Somersworth High School
Somersworth High School Presents:
The November Issue
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?
Dr. Brennan on Concussions
Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 6pm
Somersworth High School Cafeteria
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 email@example.com.
Need help finding scholarships to help with the financial responsibility of college? Check out our Scholarship site!
Find out when the next college is coming to visit Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center!
Thinking that you want to go straight into the workforce?Check out our Career Tab!
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Scholarship Contest
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!
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.
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.
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.
Somersworth Night Live
November 20th & 21st @ 7pm in the Cafetorium
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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
* 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.
Janet Knapp - email@example.com
Donna Robison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Lucier - email@example.com
Career Technical Center Administrative Assistant
Kerry Canard - firstname.lastname@example.org
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!