the admission process. The application essay and letter of recommendation will be waived for students who register for this event. Please register for an appointment with Michelle in Student Services or with your counselor.

NCC “Express Admissions Day”

January 30 - An admissions representative will meet with interested seniors to apply and receive an admissions decision immediately. The appointments take approximately 15 minutes. Please register for an appointment with Michelle in Student Services or with your counselor.

Community Council

The SHS Community Council recently passed the Val Sal proposal to have the valedictorian and salutatorian be decided using weighted GPA. This will take effect for the class of 2023.

Performing Arts

Check out the latest edition of the Souhegan Performing Arts Newsletter!


Don’t miss all of the great times at Souhegan High School that are in the 2023 yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale now! Please follow this link directly to the Souhegan page! Here you will see the yearbook and parent ad offers that you can click to make your purchases!

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Saber Spotlight

Click here to view information from the latest Saber Spotlight that was held on Tuesday, January 3!


Unified Basketball

Unified had an amazing first game. The energy in our stands was incredible and it was definitely one of the best days ever! Catch the next game vs Bow Jan 25th at 3:30pm!
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Nordic and Alpine Skiing

Nordic and Alpine Ski teams are finally on the trails! Nordic opened the season with back to back races with some great results. The first nordic race was a 5k classic race in Waterville Valley:

Souhegan finished in first place for both the boys and girls

Eric Fulton (grade 10)- placed 1st for boys

Tommy Hanlon (grade 11) -placed 2nd for boys

Kasen Fox (grade 10) - placed 3rd for boys

Molly Sullivan (grade 12) - placed 1st for girls

Veronica Castell (grade 11) - placed 3rd for girls

Alpine has their first race at Crotched Mtn Fri Jan 13th. Good luck Sabers!

Swim Team

Our swim team has also been tearing up the lanes! Sunday Jan 22 they will be at Hampshire Hills for a meet with Milford at 2:45pm.

Weekly Schedule can be found here. Hope to see you at some games!


Souhegan High School will be participating in the Penguin Plunge February 11th at Hampton Beach to benefit Special Olympics NH. Did you know that Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people? Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities. Athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They inspire their communities to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. The donations we collect will go to support this important work!

You can get involved in 2 ways:

  1. Join our flock by registering at and start collecting donations. If you’re not able to make the plunge on Feb 11th in person, you can make the plunge your own with a DIY kit!

  2. Donate to the Souhegan High School Flock