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Jason Parent                                             

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Phone: (603) 432-6941 x2200            

Calendar Linkhttp://lhs.londonderry.org/calendar

Dear Parents / Guardians:

Students received their first semester report cards on Friday, February 1st, 2019 in their C Period classes.  On your child’s report card, you will see the grade earned and credit awarded.  Guidance counselors will be conducting course orientations with students, going through the Program of Studies in classrooms.  Please review course selections at   http://lhs.londonderry.org/  by clicking on the “Academics” tab, where you will find the Program of Studies link.  We encourage you to work with your child and have them consult their teachers and guidance counselors in choosing a challenging academic schedule while pursuing electives in areas of interest.  Each year, new and interesting electives are featured in the Lancer Spirit Online by accessing: https://www.lancerspiritonline.com/5763/showcase/spotlight-on-electives-build-your-perfect-schedule-with-these-must-have-classes/

Registration for 2019 – 2020 courses are completely online for all classes, and selections begin Thursday, Feb 7th and are due by the end of the day on Sunday, February 17th

There were some wonderful highlights in January, and February promises to be filled with a variety of community events.  We are proud of our 26 Lancers who will take the Penguin Plunge Feb. 2nd.  Led by Mr. Rosa, Mrs. Donovan, Mrs. Mancusi, and Mrs. Gordon, they raised $6,400 with 1/3 of the proceeds going back to our Unified Teams!  Congratulations to them and best of luck to our Boys & Girls Indoor Track Teams who will compete in the Div. I Meet on Sunday, Feb. 3rd at Dartmouth. National School Counseling Week is Feb. 4th – 8th and we’d like to thank our Counseling staff for all that they do!  The School District Deliberative Session will be held on Friday, Feb. 8th at 7:00 pm.  National Honor Society will provide babysitting for the event until 10:00 pm. 

We are also happy to celebrate the NH Jazz All-State Musical Festival.  Performing at Pinkerton on Feb. 9th are Carleigh McRitchie (Soprano Voice), Dylan Solano (Drums), and Trevor Senecal (Trumpet).  Gymnastics will be competing in their Div. I competition on Feb. 9th at Pinkerton Academy, while the Swim Team will compete that day in their Division I Meet at UNH. The Ski teams will compete on Feb. 11th & 12th at Sunapee.  The Div. I Wrestling Meet will be held Feb. 16th at Londonderry High School.  Finally, Night of Jazz will take place on Feb. 20th at 7:00 pm. 

We are pleased to host John Broderick who leads Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s R.E.A.C.T. Mental Health Awareness Campaign, helping people to recognize the 5 Signs of emotional suffering, and provide them with the resources for support and help.  John is a former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court who shares his powerful and personal story along with the important work he and others are doing in the area of mental health awareness.  For more information please visit The Change Direction Program at www.changedirection.org   Students from various classes, along with our staff will be hearing his presentation on Wednesday, February 13th.  He will also present to our entire community that evening at 6:00 pm at the high school.  He is an excellent orator endorsed by educators throughout New Hampshire, and all are welcome to attend this meaningful event.

Londonderry High School is participating in Granite State Respect Week February 11th – 15thThis week-long campaign is being organized by teachers and student leaders who are excited to share this meaningful information with peers to raise awareness about teen dating violence and foster a respectful environment in our high school. We’re looking forward to engaging in conversations and activities centered on creating and upholding a safe and healthy learning environment at our school.  We will post updates on all school-wide events via social media. We encourage you to follow up with your student before, during and after Respect Week to learn more about the community resources we will be highlighting throughout the week and identify ways in which you can support our efforts to prevent harassment, abuse and violence. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. We hope you will join us in spreading the word about Respect Week and working to promote respectful relationships at our school.

School vacation is the week of February 25th.  There are also winter athletic games hosted by LHS nearly every night this month, along with the upcoming Boys Hockey and Girls Basketball tournaments which begin on Feb. 27th, Winter Cheer Prelims on March 3rd, and Div. I Tournaments for Boys Basketball on March 5th, and Unified Basketball on March 7th.   Go Lancers! 

In closing, we’re proud to recognize our Students and Staff Members of the Month: Jason Cain (Gr. 9), Andrew Johnson (Gr. 10), Brandon Morani (Gr. 11), Michael Crowley (Gr. 12), Mr. Wenger (Teacher), & Mrs. Cohen (Staff).  Enjoy your February Vacation! 

Sincerely,

Jason Parent

Principal