The Souhegan Scoop
APRIL 15, 2022
Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders
SAU 39 will now recommend but not require COVID testing for any student/staff member with new or unusual symptoms. Please continue to keep your children home when they are sick and test them as you deem necessary. Notifications of positive cases in your student’s class or school will continue. Please be aware that COVID cases in the school and community setting will be monitored and future recommendations will be based on this data.
SHS Performing Arts Newsletter
The Performing Arts will be sharing out important information and shout-outs via a Newsletter. Please click here to access and learn more about all the great things going on in the music and theater worlds.
The Musician’s Showcase was on Tuesday April 12th. There were 12 different performances by 20 students and adults and the event took place in a makeshift coffee house on the stage. It was a really cool experience and we hope to host more events like this in the future.
NH Teen Institute Summer Leadership Program (SLP)
NH Teen Institute Summer Leadership Program (SLP) is a dynamic residential week
of leadership development, self-discovery, and social connection. The SLP
brings diverse high school students from across NH and New England
together through experiential workshops designed as catalysts for personal
values exploration and increased school and civic engagement. Throughout
the week, participants also increase their knowledge on a variety of topics
including substance abuse and addiction, conflict resolution, peer
mentoring, and health and wellness. The program connects participants
with their local peers and school and community action organizations so
they can channel this new energy toward the betterment of their home
communities. For more info please visit https://www.nhteeninstitute.org/
Autism Acceptance MonthAlong with warmer weather, April also ushers in a wave of understanding and acceptance. April is the month in which we celebrate and recognize the contributions made by the autistic community. Seeing as Souhegan is a pioneer school in appreciating neurodiverse populations, they are proud to offer their support in observing Autism Acceptance Month. Please click here for more information from our student contributor.
Student Progress Reports for Mid-Semester 2 will be available to view in PowerSchool on Monday, April 18. Click here for viewing instructions.
Fang Fest celebrations kick off on Monday with class color day. Freshmen will wear green, Sophomores will wear yellow & orange, Juniors will wear red & blue, and Seniors will wear purple & black. Click here for Fang Fest details including: schedules, themes, and special information for each class presented by this year's student emcees and Community Council.
Through all the challenges we’ve faced over the last two years, our educators have worked tirelessly with students to keep things moving forward. This Teacher Appreciation Week, communities across the country will come together to appreciate educators and the lengths they will go to ensure every student has the tools to learn, grow, and thrive. We will celebrate our fantastic Souhegan staff the week we return from April vacation. It's time to show them our love and appreciation so let’s give the teachers in our lives a special thanks for all that they do during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.
Seeking Community Feedback
On March 8th, the Amherst School Board presented Warrant Article 12 on the ballot for a bond to construct an elementary school and renovate the middle school. The Amherst School Board and SAU 39 Joint Facilities Advisory Committee are interested in gathering community feedback regarding the proposed plan. Your input will help us determine how to proceed. We encourage you to complete the survey and share your feedback regardless of how you voted. Please complete the survey by April 27th. Thank you for your participation.
The online survey can be accessed here.
Free FilmAngst is an iNDIEFLIX film program designed to raise awareness around anxiety. Click here for more details about the film and how to watch it for free!
Memory Quilt Raffle
The last few years have been a difficult time to fundraise just about anything! Especially "In Person" events, so organizations had to get creative in order to raise monies for various, worthy causes. Our organization, Souhegan High School PTSA is no different and our "creative" endeavor is personal, practical, stunning and best of all, a work of art!
Click here to learn more about this year's Memory Quilt Raffle!
Environmental Club & Amherst Conservation Commission Town Wide Clean Up
Saturday, April 23 from 9am-1pm in honor of Earth Day 2022
Click here to learn more about the Environmental Club Event
Advanced Placement Exams begin after April break from May 2- May 11. AP students who will be participating in the exams have previously registered. Please note the start times of the AP exams. Morning exams have a 7:30 am arrival time and afternoon exams have a 11:30 am arrival time. Students who have registered for the exams should expect to receive an email from Karen Chininis with more details.
Students - Make sure to check Google classroom for community service opportunities. Maren has received a number of requests from community organizations that she is posting. Seniors, please log your hours asap. Seniors must meet the graduation requirement of 20 hours by May 27th.
Seniors should be working towards the completion of their applied piece in advance of their final panel meeting on Monday, May 9. At this checkpoint students will provide evidence of completion of all work-- both their research and applied piece and share a draft presentation or a presentation plan. Senior Project Presentation Days are May 19 and 20.
Did you know that we have 248 Student-Athletes signed up in our 10 sports offered this spring? Come out and support our Saber Student-Athletes.
For full season schedules, click here.
This past weekend, FRC Team 138 "Entropy", the Souhegan Robotics team, competed in the New England District competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After 12 qualifying matches over 2 days, they achieved a rank of 8th out of 39 teams at the event, earning the role of Captain for an alliance in the playoff matches.
There were 78 qualifying matches at WPI during which Entropy members collected statistics on other competitors' abilities using a web app developed by one of our team members, enabling them to choose two teams with complementary skill sets to join their alliance. This Souhegan alliance won two quarter-final matches against the 3rd place alliance in an upset victory to advance to the semi-finals. They were defeated in the semi-finals by the alliance that went on to become the event's champion.
The Souhegan Robotics team is now ranked 52nd out of 183 teams in the New England District. Please congratulate Team 138 on their accomplishment.