The Souhegan Scoop
APRIL 8, 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.
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.
PowerSchool Parent Portal - Attendance
Please be sure to log into the PowerSchool parent portal to check your child's attendance. Attendance has been pushed out to the portal so you can view this summary information. This will be helpful to you as a parent in monitoring your child's attendance and ensuring access to learning opportunities. Please view this video for an overview of how to view attendance information.
Fang Fest 2022
Click below to view the schedule and themes for Fang Fest 2022, April 18-22!
The Brodsky Prize for Student Journalism
Applications for the 2022 Brodsky Prize, a $5,000 award for high school journalists, have been extended to April 18.
The prize is open to all New Hampshire high school students.
Judging criteria include a student's journalistic initiative and enterprise, as well as what Brodsky calls "a contrarian nature and out-of-the-box thinking." Students should submit examples of their work that are illustrative of the prize criteria, along with a completed application.
“Working on the school newspaper was the most formative and meaningful high school experience for me – more than any classroom," Brodsky said. "It's more important than ever for young journalists to push boundaries and to challenge authority, and they can start by using the power of their school paper just like the press in the professional world."
Click here to learn more about the The Brodsky Prize.
Project Graduation + Fundraiser
Project Graduation is planned for Friday 3 June, 2022 beginning at 9:30p.m and ending at midnight! The committee has begun planning but we need volunteers--particularly Sophomore and Freshman parents so you can learn how to host for your students!
Additionally, Project Graduation is hosting a concession stand to raise funds for this event during the PTA Play April 7-10. Please follow the link below and consider donating your time or items to support this great cause.
**Students can earn Community Service hours for working the concession stand. We are in need of students on Saturday 4/9 from 1-4 pm and Sunday 4/10 from 1-4 pm at SHS. They can email Lisa Eastland to sign up.
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
Summer Job Fair - The New Hampshire Employment Security is hosting a virtual job fair for high school students on May 4th from 1:00-4:00. Many of the job opportunities are in the hospitality, recreation, and retail industries. For more information go to their website here.
- GAP Year Opportunity - City Year - Graduates who would excel as tutors and mentors or would benefit from a powerful leadership development program should consider City Year. Go to this link City Year for more information about the program and how to apply.
- Seniors, the large majority of college decisions have been made. Please update your Naviance accounts with any college acceptance decisions you have received.
- The make up SAT will be held on Wednesday, April 13th. Juniors who were absent during the SAT administration yesterday are scheduled to take the make-up.
- Check your email and Google classroom for community service opportunities. Maren has received a number of requests from community organizations that she is forwarding to you. Seniors, please log your hours asap. Seniors must meet the graduation requirement of 20 hours by May 27th.
Spring Sports are back in action! Here are the home opener dates for each sport:
Boys Tennis 4/8 4pm @ Camp Young Judea
Girls Tennis 4/11 4pm @ Camp Young Judea
Girls Lacrosse 4/11 4:30pm
Track and Field 4/12 4pm
Baseball 4/13 4:30pm
Softball 4/13 4:30pm
Boys Volleyball 4/15 5:45pm
Boys Lacrosse 4/15 4:30pm
For full season schedules, click here.