Somersworth HS & CTC

November 2016

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On November 7th our very own Chef Allen will be officially honored as "Educator of the Year" by the NHLRA Stars of the Industry Awards Committee.

Congrats to Chef Allen and thank you for all you do!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 22nd, 6-8pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

Please contact Lisa Lucier (692-2431) or by November 18th to schedule your times.

End of Term Reminders

Midterm/Final Exams will take place November 2nd & 3rd.

See the schedule below for more details.

All Q2 schedule changes need to be completed by November 3rd!

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Attendance Failure

If you have AF'ed a class this quarter (due to too many unexcused absences/tardies) you may file an appeal.

AF appeal forms are located in the main office.

Appeals are due to Mrs. Garand by November 22nd. Please turn in your appeal directly to her, or drop off in her mailbox (located in the main office).

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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.

Need a flu shot?

If your child still needs a Flu shot Convenient MD is offering them free to students. Convenient MD is open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm no appointment necessary. If your child needs a sports or school physical have them see the nurse for a FREE voucher to be used at Convenient MD. If you have any questions please call the nurse at 692-2431 ext. 1315 .

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Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 6:30pm

Somersworth High School Cafeteria

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. Attendees will receive a Financial Aid Insider from NHHEAF.


Don't forget! Click below for the upcoming college visit schedule!

Attention Community Members

Are you interested in becoming a SHS-CTC Partner?

In order to offer effective learning opportunities, it is imperative that businesses, community members and schools work together to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to be college and/or career ready.

Benefits for Partners:

  • Fosters networking opportunities that build and enhance further partnerships
  • Develops future employees/Reduces recruitment and training costs
  • Creates positive community and public relations/recognition for business
  • Provides businesses with a skilled/trained workforce
  • Improves current employees morale and management skills
  • Increases community involvement in the education of students

Benefits for Students

  • Allows students to apply knowledge in a meaningful way
  • Allows students to explore career options
  • Increases students self-efficacy and self-confidence
  • Helps students acquire real workplace experience and work skills

Benefits for Schools

  • Improves student academic achievements
  • Improves student involvement and motivation
  • Improves relationship with the community
  • Develops soft skills

Ways to be involved:

• Become a program advisor for one of our ten Career Technical Education programs
• Volunteer to become a guest speaker in a class.
• Provide industry tours for groups of students or an individual student.
• Take part in informational interviews that help students better understand what it is you do.
• Offer Work-Based Learning Opportunities for SHS-CTC students such as job shadows, work study, or internship/apprenticeship

Want to learn more? Fill out the form below or contact Kyle Lontine (

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Topper Shoppe

The Topper Shoppe is open!

Marketing I & II students have opened the doors into the brand new Topper Shoppe for the year!

Every Tuesday and Friday during all lunches get a pass to come up and hang out in our campus store! Items for sale include food, school apparel and more!

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Art Room

In intro to art the students are getting dirty making their final culminating project using all the elements of art. They are creating individual masks inspired by an ancient or culture!

Culinary Arts

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Culinary Arts will begin taking orders very soon for our Annual Holiday Baked Good Sale (aka PIE SALE) be on the lookout for your online order form!

We are getting closer to opening Mulligan's Grill - we are planning to open towards the end of November - still unpacking and lots of learning going on!

The Intro to Baking students had fun making their Halloween Cupcakes!

Culinary Arts Baked Goods Sale

Use this form to place your order for fresh, homemade baked goods for your Thanksgiving Holiday.
Somersworth Culinary Arts students are looking forward to making your holiday easier for you!

All orders are to be picked up at Mulligan's Grill on Tuesday, 11/22/16 from 12:00N - 6:00 PM

Pies are 9" diameter ~ Mini Pies are 5" ~ Quick Breads are a full size loaf

Broadcast Technology

SWEN is broadcasting every week! Take a peek at the shows they produced this past month!
SWEN Show 8 from Somersworth Career Technical Center
SWEN Show 7
Swen is the News - backwards – from Somersworth NH Show 6
SWEN Show 5 from Somesrworth High School and CTC

Building Trades

BT 2 students are working on the finishing touches on their shed. Can't wait to see what they design and build next!

Wood 1

Wood 1 students have been working on their final projects, speaker boxes that are blue-tooth capable!
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On October 27th students from the Automotive 1 & 2 attended a event at Manchester Community College. There, students had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and college representatives. Two students were selected and interviewed by a local radio show!


This past Thursday the town clerk was at SHS registering students who will turn 18 by November 8th. In total, 11 students that were not yet registered, were able to register and will be eligible to vote in this upcoming Presidential election!

World Languages

Spanish 2

While many people in the United State trick-or-treat for Halloween, the next day in Mexico, the Day of the Dead, honors those who have passed. Señora Feren's Spanish 2 class recently designed their Máscaras de Calaveras for Día de los Muertos.

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French 1

Can you describe your family in another language? Madame Feren's French 1 students created their family albums this week- if you're a French 1 parent, ask your child to share with you - you may find some fun pictures of you with a little français sprinkled in.

