Somersworth HS & CTC

February Newsletter

The February Issue

Don't blink too quickly! We have a leap year on our hands! Before we know it students and staff will be returning to the building well rested from their February Vacation. This year February break is from the 21st to the 26th. Before we leave for break we have some exciting news to share!


The 2016-2017 Program of Study is here! What this means is that students will soon need to pick their classes for next year. Please review this with your student so they know what all of their option are for next year! In the School Counseling Department - this is exciting news!


For some not so exciting news - staff and students learned that their beloved Principal will be retiring this year. Although we are sad to see Mrs. Lampros leave us we are very excited for her and what's to come.

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

If you are interested in participating in a Career Techincal Education Program please sign up by February 12th at this website! CLICK HERE!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 6-8pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

Please contact Mrs. Lucier at 603-692-2431 or llucier@sau56.org to schedule a time with your students teachers!


This is a great opportunity to discuss with teachers what classes will be appropriate for your student next year!

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Hilltopper Spotlight

A big shout out goes to all who participated in the Prom Fashion Show and Mr. SHS on February 6th. The table winner at Prom Fashion Show - granting her 2 tickets to Prom - went to Ireland (Jaiden Croteau). A picture slideshow is to follow on the school website so be on the look out!

Winter Track Spotlight

Josh Pincince and Emily Callahan both broke school records!


Josh broke the boy's 1500 meter record of 4:29.8 that was set in 1982. He ran over 2 seconds faster, setting a new record of 4:26.79.


Emily broke the girl's 1000 meter record of 3:46.00 that was set in 1986. She ran over 3 seconds faster, setting a new record of 3:43.00.


Congratulations to Josh and Emily and to all the winter track athletes who all had a fantastic season!

National Honor Society is rocking a NEW and IMPROVED website (thanks to Kaitlyn Grant!) CLICK HERE to check it out!


National Honor Society will be hosting a spaghetti dinner with proceeds going to local students afflicted with Leukemia. The dinner will be held on February 18th from 5-6pm in the café. Free to go boxes will be available. Donations will also be accepted on behalf of the students as well and with each donation made, the Somersworth National Honor Society will match it.


As we keep those students in our thoughts National Honor Society has taken it upon themselves to make and send out care packages so to make being away from SHS a little easier.


National Honor Society had a moderately successful voter registration drive on Jan 28. Ten students registered to vote while another few were denied because their birthdays are in the next week.

Class of 2019

The Class of 2019 is doing a “Food Raiser” for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society.


They are collecting food and animal care supplies. If you have questions on what can be donated - contact Ms. White for more information!


They will continue collecting until the Friday before February break (February 19th).


Thank you a billion!

The Class of 2019 and Ms. White

The School Counseling Department will be hosting a Colleges of the Fenway Tour for the Junior class on April 6th. If you have an interested Junior the colleges they will be visiting are as follow: Simmons College, Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology. The cost of the trip will be $7. There are only 40 slots so please urge your students to sign up with Mrs. Lucier as soon as possible!

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Please check out the local resources page of the School Counseling Website for more information or give us a call! If you are a family in need please contact a member of the School Counseling Department.

Athletic Schedules

Get the details for your favorite Hilltopper teams!

Topper Tots Preschool

Topper Tots, the preschool attached to Somersworth Career Technical Center, has openings for morning and afternoon sessions as well as provides full day care for children ages 3-5 years old from 7 AM – 4:30 PM throughout the school year. Any parent looking for care should contact Ms. Canard at the Career Technical Center. Ms. Canard can be contacted via email at kcanard@sau56.org or 603-692-2242.

2016 Yearbook

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.

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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.

Family Engagement Group

Monday, Feb. 15th, 6:30-8:30pm

11 Memorial Drive

Somersworth, NH

* 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.

Official Somersworth High Lip Dub 2013

Coming up in March...

March 2 - SAT's will be given to the Junior Class