The Souhegan Scoop

November 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

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Community-Wide Announcements & Reminders

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Please join us for Conversation with Mike Berry, Principal of Souhegan High School

Souhegan High school is committed to providing the best educational experience at Souhegan High School for students.

As we consider the next 30 years of Souhegan High School we must hold onto the values from the past that are important, stay grounded in the present, lead and educate students for the future.

This effort is part of our commitment to the continual growth and improvement that is necessary in order to meet the evolving needs of young people and is based on the virtue of collaboration, that is, believing the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

I would like you to join us in a conversation with families that centers on ensuring we are providing the best educational experience we can for all students.

I need your help to understand your feelings, thoughts, insights, and experiences at Souhegan High School. I want our families and community members to share thoughts, opinions and ideas at this meeting.

Please join me on November 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will take place via zoom. The link is below.

Conversation with Mike Berry

As we move forward through the school year we intend to continue the conversation with more narrow topics such as the experience of Division I, Post Graduate Plan, and Senior Project. Later on in the year we will be discussing Advisory and Graduation Requirements.

Mid-Semester 1 Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be available to students and families via PowerSchool by 3pm on Thursday, November 10.

  • To view a student progress report from the PowerSchool portal, click on the “Student Reports” option in your navigation menu. “SHS MS1 Progress Report” will be listed in the Current Published Reports section.

Course scores for year-long and semester one courses are in-progress scores that represent a student’s current learning to date and not a final grade. These scores will evolve over the course of the year, as students have more opportunities to show higher levels of mastery and the final course score will be included on the report card in June as well as on official transcripts. As a result, end of year scores will represent the culmination of a student’s work. `

For seniors only:

  • MS1 grades are included on senior transcripts; GPA is not recalculated at MS1.

  • GPA is calculated at the end of Semester 1 and again at the end of the year.

School Highlights

Marine Science Field Research Experience in Bermuda

Attention 10th-12th grade Students! Do you want to learn more about the ocean environment and coral reefs? Travel to Bermuda this summer with a team from Souhegan! Spend a week snorkeling, researching and exploring while learning more about the marine environment. See Julianne Mueller-Northcott (, Jenny Deenik ( for more information!

Bermuda Slideshow and More Bermuda Information

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"Stuff the Buss" for SHARE

Tuesday's "Stuff the Bus" event was a huge success! The bus was overfilled with non-perishable items that our wonderful and generous community donated to SHARE. A big thank you to the students and volunteers that helped run such a cause worthy event!

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Student Services

Career Exposition

On Friday December 9, 2022 Souhegan High School will be hosting its annual Career and College Expo. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and exposure for students and parents of options post-high school, both educational and vocational. The event aims to provide information about a variety of careers, programs, and services available after high school. We are planning a fair/expo style event so students can speak with representatives and gather information about each organization. Some of our current attendees include representatives from: various branches of the armed services, local community colleges, first responder groups, local CTE programs, and area employers. If you are interested in participating as an employer at the Career and College Expo please fill out the Google Form at this link.

BAE Systems is excited to announce their Women in Technology Program is back in person!

WiT gives female and female-identifying high school students with an aptitude in math and science a practical, hands-on opportunity to explore careers in various technical disciplines. It also provides mentorship to the students to encourage and support them in their pursuit of a technical career.

After completing the program, seniors who have been accepted to college with a declared major in engineering are encouraged to apply for a summer internship opportunity at BAE Systems.

The program takes place at BAE Systems locations in Southern NH, beginning on January 17 through May 9. Students will participate on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Please note that this timing is different than in the past, to allow students to attend after school.

Students in grades 11 & 12 from schools within a reasonable driving distance from Southern New Hampshire are welcome to apply for the program through December 6, 2022. Our application is hosted on Tallo: (note: students will need to create a Tallo profile to apply, this is easy and free and compliant with NH student privacy standards).

You can learn more about Women in Technology on the website: Questions may be directed to our program team via or to Laurel Skiff, Pre and Early Career program manager.

Senior Year Notes

Senior Project News

There was a lot of interesting and exciting work discussed during our first Senior Project panel meeting last week. At this point there are still seniors who have not completed their Proposal Letter checkpoint. Starting next Wednesday, the 16th, any seniors who have still not passed this checkpoint will lose their off-campus privileges.

Our next panel meeting will take place after school on Tuesday, January 10. Between now and this deadline seniors should focus their efforts on confirming an Outside Expert and conducting in-depth research in preparation for their Applied Piece Proposal checkpoint. Seniors should also continue to meet with their mentors on a regular, weekly basis.

Nashua Community College

Open House will take place on Wednesday, November 16 from 5-7pm. Students and parents are welcome to attend and find out about NCC’s 50+ degree, certificate, and career training opportunities.

New opportunities include:

  • Auto Technology - Mazda Pathway (2 year degree)
  • Aviation Technology (2 year degree or certificate)
  • Addiction Recovery Support Worker Certificate

Community Council

This week Community Council discussed two different proposals, Learning Commons Coordinator Matt McDonald’s proposal asking the council to give funds to the Learning Commons for them to buy materials to paint murals, and Head of Guidance Karen Chininis’ proposal asking for funds from Community Council to sponsor a student to send to the HOBY Leadership Conference.

Matt’s proposal passed unanimously, while Karen’s was tabled, with plans to vote next week.

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 14 in the Information Center from 5:00-7:00 Here is a link to the full meeting calendar for the year.

National Honor Society

During the month of November, members of Souhegan’s National Honor Society are organizing a health and hygiene drive. The goal of this initiative is to provide menstruation products, a basic personal necessity, to those who don’t have access to them due to economic barriers. In 2021, according to Harvard Health, 22 million women in the United States were unable to afford menstrual hygiene products, an issue known as “period poverty”. People across the country in low income households are being deprived of education, work, and playing sports because they cannot afford menstrual hygiene products. Up until Thanksgiving break, there will be boxes in the annex by the stairwell and in front of Sarah Gilliam’s office for product donations. All unopened products are accepted. At the end of the month, we will bring all of the donations to the Nashua Children’s Home. Thank you for participating in Souhegan’s Health and Hygiene Drive!
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Yearbooks are on sale now, get them early before the prices go up on November 17! 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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Performing Arts

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

Click here to view information from the latest Saber Spotlight that was held on Monday, October 31. The next one will be held November 14!

community events

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Winter Sports registration has opened! Please log into PowerSchool, click "forms" on the left hand side, then "Athletic Registration-Winter." Registration will close on the day your sport begins.

Start dates for tryouts/preseason are as follows:

Basketball (girls and boys) 11/28

Bowling 11/14

Gymnastics 11/21

Ice Hockey (boys and girls) 11/28

Indoor Track 11/28

Alpine Ski 11/21

Nordic 12/1

Swimming 11/14

Wrestling 11/14

Save the Date for Meet the Coaches Night 11/10 at 6pm in the Gymnasium.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Kelli Braley

Athletic Director