Did you know that what we know as French toast comes from pain perdu? It means "lost bread" en français. How about the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? Madame Feren's French 2 students investigated and demonstrated how to prepare French recipes this week. Some examples were pain perdu, crêpes, macarons, ratatouille, and crème brûlée. Many recipes were prepared at home and shared with la famille and the samples we shared in class had rave reviews. We're looking forward to visiting Maison Navarre in Portsmouth next week to order some authentic crêpes and macarons en français.

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Somersworth Night Live


The Drama Club will be performing their second annual Somersworth Night Live! Comedy show. The dates are December 9th & 10th at 7pm in the SHS Cafe. 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.

Art Club

We are in the process of creating an art club here at SHS. The students got together to create a proposal for the new club, then we celebrated by carving pumpkins in Mr. Chick's wood shop. They came out pretty cool! We want to thank Fiddle head Farms in Dover for donating some pumpkins to the art room for this fun adventure! Stay tuned for updates on the club.


We have an amazing year ahead of us at Somersworth HS and our yearbook will capture all the big events of the school year that students will share together. Don’t let your student miss out on our yearbook designed by our students, for our students. You can purchase the book at the lowest price of the year if you order by 12/1/2016 at or by bringing a check to Desi Brown Room #225 made out to SHS

Somersworth High School & CTC 2017 Yearbook!

Yearbook Orders:
Yearbooks are now on sale for $60 for a traditional hardcover or $30 for a softcover!
There are a limited amount of yearbooks so please order TODAY!

Don't wait another minute to order your keepsake!


1/8 page = $35
1/4 page = $70
1/2 page = $130
Full page = $200

Business Advertisement:
If you or someone you know owns a business and would like to place an ad in this
year’s yearbook, we will print your business card, business ad or other
message: Business Card or Ad as you want it to appear

Baby / Well Wishes Pages:
A message to your child with baby photo(s) and or family photos attached. Please
label the back of the photo(s) with your child’s name and contact information.

How do I create an advertisement? You can create the advertisement online through the Jostens website

Information for Seniors;

Senior Deadline November 16, 2016

This year our Senior Submissions will include 2 Senior Portraits (minimum requirements 400-500dpi is best with the photo

size minimum being 3x5) and 2 candid’s (no baby pictures please).

Senior Reflection and Message guidelines are as follows: no abbreviations, texting or inappropriate language. We are

looking for a paragraph around 500 characters with proper grammar and punctuation that reflects your Somersworth High

School experience.

If your family is opting not to have Senior Portraits done, the SHS yearbook staff will be available to lake a Senior Portrait photo, for yearbook use only, for no charge. Please get in touch with Mrs. Brown for more details

Please Note.AII senior portraits shall be of the student only with a traditional indoor or outdoor background No props, instruments, pets, athletic equipment, hobby items, or vehicles shall be allowed in the photographs. Clothing shall be modest and free of slogans and/or political expressions and such clothing shall be in conformance with the School District's dress code and are subject to approval.

Thank you from Ms Brown & your SHS Yearbook Staff!

Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 is holding a Mixed Bag fund raiser now thru Thanksgiving break then we will be holding a Scentsy fund raiser for the Christmas season.

The class of 2018 will be participating in this year's Christmas Parade on December 3rd. Come check us out!

Class of 2019


December 15th

5-9 @ SHS Café

$5- per person

Hosted by the class of 2019

Parent Information Meeting will be held on November 22, 2016 at 5:30pm in room 219, with Ms. White.

National Honor Society

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2016 Induction Ceremony

National Honor Society's annual induction ceremony was held on October 12, 2016 in Mulligans Grill attended by Family members, staff, Ms. Mosca, and Mr. Sokul. We inducted eleven new members Rhiannon Amero, Joseph Ferland, Hunter Goslin, JT Laurion, Kaitlyn Lavoie, Holly Moores, Brett Dodier, Sophia Dupuis, Jacquelyn Foote, Nazareth Likumarico, and Daniel Smith. Congratulations to the new inductees!

Pumpkin Fest

On October 8th the National Honor society sold pastries at Pumpkin Fest to raise money for 68 hours of hunger and the leukemia walk for Brandon Paine.

NHS has also helped worked UNH football games, along with the math team, the senior class and the junior class. We have raised over $1000. $50 will be going to the math team, 100 will be going to the seniors, and $700 will be going to the juniors.

NHS will be volunteering at the table of plenty on November 2nd the first of four dates at the United Methodist Church in Berwick!

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Somersworth's National Honor Society is doing a Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser up until Thursday November 10th. Boxes are $10 per dozen.

Our proceeds we get are going towards a few local causes:
1. 68 Hours of Hunger: We've given $165 towards 68 hours of hunger this year and are looking to help out our local school community a bit more as it gets closer to the holidays.
2. Thanksgiving food: We're looking to have a higher role in assembling baskets filled with food for families for Thanksgiving. Last year we were able to assemble 10 baskets filled with enough Thanksgiving food to feed a family of four.
3. Christmas Parade Toys: We're going to be using some of our funds to purchase some toys to give out during the Somersworth Christmas parade on December 3rd.

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Finishing touches continue to be put on the newly renovated CTC wing.

Check out the latest additions!