Somersworth High School

November Newsletter

Somersworth High School Presents:

The November Issue

As the days become shorter and the leaves plunge to the ground we are reminded that our internal clocks don't always fall back with the season!


This month we have a lot to be thankful for:

  • Quarter One wraps up 11/5 and we begin the new Quarter starts 11/6. This also means that Midterms are here as well. Check out the schedule here for your students exam times!
  • Somersworth Profile Bank donated $1,200 to the High School and Middle School. The High School will be using the funds to help support our Music Department and the Middle School will be sending their 8th Grade on a trip to Great Bay Community College!
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences are happening at the end of the month! Come and meet your student's teachers and find out what your student is learning in school!
  • NO SCHOOL - November 11th we remember our Veteran's and their sacrifice for our country.


What are you thankful for this November?

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 6-8pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

Please contact Mrs. Lucier at603-692-2431 or llucier@sau56.org to schedule a time with your students teachers!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Dr. Brennan on Concussions

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 6pm

Somersworth High School Cafeteria

Dr. Brennan will be presenting on Concussions for the Somersworth High School Community.

November 17, 2016

This year, for the second time, we are participating in the “I Applied/I am College Bound” initiative. If you are unfamiliar with this initiative, the purpose is to increase the number of low-income and first-generation high school students who pursue a post secondary education by inviting them to submit at least one college admission application November 17th with the support of their school and local higher education professionals. For the month of November we will be promoting college awareness through activities such as daily trivia, staff conversations, and application completion opportunities.


Last year we were able to help students submit over 50 applications and are looking to boost our numbers even higher this year!


Seniors need to sign up with Mrs. Lontine no later than November 6th for this event.


Parents: Are you a great baker? Does your employer like giving back to the community? The School Counseling Department through Mrs. Lontine are looking for donations to help sponsor this event. If you would like to donate anything, a (snacks for the students, lunch for the volunteers, or your company can provide a scholarship for a student) please email Mrs. Lontine at klontine@sau56.org.

Frisbie Memorial Hospital Scholarship Contest

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Congratulations to Kaitlyn Grant for being selected as a finalist in an Art Scholarship Contest at Frisbee Memorial Hospital. Her painting called “Howl” will be one of nine senior artworks that will be competing for a $1,000 scholarship in early June.


Senior artists who want a chance to submit their artwork to become a finalist will have two more opportunities this year, one in December and one in February. Please see Mrs. Blanc for details if you are interested!

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The holidays can be a tough time of year for families. Please check out the local resources page of the School Counseling Website for more information or give us a call! If you are a family in need please contact a member of the School Counseling Department.
Calendar of Colleges/Universities

Check out the Seniors Page on the School Counseling Website for all the details of when your favorite Colleges/Universities are coming to say hello.

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2016 Yearbook

Don’t miss out on this year’s Somersworth High Schools yearbook. Now through 12/13/2015 get a hard cover yearbook for $60.00 OR a Softcover book for $30.00. Don’t delay. Please order online at Jostens.com or contact Mrs. Brown through the SHS website.

Athletic Schedules

Get the details for your favorite Hilltopper teams!

The Art Department - Artsonia

Artsonia is an online student gallery that Ms. Blanc uses to display student artwork and create student digital portfolios. Students write about their artwork and have “fans” (usually family members and friends). Fans can comment on their work. Items with the students artwork can be purchased through the website and a portion of the cost goes back into the Art Department for purchasing items that we usually run out of at the end of the year.

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Somersworth Night Live

November 20th & 21st @ 7pm in the Cafetorium

Come support our students as they perform a mock Saturday Night Live performance.


Somersworth Night Live is a comedy show of skits, monologues and improv. It is meant to feel like Saturday Night Live only at the high school level of talent as well as appropriateness.


Sam Bernier a Sophomore here at Somersworth High School will be hosting the event with other performances made by the Somersworth Improv Troup and a surprise musical guest!


Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. This event is presented by the High School Drama Club.

A big congratulations goes out to the newly inducted members of the National Honor Society. The members were inducted October 19th. If you see them give them a high five!


  • Mariah Berchulski
  • Mason Cashman
  • Jaiden Croteau
  • Michael Godzik
  • Jamie Sharpe
  • Stephanie Lo
  • Jordan Lentz

On a bright and sunny Tuesday, Oct 20, four members of the SHS Mathematics team accompanied coaches Rousseau and Dunbar to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass to tour the facility and compete in the WPI Invitational math meet, against 86 teams from around New England. Team captains Mason Cashman and Elisha Mahar were joined by high achieving sophomores Mikey Burgess and Bailey Haines, and worked their way to an impressive middle of the pack finish. (The scoring report only lists the teams in groups of 12, and team SHS landed in the fourth group, with teams placing 37th thru 48th) Team top scorer Bailey Haines was awarded a $1000 scholarship for her efforts.

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World Cultures and Languages

The World Cultures department is pleased to welcome the return of Honors French level 4 and Honors Spanish level 4, which were not offered at SHS in the past couple of years due to reduced enrollment. We are ready to show SHS how excellent our language students can be. French and Spanish 4 students will also participate in a combined trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the spring.


Madame Feren, accompanied by Madame Lampros, will be taking interested students to Québec this April 15-17. American students do not need a passport but do need an official birth certificate and school ID to travel with us. If you’re interested, whether you are a current French student or just interested in traveling to bilingual Québec, please see Madame Feren her or e-mail cferen@sau56.org ASAP since the first deposit of $200 is due November 20th. The full cost will be $635 each for 15+ students, including all meals, hotels, admissions. Since this is the weekend of the play we are exploring the possibility of changing the date to the Friday teacher workshop day April 8-Sunday April 10 instead. Links are at http://frenchonlocation.com/parents/ and www.FrenchonLocation.com/2016/SOMERSWORTH-WINNISQUAM-Q3B-DLQ-Fs-11-B-15a.pdf

Spanish students are exploring the option of a trip to either New York City, Puerto Rico or Spain in 2017.

Family Engagement Group

Monday, Nov. 16th, 6:30-7:30pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

* Mission: The purpose of the Somersworth HS & CTC Family Engagement group is to engage and communicate with families.


* Goal: For families to be active participants in the life of the school and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in the classroom.

Official Somersworth High Lip Dub 2013

Coming up in December...

December 2nd - SHS is hosting the Tri-State Math Meet from 4-6pm

December 11th - Teacher Workshop Day

December 17th - Band & Chorus Winter Contert

December 24th - January 1st Holiday Break


Contact us if you have any questions!