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Jason Parent                                             

Phone: (603) 432-6941 x2200            

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Dear Parents / Guardians:

Our students have done very well in the classroom, and deserve special recognition for their achievements.  At the end of first quarter, 483 students earned High Honors, 317 earned Honors, and 146 students received Honorable Mention for their academic excellence.  That is 946 students representing 66% of our entire high school!  (Please click the attachment to access the full list of names). These students and others excel in many other areas of school life.  NH All-State selections for music were announced and eleven Lancers were selected by audition to perform in the NH All-State Festival at the Capitol Center for the Arts on April 13th.  All State Band: Alyssa Griffin (Flute), Katie LaCerda (Clarinet), Trevor Senecal (Trumpet), Betsy Brown (Bassoon), and Anthony Iovino (Trombone).  In Orchestra: Rachel Cook (Violin), Jon Mok (Cello), and Emily Haney (Piccolo / Flute).  In Choir: Faith Gormley and Emily Thomas (Alto Voice), and Jason Cain (Bass Voice).  Congratulations to these wonderful musicians!    

Our Students, Staff, and Teacher of the Month include: Paige Boyon (Gr 9), Katie McCudden (Gr 10), Giovanna Komst (Gr 11), Evan Cormier (Gr 12), Chris Pantazis (Staff) and Brian Courtemanche (Teacher).  We are very proud of our Girls Soccer team for reaching the Division I State Championship game this fall. We wish the best of luck to our Lancers who qualified for the NH Cyber Robotics Coding Competition at UNH on December 15th.  We also wish to thank our Community Service Club who delivered twenty bags of coats to the Upper Room in Derry, and participated in the WMUR 2018 Spirit of Giving Toys for Tots campaign.

Lancer Nation continues to address our goals and initiatives for this school year.  In our effort to foster a more inclusive educational environment, our student leaders have decided to focus on school unity during holiday decorating and are collecting donations for an organization of their choosing.  To celebrate our twelfth and final year of Pantene Beautiful Lengths, our Day of Giving assembly will be held on Friday, December 21st.  Our students have done a commendable job displaying their school ID’s. We took the month of November to remind them to do so, and will use the month of December to address any students who are not complying.  The district office has enabled the Parent Alert System through Aspen, allowing you to receive notifications for academic, attendance, and conduct updates.  Based upon the parameters you set within the student -management system, we ask that you please use the parent portal to verify that alert which provides more specific information.  For example, if a parent receives an alert that their child received a 50% on an assignment, that grade could be worth two points so it helps to verify before contacting the teacher. 

The LHS Winter Sports “Meet the Coaches Night” will be held on Tuesday, December 4th at 6PM in the Cafeteria.  This is a required event for all winter athletes and parents.  Our Progress Reports for Quarter II will be posted on December 12th.  The Chorus and Orchestra Winter Concert will also be held on Dec. 12th. The Drama Club will host their annual Gingerbread Night on Dec. 20th, and the winter sports season will be underway.  Winter break will run from December 24th – January 1st.  From all of us at Londonderry High School, we wish you and your family a very special holiday season! 


Jason Parent